Makati RTC lets PT&T exit from corporate rehab in bid to be 3rd telco player in PHL
TechnoChops - 2018-08-17
It is no secret that Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (PT&T) intends to participate in the bidding for the third telecommunications company (telco), where participants have to gain points through the highest committed level of service (HCLOS ...

Duterte to invoke Alunan doctrine on private armies in upcoming elections
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 17) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday that he will invoke the Alunan doctrine on what constitutes a private army in the upcoming months in preparation for next year's elections. "Sabihin ko sa COMELEC, i ...

Rappler asks CA to revoke SEC shutdown order
Rappler - 2018-08-17
"Even the PDRs of GMA Holdings and ABS Holdings, and other agreements containing similar negative covenants entered into by corporations with foreign equity restrictions and foreign entities such as banks and financial institutions would be at risk of ...

No-Deal Brexit Only Expected To Ruin 84 Vital Areas Of British Life, Leak Reveals
Esquire - 2018-08-17
Animal breeding and equine movement each get their own study, as do seafarer certifications, the timber trade and pet travel across EU borders. There's no estimate of exactly how many categories it's possible to slice British life into - certainly ...

Pushing energy efficiency
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-08-17
and zero-rated value added tax. In an ideal world, all new projects undertaken by the government and business sector should be designed to be as energy efficient as possible. But because we live in the real world where businessmen may have different ...

Better screening of cases can address Supreme Court backlog
Rappler - 2018-08-17
MANILA, Philippines - Better screening of cases can address the backlog in the Supreme Court instead of breaking it up into 4 high courts, former SC associate justice Vicente Mendoza said. In a Rappler Talk interview on Wednesday, August 15, Mendoza said ...

PIA pledges support to massive Federalism advocacy campaign
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-17
"The Federal Government and the Federated Regions shall ensure that taxation shall be uniform, equitable and progressive. No double taxation shall be allowed," Bocobo explained. He further explained that under the proposed system, Federated Regions ...

PIA reiterates support to massive Federalism advocacy campaign
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-17
"The Federal Government and the Federated Regions shall ensure that taxation shall be uniform, equitable and progressive. No double taxation shall be allowed," Bocobo explained. He further explained that under the proposed system, Federated Regions ...

Financing economic growth
philstar.com - 2018-08-16
So it was sort of a reunion for both of us after a long while and reminisced how we got to be friends despite the adversarial relations that media members had to observe with primary news sources like Sec. Dominguez. Sharing vignettes with younger ...

Calida files petition to prevent probe on security agency
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 16) -- Solicitor General Jose Calida has filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to halt a Senate inquiry on a security agency owned by his family. The petition, a copy of which was obtained Thursday, named Senator ...

Two Chief Justice applicants defend multi-million peso wealth increases
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 16) -- Two applicants for Chief Justice on Thursday defended increases in their income as declared in their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth (SALN). Supreme Court Associate Justices Lucas Bersamin and ...

No Canadians: Air France unions insist on a French CEO
Rappler - 2018-08-16
One of Smith's biggest tasks would be negotiating a new pay deal with the French labor groups behind a series of strikes between February and June that forced out former boss Jean-Marc Janaillac. He has experience of sensitive labor negotiations ...

Labor strike notices grew 18.7% in H1-DOLE data
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-16
The five labor strike cases were from Goodyear Steel Pipe Corp., Ateneo de Manila University, Middleby Philippines Inc., NutriAsia Inc. and Valencia Rubbertex Inc. Except for the case of Valencia Rubbertex Inc., all of the said cases were successfully ...

A US lawmaker and the Aquino regime spread fake news to destroy the Marcoses
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-16
THE cruelty that the yellows did on the Marcoses did not spare even former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, the man who led the military-backed Edsa uprising in 1986 that installed Corazon Cojuangco Aquino into the presidency. President Cory Aquino ...

Rise of freelance work force
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-16
Both houses of Congress are currently deliberating a priority bill of ... Some are displaced employees, while others are college graduates who are unable to find quality jobs. A number of enterprising students are into freelancing because it is a source ...

Inclusive growth, fiscal discipline
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-16
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says along with other reforms such as the long-due modernization of the tax system and improvements in the ease of doing business, the Duterte administration envisioned the infrastructure program to reduce poverty ...

