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Explaining Obamacare and taxes in New York


With the looming deadline in applying for health insurance under the Affordable Health Care Act, also known as Obamacare or ACA, thousands of New Yorkers are still clueless on where to start.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

70 firms, including Globe, 45 customs brokers suspended due to violations


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).

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Tax collectors in fund theft sacked, charged

KIDAPAWAN CITY—M’lang, North Cotabato Mayor Joselito Piñol on Wednesday said he has fired three town employees, who had pocketed local tax collections worth more than P2 million.   He said Ramundo Papna, Mark Diel and Julius Magallosa, all tax collectors of the town treasurer’s office, had admitted to pocketing the funds “for personal use.”   [...]

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

New taxes jack up costs, change smoking patterns


DAVAO CITY—Forgot to buy your cigarette or did you suddenly run out of a stick to light?   Think twice before mooching a stick from a friend because the answer will most likely be: “I ran out of a cigarette myself.”   The days of smoker generosity are disappearing and the new Sin Tax Law [...]

Posted: February 14th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Declaring dollar deposits would lead to double taxation, says former BIR exec

New SALN form. Photos by Karen Boncocan

Declaring foreign currency deposits as required in the new Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) form may not be a good idea for government officials and employees, a veteran tax collector claimed Saturday.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Vizcaya doubles taxes on mining operations

In a move seen to discourage the entry of more foreign mining companies, the provincial government has enacted an ordinance that will increase taxes on mineral lands starting next year.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Bicam OKs hiking tax rates for sin products every two years

Quezon Representative Danilo Suarez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The members of the bicameral committee on the sin tax bill have come to an agreement on some of its non-contentious issues but the deliberations on the disagreeing provisions would have to wait until their second meeting.

Posted: December 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pasay City tightens rule on pet registration

pasay city map

For pet owners in Pasay City, it’s a dog’s life.

Posted: November 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Drilon set to work on raising sin taxes to P24B

Sen. Franklin Drilon: Will he get it? INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senators with varying positions on how much sin taxes should be raised appear headed for a showdown as the Senate begins debates on the controversial measure Tuesday afternoon.

Posted: November 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Recto fires back: Did lawmakers make a deal with alcohol companies?

RECTO: In economics, it’s called equilibrium JOSEPH VIDAL/CONTRIBUTOR

Senator Ralph Recto on Wednesday turned the tables on the House of Representatives when he insinuated that it conspired with alcohol companies, which resulted in a lower tax imposition on alcohol products.

Posted: October 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Recto continues to support Aquino

Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Recto. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Ralph Recto appears to be the second head of a congressional ways and means committee to lose his post in the administration’s drive to increase revenues through sin tax measures pending in Congress.

Posted: October 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Support sin tax to beat suspicions of being on the take, says Palace exec

Chief of presidential legislative liaison office Manuel Mamba: Probe Enrile.  PHOTO FROM CONGRESS.GOV.PH

By not supporting the popular sin tax reform measure, lawmakers will arouse suspicion they’re on the take from tobacco and liquor companies, an aide to President Benigno Aquino III said Saturday.

Posted: October 13th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino does not want youth to smoke, says aide


President Benigno Aquino smokes but doesn’t want youngsters to join the smoking club.

Posted: October 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

  1. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  8. Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  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. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


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  • Complex health care system for California’s elderly and poor explained
  • Malang the croc must regain strength before return to swamp, says mayor
  • Palace: Lacson’s version of Napoles testimony to be evaluated
  • Scientists eye iceberg bigger than Guam
  • Sports

  • Pacquiao has to go through PBA Rookie draft
  • Guiao summoned by PBA for name-calling incident
  • Promoters Dela Hoya, Arum in talks for Pacquiao-Alvarez—report
  • Benzema guides Madrid to 1-0 win over Bayern
  • Suns’ Goran Dragic win NBA’s Most Improved Player award
  • Lifestyle

  • Gongs and southern dances star in a workshop at San Francisco Bayanihan Center
  • This woman ate what?
  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
  • 12th Philippine Food Expo set at the World Trade Center
  • No tourist draw, Malang the croc will remain wild
  • Entertainment

  • Smithsonian wants photos, videos for ‘Day in the Life of Asian Pacific Americans’
  • What Garcia Marquez left behind
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Business

  • Metro Pacific acquires stake in Victorias
  • How ‘one percent’ economic elite was uncovered
  • Facebook profits triple as mobile soars
  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Technology

  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • Obama to visit Filipino soldiers in Fort Bonifacio
  • Fil-Am youth conferences unite under one theme
  • Embassy advisory: Filipinos still need visas to enter US
  • No travel restriction to Mideast, DFA clarifies
  • PH-HK relations repaired, but families of victims still being courted
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