GMA Network workers hope to inspire others to 'fight for their rights'
Rappler - 2019-02-27
TAG said it is hoping to set a legal precedent for talents across networks. (READ: GMA-7's talents: We're thinking of future journalists) "We ask you to help us spread this news and hopefully inspire many others to fight for their rights, to not be scared ...

GMA 7 talents are regular employees, appellate court rules
Bulatlat - 2019-02-27
"This win in the CA is an affirmation for our cause," Masula said. While TAG recognizes that GMA 7 can still appeal to the Supreme Court, Masula is hopeful more than ever that the law is on the side of Filipino workers. "They have the vast resources ...

Michael Cohen apologizes to U.S. Senate panel for lying to Congress
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-27
Cohen is expected to give behind-the-scenes details raising questions of Trump's conduct in business and when he ... sentence after pleading guilty to tax crimes, campaign finance violations ...

CA upholds regular-employee status of GMA Network workers
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-26
THE Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld a National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) ruling that 96 "talents" working for GMA Network, Inc. are regular employees. In a 19-page decision dismissing a GMA petition and promulgated on Feb. 20, the CA special ...

C.A. denies GMA-7 petition on 96 media talents
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-26
The Court of Appeals (CA) has denied the petition filed by network giant GMA-7 seeking the reversal of the decision issued by the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) that declared 96 media ...

Manila Water income up 6% in 2018
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-26
MANILA WATER Co., Inc. posted a 6% increase in net income for 2018 to ... after the approval of its positive tariff adjustment and business plan, the Ayala-led company said. In a disclosure, the company said the year was capped by a healthy growth in ...

Distressed OFWs receive cash aid from OWWA
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-02-26
and Beatriz Ali of barangay San Esteban in Iguig town. RWO2 OIC-Supervising Administrative Officer Juvilyn Anns B. Gumabay together with the family welfare officers for the province of Cagayan, Crista Marie M. Buco and Rosemarie A. Catulin awarded the cash ...

Growing Hemp for CBD, Seed or Fiber
AG Professional - 2019-02-26
"Murray State University and the University of Kentucky are both looking ... We need infrastructure and people working together, because you always feel alone. As farmers, we have to be open, move forward together and share information."

OFWs can get special Vios promo from Toyota - here's how! - 2019-02-26
MANILA, Philippines -- To make it easier for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to achieve their dream of getting a car for their families, Toyota Motor Philippines is offering special Vios packages exclusive for the country's modern-day heroes. Under the ...

Dela Rosa on Chinese workers: Kung illegal, dapat gawing legal
Rappler - 2019-02-26
Kung may paraan na maging legal, macomply nila 'yung mga requirements. Depende na sa Bureau of Immigration 'yan," said Dela Rosa. (They are illegal so they have to be deported, if they are illegal. If there is a way for them to become legal, they should ...

DOLE to lead meeting on permits for foreign workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-26
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will lead on Friday, March 1, a high-level committee meeting that will discuss how the government could better address the growing number of ...

CA junks GMA plea to reverse NLRC ruling in labor case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-26
MANILA, Philippines -- The Court of Appeals (CA) has dismissed the petition filed by network giant GMA-7 seeking a reversal of the decision of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC ...

Arnell Ignacio resigns from OWWA post
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Comedian and TV host Arnell Ignacio has resigned from his post as deputy administrator at the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). OWWA Administrator Hans Cacdac ...

MalacaƱang assures illegal Chinese workers of due process
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-26
Metro Manila (February 26, CNN Philippines) -- MalacaƱang assured illegal Chinese workers of due process before deportation proceedings are applied against them, the presidential spokesperson ...

Administration senatorial bets dish out songs, dances, jokes in Cebu City
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-26
without elaborating what would happen to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and the Overseas Workers Welfare Office if a new agency is created. Instead, he spent most of his time ...

Looking towards real estate in 2019
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-26
Recent years will show that the Philippine property market has become one of the most valuable in all of Southeast Asia. In 2018, residential, office, and commercial segments in the industry have withstood the pressures of rising inflation, interest hikes ...

