By Alexander B. Cabrera
Long before they landed a special mention in P-Noy’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) in 2011 as a sector registering average earnings ridiculously below the minimum wage, the self-employed have always been the apple of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)’s proverbial eye.
A lawmaker said allegations of illicit trade in the tobacco industry are mere hype and propaganda raised by some disgruntled industry players and should not be a concern of Congress or other government agency.
By Paolo G. Montecillo
The government is hopeful that the new tax stamps on cigarette packs, which authorities can check electronically, will help plug any remaining leaks in revenue collections.
By the staff
Having a bad week? Just think about the public relations team of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. after the “Last HOME Stand” charity event on Tuesday, when a series of activities between Gilas Pilipinas and a collection of NBA Stars was cancelled, angering fans who shelled out between P750 and P23,300 per ticket.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
Sandiganbayan employees on Thursday staged a walkout and denounced the government’s move to increase tax deductions of court employees.