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Archive for October, 2006

Tax office in Mountain Province surpasses target collection

Posted by Michille on 31st October 2006

THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in Mountain Province reported that it has exceeded its collection goal for September by P106,718.26.

BIR Collection Supervisor Esteban Acapen said the province was able to collect for September P9,017,393.25 against its target goal of P8,910,675.

Acapen said major factors to the successful tax collection were the remittances on withholding taxes from government agencies, local government units (LGUs) and private withholding agents; remittances on withholding taxes from government purchases of goods and services; and the value-added tax (VAT) collected from the Mountain Province Electric Cooperative (Mpec) and professionals.

Remittances of withholding tax from government agencies and LGUs increased because of the near closing accounts wherein they have to make necessary adjustments to avoid surcharges, Acapen said.

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Roach plans ‘special’ fight diet for Morales

Posted by Michille on 31st October 2006

By NICK GIONGCO

The trainer of Manny Pacquiao has a special diet for Erik Morales.

But it’s something the Mexican may not like because, as Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach puts it, Morales may no longer be able to eat after it’s over.

“It’s a steady diet of (Cleto) Reyes leather (gloves) all night long until he (Morales) can eat no more” said Roach in a recent interview as he described the likely outcome of the 12-round super-featherweight clash on Nov. 18 in Las Vegas.

Talk of diet was foremost in the minds of Roach’s camp as they belittled the efforts of Morales to make the 130-lb limit by going to the extreme of hiring expert dietitians and nutritionists and undergoing a training program unlike anything he had done before.

“My goodness. I have never seen so many people surround one man to make sure he eats so little,” Roach told ace publicist Fred Sternburg from his training camp at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California.

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Typhoon ‘Paeng’ leaves at least 16 persons dead

Posted by Michille on 31st October 2006

Manila (dpa) – Typhoon “Paeng” (international codename: Cimaron) blew out of the northern Philippines on Tuesday, leaving at least 16 people dead and thousands homeless, officials said.

Six of the fatalities drowned or were killed by fallen trees in Isabela province, 300 kilometres north of Manila, which was one of the worst-hit provinces.

Four people also drowned in Kasibu town in Nueva Vizcaya province, according to local officials.

Two people died in landslides in the provinces of Benguet and Kalinga, while a mother and her daughter drowned in nearby Aurora province, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) said.

A man in Aurora died after being hit by a fallen tree, the OCD added.

In La Union province, a woman died in a road mishap that also injured seven other people, police said.

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GenSan business chamber named best in Mindanao

Posted by Michille on 31st October 2006

THE business chamber in this “Tuna Capital of the Philippines” was recently awarded the “best business chamber” in Mindanao this year.

In winning the plum, the General Santos City Chamber of Commerce and Industry bested 26 other business chambers in the island.

Antonio “Tonyboy” Veneracion, president of the General Santos City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, received the award on October 20 during the Philippine Business Conference in Metro Manila.

Veneracion said his group was chosen on the basis of services extended to the members, community involvement, and networking with government agencies.

The award came at the heels of a controversy caused by the bolting out of the Davao City business chamber from the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).

Romeo Serra, chairman of the Mindanao Business Council and who resigned as PCCI vice president for Mindanao, last week said the Davao chamber disaffiliation from PCCI “will have a snowballing effect” in the island.

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Labor group hits contractualization of workers

Posted by Michille on 31st October 2006

A NEW labor organization has raised alarm over the growing number of companies in the Philippines that are practicing contractualization of employees rather than giving permanent jobs.

In a statement, the Makabayan said the trend results in more Filipinos losing their jobs over a period of time because jobs come on a per contract basis.

While contractualization is a common occurrence among small and medium enterprises (SMEs), the group claimed that over the years, contractualization is now used by big local and multinational companies to lower expenses for production, cope with competition and the payment of employees’ benefits.

The group said this is usually labeled as manpower reduction programs, early retirement plans, retrenchment, streamlining and re-engineering, among others.

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Bacolod has new City Treasurer

Posted by Michille on 31st October 2006

THE City Government of Bacolod now has a new City Treasurer after Florentino Guanco retires Tuesday.

Anabelle Badajos, the City Treasurer of Bago City was chosen by Mayor Evelio Leonardia upon recommendation of the Department of Finance (DOF) in Region 6.

Badajos succeeded Guanco who has served the City for 12 years and has been with DOF for 37 years.

Badajos, a native of Roxas, Capiz has been a City Treasurer of Bago City for 12 years and worked with the DOF for 35 years now.

Prior her Bago stint, Badajos was also OIC-treasurer of the Provincial Government of Capiz.

“I hope the people of Bacolod will also support me like the people of Bago,” Badajos said.

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