2018

SC upholds decision clearing Mikey Arroyo from tax case

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By Vann Marlo M. Villegas, December 5 2018; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/sc-upholds-decision-clearing-mikey-arroyo-from-tax-case/ Image Credit to ABS-CBN News THE SUPREME COURT (SC) upheld the Court of Tax Appeals’ (CTA) March 21 decision clearing former party-list congressman Juan Miguel “Mikey” M. Arroyo from his P27.3-million tax-evasion case. The SC’s First Division said in a Sept. 12 resolution it dismissed […]

2018

Lacson: P2.4-B pork for Arroyo’s district

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By DJ Yap, December 6 2018; Philippine Daily Inquirer https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1060469/lacson-p2-4-b-pork-for-arroyos-district Image Credit to GMA Network Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo may be getting the lion’s share of a pork bonanza in the House of Representatives, as her district, according to Sen. Panfilo Lacson, has been allotted P2.4 billion worth of projects after last-minute realignments in the proposed national […]

2018

NTC wins FOI Award for transparency

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By Lorenz S. Marasigan, December 6 2018; Business Mirror https://businessmirror.com.ph/ntc-wins-foi-award-for-transparency/ Image Credit to GMA Network THE National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) won a Freedom of Information (FOI) award for transparency through the electronic FOI (e-FOI) portal. In a statement, the telco regulator said the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) during the FOI Summit and Awards recognized the […]

2018

Congress calendar may change for 2019 budget

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By Butch Fernandez & Bernadette D. Nicolas, November 29 2018; Business Mirror https://businessmirror.com.ph/congress-calendar-may-change-for-2019-budget/ Image Credit to Ibon.org SENATE President Vicente C. Sotto III gave assurances on Wednesday that senators are working on a solution to avert a reenacted 2018 national budget should the two chambers of Congress fail to ratify a reconciled final version of the 2019 budget bill. Sotto acknowledged that the tight congressional […]

2018

House resumes plenary debates on Gloria Arroyo’s draft charter

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By Delon Porcalla, November 23 2018; Philippine Star https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/11/23/1870977/house-resumes-plenary-debates-gloria-arroyos-draft-charter Image Credit to Business World MANILA, Philippines — After repeated delays, House lawmakers on Wednesday resumed plenary debates on a draft charter prepared by Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo that is separate from the federalism proposal of a consultative committee that President Duterte had created. Leyte Rep. Vicente Veloso, chair […]

2018

Palace says ‘no encroachment’ in China-funded bridge project

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By Bernadette D. Nicolas, November 23 2018; Business Mirror https://businessmirror.com.ph/palace-says-no-encroachment-in-china-funded-bridge-project/ Image Credit to Manila Bulletin Malacañang assured on Thursday it will not allow a China-funded bridge project encroach into the buffer zone required by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) for the country’s baroque churches that may prompt delisting from the World Heritage list. This, […]

2018

Reenacted budget for 2019 most likely, say senators

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By Leila B. Salaverria, Marlon Ramos, November 22 2018 https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1055960/reenacted-budget-for-2019-most-likely-say-senators Image Credit to Business World The government is most likely to have a reenacted budget for 2019 in January even if the House of Representatives approved the P3.757-trillion general appropriations bill earlier than initially expected, according to Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri. The House approved the […]

2018

DoLE to crack down on foreign-controlled recruitment agencies

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By Gillian M. Cortez, November 21 2018; Business World https://www.bworldonline.com/dole-to-crack-down-on-foreign-controlled-recruitment-agencies/ Image Credit to Business World THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said that it will look into recruitment agencies operating with dummy Filipino ownership that are in fact controlled by foreign nationals. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Labor Undersecretary Jacinto V. Paras that DoLE will […]

2018

PH, China pursue development of energy sources in sea

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By Christine O. Avendaño, November 21 2018; Philippine Daily Inquirer https://globalnation.inquirer.net/171488/ph-china-pursue-development-of-energy-sources-in-sea Image Credit to Inquirer.net China and the Philippines on Tuesday agreed to cooperate for the development of energy sources in the South China Sea as visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed that Beijing would work with Manila to “manage contentious issues” in the heavily disputed […]

2018

Government to spend P688.02 million for repair, rehab of four airports

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By Lorenz S. Marasigan, November 21 2018; Business Mirror https://businessmirror.com.ph/govt-to-spend-p688-02-million-for-repair-rehab-of-four-airports/ Image Credit to PCOO The Department of Transportation has allotted more than half-a-billion pesos and has partnered with the Department of National Defense to repair, rehabilitate and expand four airports in Luzon and Mindanao. Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade and Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana signed […]