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Tax refund rule expected to cut red tape, prevent corruption

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The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Tuesday reiterated that the controversial circular it released in June, which governed the processing of investors’ tax credits and refunds, was a mere implementation of rules put in place 16 years ago.

Posted: November 5th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Notices of public bidding

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Without perhaps meaning to, the former Makati City officials who testified at the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee hearing on Makati City Parking Building 2 may have unwittingly given corrupt public officials a crash course on how to rig public bidding.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Risks of dummy arrangements

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If former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado’s recent statements before the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee were to be believed, Vice President Jejomar Binay is using dummies to hide his wealth.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

WEF: Cebu economy still fragile

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Rosy prospects bloom for the province of Cebu, but its economy could only grow further if the local government were to come up with a plan to address corruption, criminality and lack of infrastructure, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Government’s ‘to-do’ list remains long

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In the weeks leading up to the 2010 elections, the campaign of then senator Benigno Aquino III, in an attempt to hold on to its shrinking lead in the polls, included a series of TV ads that proclaimed “Kung Walang Corrupt, Walang Mahirap.” In May that year, 15 million people rallied behind this battle cry to sweep the son of the late Corazon Aquino to the presidency.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

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