Duterte hits IBP for opposing warrantless arrest of 'tambays'
Rappler - 2018-07-07
"Nothing is wrong with that. You can bring me to the Supreme Court and we will see each other there," he added. Duterte earlier said that Philippine streets should be cleansed of tambays to "lessen crime and maintain peace and order." After the President's ...

Interview: Fighting intellectual property pirates with the cloud
IT News Africa - 2018-07-07
The modern-day pirate has a new target. By stealing original digital content like books and films, they rob hard-working creatives of their intellectual property and income. To address this problem, masterminds at Stellenbosch University devised a solution ...

Registrar of Deeds filing MR
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-07-07
Based on a complaint filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Regional Office No. 12, Gonzaga illegally issued a Transfer of Certificate of Title in favor of a certain Florentino Perez without the required Certificate Authorizing Registration (CAR ...

Ousted chief justice warns against charter change
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 7) -- Former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno raised concerns over the progress of the move to change the constitution. The ousted chief justice said she read unofficial copies available online, and also watched press ...

Velez: Unsent for Adam
Sun Star - 2018-07-07
YOU are home at last. You are relieved, after months of facing immigration hell here, along with two fellow missionaries from your church the United Methodist, Tawanda Chandiwana from Zimbabwe and Miracle Osman of Malawi. They questioned why you ...

State terrorism in HSA amendments
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-07
Casilao continues: "We treat these proposed bills as another step toward a dictatorship. Just recently, the Supreme Court thumbed down the appeal of [former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes] Sereno to reverse its ruling that ousted her through a quo warranto ...

Dominguez paints rosy path on back of 6.8% growth
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-07
Expenditures posted their fastest rate of expansion since the beginning of the Duterte administration ... in school year 2016-2017 as opposed to 87.5 percent recorded in school year 2015-2016. Lastly, Pernia said the Philippines moved a notch in the ...

US Postal Service to pay $3.5M for using wrong Statue of Liberty on stamp
Fox News - 2018-07-07
In a copyright infringement lawsuit, Las Vegas sculptor Robert Davidson sued the Postal Service five years ago over its 2011 forever stamp design. Davidson created the replica Lady Liberty in the faƧade at the New-York-New-York casino-resort on the Las ...

What Duterte's economic team did not say during the pre-SONA 2018 forum
Rappler - 2018-07-07
The additional revenues that we generated from the Train Law will also allow us to provide free education in state colleges and universities ... A day before, however, University of the Philippines School of Economics professor Emmanuel de Dios had ...

Middeby kitchen equipment maker refuses to regularize contractual workers on strike
Bulatlat - 2018-07-07
"Middleby, a US-owned corporation, should be ashamed to call itself a world leader if it could not even respect the rights of its workers here and abroad." MANILA - The workers serving you behind the counter of famous fast-foods are low-wage earning ...

OSG to PET: Uphold earlier decision on threshold issue
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 6) -- Solicitor General Jose Calida on Friday asked the Supreme Court, sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal, to affirm its earlier decision to reject a proposal to consider as valid those ballots in the vice ...

Wikimedia Foundation says proposed European copyright laws infringe on human rights
Mashable - 2018-07-06
Only people, LaPorte said, have the capacity to vet information for actual copyright infringement without censorship of creative works. Although the laws are designed for people sharing content within the E.U., the large population of internet users within ...

Inflation? Economic managers blame big spenders
philstar.com - 2018-07-06
Edcel Lagman of Albay accused the government of deceiving people on inflation by downplaying its effects while senators urged the administration to intervene and ease the burden on consumers. Rosemarie Edillon, undersecretary of the National Economic and ...

Editorial: Immigration laws cover all
Sun Star - 2018-07-06
WE HAVE been receiving statements against the government for what the groups claim were the illegal arrests of foreign Methodist missionaries in the country. That got us worried. Why? But when the Bureau of Immigration (BI) came out with the news that the ...

The draft Federal Constitution: A reset?
Sun Star - 2018-07-06
the ouster of the former Supreme Court Chief Justice, and the hobbling of the Commission on Human Rights and the Presidential Commission on Good Government. There is an endgame beyond concentrating powers in a president who apparently commands ...

EU backs Berners-Lee over Paul McCartney as copyright directive is voted down
Diginomica - 2018-07-06
Under existing legislation, copyright infringement is deemed to be the fault of the user uploading the content, while platform providers only have the responsibility of removing it after being informed of its presence on their sites. The proposed change ...

Palayan City business hub gets accreditation as IT park
newsbytes.ph - 2018-07-06
MTD Philippines is the local unit of AlloyMTD. Meanwhile ... ReSourcing Global is likewise expanding to 300 seats up to end of the year," said Cuevas. "The Government Center at PCBH is home to the POEA One-Stop-Shop that services our modern heroes ...

