Protestors slam BIR
raw sugar, coop tax
BY CARLA GOMEZ
About a thousand Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries and members of small cooperatives staged a protest in front of the Bureau of Internal Revenue office in Barangay Taculing, Bacolod City, yesterday to call for the scrapping of Revenue Regulation 11-2014, that they said has only worsened their plight.
The revenue regulation that imposes a 1 percent creditable withholding tax on locally produced raw sugar upon withdrawal from the mills, has caused the non-buying and release of their sugar, the protesting small farmers said.
NBI nabs 4 for
scam vs. lending firms
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The National Bureau of Investigation yesterday filed complaints against four women arrested by its agents in an entrapment operation in connection with the use of fake government identification cards to allegedly swindle lending firms, Arnel Pura, NBI Bacolod special investigator, said.
Nabbed were Marites Villagonzalo de Leon of Barangay Poblacion, San Eruique; Marivic Sumague Gayanelo of Barangay 29, Bacolod City; Cristina Batoleno dela Peña of Barangay Taloc, Bago City; and Andrea Panes-Parreño of Barangay 5, Cadiz City, Pura said.
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PPA denies imposing add’l
fees in Sibulan port terminal
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE
The Philippine Ports Authority denied that it is imposing additional charges and fees at the port terminal in Sibulan town, Negros Oriental.
Eliezer Calingacion, division manager of the Port of Tandayag in Amlan, whose jurisdiction covers the ports of Sibulan, San Jose, Amlan and Ayungon in the province issued the statement following complaints that port users, including rolling cargos coming out of the Sibulan wharf, were issued tickets, termed as “environmental fee”.