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Senator JV Ejercito slammed the ‘triple whammy’ price hike of diesel, liquefied petroleum gas and electricity that will heave additional burden to Filipinos this holiday season. The minority senator protested the December jump in expenses, saying “It is unfortunate that the ‘Pamaskong Handog’ of oil and power companies to consumers is a hefty price hike and not extending benevolence to Pinoys.” Ejercito urged the public to assert their consumer rights by refusing to shoulder the maintenance expenses being passed on to them by energy distributors. “We should remain vigilant and firm against the skyrocketing costs these companies impose on their products,” he said.                     Senator Ejercito made this statement after oil companies announced that LPG, gas and diesel have increased its price by P14.30 per liter (except in Bohol, Aklan, Leyte and Samar), P0.50 per liter and P1.35 per liter respectively. Manila Electric Company (Meralco) has also alerted consumers that power rates will soar by P3 per kilowatt this month. This means a household that consumes 200 kilowatts will have P600 billing surcharge. The average price of petroleum products are P940 per tank for LPG, P44.50 per liter for diesel and P54 per liter for gasoline. Reasons cited for the extra charges were adjustments with the high crude value in the world market due to winter, the use of liquefied fuel...

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PRESS RELEASE Nov. 26, 2013 Tuesday Senator JV Ejercito is asking the Bureau of Internal Revenue to show mercy to calamity victims by granting and implementing a two-year moratorium on all kinds of taxes in the areas hardest-hit by super typhoon Yolanda. Through Senate Resolution 370, Ejercito urged the Bureau to impose a two-year tax freeze in Samar, Leyte, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, Palawan and other devastated areas to free calamity victims from temporarily complying with tax payments and to protect them from penalties arising from failure to comply with national tax laws. This tax relief, he said, will accelerate the recovery of livelihood activities and business enterprises, and also spur employment and investment in severely affected areas. “I urge the BIR to extend all necessary assistance to the calamity victims, including employers and investors, by granting and implementing in their areas a two-year tax freeze. I ask the Bureau to help in the effort to rebuild and restore their businesses in order for them to continuously provide employment opportunities and boost the economic state of the damaged areas,” Ejercito, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Economic Affairs said. Three weeks after super typhoon Yolanda ravaged the country, the amount of property, infrastructure and agricultural damages incurred has been pegged to at least P22.66 Billion. Other areas severely hit by super typhoon Yolanda include CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Bicol Region, Western Visayas, Central Visayas,...

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Sen. JV’s AFTERSHOCK for YolandaPH victims

Sen. JV Ejercito invites everyone to help relief efforts for YolandaPH victims through AFTERSHOCK, a benefit concert on November 30, 2013 at the Fil-Oil Flying V Arena, San Juan City. Artists coming to perform are True Faith, Shamrock, Mojofly, Orient Pearl, Nexxus, Alamid, Soapdish, Paolo Santos, Luke Mijares, Filipinas Band, Sheree, Karla Estrada, Alvin Anson, Aia of Imago, The Dawn, Moonstar88, Noel Cabangon, Giselle Sanchez, Cesar Montano, Cookie Chua and many more. Tickets are available at Ticketnet outlets.    ...

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Various bands and solo artists are to devote a night of music and giving on November 30 for the thousands of calamity victims displaced from homes and grieving over lost loved ones. Aftershock is a benefit concert initiated by the Office of Senator Joseph Victor G. Ejercito and the City Government of San Juan in partnership with Oplan Kaagapay of the Junior Chamber International Philippines (JCIP) and JCI San Juan Pinaglabanan. The concert aims to raise funds for the relief and rehabilitation of areas devastated by monster storm Yolanda in Visayas, damaged by typhoon Santi in Central Luzon, hit by the magnitude 7.2 tremblor in Bohol and Cebu, and affected by the Zamboanga City siege. The roster of performers set to play for the fund-raiser are True Faith, Shamrock, Mojofly, Orient Pearl, Nexxus, Alamid, Soapdish, Paolo Santos, Luke Mijares, Filipinas Band, Sheree, Karla Estrada, Alvin Anson, Aia of Imago, The Dawn, Moonstar88, Noel Cabangon, Giselle Sanchez, Cesar Montano, Cookie Chua and many more. Surprise guests from television networks and different recording companies are also united for this selfless cause. Aftershock will be held on November 30 at San Juan City’s Fil-Oil Flying V Arena. Tickets are available at Ticketnet (call...

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