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                    [ArticleID] => 1500084
                    [Title] => Labor group bucks Noy for rejecting income tax cuts
                    [Summary] => 
Labor group Trade Union Congress of the Philippines-Nagkaisa slammed President Aquino for rejecting proposed bills to cut income tax.
 
[DatePublished] => 2015-09-15 00:18:00 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1262583 [AuthorName] => Dennis Carcamo [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => http://media.philstar.com/images/pilipino-star-ngayon/bansa/20140521/income-tax-3.jpg ) [1] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1421105 [Title] => Comelec justifies deferment of SK polls [Summary] =>

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said yesterday it did not violate Republic Act 10632 when it decided to postpone the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls scheduled on Feb. 21.

[DatePublished] => 2015-02-07 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1804896 [AuthorName] => Sheila Crisostomo [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => ) [2] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1371797 [Title] => ‘No more time for Noy to seek second term’ [Summary] =>

Even if he wants to, President Aquino could no longer seek a second term due to lack of time to amend the Constitution.

[DatePublished] => 2014-09-22 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1097338 [AuthorName] => Mayen Jaymalin [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => http://media.philstar.com/images/the-philippine-star/headlines/20140922/President-Aquino.jpg ) [3] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1369215 [Title] => Petilla waits for Congress nod for Noy’s emergency powers [Summary] =>

Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla can heave a sigh of relief now that President Aquino has declared a state of emergency in the power sector, but he can’t pop the champagne bottles just yet.

[DatePublished] => 2014-09-15 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1804708 [AuthorName] => Iris Gonzales [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => http://media.philstar.com/images/the-philippine-star/headlines/20140804/Jericho-Petilla.jpg ) [4] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1346733 [Title] => EDITORIAL - All bark, no bite [Summary] =>

Look what happens when you gain notoriety for making empty threats.

[DatePublished] => 2014-07-16 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => http://media.philstar.com/images/the-philippine-star/opinion/20140716/startoon.gif ) [5] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1333889 [Title] => EDITORIAL - How Congress can redeem itself [Summary] =>

There are in Congress right now -- at least three in the House of Representatives and one in the Senate -- several pending bills seeking to reduce the amount of personal income taxes from the current 32 percent to anywhere from 15 percent to 25 percent.

[DatePublished] => 2014-06-12 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Freeman Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => ) [6] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1279813 [Title] => Still on the issue of golf caddies [Summary] =>

Last Wednesday I was able to play my first round for the 33rd Coral Invitational Golf Tournament despite the efforts by the Associated Labor Unions to disrupt the golf tournament of the Cebu Country Club by urging the caddies to go on strike.

[DatePublished] => 2014-01-17 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 135522 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1805274 [AuthorName] => Bobit S. Avila [SectionName] => Freeman Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => ) [7] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1276802 [Title] => School opening in September? [Summary] =>

Here we go again, reopening an old issue on Philippine education. As before, a legislator started the hornets of opinion boozing again.

[DatePublished] => 2014-01-09 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 135759 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1301991 [AuthorName] => Eladio C. Dioko [SectionName] => Freeman Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => ) [8] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1253255 [Title] => Intel agency lawyers urge retention of secret data [Summary] =>

Senior national security lawyers on yesterday told an independent oversight board examining US surveillance programs that the government needs to keep its trove of innocent Americans' telephone records despite growing efforts in Congress to shut down the program.

[DatePublished] => 2013-11-05 05:00:05 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1756626 [AuthorName] => Stephen Braun [SectionName] => World [SectionUrl] => world [URL] => ) [9] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1241428 [Title] => US shutdown deepens fears of looming debt crisis [Summary] =>

Democrats and Republicans remained no closer to resolving a budget feud that has shut down much of the government as Washington and international officials raised the alarm Thursday over an even more critical upcoming showdown over the nation's line of credit.

[DatePublished] => 2013-10-04 08:21:55 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => World [SectionUrl] => world [URL] => http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/190/8d24.jpg ) ) )
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