Monthly Archives: August 2010

BIR files P5.5B tax evasion raps vs. billionaire

Aug 27, 2010

QUEZON CITY — The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) tax evasion charges amounting to some P5.5 billion against a billionaire. Charged was Macario Lim Gaw for evading payment of correct income tax in 2007 and 2008….
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GSIS execs receive P6M annual income each

Aug 27, 2010

MANILA – Senator Franklin Drilon on Thursday said that each members of the board of trustees of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) have been receiving about P6 million income yearly. Drilon said during third Senate hearing on the excessive allowances of government owned and… Continue reading

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Government austerity starts with Malacanang household

Aug 27, 2010

MANILA – Malacanang household under President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino has set the example for austerity, spending only 40% of what the previous tenant at the Palace, former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, was spending since he took over. President Aquino himself revealed the savings of…
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IN LAS VEGAS RP celebrates as Venus Raj is 4th runner-up in Miss Universe pageant LAS VEGAS – Filipinos

Aug 27, 2010

LAS VEGAS – Filipinos in North America and the Philippines are celebrating as the Miss Philippines, Venus Raj, was declared the fourth runner-up in this year’s Miss Universe pageant held at the Mandalay Bay Resort Hotel in Las Vegas which was won by the Mexican beauty queen….
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Pacquiao ready to start training for next fight

Aug 27, 2010

It’s almost official that world boxing icon Manny Pacquiao will train sparingly at the House of Representatives gym but more in the rolling hills in the nearby towns of San Mateo and Montalban (now Rodriguez) in the province of Rizal. And in that training, his American coach, Freddie Roach, will be there starting the second … Continue reading

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Hollywood actor Michael Madsen visits Boracay

Aug 27, 2010

BORACAY ISLAND – Hollywood actor Michael Madsen visited this resort island this week to promote the movie “Outrage.” “This is my first time in Boracay but this is the second time I went to the Philippines. I came back to the country again because of the hospitality of Filipinos and… Continue reading

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Willie Revillame seeks court intervention to end contract

Aug 27, 2010

Former San Francisco lawyer represents TV host

Controversial television host, actor and singer Willie Revillame has filed a petition for the “judicial
confirmation” of the rescission of his contract with the network ABSCBN before the Quezon City Regional Trial Court. Revillame, through his legal counsel, Leonard de Vera, formerly a practising lawyer in San …
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Robin Padilla and Mariel Rodriguez married?

Aug 27, 2010

Are they married or not?

The poser is raised by supporters and fans of action star Robin Padilla and his co-host in ABSCBN’s newest noontime show, “Pilipinas Win na Win,” Mariel Rodriguez, as persistent reports that the two have tied the knot continue to surface. Robin and Mariel reportedly got married in India, but they were mum about the… Continue reading

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HK actor Jacky Chan airs support to Pinoys

Aug 27, 2010

MANILA — Malacanang has thanked Hong Kong’s action film star Jacky Chan for showing a gesture of goodwill towards Filipinos in light of the bloody hostage crisis last Monday and hoped that other Hong Kong residents…
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Justice for Comfort Women

by Perry S. Diaz

Aug 27, 2010

In the well-publicized controversial — and “plagiarized” — ruling of the Supreme Court in
the Vinuya vs. Romulo case, the justices en banc dismissed the petition of more than 70
“comfort women” belonging to the “Malaya Lolas Organization.”

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