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QC EXEC SUSPENDED FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT – BELMONTE

The Quezon City Government suspended a high-ranking city official after being found liable for sexually harassing another employee. It will be recalled that during the celebration of Women’s Month in March 2022, Mayor Joy Belmonte declared a ‘zero-tolerance’ policy for violence, abuse, and sexual harassment in Quezon City Hall in respect of all the women […]

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SUSPEND PHASEOUT OF OLD JEEPNEYS – PANGILINAN

Senator Kiko Pangilinan called for the suspension of the government program that would phase out 15-year-old jeepneys as drivers and operators are still reeling from the lockdowns and the almost-weekly oil price hikes. “Ipagpaliban muna ang pagpapalit ng lumang jeep. Hirap na hirap na ang ating mga tsuper at operator. Di pa nga nakakabawi dahil […]

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SUSPEND EXCISE TAX ON FUEL PRODUCTS NOW – ZUBIRI

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri is pushing to suspend the excise tax on fuel products, amid skyrocketing fuel prices sparked by Russia’s war on Ukraine. Further, Zubiri is also calling for stronger implementation of the Biofuels Act, as an option for alternative fuels. “With these prices, we should consider the temporary suspension of the fuel […]

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SENATE URGES PAGCOR TO SUSPEND E-SABONG OPERATIONS

The Senate has formally filed a resolution urging the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) to suspend the operation of the popular “E-sabong” or online cockfights until the cases of the 31 missing cockfight aficionados are resolved. Proposed Resolution No. 996, which expresses the sense of the Senate to strongly urge the PAGCOR to suspend […]

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RODRIGUEZ: SUSPEND EXCISE TAX ON FUEL NOW

Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez said there is more compelling reason to suspend the excise taxes on oil products due to the worsening Russia-Ukraine crisis, as he echoed his fellow lawmakers’ appeal for leaders of Congress to recommend to President Rodrigo Duterte the holding of a special session. “I support the proposal of my colleagues for […]

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Government

DENR SUSPENDS MINING OPS IN DAVAO ORIENTAL

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu has ordered the suspension of a mining company’s extraction activities following the heavy siltation of Mapagba and Pinatatagan rivers in Banaybanay town, Davao Oriental province. “I have received the report (January 17) confirming that the river has turned red due to extraction activities. I have […]

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BIR URGED: SUSPEND ONLINE TRANSFER FEES AMID COVID

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the banking community to suspend the collection of fees on online money transfers while COVID-19 cases peak. “With a number of banks shortening their operating hours, some banks even temporarily closing as some of their employees have also contracted the disease or manifested symptoms […]

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SUSPEND EXCISE TAX ON FUEL PRODUCTS – PANGILINAN

With farmers, fisherfolk, and other marginalized sectors bearing the brunt of the oil price hike, Senator Kiko Pangilinan calls to suspend excise tax on fuel under the TRAIN Law. “Dapat palaging isipin kung sino ang mga pinaka-apektado. Palaging ang papasan nito ay ang mga maliliit — ang mga magsasaka na umaasa sa krudo para sa […]

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NO TAXES ON LOCAL MOVIES FOR 1 YEAR – DE VENECIA

The chair of the House Committee on Creative Industry and Performing Arts appealed to the local government units (LGUs) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to temporarily suspend the collection of the taxes from the local movies for at least 12 months. Pangasinan Representative Christopher de Venecia made the appeal as he welcomed the […]

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PEACE LAUDS SUSPENSION OF PRIVATE SCHOOLS TAX HIKE

An education advocacy group on Sunday thanked the Bureau of Internal Revenue for stopping the implementation of a controversial regulation that would have increased the amount of income taxes paid by private schools by 150 percent. “Nagpapasalamat tayo sa BIR sa pagsuspinde ng regulasyong ito. At a time when all schools are reeling from the […]