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 ...

EU'S NEW COPYRIGHT DIRECTIVE
Mondaq - 2018-09-14
YouTube already uses such a system -- called Content ID -- to protect copyright infringement, but the technology to do this is extremely expensive and has taken over 11 years to build and refine. Article 11, although has gained a considerable light of ...

Cheap Gas: Six simple tips to get good deals on fuel
AutoIndustriya.com - 2018-09-14
One thing the savvy motorist should do is to log on to the Department of Energy's website as they publish the prevalent retail fuel prices at the pump every week (https://www.doe.gov.ph/retail-pump-prices-metro-manila) for the National Capital Region.

U.S.-China tariffs: The next round could hit Fitbits, dishwashers, and garlic seasoning
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-14
(CNN) -- American consumers may soon get a taste of the trade tensions between the United States and China. Thousands of goods, ranging from dishwashers to Fitbit fitness trackers to food ...

SWS: Self-rated unemployment drops in second quarter of 2018
philstar.com - 2018-09-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The number of unemployed Filipinos dropped by 2.3 million in the second quarter of the year, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed. However, the latest unemployment rate was four points higher than the 15.7 percent ...

TRAIN 2 year-end OK in Senate faces delay
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-13
Gatchalian, said for his part--also at the Arangkada Forum--that his committee will work to safeguard the incentives of the electronics and semiconductors sector, as well as business-process ...

Taxation of offshore gaming and its implications
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-13
In September 2016 the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) started issuing Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations licenses that allow entities to engage in the business of offshore gaming ...

Stakeholders oppose possible grant of nationwide franchise to RE firm
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-13
Organization of Socialized Housing Developers of the Philippines, Center for Renewable Energy and Science and Technology, Renewable Energy Association of the Philippines, Philippine Rural ...

Joint Foreign Chambers: 'Leave PEZA alone'
philstar.com - 2018-09-12
The Philippine Ecozones Association (PHILEA) earlier warned that TRAIN 2 may result in loss of jobs, lower production output and exports, capital flight and other setbacks on the gains achieved in the past decades through the incentives afforded ecozone ...

Tax perks bill to cause bigger trade gap: JFC
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-12
You have tax reforms. You have higher taxes for several ... My biggest worry is that someone will tinker with the BPO [business-process outsourcing] industry and, as a result, you have a decline ...

Aquino, 5 other presidents delegated amnesty review to committees
Rappler - 2018-09-12
Final decisions or determinations of the Commission shall be appealable to the Court of Appeals." In 1996, Ramos then issued Proclamations 723 and 724 amending Proclamation 347. Proclamation 724 granted amnesty to members of the Rebolusyonaryong ...

Fari├▒as bloc takes Suarez minority leadership row to SC
Rappler - 2018-09-12
MANILA, Philippines - Former House majority leader Rodolfo Fari├▒as made good on his promise to go to the Supreme Court (SC) to contest the minority leadership of Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez. Fari├▒as, who represents Ilocos Norte 1st ...

Bam Aquino: Senators won't pass TRAIN 2 as it is
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-12
You have the Japanese Chamber of Commerce, you have the [business process outsourcing] industry, the semiconductors industry," said Aquino. "All told this is about a million plus, maybe aabot din ...

Inflation, the peso, and overall spending
philstar.com - 2018-09-11
Domestic prices have been on the front burner of Philippine concerns in recent times. Inflationary times. Though Philippine inflation had been relatively modest prior to 2018, the inflation rate has steadily risen since the beginning of the year.

P310 new minimum wage in Bicol
Journal - 2018-09-11
Bicol director Alvin Villamore of the Department of Labor and Employment said the new minimum wage passed difficult deliberation with representatives of the RTWPB. The Board considered the mounting prices of food products, particularly rice and other basic ...

Duterte talks about Trillanes, ouster plot, rice supply woes, third telco player in interview
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 11) -- President Rodrigo Duterte did not hold back in discussing his issues with Senator Antonio Trillanes IV during a sit-down interview with his chief ...

Workers' strikes result of Duterte's policy failure - labor groups
Rappler - 2018-09-11
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - Labor groups hit back at President Rodrigo Duterte, saying that strikes are a result of the Chief Executive's failure to uplift working conditions. In a live interview with Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo ...

Supreme Court denies Trillanes TRO petition
Sun Star - 2018-09-11
These are the mutiny at the Oakwood Premiere Hotel in Makati on July 27, 2003 and the Manila Peninsula siege on November 29, 2007. The coup d'├ętat case that was filed against the senator is a non-bailable offense and has a penalty of life imprisonment. (PNA)

Bong Go launches Malasakit Center in Bacolod
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-11
Under the program, patients are assisted in availing themselves of the services and financial assistance provided by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), Philippine Amusement and Games Corporation ... from people's tax and the program ...

