Taxpayers get option to pay dues online
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-20
"Under this initiative, the (Bureau of Internal Revenue) BIR is the first government biller institution to pilot and adopt the interoperable digital bills payment service for tax collectio

AƱo backs changes to Human Security Act to fight terrorism
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-20
Under the current provisions of the HSA, the approved period for wiretapping is 30 days that can be extended or renewed by the Court of Appeals and should not exceed 30 days from the expiration of ...

Don't let restroom debate hinder SOGIE Equality Bill passage - LGBTQIA+ group
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 20) -- Amid the debate over the use of public restrooms by the LGBTQIA+ community, groups urged lawmakers to look at the bigger picture before they decide ...

House gives 3rd reading okay to higher excise tax on alcohol
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-20
The bill seeks to amend Sections 141, 142 and 143 of the Republic Act 8424, as amended or the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997. Albay Rep. Joey Salceda, the panel chairman, clarified that ...

BIR to accept tax payments via electronic funds transfer
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-20
Filipinos can now pay their taxes online using electronic funds transfer through a new digital tax payments system launched by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). Finance Undersecretary Antonette C.

PEZA seeks status quo on tax perks - 2019-08-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) yesterday defended the need to maintain the status quo in providing tax perks to locators to encourage investments and promote ease of doing business, as well as avoid possible ...

'Distribute full service charge to workers'
Sun Star - 2019-08-20
It amended Article 96 of the Labor Code of the Philippines, giving restaurant and hotel workers only 85 percent of the service charge collected from customers while retaining the remaining 15 percent to the management. Wages spokesperson Ronald Ian ...

Know your next chief justice: Four candidates vie for SC top post
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-20
MANILA, Philippines-Who will be the next Chief Justice? So far, there are four Supreme Court justices vying for the top position that will become vacant upon the retirement of Chief Justice ...

IPOPHL hosts the PH's first-ever WIPO Summer School on Intellectual Property
Gov - 2019-08-20
MAKATI CITY, Aug. 20 -- The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Academy and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has jointly organized the first-ever WIPO-IPOPHL Summer School ... science and business, which is ...

San Fernando cites taxpayers' role in community development
Sun Star - 2019-08-20
"AS WE know, taxation is the lifeblood of our nation. Kung wala ang bawat isa sa inyo, mahihirapan kaming magpa-aral, magpa-kain, magbigay ng trabaho, manggamot at maghandog ng iba't-ibang serbisyo sa bawat Fernandino." Thus said Mayor Edwin Santiago ...

POEA blacklists foreign recruiters, suspends erring agencies
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-08-20
QUEZON CITY, Aug. 20 (PIA)--Twenty-one foreign recruitment agencies and direct employers were blacklisted and 19 erring local recruitment firms were suspended in a continuing bid by the government to rid the overseas placement industry of misfits, the ...

28 applicants vying for two Supreme Court slots
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-19
The recent spate of mass killings in the US once more puts into focus the right to bear arms by the Americans as enshrined in the Second Amendment of the US Constitution. The back-to-back mass ...

Opposition figures want SolGen out of Bikoy case
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 19) -- Opposition figures and their lawyers want the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) disqualified from representing the police in the preliminary ...

Makati business leaders laud faster processing of permits, smart city initiatives of LGU
Gov - 2019-08-19
"The lifeblood of the city is business tax; it is not real property tax. As of May 31, the city has attained 66 percent of its target collections from business tax and 95 percent of its target for real property tax," she said. The mayor also informed ...

Leonen declines nomination for SC chief justice post
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 19) -- Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen confirmed Monday that he has turned down his automatic nomination as the top court's next chief justice.

Otso Diretso bets ask DOJ to disqualify OSG in sedition case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-19
Former Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano and fellow opposition candidates and Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) lawyers Erin TaƱada and Chel Diokno as well as former Supreme Court Spokesman Theodore Te ...

BI to deport nabbed American, British sex offenders
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration is set to deport the recently nabbed American and British sex offenders who have pending cases in their home countries. Immigration Commissioner ...

PAGCOR stops accepting new POGO applications
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 19) -- A regulatory body has stopped accepting applications to open offshore gaming hubs in the wake of growing concerns about national security. Andrea ...

Ecozone firms want out of Citira bill
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-19
ECONOMIC zone firms are asking legislators to make drastic changes to the Corporate Income Tax and Incentives Rationalization Act (Citira) bill, including the exclusion of locators from the ...

House panel rejects Peza exclusion plea
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-18
The measure seeks to encourage investments by bringing down the corporate income tax (CIT) rate from 30 percent to 20 percent and modernize investment tax incentives to enhance fairness ...

23 gencos pitch offers to supply Meralco power needs via CSP
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-18
However, these PSAs, with a total capacity of over 3,500 MW, were not implemented following the Supreme Court order that all power supply agreements filed on or before June 30, 2015, shall undergo ...

POEA cracks down on 21 foreign, 19 local recruiters
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-18
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) chief Bernard Olalia said cleansing the industry was part of the intensified regulatory exercise to protect Filipino workers seeking overseas ...

BIR to close down erring Pogos
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-18
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has warned that it would shut down Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogos) that do not remit the personal income taxes of their foreign--mostly Chinese ...

Illegitimate parents
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-18
"There are no illegitimate children. There are only illegitimate parents." These words reverberated in my ears as I read the news that the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the rights of an illegitimate child in an interesting case. The quoted ...

