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Manila Bulletin
Rene Almendras to harmonize agencies’ plans on traffic After supervising government action to address port congestion, Cabinet Secre
Rene Almendras to harmonize agencies’ plans on traffic
Manila Bulletin / Posted 4 hours ago
After supervising government action to address port congestion, Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras is taking on extra duties this time virtually as country’s traffic czar. Almendras has been... Read more
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The Daily Guardian
Eh di wow(The author is an Antiqueña journalist in Metro Manila who writes for Malaya, A
Eh di wow
The Daily Guardian / Posted 17 hours ago
(The author is an Antiqueña journalist in Metro Manila who writes for Malaya, Abante and VERA Files) MONDAY morning, while commuters in Metro Manila were bracing for another day of agony with the already bad traffic situation made worse by the rally... Read more
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Asian journal
The curse of incompetence and insensitivityTHERE’S this joke about a little boy anxious to see his expectant mother give b
The curse of incompetence and insensitivity
Asian journal / Posted 2 days ago
THERE’S this joke about a little boy anxious to see his expectant mother give birth. She explains that it will take several months for the baby to come out. The boy then recalls how his engineer father had told his workers on a rush project to “put... Read more
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Pilipino Star
De Lima: I’m not resigningDOJ chief unaware of any deal with INC MANILA, Philippines - If she was made t
De Lima: I’m not resigning
Pilipino Star / Posted 2 days ago
DOJ chief unaware of any deal with INC MANILA, Philippines - If she was made the sacrificial lamb, she’s unaware of it, and Leila de Lima does not intend to quit as secretary of justice, tomorrow or in the next several days, as part of an alleged... Read more
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Inquirier.net
HPG to lead traffic law enforcement on EdsaSTRESSING the need to ease traffic congestion in Metro Manila, President Benign
HPG to lead traffic law enforcement on Edsa
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
STRESSING the need to ease traffic congestion in Metro Manila, President Benigno Aquino III has named the Highway Patrol Group (HPG) of the Philippine National Police as the “lead traffic law enforcement agency” on the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue... Read more
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Pilipino Star
PNoy continues to trust De LimaMANILA, Philippines - President Benigno Aquino III continues to support Justice
PNoy continues to trust De Lima
Pilipino Star / Posted 3 days ago
MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno Aquino III continues to support Justice Secretary Leila De Lima, Malacañang said Tuesday amid claims that she will be removed from office to appease the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC). Communications Secretary... Read more
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Sun Star
INC’s decision to disperseTHERE are many ways to interpret the Iglesia ni Cristo’s decision to end yester
INC’s decision to disperse
Sun Star / Posted 3 days ago
THERE are many ways to interpret the Iglesia ni Cristo’s decision to end yesterday its protest action against Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and the Department of Justice (DOJ). Members of the Iglesia would have also staged a rally in Cebu yesterday... Read more
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The Manila Times
What was the deal?QUESTIONS ARISE AS IGLESIA ENDS EDSA SIEGE September 1, 2015 12:26 am by JOEL
What was the deal?
