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.

9th Circ. Won't Redo 'Monkey Selfie' Decision
Law360 - 2018-09-01
Law360 (August 31, 2018, 10:17 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Friday ruled that it would not grant a full panel reconsideration of its decision in the "monkey selfie" case, that animals cannot sue for copyright infringement, a decision that ended a ...

BSP, analysts expect inflation to hit 9-year high in August
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-01
Most analysts polled by CNN Philippines' Business Roundup also expected inflation to fall at the 6 percent mark. Guian Dumalagan, market economist for Land Bank of the Philippines, said that the ...

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 ...

No motorcycles with sidecar on expressways-C.A.
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-30
THE Court of Appeals has affirmed the ruling issued by the regional trial court (RTC) in Makati City that motorcycles with sidecars are banned from using limited access facilities or expressways.

DBM nixes subsidy grant to minimum-wage earners
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-30
Government economic managers have officially thumbed down a proposal raised by the Department of Labor Employment (DOLE) to grant financial subsidy to minimum-wage earners. National Wages and ...

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 ...

DOLE seeks higher budget to hire 2,000 labor inspectors
Rappler - 2018-08-30
MANILA, Philippines - Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Thursday, August 30 appealed to lawmakers to increase their budget allocation to hire more labor inspectors across the country. During the budget hearing at the House of Representatives, Bello ...

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.

PH to ink labor deals with Israel, Jordan
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 30) -- The Philippines will sign labor deals with Jordan and Israel as President Rodrigo Duterte makes his visit to the West Asian countries in September.

QC to hold mega job fair on Friday, Aug. 31
UNTV - 2018-08-30
Interested job seekers are advised to bring extra copies of their resumes, bio-data with recent photo and other requirements ... client assistant officer Ernan Selga said. QUEZON CITY, Philippines - Authorities on Wednesday (August 22) arrested ...

Ford Wants To Toss Versata Technology's Infringement Suit
Law360 - 2018-08-29
Law360 (August 29, 2018, 6:04 PM EDT) -- Ford Motor Co. has fired back at a software company accusing it of copyright infringement, arguing in a motion filed in Michigan federal court on Tuesday that plaintiff Versata Technology Inc. relied almost entirely ...

Ford Wants To Toss Versate Technology's Infringement Suit
Law360 - 2018-08-29
Law360 (August 29, 2018, 6:04 PM EDT) -- Ford Motor Co. has fired back at a software company accusing it of copyright infringement, arguing in a motion filed in Michigan federal court on Tuesday that plaintiff Versata Technology Inc. relied almost entirely ...

More Filipino nurses seek US jobs - lawmaker
philstar.com - 2018-08-29
MANILA, Philippines -- More Filipino nurses are seeking employment in the United States, Rep. Aniceto Bertiz III of party-list group Acts-OFW said yesterday. Bertiz based his statement on the growing number of Filipino nurses who are taking the US ...

Immigration Bureau insists on deporting Sister Patricia Fox
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 29) -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has junked Australian nun Patricia Fox's appeal to remain in the country. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra confirmed ...

CTA rulings favoring taxpayers worth P6.23B in 2017 -- SC
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-29
THE Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) ruled in favor of taxpayers in disputed tax cases worth over P6.2 billion in 2017, the Supreme Court said. In its Judiciary Annual Report 2017, the SC said cases ruled in favor of taxpayers involved disputed liabilities of P6 ...

A new international airport coming up
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-08-29
It is also a historical place. Speaking of airports, it sounds as if it is already a done deal. San Miguel Corporation is reportedly set to build a new one, to be called the New Manila International Airport to replace the Ninoy Aquino International Airport ...

Bello: Unions vital in advancing decent work amid crises
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-29
This is the essence of the message of Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III during the trade union regional forum on decent work for peace and resilience organized by International Labour Organization (ILO) last week. Highlighting the spirit of tripartism ...

Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project still on track, NGCP assures
MindaNews - 2018-08-29
"The biggest part of the MVIP is the right of way access and acquisition, which we expect to secure by the end of December 2018... We are reaching out to the public, especially all national and local government units, to collaborate with us for the ...

50 Munti families receive start-up livelihood package
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-29
Fresnedi said "Unlad Kabuhayan Laban sa Kahirapan" is a DOLE initiated program in cooperation with local government units aimed to assist self-employed workers in the informal sector who wish to establish or make their small livehlihood undertakings ...

