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10% Tax on Sodas sought

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  • Tuesday, 16 September 2014 08:06

HB 3365 cites that the amount to be collected from the tax on soft drinks would be allocated for the Rehabilitation Fund for victims of calamities and rehabilitation programs such as livelihood development, mass housing, road construction and other infrastructure projects in the affected areas.

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Judiciary Gets 38% Less in 2015 NEP

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  • Wednesday, 10 September 2014 09:32
The Judiciary’s share in the National Expenditure Program (NEP) fell short by P12.38 billion or 38% less than the proposed. In the budget hearing held at the House of Representatives, Deputy Court Administrator Raul Villanueva proposed P32.66 billion for the entire Judiciary in the 2015 Budget, noting that the NEP only allocated P20.29 billion.
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DOT Targets 6.8 Million Visitors in 2014

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  • Monday, 08 September 2014 02:43

Despite missing its target last year, the Department of Tourism (DOT) is confident that visitor arrivals will reach 6.8 million this 2014.

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Full Disclosure on Surveys Sought

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  • Thursday, 14 August 2014 02:24

Pollsters may face up to one year imprisonment or a fine not less than P20,000 if they do not reveal the complete source of funding for surveys which are disseminated to the public.

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Aquino Sinks to Lowest Yet

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  • Tuesday, 05 August 2014 10:09

The second quarter of 2014 saw President Benigno Aquino III’s lowest performance ever in survey ratings by research firms Pulse Asia and Social Weather Stations (SWS) since he took office in 2010.

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GO Negosyo Law [INFOGRAPH]

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  • Monday, 04 August 2014 05:33

An act promoting job generation and inclusive growth through the development of micro, small and medium enterprises.

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PNoy Delivers His 5th SONA

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  • Tuesday, 29 July 2014 02:37

In the much-anticipated 5th SONA of President Benigno Simeon Aguino III, the House of Representatives welcomed the Chief Executive despite threatening issues of impeachment and corruption. The “Filipinos are worth dying for, living for, fighting for” was the theme of BSA III SONA speech delivered yesterday.

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LOOK: How much each branch got in GAA 2014 [INFOGRAPH]

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  • Monday, 28 July 2014 03:34

The Executive Branch has consistently received the highest share of the National Budget for its daily operations and the implementation of various programs. The Legislative Branch and the Judiciary meanwhile receive less than one percent of the Budget.

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Accomplishment of the three branches of the Philippine Government [INFOGRAPH]

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  • Sunday, 27 July 2014 06:05

The fifth State of the Nation Address is fast approaching and the Aquino Administration is expected to lay out the accomplishments it has achieved since its inauguration.  This infograph is an overview of how the Administration is at par with its claimed platform for Good Governance, Education, Infrastructure, Peace and National Defense, Health, Tourism, Climate Change, Economic Development and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

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Tracking Survey Ratings of the Three Branches of Government [INFOGRAPH]

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  • Friday, 25 July 2014 09:19
President Benigno Aquino III will be delivering his 5th State of the Nation Address in the midst of his lowest approval ratings to date as reported by survey firms Pulse Asia and Social Weather Stations. Other branches of government have received lower public approval at the beginning of 2014 as well. How will they fare in the coming months with the development of various issues such as the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and the "pork barrel scam" investigations?
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