The Manila Times / Posted 3 days ago
QUESTIONS ARISE AS IGLESIA ENDS EDSA SIEGE September 1, 2015 12:26 am by JOEL M. SY EGCO, SENIOR REPORTER ANTHONY VARGAS, CORRESPONDENT AND FERNAN MARASIGAN, REPORTER PARTY’S OVER Flag-waiving members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo who... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Iglesia ends protestWhat’s the deal? Everyone mum MANILA, Philippines - The Iglesia ni Cristo (INC
Iglesia ends protest
Pilipino Star / Posted 3 days ago
What’s the deal? Everyone mum MANILA, Philippines - The Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) ordered its members yesterday to clear roads they had blocked for four days in protest against an investigation into possible criminal acts by some of its top... Read more
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Rappler
INSIDE STORY: The end of the Iglesia ni Cristo protestPROTEST ENDS. The INC on Monday, August 31 officially ends their 5-day protest
INSIDE STORY: The end of the Iglesia ni Cristo protest
Rappler / Posted 3 days ago
PROTEST ENDS. The INC on Monday, August 31 officially ends their 5-day protest after a 'peaceful agreement' with the government. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler MANILA, Philippines – On Sunday evening, August 30, at about dinner time, President... Read more
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Rappler
#INCvictory: Netizens want to know what’s the deal with gov'tOn Facebook, Nehemias Vidal asked: "Is the agreement advantageous to the INC? T
#INCvictory: Netizens want to know what’s the deal with gov't
Rappler / Posted 4 days ago
On Facebook, Nehemias Vidal asked: "Is the agreement advantageous to the INC? The people are entitled to know!" Rex Dizon, another Facebook user, was as probing: "What is the agreement? Baka gobyerno ang sumuko! (The government might have caved in)... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Palace says 'no deal' made with INC to end protestMANILA, Philippines — No compromise was made by the government to have the Igle
Palace says 'no deal' made with INC to end protest
Pilipino Star / Posted 4 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — No compromise was made by the government to have the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) agree to end the mass action on Monday, a Malacañang official said. "There was no deal struck, as some insinuate. The talks gave both sides an... Read more
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Sun Star
Palace denies striking deal with INCMALACANANG denied Monday that a compromise was reached with the Iglesia Ni Cris
Palace denies striking deal with INC
Sun Star / Posted 4 days ago
MALACANANG denied Monday that a compromise was reached with the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC), which prompted the latter to end its five-day protest. "There was no deal struck, as some insinuate. The talks gave both sides an opportunity to clarify issues... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Palace says no deal struck with INCNo compromise agreement was forged between the government and the Iglesia Ni Cr
Palace says no deal struck with INC
Manila Bulletin / Posted 4 days ago
No compromise agreement was forged between the government and the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) during their talks that resulted to the halt of the massive street protests in EDSA, Malacañang said on Monday. “There was no deal struck as some insinuate,”... Read more
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ABS-CBNNEWS.com
No deal struck with INCMANILA – The Palace on Monday dismissed insinuations that the government reache
No deal struck with INC
ABS-CBNNEWS.com / Posted 4 days ago
MANILA – The Palace on Monday dismissed insinuations that the government reached a questionable deal with the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) in exchange for the voluntary dispersal of the group's protesting members along EDSA. ''There was no deal struck,... Read more
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Rappler
Compromises to end protests? 'No deal' with INC – PalaceGOOD BYE. The INC on Monday, August 31 officially ended their 5-day protest cit
Compromises to end protests? 'No deal' with INC – Palace
Rappler / Posted 4 days ago
GOOD BYE. The INC on Monday, August 31 officially ended their 5-day protest citing a 'peaceful agreement' with the government. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler MANILA, Philippines – More than 7 hours after the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) ended its... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
President Aquino holds meeting with Cabinet to tackle INC protest rally Iglesia Ni Cristo members gather at Edsa Shrine to impress their hatred again
President Aquino holds meeting with Cabinet to tackle INC protest rally
Manila Bulletin / Posted 4 days ago
Iglesia Ni Cristo members gather at Edsa Shrine to impress their hatred against Justice Secretary Leila de Lima in her interfered. (Aug.28,2015) (photo by Manny Llanes) With no... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Palace to Iglesia ni Cristo: Respect other people’s rightsEDSA Shrine mass disrupted MANILA, Philippines - The Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) h
Palace to Iglesia ni Cristo: Respect other people’s rights
Pilipino Star / Posted 4 days ago
EDSA Shrine mass disrupted MANILA, Philippines - The Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) has rights, but it should also respect the rights of others, Palace officials said yesterday. Malacañang made this clear to the thousands of INC members who staged a rally... Read more
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Christian Today
