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No fund mess happened under the current management of the National Agribusiness Corp. (Nabcor), its employees said yesterday in reaction to reports that the company has lost billions of pesos.

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The Philippines is hosting the 4th Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) Asia-Pacific Regional Conference from October 26-28 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Makati City.

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An American family who fought alongside Filipinos during World War 2 received several medals from the government in recognition of their “heroism and service to the cause of freedom.”

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Lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender (LGBT) activists have submitted to the United Nations (UN) in Geneva, Switzerland two scathing reports on the violations of the human rights of their community in the Philippines.

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The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has started employing a new audit scheme to minimize incidence of tax cheating and enhance voluntary taxpayer compliance. Called “benchmarking,” it was launched yesterday in Makati City for pilot-testing in four revenue district offices of its revenue region.

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World Bank (WB) Group President Robert B. Zoellick arrived in the Philippines last Tuesday to strengthen its partnership with the country. While in the Philippines, Zoellick will meet President Benigno S. Aquino III as well as the economic team led by Finance Secretary Cesar A.V. Purisima.

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