Protecting the Intellectual Property of AI with Watermarking
Phys.org - 2018-07-20
If we can protect videos, audio and photos with digital watermarking, why not AI models? This is the question my colleagues and I asked ourselves as we looked to develop a technique to assure developers that their hard work in building AI, such as deep ...

Riff Police: The Songs All Sound the Same
LA Weekly - 2018-07-20
Stop me if you've heard this one before... Perhaps the most famous (or infamous) case of alleged thievery came in May 2014 when L.A. rock band Spirit filed against Led Zeppelin for copyright infringement, arguing that the opening guitar arpeggios for ...

State auditors unearth P11-B tax credit anomaly
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-20
"Of the P11 billion, over 80% have already been used to pay the BIR (Bureau of Internal Revenue) and the BoC," said Ms. Tionko, adding that some of the perks were even illegally sold to other firms. "We are taking the CoA audit report and conducting ...

27 OFWs receive medical assistance from OWWA
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-20
A Cagayano OFW receives a medical assistance from OWWA Regional Office No. 2 TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 20 (PIA)--The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in the Cagayan Valley Region released the first pending batch of Financial Assistance ...

27 OFWs receive medical assistance from OWWA
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-20
A Cagayano OFW receives a medical assistance from OWWA Regional Office No. 2 TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 20 (PIA)--The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in the Cagayan Valley Region released the first pending batch of Financial Assistance ...

Police nab 2 Japanese, 6 Filipino illegal recruiters in QC
UNTV - 2018-07-20
The Philippine National Police (PNP) Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) said the suspects allegedly recruit applicants to Japan via "direct hiring" through a language school named Kansai Care Training Center. The group asks P30,000 ...

Fake receipts saga at Coast Guard: CA reinstates intel officer Dalangin
Rappler - 2018-07-20
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) has decided to reinstate an intelligence officer of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) who was dismissed over anomalous purchases. At the same time, at least two other agencies continue to probe into who ...

Sister Patricia Fox to challenge BI deportation order
Rappler - 2018-07-20
MANILA, Philippines - Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox will challenge the deportation order issued by the Bureau of Immigration (BI), as her lawyer said the BI order sets a "very bad precedent" for foreign missionaries like her. In a press conference ...

SONA 2018: Duterte signs new laws
UNTV - 2018-07-20
R.A. 11052 or the Food Technology Act The law creates the Professional Regulatory Board of Food Technology which regulates the practice in the Philippines Signed on June ... based on their consultations. Available data show that 40 percent of 41,902 ...

FMR brings relief to Kalinga farmers
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-20
Department of Agriculture- Cordillera Director Narciso Edillo told ... With the road, farmers should be encouraged to plant more coffee.The Kalinga State University in their MOA with PRDP will produce coffee seedlings, he added. Sustaining the project ...

Duterte receives shortlist of nominees for next Ombudsman
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 20) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday received the shortlist of candidates for the next Ombudsman. The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), which screens applicants to the judiciary, nominated three contenders to head ...

BIR cracks down on Ong Kin King & Co. Inc.
Sun Star - 2018-07-20
Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) 13 Director Eduardo Pagulayan said Ong Kin King and Co. Inc. failed to register individually its five warehouses and three restaurants which are located in the cities of Cebu and Mandaue. "What the owners registered is ...

The Philippine economy's health under Duterte
Rappler - 2018-07-20
As of writing, tax collections for 2018 continued to exceed 2017's. The government also ran after tax evaders like Mighty Corporation. Duterte was able to rake in over P40 billion from the cigarette maker. The amount of foreign direct investments (FDIs ...

New projects for Filipino workers abroad launched
Davao Today - 2018-07-20
So far in the Philippines, there is nothing similar to MRA because what the country has is only the listing of licensed recruiters in the Philippines from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration(POEA) website, and it is not enough. On the other ...

Wage hike to take effect on Aug. 3
Sun Star - 2018-07-20
The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) 7 yesterday said the new minimum wage order by the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) will take effect on Aug. 3. With this, the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) will conduct ...

Congress approves final Bangsamoro Basic Law
Davao Today - 2018-07-20
This increases the share of the Bangsamoro government in tax revenues by 5 percent compared with the current 70 percent being received by the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) from national internal revenue taxes, fees, and charges, as well as ...

Bello says enemies want him out of DOLE, Ombudsman bid
Rappler - 2018-07-20
MANILA, Philippines - Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that complaints against him are the work of his enemies who want to replace him as head of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). In a phone interview with Rappler, Bello denied ...