Dominguez: Tax reform, BBB, to produce a revolution in Philippine economic development
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-06
He said the proposal of the DOF will include an estate tax amnesty in which the government will collect only 6 percent tax on the net undeclared estate of those deceased before January 1, 2018; a general amnesty on all unpaid internal revenue taxes ...

HOR recommends raps vs. Imee Marcos over misuse of tobacco excise tax
UNTV - 2018-07-06
These are some of the blunders published by the state-run Philippine News Agency (PNA). Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar said some could have deliberately published these blunders for sabotage. Because of ...

MalacaƱang orders ERC to implement suspension of commissioners
Rappler - 2018-07-06
The group computed that consumers' deposits totaled about P61.36 billion from 2006 to 2016, while consumers' deposits amounted to only P26.5 billion in Meralco's financial statement. But the ERC said the 4 commissioners were not remiss in their duties as ...

Ban on use of plastic straw, stirrer urged in Senate
UNTV - 2018-07-06
The bill seeks to fine violators P50,000 for first offense; P80,000 for the second offense; and P150,000 plus one-year suspension of business permit for the ... data acquired by the National Solid Waste Management Commission, more than 40,000 tonnes ...

Gatanela: Hurray to the proposed Negrosanon Federated Region
Sun Star - 2018-07-06
AS A NEGRENSE, I was very happy to know that the Consultative Committee (ConCom) headed by retired chief justice of the Supreme Court Reynato Puno had already finalized the list of the 18 federated regions in its draft Charter for the proposed shift to ...

Brgy officials encouraged to apply for foster care license
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-06
of the National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC) of 1997 shall be amended to include "foster child": Provided, That all other conditions provided for under the aforesaid section of the NIRC of 1997 must be complied with: Provided, further. That this additional ...

Here comes the second train
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-06
The Bureau of Internal Revenue and Bureau of Customs have reported increased revenue collections for the past years. If the targeted revenue collections have been met, why is there a need to look for additional funds? In the event that the proposed revenue ...

Town mayors fear for safety
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-06
From left: Special Adviser to the President Christopher Go, Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Labor Secretary and government chief peace negotiator Silvestre Bello III. In a radio interview, Mayor Marife ...

Who's to blame for soaring inflation? 'All of them' in gov't, says economist
Rappler - 2018-07-05
The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) also hinted at an increase in generation charge due to tight power supply last June and the further depreciation of the peso. Meanwhile, some regions reported higher inflation figures, like the Autonomous Region in ...

US Postal Service slapped with $3.5 million in copyright fines over Statue of Liberty stamp
The Washington Examiner - 2018-07-05
Federal Judge Eric Bruggink ruled last week that the postal service has to pay sculptor Robert Davidson $3,554,946.95, plus interest, for copyright infringement fines after the agency depicted his replica of the Statue of Liberty instead of the original ...

Kim Dotcom Loses Latest Attempt to Avoid U.S. Extradition, Vows Final Appeal
YAHOO! - 2018-07-05
Kim Dotcom, accused piracy kingpin and notorious internet entrepreneur, can be extradited to the U.S. to face multiple charges of copyright infringement and money laundering, the New Zealand Court of Appeal ruled earlier Thursday. Dotcom said he plans to ...

EU Parliament Rejects Copyright Law Reform That Could Have Destroyed The Internet
hothardware.com - 2018-07-05
That fancy and highly expensive system still lets copyright infringement happen daily. Article 13, had it passed, would have forced any online platform where text, images, sounds, or code is posted to assess and filter the content as it was uploaded.

European Parliament Set To Vote On New Copyright Directive
AllAccess - 2018-07-05
One of the measures would make online platforms such as YOUTUBE responsible for any copyright infringement on their networks, as well as pay more money in licence fees for user-generated content, or take responsibility for removing unlicensed material.

European Parliament Votes Down New Copyright Directive, Open For More Debate
AllAccess - 2018-07-05
Article 13, which was voted down but open "for future debate," would make online platforms such as YOUTUBE responsible for any copyright infringement on their networks, as well as pay more money in licence fees for user-generated content, or take ...

Court: Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom can be extradited to U.S.
Upi.com - 2018-07-05
July 5 (UPI) --A New Zealand court has ruled Kim Dotcom, the founder of file-sharing website Megaupload, can be extradited to the United States, breaking an 17-month impasse on the issue. In documents from New Zealand's Court of Appeals, the court ruled ...

Care services seen generating up to 475M jobs by 2030 -- ILO
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-05
THE care services industry could produce up to 475 million jobs by 2030, a new report by the International Labor Organization (ILO) said. "Increasing investment in the care economy in order to meet SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) by 2030 has the ...

