By Tarra Quismundo
A Manila judge and a court employee representing their respective professional associations have sought relief from the Supreme Court to stop the Bureau of International Revenue (BIR) from collecting taxes out of their allowances and benefits, citing the preservation of judicial independence protected by no less than the Constitution.
By Maricar B. Brizuela
Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada handed out a total of P27.8-million in “peace and order activity” allowances to the 2,800-strong Manila Police District on Monday morning as a prize and recognition for the good work in improving the security situation in the capital city.
By Michael Lim Ubac
, Michelle V. Remo
, Norman Bordadora
, Tina G. Santos
An agency overseeing the compensation in government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCCs) said the Commission on Audit (COA) had not issued a final notice of disallowance to 31 GOCCs that gave a total of P2.313 billion in bonuses and allowances to executives and employees in 2012.
By Cynthia D. Balana
Officials and employees of 31 government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCCs) have been ordered to refund the government all bonuses and allowances totaling P2.313 billion whose payment in 2012 was deemed unauthorized by the Commission on Audit (COA).
By DJ Yap
Rank-and-file employees of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) are petitioning Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares to raise the ceiling of taxes levied on all perks and allowances, including the 13th-month pay.