House Of Representatives Approves Alcohol, Cigar, Vape Tax Hike

House Of Representatives Approves Alcohol, Cigar, Vape Tax Hike HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES – The House of Representatives approved the bill imposing higher tax on alcoholic drinks, tobacco, and vape. According to a report from Manila Bulletin, a substitute version of the House Bill 1026 includes supply on non-liquor and non-alcoholic drinks which was rumored to […]

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DA: Biosecurity measures up amid rising hog deaths
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) has set up a crisis management team tasked with enhancing biosecurity measures as it monitors suspected animal-disease outbreaks in the country following reports of more…READ
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Mayweather denies Pacquiao rematch rumors
Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. denied any comeback fight that would lead to his potential rematch with reigning World Boxing Association super welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao in the Middle East….READ
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PH posts $248-M BoP surplus last month
The country’s balance of payments (BoP) reverted to a surplus in July, boosting the year-to-date tally to return to the P5-billion mark. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said on…READ
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Experience from Spain trip vital for Gilas
Adjustments on what they learned from their nine-day training trip in Spain will be the main focus of national coach Yeng Guiao and his boys in the remaining days of…READ
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Lions, Pirates battle in NCAA finals rematch
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PSEi recovers on last-minute buying
Last-minute buying lifted the stock market to recover on Monday after ending in the loss for two consecutive trading days. The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) climbed by 1.83…READ
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CIA fuels Hong Kong riots – report
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What makes a great boxer
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Streamlining government
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LOTTO RESULT August 20, 2019
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6/58 LOTTO RESULT August 20, 2019
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McKenzie, Bravo score in PPS netfest
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Ombudsman orders dismissal of 7 Customs execs
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Engineers won’t kneel before Kings
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Huelgas out of SEA Games individual triathlon
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Korean lass joins hunt at Summit Point
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Ancajas waits for foe to step up
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Petron, F2 Logistics seek finals berths
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Terrence Jones thankful for PBA ‘journey’
As he bids the Philippines goodbye, for now, TNT KaTropa super import Terrence Jones said his experience against tough opponents in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup should serve him well as he looks forward to the next big battle, possibly in the NBA.
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Mayweather-Pacquiao: No Saudi, No Rematch
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P4.1-trillion budget for 2020 submitted to Congress today
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Duterte enjoyed chance to go motorcycle-riding during absence from public eye
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EU donates P5.2M humanitarian assistance to Batanes quake victims
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Gina Lopez Dies: Magazine Reported her “Death” on Aug. 16
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COA: China firm got Kaliwa project though lacking requirements
MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Audit (COA) has flagged the awarding of the New Centennial Water Source - Kaliwa Dam Project (NCWS-KDP) to a Chinese firm that supposedly skipped several requirements. In an audit observation memorandum dated June 10 but released only on Sunday, July 18, COA said the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) Technical Working Group confirmed the shortlist of three Chinese contractors even if all lacked prequalification requirements. According to a COA table, the date of completion for past projects by the firms, including China Energy Engineering Co. (CEEC) Ltd. --- the winning contractor --- was not specified, which was contrary to...Keep on reading: COA: China firm got Kaliwa project though lacking requirements
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Trans-Brazil trail raises hopes for future of Atlantic Forest
Luiz Pedreira walks with other hikers beneath the Atlantic Forest's thick canopy in Brazil, where an 8,000-kilometer trail stretching the full length of the country is being opened up. He says he hopes that the creation of the trail, one of the world's longest, will raise awareness about the fragility of the forest, long devastated by loggers and farmers, and now facing a renewed threat under President Jai Bolsonaro. "If you do not know something, you do not value it," Pedreira said. Inspired by long-distance tracks such as Canada's 24,000-kilometer GreatTrail, the project will connect paths from the southern town of Chui on Brazil's border with Uruguay, to Oiapoque on its n...Keep on reading: Trans-Brazil trail raises hopes for future of Atlantic Forest
