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CTA refers DoE-BIR dispute to Solicitor-General

THE Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) dismissed for lack of jurisdiction a petition by the Department of Energy (DoE) to reverse the decision of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) finding it liable for alleged excise tax deficiency worth P593.7 million.

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Transforming the HR function through technology

With the fast-paced development of technology, the fourth industrial revolution is reshaping nearly every aspect of business. We often read about how technology and disruption are transforming critical business functions, and one such function that needs to keep up is human resources or HR. More and more, the HR function needs to explore how new solutions, trends and technologies (such as automation) can have a direct impact on productivity.

Analysts mull PHL options amid rights issues

ANALYSTS sought for comment on Sunday bared options for the government in responding to the call of the United Nations’ (UN) human rights experts for an independent investigation into human rights violations in the Philippines.

Incoming mayor assures no tax on real estate, permits on watch

ILOILO CITY Mayor-elect Jerry P. Treñas has outlined his governance plans for the next three years to the business community, including an assurance that there will be a moratorium on real property and business tax increases.

MMDA mulls anew traffic plan on vehicle occupancy limit

THE possible implementation of the High Occupancy Vehicle Traffic Scheme could help reduce traffic in Metro Manila, an official of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) pitched anew in an interview Sunday.
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Fuel prices dropping by more than P2/L this week

OIL COMPANIES are set to rollback fuel prices again this week at reduction rates higher than last week. SeaOil said it will lower prices for gasoline by P2.45 per liter (/L), diesel by P2.70/L and kerosene by P2.60/L at 12:01 a.m. on Monday.

Cordillera stakeholders prepare amendments to autonomy bill for 18th Congress

THE MULTI-SECTOR drafting committee for the proposed Autonomous Region of the Cordillera (ARC) Organic Law has started consolidating inputs from stakeholders for amendments that will be proposed in the bill for refilling at the 18th Congress.

FLo Water cuts off supply to MIWD amid dispute

FLO WATER Resources Inc., one of the bulk water suppliers of Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) that delivers 15,000 cubic meters daily, has temporarily cut off supply since June 5 amid a dispute over fines relating to water quality.

Sarbay Fest 2019: A green kind of beach party

THE ANNUAL Sarangani Bay Fest (SarBay Fest) at the Gumasa Beach in Glan, which started in 2006, has in recent years been trumpeting the idea of environment-friendly and sustainable tourism.

Macalintal says Smartmatic-TIM should pay for poll glitches, defective supplies

ELECTION LAWYER Romulo B. Macalintal said Smartmatic-TIM, the automated elections system (AES) provider of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), should be made to pay for damages relating to the May 13 midterm elections.

Duterte bats for higher Hajj fund

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte wants a higher allocation to help fund the annual Mecca pilgrimage of Filipino Muslim citizens, according to Communications Secretary Martin M. Andanar.
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Labor leaders say latest 94.9% employment rate due mainly to election period

LABOR LEADERS polled by BusinessWorld said that the Philippine Statistics Authority’s (PSA) latest report of a lower unemployment rate is mainly due to the election period, and stressed the need for more developments in the agricultural and industrial sectors to create more gainful and sustainable jobs.

PHL opens FIBA Asia Cup 2021 qualifiers in Group A

THE Philippine national men’s basketball team will open its FIBA Asia Cup 2021 qualifiers campaign later this year in Group A following the official draw in India at the weekend.

Barty party under way as Ashleigh triumphs in Paris

PARIS -- Ashleigh Barty, the Australian who ditched tennis to play professional cricket for a year, smashed Marketa Vondrousova for six on Saturday to lift the French Open crown at Roland Garros.

PFL: Mendiola FC and Air Force FC draw, 1-1

MENDIOLA FC 1991 and Philippine Air Force FC notched their first points in the ongoing Philippines Football League (PFL) season after battling to a 1-1 draw on Saturday at the Philippine Football Federation National Training Center in Carmona, Cavite.

Raptors cost McDonald’s millions in free french fries

ONTARIO -- It appears McDonald’s has underestimated Toronto Raptors’ fans appetite for french fries in Ontario.

Beating Rafael Nadal in clay: Ultimate challenge in danger of becoming mission impossible for...

PARIS -- Beating Rafael Nadal on clay is the ultimate challenge, but that may have already become mission impossible for his opponent Dominic Thiem, even before Sunday’s French Open final gets underway.

Vondrousova will be new face of Czech tennis, says Mandlikova

PARIS -- Marketa Vondrousova’s quest to become the first Czech woman to win the French Open for 38 years fell just short but she is destined to win a Grand Slam title, according to 1981 Roland Garros champion Hana Mandlikova.

Raptors now heavy favorite to knock off Warriors

TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors are heavy favorites to win their first NBA championship after taking a 3-1 lead on the Golden State Warriors, while star Kawhi Leonard is now the overwhelming favorite to take home MVP honors.


For a while there, it looked as if Novak Djokovic would cruise to a fifth straight appearance in the final of a Grand Slam tournament. Prior to his Round-of-Four meeting with World Number Four Dominic Thiem, he carried an air of invincibility at Roland Garros; he made short work of his previous opponents, barreling through five straight-sets victories without surrendering more than three games in each set. And it wasn’t simply because he had momentum; in eight previous matches against the only player standing between him and a date with defending champion Rafael Nadal, he had emerged triumphant six times.