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Train Law on Fuel
Kathryn Jalbuena

Will Fuel Excise Taxes Be Suspended Amid Price Hikes? Not Really, Says The DOF

The government is prepared to suspend the fuel excise tax if the global price of oil hits $80 a barrel. However, according the Department of Finance, a total suspension is not possible.On Tuesday this week, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said during a pres...

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Ofw Remittances
Kristel Serran

OFW Remittances Hit Record Low In March 2018

Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) remittances hit their lowest record since April 2003, coming to only $2.36 billion in March 2018.This is significantly lower than March 2017’s 2.61 billion USD. OFW cash remittances serve as the country’s economic cushion, am...

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What To Do If Someone Throws A Heavy Object At Your Car
Dino Mari Testa

Soon, People Who Throw Rocks At Cars Could Be Jailed

On its third and final reading, the House of Representatives approved House Bill 7163, which penalizes the act of throwing hard objects at vehicles.The bill passed with a vote of 171-0 from the representatives, and the ball is now in the hands of the Senate.If...

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Personal Data Breach
Dino Mari Testa

The Wendy's Data Leak: What To Expect And How To Protect Yourself

Last month, hackers breached the website of Wendy’s Philippines and leaked the personal data of more than 80,000 members.The records obtained from infiltrating the fast-food chain’s website here in the Philippines included sensitive information such as cus...

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ADB Sees Further Growth in Philippines
Kathryn Jalbuena

No 'Overheating': ADB Sees Further Growth For The Philippine Economy

The Philippine economy is set to grow faster in the years ahead, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB).Contrary to an earlier prediction by the World Bank, the ADB doesn’t see any danger of the Philippine economy overheating. Instead, according to AD...

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Grab Alternatives
Kathryn Jalbuena

5 Grab Alternatives And How Much Each Will Cost You

With Uber relinquishing its Southeast Asian business to Grab, many ride-hailing app users fear the implications of having to depend on just one company for their transportation needs. Hence, the birth of Grab alternatives.The virtual monopoly that the transpor...

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LTO PASS Driver's License Renewal
Dino Mari Testa

You Can Now Book Your LTO Driver’s License Renewal Appointment Online

In an effort to streamline and update their services, The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has revealed their newest tool: the LTO Personal Appointment and Scheduling System (PASS).The LTO Pass is an online portal where users can make appointments for motor ve...

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Hunger Rate Philippines SWS
Diana Lyn Balbalosa

Less Filipino Families Experienced Hunger In The First Quarter Of 2018—SWS

The number of Filipino families experiencing involuntary hunger dropped in the first quarter of 2018, according to a recent survey by Social Weather Stations (SWS).The survey, released on April 30, finds 9.9% of the population declaring they suffered hunger at...

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Dfa Passport Appointment
Dino Mari Testa

DFA Announces Availability Of Slots For Online Passport Applicants From July To September 2018

Do you have plans to get a passport later this year? Good news: Slots are now open for passport applicants! Bad news: They are going FAST.According to a public advisory released by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on May 1, Filipinos on can book an appo...

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What Happend To The Bar Exam Topnotchers of Yesteryears
Dino Mari Testa

Past Bar Exam Topnotchers And Where They Are Now

The results for the November 2017 Philippine Bar Examination are out.Out of the total 7,227 law school hopefuls, a quarter of the exam takers passed with flying colors.This year’s topnotcher, Mark John Simundo of University of St. La Salle bagged the highest...

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