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Search is on for Pope Francis’ dinner date

With only 83 days to go before the scheduled apostolic visit of Pope Francis to the country, the Archdiocese of Palo in Leyte is in the process  of selecting lucky individuals who will have the rare opportunity to have lunch  with the Holy Father. “The archdiocese is currently accepting recommendations and names of individuals who […]

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‘Gov’t monitoring budget too much’

The Senate Committee on Finance has taken cognizance of a big chunk of funds in the government’s proposed national budget for 2015 that is being allocated for monitoring and evaluation. Sen. Francis Escudero, chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, said he finds most of the monitoring budgets and cost of service of many agencies […]

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Binay turning UNA into political party for 2016

The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) will be converted from a political coalition to a regular political party and become Vice President Jejomar C. Binay’s vehicle for his presidential bid in 2016. Binay, in an interview with radio DXCA in Pagadian City yesterday, said that since the coalition originally between the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan […]

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Bill on bonus tax exemption likely passed before year ends

The Senate will likely pass before the year ends a bill that will exclude the 13th month pay, Christmas bonus and other benefits all amounting to a total of P70,000, from being taxed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). The positive action on the bill came after almost all the members of the 25-man […]

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Immediate solutions needed for nation’s problems – Binay

The Philippines’ next leader cannot afford to have a “learning curve” with all the problems being faced by the country, according to Vice President Jejomar C. Binay. In an open forum with members of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas (KBP) in Makati Tuesday night, the Vice President said the next President should already […]

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House wants ‘enough basis’ before granting Aquino emergency power

What can be done to prevent the projected “imminent” power shortfall in 2015 – giving emergency power to the President to contract the needed electric power requirement, or implement the Interruptible Load Program (ILP) as proposed by the Lower Chamber? This question is now at the center of the deliberations after last Monday’s House Committee […]

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SC to netizens: Use confidentiality tools to invoke your privacy

A word of caution from the Supreme Court to users of online social network (OSN): Learn to use privacy tools to invoke your right to informational privacy. “We cannot afford protection to persons if they themselves did nothing to place the matter within the confines of their private zone,” the SC declared in the decision […]

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We need defense deals with US – PNoy

The Philippine government is determined to keep its military agreements with the United States despite public outcry over the murder of Filipino transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude allegedly by an American serviceman. President Aquino said the Philippines needs the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) as well as the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) with the US to […]

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Aquino prefers talks with Reds

President Aquino has welcomed the intention of the local communist group to resume the peace talks with the government after years of on-and-off negotiations. The President, in a media forum last Wednesday, said the government prefers to “talk than fight” with the rebels. “That’s a hopeful message from them, ’no? But may I reiterate that […]

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BIR bears down on 7 over P224-M tax debts

Seven business executives are facing tax evasion charges before the Department of Justice (DOJ) for their alleged refusal to settle more than P224 million in tax debts. Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares identified the respondents yesterday as Vicente Javier, Estelita Javier, Tina Enero and Alicia Manglapus of Vicest Inc., an engineering […]

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