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Philippines No. 1 Immigrant Source to Canada in 2014

3 years ago

More than 40,000 Filipinos became permanent residents of Canada in 2014, making the Philippines the top source country for Canadian immigration last year, according to the Canada Immigration Newsletter. ...

CBCP Exec Lauds POEA Policy on Exit Clearance

3 years ago

An official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines lauded the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration’s lifting of mandatory payments for overseas Filipino workers’ exit clearances. CBCP Commission for ...

Light a Candle for Mary Jane Veloso!

3 years ago

Manila, April 27 – As I write this piece, the vigils are being held in various places, white ribbons are being worn, prayers are being said, candles are being ...

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  • 19 February 2018
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    TRAIN lifts BIR tax collection by 15 percent

    The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)  posted a 15 percent it growth in its tax collections in January, the first month of the implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act, according to Caesar Dulay, BIR commissioner. At this growth level, the collection in January likely ...

  • 19 February 2018
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    Philippine peso weakest, hits P52.12:$1

    The Philippine peso fell to P52 against the dollar on Wednesday, weighed down by a widening trade deficit and concerns over US inflation that led to the currency’s weakest close in over 11 years. The local currency opened at P52.03:$1, traded at P51.90 to P52.12, and finally ended the ...

  • 19 February 2018
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    Boracay ‘polluters’ given 2 months to comply

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)  has given commercial establishments releasing untreated wastewater and sewage into the waters of the island of Boracay up to two months to connect to sewage treatment systems. Failure to comply will mean closure. Roy Cimatu, DENR secretary, said  establishments must connect ...