Morente: New law last option to end graft, corruption in BI
BusinessMirror - 2 months ago
Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente admitted on Tuesday that the passing of the new immigration law could just be the last remaining solution to resolve nagging corruption problem festering the ...

Insurer Can't Escape Coverage In Software Infringement Suit
Law360 - 2 months ago
A New Jersey appeals court on Tuesday affirmed a trial court ruling that Mercer Insurance Co. has a duty to defend a computer software company against a competitor's copyright infringement claims and must pay roughly $337,

Updates on the overseas employment front
BusinessMirror - 2 months ago
AS we enter the ninth month of the global pandemic, barely anyone at the highest policy level has mentioned the recruitment industry as among the worst hit. Perhaps, some of them have yet to take the overseas recruitment industry seriously,

Amazon charged with market abuse in Germany and France. A huge fine could follow
CNN Philippines - 2 months ago
The European Union has unveiled formal antitrust charges against Amazon for abusing its dominance in online shopping.

Challenging gray areas with the basics
philstar.com - 2 months ago
Admittedly, taxation is one of the complicated topics we encounter not only in the corporate world, but also in our daily lives.

POEA warns public anew on illegal recruitment
Manila Bulletin - 2 months ago
With the resumption of non-essential outbound travels of Filipinos, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) warned the public anew on the illegal recruitment schemes involving the use of fake travel documents and misdeclaration of purpose of overseas travel.

Supreme Court to hear attack on Obamacare as Covid-19 pandemic widens
Manila Bulletin - 2 months ago
President Donald Trump's lame-duck administration makes a last try in the US Supreme Court Tuesday to demolish the "Obamacare" health program, which could cancel the health insurance of millions in the middle of a pandemic.

A victim of intrigues by fellow OFWs
The Manila Times - 2 months ago
Florello Abella, is in prison in Saudi Arabia after the school, where he graduated engineering from, denied that he was an alumnus. The Saudi Council of Engineers checked with the Rizal Technological University (RTU) in Mandaluyong and happened to talk with the stupid registrar.

Apple iPhone contractor in China admits student labor law contraventions
Rappler - 2 months ago
Pegatron admits some student laborers at factories in the Chinese cities of Shanghai and Kunshan were made to work in conditions not compliant with agreed terms

Pinoys advised to be cautious on Korean language training centers
Manila Bulletin - 2 months ago
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration reminded Filipino job applicants to South Korea to be "more cautious" in dealing with Korean language training centers especially those that promise overseas employment.

Is the Supreme Court truly a check on the executive power?
Rappler - 2 months ago
Anyone saying that we actually have 3 great equal branches in the government - the executive, the legislative, and the judiciary - must think again.'

U.S. Hits New Coronavirus Case Record for Third Straight Day
New York Times - 2 months ago
More than 132,700 new cases were announced across the United States on Friday. The country also reported more than 1,000 deaths for the fourth straight day.

Administration Issues Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property
The White House - 2 months ago
Today, the United States Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC), Vishal Amin, issued the United States Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual P

DOLE aims to ease labor shortage in agri sector via GIP
BusinessMirror - 2 months ago
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is seeking to ease the labor shortage in the agriculture sector through its new internship program with the Department of Agriculture (DA).

New cases in Arkansas hit a high of 1,870
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - 2 months ago
Arkansas' count of coronavirus cases rose Friday by almost 1,900, setting a record for the second day in a row and topping the previous record by more than 300.

US election 2020: Supreme Court denies immediate halt of Pennsylvania count
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2 months ago
A US Supreme Court justice on Friday denied a request by Pennsylvania's Republicans to immediately halt the counting of ballots arriving after Election Day --

Supreme Court denies immediate halt of Pennsylvania count
Manila Bulletin - 2 months ago
A US Supreme Court justice on Friday denied a request by Pennsylvania's Republicans to immediately halt the counting of ballots arriving after Election Day -- referring the challenge to the full court for a ruling on Saturday.

