The implementation of the proposed tax policy reform program to be pitched by the Duterte administration to Congress next month is targeted to generate P600 billion in additional revenues by 2019 while also fostering a simpler, fairer and more efficient system for taxpayers, documents obtained by the Inquirer showed.
Out of 40 national laws to have passed through the 16th congress, 36 lapsed into law from July 17 to 22 after former President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III and President Rodrigo Duterte neither signed nor vetoed the bills.
Here are new, interesting laws that stood out:
AFP News - This file photo, taken in 2011, shows a member of the Manila international airport immigration team checking travellers' documents. Philippine airport immigration officials have tightened monitoring of arrivals from Africa after a spate of arrests of drug mules from the continent, according to a spokeswoman
Yen Baet, an award-winning Filipina photographer, has been named as among the Top 10 Travel photographers by a Thomson UK. She's named along with Steve McCurry, the NatGeo photographer who took the iconic Afghan girl photo.
Here are only some of Yen Baet's breathtaking images, taken just recently when she visited the Philippines.
There are food brands we know that are distinctly Pinoy: Jollibee, Goldilocks, Chow King, Sarsi and Purefoods, for example. Others, however, take on a vibe, a flavor or a look that makes them seem like an international franchise. Here are a few that faked us out because their pedigree turned out to be (proudly) Pinoy na Pinoy.
El Nido, Palawan, Philippines a protected area in Palawan's northernmost tip, is known for its breathtaking sites as well as its rich history. Tourists are drawn to its stunning beaches, vast mangrove forests and diverse marine life. Thousand-year-old fossils and burial sites also continue to spark visitors' interest. (Photo by Rolen Facundo)
Manila Bay is famous among expert or amateur photographers. And we're not wondering why. Manila Bay during sunset is among the metro's most picturesque sights. Here's a compilation of Manila Bay sunsets shared by our Flickr users.
MANILA - It all started peacefully.
People were starting to converge along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City early Monday morning, a few hours before the State of the Nation Address.
Street vendors were selling kwek-kwek (quail eggs), bottled water and other drinks while kids were roaming around the car-free Commonwealth Avenue looking for coins dropped by passing vehicles the previous days.