DOLE moving to curb alien employment for certain Pogo positions
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-18
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said it is now assessing which positions in Pogo can be done exclusively by Filipinos, and which need to be filled by FNs. "We are still identifying ...

A triumph for working mothers and their families
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-18
This column accepts contributions from accountants, especially articles that are of interest to the accountancy profession, in particular, and to the business community, in general. These can be e ...

Startup makes big strides in real estate - 2019-08-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Making a headway and creating a great first impression in an industry where excellence is a necessity to shine is a reflection of how well a company is being run by its leader. Barely three years in business, Grand Taipan Land ...

BIR to shut down POGOs not complying with law - 2019-08-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has warned that it would shut down Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) who fail to comply with the law and pay the correct taxes. In an interview, BIR Commissioner Caesar Dulay said the ...

An idea for Isko: urban ecozones
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-18
The biggest culprit of all, however, is our high entry level or minimum wages (which is close to average wages) and unreasonable and restrictive labor security regulations ("permanency" after a mere six months). We have driven away labor-intensive ...

Tesda strengthens employment opportunities
Sun Star - 2019-08-18
Government agencies and non-government organizations who committed to be part of WCO include the City Public Employment Service Office, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Philippine Export Processing ...

DOLE: Chinese workers' visas could be cancelled if Filipinos can do their jobs
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 18) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is looking into the Philippine offshore gaming operations (POGO) indiustry to determine which jobs could ...

Banned, suspended
Journal - 2019-08-18
Administrator Bernard Olalia of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said cleansing the industry is part of the intensified regulatory exercise to protect the Filipino workers and promote the welfare of those seeking overseas employment.

The UK has an Islamophobia problem. Muslims want to know what Boris Johnson is going to do about it
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-18
Posters on the walls advertise the new football team or the after-school Budding Believers Club ... The Office for National Statistics has attributed some of the increase over the years to ...

28 vie for 2 seats in Supreme Court
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Friday bared the list of 28 final applicants to the two Supreme Court seats to be vacated by Justices Francis Jardeleza and Antonio ...

Envoy to Panelo: What if China suspects OFWs of spying, too?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Do Filipinos suspect that Chinese workers in the Philippines are really spies? Well, the Chinese can think the same way about overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in China, too.

Lumbee Bank reports strong earnings
Robesonian - 2019-08-17
This tax proposal was very easy for the Congressional Budget Office ... He earned his bachelor of Aarts degree in Business Administration and Management from N.C. State and his masters degree of Business Administration from The University of North Carolina ...

A bad marriage - 2019-08-17
One newspaper earlier reported that a sizeable number of dealers of a major multinational oil company operating in the country are leaving en masse in favor of a smaller but very aggressive and relatively new player in the industry. And why is this happening?

People from my past (2)
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-17
He finished college on his own. After graduation, he envisioned himself having his own business by age 25, getting rich and being a millionaire, and retiring at the age of 35 and move on to ...

DOJ, Immigration to tighten visa upon arrival policy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Bureau of Immigration will implement stricter rules on the visa upon arrival (VUA) policy, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said ...

Congress to expand government wiretap powers - 2019-08-16
The Human Security Act allows wiretapping, with the consent of the Court of Appeals (CA), only for terror suspects, and expressly prohibits it in the case of lawyer-client communication, between doctor and patient, and between journalists and their sources.

New tax payment facility now available via PESONet - 2019-08-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Yuchengco-led Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) became the first private-owned bank to allow clients to settle taxes through its digital channels, supporting the efforts of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to achieve a cash ...

Korean man wanted for fraud nabbed at Naia -- BI
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-16
MANILA, Philippines - Immigration agents arrested a Korean national wanted in his homeland for fraud, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Friday. BI Operations Division chief Grifton Medina ...

Palace sees nothing wrong with Pogo hubs near military camps
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-16
MANILA, Philippines -- MalacaƱang sees nothing wrong with the presence of Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogo) hubs near military camps even after a lawmaker warned about its risk to ...

Pagcor prods Chinese victims to file cases
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-16
Aside from the offices of Pagcor, Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Bureau of Immigration (BI) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Domingo said Pogo hubs will have hospitals and clinics ...

Adam Bowen, and the paramount mission of improving the lives of adult smokers
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-16
"According to data from the World Health Organization ... "I started smoking in high school, experimenting. When I entered college, and even after graduating, I found myself smoking more ...

House OKs alcohol, e-cigarette tax hikes
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-16
THE House of Representatives late Wednesday approved on second reading the Package 2 of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP) with the inclusion of heated tobacco and vapor products in its ...

OFWs in Hong Kong observe curfew to stay safe amid protests-DOLE
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-15
As of press time, Bello, who also heads the governing board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, said they have yet to issue a deployment ban for Hong Kong pending the necessary ...

1 dead as cops hunt down kidnap gang preying on BIR officials
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-15
An alleged member of a kidnap gang that preys on Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) officials was killed in a shootout with police in Marilao town, Bulacan province, on Thursday. Leo dela Fuente ...

House approves higher tax on liquor, e-cigaretes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-15
They also passed HB 313, formerly known as Trabaho Bill but had been renamed as the Corporate Income Tax and Incentive Rationalization Act (Citira), which would remove tax incentives for large ...

House to probe rise of Pogos amid security, labor concerns
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-15
He also urged the Bureau of Immigration to conduct audits to ensure that companies employing holders of alien employment permits were not exploiting their workers. Mendoza said workers rights must ...

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