Philippines orders deportation of Sister Patricia Fox
Rappler - 2018-07-19
MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) - The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Thursday, July 19, ordered the deportation of Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox and included her in the BI blacklist, which bars her from ever returning to the Philippines. The BI ...

LarraƱaga's family open to asking clemency from Duterte
Sun Star - 2018-07-19
Dubbed as the "Chiong Seven," the six other convicts were Josman Aznar, whose family owns several properties in Cebu, including the Southwestern University and Sacred Heart Hospital; Rowen Adlawan; van driver Alberto CaƱo; van conductor Ariel Balansag ...

Research Confirms The Anecdotal Evidence: Internet Content Filters Are A Waste Of Money
Techdirt - 2018-07-19
Most recently, it was copyright infringement. Fortunately, the EU's proposed filtering legislation died before it could ruin the internet, but its unwieldy corpse is bound to be reanimated by seething publishers and performance rights groups. If you're ...

BIR padlocks Ong Kin King restaurants, warehouses
Sun Star - 2018-07-19
THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), through Revenue Region (RR) 13-Cebu City, padlocked on Tuesday, July 17, the operations of a corporation for various violations of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997 as amended (Tax Code). Shuttered were five ...

Government studying reimposition of fuel surcharge on airline flights
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-19
With this template, if there will be any fluctuations on fuel, the airlines are not required to inform the CAB [Civil Aeronautics Board]," Transportation Undersecretary for aviation and airports Manuel Antonio Tamayo said. Tamayo said Philippine Airlines ...

10 Gilas players suspended, SBP fined for FIBA brawl
Rappler - 2018-07-19
Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas will be given 14 days to appeal to FIBA, and 21 days in the Court of Appeals from the time the appeal decision was handed down. -with reports from Agence France-Presse and Beatrice Go/Rappler.com

DOLE: sustainability, capacity building vital in projects
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-19
Each group or association presented their project proposals for livelihood enhancement where the panel suggested ways and means to make their projects viable and sustainable. Likewise, Department Order No. 173-17 or the Revised Guidelines on the ...

Wealth sharing, Islamic law among highlights of reconciled BBL
philstar.com - 2018-07-19
This would be an additional five percent for the Bangsamoro compared with the current 70 percent that the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao is receiving from national internal revenue taxes, fees and charges. The reconciled version of the BBL also ...

Applications open for nursing jobs in Germany
Rappler - 2018-07-19
The selected nurse will bear the expenses in full or in part of the board and lodging. Qualified applicants should register online at www.ereqister.poea.gov.ph and personally submit the required documents (fastened in a folder) under the heading "German ...

DOLE releases livelihood grant to Surigao Norte coop
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-19
GIGAQUIT, Surigao del Norte, July 19 - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Surigao del Norte Provincial Office released recently a livelihood grant worth Php775,200 to the local government unit (LGU) of Gigaquit for the enhancement of chicken egg ...

China refutes US accusations on tariffs, intellectual property issue
China Internet Information Center - 2018-07-19
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying on Wednesday said U.S. accusations of higher Chinese tariffs on American goods and pilfering American innovations are wrong. Hua made the statement when asked to comment on remarks given by U.S. Vice President ...

Lawmakers, transition body members clash over BBL preamble
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-19
These were just correcting, or cleaning up certain provisions that we felt, would better stand the test of constitutionality at the Supreme Court," he said. As the bicameral committee report was done on Wednesday, the panel's sixth day of deliberations ...

Europe fines Google $5 billion for abusing its Android dominance
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-19
(CNN Money) -- Europe has hit Google with a record $5 billion fine. The company was ordered by the European Commission on Wednesday to pay EUR4.34 billion ($5 billion) for unfairly pushing its apps on smartphone users and thwarting competitors. "Google ...

MalacaƱang: Federalism will not damage economy
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-18
"Our budget would remain the same, as identified national projects would be devolved and transferred to the internal revenue allotment (IRA) of local government units," Roque explained. In turn, local government units are expected to implement projects ...

GM claims mural is an 'architectural work' in copyright infringement case
Automotive News - 2018-07-18
General Motors, fighting a lawsuit claiming it unlawfully used an outdoor mural on a Detroit parking garage in its advertising, contends in court documents that since the mural is painted on an "architectural work," the automaker cannot be held liable for ...

Intellectual property, not intellectual monopoly
Gulf Times - 2018-07-18
"The copyright and patent laws we have today look more like intellectual monopoly than intellectual property," wrote Brink Lindsey and Steven Teles in their recent book about the US economy. Concerns about overprotection of intellectual property acting ...

