New QC officials, 2 others face vote-buying raps

MANILA A vote-buying case was filed on Thursday against newly-elected Quezon City mayor Joy Belmonte and vice mayor Gian Sotto with two others at the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

In a three-page complaint affidavit, PDP-Laban campaign manager Michael Defensor and secretary general Edwin Rodriguez said …

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5 firms face P71-M tax raps

MANILA The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday filed criminal tax complaints before the Department of Justice (DOJ) against five delinquent corporate taxpayers for failure to pay taxes amounting to PHP71 million.

The five corporations were Lucky Builders Center Corporation and its corporate officer …

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BRP Tarlac to undergo dry-dock, repairs

MANILA One of the two strategic sealift vessels of the Philippine Navy (PN), the BRP Tarlac (LD-601), will undergo dry-docking and other related repairs.

This was bared in a bid bulletin posted at the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System website by the PN Bids and …

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House ratifies ‘Murang Kuryente’ Act

MANILA The House of Representatives on Wednesday ratified the proposed Murang Kuryente Act which seeks to reduce electricity rates by allocating the net government share from the Malampaya fund to clear the huge debts of the National Power Corporation (Napocor) being charged to the monthly …

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8 dead in 51 post-election incidents: PNP

MANILA A total of eight people were killed and 14 were injured in 51 incidents of violence after the May 13 elections, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Thursday.

PNP spokesman, Col. Bernard Banac said based on National Election Monitoring Action Center (NEMAC) from May …

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AFP condemns NPA mine attack on Bukidnon convoy

MANILA The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) denounced the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) for detonating an anti-personnel mine near a convoy of vehicles carrying troops, local volunteers and foreign observers who were passing by Sitio Nasandigan, Barangay Kalabugao, Impasug-ong town, …

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