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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…

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…

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…

Atienza pays tribute to Lopez

HOUSE Deputy Speaker and Buhay Hayaang Yumabong (Buhay) party-list Rep. Lito Atienza has paid tribute to the late former Manila Mayor Mel Lopez, citing his achievements as an outstanding public servant. “Si Mel Lopez ay isang tunay na Pilipino at…

PNP now boast of more than 30K detectives -- DIDM Director

POLICE now boast of more than 30,000 highly-trained investigators responsible for solving all kinds of crime in the country and leading to a significant increase in the Philippine National Police’s crime solution efficiency, a senior police official said yesterday. According…

No protective custody for Romero -- Alvarez

SPEAKER Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez yesterday said the House of Representatives cannot grant protective custody to embattled 1-Pacman party-list Rep. Michael Romero who is the subject of an arrest warrant issued by a Manila court. In a press conference, Alvarez said…

House has two narco-solons

SPEAKER Pantaleon Alvarez yesterday confirmed that two incumbent members of the House of Representatives are involved in illegal drugs. According to Alvarez, the two solons are included in the narco-list of President Rodrigo Duterte. Alvarez refused to identify the two…

Death penalty bill faces stiff opposition

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THE restoration of the death penalty will pass the proverbial needle’s eye in the House of Representatives as about 50 lawmakers are set to interpellate authors of the capital punishment measure when the debate starts. The opposition group, led by…

Duterte wants ‘zero drugs’ in PH—‘Bato’

PRESIDENT Duterte is dead serious in realizing his vision of “zero-drugs” in the country during his presidency, thus the need for the Philippine National Police to double its effort to arrest illegal drug trafficking and abuse this year, PNP chief…
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