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 ...

Bicol workers get P30 wage-increase
Rappler - 2018-09-08
"The prevailing socio-economic conditions of the region as well as the viability of various business were among those considered by the board in coming up with the amount," said said DOLE-Bicol director Alvin Villamor, chair of the Regional Tripartite ...

Italian minister faces probe into treatment of stranded migrants
Rappler - 2018-09-08
And Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has described Europe as divided into "two camps" - one that wants to end illegal immigration and another that is pro-migration. Most of those aboard the Diciotti were Eritreans, along with a small number of ...

Helping the government collect
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-09-07
The bulk, worth P2.039 trillion, is expected to come from the Bureau of Internal Revenue, while P581.3 billion shall be generated by the Bureau of Customs. As reported by the Bureau of Treasury ...

Justice Peralta in charge of Trillanes Supreme Court petition
Rappler - 2018-09-07
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) petition of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV was raffled off Friday, September 7, to Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta, a court insider confirmed to Rappler. The special raffle was conducted on Friday after ...

WV inflation rate hits 7.4%
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-09-07
With this surge of inflation in the region, both business and labor leaders in Negros Occidental expressed their worries that it will get worse in the coming months given its continuous uptrend since the start of 2018. Records furnished the DAILY STAR by ...

British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen
Rappler - 2018-09-07
Earnings after taxation flew to 1.4 billion euros ($1.6 billion) in the first six months of 2018 compared with 607 million euros a year earlier, IAG said in a results statement. The London-listed group, which is also the owner of Irish airline Aer Lingus ...

IBP: Judiciary must protect independence amid Trillanes case
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-07
The Justice Department could also take its request to the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, Fajardo said. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) also said Trillanes was back to military ...

Panelo: Motion for Trillanes warrant can be elevated to Supreme Court
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 6) -- Should the regional trial court (RTC) not issue a warrant of arrest against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, the government would bring the issue to ...

On the political influence of wealth
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-06
A recent study of nine European countries between 1941 and 2014 showed that the more income inequality widened, the more legislative agendas narrowed on issues like law enforcement, immigration ...

DoLE sets standards for Japan caregiver interns
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-06
DoLE said in a statement on Friday that the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) "shall carry out the accreditation of supervising/implementing organizations to implement the TIT for the care worker job category." DO 188-B, signed by ...

DoLE sets standards for Japan caregiver interns
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-06
DoLE said in a statement on Friday that the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) "shall carry out the accreditation of supervising/implementing organizations to implement the TIT for the care worker job category." DO 188-B, signed by ...

Migration truce shatters in Germany after mob violence
Rappler - 2018-09-06
BERLIN, Germany - A tense truce within German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative camp imploded Thursday, September 6, after her hardline interior minister defended protests marred by neo-Nazi violence and blasted immigration as "the mother of all ...

Will the 4-day work week work for Filipinos?
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-06
Manila (CNN Philippines Life) -- On Aug. 2017, the House of Representatives approved the four-day work week "to promote business competitiveness, work efficiency, and labor productivity."

Who is the Makati judge handling Trillanes' amnesty case?
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-06
The Justice Department has turned to Presiding Judge Andres Bartolome Soriano of Makati City Regional Trial ... Bachelor of Laws from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1983 and was admitted ...

Budget Chief: More jobs will make higher prices tolerable
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-06
The PSA's Labor Force Survey, however, also showed underemployment -- or the number of full-time workers who seek additional hours of work -- increased to 17.2 percent or an estimated 7 million ...

Chiong: Naga to increase annual budget for 2019
Sun Star - 2018-09-05
Another infrastructure project that the City has pursued this year is the expansion of the City of Naga Jail and Detention Center (CNJDC ... which can provide minor medical services to 35 patients at a time. The VCMH also provides diagnostic services ...

Can legal interest be charged on delayed grant of tax refunds?
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-05
In those cases, the Supreme Court clarified that when the judgment of the court awarding a sum of money becomes final and executory, legal interest may be imposed. In cases where the court grants ...

Labor and social rules for Industry 4.0
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-05
social protection and social justice in the digital era are somehow relegated to the background by the numerous media accounts on how business and jobs shall be "disrupted" or "displaced ...