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‘Miracle house’ in Ohio draws pilgrims amid sainthood push
CANTON, Ohio --- Late in the summer of 1939, crowds of strangers started showing up at Rhoda Wise's house next to a city dump in Ohio after she let it be known that miracles were occurring in her room. Eight decades later, people still make pilgrimages to the wood frame bungalow at the edge of Canton, Ohio, seeking their own miracles. Wise died in 1948, but her legend as a Christian mystic has blossomed over time. And last fall, after years of discussions, the local Roman Catholic diocese petitioned the Vatican to make Wise a saint, renewing interest in her former home. The story starts with the sickly Wise, who lived with her alcoholic husband and young daughter, claiming she ...Keep on reading: ‘Miracle house’ in Ohio draws pilgrims amid sainthood push
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‘Miracle house’ in Ohio draws pilgrims amid sainthood push
CANTON, Ohio --- Late in the summer of 1939, crowds of strangers started showing up at Rhoda Wise's house next to a city dump in Ohio after she let it be known that miracles were occurring in her room. Eight decades later, people still make pilgrimages to the wood frame bungalow at the edge of Canton, Ohio, seeking their own miracles. Wise died in 1948, but her legend as a Christian mystic has blossomed over time. And last fall, after years of discussions, the local Roman Catholic diocese petitioned the Vatican to make Wise a saint, renewing interest in her former home. The story starts with the sickly Wise, who lived with her alcoholic husband and young daughter, claiming she ...Keep on reading: ‘Miracle house’ in Ohio draws pilgrims amid sainthood push
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Otso Diretso bets ask DOJ to disqualify OSG in sedition case
MANILA, Philippines --- Otso Diretso senatorial candidates have asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to disqualify the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) from participating in the sedition case before the Department of Justice (DOJ). Former Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano and fellow opposition candidates and Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) lawyers Erin Taada and Chel Diokno as well as former Supreme Court Spokesman Theodore Te cited conflict of interest and lack of authority on the part of the OSG. The OSG is the legal counsel of the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) that filed the sedition complaint against 36 officials and indiv...Keep on reading: Otso Diretso bets ask DOJ to disqualify OSG in sedition case
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Otso Diretso bets ask DOJ to disqualify OSG in sedition case
MANILA, Philippines --- Otso Diretso senatorial candidates have asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to disqualify the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) from participating in the sedition case before the Department of Justice (DOJ). Former Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano and fellow opposition candidates and Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) lawyers Erin Taada and Chel Diokno as well as former Supreme Court Spokesman Theodore Te cited conflict of interest and lack of authority on the part of the OSG. The OSG is the legal counsel of the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) that filed the sedition complaint against 36 officials and indiv...Keep on reading: Otso Diretso bets ask DOJ to disqualify OSG in sedition case
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High-end rebrand makes life sweet for Japan’s ‘ice farmers’
In a mountainous area north of Tokyo, a priest blows a conch shell as Yuichiro Yamamoto bows and thanks the nature gods for this year's "good harvest": natural ice. Yamamoto is one of Japan's few remaining "ice farmers," eschewing the ease of refrigeration for open-air pools to create a product that is sold to high-end shaved ice shops in trendy Tokyo districts. His trade had all but disappeared in recent decades, and the shaved ice or "kakigori" that is popular throughout Japan in summer had been produced with cheap machine-made ice. But reinventing natural-made ice as a high-end artisanal product has helped revive the sector and save his firm. "When I started ...Keep on reading: High-end rebrand makes life sweet for Japan’s ‘ice farmers’
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High-end rebrand makes life sweet for Japan’s ‘ice farmers’
In a mountainous area north of Tokyo, a priest blows a conch shell as Yuichiro Yamamoto bows and thanks the nature gods for this year's "good harvest": natural ice. Yamamoto is one of Japan's few remaining "ice farmers," eschewing the ease of refrigeration for open-air pools to create a product that is sold to high-end shaved ice shops in trendy Tokyo districts. His trade had all but disappeared in recent decades, and the shaved ice or "kakigori" that is popular throughout Japan in summer had been produced with cheap machine-made ice. But reinventing natural-made ice as a high-end artisanal product has helped revive the sector and save his firm. "When I started ...Keep on reading: High-end rebrand makes life sweet for Japan’s ‘ice farmers’
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LISTEN: Swae Lee recruits Drake in new song ‘Won’t Be Late’
