5 Spooky Intellectual Property Battles For Halloween
Law360 - 2 months ago
With Halloween right around the corner, Law360 is breaking down the spookiest intellectual property news from the past year, ranging from Playboy Bunny costumes to the "Dancing Pumpkin Man" meme to Katy Perry's Halloween Instagram post.

Pagcor 9-month net income plunges 97.3% on lockdown
BusinessMirror - 2 months ago
STATE-RUN Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) saw its net income from January to September plunging by 97.3 percent year-on-year especially due to the shutdown of gaming operations in mid-March to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

Judge Says Nebraska Didn't Waive Immunity In Copyright Row
Law360 - 2 months ago
A federal judge has agreed to toss claims that the Nebraska Department of Education used copyrighted software without permission, finding the department never waived its immunity to those allegations.

British bank Lloyds swings back to profit
Rappler - 2 months ago
I am pleased that we are now seeing an encouraging business recovery,' says Lloyds Banking Group CEO Antonio Horta-Osorio

Netflix Will See More Copyright Litigation After Eleventh Circuit Ruling
Law - 2 months ago
One litigator said these types of copyright cases would only increase with the oversaturation of online streaming services.

11th Circ. Affirms Netflix Win In 'Narcos' Copyright Suit
Law360 - 2 months ago
Netflix and the makers of its television series "Narcos" did not infringe the copyright of a Colombian journalist who wrote about her love affair with notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, the Eleventh Circuit ruled Tuesday,

Tax perks for e-vehicle parts-makers reviewed
BusinessMirror - 2 months ago
Local manufacturers of parts for electric vehicles will soon be eligible to avail of tax breaks, as they are listed as a priority beneficiary of fiscal incentives under the Corporate Recovery and ...

Salceda: Tax legal online sabong, other electronic betting games
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- Legal online sabong (cockfight) and other electronic betting activities should be taxed, House ways and means committee chairperson Joey Salceda said Wednesday. In filing

Carpio reminds SC of past cases in latest push for anti-terror law TRO
Rappler - 2 months ago
Petitioners have more than demonstrated their compliance with the requirements for injunctive relief,' says the motion

DOLE extends forced leave of workers for up to 1 year
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2 months ago
Labor groups on Tuesday said they would question the move by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III in the Supreme Court, arguing that it was a virtual amendment of the 1974 Labor Code, which limits ...

Petron eyes refinery closure on tax woes
BusinessMirror - 2 months ago
Ang, could not stress enough the struggle it has been experiencing just to keep business afloat. When asked categorically if Petron has decided to cease refinery operations, Ang said ...

Psychological violence: SC upholds fine, jail term for marital infidelity
BusinessMirror - 2 months ago
THE Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed the ruling issued by the Court of Appeals (CA) which held... THE Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed the ruling issued by the Court of Appeals (CA) which held that ...

Supreme Court affirms: Marital infidelity which causes anguish is criminal violence vs women
Rappler - 2 months ago
The Supreme Court affirmed that marital infidelity, which results in proven emotional anguish, was a form of violence subject to penalties under Republic Act 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against ...

AIG names new CEO, breaks up its insurance business
Rappler - 2 months ago
Peter Zaffino is AIG's new CEO. The insurer also announces it is separating its Life & Retirement business from the General Insurance unit.

POEA announces adoption of federal minimum wage standard in some US territories
Manila Bulletin - 2 months ago
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) announced that it has adopted the federal minimum wage standard in the US, which applies to all Filipino workers in certain territories.

Withdrawal of additional escrow on dismissed cases now allowed --POEA
Manila Bulletin - 2 months ago
As a respite from financial burden and constraints in their operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) announced that it is allowing recruitment agencies with dismissed recruitment violation cases to withdraw part of their additional escrow deposits.

Philippines may face pandemic debt shock in 2021 - Moody's
Rappler - 2 months ago
As debt rises, government revenues fall. Collections of the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Bureau of Customs fell by 18% as of end-August, with businesses shut down or operating on limited ...

