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Pilipino Star
Customs deputy commissioner urged to name smuggling suspectsMANILA, Philippines – The House Committee on Ways and Means chair on Tuesday da
Customs deputy commissioner urged to name smuggling suspects
Pilipino Star / Posted 2 minutes ago
MANILA, Philippines – The House Committee on Ways and Means chair on Tuesday dared the Deputy Customs Commissioner Jessie Dellosa to name persons in cahoots with corrupt Customs personnel. “Dellosa is a former soldier who is battle-tested in his own... Read more
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Eu Business
Alcatel-Lucent chief defends 14-mn-euro payout — EU(PARIS) - The head of telecoms equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent rejected governme
Alcatel-Lucent chief defends 14-mn-euro payout — EU
Eu Business / Posted 19 hours ago
(PARIS) - The head of telecoms equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent rejected government pressure Monday to renounce bonuses which could see him receive around 14 million euros ($15.7 million) as part of its buyout by rival Nokia. Michel Combes, who has... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Artistic Sermon in 'Mharidzo' ExhibitionThe National Gallery of Zimbabwe is a gallery dedicated to the presentation and
Artistic Sermon in 'Mharidzo' Exhibition
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
The National Gallery of Zimbabwe is a gallery dedicated to the presentation and conservation of Zimbabwe and visual heritage. The National Gallery of Zimbabwe was established in 1957, and has been central to the rise of Zimbabwean artists in the... Read more
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ABS-CBNNEWS.com
DOF: Tax effort improves in H1MANILA - Government said its tax collection efficiency improved in the first ha
DOF: Tax effort improves in H1
ABS-CBNNEWS.com / Posted yesterday
MANILA - Government said its tax collection efficiency improved in the first half of the year due to better tax administration. The Department of Finance (DOF) said its tax effort rose to 14.09 percent in the first half of 2015 from the 13.69... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Police Committee Adopts Terms of Reference for Inquiry Into Circumstances Surrounding Issuing of Statements of Support for Riah PhiyegaThe Portfolio Committee on Police today adopted the terms of reference of the i
Police Committee Adopts Terms of Reference for Inquiry Into Circumstances Surrounding Issuing of Statements of Support for Riah Phiyega
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
The Portfolio Committee on Police today adopted the terms of reference of the inquiry into circumstances surrounding the issuing of media statements in support of National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega by the National Board of Commissioners and... Read more
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Morningstar
Asian Shares Start LowerThe Nikkei Stock Average traded down 1.1%, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was down 1.3
Asian Shares Start Lower
Morningstar / Posted yesterday
The Nikkei Stock Average traded down 1.1%, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was down 1.3% and South Korea's Kospi lost 0.6% early Monday. Currencies in the region recovered from multiyear lows last week but traded roughly flat. The additional losses in... Read more
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ABS-CBNNEWS.com
OFW representatives to attend probe on balikbayan box inspection Mayen Jaymalin, The Philippine Star | 08/31/2015 10:44 AM MANILA - Leaders o
OFW representatives to attend probe on balikbayan box inspection
ABS-CBNNEWS.com / Posted yesterday
Mayen Jaymalin, The Philippine Star | 08/31/2015 10:44 AM MANILA - Leaders of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) groups will appear in the congressional probe into the Bureau of Customs... Read more
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Sun Star
Valle: Leadership beyond mere Lip ServiceWHEN one is physically weakened by an ailment, it is easy to yield to anything,
Valle: Leadership beyond mere Lip Service
Sun Star / Posted yesterday
WHEN one is physically weakened by an ailment, it is easy to yield to anything, even without much external pressure. Humans that we are, every one of us have, in one way or another, gone through such kind of a challenge, though we may differ in... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Woman fighter still taxed for championship beltScreengrab from Jujeath Nagaowa’s Facebook account Adding insult to injury, th
Woman fighter still taxed for championship belt
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
Screengrab from Jujeath Nagaowa’s Facebook account Adding insult to injury, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) has claimed that mixed martial arts fighter Jujeath Nagaowa was assessed a lower tax for the Women’s International Boxing Association (Wiba)... Read more
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The Daily Guardian
