Dominguez sees BIR surpassing 2021 collection target of P2.08-T
Gov - 2 months ago
MANILA, Feb. 17 -- Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has expressed confidence that the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) would be able to overshoot its P2.08-trillion collection target this year as it faces the "great task" of raising as much ...

FIST bill freeing firms from NPAs now a law
BusinessMirror - 2 months ago
PRESIDENT Duterte signed into law on Tuesday the Financial Institution Strategic Transfer (FIST) bill, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said. Seen to cushion the impact of the pandemic on the financial sector,

Over 2,800 pieces of ecstasy worth P4.89M seized from parcel claimant in Manila
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2 months ago
A parcel containing 2,878 pieces of the illegal drug ecstasy was seized from a man who tried to claim it from the Philpost Manila Central Office, the Philippine Drug

Make it Happen in the Philippines: One-stop shop solutions for 5G and millimeter wave manufacturing
Gov - 2 months ago
The dawn of 5G technology is changing the consumer electronics landscape and the Philippines continue to enable global companies take advantage of the next big leap in speed for wireless devices. The Make it Happen in the Philippines: Electronics Manufacturing

PDEA, AMLC seize house to enforce freeze order on Parojinog family assets
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2 months ago
Authorities enforced a freeze order on a property owned by the Parojinog family, believed to be behind the notorious Kuratong Baleleng crime and drug group, and seized a house in a

2021 Bar Exams in November will be digitized, to be taken at local sites
Rappler - 2 months ago
Bar takers would take the test on their own laptops, using the Supreme Court's software, in proctored testing rooms across the country - a first in Bar history

Proposed overseas Filipinos department to consolidate various offices to serve OFWs better, says Nograles
Gov - 2 months ago
The proposed Department of Overseas Filipinos (DOFIL) will consolidate the various government offices that cater to the needs of over 10 millions overseas Filipinos (OFs)--including overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)--in order to serve them

Proposed overseas Filipinos department to consolidate various offices to serve OFWs better, says Nograles
Gov - 2 months ago
The numerous agencies and offices, said the lawyer, will be subsumed under the DOFIL for purposes of policy and program coordination, while the POEA and OWWA shall be DOFIL attached agencies that will continue to function in accordance with their ...

Burning coals
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
The popular phrase "hell has no fury like a woman scorned" conveys the concept that a woman who has been betrayed is more furious than anything that hell can conceive. This line immediately invites a host of elemental sentiments like hatred,

Sec. Dar rolls out P226-M PAFES, pilots Sarangani in Region 12
Gov - 3 months ago
Agriculture Secretary William Dar and Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon had forged a partnership recently for piloting Sarangani in the implementation of the Province-led Agriculture and Fisheries Extension Systems (PAFES) in Region 12.

Lawyer who borrowed from client disbarred
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
Lawyers borrowing money from their clients have no place in the legal profession. The Supreme Court has reiterated as it disbarred a lawyer who used a spurious land title as

Comelec sets new schedule for application of overseas voters
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
As part of its preparations for the 2022 national and local elections, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Saturday announced it has set a new voter registration schedule

US court clears way for extradition to Japan of Ghosn's accused escape plotters
Rappler - 3 months ago
The order by the 1st US Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston clears the way for US Army Special Forces veteran Michael Taylor and his son, Peter Taylor, to be handed over to Japan

EXPLAINER: In anti-terror law case, has Supreme Court shown conscience?
Rappler - 3 months ago
One scenario is actual cases racing to reach the Supreme Court. This will involve more people charged as the High Court takes its time.

Duterte suspends child car seat law
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
MalacaƱang on Thursday said President Duterte has ordered the suspension of the implementation of the child car seat law following widespread public criticism and the appeal of several

Aeta men maintain torture allegations against soldiers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
Despite the junking of their petition to join the opposition to the antiterror law and the replacement of their original lawyers with government counsels, the two Aeta men who were arrested

China donates 100,000 Sinovac doses for PH troops, vaccine shipment to arrive on Feb. 23
CNN Philippines - 3 months ago
China has increased its donation of COVID-19 vaccines to the Philippines, strictly allocating 100,000 doses to protect Filipino troops from coronavirus, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says.

Seven Vietnamese nationals with suspicious story denied entry by BI
Manila Bulletin - 3 months ago
Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) barred from entering the country seven Vietnamese nationals who were found to be misrepresenting the purpose of their travel.

Distraught Aetas caught in a war
Rappler - 3 months ago
They plant taro, rice, and corn for a living. They cannot read or write. The government accuses them of being terrorists.

DTI, SBCorp approve over 20,000 loans for MSMEs
Gov - 3 months ago
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through its financing arm the Small Business Corporation (SBCorp) has approved, as of 9 February 2021, a total of 21,695 loan applications under the Bayanihan COVID-19 Assistance to Restart Enterprises (CARES) program to

SC seeks to buy P19 million worth of vaccines for Covid-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
The Supreme Court seeks to buy Covid-19 vaccines worth P19 million for its more than 30,000 members that include justices, judges, officials, and employees. The High Court

Overnight tourists in Negros Occidental down by 73 percent in 2020
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
Overnight tourists in Negros Occidental dropped by 73 percent last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Provincial Tourism Officer Jennylind Cordero said the number went down from

SC to procure COVID-19 vaccines for the Judiciary
Gov - 3 months ago
The Supreme Court has given the green light for the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines for the entire Judiciary. During the Court En Banc Session last January 26, the Court approved the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines for all justices,

