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BoC chief Lina to OFWs: No additional taxes on balikbayan boxes

BoC chief Lina to OFWs: No additional taxes on balikbayan boxes Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina on Friday assured overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) that no additional taxes will be imposed on balikbayan boxes to recover the government’s P6 million daily losses due to smuggling. “Wala namang dagdag na buwis. Hindi pupwedeng may dagdag na buwis,” Lina said at a press event. ...

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Job Alert: Thailand needs 4,000 English teachers

Job Alert: Thailand needs 4,000 English teachers MANILA, Philippines – The Thai government is hoping to hire up to 4,000 Filipinos who can teach English in Thailand. Diplomatic sources told The STAR that the hiring of the teachers is one of the matters to be discussed during the visit in Manila of Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Thailand has opened ...

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What happened to Rufa Mae Quinto?

Netizens were shocked to see the photos posted by Rufa Mae Quinto herself on her Instagram account and made everyone asking. The 37 years old actress did not reveal what really happened to her but captioned her photos as “This is what I’ve been though… Thru .. True and truth… So thank you lord for saving my life and yes… ...

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Empleyada ng Customs, pinagbantaan dahil sa balikbayan box

Empleyada ng Customs, pinagbantaan dahil sa balikbayan box Manila- Bureau of Customs data encoder Roussel Tan, became the latest trend in social media due to a post on her Facebook account about the ongoing issue with the OFWs vs BOC. Tan posted a status in defense of the BOC however, it sparked a lot of negative reactions to netizens. Someone took ...

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DFA: 4 Filipino nurses in Riyadh infected with MERS-CoV

DFA: 4 Filipino nurses in Riyadh infected with MERS-CoV The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that four Filipino nurses in Riyadh have been infected with the MERS-Corona Virus. The patients are a 55-year-old male nurse, and three female nurses aged 29, 32, and 50. The foreign ministry said the nurses acquired the virus while treating MERS-CoV patients from the ...

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Miriam blasts ‘thieves’ in Bureau of Customs

Miriam blasts ‘thieves’ in Bureau of Customs MANILA – Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago on Monday said embattled Bureau of Customs (BOC) chief Alberto Lina should explain what his office has done against thieves in the agency who ransack shipments. Santiago has filed Senate Resolution No. 1534 seeking an investigation on the BOC’s plan to thoroughly inspect and impose taxes on ...

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Customs defends tax on balikbayan boxes

Customs defends tax on balikbayan boxes MANILA – Customs chief Alberto Lina defended Monday the agency’s plan to open balikbayan boxes, saying the bureau is mandated to prevent the entry of contraband items as well as assess the value of items that need to be taxed. Lina said that under the law, the bureau can inspect all balikbayan boxes entering ...

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PNoy won’t stop opening of balikbayan boxes

PNoy won’t stop opening of balikbayan boxes But vows ‘safeguards’ to prevent abuse by Customs   CEBU CITY – President Aquino is meeting with Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima and Bureau of Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina in Malacañang Monday afternoon to “review” and to be briefed about the Customs’ move to step up its inspection of balikbayan boxes. Aquino did not ...

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