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Philippine Tax Academy taps UPLB for post graduate program
by Mary Grace Padin - November 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine Tax Academy (PTA), in partnership with the University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB), is planning to offer a free post-graduate program on finance and taxation to qualified employees of...
SSS seeks more partners in Luzon
by Mary Grace Padin - November 18, 2018 - 12:00am
State-run Social Security System is eyeing to accredit 30 organized groups as additional servicing and collecting partners in Central Luzon.
DOF Privatization and Management Office to sell 44 properties
by Mary Grace Padin - November 17, 2018 - 12:00am
The privatization arm of the Department of Finance is planning to sell 44 properties nationwide for a minimum bid price of P75.98 million in the next four months.
Gov’t seeks World Bank help for program to insure public assets
by Mary Grace Padin - November 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The government has asked the World Bank’s assistance in crafting an insurance program for public assets to protect the state from risks posed by disasters and calamities, according to the Department of F...
Philippines eyes Sukuk bonds
by Mary Grace Padin - November 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The government is exploring the possibility of issuing “Sukuk” or Islamic bonds to diversify the country’s investor base, according to the Department of Budget and Management.
4th tax reform package seen to boost capital market
by Mary Grace Padin - November 15, 2018 - 12:00am
The government is seeking to further boost the domestic capital market by harmonizing tax rates on capital income and financial products as proposed under the fourth tax reform package, the Department of Finance...
DOF to push for exchange info, bank secrecy in tax amnesty bill
by Mary Grace Padin - November 15, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Finance (DOF) said yesterday it would appeal for the legislature to retain the exchange of information and bank secrecy provisions under the proposed tax amnesty bill.
‘Xi Jinping visit to speed up approval of China-backed projects’
by Mary Grace Padin - November 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s upcoming visit to the Philippines would help speed up the approval of infrastructure projects proposed for Beijing’s financing assistance, the Department of Budget and...
Fuel tax hike suspended, but current tax stays
by Mary Grace Padin - November 15, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte has approved the recommendation of economic managers to suspend the P2 increase in fuel excise tax in January 2019 to anchor inflationary expectations.
Fiscal deficit widens by 78% in 9 months
by Mary Grace Padin - November 14, 2018 - 12:00am
The national government’s fiscal deficit widened by 78 percent to P378.2 billion in the nine months to September, already accounting for three percent of the country’s gross domestic product.
Philippines, Indonesia improve cooperation vs smuggling
by Mary Grace Padin - November 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines and Indonesia have agreed to strengthen their cooperation against smuggling, a move seen to pave the way toward improved regional efforts against illicit cross-border trade, according to the Department...
T-bill rates slightly higher
by Mary Grace Padin - November 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Treasury bill rates rose moderately across the board amid lower inflationary expectations from the market, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) said yesterday.
Government contractual workers to get pay hike
by Mary Grace Padin - November 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The government is set to increase the pay of contract of service (COS) and job order (JO) workers effective Jan. 1, 2019, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said yesterday.
Tobacco farmers oppose tax hike
by Mary Grace Padin - November 12, 2018 - 12:00am
A group of local tobacco farmers has appealed to the government to reconsider the proposal to increase anew excise taxes on tobacco products.
More Pinoys face financing gap in healthcare, says survey
by Mary Grace Padin - November 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Filipinos are facing a considerable financing gap in healthcare as savings, current levels of insurance and government health provisions may not be enough to cover the cost of treatment for critical illnesses, according...
Pru Life introduces renewable insurance
by Mary Grace Padin - November 12, 2018 - 12:00am
British life insurer Pru Life has launched a yearly renewable life insurance plan which customers can customize based on their protection and investment needs.
Pru Life introduces renewable insurance
by Mary Grace Padin - November 12, 2018 - 12:00am
British life insurer Pru Life has launched a yearly renewable life insurance plan which customers can customize based on their protection and investment needs.
BOC eases rules on balikbayan box duties
by Mary Grace Padin - November 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has eased the rules for Filipinos availing of duty- and tax-free privileges for consolidated balikbayan boxes valued up to P150,000.
DOF sees economy picking up growth pace in fourth quarter
by Mary Grace Padin - November 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The country’s economic growth may pick up pace in the fourth quarter on the back of higher investments and consumption, fuelled by easing inflation, as well as holiday and election spending, an official of...
Government, inks P18.8 billion JICA loan for MRT-3 rehabilitation
by Mary Grace Padin - November 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The Japan International Cooperation Agency has extended a ¥38.1 billion loan to the Philippines for the improvement and rehabilitation of the Metro Rail Transit Line-3 System.
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