Sotto files TRAIN 2 bill
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 2) -- A bill for the second tranche of the Duterte administration's tax reform program has been filed in the Senate. Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto filed on Thursday Senate Bill 1906 to introduce reforms in the ...

RTWPB presents new wage order for Cordillera
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-02
RTWPB - CAR Chairperson, Department of Labor and Employment Regional Director Exequiel Ronie Guzman and Vice Chairperson, DTI Regional Director Myrna Pablo, in the said forum, both affirmed that the wage order has undergone a rigid process that includes ...

Striking workers in NutriAsia, supporters dispersed and arrested amid regularization order
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 31) -- Twenty workers in NutriAsia and supporters calling for their regularization were arrested by members of Meycauayan, Bulacan police on Monday following a violent dispersal. They were arrested for direct assault ...

N.B.A., MGM Resorts strike betting deal
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-01
MGM and other casino operators are moving aggressively to be able to capitalize on the US sports-betting market, which is expanding after the Supreme Court ruled in May that states could take sports bets if they wanted. MGM has made three significant deals ...

DFA chief: Draft framework for joint exploration with China in West PH Sea out by September
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 31 ... we have to make sure that it passes the scrutiny of the Supreme Court," he said. "We're rushing it cause FIlipinos only have a one-term six-year presidency, and if you want to get it done the best time ...

For as long as there are men
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-31
So we elevated the fight and took a whole-of-society approach as we say here at the UN, engaging civil society, NGOs ... We are happy to find an ally in Mercy International Association in a fight that is simple really; except that war against sex ...

DOF, House want real-time reporting of tax perks
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-31
According to the report, the data covered 5,694 out of 5,790 registered business entities (RBEs) in IPAs. From 2015 the number of RBEs that availed of income-tax incentives increased 9.07 percent in 2016, while those that were granted incentives on customs ...

Netizens echo call to #BoycottNutriasia over violent protest dispersal
Rappler - 2018-07-31
"As teachers and workers at the University of the Philippines, we stand firmly with our students ... The bloody dispersal of the NutriAsia workers is the state of the nation: police brutality is used to protect the interest of those in power.

Skilled labor shortage poses challenge to BBB -- Villar - 2018-07-29
To address the challenges, Villar said DPWH is in continuous coordination with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and the Department of Labor and Employment. "We want to also match our demand in the training of our agencies," he said.

The Bangsamoro Organic Law
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-29
This means 75 percent of the national internal revenue collection would go to the Bangsamoro, and 25 percent to the central government. However, that does not address the problem that the ARMM government has failed at generating enough revenue to pay its ...

Protecting intellectual property in plants in Australia
Lexology - 2018-07-29
The agricultural sector is an incredibly important part of the Australian economy. It contributes, at farm-gate, three percent to Australia's total gross domestic product (GDP). What rights are available to the plant breeders within the Australian ...

A rare opportunity for Sec. Berna Romulo-Puyat
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-29
I have known of Secretary Berna since high school as we have many friends in common. However, this was the first time I was able to have an earnest conversation with her. As first impressions go, I was fairly impressed with her disposition. Apart from ...

IP Newsletter - July 2018
Lexology - 2018-07-28
Announcement of the Shanghai Higher People's Court on Adjusting the Centralized Jurisdiction of Primary-level courts on Intellectual Property Cases, Administrative Cases and Juvenile Criminal Cases (excerpted from the Part concerning IPR cases), enforced ...

PLDT denies defying DOLE order to regularize 7,300 workers
Rappler - 2018-07-26
MANILA, Philippines - PLDT Incorporated denied defying the order of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for the telecommunications giant to regularize 7,300 employees. In a statement on Thursday, July 26, PLDT decried the issuance of a ...

Businessmen see upside in federalism, but wary of pesky politics
Rappler - 2018-07-26
MANILA, Philippines- Several business groups expressed optimism in the proposed shift to a federal form of government, but warned that the current political climate might defeat its intended purpose. Lemuel Magracia, former president of the Philippine ...

Budget Chief wants two more tax reform packages passed by yearend
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 25) -- Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno is confident the next two tax reform packages will hurdle Congress by yearend on the back of support from administration allies. The optimism comes even if tax reform has yet to ...

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