DoLE issues advisory on household worker leave
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-05
THE Labor department has issued an advisory on the leave entitlements of household workers under Republic Act 10361, or the Kasambahay law. "Our household service workers shall be entitled to all the rights and benefits granted under RA 10361 ...

DoF says SC ruling on LGU revenue share not final
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-05
Although it has yet to provide a public copy of the resolution, the Supreme Court announced in a statement via its Public Information Office that the court, sitting en banc, voted 10-3 in favor of the LGU internal revenue allotment to include all national ...

Bello wants regional wage boards to stay
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-05
He said the RTWPBs are indespensible since in sets the wages per region. "We want to maintain the wage boards due to the peculiarity and business situation in each region," Bello said. National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) Executive ...

The mutually exclusive nature of the remedies against assessment
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-05
In every assessment made by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), the taxpayer is afforded with ample of remedies in disputing the same, as part of the right to due process. In this regard, our National Internal Revenue Code provides for both ...

Top Davao University feted as Employer of the Year
Davao Today - 2018-07-05
"We were surprised that we were nominated in the first place," Reynaldo Castro, Vice President for External Relations and International Affairs said ... The main branch of the university also received the highest overall passing rate amongst all ...

EU Parliament committee votes for tougher EU copyright rules
Times of Malta - 2018-07-05
forcing them to share revenues with publishers and bear liability for copyright infringement on the internet. The vote by the Legal Affairs Committee is likely to be the Parliament's official stance as it heads into negotiations with EU countries on a ...

Wrong Lady Liberty on stamp to cost US Postal Service $3.5M
YAHOO! - 2018-07-05
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A stamp that mistakenly featured the image of a Statue of Liberty replica in Las Vegas instead of the original New York Statue will cost the U.S. Postal Service $3.5 million in a copyright infringement lawsuit. Las Vegas sculptor Robert ...

Gordon Brothers Acquires Bench Brand and Related Intellectual Property
Yahoo Finance - 2018-07-05
LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Gordon Brothers, the global advisory, restructuring, and investment firm, announced today that it has acquired the Bench brand and all its related intellectual property assets. Launched in Manchester, U.K. in 1989 ...

U.S. missionary back home after expulsion from Philippines
Rappler - 2018-07-05
He said, "A part of me will forever be here left behind." The Bureau of Immigration (BI) ordered Shaw and two other Methodist missionaries - Tawanda Chandiwana of Mutare, Zimbabwe, and Miracle Osman of Blantyre, Malawi - to leave the Philippines.

Duterte on quo waranto case vs. him: I would be happy to step down
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 5) -- President Rodrigo Duterte is unfazed by the quo warranto petition filed before the Supreme Court (SC) to remove him from office. [Translation: I have a problem because I heard the SC is ready with its decision on ...

Postal Service will pay $3.5 million in copyright lawsuit over Lady Liberty
Portland Press Herald - 2018-07-05
LAS VEGAS -- A stamp that mistakenly featured the image of a Statue of Liberty replica in Las Vegas instead of the original New York statue will cost the U.S. Postal Service $3.5 million in a copyright infringement lawsuit. Las Vegas sculptor Robert ...

The EU's looming copyright disaster, explained by a progressive computer scientist
Boing Boing - 2018-07-04
Creators, authors, ordinary internet users will be guilty of copyright infringement and automatically censored, until or unless they can prove their innocence, through an as yet unspecified process, run and administered by "content sharing service ...

Fewer US immigrant visas for Pinoys
philstar.com - 2018-07-04
The liberal newspaper in an analysis of State Department data said the most affected were Muslim-majority countries, but the number of immigrant visas granted to people from the Philippines ... for seasonal workers or student visas. The Post report ...

Beware of job scammers on Facebook
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-04
However, applicants are required to pay for expenses allegedly for processing of documents including visa or work permit. The POEA recently received queries from several job applicants about "Now Hiring Work Abroad 2018", a public group on Facebook ...

LGUs to receive higher budget
philstar.com - 2018-07-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Local government units (LGUs) are set to receive a bigger chunk of the national budget after the Supreme Court increased the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) for cities, municipalities and provinces. The SC ordered that the IRA ...

Poland's defiant Supreme Court chief devoted to the law
News Philippines Yahoo - 2018-07-04
The first woman to serve as the chief justice of Poland's Supreme Court, Malgorzata Gersdorf has become a symbol of judicial independence as the rightwing government pushes through reforms criticised by the EU as upending the courts' independence.

Daneco management aims to settle debt to suppliers in 2 years
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-04
TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte -- The group formed by the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to manage the Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Daneco) has promised to settle its P2.1 billion debts to suppliers within the next two years.

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