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Immigration registers biggest revenue haul yet

Bureau of Immigration building. Photo from Bureau of Immmigration website

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) yesterday announced it has earned almost P3 billion in revenue in 2013, the biggest in its history.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace seeks help of public vs graft

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The government may have taken steps to curb corruption, but allies of President Aquino in the Senate said much more need to be done to eradicate graft and improve the image of the bureaucracy.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Customs nears P300B milestone

The National Bureau of Investigation has accused seven former lawmakers, including resigned Bureau of Customs Commissioner Rozzano Rufino Biazon (shown in photo), of pocketing as much as 78 percent in kickbacks from their pork barrel funds transferred to fake foundations allegedly owned by detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles.  INQUIRER  FILE PHOTO

The Bureau of Customs collected more than P28 billion in revenues in November, bringing to more than P280 billion the agency’s total collections in the past 11 months, according to outgoing Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t gives cash-strapped housing body P12B


The Aquino administration had to pump in P12 billion in emergency funds to state-run Home Guaranty Corp. (HGC) last month to help it pay off debts and avert the collapse of its financing program for socialized and low-cost housing.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

In the Know: Home Guaranty Corp.

Home Guaranty Corp. (HGC), a government-owned and -controlled corporation, is a key shelter agency under the supervision of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) headed by Vice President Jejomar Binay.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

5 probed in MWSS retirement fraud


The head of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) has asked the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate several people linked to an attempt to defraud the water agency of P454 million in separation payments—including the staff and presiding judge of a Quezon City trial court.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Day of reckoning: Aquino fires irrigation chief


“Unless I get amnesia … I don’t have a plan to renew” his appointment that expired on Sunday, President Aquino said. The end came swiftly for National Irrigation Administration (NIA) head Antonio Nangel as Aquino seeks to make the agency accountable for perennially missing its targets.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

NIA officials in hot water, may be shipped out

PRESIDENTIAL SCOLDING  President Aquino looks at NIA Administrator Antonio Nangel after addressing the National Irrigation Administration’s 50th anniversary celebration in Quezon City on Tuesday. The President, who expressed dismay over NIA’s poor performance, left immediately after his speech.  LYN RILLON

Publicly scolded by President Aquino on Tuesday for his agency’s poor performance, National Irrigation Administration (NIA) chief Antonio Nangel may be on the way out.

Posted: June 27th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

DPWH: Transparency resulted in P16.3B savings

DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has saved more than P16.35 billion in nearly two years through “full transparency in operations,” as well as competitive and transparent bidding of infrastructure projects.

Posted: June 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC upholds ouster of MMDA exec


The Supreme Court has upheld Malacañang’s ouster of a senior executive of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) who was an appointee of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Posted: May 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

FPI: Ruffy Biazon is the ‘right man for the job, but…’


Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon is the “right man for the right job” because like President Aquino, Biazon is honest, according to the chairman of the Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI).

Posted: April 25th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Customs chief blames lean season for shortfall


Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon offers a host of reasons for a P7.83-billion shortfall in targeted revenue collections in the first three months of the year.

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Unpopular BIR notches solid gains


On the weekend before the April 15 tax return deadline, the Bureau of Internal Revenue took an unusual step. More than 120 lists of top taxpayers from more than 120 revenue district offices were uploaded to its website with the intention not so much to praise the people on the list but to shame those who were not listed.

Posted: April 16th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

  1. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  2. Gigi Reyes back to face charges
  3. SC suspends proctor in 2011 bar exams
  4. What Went Before: Enrile denies Gigi Reyes was ‘other woman’
  5. In the know: Gigi Reyes
  6. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  7. At 77, Erap has Easter treat for Manila cops but keeps City Hall folk in agony
  8. Solons seek ample protection for bank depositors
  9. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  10. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  7. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  8. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  9. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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