Commemoration ceremony, job fair to mark 33rd People Power anniversary on Monday
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 24) -- A commemoration ceremony and a job fair will mark the celebration of the 33rd anniversary of the EDSA People Power on Monday, February 25.

Duterte: Value freedom won at EDSA People Power revolution - 2019-02-26
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has reported that 12,000 job orders would be offered by 15 recruitment agencies, for health and service companies abroad. For his part, former senator Juan Ponce Enrile maintained that EDSA People Power 1 ...

Garment makers eye comeback
Inquirer - 2019-02-25
Foreign Buyers Association of the Philippines (Fobap) director Ding Buendia said there was a need for government subsidies, particularly for labor and power expenses, to bring down the cost of ...

Trust, but verify, tax returns
Inquirer - 2019-02-25
Tax evaders cannot have their cake and eat it ... the common sense policy that should be observed is "trust, but verify." Business documents, such as contracts and receipts, can be easily ...

The long-awaited settlement - 2019-02-25
To say that one has never gone through any conflict is a fallacy, at the very least. Slowly after going through even on experience, you realize that it can actually be a tipping point to force you to move forward. You realize that you do not want to sulk ...

BSP charter changes, rice tariff credit positive for Phillippines - 2019-02-25
Last year, he pointed out weather-related supply disruptions led to a decline in the growth of rice production, leading to an uptick in domestic rice prices as rice accounts for nearly 10 percent of the entire consumer price index basket. "We expect the ...

PHL needs 200K skilled workers for construction
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-25
The Department of Trade and Industry, which now has jurisdiction over Tesda, has instructed the latter to increase the number of its trainees in technical-vocational education and training related ...

Foreigners reminded of March 1 deadline to file annual report
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-25
THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Monday reminded foreigners registered with them that they have only four days left to accomplish and file their annual reports. BI Commissioner Jaime Morente ...

Govt eyeing P5-B revenue from taxing Pogo workers
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-25
In a Senate hearing last week, it was revealed there were inconsistencies in the records of foreign workers from the Bureau of Immigration (BI), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE ...

Edsa revisited: How Mrs. Aquino wrecked the entire govt
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-25
Suddenly, Aquino proceeded to read Proclamation 3, abolishing the 1973 Constitution, the Parliament, the Supreme Court, the office of the Prime Minister and all national and local positions.

UK assures continued GSP+ for Philippines exporters amid Brexit - 2019-02-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The British government has assured Philippine exporters they would continue to enjoy trade benefits under the European Union (EU) Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+), even after the UK leaves the trade bloc. "In terms of ...

POGOs to continue driving office space demand
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-25
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) last week asked the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) to require Philippine ... the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations Office. For real estate consultancy service firm Pinnacle Research, proof of tax ...

Phirst Park identifies 4 sites to develop in Laguna, Batangas
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-25
The BOC has suspended the implementation of one of its memorandum orders, in line with the implementation of the rules and regulations governing the registration of truckers that do business with ...

How redbaiting triggers the killing of activists in the Philippines
Bulatlat - 2019-02-25
The human rights situation deteriorated into an alarming level which forced the Supreme Court to promulgate the Writ of Amparo and Writ of Habeas Data as legal protection measures. Human rights became a major election issue in 2007. If these ...

LIST: 10 cases vs Maria Ressa, Rappler directors, staff since 2018
Rappler - 2019-02-25
MANILA, Philippines ... court case against her and the company. But it is the 11th overall if one includes administrative proceedings and complaints that are pending at the office of the prosecutor against Rappler Holdings Corporation, Rappler Inc ...

Filipina game changers share what it takes to be leaders in science, tech
Rappler - 2019-02-25
We get to improve stuff whether it's in technical processes or in application systems ... to international assignments, the lack of women [at] the table. It can be very discouraging.... Like when you go to conferences, and you're the only Asian woman ...

33rd EDSA anniversary marked as Marcoses plot comeback
Rappler - 2019-02-25
The Marcos heir is contesting the vice presidency of Robredo. A Supreme Court set to be packed by Duterte appointees will decide on Marcos' election protest. Robredo's spokesperson said the Vice President led a separate commemoration of the 33rd EDSA ...

