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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Duterte, labor groups to commemorate Nat'l Heroes' Day
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 27) -- President Rodrigo Duterte will head to the Libingan ng Mga Bayani while various groups will march to Manila to commemorate National Heroes' Day on Monday.

A return to normal
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-26
From January 1975 to November 1978, she served as a legal assistant and as member of the technical staff of the late Chief Justice Fred Ruiz Castro. In December 1978, she moved to the Department ...

The millennial Filipino CPAs
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-26
He is currently taking up Master in Accountancy Major in Taxation at the University of the East. He is connected with RX Global Sales and Mktg.

Australia's sixth PM in a decade. Why does it seem so ungovernable?
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-26
"For instance, the Liberal Party was traditionally an anti-labor party, comprised of white-collar capitalists. Now the party consists of a ramshackle collective of social conservatives, social ...

De Castro named new Supreme Court chief justice
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-25
Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro has been named the Supreme Court (SC) chief justice, a little over a month before she retires from the High Court. Justice Secretary and Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) Ex Officio Member Menardo I. Guevarra said ...

Elmer Borlongan draws denizens
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-24
After decades of absence from his alma mater, the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts, Elmer Borlongan returned on Aug. 10 to launch his exhibition entitled "Denizens" at the UP Corredor Gallery. Like a long-lost son eager to reunite ...

Three make JBC cut for SC chief
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-24
The Judicial and Bar Council on Friday submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte a shortlist of three senior associate justices of the Supreme Court as candidates for the post of chief justice ...

Winner and losers in the proposed constitution
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-24
The biggest losers under the proposed constitution are local governments, the Senate as we know it, the judiciary, and most serious of all the economy and social justice. Human rights is advanced in the proposed constitution which introduces novel ...

Scott Morrison sworn in as new Australian PM after bitter coup
Rappler - 2018-08-24
SYDNEY, Australia (3rd UPDATE) - Scott Morrison was sworn in as Australia's seventh prime minister in 11 years Friday, August 24, after a stunning party revolt against Malcolm Turnbull, which the new leader admitted had left the government "bruised and ...

Impeachment process against anti-Sereno justices to be expedited -- GMA
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-24
THE House of Representatives (HoR) to "expedite" the impeachment process against the seven Supreme Court associate justices who ruled in favor of the quo warranto case that ousted former chief justice Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno, according to House ...

Magnificent 7 file impeachment case vs. 7 S.C. justices
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-23
Members of the Magnificent 7 on Thursday filed impeachment complaints against seven justices of the Supreme Court in connection with their decision to oust former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes A.

4 Chief Justice applicants slapped with impeachment rap for voting vs. Sereno
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 23) -- Four of the five applicants for the Chief Justice post will face impeachment raps, following a complaint filed by opposition lawmakers Thursday. Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman, Magdalo Partylist Rep.

Bank accounts tied to P2-billion drug hoard convict frozen
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-23
The appellate court reinstated the freeze order covering Banco de Oro Account Number 4898009067 jointly owned by Jeffrey and Jean; and Metrobank Account Number 7640028854 owned by Jin. It held that the Regional Trial Court in Manila City erred in lifting ...

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