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Sen. Bam Aquino files bill to amend tax bracket 1997

Photo: Facebook Page of Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV   MANILA, Philippines – Revise tax bracket set in 1997. This is the goal of Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV in filing Senate Bill 1942. “The salary of a management-level employee 17 years ago will probably be equivalent to the salary of an entry-level …

Sandigan Bayan allows GMA to undergo medical procedure at St. Luke’s

Photo: Facebook Page of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo   MANILA, Philippines – According to a radio report on Friday morning, the Sandigan Bayan has allowed former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to undergo urgent uro-dynamic testing at St. Luke’s Medical Center. The report said that the procedure is not available at the Veterans’ Memorial Medical Center where Arroyo is …

Death toll in Abu Sayyaf clash rises to 26

  MANILA, Philippines — The death toll from clashes between Philippine troops and Muslim militants who launched a surprise attack to regain control of a jungle training camp in a southern province has risen to 26, officials said Thursday. Capt. Maria Rowena Muyuela, the regional military spokeswoman, said the latest field reports showed 25 Abu …

Bishop appeals to abolish contractualization of workers

Bishop Broderick Pabillo. Photo from his Facebook Page   Manila Auxillary Bishop Broderick Pabillo has one wish on “Labor Day.” Abolish contractualization of workers. In an interview with the Manila Bulletin, Pabillo, who is the executive secretary of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines National Secretariat for Social Action Justice and Peace said, “Since …

Philippine military says fierce clash with Muslim militants leave 14 militants, 1 marine dead

  MANILA, Philippines—A battle between Philippine marines and Muslim militants, who launched a surprise attack to regain control of a captured jungle training encampment, has left 14 Abu Sayyaf fighters and one marine dead, officials said Wednesday. The heavy exchanges of rifle grenade and mortar fire erupted late Tuesday in a mountain area off southern …

Bar exams still in UST

Photo: Facebook Page of UST   MANILA, Philippines — On Tuesday, April 29, the Supreme Court announced that this year’s Bar exams,  scheduled on the four Sundays of October, will still be at the University of Sto. Tomas (UST). It added that it had approved negotiations between the Office of the Bar Confidant and UST …

Gov’t released P1.05 billion to DA for Yolanda’s relief

Photo: Facebook Page of Department of Agriculture   MANILA, Philippines – When super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit the country last year, one of the most affected sectors was the agriculture, with total damages reaching P31.1 billion, as of March 2014. The amount includes production losses of P27.07 billion in crops, fisheries, and livestock, along with …

Aquino scores 2 of 11 in Pulse Asia survey

Photo: Facebook Page of Pres. Benigno Aquino III   Manila, Philippines — In a recent Pulse Asia survey, Pres. Benigno Aquino’s administration got the approval of more than 50% of Filipinos on the issues of fighting criminality and increasing peace in the country, gaining a Net Approval Rating (NAR) of +46 (59% approve, 28% undecided, …

During Obama visit to Manila, Philippine president defends record on journalist deaths

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Benigno Aquino III is pushing back against criticism that his government has done too little to address extrajudicial killings of journalists and others. Aquino was asked about human rights during a news conference with visiting U.S. President Barack Obama. Aquino says his government’s track record speaks for itself. He’s citing …

4 dead in crash of small plane on cloud seeding flight in northern Philippines

    SANTIAGO, Philippines – A light plane crashed Sunday while on a cloud-seeding flight over farmlands that have been scorched by the intense summer heat in the northern Philippines, killing all four people on board, officials said. The plane crashed at a cornfield in a remote mountain village in Bagabag town in Nueva Vizcaya …

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