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Four presidential candidates unite to collect P203-B Marcos estate tax debt

Four presidential candidates unite to collect P203-B Marcos estate tax debt

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  By SIEGFRED ALDOUS LACERNA FOUR PRESIDENTIAL candidates were in the same boat of collecting the P203 billion estate tax debt of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr’s heirs to help farmers and drivers amid price hike on various commodities. This after the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) confirmed to the camp of presidential bet and Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno" Domagoso that they have already sent a written demand to Marcos’ heirs regarding their unsettled debts.  This debt is rooted from the 1997 Supreme Court decision which dismissed Marcos’ plea on a levy dated 1993 and sale of 11 real properties in Tacloban to satisfy their tax liabilities. Originally, their debt was just at P23.29 billion but due to interest, it skyrocketed to P203.819 billion.  Domagoso...
3 presidential aspirants vow to prioritize agri-industry to strengthen economy

3 presidential aspirants vow to prioritize agri-industry to strengthen economy

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by NILLICENT BAUTISTA THREE PRESIDENTIAL bets vowed to prioritize the agricultural industry for economic revival during the Commission on Elections’ first presidential debate. Former presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella, labor leader Leody de Guzman, and Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said focusing on the agricultural sector would help address the problems in food security and livelihood.  “We plan to make the sector an agricultural powerhouse where other industries are attached to it because we need a national industry that we can scale up,” Abella said during “PiliPinas Debates 2022: The Turning Point,” held Saturday. He added that he plans to “sufficiently increase” the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) through agricultural initiatives and ad...
Presidential bets bare plans for next COVID-19 surge

Presidential bets bare plans for next COVID-19 surge

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The nine presidential candidates’ responses to future COVID-19 surge varied with some putting emphasis on fast vaccine rollout and others mulling on strengthening other public health protocols.  Faisal Mangondato, a businessman and standard-bearer of Katipunan ng Kamalayang Kayumanggi, emphasized the need to focus on the medicines against COVID-19 so the country would not be dependent on the vaccines.  “We should look at the many medicines discovered in the country that can cure the pandemic,” Mangondato said Saturday during the Commission on Elections’ first “PiliPinas Debates 2022: The Turning Point." While there are COVID-19 drugs authorized by the Food and Drug Administration, no medicine against the virus has been discovered yet in the Philippines.  Meanwhile, cardiol...
Presidential bets back ‘4-day workweek,’ but with enough overtime pay

Presidential bets back ‘4-day workweek,’ but with enough overtime pay

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by MATTHEW DAVE JUCOM SOME PRESIDENTIAL aspirants have expressed support to the proposed “four-day workweek” scheme, provided that workers will be given sufficient overtime pay. Former presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella, labor leader Leody De Guzman, Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, and Vice President Leni Robredo agreed to lessen the number of workdays and increase the number of work hours with the assurance of 30-percent overtime pay.  “Dapat gawin ‘yung four days, overtime pay, may 30% wage overtime pay. Hindi parang one and a half days lang ‘yon (The four days should have an overtime pay of 30 percent, not as if the workers are only working for one and a half days),” De Guzman said during the Commission on Elections-led first presidential debate held Saturday.  The Nat...