LP-led bloc takes House minority leadership question to SC
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-05
THE MINORITY bloc in the House of Representatives led by the opposition Liberal Party (LP) has formally challenged the minority leadership before the Supreme Court (SC), filing a case on Friday, Oct. 5. In a press statement, Marikina 2 nd District Rep.

How Filipinos can invest in Asia Pacific companies, real estate
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -- So you have extra cash ... As you search for options, real estate investing may have caught your eye. No, we are not talking about regular houses, but assets ...

U.S. court nominee in unusual plea as Senate nears vote
Rappler - 2018-10-05
WASHINGTON DC, USA - As angry protesters swamped Capitol Hill on the eve of a crunch vote Friday, October 5, to advance the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the judge made a highly unusual plea to defend his "impartiality."

Automotive Careers: How to be a Dealer Service Advisor
AutoIndustriya.com - 2018-10-05
Want to work in the service department? If you're reading this, chances are you're looking for a job. Every year, thousands upon thousands of students graduate from college or technical ... would also be a good training ground to become a service advisor ...

Duterte names Army Chief Lt. Gen. Rolando Bautista as next DSWD chief
UNTV - 2018-10-05
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte will ... while 63 percent are dismayed when he attributed the high number of rape cases in Davao City to the high concentration of beautiful women in the city. -- Rosalie Coz

Reversed effects
philstar.com - 2018-10-05
In our Kapihan sa Manila Bay last Wednesday, we invited leaders of local and foreign companies representing Philippine industries which are subject of the proposed corporate tax reform bill. Now in advance stage at the legislative mills at the 17th ...

Unwholesome atmosphere
philstar.com - 2018-10-05
Of course, even if said RTC still orders the arrest of Trillanes, the Supreme Court can still reverse said order, as the court of last resort. Thus Filipinos are still hoping and expecting that in the end, the rule of law will still prevail in our country.

Comelec puts 'unconstitutional' question in candidacy forms
Rappler - 2018-10-04
Isipin mo 'yon, kapag meron kang dismissal, eh naka-motion for reconsideration ka pa lang, o nasa Court of Appeals ka. Ano ba 'yan, final and executory na ba 'yan? Eh ang desisyon ng Ombudsman under the law is immediately executory. Eh final na ba 'yan?

PCCI backs calls to suspend fuel tax hike
philstar.com - 2018-10-04
It is difficult to make sense of this," he said. He urged the DOF to strictly enforce the Lateral Attrition law of 2005, which mandates the replacement of collectors of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and Bureau of Customs (BOC) who do not meet ...

Mora: Am I running again? 4th of a series
Sun Star - 2018-10-04
Let me remind this Council that even the Supreme Court had ruled against the sale of Manila Hotel being a heritage structure, to foreigners. With objections from other sectors, the plan was shelved. I suppose that there was no love lost with City Hall ...

Global oil prices to decide oil excise tax suspension
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-04
A SUSPENSION of excise tax increases levied on petroleum products under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law is possible next year, but only if global crude prices average $80 ...

DBM: 2018 budget release rate at 94% after 9 months
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-04
THE DEPARTMENT of Budget and Management (DBM) said it released 94% of the 2018 budget as of the first nine months of the year. In a statement yesterday, the DBM said that it released P3.528 trillion of the P3.767 trillion worth of funding authorized for 2018.

PACC: DPWH, Congress among most corrupt
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-04
We have 300 demigods who play and treat money as if it is their own. Even after the Supreme Court ruling [against it], they still continue to use the pork barrel system. And in fact, they use this to hostage or blackmail the executive department."

Former OFW files ethics complaint vs. Rep. John Bertiz
UNTV - 2018-10-04
Meanwhile, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) directed Foreign Recruitment Agencies (FRAs) to observe proper recruitment guidelines in accepting applications for Filipino household service workers. "Para din po yun sa safety ng mga ...

OFW rights group files ethics complaint vs. Rep. Bertiz over alleged misconduct
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 4) -- ACTS OFW Party-list Representative John Bertiz now has a complaint coming his way after a confrontation with airport security staff drew flak from the ...

Ex-OFW files ethics complaint vs Bertiz
Rappler - 2018-10-04
But another man, a certain Fahad Yaka Aldossari, picked her up from the airport and introduced himself ... a request for repatriation with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in February 2015. Was she able to talk to Bertiz himself?

World Bank downgrades 2018 Philippine economic outlook
Rappler - 2018-10-04
At the same time, accelerating structural reforms to improve investments in physical infrastructure and make better use of capital, labor, and technology to increase productivity remains a very important agenda for the Philippines," said Mara Warwick ...

