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Friday, May 24, 2019

Bill Extending Travel Perks To The Dependents of OFW's Approved By Congress

The bill seeks to extend further assistance to overseas Filipino workers (OFW) by giving exemptions to their dependents from paying of travel tax and airport fee enjoyed by OFWs.

The measure extends the benefit of exemption from payment of travel tax and airport fee to children of OFWs who are “solo parents” as defined under the Solo Parent’s Welfare Act of 2000.

The bill seeks to extend further assistance to overseas Filipino workers (OFW) by giving exemptions to their dependents from paying of travel tax and airport fee enjoyed by OFWs.  The measure extends the benefit of exemption from payment of travel tax and airport fee to children of OFWs who are “solo parents” as defined under the Solo Parent’s Welfare Act of 2000.       Ads   The House of Representatives has endorsed for Senate approved a measure seeking to grant travel tax exemption to dependents of married or solo parent overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).  With a unanimous vote of 171, the lower chamber approved House Bill 6138 on the third and final reading. The bill seeks to amend Sections 3 and 35 of the Republic Act (RA) 8042, otherwise known as the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995, as amended by RA 10022.   The bill will extend further assistance to OFWs by exempting their dependents from the payment of travel tax and airport fee as well.  The measure extends the benefit of exemption from payment of travel tax and airport fee to children of OFWs who are considered “solo parents” as defined under the Solo Parent’s Welfare Act of 2000.  Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez, the principal author of the bill, said the contribution of OFWs to the country’s revenue-raising effort and economic standing, in general, is undeniably significant, with their total yearly remittances amounting to billions of dollars.  He said the government has as much as possible conferred upon these OFWs privileges and protection in various matters.      Ads      Sponsored Links    “This notwithstanding, there is still some void to fill as the so-called solo parent OFWs face some sort inequity in the field of taxation,” Alvarez said.  According to Alvarez, children of these single parent modern-day heroes are currently denied exemptions from travel tax, an incentive to which kids of their married counterparts are entitled as provided for under RA No. 6768, as amended, or the Expanded Balikbayan Program.

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The House of Representatives has endorsed for Senate approved a measure seeking to grant travel tax exemption to dependents of married or solo parent overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

With a unanimous vote of 171, the lower chamber approved 
House Bill 6138 on the third and final reading. The bill seeks to amend Sections 3 and 35 of the Republic Act (RA) 8042, otherwise known as the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995, as amended by RA 10022.

The bill will extend further assistance to OFWs by exempting their dependents from the payment of travel tax and airport fee as well.

The measure extends the benefit of exemption from payment of travel tax and airport fee to children of OFWs who are considered “solo parents” as defined under the Solo Parent’s Welfare Act of 2000.

Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez, the principal author of the bill, said the contribution of OFWs to the country’s revenue-raising effort and economic standing, in general, is undeniably significant, with their total yearly remittances amounting to billions of dollars.

He said the government has as much as possible conferred upon these OFWs privileges and protection in various matters.


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The bill seeks to extend further assistance to overseas Filipino workers (OFW) by giving exemptions to their dependents from paying of travel tax and airport fee enjoyed by OFWs.  The measure extends the benefit of exemption from payment of travel tax and airport fee to children of OFWs who are “solo parents” as defined under the Solo Parent’s Welfare Act of 2000.       Ads   The House of Representatives has endorsed for Senate approved a measure seeking to grant travel tax exemption to dependents of married or solo parent overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).  With a unanimous vote of 171, the lower chamber approved House Bill 6138 on the third and final reading. The bill seeks to amend Sections 3 and 35 of the Republic Act (RA) 8042, otherwise known as the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995, as amended by RA 10022.   The bill will extend further assistance to OFWs by exempting their dependents from the payment of travel tax and airport fee as well.  The measure extends the benefit of exemption from payment of travel tax and airport fee to children of OFWs who are considered “solo parents” as defined under the Solo Parent’s Welfare Act of 2000.  Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez, the principal author of the bill, said the contribution of OFWs to the country’s revenue-raising effort and economic standing, in general, is undeniably significant, with their total yearly remittances amounting to billions of dollars.  He said the government has as much as possible conferred upon these OFWs privileges and protection in various matters.      Ads      Sponsored Links    “This notwithstanding, there is still some void to fill as the so-called solo parent OFWs face some sort inequity in the field of taxation,” Alvarez said.  According to Alvarez, children of these single parent modern-day heroes are currently denied exemptions from travel tax, an incentive to which kids of their married counterparts are entitled as provided for under RA No. 6768, as amended, or the Expanded Balikbayan Program.

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“This notwithstanding, there is still some void to fill as the so-called solo parent OFWs face some sort inequity in the field of taxation,” Alvarez said.

According to Alvarez, children of these single parent modern-day heroes are currently denied exemptions from travel tax, an incentive to which kids of their married counterparts are entitled as provided for under RA No. 6768, as amended, or the Expanded Balikbayan Program.
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