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Mining, sin tax bills should be passed, says Drilon


LAWMAKERS REACT The third State of the Nation Address of President Benigno Aquino drew different reactions from lawmakers. Aquino delivered his speech before a joint session of Congress at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives, Batasan Pambansa Complex, Quezon City, on July 23, 2012

Manila, Philippines—Senator Franklin Drilon on Monday said he was one with President Benigno Aquino III in pushing for the passing of the sin tax and mining tax bills.

Drilon said this when asked about his reactions to Aquino’s State of the Nation Address delivered Monday at the Batasang Pambansa Complex in Quezon City.

Drilon said that the passage of the sin tax bill could give the country extra funds.

“Dapat po gawin namin ang sin tax bill dahil yan po ang makakapagbigay ng investment grade sa ating ekonomiya. Kapag nagkaroon po tayo ng investment grade ay malaki ang matitipid natin sa ating interest payment at iyan po ay mapupunta sa karagdagang pondo para sa mahihirap,” Drilon said.

Drilon said that the same effect of more funds for the country was seen if the mining tax measure was passed.

“Sinusuportahan ko po ang mga panukalang magdagdag ng pondo sa ating bayan,” Drilon said.

Drilon noted however that these funds should be used transparently, and he noted that Aquino has shown in his two years of presidency that he used the country’s funds rightly.

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  • JK1000

    Makapal din mukha nitong Bongbong Marcos, kung hindi sa kanila ang Pilipinas ay hindi naghihirap dahil na din sa kanilang mga ninakaw at ginawa sa ekonomiya ng ang Bayan.

    • ApoLapullapu

      Kung hindi sa taong bayan hindi sana nahalal si Ferdinand Marcos.  Masisisi ba si Bongbong? Pinili siya ang mga Ilocano.  Agpayso ba, Apo?

      • INQ_reader

        Maraming pinakulong at pinatay ang diktador marcos para manatili sa pwesto. Dalawang 4 na taon lang ang ibinigay na mandato ng tao sa kaniya. Wala sa usapan ang maging kapit-tuko.

      • ylem

        kung makapagsalita nga si bongbong, parang nakatira sya sa dark side of the moon noong panahon ng martial law

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D3LDMMAKC6UDQLDVFP2DGSJBXY Jezzrel

        Pinili din siya ng mga Pilipino, di lang mga ilokano. Mapa ilokano, tagalog, bisaya, cebuano, bicolano at kung ano pang ethic groups, bumoto sila ke dating Pangulong Marcos…puwera mga komunista at opposisyon nong araw syempre….

      • BeMe_2

        i suggest you read and learn your history… you’ll have a different tune next time, that is if your brain capacity can absorb them.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D3LDMMAKC6UDQLDVFP2DGSJBXY Jezzrel

      Dahil sa kanila kaya naghihirap ang pilipinas? Eh kung pumayag ba naman ang tita santita mong ioperate ang BNPP kahit papano mas magaan ang buhay ng mga pinoy, mas maunlad kung may mura at reliable na supply ng koryente, pero sariling interest lang ang pinairal…o huwag mo nang sabihing nasa fault line ang BNPP at kasinungalingan yan…

  • ApoLapullapu

    Nakisakay na name si Drilon. Ipapapasa pala.  Bakit nila ipinasa”

  • Russell Ariola

    Pag pumayag si PNoy na bigyan ng state funeral at ilibing si Super Thief Macoy sa Heroes cemetery sa Taguig, segurado hahalik sa sakong ni PNoy si Bongbong.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D3LDMMAKC6UDQLDVFP2DGSJBXY Jezzrel

      Sa tingin mo kaya gagawin ni Senador Bongbong Marcos yon? I doubt it LOL… BB2016

  • maypakialamako

    e engot naman talaga itong si BOBOng marcos. kapal ng mukha na sabihing kung di napatalsik ang tatay nyang de mon yo e sing unlad na raw ng singapore ang pinas ngayon! baka naman ibig niyang sabihin singapore noong 1800s na swamp land pa at maburak. e kaya nga naghirap pinas gawa sa kanila! imagine from no.2 sa asia naging no. 2 to the last! tapos gusto pa nyang ilibing sa libingan ng mga bayani? payag kami kung pati siya ang nanay niya at kapatid e ililibing din dun ng buhay!

  • tigabulacanpo

    di ako interesadong marinig ang sasabihin ni marcoy jr.

  • spearheads

    Here’s a glaring example of a lie in PNoy’s SONA:

    PNoy announced that the bidding for the new guns to be used by the PNP has already been completed and due for delivery. He even has the unequivocal figure that is, 74,600 firearms. However, PNP’s Cerbo announced that the winning bidder was disqualified and that the second winning bidder cannot fulfill the requirements. In other words the bidding is not completed. Furthermore the number of firearms subject of the bid is only 59,904 pieces.


    1. Was the “completed bidding” according to PNoy’s SONA done in the Palace? Hello Ric Puno, ikaw ang may experience dito sa PNP arms transactions, ano masasabi mo?

    2. Since only 59,904 is subject of the bidding, where will the remaining 15,596 pieces of firearms be delivered, in PNoy’s collection?

    Pakiesplika nyo nga PNoy, Lacierda, or Valte?

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