The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) reminded employers in Negros to start using the new withholding tax table as provided under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law. BIR Revenue Region 12 Director Eduardo Pagulayan Jr. said on Sunday that starting January this year, the table should already...
The Albay Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) ordered the evacuation of residents in areas surrounding the Mayon Volcano in order to avoid danger to lives and property posed by its increasing activity. This, as the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) raised Mayon Volcano's alert to...
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday is expected to lead the inauguration of the multi-million Philippine National Police (PNP) Crime Laboratory in Ecoland, Davao City. The PNP's Davao Crime Lab houses the state-of-the-art equipment including a high-end functional test DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) for hereditary material in humans and almost all other...
At least 1,733 workers in Eastern Visayas have been regular employees in 2017 as the central government steps up drive to end labor-only contracting or “endo”, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported. Of the number, 1,009 benefitted the campaign when their employers voluntarily complied with the directive...
Additional road projects, amounting to PhP6.889-billion, will be constructed across the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) for 2018. The new road projects comprise 68 percent of the ARMM’s total infrastructure budget at PhP10.103-B for the current year, data provided by region’s Department of Public Wokrs and Highways (DPWH) indicated. The...
The city government is targeting to generate around P2 billion in revenues this year to fund the local government’s operations and implementation of priority development programs and projects. Rodilon Lacap, acting city treasurer, said the figure is based on the projected increases this year in local tax collections and the...
Since there are actually more residents in Boracay than tourists, Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores said efforts to decongest the island include convincing workers to move to the mainland. "Yung overall plan talaga ng province is to be able to convince the people -- yung mga hotel workers, construction workers —...
The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board) approved a resolution declaring this province under a state of calamity. Ten of this province’s 16 towns were inundated by the onslaught of Tropical Storm “Vinta” that recently hit the country. The storm left five people dead. Vice Governor Eldwin Alibutdan, presiding officer of the Provincial...
The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (provincial legislative council) has enacted a vehicle number coding scheme to address the worsening traffic congestion in the province. In its official statement release on Tuesday, the Cavite legislative body said it has approved Resolution No. 877, which prescribed the rules and regulations for its Unified Vehicular...
Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo and Environment chief Roy Cimatu disclosed that a draft Executive Order (EO) on the creation of a task force on Boracay would be submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte "to address once and for all" the serious problems besetting the popular tourist destination. The Department of Tourism...