THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) is looking into the rice cartel, long believed to be in existence, but has been relatively unchecked by the government until now, when there appears to be increasing interest among the public to help stop anticompetitive practices of corporations.
MALACAÑANG said on Wednesday the Philippines is setting aside temporarily the United Nations Permanent Court of Arbitration’s (PCA) ruling in favor of the Philippines in the territorial dispute in the South China Sea, to take advantage of economic benefits resulting from better relations with China.
The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has issued the guidelines for processing and disbursing of payments to claims for reimbursement from the government’s Legal Defense Fund (LDF).
Following the publication of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 10754, or an Act Expanding the Benefits and Privileges of Persons With Disability (PWDs), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said PWDs can start enjoying the value-added tax (VAT) exemption in the purchase of certain goods and services on December 23.
THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has clarified the tax treatment of salaries paid by the government to its personnel who are engaged under a contract of service or job-order arrangement.
There appears to be a growing support from several sectors, including former government officials, labor practitioners and academe, on the proposal of the government for a “middle ground” on the issue of whether to completely abolish contractualization, as promised by President Duterte in his election campaign.
IT appears President Duterte’s directive against Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chairman Patricia Licuanan not to attend anymore Cabinet meetings is not yet definitive enough for her to leave her post voluntarily.
Malacañang on Tuesday said President Duterte had already asked for Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chairman Patricia B. Licuanan to resign as early as August this year, but she did not heed his request, resulting in their “irreconcilable differences” since.
PRESIDENT Duterte has also asked Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chairman Patricia B. Licuanan not to attend Cabinet meetings anymore, fueling speculations that he is also asking for her resignation.
THE Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) announced on Wednesday the revival of the “Botika ng Bayan” project that will provide free medicine to poor patients in government hospitals.
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will convene labor groups on Monday to craft a unified position on the issue of contractualization or endo.
The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has asked the Court of Appeals (CA) to uphold its decision denying the writ of preliminary injunction prayed for by Globe Telecom to stop the commission from reviewing the P70-billion buyout deal involving Globe, PLDT and San Miguel Corp.
Despite President Duterte’s avowed policy to go after tax evaders and make them pay by whatever means necessary, the government has yet to successfully prosecute tax-evasion cases, much less obtain a final conviction against a tax evader.
Malacañang on Tuesday said the government expects bigger volume of bilateral trade between China and the Philippines, and more soft loans for infrastructure, when President Duterte makes an official visit there next week.
A tobacco company on Monday supported the smoking ban in all public places, which is being planned to be implemented throughout the country by President Duterte before the end of the month.
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) signed on Monday a memorandum of agreement requiring mandatory registration for a taxpayer identification number (TIN) from sole proprietorships and partnerships seeking to register under the Philippine Business Registry (PBR).
Some 1,000 labor union leaders rallied at Liwasang Bonifacio and marched toward the central office of the Department of Labor and Employment in Manila on Friday to demand that President Duterte make good on his promise to end contractualization.
THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has asked the Court of Appeals (CA) to declare the P70-billion buyout by PLDT and Globe of San Miguel Corp.’s (SMC) telecommunications subsidiaries as void and for the whole transaction to be undone.
CONGRESS should grant the emergency powers sought by President Duterte soonest to address the traffic problem in Metro Manila, which is only expected to get worse with the coming Christmas season and the continuing increase in construction activities.
President Duterte said yesterday he would work for better cooperation with Hanoi in maritime security and law enforcement against illegal drugs when he makes a two-day official visit to Vietnam.
The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) on Wednesday asserted its mandate to promote competition in Philippine industries, and recommended the lifting of some restrictions on foreign ownership enjoyed by certain industries to benefit consumers.
The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has thanked the House of Representatives for its assurance to pass before the year-end the P3.35-trillion national budget for 2017
THE Office of the President on Friday ordered the strict enforcement of the law banning public officials and employees from casinos and other gambling places.
With Manila’s shift in foreign policy further toward Beijing, more foreign direct investments (FDI) are expected by Philippine businesses from China, which poured less investments to the Philippines in the Aquino administration compared to its fellow developing countries in Asia.
THE peace negotiations between the government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) have resumed in Manila this week. The two parties will continue their discussions in the Philippines on various issues, such as establishing a bilateral ceasefire, before a new round of talks in Oslo in October.