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PHL Senator urges prioritization of proposed lower income tax bill

Philippine Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero on Tuesday, August 25 urged President Benigno Aquino III to send to Congress a proposed measure lowering personal income taxes by certifying it as urgent to hasten its passage.

WHEW – North and South Korea diffuse tensions

North and South Korea reached agreement early on Tuesday to end a standoff involving an exchange of artillery fire that had pushed the divided peninsula into a state of heightened military tension.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST – Customs chief Lina, other ex-BOC officials face plunder charges

Just over two months after being appointed as commissioner of the Bureau of Customs, Alberto Lina is facing graft and plunder charges at the Office of the Ombudsman.


After a public outcry, President Benigno S. Aquino III stopped on Monday, August 24, the Bureau of Customs (BoC) from conducting physical inspections of homecoming giftboxes, locally known as balikbayan boxes.

Rodrigo Duterte and Bongbong Marcos: WTF ARE YOU DOING, BoC?

Locally called “Balikbayan Boxes” (homecoming gifts) the boxes were recently pointed as means of smuggling prohibited items by the bureau, to the sharp protest of political figures and the OFWs, who claim that the inspection may merely result in stolen items from the boxes.


Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje announced that they are issuing a reward of P100,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Philippine eagle “Pamana,” found dead last August 16.

PHL Senate approves upgrade of shipbuilding industry

The Senate approved on third and final reading on Monday a bill seeking to regulate and modernize the practice of naval architecture in the country.

Uber files for TNC accreditation at LTFRB

Uber has finally filed for accreditation on Monday, August 17 before the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).

Ahead of LTFRB TNC legalization deadline, GrabCar now 100% legal– Uber rushing to beat deadline

GrabCar is the first TNV company to be 100% legal in the Philippines, and it looks like Uber is falling behind. Starting August 21, unregistered TNVs will be accosted and fined.

Internet freedom group opposes SIM card registration bill, deplores possible invasion of privacy

An Internet freedom group is opposing the proposal for mandatory SIM card registration, calling the legislation a violation of citizens’ privacy.