Lina urges Congress to pass new Customs act amid outcryTHE Bureau of Customs (BOC) is urging Congress to prioritize the Customs Modern
Lina urges Congress to pass new Customs act amid outcry
The Daily Guardian / Posted yesterday
THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) is urging Congress to prioritize the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act to improve the operations of the agency amid public outcry over its policy on inspections on balikbayan boxes. “We are calling on our friends in... Read more
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The Daily Guardian
BOC is most corrupt among 36 gov't agencies: SWS surveyTHE Bureau of Customs (BOC) is the most corrupt among 36 government institution
BOC is most corrupt among 36 gov't agencies: SWS survey
The Daily Guardian / Posted yesterday
THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) is the most corrupt among 36 government institutions, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. The survey showed that the BOC had a negative sincerity net rating, meaning the number of respondents who said... Read more
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Pilipino Star
INC: Pass or failDid the Iglesia Ni Cristo leadership pass or did they fail when they adopted th
INC: Pass or fail
Pilipino Star / Posted yesterday
Did the Iglesia Ni Cristo leadership pass or did they fail when they adopted the “Occupy EDSA” strategy? For the longest time in Philippine history, the INC has been an organization no one really wanted to bother with and be bothered by. They were... Read more
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The Manila Times
‘Corrupt’ BOC dampens trust in govt – lawmakerAugust 30, 2015 10:41 pm by JOEL M. SY EGCO, SENIOR REPORTER THE controversie
‘Corrupt’ BOC dampens trust in govt – lawmaker
The Manila Times / Posted yesterday
August 30, 2015 10:41 pm by JOEL M. SY EGCO, SENIOR REPORTER THE controversies hounding the Bureau of Customs (BOC), which was recently ranked as the “most corrupt” government agency in a survey,... Read more
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The Manila Times
BOC should change its policies – MarcosAugust 30, 2015 10:42 pm THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) should change its policie
BOC should change its policies – Marcos
The Manila Times / Posted yesterday
August 30, 2015 10:42 pm THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) should change its policies to make them more “Filipino friendly” because the agency is indirectly violating laws that grant incentives to overseas Filipino... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Poe hails arrest of fugitive with PNP’s upgraded records system Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares, chair of the Senate committee on public order
Poe hails arrest of fugitive with PNP’s upgraded records system
Manila Bulletin / Posted yesterday
Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares, chair of the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs, yesterday commended the Philippine National Police (PNP) for successfully arresting one... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Customs told: Take it easy on OFWs, athletes Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. yesterday urged Bureau of Customs (B
Customs told: Take it easy on OFWs, athletes
Manila Bulletin / Posted yesterday
Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. yesterday urged Bureau of Customs (BOC) officials to go easy on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and returning athletes. In a statement, Marcos expressed his... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Villar, Marcos urge BOC to go easy on OFWs, athletes Balikbayan boxes (L), Customs imposes P6k tax on martial arts championship be
Villar, Marcos urge BOC to go easy on OFWs, athletes
Manila Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
Balikbayan boxes (L), Customs imposes P6k tax on martial arts championship belt of Jujeath Nagaowa (R) Senators urged the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to go easy on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)... 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 2 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
Culture in a ‘box’The low-budgeted homemade videos, written, directed, and acted in by the OFWs t
Culture in a ‘box’
Pilipino Star / Posted 2 days ago
The low-budgeted homemade videos, written, directed, and acted in by the OFWs themselves show them packing mostly ordinary things like canned goods, shirts (even used ones), shoes, vitamins, and perfume. They are funny, but what they say about how... 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 2 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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The Manila Times
The regime’s full-throated march to idiocyAugust 29, 2015 11:06 pm I HAVE yet to agree with a Marcos in 62 years , which
The regime’s full-throated march to idiocy
The Manila Times / Posted 2 days ago
