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MANILA, Philippines (Tempo) – Malacañang expressed confidence yesterday that new Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon could thwart smuggling groups despite reports on 172 missing luxury vehicles from the Subic Bay Freeport. Presidential spokesman Edwin F. Lacierda, in a press briefing, said the government will look into the missing vehicles. “Well, I am sure it will all […]

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MANILA, Philippines (Tempo) – The Samahan ng Ex-detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA) has asked President Benigno S. Aquino III release all political prisoners, especially the elderly and sickly among them. “The Marcos military government imprisoned hundreds of political prisoners to muffle the people’s resistance against the dictatorial rule of Marcos. The President’s mother, […]

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MANILA, Philippines (Tempo) – Three death certificates with conflicting dates of death accompanied the remains of an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) repatriated to Manila from Jordan recently. To make matters worse, the deceased OFW, Janice Joy Pampangan, 25, a native of Makilala, Kidapawan, South Cotabato, returned home in a coffin wearing nothing but an adult […]

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MANILA, Philippines (Tempo) – Tax fraud and other officials of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) disclosed yesterday that the government is losing up to P40 billion annually from various tax evasion schemes employed by unscrupulous taxpayers. BIR Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares, however, said she could not give a rough estimate of the amount of […]

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MANILA, Philippines (Tempo) – The Supreme Court (SC) has ruled that local governments are not allowed to grant monetary awards to mayors, vice mayors, and councilors who have been elected for three consecutive terms to the same position. In a decision written by Justice Diosdado M. Peralta, the SC ruled that the monetary award as […]

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NEW YORK CITY- President Benigno S. Aquino III is expected to arrive here today at the Teterboro Airport here from San Francisco at around 5:45 in the morning, where he will be welcomed by Philippine Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Libran S. Cabactulan and Philippine Consulate General Mario De Leon Jr. The three-day working […]

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