Bello wants wage adjustments by July
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-24
Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III LABOR SECRETARY Silvestre H. Bello III has urged regions deliberating on wage adjustments to fast-track this process by the "end of June" until July 15. In an interview last ...

Strongman in the Palace
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-24
I am pleased to share with you the political section of our latest quarterly report, ("Of Deficits and Rising Risks," May 20, 2018) for GlobalSource Partners, a New York-based network of independent analysts (globalsourcepartners.com). Our subscribers ...

Roman says civil partnership a more realistic option for LGBT couples
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-24
The Supreme Court on June 19 held the first oral arguments on the petition filed by lawyer Jesus M. Falcis III to legalize same-sex marriage in the country. Mr. Falcis and Solicitor-General Jose C. Calida have been directed to return to the high court on ...

'We want the children free!': A cry from inside migrant detention center
Rappler - 2018-06-24
OTAY MESA, USA - "Where are the children?" Several women shout together from behind the detention center wall. "We want the children free!" "Do you hear us?" Supporters ask from outside. "What do you need?" This was the short interplay Saturday, June 23 ...

Ikea bets big on India but keeps meatballs off the menu
Rappler - 2018-06-24
More than 1,000 products priced under 200 rupees ($2.94) will be on sale. India, with its abundant supply of cheap labor, is not known for its "DIY" culture so Ikea has teamed up with UrbanClap, an online platform that helps connect handymen with consumers.

Baguio businesswomen implicate Justice Martires in stalls mess
Rappler - 2018-06-24
Aquino added that she asked the amount of Martires' remaining obligations because "I am the current occupant of the stall and I might as well pay off so I can continue doing business." According to the complaint, the situation escalated as the HSDC ...

Migrant parents deported from U.S. voice anguish as opposition keeps up pressure
Rappler - 2018-06-24
(READ: Split families in limbo amid Trump immigration chaos) "The United States government knows the location of all children in its custody and is working to reunite them with their families," the department said. How quickly the rest of the ...

Mexican soccer fans and pride marchers mingle in celebration
sports.abs-cbn.com - 2018-06-24
Mexico has made great strides in gay rights. The Mexican Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in 2010, five years before the U.S. But a 2016 study by the National Autonomous University of Mexico showed that Mexico ranked second after Brazil in ...

Pitching federalism: more local power over funding
Sun Star - 2018-06-23
A lawyer and former Masbate governor, Revil said federalism would accelerate economic development ... "is granted by the national government through legislation or executive action and therefore can be taken back by that authority unilaterally at any ...

Rody rules out arrest of 'tambay'
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-23
However, the authorities clarified that the police could question any suspicious person loitering but not necessarily violating any specific above cited ordinance regarding their presence and business in the area. These persons, according to Eleazar ...

Manila inches closer to reviving its glory days
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-23
Solar City is a 148-hectare, state-of-the-art, tourism, commercial and residential district that will rise in Manila Bay to host business centers, residential and commercial properties, and tourism facilities, including an international cruise ship terminal.

Brazil's top court cancels ruling on Lula release
Rappler - 2018-06-23
SAO PAULO, Brazil - Brazil's Supreme Court has cancelled a ruling set for Tuesday on an appeal by former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to be freed from prison while he attempts to overturn his corruption sentence. Lula, 72, has been behind bars ...

BOLMSH holds off closure
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-06-23
At a press conference yesterday morning, the BOLMSH Employees Union-National Federation of Labor Unions-Kilusang Mayo Uno, headed by Santi Mamon, said that if the hospital closes down, more than 401 employees and members of their families would be gravely ...

CA leaves it to Ombudsman to resolve P125-M PCG funds mess
Rappler - 2018-06-23
MANILA, Philippines - Because of simultaneous filings by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) officers, the Court of Appeals (CA) has now left it up to the Office of the Ombudsman to decide the fate of those involved in a P125-million ($2.35)* funds mess ...

UST Law Dean: Search for next chief justice must be flawless
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 23) -- The spotlight is on the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) to choose the best set of candidates for the next chief justice. The search should be "flawless" this time, and the JBC cannot afford to make mistakes ...

DOLE to issue ruling on labor dispute at NutriAsia factory
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-23
Marilao, Bulacan (CNN Philippines, June 23) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will release next week its decision on which entity committed illegal contractualization at a NutriAsia factory in Marilao, Bulacan. Labor Undersecretary Joel ...

FDA to start testing of 50 contraceptives
philstar.com - 2018-06-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has opened the certification process for the second batch of 50 contraceptive products after the Court of Appeals (CA) denied the motion for reconsideration asking to stop the FDA from ...

CA affirms kidnapping conviction of actor Dennis Roldan
Rappler - 2018-06-23
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed a lower court's 2014 decision that convicted former Quezon City congressman and actor Dennis Roldan - Mitchell Gumabao in real life - of kidnapping a Filipino-Chinese boy in 2005. The appellate ...

How this Cagayan de Oro lawyer is breaking the glass ceiling in international arbitration
Rappler - 2018-06-23
MANILA, Philippines - "You are female ... she decided to return to her go home to take her law degree at Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro. "Because of the fact that knowledge and information is already widely available on the internet.

