Top 10 easiest places in the world to do business
Inquirer - 2019-01-14
BEIJING -- New Zealand has been named the easiest place in the world to do business, followed by Singapore and Denmark, according to Doing Business 2019: Training for Reform, a report released ...

Andaya asks SC to force Diokno to release gov't workers' pay hike
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya is asking the Supreme Court (SC) to compel Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno to release the fourth tranche of the ...

Duterte gov't allows 'drug war' deaths to go unsolved
Rappler - 2019-01-14
She admitted, however, that solving killings is especially difficult because "it involves the loss of a human life." Besides ... according to a petition of the Center for International Law (CenterLaw) with the Supreme Court. Their petition seeks ...

Makati exec reports P17.8-B revenue, other achievements in 2018
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-14
She said the city has provided more freebies to public school students, such as rubber shoes and rain ... "With a reliable, comfortable, and highly-efficient mass transport system, Makati will have less traffic congestion and parking woes, and less ...

The pros and cons of telecommuting or the work-from-home arrangement in the Philippines
InterAksyon - 2019-01-14
Researchers inferred that informal flexibility helps establish a close business relationship between a worker and the supervisor or manager. Meanwhile, employees working with formal schemes tend to slack off due to the lack of supervision. "Since the ...

Andaya to ask SC for mandamus on stalled salary hike
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-14
MANILA, Philippines -- House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. is set to file today a petition for mandamus before the Supreme Court to compel Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno to release the ...

$1 trillion is leaving Britain because of Brexit
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
The country's agreements with EU regulators would cease to exist and banks would find themselves in a legal vacuum, meaning they would be unable to continue doing some of their business across the ...

MRT 3 private owner must pay P1.7B in tax liabilities
Inquirer - 2019-01-13
The tax liabilities arose from underreported income uncovered by the Bureau of Internal Revenue in an audit of the books of MRT Corp., the consortium that financed the construction of the railway ...

Collection in 9 months under TRAIN 94.7% of target: DOF
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-13
The DOF remains confident it will hit its TRAIN annual target collection of P63.3 billion, on the back of the improved collection performance of the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Bureau of ...

Customs starts TRAIN, sin tax implementation - 2019-01-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has directed its district collectors and officers to strictly implement the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law and Sin Tax Law in its electronic-to-mobile (E2M) system to ensure better ...

DENR, 12 agencies to craft Manila Bay rehab plan
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-13
The DENR chief also gave concerned business establishments three months to put up their own STPs. To jump-start the rehabilitation, the DENR will start the cleanup of esteros by tracing the ...

DOLE to identify industries covered by telecommuting law
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-13
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said it will soon be identifying the industries to be covered by Republic Act (RA) 11165 or the telecommuting law. In an interview, Labor Assistant ...

Court ruling vs RCBC executive to help in fund recovery-AMLC
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-13
contesting the lifting of the freeze order on the bank account of Bloomberry Resorts and Hotels, Inc. [Solaire Resort and Casino]." The case started when the BB funds were stolen from its ...

Jaipur-based university organizes workshop on Intellectual Property Rights
Merinews - 2019-01-13
"The batteries of every Indian including consumers, producers, distributors and traders need to be charged with awareness of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs). Still we have miles to go in IPRs awareness and converting patents as a business proposition.

May warns British parliament against 'catastrophic' failure to deliver Brexit
Rappler - 2019-01-13
It was the second setback in 24 hours for the prime minister, after MPs also voted to deny the government certain taxation powers in a no-deal scenario - an attempt to scupper that prospect. The Sunday Times reported a group of senior cross-party ...

Former campus scribes, law school alumni to hold Sinulog gathering
Sun Star - 2019-01-13
Former Court of Appeals Cebu Station presiding justice Portia AliƱo-Hormachuelos, former Regional Trial Court judge Benjie Cobarde and former executive labor arbiter Rey Belarmino are also part of the clique. (S)

Indonesia plans more flexible working hours for women
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-13
JAKARTA -- The Manpower Ministry is planning to issue a regulation that will make it possible for women to work more flexible hours and thus increase their participation in the labor market.