August 29, 2015 11:06 pm I HAVE yet to agree with a Marcos in 62 years , which is my age. But you have to appreciate the crafting of Senator Marcos’ response to the government’s war against Balikbayan boxes.... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Police spin doctor grilled by MPsIt was national police spokesperson Solly Makgale’s turn to face the music in P
Police spin doctor grilled by MPs
Mail & Guardian / Posted 2 days ago
It was national police spokesperson Solly Makgale’s turn to face the music in Parliament on Friday. The South African police’s chief spin doctor found himself in the firing line as he explained to MPs how a media statement “misrepresenting”... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
BOC unaware ‘taxed belt’ was won in a boxing match abroad Saying that it had “no idea” that the championship belt belongs to a Filipina
BOC unaware ‘taxed belt’ was won in a boxing match abroad
Manila Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
Saying that it had “no idea” that the championship belt belongs to a Filipina boxer, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) is making a bold move to refund the duties and taxes she paid to get her... Read more
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Philboxing
Pinay Boxer Jujeath Nagaowa becomes the face of crusade against overtaxing and corruption in the Philippines�Grabe. Hindi na nga ako maka-comment at reply, like ng like na lang ako dun sa
Pinay Boxer Jujeath Nagaowa becomes the face of crusade against overtaxing and corruption in the Philippines
Philboxing / Posted 3 days ago
�Grabe. Hindi na nga ako maka-comment at reply, like ng like na lang ako dun sa Facebook. Wala akong masabi, Speechless.� an overwhelmed Nagaowa remarked on the millions who supported her cause on Facebook. (It is incredible. I cannot even post any... Read more
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ABS-CBNNEWS.com
OFWs warn of more protestsMANILA, Philippines - Yesterday’s “Zero Remittance Day” had no significant econ
OFWs warn of more protests
ABS-CBNNEWS.com / Posted 3 days ago
MANILA, Philippines - Yesterday’s “Zero Remittance Day” had no significant economic impact, according to the central bank, but overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) warned of more mass actions against plans to tighten rules on balikbayan boxes. The OFW... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Impact of zero remittance day being trackedOfficials will be assessing the impact of the so-called “Zero Remittance Day” o
Impact of zero remittance day being tracked
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
Officials will be assessing the impact of the so-called “Zero Remittance Day” on Friday that proponents said was a success. Several groups have called for a halt in fund transfers on Friday in protest against the stricter inspections of Balikbayan... Read more
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Inquirier.net
‘Balikbayan’ box rules in the worksA week after the Bureau of Customs (BOC) came under fire over Commissioner Albe
‘Balikbayan’ box rules in the works
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
A week after the Bureau of Customs (BOC) came under fire over Commissioner Alberto Lina’s directive for customs officers to open and inspect balikbayan boxes, the agency is now in the process of finalizing the guidelines on how to handle packages... Read more
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Balita
BOC crafting guidelines on handling of balikbayan boxes August 29, 2015 5:10 am MANILA, Aug. 28 — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is cra
BOC crafting guidelines on handling of balikbayan boxes
Balita / Posted 3 days ago
August 29, 2015 5:10 am MANILA, Aug. 28 — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is crafting guidelines on the handling of balikbayan boxes of Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Deputy Commissioner... Read more
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iol.co.za
MPs lambaste Phiyega spin doctorINDEPENDENT MEDIANational Commissioner of Police General Riah Phiyega has been
MPs lambaste Phiyega spin doctor
iol.co.za / Posted 3 days ago
INDEPENDENT MEDIANational Commissioner of Police General Riah Phiyega has been put on notice of suspension by President Jacob Zuma. File picture: BHEKI RADEBE Parliament – The South African police’s chief spin doctor on Friday found himself in the... Read more
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Pilipino Star
OFWs warn of more protestsMANILA, Philippines - Yesterday’s “Zero Remittance Day” had no significant econ
OFWs warn of more protests
Pilipino Star / Posted 3 days ago
MANILA, Philippines - Yesterday’s “Zero Remittance Day” had no significant economic impact, according to the central bank, but overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) warned of more mass actions against plans to tighten rules on balikbayan boxes. The OFW... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Noy’s traffic planAt a speech at the Rizal Technological University, President Aquino asked for p
Noy’s traffic plan
Pilipino Star / Posted 3 days ago
