Palace cites Duterte anti-inflation orders for dip in November

December 05, 2018
“We attribute this to the President’s empathy to public clamor and his decisive action in response thereto, which includes the issuance of Administrative Order No. 13 to streamline procedures on the importation of agricultural products, including rice, as well as Memorandum Order (MO) Nos. 26, 27, and 28 to stabilize the prices of agriculture and fishery products at reasonable levels and maintain their sufficient supply in our markets,” Panelo said in a statement.

Arroyo welcomes inflation rate drop

December 05, 2018
SPEAKER Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo yesterday welcomed the drop in the inflation rate even as the chairperson of the House Committee on Ways and Means called on the country’s economic managers to drop their recommendation for President Rodrigo Duterte to implement an additional P2 in fuel excise tax per liter next year.

Imelda posts bail for graft raps

December 05, 2018
To challenge her conviction, the widow of the late President Ferdinand Marcos can either file a motion for reconsideration with the Sandiganbayan or a notice of appeal informing the anti-graft court of her intention to bring the case before the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court affirms dismissal of Mikey’s tax cases

December 05, 2018
Arroyo was accused by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) of underdeclaring his 2004, 2006 and 2007 income resulting in a total tax deficiency of P27.305 million, attempting to evade or defeat tax liabilities for the taxable years from 2004 to 2009, and failure to file income tax returns and to pay income taxes for the taxable years 2005, 2008, and 2009

Gordon: remove incompetent Bureau of Customs employees

December 04, 2018
SENATE Blue Ribbon Committee chairman, Sen. Richard Gordon, said he is standing by with his earlier recommendation for the removal of all “incompetents” at the Bureau of Customs (BoC) after holding the committee’s final hearing last Monday on the second incident of illegal drug smuggling at the Manila International Container Port (MICP).

Chinese kidnap fellow chinese

December 04, 2018
COMBINED agents of the Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group and the Bureau of Immigration have smashed a kidnap-for-ransom gang composed of Chinese nationals preying on their compatriots in the country, officials announced yesterday.