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Manila, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs (BoC) intercepted smuggled laptop computers from China valued at P100 million at the Port of Manila (PoM) yesterday. Bureau of Customs (BoC) Commissioner Ruffy Biazon said the 3,915 high-end Asus laptops misdeclared by the consignee Orza Marketing as computer parts were discovered in two container vans and warrants […]

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Manila, Philippines – Farmers from Bulacan demanded yesterday that Transportation and Communications Secretary Manuel “Mar” A. Roxas II stop his family from grabbing more than 300 hectares of farmland in Tungkong Mangga in San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan. “Roxas’ failure to stop the Araneta landgrabbing shows that he is no different from President Aquino, […]

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Manila, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DoJ) recently upheld the Cheaper Medicines Law in dismissing the counterfeiting charges filed against a local drug distributor. In a six-page resolution, penned by Assistant State Prosecutor Cesar Calubag, the DoJ found insufficient evidence to charge businessman Renante Dumasig of drug counterfeiting. Assistant Chief Prosecutor Pedrito Lances, chairman […]

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Manila, Philippines – Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares formally issued yesterday International Standard Organization (ISO) certificates to two revenue district offices in Metro Manila for excellent services rendered to the transacting public. Henares bestowed the certificates to Revenue District Officers (RDOs) Chito Alberto and Ed Tolentino of West Pasig and Cubao, […]

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Enough rice

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Manila, Philippines – Longtime rice industry observer Manuel Q. Bondad believes there is enough rice for the entire country in spite of the damage wrought by typhoon “Pedring” in Luzon farms. Bondad, a retired banker now engaged in farming, said even if the palay losses due to Pedring breach 760,000 metric tons (MT), the total […]

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Manila, Philippines – A 35-year-old married woman from Iloilo City joined the lotto instant millionaires’ club as she claimed her winnings last Wednesday in the September 24 Lotto 6/42 draw with a jackpot of P8,221,248. PCSO General Manager Jose Ferdinand M. Rojas II said she had three Lucky Pick (LP) bets in which the lotto […]

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