80 hired on the spot in La Union Kalayaan job fair
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-14
(VAV/PIA La Union) SAN FERNANDO CITY, June 14 (PIA) - A total of 80 jobseekers were hired on the spot (HOTS) after joining the Kalayaan Jobs and Business Fair, the Department ... Technical Education and Skills Development Authority for training.

Mexico, Canada welcome hosting 2026 World Cup with U.S. despite frayed ties
InterAksyon - 2018-06-14
"We believe this event will become a lightning rod ... (and) transformational for the sport as kids who are now 8-, 10-, 12-years-old can all dream of potentially playing for a national team," Cordeiro said. The national team failed to qualify for the ...

Women workers on the picket frontline: Why workers of NutriAsia go on strike
Bulatlat - 2018-06-14
Christine dared the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA ... (June 14, 2018 Photo courtesy of LFS-Bulacan State University) The oppression of NutriAsia workers is what brought them together at the picket line. Arm in arm, they stand unfazed ...

Sitel gets 2 Bronze Stevie Awards at Stevie APAC Awards 2018
newsbytes.ph - 2018-06-14
Sitel Academy has also established partnerships with 147 universities throughout the country and with government organizations, such as the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). Since 2012 Sitel Academy ...

Ilokano News: Nagannak kadagiti immawat ti SPES, nagseminar
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-14
LAOAG CITY, Hunio 5 (PIA) - Nairaman a nagseminar dagiti nagannak ken "guardian" dagiti immawat ti Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) iti Ilocos Norte tapno mailawlawag kadakuada ti pagalagadan ti nasao a programa. Naisayangkat daytoy ...

SolGen: Sereno ouster plea heard by an 'impartial' SC
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 14) -- The government's top lawyer wants the Supreme Court (SC) to reject Maria Lourdes Sereno's appeal on her ouster as chief justice, insisting that her case was heard "with impartiality." In a 77-page comment on ...

Top Philippine judge urges China face court over reef destruction
InterAksyon - 2018-06-14
Acting Supreme Court Chief Justice Antonio Carpio noted that the Philippine government should seek arbitration and compensation from China for the coral reef destruction in Scarborough Shoal. (PhilStar/File photo) MANILA -- A Philippine Supreme Court ...

Battle of Bessang Pass
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-13
I am passionate about this because of the participation of my brothers, It was my brother Lt Desiderio Jurado, who later on became a justice of the Court of Appeals, who led the assault with some 30 me. Just 17 survived. Two Ilocano newsmen were with him ...

Electronics firms brace for higher tax cost
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-13
The proposal forms part of the second tax reform package that also removes tax incentives deemed redundant and slashes the regular corporate income tax rate to 20-25% from 30% currently. SEIPI has proposed a preferential rate of 10%, inclusive of local ...

Austrian thinkers and the G7 zero tariff challenge
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-13
Another famous Austrian thinker that advocated freeing individuals and private enterprises from too much regulations, taxation, and state nannyism is Ludwig von Mises. In his book The Anti-capitalistic Mentality (1956), he extolled the value of competition ...

Package 2 is under way!
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-13
Removal of the preferential 10% income tax rate currently granted to non-profit proprietary educational institutions, nonprofit hospitals, offshore banking units and regional operating headquarters 3. Removal of the special income tax rates granted to ...

Suspending excise tax on fuel to harm poor, expand debt, says A.E.R.
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-13
In Photo: A gas-station attendant shows the nozzle of a refueling hose in Makati. THE proposal of some senators to suspend the excise tax on fuel to cushion the impact of Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) may accelerate inflation and ...

Atari sues Redbubble for trademark and copyright infringement
World IP Review - 2018-06-13
Video game brand Atari is taking on online retailer Redbubble for selling counterfeit and copyright-infringing products. Atari filed its claim at the US District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division on Monday, June 11.

Graft charges recommended vs former vice-president, 36 others
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-13
The appraised value of the Malugay property totaled P10.13 billion. The FIO also found officials of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) responsible for the loss of P63 million in tax collections for exempting the Malugay property sale from the capital ...

Envoy vows to lure more South Korea tourists
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-13
Based on records from the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Bureau of Immigration, South Koreans topped the number of foreign visitors in 2017, followed by Chinese and Japanese travelers. Around 1.6 million South Korean tourists flew in the previous year ...

BIR posts P828B tax collection
Journal - 2018-06-13
THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) collected P827.91 billion for the first five months of the year. This is P24.91 billion more or 3.10% higher than the goal of P803.00 billion set for the period. Likewise, the BIR posted a growth rate of 14.76% or an ...

