Excise tax on firecrackers proposed

first_img Since assuming the presidency in 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte has been pushing for a total ban on the use of firecrackers. A firecracker vendor in Tigbauan, Iloilo attends to his goods. Firecrackers can only be sold in designated zones set by the local government unit in coordination with the Philippine National Police and the Bureau of Fire Protection. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN “Banning firecrackers is not the proper approach because that would only create a black market for these products. It is much better that they be sold out in the open but under strict regulations and taxes,” said Garbin. The Chief Executive also signed Executive Order 28 in 2017 which limits the use of firecrackers in the country./PN Ako Bicol Party-list Reps. Alfredo Garbin, Jr. and Elizaldy Co have filed House Bill 1517 which aims to amend the Presidential Decree No. 1994, wherein a tax of P30 per kilogram of fireworks is imposed.center_img “Remember that public funds are spent whenever people are treated at government hospitals for firecracker injuries. The government should have some way to properly recover that cost and to conduct public campaigns on responsible use of firecrackers and fireworks,” added Garbin. MANILA – Instead of an outright ban on the use of firecrackers during New Year’s Eve, two lawmakers have proposed to impose a 20% excise tax on these products. Under the House measure, a 20% tax shall be levied on fireworks and firecrackers based on the manufacturer’s selling price, net of excise tax, and value added tax on such devices.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, March 11 – Sunday, March 13

first_imgWellington Police notes: Friday, March 11 – Sunday, March 13, 2016: Friday, March 11, 2016•10:41 a.m. Officers investigated unlawful sewage deposits, nuisance and disturbing the peace in the 700 block S. Jefferson, Wellington by known owner.•10:57 a.m. Officers investigated identity yheft in the 1100 block N. Poplar, Wellington.•1:13 p.m. Officers took a report of found wallet in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington. It was returned to owner.•8:05 p.m. Officers investigated criminal restraint and domestic battery by known suspect(s) in the 700 block S. Washington, Wellington.Saturday, March 12, 2016•4:50 a.m. Joseph S. Jackson, 37, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 79 mph in a 55mph zone.•5:34 a.m. Ebony R. Bray, 36, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for no proof of insurance.•10:44 a.m. Officers took a report of found bicycle in the 900 block S. Washington, Wellington.•1:05 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a bicycle in the 800 block S. Washington, Wellington. It was located and returned to owner.•7:35 p.m. Chelsie C. Zavala, 25, Wichita, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 46 mph in a 35 mph zone.•7:45 p.m. David L. Monger, 45, Belle Plaine, was issued a notice for disobeyed stop sign.•11:10 p.m. David C. Brody, 63, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed stop sign.Sunday, March 13, 2016•3:42 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 1100 block N. A, Wellington.•5 p.m. Officers investigated possession of a controlled substance, possession of a depressant and possession of drug paraphernalia.•5:07 p.m. Zane J D Deffenbaugh, 22, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with theft.•5:07 p.m. Zane J D Deffenbaugh, 22, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a depressant and possession of drug paraphernalia.•8:06 p.m. Earl. G. Hummel, 54, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed stop sign.last_img read more

COUPLE SPEAK OF THEIR ‘UTTER DEVASTATION’ AFTER KNIFE THUG IS FREED

first_imgKNIFE ATTACK: THIS IS JOHN GIBBONS WHO STABBED MARTIN COYLE IN THE BACKA COUPLE terrorised by a family gang in Co Donegal have spoken of their horror when a thug who attacked them walked free.John Gibbons (pictured right) and his brother Joe have been terrorising the community in Fanad for years, garda sources have confirmed to Donegal Daily. And there was widespread shock yesterday when we reported that John Gibbons had been given 240 hours of Community Service when he pleaded guilty to assaulting well-known and well-liked Kerrykeel publicans Martin and Laura Coyle.The owners of the Village Inn – sponsors of a range of community activities including Fanad Gaels GAA club and Fanad United soccer team – were terrorised in October 2010 when the Gibbons used their own grandmother’s death as cover for a vicious attack.Donegal Daily reported the court case yesterday. A link to that report is at the bottom of this story.“I was horrified when Judge John O’Hagan gave Gibbons community service,” said Mr Coyle.“I was certain that he was going to go to jail. When the judge gave his verdict I was in shock; I’m still in shock. I was battered outside my pub, inside my pub and then stabbed in the back with a steak knife.“It was hard to take. It’s still very hard to take.”His wife Laura, who was punched and head-butted, said: “The Gardai did their job. Garda Dempsey investigated the case.“There was CCTV, forensics from the knife they used to stab Martin, and loads of witnesses who gave statements.“When Gibbons walked out of those court doors behind me it was as if he’d gotten away with it. I was in tears. We can’t explain it and we don’t feel the judge explained it to us.”The community of Kerrykeel and Fanad has been rallying around the couple, with phone calls and message since Donegal Daily reported the case last night.You can leave messages of support for the couple here:https://www.facebook.com/TheVillageInnKerrykeel?fref=tsJoe Gibbons is on the run and believed to be living openly in London. If any of our Donegal readers in the English capital see him, they should report his whereabouts to  the Metropolitan Police.Our court report from yesterday is here:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2013/01/30/knife-wielding-thug-in-horrific-attack-on-publican-given-community-service/COUPLE SPEAK OF THEIR ‘UTTER DEVASTATION’ AFTER KNIFE THUG IS FREED was last modified: February 1st, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:COUPLE SPEAK OF THEIR ‘UTTER DEVASTATION’ AFTER KNIFE THUG IS FREEDKERRYKEELThe Village Innlast_img read more