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Pilipinas HD premieres on Philippine Independence Day


 As the nation celebrates the 118th Philippine Independence Day, a lone cable channel – a new player in town, has just aired its first telecast under Pilipinas HD channel spearheaded by Pilipinas HD founder and President Manolo ‘Chino’ Trinidad – a Filipino veteran TV sportscaster and former Philippine Basketball League (PBL) Commissioner whose rose to fame attributes to his eloquent manner of speaking when it comes to sports and even hosting programs on radio and television. From the launching pad held in Makati a few days before Pilipinas HD goes on air, Chino expressed his belief in showing the country the […]

OFWs appeal to Bureau of Customs new Balikbayan Box Tax Rule


 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) around the globe and their families in the country are appealing to the Bureau of Customs headed by Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina to stop implementing new Balikbayan Box Tax Rule where customs officials are allowed to open and inspect incoming balikbayan boxes for taxable goods. This new rule, according to the Customs Chief Lina will prevent the abuse on sending items that ‘can well may be used for commercial purposes.’ “The contents of a balikbayan box must not exceed US$500.00 in value. Canned goods, grocery items and other household effects must not exceed a dozen a kind, while apparel, […]