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. Lape├▒a 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.

Davide: Duterte can still run as transition president
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-17
University of the Philippines political-science professor Gene L ... In his statement, ConCom media and technological officer Conrado I. Generoso said, "It is not correct that fewer people agree to have the constitution changed as may be seen in the ...

Leonen urges more scrunity of corruption in judiciary
Rappler - 2018-07-17
MANILA, Philippines - Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen said the challenge to a truly independent judiciary is corruption, and that there should be more scrutiny from the public, especially lawyers. "The number of cases disciplining judges ...

Facebook disputes claims they retain extreme content for money
Rappler - 2018-07-17
This is a discussion about political speech. People are debating very sensitive issues on Facebook, including issues like immigration. And that political debate can be entirely legitimate. I do think having extra reviewers on that when the debate is taking ...

Imperial Manila dominates in Puno proposal
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-17
Likewise, the net revenue in the exploration, development and utilization of natural resources the federated regions shall ... and the creation of a Federal Transition Commission, imperial Manila not only survives but will dominate.

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 ...

Ombudsman suspends Polangui mayor, 4 councilors
Rappler - 2018-07-17
She added they would file for a temporary restraining order with the Court of Appeals. Vice Mayor Herbert Borja took over as mayor, while topnotcher councilor Noli Sombrero is now the acting vice mayor. Borja said the suspension of Mayor Sampal came after ...

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 ...

SC scolds Sereno for public statements against justices
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday reprimanded former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno for publicly discussing her ouster case and issuing statements against the justices in violation of court rules. "The Court ...

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 ...

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

DOLE MisOcc completes 2-storey provincial field office bldg
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-17
OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental, July 12 (PIA)--Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-X Misamis Occidental Provincial Field Office (Mis. Occ. PFO) has finally attained the actualization of the proposed two-storey office building, the first ever in ...

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.

Los Angeles, New York poised to make waves next summer
sports.abs-cbn.com - 2018-07-17
So we consider the East Rutherford version of the Nets to have been a New ... as was described by The New York Times then, "the high school star Kobe Bryant." By 2010, after leading the Lakers to a threepeat, Shaq was long gone from Los Angeles ...

More than a million Europeans spoke out to stop internet-destroying censorship rules, but the fight's not over
Boing Boing - 2018-07-16
Ten days ago, the European Parliament dealt a major blow to a radical proposal that would force online services to deploy copyright bots to examine everything posted by users and block anything that might be a copyright infringement; the proposal would ...

Judge Kavanaugh On Intellectual Property
Law360 - 2018-07-16
Law360 (July 16, 2018, 3:30 PM EDT) -- Each time a new potential justice is presented for the U.S. Supreme Court, it is a time-honored tradition to pour over the nominee's earlier writings, looking for clues as to their views on various issues. So what are ...

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 ...

DOLE mulling new ID system for OFWs after controversies
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-16
In a phone interview, Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III told Business Mirror he already directed Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Administrator Hans Cacdac to head the committee that will study the proposal. "I told ...

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 ...

CA upholds PAL's early retirement of female flight attendants
Rappler - 2018-07-16
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) on Monday, July 16, cited the biological differences between men and women when it arrived at a ruling that the early retirement of female Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight attendants was necessary to ensure ...

World Cup win symbolizes unity, diversity - French Ambassador in PH
Rappler - 2018-07-16
MANILA, Philippines - The joyous celebrations did not end after Bastille Day as the French Ambassador in Manila Nicolas Galey witnessed a young and diverse France national team secure the country's second FIFA World Cup title after 20 years. After going ...

SC finds same-sex marriage lawyer guilty of contempt for improper attire
Rappler - 2018-07-16
Falcis was found guilty of direct contempt of court for wearing improper attire to a preliminary conference held at the Supreme Court (SC) last June 5, weeks before historic oral arguments were held on his petition. Falcis attended the conference presided ...

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."

Robredo camp to SC: Ignore Calida's opinion on ballot shading threshold
Rappler - 2018-07-16
MANILA, Philippines - The lead lawyer of Vice President Leni Robredo wants the Supreme Court (SC) to disregard Solicitor General Jose Calida's opinion supporting the 50% shading threshold in the vice presidential electoral protest. Veteran election ...

Microsoft wants regulation of facial recognition technology to limit 'abuse'
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-16
Last month, Microsoft was scrutinized for its working relationship with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE had been enforcing the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that separated children from their parents when they ...

Government, CPP at odds over localized peace talks
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-16
Lorenzana said it was the money collected by the reds under the guise of the "revolutionary taxation scheme" that was wasted. "While we are at it, let us also include the money spent to maintain your luxurious lifestyle in the Netherlands. Now, that is a ...

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 ...

No one interested in chief justice post -- JBC member
philstar.com - 2018-07-15
Lawyer Jose Mejia, regular member of the JBC representing academe, bared that as of July 13, no application or nomination has been submitted to the JBC since the Supreme Court (SC) made final its ruling that ousted Ma. Lourdes Sereno as chief justice last ...

DoF lines up more tax reforms
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-15
The department targets Congress to approve all packages this year, including the Package 1B on general and estate tax amnesty; the second package on corporate income tax and fiscal incentives; and the Package 2+ on further hikes in tobacco and alcohol ...

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 ...

A Thai cave, an extraordinary tale and a captivated world
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-15
This story deftly managed that. The enemies were diffuse--nature and the ticking clock. There was no backstory of refugees or immigration or gun control or economic disparity. There were, to most of the world watching, no politics whatsoever. Additionally ...

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