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New Philippine tax law triggers protest

Manila (UCAN): Church and consumer rights groups in the Philippines have launched a campaign demanding the repeal of the new Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act, which went into effect in January, which they claim burdens the poor.
Reverend Jerome Baris, national coordinator of the justice, peace, and human rights ministry of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines, said, taxation “should not target the poor.”

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