PH internet deal with Facebook a go by September 2020 — DICT

Miguel R. Camus 05/18/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government’s massive internet deal with social media giant Facebook is pushing through after being entangled in geopolitical tensions between the United States and China. Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) undersecretary Eliseo…

COVID-19 prompts another BIR extension: VAT refund claims until April 30

Ben O. de Vera 03/19/2020

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has also extended the deadline to apply for value-added tax (VAT) refunds as the ongoing community quarantine of the entire island of Luzon keeps people immobilized at home in the hope…

John Gokongwei, 93

Daxim L. Lucas, Doris Dumlao-Abadilla 11/10/2019

John Gokongwei Jr., a tycoon who built a thriving consumer business across Asia-Pacific and helped make telecom and airline services more affordable in the Philippines, passed away peacefully on Saturday evening “surrounded by his loved ones.” “Our…

Inflation eased to 2-year low of 2.4% in July


MANILA, Philippines — Inflation further eased to 2.4 percent year-on-year in July mainly due to stable food prices, including declining retail prices of rice, the government reported Tuesday. The rate of increase in prices of basic commodities…

Dole-administered database to track foreign workers’ tax payments sought


MANILA, Philippines – The government will come up with a single interagency database containing the names and information of all foreign workers in the country in a bid to collect all the personal income taxes due from…

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