Even convict-witnesses vs De Lima entitled to new reduced prison term rule
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
She already asked the Court of Appeals (CA) not to allow the 13 inmates from testifying against her at the RTC, namely, German Agojo, Nonilo Arile, Jojo Baligad, Joel Capones, Peter Co ...

Cayetano open to lower corporate income tax
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
MANILA, Philippines--Senator Pia Cayetano on Wednesday said she is open to lowering corporate income tax rates in the country, noting that high tax rates in the Philippines paint a "not very ...

COA: Over P400-M cash bonus for sugar farmers unremitted, undistributed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
The Labor agency also said it continues to monitor and demand remittance of the fund. COA said Dole would also study the possibility of filing charges against erring millers or planters.

Rapist-murderer Antonio Sanchez is about to walk free, and people are furious
InterAksyon - 3 months ago
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said that the Supreme Court in June released a decision that called for a retroactive application of Republic Act 10592 which increases the time allowances for good conduct among prisoners. The law enables them to reduce ...

Panelo denies hand in Antonio Sanchez impending release
Sun Star - 3 months ago
Sanchez was convicted for the 1993 rape and murder of University of the Philippines Los BaƱos student ... He also wished Sanchez well, as the former mayor will be given the chance to have a new life. "Well, gaya ng sinumang dating nag-abugado, matutuwa ...

Amending Human Security Act may lift martial law in Mindanao-Nograles
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
MANILA, Philippines--The government may lift martial law in Mindanao once Congress amended the Human Security Act, which was touted by the Duterte Cabinet as a "long-term" solution to the ...

4 SC justices vying for Chief Justice post
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
On the other hand, Bernabe joined the judiciary as technical assistant in the office of then Justice Lorenzo Relova upon her graduation from the Ateneo College of Law and passing the Bar in 1976.

Taxpayers get option to pay dues online
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
"Under this initiative, the (Bureau of Internal Revenue) BIR is the first government biller institution to pilot and adopt the interoperable digital bills payment service for tax collectio

AƱo backs changes to Human Security Act to fight terrorism
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
Under the current provisions of the HSA, the approved period for wiretapping is 30 days that can be extended or renewed by the Court of Appeals and should not exceed 30 days from the expiration of ...

Don't let restroom debate hinder SOGIE Equality Bill passage - LGBTQIA+ group
CNN Philippines - 3 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 20) -- Amid the debate over the use of public restrooms by the LGBTQIA+ community, groups urged lawmakers to look at the bigger picture before they decide ...

House gives 3rd reading okay to higher excise tax on alcohol
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
The bill seeks to amend Sections 141, 142 and 143 of the Republic Act 8424, as amended or the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997. Albay Rep. Joey Salceda, the panel chairman, clarified that ...

BIR to accept tax payments via electronic funds transfer
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
Filipinos can now pay their taxes online using electronic funds transfer through a new digital tax payments system launched by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). Finance Undersecretary Antonette C.

PEZA seeks status quo on tax perks
philstar.com - 3 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) yesterday defended the need to maintain the status quo in providing tax perks to locators to encourage investments and promote ease of doing business, as well as avoid possible ...

'Distribute full service charge to workers'
Sun Star - 3 months ago
It amended Article 96 of the Labor Code of the Philippines, giving restaurant and hotel workers only 85 percent of the service charge collected from customers while retaining the remaining 15 percent to the management. Wages spokesperson Ronald Ian ...

Know your next chief justice: Four candidates vie for SC top post
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
MANILA, Philippines-Who will be the next Chief Justice? So far, there are four Supreme Court justices vying for the top position that will become vacant upon the retirement of Chief Justice ...

IPOPHL hosts the PH's first-ever WIPO Summer School on Intellectual Property
Gov - 3 months ago
MAKATI CITY, Aug. 20 -- The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Academy and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has jointly organized the first-ever WIPO-IPOPHL Summer School ... science and business, which is ...

San Fernando cites taxpayers' role in community development
Sun Star - 3 months ago
"AS WE know, taxation is the lifeblood of our nation. Kung wala ang bawat isa sa inyo, mahihirapan kaming magpa-aral, magpa-kain, magbigay ng trabaho, manggamot at maghandog ng iba't-ibang serbisyo sa bawat Fernandino." Thus said Mayor Edwin Santiago ...

POEA blacklists foreign recruiters, suspends erring agencies
Philippine Information Agency - 3 months ago
QUEZON CITY, Aug. 20 (PIA)--Twenty-one foreign recruitment agencies and direct employers were blacklisted and 19 erring local recruitment firms were suspended in a continuing bid by the government to rid the overseas placement industry of misfits, the ...

28 applicants vying for two Supreme Court slots
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
The recent spate of mass killings in the US once more puts into focus the right to bear arms by the Americans as enshrined in the Second Amendment of the US Constitution. The back-to-back mass ...

Opposition figures want SolGen out of Bikoy case
CNN Philippines - 3 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 19) -- Opposition figures and their lawyers want the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) disqualified from representing the police in the preliminary ...

Makati business leaders laud faster processing of permits, smart city initiatives of LGU
Gov - 3 months ago
"The lifeblood of the city is business tax; it is not real property tax. As of May 31, the city has attained 66 percent of its target collections from business tax and 95 percent of its target for real property tax," she said. The mayor also informed ...

Leonen declines nomination for SC chief justice post
CNN Philippines - 3 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 19) -- Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen confirmed Monday that he has turned down his automatic nomination as the top court's next chief justice.

Otso Diretso bets ask DOJ to disqualify OSG in sedition case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
Former Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano and fellow opposition candidates and Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) lawyers Erin TaƱada and Chel Diokno as well as former Supreme Court Spokesman Theodore Te ...

