Comm. Silver, NBPA say competitive imbalance not a problem
sports.abs-cbn.com - 2018-07-11
And a fair point could be made in the tax system, when certain teams are spending significantly ... correctly noting that neither did anything wrong, conducting their business within the rules as specified by the collective bargaining agreement between ...

DoLE insists PLDT should regularize workers without conditions
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-11
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) on Wednesday reiterated that telecommunications giant PLDT, Inc. should regularize the contractual workers of its service providers. "Consistent with the Resolution dated 10 January 2018 and the Resolution ...

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Summer 2018
JD Supra - 2018-07-11
U.S. taxation of intellectual property has become astoundingly more complex after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The new rules are so complex that the IRS and Treasury are still figuring out the details of how they operate. Learn about some of the key changes.

Intellectual property, not intellectual monopoly
Brookings Institution - 2018-07-11
This op-ed was originally published by Project Syndicate. "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 U.S. economy.

UK copyright infringement falls among young consumers
Managingip.com - 2018-07-11
New research suggests young people are infringing less and indicates that more people are paying for content Online infringement has been a big problem for copyright holders since the rise of the internet in the mid-2000s. But research from the UK ...

Lopsided contract? COA pressures DOTr to justify P65 billion LRT-1 deal
Rappler - 2018-07-11
Under the deal, the LRMC assumed operations of LRT-1 and undertakes the extension project that would add more stations up to Cavite. It is a 32-year ... LRMC under the public-private partnership (PPP) program. But, it is the Duterte-era Department of ...

After SC ruling on IRA, Mandanas calls for recast of 2019 budget
Rappler - 2018-07-11
BATANGAS, Philippines - Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas urged the national government to recast the 2019 national budget that MalacaƱang endorsed to Congress to implement the recent Supreme Court ruling on the computation of the Internal Revenue ...

Oprah Winfrey Shuts Down 'Greenleaf' Copyright Infringement Allegations
AceShowBiz - 2018-07-11
Calling the claims 'frivolous,' the media mogul insists the people who filed it 'either do not understand copyright law or are pursuing it not withstanding its manifest lack of merit.' AceShowbiz - Oprah Winfrey has shot down allegations suggesting she ...

"Copyright Infringement" A Comedy Showcase
SF Station - 2018-07-11
The "Copyright infringement" comedy Showcase features comics from the bay and beyond. We are located in the beautiful "Copyright cocktail kitchen and eatery" with an impressive drink and Food menu. So come early to mingle, have a bite and try one ...

Draft constitution promises bigger revenue share for regions
philstar.com - 2018-07-11
Double taxation is not allowed. The Federated Regions shall also be given a share of not less than 50 percent of all national taxes, which will be "equally divided among them and automatically released." Meanwhile, an "equalization fund," which ...

DOLE orders PLDT to regularize workers 'without conditions'
Rappler - 2018-07-11
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) maintained that telecommunications giant PLDT Incorporated should regularize its service providers' employees. Contrary to PLDT's position that DOLE's order for contractors to cease and ...

Robredo to SC: CCTV can prove Marcos knew about revisors' outing
Rappler - 2018-07-11
MANILA, Philippines - The lawyers of Vice President Leni Robredo are asking the Supreme Court (SC) to release CCTV footage to prove her rival Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr knew about the Laguna outing of Robredo's revisor and other SC staff. Robredo's ...

Powers of Duterte in proposed Constitution excessive, dangerous
Davao Today - 2018-07-11
DAVAO CITY, Philippines - Progressive group Bayan Muna expressed ... great risk once these powers will be used against those who will merely disagree with his administration. "The Concom (Constitutional Commission) proposed Constitution has amended ...

Federal Judge Tosses Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against 'The Art of Fielding' Author
The American Lawyer - 2018-07-10
Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. Chad Harbach, "The Art of Fielding" novel The best-selling novel "The Art of Fielding" shares only a passing resemblance to an unpublished manuscript an aspiring novelist has ...

Frozen Songwriters Removed from Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
The National Law Review - 2018-07-10
A federal court in California agreed to remove the two songwriters of the Disney animated film Frozen from a copyright infringement lawsuit, for now. The lawsuit claims that the hit song "Let It Go" was copied from a Chilean song called "Volar ...

Supreme Court junks petition from Imee Marcos, Ilocos 6
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 10) -- One year after six employees of the Ilocos Norte government were released from detention, the Supreme Court junked a petition asking for the same. The high court on Tuesday junked a petition from Ilocos Norte ...

Neo-Nazi Site Daily Stormer Takes Down Pepe Images After Getting Copyright Claims From Its Creator
Motherboard - 2018-07-10
"For reasons separate and apart from copyright infringement, [The Daily Stormer has] been rejected and shut down by a variety of different ISPs over time." Pepe was featured in more than 40 articles on the site, but WilmerHale served Digital Millennium ...

