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SENATOR Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Monday filed a bill seeking the suspension of value added tax (VAT) and excise taxes on petroleum if the Dubai Crude Oil based on the Mean of Platts Singapore reaches $80 per barrel.The bill, which tops Pimentel’s priority bills in the 19th Congress, seeks to amend Sections 106, 107, and 148 of the National Internal Revenue Code.Pimentel has urged the government to temporarily suspend the VAT and excise taxes on fuel products amid the soaring oil prices of
Playing in front of a hometown crowd, an inspired Philippines squad scored a huge upset in its Asean Football Federation (AFF) Women’s Championship with a 1-0 over world No. 12 ranked Australia at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila.Sarina Bolden was credited with the goal though it appeared it was an own goal by a defender in the 59th minute from a throw-in by Eva Madarang. It was Bolden’s 10th goal in 20 caps for the Philippines.“This is an amazing win for us. As I said earlier it does not ma
OFFICIALS of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) have welcomed the appointment of retired Philippine National Police (PNP) director Debold Sinas as an adviser for the city’s peace and order council.Mayor Michael Rama introduced Sinas during the city’s flag-raising ceremony at City Hall on Monday, July 4, 2022.Lt. Col. Maria Theresa Macatangay, CCPO spokesperson, said Sinas’ presence will greatly help in police operations especially in enforcing order in the city.“I believe his presence in the Ceb
Social media posts shared in South Korea claim the United Nations accepted the country's "territorial claims" over part of Antarctica. However, South Korea's foreign ministry told AFP it has never issued territorial claims over the continent. The 1959 Antarctic Treaty, to which South Korea is a signatory, forbids the assertion of new territorial claims. "[Exclusive] Antarctica recognised as South Korean territory at UN General Assembly," reads the Korean-language text on the thumbnail of a YouTu
The Social Security System (SSS) has issued an updated list of documentary requirements for sickness and disability benefits in support of the digitalization of the SSS benefit process and in compliance with Republic Act 11032, or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018.Cited below are the basic documentary requirements forsickness benefits and disability claims:I. Sickness Benefits1. SSS Medical Certificate; and2. Attending physician’s Medical Certificat
On his first official day as the new Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary, Jesus Crispin "Boying" Remulla has named the three most problematic agencies attached to his department.
A 74-YEAR-OLD woman was shot dead by her neighbor inside her house in Sitio Malingin, Barangay Gunting, Barili, Cebu on Tuesday morning, July 5, 2022.Staff Sergeant Erwin Alviso, investigating officer of Barili Police Station, identified the victim as Melchora Aligato Bayadog, of Sitio Malingin, Barangay Gunting.The suspect was Joel Saplaag, a construction worker and resident of the same village.Alviso told SunStar Cebu that the incident was reported to police around 5:15 a.m. Tuesday by Crisiol
An image that purports to show Canada Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and another politician at the Pride Toronto celebration is circulating on social media. But the photo is altered; the Twitter user that first shared the image said it was doctored to make it look like the Liberal Party politicians posed with a naked man."Invite the kids!" says a June 28, 2022 tweet that includes an image of Freeland and another politician appearing to pose with a naked man during Pride Toronto. The twe
Electricity prices of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) may rise again for the second straight month following the recent peso depreciation and high prices in the spot market.
FINANCE Secretary Benjamin Diokno said Monday he is confident that new Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Gov. Felipe Medalla will continue the game-changing reforms implemented in the agency, which include its rapid shift to digitalization and other measures that has kept it “agile and innovative” amid the pandemic-induced crisis and other challenges to the country’s financial system.In his first speech as Finance secretary at the BSP’s 29th anniversary and turnover ceremony, Diokno recounted th
Filipino-American educator Dr. Eleuterio “Ely” Timbol, Jr. was one of 54 New York State public school teachers given the Governor’s Empire State Excellence in Teaching Award in June.
CEBU Province’s top two officials are seeking ways to help Cebuanos cope with the effects of the ongoing fuel crisis.Vice Gov. Hilario “Junjun” Davide III urged members of the Provincial Board (PB) to craft measures to help their constituents cope with the fuel crisis’ effects, particularly on basic commodities.Davide made the call when the PB held its inaugural session to usher in its returning and newly elected members on Monday, July 4, 2022.Davide said the ongoing fuel crisis, worsened by th
Central Visayas Regional Football Association president Rodney Orale is elated over the success of the President’s Cup, which attracted over 150 teams from Cebu and nearby provinces and staged over three days at the Cebu City Sports Center.“All in all, it was a very successful event. It made us proud hearing comments from coaches, spectators and players that the event was well organized, from the organizing officials, to the technical support—the referees, security, medical team, ball boys and f
DILG Secretary Benhur Abalos said that he will also institute reforms in the conduct of the drug war operations.
CEBU City North District Rep. Rachel Marguerite “Cutie” del Mar has sought the postponement of the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) scheduled to take place on Dec. 5, 2022.Del Mar filed House Bill (HB) 133, “An act amending certain sections of Republic Act 11462 otherwise known as an act postponing the 2020 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.”The bill was submitted by del Mar during the first hour of the opening of the 19th Congress on June 30. Once approved, the BSKE
BUSINESSMAN Michael Lloyd Dino bade the public goodbye as his term as presidential assistant for the Visayas ended last June 30, 2022.President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on June 29 declared vacant some of the government posts and items under the Executive department through Memorandum Circular (MC) 1.In a statement posted last June 29, Dino thanked the people of Visayas for the support they have extended to the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (Opav).“To the people of t
Youtube used to be a space mainly for entertainment but lately, people are watching videos to learn.One of these educational sources is “Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell” (pronounced ‘kurts-guh-zaakt’), a Germany-based science Youtube channel with over 18 million subscribers.But don’t mistake this channel for a typical Science lesson that bores viewers with discussion of the periodic table.With its eye-catching visuals, smooth narration, and an engaging story, the team at Kurzgesagt are masters at spa
A study by professional recruitment firm Michael Page has found that a majority of Filipino employees now prioritize non-monetary benefits, as some 83 per cent of them are on the look out for new career prospects.
AN ELECTION officer who was previously assigned in Cebu City and Oslob town in southern Cebu has assumed head of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office in Carcar City on the first day of registration for barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections on Monday, July 4, 2022.Omar Sharif Dilangalen Mamalinta said this a big challenge for him since Carcar City is so far the biggest local government unit that he will be handling.Mamalinta said that aside from the new registrants, they will a
A 40-YEAR-OLD man was stabbed dead, while his girlfriend was wounded in an attack believed to have stemmed from a love triangle.The incident took place in East Binabag, Barangay Tayud, Consolacion town, northern Cebu around 10:50 p.m. on Monday, July 4, 2022.Staff Sergeant Ruel Aquino, investigating officer of Consolacion Police Station said that victims Ranilo Goc-ong, of Barangay Santa Cruz, Liloan and his girlfriend Christel Mae Silaya Bacus, 26, of Barangay Tayud, Consolacion were heading to