Cocopea thanks Duterte for signing new tax law helping private schools
BusinessMirror - 2022-01-06
The Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations thanked (Cocopea) President Rodrigo Duterte for signing into law Republic Act No. 11635 saying it will extend the lifeline of struggling private schools during the pandemic.

Hochul gives plans for tax relief, job growth in State of State speech
The Daily Star - 2022-01-05
Gov. Kathy Hochul used her State of the State speech Wednesday to propose $2.3 billion in tax relief, boost the health care workforce by 20% and expand access

SC shortens sched, coverage of Bar exams - 2022-01-04
The Supreme Court yesterday decided to shorten the 2020-2021 Bar Examination and reduce its coverage following concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Omicron variant, and the effects of Typhoon Odette.

Bzzzzz: No lawyer produced since the epidemic. Que calamidad, or is it? 2-year drought of lawyers prompts SC 'go' order on bar exams.
Sun Star - 2022-01-04
THE Supreme Court Tuesday, January 4, announced the bar examinations -- put off twice because of the epidemic, in 2020 and 2021 -- will push through this January 23, a Sunday,

IBP Cebu City urges Supreme Court to postpone Bar exam in Odette-hit areas
Sun Star - 2022-01-02
AT LEAST 432 barristers from six law schools in Cebu City want to postpone the 2020-2021 Bar examination scheduled on January 16, 23, 30, and February 6, 2022, in areas

Newsmakers who died in 2021
Rappler - 2021-12-29
Here are some of the Filipinos who made the news and left their mark in 2021

Stronger judicial system in 5 years and beyond
The Manila Times - 2021-12-27
ON April 5, 2021, long-time government legal luminary Alexander Gesmundo took his oath as Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice to last until his mandatory retirement when he turns

Why Mandanas ruling is major economic issue
The Manila Times - 2021-12-25
Hermilando Mandanas of Batangas province and the then-governor Enrique Garcia Jr. of Bataan province were the primary petitioners ... Meanwhile, it advised that the rules clearly state the criteria for the target beneficiaries and that their execution ...

DOF expects all trade regulatory agencies aboard TradeNet by 2022
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-12-24
The Department of Finance (DOF) expects 51 more agencies to be onboard the national single window (NSW) or TradeNet platform on top of the 22 already part of the system aimed at

Smuggling: Worst kind of economic sabotage
BusinessMirror - 2021-12-20
Fight Illicit Trade Movement commissioned a study in 2017 to quantify the effects of smuggling in the country. The study, done by the Center for Research and Communication Foundation, Inc. of the University of Asia and the Pacific,

Pasay, ParaƱaque grant tax amnesty - 2021-12-19
Business and real property owners in Pasay can avail themselves of tax amnesty. The city government has granted amnesty on surcharges, penalties and interests incurred due to non-payment of business and real property taxes as well as regulatory and other fees.

The shadow pandemic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-12-19
Over the past two years, widespread lockdowns due to the COVID-19 global health crisis have created dangerous situations that exacerbated violence against women and girls -- giving rise to what

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