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  • #AskTheTaxWhiz: Top questions of the self-employed, professionals

    August 29, 2018 2:45 AM 10

    The Philippine Tax Whiz answers the frequently asked questions of self-employed individuals and professionals Self-employed and professionals (SEPs) who are not VAT-registered can also avail of an 8% income tax based on gross sales or gross receipts, provided it is indicated in the first tax return for the year. Mixed income earners may also avail of the 8% rate, but only on income

  • SRA to adjust rules to lower sugar price

    August 28, 2018 5:56 PM 10

    The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) will adjust its rules to help lower the price of sugar to P50 per kilo from the current P60 to P65 per kilo, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said Tuesday. “Kinausap na po natin ang SRA at magkakaroon ng mga pagpalit at pag-adjust ng ibang rulings nila para 'yung mga inaangkat na asukal ay pumalo sa retail market

  • Philippines plans another panda bond issue in 12 or 18 months

    August 28, 2018 9:47 AM 13

    MANILA - The Philippines will likely return to the panda bond market in 12 or 18 months but has not yet finalized the issue size, its finance minister said on Tuesday. "I don't want to be absent from any major market. We probably will go back within 12 or 18 months," Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez told reporters. The Philippine government in March

  • 20-day paternity leave, same-sex partner benefits offered at Unilever

    August 28, 2018 8:22 AM 24

    MANILA -- Unilever said Tuesday it would offer a 20-day paid leave for fathers, healthcare benefits for same-sex partners and paid absences for adoptive parents in response to a diverse workforce. "Diversity is an essential requirement in the today’s workforce, as it lends to new ideas, energies, and solutions," said Unilever Philippines chairman and CEO Benjie

  • Business Mentor: The Benefits and Burdens of Running a Family Business

    August 26, 2018 4:27 PM 17

    The most successful businesses in the Philippines today are run by families across generations. This has made some people feel that a business with family members is easy. But is it? Having family members running the business may put you at ease since you know them personally. Family members may be willing to take tasks outside their formal jobs to ensure

  • #WalangKuryente: Schedule sa Luzon sa linggong ito

    August 26, 2018 11:00 AM 14

    - Bahagi ng Stanford St. mula Shaw Boulevard hanggang Harvard St. sa Wack-Wack Village, Barangay Wack-Wack Greenhills East. - Bahagi ng Shaw Boulevard mula Samat St. hanggang sa malapit sa S. Laurel St. kasama ang Palladium Subdivision; Old Wack-Wack Road at Lee St. sa Barangay Highway Hills, Wack-Wack Greenhills East, at Addition Hills. - Bahagi ng Coronet

  • Chinese ridesharing giant admits 'responsibility' for murder

    August 26, 2018 1:50 AM 11

    BEIJING - Chinese ridesharing giant Didi Chuxing said Saturday it bore "responsibility" for the rape and murder of a passenger by a driver who had been reported by another user just a day before the killing. Police in the city of Wenzhou said Saturday they had arrested a 27-year-old man who worked as a driver on suspicion of raping and killing a female

  • Telcos to shut down mobile services during Higalaay Festival in CDO

    August 25, 2018 2:16 PM 15

    MANILA—Mobile services in some parts of Cagayan de Oro will be temporarily suspended beginning Sunday as the city holds the Higalaay Festival. Mobile users of Globe, Smart, TNT and Sun will be unable to call, text or use mobile data along the routes of the festival, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) said. 1. Higalaay Festival Carnival

  • CebGo cancels Manila-Batanes flights due to bad weather

    August 25, 2018 9:37 AM 17

    MANILA—CebGo on Saturday canceled its flights between Manila and Basco, Batanes due to bad weather. The following flights were canceled: DG 6009 / 6010 Manila - Basco - Manila State weather bureau PAGASA, in its latest advisory, said tropical depression Luis and a low-pressure area have left the Philippine area of responsibility but may continue to enhance

  • Worker's safety law IRR out by November: labor department

    August 24, 2018 1:38 PM 26

    MANILA - The implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for the worker's safety law will "definitely" be completed before November ends, a labor department official said Friday. President Rodrigo Duterte signed on Aug. 17 Republic Act 11058, a measure strengthening compliance with occupational safety and health standards for employees. “The department