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Honest taxpayers

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MANILA, Philippines (Tempo) – Banks and insurance companies are the most honest taxpayers while electric and local water cooperatives are the worst. This was how the International Monetary Fund (IMF) analyzed and rated the said businesses based on the data furnished by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). Thirteen major industries were rated by the […]

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‘Safety nets’

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MANILA, Philippines (Tempo) – The Aquino administration has begun placing “safety nets” on the local oil industry that seeks to protect consumers from the effects of volatile oil prices, a Department of Energy (DoE) official revealed yesterday. DoE Oil Industry Management Bureau Director Zenaida Monsada said the measures that have been ordered by President Benigno […]

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Two Filipino maids employed by ousted Libyan leader Moammar Khaddafy’s relative fled the household and were evacuated by their embassy in Tripoli, the Philippine government said yesterday. Philippine Ambassador Alejandrino Vicente said the maids escaped the residence Monday morning and were met by an embassy team waiting for them in two […]

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PINOY SPIRIT

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key to nation’s resiliency – Aquino NEW YORK CITY -– President Aquino cited on Monday the Filipinos’ indomitable spirit which he said was key in giving them the ability and resiliency to withstand everything the world may throw at them and still rise above it all. In his speech following his conferment as an Honorary […]

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by Phres A. Evardone QUEZON CITY, Philippines (PIA) — President Aquino ordered the Philippine National Oil Corporation (PNOC) to review and study the Oil Deregulation Law to determine when the government can step in to address the heated issue on oil prices, at the same time still follow the global thrust on oil deregulation. This […]

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By Allen Estabillo GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Sept. 20 (PNA) – Wild cheers and enthusiastic smiles greeted 2011 Miss Universe 3rd runner-up Shamcey Supsup as she finally returned home to this city Tuesday morning to a rousing hero’s welcome and homecoming celebration “fit for a returning queen.” Thousands of residents crowded the city’s main streets to […]

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