Payment of bills, real property taxes, now made easier for ManileƱos
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
The City Government of Manila recently sealed an agreement with CIS Bayad Center, Inc. and MultiSys Technologies Corporation to be able to provide utmost convenience to ManileƱos for payment of ...

Pagcor, BIR not yet closing illegal POGOs despite Duterte's ultimatum
CNN Philippines - 3 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 10) - The state-run Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. and the Bureau of Internal Revenue have not yet ordered the closure of some Philippine offshore gaming operators or POGOs that have failed to pay their corresponding tax obligations. This is despite President Rodrigo Duterte's warning last ...

Hontiveros: China 'in charge of the nuts and bolts' of PH power grid
CNN Philippines - 3 months ago
State Grid Corporation of China holds 40 percent stake in NGCP ... the government is losing money while NGCP is raking in profits due to tax exemptions. The solon also called for a cybersecurity audit of NGCP operations following the statement of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi that China can potentially shut down the country's power transmission ...

Provisions of water concession agreements raise a lot of issues
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
This interpretation allows them to pass on to consumers their business expenses, including corporate income taxes. Unfortunately, the "legal interpretation" is still pending today in the Supreme Court.Second, the "mere agents" explanation allows these companies to increase their return on investment to more than 12 percent (an ...

BI to launch Naia e-gates, this time for departures
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
Manila, the Philippines - March 28, 2019: A321 airliner from Philippine Airlines at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Terminal 2, in Manila. THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) will inaugurate electronic gates (e-gates) -- for departing passengers this time -- at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) before Christmas to hasten the ...

Ombudsman Martires insists on prioritizing corruption prevention
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
It is better to prevent than to prosecute or investigate," he said. Martires, who is also a former Supreme Court associate justice, added: "If we continue, if we will be successful in our program preventing corruption, we will be able to abolish one court in the Philippines and this is Sandiganbayan." As the body tasked to investigate ...

Guardians of real estate
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
After aligning with the agenda, SHDA was recognized for its central role in the first housing boom in the country between 1987 ... Housing Industry Plan 2012-2030 in cooperation with the Center for Research and Communication of the University of Asia and the Pacific. In the plan, SHDA said the housing backlog can peak at 12.5 million units ...

SWS: 7 of 10 Filipinos worried by presence of Chinese workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
In September, the Bureau of Internal Revenue closed down three Pogo service providers. On Nov. 30, President Duterte warned that he would not allow Pogos, which mostly employ Chinese nationals and cater to Chinese online gamblers, to defraud the Philippine government. --INQUIRER RESEARCH

SC orders Sandiganbayan to try Lapid in fertilizer case
BusinessMirror - 4 months ago
THE Supreme Court has ordered the Sandiganbayan to proceed with the trial of the graft charges filed against Sen. Manuel "Lito" Lapid and three officers of a trading firm in connection with ...

Mid-sized American companies are already moving away from China
CNN Philippines - 4 months ago
(CNN) - American blue chips such as Caterpillar and Deere and consumer companies like toy giant Hasbro and Roomba maker iRobot have all been hit hard by trade tensions between the United States and China. But many midsized US companies are realizing that they need to diversify away from China and have already begun to take action. Middle ...

Boris Johnson sticks with UK digital tax plan despite the risk of US tariffs
CNN Philippines - 4 months ago
(CNN) - President Donald Trump spent part of Tuesday blasting France for its digital tax plan, because he said America should be the one to "take advantage" of American companies. Despite the risk of a similar backlash, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is vowing to move ahead with his own digital tech tax. The planned UK tax will place a 2% ...

Palace targets parties behind water contracts
BusinessMirror - 4 months ago
The Clean Water Act and, subsequently, the Supreme Court Mandamus expanded from 50 percent as contained in the original Concession Agreement to 100-percent sewer coverage. The extension required our commitment to spend an additional P458 billion to comply with the new water supply and wastewater requirements all the way to 2037."

Fired Google employees plan to file unfair labor practice charges
CNN Philippines - 4 months ago
(CNN) - Four workers who were recently fired from Google are planning to file unfair labor practice charges against the company with the National Labor Relations Board. The workers will ask the NLRB to conduct an investigation into Google. The filing is expected to be made later this week, according to a representative for the former employees.

US threatens 100% tariffs on French cheese and champagne
CNN Philippines - 4 months ago
(CNN) - US trade officials proposed a wave of tariffs on French goods Monday as they released a report finding that a new French tax on digital services -- affecting large American tech ...

