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 ...

TRAIN 2, the kinder
philstar.com - 2018-08-19
I was listening to the conversation between my wife and our trusted household staff about the leftover change from the grocery money. Well, there is no change and our household staff was proud to say she made a big "abono" (advance payment). Inflation ...

How damaged assets can reduce your income tax
Rappler - 2018-08-19
Noncompliance with these guidelines may result in the disallowance or rejection of the deduction during the audit examination of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). To avoid the disallowance, it is important to know and comply with the deadline for ...

JBC to hold interviews in September for CA justice
philstar.com - 2018-08-19
Davao del Norte RTC Branch 34 Dax Xenos, and Makati City RTC Branch 146 Judge Encarnacion Jaja Moya. Ampuan is reportedly the brother-in-law of Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission chairman Dante Jimenez, who also chaired the Volunteers Against Crime ...

Bihar report details abuse, neglect in care homes across Indian state
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-19
The report was submitted to the Bihar government in April but made public Thursday after ... Speaking to reporters on August 8 on his way to the local court, Brajesh denied the allegations and insisted that he is being framed for political reasons.

'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!

Flood rescue stepped up as more torrential rain batters Kerala
Rappler - 2018-08-18
KOCHI, India (UPDATED) - Rescuers in helicopters and boats fought through renewed torrential rain on Saturday, August 18, to reach stranded villages in India's Kerala state as the toll from the worst monsoon floods in a century rose above 320 dead.

Private hospitals doubt TRAIN 2 will benefit them
philstar.com - 2018-08-18
The measure seeks to cut corporate income tax from 30 percent to 25 percent and take away fiscal incentives, including tax exemption, from hundreds of businesses in export processing zones. The business sector is jittery about the erstwhile TRAIN-2.

What is fiscal deficit and why should it be controlled?
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-18
Standard & Poor maintained the local economy's 'BBB' rating. However, some agencies have flagged the risks of a possible credit downgrade. These include the country's fast-rising inflation, the possibility of a widening fiscal defict amid the government's ...

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 ...

The importance of international law to the Philippines
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-18
Concomitantly, we cannot remain silent. According to my esteemed friend, Acting Supreme Court Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, the inaction of a State which is faced with a situation constituting threat or infringement of its rights refers to acquiescence ...

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 ...

U.S. government still holds 565 immigrant children
Rappler - 2018-08-18
(READ: 700 separated children still in U.S. custody after deadline) The Department of Homeland Security, which polices illegal immigration, said a number of parents accepted being sent back over the border, leaving the children to remain in the United ...

Venezuela court seeks extradition of Maduro opponents
Rappler - 2018-08-18
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's highest court on Friday, August 17 authorized the government to demand the extradition of exiled former state prosecutor Luisa Ortega and former oil chief Rafael Ramirez - both opponents of President Nicolas Maduro.

City ties up with PH Fiber Industry for abaca propagation project
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-17
It shall, likewise, provide quality seeds for abaca propagation, additional materials and labor and allocate 30-percent of hardened abaca seedlings to the city for its own dispersal. PFIDA shall also provide technical assistance and supervision of ...

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 ...

Pushing energy efficiency
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-08-17
and zero-rated value added tax. In an ideal world, all new projects undertaken by the government and business sector should be designed to be as energy efficient as possible. But because we live in the real world where businessmen may have different ...

Better screening of cases can address Supreme Court backlog
Rappler - 2018-08-17
MANILA, Philippines - Better screening of cases can address the backlog in the Supreme Court instead of breaking it up into 4 high courts, former SC associate justice Vicente Mendoza said. In a Rappler Talk interview on Wednesday, August 15, Mendoza said ...

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 ...

PIA reiterates 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 ...

A US lawmaker and the Aquino regime spread fake news to destroy the Marcoses
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-16
THE cruelty that the yellows did on the Marcoses did not spare even former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, the man who led the military-backed Edsa uprising in 1986 that installed Corazon Cojuangco Aquino into the presidency. President Cory Aquino ...

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 ...