Labor group pushes for policy review after Hanjin bankruptcy
Rappler - 2019-01-13
A report from the Philippine Daily Inquirer identified 5 banks, namely Land Bank of the Philippines, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC), Metrobank, Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), and BDO Unibank as the ones that have exposure to Hanjin.

Germany hiring 400 nurses; POEA opens applications
Global Nation - 2019-01-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has announced that they are accepting applications for nurses to work in Germany. Under the Triple Win Project of ...

Runaway Saudi teen settles in Canada after being granted asylum
Rappler - 2019-01-13
Qunun first said she was aiming for Australia. But late Friday, Thailand's immigration police chief Surachate Hakparn said a smiling and cheerful Rahaf was bound for Toronto. "She chose Canada... [and] Canada said it will accept her," Surachate told ...

Runaway Saudi woman reaches her new home in Canada
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-13
TORONTO, Canada -- Tired but smiling, an 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she feared death if deported back home arrived Saturday in Canada, which offered her asylum in a case that attracted ...

House to focus on oversight function -- GMA - 2019-01-12
Deputy speaker and Batangas Rep. Raneo Abu said the proposed estate tax liabilities amnesty "will promote the interest of heirs in developing inherited real properties and boost revenues of local government units."

Beautiful Manila in the past tense
Inquirer Opinion - 2019-01-12
the old Philippine National Bank building, the Capitol Theater, the Philippine Su Kuang Institute building and the Philbanking building. In 2012, the Heritage Conservation Society lamented how "prewar landmarks such as the Art Deco Laperal Apartments on ...

A new urban divide and other gems from the big economics shindig
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-12
The Lower Manhattan skyline is seen at dusk in this photograph taken above New York on June 19, 2015. The availability of middleskill jobs is rarer in metropolises. FRANK Sinatra famously sang of ...

Thousands march in 9th straight French yellow vest protests
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-12
PARIS -- Thousands of people wearing yellow vests started marching in the streets of Paris as others were gathering in the central French city of Bourges amid high security measures as ...

Tulong-Trabaho bill gets Congress okay
Journal - 2019-01-12
The House of Representatives has ratified the bicameral conference report on the consolidated version of House Bill 8139 and Senate Bill 1431 or the proposed "Tulong-Trabaho Act," which seeks to institute a Philippine Labor Force Competencies ...

US shutdown officially becomes longest ever
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-12
Nearly everyone at NASA is being told to stay home, as are most at the Internal Revenue Service, which processes tax returns and issues refunds, though the administration says it will issue ...

Antonio Trillanes IV faces grave threat rap - 2019-01-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV is up for arraignment in the grave threat case filed against him before a Pasay court for allegedly threatening to kill Labor Undersecretary Jacinto Paras. In a Dec. 14, 2018 order obtained by reporters ...

Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-12
BANGKOK -- An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home left Thailand on Friday night for Canada, which has granted her asylum ...

Intellectual Property - Taking IP in New Directions
Lexology - 2019-01-12
In the past year, two appellate rulings have revisited long-standing IP-related concepts: fair use and damages for lost profits overseas. Together, they could empower IP owners who decide to pursue litigation. The first of these, in Oracle v. Google ...

Protecting Intellectual Property with Blockchain
Lexology - 2019-01-12
In recent articles in this series, we have explored the basics of blockchain and some of the associated legal challenges that can arise from the proliferation of this technology across various industries. Despite the challenges, however, there are a number ...

Gov't workers to get 4th tranche of salary hike in February - Budget chief
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-12
House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya, Jr. had threatened to file a case against Diokno in the Supreme Court if the pay hike was not implemented by January 15. READ: Budget chief downplays Andaya's ...

Photographer Sues Georgia GOP, Kemp Campaign for Copyright Infringement
Law - 2019-01-12
Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. The Brian Kemp campaign ad targeting gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (top) and the original photo as shot by Kevin Liles (bottom) An Atlanta commercial photographer is suing the ...

SC asked to revisit 3rd Division ruling on case involving UCPB
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-11
Arranza said that in the decision, the Third Division reversed a favorable decision in favor of United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB) that was rendered earlier by the Court of Appeals. Arranza is ...

