DOLE aims to ease labor shortage in agri sector via GIP
BusinessMirror - 2 months ago
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is seeking to ease the labor shortage in the agriculture sector through its new internship program with the Department of Agriculture (DA).

New cases in Arkansas hit a high of 1,870
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - 2 months ago
Arkansas' count of coronavirus cases rose Friday by almost 1,900, setting a record for the second day in a row and topping the previous record by more than 300.

US election 2020: Supreme Court denies immediate halt of Pennsylvania count
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2 months ago
A US Supreme Court justice on Friday denied a request by Pennsylvania's Republicans to immediately halt the counting of ballots arriving after Election Day --

Supreme Court denies immediate halt of Pennsylvania count
Manila Bulletin - 2 months ago
A US Supreme Court justice on Friday denied a request by Pennsylvania's Republicans to immediately halt the counting of ballots arriving after Election Day -- referring the challenge to the full court for a ruling on Saturday.

Republicans ask Supreme Court to halt Pennsylvania count
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2 months ago
The Pennsylvania Republican Party asked the US Supreme Court Friday to halt the counting of late-arriving ballots in the state, as Democrat Joe Biden took a lead in

Ex-Bayan Muna solon seeks Supreme Court intervention for court protection
Manila Bulletin - 2 months ago
ILOILO CITY--A former congressman of Bayan Muna party-list sought Supreme Court intervention after a local court here dismissed his petition for court protection in connection with having been allegedly red-tagged by the military.

Supreme Court denies immediate halt of Pennsylvania count
Manila Bulletin - 2 months ago
A US Supreme Court justice on Friday denied a request by Pennsylvania's Republicans to immediately halt the counting of ballots arriving after Election Day -- referring the challenge to the full court for a ruling on Saturday.

Pangilinan seeks probe into Manila Bay dolomite beach project
philstar.com - 2 months ago
There are so many other things the country should spend money on, not the white beach project in Manila Bay. COVID cases have exceeded 380,000, many strong typhoons have passed, but they are still insisting that the project is [justified],

Red Cross critical to COVID-19 testing
philstar.com - 2 months ago
Employment contracts should be required and vetted by the POEA before the process for issuing passports and applying visas are undertaken. Kasambahays should also be provided a recourse for filing grievances with DOLE either through the labor offices in ...

CoA validating money claims sought by terminated Napocor employees
Manila Bulletin - 2 months ago
The Commission on Audit has taken steps to validate the computation of money claims sought by illegally terminated and separated employees of the National Power Corp. who won a Supreme Court award estimated at over P8 billion.

OWWA offers scholarship grants to kin of COVID-affected OFWs
Gov - 2 months ago
SAN FERNANDO City, Nov. 6 (PIA) -- The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) offers the Project EASE to help college-level dependents of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) whose employment were affected by the pandemic. Project EASE or the ...

ASEAN Chief Justices Sign Hanoi Declaration
Gov - 2 months ago
This development complements the approval of the Philippine Supreme Court last September of the Guidelines on the Implementation in the Philippines of the Hague Service Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial Documents in Civil and Commercial Matters ...

Trump erupts with baseless claims as Biden closes in on US presidency
Rappler - 2 months ago
Donald Trump spends nearly 17 minutes making the kind of incendiary statements about the country's democratic process that have never been heard before from a US president

ASEAN Chief Justices forge united stand on court processes, judgments, and cross-border cases
Manila Bulletin - 2 months ago
The Chief Justices of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have forged a united stand on various issues affecting the service of court processes and taking of evidence, enforcement of judgments in civil cases,

NLRC-RAB goes online to ensure safety of stakeholders
Gov - 2 months ago
The National Labor Relations Commission-Regional Arbitration Branch in Region 7 (NLRC-RAB-7) required those who are interested to file complaints and requests for assistance (RFAs) to get an appointment online.

