Chinese culture show on PH gov’t radio hit

Julie M. Aurelio - @inquirerdotnet 05/13/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — A two-year-old program that promotes China’s culture on the government-run radio station is triggering outrage for allegedly pushing Chinese propaganda at a time when the two countries are locked in dispute over the…

Cebu City to transfer business services to SM City Cebu

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Cebu City residents can expect a more convenient way of transacting with the Cebu City government. This as starting Monday, July 29, 2019, most of the business services of the City Hall will now…

Lapu awards top taxpayers

Norman V. Mendoza 10/10/2018

FROM being at the 17th place last year, Megaworld was named as the top company during the awarding of Top 25 Taxpayers of Lapu-Lapu City last Friday night. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza said the Taxpayers’ Night…

BIR to focus on top 500 medium taxpayers to boost tax take

Victor Anthony V. Silva 10/25/2017

The Bureau of Internal Revenue in Cebu City (BIR 13) is now identifying the top 500 “medium” taxpayers under its jurisdiction in a bid to boost its tax collection. Lawyer Aynie Mandajoyan-Dizon, BIR 13 regional director, said…

Culture of privilege

Editorial 09/19/2017

Aside from throwing their weight around during budget proceedings, lawmakers enjoy privileges that we taxpayers — who pay for their salaries — don’t, such as immunity from suit which allows them to lambaste and accuse anyone during…

Cebu City taxpayers to benefit from BIR’s P150M office

Victor Anthony V. Silva 08/03/2017

TAXPAYERS from the north and south districts of Cebu City will soon be transacting under one roof once the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)–13 completes the construction of its new regional office. BIR-13 Director Aynie Mandajoyan-Dizon said…

Politically charged events

Stephen D. Capillas 02/23/2017

Probably the first transport strike of the year for Metro Cebu public transport operators will be held next Monday, but there are reports that the transport group here may join transport groups in Manila for tomorrow’s protest…

BIR exec: Benchmarking can increase tax take

Dominic D. Yasay 11/10/2016

Benchmarking can help the revenue department to identify the companies’ performance in a certain industry, a factor that can help the department and the companies involve to increase their tax compliance. According to the Bureau of Internal…

Crafting the country’s budget

Editorial 09/23/2016

In drafting next year’s national budget, it was surprising to learn about Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno’s aversion and opposition to the so-called “bottoms-up budgeting” initiated by the late Dept. of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) secretary…

SPECIAL LANE PROPOSAL: BIR can make it into a policy

Victor Anthony V. Silva 08/18/2016

The proposal of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines to create a special lane that will grant “good” taxpayers certain benefits can be made into a policy that the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) districts…

We need a layman’s guide to the SRP

11/13/2015

This the second commentary of finance consultant Sabino R. Dapat about  the South Road Properties (SRP) as the bone of contention of the City Council’s  prolonged budget impasse. Shades of the Freedom of Information Bill (still languishing…

Lapu-Lapu city gov’t awards top taxpayers

Norman V. Mendoza 09/15/2015

General Milling tops list; investment code draft mulled The Lapu-Lapu city government led by Mayor Paz Radaza recognized the city’s 25 top taxpayers last Friday and called on the private sector to help in drafting an investment…

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