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 Café
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-15
Fabon-Victorino, the BIR in May 6, 2015 sent a Formal Assessment Notice (FAN) to Hard Rock Café 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 ...

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 ...

SC to power firms: Heed requirements before disconnecting users
Rappler - 2018-07-15
The decision stemmed from a case between Manila Electric Company (Meralco) and Nordec Philippines. Meralco had overbilled Nordec Philippines some P5,625 in 1987, though its electricity supply was switched off. "It is also worth noting that during a third ...

Suffocating Financial Power Means Mismatches in Copyright Cases
TorrentFreak - 2018-07-15
That analysis is from the EFF, who note that a victory would "create new uncertainty and risk for distributors of any software that could be used to engage in copyright infringement." But while a decisive win for the telecoms companies on these grounds ...

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.

Senate set to tackle draft federal charter
philstar.com - 2018-07-14
Pangilinan said survey outfits Pulse Asia and Social Weather Stations (SWS) have also been invited to share insights on the sentiments of the public on the issue. A survey released by SWS revealed that only one in four Filipinos were aware of federalism.

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 ...

Labor group to Duterte: Hike wages amid shrinking purchasing power
Rappler - 2018-07-14
MANILA, Philippines - A labor group said on Saturday, July 14, that President Rodrigo Duterte should "determine and adjust" wage rates as rising inflation has diminished the purchasing power of workers. Citing research, Associated Labor Unions-Trade ...

COA calls out PCSO for P5.89-B disbursements not related to charity projects
philstar.com - 2018-07-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Audit has called out the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office for P5.89-billion worth of disbursements in 2017 not related to charity programs, warning that such practice may soon the deplete the state firm's ...

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 ...

SC orders Comelec to comment on VP recount threshold rule
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 13) - The Supreme Court (SC), sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), ordered the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to submit a comment on the current threshold rule in the ongoing Vice Presidential vote ...

CPP rejects localized peace talks
Rappler - 2018-07-13
Malacañang 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 ...

Pinoys want Rody to assert sea claim
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-13
Reacting to a statement by former solicitor-general Florin Hilbay that a group may go to the Supreme Court to compel the government to show what it has done to stop Chinese militarization of the West Philippine Sea, Roque said the record is clear.

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 ...

Judges endorse Midas Marquez for SC
UNTV - 2018-07-13
and Amy Lazaro-Javier as well as former Ateneo College of Law Dean Cesar Villanueva. - UNTV News and Rescue MANILA, Philippines - The Judicial Bar Council (JBC) released the names of qualified candidates to replace Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco ...

'I think they like me there:' Trump says he's popular in UK despite threat of protests
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-13
(CNN) -- U.S. President Donald Trump arrived for a controversial two-day visit to the UK Thursday, shrugging off the prospect of protests and declaring that he was popular with Britons because of his hardline stance on immigration. Shortly before leaving ...

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 ...

Workers reminded of rights to dignity at work
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-12
MANILA, July 13 -- The labor department said workers have 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. In a recent dialog with workers in Vitas ...

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 ...

IRA ruling need not expand deficit, petitioner claims
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-12
Many LGUs depend on income from the national government which has stunted the development of their ability to raise their own funds via real property and business taxes, among others. Mr. Mandanas countered by saying: "The basic principle is you would ...

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 ...

PLDT defends its service contractors
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 12) -- Telecommunications giant PLDT came to the defense of service contracting companies it has employed. In the continuing debacle between PLDT and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on the alleged illegal ...

Solon slams Labor chief over iDole ID project
Sun Star - 2018-07-12
ACTS OFW Party-list Representative Aniceto "John" Bertiz III slammed Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III over his claim that all overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have an iDole OFW card that could used to facilitate government transactions in the ...

SC ruling on IRA can lead to 'unmanageable' fiscal deficit - Diokno
Rappler - 2018-07-12
The SC ruled that the "just share" of local governments shall be sourced from "all national taxes and not only national internal revenue taxes." The budget chief expressed concerns, as public sector deficit may "widen up to 6%." Diokno said they don't know ...

Former SolGen: Gov't policy on China is 'betrayal of public trust'
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 12) -- The government's foreign policy violates the law and betrays public trust, former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay said on Thursday. Hilbay told CNN Philippines' The Source that the government's approach could ...

PNP to open gun amnesty program to millions of owners of loose firearms
UNTV - 2018-07-12
QUEZON CITY, Philippines - The Philippine National Police (PNP ... "Pinag-igting natin ang intelligence build up on owners or possesor of loose firearms lalong lalo na ang suspected natin na gun for hire or even ang private armed groups na sinasabi.

Duterte okays guidelines for localized peace talks
Rappler - 2018-07-12
Roque said the the elements of the framework and guidelines are as follows: The elements for an "enabling environment" for localized peace talks include no coalition government or power sharing; no revolutionary taxation, extortion, arson and violent ...

PLDT says Bello claim on contractor ownership 'fabricated'
Rappler - 2018-07-12
MANILA, Philippines - Telecommunications giant PLDT Incorporated on Thursday, July 12, branded as "baseless and fabricated" claims by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III that its executives owned the agencies providing the company contractual labor.

Kylie Jenner, 20, on cusp of billionaire status - Forbes
Rappler - 2018-07-12
Forbes said the firm has only 7 full-time and 5 part-time employees, with manufacturing, packaging and sales outsourced, and momager Kris handling the business side in exchange for a 10-percent management cut. "As ultralight startups go, Jenner's operation ...

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