PhilHealth, BOLMSH agree on amicable settlement as mayor intervenes
Sun Star - 2018-06-23
It was not paid because the accreditation of BOLMSH for 2018 was not approved yet, she said. Earlier this week, Amante served notice to Department of Labor and Employment Regional Director Johnson CaƱete that effective June 19, the hospital was no longer ...

Split families in limbo amid Trump immigration chaos
Rappler - 2018-06-23
EL PASO, United States - The fate of 2,300 children wrested from their parents at the U.S. border with Mexico remained unclear Friday, June 22, two days after Donald Trump ordered an end to migrant family separations, as the president accused Democrats ...

Japan dreams of jackpot with legal casinos
Rappler - 2018-06-23
New and major industry' Toru Mihara, an expert on the casino sector at Osaka University of Commerce ... hoping to have local staff ready to go when venues finally open in 5 to 6 years. But Japan already has a significant gambling problem, with a 2017 ...

DOLE 10 grants P600K livelihood to MisOcc farmers, women group
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-23
CONCEPCION, Misamis Occidental, June 21 (PIA)--The Department of Labor and Employment Misamis Occidental (DOLE-MisOcc) released Php600,000 financial assistance for livelihood projects under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program ...

5 anti-trafficking activists gang-raped in India, police say
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-23
Asha Kiran runs a shelter in Khunti for girls and young women who leave their homes in search of work ... up as domestic workers and victims of sex trafficking. The shelter provides them with counseling, formal education, and vocation and skill development.

What It Takes - Sonia Sotomayor
Voice of America - 2018-06-22
00:34:47 ALICE WINKLER: That was in 1984. Sotomayor went into private practice at a small firm, where she mostly worked on intellectual property cases. Then, you remember that story of how her high school friend convinced her to apply for an Ivy League school?

Threats Pinoy kids face
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-22
The Department of Labor and Employment has called on the private sector to join the government in combating the alarming increase of child labor in the country, as the country observed the World Day against Child Labor. Children Craziness. Young school ...

Bethesda sues Westworld mobile game over allegations of copyright infringement
Neowin - 2018-06-22
In a surprising twist of events, Bethesda Softworks this week sued Warner Bros. over alleged copyright infringement in the creation of the newly-released Westworld mobile game, claiming it not only borrows heavily from Fallout Shelter but also uses the ...

Case of woodworker vs. WGBH moves to pretrial mediation
Current - 2018-06-22
Rough Cut with Fine Woodworking premiered in April. MacDonald sued the Boston station, claiming copyright infringement. He said advertisements for the new show use his name, image and trademark without permission, which WGBH denies. On Thursday ...

Bethesda Suis Warner Bros. Over 'Westworld' Infringement With 'Fallout Shelter'
Worth Playing - 2018-06-22
The Westworld mobile game was just released the other day and Warner Bros. immediatly got slapped with a lawsuit for copyright infringement with Bethesda's Fallout Shelter. The games do look eerly similar, and if you factor in that both games have the same ...

Tax amnesty futile without bank waiver, says think tank
philstar.com - 2018-06-22
MANILA, Philippines -- A planned tax amnesty program of the government would be pointless without the waiver of the bank secrecy law, according to fiscal policy think tank Action for Economic Reforms (AER). AER fiscal policy coordinator and economist Jo ...

Judge who ordered Matobato arrest appointed to Court of Appeals
philstar.com - 2018-06-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The regional trial court (RTC) judge who ordered the arrest of self-confessed Davao death squad (DDS) member Edgar Matobato was appointed as an associate justice of the Court of Appeals. MalacaƱang released yesterday the ...

JBL Reyes and the IBP leadership
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-22
It is a challenge our fellow alumnus from the University of the Philippines College of Law--IBP President Fajardo, whom I happily claim as my former student, and the IBP Board of Governors and officials have lived up to.

TailGate sues KC brewery for copyright infringement
Nashville Post - 2018-06-22
Nashville-based brewery TailGate Beer has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit regarding its pickup truck logo trademark against Kansas City, Missouri-based Boulevard Brewing Co. Filed Tuesday, the lawsuit calls for a preliminary injunction of Boulevard ...

Article 13: Europe's hotly debated revamp of copyright law, explained
CNET - 2018-06-22
YouTube already uses such a system -- called Content ID -- to protect copyright infringement, but the technology to do this is extremely expensive and has taken over 11 years to build and refine. The concerns about Article 13 are wide-ranging, encompassing ...

Tax bureau extends deadline for processing VAT refunds
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-22
THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) has extended the deadline for processing value-added tax (VAT) refund claims affected by a 2014 rule that had initially denied many of them. BIR Commissioner Caesar R. Dulay issued Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) 53 ...

