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                    [Title] => Government debt piles up to P6T
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Higher issuance of government securities and declining peso value pushed the debt pile of the National Government to nearly P6 trillion last year, the Bureau of the Treasury reported yesterday.

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Debt held by the national government rose last year to nearly P6 trillion, the Bureau of the Treasury reported on Thursday.

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The third year of excise tax reforms pushed tobacco and liquor revenue collections to their fastest growth on record last year, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) reported yesterday.

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The third year of excise tax reforms pushed tobacco and liquor revenue collections to their fastest growth on record last year, the Bureau of Internal Revenue reported on Tuesday.

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The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is set to meet with the Department of Finance (DOF) next month to discuss how to pursue the planned equity value buy-out (EVBO) of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3).

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Seoul-based debt watcher NICE Investors Service has upgraded the credit rating of the Philippines, allowing the country to tightly secure a place within the investment-grade territory.

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From an inventory of issued regulations to office improvements and renovations, the Department of Finance has embarked on projects meant to clean – and improve – its own backyard five months before President Aquino steps down.

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Vietnam and Thailand continue to bring in the tourists, as official tourism records show.

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From an inventory of issued regulations to office improvements and renovations, the Department of Finance has embarked on projects meant to clean and improve its own backyard five months before President Aquino steps down.

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It was a long time coming for the Aquino administration to get its infrastructure program on track, but as its term reaches homestretch, Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima has no regrets.

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