S. Korea heightens efforts to root out illegal file sharing on overseas sites
YONHAP NEWS AGENCY - 2018-07-10
SEOUL, July 10 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean government has intensified its efforts to crack down on illegal file sharing sites based overseas in response to increasing copyright infringement. In a briefing on Tuesday, the relevant agencies -- the Ministry ...

Bicam makes release of funds easier for Bangsamoro
Rappler - 2018-07-10
Senate Majority Leader Miguel Zubiri said the bicam removed provisions requiring the Bangsamoro to specify its plans and programs first before the national government releases the region's annual block grant or share of the national internal revenue.

Trump picks Brett Kavanaugh for U.S. Supreme Court
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-10
Kavanaugh, 53, is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and Yale Law School graduate who previously served in both Bush administrations. He also worked on independent counsel Ken Starr's investigation of President Bill Clinton.

BI hiring 50 new officers for deployment to international ports
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-10
MANILA, July 10 -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is hiring 50 more Immigration Officers for deployment to the different International Airports and Seaports nationwide as the agency continues to augment its manpower in order to improve its service to the ...

The NBA thrives when greatness emerges
sports.abs-cbn.com - 2018-07-10
He was brutal, unsentimental and foreboding when it came to his business. The fear in the eyes of his opponents ... ratcheting up the repeater tax, hard-capping teams that went above the luxury tax apron, limiting sign and trade deals -- all of these ...

Bicameral conference on Bangsamoro Basic Law starts
philstar.com - 2018-07-09
Among the contentious issues the bicameral panel will tackle are the delineation of powers between the national government and the proposed Bangsamoro government; taxation and sharing of resources; and territorial limits. "Everyone is upbeat. I hope in ...

Fashion friction: OTB wins counterfeit case against Zara
securingindustry.com - 2018-07-09
Italian fashion group Only the Brave (OTB) has won the first round in a copyright infringement case which accuses Spanish group Inditex of counterfeiting its designs. OTB - the parent company for Diesel clothing and Marni footwear - filed a suit ...

Luisita farmers enraged at SC reso
Bulatlat - 2018-07-09
Luisita farmworkers are seeing the connivance of President Duterte, the Cojuangco-Aquinos and the Lorenzos who own 51 percent of the Central Azucarera de Tarlac (CAT) in Hacienda Luisita. The group recalled that the husband of Sara Duterte, Manases Carpio ...

The U.S. Post Office Violated an Artist's Copyright on Billions of Stamps. Now a Court Says It Owes Millions
Inc. - 2018-07-09
This is a crazy story about the Statute of Liberty, a Las Vegas hotel, and the U.S. Postal Service. Oh, and it's also about copyright infringement. It starts with a lesson about why you should always check small things. It ends with the government-funded ...

Postal Service needs refresher on copyright laws (Editorial)
MassLive - 2018-07-09
Being forced to shell out $3.5 million was not positive, nor was this the USPS' first brush with copyright infringement. In 2013, a Vermont sculptor won nearly $685,000 for stamps with image of soldiers sculpted for the Korean War Veterans Memorial in ...

CTA orders Makati treasurer to refund P6.8M to Metro Pacific
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-09
Metro Pacific Investments Corp. is one of three key Philippine units of Hong Kong-based First Pacific Co. Ltd., the others being Philex Mining Corp. and PLDT, Inc. Hastings Holdings, Inc., a unit of PLDT Beneficial Trust Fund subsidiary MediaQuest Holdings ...

Better worker skills to address labor issues
Sun Star - 2018-07-09
said Association of Young Filipino-Chinese Entrepreneurs (Anvil Business Club) executive. In an earlier interview with Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) Davao Chapter Board of Director engineer Eddie Fuentes, he said with the Build ...

COA: BI errs in implementing Duterte order, loses ?869 million
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 9) -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) lost ?869 million in express lane fees after erring in the implementation of an order from President Rodrigo Duterte, the Commission on Audit (COA) revealed. In an annual audit ...

2018 Mazda CX-9 AWD Grand Touring
AutoIndustriya.com - 2018-07-09
Yes, it sounds like some corporate marketing jargon ... and efficient CX-9 AWD is PhP 2,830,000 simply because it doesn't qualify for the tax benefits of JPEPA (the minimum engine size is 3.0L); there's a new front-wheel drive version that's more ...

BusinessWorld Discussions | Episode 04 | Richard Bergonia
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-09
As a security staffer of a cruise vessel, he has encountered poseurs masquerading as guests, would-be stowaways trying to board, and people without papers hoping to clear immigration. But all that is behind him. After all, Richard is now a Grab partner ...

