Bantay Kita National Coordinator Tina Pimentel presented on mining tax reforms and tax justice in an international forum organized by the Asian Peoples Movement on Debt and Development and Freedom from Debt Coalition last September 16 in Quezon City.
The event was attended organizations from Asian countries and Australia promoting tax justice campaigns and initiatives in the region. Ms. Pimentel shared the "Tax Justice and Extractive Industries" panel with Sreedhar Ramamurthi of Environics Trust India.
The forum ran for a day tackling other issues on tax justice such as women and gender justice in tax systems; illicit financial flows and tax abuses of multinational corporations; tax justice and international agreements (DTAs and FTAs); and trade unions and workers' movements initiatives on tax issues.
Among the organizations that participated are Asian Fiscal and Tax Justice Alliance, Action Aid Vietnam, All Nepal Women's Association, Equity Working Group Bangladesh, Indian Social Action Forum, Prakarsa Indonesia, Public Services International Asia/Pacific, and International Transport Workers' Federation.