James Yap is King of Threes anew

Inquirer.net 05/25/2018

BATANGAS — After nine years, James Yap is once again the league’s best marksman. The Rain or Shine sniper claimed the Three-Point Shootout title Friday in the 2018 PBA All-Star Week here at Batangas City Sports Center.…

Poe seeks suspension of excise tax on fuel

Inquirer.net 05/25/2018

After conducting a public hearing in Iloilo City on Friday, the Senate committee on public services chaired by Senator Grace Poe recommended the suspension of excise taxes on petroleum products. “Hihilingin natin sa Department of Finance at…

DepEd tells schools to shun CSR donations from tobacco companies

Inquirer.net 05/25/2018

DAYS before the start of the annual Brigada Eskwela, the Department of Education (DepEd) has reminded schools not to accept gifts, donations, and sponsorships from companies in the tobacco industry, whether directly or indirectly, or in the…

Gov’t uses AI to address AI threat, save BPO jobs

Inquirer.net 05/24/2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) battling artificial intelligence may sound like a science-fiction movie, but for the Philippine government, it is a way to save thousands of Filipinos from being jobless. It is known that several information technology and…

Liberal Party urges Duterte to file diplomatic protests versus Beijing

Inquirer.net 05/24/2018

THE Liberal Party (LP) yesterday urged President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration to file diplomatic protests against Beijing over China’s military activities within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone. In a statement, the party said, “We implore the…

‘Ardot’ Parojinog arrested in Taiwan

Inquirer.net 05/24/2018

After 10 months of being on the loose, Ozamiz City Councilor Ricardo “Ardot” Parojinog has been arrested by authorities in Taiwan, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said yesterday. PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. John Bulalacao confirmed to reporters…

Sotto: Revival of death penalty to get over 13 votes in Senate if…

Inquirer.net 05/24/2018

SENATE President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III yesterday said the proposed reimposition of the death penalty could get more than 13 votes at the Senate already if the measure would only cover high-level drug trafficking. Sotto, who recently…

DOF says gov’t can’t suspend fuel excise taxes under Train

Inquirer.net 05/23/2018

Contrary to earlier pronouncements that the government can suspend fuel excise taxes when global oil prices reach $80 a barrel, the Department of Finance clarified Wednesday that the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act only…

Palace: No reason yet to lift martial law in Mindanao

Inquirer.net 05/23/2018

THERE is no need yet to lift martial law in Mindanao, Malacañang said Wednesday, a year after Islamic State-inspired fighters stormed Marawi City. Presidential Spokes-person Harry Roque said as long as the need for martial law ceases,…

PH Navy shows off capabilities, assets

Inquirer.net 05/23/2018

For the first time in 20 years, the Philippine Navy showcased its capabilities and assets during its 120th anniversary celebration on Tuesday at Coconut Palace in Manila. President Rodrigo Duterte, the guest of honor and the military’s…

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