DOLE to probe Chinese nationals working without permit
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- Labor officials will investigate Chinese nationals allegedly working without permits. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said they have received ...

Workers stage protest vs. possible ?20 minimum wage increase
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- Members of Akbayan party-list group lambast the Labor department's statement that Metro Manila workers may get a minimum wage increase of ?20, a ...

FDA advises public to be vigilant on fake, unregistered products
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-27
She added, "The public must be vigilant in buying drug products because counterfeit products pose serious threat to public health and safety and serious adverse health consequences, and drug resistance especially for pharmaceutical products ...

Senator urges SC to decide on Trillanes' plea
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- A senator is urging the Supreme Court (SC) to rule on the petition filed by Senator Antonio Trillanes that sought to stop the voidance of his amnesty.

Tabuk City celebrates CSC Month with job fair
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-27
Provincial Labor and Employment Officer Avelina Manganip said the activity, in partnership with the City Public Employment Service Office (PESO), offered job openings for local and overseas employment. There were 127 applicants with 106 qualified for ...

ConCom presents proposed federal consti to Cagayan Valley media
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-26
He also said they are proposing to expand the judiciary in which the Supreme Court will be supplemented by constitutional, electoral and administrative high courts. On economic reform and fiscal administration On the other hand, Commissioner Susan ...

DOLE may lift deployment ban on Micronesia, says Bello
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-26
Bello instructed Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Administrator Bernard B. Olalia to coordinate with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for the possible resumption of ...

PET sets aside 50% shading threshold in VP poll recount
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-26
Rodredo. THE Supreme Court, sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), has set aside the 50-percent threshold being used in determining the validity of votes in the election protest filed ...

SC junks Peter Lim's petition to halt DOJ probe on drug charges
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 26) -- The Supreme Court dismissed suspected drug lord Peter Lim's petition to stop the Justice Department's reinvestigation on drug charges against him.

Copyright In The Structural Elements Of A Building?
Mondaq - 2018-09-26
Once the defendant's facility was completed the plaintiff commenced an action for copyright infringement. The plaintiff alleged infringement of the copyright in the plans relating to their initial structure and the resultant architectural work consisting ...

PET upholds 50 percent threshold in determining validity of votes; but directs revisors to refer to ERs instead in segregating questionable ballots
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-26
Rodredo. THE Supreme Court, sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), has upheld its decision to adopt the 50 percent threshold in determining the validity of votes in the ongoing manual ...

Indian court upholds legality of world's largest biometric database
Rappler - 2018-09-26
The ruling by a 5-judge bench of the Supreme Court draws a line under many years of legal challenges from critics, who said Aadhaar threatened individual privacy and risked turning the world's second-most populous nation into a surveillance state.

Why not palace jokers?
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-09-26
The news yesterday was all about Trillanes, the outspoken Senator who has suddenly been "deprived" of the amnesty granted him by a previous administration. After weeks of getting out of the way of his arresters by holing up in the Senate, they finally ...

Cosby gets 3 to 10 years for sexual assault
Sun Star - 2018-09-26
The sentencing came as another extraordinary #MeToo drama unfolded on Capitol Hill, where Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh stands accused of sexual misconduct more than three decades ago. Women's advocates hailed Cosby's sentence as a landmark #MeToo ...

368 construction workers in Clark receive 2.2M monetary claims
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-26
A total of 368 construction workers in Clark Freeport Zone receive P2.2 million monetary claims from their employer through the Single Entry Approach of Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE Region 3) CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Sept 26 (PIA ...

LIVE: JBC interviews candidates for Supreme Court justice
Rappler - 2018-09-26
MANILA, Philippines - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Wednesday, September 26, interviews candidates vying for Supreme Court (SC) associate justice. This is for the vacancy created by former SC justice Samuel Martires, who has been appointed Ombudsman.

Copyright Owners Should Prepare For Music Royalty Reform
Law360 - 2018-09-25
Streaming services will gain the right to use any song managed by the collective and remain immunized from copyright infringement lawsuits. Major questions remain as to the effect of the MMA prior to its enactment in 2019. First, it is unclear how the ...

Duterte removes non-tariff barriers to agri imports
philstar.com - 2018-09-25
The senator also expected the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA ... the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation Inc. (SEIPI) released a statement warning that the bill would force them to lay off 140,000 ...

Labor chief estimates NCR floor wage hike at no less than P20
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-25
BUSINESSES in Metro Manila may have to pay their minimum wage workers at least P20 more per day -- roughly the same increment under the prevailing wage order -- once the National Capital Region (NCR) gets new rates next month, the Labor chief said on ...

P20 wage hike eyed in NCR
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-25
The labor department said the regional wage board for the National Capital Region is mulling over a possible minimum-wage hike of P20 in Metro Manila. LABOR Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said ...

SEC keen on lower REIT ownership requirement
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-25
taxation and the minimum amount of shares a company could sell to the public. "When even if we do that [bring down minimum public ownership], will there be an issuance already? The killer here ...

RCBC to absorb thrift unit into commercial bank
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-25
THE Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) will absorb the operations of its thrift bank subsidiary to reduce operating costs and consolidate capital, providing the lender with a bigger retail base. In a disclosure yesterday, the bank said it will merge the ...

Books still tax-exempt under TRABAHO bill - DOF
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 25) -- The Department of Finance (DOF) said the purchase and importation of books will remain tax-exempt under the second tax reform package. In a ...

Of Memes and Monetizing: Could the EU Directive on Copyright Change the Way We Speak Internet?
JD Supra - 2018-09-25
As in the U.S., the platform is not held liable for copyright infringement or other illegal content if the platform swiftly removes infringing content when notified. With a few exceptions, Article 13 would hold hosting platforms accountable for the content ...

Duterte certifies anti-ENDO bill as urgent -Palace
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-25
MANILA, Sept. 25 -- President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has certified as urgent a bill seeking to prohibit labor-only contracting or "ENDO," MalacaƱang announced on Tuesday, September 25. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Jr. said the President is ...

DOF: Book imports, purchases remain tax-exempt under TRABAHO bill
philstar.com - 2018-09-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Purchase and importation of books will remain tax-exempt under the second tax reform package of the Duterte administration, the Department of Finance said Tuesday. Early this month, the House of Representatives approved on third and ...

Instead of more jobs, DOLE sees layoffs under Trabaho bill
Rappler - 2018-09-25
MANILA, Philippines - An official of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) warned that the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and Higher Quality Opportunities (Trabaho) bill would result in job losses if it becomes a law. During the first Senate ...

Supreme Court: Straight to the FAN!
philstar.com - 2018-09-25
Nowadays, taxpayers prefer to be compliant rather than to take the risk of catching the attention of the Bureau of Internal Revenue and increase the possibility of going through the process of a tax assessment. Going through the process of a tax assessment ...

Books will stay tax-exempt under Trabaho bill - DOF
Rappler - 2018-09-25
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Finance (DOF) gave an assurance that the publication, sale, and importation of books will remain tax-exempt under the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and Higher Quality Opportunities (Trabaho) bill. "Contrary to ...

Duterte certifies anti-labor-only contracting bill as urgent -- Palace
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 25) -- Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said the President has certified as urgent a bill that would prohibit all kinds of labor-only contracting in the ...

Duterte's approval, trust ratings fall to lowest - Pulse Asia
Rappler - 2018-09-25
Also, the House of Representatives approved on second reading the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High Quality Opportunities (TRABAHO) despite objections from various business sectors and some opposition lawmakers. The nationwide survey, conducted ...

Concepcion: Growing resistance
Sun Star - 2018-09-25
While farmers, on top of landlessness, are now uncompetitive since the unrestricted importation. The regressive taxation erodes the purchasing power of the consumer. Duterte's campaign against corruption failed badly that Commission on Audit (COA), an ...

B2B Co. Claims Computer Biz 'Stole' Records To Get Ahead
Law360 - 2018-09-24
Law360 (September 24, 2018, 4:34 PM EDT) -- Business-to-business company DiscoverOrg LLC sued computer service provider Timlin Enterprises Inc. on Monday for copyright infringement, claiming Timlin gained unauthorized access to and then "stole" from ...

