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Appointments and Designations: June 6, 2013

MALACAÑAN PALACE MANILA 06 June 2013 Sir: Pursuant to the provisions of existing laws, you are hereby promoted to the rank of COMMODORE (0-7), PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD (PCG), DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS (DOTC). By virtue hereof, you may qualify and enter upon the performance of the duties of the office, furnishing this Office and […]

BIR responds to complaints on new OR regulations

A June 6, 2013, press release from the Department of Finance, Bureau of Internal Revenue: The full implementation of Revenue Regulation No. 18-2012 requiring the issuance and used of new sets of receipts on July 1, 2013, shall proceed as scheduled. Commissioner of Internal Revenue Kim S. Jacinto-Henares said, “The complaints against the new regulations are without any basis since the tax agency had issued Revenue Regulations (RR) No. 18-2012 last year and published the same in the January 3, 2013 issue of the Manila Bulletin informing everyone that existing receipts will expire on June 30, 2013. We believe that six months is enough preparation for everyone to comply with such requirement.”

DOH launches Pilipinas Go4health vs. non-communicable diseases

A June 6, 2013, press release from the Department of Health: The Department of Health (DOH) today formally launched Pilipinas Go4Health, the nationwide healthy lifestyle movement that aims to help prevent and control the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the country. These diseases, while highly preventable, are on the rise mainly due to the lack of regular exercise, improper diet, and excessive drinking and smoking, according to DOH.

BOC slaps smuggling charges against 6 traders and a broker

A June 6, 2013, press release from the Bureau of Customs: For attempting to illegally slip into the country P7 million worth of smuggled rice from Taiwan and Vietnam, a trader, his broker and five officials of a trading company were today (June 6, 2013), formally charged by Bureau of Customs (BOC) officials led by Customs Deputy Commissioner for Revenue Collection and Monitoring Group (RCMG) and Run-After-The-Smugglers (RATS) Head Peter Manzano at the Department of Justice (DOJ) for violation of Sections 3601 and 3602, in relation to Section 101 and Sections 2503 and 2530 of the Tariffs and Customs Code of the Philippines (TCCP).