Supreme Court Spokesman Atty. Theodore Te said the high court issued a Temporary Restraining Order against COMELEC’s Minute Resolution No. 13-0322. The new COMELEC resolution extends the previous 2-day liquor ban into a 5-day period as an answer to MMDA’s request for a 45-day liquor ban.
In connection with the upcoming mid-term election this May 13,2013, the Commission on Election (COMELEC) had announced the implementation of 5-day liquor ban throughout the country. Previously, based on Batas Pambansa Blg. 881 Sek. 261 (dd) liquor ban only covers the day prior to election and the election day itself. But with COMELEC’s Minute Resolution No. 13-0322, they made it a 5-day ban which will cover the period of May 9-13, 2013.
From that period, starting at 12:00AM of May 9 to 11:59pm of May 13, selling of liquors or any alcoholic beverages will be prohibited. And based also on Batas Pambansa Blg. 881 any person found guilty of violating this code shall “be punished with imprisonment of not less than one year but not more than six years and shall not be subject to probation. In addition, the guilty party shall be sentenced to suffer disqualification to hold public office and deprivation of the right of suffrage. If he is a foreigner, he shall be sentenced to deportation which shall be enforced after the prison term has been served. Any political party found guilty shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than ten thousand pesos, which shall be imposed upon such party after criminal action has been instituted in which their corresponding officials have been found guilty” (Section 264).
Below is the info-graphic on what’s allowed and not during the enforcement of the liquor ban.
First day of class in one public high-school;
Teacher: Ok, good morning class, I’m Mrs. Santiago and I will be your adviser for this school year. And to start, introduce yourselves first.
Student1: Good morning Mrs. Santiago, good morning classmates, I’m Teresa Aragon from Richville Dynasta Subdivision.
Teacher: Ohhh, you’re the daughter of the Mayor, you must be good like your father.
Student2: Good morning ma’am and classmates, I’m Carlo dela Cruz Jr, from Brgy Dos.
Teacher: Carlo dela Cruz Jr? Anak ka ni Caloy, ang makulit na batang naging estudyante ko, Tsk tsk wag ka sana mag-mana sa tatay mo.
When we were kids, the most frequent question asked to us was “What is your name?” Every time we see strangers who got fond of us we can immediately expect they will ask for our names.
To allow every Filipino to exercise their sacred right to vote, Malacanang through the Office of the President has declared May 13, 2013 (Monday) as a Special Non-Working Holiday throughout the country.
President Benigno Aquino III issued Proclamation No. 571 s.2013 declaring the mid-term election on May 13 as a national special non-working holiday for the country. With this declaration the government hopes everyone (who are eligible) can participate in the process of electing our national and local leaders.
So to all registered voters, let’s not waste this opportunity to be part of this democratic process and be wise in choosing our future leaders.
Below is the official declaration from the Office of the President.
I am really amused by the marketing slogans of Cebu Pacific. Every time they launch a new promo or seat sale that is, they never failed to come up with catchy names that really attracts attention from it’s avid customers.
As the country celebrates Labor Day today, Philippines’ largest budget airline introduces their newest seat sale dubbed as “May Juan is Labor Day”.
It seemed there’s no stopping the optimism in the local stock market. Just last Friday after it closed to a another all time high at 6,957.10, I said it will not be impossible for the market to bridge the 7K mark, but I didn’t expect it to be the immediate trading day and that is today.
The PSE’s main index PSEi closed today at 7,120.48 up by 2.35% or 163.38 points. Top gainer in today’s trading was Phinma Corp at 6,866,554 while top loser was Highlands Prime Inc. after going down -11.35% at 20,410.
After getting an investment rating upgrade it seemed that the Philippine economy is really into the vibrant stage. With great anticipation to good market result brought by the upgrade investors plunge into local stocks to buoyed the Philippine Stock Market into its new all time high.
The PSE’s main index PSEi close today at 6,957.10 the first time in its history to close at the 6,900 level and is only 47 point shy to close the 7,000 mark. PSEi jumped today by 1.45% or 99.62 points from its yesterdays close of 6,857.48.
Market’s gainers is led today by Mabuhay Vinyl Corp. adding 15.59% to close at the value of 1,294.44 while losers were led by Euro Med Laboratories which goes down -9.52% at 11,400.
In continuing the government’s efforts for transparency, the Bureau of Internal Revenue released its list of top individual tax payers for the year 2011. The list shows the names and the amount of taxes they paid which can also indicate their earnings for the said year. Topping the list of 2011′s individual taxpayers is TV host/actress and presidential sister Kris Aquino. BIR reported her income tax at Php 49,871,657.37 beating the country’s top businessmen and magnates. Following Aquino is Sunpower Philippines’ Gregory Reichow who paid an income tax of Php 34,257,368.88. And completing the top 3 is the son of former DFA official, Lauro Baja Jr. with an income tax amounting to Php34,257,368.88.