Seriously, as part of the ongoing Sin Tax and if ever the Philippines passes a Bill to increase domestic tax on Text Messages, my fellow Filipinos should consider rearing and training Pigeons to be message carriers.
Filipinos could also consider rearing and training Cockroaches as an alternative to the cost of maintaining a flock of pigeons.
In our Age of Information explosion and Mass Communicaton, the suggestion made by the IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde to the Philippines to increase tax for Text Messages via cellular phones and to include it in the country’s Sin Tax, it is typical of a Medieval mindset and guess from where? Europe!!!.
And talking about Sin Tax, it is in the first instance, a reflection of poor governance because it is sinful to increase tax for a populace that is already over-burdened by the brunt of a personal Economy which has had no respite in decades.
Back to the suggestion of the IMF Managing Director. The next time she visits the Philippines, it will not be uncharacteristic of her if she suggests to impose a Sin Tax for Farting because it causes a green house effect in the Philippines besides being a reason for increasing Low Pressure zones in the Pacific and apocalyptic Typhoons.
Credit: The Inquirer
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