Christian group occupies Philippine highway for second nightPolice said about 1,700 people converged on the highway at around 1200 GMT on S
Christian group occupies Philippine highway for second night
Christian Today / Posted 5 days ago
Police said about 1,700 people converged on the highway at around 1200 GMT on Saturday, but officials of the INC said the number had reached 8,000. Demonstrators raised fists and chanted "Hustisya" (Justice). Thousands of members of a Christian... Read more
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ABS-CBNNEWS.com
OFWs in Hong Kong to stage rally vs CustomsMANILA, Philippines - Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong will rally
OFWs in Hong Kong to stage rally vs Customs
ABS-CBNNEWS.com / Posted 5 days ago
MANILA, Philippines - Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong will rally today against Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina's "oppressive" taxation and inspection of balikbayan boxes. The Network of OFWs Opposed to Excessive Government Fees... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Christian group occupies Philippine highwayThousands of members of a Christian group occupied a busy highway in Manila for
Christian group occupies Philippine highway
Otago Daily Times / Posted 5 days ago
Thousands of members of a Christian group occupied a busy highway in Manila for a second night, protesting against what they say is government intrusion in church affairs. Police said about 1700 people converged on the highway about noon on Saturday... Read more
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Reuters UK Edition
Christian group occupies Philippine highway for second nightFilipino members of the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) or INC display sig
Christian group occupies Philippine highway for second night
Reuters UK Edition / Posted 5 days ago
Filipino members of the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) or INC display signs during a protest in Manila August 29, 2015. MANILA Thousands of members of a Christian group occupied a busy highway in Manila for a second night on Saturday,... Read more
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ABS-CBNNEWS.com
Poe, Binay, Roxas hit for reaction to INC protestsMANILA – Politicians who try to appease the leaders of the politically influent
Poe, Binay, Roxas hit for reaction to INC protests
ABS-CBNNEWS.com / Posted 5 days ago
MANILA – Politicians who try to appease the leaders of the politically influential Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) must be condemned, a former ally of the administration said. Former Akbayan party-list Rep. Walden Bello, who earlier severed ties with... Read more
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ABS-CBNNEWS.com
Vote based on bets' platforms, Palace tells OFWsMANILA – The Palace called on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to vote based on
Vote based on bets' platforms, Palace tells OFWs
ABS-CBNNEWS.com / Posted 5 days ago
MANILA – The Palace called on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to vote based on the platforms of the candidates in the 2016 elections, amid threats by some OFW groups that they will not vote for administration candidates in the wake of the balikbayan... Read more
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Pilipino Star
OFWs in Hong Kong to stage rally vs CustomsMANILA, Philippines - Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong will rally
OFWs in Hong Kong to stage rally vs Customs
Pilipino Star / Posted 5 days ago
MANILA, Philippines - Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong will rally today against Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina’s “oppressive” taxation and inspection of balikbayan boxes. The Network of OFWs Opposed to Excessive Government Fees... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Iglesia vs De Lima: Palace calls for fairnessMANILA, Philippines - The government has shown fairness in dealing with the iss
Iglesia vs De Lima: Palace calls for fairness
Pilipino Star / Posted 5 days ago
MANILA, Philippines - The government has shown fairness in dealing with the issues being raised by the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) against Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, even as it warned some sectors against exploiting the situation and blowing it out... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Christian group occupies Philippine highway for second nightMANILA: Thousands of members of a Christian group occupied a busy highway in Ma
Christian group occupies Philippine highway for second night
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 days ago
MANILA: Thousands of members of a Christian group occupied a busy highway in Manila for a second night on Saturday, protesting against what they say is government intrusion in church affairs. Police said about 1,700 people converged on the highway... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Aquino says no one should take advantage of INC protest—ValteOne of the instructions of President Benigno Aquino III in dealing with the Igl
Aquino says no one should take advantage of INC protest—Valte
Inquirier.net / Posted 5 days ago
One of the instructions of President Benigno Aquino III in dealing with the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) protest was to ensure that no one should take advantage of the mass action for his or her personal gains. “The President mentioned specifically that... Read more
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The Star
Christian group occupies Philippine highway for second nightMANILA (Reuters) - Thousands of members of a Christian group occupied a busy hi
Christian group occupies Philippine highway for second night
The Star / Posted 5 days ago