On the wings of love
philstar.com - 2018-09-24
Nieves Confesor, former Immigration commissioner and current Philippine Airlines SVP for legal and corporate communications lawyer Siegfred Mison, FINEX EVP and Ayala Corp. executive Ronald Goseco and myself. The MSGC is chaired by former Defense secretary ...

Budget swings to P2.6-B deficit in August
philstar.com - 2018-09-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The national government continued to incur a budget deficit in August as the growth in expenditures once again outpaced the increase in revenues, according to the Bureau of the Treasury. According to the latest cash operations ...

NG posts P2.6-B Aug fiscal deficit; 8-month gap is P282B
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-24
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) reported a collection of P185.1 billion for the month, posting an 8-percent increase compared to the P171.7 billion recorded last year. Total BIR collections ...

CA stops PDIC disposal of Banco Filipino assets
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-24
It was closed in 1985 but was reopened nine years later, after the SC declared the closure illegal and directed the BSP to allow the bank to resume its business operations. On March 17 ...

House Ways and Means panel starts work on reform package on capital income, financial intermediaries
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-24
The largest sources of additional revenues in the tax package will come from the repeal of some National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC) provisions and special laws such as the tax exemptions of ...

Gov't posts first August deficit in 9 years
philstar.com - 2018-09-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The national government recorded a budget deficit in August, the first time it did so for the month in nine years as spending accelerates way past revenues. According to data from the Bureau of the Treasury, the deficit amounted to ...

Constant 'relearning,' non-routine abilities key to future job security - PIDS
Rappler - 2018-09-24
They can bring about massive changes in society, among the most important of which is man ... and those who are involved in unpredictable physical work. What is non-codifiable now may be codifiable in the future The definitions of codifiable and non ...

PH to help OFWs hit by proposed green card restrictions
Rappler - 2018-09-24
He said undocumented Filipinos will be the hardest hit by the green card restrictions. He noted, however, that visas and immigration privileges remain under the authority of the host country. "We'd like to work with the US. We have a special relationship.

Cleared of corruption? Martires will no longer appeal to Supreme Court
Rappler - 2018-09-24
This covers dismissal of cases and acquittals by both the trial courts and the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan, as well as reversals secured at the Court of Appeals. "I have to put an end to this practice of bringing up to the Supreme Court judgments of ...

Trump's Supreme Court pick faces new sexual misconduct claim
Rappler - 2018-09-24
WASHINGTON, USA - Donald Trump's embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was hit by a second accusation of sexual misconduct Sunday, September 23, leaving Republicans scrambling to save a confirmation that until recently had seemed all but certain.

Maldives opposition candidate declares victory in high-stakes presidential election
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-24
The Indian Ocean island nation, a popular tourist destination and home to about 400,000 people, has been engulfed in a political crisis since earlier this year when Yameen defied a Supreme Court ...

Proposed U.S. law to clamp down on green card holders on benefits
Rappler - 2018-09-24
Trump came to power pledging to make immigration to the United States more difficult, and reduce the number of people allowed to stay in the country. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said Saturday, September 22, that under the proposed rule change ...

Comeuppance for a brutal, unrepentant HR violator
Bulatlat - 2018-09-24
Local government officials, religious and civic leaders and human rights defenders then already petitioned his transfer out of the region. But it was during his stint as commanding general of the 7th Infantry Division (2005-2006), under the Gloria ...

Method in its madness
Bulatlat - 2018-09-24
There is also the growing popularity of the dangerous notion that the nationwide imposition of martial rule is a legitimate government option ... and assassinations that still characterize much of local politics, and which have numerous times spilled ...

Deployment of OFWs dips 9% after 10-year rise
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-23
Among the top skills listed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) are HSW, manufacturing, nurses, cleaners and helpers, waiters, home-based personal cares, civil engineering ...

Transgender mom/dad
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-23
In the Philippines our Supreme Court has recently held that a transgender woman cannot have his birth certificate changed to reflect his gender as female since at the time of birth his gender was ...

Revisiting martial law reparations five years later
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -- A law was passed in 2013 acknowledging that there were human rights violations in the time of martial law. Republic Act 10368, or the Human Rights Reparation and ...

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