CONSUMER GROUP WANTS HIGHER CIGAR TAXES

By Mico Agustin

CONSUMER advocates have expressed frustration over the failure of the Senate to include in its approved version of Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act proposed measures seeking to impose higher taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products.
Ray Junia, convenor of Institute for Institute for Consumer Research and Empowerment (ICORE) said they felt cheated as the senators left out proposals to raise taxes on cigarettes.

Healthier Filipinos
“We are certainly frustrated. The senators could have seized the moment by including proposals to raise tobacco taxes, and in the process create a new generation of healthier Filipinos…

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SM Prime Turns over 86th School Building

 

By Neny Regino
 
Puerto Princesa City – The Francisco Ubay Memorial Elementary School in Puerto Princesa home to  2,400 students from Brgys. Tagburos, San Manuel, Santa Monica & San Jose is the recipient of SM Foundation’s 86th school building under its school building program. 
The school building, a donation from SM PRIME through SM FOUNDATION is the first school building turned over by the Foundation in Palawan’s capital. The two-story, four-classroom building is PWD-friendly with ramp and toilet strictly for the use of persons with disability. The building is furnished with 200 student armchairs, 20 of which are designed for…

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GSIS, PAGIBIG asked to waive penalties on loans of teachers

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Public school teachers whose take home pays have been reduced to almost nothing because of the high penalties they pay to the lending institutions, like Government Service Insurance System and the PAGIBIG, have found a savior in Kabayan partylist Cong. Ron P. Salo.

 

Salo asked both institutions to waive the penalties and charges on teachers’ loans so that their take-home pays would not be severely eroded.

 

Salo made a privilege speech Monday in Congress to denounce the diminution of teachers’ take-home pay because of such deductions even with the issuance by…

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Imelda Papin shoots balloons in shootfest; Mark Lapid wins

 

 

 

 By Boy Villasanta

Instead of shooting bull’s eyes’ targets in a range, Actors Guild of the Philippines president Imelda Papin shot balloons. And it was one hell of fun.

            The occasion was the annual Shootfest organized by the Katipunan ng mga Artista ng Pelikulang Pilipino at Telebisyon (KAPPT) held at the Amscor Shooting Ranges in Amscor Avenue, Barangay Fortune in Marikina City.

            Shooters among stars displayed their shooting agility in the whole-day affair spearheaded not only by Imelda but Amay Bisaya, Val Iglesias, Boy Roque, Perry de Guzman, Ricardo Cepeda and the rest of the…

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Romnick Sarmienta returns to showbiz and joins Jericho Rosales in a teleserye

 

 

  By Boy Villasanta

           

 

Good actors never die. They just take a break from their art.

           Actor Romnick Sarmenta is one of them. Sidelined by his other extracurricular activities like his restaurant business and assisting his wife Harlene Bautista in supporting the domestic life of brother-mayor Herbert Bautista, Romnick is back on his acting chops as a contract star, this time, of ABS-CBN. He’s ready anytime soon to shoot a TV drama which has a working title of “Love Will Lead You Back” with another good actor, Jericho Rosales.

            According to…

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