Coca-Cola Philippines supports government reintegration program for OFWs with entrepreneurship training
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-17
According to a study conducted by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies on The Social ... Development Authority (TESDA), developed and implemented the Sari-sari Training and Access to Resources (STAR) Program since as part of the 5by20 global ...

Supreme Court reprimands Sereno over quo warranto statements
Rappler - 2018-07-17
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court reprimanded ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno over the statements she made when the quo warranto petition against her was pending before the SC. "The Court, acting on the show cause order in its May 11 ...

Supreme Court recommends Martires as Ombudsman
Rappler - 2018-07-17
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court unanimously voted to recommend retiring Associate Justice Samuel Martires for the post of Ombudsman. "He obtained 11 votes of the 12 Justices who were present," Court Spokesman Theodore Te said in a news ...

DOLE explains child labor vs. child work
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-17
BANGUED, Abra, July 17 (PIA) -- "There is a big difference between child labor and child work. Child Labor is characterized by an element of abuse and violation of child rights while Child Work is necessary to teach a child to do some minor household ...

Supreme Court endorses Justice Martires as next Ombudsman
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- Associate Justice Samuel Martires was unanimously recommended by his peers at the Supreme Court to replace Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, who is retiring on July 26. Supreme Court Spokesperson Theodore Te on ...

Henry intensifies into tropical storm as it leaves PAR
Rappler - 2018-07-17
The Supreme Court (SC), meanwhile, suspended work for its personnel starting noon. The SC said "discretion is given to presiding justices of third level courts and executive judges of trial courts in Metro Manila and other affected areas to suspend work ...

OWWA scholars graduate with flying colors
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-17
but also in promoting education by making college accessible and unburdensome. (ALT-PIA9/Zamboanga Sibugay/OWWA-9 Press Release) The Philippine Information Agency is the official public information arm of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines.

OWWA scholars graduate with flying colors
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-17
Physical Education and Health at St. Columban College, Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur. Equally accomplished beneficiaries are Ms. Charmis C. Estanel who graduated from St. Joseph College of Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte with the degree of Bachelor of ...

LIVE List: Flooded areas on July 17
philstar.com - 2018-07-17
"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 ...

SC reprimands same-sex marriage petitioner over improper attire
philstar.com - 2018-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court (SC) has admonished the lawyer who filed a petition seeking the legalization of same-sex marriage in the country for wearing improper attire in court. In a five-page resolution promulgated on July 3, the high court ...

Tell It to SunStar: Wage boards told to act fast
Sun Star - 2018-07-17
The Western Visayas (Region 6 ... Lorenzo L. Sevilla of Central Philippines State University, Negros Occidental

T. Padilla fire victims get help
philstar.com - 2018-07-17
The distribution of assistance was led by North District Rep. Raul Del Mar in coordination with the Department of Social Welfare and Development-7, Department of Labor and Employment-7, and the Pilipinong May Puso Foundation of philanthropist Wen Velasco.

Federal court says Epic can go ahead with its lawsuit against teen
TechSpot - 2018-07-16
What just happened? A federal court in North Carolina has ruled that Fortnite creator Epic can go ahead with its lawsuit against a 14-year-old for copyright infringement. The case had been held up for months while the judge considered a letter from the ...

C.A. upholds P.A.L. in case earlier retirement for female flight attendants
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-16
Aside from safety issues, the CA said the provision in question was in accordance with the provisions of the Labor Code, which allows employers and employees to fix the applicable retirement age at 60 years or below, "provided that the employees ...

Federalism is the spoiler of the Cordillera autonomy party
Rappler - 2018-07-16
BAGUIO, Philippines - There were no work and classes ... "Katutubong Pilipino Katuwang sa Pagbabago," which commenced at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City last July 4. In this summit, their battlecryieshwere "Yes to federalism ...

World Cup win gives French something to bask in, if only for a day
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-16
This picture taken from the top of the Arch of Triumph (Arc de Triomphe) on July 15, 2018 shows people lighting flares as they celebrate after France won the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match against Croatia, on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris.

DOLE urges workers to assert rights to dignity at work
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-16
MANILA, JULY 16 (PIA)--The labor department urged workers to assert their right to be treated with dignity, and ensure that they are provided with a safe working environment free from all forms of harassment. Labor Undersecretary Joel Maglunsod conducts ...

