Soldier, CAFGU share story of escape from NPA
UNTV - 2018-08-22
They were on their way back to their headquarters after attending a school-supplies-giving activity in Taragona ... temporarily stay in a secured facility of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to undergo orientation. "Para dahan dahan silang ...

Ministers offer to quit as Australia political crisis deepens
Rappler - 2018-08-22
Buoyed by his support, Dutton, seen as a more hardline conservative that the moderate Turnbull, attempted to soften his perceived tough guy image, earned as home affairs and immigration minister, and to lay out his policy agenda. The former police officer ...

Michael Cohen, Trump fixer who pledged to 'take a bullet' for the president
Rappler - 2018-08-22
Taxi business to real estate Cohen grew up on Long Island and earned ... got him into legal trouble over banking, tax and campaign finance laws. Cohen initially said he used his own money to pay Daniels and was not reimbursed. Trump, who first denied ...

Michael Cohen pleads guilty, implicates Trump
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-22
The charges against Cohen also covered a range of his activity outside of his work for Trump. In the tax evasion scheme linked to his taxi medallion business, Cohen failed to report more than $4 million in income, according to the criminal information ...

Duterte to Muslims: 'Be brave, keep the faith'
philstar.com - 2018-08-22
MANILA, Philippines -- President Duterte has called on Filipino Muslims to be brave and keep the faith as the country deals with various challenges. "As Muslims all over the world honor this remarkable sacrifice, I hope that you will be more inspired to ...

DOF keen on higher alcoholic drink tax
philstar.com - 2018-08-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Finance (DOF) remains keen on pushing for reforms to increase the excise tax rates on alcoholic beverages under Package 2 Plus of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP). According to documents acquired by ...

Palace to Supreme Court: Junk petition vs Boracay closure
philstar.com - 2018-08-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court (SC) should junk a petition questioning the closure of Boracay for six months, according to MalacaƱang. In a 61-page comment filed last month, Solicitor General Jose Calida sought the dismissal of the petition to ...

Tech-Voc Day to focus on infrastructure program
Sun Star - 2018-08-21
THE Technical Education and Skills Development Training Authority (Tesda) and the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) urged employers and job seekers to join in the jobs fair to celebrate the National Tech-Voc (Technical-Vocational) Day on Aug. 25.

Tax appeals court partially grants Pilipinas Shell excise tax refund petition
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-21
THE Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has partially granted the petition of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. for a refund on excise tax erroneously collected on its jet fuel imports by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). In a decision promulgated by the tax ...

Peter Lim eludes arrest
philstar.com - 2018-08-21
The court also issued a hold-departure order against Lim to prevent him from leaving the country. Records at the Bureau of Immigration show that the businessman remains in the country.

Wanted: Filipino priest accused of sex abuse in U.S.
Rappler - 2018-08-21
He said the diocese does not know when Paredes fled the United States. Sought for comment by Rappler, Bureau of Immigration spokesperson Dana Sandoval said she will check on this case on Wednesday, August 22. Father Marvin Mejia, secretary general of the ...

10,823 hired through PESO
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-08-21
in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment. City Treasurer Cristina Merced also said 7,459 business establishments registered to operate in the city in the first half of 2018. As part of its outreach program, PESO conducted career guidance ...

Illegal recruiter promising P100K salary in South Korea falls in entrapement
UNTV - 2018-08-21
Flora Guzman was reported by three of her hopeful recruits after she demanded medical and training fees ranging from P70,000 ... which is held during the celebration of the National Liberation Day of Korea, was announced in the Panmunjom Declaration ...

Caguioa stays in charge of Marcos poll protest
philstar.com - 2018-08-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa will remain in charge of the resolution of the electoral protest of former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. against Vice President Leni Robredo before the Supreme Court ...

JBC sets voting on shortlist for chief justice
philstar.com - 2018-08-21
The five candidates for the top judicial post vacated by Ma. Lourdes Sereno last June are Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justices Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin and Andres Reyes Jr. and Tagum City, Davao del Norte Regional ...

Seafarer Satisfied with Career Despite Challenges
Jamaica Information Service - 2018-08-20
Marine Inspector, Kenre Valentine, says he is satisfied that he chose to be seafarer, as although the career has many challenges, it has been extremely rewarding. Mr. Valentine, who works with the Maritime Authority of Jamaica, recalls his desire to become ...

Bello confirms new labor pact for Israel OFWs in the works
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-20
"We went ahead to close the bilateral agreement so that when the President arrives he would just sign it," Bello told reporters at a news briefing last week. "We might adopt the template of the MOU (memorandum of understanding) we used for ...

