List of Top Celebrity Individual Taxpayers of 2013

According to the Top 500 Individual Taxpayers list released by the BIR for the year 2013, Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao is the highest paid celebrity for that year. Manny topped the list with a total of P163,841,853 income taxes paid, higher than some of the most high-profile businessmen like Megaworld Corporation Founder and Chairman Andrew Tan, Meralco President Oscar Reyes (P 51,440,314.00) and Mercury Drug President Vivian Que Azcona (P 51,617,174.69). Next to Manny are Kapamilya actors Piolo Pascual, John Lloyd Cruz, Kris Aquino and Sharon Cuneta who came in second to …

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Mark Zuckerberg Launches Free Internet Service in the Philippines in partnership with Smart!

Good news for Filipinos! Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is offering free internet service in the country through Internet.org. The free application, which is available to Smart, Sun, and Talk & Text subscribers, will let Filipinos have access to internet services for communication, health, and education. [box]On his Facebook page, Zuckerberg posted: “We’re one step closer to connecting the world as we launched Internet.org in the Philippines today. Now everyone in the country can have free access to internet services for health, education, jobs and communication on …

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Philippines Property Awards: To recognize homegrown talents as it begins to celebrate the best in real estate, architecture, and design in the country

ABS-CBN Publishing, Inc. will recognize homegrown talents as it begins to celebrate the best in real estate, architecture, and design in the country with the prestigious Philippines Property Awards, the biggest annual event in the real estate industry. As a leading name in the publishing industry, ABS-CBN Publishing, Inc. partners with Ensign Media, the official organizer of the Philippines Property Awards and publisher of the Property Report magazine to boost awareness about the world class projects and innovations that have been given birth by the …

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PLDT KaAsenso upgrades services to help family-driven minigosyantes

PLDT KaAsenso, the telecommunication leader’s micro-entrepreneurship arm, is jumpstarting the year with a clearer vision and a bigger mission for the country’s grassroots entrepreneurs. “Our vision for Filipino micro-entrepreneurs is to help them grow and succeed in their businesses so that they can also improve the lives of their families,” Ariel P. Fermin, PLDT executive vice president and head of home business, said. “We understand that many minigosyantes get into business to be able to provide a better life for their families. It’s an aspiration …

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Philam Life shows its commitment to Cebuanos with close to P2-B investment

Philam Life, the country’s premier insurance provider recently held a foundation laying ceremony for the construction of close to P2-billion corporate center in the heart of the Cebu Central Business District. In line with its ongoing business transformation campaign, Philam Life has strategies lined up to improve overall operational efficiency. As company officials have long identified Cebu as a critical hub in its expansion, the development is just one that provides better access, convenience, and quality service, and makes transactions easier, faster and more convenient …

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