Monthly Archives: July 2013

COA finds misuse of road tax collections

MANILA — The Road Board, which administers billions of pesos in road user’s tax collected yearly from motor vehicle owners, was found to have set aside only 1.7 percent of its collections

Napoles daughter flaunting family’s wealth?

MANILA – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is investigating the wealth of businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles, after photos of her daughter flaunting their wealth appeared on social media. Napoles is the

Palace sets control of workers’ money

MANILA — President  Benigno Aquino III has notified Congress that starting Jan. 1, 2014, the Palace will put almost P700 billion in salaries of 1.2 million state workers under a centralized payroll

Palace defends grant of fat bonuses to MWSS directors

MANILA  — It isn’t as big as what the past administration gave away. Malacañang on Monday defended the eventual grant of bonus, from P300,000 to P500,000, to four board directors of the

Blast rocks North Cotabato state university

KABACAN, North Cotabato – Unidentified men set off a powerful improvised explosive device at the administration building of a premier university here on Sunday night, police said. Chief Inspector Jordine Maribojo, Kabacan

Tough talk is good, but…

By Val G. Abelgas President Aquino appeared very tough and seemed serious when he dressed down erring and incompetent bureaucrats during his fourth State-of-the-Nation Address last week. The President, who won on