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Nueva Ecija solon is new chair of House Committee on Ways and Means

Sep 13, 2018 @ 13:30

Nueva Ecija 1st District Rep. Estrellita Suansing has been named as new chair of the House Committee of Ways and Means, replacing Quirino Rep. Dakila Cua.

On her Facebook account, Suansing wrote, “Thank you Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for the trust that I will be able to carry out the legislative agenda of President Duterte.”

“Thank you Lord for this new blessing. Please guide me as I undertake this new position that You have bested on me,” she added.

A video of her first speech as Ways and Means Committee chair was posted Wednesday on her Facebook account.

“This committee’s primary agenda will be aligned with those put forth by President Duterte and Speaker Macapagal-Arroyo,” she could be seen as saying.

“Strong focus will be placed on revising pertinent provisions of the National Internal Revenue Code, particularly those related to mining, the imposition of additional excise tax on alcohol and tobacco, and the grant of tax amnesties,” Suansing added.

The committee has jurisdiction over matters directly and principally relating to the fiscal, monetary and financial affairs of the national government, including tariff, taxation, revenues, borrowing, credit, and bonded indebtedness.

Suansing assumed the chairmanship after the House passed early this week on final reading the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-qualitty Opportunities (TRABAHO) bill – the second tranche of the Duterte administration’s comprehensive tax reform program, which the committee facilitated under the chairmanship of Cua.

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