2015 Mamasapano Incident: The Facts

2015 Mamasapano Incident: The Facts

The Mamasapano Incident occurred on 25 January 2015 when the Special Action Force or SAF of the Philippine National Police launched an operation against high-valued terrorist targets that in turn, led to a confrontation with the the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom […]

The Dengvaxia Controversy Explained

The Dengvaxia Controversy Explained

The Philippine government, under the administration of former president Benigno Aquino III, launched a dengue immunization program on 11 February 2016 using the Dengvaxia vaccine developed by France-based pharmaceutical company Sanofi. Primarily spearheaded by the Department of Health or DOH […]

Itemized Deduction vs. Optional Standard Deduction

Itemized Deduction vs. Optional Standard Deduction

The Bureau of Internal Revenues provides business owners and self-employed PRC licensed professionals and non-PRC licensed professional with two types of income tax deduction schemes. These are the Itemized Deduction and Optional Standard Deduction. For taxpayers who want to minimize […]

eBIRForms: No Email Confirmation

eBIRForms: No Email Confirmation

The Bureau of Internal Revenues launched the eBIRForms application in 2014 and mandated taxpayers to use this channel starting 2015. Through the application, individuals can conveniently fill out BIR forms and calculate their tax dues, as well as file their […]

Top 6 Budget Hotels in Metro Manila

Top 6 Budget Hotels in Metro Manila

Luxury hotels have sprawled across the capital metropolitan area of the Philippines due to the thriving consumer economy and pervasiveness of urbanization and commercialization. Of course, these hotels are relatively expensive, especially for budget-conscious tourists and visitors. However, several budget […]

Things To Do In Intramuros

Things To Do In Intramuros

Intramuros might be a remnant of the colonial past of the Philippines, but it remains flourishing. Within the Walled City are historical landmarks built during the Spanish era and commercial establishments that make it one of the top tourist destinations […]

Top 4 Tourist Destinations in Manila City

Top 4 Tourist Destinations in Manila City

Most foreigners and even some locals often use “Manila” to refer to the metropolitan area called Metro Manila. However, this is quite inaccurate. Manila is actually the capital city of the Philippines and one of the cities of Metro Manila […]