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Taxman cometh for celebs’ dentist, ADB staff

Commissioner Kim Henares

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is going after a dentist known for having a celebrity clientele as well as two Manila-based businesswomen and several employees of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Posted: September 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Mar Roxas: Lifestyle check to include Purisima

These days when the Quezon City Police District is finding a few “villains” within its own ranks, an old tarpaulin streamer from last year’s QCPD’s anniversary celebration seems to remind people at Camp Caringal that they have no shortage of “superheroes,” with Interior Secretary Mar Roxas donning a red cape and PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima picking up a shield. Can you recognize the other characters? LYN RILLON

Is it wrong for a policeman to be a millionaire? Not really, except if his monthly pay as a law enforcer could not explain his riches, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas said Wednesday as he disclosed that his department had begun finalizing a policy requiring all members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to undergo a lifestyle check.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Singer Claire Dela Fuente fined for forum shopping

Claire Dela Fuente. FILE PHOTO

The Court of Appeals has fined veteran singer and bus operator Claire De La Fuente after she was found guilty of indirect contempt for filing several motions and petitions in different venues to secure a favorable ruling on the P417.8 million tax evasion case filed against her and her company, Philippine Corinthian Line Corporation (PCLC) by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

‘SC issue on SALN shouldn’t be cause of conflict with Malacañang’

Edwin Lacierda (2)

It shouldn’t be a cause of conflict between the two branches of government, Malacañang said of the Supreme Court’s refusal to release the Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN) of its justices to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Henares takes on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

BIR Commissioner Kim Henares. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares had shown in the past that ice runs through her veins when running after tax evaders, but on Tuesday, she had a bucket of ice and ice-cold water poured onto her in an effort to raise awareness on a disease that affects the nervous system.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »