Expected revenues from excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages is seen to contribute some PHP52.03 billion to government coffers this 2018. Department of Finance (DOF) data showed that based on the medium-term revenue program, excise tax from sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) is the fourth largest revenue contributor among excise taxes in the...
Security and safety officers from some local government units (LGUs) in Cebu Province will be deployed to the capital for the 2018 Fiesta Señor and Sinulog festivities starting Wednesday. A total of 10 municipal government units have signified their intentions to send their local respective local disaster teams to respond...
Former Bureau of Customs (BOC) head and retired Marine Captain Nicanor E. Faeldon formally took his oath as Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Deputy Administrator for Operations. The ceremonies took place at the Office of the Secretary of National Defense, DND Building, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. Faeldon's oath of service was...
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) should submit its report on latest developments regarding the jeepney modernization program to avoid “confusion,” a senator said. Senator Grace Poe reminded the DOTr to enlighten the public on the latest developments regarding the jeepney modernization program amid its planned roll out this year. Poe, chair...
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II ordered the review of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) decision revoking the certificate of incorporation of online news website Rappler for violating foreign ownership restrictions on mass media. "I have directed my legal staff to study the legal issues of this case," Aguirre told...
A magnitude-4 earthquake of tectonic origin was recorded Tuesday afternoon at around 3:04 p.m. in Biliran province in the Visayas, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has reported. Phivolcs said it was not expecting any damage or aftershocks. However, Intensity 4 was felt in Kawayan and Naval towns...
Malacanang Palace described as “a step in the right direction” the decision of pharmaceutical firm Sanofi Pasteur to refund some PHP1.4 billion worth of unused Dengvaxia vaccine. “We welcome that refund but the position of the DOH (Department of Health) is for a full refund. Now, nonetheless, we view this...
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will be using the more than 59 million official ballots and other accountable and non-accountable forms which were printed for last year, for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) on May 14, 2018. According to Comelec Resolution No. 10248, the 59,578,346 officials ballots, which...
President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday inaugurated the new Communications, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Systems that will put the Philippines’ aviation infrastructure at par with its neighbors in Asia. In his speech, President Duterte described new CNS/ATM systems as an important milestone in the modernization and expansion of the country’s...
The Supreme Court (SC) started the two-day oral arguments on the four petitions assailing the constitutionality of the full-year extension of martial law in Mindanao. The four consolidated petitions against martial law in Mindanao, filed by the groups of opposition lawmakers led by Albay First District Representative Edcel Lagman, Lumad...