Coca-Cola expects sales growth as vaccines set to allow venues to reopen
Rappler - 3 months ago
Coca-Cola depends on non-retail channels for over a third of its sales, but the coronavirus pandemic caused a 9% drop in organic sales in 2020

Cheaper airline tickets help to keep lid on US inflation in January 2021
Rappler - 3 months ago
Inflation is under the spotlight, with US economic growth expected to be juiced by fiscal stimulus and coronavirus vaccines becoming accessible

Speaker has spoken: Calls to revive ABS-CBN franchise have to wait until next Congress
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco has broken his silence: Calls to revive the franchise of media giant ABS-CBN will have to wait until the next Congress. Velasco made the

Foreigners reminded to report to BI
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Wednesday reminded registered foreigners of the March 1 deadline for appearing in person before the bureau for their 2021 annual report. Immigration Commissioner

De Lima lauds Ressa, media groups for Nobel Peace Prize nomination
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
Senator Leila de Lima congratulated Reporters Without Borders, Committee to Protect Journalists and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa for their nominations for the 2021 Nobel Peace

Dominguez lauds BOC for 'job well done' amid pandemic challenges
Gov - 3 months ago
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has commended the Bureau of Customs (BOC) for performing "extremely well" in 2020 by continuing to raise better-than-expected revenues, ensuring the free flow of goods and redoubling its campaign against smuggling even

AFP provost marshal to probe Parlade socmed posts
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
The chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines on Tuesday said he had directed the provost marshal general to look into the social media posts of Lt. Gen.

Military to investigate Parlade for "red tagging" journalist
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
Armed Forces Chief of Staff Cirilito Sobejana has ordered the military provost marshal to investigate the commander of the Southern Luzon Command, Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade, over his "red tagging" of a journalist.

Senators say privatizing vehicle inspection lacks legal basis
Rappler - 3 months ago
Senators said on Tuesday, February 8, that the Land Transportation Office (LTO) should temporarily suspend motor vehicle inspection done by private centers as it lacks legal basis. At a Senate hearing on Tuesday,

RECAP: Free speech is core in Day 2 of anti-terror law oral arguments
Rappler - 3 months ago
Justice Leonen grills on the meaning of a chilling effect, while Justice Gesmundo suggests the law cannot be voided for being vague

Tribute from Philconsa
Journal - 3 months ago
THE Philippine Constitution Association (Philconsa) led by House Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez as President on Monday night paid tribute to

In granting Corona benefits, Supreme Court says SALN not political weapon
Rappler - 3 months ago
The rule of law should not stand parallel to the rule of the mob,' says the Supreme Court, whose view on SALNs will stand in the shadow of the Sereno quo warranto ouster

Consolidated House bill lays down clear tax exemptions for vaccines
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
THE House Committee on Ways and Means on Monday approvedĀ a consolidated substitute bill exempting Covid-19 vaccines from duties and value-added tax. Although the recently ratified proposed Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) Act already exempts Covid-19 from VAT and from import duties,

Liquidation of business: Tax treatment of transfer of assets to owners
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
This pandemic has brought a lot of challenges to many businesses. We are already seeing businesses closing shops--some permanently. Others are undertaking corporate restructuring programs in order to expand their resources and maintain or improve their competitiveness.

Buyers shun major Malaysian palm oil producers after forced labor allegations
Rappler - 3 months ago
FGV and Sime Darby, two of the world's biggest palm oil producers, are accused of using forced labor during production

House OKs Pogo tax bill on final reading
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives has passed on final reading a measure that seeks to impose taxes on persons involved in Philippine offshore gaming operations (Pogos). Members of

DOLE-7 issues over 1T certificates of unemployment in January
Gov - 3 months ago
The Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) issued a total of 1,294 Certificates of Unemployment (COUs) to affected workers in Cebu Province and in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue,

DOLE-7 issues over 1T certificates of unemployment in January
Gov - 3 months ago
The Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) issued a total of 1,294 Certificates of Unemployment (COUs) to affected workers in Cebu Province and in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue,

COA calls out Supreme Court over P3.9B in unused funds for infra projects
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
The Commission on Audit (COA) has called out the Supreme Court for not fully using P3.902 billion in funds allocated for infrastructure projects nationwide that should have benefited lower

PH COVID-19 recoveries near 500,000 as total cases breach 537,000
CNN Philippines - 3 months ago
With 11,388 more survivors, the country's COVID-19 recoveries jump to nearly 500,000, which accounts for 93% of all those infected. The total case tally is now at 537,310, while deaths are at 11,179.

After Senate trial, will Donald Trump face criminal charges?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
There's little chance Donald Trump will be convicted by the US Senate of inciting an insurgency but his legal troubles won't end with the conclusion of his second

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2 ex-justices score Parlade anew at SC
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
Retired Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales have cited another serious threat against civil rights from an Army

Legacy to sustainable fisheries
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
Just off Molocaboc Island in Negros Occidental, beneath a turquoise canopy of water, fishers searched the coral reef for abalone and sea cucumber, two prized delicacies in Asian cuisine. Live abalone sells abroad for up to $120 a kilogram,

Study shows online work may widen social protection gaps in PH
Rappler - 3 months ago
The think tank suggests strengthening the social protection system, such as including benefit provision for online work in the labor code

Nigeria negotiates terms with Big Oil to keep investments
Rappler - 3 months ago
Africa's largest oil exporter and biggest economy relies on the oil sector for half of its budget and 90% of its foreign exchange

A benevolent giver
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
The Holy Sisters of Nuestra SeƱora is a religious and charitable group established under the patronage of the Roman Catholic Bishop of the South. Salvacion, a spinster, is a land owner. Salvacion,

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