Govt to cut number of OFWs to Middle East hired through errant employers, recruiters
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-20
THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is set to start reducing by the first quarter the number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) deployed to the Middle East by erring foreign ...

PHL seen to deport ex-Taiwan govt exec
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-20
A FORMER high-ranking government official of Taiwan is set to be deported by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to face trial for fraud for his alleged involvement in game-fixing syndicates.

PHL seen to deport ex-Taiwan govt exec
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-20
A FORMER high-ranking government official of Taiwan is set to be deported by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to face trial for fraud for his alleged involvement in game-fixing syndicates.

Moving forward with Cipag
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-20
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Moving forward with Cipag
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-20
especially articles that are of interest to the accountancy profession, in particular, and to the business community, in general. These can be e-mailed to [email protected]

Organized labor mourns passing of Henry Sy Sr.
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-20
THE labor sector is mourning the death of retail king Henry Sy Sr. last Saturday. Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said Sy will be missed; his SM Malls and other subsidiaries ...

Organized labor mourns passing of Henry Sy Sr.
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-20
The Banco de Oro Employees Association, which recently affiliated with ALU-TUCP, signed its five-year collective bargaining agreement with BDO management, chaired by Teresita Sy-Coson ...

Trump attacks House speaker for rejecting Mexico wall deal
Rappler - 2019-01-20
WASHINGTON DC, United States - US President Donald Trump bitterly attacked top Democrat Nancy Pelosi on Sunday, January 20 after she rejected a deal on immigration and the Mexico border wall that would end a 30-day-old government shutdown. Pelosi ...

Henry Sy, a hero of Philippine capitalism
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-20
Until about the 1960s and 70s, Philippine business was dominated by the land-based and a few real estate wealthy families like the ... the richest people per country and for the Philippines, the numbers are a bit different from the above table.

Meddling in tax cases? Kris Aquino denies Gretchen Barretto's allegations
Rappler - 2019-01-20
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kris Aquino (@krisaquino) on Jan 20, 2019 at 2:51am PST The apparent tiff between Kris and Gretchen is an offshoot of a legal war Kris has waged against her former business partner Nicko Falcis. Gretchen ...

Taiwanese fugitive arrested for fraud in Zambales
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-20
Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said on Sunday that Wu Chien Pao, 68, was arrested by the Immigration Fugitive Search Unit at the Subic Freeport Zone in Zambales last Jan. 16.

Peace advocate: BOL won't solve Mindanao's problems overnight
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 20) -- The president of the Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy says the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) is not a quick fix for the problems of Mindanao.

CA upholds Australian firm's right to 50-year PCSO thermal paper supply deal
Rappler - 2019-01-20
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed the right of an Australian firm to continue with its 50-year joint venture with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) for the supply of thermal paper to all lotto outlets nationwide.

Challenge after BOL ratification: MILF to decommission arms
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-19
SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao -- The Moro islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will begin to decommission thousands of weapons after the ratification of the law that will establish broader autonomy for ...

Hanjin woes hurt small businesses
Inquirer - 2019-01-19
CASTILLEJOS, Zambales -- Owners of small businesses catering mostly to workers of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction-Philippines have closed shop as the South Korean shipbuilding company ...

Macron's debate put to test as 'yellow vests' stage 10th protest
Rappler - 2019-01-19
Macron this week kickstarted two months of public consultations on issues ranging from taxation to public services, spending over 12 hours in total debating with mayors at two separate gatherings in the north and south-west of the country. The debates mark ...

Labor groups thank Henry Sy Sr as 'biggest job provider'
Rappler - 2019-01-19
MANILA, Philippines - Labor groups on Saturday, January 19 thanked SM Group founder Henry Sy Sr for his huge contribution to employment. In a statement issued following the death of Sy, the Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines ...

Land of promise: Why the Bangsamoro plebiscite matters to you
Rappler - 2019-01-19
The BARMM is supposed to cure the ills of the ARMM. Supporters say there will be no more "begging" because the new region will automatically get 5% of of the national internal revenue from the national government - no ifs, no buts. This so-called ...

