Sunday, November 06, 2005

the start of hell for the lowly Filipino masses

the start of hell for lowly Filipino masses
Finally, after heated debates, temporary restraining order from the Philippine Supreme court and several bloody street protests, the controversial and deadly EVAT or simply the expanded value added tax that had been endorsed for so long by President Arroyo took effect Nov 1. Ironically, this very unpopular tax measure of the Arroyo regime which is supposed to make our very poor country suddenly rich(according to lower house of congress speaker De Venecia) was launched right on Halloween's day so it clearly underscores the horrifying havoc EVAT will cause on desperate lives of poor Filipino people

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