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...

Gov’t spends P14.8 million for Aquino’s US trip

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Monday said the government has allotted P14.8 million for President Benigno Aquino III’s four-day visit to the United States. The amount will cover the transportation, accommodation, food, equipment and other expenses of Aquino and his delegation....

P15-M: Aquino’s budget for ASEAN-Japan Commemorative Summit

MANILA, Dec 12 (Mabuhay) – The government is spending P15 million for President Benigno S. Aquino III’s bilateral meetings and participation in the ASEAN-Japan Commemorative Summit from December 12 to 14 in Tokyo, Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. said on Thursday....

Lawmaker seeks higher income tax exemption for K+12 parents

QUEZON CITY (Mabuhay) – A House member is seeking to increase the additional income tax exemption for each qualified dependent of a taxpayer from P25,000 to P50,000 to help ease the burden of parents affected by the K+12 education program. Rep. Maria Carmen Zamora (1st District,...