Sin tax collections up 80 pct in October

MANILA, Nov 30 (Mabuhay) – Sin tax collections grew by 80 percent to P14.5 billion in October, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said. BIR said the significant growth came as cigarette manufacturers began front-loading their removals ahead of another increase in excise tax...

DOJ’s ‘selective prosecution’ raised at oral argument on Corona’s tax case

MANILA, Oct. 20 (Mabuhay) – “IS there selective prosecution [at the Department of Justice],” a Justice of the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) asked. The CTA en banc  (full court) conducted an oral argument on the petition filed by former Chief Justice Renato Corona insisting that he...

CTA grants Corona’s motion to stop proceedings of his tax evasion case

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The scheduled arraignment of former Chief Justice Renato Corona for his tax evasion case was deferred again on Wednesday after the Court of Tax Appeals en banc issued an order temporarily restraining the Second Division from proceeding with the case....

BIR files P101.7-million tax evasion case v. Napoles kids

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) a P101.7-million tax evasion case against the children of alleged pork barrel scam brains Janet Lim-Napoles. Facing a complaint for violation of Sections 254 and 255...

Customs most corrupt gov’t agency — SWS

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) ranked as the most corrupt among the government agencies in a poll conducted among executives of companies according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released Thursday. The survey involved face-to-face interview of...

Aquino: BIR collections for 2015 poised to hit new record high

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is poised to set a new record high in collections this year, President Benigno Aquino III said Monday as he commended the agency for sustaining an uptrend in revenue-gathering. In a speech commemorating the bureau’s 111th...

Aquino: Justice must be served against corruption

MANILA, July 27 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III said Monday that the country will only be able to move on from corruption allegations against erring officials only after justice has been achieved. “May nagsabi na bang sorry sa ginawang katiwalian? Makaka-move on lang...

Porky Chiz

Former Senator Panfilo Lacson did a good job of unmasking the true character of Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero. Lacson has castigated Escudero for being silent about the existence of a P426 billion in pork barrel lump sum and discretionary funds inserted in the 2015 national...

Gov’t posts budget surplus for second straight month

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Government posted a budget surplus of P67.3 billion in May, the second straight month a surplus was recorded. May’s budget surplus was P55.6 billion higher than the surplus registered last year. Year-to-date, the budget balance was at a surplus of P86.4...

BIR employee accused of extortion try by chopper supplier

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The officials of a US-based supplier that won the P1.2-billion contract for the purchase of refurbished helicopters exposed at a Senate hearing on Tuesday an alleged extortion try by a Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) employee, who allegedly negotiated...