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Pacquiao pays BIR $3.72-M in back taxes

Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, who faces his biggest fight against unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather, already holds top spot as the number one taxpayer in the Philippines, government records showed Saturday. A list of top individual tax-payers for 2013, posted on […]
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Palace: PNoy may have chance to discuss Veloso case with Indonesia leader

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III may have a chance to discuss with Indonesian leader Jokowi Widodo the case of Mary Jane Veloso, the overseas Filipino worker facing execution for a drug-related case in Indonesia, Malacañang hinted Saturday. Aquino […]
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Veloso family receives execution order, allowed to visit Mary Jane

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– The family of Mary Jane Veloso, the Pinay facing death by firing squad for drug trafficking in Indonesia, has received the order of execution, according to one of their lawyers. Atty. Edre Olalia, secretary general of the […]
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Palace: No info on legal counsel’s reported resignation

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday said it has no information on the reported resignation of Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Benjamin Caguioa. Presidential Communications Operations Office head Herminio Coloma Jr. said this when asked on government radio. “Wala po tayong...
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Mindanao may have to wait until early June for rain – PAGASA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Parched parts of the country including Mindanao may have to wait until late May or early June for rain, state weather agency PAGASA said. PAGASA forecaster Alvin Pura said there may be localized thunderstorms but these may […]

Heartrending final farewells for Indonesia death row convicts

By Nick Perry Cilacap, Indonesia (AFP) Monday 4/27/2015 – Led by the hand through a scrum of reporters to an Indonesian prison island, the six-year-old Filipino looked confused and frightened as he made one of his final visits to his […]

Indonesia to look into condemned Filipina’s case: PHL

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (AFP) Monday 4/27/2015 – Indonesian President Joko Widodo is “sympathetic” about the plight of a Filipina facing death for drug trafficking and has promised to look into her case, a spokesman for Philippine President Benigno Aquino said […]
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Bongbong urges Sevilla: Name personalities pressuring you

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker on Thursday challenged resigned Customs chief John Sevilla to name personalities exerting “political pressure” that forced him to quit his post. Senator  Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. also urged the Department of Justice to investigate Sevilla’s...
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Napoles’ bail hearing to be held at Women’s Correctional

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan Third Division will conduct the bail hearing of Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged brains behind the pork barrel scam, at the Correctional Institute for Women (CIW) in Mandaluyong City on Friday. In a press conference Thursday, […]
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Guingona welcomes enactment of law amending Sandiganbayan

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Teofisto ‘TG’ Guingona III on Wednesday welcomed the signing of the law amending and strengthening the Sandiganbayan’s function and structure. ”It is a welcome development. We cannot stress enough the importance of extracting accountability in a...