House okays TRABAHO bill, (TRAIN 2) on final reading
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-09-10
Cua said the TRABAHO bill is a product of six committee hearings of the Committee on Ways and Means, one technical working ... she said the Department of Finance (DOF) estimated that the ...

Taking care of the basics
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-10
Indeed, the DepEd even started implementing the extended basic education system even if the law authorizing it was still pending before Congress at the time, and even with a Supreme Court petition ...

T for Trouble
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-10
Carlito G Galvez, to issue a forceful statement, to wit: o The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) submits to the majesty of the Supreme Court (SC) and yields to its wisdom as it tackles the petition filed by Senator Trillanes pertaining to PP 572.

AgNor SP urges establishment of PESO in LGUs
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-10
This was pushed by Provincial Board Member Virgilio R. Escasinas, Jr., chairperson of the Committee on Human Resource Development, Labor and Employment and approved by the body through Sanggunian Resolution No. 240-2018 during its 96th regular session.

Duterte to deliver a nationwide address on September 11 - Palace
UNTV - 2018-09-10
"Sa San Beda College of Law, I am not impressed with your product which is Mr ... The President also said that it is up to the Supreme Court to decide whether to void or affirm the said proclamation. "Well, nandiyan na sa Supreme Court.

No arrest warrant, hold order vs Trillanes; Makati court defers to Supreme Court
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 10) -- A Makati court will not issue an arrest warrant nor a hold departure order against Senator Antonio Trillanes as it deferred to a pending Supreme ...

Trillanes belies connivance with the Reds over Duterte ouster plot
UNTV - 2018-09-10
"Sa San Beda College of Law, I am not impressed with your product which is Mr ... The President also said that it is up to the Supreme Court to decide whether to void or affirm the said proclamation. "Well, nandiyan na sa Supreme Court.

Calida asked for amnesty records of '100' other ex-mutineers
Rappler - 2018-09-10
Why this matters: What would be ruled for Trillanes by the Supreme Court would apply to the other former mutineers, assuming that the DND also lost their records. (READ: Other amnesty certificates signed by Gazmin may be questioned - Roque) "They are ...

Philippines to deport 'most wanted criminal' of Taiwan
Rappler - 2018-09-10
In a statement on Monday, September 10, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said fugitive Oren Shlomo Mayer, also known as "Oz Diamond," is detained at the BI Detention Center in Bicutan, Taguig City. He was arrested by Philippine authorities on Thursday ...

AFP defers Trillanes court martial pending Supreme Court decision
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 10) -- The Armed Forces is holding in abeyance military trial proceedings against now Senator Antonio Trillanes IV pending a Supreme Court (SC) ruling on ...

Was Leviste solar firm given undue edge with tax, regulatory perks in franchise bill?
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-09
OPPOSITION stakeholders have thumbed down the proposal granting tax and regulatory incentives to Solar Para Sa Bayan Corporation (SPSBC). In a statement, 1PACMAN Partylist Reps. Mikee Romero and ...

The structural weaknesses of the Philippine economy
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-09
3) Labor rigidities, in the form of high minimum or entry-level wages and highly restrictive labor security regulations and 4) The restricted rural land market due to CARP laws and overregulation by the Department of Agrarian Reform. Take, for example ...

P12-trillion reward? Supreme Court says no to 'Marcos wealth informant'
Rappler - 2018-09-09
Lihaylihay presented two letters dated March 1987 sent to Eliseo Pitargue, then-head of the Bureau of Internal Revenue-Presidential Commission on Good Government, in which he stated the supposed location of the Marcos family's ill-gotten wealth.

Trillanes: Duterte 'paranoid' about ouster talk
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 9) -- Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said President Rodrigo Duterte is paranoid. The senator was referring to an earlier statement made by Duterte that the ...

On the Trillanes case: Who is Judge Elmo Alameda?
Rappler - 2018-09-08
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED ... Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150 Judge Elmo Alameda is a University of the East alumnus. He was a prosecutor for 16 years and has been a judge for over a decade, according to Clerk of Court Diosfa ...

President Duterte vows to help undocumented Filipinos
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-08
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Senator Richard Gordon, and Philippine ...

Killing dissent
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-09-08
It was easier because after all, Duterte had, and still has, the numbers in the Supreme Court. Sereno is known to have a mind of her own. She was not a Duterte appointee and, therefore ...

Duterte bares 'lesson learned' for Trillanes after amnesty voidance
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-08
Calida also filed the quo warranto petition against Sereno. This was granted by the Supreme Court on May 11. Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro, one of the eight magistrates who voted ...

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