Duterte Backs-off from Pressuring Senate on Tax Reforms

After speaking out strongly against senators oppose to the full approval of the tax reform measures, President Rodrigo Duterte has toned things down during his meeting with congressional leaders. He earlier criticized the leader of the senate’s powerful ways and means committee for suggesting that the version passed by the lower house is too aggressive. While the president still urges for the quick passing of the measure, he is now saying that the senate has elbowroom to make changes to the proposal. The Senate…

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