By Jerome Aning
The Supreme Court on Wednesday stopped the Quezon City government from auctioning off the prime property now hosting the Ayala TechnoHub due to the supposed failure of its lessor, the University of the Philippines, to pay real estate taxes amounting to P117 million.
By TJ Burgonio
The government is paying P9 billion for the derailed Northrail project but nobody has been charged for the fiasco, and not a kilometer of a rail has been built.
By Jerry E. Esplanada
Citing a directive from the Department of Finance, the Bureau of Customs has extended its working hours–from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week–in the Manila International Container Port, Port of Manila, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and in other BOC offices in Southern Tagalog handling shipments of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Epza).
By Nestor Corrales
The Supreme Court on Tuesday stopped the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Department of Finance (DOF) from requiring lawyers to submit a notarized affidavit of their fixed rate services including issuing a receipt.
By Jerry Esplanada
Nine out of every 10 shipments of imported goods that pass through the country’s port are either misdeclared or undervalued, resulting in billions of pesos in lost government revenue, according to the Bureau of Customs (BOC).