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 ...

Building skilled builders
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-08-14
To address the challenges, DPWH Sec. Villar said they are in continuous coordination with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and the Department of Labor and Employment. He also sees the growing demand for workers in the industry as a ...

PLDT works to regain lost ground from DOLE order
philstar.com - 2018-08-12
information technology (IT) firms and services; IT support services, both hardware and software; applications development; back office support and office operations; business process outsourcing or call centers; sales; and medical, dental engineering and ...

LUGAR LANG: Where is my baby and why?
MindaNews - 2018-08-12
It debunked the myth of maternal instinct in one scene. The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health bill languished in Congress for decades before it was passed in 2012. But its implementation was delayed for years because of a temporary restraining ...

Court of Appeals' Jose Reyes is new Supreme Court Associate Justice
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 10) -- Court of Appeals Associate Justice Jose Reyes, Jr. has been appointed to the Supreme Court. President Rodrigo Duterte chose Reyes from a shortlist of eight candidates submitted by the Judicial and Bar Council ...

Student kills herself after rape, adding to outrage over sexual violence in South Africa
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-10
The women marched to South Africa's Parliament, Supreme Court of Appeal and other provincial and regional structures to hand over a memorandum of demands to the government. "When perpetrators are more afraid of the consequences they are going to face once ...

Minority groups contest Suarez leadership, to file petitions in SC
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 8) -- Two House minority groups plan to file with the Supreme Court (SC) petitions to contest the leadership of Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez (3rd District). A number of lawmakers slammed the appointment of Suarez as the ...

Amusement tax
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-08
For a business entity to be deemed a cabaret, or night and day club, it must be established that its operations involve dancing as the main business and customers patronize the place in order to dance either with their own partners or with professional ...

Brazil judge lifts border closure for Venezuelan immigrants
InterAksyon - 2018-08-08
Nearly 33,000 Venezuelans had asked for asylum in Brazil as of April 30, while another 25,000 had entered the country by other means, including humanitarian visas, labor and migration visas, UNHCR spokesman William Spindler said in Geneva. "In 2018 ...

Rappler Talk: Mon Abrea on TRAIN law
Rappler - 2018-08-08
MANILA, Philippines - Prices of goods continue to rise and some people have blamed the government's Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) for it. Another wave of tax reforms is coming. TRAIN 2 has been renamed, sweetened to Tax Reform for ...

DoF doubts revenue potential of tax bill approved by committee
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-07
The bill proposes to cut the corporate income tax rate gradually to 20% from 30%, via a 2 percentage-point reduction every other year beginning 2021. It also proposed to limit investment incentives to a single menu and restricted availment of the perks to ...

Consumer groups in Japan monitor campaign on "Ethical bananas" from Philippines
MindaNews - 2018-08-07
The groups behind the "ethical banana" campaign are Asia Pacific Resource Center, Alter Trade Japan ... She said the CSOs and consumer groups are planning to come up with scorecards on Filipino banana produce and provide consumers with information ...

2nd TRAIN package now called Trabaho; revenue loss expected
Rappler - 2018-08-07
MANILA, Philippines - The substitute bill of the second package of Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) was passed by the House ways and means committee on Tuesday, August 7, under a different name. The unnumbered bill is now dubbed Tax ...

SC approves precautionary hold departure order for crime suspects
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 7) -- The Supreme Court (SC) has approved a new rule to issue precautionary hold departure orders (PHDO) for crime suspects. The justices voted 11-1, with only Asssociate Justice Marvic Leonen dissenting. "This is an ...

Chip labor: Robots replace waiters in China restaurant
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-06
The little robotic waiter wheels up to the table, raises its glass lid to reveal a steaming plate of local Shanghai-style crayfish and announces in low, mechanical tones, "Enjoy your meal." The futuristic restaurant concept is the latest initiative in ...

Marcos asks SC justice to inhibit from poll protest vs Leni
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-06
"Given the evident bias, manifest partiality and blatant prejudice shown by Associate Justice Caguioa and Mrs. Caguioa in favor of Noynoy Aquino and protestee Robredo, the undersigned protestant is left with no other recourse but to file the instant ...

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