Changing the rules after the game is lost
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-10
An indication of our national character is how we behave in games of sports. The recent melee at the FIBA games, an international basketball federation competition which we were hosting is certainly a shame. We also have in our sports history at least one ...

BBL bicam: 5% of national revenue for Bangsamoro
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-10
Zubiri, who is the cochairman of the bicameral committee, said members of the panel from both chambers of Congress have agreed on the automatic appropriation of the block grant for the Bangsamoro region, which is similar to the Internal Revenue Allotment ...

Subsidies to financial services sector down 25 percent-PSA
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-10
Based on the final results of the 2015 Annual Survey of Philippine Business and Industry (ASPBI) for the Financial and Insurance Activities Sector For All Establishments, total subsidies received by these firms reached P2.1 billion in 2015. In 2014 tax and ...

Chinese court accepts blockchain-authenticated evidence in copyright case
World IP Review - 2018-07-10
A court in China has decided to accept evidence authenticated with blockchain technology in a copyright infringement case. The Hangzhou Internet Court, which specialises in internet-related cases, said last month that "it should maintain an open and ...

Contractualization, low wages, harassments plague workers in Southern Mindanao
Davao Today - 2018-07-10
Cruz Davao del Sur by the Franklin Bakers workers union as well as in Pantukan Davao del Norte. All these cases, said Pablo, were filed last year. Sustines Bantayan, chairperson of Kilusang Manggagawa sa Coca-cola-Kilusang Mayo Uno (KIMACO-KMU) said that ...

In lieu of all taxes may no longer be available
philstar.com - 2018-07-10
Barely a few months from passage of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) into law, the second package of tax reforms is already filed with Congress for consideration. Leading such versions of proposed tax reforms is House Bill 7214 ...

Supreme Court OKs charges vs fake Legacy Bank insurance claimants
Rappler - 2018-07-10
Also indicted before was Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) Bacolod Main branch manager Andrew A. Jereza. When the PDIC issued checks to the insurance claimants, there was instruction that the check be deposited to the account of the payee only.

Trump names Kavanaugh to Supreme Court, Senate battle looms
Rappler - 2018-07-10
WASHINGTON DC, USA (UPDATED) - President Donald Trump on Monday, July 9, nominated conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court, a decision likely to cement a rightward tilt on the top judicial body with momentous implications for American ...

Senate fights for provision against Bangsamoro firearms purchase
Rappler - 2018-07-10
Article 20, Section 12 of Senate Bill 1717 states that the Bangsamoro Parliament shall pass an annual budget for the allocation of the block grant given them, which Congress has pegged at 5% of the national internal revenue or P59 billion. The provision ...

MNCCI, LGU Naga conduct job fair for PWDs
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-10
The PWD Job Fair is a joint project of the City Government of Naga and the Metro Naga Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI), in cooperation with the Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO), Metro PESO, and the Department of Labor and Employment ...

EDITORIAL - Speedy adjudication
philstar.com - 2018-07-10
To ease court backlogs, the Supreme Court approved plea bargaining for drug offenses that are not punishable with life imprisonment or, under previous laws, with death. The framework for the implementation was released by the SC recently, and the Tagaytay ...

Team Rama regains slim council majority
philstar.com - 2018-07-10
Espina took his oath of office as new member of the City Council before Court of Appeals Executive Justice Gabriel Ingles. Espina was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as replacement of Cuenco, who was dismissed from service for serious dishonesty and ...

Seares: Espina after Cuenco: replacing councilors
Sun Star - 2018-07-10
Espina was sworn in yesterday (July 9) before a Court of Appeals-Cebu Station justice. Councilor Margot, who belongs to the ruling party BOPK, wondered why, since Cuenco had filed a "motion for reconsideration." His case is not yet over or, in legal ...

Trump picks Brett Kavanaugh for U.S. Supreme Court
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-10
Kavanaugh, 53, is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and Yale Law School graduate who previously served in both Bush administrations. He also worked on independent counsel Ken Starr's investigation of President Bill Clinton.

BI hiring 50 new officers for deployment to international ports
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-10
MANILA, July 10 -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is hiring 50 more Immigration Officers for deployment to the different International Airports and Seaports nationwide as the agency continues to augment its manpower in order to improve its service to the ...

The NBA thrives when greatness emerges
sports.abs-cbn.com - 2018-07-10
He was brutal, unsentimental and foreboding when it came to his business. The fear in the eyes of his opponents ... ratcheting up the repeater tax, hard-capping teams that went above the luxury tax apron, limiting sign and trade deals -- all of these ...

Bicameral conference on Bangsamoro Basic Law starts
philstar.com - 2018-07-09
Among the contentious issues the bicameral panel will tackle are the delineation of powers between the national government and the proposed Bangsamoro government; taxation and sharing of resources; and territorial limits. "Everyone is upbeat. I hope in ...