SONA 2018
UNTV - 2018-07-16
Signed on August 3, 2017, the measure also specifically provides free miscellaneous and other school fees ... of the expertise of science, technology or innovation experts of Filipino descent. R.A. 11036 or the Philippine Mental Health Law A landmark ...

Legal experts weigh in on the draft federal constitution
InterAksyon - 2018-07-16
A professor of constitutional law in a number of law schools, La Vi├▒a noted the lack of express prohibition ... also calls for "two (2) from Luzon, two (2) from Visayas, and two (2) from Mindanao one of whom shall represent the Bangsamoro."

Intellectual property, not monopoly
China Daily - 2018-07-16
"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 as ...

Remittances seen rising by nearly 10% in May
philstar.com - 2018-07-15
It said remittances may grow between five and six percent this year. In February, the Department of Labor and Employment issued a total deployment ban as ordered by President Duterte due to a series of reports involving abuse and death of Filipino workers ...

Salvador Dali Foundation Sues Museum in California
Art Fix Daily - 2018-07-15
The Salvador Dali Foundation has sued the Dali17 Museum in Monterey, Calif., for copyright infringement. The suit claims the two-year-old museum is illegally profiting from the surrealist artist's name, likeness, and the reproduction of his copyrighted ...

BIR told to drop P28-M tax case vs Hard Rock Caf├ę
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-15
Fabon-Victorino, the BIR in May 6, 2015 sent a Formal Assessment Notice (FAN) to Hard Rock Caf├ę that claimed the business had deficiency percentage tax of P27,799,898.28 representing 18% amusement tax from its P100,835,374.21 gross sales and receipts for ...

Foreign divorce in mixed marriages
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-15
In a recent landmark ruling in Republic of the Philippines v. Marelyn Tanedo Manalo (GR 221029, April 24, 2018), the Supreme Court held that a foreign divorce secured by a Filipino is also considered valid in the Philippines, even if it is the Filipino ...

Dureza to AFP: return P192.5M PAMANA fund for Maguindanao roads
MindaNews - 2018-07-15
Dureza said the remaining amount -- 57.5 million -- was not released because of the Supreme Court ruling declaring the DAP funds illegal. Dureza took over OPAPP on June 30, 2016 when President Rodrigo Duterte became President. At that time, the delays ...

Pondering while celebrating
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-15
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Ofreneo: Proposed Charter weak in protecting workers
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-15
State statistics showed that in 2017 there were 15.1 million workers who belong to this sector. They are those employed in family-operated farm of business; self employed; or classified as unpaid family workers. The International Labour Organization (ILO ...

YouTube launches Copyright Match tool to fight content stealing and duplication
BetaNews - 2018-07-15
YouTube says that it has been testing the tool for almost a year and is now ready to open it up to a larger portion of its community YouTube has faced criticism for failing to do enough to prevent copyright infringement on the platform, and this latest ...

Labor rights issues intensified under two years of Duterte (Part 2)
Bulatlat - 2018-07-15
MANILA -- The Philippines was among the top 10 countries across the globe to be worst for workers, according to the Global Rights Index for 2018 released last June 8 by the International Trade Union Confederation. In a scale of 1 to 5, the Philippines is ...

Labor rights issues intensified under two years of Duterte (Part 1)
Bulatlat - 2018-07-15
These include big-brand companies such as the Jollibee Foods Corporation, Monde Nissin, Unipak Sardines, Middleby Corporation. The Labor Department has seen that labor laws are being violated and the workers who render services for more than six (6 ...

Return P193-M PAMANA fund, military told
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-15
The original project amount of P250 million was not fully released due to the subsequent Supreme Court ruling declaring the DAP funds illegal, OPAPP said. When Dureza took over OPAPP in mid-2016, the office noted the delays had caused serious concern among ...

De Lima files bill to shield campus journalists from harassment
Rappler - 2018-07-15
The Supreme Court in its 2000 ruling in Miriam College vs the Court of Appeals, however, provided an exception under the current law: The school administration can suspend students and even prevent publication "when such articles materially disrupt class ...

Surfing on the side of the TRAIN
philstar.com - 2018-07-14
This Sunday, allow me to go back to my bread and butter, and point out or remind everyone of some of the benefits that come with the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law that should be maximized: 1. The REIT law can now be implemented.

Charter change information campaign needed
philstar.com - 2018-07-14
A survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations revealed that only one out of four Filipinos is aware of the proposed shift toward federalism, which is why the proposed amendments should be properly disseminated to the public. Business including the ...

