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DOH kicks off urine testing for grades 1-6 in Romblon for Nat’l Kidney Month

Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA recently conducted urine test among elementary school students from Grades 1-6 in two schools namely South Central and Panique Elementary School in Odiongan, Romblon in celebration of National Kidney Month. A total of 401 students were screened during the three day event.


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2014 GSIS art competition winners announced

The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) announced the winners of this year’s art competition. The judging of entries was held last May 6 and May 7 at the GSIS headquarters. The winning entries will form part of the GSIS art collection. Visitors may view the 2014 art competition entries at the GSIS Museum until July 25, 2014.


Proclamation No. 817, s. 2014

Signed on July 3, 2014: Creating and designating several parcels of land, located at Km. 48 Mc Arthur Highway, Barangay Iba Este, San Marcos and Palimbang, Calumpit, Bulacan, as a Special Economic Zone, pursuant to Republic Act No. 7916, as amended by Republic Act No. 8748.


Nestle products distributor canned with tax evasion

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) today filed a criminal complaint with the Department of Justice against DG Cold Chain Distributors, Inc. (DG Cold Chain), together with its responsible corporate officers. This case is the 263rd filed under the RATE program of the BIR under the leadership of Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares. It is likewise a RATE case of Revenue Region No. 7, Quezon City.


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Bureau of Customs busts “Class A” fake designer bags and apparel

“What is alarming to us is that even local brands are victims of counterfeiting which will cause more harm to our entrepreneurs, causing them to become unprofitable and unproductive, which, in the end, may threaten hundreds of jobs. In light of this growing modus operandi, Commissioner Sevilla has directed us to take the issue of the entry of goods that violate intellectual property rights more seriously. It is not about the value of the actual goods in question here, but the negative impact of counterfeit goods to legitimate businesses in the country,” said Willie Tolentino, Director of the Enforcement and Security Service of the Bureau of Customs.


The President’s Day: July 2, 2014

Today at 11:00 a.m., President Benigno S. Aquino III had a meeting with the Executive Secretary and the Chief Presidential Legal Counsel in the Private Office in Malacañan Palace. Afterwards, at 1:30 p.m., the President met with the Secretary of National Defense (SND) and the Secretary of Budget and Management also in the Private Office. […]