Lessons from the boom-bust martial law economy
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -- Economists and analysts have become conservative about the country's economic prospects in the wake of a growth slowdown, soaring consumer prices, depreciating ...

DOLE reminds employers to uphold rights of workers with disability
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-22
MANILA, Sept. 22 (PIA)--The Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE) reminded employers that all employees with disability are entitled to all rights and benefits granted under the Labor Code of the Philippines. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III earlier ...

Tunnels of tragedy
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-21
Brimo, the chief executive officer of Nickel Asia Corp., called on the DENR to take a tougher stance against illegal small-scale mining. In an interview with reporters at the sideline of the event ...

DOLE reminds employers to uphold right of workers with disability
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-20
20 (PIA) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reminded employers that all employees with disability are entitled to all rights and benefits granted under the Labor Code of the Philippines. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III earlier issued ...

Tales from the dark days
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-20
The main character ... about on campus. Has an appendix of relevant documents that are often difficult to access. o Endgame: The Fall of Marcos (1987) by Ninotchka Rosca An account of the fall of Ferdinand Marcos and his regime in the Philippines ...

DENR eyes safer 'Minahang Bayan' sites after Itogon landslide
philstar.com - 2018-09-20
As for the agency's short-term goals, the DENR is currently working with other government agencies, including the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of the Interior and Local Government and Department of Labor and Employment to assist ...

Money, power, and sex
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-09-20
We are reminded that when using power remember that "what you sow, you reap". Sex is one issue confronting the nominee as justice for the U.S. Supreme Court. The unfolding legal drama of an alleged rape during their high school years will bring the ...

What are Tito and Gordie up to?
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-09-20
And did the same department also get a trimmed down budget for next year? The newly installed, and soon to retire Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is ordering the implementation of increases in the salaries of court personnel and officials. I guess it is ...

Delfin Lee to remain in jail -- DOJ
philstar.com - 2018-09-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Globe Asiatique president Delfin Lee will have to remain in jail despite the Supreme Court (SC) decision that downgraded his case and allowed him to post bail, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). "He cannot be granted ...

Global financial crisis 10 years after: PHL learned lessons well
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-19
Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Associate Professor Emmanuel A. Leyco concurred, saying the Philippines felt the negative effects of the global financial crisis only a year after the Lehman ...

PHL International Law Society holds national conference
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-19
UP College of Law Dean Fides Cordero-Tan welcomed the participants to the conference. Participants included Associate Justice Francis H. Jardeleza of the Supreme Court of the Philippines ...

Drilon questions DOLE statistics on foreigners working in PH
Rappler - 2018-09-19
MANILA, Philippines - Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon questioned the "official number" of foreigners working in the Philippines, based on Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) data. During the budget deliberations for DOLE on Wednesday ...

Sara Duterte: Judge lobbying for junking of disbarment case vs me, to curry favor in exchange for SC post
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-19
DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has advised the Office of the President to be wary of a judge, whom she did not name, who is reportedly lobbying for himself a slot in the Supreme Court (SC ...

Supreme Court rules BIR can't collect P3-B tax from Petron, Shell
Rappler - 2018-09-19
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) has ruled in favor of oil companies Petron and Shell, barring the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) from collecting P3 billion in supposed tax liabilities from the companies over the tax scam of the 1990s.

Bicol workers get P20-P30 wage hike
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-19
The employees of those employing one to nine workers will enjoy the second tranche of the increase amounting to P15 on May 1, 2019, Labor Day, while those working for establishments with a workforce of not more than nine will get P5. "Ang basehan namin ...

DOJ appeals SC ruling downgrading case vs Delfin Lee
philstar.com - 2018-09-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) sought yesterday a reversal of a Supreme Court (SC) ruling that downgraded the charges filed against property developer Delfin Lee to simple estafa and allowed him to post bail. In a 47-page motion ...

Judge Won't Halt Suit Against GM Over Graffiti In Car Ad
Law360 - 2018-09-19
J. Michael Keyes, a partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP, told Law360 on Tuesday that graffiti artists will be happy with the decision, as it potentially opens the door for them to bring copyright infringement claims. "[T]he exact scope of protection for these ...

New tariffs on China spare smartwatches but hit tech networks
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-19
(CNN Money) -- U.S. President Donald Trump's latest tariffs on Chinese goods won't hit the Apple Watch or Air Pods. But the trade penalties will sweep up other tech products, including the ...

