The controversial print ad that the Bureau of Internal Revenue ran as part of its ongoing shame campaign showed a doctor being carried on the back of a schoolteacher, a comparison of their incomes and taxes paid, and the campaign’s tagline: “When you don’t pay your taxes, you’re a burden to those who do.”
By Audrey Dacquel
I first used Facebook in 2009 when it was still cool to be perpetually online, to post silly faces and pictures of lunches (or brunches), and when nonsensical photos could garner as much as 30 “likes” upon upload. What a time that was.
By Conrado de Quiros
The doctors are furious. The reason for it is a Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) advertisement that appeared in this newspaper showing them piggybacking on the back of the poor.
By Randy David
About two weeks ago, I was invited to speak at the Second Inquirer Conversation held at the University of Santo Tomas.
By Peter Wallace
Let me give you some other ideas about traffic, and let me start with one that is uppermost: safety. How do we make driving in Metro Manila and elsewhere safer?
By Cyril Belvis
I had read in a slim philosophy textbook that the love of wisdom doesn’t bake bread.
By Ma. Ceres P. Doyo
“Let it go, let it go/And I’ll rise like the break of dawn/Let it go, let it go/ That perfect girl is gone/Here I stand, in the light of day/Let the storm rage on!” That’s from the Oscar-winning song in the movie “Frozen.”
I greatly appreciated the Inquirer’s use of Masahide’s classic haiku to caption that beautiful shot of a man taking stock of what remains of his house after it was reduced to cinders by a fire (Metro, 3/1/14).
I would like to thank Neal Cruz for keeping the conversation about the state of public transportation in Metro Manila alive (“Too many vehicles, too few streets,” Opinion, 2/7/14).
Economist Cielito Habito, in his column “Investment: our crying need” (Opinion, 2/17/14), says the low level of foreign investments in our country, compared to our neighbors, is the reason for the increasing joblessness.