2 weeks Lapid urges BIR to act on ‘Lapid law’ Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Lito Lapid appealed to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Monday to tackle the measure he authored and enacted into law 10 years ago. Lapid lamented that until now, the BIR has yet to come up with the implementing rules and regulations (IRRs) of Republic Act No. 9999 or the Free Legal Assistance Act of 2010 that would provide free legal assistance to the poor. "Kasi meron po akong ipinasang batas, yung free legal assistance, 2010 pa po. Ang presidente po noon si President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo...at ni hindi po na-tackle ang IRR nya e..." he ... more