Republicans ask Supreme Court to halt Pennsylvania count
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2 months ago
The Pennsylvania Republican Party asked the US Supreme Court Friday to halt the counting of late-arriving ballots in the state, as Democrat Joe Biden took a lead in

Ex-Bayan Muna solon seeks Supreme Court intervention for court protection
Manila Bulletin - 2 months ago
ILOILO CITY--A former congressman of Bayan Muna party-list sought Supreme Court intervention after a local court here dismissed his petition for court protection in connection with having been allegedly red-tagged by the military.

Supreme Court denies immediate halt of Pennsylvania count
Manila Bulletin - 2 months ago
A US Supreme Court justice on Friday denied a request by Pennsylvania's Republicans to immediately halt the counting of ballots arriving after Election Day -- referring the challenge to the full court for a ruling on Saturday.

Pangilinan seeks probe into Manila Bay dolomite beach project
philstar.com - 2 months ago
There are so many other things the country should spend money on, not the white beach project in Manila Bay. COVID cases have exceeded 380,000, many strong typhoons have passed, but they are still insisting that the project is [justified],

Red Cross critical to COVID-19 testing
philstar.com - 2 months ago
Employment contracts should be required and vetted by the POEA before the process for issuing passports and applying visas are undertaken. Kasambahays should also be provided a recourse for filing grievances with DOLE either through the labor offices in ...

CoA validating money claims sought by terminated Napocor employees
Manila Bulletin - 2 months ago
The Commission on Audit has taken steps to validate the computation of money claims sought by illegally terminated and separated employees of the National Power Corp. who won a Supreme Court award estimated at over P8 billion.

OWWA offers scholarship grants to kin of COVID-affected OFWs
Gov - 2 months ago
SAN FERNANDO City, Nov. 6 (PIA) -- The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) offers the Project EASE to help college-level dependents of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) whose employment were affected by the pandemic. Project EASE or the ...

ASEAN Chief Justices Sign Hanoi Declaration
Gov - 2 months ago
This development complements the approval of the Philippine Supreme Court last September of the Guidelines on the Implementation in the Philippines of the Hague Service Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial Documents in Civil and Commercial Matters ...

Trump erupts with baseless claims as Biden closes in on US presidency
Rappler - 2 months ago
Donald Trump spends nearly 17 minutes making the kind of incendiary statements about the country's democratic process that have never been heard before from a US president

ASEAN Chief Justices forge united stand on court processes, judgments, and cross-border cases
Manila Bulletin - 2 months ago
The Chief Justices of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have forged a united stand on various issues affecting the service of court processes and taking of evidence, enforcement of judgments in civil cases,

NLRC-RAB goes online to ensure safety of stakeholders
Gov - 2 months ago
The National Labor Relations Commission-Regional Arbitration Branch in Region 7 (NLRC-RAB-7) required those who are interested to file complaints and requests for assistance (RFAs) to get an appointment online.

Biden on cusp of White House victory with key results due soon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2 months ago
WASHINGTON--The nail-biting US election was on the cusp of finally producing a winner Thursday, with Democrat Joe Biden declaring "no doubt" he would beat President Donald Trump and all

OWWA helps 6,468 OFWs return to Caraga
Manila Bulletin - 2 months ago
BUTUAN CITY - Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration-Regional Welfare Office Caraga continues to provide assistance to returning overseas Filipino workers upon their arrival at the Bancasi Airport and other nearby ports of entry in Northeastern Mindanao or Caraga region.

SOS from Catanduanes: 10K homes, 90% of electrical posts damaged
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2 months ago
Catanduanes officials on Thursday pleaded to the national government for funding to rebuild its devastated infrastructure in the wake of Typhoon "Rolly" (international name: Goni), as well

Supreme Court must 'get real' about prison conditions
Rappler - 2 months ago
The Supreme Court 'threw away the opportunity' to clarify guidelines on how humanitarian considerations can be applied to prisoners

House, Senate leaders meet to craft common legislative agenda
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2 months ago
Leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives met Thursday to craft a common legislative agenda for the remaining 20 months of the 18th Congress. The "informal

SMC bounces back with ?15B profit in Q3
CNN Philippines - 2 months ago
San Miguel Corporation has recovered from initial losses early this year as sales picked up as of September, riding on the reopening of the economy amid the local COVID-19 outbreak.

