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 ...

Duterte doubts Carpio will accept chief justice nomination after De Castro
Rappler - 2018-08-27
MANILA, Philippines - Will Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio succeed Teresita De Castro as Chief Justice? For President Rodrigo Duterte, Carpio's refusal to accept a nomination to the top post after the ouster of Maria Lourdes Sereno still ...

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.

Duterte denies he appointed De Castro for supporting Sereno ouster
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 27) -- President Rodrigo Duterte denied claims he appointed Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro as the next Chief Justice for ...

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 ...

House panel sets Sept. 4 hearing on impeachment complaint vs 7 SC justices
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-26
Lourdes Sereno in a controversial petition for quo warranto, will be included in the Order of Business on Tuesday and will be referred to the justice committee the same day. "Our target is ...

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 ...

Italy allows some migrants off stranded boat amid EU row
Rappler - 2018-08-25
According to local media, 11 women and 5 men - two of whom are said to have tuberculosis - were given permission by the government to get off, following a request by the port's health authority for doctors to visit those on board. Prosecutors from ...

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 ...

House to expedite impeachment raps vs. 7 justices
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-24
This story was updated to include statements from Solicitor General Jose Calida, Oriental Mindoro Rep. Rey Umali, and law expert Tranquil Salvador. Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 24) -- The House of Representatives intends to move the impeachment ...

MinDA says economic growth to resolve conflict Mindanao
Davao Today - 2018-08-24
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines - For Mindanao to progress, the chief of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) has enjoined all the concerned stakeholders to resolve the armed conflict that has been plaguing the island for decades. "We need to ...

South Africa hits back at 'unfortunate' Trump tweet on land reform
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-24
The controversy began when Trump tweeted late Wednesday that he had asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to "closely study the ... a leading expert on land issues in South Africa and a professor at the University of the Western Cape, described Trump's ...

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 ...

One-stop shop for Boracay businesses gets 2-week extension
Rappler - 2018-08-23
MANILA, Philippines - The Boracay inter-agency task force decided to extend the operation of its one-stop shop by two weeks to give businesses more time to comply with the requirements needed to continue operations. The one-stop shop will now be open ...

Differentiate political economy from governance
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-23
This ensures that the regions will receive a higher share of all collected tax than the present Internal Revenue Allocation system. Second, an equalization fund is to be established and to be distributed to the more depressed regions through the ...

TESDA set to hold 'World Cafe of Opportunities' nationwide
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-23
TAGUIG CITY, Aug.23 (PIA)--The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority ... Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Labor and Employment ...

US Fed warns of 'consequential' risk from escalating trade wars
philstar.com - 2018-08-23
WASHINGTON -- An escalation of ongoing US trade disputes poses a "consequential downside risk" to the economy, which will make the job of the central bank more challenging, the US Federal Reserve warned Wednesday. But with the US economy continuing to ...

Lawmakers to file impeachment complaints against 7 SC justices
Rappler - 2018-08-23
MANILA, Philippines - Four lawmakers will file on Thursday, August 23, impeachment complaints against 7 Supreme Court (SC) justices who ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno 3 months ago. Associate Justices Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, Diosdado ...

Labor rights group dares DOLE: Implement properly Occupational Safety and Health law
Davao Today - 2018-08-23
DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- A labor rights group dared on Wednesday ... Rochelle Porras, director of the Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research (EILER), said the passage of the law ensures that "poor working conditions resulting to gross ...

CA bars BSP from disposing of Banco Filipino assets
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-22
It was closed in 1985 but was reopened nine years later after the SC declared the closure illegal and directed the BSP to allow the bank to resume its business operations. On March 17, 2011, however, the Monetary Board of the BSP placed Banco Filipino ...

OSG asks CA to reverse ruling against regularization of PLDT contractual employees
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-22
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday asked the Court of Appeals (CA) to reverse its July 31 ruling which nullified its order for Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) to regularize its 7,344 workers hired under the labor ...

DOLE asks CA to reverse decision vs worker regularization in PLDT
Rappler - 2018-08-22
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) asked the Court of Appeals (CA) on Wednesday, August 22 to reverse its July 31 ruling, which effectively voided the regularization order to PLDT Incorporated. On Wednesday, DOLE, through ...

Cambodia opposition leader denied bail again
Rappler - 2018-08-22
On Wednesday the Supreme Court in capital Phnom Penh rejected an appeal by Kem Sokha's lawyers to give him bail on grounds of ill health. Prosecutor Ouk Kimsith argued that if released, Kem Sokha could provoke "unrest in the society... his release would ...

The Derek Ramsay case-A discussion of the doctrine and its implications
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-22
Derek Arthur P. Ramsay (CTA En Banc No. 1413). The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA), en banc, decided this. While it was not elevated to the Supreme Court, it still holds sway and, in fact, may be considered by the Supreme Court if, and when, a similar case ...

FEU fetes its greatest alumnus of all time
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-22
Be proud. FEU has produced the best and the brightest graduates: Supreme Court Chief Justice Artemio Panganiban, Henry Sy of the SM Group, Lucio Tan of PAL, Alfonso Yuchengco of RCBC and Ramon Sy of Asia United Bank. FEU has competed and can compete with ...

Cardi B, Ariana Grande grab attention as VMAs take on immigration
InterAksyon - 2018-08-22
Cardi B. arrives at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards in Radio City Music Hall, New York, U.S., August 20, 2018 -(Reuters/Carlo Allegri TPX Images of the Day) New York rapper Cardi B kicked off the MTV Video Music Award (VMA) show on Tuesday (Philippine time ...

Job losses 'very minimal' under Trabaho bill - DOF
Rappler - 2018-08-22
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Finance (DOF) allayed fears there would be job losses under the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and Higher Quality Opportunities (Trabaho) bill. Finance Undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua said on Wednesday, August ...

Double pay for workers on August 21
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-22
Workers who would report for work on Aug. 21 will be paid double their salary on that day after President Rodrigo Duterte declared the said day a special non-working holiday, the Department of Labor and Employment said. The DoLE said Aug. 21 is a regular ...

Labor groups welcome law on occupational safety, health
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-22
Labor groups welcome a new law that will punish companies that fail to comply with safety and health standards. They say the law is good in principle but they hope the government can properly implement it.

Ministers offer to quit as Australia political crisis deepens
Rappler - 2018-08-22
Buoyed by his support, Dutton, seen as a more hardline conservative that the moderate Turnbull, attempted to soften his perceived tough guy image, earned as home affairs and immigration minister, and to lay out his policy agenda. The former police officer ...

Duterte to Muslims: 'Be brave, keep the faith'
philstar.com - 2018-08-22
MANILA, Philippines -- President Duterte has called on Filipino Muslims to be brave and keep the faith as the country deals with various challenges. "As Muslims all over the world honor this remarkable sacrifice, I hope that you will be more inspired to ...

DOF keen on higher alcoholic drink tax
philstar.com - 2018-08-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Finance (DOF) remains keen on pushing for reforms to increase the excise tax rates on alcoholic beverages under Package 2 Plus of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP). According to documents acquired by ...

Palace to Supreme Court: Junk petition vs Boracay closure
philstar.com - 2018-08-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court (SC) should junk a petition questioning the closure of Boracay for six months, according to MalacaƱang. In a 61-page comment filed last month, Solicitor General Jose Calida sought the dismissal of the petition to ...

Tax appeals court partially grants Pilipinas Shell excise tax refund petition
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-21
THE Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has partially granted the petition of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. for a refund on excise tax erroneously collected on its jet fuel imports by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). In a decision promulgated by the tax ...

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