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Protecting sin tax gains

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Elated by the success of their hard-won campaign to overhaul the country’s excise tax system, civil society groups are now shifting gear from raising taxes on so-called “sin products” to ensuring proper collection and preventing tax evasion, particularly on cigarettes.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Pagcor to reduce intelligence expenses following criticisms

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The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) is projecting a “much lower” disbursement of its intelligence funds this year as it vowed to find ways to further reduce its intelligence expenses.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Biz Buzz: The bee’s new era

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His retirement was announced a year ago but when it was time for him to step down as chief executive officer of Jollibee Foods Corp., there wasn’t any fanfare or moving tribute during his last stockholders’ meeting as CEO last Friday befitting the man who had led the homegrown company to become an international fast-food giant.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Okada refutes bribe allegations anew

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The group of Japanese gaming magnate Kazuo Okada again refuted on Wednesday allegations of improper conduct in obtaining a foothold in the Philippines, noting that the provisional license granted by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) to its local unit contained the same terms and conditions granted to other gaming licensees.

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Pagcor, gaming firms strike tax deal

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A $2 BILLION entertainment complex will rise in the Pagcor Entertainment City.

The state-run Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. has struck a deal with gaming operators to cut license fees by 10-percent of gross gaming revenues to neutralize the burden arising from a controversial judicial ruling that changes the local gaming tax regime.

Posted: May 13th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

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