Senate, House OK Bangsamoro Law
philstar.com - 2018-07-18
That is on top of its share in the taxes collected within the region, which will also get its share from the Internal Revenue Allotment. Federalism is giving more powers to the LGUs and less intervention from the national government. "We can achieve that ...

Excise tax collection exceeds target in first half
philstar.com - 2018-07-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The government collected P152.72 billion in excise taxes in the first half, exceeding the P136.82 billion target by 11.61 percent mainly due to higher "sin tax" collections, according to the Department of Finance. Based on DOF ...

SAS sues rival that already has been told to pay $79M from earlier case
WRAL TechWire - 2018-07-18
CARY - SAS is stepping up its legal battle with World Programming Ltd. (WPL) with a patent and copyright infringement suit after winning an earlier case dating back to 2015 that left WPL being told to pay SAS some $79 million. The suit also includes WPL ...

Special Report: Crackdown nets 29 officials
Sun Star - 2018-07-18
Celestina dela Serna, who was fired as Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth ... Rodolfo Salalima, former Department of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) secretary Salalima, a former classmate of Duterte at the San Beda College ...

Justice Marvic Leonen denies seeking chief justice post
philstar.com - 2018-07-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Marvic Leonen has denied rumors that he asked President Duterte to appoint him chief justice. In a forum organized by the University of the Philippines Alumni Association on Tuesday, Leonen ...

Fitch affirms stable PH credit rating, warns against overheating
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 18) -- International debt watcher Fitch Ratings' outlook on the country remains stable. Fitch announced Tuesday that the Philippines has maintained its "BBB" or stable long-term foreign-currency issuer default rating ...

Seares: Clamping, impounding vehicles
Sun Star - 2018-07-18
Clamping or impounding a vehicle is an exercise of police power, which the Supreme Court said may be delegated by Congress to the local government through its legislature. The Local Government Code, in Sec. 458 and in its general welfare clause ...

SPC Power sees little hit from Naga plant decision
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-18
paving the way for Aboitiz Power Corp. to take hold of the complex after years of legal proceedings that ended in its favor. It said the turnover is pursuant to the decision of the Supreme Court in OsmeƱa versus PSALM et al., declaring as null and void ...

SAS Brings New Charges Against WPL
The Business Journals - 2018-07-18
CARY, N.C., July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its efforts to prevent WPL from stealing substantial portions of SAS Ā® software, SAS has filed a patent and copyright infringement lawsuit against WPL, as well as its resellers, partners and customers.

National Credit Union Foundation Sued for Copyright Violations
Credit Union Times - 2018-07-18
Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. A federal lawsuit accuses the National Credit Union Foundation of alleged copyright infringement and digital copyright law violations of a poverty simulation product owned by the Missouri ...

BBL proves there's no need for federalism in PH-- Drilon
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 18) -- Senate minority leader Franklin Drilon argued Wednesday that there is no need for the Philippines to shift to a federal system of government to achieve regional empowerment. He said that once passed, the ...

Costumes and Copyrights: Can you afford to wear that?
IPWatchdog - 2018-07-18
However, one thing they probably are not considering is whether those costumes could put them in jeopardy of a copyright infringement claim. But, since the costume industry as a whole is a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States alone ...

Bicam OKs final Bangsamoro bill for Duterte signature
Rappler - 2018-07-18
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - The bicameral conference committee finalized on Wednesday, July 18, the bill that would establish and grant greater autonomy to a new Bangsamoro region. It took the bicam more than a week to reconcile the differing ...

The proposed federal tax system and the problem of tax overlapping
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-18
Under our current system of government, the power of taxation is exercised by the national government through Congress. Though local government units have the power to tax, such power is merely a delegated power to be exercised within the limitations ...

Bzzzzz: Tito Sotto spared from Sereno trial, not con-ass work
Sun Star - 2018-07-18
Lourdes Sereno was expelled by the Supreme Court as its chief justice; and [] There was no more need for him to preside over an impeachment trial; the House had declared as moot an impeachment complaint against Sereno after her removal by the controversial ...

Duterte still trusts Bello, says MalacaƱang
Rappler - 2018-07-18
He said the OFW had been following up on the status of a recruitment agency whose accreditation was canceled by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) for allegedly recruiting underage women. The labor chief had put his foot down that no ...

Senators hit Alvarez over 'self-serving' push for People's Initiative
Rappler - 2018-07-18
All roads lead to Supreme Court? Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said the opposition bloc is ready to question any attempt at a People's Initiative before the Supreme Court (SC). Drilon, a former justice secretary, said a People's Initiative cannot ...