Tell it to SunStar: Expanded maternity leave benefit
Sun Star - 2018-09-05
This is a step forward to improving maternal health care, at least for the working sector. We genuinely hope that this bill will be signed into law by President Duterte. We however note that while this bill, when enacted, will provide an enabling ...

Trillanes amnesty: 3 error zones
Sun Star - 2018-09-05
They succeeded at the Supreme Court but are still paying the p.r. cost. Reason for assault The principle behind the assault on the senator was explained by senior presidential counsel Salvador Panelo thus: The state has the right to protect itself.

Trillanes to challenge voiding of amnesty
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-05
Mr. Trillanes presented to reporters his 2007 clearance of service from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) which henceforth accorded him the status of a civilian. "The Department of National Defense (DND) has no jurisdiction over me," the ...

Gov't 'did little or nothing' to stop 6.4% August inflation
Rappler - 2018-09-05
MANILA, Philippines - Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda said the government only has itself to blame for the country's inflation rate reaching 6.4% in August. "Ultimately, the 6.4% was really due to the fact that we did little or nothing.

Gov't spending peaks by 34% to P328.1 billion in July 2018
Rappler - 2018-09-05
Disbursements of around P27.7 billion went to health insurance premiums for indigents enrolled under the National Health Insurance Program of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation ... mitigating measure for the tax reform law. Faster allotment ...

Court on alias arrest warrant vs. Trillanes: Not yet
UNTV - 2018-09-05
MAKATI CITY, Philippines ... Department of National Defense (DND) Internal Audit Service Chief Atty. Ronald Patrick Rubin said the voiding of the amnesty granted to Trillanes authorizes provost marshals of the AFP to arrest him under the military ...

The role and effectiveness of the International Criminal Court
InterAksyon - 2018-09-05
It also upheld the legal principle of command responsibility which was also applied by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, as confirmed later by the United States Supreme Court in the case involving Yamashita. It is the charter of this ...

PiƱol offers bounty on hoarders; rice import set
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-09-05
Let us lower BP," said Aquino, one of four senators who voted against the ratification of the Tax Reform for Acceleration ... of the hoarders affect their business." The government would ...

Chaotic opening day hearing for Trump's Supreme Court pick
Rappler - 2018-09-05
Republicans, facing a possible drubbing in November's midterm elections, had hoped to use the 4-day hearing to highlight Kavanaugh's distinguished career as a US Court of Appeals judge in Washington. Instead, within seconds of committee chairman Chuck ...

Trillanes stays at Senate, to question voided amnesty before Supreme Court
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 5) -- Senator Antonio Trillanes IV will fight President Rodrigo Duterte within Senate premises. Trillanes said his lawyers and the Senate leadership ...

Wish Bus arrives in L.A. for its Hollywood launch on Sept. 7
UNTV - 2018-09-05
ECOP serves as an umbrella organization of business communities from small entrepreneurs to large business companies and organizations such as the Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines, Chinese- Filipino Businessmen and the Philippine Chamber ...

16 applicants vie for SC associate justice post
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-09-04
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, JBC ex-officio vice chairman, said the aspirants for the post include SC Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez, Court of Appeals Associate Justices Oscar ...

Malampaya consortium runs to SC in P53-billion tax dispute
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-04
The consortium has a standing P53-billion tax deficiency that it disputes on the basis that income tax is imputed in the royalty payments it made to the government. "We can confirm that the ...

House approves Trabaho bill on 2nd reading
Rappler - 2018-09-04
The Trabaho bill aims to gradually cut corporate income taxes starting 2021 ... for investors to have enough time to adjust to the new tax scheme. Perks will now also be targeted, time-bound, and transparent. The Department of Finance estimated that ...

House approves bill punishing more acts of job discrimination vs women
Rappler - 2018-09-04
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 ...

Toledo City mayor defies DILG suspension order
philstar.com - 2018-09-04
CEBU, Philippines -- Toledo City Mayor John Henry OsmeƱa has refused to heed the suspension order served to him by the Department of Interior and Local Government last Thursday. OsmeƱa said that the order suspending him for four months has no more valid ...

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