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‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’

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SKYLINE OVER POVERTY LINE  The towering buildings are at the heart of Makati City, while the shanties are along an estero in Pasay City.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines remains a fragile democracy despite the Aquino administration’s gains that have not been enough to make up for “nearly a decade of regression” during the previous administration.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

BIR goes after 5 more suspected tax evaders

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The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) filed five new tax-evasion cases this week against an individual and four companies as part of its efforts to increase collections.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Virtual money for drug deals

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The recent arrest of an alleged drug dealer in Manila revealed an alarming move in the narcotics network to replace cash transactions with deals using the online currency known as bitcoins, authorities said Friday.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Lapu-Lapu City Mayor faces charges for P2.6-B bank loans

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Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza is facing criminal charges in the Department of Justice for taking part in the creation of P2.6 billion in alleged fictitious loans that eventually led to the closure of a bank she headed in 2009.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

PDIC starts paying rural bank depositors Oct. 9

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The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (PDIC) will start paying claims of depositors of closed Rural Bank of Sto. Tomas on Oct. 9, the state-run firm said in a statement.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

BSP probes banks in pork barrel scam

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The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is investigating several banks for their possible failure to detect irregular transactions that may have abetted the illegal activities of Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged brains behind the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Abad pet project: Credit card better than cash in DND

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Corporate credit cards will replace the “petty cash” system in making small purchases at the Department of National Defense (DND), in line with the Aquino administration’s policy of transparency in government.

Posted: September 8th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Luis Abalos’ mystery solved: DBM says it’s Benhur Abalos

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Mandaluyong Mayor Benhur Abalos. http://www.mandaluyong.gov.ph/ photo

Oops. A certain “Luis Abalos” never received a P20-million pork barrel allocation, said the Department of Budget and Management on Thursday. That amount should have been credited to Mandaluyong Mayor Benjamin “Benhur” Abalos when he was a congressman, the DBM said.

Posted: August 23rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Public school teachers paying more taxes than lawyers, doctors

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Public school teachers were not happy that they were made the poster boys and girls of the Department of Finance (DOF), which ran a print ad Wednesday showing that they were making more money than half of the lawyers and doctors in Makati City as what their tax returns showed.

Posted: August 1st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t lists priorities for Congress

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Amendments to the antimoney laundering law, the removal of restrictions on foreign investments, and putting up monitoring and accountability mechanisms to track government incentives are among the nine priority measures the Aquino administration would push in the 16th Congress, a Cabinet member said on Monday.

Posted: July 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOTC chief brushes off oil smuggling allegations vs Oban

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DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio “Jun” Abaya has brushed off as “part of public service” recent allegations that several of his key officials are involved in widespread oil smuggling.

Posted: April 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Piston transport group threatens strike over rising fuel prices

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The militant transport group and partylist Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) has threatened the government with a nationwide protest if the rise in oil prices in the country’s unregulated market is not curbed.

Posted: February 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

DOTC revives 1990s Metro Manila transport study

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The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has revived a 17-year-old plan to find ways to decongest Metro Manila and improve integration with nearby provinces.

Posted: January 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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