Tibaldo: What it takes to be a public servant
Sun Star - 2018-07-09
According to Section 2 of the Constitution, the President, the Vice-President, the Members of the Supreme Court, the Members of the Constitutional Commissions, and the Ombudsman may be removed from office, on impeachment for, and conviction of, culpable ...

Ending jobs vs ending contractualization
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-09
More than a year before President Duterte issued Executive Order 52 prohibiting illegal contracting and subcontracting on May 1, Labor Day, this paper had featured a study released by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) in December ...

Ethiopia vs Europe: The Intellectual Property of an Ancient Grain, Teff **
Axis of Logic - 2018-07-09
The Ethiopian government is taking diplomatic and legal measures to regain intellectual property of teff, a grain dating back time immemorial. Teff is a grain dating back time immemorial in Ethiopia cuisine. Its flour is used to produce injera, a staple ...

Indian court upholds death sentences over 2012 gang-rape
Rappler - 2018-07-09
NEW DELHI, India - India's Supreme Court on Monday upheld death sentences handed down to three men over the gang-rape and murder of a woman in New Delhi in 2012, saying there were no grounds for a review. "The review petition of all the three convicts ...

Northern Mindanao tax collections down by 30%
Sun Star - 2018-07-09
THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)-Revenue Region 16 reported a total tax collection of P2.18 billion in revenues for the first quarter of this year, a 30 percent decrease in collection made in the same period in 2017. According to the National Economic ...

One by one they fell
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-07-09
Just where is this country headed for? After successfully taking on the major institutions of the country such as the Lower House and the Supreme Court, the political opposition represented by the Liberal Party, government has stepped up its attack on the ...

Bunye: Hating kapatid
Sun Star - 2018-07-09
According to the Supreme Court, the internal revenue allotments (IRA) should be based on "national taxes" and not just "national internal revenue taxes." By expanding the source of the allotment, LGUs would now be able to get a cut from franchise fees and ...

Vatican laments often poor working conditions of seafarers
Sun Star - 2018-07-09
The Vatican office that coordinates pastoral care for seafarers issued a message lamenting that boat owners and employers increasingly are refusing to give crews permission to go ashore either because of ship policy or immigration regulations. The Vatican ...

ERC preparing for transition after suspension of four commissioners
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-09
"However, should the Court of Appeals resolve to grant their application for injunctive relief, they shall accordingly inform the OP about it and request that the same be considered in the implementation of the suspension order. Effective ...

Invest in research to create intellectual property for India: Kris Gopalakrishnan
Mint - 2018-07-09
Kris Gopalakrishnan, a co-founder of Infosys, is the chairman and co-founder of Axilor Ventures. His wife Sudha and he founded the Pratiksha Trust to pursue philanthropic interests in fields such as education and healthcare. One focal area has been the ...

Bicam to reconcile conflicting provisions of Bangsamoro Basic Law
Rappler - 2018-07-08
MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives and the Senate are set to spend the whole week reconciling several contentious and conflicting provisions of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). From Monday, July 9 to Friday, July 13, a total of 29 ...

Plea bargain eases drug case backlog
philstar.com - 2018-07-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The move of the Supreme Court (SC) to allow minor drug offenders to plead guilty to lesser offenses has immediately borne fruit. In Tagaytay, where cases before the trial courts are mostly drug-related, about 500 detainees were ...

Controversial Copyright Law Rejected in EU Vote
NTD - 2018-07-08
Perhaps most contested is Article 13, which would require companies to monitor all content uploaded online to their platform to check it for copyright infringement. Critics said this could lead to the removal of internet memes, which often use copyrighted ...

PEZA remains optimistic on investment growth
philstar.com - 2018-07-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Investment promotion agency Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) remains upbeat that investments in economic zones this year will grow, even as investors have adopted a wait-and-see attitude given the proposed second tax ...

Fare hike now a burden imposed by Duterte admin to commuters
Davao Today - 2018-07-08
DAVAO CITY, Philippines - For the militant labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno, the P1 fare hike recently approved by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board will not provide direct benefit to the workers in the transport sector.

CA rules: All public buses must have GPS
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-08
THE Court of Appeals has affirmed its decision giving the Land Transportation and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) the green light to compel all public utility buses in the country to install Global Positioning System (GPS) to promote road safety. A five-page ...

CA may stop suspension orders vs ERC commissioners
philstar.com - 2018-07-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The Court of Appeals (CA) may still stop the second suspension order issued by the Office of the Ombudsman against four Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) commissioners, which the Palace ordered to immediately implement. A court ...

SC hit over reversal of Luisita payback order
philstar.com - 2018-07-08
SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Philippines -- Militant groups yesterday denounced the Supreme Court (SC) for reversing its earlier decision ordering the Hacienda Luisita Inc. (HLI) to pay P1.3 billion to 6,296 farm workers as their share in the sale of a portion ...

