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Tax on lotto prizes pushed

ASIDE from higher excise tax on fuel products, the Duterte administration also wants to tax lottery winnings and other prizes. Under House Bill 4774, filed by ways and means committee chairman Rep. Dakila Cua, the lotto and sweepstakes winnings from…

House panel okays bill creating Traffic Czar

A HOUSE panel has rejected the emergency power proposal and instead approved a traffic crisis law which creates a “traffic czar” with a “special power.” At yesterday’s public hearing, members of the House Committee on Transportation passed House Bill 4334…

Bill seeks to tax lotto winnings

THE new proposed comprehensive tax reform package of the government will tax even the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) numbers’ game and lotto winnings as it pushes with the plan to impose excise taxes on petroleum products that will hurt…

Con-Ass starts work this year?

MEMBERS of the House of Representatives are expected to convene a Constituent Assembly this year to start deliberating on the amendments to the Constitution. In an interview, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said he expects that within six months from now, the…

Solon backs DoH plan to distribute condoms

A HOUSE leader yesterday backed the proposal of the Department of Health (DoH) to distribute condoms provided it will be a part of a nationwide sexual education drive among the youth in line with the implementation of the Reproductive Health…

'Unholy alliance'

Exclusive UNCONFIRMED reports that the body of kidnapped South Korean trader Jee Ick-joo has been burned in a Metro Manila crematorium by his abductors recall past harrowing tales of slain people -- either victims of heinous crimes or hardened criminals…

Businessmen’s help in drug war sought

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte hosted dinner for the country’s captains of industry to clear “wrong perceptions” about his drug war and seek their help to defeat the drug menace. The agenda also included his plans to grow the economy The president…

‘Name narco solons’

SOME House leaders yesterday challenged Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to identify the two solons involved in illegal drugs. Chairman of the House Committee on Dangerous Drugs Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers said it is better to name the two…

Seoul urges probe into S. Korean’s case

PHILIPPINE police kidnapped and murdered a South Korean businessman, then led his wife to believe he was alive for months to extort money from her, authorities said Wednesday. The killing is the latest in a long series of criminal acts…

Philippine Media to Palace: Read our lips

THE Malacañang Press Corps (MPC) which covers the activities of President Rodrigo Duterte and other presidential events yesterday urged Communications Secretary Martin Andanar and other Palace officials to stop blaming the media for perceived misreporting on the President. The MPC…

Marcos camp: Why can’t Comelec open unused SD cards?

THE camp of former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. wondered why the Commission on Elections (Comelec) cannot open the supposedly “unused” SD (secure digital) cards intended for the last May 9 general polls if it was really in command of…

‘Drug queen’ Lovely Impal busted

COMBINED operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) arrested an alleged drug queen in a buy-bust operation in Iligan City. Police identified the suspect as Lovely Adam Impal, the alleged supplier of illegal drugs…

US lauds PH efforts against online child pornography

THE United States Homeland Security Investigation has commended the Department of Justice for its efforts that led to the arrest and prosecution of an American involved in child pornography and exploitation online. In its letter to Justice Secretary Aguirre, US…

DoF to keep seniors, PWDs VAT-exempt

Sen. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara on Tuesday welcomed the decision of the Department of Finance to come up with a revised tax reform proposal which keeps the value added tax exemption benefits of senior citizens and persons with disabilities. This…

Global growth pegged at 3.4%

WASHINGTON, -- The International Monetary Fund kept its forecast for global economic growth for 2017 and 2018 unchanged at 3.4 percent and 3.6 percent respectively, but warned of uncertainties. “After a lackluster outturn in 2016, economic activity is projected to…
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