SAC urges officials to stop quarry operations in Barangay Alangilan
Sun Star - 2018-10-04
They [quarry operators] already extracted almost 20 hectares of land areas at Sitio Arceo, so we are waiting for the response of the local government," she said. She added there was also an Order of Finality from the Supreme Court that these land should ...

Trump shrugs off report revealing a fortune in tax dodges, parental gifts
Rappler - 2018-10-04
Following the article's publication, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced it was "reviewing the allegations in the NYT article and is vigorously pursuing all appropriate avenues of investigation." Democratic Senator Ron Wyden ...

PACC bares state of corruption in the Philippines
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-10-04
Indiscriminate issuance of Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO) at the Court of Appeals has been reported. TROs are reportedly being issued to the highest bidder with the Sheriff acting as bagman. A case which I assisted in my NGO years demonstrates how ...

Time to clean up the Manila Bay
philstar.com - 2018-10-04
One person that can help the Yacht Club is environmental lawyer Antonio Oposa Jr., a Cebuano who comes from Bantayan Island, Cebu who in 2008 was given the prestigious International Environmental Law Award. Atty. Oposa single-handedly fought rich fishing ...

New York investigating Trump tax dodging
Rappler - 2018-10-03
The Times said Trump's tax-hating father used various methods to funnel his wealth to his children and shield it from the Internal Revenue Service, some of which tax experts said was improper or possibly illegal. Among the tactics, Fred Trump gave ...

Job adjustments under the technology revolution: What will the tripartite social partners do?
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-03
Apart from the Security of Tenure (SOT) bill pending in Congress, two other major labor reform proposals await the government and its employer and union social partners. The first relates to the ...

The Swedish Supreme Court clarifies that passive storage of previously licensed computer programs does not constitute copyright infringement
Lexology - 2018-10-03
Companies, public authorities and other actors are highly dependent on efficiently operating IT systems, including computer programs. If a licensee agreement authorizing the use of an IT system is terminated, questions such as to what extent the licensee ...

Mandatory and coercive welfarism by private enterprises
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-03
then the state abuses its coercive power and this will result in negative, unintended consequences to society. In the Philippines, there are many new mandatory services, mandatory price discounts -- on top of existing ones -- proposed in Congress ...

Palparan finally moved to Bilibid
Bulatlat - 2018-10-03
Jovito Palparan has finally been moved to the National Bilibid Prison ... ever to be convicted over a human rights violation over the enforced disappearance of university students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen EmpeƱo, who were abducted in Hagonoy, Bulacan ...

Duterte sacks leftist labor undersecretary
philstar.com - 2018-10-03
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte sacked Labor undersecretary Joel Maglunsod, the last left-leaning official in his Cabinet. The chief executive made the announcement in a speech before rebel returnees in Catarman, Samar Tuesday. "Joel ...

Legarda pushes new law to raise salary of immigration workers
Rappler - 2018-10-03
MANILA, Philippines - Senator Loren Legarda on Wednesday, October 3, arranged for a special meeting to expedite the passage of a bill that seeks to address the problem of low pay in the Bureau of Immigration (BI). Legarda said she will push for a meeting ...

Supreme Court: PCSO free to bid out online lottery
Rappler - 2018-10-03
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court has ruled that the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) can bid out its nationwide online lottery operations, contrary to the long-standing claim of a private gaming company that it has exclusive ...

Labor groups enraged as Duterte sacks Leftist Usec Joel Maglunsod
Rappler - 2018-10-03
MANILA, Philippines - Labor groups were enraged as President Rodrigo Duterte sacked Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Undersecretary Joel Maglunsod, the remaining leftist appointed who was in power. Duterte fired Maglunsod during a speech Tuesday ...

Duterte fires labor undersecretary Joel Maglunsod
Rappler - 2018-10-03
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, October 3 said he fired another leftist appointee, Labor Undersecretary Joel Maglunsod. "[Si] Joel Maglunsod pinaalis ko. Pinagbigyan ko sila noong bago ako kasi gusto ko ma - Nandoon sila sa ...

Mocha Uson resigns
UNTV - 2018-10-03
the incorrect logo of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and wrong map of an Ilocos Norte story. These are some of the blunders published by the state-run Philippine News Agency (PNA). Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO ...

Duterte fires leftist Labor Undersecretary Joel Maglunsod
UNTV - 2018-10-03
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque lambasted former College of Law Dean Atty ... cases in Davao City to the high concentration of beautiful women in the city. -- Rosalie Coz MANILA, Philippines -- As far as the Philippine National Police is concerned ...

