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(UPDATED!) How to Renew or Apply for Philippine passport

Philippine passports with validity of ten (10) years is now close to being issued to the public. The implementing rules and guidelines are being polished, so until the law is finally approved and implemented, we’ll have to settle for the current Philippine passports with 5-year

OFFICIAL LIST: Philippine Holidays in 2018

The official dates of Philippine holidays for the year 2018 has been announced. Check out the list here. Time now to plan your next year’s vacation! About this post: philippine holidays 2018 calendar

How to use the DOF Tax Calculator (A step-by-step guide)

The Department of Finance (DOF) finally released a Tax Calculator to simplify how our income taxes will be affected once the proposed Tax Reforms of 2017 are approved. Now, we can have our idea whether we would really benefit from the DOF’s Tax Reform Acceleration and

Details of the Proposed Tax Reform Bill of the Duterte Administration

The country’s proposed tax reform package, initiated by the Department of Finance (DOF) under the administration of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte, is getting close to becoming a law. The House of Representatives passed the bill on third and final reading in May 2017 with 246 “Yes” votes,

OFFICIAL: List of 2017 Philippine Holidays

Planning a long vacation? Or just wondering when’s the next holiday so you can have your rest day? Here’s a list of the Regular Holidays, Special non-working days, and Special Holidays in the Philippines for the year 2017 broken down by month. (You might also be

Official list of Philippine holidays in 2016 (and long weekends!)

Here’s the official list of Regular Holidays, Special non-working days, and Special Holidays in the Philippines in the coming year 2016. About this post: 2016 philippine holidays, philippine holidays 2016, 2016 holidays in the philippines, list of philippine holidays in 2016, long weekends 2016 philippines

The alleged Billions of the Binays (from AMLC report)

Citing a report from the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC), the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported today that “a total of Php11 billion” had been recorded in the bank and investment accounts of Vice President Jejomar Binay, his alleged dummies, and his son Makati City Mayor Jejomar