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Tax relief for low wage earners starts this month

STARTING this month, over six million or 86 percent of compensation earners with taxable income of P685 per day or P20,833 per month and below will be exempted from paying the personal income tax (PIT) as provided for under the…

Former DepEd-ARMM exec in payroll scam yields

A FORMER Department of Education–Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DepEd-ARMM) official facing arrest for malversation of the more than P265 million payroll of teachers and DepEd personnel in ARMM surrendered to the Mandaluyong Police over the weekend. Mandaluyong Police chief…

PNP detains Iraqi linked to Hamas

PHILIPPINE National Police chief Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa yesterday said they have taken into custody a 64-year-old Iraqi man in the radar of the Iraq Embassy for his alleged close ties with the Hamas terror group in…

‘Sampalin kita!’ Du30 tells Joma

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte yesterday threatened to slap his former professor, Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairman Jose Maria Sison, if they see each other as he continued to lambast the communists. “Kita tayo Sison. Sampalin kita,” Duterte said…

PNP not watching you, ‘Bato’ assures members of media

PHILIPPINE National Police chief Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa yesterday assured the country’s journalists that he has not authorized background checks on members of the press. “Huwag kayong mag-alala. Ako na itong nagsasalita, walang kaming effort against sa…

Rappler’s Ressa appears at NBI

RAPPLER CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa yesterday appeared at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to answer a cyber-libel complaint filed more than five years ago. Ressa along with former Rappler reporter Reynaldo Santos and businessman Benjamin Bitanga owner…

AFP chief eyed as next MARINA head

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THE “Jagger” takes over the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) this April. President Rodrigo Duterte announced his plan to appoint Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief General Rey Guerrero as Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) administrator when he retires on April…

Palace hails Mocha’s UST alumni award

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MALACAÑANG on Monday said the University of Santo Tomas’ Alumni Association Inc.’s decision to give an award to Palace Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson validates President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to appoint her. “We’re happy for Asec. Uson and I suppose…

Zero budget threat ‘joke only’ ––Alvarez

Public reaction to his warning to anti-federalism local executives fazes Speaker AFTER receiving negative comments, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez changed his tune and said his zero-budget threat was just a joke. In a television interview, Alvarez said people should not take…

Senado, hindi aatrasan ni Bong Go

NAKAHANDANG harapin ni Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Sec. Bong Go ang Senado, gayundin ang lahat pa ng mga nag-aakusa’t naninira sa kanya kaugnay sa isyu ng Navy frigate acquisition.3 “Kung ipatawag man ako ng Senado dahil sa frigate…

PH stays out of US-China row

It’s America’s problem, Malacañang says of tiff over US warship’s ‘breach’ of Chinese sovereignty in South China Sea “PROBLEMA ng Amerika ‘yan,” Malacañang declared as it made clear that it would not intervene in the recent tiff between China and…

Rice smuggling, hoarding probed

A PARTY-LIST lawmaker is seeking a probe into rice smuggling and hoarding in the country amid the prevalence of such illegal activities. The last incident involved the confiscation by Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel of 60,000 sacks of smuggled rice…

Congress leaders’ talks urged

SENATOR Panfilo Lacson yesterday said now is the time for the leaders of the House of Representatives and Senate to discuss Charter change (Cha-cha) since the upper chamber has firmed up its stand on the matter. Lacson said Senate President…

DU30 meets with surrendered Red couple

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte at the weekend met with Noel Legazpi, spokesperson of National Democratic Front (NDF) in the Far South Mindanao Region (NDF-FSMR), and his wife, Wendy Bendalian, at the Matina Enclaves in Davao City. The two rebel leaders surrendered…
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