At a speech at the Rizal Technological University, President Aquino asked for patience and understanding of the citizenry on the traffic situation, after five years of inaction. Aquino said that there is a need for more bridges and widening of... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
OFWs show unity in ‘Zero Remittance Day’ protest action The “Zero Remittance Day” protest of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) tha
OFWs show unity in ‘Zero Remittance Day’ protest action
Manila Bulletin / Posted 3 days ago
The “Zero Remittance Day” protest of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) that was held yesterday was a success, declared the Migrante Party-list, a group protecting the rights of OFWs. For... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
SWS poll lists BOC as most corrupt agency The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is the most corrupt government agency, according
SWS poll lists BOC as most corrupt agency
Manila Bulletin / Posted 3 days ago
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is the most corrupt government agency, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. The survey results come at a time when the BOC is still in the midst of... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
China banks warn of rising bad loans and falling margins as economy slowsSHANGHAI/BEIJING: China's largest banks warned of a tough year after posting th
China banks warn of rising bad loans and falling margins as economy slows
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 3 days ago
SHANGHAI/BEIJING: China's largest banks warned of a tough year after posting their weakest half-yearly profit growth in at least six years as a slowing economy forces the lenders to make even more provisions for soured loans and squeezes interest... Read more
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Rappler
The failure of the #balikbayanbox warningBeyond the smuggling issue claimed by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) allegedly lin
The failure of the #balikbayanbox warning
Rappler / Posted 3 days ago
Beyond the smuggling issue claimed by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) allegedly linked to the balikbayan boxes sent by overseas Filipino workers to their loved ones in the Philippines, why has the BOC’s infamous announcement on August 19 left a bitter... Read more
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Reuters
China banks warn of rising bad loans and falling margins as economy slowsA Chinese national flag flutters at the headquarters of a commercial bank on a
China banks warn of rising bad loans and falling margins as economy slows
Reuters / Posted 3 days ago
A Chinese national flag flutters at the headquarters of a commercial bank on a financial street near the headquarters of the People's Bank of China, China's central bank, in central Beijing November 24, 2014. SHANGHAI/BEIJING China's largest banks... Read more
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Inquirier.net
‘Zero Remittance Day’ a success, says migrant workers groupIn this 2008 photo, Filipino domestic workers line up to send money at a remitt
‘Zero Remittance Day’ a success, says migrant workers group
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
In this 2008 photo, Filipino domestic workers line up to send money at a remittance center in Hong Kong. AFP Migrante party-list, a group protecting the rights of overseas Filipino workers, has declared the success of Friday’s “Zero Remittance... Read more
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Rappler
Perceived gov't corruption eases; BOC gets 'very bad' ratingVERY BAD. The latest SWS poll among business executives shows that the Bureau o
Perceived gov't corruption eases; BOC gets 'very bad' rating
Rappler / Posted 3 days ago
VERY BAD. The latest SWS poll among business executives shows that the Bureau of Customs is among 6 government agencies with an unfavorable rating in sincerity in fighting corruption. MANILA, Philippines – While businessmen's perception of... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
BOC hopes to reverse its negative image Officials of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) expressed hopes they could reverse i
BOC hopes to reverse its negative image
Manila Bulletin / Posted 3 days ago
Officials of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) expressed hopes they could reverse its negative image after it topped a survey on the most corrupt agencies in the government. “I hope and pray that it will not happen... Read more
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ABS-CBNNEWS.com
Migrante stages 'No Remittance Day' protest in MendiolaMANILA - Despite the government's move to stop the Bureau of Customs' (BOC) ran
Migrante stages 'No Remittance Day' protest in Mendiola
ABS-CBNNEWS.com / Posted 4 days ago
MANILA - Despite the government's move to stop the Bureau of Customs' (BOC) random inspection of balikbayan boxes, around 30 members of Migrante held a protest in Mendiola Friday to support an earlier call by some OFWs of a "No Remittance... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