Feeding the Fire Of Genius: Intellectual Property And America's High-Tech Future
Forbes - 2018-09-18
In ownership there is power, and nowhere is ownership more powerful today than in the world of high-tech intellectual property. How fundamental are intellectual property rights, i.e. the rights accruing to an inventor or author or company of exclusive ...

SC bars BIR from collecting P3-billion tax from Petron, Shell
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-18
THE Supreme Court has thrown out the bid of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to collect around P3 billion in alleged tax liabilities from giant oil companies Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp ...

Lawmaker resumes hunt for hidden pork funds in 2019 budget proposal
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-18
Asked how could funding appropriated for DOTr and DepEd projects could be considered pork-barrel items, Lacson recalled that prior to 2013, before the Supreme Court (SC) issued a ruling declaring ...

CHED's De Vera dares Vitriolo to file charges vs all comissioners
Rappler - 2018-09-18
Vitriolo was dismissed from his post by then-Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales in January 2017 in relation to the 1996 agreement between the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) and the National College ... Jaro. Following orders: De Vera maintained ...

Gov't vows assistance for 10,000 miners amid closure order
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-18
The Social Welfare Department will also offer a cash for work program where miners will plant vegetables and trees, while the Labor Department's "Tupad" or emergency employment program will hire ...

Loading process in Guihulngan could damage ballot boxes - Robredo camp
Rappler - 2018-09-18
MANILA, Philippines - The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo warned the Supreme Court (SC) that the manner by which ballot boxes from Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental were loaded for transport made them vulnerable to damage. This was the subject of the ...

How are the Jonas Burgos and Palparan cases different?
Rappler - 2018-09-18
Edita sat calmly as cries quickly filled the small Malolos Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 15 on September 17 when the guilty verdict was read on army major general Jovito Palparan for the disappearance of University of the Philippines student activists ...

U.S. to sharply limit refugee flows to 30,000 in 2019
InterAksyon - 2018-09-18
Trump campaigned in 2016 promising tight restrictions on immigration, and his administration has sharply reduced refugee admissions through executive orders and closed-door decisions in the past year and a half. In the past year, the administration has ...

DOLE to employers: Uphold PWD rights
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-18
MANILA, Sept. 18 -- All employees with disability are entitled to all rights and benefits granted under the Labor Code of the Philippines. This was reiterated by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III when he issued Labor Advisory No. 14, series of 2018 which ...

Atio Castillo family to file criminal charges vs. lawyers in viral chat
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-18
Uy and the other lawyers are already facing a probe for disbarment at the Supreme Court, along with UST Faculty of Civil Law Dean Nilo Divina, Eric Fuentes, Gem Dimaculangan, Alfonso Verzosa ...

30 Teams in 30 Days: Nuggets look to turn the corner in the West
sports.abs-cbn.com - 2018-09-17
Two years ago, Porter Jr. was among the best high school players in the country and ... but back woes essentially cost him his college career. Still, Porter was a strong top-10 pick candidate ...

Try to remember the Septembers of 1972 and 2009
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-17
It rained every day from September 1 to 19, 1972, placing Metro Manila and Central Luzon under water ... at the invitation of the students of the Asian Institute of Management, Ninoy Aquino shared with them his vision of the Philippines after Marcos.

Should Duterte legacy be BBB or Golden Age of Agriculture?
philstar.com - 2018-09-17
My exposure to corporate social responsibility in my years with a multinational oil company had been limited, and left me with the impression that work for inclusive growth seemed like wading in an ocean of development needs, one that never seemed to inch ...

Not all tax reforms approved by yearend
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-17
Still awaiting plenary approval in the House is the second package -- the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-quality Opportunities (TRABAHO) bill -- which reduces the corporate income tax rate gradually to 20% from 30% currently and removes ...

Bulacan court convicts Palparan, 2 others for disappearance of 2 UP coeds in 2006
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-17
Jovito S. Palparan Jr. and two other Army officers to reclusion perpetua, or a maximum of 40 years in jail, for their role in the disappearance of two University of the Philippines (UP ...

Sangil: Draw inspiration from these people
Sun Star - 2018-09-17
Retired Police General Enrique "Ike Galang" coming from a family considered really very poor. Studied in the Philippine Military Academy and later Assitant Commissioner of Bureau of Immigration. Former Tarlac City Mayor Gelacio "Ace" Manalang who sold ...

