President Aquino vetoes bills on water districts’ tax condonation, salary adjustment for nurses

President Benigno S. Aquino III has vetoed a bill that seeks to condone unpaid taxes of local water districts, and another bill that seeks to increase the compensation of nurses that might have an impact on the country’s tax collection system and health care. According to Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Jr., the President has informed Congress, through the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, that he Read More

New Customs modernization law to boost BOC’s capability and Philippines’ competitiveness

The newly signed Customs Modernization and Tariff Act will boost the capability of the Bureau of Customs and the overall competitiveness of the country in global trade, Malacañang said on Wednesday. In a statement, Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said Republic Act No. 10863 “to boost the capability of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) as one of the top two revenue collecting agencies of the government.” President Benigno S. Read More

President Aquino inks Children’s Emergency Relief and Protection Act

  President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday signed into law a bill that aims to improve the care and protection of children affected by disasters. President Aquino inked Republic Act No. 10821, known as the “Children’s Emergency Relief and Protection Act”, in the presence of ranking government officials, led by Senate President Franklin Drilon and House of Representatives Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr., and other stakeholders in a ceremony held at Read More