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Patrick Cooke, Asia Regional Editor

Patrick Cooke
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Patrick Cooke
17 September 2019
Economic Roundups

Patrick Cooke
29 August 2019
OBG Business Barometer

Tax reform has been front and centre of President Rodrigo Duterte’s policy agenda since the combative former mayor of Davao City was elected to the Philippines’ highest office in 2016. Indeed, enhanced revenue mobilisation from a more efficient and effective tax system is seen by the Duterte administration as a key component of plans to address nationwide infrastructure gaps and deliver ambitious social programmes such as universal health care. While these big-picture policies should help foster inclusive and sustainable economic growth over the long term, the tax reforms that have been pushed through so far have been met with mixed reactions from the business community and the general public.