Bzzzzz: New SC justice a USC grad; Batuhan tells who picked 'Manila'
Sun Star - 4 months ago
He is Conrado R. Seno, executive vice president of the Associated Labor Unions (ALU), a business administration and law graduate of University of San Carlos. Totol Batuhan, his colleague at BCDA, finished his law at UP Diliman and his master of laws at Harvard law school. Tell us about it.

Reinventing Corporate Philippines
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
It also teamed up with the Ty family in the power generation business under Global Business Power Corp., as well as with the Ayala group on the railway business via Light Rail Manila ... about home-building and set up affordable housing developer Camella Homes in 1977. He diversified into middle-income housing through Crown Asia and luxury ...

DOF seeks ban on flavored e-cigarettes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Finance (DOF) is pushing for a ban on flavored electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) or vapes to discourage the youth from buying these products. "Our original position has always been to make sure that the flavors appealing to the youth are not allowed," Finance Undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua said.

Bello suspends labor inspections in Dececember
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has suspended labor inspections in December to avoid "temptations" to corruption during the Christmas season and dispose of pending ...

Go assures nurses of pay hike,solid support for health care
Journal - 4 months ago
Go added that some of the other bills that he filed will surely help nurses further in their professional development and in protecting the health of mothers and children. "These bills seek to amend certain sections of the Philippine Nursing Act to provide for an advanced nursing education program; expand the coverage of the mandatory basic ...

Bongbong says Leonen was never sympathetic to his family
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
Former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. said this Saturday about Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, referring to the electoral protest Marcos filed against Vice President ...

Duterte gives POGOs 3 days to fix tax liabilities
CNN Philippines - 4 months ago
Metro Manila (November 29, CNN Philippines) -- President Rodrigo Duterte gives Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) an ultimatum -- settle your tax liabilities in three days. The ...

17 Chinese selling farm produce in Divisoria arrested
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
That was why the fruit vendor from Batangas was overjoyed when she learned that 17 Chinese nationals--11 men and six women--were arrested on Monday afternoon by Bureau of Immigration (BI) agents who caught them selling produce without permits. "I hope the authorities conduct operations everyday because there are still a lot more illegal ...

Give Filipinos free entrance to SEA Games, labor groups ask
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
The Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) on Thursday urged President Duterte to provide free entrance to the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) to all Filipinos, particularly ordinary workers and their families, who cannot afford the cost of watching the games. ALU-TUCP spokesperson Alan Tanjusay said the ...

Court stops liquidation ???of AMA Bank
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
The Court of Appeals has ordered the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the state owned Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (PDIC) to refrain from implementing their decision to padlock and liquidate the assets of AMA Rural Bank of Mandaluyong, the banking arm of the AMA Group of Companies of businessman Amable Aguiluz. AMA Bank obtained a 60 ...

DILG rolls out Constitutional Reform Roadshow in Pampanga
BusinessMirror - 4 months ago
DILG Pampanga CORE Program Manager Mark Jason Veran explained the first pillar, which focuses on constitutionalizing the Mandanas ruling of the Supreme Court and the revision of the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) sharing criteria, as well as the establishment of the Regional Development Authority in the hope of decongesting Metro Manila and ...

CA dismisses GMA Network appeal in regularization case
CNN Philippines - 4 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 28) - The Court of Appeals (CA) junked the petition of broadcast company GMA Network, Inc. to reverse an earlier ruling that favored more than 100 of its media workers. In a November 25 resolution, CA Associate Justice Zenaida Galapate-Laguilles denied the appeal filed by GMA Network and its chief ...

Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
Since the crackdown on the illegal offshore gambling operators began in September, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) had closed down three Pogo service providers and collected at least P1.2 billion in corporate taxes before these were allowed to resume operation, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said in a statement. "Basically we ...

Lufthansa Technik investing $40M to expand PH capacity
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
who earlier said MRO companies overseas do not pay value-added tax on spare parts, said they have made this position known to the Department of Finance, which is pushing for a new round of reforms under the Corporate Income Tax and Incentive Rationalization Act. He added that LTP was taking a long-term view despite the International Air ...

Ex-SC Justice Carpio: China gained what it lost from 2016 arbitral ruling
BusinessMirror - 4 months ago
RETIRED Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio on Tuesday said China should not begrudge the ruling of the international tribunal annulling its historic claim to the whole South China Sea (SCS) "because it gained what it lost by having the means to explore the resources of the high seas." Keynoting the 50th Anniversary of the Vienna ...

CA affirms DAP ruling vs Florencio Abad
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld its earlier ruling finding former budget secretary Florencio Abad administratively liable for simple misconduct in the implementation of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) which has been declared illegal by the Supreme Court. In a four-page resolution, the Court of Appeals ...

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