Philippine Canine Club, ad firm face tax evasion raps

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has filed a criminal complaint against Philippine Canine Club Inc. (PCCI), the country’s first dog registration body, for allegedly evading taxes from 2006 to 2011 amounting to P68 million. BIR said charges were filed...

Palace: Operators of colorum vehicles deserve higher penalties

MANILA, June 19 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Thursday defended the implementation of higher penalties for operators of colorum vehicles, saying violators of the law should be punished. “Ang colorum ay iligal, labag sa batas. Pagpapatupad ng batas ang pangunahing layunin...

PHL mulls seeking faster ruling on arbitration case vs. China

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippines plans to seek a faster ruling on an international arbitration complaint it filed to invalidate China’s sweeping territorial claims in the South China Sea after Beijing formally declined to join the case, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said...

Court keeps Tiamzons in Camp Crame

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Rebel leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon will remain at the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center in Camp Crame after a judge thumbed down a request to transfer them to a different jail. This was the decision of Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 32...

Erap backs JV’s signing report vs Jinggoy

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former president and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada is taking a different view in the decision of Senator JV Ejercito to sign a Senate committee report that recommended the filing of charges against three senators, including his brother Jinggoy Estrada....

17 killed in clash with Muslim extremists: AFP

ZAMBOANGA (AFP) – Ten Muslim extremists and seven soldiers were killed on Thursday in one of the bloodiest clashes in the southern Philippines in recent months, the military said. Soldiers were approaching a known hotbed of the militant Abu Sayyaf group on the strife-torn island...

Jessy Mendiola starstruck with John Lloyd Cruz

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Actress Jessy Mendiola admitted being starstruck with box-office star John Lloyd Cruz during their first shooting day for their upcoming Star Cinema movie. Mendiola was all praises for Cruz, noting that he can be also quite intimidating when he slips into...

Palace: PNoy won’t fire Roxas, Purisima over crime problem

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III will not relieve from their posts Interior Sec. Mar Roxas and Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima over the crime problem in the country, a Palace official said Thursday. “Patuloy silang pinagkakatiwalian ng...

PHL seeks speedy UN ruling on China sea dispute

MANILA (AFP) – The Philippines said Thursday it would ask a UN tribunal to speed up its appeal to declare China’s expansive claims to the South China Sea invalid. A formal request would be filed seeking a resolution on the case within the year or early 2015, foreign department...