Marcos says just finishing his ‘checklist’ before appointing an agri chief 

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. on Tuesday said he is just finishing a “checklist” of things he wants to do in the agriculture department before appointing his replacement who will be able to function as a full-time secretary.   “I have a timetable for that and certain things I want to achieve before leaving the department, […]

Tax Notes: Clarifications on the Provisions of RR No. 6-2022 Regarding Removal of 5–Year Validity Period of Receipts/Invoices

Q: When is the effectivity date of the regulation?A: July 16, 2022.Q: Who is covered by the regulation?A:​ a. Taxpayers who are using the principal and supplementary receipts/invoices.b. Taxpayers with or who will apply for:* Authority to Print (ATP),* Registration of Computerized Accounting System (CAS) or Computerized Books of Accounts (CBA), and* Permit to Use […]

EXPLAINER: Markets chief required to explain disruption of mass at Carbon — but only in writing. Minority move for his appearance before Sanggunian shot down, under new House rules that limit grilling by councilors.

WHAT JUST HAPPENED. The disruption of a Catholic Mass celebrated at Carbon Market in Cebu City Monday morning, July 18, 2022, amid the eviction of market vendors from their current location was raised before the City Council Wednesday, July 20.During its regular session, Minority Floorleader Nestor Archival Sr. in a privileged speech said he wanted […]

Gullas’ winning slate takes oath

THE winning slate of Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas Jr. has been formally sworn in as the newly elected officials of the city in an event held on Friday, June 17, 2022, at Talisay City Hall.After a Holy Mass, reelected councilors Ferdinand Rabaya, Ofelia Ylanan, Rodolfo Cabigas, Manuel Cabriana, Gail Restauro and Lester […]

Devonte’ Graham’s 61-foot prayer at buzzer stuns Thunder

DEVONTE’ Graham made one of the greatest game-winning buzzer-beaters in National Basketball Association (NBA) history, banking in a 61-footer to give the New Orleans Pelicans a thrilling 113-110 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday. Just moments before Graham’s heave from three-quarters court, the Thunder’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander nailed a deep 3-pointer of his own […]

US Open Pool crown back to PH

ADD Carlo Biado to the elite list of Filipino cue artists who have won the prestigious US Open Pool Championship. This, after the 37-year-old pool player mounted a spectacular comeback to win the 2021 US Open Pool Championship, beating Singapore’s Aloysius Yapp, 13-8, in the Final on Sunday (PH Time) at the Harrah’s Resort, Atlantic […]

Editorial: Disinformation kills

Verify the information before sharing it. Pausing to check and confirm before sharing information is crucial, especially in a pandemic when correct information shared at the right time saves lives. While misinformation can be due to human error, intentionally spreading information or disinformation is immoral and illegal. A day before enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) was […]

Tabada: Dead reckoning

Anxiety is the siren wail that pounces in the middle of the day, with another spiraling in the void opened by the emptied highway, followed by another and another. It is a photograph of a shop posted by an entrepreneur that is moving out and returning to where he started: home. Anxiety is writing a […]

Sunday Essay: Vaccine diplomacy hits home

If all goes well, this week I will benefit directly from vaccine diplomacy. My feelings about that are a little complicated. These are not as complicated as what the defense secretary or the foreign affairs secretary have to deal with, obviously. In April, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana remarked that more than 40 Chinese vessels ought […]