‘Zero Remittance Day’ a success, says Migrante partylist Migrante partylist, a group protecting the rights of overseas Filipino worker
‘Zero Remittance Day’ a success, says Migrante partylist
Manila Bulletin / Posted 4 days ago
Migrante partylist, a group protecting the rights of overseas Filipino workers (OFW), declared the success of today’s “Zero Remittance Day’’. The group said the “Zero Remittance Day’’ is a... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
BOC most corrupt gov’t agency – SWS In the midst of the controversy faced by the Bureau of Custom (BOC) in its in
BOC most corrupt gov’t agency – SWS
Manila Bulletin / Posted 4 days ago
In the midst of the controversy faced by the Bureau of Custom (BOC) in its infamous random inspection of “balikbayan” boxes issue, the bureau was listed as the most corrupt government agency in the country, a... Read more
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Rappler
Customs chief: ‘Amend law, modernize BOC’DIALOGUE. Bureau of Customs Chief Albert Line (center) and OFW Partylist Repres
Customs chief: ‘Amend law, modernize BOC’
Rappler / Posted 4 days ago
DIALOGUE. Bureau of Customs Chief Albert Line (center) and OFW Partylist Representative Roy Seneres Sr listen to an OFW advocate's concerns. Photo by Adrian Portugal/ Rappler MANILA, Philippines - Amid calls for resignation and major reforms in his... Read more
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ABS-CBNNEWS.com
Lina urges Congress to pass new Customs act amid outcryMANILA – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is urging Congress to prioritize the Custo
Lina urges Congress to pass new Customs act amid outcry
ABS-CBNNEWS.com / Posted 4 days ago
MANILA – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is urging Congress to prioritize the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act to improve the operations of the agency amid public outcry over its policy on inspections on balikbayan boxes. “We are calling on our... Read more
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Sun Star
No Remittance Day ‘little impact’ on economyAN ECONOMIST believes that the No Remittance Day being pushed today in protest
No Remittance Day ‘little impact’ on economy
Sun Star / Posted 4 days ago
AN ECONOMIST believes that the No Remittance Day being pushed today in protest of the Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) initial plans to randomly open balikbayan boxes, will not have a significant impact to the country’s economy. Fernando Fajardo, executive... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Take back your trash, lawmakers tell CanadaThe House of Representatives has written a strongly worded letter asking Canada
Take back your trash, lawmakers tell Canada
Inquirier.net / Posted 4 days ago
The House of Representatives has written a strongly worded letter asking Canada to take back the 50 container vans of garbage shipped to the Philippines in 2013 that have provoked a diplomatic back-and-forth between the two countries. Invoking the... Read more
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ABS-CBNNEWS.com
DFA: Zero remittance campaign 'unnecessary'MANILA -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) believes there is no need for
DFA: Zero remittance campaign 'unnecessary'
ABS-CBNNEWS.com / Posted 4 days ago
MANILA -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) believes there is no need for overseas Filipino workers (OFW) to take part in the ''zero remittance day'' campaign in protest of the proposed increase in taxes for balikbayan boxes. Foreign Affairs... Read more
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Daily News
BoC leads first half growth with Rs. 6.7 b profitThe Bank of Ceylon (BoC) continued to lead its growth course in first half of 2
BoC leads first half growth with Rs. 6.7 b profit
Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
The Bank of Ceylon (BoC) continued to lead its growth course in first half of 2015 with Rs. 9.1 billion Profit Before Tax (PBT) achieving 6% growth over the previous year. Profit After Tax (PAT) stood at Rs. 6.7 billion resulting in 8% growth. \The... Read more
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Sun Star
Duterte bats for Customs, BIR privatizationDAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has yet to make up his mind on the people's ca
Duterte bats for Customs, BIR privatization
Sun Star / Posted 4 days ago
DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has yet to make up his mind on the people's call for him to run for president, but said if it is his destiny to become the country's leader, he would like to see a radical overhaul of government, including the... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Invisible bondThis is the culture that the Bureau of Customs is up against in cracking down o
Invisible bond
Pilipino Star / Posted 4 days ago
This is the culture that the Bureau of Customs is up against in cracking down on smuggling using balikbayan boxes: In my first visit to the United States ages ago, I brought back a microwave oven. Its metal casing had a faux stained wood finish and... Read more
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