Lawmaker worried over quick dismissal of impeachment cases vs SC justices
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 28) -- An opposition lawmaker said expediting the impeachment complaints against seven Supreme Court justices might mean immediate dismissal to clear the ...

Why not planes from the US?
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-28
To them we take our hats off. Just desserts, just rewards The appointment of Teresita Leonardo de Castro as chief justice of the Supreme Court is drawing mixed reactions from several sectors.

Supreme Court holds oral arguments on ICC withdrawal
Rappler - 2018-08-28
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - Oral arguments on the Philippines' withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) are scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, August 28, with Teresita Leonardo de Castro presiding on her first official day as Chief Justice.

No current jobs threat yet from AI, automation in labor front-DOLE
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-28
When it comes to doing business, companies still prefer to keep their operations labor-intensive. At least for now. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said it has yet to observe any ...

Advocacy group calls ICC withdrawal 'arbitrary', unconstitutional
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 28) -- With opposition senators not showing up in the first day of the Supreme Court arguments on the country's withdrawal from the International Criminal ...

Deposed Australia PM Turnbull set to quit parliament this week
Rappler - 2018-08-28
"As you know, my prime ministership has come to an end. The circumstances have appalled most Australians but again, I won't labor the point," he told the Monday meeting, Fairfax reported. "I have a strong view which I've made very clear publicly so it ...

Impeachment complaint vs SC justices referred to House panel
Rappler - 2018-08-28
MANILA, Philippines - The House plenary referred to the committee on justice the impeachment complaints filed against Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro and 6 associate justices. The committee referral was done during the ...

House, DBM agree to restore budget cuts in education, health, infra in 2019
Rappler - 2018-08-28
MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) have agreed to realign funds within the proposed cash-based P3.757-trillion 2019 budget to address huge cuts for key sectors like education, health, and ...

Online hiring up in second quarter -- report
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-28
The Philippines also saw a weaker performance in the second quarter for information technology and business process outsourcing sector, stagnating at a 9% growth all throughout the three months. This is 4% lower from first quarter results which noted a ...

Labor groups storm the streets against contractualization
Bulatlat - 2018-08-28
Workers from Technol Eight, OPTODEV, and Albert Smith were joined, among others, by employees from Unipak, Middleby, NutriAsia, and Jollibee Food Corporation. Earlier that day, it was reported that six vans of workers from Hanjin Heavy Industries and ...

MalacaƱang tells activist priest to file writ of amparo
Rappler - 2018-08-28
It can be filed, for free, before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan, or Regional Trial Courts. The writ is meant to protect persons from abuses by the military and police, and from extrajudicial killings. Picardal is ...

U.S., Mexico finalize trade pact; Canada to rejoin talks August 28
Rappler - 2018-08-28
WASHINGTON DC, USA - After months of intense negotiations, the United States and Mexico agreed Monday, August 27, on a thoroughly overhauled free trade pact, while talks with Canada are to begin Tuesday, August 28. The uncertainty around the 25-year-old ...

Acting CJ Carpio to talk on West Phil Sea in Baguio on Aug. 25
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-27
This is open to the public. Carpio is firm on his stand that the ... Last year, Carpio, then Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice, lectured at the University of the Cordilleras and encouraged highland students to uphold and assert the award of the ...

Developer eyes ecozone in Davao City
MindaNews - 2018-08-27
"We were caught in the trend of increasing land prices. It would have been better if we do it ... Abreeza Corporate Center, Ayala Business Center, Filandia IT Center, The Annex-SM City Davao IT Center, Damosa IT Park, and Matina IT Park.

IRR release signals deployment of caregivers to Japan under TIT
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-27
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Administrator Bernard B. Olalia said they are targeting to send the first batch of caregivers through the TIT next month. "September 1 will ...

C.A. okays forfeiture proceedings vs. local oil company
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-27
THE Court of Appeals has affirmed its decision giving a trial court the green light to proceed with the trial of the civil forfeiture case filed by the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC ...

BFGTF moves Trade Fair 2018 in new location
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-27
10), Mastering Social Media to Grow Your Business (Sept. 11), Simplified Accounting for Tax Purposes (Sept. 12), Marketing Essentials and Sales Strategies for Business (Sept. 13), and Business Continuity Planning (Sept. 14). Featured products in the trade ...

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