Group seeks to void ICC withdrawal
Sun Star - 2018-06-13
A GROUP that campaigned for the Philippines' signing of the Rome Statute on Wednesday, June 13, filed a petition urging the Supreme Court to declare "void ab initio (from the beginning)" the Philippines' withdrawal from the International Criminal Court ...

Argosino accused as 'main plunderer' in immigration bribery scandal
Rappler - 2018-06-13
MANILA, Philippines - The Sandiganbayan accepted amended charges stemming from the Bureau of Immigration (BI) bribery scandal, with former deputy commissioner Al Argosino now alleged to be the main plunderer. The move to amend the charges was an apparent ...

Women tell Duterte: Enough
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-06-13
While the first female head of the nation's top court, Maria Lourdes Sereno, was ousted last month by her Supreme Court colleagues after questioning Duterte's deadly crackdown on narcotics. During his 2016 campaign for president Duterte set the tone by ...

Roilo Golez, the patriot we lost
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-06-13
The group is appealing the decision of the Supreme Court that seems to be composed of non-fans of Sereno, dismissing her on a quo warranto petition. But the Supreme Court has not acted on any petitions filed by other groups or individuals, using the same ...

Ombudsman pursues criminal probe vs Binay over Boy Scouts deal
Rappler - 2018-06-13
Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) officials Teodoro Galicia, Mark Anthony Panganiban, and Romeo Tomas will also undergo criminal investigation for graft for exempting the sale from capital gains tax. "The BIR officials were faulted for certifying that the ...

Copyright infringement: Comedy Showcase
SF Station - 2018-06-13
Every Wednesday we bring a special comedy showcase to Copyright. This show is hosed by a variety of hilarious comedians and features local and national touring comedians. Full bar with craft cocktails and a full kitchen. Drink and food specials all night ...

Binay, other former Boy Scout officials facing graft charges over land sale
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 13) -- Former Vice President Jejomar Binay and his former colleagues at the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) will face preliminary investigation over an alleged anomalous land deal that cost the government millions ...

OWWA honors 16 officials, ex-OFWs on Migrant Workers Day in Ilocos
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-13
SAN FERNANDO CITY, June 8 (PIA) - The Region 1 Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) recognized 16 officials and former overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) during the celebration of the 23rd Migrant Workers Day on Thursday. Gerardo Rimorin, officer ...

Midas Marquez, CA justices, Davao judge up for SC justice post
Rappler - 2018-06-13
MANILA, Philippines - Court Administrator Midas Marquez is up for the position of a Supreme Court (SC) justice for the third time, with Court of Appeals (CA) justices and a Davao judge also vying for the vacancy that will be created when Associate ...

EU tensions flare over migrants as Macron blasts Italy
Rappler - 2018-06-13
In response the Italian government said it would not accept "hypocritical lessons from countries that have preferred to look the other way on immigration," apparently a reference to French reinforcements at its border with Italy. For years, Italy has ...

More efficient government
philstar.com - 2018-06-12
Indeed, the devil is in the details. Take, for instance, the time when I needed to secure a Certificate Authorizing Registration (CAR) from the Bureau of Internal Revenue which is a requirement to transfer title of property from the seller to the buyer ...

Central, Western Visayas workers to get wage hike
philstar.com - 2018-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Minimum wage earners in Central and Western Visayas will get a salary increase. The regional wage board in Central Visayas approved on Monday a daily wage hike of P20 for workers in Class A cities and towns, P15 in Classes B, C and ...

SWS: 78% of Filipinos satisfied with Philippine democracy
philstar.com - 2018-06-12
"There are still killings and human rights violations in the war on drugs, political persecution of critics of the administration, corruption in government, subservience to external pressures, inaction to foreign encroachment in our territory, poor labor ...

Ending The Memes: EU Copyright Directive Is No Laughing Matter
Techdirt - 2018-06-12
Bots or algorithms simply cannot determine whether a blog post, photo in a news article, or video posted to a website is copyright infringement or legitimate use. This is especially true on a platform like wordpress.com, where copyrighted materials are ...

Illegal memes? Weak Safe Harbor? Unpacking the proposed EU copyright overhaul
Ars Technica - 2018-06-12
It seeks to make Internet services that host large amounts of user-uploaded material responsible for policing their holdings to prevent copyright infringement. Until now, companies have been able to draw on the safe harbor protection in the EU's e-commerce ...

Government critics asked government to scrap Train Law
Davao Today - 2018-06-12
Among the provisions in the new bill we re as follows: *Restores the old National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC) levels of the excise tax on petroleum products and oil, specifically zero tax for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), diesel, kerosene and bunker ...