MANILA (Reuters) - Thousands of members of a Christian group occupied a busy highway in Manila for a second night on Saturday, protesting against what they say is government intrusion in church affairs. Police said about 1,700 people converged on... Read more
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The Manila Times
Officials urged: Stand up against Iglesia ‘tyranny’August 29, 2015 10:51 pm by LLANESCA PANTI AND IZA IGLESIAS, REPORTERS A part
Officials urged: Stand up against Iglesia ‘tyranny’
The Manila Times / Posted 5 days ago
August 29, 2015 10:51 pm by LLANESCA PANTI AND IZA IGLESIAS, REPORTERS A party-list congressman became the voice in the wilderness amid the ongoing crisis within the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC or... Read more
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Rappler
Palace to OFWs: Vote wiselyMANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Saturday, August 29, urged overseas Filipin
Palace to OFWs: Vote wisely
Rappler / Posted 6 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Saturday, August 29, urged overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families to choose wisely in the coming elections. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte made the statement in an interview on... Read more
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ABS-CBNNEWS.com
Palace to INC faithful: Freedom requires responsibilityMANILA - Malacañang on Saturday maintained that government is not harassing the
Palace to INC faithful: Freedom requires responsibility
ABS-CBNNEWS.com / Posted 6 days ago
MANILA - Malacañang on Saturday maintained that government is not harassing the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC). Several members of the INC have been staging street demonstrations since Thursday to protest the Department of Justice's (DOJ) alleged... Read more
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Office of the President - Philippines
Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte on the week of August 24-28, 2015Statement of Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte On the week of Augu
Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte on the week of August 24-28, 2015
Office of the President - Philippines / Posted 6 days ago
Statement of Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte On the week of August 24-28, 2015 The President’s activities this week embody Daang Matuwid. On Monday, President Aquino attended a briefing on major infrastructure projects in Cebu,... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Palace: Freedom comes with responsibility With freedom comes responsibility. Such was Malacañang’s message to the thro
Palace: Freedom comes with responsibility
Manila Bulletin / Posted 6 days ago
With freedom comes responsibility. Such was Malacañang’s message to the throng of Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) demonstrators who apparently intend to occupy major thoroughfare EDSA for the duration of the long... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Admin not panicking over ‘zero vote’ threat Instead of panicking, Malacañang merely brushed off the alleged boycott being
Admin not panicking over ‘zero vote’ threat
Manila Bulletin / Posted 6 days ago
Instead of panicking, Malacañang merely brushed off the alleged boycott being planned by some overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) against members of the administration slate in the 2016 elections. According... Read more
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Rappler
Aquino to INC members: 'Freedom requires responsibility'INC RALLY. INC members at the EDSA Crossing, where they are allowed to hold the
Aquino to INC members: 'Freedom requires responsibility'
Rappler / Posted 6 days ago
INC RALLY. INC members at the EDSA Crossing, where they are allowed to hold their mass action until August 30, 2015. MANILA, Philippines – "Freedom requires responsibility." President Benigno Aquino III gave the reminder on Saturday, August 29, as... Read more
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Rappler
Why De Lima is target of Iglesia ni Cristo's angerDE LIMA EFFIGY. Protestors shout 'De Lima, sasayaw na!' during a protest vigil
Why De Lima is target of Iglesia ni Cristo's anger
Rappler / Posted 6 days ago
DE LIMA EFFIGY. Protestors shout 'De Lima, sasayaw na!' during a protest vigil along EDSA in the evening of August 28, 2015. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Hundreds of Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) members cheered wildly when... Read more
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Gulf News
Why Aquino finds it tough to clean up notoriously corrupt Customs bureauX-rays and K-9s will be used to check suspicious cargo, which will be opened in
Why Aquino finds it tough to clean up notoriously corrupt Customs bureau
Gulf News / Posted 10 days ago
X-rays and K-9s will be used to check suspicious cargo, which will be opened in the presence of OWWA official or OFW representative Image Credit: Facebook screenshot Manila: A plan to pry open and tax the millions of "Balikyan" (homecoming) boxes... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Noy stops random inspection of balikbayan boxesMANILA, Philippines - President Aquino stopped last night the random or arbitra
Noy stops random inspection of balikbayan boxes
Pilipino Star / Posted 10 days ago
MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino stopped last night the random or arbitrary inspection of balikbayan boxes from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) after it drew flak from various sectors. As a result of this, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) issued a... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
