4 nabbed for selling unregistered test kits

Mary Rose Sagarino 01/28/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — At least four individuals were arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation Cebu District Office for selling unregistered COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits online. The four individuals were arrested in separate entrapment operations…

Cebu City dad warns online scammers using his name

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/15/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak has warned the public of individuals putting out orders of large amounts to online sellers using his name. The councilor posted on his Facebook page that certain…

New scam? Online sellers warned vs ‘clients’ using fake bank deposit slips

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 10/22/2020

MANILA, Philippines — An online entrepreneur has raised an alarm against what seemed to be the latest scam yet in the digital market by way of using a hoax deposit slip to claim proof of payment for…

Online seller, friends in Cebu give their lasagna an added surprise

Immae Lachica 07/11/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The online world has been a platform for not just entertainment and information but has also become the avenue for businesses. And since the whole pandemic came to play, and because of…

BIR targeting Netflix, Lazada, not small-time online sellers

Leila B. Salaverria 06/18/2020

Netflix, Lazada and other big online merchants are the target of tax collectors, Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Deputy Commissioner Arnel Guballa said, allaying fears that the agency was running after small online sellers. Guballa said the…

DOF firm on listing, taxing online sellers

Ben O. de Vera 06/13/2020

The Department of Finance (DOF) did not buckle to calls not to force online sellers to register with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and pay taxes while the country is battling the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19)…

BIR tells online sellers: Register business activities, settle taxes

Cathrine Gonzales 06/11/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Internal Revenue has directed online sellers to register their business activities and settle their taxes not later than July 31. BIR said it issued Memorandum Circular 60-2020 “to give notice to…

High-ranking “pharma employees” nabbed for selling overpriced face masks

Norman V. Mendoza 04/17/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – Three persons including two men who claimed to be employees of a pharmaceutical company were arrested by police for selling overpriced face masks at 12 noon today, April 17, 2020, inside a parking…

Undercover cops arrest 2 men selling overpriced rubbing alcohol

Immae A. Lachica, Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – As Cebuanos continue to grapple with the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) scare, undercover police agents acted as poseur buyers to arrest individuals selling overpriced medical supplies. Police on Wednesday afternoon,…

4 online sellers nabbed for overpricing merchandise

Immae Lachica 03/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG-7) in Central Visayas apprehended four online sellers who were found overpricing their merchandise. The four were nabbed in three separate entrapment operations conducted yesterday, March 24. The…

DTI: Hard to track mask sellers on Facebook marketplace

Roy Stephen C. Canivel - @inquirerdotnet 02/06/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Get your disposable face masks elsewhere where they’re cheaper or make your own, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) suggested on Wednesday, admitting that it could not run after vendors selling overpriced face…

Former call center agents open first zero-waste store in Cebu

Immae Lachicha 05/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A newly opened grocery store in Cebu City encourages its patrons to adopt a zero-waste lifestyle. When visiting the store, buyers are required to make sure that they bring their own refillable containers because…

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