More Bong Revilla properties garnished

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Four Cavite properties of detained Senator Ramon ”Bong” Revilla Jr. were garnished by the Sandiganbayan Sheriff in connection with his pork barrel scam cases. In a report by the court sheriff to the First Division, two properties in Tagaytay...

Customs officer dismissed over unexplained wealth

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A Bureau of Customs (BOC) intelligence officer has been dismissed from her duties by the Office of the Ombudsman over unexplained wealth. The BOC said Marissa Rae Rollo Galang, Intelligence Officer II and acting chief of the BOC-Customs Intelligence and...

Police chief under fire for suspicious wealth

MANILA (AFP) – The Philippines’ police chief faced calls Wednesday to resign after admitting he accepted gifts and favours worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, but he insisted they were not bribes. Police Director-General Alan Purisima was also under intense scrutiny for...

Roxas, Purisima first to undergo lifestyle check

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Interior Secretary Mar Roxas and Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Alan Purisima will be the first to undergo lifestyle check to be conducted by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). BIR Commissioner Kim Henares said she and Roxas met last...

Pacquiao wins round vs BIR

Supreme Court issues TRO to stop agency from collecting $75.2-M  from ‘national hero’ MANILA, August 21, 2014 (AFP) – Philippine world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has won a Supreme Court reprieve in his battle to avoid paying tens of millions of dollars in extra taxes,...

DOF’s One-Stop Shop tax specialist dismissed from service

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed a tax specialist of the One-Stop Shop Inter-agency Tax Credit and Duty Drawback Center of the Department of Finance (DOF). Jessie Javier Carlos, Tax Specialist I, was sued by the Revenue Integrity Protection Service...

Pacquiao spends night with typhoon victims

MANILA  (AFP) – Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao will spend Saturday night in a tent city with victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the central Philippines a week after lifting the country’s spirits with his comeback victory over Brandon Rios. Pacquiao flew in a friend’s private plane...