Current status of the Philippines Tax Incentives

Current status of the Philippines’ tax incentives system: “It’s complicated.”   Here in the Philippines, overly generous tax incentives are granted to businesses to the point that costs outweigh benefits.   Every peso granted by the government as a tax incentive is a potential revenue that could have been used for health, education, and infrastructure.   Revisiting our… Read More »

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Dr.Jose Rizal’s El Filibusterismo

On this day, Dr.Jose Rizal’s El Filibusterismo was printed in Ghent, Belgium on  Sept.18, 1891.   Also known as “The Reign of Greed,” the novel was dedicated in memory of the executed priests Mariano Gomez, Jose Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora known as the “Gomburza.”   Written in Spanish, the novel inspired the people of the Philippines to revolt… Read More »

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New Oil Price Hike

The new oil price hike will be effective tomorrow, September 18,2018. Petron on the other-hand will not implement the price hikes in kerosene in areas declared as under a state of calamity. This is the third petroleum price hike this month.

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The Philippines is a signatory to the Montreal Protocol

Did you know that thanks to the Montreal Protocol, the ozone hole is expected to shrink back to its 1980s levels by around mid-century?   We celebrate this and other successes on the 31st celebration of the Protocol today, September 16,2018.   Today we celebrate the 31st year of the Montreal Protocol, the environment’s greatest global success, which… Read More »

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If There Are Fallen Trees In Your Area, Call DENR

The DENR is offering assistance if there are fallen trees in your area.   In case of fallen trees, just call these numbers: These numbers are Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Hotlines. Globe: 0967-205-7262 Smart: 0920-572-2226  

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