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BIR pays P266M to PCSO

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Manila, Philippines – The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has remitted P266 million to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), representing the first tranche of payment it made to settle its more than P3.5-billion tax debts to the BIR. BIR officials said yesterday that the first remittance covered part of the P1.2-billion deficiency Documentary Stamp […]

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Manila, Philippines – Filipinos’ satisfaction with the performance of President Aquino in the past three months has improved from “good” to “very good” in the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey results. The nationwide survey conducted last September 4-7 found that 70 percent of the 1,200 respondents were satisfied with Aquino’s performance in the past […]

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Pedring’s Peril

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Typhoon nears, shuts schools, flights MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Schools in Metro Manila and several parts of Luzon suspended classes and many local flights were canceled yesterday as the country’s main island braced for heavy rains and winds brought by fast-moving Typhoon “Pedring” (international name: Nesat). Forecasters said Pedring would make landfall in Aurora province […]

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Manila, Philippines – Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso J. Alcala has pledged to support the culture of bees or apiculture for honey and as an adjunct enterprise to orchard fruit production. Alcala made the commitment during a meeting early this month of apiculture industry stakeholders at the National Apiculture Research, Training, and Development Institute […]

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OFW found dead in Qatar

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Manila, Philippines – An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) was found dead in her rented apartment in Doha, Qatar with a rope tied around her neck, a Filipino migrant rights watchdog said in a belated report yesterday. Noel Tolentino, secretary general of the Samahan ng mga Migranteng Mangagagawa sa Qatar (SAMMAQA), a Migrante International chapter in […]

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MANILA, Philippines – A progressive Philippines run by a clean government will be highlighted by President Aquino III during his visit in Japan this week. Fresh from his visit to the United States, the President flew to Tokyo for a four-day official visit to bolster bilateral relations and attract more investors with promises of transparent […]

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