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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Peter Lim eludes arrest
philstar.com - 2018-08-21
The court also issued a hold-departure order against Lim to prevent him from leaving the country. Records at the Bureau of Immigration show that the businessman remains in the country.

Illegal recruiter promising P100K salary in South Korea falls in entrapement
UNTV - 2018-08-21
Flora Guzman was reported by three of her hopeful recruits after she demanded medical and training fees ranging from P70,000 ... which is held during the celebration of the National Liberation Day of Korea, was announced in the Panmunjom Declaration ...

Caguioa stays in charge of Marcos poll protest
philstar.com - 2018-08-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa will remain in charge of the resolution of the electoral protest of former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. against Vice President Leni Robredo before the Supreme Court ...

Unsafe workplace: Employers face sanctions
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-20
Under the legislation, employers with "willful failure or refusal" to comply with OSHS, or with the compliance order from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), will be fined a maximum of P100,000 per day until they correct the said ...

Caguioa stays as justice-in-charge of Marcos-Robredo case
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-20
ASSOCIATE Justice Benjamin Caguioa will remain as the justice-in-charge of the election protest filed by Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. against Vice President Maria Leonor G. Robredo in connection with the alleged fraud in the vice-presidential ...

Nueva Ecija raid yields P200M worth of fake cigarettes, arrest of 17 Chinese
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-20
Also intercepted were fake cigarettes of assorted brands, six cigarette-making machines, cigarette raw materials and fake Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) tax stamps stacked inside three boxes. The raid stemmed from a directive issued by Customs ...

Duterte signs law ensuring safety in workplaces
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-20
The Republic Act No. 11058 or "An Act Strengthening Compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards" (OSHS) also imposes penalties on employers that do not to follow the health and safety standards set by the Philippine labor code and ...

Solon trains gun on grafters at BIR
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-20
House Minority Leader and Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez on Sunday said Congress must look for ways to end corruption in the Bureau of Internal Revenue, instead of passing the proposed Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High Quality Opportunities.

How this government facility is saving Philippine textiles
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-20
Manila ... of the Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI), which promises to bridge the gap between raw materials production and the distribution of apparel. The PTRI is the textile and research arm of the Department of Science and Technology ...

South Koreans enter North to reunite with kin split by war
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-20
In Photo: South Koreans leave for North Korea to take part in family reunions with their North Korean family members at the customs, immigration and quarantine office in Goseong, South Korea, on Monday. About 200 South Koreans and their family members ...

The natives are restless
philstar.com - 2018-08-20
It seems that the October 2018 Board Exams has been designed to test examinees on accountancy and taxation based on the "old law" and the latest law a.k.a TRAIN 1. Something is very wrong about this considering the fact that accountancy students who ...

Worries on the economy
philstar.com - 2018-08-20
Then there is Harry Roque, an economics illiterate. Contrary to his statement that six percent is high naman, that barely keeps us in place. We need do eight percent or higher to keep pace with our high population growth rate. Saying we are among the top ...

Is Embedding Tweets, A Copyright Infringement: Case Study Justin Goldman vs Breitbart News Network & Ors., Heavy Inc
Mondaq - 2018-08-19
On July 2, 2016, the plaintiff Justin Goldman clicked a photograph of Tom Brady, a football quarterback for the New England Patriots, with Boston Celtics Manager Danny Ainge and others in East Hampton and posted it on his snapchat story speculating that ...

Filipino-Chinese business group backs Duterte's TRAIN 2
philstar.com - 2018-08-19
MANILA, Philippines -- A Filipino-Chinese business group has expressed their approval of the proposed Package 2 of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion or TRAIN law. The Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry ...

'Htler Schntzl,' Nazi salute dolls, SS-themed liquors: How far right skirts German hate laws
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-19
Germany has seen a resurgence in far-right sentiment over the last few years ... He points to his world map of travels, studded with pins across Asia and the Middle East. "I love all these countries and I have friends all over the world!