JBC needs more time to probe SALNs of chief justice applicants
Rappler - 2018-08-20
The Supreme Court ultimately ousted Sereno because of non-filing of SALNs, declaring her unqualified from the very beginning to apply for chief justice in 2012. The JBC was set to vote on Monday, but spectators would have to wait another 4 days for the ...

Unsafe workplace: Employers face sanctions
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-20
Under the legislation, employers with "willful failure or refusal" to comply with OSHS, or with the compliance order from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), will be fined a maximum of P100,000 per day until they correct the said ...

Caguioa stays as justice-in-charge of Marcos-Robredo case
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-20
ASSOCIATE Justice Benjamin Caguioa will remain as the justice-in-charge of the election protest filed by Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. against Vice President Maria Leonor G. Robredo in connection with the alleged fraud in the vice-presidential ...

Nueva Ecija raid yields P200M worth of fake cigarettes, arrest of 17 Chinese
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-20
Also intercepted were fake cigarettes of assorted brands, six cigarette-making machines, cigarette raw materials and fake Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) tax stamps stacked inside three boxes. The raid stemmed from a directive issued by Customs ...

Duterte signs law ensuring safety in workplaces
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-20
The Republic Act No. 11058 or "An Act Strengthening Compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards" (OSHS) also imposes penalties on employers that do not to follow the health and safety standards set by the Philippine labor code and ...

Solon trains gun on grafters at BIR
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-20
House Minority Leader and Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez on Sunday said Congress must look for ways to end corruption in the Bureau of Internal Revenue, instead of passing the proposed Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High Quality Opportunities.

Still on the wherewithal of federalism
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-20
Earlier, in answer to a question posed to me by a television anchor person, I had said that two institutions play crucial roles in the fiscal operations: the Supreme Court that, under the draft, rules on the boundaries of power and competence of the ...

How this government facility is saving Philippine textiles
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-20
Manila ... of the Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI), which promises to bridge the gap between raw materials production and the distribution of apparel. The PTRI is the textile and research arm of the Department of Science and Technology ...

OFWs can lose jobs after NAIA runway accident
Rappler - 2018-08-20
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said in a Sunday interview with ANC that the government agency is assisting affected OFWs at the airport by providing their immediate needs on the ground. "We are all hands on ...

South Koreans enter North to reunite with kin split by war
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-20
In Photo: South Koreans leave for North Korea to take part in family reunions with their North Korean family members at the customs, immigration and quarantine office in Goseong, South Korea, on Monday. About 200 South Koreans and their family members ...

The natives are restless
philstar.com - 2018-08-20
It seems that the October 2018 Board Exams has been designed to test examinees on accountancy and taxation based on the "old law" and the latest law a.k.a TRAIN 1. Something is very wrong about this considering the fact that accountancy students who ...

NC-Bayugan City invites more food, handicraft processors for product enhancement services, programs
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-20
The Local companies who joined the event to satisfy their requirements for additional staff are: Hervic Commercial, Gaisano Marketplace, Ace Hardware, Taytay sa Kauswagan, Butuan Doctors Hospital, Saint Francis Xavier College, RMA Manpower Corporation.

How technology is innovating agriculture in the Philippines
InterAksyon - 2018-08-20
Agriculture typically involves manual labor but certain innovations in the sector have made it more technologically-inclined. (The STAR/File photo) GUIYANG -- Agriculture industry originally relies on manual labor but certain integrations of technology ...

SC rejects Justice Caguioa's request to re-raffle VP poll protest
Rappler - 2018-08-20
MANILA, Philippines - Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa requested to be taken off as member-in-charge in the high-stakes vice presidential electoral protest, but the en banc unanimously rejected his request, Rappler has learned.

Worries on the economy
philstar.com - 2018-08-20
Then there is Harry Roque, an economics illiterate. Contrary to his statement that six percent is high naman, that barely keeps us in place. We need do eight percent or higher to keep pace with our high population growth rate. Saying we are among the top ...

Women mechanics break mold in Philadelphia's Girls Auto Clinic
Rappler - 2018-08-20
What began as monthly car workshops for women turned into a successful business. Last year, Banks opened Girls Auto Clinic - complete with a nail salon for its predominantly female customers. "I wanted to create a business where they feel welcomed and ...

Is Embedding Tweets, A Copyright Infringement: Case Study Justin Goldman vs Breitbart News Network & Ors., Heavy Inc
Mondaq - 2018-08-19
On July 2, 2016, the plaintiff Justin Goldman clicked a photograph of Tom Brady, a football quarterback for the New England Patriots, with Boston Celtics Manager Danny Ainge and others in East Hampton and posted it on his snapchat story speculating that ...