Sony Music calls it quits with R. Kelly
Rappler - 2019-01-19
Women's rights attorney Gloria Allred told reporters on Monday, January 14 that her client Faith Rodgers, 20, faced "efforts to intimidate and retaliate" from Kelly after she filed the lawsuit now pending in New York's Supreme Court. And just after Rodgers ...

Key personalities who will make or break the Bangsamoro plebiscite
Rappler - 2019-01-19
The governor, as quoted by the Philippine News Agency, said the loss of these towns would mean lower Internal Revenue Allotment for the province and the loss of a "buffer" zone as protection for the province. The pressure is on for Sheriff Abas ...

PEACETALK: Of plebiscite, local politics, and democracy
MindaNews - 2019-01-19
The Philippines has been typified by numerous scholars as operating ... to democratic stability if it is backed by a social force and a presence of a strong civil society. It is where the citizenry is able to affect the policies of the state.

Seized cigarette-making equipment, machines destructed
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-19
PORAC, Pampanga, Jan. 19 -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) caused the destruction of unregistered and illegally operated cigarette-making equipment and machineries to discourage those who had invested in these costly equipment and machineries.

Duterte: After BOL ratification, talks with Misuari next
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-18
Once the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) is ratified, President Duterte said he would like to talk to his "beloved friend," Moro National Liberation ... the Mindanao State University gymnasium ...

Cebu attack adds to list of slain prosecutors
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-18
CEBU CITY--The police have formed a special investigation task group to quickly resolve the killing of Masbate City Assistant Prosecutor Mary Ann Castro, who had also served Cebu for nearly two ...

Labor leaders coalition on Senate bid: End contractualization
Rappler - 2019-01-18
MANILA, Philippines - A coalition of labor leaders gunning for seats in the Senate launched their bid on Friday, January 18, promising pro-worker policies for Filipinos. Former Bayan Muna representative Neri Colmenares along with 4 other "Labor Win ...

U.S.-based Shearwater Health and Philippines-based Asian Hospital and Medical Center Create Transpacific Partnership to Solve Global Nursing Shortage
Yahoo Finance - 2019-01-18
The Philippines is a primary location from which Shearwater Health recruits its nurses through its local Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) accredited recruitment partner ...

Troubled Waters for Online Pirates in Greece
JD Supra - 2019-01-18
On November 6, 2018 a remarkable blow was delivered to online piracy in Greece. On that day, the newly-formed "Committee for Online Copyright Infringement" - informally and more descriptively also known as the Greek "Anti-Piracy Committee ...

Nograles, leaders confident Bangsamoro Organic Law can stand legal test
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-18
But to endeavor on having our hopes and dreams realized." Pete Marquez, a representative of the business sector of the ARMM, said there would be no reason not to vote for it "because we are ...

New hospital to accept patients Monday
The Visayan Daily Star - 2019-01-18
The original plan for the hospital to begin operations yesterday was postponed to Monday because of the delay in the availability of Bureau of Internal Revenue receipts, Dr. Evangeline Johnson, its consultant and spokesperson, said yesterday. The Bacolod ...

TUPAD benefits over 100 former OFWs
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-18
DIADI, Nueva Vizcaya, Jan. 18 (PIA) -- At least 123 former Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in this town recently benefited from the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) Program of the Department of Labor and Employment ...

Duterte taps ex-Malabon vice mayor as DSWD undersecretary
Rappler - 2019-01-18
Vicencio was eventually reinstated after a Court of Appeals order. Yambao, who served as an assistant secretary at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources during the Arroyo administration, will be working under Social Welfare Secretary Rolando ...

From Colombo to Manila, Ministry of Crab takes us to church at Shangri-La at The Fort - 2019-01-18
Seafood worship is a real thing in island nations -- Sri Lanka and the Philippines included. Sri Lanka, on the southern tip of India ... Its flagship in Colombo is housed in a 400-year-old Dutch hospital with a minimalistic open-kitchen format.

