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Sin Tax Passes!

At the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, President Benigno S. Aquino III signed into law the Republic Act 10351, Sin Tax Reform Bill 2012. The bill is expected to raise about 34 billion pesos (about $830 million) annually from higher tax receipts on tobacco and alcohol to pay for and […]

New Air Passenger Bill of Rights

Air passenger bill of rights to take effect Dec 21 MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – The government on Monday released the “Air Passenger Bill of Rights”, a measure which seeks to protect consumers from certain airline practices such as overbooking and “misleading” promo fares. Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya  and Trade Secretary Gregory L. Domingo […]

Typhoon Bopha – A State of Calamity

Saturday, December 8, 2012 MANILA — The National Government has placed the entire country under state of calamity following the devastation and hundreds of casualties left by Typhoon “Pablo” (international codename: Bopha). Proclamation No. 522, which was signed by President Benigno Aquino III on Friday, declares a State of National Calamity which “will hasten the […]

[Video] Typhoon Bopha – Help!

Watch this video to see the aftermath of the devastating Typhoon “Bopha” (aka Typhoon “Pablo”) after it hit Mindanao and the Philippines last week. Thousands of people were left homeless with billions in crop damage and hundreds dead.  All ad revenue from this video will be donated to the Philippine Red Cross. You can also […]

Peso Strengthens

Philippine News publication – JPM The Philippine Peso closed on Monday at 41.025 to the USD, the highest level since March 2008, mainly due to a jump in remittances from overseas Filipino workers and the reported rise in consumer spending in the United States, the country’s major trading partner. The last time the Peso closed […]