The long road to conviction of former Army general Jovito Palparan
InterAksyon - 2018-09-17
EmpeƱo and Cadapan, known student-activists enrolled at the University of the Philippines ... He was arrested in August 2014 after being spotted in Sta. Mesa, Manila, where he had been hiding at the time. He reportedly also hid in Bulacan, Pampanga ...

The lives hazing victims left behind
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-17
He was a culinary arts sophomore at De La Salle - College of ... in Ateneo de Manila University Law School. His father had been a fratman from the University of the Philippines, and the family ...

Two Filipinos hurt in Hong Kong due to Typhoon Mangkhut
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 17) -- As Typhoon Ompong (international name Mangkhut) left the Philippines in devastation, it moved to bring its wrath to Hong Kong. The Foreign Affairs ...

PSA starts survey on occupational wages, ISLE
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-17
ILOILO CITY, Sept. 17 (PIA) -- The Philippine Statistics Authority will conduct the 2018 Occupational Wages Survey (OWS) and Integrated Survey on Labor and Employment (ISLE) starting today, September 17. Provincial Statistics Officer Nelida C. Amolar is ...

Professor speaks out about 'sexual assault' by Trump Supreme Court pick
Rappler - 2018-09-17
I did not do this back in high school or at any time." Ford, who is a registered Democrat herself, told the Post in an interview that one summer in the early 1980s Kavanaugh and a friend, both of whom were "stumbling drunk," cornered her in a bedroom at a ...

Airport workers go overtime for Ompong
philstar.com - 2018-09-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Personnel of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), Bureau of Immigration and Bureau of Customs at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have been asked to extend working hours to assist passengers whose flights ...

SSS leads backers of Package 2 of tax reforms
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-16
Dooc said lowering the CIT rate spells additional disposable income for employers, which, in turn, would lead to business expansions and more jobs. In turn, this translates to more SSS members.

BI denies extension of Australian nun's missionary visa
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 16) -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) denied the request of an Australian nun to extend her missionary visa to the country. In a statement released Sunday ...

Philippines denies extension of Sister Fox's missionary visa
Rappler - 2018-09-16
MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Immigration announced on Sunday, September 16, that it denied the request of Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox to extend her missionary visa. The BI rejected Fox's request through a two-page order signed on Thursday ...

Has China's most famous actress been disappeared by the Communist Party?
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-16
In September, China's Peking University released a report ... "It has long been an open secret that a movie budget is a great place to hide money," said Landreth. The Communist Party's leadership ...

PhilHealth accreditation stays, hospitals fined
philstar.com - 2018-09-15
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) is imposing fines on erring hospitals instead of outright suspension or revocation of their accreditation, to ensure their continued services for its members and dependents.

Trainings on CAS compliance, SC labor rulings slated in Cebu
philstar.com - 2018-09-15
MANILA, Philippines -- The Center for Global Best Practices will bring two of its special trainings: "BIR Computerized Accounting System Compliance for Medium and Large Taxpayers" on Sept. 20, 2018 and "Critical Supreme Court Decisions on Labor ...

DOLE to offer emergency work in Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya
Rappler - 2018-09-15
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is set to provide emergency employment for residents in Cagayan, Isabela, and Nueva Vizcaya who will be displaced by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut). DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III ...

27th Minbizcon opens in Tagum City
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-15
TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, Sept. 13 (PIA)-- With some 800 participants, the 27th Mindanao Business Conference (Minbizcon) today opens at Big 8 Corporate Hotel in Tagum City. Bannering the theme, "Building a Shared Future for Mindanao", the 27th ...

Trillanes sued for inciting to sedition over anti-Duterte remarks
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-14
Labor Undersecretary Jacinto Paras on Friday has filed inciting to sedition charges against Trillanes, who is still under Senate custody due to an amnesty row with the administration. Paras ...

German Federal Court of Justice submits copyright dispute over YouTube to CJEU
JD Supra - 2018-09-14
It is undisputed that the upload constituted a copyright infringement on the part of the respective users. However, they acted under pseudonyms and are therefore unknown. For this reason the plaintiff turned to YouTube. As a result, YouTube blocked some of ...

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