Trump says it's 'a very scary time for young men in America'
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-03
The allegations against Kavanaugh -- including sexual assault and exposing himself to a young woman in college -- have ... her while they were in high school, "credible" and "compelling ...

Spotify Can't Shake $321M Copyright Row In Tennessee
Law360 - 2018-10-02
Spotify said that under the language of the administrator agreements involving the songs, Bluewater has not obtained either exclusive licenses or the ability under the U.S. Copyright Act to have standing to sue it over infringement, according to the order.

Business groups warn vs passage of bill banning contractualization
philstar.com - 2018-10-02
"A perusal of our existing laws already ensures the appropriate benefits, safeguards and policy environment for project, seasonal and contract workers," the groups said, noting these are provided in the Labor Code of the Philippines. The groups said ...

Amid growth, wealth gap widening in Aspac-Oxfam
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-02
File photo shows an eight-year-old boy using a knife to clean shellfish, which earns him around P40 pesos per sack, at a market in Manila. Many Filipinos settle for low-paying jobs to cope with ...

Ill-considered S.O.T. bill could cause layoffs, business groups warn
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-02
In Photo: In this file photo, Filipinos flock to the Franchise Asia Philippines 2018 Expo--Ministop is one of the participating brands--at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. Business ...

Palace: Gov't is ready amid report ISIS fighters 'have returned' to Mindanao
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 2) -- The government is ready to thwart ISIS threat, MalacaƱang said Tuesday amid reports that members of the international terrorist network have entered ...

ISPs Won't Work (Entirely) For Free: SCC Holds ISPs Entitled To Reasonable Costs Of Compliance With Norwich Order
Mondaq - 2018-10-02
To address the increasing ubiquity of copyright infringement online, Parliament introduced the "notice and notice" regime in 2015, set out in ss. 41.25 and 41.26 of the Act. Section 41.25 allows a copyright owner to give notice to an ISP that a certain IP ...

PH manufacturing growth weathers September storms
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 2) -- The manufacturing sector posted a very modest growth in September, weathering two typhoons and high inflation. This is according to the monthly Nikkei ...

Boxing official Bruce McTavish is now officially a Filipino citizen
UNTV - 2018-10-02
Briones, they asked for additional P130 billion in order to build the classrooms. DepEd advocates the use of multipurpose evacuation centers to local government units so that the students can continue their studies despite the disaster. "We are ...

DOLE-7 to give emergency employment to landslide victims
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-10-02
CEBU CITY, 28 September (PIA) --- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-7) and the City of Naga, Cebu local government unit (LGU) have started talks for a possible provision of emergency employment for the workers affected by the massive landslide ...

SC slams reckless drug buy-busts, wants weak cases junked
Rappler - 2018-10-02
Weak case, recklessness The new pronouncements are contained in the recently promulgated decision by the en banc acquitting drug suspect Romy Miranda Lim, whose conviction for possession of illegal drugs was affirmed in 2017 by the Court of Appeals.

130 barangay execs undergo drug test
philstar.com - 2018-10-02
Day-as Barangay Captain Freddie Esmas said termination is in consonance with Article 282 of the Labor Code and pertinent provisions of the Civil Service Commission, and Republic Act 7160 or the Local Government Code. "The services of those tested ...

Yale classmate says Kavanaugh has 'not told the truth' about his drinking
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-02
(CNN) -- A Yale classmate of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh accused him on Sunday of being untruthful in his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee and making a "blatant ...

Recent JBC interviews had less tough questions on SC decisions
Rappler - 2018-10-02
MANILA, Philippines - The recent Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) interviews of candidates vying for a Supreme Court seat have had fewer discussions on hot-topic Supreme Court decisions. Discussing the hottest Supreme Court decisions, most of which happen ...

Dykema law firm in Minneapolis adds 2 intellectual property attorneys
Star Tribune - 2018-10-01
The Dykema law office in Minneapolis has recently added attorneys Robert C. Freed and Conrad A. Hansen to bolster the firm's intellectual property practices, the law firm announced Monday. With the move, the Minneapolis law firm of Moore & Hansen that ...

How sincere can you be?
philstar.com - 2018-10-01
Filinvest Development Corp. (G.R. Nos. 163653 and 167689 dated 19 July 2011) and circularized in Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 48-2011. The said decisions state that loan agreements subject to DST may be evidenced by instructional letters ...

JBC lists 9 nominees for vacant Supreme Court post
philstar.com - 2018-10-01
In deliberations yesterday, the JBC selected eight Court of Appeals (CA) magistrates and an SC official from among 13 applicants. JBC ex-officio member and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevara said the shortlist included CA Associate Justices Japar Dimaampao ...

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