This Month's Posts

Second tranche of excise taxes take effect in nearly 2,000 gas stations

2019-01-22 02:18:50

Oil firms will raise fuel prices for the third straight week, with the energy department expecting another price hike next week. This comes as motorists bear the brunt of more and more gas stations implementing additional excise taxes. - Business Nightly, ANC, January 21, 2019

Maling singil sa krudo? Consumer group files complaint for VAT overcharging

2019-01-18 14:41:06

Laban Konsyumer Inc. (LKI) submitted its complaint with the Department of Finance (DOF) regarding the “overcharging gaps” allegedly done by oil companies in implementing the pass-on of value added taxes (VAT) as component of excise taxes in the overall fuel prices.

LKI President Victori...

Hiling ng transport group: Minimum na pasahe sa jeep ibalik sa P10 - Overpriced na VAT

2019-01-16 21:10:35

Umapela ang grupong Federation of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association of the Philippines (Fejodap) sa Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) na pag-aralang ibalik sa P10 ang minimum na pasahe sa mga jeep kapag tumuntong sa P40 ang presyo ng kada litro ng diesel.

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Consumer group raps oil firms for VAT overcharging

2019-01-16 00:00:07

Advocacy group Laban Konsyumer, Inc. (LKI) has formally lodged its complaint with the Department of Finance (DOF) on the “overcharging raps” allegedly committed by the oil companies relative to the pass-on of value-added taxes (VAT) as component of excise taxes in the overall pump prices.

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Branded na tinapay di kailangan ng SRP: DTI

2019-01-15 21:00:32

Pagpataw ng SRP sa semento, pag-aaralan din ng DTI

Iginiit ng Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) na hindi na kailangang patawan ng suggested retail price (SRP) ang branded na tinapay kasunod ng panawagan ng isang consumer group.

Ayon kay Trade Undersecretary Ruth Castelo, m...

Consumer Group Pushing Suggested Retail Prices (SRP) for Branded Bread and Cement

2019-01-15 20:54:54

Laban Konsyumer Inc. and...

Suggested retail prices for branded bread products and cement type 1P

2019-01-15 20:42:58

Dear Undersecretary Castelo,

Laban Konsyumer Inc.  respectfully submits for the DTI action our proposals to include branded bread products and cement Type 1P in the Expanded Suggested Retail Prices of basic neces...

Taas-presyo sa petrolyo nagbabadya

2019-01-11 01:31:12

Nakaamba ang posibilidad ng pagtaas ng presyo ng produktong petrolyo sa susunod na linggo bunsod ng paggalaw ng presyo ng langis sa pandaigdigang merkado.

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  • Laban Konsyumer sees inflation above 4% in 2019

    2019-01-09 02:33:01

    MANILA -- Consumer group Laban Konsyumer, Inc. (LKI) expects this year’s inflation rate to surpass the government’s 2 perce...

    Consumer group: Revisit Train Law

    2019-01-09 02:32:11

    A consumer group on Monday warned inflation could stay above the 4 percent target due to the imposition of excise taxes on crude oil.

    Victorio Dimagiba, president of Laban Konsyumer Inc. said in a statement his group “fears that the inflation for 2019 shall remain high and above the targe...

    CONSUMER GROUP FEARS INFLATION ABOVE 4% IN 2019

    2019-01-09 02:29:03

    Dimagiba cited a passage in the book of the late Chief Justice Enrique M. Fernando on equitable and progressive tax law  and quote “The effect on the cost of living  is easily apparent , an...

    Singil sa kuryente bababa, presyo ng tubig tataas

    2019-01-09 02:18:53

    Bababa ang singil ng Meralco sa kuryente habang magkakaroon naman ng dagdag-singil ang Maynilad at Manila Water sa tubig n...

    Consumer group wants water rate hikes revoked

    2019-01-07 01:14:47

    Consumer group Laban Konsyumer, Inc. (LKI) has contested the rate hikes of two water concessionaires Manila Water Company, Inc. and Maynilad Water Services, Inc., and urged Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS)...

    Many small drugstores fail to comply with VAT-exempt rule

    2019-01-04 19:14:53

    Hundreds of maintenance medicines are now exempted from value-added tax. The reprieve took effect January 1. However, not all drug retailers are complying with the VAT exemptions. 

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  • Maliliit na botika, di alam na wala nang VAT ang ilang gamot'

    2019-01-04 19:14:18

    Hinimok ng isang consumer group ang gobyerno na tiyaking naipatutupad ng mga botika ang hindi pagpataw ng value-added tax (VAT) sa ilang maintenance na gamot.

    Simula noong Martes, Enero 1, mas mura nang mabibili ang mga maintenance na gamot laban sa ...

    NTC, halos wala nang natatanggap na reklamo sa 'nakaw load'

    2019-01-04 19:12:06

    December noong isang taon, pinirmahan ang isang memorandum na nagpapalawig sa validity ng prepaid load sa mga cellphone ng isang taon. Simula nang ipatupad ito ngayong taon, may natatanggap pa bang reklamo ang National Telecommunications Commission? I-Bandila mo, Kristine Sabillo.

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  • Pagtaas ng Presyo ng Bilihin

    2019-01-04 19:11:32

    Maraming mga problema ang binata ng mga pilipino ngayong taon. At kabilang dito ang pagtaas ng presyo ng mga bilihin tulad ng bigas gayundin ang presyo ng produktong petrolyo na nagresulta naman ng pagtaas ng pamasahe.

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    New Excise Tax on Petroleum products effective January 11

    2019-01-04 19:09:41

    MANILA, Philippines — Despite the rollback on petroleum products, there will be a new excise tax under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law.

    As stated in the law, there will be a P2.24 per liter price hike on gasoline and diesel; P1.12 per liter incre...

    LKI Intereview in December 2018 (Updated)

    2019-01-01 19:25:17

    LKI was very busy this December 2018. Listed below are the press interviews for the month. Click on each link for video.

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