Local firm criticizes British American Tobacco for pushing unitary excise tax bill

March 2, 2012 10:24 am· Comments Off on Local firm criticizes British American Tobacco for pushing unitary excise tax bill 

MANILA, March 1 — A local cigarette manufacturer has scored British American Tobacco (BAT) for supporting the controversial Department of Finance-backed excise tax bill which proposes a unitary tax rate on tobacco products within three years from implementation.

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Big companies need advanced technology for operations

March 2, 2012 10:24 am· Comments Off on Big companies need advanced technology for operations 

CEBU CITY, March 1 – Companies with large-scale operations need to employ advanced business technologies for them to stay ahead of the competition, an official of a service provider firm said.

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Zambo mayor orders probe of ice plant mishap (update)

March 2, 2012 10:24 am· Comments Off on Zambo mayor orders probe of ice plant mishap (update) 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 1 -– City Mayor Celso Lobregat has ordered a joint investigation of the gas leak incident in an ice plant in Ayala in the west coast that downed at least a hundred people and briefly displaced over 200 families Wednesday night.

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BIR confident in realizing P6.2 B collection goal

March 2, 2012 10:24 am· Comments Off on BIR confident in realizing P6.2 B collection goal 

ILOILO CITY, Mar. 01 – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Regional Office 11-A is confident in realizing the P6.2 billion collection goal set for this year.

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City council oks increased Zambo sport complex fees

March 2, 2012 10:24 am· Comments Off on City council oks increased Zambo sport complex fees 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 1 – The city council approved Wednesday amendments that will increase entrance fees to the Zamboanga City Sports Complex.

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DOLE 6 strengthens network of guidance counselors to become conduits in labor market information advocacy

March 2, 2012 10:24 am· Comments Off on DOLE 6 strengthens network of guidance counselors to become conduits in labor market information advocacy 

ILOILO CITY, March 1 – Guidance counselors of various schools in the region will now partner with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in providing information about the labor market to students, both in secondary and college levels.

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Red Cross officials hail volunteer who died in Kidapawan bomb blast

March 2, 2012 10:24 am· Comments Off on Red Cross officials hail volunteer who died in Kidapawan bomb blast 

MANILA, March 1 – The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Thursday hailed PRC volunteer Benny Balmediano who was killed during the bomb explosion in Kidapawan City, Cotabato on February 19 as a symbol of heroism.

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Millions of pesos of farmers' livelihood, farm to market roads projects remained unpaid due DA-Caraga fund mess

March 2, 2012 10:24 am· Comments Off on Millions of pesos of farmers' livelihood, farm to market roads projects remained unpaid due DA-Caraga fund mess 

BUTUAN CITY, March 1 — A total of P4.9-M worth of farmers’ livelihood projects and farm to market roads projects in various parts of Caraga Region remained unpaid until now after some P53.3-M public funds of the Department of Agriculture Caraga regional office gone missing.

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Iloilo capitol power deal stilladvantageous to gov’t

March 2, 2012 10:24 am· Comments Off on Iloilo capitol power deal stilladvantageous to gov’t 

ILOILO CITY, Mar 01 – The Provincial Government of Iloilo would be paying not less than P2.264 million for the electrical consumption of the Iloilo provincial capitol, including transmission fees, had it continued its power contract with its previous supplier, Green Core Corporation.

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Radio blocktimer shot on his leg

March 2, 2012 10:24 am· Comments Off on Radio blocktimer shot on his leg 

ILOILO CITY, March 2 – A radio blocktimer was hit in the right leg after he was shot by two motor-riding suspects around 7 a.m. Friday.

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