Liberal Party senators closed ranks behind Sen. Sonny Angara in opposing the passage of the Palace-endorsed tax reform program concentrating on to gather P900 billion to P1.1 trillion in 5 years.
“The Senate needs to fulfill its duty to maintain its independence and to provide a check and balance to government,” LP senators stated.
The senator, who’re the minority bloc, additionally urged colleagues to stay steadfast in finishing up their respective duties and tasks amid political stress.
“As the people’s representatives, we craft and shepherd policies with their interest in mind,” they stated in a press release.
Angara’s stance together with a number of different senators who’ve expressed robust opposition towards the proposed tax amendments and new taxes deserve commendation.
“We hope the federal government respects this separation of powers as its
officers push for his or her agenda, together with tax reforms,” they stated.
LP members within the higher chamber embody their celebration president, Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Senators Bam Aquino, Leila de Lima and Minority Leader Franklin Drilon.
Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto, who’s aligned with majority bloc, have likewise expressed reservations towards the proposed tax reform package deal of the Duterte administration.