BI to deport nabbed American, British sex offenders
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration is set to deport the recently nabbed American and British sex offenders who have pending cases in their home countries. Immigration Commissioner ...

PAGCOR stops accepting new POGO applications
CNN Philippines - 3 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 19) -- A regulatory body has stopped accepting applications to open offshore gaming hubs in the wake of growing concerns about national security. Andrea ...

Ecozone firms want out of Citira bill
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
ECONOMIC zone firms are asking legislators to make drastic changes to the Corporate Income Tax and Incentives Rationalization Act (Citira) bill, including the exclusion of locators from the ...

House panel rejects Peza exclusion plea
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
The measure seeks to encourage investments by bringing down the corporate income tax (CIT) rate from 30 percent to 20 percent and modernize investment tax incentives to enhance fairness ...

23 gencos pitch offers to supply Meralco power needs via CSP
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
However, these PSAs, with a total capacity of over 3,500 MW, were not implemented following the Supreme Court order that all power supply agreements filed on or before June 30, 2015, shall undergo ...

POEA cracks down on 21 foreign, 19 local recruiters
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) chief Bernard Olalia said cleansing the industry was part of the intensified regulatory exercise to protect Filipino workers seeking overseas ...

BIR to close down erring Pogos
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has warned that it would shut down Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogos) that do not remit the personal income taxes of their foreign--mostly Chinese ...

Illegitimate parents
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
"There are no illegitimate children. There are only illegitimate parents." These words reverberated in my ears as I read the news that the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the rights of an illegitimate child in an interesting case. The quoted ...

DOLE moving to curb alien employment for certain Pogo positions
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said it is now assessing which positions in Pogo can be done exclusively by Filipinos, and which need to be filled by FNs. "We are still identifying ...

A triumph for working mothers and their families
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
This column accepts contributions from accountants, especially articles that are of interest to the accountancy profession, in particular, and to the business community, in general. These can be e ...

Startup makes big strides in real estate
philstar.com - 3 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- Making a headway and creating a great first impression in an industry where excellence is a necessity to shine is a reflection of how well a company is being run by its leader. Barely three years in business, Grand Taipan Land ...

BIR to shut down POGOs not complying with law
philstar.com - 3 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has warned that it would shut down Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) who fail to comply with the law and pay the correct taxes. In an interview, BIR Commissioner Caesar Dulay said the ...

An idea for Isko: urban ecozones
BusinessWorld - 3 months ago
The biggest culprit of all, however, is our high entry level or minimum wages (which is close to average wages) and unreasonable and restrictive labor security regulations ("permanency" after a mere six months). We have driven away labor-intensive ...

Tesda strengthens employment opportunities
Sun Star - 3 months ago
Government agencies and non-government organizations who committed to be part of WCO include the City Public Employment Service Office, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Philippine Export Processing ...

DOLE: Chinese workers' visas could be cancelled if Filipinos can do their jobs
CNN Philippines - 3 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 18) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is looking into the Philippine offshore gaming operations (POGO) indiustry to determine which jobs could ...

Banned, suspended
Journal - 3 months ago
Administrator Bernard Olalia of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said cleansing the industry is part of the intensified regulatory exercise to protect the Filipino workers and promote the welfare of those seeking overseas employment.

The UK has an Islamophobia problem. Muslims want to know what Boris Johnson is going to do about it
CNN Philippines - 3 months ago
Posters on the walls advertise the new football team or the after-school Budding Believers Club ... The Office for National Statistics has attributed some of the increase over the years to ...

28 vie for 2 seats in Supreme Court
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Friday bared the list of 28 final applicants to the two Supreme Court seats to be vacated by Justices Francis Jardeleza and Antonio ...

Envoy to Panelo: What if China suspects OFWs of spying, too?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- Do Filipinos suspect that Chinese workers in the Philippines are really spies? Well, the Chinese can think the same way about overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in China, too.

Lumbee Bank reports strong earnings
Robesonian - 3 months ago
This tax proposal was very easy for the Congressional Budget Office ... He earned his bachelor of Aarts degree in Business Administration and Management from N.C. State and his masters degree of Business Administration from The University of North Carolina ...

A bad marriage
philstar.com - 3 months ago
One newspaper earlier reported that a sizeable number of dealers of a major multinational oil company operating in the country are leaving en masse in favor of a smaller but very aggressive and relatively new player in the industry. And why is this happening?

People from my past (2)
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
He finished college on his own. After graduation, he envisioned himself having his own business by age 25, getting rich and being a millionaire, and retiring at the age of 35 and move on to ...

DOJ, Immigration to tighten visa upon arrival policy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Bureau of Immigration will implement stricter rules on the visa upon arrival (VUA) policy, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said ...

Congress to expand government wiretap powers
philstar.com - 3 months ago
The Human Security Act allows wiretapping, with the consent of the Court of Appeals (CA), only for terror suspects, and expressly prohibits it in the case of lawyer-client communication, between doctor and patient, and between journalists and their sources.

New tax payment facility now available via PESONet
philstar.com - 3 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- Yuchengco-led Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) became the first private-owned bank to allow clients to settle taxes through its digital channels, supporting the efforts of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to achieve a cash ...

Korean man wanted for fraud nabbed at Naia -- BI
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
MANILA, Philippines - Immigration agents arrested a Korean national wanted in his homeland for fraud, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Friday. BI Operations Division chief Grifton Medina ...

Palace sees nothing wrong with Pogo hubs near military camps
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- MalacaƱang sees nothing wrong with the presence of Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogo) hubs near military camps even after a lawmaker warned about its risk to ...

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