SONA 2016 UPDATES

PCCI backs lowering of corporate and personal income tax

MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) is supporting the Duterte administration’s tax reform measures, noting these policies will boost the economy.

WATCH | Maiden batch of Pinay cleaners to fly to Japan this month

MANILA -- Once a closed country to migrant household workers, Japan has recently opened its doors to help its graying population and dwindling workforce. And in a few weeks, the pilot batch of…

Nasty or nice? Study links personality to brain shape

PARIS, France - Personality traits such as moodiness or open-mindedness are linked to the shape of one's brain, a study said Wednesday.

Researchers said…

House to press passage of comprehensive tax bill

MANILA, Philippines -- Notwithstanding public criticism, the House of Representatives will push the passage of a comprehensive tax bill that will increase the excise taxes on petroleum products and…

Personal remittances for Jan.-Oct. 2016 reach US$24.4B

MANILA - Personal remittances from overseas Filipinos (OFs) for the first 10 months of the year reached US$24.4 billion, equivalent to a 3.9 percent growth year-on-year, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas…

TRUE HEROES SEEK NO HONORS | Cuba to legislate Fidel Castro's dying wish: No monuments in his name

SANTIAGO DE CUBA - Cuba will respect Fidel Castro's dying wish that no statues be erected in his honor and no streets be named after him, President Raul Castro said Saturday.