Bataan investors defend need for incentives
Rappler - 2018-08-16
Trabaho bill at a glance: The measure aims to cut corporate income taxes by 2 percentage points per ... for investors to have enough time to adjust to the new tax scheme. The DOF estimated that the government lost some P178 billion in potential revenue ...

BSP sees prices reaching peak in August, September
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 16) -- The rise in prices of widely-used goods will likely be at its fastest pace in August or September, a central bank official said. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo on Wednesday said ...

Duterte likely to resign if Bongbong Marcos wins protest
UNTV - 2018-08-16
He added that the Congress is now working on the draft of the second tax reform package of the Duterte administration ... Joining the President in the visit is a business delegation representing different sectors of the Philippine economy.

Singapore maritime industry awards almost $1.9 million in scholarships
hrmasia.com - 2018-08-16
Together with contributions from the government and local seafarer unions, the total pot came up to almost S$1.9 million - all for funding university studies in maritime and other selected subject areas. The contributing companies hail from across all ...

Remittances drop 4.5% in June on weak labor demand
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-16
The BSP also cited Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) data, showing that the number of deployed land-based workers dropped by 3.28 percent year-on-year, while that of sea-based workers fell by 14.62 percent. This is the second time the ...

PNP forms tracker teams to arrest Peter Lim
philstar.com - 2018-08-16
He also reiterated that Lim is in the country, per records of the Bureau of Immigration (BI). "Per BI records, he left for a short trip abroad last March but returned after a few days. So Peter Go Lim is supposed to be in the country," he said.

BSP honors outstanding partners in Region X, Caraga
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-16
The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA ... Regional Welfare Office X and La Salle University. The Misamis Occidental Provincial Library and Information Center and Caraga State University received the Outstanding Regional KRN Partners ...

BIR padlocks hardware store in CDO
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-16
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, August 15 (PIA)--The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in Region 16 temporarily closed a hardware store here due to under-declaration of sales. The closure order was served by BIR-16 officials to CKL Builders in Gusa on Tuesday ...

BIR padlocks hardware store in CDO
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-16
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, August 15 (PIA)--The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in Region 16 temporarily closed a hardware store here due to under-declaration of sales. The closure order was served by BIR-16 officials to CKL Builders in Gusa on Tuesday ...

Anybody can be tagged as terrorist in PH - Aussie prof
Davao Today - 2018-08-15
The charge that he participated in a rally during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in November 2015 ... which I previously lectured on at the Open University, U.K., and the circumstances of indigenous people and their environmental custody of the ...

SolGen backs Carlos Celdran's appeal for acquittal over 'Damaso' ruling
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 15) -- Tour guide and cultural activist Carlos Celdran got an ally in the Office of the Solicitor General in seeking acquittal on a charge for "offending religious feelings" over his 2010 anti-Church stunt. In a 20 ...

House seeks to punish more acts of job discrimination vs women
Rappler - 2018-08-15
HB 6769 seeks to amend Article 133 of the Labor Code of the Philippines to explicitly include the following as discriminatory acts against women subject to penalties: Favoring a male employee over a female employee with respect to assignment of duties ...

DOLE open to proposed 14-mo pay
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-15
MANILA, August 15 -- The labor department has expressed openness to a proposal in the Senate for the grant of 14th month pay to employees in the private sector. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said DOLE will consult with labor and management and ...

Duterte reconsidering Israel, Jordan trips
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 15) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said he is having second thoughts about pushing through with his visits next month to Israel and Jordan. Duterte expressed his hesitation in a speech late Tuesday, citing travel costs ...

Nicaragua sharply cuts budget because of unrest
Rappler - 2018-08-15
A fiscal and tax reform was needed to make up for the diminished growth, he added, warning that "those who must pay will be made to pay." That warning appeared to be aimed at Nicaragua's business owners who have abandoned Ortega because of the deadly ...

More groups back economic managers on federalism apprehensions
philstar.com - 2018-08-14
Institute of Corporate Directors, Investment House Association of the Philippines, Judicial Reform Initiative, National Real Estate Association, Organizations of Socialized Housing Developers of the Philippines and People Management Association of the ...

Weather to improve but rains to persist -- Pagasa
philstar.com - 2018-08-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Residents of Metro Manila can expect improvement in the weather by tomorrow but rains will persist over the northern part of Luzon until the weekend, state meteorologists said. The southwest monsoon, which was enhanced by three ...

Pay of kidnapped Libya OFWs will be remitted to families - DOLE
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-14
The families of the three abducted Filipino engineers in Libya are expected to continue getting a fixed monthly income, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). This, after Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said he will ask the ...