Why productivity is not keeping up with technology
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-14
In 2016 and 2017, for example, output per hour in the US non-farm business sector rose by less than 1 percent ... A scintillating new paper by Adair Turner of the Institute for New Economic Thinking suggests that rather than presenting a puzzle, the ...

BDO honors OFWs on Migrant Workers' Day
Sun Star - 2018-07-14
BDO Unibank, Inc. was one with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in honoring the modern-day heroes -- the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) -- through the celebration of the Migrant Workers' Day recently at the agency's head office in ...

Senate leaders confident latest BBL draft won't violate Constitution
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 14) -- The bicameral conference committee is almost done drafting its proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and it's confident of the constitutionality of the latest version. "It will not hit a snag in the Supreme Court ...

Fans howl over taking down World Cup Twitter posts for copyright issues
NBC News - 2018-07-14
Harry Kane of England scores against Tunisia on June 18 during a World Cup game in Volgograd, Russia.Ryan Pierse / Getty Images LONDON -- Alex Conn, 7, a fan of England's soccer team, had plenty to cheer about this summer as his heroes exceeded ...

Gennova Bio gets US drug patent to treat brain clots
Times of India - 2018-07-14
Hence, the cost of treatment has reduced to around Rs 60,000 for an average patient of 60kg body weight (at 0.9 mg/kg dose, a 60kg person will require ... in solving an unmet need by cutting-edge science. We feel that the last 10 years of efforts will ...

Duterte frat brod named Comelec commissioner
philstar.com - 2018-07-13
Aside from Kho, two other commissioners were appointed by Duterte: Socorro Inting, a former associate justice of the Court of Appeals, and Marlon Casquejo, who used to be assistant regional director of Comelec for Davao. Abas was named commissioner by ...

Facebook is overflowing with groups offering pirated films -- and says it won't do anything about it
Business Insider - 2018-07-13
Facebook Groups is awash with easy-to-find pirated copies of Hollywood movies. Business Insider found numerous groups openly advertising illegal copies of the latest blockbuster films. Facebook's automated software, which is supposed to detect copyright ...

Politics, again
philstar.com - 2018-07-13
It is on a day like this, on a fine Saturday afternoon in 2009, that I am going to a big restaurant beside Manila Bay for my next political ... using Star Wars as her central metaphor ("Beam me up, Scotty"). This speech has been uploaded in YouTube ...

Con-com draft on national territory could complicate bid to use ruling on WPS-expert
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-13
Up to this day, however, China does not recognize the arbitral ruling. In the same forum marking the second anniversary of the ruling, Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice and Acting Chief Justice Antonio T. Carpio, who was part of the legal team that ...

CPP rejects localized peace talks
Rappler - 2018-07-13
Malaca├▒ang said earlier this week that the elements for an "enabling environment" for localized peace talks include no coalition government or power sharing; no revolutionary taxation, extortion, arson and violent activities; and fighters are to remain in ...

Jenner youngest billionaire--Forbes
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-13
Forbes conservatively valued her company at $800 million and raised her overall worth to $900 million by throwing in earnings from television programs, endorsements, and after-tax dividends ... and momager Kris handling the business side in exchange ...

Philracom increases prizes in face of Train Law
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-13
In an effort to attract bettors in the face of increased taxes on prizes brought about by the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion ... issued by the Municipality of Carmona. Conversely, the business permits issued to OTBs for horse-racing and ...

CTU construction work still on hold
philstar.com - 2018-07-12
CEBU, Philippines -- Address the unsafe workplace issues and comply with the labor requirements. Lawyer Alvin Villamor, regional director of the Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas, gave these conditions for the labor department to lift ...

Inspections set in ecozones, security agencies, TV networks
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-12
MANILA, July 12 -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is set to conduct labor inspections on various economic zones, security agencies and television networks in the country to ensure their compliance with general labor standards and ...

Pangan: A wider and bigger share for LGUs
Sun Star - 2018-07-12
The Supreme Court, in a recent ruling, gave the local government units an increased share of all, yes, all national taxes, not only from internal revenue taxes. The Department of Interior and Local Government or DILG, which oversees LGUs of course also ...

BI issues new NAIA cards for international passengers
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-12
Travelers line up in the immigration area inside the renovated Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1, Pasay City, December 16, 2014. -- BW FILE PHOTO THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) has started issuing new arrival and departure cards for ...

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