Unavoidable fare rate hike

STEPHEN CAPILLAS 02/08/2018

With fuel prices in the country on the rise regardless of the oil price fluctuations in the global market — and it may even worsen depending on world fuel prices — due to the government’s controversial Tax…

Sen. Angara opts for PUJ modernization rather than fare hike

Inquirer.net, Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/01/2018

Instead of demanding a fare hike, Sen. Sonny Angara is suggesting for a modernization of public utility jeepneys (PUJs) as means to cushion the impact of oil price increase following the passage of the Tax Reform Acceleration…

SSS to hike contribution rate in April

Inquirer.net 01/30/2018

  The planned hike in members’ contribution rate to 14 percent from 11 percent at present is expected to be implemented in April as top officials of the state-run Social Security System (SSS) expect President Rodrigo Duterte…

T2 to open in June; hike in passenger traffic seen

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 01/25/2018

MACTAN AIRPORT TERMINAL 2 Passenger traffic in the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is expected to exceed its already increasing records with the scheduled opening of its new Terminal 2 (T2) in the middle of this year.…

Bid to hike property tax in Cebu province pushed

Morexette B. Erram 01/15/2018

“It’s about time.” Cebu Gov. Hila-rio Davide III said this after the Cebu Provincial Treasurer’s Office announced its plan to increase by 10 percent real property tax in the province. “It has been a long time since…

Roque to policemen: Hike in salary means you have to work effectively

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 01/14/2018

PRESIDENTIAL Spokesperson Harry Roque on Saturday challenged all policemen to be more effective in their work and to avoid engaging in any illegal activity especially after President Rodrigo Duterte increased their salaries. “Sinabi na ng Presidente na…

No fare hike sans approval from LTFRB

Morexette B. Erram 01/10/2018

THE Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board in Central Visayas (LTRFB – 7) announced that fare hikes for public utility vehicles (PUVs) are not yet to take effect this month even if higher excise tax is slapped…

Train effect: Mactan Electric Co. to hike power rates, too

Norman V. Mendoza 01/09/2018

  WITH some power distributors in Cebu like the Visayan Electric Co. and Cebu Electric Cooperative 2 (Cebeco 2) announcing their plans to increase electricity rates next month, the Mactan Electric Co. (Meco) will also increase their…

Cebeco 2 to hike power rates in February

Morexette B. Erram 01/06/2018

ANOTHER power distributor in Cebu will increase its electricity rates next month to compensate for the expected increase in supply rates from power generators with the implementation of the first package of the government’s new tax reform…

Hike in consumer spending, demand for goods and services expected

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/21/2017

The passage of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill is expected to help improve the retail trade industry in 2018. With implementation of the TRAIN, which exempts workers with an annual income of P250,000…

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