SC nixes P25-billion financial aid to shuttered Banco Filipino
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-14
THE Supreme Court has upheld a ruling by the Court of Appeals barring the release of up to P25 billion in financial assistance and other regulatory reliefs to the defunct Banco Filipino Savings and Mortgage Bank. In a 26-page ruling penned by Associate ...

LGUs buck tax amnesty, decry intrusion on powers
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-14
THE League of Provinces of the Philippines on Tuesday expressed opposition to Part B of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law, which seeks to grant tax amnesty. At a hearing of the House Committee on Ways and Means, Angelica Sanchez ...

DoF discovers fake cigarette machines
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-14
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III on Tuesday ordered the Bureau of Internal Revenue and Bureau of Customs to track the source of counterfeit cigarette machines that were allegedly smuggled into the country. Dominguez instructed officials of the BIR ...

Buloy Al
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-14
But not only was Mayor Al brilliant in city management and business concerns. He was also adept as well at many other disciplines, sports being one Jake P. Ayson, Sergs Austria and Tony Sisante, to stage what other cities in the world would not dare touch ...

Special Rules Governing Rejection of Certain Intellectual Property Licenses in Bankruptcy
Lexology - 2018-08-14
In In re SIMA Int'l, Inc., 2018 WL 2293705 (Bankr. D. Conn. May 17, 2018), the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut ruled that a chapter 7 trustee's rejection of an intellectual property license agreement did not deprive the licensee of ...

Blacklisted Australian rights activist leaves Philippines
Rappler - 2018-08-14
MANILA, Philippines - An Australian professor left the Philippines ... engaging in political activities after he attended a protest in 2015. The former law school dean denies the charges. "I am not a terrorist. I am a human rights defender," Boehringer ...

DoF sees P1.2-trillion additional deficit
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-14
Over the weekend, influential business organizations appealed to legislators to weigh carefully the costs and risks associated with the proposed monumental shift to a federal system of government. The organizations--The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and ...

Cows help rehabilitate prisoners in Sweden
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-14
Inmates at Rodjan are serving sentences for all types of convictions, ranging from driving without a licence to tax crimes or assault ... Alfred does not see himself staying in the farming business after completing his sentence, even though he grew ...

Federalism and the destruction of local governments
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-14
I write this eighth of my series of columns on the proposed constitution. As in every column, this is a constructive attempt to engage the country on the new constitution that has been endorsed by President Duterte to Congress for its deliberation if and ...

GIS EXCLUSIVE: Employers vow to regularize 300,000 workers this year - Bello
UNTV - 2018-08-14
Giant firms such as SM Retail Inc. and Jollibee Foods Corporation are also members of ECOP. Meanwhile, Bello admits they lack available labor law compliance officers to complete the inspection of 800,000 business establishments in the country. Since ...

Building skilled builders
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-08-14
To address the challenges, DPWH Sec. Villar said they are in continuous coordination with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and the Department of Labor and Employment. He also sees the growing demand for workers in the industry as a ...

Duterte slated to visit Israel on September 2
UNTV - 2018-08-14
Quezon provided a sanctuary to an estimated 1,300 Jewish ... corruption ax" hit two high-ranking military officials and other personnel of the AFP Medical Center (AFPMC), according to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Monday (August 13).

Prince Retail to invest P250M on new outlets
philstar.com - 2018-08-14
Despite the climbing inflation rate due to several factors like the unstable exchange rate and tax reform, Go said retail business in the Philippines remains lucrative, in fact some giant retail players already expressed intentions to partner with Prince ...

Senator: Plebiscite for federalism won't happen in 2019
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-14
said Escudero. "As the saying goes, if it ain't broke, why fix it?" As an alternative to federalism, the senator suggested shifting the internal revenue allotment to 60 percent for local governments and 40 percent to the national government, instead of the ...

SC limits Senate detention period for persons cited in contempt
Rappler - 2018-08-14
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court has ruled that the Senate has no power to impose the indefinite detention of a person cited in contempt during its inquiries. In a 21-page en banc decision penned by Associate Justice Alexander Gesmundo ...

End BIR corruption? Abolish it, says expert
Rappler - 2018-08-14
MANILA, Philippines - The government has been aggressively working on revamping the country's tax system through a tax reform law - with a sequel on the way - but such efforts would go to waste if the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) continues to be ...

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