Mactan airport terminal 2 to start operations July 1
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-22
GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. (GMCAC) said it is prepared to open the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Terminal 2 on July 1. The consortium of Megawide Construction Corp. and Bangalore-based GMR Infrastructure Ltd. said it has launched an ...

Judge behind Matobato arrest appointed CA associate justice
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-22
THE judge who issued an arrest warrant last year against confessed killer Edgar P. Matobato has been appointed new associate justice of the Court of Appeals (CA). As per her appointment last Tuesday, June 19, signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte ...

Neoliberalism, Pipelines, and Canadian Political Economy
CounterPunch - 2018-06-22
R&D as a share of GDP is now well below the OECD average. As the report notes, low and declining business R&D expenditures are the major reason for this trend. Despite generous tax credits and access to collaborative opportunities with university research ...

7 students qualify as OWWA scholars in ARMM
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-22
COTABATO CITY, Jun 22 (PIA) - Seven students from Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao qualified as new scholars of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) for school year ... The Philippine Information Agency is the official public ...

Intellectual Property Rights & Royalty Management 2018 Global Market Expected to Grow at CAGR 24.45 % and Forecast to 2022
Digital Journal - 2018-06-22
WiseGuyRerports.com Presents "Global Intellectual Property Rights & Royalty Management Market Report 2018" New Document to its Studies Database With the slowdown in world economic growth, the Intellectual Property Rights & Royalty Management industry ...

U.S. states sue Washington over immigrant separation
Rappler - 2018-06-22
Trump's administration has in turn taken California to court challenging its legislation that restricts local police and businesses from cooperating with immigration authorities. - Rappler.com

Labor group hits displacement of 401 workers amid hospital closure
Sun Star - 2018-06-22
NEGROS Occidental-based labor group General Alliance of Workers Associations (Gawa) condemned the displacement of 401 workers amid the looming closure of a private hospital in Bacolod City. Wennie Sancho, secretary general of Gawa, on Thursday, said the ...

Drug Patent Challenges At PTAB By The Numbers
Law360 - 2018-06-22
Law360 (June 21, 2018, 9:04 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has not been the graveyard for drug patents that some might expect as it's been invalidating these patents at virtually the same rate as district courts, according to a new study that ...

Morales: Ruling merit-based, not to satisfy public
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-21
Such marginal notes show meaningful discussion between respondents and not mere reliance of a superior on a subordinate," the Ombudsman said. In 2014, the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional the following acts committed in pursuance of the DAP.

EU Copyright Directive Moves Forward: What Does It Mean for In House Lawyers in Silicon Valley?
Law - 2018-06-21
"The key reason is that the law mandates automated filters, which are just not able to discern a case of legitimate copyright infringement from fair use," Sieminski continued. "If a file matches the copyright database, it will come down, without ...

Podcast: Blockchain Intellectual Property Considerations for Innovators and Investors
JD Supra - 2018-06-21
JD Supra is a legal publishing service that connects experts and their content with broader audiences of professionals, journalists and associations. Please note that if you subscribe to one of our Services, you can make choices about how we collect, use ...

Cloudflare Settles Dangerous Piracy Liability Lawsuit
TorrentFreak - 2018-06-21
The case in question was scheduled to go to trial with the CDN provider standing accused of contributory copyright infringement. Details of the settlement agreement have not been made public, but Cloudflare must be happy to move on. As one of the leading ...

Immigration stops Chinese, Filipino for human trafficking
philstar.com - 2018-06-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Bureau of Immigration (BI) personnel intercepted a Chinese man and his Filipina companion for suspected human trafficking at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 as they were about to leave for China last June 8.

Sereno returns P5-million service vehicle to Supreme Court
philstar.com - 2018-06-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has returned her controversial service vehicle to the Supreme Court (SC) after the decision removing her from the top judicial post became final earlier this week. The STAR learned that the ...

Alleged Vault 7 Leaker Charged With Stealing Gov't Secrets, Child Porn Possession, And Copyright Infringement?
Techdirt - 2018-06-21
The US government has taken down another alleged leaker. Joshua Schulte, a former NSA and CIA operative, had his apartment raided by the feds last March. The raid targeted documents showing Schulte had leaked CIA hacking tools to Wikileaks (the "Vault 7 ...

EU votes on copyright law that could kill memes and open source software
PC Gamer - 2018-06-21
The latter, on the other hand, is an "upload filter" which would require everything uploaded online in the EU to be checked for copyright infringement prior to posting. To this end, the Copyright Directive primarily aims to prevent music, video and online ...

Biz groups wary of LGU tax power in fed system
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-21
LOCAL governments having too much financial power under a federal system do not sit well with onshore and offshore investors, as this might allow states to increase taxes at will and spend their funds in risky ways, Philippine business groups said.

