Opposition Sen. Bam Aquino is supporting the Senate management in its plan convene the committee of the entire in deliberating the tax reform package being pushed by President Duterte earlier than Sen. Sonny Angara and his methods and means committee deal with the controversial invoice.
“There are a number of concerns that need to be addressed with the current version of the tax reform package,” the vice chair of the Senate methods and means committee stated Thursday.
By convening the committee on the entire, the senators can have a venue in elevating their issues, he stated.
The Senate, Aquino stated, owes it to the folks to go over the measure with a “fine-toothed comb” to find out the impression of every provision to costs of commodities, jobs and different financial points.
“We don’t want our people to suffer from higher prices of commodities,” Aquino stated.
“Some farmers’ groups have already raised concerns on excise tax on sugar and sweetened beverages because it will affect their livelihood,” he added.