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 ...

Inflation report to weigh on stocks
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-09-03
and Philippine Savings Bank which dipped 5.4 percent to P83.30. Global stock markets, meanwhile, wobbled Friday as US President Donald Trump eyed further tariffs even as roadblocks emerged on ...

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 ...

Theodore Te resigns from Supreme Court
Sun Star - 2018-09-03
In his resignation letter, Te said he will now return to full-time academic life. Te was a professor in the University of the Philippines before he was appointed to the SC. "I respectfully believe that I would be of great value to the judiciary and the ...

Supreme Court spokesman Ted Te resigns
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 3) -- Newly-appointed Chief Justice Teresita de Castro has accepted the resignation of Supreme Court spokesperson Theodore Te. This was confirmed by Te on ...

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 ...

Grant of rebates to qualified Owwa members reset to 2019
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-02
QUALIFIED Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) members will have to wait up to next year for their rebates. This, after Owwa said it will need more time to determine those who could ...

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 ...

Sereno to Filipinos: Have courage to stop martial law
Rappler - 2018-09-02
"After the Supreme Court has demonstrated its capability to perform the unconstitutional ouster of its own chief justice, it can no longer be relied upon to stand as the guardian of the Constitution and the rule of law," said De Lima in letter sent from ...

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 ...

Falling on deaf ears
philstar.com - 2018-09-01
Around 83 percent of the respondents affirmed that fiscal incentives do compensate for higher costs of doing business in the Philippines, and that without these incentives, investors will locate elsewhere. AmCham pointed out that as the country moves ...

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 ...

Bello: No misuse of P1.9-B DOLE funds
Rappler - 2018-08-31
Despite the administrative cost issues raised by Bertiz, Bello on Thursday sought to increase their budget for personnel services, so DOLE can hire 2,000 more labor inspectors that will examine compliance of business establishments to labor laws.

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 ...

DFA: WPS joint exploration deal will be legal
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-30
Cayetano said, "Rest assured that we are working on a legal framework where both countries will be agreeable and would pass the Supreme Court in flying colors." He also assured the public that ...

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 ...

Don McGahn to leave job as White House counsel, Trump says
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-30
Se ssions eventually did recuse himself, giving his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, the ultimate authority to appoint a special counsel. But for McGahn, the President's order to fire Mueller was a bridge ...

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 ...

Philippines affirms deportation of Australian nun Patricia Fox
Rappler - 2018-08-29
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines' Bureau of Immigration (BI) affirmed its earlier deportation of Sister Patricia Fox after it denied the motion for reconsideration filed by the Australian missionary nun. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra confirmed ...

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 ...

Dumaguete City cited 2nd most efficient city in PH
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-29
Mayor Remollo also enhanced the Business One Stop Shop or BOSS to assist all entrepreneurs ... The city posts an excess collection of P91.4 million in revenues due to the aggressive tax collection and sound fiscal management of all responsible officials ...

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 ...

3rd Circ. Won't Revive Copyright Suit Over Fox's 'Empire'
Law360 - 2018-08-29
Law360 (August 28, 2018, 11:24 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Tuesday refused to revive a Philadelphia actor-turned-writer's copyright infringement suit accusing the creator of the Fox television drama "Empire" of poaching from his pitched pilot about an ...

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.

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