Kim Jong-un impersonator deported from Vietnam ahead of summit
Rappler - 2019-02-25
The impersonator was told by Vietnamese immigration officials his visa was "invalid," but said he received no further explanation. "The real reason is I was born with a face looking like Kim Jong Un, that's the real crime," he told reporters Monday ...

Senatorial bets hit TRAIN law, fuel excise tax
Rappler - 2019-02-25
MANILA, Philippines - Senatorial candidates voiced their strong opposition against the Tax Reform of Inclusion and Acceleration (TRAIN) Law, which they claimed to be the reason behind the increasing prices of goods. During the second installment of ...

Regina King: Oscar win makes LA native the toast of Tinseltown
Inquirer Entertainment - 2019-02-25
Two of them came for roles on "American Crime," a raw anthology series exploring issues of race, discrimination and immigration. She won the third for her portrayal of a grieving mother on Net ...

Descendants help retell ordeal of comfort women
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-24
In 2004, the women through Centerlaw petitioned the Supreme Court to compel the Philippine government to represent all the victims of wartime military sexual slavery in seeking the accountability ...

ERC to review MORE application to service Iloilo
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-24
The BOC has suspended the implementation of one of its memorandum orders, in line with the implementation of the rules and regulations governing the registration of truckers that do business with ...

The Manila Bay crisis - 2019-02-24
as well as representatives of the Manila Water Company Inc. and Maynilad Water Services. The task force is expected to enforce relevant laws to ensure the rehabilitation and conservation of Manila Bay, improve its water quality, implement a comprehensive ...

EDSA is not colored yellow
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-24
Not being in the majority meant risking losing funding in their area...(and) risking a loss come 2019," an interview with Julio Teehankee, professor of political science at the De La Salle University brought out (Ibid.). "Old habits die hard," he ...

Otso Diretso balances the good and the bad of Aquino's endorsement
Rappler - 2019-02-24
Aquino received his first warrant of arrest post-presidency over the Mamasapano case, but the proceedings are on hold as the Supreme Court decides whether he should really just be charged with graft, or with 44 counts of reckless imprudence resulting in ...

Robredo: EDSA People Power not about partisan politics
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-24
Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. The younger Marcos lost to Robredo in the 2016 polls by 263,473 votes, and has a pending electoral protest before the Supreme Court.

Duterte: Let Chinese nationals work in Philippines
Global Nation - 2019-02-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Let the Chinese nationals work here in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte has said. During his speech at the campaign rally of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ...

General who wants to topple Netanyahu expands rival bloc
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-23
The leader of the socialist Meretz party asked the Labor party to negotiate a tieup, and Education Minister Naftali Bennett, chairman of the nationalist New Right party, called on Netanyahu to ...

Selling Sailing
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-23
It was developed to connect Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao to reduce the high cost of transporting people, goods and services ... importance in travel and trade and tourism, Arroyo recently ...

Duterte: Let the Chinese work here
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-23
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello, in an interview last Thursday said that he wants stricter penalties against companies who continue to hire illegal foreign workers.

'Abused' Saudi sisters trapped in Hong Kong risk deportation
Rappler - 2019-02-23
He declined to elaborate further. Immigration authorities said they would "not comment on individual cases". The sisters' concerns deepened after they learned from their lawyer that their passports were revoked in November, leaving them stateless.

Legal situation facing ISIS teen stripped of UK citizenship
Rappler - 2019-02-23
Begum is believed to be a British citizen by birth, not naturalized, but she could face complications if her parents' immigration status was not settled at the time of her birth. According to Bangladeshi law, a person "shall be a citizen of Bangladesh by ...

Labor Win bet turns on 'elite' Otso Diretso: Choose us instead
Rappler - 2019-02-23
MANILA, Philippines - Labor senatorial candidate Ka Leody de Guzman on Saturday, February 23, urged voters to consider their slate as the third and best alternative to senatorial tickets allied with the Duterte administration and the Liberal Party.

EU reaches compromise on new Copyright Directive
Lexology - 2019-02-23
In the meantime, in order to mitigate the risk of copyright infringement, service providers may face the choice of paying press publishers for a licence to ensure any snippets are authorised, or stop using snippets, which would inevitably have a ...

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