No new taxes in 2014

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Anual ReportManila, Philippines – The government will not propose new taxes this year despite its resolve to attain inclusive economic growth in the country, a Malacañang official said yesterday. Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said President Benigno S. Aquino III will keep his word to refrain from imposing new taxes,

New Immigration Commissioner

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New Commissioner MisonMANILA, Philippines - President Aquino has appointed Bureau of Immigration (BI) officer-in-charge (OIC) Siegfred Mison as the Bureau’s new Commissioner. Malacañang said yesterday the President signed Mison’s appointment on Dec. 18. It also announced the appointment of resigned National Bureau of Investigation chief Nonnatus Cesar Rojas as regional prosecutor in the Ilocos Region.

ILO backs DOLE’s ‘Yolanda’ employment programs

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ILOThe United Nations’ International Labor Organization (ILO) on Monday expressed its full support to the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) typhoon emergency employment programs for victims of supertyphoon “Yolanda.” ILO said in a statement that it is giving technical expertise and financial support to DOLE’s emergency employment programs for Typhoon Yolanda victims.