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BIR probes scam, reshuffling looms
Dulay pretender calls
Negros taxpayers, too


The Bureau of Internal Revenue is investigating a scam involving a person impersonating BIR Commissioner Caesar Dulay, and bureau personnel who released confidential information about top taxpayers, including some in Negros, Deputy Commissioner Jesus Clint Aranas said yesterday.

There will be a reshuffling of BIR officials in the regions because of this, he said.

Aranas, who is a Negrense, said it has come to the attention of the BIR that a certain individual, representing himself as Dulay, has been calling its Regional and District Offices for confidential information and the names of the top 20 taxpayers within their jurisdictions, which were released in several instances. moremoremore

14 dead as blast rocks Davao

Fourteen people died and about 67 were injured when an explosion rocked Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's home city of Davao at the Roxas night market near Ateneo de Davao University at about 10 last night.

The explosion occurred in a bustling part of the city and close to one of its top hotels that is popular with tourists and business people, city spokeswoman Catherine dela Rey said.

"There was an explosion but, as to what caused it, it is still under investigation," dela Rey said.

"At least 30 were injured," she added. moremoremore


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Guns, grenades seized
from barangay captain

Police arrested a barangay captain in Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, for illegal possession for firearms and ammunition, and suspected shabu and marijuana Thursday.

A police report identified the suspect as Barangay Kalamtukan Captain Felipe Semillano Condez Jr., alias “Banto”, 57, of Sitio Tower in the barangay.

He was arrested following the service of a search warrant issued by Judge Mario Trinidad of the Regional Trial Court Branch 64 in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental...