House, DBM agree to restore budget cuts in education, health, infra in 2019
Rappler - 2018-08-28
MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) have agreed to realign funds within the proposed cash-based P3.757-trillion 2019 budget to address huge cuts for key sectors like education, health, and ...

Online hiring up in second quarter -- report
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-28
The Philippines also saw a weaker performance in the second quarter for information technology and business process outsourcing sector, stagnating at a 9% growth all throughout the three months. This is 4% lower from first quarter results which noted a ...

Labor groups storm the streets against contractualization
Bulatlat - 2018-08-28
Workers from Technol Eight, OPTODEV, and Albert Smith were joined, among others, by employees from Unipak, Middleby, NutriAsia, and Jollibee Food Corporation. Earlier that day, it was reported that six vans of workers from Hanjin Heavy Industries and ...

MalacaƱang tells activist priest to file writ of amparo
Rappler - 2018-08-28
It can be filed, for free, before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan, or Regional Trial Courts. The writ is meant to protect persons from abuses by the military and police, and from extrajudicial killings. Picardal is ...

U.S., Mexico finalize trade pact; Canada to rejoin talks August 28
Rappler - 2018-08-28
WASHINGTON DC, USA - After months of intense negotiations, the United States and Mexico agreed Monday, August 27, on a thoroughly overhauled free trade pact, while talks with Canada are to begin Tuesday, August 28. The uncertainty around the 25-year-old ...

Acting CJ Carpio to talk on West Phil Sea in Baguio on Aug. 25
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-27
This is open to the public. Carpio is firm on his stand that the ... Last year, Carpio, then Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice, lectured at the University of the Cordilleras and encouraged highland students to uphold and assert the award of the ...

Developer eyes ecozone in Davao City
MindaNews - 2018-08-27
"We were caught in the trend of increasing land prices. It would have been better if we do it ... Abreeza Corporate Center, Ayala Business Center, Filandia IT Center, The Annex-SM City Davao IT Center, Damosa IT Park, and Matina IT Park.

IRR release signals deployment of caregivers to Japan under TIT
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-27
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Administrator Bernard B. Olalia said they are targeting to send the first batch of caregivers through the TIT next month. "September 1 will ...

C.A. okays forfeiture proceedings vs. local oil company
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-27
THE Court of Appeals has affirmed its decision giving a trial court the green light to proceed with the trial of the civil forfeiture case filed by the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC ...

Mora: From Silt to Concrete
Sun Star - 2018-08-27
now incumbent and on his second term as mayor of Cagayan de Oro, he has so far fulfilled or rather fulfilling the three consistent promises he made then: road, schools and hospitals. Of course, the other as important functions, assigned to lesser mortals ...

BFGTF moves Trade Fair 2018 in new location
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-27
10), Mastering Social Media to Grow Your Business (Sept. 11), Simplified Accounting for Tax Purposes (Sept. 12), Marketing Essentials and Sales Strategies for Business (Sept. 13), and Business Continuity Planning (Sept. 14). Featured products in the trade ...

Duterte doubts Carpio will accept chief justice nomination after De Castro
Rappler - 2018-08-27
MANILA, Philippines - Will Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio succeed Teresita De Castro as Chief Justice? For President Rodrigo Duterte, Carpio's refusal to accept a nomination to the top post after the ouster of Maria Lourdes Sereno still ...

Duterte, labor groups to commemorate Nat'l Heroes' Day
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 27) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will head to the Libingan ng Mga Bayani while various groups will march to Manila to commemorate National Heroes' Day on Monday.

Duterte denies he appointed De Castro for supporting Sereno ouster
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 27) -- President Rodrigo Duterte denied claims he appointed Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro as the next Chief Justice for ...

GenTri, Cavite LGUs child-friendly
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-26
Other criteria included absence of child labor or percentage reduction in child labor cases; Percentage reduction in the number of children victim of violence, abuse, neglect, exploitation and ...

A return to normal
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-26
From January 1975 to November 1978, she served as a legal assistant and as member of the technical staff of the late Chief Justice Fred Ruiz Castro. In December 1978, she moved to the Department ...

Impeach ax poised on new CJ
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-26
"With the very short period of her incumbency, it is humanly impossible for her to accomplish wonders or anything of substance in the Supreme Court," he said. Alejano, in a separate ...

