Palace to extend estate tax amnesty law

Christina Mendez (The Philippine Star) - June 20, 2021 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang yesterday assured the public that President Duterte would sign the extension of the estate tax amnesty law, which expired last June 14. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the Office of the President received the…

Exemptions sought in HCW deployment ban

Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star) - June 20, 2021 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — A group of recruitment agencies has sought some exemptions from the deployment ban reimposed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on health care workers (HCWs). In a letter to POEA administrator Bernard Olalia, the Philippine…

100K download Comelec app

Robertzon Ramirez (The Philippine Star) - June 20, 2021 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has recorded more than 100,000 individuals who have so far downloaded the Mobile Registration Form App meant to streamline voters’ registration ahead of the Sept. 30 deadline. In an interview, Comelec…

Online shopping discount for seniors, PWDs pushed

Edu Punay (The Philippine Star) - June 20, 2021 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The 20-percent discount privilege of senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) should apply to online purchases, based on a measure filed before the House of Representatives. House Resolution No. 1880 seeks to clarify the Expanded…

JBC nominates 9 for SC post

Robertzon Ramirez (The Philippine Star) - June 20, 2021 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has nominated nine applicants for the post of associate justice of the Supreme Court (SC), replacing justice Alexander Gesmundo who was appointed chief justice last April 5. In a letter…

PNP urges people to continue wearing face shields

Emmanuel Tupas (The Philippine Star) - June 20, 2021 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar yesterday urged people to continue wearing face shields in public places while waiting for the final guidance from the national government. Eleazar said it is better for people to…

Fight for pride

SPORTING CHANCE - Joaquin M. Henson (The Philippine Star) - June 20, 2021 - 12:00am Coach Cho Sang Hyun called SJ Belangel’s Hail Mary buzzer-beating triple to lift the Philippines to an 81-78 win over South Korea at the FIBA Asia Cup third qualifying window in Clark last Wednesday a…

15-year-old GM shines

Dommaraju Gukesh, the youngest Indian Grandmaster at 15, emerged on top in the second Julius Baer online Challengers Tour, one of those major youth tournaments which have become traditional in the international chess circuits. Gukesh, the No. 6 seed, posted 14 points out of a possible 19, with a very…