A snippet of the catchy song first surfaced last May, when producer and artist Virgil Abloh previewed it during Coachella. "Won't Be Late" was produced by Afrobeat artist Tekno and Mike WiLL Made-It, who previously worked with Swae Lee on Rae Sremmurd's 2018 album "SR3MM". The upbeat song sees Lee and Drake taking things slow with a potential romantic love interest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBioIsLoXoE "Kill your vibe, they don't have the right/ Baby don't fight it, you're giving me life/ Take your time, set the mood right/ Settle down, skeptical at first but now I'm not," Lee croons over a dancehall-infused beat with rhythmic drums. This is not the first ...Keep on reading: LISTEN: Swae Lee recruits Drake in new song ‘Won’t Be Late’
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Former DENR secretary Gina Lopez dies at 65 | Evening wRap
Today on Rappler: Former environment secretary Gina Lopez dies Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto fires ‘abusive’ city official Responding to Cardema, poll exec Guanzon tweets rat poison picture FLAG lawyers move to disqualify OSG from sedition probe Duterte is no Marcos, says DILG in defending anti-subversion law Kaliwa Dam bidding looks rigged for China Energy – COA Executive Producer / Writer Lilibeth Frondoso Associate Producer / Publisher Marga Deona Jaira Roxas Master Editor / Playback Emerald Hidalgo Jaene Zaplan Jaen Manegdeg Quita Chuatico – Rappler.com
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INSEAD, a school that teaches business is not about just profits
MANILA, Philippines---A global business school is on a mission to change mindsets one student at a time. INSEAD Dean Illian Mihov recalled how, some 50 years ago, only men go to business schools. But like any difficult situation, this eventually changed, he said. INSEAD, for instance, started offering scholarships for women in 1976. "I think that changing mindsets is very difficult. It's necessary," Mihov told INQUIRER.net in an interview during his visit here on Thursday (Aug. 15). "In many countries, in many companies, people have been focusing exclusively on the value they create for the company," he added. "But I think more and more companies are asking the question is t...Keep on reading: INSEAD, a school that teaches business is not about just profits
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Leonen on declining nomination as SC chief justice: ‘It’s the right thing to do’
MANILA, Philippines --- In declining his automatic nomination as chief justice, Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen did not state any particular reason. What he said, however, was that his decision "is the right thing to do for myself, this Court, and this country."   Leonen is one of the five most senior justices of the Supreme Court that is automatically nominated for the post that will become vacant upon the retirement of Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin when he turns 70 years old on October 18.   Aside from Leonen, others who were automatically nominated for the top justice post by the high court's en banc are Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, and A...Keep on reading: Leonen on declining nomination as SC chief justice: ‘It’s the right thing to do’
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Leonen on declining nomination as SC chief justice: ‘It’s the right thing to do’
MANILA, Philippines --- In declining his automatic nomination as chief justice, Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen did not state any particular reason. What he said, however, was that his decision "is the right thing to do for myself, this Court, and this country."   Leonen is one of the five most senior justices of the Supreme Court that is automatically nominated for the post that will become vacant upon the retirement of Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin when he turns 70 years old on October 18.   Aside from Leonen, others who were automatically nominated for the top justice post by the high court's en banc are Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, and A...Keep on reading: Leonen on declining nomination as SC chief justice: ‘It’s the right thing to do’
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Another gov’t office left empty after a Pasig City official’s departure
Another government office was stripped bare of its equipment and furnishings after Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto fired an office head for “questionable practices and abusive behavior.” In a Facebook post, the local chief executive took pictures of a particular office owned by a government employee whom he recently removed from position. Sotto did not […] The post Another gov’t office left empty after a Pasig City official’s departure appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Senator Ping Lacson reminds Salvador Panelo of his job as presidential mouthpiece
Sen. Panfilo Lacson schooled Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo on his role as spokesperson and chief legal counsel of the Philippines in their latest exchange on the influx of illegal Chinese workers in the country. This exchange stemmed when Panelo publicized a text message from Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua suggesting China might view overseas Filipino workers […] The post Senator Ping Lacson reminds Salvador Panelo of his job as presidential mouthpiece appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Tributes pour for environment champion Gina Lopez
