Bat antigas nyo? Stella Quimbo insists on lifting fuel excise tax to cut costs

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Stella Quimbo could not understand why the government won’t temporarily stop collecting fuel excise taxes to help Filipinos cope with surging oil prices.

“I continue to call for the suspension of excise tax rates of fuel products, especially with the rising oil prices,” the Marikina congresswoman and economist said.

“I believe it is important that people receive immediate relief. By not having to pay excise tax, Filipinos will quickly get much-needed ayuda,” she added.

The Department of Finance instead promised a P200 aid to the country’s poorest rather than forgo billions of pesos from fuel duties.