DOLE opens applications for nurses to Germany
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-20
Applicants must be a Filipino citizen and permanent resident of the Philippines with Bachelor of Science in Nursing ... notarized copies of high school and Nursing diplomas; board certificate and copy of license from the Professional Regulation Commission ...

Xi Jinping heads to Africa to clinch China's hold over the continent
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-20
Problems and controversies have emerged along with China's expanding footprint in Africa, with critics labeling the country a "neo-colonialist" only interested in exploiting the continent's rich resources and cheap labor. Activists have highlighted cases ...

GM Sued After Using Graffiti Artist's Work Without Consent
The Drive - 2018-07-19
Now the Swiss artist, Adrian Falkner, aka Smash 137 who is based in Los Angeles, is suing the auto-manufacturing giant for copyright infringement. Falkner was commissioned four years ago to paint a mural on the outdoor elevator shed of a 10-story parking ...

Duterte to sign BBL before delivering SONA
philstar.com - 2018-07-19
The grant is equivalent to five percent of the net national internal revenue of the Bureau of Internal Revenue and Customs. The national government will allot P5 billion to the Bangsamoro annually for 10 years or P50 billion to rehabilitate areas affected ...

Europe plans "leading role" in 3D printing, intellectual property is a challenge
3D Printing Industry - 2018-07-19
The European Parliament has issued a resolution on 3D printing that experts warn could stifle innovation and lead to increased regulation. The resolution is titled on three-dimensional printing, a challenge in the fields of intellectual property rights and ...

Mandaue sees P5B in CICC earnings
Sun Star - 2018-07-19
"It will bolster our local economy through taxation sa local revenue. Aside from that, it is projected to create 5,000 new jobs. The commitment of the developer is that a minimum of about 60 to 70 % of those jobs are going to be filled by Mandauehanon

A Deposition for Emma Watson Hangs on an Interpretation of Copyright Law
The Hollywood Reporter - 2018-07-19
"Rearden has no claim of copyright ownership to the output file or to anything that is done with the output file or the ultimate images that appear on screen. Rearden nevertheless takes the position that its sole allegation of infringement justifies 10 ...

Pangan: Inane justification
Sun Star - 2018-07-19
Just when the local government units (LGUs) were anticipating a bonanza of revenues from the national government as a result of the Supreme Court's ruling released recently saying the LGUs should receive their just and fair share of the national revenues ...

Geothermal industry hoping to retain perks TRAIN 2 might take away
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-19
The new law will also reduce the corporate income tax rate to 15% based on net taxable income, which is proposed to replace the 5% gross income earned tax in lieu of all taxes. Duty-free importation of raw materials and capital equipment will be made to ...

Geothermal industry hoping to retain perks TRAIN 2 might take away
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-19
The new law will also reduce the corporate income tax rate to 15% based on net taxable income, which is proposed to replace the 5% gross income earned tax in lieu of all taxes. Duty-free importation of raw materials and capital equipment will be made to ...

Congress urged to okay hike in IRA share of LGU from 40% to 60%
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-19
THE vice chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations on Thursday asked the leadership of both houses of Congress to pass the measure increasing the internal revenue allotment (IRA) share of local government units (LGUs) from 40 percent to 60 percent.

Con-com sees self-sustaining regions under federal system
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-19
Given the projected figures, the Con-com TWG noted that the regions will be able to cover the current Internal Revenue Allotment requirements of local governments and still have a positive cash position to finance regional operations, programs, projects ...

Immigration bureau orders deportation of Australian nun
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 19) -- The Bureau of Immigration on Thursday ordered the deportation of Australian nun Patricia Fox. "We find substantial evidence that Fox violated the condition and limitations of her missionary visa," the BI said in ...

Philippines orders deportation of Sister Patricia Fox
Rappler - 2018-07-19
MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) - The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Thursday, July 19, ordered the deportation of Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox and included her in the BI blacklist, which bars her from ever returning to the Philippines. The BI ...

LarraƱaga's family open to asking clemency from Duterte
Sun Star - 2018-07-19
Dubbed as the "Chiong Seven," the six other convicts were Josman Aznar, whose family owns several properties in Cebu, including the Southwestern University and Sacred Heart Hospital; Rowen Adlawan; van driver Alberto CaƱo; van conductor Ariel Balansag ...

Research Confirms The Anecdotal Evidence: Internet Content Filters Are A Waste Of Money
Techdirt - 2018-07-19
Most recently, it was copyright infringement. Fortunately, the EU's proposed filtering legislation died before it could ruin the internet, but its unwieldy corpse is bound to be reanimated by seething publishers and performance rights groups. If you're ...