Jesse and Leni, persons for others
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-18
On his sixth death anniversary and by way of showing solidarity with his wife Leni Robredo, now the vice president of the Philippines and who is constantly ... at the same time I was studying in Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan. He must have been ...

Filipino 'prosumers' want brands to tackle social issues - study
Rappler - 2018-08-18
MANILA, Philippines- Calls to boycott brands engaging in unfair labor practices and the growing popularity of environment-friendly items are just some of the latest trends in business, according to a study, and brands have to adapt and take a stand if ...

Duterte to invoke Alunan doctrine on private armies in upcoming elections
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 17) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday that he will invoke the Alunan doctrine on what constitutes a private army in the upcoming months in preparation for next year's elections. "Sabihin ko sa COMELEC, i ...

Rappler asks CA to revoke SEC shutdown order
Rappler - 2018-08-17
"Even the PDRs of GMA Holdings and ABS Holdings, and other agreements containing similar negative covenants entered into by corporations with foreign equity restrictions and foreign entities such as banks and financial institutions would be at risk of ...

PIA pledges support to massive Federalism advocacy campaign
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-17
"The Federal Government and the Federated Regions shall ensure that taxation shall be uniform, equitable and progressive. No double taxation shall be allowed," Bocobo explained. He further explained that under the proposed system, Federated Regions ...

Financing economic growth
philstar.com - 2018-08-16
So it was sort of a reunion for both of us after a long while and reminisced how we got to be friends despite the adversarial relations that media members had to observe with primary news sources like Sec. Dominguez. Sharing vignettes with younger ...

Calida files petition to prevent probe on security agency
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 16) -- Solicitor General Jose Calida has filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to halt a Senate inquiry on a security agency owned by his family. The petition, a copy of which was obtained Thursday, named Senator ...

Two Chief Justice applicants defend multi-million peso wealth increases
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 16) -- Two applicants for Chief Justice on Thursday defended increases in their income as declared in their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth (SALN). Supreme Court Associate Justices Lucas Bersamin and ...

Labor strike notices grew 18.7% in H1-DOLE data
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-16
The five labor strike cases were from Goodyear Steel Pipe Corp., Ateneo de Manila University, Middleby Philippines Inc., NutriAsia Inc. and Valencia Rubbertex Inc. Except for the case of Valencia Rubbertex Inc., all of the said cases were successfully ...

Rise of freelance work force
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-16
Both houses of Congress are currently deliberating a priority bill of ... Some are displaced employees, while others are college graduates who are unable to find quality jobs. A number of enterprising students are into freelancing because it is a source ...

Inclusive growth, fiscal discipline
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-16
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says along with other reforms such as the long-due modernization of the tax system and improvements in the ease of doing business, the Duterte administration envisioned the infrastructure program to reduce poverty ...

Singapore maritime industry awards almost $1.9 million in scholarships
hrmasia.com - 2018-08-16
Together with contributions from the government and local seafarer unions, the total pot came up to almost S$1.9 million - all for funding university studies in maritime and other selected subject areas. The contributing companies hail from across all ...

BSP honors outstanding partners in Region X, Caraga
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-16
The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA ... Regional Welfare Office X and La Salle University. The Misamis Occidental Provincial Library and Information Center and Caraga State University received the Outstanding Regional KRN Partners ...

BIR padlocks hardware store in CDO
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-16
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, August 15 (PIA)--The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in Region 16 temporarily closed a hardware store here due to under-declaration of sales. The closure order was served by BIR-16 officials to CKL Builders in Gusa on Tuesday ...

Duterte reconsidering Israel, Jordan trips
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 15) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said he is having second thoughts about pushing through with his visits next month to Israel and Jordan. Duterte expressed his hesitation in a speech late Tuesday, citing travel costs ...

More groups back economic managers on federalism apprehensions
philstar.com - 2018-08-14
Institute of Corporate Directors, Investment House Association of the Philippines, Judicial Reform Initiative, National Real Estate Association, Organizations of Socialized Housing Developers of the Philippines and People Management Association of the ...

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