Enforcing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act in the Philippines
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-12
Specifically, it requires US citizens to report their offshore financial accounts and to require foreign financial institutions (FFIs) and nonfinancial foreign entities (NFFEs), in this instance, banks and insurance companies in the Philippines ...

LandBank sees MOU with PNP on use of e-payment implemented by July
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-12
The first partnership, in line with the use of the portal, was forged with the Bureau of Internal Revenue, making use of the platform for enhancing the efficiency of tax payments in the country. Last month the Professional Regulation Commission and ...

Mental Health in focus
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-06-12
The "historic" meeting between the president of the United States and the leader of North Korea is taking place today in Singapore, which must be the neutral ground for it. The rest of the world will be a-tiptoe, waiting for the outcome, as they are ...

WV wage hike granted
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-06-12
For non-agricultural, commercial, and industrial business establishments employing less than 10 ... relief" amid the worsening economic conditions brought by the tax reform for acceleration and inclusion (TRAIN) law implementation this year.

Thousands seek jobs at Independence Day fairs
Rappler - 2018-06-12
MANILA, Philippines - Thousands headed to the labor department's Independence Day job fairs across the country on Tuesday, June 12, some of them braving rainy weather to seek employment. As of 1 pm, a total of 4,162 Filipinos went to the fairs in various ...

Dole turns over P2 million livelihood at Kalayaan activity in Bacolod
Sun Star - 2018-06-12
The turnover ceremony is part of the 2018 Kalayaan Trabaho, Negosyo at Kabuhayan (TNK) activity to be held at the Event Center of 888 Premier Mall in ... vacancies are through seven licensed agencies. Data earlier obtained by SunStar Bacolod from Dole ...

Trump admin drops asylum protections for domestic violence victims
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-12
The attorney general functions as a one-person Supreme Court in the system, in addition to hiring and evaluating the lower court judges themselves. The administration has made a priority of trying to curtail asylum claims in the U.S., despite asylum being ...

When you're expecting: 7 tips for first-time parents
Rappler - 2018-06-11
A birth plan is a document that lets your medical team know your preferences - from delivery method, labor pain medication, and even how you prefer to cut the umbilical cord. Having a plan while maintaining flexibility will allow you to decide on a ...

An outlook on IPAs: Proposal and reforms
philstar.com - 2018-06-11
Congress is now working on Package 2 as complement for Republic Act No. 10963, otherwise known as the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law. The proposed House Bill No. 7214 (HB No. 7214) seeks to lower the corporate income tax rate ...

Copeland Furniture Sues Barkman Furniture to Protect its Intellectual Property
Furniture Today - 2018-06-11
This press release is submitted and shown here in its original form, unedited by Furniture Today. Los Angeles, CA. (June 5, 2018)- Copeland Furniture (www.copelandfurniture.com), contemporary furniture designer and manufacturer, filed suit in federal court ...

Southwest monsoons to bring more rains
philstar.com - 2018-06-11
Covered by the suspension were the SC and Court of Appeals in Manila, Court of Tax Appeals and Sandiganbayan in Quezon City and all trial courts in NCR.

Philippines gains to mark Freedom Day
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-11
In other developments: o The Labor department on Monday said the Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan job and business fairs across the country will push through today, Independence Day, despite the rainy weather. "They will push through unless a strong typhoon ...

Airline heiress under scrutiny
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-11
Lee Myung-hee, 69, who was questioned by police twice last month over multiple assault allegations, was interrogated by immigration authorities over suspicions she hired more than 10 Filipina maids to work at her family home on false pretenses, by claiming ...

ECOP maintains status quo on contracting, security of tenure
philstar.com - 2018-06-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) is pushing for status quo as far as the implementation of Labor Code provisions on "contractor or subcontractor" and "security of tenure" are concerned. In a statement ...

A peek into the new Constitution
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-11
And the present Supreme Court to rule on all cases brought up on appeal, which will be farmed out to "regional appellate courts" in order to unclog its docket and finally put an end to the days of "justice delayed, justice denied". One of the most ...

CA denies pro-life group's plea vs FDA
Rappler - 2018-06-11
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals junked a petition filed by pro-life group Alliance For the Family Foundation Philippines, Incorporated (ALFI), which sought to stop the Food and Drug Administration Authority (FDA) from certifying 51 ...

Benefiting through giving
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-11
technology support; (f) direct assistance; (g) training and development; and (h) assistive learning devices for students with special needs. An Adopt-a-School Program is established through the following activities: 1. Signing of the Memorandum of ...

IBP to SC: Reverse quo warranto petition
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-11
THE INTEGRATED Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Monday petitioned the Supreme Court (SC) to reverse its May 11 decision that ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno from her post, saying "the reversal of the assailed decision, which has taints of ...

Translate >>

Original text