Palace orders 4 ERC execs suspended again
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-08
This time, the issue behind the suspension--the second within a year--arose from charges filed by a watchdog accusing the ERC officials of gross neglect of duty in supposedly tolerating an anomaly by distribution utility Manila Electric Co. (Meralco ...

SMC Global Power to raise P15B from bond offer
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-08
Furthermore, SMC provides management and support services to SMC Global Power, in areas such as human resources, corporate affairs, legal, finance, treasury and other functions," the debt watcher said. SMC Global Power currently has a combined capacity ...

Duterte trains guns on delayed road projects, erring contractors
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-08
"Make me stop being President during the transition. The constitutional committee chaired by former Supreme Court Justice Reynato Puno can make this correction and I may suggest and I would like Congress to approve it." Duterte also recommended that a ...

Preparing for the rise of the gig economy
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-08
For instance, our lawmakers need to start discussing the relevant topics related to the impending explosion of the gig economy, like labor practices and policies, and taxation. Aside from that, freelancers need to band together for proper representation in ...

Numbers that count
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-08
This column accepts contributions from accountants, especially articles that are of interest to the accountancy profession, in particular, and to the business community, in general. These can be e-mailed to [email protected]

German police arrest 10 in alleged anti-Semitic attack
Rappler - 2018-07-08
BERLIN, Germany - German police arrested 10 people Sunday, July 8, over an alleged anti-Semitic attack in a Berlin park, with local media reporting that both victim and suspects are Syrians. The group, aged between 15 and 25, including 3 women, were ...

Weygan-Allan: The Santo Tomas mountains
Sun Star - 2018-07-08
In a way this should have been done decades ago, but a court order of May 6, 2015 has to be issued with Permanent Environmental Protection Order (PEPO) and Writ of Kalikasan and Continuing Mandamus by the Court of Appeals. In my life time I have seen the ...

CA affirms LTFRB order requiring GPS for buses
Rappler - 2018-07-08
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed a Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) order that requires the installation of global positioning system (GPS) devices in public utility buses. The CA Special 12th Division ...

Old tax rate cost city P1.6B: COA
Sun Star - 2018-07-07
The tax rates could have been adjusted in 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014 pursuant to Section 191 of Republic Act (RA) 7160, which provides authority to local government units to adjust rates of tax ordinances," reads a portion of the COA report. Under Section ...

Judge Orders USPS to Pay $3.5 Million for Statue of Liberty Stamp Blunder
Time - 2018-07-07
Artist Robert Davidson sued the USPS for copyright infringement five years ago, arguing that "Forever" stamps issued in 2011 bore the likeness not of the original Lady Liberty, but of the recreation Davidson produced for the New York-New York Hotel ...

Lessons from the ouster of the Chief Justice
philstar.com - 2018-07-07
Is it weariness from politics or the lack of a cause worth fighting for, that there does not seem to be enough outrage from the ouster of our Chief Justice? It was a disqualification case filed by a supposedly co-equal branch of government that succeeded ...

Tell it to SunStar: Federated region of Cebu and why, 2
Sun Star - 2018-07-07
Its members included, among others,Manuel C. Briones, another Cebuano who became Justice of the Supreme Court; b) Lawyer (who became senator) Vicente Sotto (brother of Filemon and grandfather of Senate President Vicente Sotto III) and the father of the ...

Two-tier rates for delinquent taxpayers eyed
philstar.com - 2018-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Finance (DOF) said it is eyeing a two-tier tax rate for delinquent taxpayers under the proposed tax amnesty program. In a speech before the Rotary Club of Manila, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said the ...

Intellectual property applications rise 14% in first quarter
philstar.com - 2018-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- Intellectual property applications in the Philippines rose 14 percent in the first quarter from a year ago, reflecting greater awareness to protect new technology and inventions, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines ...

Sandigan affirms plunder case vs Sombero
philstar.com - 2018-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Sixth Division of the Sandiganbayan has affirmed the validity of the plunder case against retired police officer Wenceslao "Wally" Sombero Jr. in connection with the alleged extortion of P50 million from Macau-based gambling ...

ERC to implement order on suspension of execs
philstar.com - 2018-07-07
The four commissioners have filed for a temporary restraining order (TRO) on the suspension order with the Court of Appeals (CA), as this will prevent the regulator from functioning and acting on the application, their legal counsel said. This is the ...

The quirkiness of legislating: Some bills range from amusing to just bizarre
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-07
THE conventional wisdom is that, unlike a school or a real day-care center, the workplace is no environment for ... provides an avenue for dog owners to provide aid in a very unique way. This bill sets up a Canine Volunteer Program encouraging owners ...

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