DOJ charges Peter Lim for drug trade conspiracy
Rappler - 2018-08-10
(READ: 2002 House report proves Peter Lim lied over drug links - gov't lawyers) Asked whether they are sure if Lim is still in the Philippines, Navera said they will be coordinating with the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to make sure "our indictment is ...

Jose Reyes Jr appointed Supreme Court justice
Rappler - 2018-08-10
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Court of Appeals justice Jose Reyes Jr as new Supreme Court Associate Justice. Reyes' appointment was confirmed to Rappler by Special Assistant to the President Bong Go. Reyes will take his ...

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 ...

DOLE to conduct Jobs Fair 2018 in Dinagat Islands
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-10
SAN JOSE, Dinagat Islands, Aug. 10 (PIA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) here is set to conduct a jobs fair in the identified municipalities of the province in September this year. The event will commence in the municipality of Loreto on ...

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 ...

Senators question 'core functions' of PLDT, NutriAsia amid labor dispute
Rappler - 2018-08-09
Meanwhile, PLDT Senior Vice President Butch Jimenez said that installation and repair of their services is core to the telco's business, arguing that customer services need not be regularized under PLDT. "In terms of what we outsource, we do understand ...

Did prosecution tie loose ends?
Rappler - 2018-08-09
MANILA, Philippines - Trial has ended for the plunder case of former senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr, concluding 4 years of legal battle at the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan that stemmed from the multi-billion pork barrel scam. The Sandiganbayan ...

DOLE stands by cease and desist order vs PLDT contractors
Rappler - 2018-08-09
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Thursday, August 9, stood pat on its cease and desist order against customer service contractors of PLDT Incorporated, even if it would affect the services of the telecommunications ...

BI bars 84-year-old Australian professor from entering PH
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 8) -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has barred an elderly Australian professor from entering the country for his alleged violation of the agency order prohibiting foreign visitors from participating in rallies in the ...

Military widow receives rice vending livelihood assistance from DOLE
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-09
PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur, Aug. 8 -- The Department of Labor and Employment-Agusan del Sur Provincial Office (DOLE-ADS-PO) has recently released rice vending livelihood assistance worth PhP20,000.00 to the bereaved family of late Corporal (Cpl ...

Former Dagupan mayor Al Fernandez dies
Rappler - 2018-08-09
After his 3 terms as mayor, Fernandez became undersecretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government and was later appointed as head of the Bureau of Immigration. His return as mayor in 2010 was thwarted by former representative Benjie Lim ...

Presbitero Velasco Jr. retires from Supreme Court
philstar.com - 2018-08-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Leaving more than 1,000 decisions, opinions and resolutions, Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr. retired from the Supreme Court (SC) yesterday after serving the judiciary for over 20 years. Retired chief justice and ...

Ashland, Oregon teen builds tiny home and brings it to college
News Philippines Yahoo - 2018-08-08
His family also pitched in with labor to help make the tiny home a reality. "It kept him very financially responsible," Cassie told KTVL News. "So I think it inspired him to grow up in a really responsible way." The little property has thirteen ...

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 ...

virtualvolunteer.org: Help for Pinoys in distress anywhere in the world
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-08
The Middle East is a popular destination for OFWs. However, many countries there "do not recognize domestic work in their labor laws," which "translates to an absence of protection and recognition of human rights, including the difficulty of ...

From CSR codes of conduct to binding rules on corporate behavior
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-08
The business of some American garment retailers was also affected when it was discovered that they were using Saipan as a base for low-cost production, using imported Asian workers housed in dingy dormitories and paid extremely low wages. There were other ...

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 ...

HK firm's $1.5-B Nayong Pilipino resort to push through
Rappler - 2018-08-08
MANILA, Philippines - Hong Kong firm Landing International Development Limited will push through with its resort project with the Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF), despite drawing the ire of President Rodrigo Duterte. In a statement on Tuesday, August 7 ...

Economic managers seek Duterte's help in lowering LGU share
Rappler - 2018-08-08
MANILA, Philippines - Government economic managers, fearing a gaping budget deficit, are running to President Rodrigo Duterte for help to lower the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) of local goverment units. The recent decision handed down by the Supreme ...

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 ...

The Firms Filing The Most Copyright Suits In Q2
Law360 - 2018-08-08
According to data compiled by Lex Machina, the New York-based firm of Richard Liebowitz filed 100 copyright infringement cases from April 1 to June 30, mostly on behalf of photographers over unauthorized use of their images on the web. The Liebowitz Law ...

Colombia's new leader plans changes to FARC peace deal
Rappler - 2018-08-08
But the 66-year-old Uribe, now a senator, is accused of witness interference and faces a Supreme Court investigation, and an uncertain political future. At least Duque can call on strong regional ties amidst a recent upsurge in the fortunes of the ...

Trump warns world against business with Iran as sanctions return
Rappler - 2018-08-07
"Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United ... Sunday after the government relaxed foreign exchange rules and allowed unlimited, tax-free gold and currency imports. But the second tranche, which kicks in on November 5 ...

PNP, AFP: National ID system will unmask terrorists, criminals
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-07
"An efficient national ID system offers benefits to practical applications in census, taxation, election registration, banking, travel documentation, social security ... Meanwhile, human-rights group Karapatan called the ID system as a "wolf in ...

