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LPA continues to bring heavy rains over Visayas

MANILA, April 15 (PNA) — The low pressure area (LPA) lingering inside the country for almost two weeks now continues to induce rains in many parts of the country. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather forecaster Jun Galang in an interview Tuesday said that as of 4 a.m., the LPA was spotted some 60 km east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (10.0ºN, 126.3ºE). Galang said the weather disturbance continues to move “very […]

Number Coding Lifted on April 17-18

The metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) lifts its number coding scheme on Thursday and Friday. “There will be no number coding in Metro Manila on April 17-18” MMDA said over Twitter on Monday. The MMDA also released its schedule of concrete reblocking along Edsa from Tuesday to Friday this week.

BIR Reminds public: Last Day of filing Income Tax Return on April 15

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has reminded the public, including corporate taxpayers, that they have only until April 15 to file their Income Tax Returns (ITR). BIR said it would not give any extension anymore, and reminded late ITR filers to pay on time and within the deadline.  Henares said, they have been long reminding the public about the April 15  deadline for the filing of ITR, and therefore, she said there is no […]

Palace says it won’t allow US warships carrying nuclear weapons to enter the Philippines

Malacañang on Monday gave its assurance that Palace administration will not allow the entry of US warships carrying nuclear weapons. Valte said that while the 8th round of negotiations for the proposed agreement on the Enhanced Defense Cooperation between the Philippines and the US had already been concluded, there will be no “hard and fast rule” governing both sides since the agreement would still have to pass President Aquino’s scrutiny.

President Aquino ‘Satisfied’ with PNP’s Security Measure

Malacañang said on Monday that President Aquino is ‘satisfied’ with the Philippine National Police’s security measures for the coming vacation period. Valte said aside Aquino will also “spend the week monitoring the preparations and actions of concerned government agencies in light of the upcoming holidays.”  This is on top of his other scheduled engagements.

BIR To Pacquiao: Tax Reminder Was Not Meant To Spoil Victory

Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) chief Kim Jacinto- Henares reminded boxing champion Manny Pacquiao to pay his taxes.  Henares said this was not meant to spoil his recent victory over Timothy Bradley. Pacquiao reportedly has to pay BIR an estimated P2.1 billion as of December 2012.  This does not yet include interests. But a Malacañang spokesperson said on Monday that Henares was not out to “spoil” Pacquiao’s victory, and that Henares’ advice to Pacquiao was […]

Arrest Warrants vs Denice Cornejo, Cedric Lee, others already out

The arrest warrants against Deniece Cornejo, Cedric Lee, his sister Berniece, and their companions namely Zimmer Raz, Jose Paulo Gregorio Calma, Ferdinand Guerrero, and Jed Fernandez who figured in the mauling of actor and TV host Vhong Navarro in a Taguig condominium on January 22 are already out. This was revealed by Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Monday. Judge Bernard Bernal of the Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 74 in Taguig City issued the arrest warrants on […]

Henares vs. Pacquiao

After winning the WBO Welterweight Championship, Manny Pacquiao faces another tough battle against Bureau of Internal Revenue Kim Henares, who warned that he would face more problems if he fails to make a proper tax report of his latest win.

Senator Bong Revilla back from vacation

Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. is back from his two-week vacation in Israel, saying that he is expecting to be arrested once he return to the country, with the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee disclosing the results of their investigations, with the said senator allegedly involved in the pork barrel scam.