Bataan investors defend need for incentives
Rappler - 2018-08-16
Trabaho bill at a glance: The measure aims to cut corporate income taxes by 2 percentage points per ... for investors to have enough time to adjust to the new tax scheme. The DOF estimated that the government lost some P178 billion in potential revenue ...

BSP sees prices reaching peak in August, September
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 16) -- The rise in prices of widely-used goods will likely be at its fastest pace in August or September, a central bank official said. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo on Wednesday said ...

Duterte likely to resign if Bongbong Marcos wins protest
UNTV - 2018-08-16
He added that the Congress is now working on the draft of the second tax reform package of the Duterte administration ... Joining the President in the visit is a business delegation representing different sectors of the Philippine economy.

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 ...

Remittances drop 4.5% in June on weak labor demand
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-16
The BSP also cited Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) data, showing that the number of deployed land-based workers dropped by 3.28 percent year-on-year, while that of sea-based workers fell by 14.62 percent. This is the second time the ...

PNP forms tracker teams to arrest Peter Lim
philstar.com - 2018-08-16
He also reiterated that Lim is in the country, per records of the Bureau of Immigration (BI). "Per BI records, he left for a short trip abroad last March but returned after a few days. So Peter Go Lim is supposed to be in the country," he said.

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 ...

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 ...

Anybody can be tagged as terrorist in PH - Aussie prof
Davao Today - 2018-08-15
The charge that he participated in a rally during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in November 2015 ... which I previously lectured on at the Open University, U.K., and the circumstances of indigenous people and their environmental custody of the ...

SolGen backs Carlos Celdran's appeal for acquittal over 'Damaso' ruling
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 15) -- Tour guide and cultural activist Carlos Celdran got an ally in the Office of the Solicitor General in seeking acquittal on a charge for "offending religious feelings" over his 2010 anti-Church stunt. In a 20 ...

House seeks to punish more acts of job discrimination vs women
Rappler - 2018-08-15
HB 6769 seeks to amend Article 133 of the Labor Code of the Philippines to explicitly include the following as discriminatory acts against women subject to penalties: Favoring a male employee over a female employee with respect to assignment of duties ...

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 ...

Nicaragua sharply cuts budget because of unrest
Rappler - 2018-08-15
A fiscal and tax reform was needed to make up for the diminished growth, he added, warning that "those who must pay will be made to pay." That warning appeared to be aimed at Nicaragua's business owners who have abandoned Ortega because of the deadly ...

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 ...

Weather to improve but rains to persist -- Pagasa
philstar.com - 2018-08-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Residents of Metro Manila can expect improvement in the weather by tomorrow but rains will persist over the northern part of Luzon until the weekend, state meteorologists said. The southwest monsoon, which was enhanced by three ...

SC nixes P25-billion financial aid to shuttered Banco Filipino
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-14
THE Supreme Court has upheld a ruling by the Court of Appeals barring the release of up to P25 billion in financial assistance and other regulatory reliefs to the defunct Banco Filipino Savings and Mortgage Bank. In a 26-page ruling penned by Associate ...

LGUs buck tax amnesty, decry intrusion on powers
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-14
THE League of Provinces of the Philippines on Tuesday expressed opposition to Part B of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law, which seeks to grant tax amnesty. At a hearing of the House Committee on Ways and Means, Angelica Sanchez ...

DoF discovers fake cigarette machines
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-14
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III on Tuesday ordered the Bureau of Internal Revenue and Bureau of Customs to track the source of counterfeit cigarette machines that were allegedly smuggled into the country. Dominguez instructed officials of the BIR ...

Buloy Al
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-14
But not only was Mayor Al brilliant in city management and business concerns. He was also adept as well at many other disciplines, sports being one Jake P. Ayson, Sergs Austria and Tony Sisante, to stage what other cities in the world would not dare touch ...

Special Rules Governing Rejection of Certain Intellectual Property Licenses in Bankruptcy
Lexology - 2018-08-14
In In re SIMA Int'l, Inc., 2018 WL 2293705 (Bankr. D. Conn. May 17, 2018), the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut ruled that a chapter 7 trustee's rejection of an intellectual property license agreement did not deprive the licensee of ...

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