PHL, despite observer status, seen playing bigger role as it assumes key post in ILO
BusinessMirror - 2 months ago
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is seeking to ease the labor shortage in the agriculture... WHILE the expanded use of mail voting will be more convenient for voters, it will be more...

Threats as opportunities
philstar.com - 2 months ago
The SWOT analysis is an old, but still relevant and very much in use decision making and planning tool in both work and personal life situations.

DILG calls for more tarps vs. communist rebels
CNN Philippines - 2 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 24) -- The Department of Interior and Local Government sees nothing wrong with the tarpaulins that declared communist rebels "persona non grata" in ...

Barclays bank rebounds into quarterly net profit
Rappler - 2 months ago
Profit after taxation hit £611 million ($801 million, 677 million euros) in the 3 months to the end of September, Barclays said in a statement. That contrasted with a net loss of £292 million in ...

Supreme Court to rule swiftly on petitions vs. Anti-Terrorism Act
Manila Bulletin - 2 months ago
Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta assured an expeditious resolution, after oral arguments, of the 37 petitions filed with the Supreme Court (SC) on the alleged unconstitutionality of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) of 2020 which the government started implementing last July 18.

1.6M OFWs displaced by pandemic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2 months ago
More than half million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were displaced by the pandemic abroad while an estimated 1.1 million more were unable to resume or start working overseas since January ...

Akerman Faces Copyright Suit Over Photo On Firm Website
Law360 - 2 months ago
Akerman LLP has been hit with a copyright infringement suit in California federal court by a wildlife photojournalist who says the firm did not get his permission to use one of his photographs of a ski resort on its website to illustrate its work on the $350 million Jay Peak EB-5 visa fraud case.

PMAP Industrial Relations Summit to offer practical workplace guide for businesses, people leaders
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2 months ago
As the COVID-19 pandemic takes a huge toll on businesses and employment, we must all come together with all sectors of society to do our very best to sustain the economy and livelihood of every ...

PPO brings classical music to Filipino audiences amid pandemic with Chamber Concert series
Gov - 2 months ago
PASAY CITY, Oct. 22 -- In this time when social gatherings are prohibited, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra finds an alternative way to bring classical music to the Filipino audiences through the PPO Chamber Music Concert, slated on October 30, 2020 ...

Bello says Duterte allowed more health workers to work overseas
Rappler - 2 months ago
Labor officials are also considering lifting the deployment ban, but with certain conditions Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Wednesday, October 21, said that President Rodrigo Duterte "approved" more health workers to work overseas.

DAR lifts suspension on LAD process
Gov - 2 months ago
Castriciones emphasized, however, that the process could only be stalled with the issuance by the Supreme Court of a temporary restraining order or a final judgment of either the Supreme Court or the Court of Appeals. The DAR chief stressed that the ...

Former Comelec chairman and retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Jose Armando Melo dies, 88
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
Former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman and retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Jose Armando Melo died last Sunday at the age of 88. Melo is remembered for ushering the country' automated elections.

Covid-19 pandemic leaves lessons on managing money
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
The unprecedented impact of the Coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has made people, particularly those in business, go back to the drawing board to review their asset management techniques, retirement plans and investment opportunities.

Retirement from employment in time of Covid
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
If the employer does not maintain a reasonable retirement benefit plan, the Labor Code requires that an employee, upon reaching the age of 60 years or more, but not beyond 65 and who has served at ...

OWWA-8 officer shares personal advocacy on financial literacy
Gov - 3 months ago
NAVAL, Biliran, Oct. 19 (PIA) -- Having witnessed the sad plight of some OFW families unexpectedly losing jobs or losing family breadwinners, an officer of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) - Regional Office 8 in Tacloban City shared her ...

Labor alliance asks SC to rule on petitions vs anti-terror law
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
WITH the looming full implementation of the Anti Terrorism Act (ATA), the coalition of the country's largest... WITH the looming full implementation of the Anti Terrorism Act (ATA), the coalition ...

