PET fines Marcos, Robredo P50,000 each for violating subjudice rule
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-26
THE Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) ordered the camps of former senator Ferdinand Bongbong" Marcos Jr. and Vice President Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo to pay a fine of P50,000 each for violating the gag order it ...

Should we worry about the Philippine peso?
Rappler - 2018-06-26
Should people be worried? (READ: [OPINION] Why is the Philippine peso the weakest in ASEAN?) According to First Metro Investment Corporation, the investment banking arm of Metrobank, and the University of Asia & the Pacific (UA&P), the answer depends on ...

Village chiefs told: Enforce the law or face dismissal
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-26
He said the act of frisking loiterers and taking into custody of minors "are legal unless the Supreme Court declares otherwise." Duterte said the barangay officials could always invoke police power of the state to establish order and safety ...

How bad is it, really? Ezra Klein evaluates life in the Trump era: transcript & podcast
NBC News - 2018-06-26
This comes on the heels of him retweeting literal Nazi propaganda about immigration. And it comes in the midst, if you're hearing this at some point in the future, whenever you downloaded this podcast, this kind of moral crisis for the country over the ...

BTr rejects all bids at T-bonds auction on back of high rates
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-26
since the Treasury is ready with ample cash buffers coming from its successful RTB issuance earlier in the month and the good revenue-collection performance by the Bureau of Internal Revenue and Bureau of Customs. From the offer period of May 30 to June 8 ...

Sto. Tomas, first Batangas city under Duterte administration
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-26
They should pay first whatever debts they have so no one will be going after them. If they are not capable to run a business, they should seek expert opinion or advice. However, they need to be careful in their business dealings to avoid investment scams.

CA upholds dismissal from service of ex-DSWD officials
Rappler - 2018-06-26
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld the dismissal from the service of two former Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) officials for their involvement in the "illegal" release and utilization of the pork barrel funds ...

SC bares 2018 Bar exams schedule
Sun Star - 2018-06-26
THE Supreme Court (SC) has announced the dates and the venue for the forthcoming 2018 Bar examinations. In a bulletin issued by the Office of the Bar Confidant posted on the SC website, it was announced that the Bar examinations will be held anew at the ...

Bzzzzz: Why Tomas rejects Ironman; 2 from Cebu risk losing ERC seats
Sun Star - 2018-06-26
Two other options The first suspension order was stayed by the Court of Appeals: first by a TRO in February and a preliminary injunction in April. The Office of the President, under which the ERC is run, was reportedly reluctant to suspend them as it might ...

Fitch expects BSP to hike rate to 3.75%
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-26
Business Monitor International ... It said while part of the inflation was caused by the tax reform program which pushed up the prices of basic goods and fuel through the imposition of excise taxes, other key contributing factors were rising global ...

Same-sex marriage: Flawed petition or unready Court?
Rappler - 2018-06-26
For University of the Philippines (UP ... Section 1, Article III of the Constitution: No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, nor shall any person be denied the equal protection of the laws.

Duterte: Anti-'tambay' drive stays unless SC says to stop
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 26) -- Unless the Supreme Court says otherwise, President Rodrigo Duterte said there will be no let up on operations ridding the streets of tambays. The President made the declaration at an event in Cagayan de Oro ...

Bahnhof Continues Its Crusade Against Copyright Trolls, Claims Swedish Copyright Law Divorced From Reality
Techdirt - 2018-06-25
Lindahl notes that the Swedish Government sees a need for strict copyright infringement penalties while keeping the barriers for creators to go to court low because they often have limited resources. "In copyright litigation [...], it is often the author ...

Top 7 Copyright Rulings Of 2018: A Midyear Review
Law360 - 2018-06-25
Law360 (June 25, 2018, 6:38 PM EDT) -- From Google and Oracle to "Blurred Lines" to an ape suing over infringement, the first six months of 2018 saw a constant stream of major copyright rulings. As we head into the back half of the year, here are the seven ...

SpaceNews DCMA & Copyright
SpaceNews - 2018-06-25
This policy is intended to implement the procedures set forth in 17 U.S.C. Section 512 and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") for the reporting of alleged copyright infringement. It is the policy of SpaceNews Inc. Corp. (the "Company ...

Judge sides with Logboat in trademark dispute, ending lawsuit
ABC 17 News - 2018-06-25
Shipyard sued Logboat over alleged copyright infringement. A side-by-side of Shipyard Bewing Company's can, left, with Logboat Brewing Company's Shiphead Ginger Wheat as they appear in a federal lawsuit. Shipyard sued Logboat over alleged copyright ...