Biden on cusp of White House victory with key results due soon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2 months ago
WASHINGTON--The nail-biting US election was on the cusp of finally producing a winner Thursday, with Democrat Joe Biden declaring "no doubt" he would beat President Donald Trump and all

OWWA helps 6,468 OFWs return to Caraga
Manila Bulletin - 2 months ago
BUTUAN CITY - Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration-Regional Welfare Office Caraga continues to provide assistance to returning overseas Filipino workers upon their arrival at the Bancasi Airport and other nearby ports of entry in Northeastern Mindanao or Caraga region.

SOS from Catanduanes: 10K homes, 90% of electrical posts damaged
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2 months ago
Catanduanes officials on Thursday pleaded to the national government for funding to rebuild its devastated infrastructure in the wake of Typhoon "Rolly" (international name: Goni), as well

Supreme Court must 'get real' about prison conditions
Rappler - 2 months ago
The Supreme Court 'threw away the opportunity' to clarify guidelines on how humanitarian considerations can be applied to prisoners

House, Senate leaders meet to craft common legislative agenda
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2 months ago
Leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives met Thursday to craft a common legislative agenda for the remaining 20 months of the 18th Congress. The "informal

SMC bounces back with ?15B profit in Q3
CNN Philippines - 2 months ago
San Miguel Corporation has recovered from initial losses early this year as sales picked up as of September, riding on the reopening of the economy amid the local COVID-19 outbreak.

DBM studying ways to send money to 'Rolly'-hit areas with depleted calamity funds
CNN Philippines - 2 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 5) -- Provinces battered by Super Typhoon Rolly may need to formally declare their areas under state of calamity if they want to request new funds from the ...

US Supreme Court may not have final say in presidential election, despite Trump threat
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2 months ago
While President Donald Trump wants the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on a presidential race that is still too close to call, it may not be the final arbiter in this election, legal

Muntinlupa LGU waives business tax penalties, surcharges until Nov. 20
Manila Bulletin - 2 months ago
The local government of Muntinlupa has waived the penalties and surcharges for the non-payment of business taxes due for the second and third quarters as assistance to establishments reeling from the economic effects of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Asian stocks and US futures rise as investors await election results
CNN Philippines - 2 months ago
Asian stocks and US futures are rising as investors await more results from the US election. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rallied 2% in early trade Thursday, South Korea's Kospi rose 1.5%, Japan's Nikkei was up 1.

Owwa given 7 days to settle unpaid hotel bills of OFWs
BusinessMirror - 2 months ago
The OWWA is tasked to provide assistance to repatriated and stranded OFWs due to the pandemic. It includes provision of food, airport assistance, temporary shelter, and transportation assistance.

Same tax treatment for all online gambling
philstar.com - 2 months ago
The tax treatment for online gambling, whether done onshore or offshore, is the same after the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. gave casino operators the green light to accept bets online, according to the Department of Finance.

Davao mandates use of QR code
philstar.com - 2 months ago
DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- The use of quick response or QR code will be mandatory in this city to facilitate contact tracing. Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio issued an executive order (EO) on the use of QR code starting Saturday amid a surge in confirmed cases ...

At least 20 hotels struggling to help OFWs due to OWWA ?250-M debt
CNN Philippines - 2 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 4) -- At least 20 hotels who are accommodating overseas Filipino workers as quarantine facilities are now struggling to maintain their services since the ...

DOLE: Assistance to workers to continue under Bayanihan 2
Gov - 2 months ago
ILIGAN CITY, Nov. 4 (PIA) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Lanao del Norte Provincial Office said it would continue to assist workers affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. DOLE Provincial Director Remegio Caba├▒og ...

Investors brace for close U.S. election result, long count
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2 months ago
Investors rushed to adjust portfolios for a tighter and later U.S. election result than many had assumed before Wednesday, with pre-poll expectations of a clear Democratic

Petron posts P12.6-billion loss, but notes some recovery in Q3 2020
Rappler - 2 months ago
While the oil industry continues to face major challenges, we are beginning to see signs of recovery thanks to our government's decision to gradually and safely restart the economy,' says Petron CEO a

DA engages farmers-coops, associations through entrep training
Gov - 2 months ago
The Department of Agriculture (DA) in the Ilocos, in partnership with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) provided training in Business Plan Preparation and Business Management in Calasiao,

Pinoys set to access online casinos; BIR on lookout
Manila Bulletin - 2 months ago
As government sets to allow Filipino citizens to access online casino websites, the Department of Finance (DOF) is quick to remind operators that there is no tax distinction between onshore and offshore gaming operations.

Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Baltazar-Padilla retires at 62
GMA Network - 2 months ago
She filled the vacancy created by the retirement of Associate Justice Andres Reyes, Jr. in May. She was a justice of the Court of Appeals from 2006 until her appointment to the SC. She had also served as a judge of the Manila regional and metropolitan ...

The US economy under Trump: By the numbers
Rappler - 2 months ago
United States growth was relatively robust prior to COVID-19, but the turmoil of the coronavirus upends normal trends

Unexpected retirement opens seat in the Supreme Court
Rappler - 2 months ago
A new seat at the Supreme Court is up for grabs after an unexpected early retirement of a sitting justice. The Supreme Court en banc on Tuesday, November 3, approved Justice Priscilla Baltazar Padilla's application for early retirement "due to physical disability,

SC upholds ownership claims of 4 retired officers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2 months ago
The Supreme Court has upheld the ownership claim of four retired military officers to prime lots in a former housing project for soldiers in Taguig City, which the Philippine Navy had developed as

OWWA scholarship grant recipients now yuppies
Manila Bulletin - 2 months ago
Recipients of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) scholarship grants are now young professionals.

SC allows disability retirement for Justice appointed in July
CNN Philippines - 2 months ago
Padilla is stepping down from the Supreme Court due to health reasons, just three months after her appointment to her post.

Calida leans toward Marcos in VP protest comment to Supreme Court
Rappler - 2 months ago
Solicitor General Jose Calida says that if there is indeed fraud in the 3 contested Mindanao provinces, the Supreme Court can void those votes and declare the real winner from the remaining votes. If those are voided,

Surigao Norte MSMEs join 'work-life balance' webinar
Gov - 2 months ago
BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 3 -- The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) - Caraga, in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) - Surigao del Norte Provincial Office, recently conducted an online discussion on Work-Life ...

SC orders Navy: Turn over to retired generals lots, part of golf course, now
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2 months ago
The Supreme Court has upheld the ownership claim of four retired military officers over prime lots located within a former housing project for soldiers in Taguig City, which

Rewarding talent and creating opportunities
Manila Bulletin - 2 months ago
The Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) bill pending before Congress seeks to accelerate the lowering of taxes for corporations to help them  rebound from the COVID-19 crisis and be more competitive with businesses in other Southeast Asian nations.

PSE to hike sectoral indices by Q1 2021
BusinessMirror - 2 months ago
listing may take a while since the companies that signified their intent to list their REITs would have to secure tax approval from the Bureau of Internal Revenue. The PSE, meanwhile, said it is ...

DOLE issues holiday pay rules for Undas
Gov - 2 months ago
In its Labor Advisory No. 29, series of 2020, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) issued the pay rules to be implemented during the two special non-working days. "If the employee did not work, the 'no work, no pay' principle shall apply ...

POGO taxes to fund government action vs COVID-19
philstar.com - 2 months ago
Taxes collected from offshore gaming licensees will be used to fund government measures to address the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic in the next two years, according to the Bureau of Internal Revenue.

As tax base shrinks during pandemic, proposed law seeks to cut revenue sources
philstar.com - 2 months ago
The Duterte government is pushing for a bill cutting the corporate income tax in exchange for strict limits to tax perks enjoyed by investors.

Despite overlaps, Ombudsman and Supreme Court welcome DOJ anti-corruption task force
Rappler - 2 months ago
An ad hoc body like the DOJ mega task force could end up weakening the institutions with the official mandate to investigate corruption, says watchdog Government Watch

British Airways parent IAG logs vast loss on virus
Rappler - 2 months ago
IAG says its losses so far in 2020 have reached 5.6 billion euros as a result of the worsening COVID-19 crisis

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