PNoy halts random inspection of ‘Balikbayan’ boxes President Aquino disapproved Bureau of Custom’s random search rule on Balikba
PNoy halts random inspection of ‘Balikbayan’ boxes
Manila Bulletin / Posted 10 days ago
President Aquino disapproved Bureau of Custom’s random search rule on Balikbayan Boxes. Government pushed for the use of X-Rays and K9 inspection. “First, there will be no random or arbitrary... Read more
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ABS-CBNNEWS.com
Palace stormed with OFW complaints on 'balikbayan box' issueWith the holiday season just months away, a lot of overseas Filipino Workers (O
Palace stormed with OFW complaints on 'balikbayan box' issue
ABS-CBNNEWS.com / Posted 11 days ago
With the holiday season just months away, a lot of overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) are already preparing their 'balikbayan boxes' for their families back home. But they're not happy with the Bureau of Customs' random inspections, and handling of... Read more
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ABS-CBNNEWS.com
'Balikbayan box tax needs Congress OK'MANILA, Philippines - Any tax on balikbayan boxes would require congressional a
'Balikbayan box tax needs Congress OK'
ABS-CBNNEWS.com / Posted 11 days ago
MANILA, Philippines - Any tax on balikbayan boxes would require congressional approval, a lawmaker reminded Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina yesterday. “All appropriation, revenue or tariff bills shall originate exclusively in the House of... Read more
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The Daily Guardian
Why BOC wants to pry into balikbayan boxesTHE Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Sunday said it lacks the equipment to allow it t
Why BOC wants to pry into balikbayan boxes
The Daily Guardian / Posted 11 days ago
THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Sunday said it lacks the equipment to allow it to "efficiently" check incoming balikbayan boxes, as it justified the need to conduct random manual inspections amid the public outrage, mostly coming from overseas... Read more
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Coconuts Manila
BOC chief on opening balikbayan boxes: 'I have my duty to protect this country'"BOC Chief Bert Lina said OFWs should not be worried if their agency is opening
BOC chief on opening balikbayan boxes: 'I have my duty to protect this country'
Coconuts Manila / Posted 11 days ago
"BOC Chief Bert Lina said OFWs should not be worried if their agency is opening the boxes being brought to the country if they have nothing to hide. He reiterated that the random inspection is only part of the process to reinforce the drive to stop... Read more
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Inquirier.net
More lawmakers hit BOC policy on OFW boxesCargo shippers in the US have more volume than ever before. PHOTO BY CRISTINA P
More lawmakers hit BOC policy on OFW boxes
Inquirier.net / Posted 11 days ago
Cargo shippers in the US have more volume than ever before. PHOTO BY CRISTINA P. RODRIGUEZ The policy of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to conduct random checks on “balikbayan” boxes, which has infuriated many overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), may yet... Read more
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Pilipino Star
‘Tax on balikbayan boxes needs Congress OK’MANILA, Philippines - Any tax on balikbayan boxes would require congressional a
‘Tax on balikbayan boxes needs Congress OK’
Pilipino Star / Posted 11 days ago
MANILA, Philippines - Any tax on balikbayan boxes would require congressional approval, a lawmaker reminded Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina yesterday. “All appropriation, revenue or tariff bills shall originate exclusively in the House of... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Furor rocks PalaceCustoms told to consider mounting protest vs taxes on ‘balikbayan’ boxes The p
Furor rocks Palace
Manila Bulletin / Posted 11 days ago
Customs told to consider mounting protest vs taxes on ‘balikbayan’ boxes The planned imposition of additional taxes by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) on balikbayan boxes being sent by Philippine nationals abroad to their loved ones back home has raised... Read more
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The Manila Times
Mar Roxas’ future may be in a tampered balikbayan boxAugust 23, 2015 10:53 pm (The print edition of our editorial yesterday begins
Mar Roxas’ future may be in a tampered balikbayan box
The Manila Times / Posted 11 days ago
August 23, 2015 10:53 pm (The print edition of our editorial yesterday begins with a sentence containing the grave error of mistaking Customs Chief Bert Lina for his brother former senator Joey... Read more
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Sun Star
Aquino to be briefed on OFW concerns on balikbayan boxesMALACAÑANG is assessing all the feedback that it has been receiving from overse
Aquino to be briefed on OFW concerns on balikbayan boxes
Sun Star / Posted 11 days ago
MALACAÑANG is assessing all the feedback that it has been receiving from overseas Filipino workers regarding the Bureau of Customs' (BOC) handling of their balikbayan boxes and these would be brought to the attention of President Benigno Aquino III,... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Aquino seeks clarification from SC on Enrile’s bail President Aquino has tapped his legal team to review the Supreme Court ruling
Aquino seeks clarification from SC on Enrile’s bail
Manila Bulletin / Posted 12 days ago
President Aquino has tapped his legal team to review the Supreme Court ruling that gave temporary freedom to the old and ailing Senator Juan Ponce Enrile. Deputy presidential spokeswoman Abigail... Read more
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