Self-styled 'sex coach' who offered to trade info on U.S. election deported from Thailand
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-18
Vashukevich claims to be the former mistress of Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, an ex-business associate of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. She told CNN from the detention ...

DTI to impose additional ?8.40 tariff on cement imports
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-18
CNN Philippines business producer Jil Danielle Caro and digital producer Luchi de Guzman contributed to this report.

How to rehab Manila Bay -- earth lawyer Oposa - 2019-01-18
Yet Manila Bay bacteria back then was already an alarming one million units per cubic meter. Ten years and many case twists later, the Supreme Court granted their prayer. Not only were the authorities ordered to clean up the bay but also to report ...

Ex-military comptroller, wife acquitted
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-18
In the case of two units at Paseo Parkview Tower II in Makati City, a prosecution witness--Megaworld Corp. accounts receivable manager Elena Ramirez--said the company had no records to trace the ...

DOF chief urges swift passage of TRABAHO bill in Congress - 2019-01-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Finance (DOF) has once again called on Congress to swiftly pass the second package of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP), urging lawmakers to consider the interest of the business community. In an ...

Albayalde: Court right forum to explain
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-17
The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) on Thursday asked the Court of Appeals (CA) to declare the profiling of its members by the Philippine National Police unconstitutional for violating their ...

HSBC Private Bank: PSEi on track to hitting 8,600
Inquirer - 2019-01-17
Nonetheless, Fan said this macrogrowth would support a corporate earnings growth of around ... in oil prices last year alongside the excise tax increase. Nonetheless, it expects inflation to ...

BIR to audit compliance to TRAIN law
Inquirer - 2019-01-17
The Bureau of Internal Revenue will audit percentage tax payments to ensure that the higher value added tax-exemption threshold for small businesses under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and ...

DOTr prefers amending law to legalize Angkas
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-17
In December, Angkas suffered a legal setback when the Supreme Court issued a temporary restraining order that allowed the DOTr and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board to go after ...

Litigating intellectual property issues: The impact of AI and machine learning
JD Supra - 2019-01-17
As artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are integrated into an increasing number of products and services, litigation issues involving patents and trade secrets will increase. In this interview, Hogan Lovells partners Celine ...

Tax bureau lines up priorities for this year
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-17
THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) has laid out its priority programs for attaining its P3.018-trillion collection goal for this year. Revenue Memorandum Circular 5-2019 spelled out 19 priority programs to help the bureau achieve its revenue target.

JFC bullish on 4 sectors, but warns vs tax perk loss
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-17
On the other hand, information-technology and business-process management firms face the year with challenges on rapid automation, availability of talents and incentives that could soon be ...

VAT-free medicines
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-17
Just before 2018 ended, the Department of Finance, the Department of Health (DOH), the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Food and Drug Administration issued a joint administrative order ...

Bill raising service charge for hotel, resto workers up for Senate okay
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-17
It added the management shall receive the remaining ... said the service charge paid by the customers in hotels, restaurant and other similar establishment should be distributed among their ...

White Paper on Intellectual Property Data Verification
Lexology - 2019-01-17
According to a December 3, 2018 press release by WIPO (PR/2018/826), global filing volume for IP matters increased significantly in 2017. Filing was up 5.8% over 2016 and continued an upward trajectory spanning eight straight years. The rate of filing ...

ACT asks CA to stop PNP from profiling its members
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-17
The petitioner filed the case after receiving reports of profiling of its members by the PNP from Negros, Baguio, Cebu, Davao late ... officers descending in schools have cast a shadow of fear ...

ACT members, lawyers slam continuing profiling despite PNP chief denial
Davao Today - 2019-01-17
DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- The profiling of teachers associated with Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) by the Philippine National Police (PNP) apparently continued, with reports of a similar letter coming from the local police asking for a list of ...

Arroyo tells Palace budget saga almost over
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-17
MALACAƑANG on Thursday said there is no need to apply pressure on Congress to pass the proposed 2019 National Budget because it will be passed in February. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador S. Panelo said Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo told him that the ...

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