Second package of tax reforms seen to increase electricity prices
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-26
A consumer watchdog warned the implementation of the second package of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law will increase ... poorest of the poor. Ibon Foundation cautioned against ...

With tighter rules, fewer OFWs sent to Kuwait
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-26
FEWER Filipino household service workers (HSW) are now bound for Kuwait as the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) tightens its requirements for Kuwaiti recruiters and employers.

House panel sets Sept. 4 hearing on impeachment complaint vs 7 SC justices
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-26
Lourdes Sereno in a controversial petition for quo warranto, will be included in the Order of Business on Tuesday and will be referred to the justice committee the same day. "Our target is ...

The millennial Filipino CPAs
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-26
He is currently taking up Master in Accountancy Major in Taxation at the University of the East. He is connected with RX Global Sales and Mktg.

Infra, not incentives, will entice investors-economists
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-26
While incentives could help, bad roads, lack of transportation, and difficulties in doing business would discourage investors from setting up shop in Philippine areas in need of more jobs.

New Australian Prime Minister Morrison unveils stability cabinet
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-26
The swath of new cabinet appointments come as the governing party battles to restore unity ahead of an upcoming federal election, due by May, with the opposition Labor Party leading in opinion polls.

Australia's sixth PM in a decade. Why does it seem so ungovernable?
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-26
"For instance, the Liberal Party was traditionally an anti-labor party, comprised of white-collar capitalists. Now the party consists of a ramshackle collective of social conservatives, social ...

Italy allows some migrants off stranded boat amid EU row
Rappler - 2018-08-25
According to local media, 11 women and 5 men - two of whom are said to have tuberculosis - were given permission by the government to get off, following a request by the port's health authority for doctors to visit those on board. Prosecutors from ...

De Castro named new Supreme Court chief justice
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-25
Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro has been named the Supreme Court (SC) chief justice, a little over a month before she retires from the High Court. Justice Secretary and Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) Ex Officio Member Menardo I. Guevarra said ...

Elmer Borlongan draws denizens
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-24
After decades of absence from his alma mater, the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts, Elmer Borlongan returned on Aug. 10 to launch his exhibition entitled "Denizens" at the UP Corredor Gallery. Like a long-lost son eager to reunite ...

Three make JBC cut for SC chief
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-24
The Judicial and Bar Council on Friday submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte a shortlist of three senior associate justices of the Supreme Court as candidates for the post of chief justice ...

Winner and losers in the proposed constitution
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-24
The biggest losers under the proposed constitution are local governments, the Senate as we know it, the judiciary, and most serious of all the economy and social justice. Human rights is advanced in the proposed constitution which introduces novel ...

Scott Morrison sworn in as new Australian PM after bitter coup
Rappler - 2018-08-24
SYDNEY, Australia (3rd UPDATE) - Scott Morrison was sworn in as Australia's seventh prime minister in 11 years Friday, August 24, after a stunning party revolt against Malcolm Turnbull, which the new leader admitted had left the government "bruised and ...

JBC submits CJ shortlist to Duterte
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-24
The Justice Secretary added that there is an unwritten rule saying judges "cannot apply for a judicial position two levels higher, i.e., from MTC (Metropolitan Trial Court) to CA (Court of Appeals) or from RTC (Regional Trial Court) to SC." The three ...

Impeachment process against anti-Sereno justices to be expedited -- GMA
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-24
THE House of Representatives (HoR) to "expedite" the impeachment process against the seven Supreme Court associate justices who ruled in favor of the quo warranto case that ousted former chief justice Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno, according to House ...

House to expedite impeachment raps vs. 7 justices
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-24
This story was updated to include statements from Solicitor General Jose Calida, Oriental Mindoro Rep. Rey Umali, and law expert Tranquil Salvador. Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 24) -- The House of Representatives intends to move the impeachment ...

Senate urges DICT to explain slow-paced free WiFi project
UNTV - 2018-08-24
The suspension covers work in the Supreme Court, Court Appeals, Court of Tax Appeals, the Sandiganbayan and all trial courts in NCR. All executive judges in other areas affected by the rains and flooding are given the authority to suspend work in their ...

