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BIR continues to miss collection target

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Collections of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in March rose by nearly a tenth from a year ago but still fell short of the government’s goal despite aggressive campaigns against tax evaders. INQUIRER PHOTO / RICHARD A. REYES

Collections of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in March rose by nearly a tenth from a year ago but still fell short of the government’s goal despite aggressive campaigns against tax evaders.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

IMF no longer forces ‘structural adjustment’ – chief

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde, accompanied by IMFC Chair and Singapore Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, speaks during a news conference at World Bank Group-International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings in Washington, Saturday, April 12, 2014. AP

The International Monetary Fund has changed and no longer imposes tough “structural adjustment” programs as it did in poor countries two decades ago, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Saturday.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Starpreneur awardee takes wellness revolution to workplace

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CATHY Brillantes-Turvill

11 years ago, Cathy Brillantes-Turvill created a small personal space in the hills of Tagaytay where she could reflect and rejuvenate. Little did she know that she would meet her future husband Dr. Mike Turvill, an organic chemist who would help propel her small sanctuary of wellness to being named as one of 28 Most Relaxing Spas of Asia and be awarded with a Go Negosyo 2014 Starpreneur Award.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Spotify now available in PH; to carry OPM hits here and abroad

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SPOTIFY users can stream music for free via its app downloadable on desktops, tablets and smartphones.

Original Pilipino music (OPM) can now be heard not only by Filipinos but also by music lovers in 55 other countries, as digital music streaming service Spotify expands into the Philippines.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PNA: Hope is not lost for Filipino nurses

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ROGER P. Tong-an

The demand for Filipino nurses both here and abroad may have declined in recent years, but the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) believes the future is still bright for budding and graduating nurses.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

What the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS did for the Visayas

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CHURCH of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints allotted $1.4 million  for basic needs right after Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

After Super Typhoon “Yolanda” hit the Visayas, the country received an enormous amount of support from different parts of the world. Filipinos were moved by this generosity and thanked those who helped in any way they can.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Citizens unite! Gov’t alone cannot lick corruption

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“CITIZEN’S Primer Against Corruption,”  by Concepcion C. Asis, Asis Publishing House, 2012

The recurring issue of corruption has enjoyed front page treatment for the last two weeks, highlighted by two events.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Turn in your dirty peso bills to banks, says BSP

Local banks are now required to accept “mutilated” paper notes and coins from the public and replace them, according to new banking rules published this month

Local banks are now required to accept “mutilated” paper notes and coins from the public and replace them, according to new banking rules published this month.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Seair-I to mount more flights in PH and abroad

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This handout photo taken on December 7, 2010 and received from Malacanang Photo Bureau (MPB) on December 8, shows Philippine President Benigno Aquino (left, front) waving during the inauguration of SEAir plane airbus 319 at Clark international airport. Singapore’s Tiger Airways said Thursday, June 7, 2012, that it has paid $7 million for a 40 percent stake in SEAir.  AFP PHOTO/RYAN LIM/MPB

Southeast Asian Airlines International (Seair-I) is planning to mount passenger flights to Caticlan, the nearest gateway to Boracay Island, and Puerto Princesa, Palawan, on April 16, part of its broader strategy to serve niche tourist destinations in the country and the region.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

ICTSI to operate Iraqi port

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A general view shows the Umm Qasr port in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on June 9, 2011. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE

International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI), a global ports operator owned by Filipino billionaire Enrique Razon Jr., plans to invest an initial $130 million to modernize and expand a container port in Iraq.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

IBM buys Internet marketing firm Silverpop

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IBM on Thursday announced that it is buying Internet marketing firm Silverpop to enhance its portfolio of services for businesses out to target potential customers.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Dovish Fed minutes send US stocks up more than 1%

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Wall Street stocks Wednesday bolted higher with tech equities leading the way after US Federal Reserve minutes showed no support for an early rise in interest rates.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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