DBM studying ways to send money to 'Rolly'-hit areas with depleted calamity funds
CNN Philippines - 2 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 5) -- Provinces battered by Super Typhoon Rolly may need to formally declare their areas under state of calamity if they want to request new funds from the ...

US Supreme Court may not have final say in presidential election, despite Trump threat
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2 months ago
While President Donald Trump wants the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on a presidential race that is still too close to call, it may not be the final arbiter in this election, legal

Muntinlupa LGU waives business tax penalties, surcharges until Nov. 20
Manila Bulletin - 2 months ago
The local government of Muntinlupa has waived the penalties and surcharges for the non-payment of business taxes due for the second and third quarters as assistance to establishments reeling from the economic effects of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Asian stocks and US futures rise as investors await election results
CNN Philippines - 2 months ago
Asian stocks and US futures are rising as investors await more results from the US election. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rallied 2% in early trade Thursday, South Korea's Kospi rose 1.5%, Japan's Nikkei was up 1.

Owwa given 7 days to settle unpaid hotel bills of OFWs
BusinessMirror - 2 months ago
The OWWA is tasked to provide assistance to repatriated and stranded OFWs due to the pandemic. It includes provision of food, airport assistance, temporary shelter, and transportation assistance.

Same tax treatment for all online gambling
philstar.com - 2 months ago
The tax treatment for online gambling, whether done onshore or offshore, is the same after the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. gave casino operators the green light to accept bets online, according to the Department of Finance.

Davao mandates use of QR code
philstar.com - 2 months ago
DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- The use of quick response or QR code will be mandatory in this city to facilitate contact tracing. Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio issued an executive order (EO) on the use of QR code starting Saturday amid a surge in confirmed cases ...

At least 20 hotels struggling to help OFWs due to OWWA ?250-M debt
CNN Philippines - 2 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 4) -- At least 20 hotels who are accommodating overseas Filipino workers as quarantine facilities are now struggling to maintain their services since the ...

DOLE: Assistance to workers to continue under Bayanihan 2
Gov - 2 months ago
ILIGAN CITY, Nov. 4 (PIA) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Lanao del Norte Provincial Office said it would continue to assist workers affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. DOLE Provincial Director Remegio CabaƱog ...

Investors brace for close U.S. election result, long count
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2 months ago
Investors rushed to adjust portfolios for a tighter and later U.S. election result than many had assumed before Wednesday, with pre-poll expectations of a clear Democratic

Petron posts P12.6-billion loss, but notes some recovery in Q3 2020
Rappler - 2 months ago
While the oil industry continues to face major challenges, we are beginning to see signs of recovery thanks to our government's decision to gradually and safely restart the economy,' says Petron CEO a

DA engages farmers-coops, associations through entrep training
Gov - 2 months ago
The Department of Agriculture (DA) in the Ilocos, in partnership with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) provided training in Business Plan Preparation and Business Management in Calasiao,

Pinoys set to access online casinos; BIR on lookout
Manila Bulletin - 2 months ago
As government sets to allow Filipino citizens to access online casino websites, the Department of Finance (DOF) is quick to remind operators that there is no tax distinction between onshore and offshore gaming operations.

Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Baltazar-Padilla retires at 62
GMA Network - 2 months ago
She filled the vacancy created by the retirement of Associate Justice Andres Reyes, Jr. in May. She was a justice of the Court of Appeals from 2006 until her appointment to the SC. She had also served as a judge of the Manila regional and metropolitan ...

The US economy under Trump: By the numbers
Rappler - 2 months ago
United States growth was relatively robust prior to COVID-19, but the turmoil of the coronavirus upends normal trends

Unexpected retirement opens seat in the Supreme Court
Rappler - 2 months ago
A new seat at the Supreme Court is up for grabs after an unexpected early retirement of a sitting justice. The Supreme Court en banc on Tuesday, November 3, approved Justice Priscilla Baltazar Padilla's application for early retirement "due to physical disability,

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