Luisita farmers enraged at SC reso
Bulatlat - 2018-07-09
Luisita farmworkers are seeing the connivance of President Duterte, the Cojuangco-Aquinos and the Lorenzos who own 51 percent of the Central Azucarera de Tarlac (CAT) in Hacienda Luisita. The group recalled that the husband of Sara Duterte, Manases Carpio ...

The U.S. Post Office Violated an Artist's Copyright on Billions of Stamps. Now a Court Says It Owes Millions
Inc. - 2018-07-09
This is a crazy story about the Statute of Liberty, a Las Vegas hotel, and the U.S. Postal Service. Oh, and it's also about copyright infringement. It starts with a lesson about why you should always check small things. It ends with the government-funded ...

CTA orders Makati treasurer to refund P6.8M to Metro Pacific
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-09
Metro Pacific Investments Corp. is one of three key Philippine units of Hong Kong-based First Pacific Co. Ltd., the others being Philex Mining Corp. and PLDT, Inc. Hastings Holdings, Inc., a unit of PLDT Beneficial Trust Fund subsidiary MediaQuest Holdings ...

Better worker skills to address labor issues
Sun Star - 2018-07-09
said Association of Young Filipino-Chinese Entrepreneurs (Anvil Business Club) executive. In an earlier interview with Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) Davao Chapter Board of Director engineer Eddie Fuentes, he said with the Build ...

COA: BI errs in implementing Duterte order, loses ?869 million
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 9) -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) lost ?869 million in express lane fees after erring in the implementation of an order from President Rodrigo Duterte, the Commission on Audit (COA) revealed. In an annual audit ...

2018 Mazda CX-9 AWD Grand Touring
AutoIndustriya.com - 2018-07-09
Yes, it sounds like some corporate marketing jargon ... and efficient CX-9 AWD is PhP 2,830,000 simply because it doesn't qualify for the tax benefits of JPEPA (the minimum engine size is 3.0L); there's a new front-wheel drive version that's more ...

BusinessWorld Discussions | Episode 04 | Richard Bergonia
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-09
As a security staffer of a cruise vessel, he has encountered poseurs masquerading as guests, would-be stowaways trying to board, and people without papers hoping to clear immigration. But all that is behind him. After all, Richard is now a Grab partner ...

Tibaldo: What it takes to be a public servant
Sun Star - 2018-07-09
According to Section 2 of the Constitution, the President, the Vice-President, the Members of the Supreme Court, the Members of the Constitutional Commissions, and the Ombudsman may be removed from office, on impeachment for, and conviction of, culpable ...

Ending jobs vs ending contractualization
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-09
More than a year before President Duterte issued Executive Order 52 prohibiting illegal contracting and subcontracting on May 1, Labor Day, this paper had featured a study released by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) in December ...

Bunye: Hating kapatid
Sun Star - 2018-07-09
According to the Supreme Court, the internal revenue allotments (IRA) should be based on "national taxes" and not just "national internal revenue taxes." By expanding the source of the allotment, LGUs would now be able to get a cut from franchise fees and ...

Vatican laments often poor working conditions of seafarers
Sun Star - 2018-07-09
The Vatican office that coordinates pastoral care for seafarers issued a message lamenting that boat owners and employers increasingly are refusing to give crews permission to go ashore either because of ship policy or immigration regulations. The Vatican ...

ERC preparing for transition after suspension of four commissioners
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-09
"However, should the Court of Appeals resolve to grant their application for injunctive relief, they shall accordingly inform the OP about it and request that the same be considered in the implementation of the suspension order. Effective ...

Invest in research to create intellectual property for India: Kris Gopalakrishnan
Mint - 2018-07-09
Kris Gopalakrishnan, a co-founder of Infosys, is the chairman and co-founder of Axilor Ventures. His wife Sudha and he founded the Pratiksha Trust to pursue philanthropic interests in fields such as education and healthcare. One focal area has been the ...

Bicam to reconcile conflicting provisions of Bangsamoro Basic Law
Rappler - 2018-07-08
MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives and the Senate are set to spend the whole week reconciling several contentious and conflicting provisions of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). From Monday, July 9 to Friday, July 13, a total of 29 ...

Plea bargain eases drug case backlog
philstar.com - 2018-07-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The move of the Supreme Court (SC) to allow minor drug offenders to plead guilty to lesser offenses has immediately borne fruit. In Tagaytay, where cases before the trial courts are mostly drug-related, about 500 detainees were ...

Controversial Copyright Law Rejected in EU Vote
NTD - 2018-07-08
Perhaps most contested is Article 13, which would require companies to monitor all content uploaded online to their platform to check it for copyright infringement. Critics said this could lead to the removal of internet memes, which often use copyrighted ...

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