BOC reiterates guidelines for sending balikbayan boxes during holidays
Rappler - 3 months ago
The following are considered QFWA: OFWs with valid passports and certified for overseas employment by the Department of Labor and Employment and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration ...

Names of designated terrorists to be published, appeals for delisting can be filed after
CNN Philippines - 3 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 17) -- A list of persons and entities designated by the Anti-Terrorism Council to be "terrorists" will be published in a national broadsheet and online ...

Citing legality, DOLE gives up on 13th-month deferment, exemption
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
"This positive development proves that social dialogue between labor, business and government particularly on important issues involving these key sectors really works," Associated Labor ...

DOLE, DTI jointly launch online job & business fair
Gov - 3 months ago
CALOOCAN CITY, Oct. 15 (PIA) --The Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE) and the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) jointly launched an online job and business fair that offers thousands of job opportunities in both private and public sectors.

As holiday approaches, BOC reiterates guidelines in sending balikbayan boxes
Gov - 3 months ago
As the yuletide season draws closer, the Bureau of Customs reiterates the guidelines in sending Balikbayan Boxes to the Philippines.Anyone can send balikbayan boxes to the Philippines, even Corporations,

Chief Justice Peralta receives DENR Report on Manila Bay
Gov - 3 months ago
Peralta, together with Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu, today led the visit and site inspection of the Manila Bay pursuant to the continuing mandamus of the Supreme Court. Prior to the inspection, Chief Justice ...

POEA suspends deployment of OFWs to Mali
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has suspended the processing and deployment of newly hired overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) bound for Mali due to ...

Labor, employer groups to gov't: Give MSMEs support for 13th month pay
Rappler - 3 months ago
Labor groups and the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) were united in asking the government to support distressed micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to provide workers ...

Chief Justice Peralta Bares JIB Board Members
Gov - 3 months ago
Justices Callejo and Gutierrez will serve in the JIB for three years and two years, respectively. The JIB members are Court of Appeals Justice (Ret.) Sesinando Villon, Sandiganbayan Justice (Ret.) Rodolfo Ponferrada, and Court of Tax Appeals Justice (Ret.)

PSA conducts October 2020 consumer expectations survey
Gov - 3 months ago
All information collected by the hired Statistical Researchers from the sample households shall be kept strictly confidential and shall not be used for purposes of taxation, investigation, or regulation as provided under Article 55 of RA 10625.

Supreme Court to test computerized Bar exams
GMA Network - 3 months ago
The Supreme Court (SC) will test this year the viability of a computerized Bar exam system proposed to take the place of the traditional handwritten examinations for aspiring lawyers.

OFWs still in demand abroad despite high PH COVID-19 cases -- POEA
CNN Philippines - 3 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 7) -- Filipinos workers from various fields, not just healthcare, are still highly requested abroad despite the high number of COVID-19 cases in the ...

Declare seafarers as regular employees, not merely contractual
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
This is similar to the Labor Code provision (Art. 279) on regularization of employees after working for one year. The provision under HB 6588 that is absent in all other versions of the Magna ...

DOLE urged to allow nurses to go abroad
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
Senators asked the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Thursday to lift the suspension in the deployment of nurses and medical workers abroad which is expected to last until Aug. 31 next

Duterte may still sign EO vs contractualization - Malaca├▒ang
Rappler - 3 months ago
Malaca├▒ang had earlier said Duterte would no longer sign any "endo" EO since such an order would be unable to end the abusive labor practice. It is up to Congress, said the Palace, to make ...

POEA: HK-bound HSWs must comply with certification requirements
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) rejected the appeal of the recruitment industry to exempt at least... The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) rejected the ...

'Recruiter's responsibility doesn't end after deployment' - POEA
Rappler - 3 months ago
On August 12, Rappler Talk discussed illegal recruitment and human trafficking with migrant rights advocate Susan "Toots" Ople, and Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) Director Robert Larga.

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