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY---Tributes from activists and government officials poured on Monday (Aug. 19) for former Environment Secretary Gina Lopez who died of brain cancer. Most paid homage to her as a crusader for the environment for which she was at loggerheads with powerful interests when she joined the original Cabinet of President Rodrigo Duterte. She was eventually rejected by the Commission on Appointments, populated by legislators with mining interests or close to mining operators. Duterte did not reappoint her following her rejection by the body. Sen. Christopher "Bong" Go paid tribute to Lopez, pointing to her "exceptional dedication" to protecting the environment. "As a...Keep on reading: Tributes pour for environment champion Gina Lopez
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Tributes pour for environment champion Gina Lopez
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY---Tributes from activists and government officials poured on Monday (Aug. 19) for former Environment Secretary Gina Lopez who died of brain cancer. Most paid homage to her as a crusader for the environment for which she was at loggerheads with powerful interests when she joined the original Cabinet of President Rodrigo Duterte. She was eventually rejected by the Commission on Appointments, populated by legislators with mining interests or close to mining operators. Duterte did not reappoint her following her rejection by the body. Sen. Christopher "Bong" Go paid tribute to Lopez, pointing to her "exceptional dedication" to protecting the environment. "As a...Keep on reading: Tributes pour for environment champion Gina Lopez
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Erich Gonzales Reveals Why She Turned Down Series w/ KimXi
Why Erich Gonzales turned down the series with Kim Chiu and Xian Lim? Kapamilya actress Erich Gonzales revealed the reason why she turned down the series Love Thy Woman with Kim Chiu and Xian Lim. Erich was supposed to be in the upcoming soap opera featuring the KimXi love team. However, she turned it down […] The post Erich Gonzales Reveals Why She Turned Down Series w/ KimXi appeared first on Philippine News.
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Reacting to Vera Files report, Palace says Duterte does not receive gifts
Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said Vera Files should present evidence to back its claims.
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Maritime domain awareness in South China Sea top priority of US Air Force
MANILA, Philippines --- The US Air Force has been playing a big role in maritime domain awareness in the South China Sea to ensure that the disputed waterway will remain free and open.   US Pacific Air Forces commander Gen. Charles Brown said they are supplying "accurate information" for the decision-makers and to their partners in the region to have a broad situational awareness that they can use for their own needs and missions.   "One of our key goals with our partners here is to provide domain awareness, both in the air and in this case, in the maritime. So we have a good understanding of what's going on," he said in a telephone briefing with reporte...Keep on reading: Maritime domain awareness in South China Sea top priority of US Air Force
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Pitbull saves owner from shark attack
A dog became an unlikely hero after rescuing his owner from a shark attack in California, United States. James White was fishing on July 21 when he snagged the shark on his line, as per NBC Bay Area last Thursday, Aug. 15. When White was removing the 6-foot, sevengill shark from his fishing rod's hook, the animal squirmed and sank its teeth into his leg. "Immediately there was blood everywhere, the first bite punctured an artery," White told the news outlet. "The pressure was intense." Unable to escape from the shark's grasp, White cried for help. His pitbull Darby, who he left in his car, managed to escape and came to his rescue. Darby is 1 year old and weighs approximately ...Keep on reading: Pitbull saves owner from shark attack
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Pitbull saves owner from shark attack
A dog became an unlikely hero after rescuing his owner from a shark attack in California, United States. James White was fishing on July 21 when he snagged the shark on his line, as per NBC Bay Area last Thursday, Aug. 15. When White was removing the 6-foot, sevengill shark from his fishing rod's hook, the animal squirmed and sank its teeth into his leg. "Immediately there was blood everywhere, the first bite punctured an artery," White told the news outlet. "The pressure was intense." Unable to escape from the shark's grasp, White cried for help. His pitbull Darby, who he left in his car, managed to escape and came to his rescue. Darby is 1 year old and weighs approximately ...Keep on reading: Pitbull saves owner from shark attack
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Mayor Vico announces sacking of Pasig exec on Facebook
MANILA, Philippines --- Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto has dismissed a city official over "questionable practices and abusive behavior." https://www.facebook.com/VicoSotto/posts/2494803463911650?_rdc=1&_rdr Sotto announced the official's firing last Sunday(Aug. 18) in his official Facebook page where he posted photos of the dismissed official's vacant office. "This is the room of one office head after I fired him," said Sotto on his Facebook page, without naming the sacked official. "The pictures show how some people treat the government like their private property," Sotto added. Sotto said one of the difficulties his team faced during the transition was the poor inventory of ...Keep on reading: Mayor Vico announces sacking of Pasig exec on Facebook
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