Ex-Antipoverty Secretary Liza Maza said that more families are getting poor and falling into the poverty line due to the government’s TRAIN law.
Maza said that the implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act makes more Filipino families live in poverty.
The former antipoverty chief also called for the quick repeal of the new tax reform law since more Filipinos are getting poor because of the increasing price of commodities.
“I stand with calls for a truly progressive tax system, one that is based on an individual’s capacity to pay. We can no longer deny the ongoing crisis, and the government must take immediate and concrete steps to address this,” Maza said quoted by Inquirer.
Liza Maza also cited the simulation of the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) revealing that about 5 percent increase in food inflation rate would make 333, 000 families to live in poverty.
The NAPC executive also expressed her concern regarding the possible government revenue loss of about P62 billion due to the impact of TRAIN 2 based on the estimate of the Department of Finance.
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