798 boxes of ‘fake’ cigarettes seized

first_imgThere was under-declaration, accordingto Jaminola but he declined to identify the suspected owner because theinvestigation was still ongoing. BACOLOD City – A total of 798 boxes ofcigarettes with fake documentary stamps were recovered by operatives of theBureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Philippine National Police’s CriminalInvestigation and Detection Group from a warehouse at the Bacolod Real EstateDevelopment Corp. (Bredco) port at around 5 p.m. on Sept. 12. The seized cigarettes with fakedocumentary stamps were estimated to be worth P14 million. Operatives also seized the following:boxes of filter rods, staple wires, razor blades and hand saws. center_img The raid was effected after BIRreceived information about fake cigarettes there, according to BIR regionaldirector Antonio Jonathan Jaminola. Jaminola said penalty could reach P140million and a charge for tax evasion may be filed./PNlast_img read more

P1.4 billion released to WV social pensioners

first_imgThe social pension is released per semester orevery six months, thus each beneficiary gets P3,000. The release was originallydone every quarter but this was modified. ILOILO City – For this year as of Dec. 2, P1.4billion has so far been released to 246,421 social pensioners in WesternVisayas, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The 246,421 is 70 percent of the 365,908target beneficiaries of the national government’s Social Pension Program forIndigent Senior Citizens (SPISC) in the region, said Judith Tañate- Barredo,DSWD Region 6 social pension focal person. Under SPISC, a monthly stipend of P500 isreleased to an indigent senior citizen. But in September this year, DSWD Region 6started releasing P6,000 to each beneficiary covering a whole year of pension. “We are waiting for more names ofbeneficiaries to be downloaded by our central office,” said Macapobre. “We hope to release the pension of theremaining beneficiaries before this year ends,” said Tañate- Barredo. The list of qualified social pensioners wasdownloaded to regional offices in batches. Even then, some pensioners complained nothaving received theirs. DSWD regional director Ma. Evelyn Macapobre said thiswas due to the revalidation of the list of beneficiaries by the department’scentral office. The senior citizen must have no permanentsource of income and/or frail, sickly or with disability. Senior citizens with regular support fromtheir families or have pensions from the Social Security System, GovernmentService Insurance System and/or private offices are not eligible for thepension, she stressed./PNlast_img read more

Logitech G becomes official partner for Super League Gaming

first_imgThis includes Minecraft City Champs, League of Legends City Champs, and after school programs across the States. Super League Gaming is focused on the amateur and grassroots side of things.Ujesh Desai, Vice President and General Manager of Logitech Gaming commented: “At its core, gaming is all about play – whether you’re a top esports pro or a child discovering the joy of games for the first time.“We’ve been so impressed with Super League’s work to create respectful gaming environments. It’s vital to the industry, and we couldn’t be happier with this partnership.  We both have a common goal of supporting creativity and inclusion among gamers and esports pros, and we’re dedicated to turning the tide and removing toxicity from gaming.”Logitech G will be supporting City Champs tournament prizing, as well as collaborating with Super League on ‘social media initiatives’ and working with the company to develop original content that will be distributed through both Logitech G channels and SuperLeagueTV.Ann Hand, CEO, Super League Gaming noted: “Logitech G’s commitment to providing best-in-class PC and console gear aligns with Super League Gaming’s mission to deliver the preeminent competitive community experience for gamers.“Our organization embodies a diverse set of gaming talent where teamwork, friendship, and inclusivity are key tenets of our philosophy. With esport’s rapid growth, we’re confident this partnership will broaden our scope of talent and allow us to foster player diversity for the next generation of gaming professionals.”Esports Insider says: There has been a lot of noise from Super League Gaming recently with the company evidently aiming to have a big 2018. Partnering up with a company with the stature of Logitech G is a solid move, and makes sense for both parties. Logitech G has today announced that it has signed on as the official partner to Super League Gaming’s 2018 schedule. Ann Hand, SLGlast_img read more