BIR padlocks Ong Kin King restaurants, warehouses
Sun Star - 2018-07-19
THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), through Revenue Region (RR) 13-Cebu City, padlocked on Tuesday, July 17, the operations of a corporation for various violations of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997 as amended (Tax Code). Shuttered were five ...

Government studying reimposition of fuel surcharge on airline flights
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-19
With this template, if there will be any fluctuations on fuel, the airlines are not required to inform the CAB [Civil Aeronautics Board]," Transportation Undersecretary for aviation and airports Manuel Antonio Tamayo said. Tamayo said Philippine Airlines ...

10 Gilas players suspended, SBP fined for FIBA brawl
Rappler - 2018-07-19
Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas will be given 14 days to appeal to FIBA, and 21 days in the Court of Appeals from the time the appeal decision was handed down. -with reports from Agence France-Presse and Beatrice Go/Rappler.com

DOLE: sustainability, capacity building vital in projects
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-19
Each group or association presented their project proposals for livelihood enhancement where the panel suggested ways and means to make their projects viable and sustainable. Likewise, Department Order No. 173-17 or the Revised Guidelines on the ...

Wealth sharing, Islamic law among highlights of reconciled BBL
philstar.com - 2018-07-19
This would be an additional five percent for the Bangsamoro compared with the current 70 percent that the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao is receiving from national internal revenue taxes, fees and charges. The reconciled version of the BBL also ...

Applications open for nursing jobs in Germany
Rappler - 2018-07-19
The selected nurse will bear the expenses in full or in part of the board and lodging. Qualified applicants should register online at www.ereqister.poea.gov.ph and personally submit the required documents (fastened in a folder) under the heading "German ...

Resources Connection, Inc (RECN) CEO Kate Duchene on Q4 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Seeking Alpha - 2018-07-19
As most of you know, Accretive is U.S. based and the team brings strong finance technology ... project management and change management, especially within our strategic client program. This client base representing global companies who have many business ...

SMEs benefit from TRAIN's tax breaks
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-19
They also surpassed the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) target of P14.803 billion. Income tax collections January to June 2018 was at P207.332-billion, which is higher than the collections in the same period of 2017 recorded at P206.454 billion.

DOLE releases livelihood grant to Surigao Norte coop
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-19
GIGAQUIT, Surigao del Norte, July 19 - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Surigao del Norte Provincial Office released recently a livelihood grant worth Php775,200 to the local government unit (LGU) of Gigaquit for the enhancement of chicken egg ...

China refutes US accusations on tariffs, intellectual property issue
China Internet Information Center - 2018-07-19
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying on Wednesday said U.S. accusations of higher Chinese tariffs on American goods and pilfering American innovations are wrong. Hua made the statement when asked to comment on remarks given by U.S. Vice President ...

Lawmakers, transition body members clash over BBL preamble
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-19
These were just correcting, or cleaning up certain provisions that we felt, would better stand the test of constitutionality at the Supreme Court," he said. As the bicameral committee report was done on Wednesday, the panel's sixth day of deliberations ...

Europe fines Google $5 billion for abusing its Android dominance
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-19
(CNN Money) -- Europe has hit Google with a record $5 billion fine. The company was ordered by the European Commission on Wednesday to pay EUR4.34 billion ($5 billion) for unfairly pushing its apps on smartphone users and thwarting competitors. "Google ...

MalacaƱang: Federalism will not damage economy
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-18
"Our budget would remain the same, as identified national projects would be devolved and transferred to the internal revenue allotment (IRA) of local government units," Roque explained. In turn, local government units are expected to implement projects ...

GM claims mural is an 'architectural work' in copyright infringement case
Automotive News - 2018-07-18
General Motors, fighting a lawsuit claiming it unlawfully used an outdoor mural on a Detroit parking garage in its advertising, contends in court documents that since the mural is painted on an "architectural work," the automaker cannot be held liable for ...

Intellectual property, not intellectual monopoly
Gulf Times - 2018-07-18
"The copyright and patent laws we have today look more like intellectual monopoly than intellectual property," wrote Brink Lindsey and Steven Teles in their recent book about the US economy. Concerns about overprotection of intellectual property acting ...

Senate, House OK Bangsamoro Law
philstar.com - 2018-07-18
That is on top of its share in the taxes collected within the region, which will also get its share from the Internal Revenue Allotment. Federalism is giving more powers to the LGUs and less intervention from the national government. "We can achieve that ...

Excise tax collection exceeds target in first half
philstar.com - 2018-07-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The government collected P152.72 billion in excise taxes in the first half, exceeding the P136.82 billion target by 11.61 percent mainly due to higher "sin tax" collections, according to the Department of Finance. Based on DOF ...

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