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 ...

DOT releases partial list of compliant hotels and resorts in Boracay
UNTV - 2018-09-04
Establishment owners may apply for business permits, compliance certificates and accreditations at the one-stop-shop organized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the ...

PH senators return to SC to fight for ICC membership
Rappler - 2018-09-04
MANILA, Philippines - It will be a throwback of sorts on Tuesday, September 4, when senators present before the Supreme Court their case for Philippine membership in the International Criminal Court (ICC). In 2005, former senator Aquilino "Nene ...

Mary Jane Veloso's parents urge SC to allow her to testify in Indonesia
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 3) -- The parents of Mary Jane Veloso have called on the Supreme Court (SC) to allow her to testify against her alleged recruiters from her cell in ...

Patricia Fox may raise deportation case to Supreme Court
philstar.com - 2018-09-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox is prepared to bring her deportation case before the Supreme Court, the Solidarity with the Poor Network (SPN) said yesterday. The group said Fox appealed yesterday to the Department of Justice ...

DPWH under Duterte: Corruption, politics, slippage mar many projects
MindaNews - 2018-09-03
As a result, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH ... the right-of-way and project site issues during the preliminary engineering study on the technical viability of the project, the same could have been resolved prior to project ...

Manufacturing regains growth pace in Aug 2018
philstar.com - 2018-09-03
Firms cited other reasons for delivery delays, including inclement weather, supply shortages and poor traffic conditions. In addition, Filipino manufacturers continued to face strong cost pressures. "Input cost inflation remained sharp during August ...

Philippines, Israel forge agreements on labor, science, and trade
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-03
The Philippines and the State of Israel on Monday, Sept. 3, signed bilateral agreements on labor, science, and trade, MalacaƱang said. In a mobile message to reporters in Manila on Monday evening, Presidential Spokesperson Harry L. Roque, Jr. confirmed ...

PH, Israel ink agreements during Duterte's official visit
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 3) -- The Philippines and Israel inked three agreements Monday, the day President Rodrigo Duterte met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Jinggoy confirms senate bid
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-09-03
Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada Saturday confirmed his intention to return to politics and run in the coming senatorial elections after gaining the support of presidential daughter and Davao City mayor ... of the La Consolacion College alumni as guest ...

Philippine delegation embarks on landmark trips to Jordan, Israel
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-09-03
Duterte has pivoted the Philippines away from its former colonial master the United States and toward warmer diplomatic and business ties with China and Russia. The US and Canada have both had ...

Fiscal perks overhaul seen keeping investors on edge
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-02
The second tax reform package, which has been named by the House of Representatives as the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-quality Opportunities (TRABAHO) bill, seeks to cut the corporate income tax rate gradually to 20% from 30%. The measure ...

CTA rules against BIR on Hard Rock Cafe deficiency tax
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-02
"In the case at hand, it was established that although petitioner provides some form of entertainment, the same are but incidental to its main line of business of serving food and drinks. While customers may dance within the dining area, there is no ...

Brazil's top electoral court votes down Lula candidacy
Rappler - 2018-09-02
He said either party would also be able to lodge an appeal with the Supreme Court over the constitutional nature of the electoral court's ruling. Adored by millions Lula was found guilty in July 2017 and then lost a first appeal in January. Nonetheless ...

House OKs 10-day paid incentive leave
philstar.com - 2018-09-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill increasing the paid incentive leave of employees from five days to 10 days. Authors of the measure said the proposed longer leave would boost workers ...

'Bigger than Jonas': Edita Burgos carries torch for grieving women
Rappler - 2018-09-01
In whatever way, in whatever state he is in, as long as we find him," she said ... She has been followed to her meetings, to her visits to the University of the Philippines, and even to the various churches she frequents as a Catholic devout.

Imee Marcos: We will never admit faults under my father's rule
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-01
Her remarks also come after students from the University of the Philippines protested ... Marcos' appointment as Kabataang Barangay National Chairman in 1977. In 1991, a Hawaii court found Marcos ...

German police brace for new anti-Merkel protests after racist mob attacks
Rappler - 2018-08-31
CHEMNITZ, Germany - German police braced for more far-right protests Thursday against Chancellor Angela Merkel's immigration policies in the eastern city where a fatal stabbing has sparked outbreaks of racist mob violence. Saxony state police said they ...

Expanded maternity leave bill, a win-win for mothers, babies, national economy
Bulatlat - 2018-08-31
It is also an economic issue that deserve sound policy approaches. In countries where cheap labor is an attraction for foreign investments, longer maternity leaves are viewed as hindrance in running businesses. In the Philippines, the influence of the ...

Cigarette prices to increase more with passage of Universal Health Care Bill - DOH
UNTV - 2018-08-31
MANILA, Philippines - The prices of cigarettes are seen to go up further as higher tariffs are set to be imposed on tobacco products to fund the Universal Health Care Bill, which aims to provide Filipinos with access to health services. According to ...

Employers signal acceptability of service incentive leave bill
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-30
"The SIL is one of the non-wage benefits given by employers to employees as a form of gratitude for the years of service rendered to make the company or business grow and thrive," ALU-TUCP Spokesperson Alan A. Tanjusay told BusinessWorld in a phone ...

Shackling ourselves to China
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-30
Later in the spring, CCG boats reportedly fired warning shots over Philippine fishing boats near Union Bank. In August 2017, China used PLAN, CCG, and PAFMM ships to patrol around Thitu Island and planted a flag on Sandy Cay, a sandbar within 12 nm of Subi ...

Lawmakers take DOLE to task for not using P2 billion for emergency employment program
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-30
In an ambush interview, DOLE Financial and Management Service director Warren M. Miclat told Business Mirror they already addresed many of the issues in their exit conference with COA earlier this ...

BIR files raps vs 4 alleged delinquent taxpayers
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-30
Arce Street, Barangay 75, Zone 7, Heroes Del 96, Caloocan City, who is engaged in the business of manpower services. She is being sued for a total deficiency tax liability for taxable year 2011 ...

Job losses seen under Trabaho bill
Rappler - 2018-08-30
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Ecozones Association (Philea) warned that the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-Quality Opportunities (Trabaho) bill would have a negative impact on foreign direct investments in economic zones across the country.

Does 'gender equality' exist in the Philippines?
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-30
Manila (CNN Philippines Life) -- Sittie Norhanie Hamdag Lao was only 22 when she became the youngest legislator in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao ... from arts and filmmaking to ...

US economy grew 4.2% in second quarter, faster than first reported
philstar.com - 2018-08-30
WASHINGTON -- The roaring growth of the US economy in the second quarter was even faster than first reported, with new numbers showing a bigger boost in corporate spending, the government reported Wednesday. The uptick in business spending in the April ...

Lawmakers call for more progressive approach against NCDs
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-30
"By way of example, the Philippine Congress has followed the ... The lawmakers, likewise, issued their call during the interactive civil-society hearing on the prevention and control of NCDs ...

SBMA releases P147.13 million for 1st semester LGU shares; cumulative releases since 2010 now total P1.65 billion
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-30
Eisma said the SBMA began directly releasing the shares to LGUs in 2010. Before this, Subic business locators paid their 5% corporate tax to the BIR, which remits payments to the national treasury.

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