Nothing Says "This Is America" Like Copyright Infringement
Your EDM - 2018-06-25
Childish Gambino has been accused of stealing elements of his hit song "This Is America" from the song "American Pharaoh" by Jase Harley. "This Is America" was released in early May and immediately drew worldwide praise for the artist for his ...

Agriculture department imposes suggested prices for rice, other goods
Rappler - 2018-06-25
MANILA, Philippines - To avoid further abnormal movement of prices in local markets, the Department of Agriculture (DA) imposed a suggested retail price (SRP) scheme for 8 agricultural products on Monday, June 25. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol ...

Ghana marks International Day of the Seafarer
Ghana News Agency - 2018-06-25
Captain Catherine Haizel, Senior Lecturer, Nautical Science Department, Regional Maritime University, Captain Vivian Amegavi, Representative of the Women at Sea, and other speakers reiterated the challenges faced by seafarers especially women and suggested ...

Come at meme, bro: How a proposed European copyright law could drastically change internet meme culture
KPCC - 2018-06-25
Regulators say the law is targeted at preventing piracy and copyright infringement in music, film, video gaming, and other areas that are prone to illicit sharing. But open internet advocates and technology industry groups are speaking out against the ...

Carpio, 4 other senior justices nominated for chief justice post
philstar.com - 2018-06-25
Hernando also teaches law at the San Beda College, Ateneo de Manila University and University of Santo Tomas. He was a three-time Bar examiner in commercial law. Velasco will reach the mandatory age of retirement in the judiciary on Aug. 8. Duterte will be ...

Soriano: Are you really committed to succession?
Sun Star - 2018-06-25
Josep Tàpies of IESE Business School in Spain is absolutely right when he remarked ... philanthropy, estate planning and tax mitigating services. For ultra-high net worth (UHNW) families ably assisted by my firm, we assist family businesses in pursuing ...

May sees state revenues, spending rise
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-25
Michael L. Ricafort, economist at the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp., said that sustaining above-than-expected revenues would send a good signal to international rating agencies that the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law, or Republic Act No ...

To withhold or not to withhold: That is the question
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-25
Existing top taxpayers who or that were classified and duly notified by the BIR Commissioner as any of the following, unless previously declassified or terminated business operations: i. A large taxpayer under RR No. 1-1998, as amended; ii. Top 20,000 ...

Trust a key factor in business (and in everything else)
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-25
"When Trust goes down, Speed goes down, and Costs go up." The costs of low Trust are ... Ylagan is a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of the Philippines.

FRAs of Filipino HSWs in Kuwait to deposit $10,000 in escrow
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-25
In an interview, POEA administrator Bernard B. Olalia told Business Mirror they will be implementing a US$10,000 escrow deposit for Foreign Recruitment Agencies (FRA) of Filipino HSWs in Kuwait. The fund will be used to pay for claims of Filipino HSWs in ...

The search is on for the next chief justice
Rappler - 2018-06-25
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) announced on Monday, June 25, that the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) is already accepting applications for the next chief justice, replacing the ousted Maria Lourdes Sereno. The deadline for completing the ...

Government incurred P32.9-billion budget deficit in May
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-25
This brought the five-month tally to P1.186 trillion, up 19 percent over similar collections last year. The Bureau of Internal Revenue raised P174.7 billion in May for a year-on-year growth of 10 percent. The BIR was able to sustain the double-digit growth ...

VidCon: Bigger, Younger and More Bonkers Than Ever
LA Weekly - 2018-06-25
Despite the February acquisition of the convention by former YouTube adversary Viacom (which unsuccessfully attempted to sue YouTube for copyright infringement in 2010), this celebration of online communities and hub for industry folks, all centered around ...

JBC releases shortlist of candidates for Supreme Court associate justice
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-25
The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) released on Monday, June 26, its shortlist of eight candidates vying for the position of outgoing Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Presbitero J. Velasco, Jr. who is set to retire on Aug. 8. According to a statement ...

Helping workers during inclement weather
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-25
The state weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said it was a thunderstorm that brought moderate to heavy rain for about two hours at most, and yet it caused floods that made so many areas in the ...

NBI nabs 3 BIR special investigators for bribery
Rappler - 2018-06-25
MANILA, Philippines - Three Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) special investigators were arrested by government agents inside an expensive seafood restraurant in Greenhills, in San Juan City Thursday noon, June 21, based on the complaint of Presidential ...

JBC draws up shortlist for Duterte's 5th SC justice appointee
philstar.com - 2018-06-25
Maybe the good reason is his old age and flight risk," she said ... Association of the Philippines made by Philippine Airlines. The CA justice said he does not agree with the ruling, as he was "taught in law school that there should be an end to ...