DOH to drugstores: Give discount on diabetes, hypertension meds
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-11
HEALTH Secretary Francisco T. Duque III called on drugstores and pharmaceutical companies to sell diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension medications at a discounted price. This, after the ...

Editorial: The hopes for new HIV-Aids law
Sun Star - 2019-01-11
In collaboration with the Department of Health (DOH), the Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) shall oversee the anti-HIV-Aids campaign in all private companies while the Armed Forces Chief of Staff and the Director General of the PNP ...

Duterte's anti-corruption body can now recommend the filing of criminal charges against presidential appointees
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 11) -- The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) can now recommend to the Chief Executive the filing of criminal charges against his appointees ...

Diokno, kin invited to House probe on budget anomalies, says Andaya
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-11
PAMPANGA, Philippines -- The House rules panel has invited Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, his daughter, Charlotte Justin, and his in-laws who are incorporators of Aremar Construction Corp. to ...

Villafuerte: No need for ouster plot, Andaya should just resign
Rappler - 2019-01-11
Following these rumors, Andaya said he would be the first to vote to remove himself as Majority Leader if things escalate in the House, saying he found the job as "forced labor." But he also said he will push through with the probe against Diokno.

Duterte tops Pulse Asia trust ratings survey
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-11
From September to December 2018, the Pulse Asia survey results showed that gains in public approval were experienced by the Senate (69%, up by six percentage points), the Lower House (66%, up by 10 percentage points), and the Supreme Court (64% ...

Trillanes charged with making grave threats
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-11
EMBATTLED opposition Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV is facing yet another court case -- this time he has been charged with threatening a government official. In a document released on Friday, Janette O. Herras-Baggas, the Assistant City prosecutor of the ...

DOLE helps small businesses thrive in Samar town
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-11
BORONGAN CITY. Jan. 11 (PIA) --Small businesses in the 5th class town of Gen MacArthur continues to thrive with the assistance of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Late last year, some 33 entrepreneurs,mostly women, were given additional goods ...

Trillanes charged with grave threat
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-11
In a case filed before the Pasay City Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 47, Assistant City Prosecutor Janette Herpas-Baggas said Trillanes "creat[ed] fear and anxiety on the mind" of Labor ...

Some 3,000 workers of Korean shipmaker Hanjin may face layoffs after firm files for rehab
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-11
The SBMA is coordinating with the Department of Labor and Employment, as well as the Department of Public Works and Highways to address the possible layoffs.

BSP seen to keep rates, cut reserve requirement
Inquirer - 2019-01-10
Others are benefiting too, but to a smaller extent. Domestic demand should also hold up, thanks to tight labor markets and slightly expansionary fiscal policy in 2019. All in all, growth will ...

Sandigan denies Argosino, Robles appeal
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-10
The Sandiganbayan has denied the appeal of former Deputy Immigration Commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles for the dismissal of their graft and extortion cases in connection with the P50 ...

CA rejects plea of Indonesian businessman to reverse decision on qualified-theft filing
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-10
THE Court of Appeals (CA) has junked the plea of Indonesian businessman Shadik Wahono and his corespondents to reverse its decision giving the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Marikina City the go ...

Inflation-ravaged 2018 shakes faith in regional wage-setting
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-10
De la Salle University-College of Law Professor ... Mendoza called on the administration to abolish the RTWPB system and replace it with a single tripartite board which will determine the national minimum wage. He is also behind House Bill 7805 or ...

Bangsamoro plebiscite campaigners on both sides face off in Lanao Norte
MindaNews - 2019-01-10
Philippine National Police, Department of Interior and Local Government and other line agencies. Lawyer Joseph Hamilton Cuevas , provincial COMELEC supervisor, said the COMELEC is currently preparing for the scheduling of training among election officers.

Makati City 2018 revenue P17.8 billion
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-10
THE Makati City government said it collected P17.8 billion in 2018, mainly from business tax and real estate tax, beating its full-year target of P15.67 billion. According to an initial report from the Office of the City Treasurer, business tax was the ...

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