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 ...

SC approves rule that bars subjects of complaints from leaving PH
Rappler - 2018-08-07
The SC declared the circular unconstitutional. What the DOJ does now is issue an Immigration Lookout Bulletin Order (ILBO) which alerts immigration authorities about the movement of certain personalities, but does not prevent them from leaving the country.

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 ...

App developers turn to the Dark Side
Lexology - 2018-08-07
Until last month, Lucasfilm was locked in a trade mark and copyright infringement battle with the developers of an app called "Sabacc - The High Stakes Card Game". In a recent decision of the United States District Court, Lucasfilm won summary ...

HOR retains Danilo Suarez as Minority Leader via viva voce
UNTV - 2018-08-07
QUEZON CITY, Philippines - The House of Representatives on Tuesday ... Makabayan bloc under Marikina Representative Miro Quimbo and Caloocan Representative Edgar Erice; and the group of ousted Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and former Majority Floor Leader ...

Gov't to send high-level officials to help release abducted Filipinos in Libya
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 7) -- President Rodrigo Duterte's initial plan to send a warship to rescue abducted Filipino workers in Libya won't push through. Instead, the government is sending a team led by the county's top diplomat. "Initially ...

Zubiri wants House, Senate leaders to meet regarding cha-cha
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 7) -- Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri wants Congress leaders to meet ahead of any move for Senate to convene for charter change. "Before we can accept the [House] resolution and pass our own, we have to agree on ...

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 ...

POEA reassumes licensing of recruitment agencies
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-07
MANILA, August 7 -- The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) will once again take the responsibility of approving and renewing licenses and authorities of agencies engaged in overseas recruitment. Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III ...

POEA reassumes licensing of recruitment agencies
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-07
MANILA, August 7 -- The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) will once again take the responsibility of approving and renewing licenses and authorities of agencies engaged in overseas recruitment. Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III ...

PLDT secures favorable CA ruling over DOLE regularization orders
philstar.com - 2018-08-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of PLDT Inc. after the company questioned the regularization orders by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the telco giant said yesterday. PLDT said it received yesterday a copy of ...

Justice for Bangsamoro and Pacific Plaza strike
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-06
Right now, there is a protest camp of workers from Leyte in the main office of the Department of ... because I teach in the Bonifacio Global City campuses of the De La Salle University College of Law and the University of the Philippines College of Law ...

Double time
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-06
House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo attended the hearing of members of the Technical Working Group of the House Committee ... and representatives from the Department of Finance led by Usec. Karl Kendrick Chua.

645 firms keep getting tax breaks for over 15 years
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-06
A total of 645 profitable companies are still receiving tax incentives even after 15 years in the business, depriving the government of billions of pesos in revenues, an official of the Finance Department said Monday. Finance Undersecretary Karl Kendrick ...

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 ...

5 to compete in B-pop challenge
Sun Star - 2018-08-06
B-pop stands for Bisaya pop. The five acapella groups that made it to the finals are the Premiero, The Sync Singers, Vox Anima-Cebu, The Technical Department and The UP Serenata. The B-Pop: The Acapella Challenge is the first acapella competition in Cebu.

ROCK SOLID: Standing up to China
MindaNews - 2018-08-06
As the Philippine lawyers said, international environmental law was still an infant when UNCLOS was negotiated. The book addresses why President Aquino decided to take China to court. A number of people had openly opposed the arbitration saying that it ...

ROCK SOLID: Unpacking the complicated territorial dispute between Philippines and China
MindaNews - 2018-08-06
Vitug. Published by the Ateneo de Manila University Press, Rock Solid, among others, unpacks the complicated territorial dispute between the two countries by providing previously unreported details on the developments before and after the July 2016 ...

Duterte: National ID to cut red tape, fight crime
philstar.com - 2018-08-06
"Admission to any government hospital, health center or similar institution, application for admission in schools, colleges, learning institutions and universities, whether public or private, application and transaction for employment purposes ...

Bill wants free vocational training for teenagers
Rappler - 2018-08-06
Under the still unnumbered bill, to be known as "Tulong Trabaho Act," select training programs of the Technical Education and Skills ... Data on employment opportunities to be provided by the Department on Labor and Employment Data on jobs and skills ...

Smuggling buster: Customs creates task force to lead preparations for fuel marking system
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-06
In Photo: A gas-station attendant does his work in this BusinessMirror file photo. Fuel smuggling will soon be checked by a fuel-marking system. THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) has created a task force to oversee the preparation of the fuel marking system or ...

PLDT workers lose regularization case at Court of Appeals
Rappler - 2018-08-06
In a decision promulgated on July 31, the CA 10th Division said that janitorial, maintenance, security workers and messengers are not necessary to the principal business of PLDT, and therefore, they may be contracted. "Consequently, the janitors ...

Carandang to appeal MalacaƱang dismissal
Rappler - 2018-08-06
Carandang has the option to raise the case to the Court of Appeals, and all the way to the Supreme Court, but according to Martires, AO No. 7 requires the enforcement of the dismissal. ACT-Teachers Partylist Antonio Tinio noted that former ombudsman ...

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