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February 13, 2018 10:54 AM Labor group: Office romances OK, but gov’t should issue guidelines

On Tuesday, a day before Valentine’s Day, the Associated Labor Unions – Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) came out with a statement assuring employees who fall in love with their bosses that no government policy prevents such a relationship from blooming. But Alan Tanjusay, policy advocacy officer of ALU-TUCP, said the Department of Labor 6

February 13, 2018 12:45 AM #AskTheTaxWhiz: The BIR's revenue target for 2018

'With income tax collections expected to drop due to the implementation of TRAIN, this year will be extra challenging for the Bureau of Internal Revenue' How will an individual top taxpayer be affected by the changes brought by the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law? Under Section 5 of TRAIN, the first P250,000 annual income is exempt 10

February 10, 2018 11:10 AM Grace Poe on Sec. Roque's remark re bill penalizing gov't officials who share fake news

To begin with, there exists a clear and valid distinction between private individuals and public officials and employees. The equal protection clause does not prohibit classification. What it demands is for everyone in the same class (e.g. government employees and officials) to be held to the same standard. Employees and officials of the government is a sector 6

February 10, 2018 8:37 AM Poe says gov’t workers, officials liable for ‘fake news’

Senator Grace Poe on Saturday defended Senate Bill No. 1680, which seeks to prohibit government employees and officials from peddling “fake news,” after presidential spokesman Harry Roque slammed the legislation as “unconstitutional.” Roque on the same day said that Poe’s bill was “presumed unconstitutional as content based restriction.” Roque argued 4

February 9, 2018 11:55 AM SSS branches open on Saturdays

IN line with the implementation of the Real-Time Posting of Contributions (RTPC) system, 51 branches of the Social Security System (SSS) nationwide are open on all Saturdays of February, to assist employers and members in paying their contributions through the Automated Tellering System (ATS) facility. SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel 6

February 6, 2018 11:36 PM Quake rocks Quezon about an hour ahead of tremor in Taiwan

Less than an hour before a tremor shook Taiwan, a 3.9-magnitude (Intensity 4) quake struck Quezon province on Tuesday night. Data from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) showed that the earthquake hit southwest of San Francisco town in Quezon around 11:01 p.m. or around 49 minutes ahead of the earthquake in Taiwan. There 5

February 6, 2018 4:00 PM World bowling champion Krizziah Lyn Tabora feted

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Philippines — The provincial government yesterday honored Alcala, Pangasinan native Krizziah Lyn Tabora for winning the women’s crown in the 53rd Qubica AMF Bowling World Cup Championship in Mexico last November. A plaque containing the Sangguniang Panlalawigan resolution number 2-2018 was presented to Tabora during the regular 8

February 3, 2018 12:24 PM NBI files falsification of documents case vs 3 dismissed DOJ workers

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has filed a case of falsification against three employees of the Department of Justice (DOJ) who were summarily sacked last Thursday. The NBI filed the charges before the DOJ on Saturday, according to Undersecretary Erickson Balmes, the supervisor of two of the three dismissed employees. Justice Secretary Vitaliano 4

February 2, 2018 8:41 AM 3 DOJ employees sacked over anomalous visa processing

MANILA- Justice Chief Vitaliano Aguirre II on Friday said he fired 3 employees of the department for involvement in the anomalous processing of visas at the Bureau of Immigration. Aguirre said the employees, whom he refused to name, admitted that they were involved in the questionable processing of visas. Aside from the termination, the former employees 3

February 1, 2018 8:59 AM SSS: Raising members’ contribution to address pension inequity with GSIS

Raising the contribution rate of Social Security System (SSS) members to 14 percent would make the pension fund for private workers at par with that of government employees, Social Security Commission chair Amado D. Valdez said Thursday. “We are pushing for a gradual increase in the contribution rate and monthly salary credit (MSC) because we want pension 3