Aquino, 44 SAF kin meet on Mamasapano’s first anniversary 

President Noynoy Aquino and the family of the fallen SAF 44 met yesterday for the first anniversary of the Mamasapano incident.

The president promised to give the continuous equal aid from the goverment and to keep this operation, he asked the government agencies to send him within the week the “Progress Report” of the aid that they are giving after the reports that the families are having undelivered aid from the government.

According to Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr., the completion rate of government aid to the SAF families was 85 percent.

The meeting was held at Camp Cram right after the Awarding Ceremony for the heroic policemen a year after the tragic Mamasapano operation.


Comelec exhibits poll machines, ballots at roadshow

Commission on Elections (Comelec) reveals to public new voting machines and sample ballots through demonstration and roadshow at Pope Pius XII center Paco, Manila.


According to Comelec spokesman James Jimenez, the publication of new equipment aims to show improved security features and transparency during the counting of votes on 2016 elections.

Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting, Democracy Watch and Legal Network for Truthful Elections, and National Citizen’s Movement for Free Elections were some of the groups present at the demonstration.


Store owners complain taxes at BPLO 

Sari-sari store owners complained the tax they paid at Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) in Valenzuela City.

According to Catherine Rodero, one of the sari-sari store owners, she paid not less than ₱3,000.00 this year where she had only paid ₱2,000.00 last year.

Small-business owners suggested that City Governments should focus on collect tax on large business groups instead.


SRP of basic goods retain 


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