Supreme Court endorses Justice Martires as next Ombudsman
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- Associate Justice Samuel Martires was unanimously recommended by his peers at the Supreme Court to replace Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, who is retiring on July 26. Supreme Court Spokesperson Theodore Te on ...

Henry intensifies into tropical storm as it leaves PAR
Rappler - 2018-07-17
The Supreme Court (SC), meanwhile, suspended work for its personnel starting noon. The SC said "discretion is given to presiding justices of third level courts and executive judges of trial courts in Metro Manila and other affected areas to suspend work ...

OWWA scholars graduate with flying colors
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-17
but also in promoting education by making college accessible and unburdensome. (ALT-PIA9/Zamboanga Sibugay/OWWA-9 Press Release) The Philippine Information Agency is the official public information arm of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines.

OWWA scholars graduate with flying colors
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-17
Physical Education and Health at St. Columban College, Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur. Equally accomplished beneficiaries are Ms. Charmis C. Estanel who graduated from St. Joseph College of Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte with the degree of Bachelor of ...

LIVE List: Flooded areas on July 17
philstar.com - 2018-07-17
"Henry" was last seen 230 km west of Calayan, Cagayan. July 17, 2018 - 9:53am Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, acting chief justice, has suspended work for Supreme Court personnel from noon on Tuesday. Presiding justices and executive judges of ...

SC reprimands same-sex marriage petitioner over improper attire
philstar.com - 2018-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court (SC) has admonished the lawyer who filed a petition seeking the legalization of same-sex marriage in the country for wearing improper attire in court. In a five-page resolution promulgated on July 3, the high court ...

China launches campaign against online copyright infringement
ECNS - 2018-07-17
Chinese authorities Monday kicked-off a campaign against Internet platform copyright infringement. The campaign, jointly launched by the National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC), the Cyberspace Administration, the Ministry of Industry and ...

Tell It to SunStar: Wage boards told to act fast
Sun Star - 2018-07-17
The Western Visayas (Region 6 ... Lorenzo L. Sevilla of Central Philippines State University, Negros Occidental

DOLE MisOcc completes 2-storey provincial field office bldg
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-17
OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental, July 12 (PIA)--Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-X Misamis Occidental Provincial Field Office (Mis. Occ. PFO) has finally attained the actualization of the proposed two-storey office building, the first ever in ...

T. Padilla fire victims get help
philstar.com - 2018-07-17
The distribution of assistance was led by North District Rep. Raul Del Mar in coordination with the Department of Social Welfare and Development-7, Department of Labor and Employment-7, and the Pilipinong May Puso Foundation of philanthropist Wen Velasco.

Los Angeles, New York poised to make waves next summer
sports.abs-cbn.com - 2018-07-17
So we consider the East Rutherford version of the Nets to have been a New ... as was described by The New York Times then, "the high school star Kobe Bryant." By 2010, after leading the Lakers to a threepeat, Shaq was long gone from Los Angeles ...

More than a million Europeans spoke out to stop internet-destroying censorship rules, but the fight's not over
Boing Boing - 2018-07-16
Ten days ago, the European Parliament dealt a major blow to a radical proposal that would force online services to deploy copyright bots to examine everything posted by users and block anything that might be a copyright infringement; the proposal would ...

Judge Kavanaugh On Intellectual Property
Law360 - 2018-07-16
Law360 (July 16, 2018, 3:30 PM EDT) -- Each time a new potential justice is presented for the U.S. Supreme Court, it is a time-honored tradition to pour over the nominee's earlier writings, looking for clues as to their views on various issues. So what are ...

Federal court says Epic can go ahead with its lawsuit against teen
TechSpot - 2018-07-16
What just happened? A federal court in North Carolina has ruled that Fortnite creator Epic can go ahead with its lawsuit against a 14-year-old for copyright infringement. The case had been held up for months while the judge considered a letter from the ...

DOLE mulling new ID system for OFWs after controversies
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-16
In a phone interview, Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III told Business Mirror he already directed Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Administrator Hans Cacdac to head the committee that will study the proposal. "I told ...

C.A. upholds P.A.L. in case earlier retirement for female flight attendants
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-16
Aside from safety issues, the CA said the provision in question was in accordance with the provisions of the Labor Code, which allows employers and employees to fix the applicable retirement age at 60 years or below, "provided that the employees ...

Federalism is the spoiler of the Cordillera autonomy party
Rappler - 2018-07-16
BAGUIO, Philippines - There were no work and classes ... "Katutubong Pilipino Katuwang sa Pagbabago," which commenced at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City last July 4. In this summit, their battlecryieshwere "Yes to federalism ...

