||26th August 2015 02:05 AM
Originally Posted by lmetrucking
So nice to see democracy at work... a little well placed pressure, no matter what the dynamic behind the decision, has benefited the working class... no small feat...
my 2 cents ? nope, Philippines has too much democracy, to quote a Well Known Asian Statesman, and that's the reason for their extreme and increasing poverty !
In the first place, this kind of nonsense shouldn't have happened and if BoC decided to randomly inspect boxes, they should have done with minimum noise- after all, they used to do this years ago- and some boxes were pilfered actually, and after all BoC has every right to inspect anything that comes into the country
But suddenly, BoC decided to make some noise, and then the vocal activists are claiming that the Boxes are "SACRED"
Look at how the BIR Chief stays in the front page- including her vile attack at Doctors, running campaigns saying they are thieves, when in reality, most of the Philippine Doctors don't make much at all, working in rural hospitals. And don't forget, most doctors don't fully qualify to practice in private, till the age of 35 or more, which, in retrospect, is pretty insulting, unless the government had a welfare system to pay the doctors who are not working
And while Philippines Income Tax rates hovers from 5 % to 32 %, including lowly paid office staff, while most large corporates declaring billions in nett profit manage to pay next to no tax, using all the loopholes. The BIR Always publishes the list of top individual income tax payers, but I don't recall them having done the same for Corporates :)
Rant off :D