No basis to suspend us, ERC commissioners say
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-21
The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and power-industry stakeholders have expressed alarm and indignation following the issuance of a three-month suspension order by the Office of the Ombudsman against four of its commissioners. On Thursday suspended ERC ...

A stitch in time
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-21
In the landmark PeƱera decision, the Supreme Court pointed out that the laws in force explicitly say that a person can only be considered a candidate--and thus be subject to campaign rules--at the start of the campaign period. By amending the definition ...

Over 100 arrested in immigration raid at Ohio meatpacking plant
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-21
TOLEDO, Ohio--More than 100 workers were arrested at an Ohio meat packing plant by federal agents following a yearlong immigration investigation, the second large raid in the state in the past two weeks. The investigation focused on whether the company ...

Business groups want policy stability amid shift to federalism
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-21
Barcelon, Semiconductor and Electronics Industries of the Philippines Foundation, Inc. (SEIPI ... in on federalism because they have the data on how to sustain regional development with the proposed federated regions. He also said it would also be ...

Teradata Suit Says SAP Stole Tech Behind HANA
InformationWeek - 2018-06-21
But a few days later it introduced HANA, which did the same thing. Alleging trade secret misappropriation, copyright infringement, and antitrust violations, database and analytics company Teradata has filed suit against ERP giant SAP, saying that its HANA ...

Songwriters Guild President Testifies On Need for Copyright Small Claims Court [Video]
Hypebot - 2018-06-21
In this video Rick Carnes, president of the songwriters guild, gives testimony on the need for a small claims court for copyright infringement, something which the recent CASE act would help establish. Guest post by Christ Castle of Music Technology Policy ...

EU Parliament Panel Backs Stricter Copyright Rules Opposed by Tech Leaders
Insurance Journal - 2018-06-21
The copyright rules, proposed by the European Commission two years ago, are designed to take account of the growing role of online platforms, forcing them to share revenues with publishers and bear liability for copyright infringement on the internet.

EU takes step closer to passing copyright directive
World IP Review - 2018-06-21
It proposed that service providers are considered liable for copyright infringement when they fail to take "urgent steps" to prevent the availability of copyright-protected works on their platforms. Coreper added that exemptions from this liability ...

Justice Secretary: BI committed jurisdictional error in Fox case
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 21) -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) may have overstepped its authority when it forfeited the visa of Australian missionary Sister Patricia Fox, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Thursday. "Yung pagkakamali ...

Duterte inks mental health law
Sun Star - 2018-06-21
The council will be chaired by the Health Secretary. Members include Education, Labor, and Local Government secretaries; chairpersons of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and Commission on Higher Education; and one representative each from the academe ...

Some U.S. migrant children shelters accused of violations - report
Rappler - 2018-06-21
These are children who arrived in the US without parents, or who were separated from parents by immigration authorities. Since 2014, 13 shelter operators have faced serious complaints, according to the Tribune report, but only two have lost their contracts ...

Morales: Dismissal of cases vs. Bello not rushed for Ombudsman application
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 21) -- Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales on Thursday denied the dismissal of the corruption cases against Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello was rushed in time for his interview at the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC).

More flights, more connections in Southeast Asia
Sun Star - 2018-06-21
"Asean is the best place to grow our business. This remains to be our priority market ... the airline company has reiterated its call for the government to scrap the exit tax of P1,620 and build a dedicated low-cost carrier terminal and offer airport ...

Chasing shadows: Can technology save the slaves it snared?
InterAksyon - 2018-06-21
For human traffickers leave behind digital fingerprints that can be traced, while modern tech -- from satellites and eye-scanners to blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) -- could boost global efforts to eradicate forced labor and sex slavery.

DENR green lights advance bookings of compliant Boracay hotels
News Philippines Yahoo - 2018-06-21
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, however, clarified that only those which are compliant with the environmental law shall be allowed to accomodate early bookings. Meanwhile, the non-compliant ones will remain closed unless they comply with the law.

Complainant opposes Midas Marquez' SC application, cites 'misused' World Bank funds
Rappler - 2018-06-21
MANILA, Philippines - A private complainant filed on Thursday, June 21, an opposition to the application of Court Administrator Midas Marquez for a Supreme Court (SC) justice, citing the 2012 controversy wherein the World Bank asked the High Court to ...

Falcis legal team: Same-sex marriage petition will help LGBT movement
Rappler - 2018-06-21
MANILA, Philippines- While petitioner Jesus Falcis and his legal team faced intense interpellation during the oral arguments to legalize same-sex marriage at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, June 19, they remained optimistic the efforts of their team will ...

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