CA upholds PAL's early retirement of female flight attendants
Rappler - 2018-07-16
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) on Monday, July 16, cited the biological differences between men and women when it arrived at a ruling that the early retirement of female Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight attendants was necessary to ensure ...

World Cup win symbolizes unity, diversity - French Ambassador in PH
Rappler - 2018-07-16
MANILA, Philippines - The joyous celebrations did not end after Bastille Day as the French Ambassador in Manila Nicolas Galey witnessed a young and diverse France national team secure the country's second FIFA World Cup title after 20 years. After going ...

SC finds same-sex marriage lawyer guilty of contempt for improper attire
Rappler - 2018-07-16
Falcis was found guilty of direct contempt of court for wearing improper attire to a preliminary conference held at the Supreme Court (SC) last June 5, weeks before historic oral arguments were held on his petition. Falcis attended the conference presided ...

World Cup win gives French something to bask in, if only for a day
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-16
This picture taken from the top of the Arch of Triumph (Arc de Triomphe) on July 15, 2018 shows people lighting flares as they celebrate after France won the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match against Croatia, on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris.

DOLE urges workers to assert rights to dignity at work
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-16
MANILA, JULY 16 (PIA)--The labor department urged workers to assert their right to be treated with dignity, and ensure that they are provided with a safe working environment free from all forms of harassment. Labor Undersecretary Joel Maglunsod conducts ...

SONA 2018
UNTV - 2018-07-16
Signed on August 3, 2017, the measure also specifically provides free miscellaneous and other school fees ... of the expertise of science, technology or innovation experts of Filipino descent. R.A. 11036 or the Philippine Mental Health Law A landmark ...

Legal experts weigh in on the draft federal constitution
InterAksyon - 2018-07-16
A professor of constitutional law in a number of law schools, La Vi├▒a noted the lack of express prohibition ... also calls for "two (2) from Luzon, two (2) from Visayas, and two (2) from Mindanao one of whom shall represent the Bangsamoro."

Bacolod-based biz group not filing appeal, exemption on wage wike
Sun Star - 2018-07-16
RTWPB-Western Visayas Chairman Johnson Ca├▒ete, also the regional director of the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole)-Western Visayas, earlier said aggrieved parties and companies may submit an appeal or seek exemptions, respectively, within 10 days ...

Robredo camp to SC: Ignore Calida's opinion on ballot shading threshold
Rappler - 2018-07-16
MANILA, Philippines - The lead lawyer of Vice President Leni Robredo wants the Supreme Court (SC) to disregard Solicitor General Jose Calida's opinion supporting the 50% shading threshold in the vice presidential electoral protest. Veteran election ...

EFF blasts Japan over piracy website blocking proposal
ZDNet - 2018-07-16
An EFF blog post argued that website blocking is a "terrible" solution to copyright infringement problems. According to EFF, such blocks can be easily circumvented; risk capturing lawful expression; and violate "national and international principles of ...

Microsoft wants regulation of facial recognition technology to limit 'abuse'
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-16
Last month, Microsoft was scrutinized for its working relationship with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE had been enforcing the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that separated children from their parents when they ...

Government, CPP at odds over localized peace talks
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-16
Lorenzana said it was the money collected by the reds under the guise of the "revolutionary taxation scheme" that was wasted. "While we are at it, let us also include the money spent to maintain your luxurious lifestyle in the Netherlands. Now, that is a ...

Intellectual property, not monopoly
China Daily - 2018-07-16
"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 as ...

Remittances seen rising by nearly 10% in May
philstar.com - 2018-07-15
It said remittances may grow between five and six percent this year. In February, the Department of Labor and Employment issued a total deployment ban as ordered by President Duterte due to a series of reports involving abuse and death of Filipino workers ...

Salvador Dali Foundation Sues Museum in California
Art Fix Daily - 2018-07-15
The Salvador Dali Foundation has sued the Dali17 Museum in Monterey, Calif., for copyright infringement. The suit claims the two-year-old museum is illegally profiting from the surrealist artist's name, likeness, and the reproduction of his copyrighted ...

No one interested in chief justice post -- JBC member
philstar.com - 2018-07-15
Lawyer Jose Mejia, regular member of the JBC representing academe, bared that as of July 13, no application or nomination has been submitted to the JBC since the Supreme Court (SC) made final its ruling that ousted Ma. Lourdes Sereno as chief justice last ...

