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DOF cuts creditable withholding tax on gold sales to 1 percent

November 22, 2017

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has signed a new set of Revenue Regulations (RR) reducing the creditable withholding tax on gold sales from 5 to 1 percent, a move seen to encourage small-scale miners to sell back their gold produce

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Dureza says no more peace negotiations with Reds unless…

November 22, 2017

The Philippine government announced on Wednesday the cancellation of all planned meetings with the communist rebels in compliance with President Rodrigo Duterte’s order there will be no more peace talks with them. While the government cancelled the planned meetings, apparently it was

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Duterte denies hand in impeachment bid vs Sereno

November 22, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte has denied having a hand in the impeachment move against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Duterte made the denial after Sereno accused him and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez of actually being behind the bid to remove her

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Duterte rejects recommendation to lift ban on open pit mining

November 21, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte rejected on Tuesday the recommendation of the Mining Industry Coordinating Council to lift the ban on open pit mining. In an interview in Taguig City, Duterte said no study is needed to see the destruction of the environment due

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Duterte to close mining firms paying revolutionary tax to NPA

November 21, 2017

Presdent Rodrigo Duterte warned on Tuesday he will order the closure of mining companies, which pay “revolutionary tax” to the communist New People’s Army. In an interview in Taguig City, Duterte said heeding to the rebels’ extortion activities is tantamount to contributing

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Duterte orders peace officials to inform Netherlands-based Reds of cutting peace talks

November 21, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday that has ordered his peace officials to inform communist rebel leaders based in the Netherlands that he was not interested to pursue the peace talks with them. “As of yesterday, I have decided to

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Duterte mulls a Hong Kong-like arrangement in Mindanao with Muslim rebels

November 21, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday that to  address rebellion involving the Filipino Muslims, there could be a Hong Kong-like arrangement in Mindanao vis-a-vis with the Mainland. In a speech in Taguig City, Duterte said he is trying his “very best” to

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14 senators approve transfer of Senate to Taguig

November 21, 2017

The Senate adopted Tuesday a resolution approving the relocation of the Upper Chamber from Pasay City to Taguig City. Fourteen senators–including Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto, Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

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