Immigration warns against dealing with 'fixers'
philstar.com - 2018-07-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration on Wednesday urged the travelers and tourists not to deal with "fixers" and travel agents not accredited by the agency. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente asked the public to report to the bureau ...

Triumphant days for France and PH
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-07-18
Now both are heavily favored by the President who immediately announced his preference upon assumption of office. But what will happen if the people continue to reject them? Will they be forced down our throats, in a manner of speaking? In fact ...

Roque counters Pernia: Federalism won't harm budget, economy
Rappler - 2018-07-18
"Identified national projects would be devolved and transferred to the internal revenue allotment (IRA) of local government units. These projects include maintenance of barangay roads and bridges, water supply services, barangay health centers and daycare ...

OsmeƱa, Ong sued over trash
philstar.com - 2018-07-18
Legal documents include, among others, the business permits, tax clearance, Department of Trade and Industry registration, Bureau of Internal Revenue registration. The technical documents should stipulate where the private hauler would dispose of the city ...

Makabayan bloc seeks probe on contractualization of Jollibee workers
Davao Today - 2018-07-18
MANILA, Philippines - Progressive lawmakers from the House of Representatives Makabayan bloc filed on Tuesday a resolution seeking an investigation into the alleged illegal and unfair labor practices of Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) and its service ...

Work in NCR courts suspended
philstar.com - 2018-07-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday morning has suspended work in all courts in National Capital Region. In an advisory through SC's Public Information Office, Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio ordered the suspension of work in ...

Intense rains expected in Metro Manila, nearby provinces
philstar.com - 2018-07-18
"Henry" was last seen 230 km west of Calayan, Cagayan. July 17, 2018 - 9:53am Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, acting chief justice, has suspended work for Supreme Court personnel from noon on Tuesday. Presiding justices and executive judges of ...

Workers in 9 regions to get pay hike
philstar.com - 2018-07-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Minimum wage earners in nine regions will get a salary increase, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced yesterday. The wage boards in Cagayan Valley, Calabarzon, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas ...

Take that for data: NBA preps for expanded betting on games
sports.abs-cbn.com - 2018-07-17
Most Nevada bookmakers say in-game options make up no more than 5 percent of their sports ... "The NBA has always been front and center on rapidly deploying statistics, first because of our television partners and then the Internet happened and that ...

Appeals Court Won't Take Up Copyright Decision That Raised Alarm About Embedding, Linking
The Hollywood Reporter - 2018-07-17
Heavy has not, and in February, U.S. District Court Judge Katherine Forrest shocked many legal observers with a decision that refused to apply the "Server Test," where the direct liability of a website publisher for copyright infringement turns on whether ...

Speaking for itself
philstar.com - 2018-07-17
On appeal, the Court of Appeals (CA), reversed the decision of the RTC and dismissed the complaint. The CA even ordered Ramon et.al. to pay the unpaid hospital bills. The Supreme Court however reversed the CA decision. The SC said that although generally ...

Nalzaro: Lack of legal and factual basis
Sun Star - 2018-07-17
The Supreme Court ruled that Imelda was qualified to run because of "domicile in origin." Siyaro og wala makabasa si Arguedo ani. Kun nakabasa man siya, siyaro og wala makasabot. Nakasabot man gani ko nga dili ko abogado.

Bank of America profit beats on consumer loan growth, lower expenses
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-17
Banks have been broadly expected to report higher investment banking fees this year as lower US corporate tax rates and a friendlier regulatory environment encourage deal making. Moynihan acknowledged on a call with analysts that the bank is ...

Probe sought on Jollibee labor practices
Sun Star - 2018-07-17
THE Makabayan bloc on Monday, July 16, filed a resolution urging the House of Representatives to investigate the alleged illegal labor practices committed by Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) and its service contractors. In the resolution, members of the ...

BoC to expand data-sharing efforts with other agencies
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-17
Mr. LapeƱa was referring to the patrol vessels that were acquired through loans from European banking institutions under the Philippine Port and Coast Guard Capability Development Project (PCG Vessels Project). Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III ...

Employment agency opens new office
Sun Star - 2018-07-17
iPEOPLE Manpower Resources Incorporated, an international employment agency, recently held their office blessing ceremony led by Fr. Joseph Avella of St. Paul Parish Church. IPeople Manpower Resources, Inc., which is now under new management, is at the 4th ...

Regional wage boards in 4 regions okay pay hike for minimum-wage earners
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-17
In Photo: Farmworkers carry their produce somewhere in Central Luzon in this 2017 file photo. Minimum-wage earners in four regions of the country will soon get pay hikes after their respective regional wage boards separately issued new wage increase orders.

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