DoF lines up more tax reforms
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-15
The department targets Congress to approve all packages this year, including the Package 1B on general and estate tax amnesty; the second package on corporate income tax and fiscal incentives; and the Package 2+ on further hikes in tobacco and alcohol ...

BIR told to drop P28-M tax case vs Hard Rock Caf├ę
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-15
Fabon-Victorino, the BIR in May 6, 2015 sent a Formal Assessment Notice (FAN) to Hard Rock Caf├ę that claimed the business had deficiency percentage tax of P27,799,898.28 representing 18% amusement tax from its P100,835,374.21 gross sales and receipts for ...

Foreign divorce in mixed marriages
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-15
In a recent landmark ruling in Republic of the Philippines v. Marelyn Tanedo Manalo (GR 221029, April 24, 2018), the Supreme Court held that a foreign divorce secured by a Filipino is also considered valid in the Philippines, even if it is the Filipino ...

Dureza to AFP: return P192.5M PAMANA fund for Maguindanao roads
MindaNews - 2018-07-15
Dureza said the remaining amount -- 57.5 million -- was not released because of the Supreme Court ruling declaring the DAP funds illegal. Dureza took over OPAPP on June 30, 2016 when President Rodrigo Duterte became President. At that time, the delays ...

A Thai cave, an extraordinary tale and a captivated world
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-15
This story deftly managed that. The enemies were diffuse--nature and the ticking clock. There was no backstory of refugees or immigration or gun control or economic disparity. There were, to most of the world watching, no politics whatsoever. Additionally ...

DOF Pitching tax-reform packages 3, 4 in end-July
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-15
THE Department of Finance (DOF) will submit to Congress before the end of July its proposal for the third and fourth packages under the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP). This, even as several leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives ...

Pondering while celebrating
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-15
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Ofreneo: Proposed Charter weak in protecting workers
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-15
State statistics showed that in 2017 there were 15.1 million workers who belong to this sector. They are those employed in family-operated farm of business; self employed; or classified as unpaid family workers. The International Labour Organization (ILO ...

SC to power firms: Heed requirements before disconnecting users
Rappler - 2018-07-15
The decision stemmed from a case between Manila Electric Company (Meralco) and Nordec Philippines. Meralco had overbilled Nordec Philippines some P5,625 in 1987, though its electricity supply was switched off. "It is also worth noting that during a third ...

Suffocating Financial Power Means Mismatches in Copyright Cases
TorrentFreak - 2018-07-15
That analysis is from the EFF, who note that a victory would "create new uncertainty and risk for distributors of any software that could be used to engage in copyright infringement." But while a decisive win for the telecoms companies on these grounds ...

YouTube launches Copyright Match tool to fight content stealing and duplication
BetaNews - 2018-07-15
YouTube says that it has been testing the tool for almost a year and is now ready to open it up to a larger portion of its community YouTube has faced criticism for failing to do enough to prevent copyright infringement on the platform, and this latest ...

Labor rights issues intensified under two years of Duterte (Part 2)
Bulatlat - 2018-07-15
MANILA -- The Philippines was among the top 10 countries across the globe to be worst for workers, according to the Global Rights Index for 2018 released last June 8 by the International Trade Union Confederation. In a scale of 1 to 5, the Philippines is ...

Labor rights issues intensified under two years of Duterte (Part 1)
Bulatlat - 2018-07-15
These include big-brand companies such as the Jollibee Foods Corporation, Monde Nissin, Unipak Sardines, Middleby Corporation. The Labor Department has seen that labor laws are being violated and the workers who render services for more than six (6 ...

Return P193-M PAMANA fund, military told
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-15
The original project amount of P250 million was not fully released due to the subsequent Supreme Court ruling declaring the DAP funds illegal, OPAPP said. When Dureza took over OPAPP in mid-2016, the office noted the delays had caused serious concern among ...

'Scrap term limits to end dynasties'
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-15
He added the United States, for instance, elected officials like legislators, and even Supreme Court justices had enjoyed unlimited terms. "They can serve as long as they can," Alvarez said. "We should give value to the fact that the longer a ...

De Lima files bill to shield campus journalists from harassment
Rappler - 2018-07-15
The Supreme Court in its 2000 ruling in Miriam College vs the Court of Appeals, however, provided an exception under the current law: The school administration can suspend students and even prevent publication "when such articles materially disrupt class ...

Surfing on the side of the TRAIN
philstar.com - 2018-07-14
This Sunday, allow me to go back to my bread and butter, and point out or remind everyone of some of the benefits that come with the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law that should be maximized: 1. The REIT law can now be implemented.

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