Ease of Paying Taxes bill approved in House

The digitalization of the tax agencies finds Congress eager “to modernize the labyrinthine tax administration procedures by simplifying tax compliance, removing redundant and obsolete tax requirements, and lifting restrictions that prevent taxpayers from complying with tax laws remotely.” With a vote of 250 “yes,” zero “no,” and zero abstentions, the 19th Congress approved on Sept. […]

BoC seizes P7.9M worth of meth concealed in toys

BUREAU OF CUSTOMS THE BUREAU of Customs (BoC) said it confiscated 1.14 kilograms of methamphetamine hydrochloride, an illegal substance locally known as shabu, worth P7.87 million in Bacoor City, Cavite on Monday.   The seizure of the contraband by the BoC-Port of Clark, along with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), also resulted in the arrest […]

Peso closes at P58.99 on signals from US Fed

THE PESO further weakened versus the dollar on Tuesday following fears of a global recession as US Federal Reserve officials remained hawkish after delivering a large rate increase last week. The local unit closed at another record-low of P58.99 against the greenback on Tuesday, losing 49 centavos from its P58.50 finish on Friday, Bankers Association […]

KWF to hold National Congress on Endangered Languages

THE Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) will hold the Pambansang Kongreso sa Nanganganib na Wika (National Congress on Endangered Languages) ​​on Oct. 24-26, 2022 at the National Museum in Manila.The event is in line with its mandate to preserve the country’s native languages ​​and in response to the International Decade of Indigenous Languages 2022-2032 (Idil […]

New GSIS chief Jose ‘Wick’ Veloso pushes for digitalization in his term

NEWLY appointed Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) president and general manager Jose Arnulfo “Wick” Veloso wants the agency to go all digital for its transactions, and he also supports the government’s infrastructure-building efforts.Veloso told reporters on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022 that he wants pensioners and beneficiaries to have a total customer service experience; he wants […]

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth dies peacefully at Scottish home aged 96

BALMORAL, Scotland — Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and the nation’s figurehead for seven decades, has died aged 96, Buckingham Palace said on Thursday. “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” it said in a statement. “The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.” […]

Transcenta Holding (06628): Product pipeline progressing well with significant competitive differentiation

HONG KONG, Sep 1, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – As pharmaceutical reformation is underway, the importance of the innovative strength of biotech companies has become increasingly prominent, the entire industry has also formed a completely different pattern from ten years ago. Today, differentiation has also become the general trend of the industry. Photo: […]

‘Nip fake news in the bud’

PREVENTION of fake news starts at home and with the community.According to Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama, parents must educate their children about the dangers of spreading hoaxes on social media.In an interview on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, Rama said the recent spate of fake news going viral on social media had alarmed the public.He […]

Merdeka at Kuantan 188

KUANTAN, Malaysia, Aug 26, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Kuantan 188, Malaysia’s second-tallest tower, will host two major events, the Kuantan 188 International Extreme Challenge (KIEC), their first-ever challenge event since reopening early this year, and Pesta Kuantan 188. En Mohd Shafrul Bin Kadir, Jabatan Belia & Sukan Negeri Pahang; Dato’ Sri Haji […]