Unsolved PH Coast Guard cash mess continues with promoted officer - COA
Rappler - 2018-06-25
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) continued to be gripped by corruption controversies, as the Commission on Audit (COA) flagged another round of cash advances which were given to a newly-promoted officer even as past irregularities ...

JBC opens applications for Chief Justice post
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 25) -- The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has opened its application for the next Chief Justice, the Supreme Court said on Monday. SC said its five most senior Supreme Court Associate Justices are automatically ...

DOLE releases over P14M for employment assistance in Boracay
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-25
ILOILO CITY, June 22 (PIA6) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) recently released a total of P14,578,592.72 for the continuing implementation of its Emergency Employment Program or Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers ...

Bacolod among model cities, most business friendly
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-25
He called the "Most Business Friendly City" citation as an added incentive ... Lea Roque, principal and head of Tax Advisory and Compliance of P & A Grant Thornton. (LTP/EAD-PIA6 Negros Occidental) The Philippine Information Agency is the official ...

Ombudsman indicts Abaya, 16 others over P4.2B MRT maintenance deal
UNTV - 2018-06-25
Rosalie Coz / Marje Pelayo QUEZON CITY, Philippines - Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Samuel Martires submitted his application for the position of Ombudsman. Martires was the first appointee of President Rodrigo Duterte in SC. He is set to retire ...

NBI arrests 3 BIR employees for corruption
UNTV - 2018-06-25
MANILA, Philippines - The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Monday, June 25, announced the arrest of three employees of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) over corruption. The arrested employees were identified as Arturo Buniol, Gary Anastacio ...

Comedian Slams N112.5bn Suit On MTN Over Copyright Infringement
LEADERSHIP Newspaper - 2018-06-25
A Lagos based comedian, Femi Edwards has dragged telecommunications firm, MTN Nigeria Limited before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos state, demanding account of N112.5billion revenue allegedly generated from the wrongful use of a comedy brand.

MTN in N112.5b copyright infringement suit over wrongful use of brand
The Guardian Nigeria - 2018-06-25
A content producer who specialises in events management, production, promotion and marketing with focus on comedy, Femi Edwards, has taken MTN Nigeria Limited to a Federal High Court in Lagos for alleged wrongful use of his brand.He is demanding that the ...

Promoting intellectual property monetisation
Chronicle - 2018-06-24
THIS write up focuses on Intellectual Property (IP) monetisation strategies available to patent holders in developing countries that help generate domestic innovation and knowledge-driven growth by promoting more active technology markets. Patents and all ...

POEA: No deployment of caregivers to Japan
philstar.com - 2018-06-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has stopped recruitment agencies from recruiting caregivers and other workers for deployment to Japan. In an advisory, POEA chief Bernard Olalia ordered licensed land-based ...

Search for next CJ in progress
philstar.com - 2018-06-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The search for the next chief justice has started rolling after the Supreme Court (SC) made final its decision ousting Ma. Lourdes Sereno from the top judicial post last week. The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) is set to meet today ...

PSE may introduce short selling to the market
philstar.com - 2018-06-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) will soon introduce a short selling facility to the stock market to support its securities borrowing and lending program. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the corporate regulator, has ...

Get on board the diamond bandwagon
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-24
On the digital technology phase, we should be aware of current and emerging developments affecting our profession and business, including artificial intelligence, cloud-based solutions, blockchain technology, data analytics, cybersecurity and risks ...

JBC opens nomination, application for vacant post of Chief Justice
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-24
THE Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) is scheduled to convene on Monday to officially open the nomination and application for the position of Chief Justice which is now vacant following the ouster of Maria Lourdes A.Sereno through a quo warranto petition ...

Where do kids split from parents go?
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-24
Here are the different scenarios children and families face when they try to enter the US and become separated: In the past, families with children caught after crossing the border illegally were allowed to stay together while their immigration cases ...

CA orders release of renewable energy portfolio standards
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-24
The RPS seeks to help promote the growth and adoption of renewable energy by requiring stakeholders to generate a minimum percentage of their output through renewable energy sources, with On-Grid referring to connected electrical systems -- such as the ...

Top Manila taxpayers: 5 in a row for STAR
philstar.com - 2018-06-24
Home Guaranty Corp., Manila Electric Co., Robinsons Land Corp. and Megaworld Corp. The awardees received plaques of appreciation and trophies from the city government. Estrada congratulated all the awardees. He said it is an honor for him to give awards ...

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