Some parts of Pangasinan flooded due to Typhoon Lando

Flood is now rising in some parts of Dagupan City, Pangasinan due to the nonstop swelling of water in the Sinocalan River brought by Typhoon Lando.

According to the weather forecast last Tuesday, Pangasinan will still experience moderate to occasional heavy rains. The gradual rise of water in Sinocalan, Inglatera and Tagamusing River may be the cause of flooding in Dagupan City and the towns of Urdaneta City, Santa Barabara, Calasiao, Binmaley, Binalonan and Malasiqui, Pangasinan. The government officials of Pangasinan have already advised the residents about the expected flooding in San Nicolas, San Manuel, Asingan, Tayug, Santa Maria, Balungao, Rosales, Villasis and Santo Tomas.


Lower income tax proposal to discuss when Congress resumes

The proposal to reduce individual and corporate income tax will be discussed when the House of Representatives and the Senate resumes session on November 3.

“…Bills seeking lower income tax have been pending in previous Congresses for about two decades,” says Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.

However, President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III initially opposed the lower income tax proposal, but then he ordered the Department of Finance (DOF) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to restudy it when Marikina Rep. Miro Quimbo and Senator Juan Edgardo Angara justified it and its implications.

According to Aquino, “the Congress could not just cut income tax without approving measures that would allow the government to recoup revenue losses.”

He added it is the economy and ultimately the people who would be hurt if there were no compensatory measures, The Philippine Star reported.


PLDT-Smart organizes free calls services in Lando-affected areas

The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company’s mobile subsidiary Smart Communications, in partnership with Smart Communications, installed free phone calls and charging stations to help in the relief operations in areas effected by typhoon Lando.

The “Libreng Tawag” services can now be used at Calanasan Terminal (Centro 3, Claveria) and Barangay Hall (Centro 10, Tuguegarao City) in Cagayan; San Vicente Barangay Hall in Ilagan, Isabela; and at the evacuation center located at the office of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in Lagawe, Ifugao.


Altec Lansing launches latest “Everything proof” speakers

The Altec Lansing Limited Liability Company has released a new set of speakers entitled “Everything proof” that can withstand extreme conditions with latest features.

The set is called “Everything proof” it is designed as waterproof, shockproof, rustproof, sandproof and even snowproof. One of these speakers is the Life Jacket, a Bluetooth wireless speaker with voice confirmation and on-board microphone for a clear and hands- free communication.

Another featured speaker is the Mini H20 which is an ultra-compact speaker with features likened to Life Jacket but has integrated carabineer and aux in outlet.

Other released speakers include Mini- life Jacket, Jacket H20 and Orbit.

The speakers’ prices range from 1,000 to 7,000 pesos. The speakers are now available in selected department stores and gadget retailers nationwide.


Prince William appeals to Chinese to boycott the use of ivory

Prince William of Britain made a direct appeal to Chinese people to boycott the use of ivory and other animal products used in medicines to preserve the world’s remaining elephants.

Prince William delivered a speech last Monday, October 19 at King’s College London when the President of China, Xi Jinping visited Britain. Meanwhile, the recorded speech of Prince William will be televised in the popular Chinese television show “Let’s Talk.” Prince William has campaigned for an end to the trade in ivory alongside former Chinese basketball player Yao Ming and former football player David Beckham.


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