Sereno ouster cited in opposition vs chief justice applicants
Rappler - 2018-08-24
Previously, the JBC showed some consideration to this rule. For example, in the case of Ombudsman applicant Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, the JBC did not automatically disqualify him because they took into consideration the possibility of his case ...

Minority senators to SC: Allow video conference for De Lima in ICC case
Rappler - 2018-08-24
MANILA, Philippines - Minority senators asked the Supreme Court (SC) to allow detained Senator Leila de Lima to use video and audio conference to participate in the oral arguments on the country's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Scott Morrison: Australia's latest PM
Rappler - 2018-08-24
The hardline former immigration minister, who took credit for "stop the boats" - a harsh policy to prevent asylum-seekers from entering Australia at its sea ports - billed himself as a man of faith and family who could get things done. The 50-year-old ...

JBC shortlists De Castro, Peralta, Bersamin for chief justice
Rappler - 2018-08-24
Duterte needs to choose a chief justice on September 17. Article VIII, Section 4 of the Constitution requires that the vacancy must be filled within 90 days; the Supreme Court officially declared the post vacant on June 19 when it affirmed the quo warranto ...

MinDA says economic growth to resolve conflict Mindanao
Davao Today - 2018-08-24
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines - For Mindanao to progress, the chief of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) has enjoined all the concerned stakeholders to resolve the armed conflict that has been plaguing the island for decades. "We need to ...

PH garments, textile industry gears up to jumpstart resurgence
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-24
Organized by the Philippine Exhibitions and Trade Corporation (PETCO) and CP Exhibition Ltd. Hong Kong, the Expo will also feature a series of business forums, factory visits, business matching between investors and exhibitors, and a Philippine Pavilion ...

South Africa hits back at 'unfortunate' Trump tweet on land reform
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-24
The controversy began when Trump tweeted late Wednesday that he had asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to "closely study the ... a leading expert on land issues in South Africa and a professor at the University of the Western Cape, described Trump's ...

Acting CJ Carpio to talk on West Phil Sea in Baguio on Aug. 25
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-24
This is open to the public. Carpio is firm on his stand that the ... Last year, Carpio, then Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice, lectured at the University of the Cordilleras and encouraged highland students to uphold and assert the award of the ...

Magnificent 7 file impeachment case vs. 7 S.C. justices
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-23
Members of the Magnificent 7 on Thursday filed impeachment complaints against seven justices of the Supreme Court in connection with their decision to oust former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes A.

4 Chief Justice applicants slapped with impeachment rap for voting vs. Sereno
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 23) -- Four of the five applicants for the Chief Justice post will face impeachment raps, following a complaint filed by opposition lawmakers Thursday. Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman, Magdalo Partylist Rep.

Bank accounts tied to P2-billion drug hoard convict frozen
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-23
The appellate court reinstated the freeze order covering Banco de Oro Account Number 4898009067 jointly owned by Jeffrey and Jean; and Metrobank Account Number 7640028854 owned by Jin. It held that the Regional Trial Court in Manila City erred in lifting ...

Philippine train wreck
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-23
a backward agricultural country and a US economic, political, cultural and military dependency. Rather than address the poverty and its attendant ills rooted in the semi-feudal and semi-colonial character of Philippine society, they use and have always ...

One-stop shop for Boracay businesses gets 2-week extension
Rappler - 2018-08-23
MANILA, Philippines - The Boracay inter-agency task force decided to extend the operation of its one-stop shop by two weeks to give businesses more time to comply with the requirements needed to continue operations. The one-stop shop will now be open ...

Differentiate political economy from governance
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-23
This ensures that the regions will receive a higher share of all collected tax than the present Internal Revenue Allocation system. Second, an equalization fund is to be established and to be distributed to the more depressed regions through the ...

TESDA set to hold 'World Cafe of Opportunities' nationwide
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-23
TAGUIG CITY, Aug.23 (PIA)--The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority ... Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Labor and Employment ...

US Fed warns of 'consequential' risk from escalating trade wars
philstar.com - 2018-08-23
WASHINGTON -- An escalation of ongoing US trade disputes poses a "consequential downside risk" to the economy, which will make the job of the central bank more challenging, the US Federal Reserve warned Wednesday. But with the US economy continuing to ...

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