i-Tax program benefits eleven LGUs in Neg. Or.

May 21, 2009 2:39 am· Comments Off on i-Tax program benefits eleven LGUs in Neg. Or. 

DUMAGUETE CITY, May 20 — Eleven pilot local government units (LGUs) in Negros Oriental for the implementation of Integrated Taxation (i-Tax), through the German Technical Cooperation, are now formally in place.

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Palace says positive aspects of ‘unoffocial’ UN torture report on RP very encouraging

May 21, 2009 2:38 am· Comments Off on Palace says positive aspects of ‘unoffocial’ UN torture report on RP very encouraging 

By Joel C. Atencio

MANILA, May 20 – Malacañang on Wednesday cited the positive aspects of the “unofficial” United Nations torture report on the Philippines as very encouraging.

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Virgin coconut oil seen as natural preventive A(H1N1) medication

May 21, 2009 2:38 am· Comments Off on Virgin coconut oil seen as natural preventive A(H1N1) medication 

By Maricar Aranas

DUMAGUETE CITY, May 20 — Virgin coconut oil (VCO) is identified as the perfect preventive medicine for the A(H1N1) virus, according to “Coco Queen” Cory Quirino who recently made a three-day visit to Negros Oriental.

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Four candidates approved for Iranian presidential polls

May 21, 2009 2:36 am· Comments Off on Four candidates approved for Iranian presidential polls 

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TEHRAN, May 20 — Iranian election officials approved on Wednesday four candidates for the June 12 presidential polls, national media reported.

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New processed products from bangus eyed in Dagupan

May 21, 2009 2:35 am· Comments Off on New processed products from bangus eyed in Dagupan 

DAGUPAN CITY, May 20 — New products from milkfish will be produced and introduced into the market with the operation soon of the first modern state-of-the-art Seafood Processing Plant in Dagupan City.

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WB gives 'satisfactory' rating to project implementation in ARMM

May 21, 2009 2:35 am· Comments Off on WB gives 'satisfactory' rating to project implementation in ARMM 

By Edwin O. Fernandez

COTABATO CITY, May 20 -– The World Bank (WB) has rated “satisfactory” the implementation of its funded socio-economic projects in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) following an extensive review here.

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Lady solon bats for LGU empowerment for poverty reduction

May 21, 2009 2:34 am· Comments Off on Lady solon bats for LGU empowerment for poverty reduction 

MANILA, May 20 — A lady lawmaker and former head of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is pushing for the passage of the Barangay Improvement and Development Action (BIDA) program which aims to boost the local economy and reduce the incidence of poverty.

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New patient confirmed in Shiga Pref., H1N1 flu cases at 236 in Japan

May 21, 2009 2:33 am· Comments Off on New patient confirmed in Shiga Pref., H1N1 flu cases at 236 in Japan 

OSAKA, May 20 — Another person was confirmed infected with the new H1N1 influenza strain Wednesday in Shiga Prefecture, in the first case detected outside Osaka and Hyogo prefectures.

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Moldovan communists one vote short of electing president

May 21, 2009 2:29 am· Comments Off on Moldovan communists one vote short of electing president 

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CHISINAU, May 20 — Moldova's ruling Communist Party failed to see its candidate elected as the country's new president on Wednesday, falling one vote short in a parliamentary ballot.

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Gov't evaluates merits of SICPA's fused-on stamp tax program for exciseable goods

May 21, 2009 2:28 am· Comments Off on Gov't evaluates merits of SICPA's fused-on stamp tax program for exciseable goods 

MANILA, May 20 — The government is mindful of its critics and has proceeded to evaluate the merits of the unsolicited fused-on stamp tax program for exciseable goods by SICPA Product Security SA of Switzerland with great care.

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