Is Embedding Tweets, A Copyright Infringement: Case Study Justin Goldman vs Breitbart News Network & Ors., Heavy Inc
Mondaq - 2018-08-19
On July 2, 2016, the plaintiff Justin Goldman clicked a photograph of Tom Brady, a football quarterback for the New England Patriots, with Boston Celtics Manager Danny Ainge and others in East Hampton and posted it on his snapchat story speculating that ...

Filipino-Chinese business group backs Duterte's TRAIN 2
philstar.com - 2018-08-19
MANILA, Philippines -- A Filipino-Chinese business group has expressed their approval of the proposed Package 2 of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion or TRAIN law. The Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry ...

TRAIN 2, the kinder
philstar.com - 2018-08-19
I was listening to the conversation between my wife and our trusted household staff about the leftover change from the grocery money. Well, there is no change and our household staff was proud to say she made a big "abono" (advance payment). Inflation ...

How damaged assets can reduce your income tax
Rappler - 2018-08-19
Noncompliance with these guidelines may result in the disallowance or rejection of the deduction during the audit examination of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). To avoid the disallowance, it is important to know and comply with the deadline for ...

JBC to hold interviews in September for CA justice
philstar.com - 2018-08-19
Davao del Norte RTC Branch 34 Dax Xenos, and Makati City RTC Branch 146 Judge Encarnacion Jaja Moya. Ampuan is reportedly the brother-in-law of Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission chairman Dante Jimenez, who also chaired the Volunteers Against Crime ...

Bihar report details abuse, neglect in care homes across Indian state
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-19
The report was submitted to the Bihar government in April but made public Thursday after ... Speaking to reporters on August 8 on his way to the local court, Brajesh denied the allegations and insisted that he is being framed for political reasons.

'Htler Schntzl,' Nazi salute dolls, SS-themed liquors: How far right skirts German hate laws
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-19
Germany has seen a resurgence in far-right sentiment over the last few years ... He points to his world map of travels, studded with pins across Asia and the Middle East. "I love all these countries and I have friends all over the world!

Flood rescue stepped up as more torrential rain batters Kerala
Rappler - 2018-08-18
KOCHI, India (UPDATED) - Rescuers in helicopters and boats fought through renewed torrential rain on Saturday, August 18, to reach stranded villages in India's Kerala state as the toll from the worst monsoon floods in a century rose above 320 dead.

Private hospitals doubt TRAIN 2 will benefit them
philstar.com - 2018-08-18
The measure seeks to cut corporate income tax from 30 percent to 25 percent and take away fiscal incentives, including tax exemption, from hundreds of businesses in export processing zones. The business sector is jittery about the erstwhile TRAIN-2.

What is fiscal deficit and why should it be controlled?
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-18
Standard & Poor maintained the local economy's 'BBB' rating. However, some agencies have flagged the risks of a possible credit downgrade. These include the country's fast-rising inflation, the possibility of a widening fiscal defict amid the government's ...

Jesse and Leni, persons for others
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-18
On his sixth death anniversary and by way of showing solidarity with his wife Leni Robredo, now the vice president of the Philippines and who is constantly ... at the same time I was studying in Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan. He must have been ...

The importance of international law to the Philippines
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-18
Concomitantly, we cannot remain silent. According to my esteemed friend, Acting Supreme Court Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, the inaction of a State which is faced with a situation constituting threat or infringement of its rights refers to acquiescence ...

Filipino 'prosumers' want brands to tackle social issues - study
Rappler - 2018-08-18
MANILA, Philippines- Calls to boycott brands engaging in unfair labor practices and the growing popularity of environment-friendly items are just some of the latest trends in business, according to a study, and brands have to adapt and take a stand if ...

U.S. government still holds 565 immigrant children
Rappler - 2018-08-18
(READ: 700 separated children still in U.S. custody after deadline) The Department of Homeland Security, which polices illegal immigration, said a number of parents accepted being sent back over the border, leaving the children to remain in the United ...

Venezuela court seeks extradition of Maduro opponents
Rappler - 2018-08-18
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's highest court on Friday, August 17 authorized the government to demand the extradition of exiled former state prosecutor Luisa Ortega and former oil chief Rafael Ramirez - both opponents of President Nicolas Maduro.

City ties up with PH Fiber Industry for abaca propagation project
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-17
It shall, likewise, provide quality seeds for abaca propagation, additional materials and labor and allocate 30-percent of hardened abaca seedlings to the city for its own dispersal. PFIDA shall also provide technical assistance and supervision of ...

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