Roku Under Pressure To Solve its Piracy Problem
TorrentFreak - 2018-06-23
Faced with a copyright infringement related ban in Mexico, streaming media platform Roku is working hard to win hearts and minds. In May, the company invited a group of Mexican journalists to its Silicon Valley headquarters to hear about its anti-piracy ...

PhilHealth, BOLMSH agree on amicable settlement as mayor intervenes
Sun Star - 2018-06-23
It was not paid because the accreditation of BOLMSH for 2018 was not approved yet, she said. Earlier this week, Amante served notice to Department of Labor and Employment Regional Director Johnson CaƱete that effective June 19, the hospital was no longer ...

Split families in limbo amid Trump immigration chaos
Rappler - 2018-06-23
EL PASO, United States - The fate of 2,300 children wrested from their parents at the U.S. border with Mexico remained unclear Friday, June 22, two days after Donald Trump ordered an end to migrant family separations, as the president accused Democrats ...

Japan dreams of jackpot with legal casinos
Rappler - 2018-06-23
New and major industry' Toru Mihara, an expert on the casino sector at Osaka University of Commerce ... hoping to have local staff ready to go when venues finally open in 5 to 6 years. But Japan already has a significant gambling problem, with a 2017 ...

DOLE 10 grants P600K livelihood to MisOcc farmers, women group
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-23
CONCEPCION, Misamis Occidental, June 21 (PIA)--The Department of Labor and Employment Misamis Occidental (DOLE-MisOcc) released Php600,000 financial assistance for livelihood projects under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program ...

5 anti-trafficking activists gang-raped in India, police say
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-23
Asha Kiran runs a shelter in Khunti for girls and young women who leave their homes in search of work ... up as domestic workers and victims of sex trafficking. The shelter provides them with counseling, formal education, and vocation and skill development.

What It Takes - Sonia Sotomayor
Voice of America - 2018-06-22
00:34:47 ALICE WINKLER: That was in 1984. Sotomayor went into private practice at a small firm, where she mostly worked on intellectual property cases. Then, you remember that story of how her high school friend convinced her to apply for an Ivy League school?

Threats Pinoy kids face
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-22
The Department of Labor and Employment has called on the private sector to join the government in combating the alarming increase of child labor in the country, as the country observed the World Day against Child Labor. Children Craziness. Young school ...

Bethesda sues Westworld mobile game over allegations of copyright infringement
Neowin - 2018-06-22
In a surprising twist of events, Bethesda Softworks this week sued Warner Bros. over alleged copyright infringement in the creation of the newly-released Westworld mobile game, claiming it not only borrows heavily from Fallout Shelter but also uses the ...

Case of woodworker vs. WGBH moves to pretrial mediation
Current - 2018-06-22
Rough Cut with Fine Woodworking premiered in April. MacDonald sued the Boston station, claiming copyright infringement. He said advertisements for the new show use his name, image and trademark without permission, which WGBH denies. On Thursday ...

Bethesda Suis Warner Bros. Over 'Westworld' Infringement With 'Fallout Shelter'
Worth Playing - 2018-06-22
The Westworld mobile game was just released the other day and Warner Bros. immediatly got slapped with a lawsuit for copyright infringement with Bethesda's Fallout Shelter. The games do look eerly similar, and if you factor in that both games have the same ...

Tax amnesty futile without bank waiver, says think tank
philstar.com - 2018-06-22
MANILA, Philippines -- A planned tax amnesty program of the government would be pointless without the waiver of the bank secrecy law, according to fiscal policy think tank Action for Economic Reforms (AER). AER fiscal policy coordinator and economist Jo ...

Judge who ordered Matobato arrest appointed to Court of Appeals
philstar.com - 2018-06-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The regional trial court (RTC) judge who ordered the arrest of self-confessed Davao death squad (DDS) member Edgar Matobato was appointed as an associate justice of the Court of Appeals. MalacaƱang released yesterday the ...

JBL Reyes and the IBP leadership
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-22
It is a challenge our fellow alumnus from the University of the Philippines College of Law--IBP President Fajardo, whom I happily claim as my former student, and the IBP Board of Governors and officials have lived up to.

TailGate sues KC brewery for copyright infringement
Nashville Post - 2018-06-22
Nashville-based brewery TailGate Beer has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit regarding its pickup truck logo trademark against Kansas City, Missouri-based Boulevard Brewing Co. Filed Tuesday, the lawsuit calls for a preliminary injunction of Boulevard ...

Article 13: Europe's hotly debated revamp of copyright law, explained
CNET - 2018-06-22
YouTube already uses such a system -- called Content ID -- to protect copyright infringement, but the technology to do this is extremely expensive and has taken over 11 years to build and refine. The concerns about Article 13 are wide-ranging, encompassing ...

Tax bureau extends deadline for processing VAT refunds
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-22
THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) has extended the deadline for processing value-added tax (VAT) refund claims affected by a 2014 rule that had initially denied many of them. BIR Commissioner Caesar R. Dulay issued Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) 53 ...

Mactan airport terminal 2 to start operations July 1
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-22
GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. (GMCAC) said it is prepared to open the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Terminal 2 on July 1. The consortium of Megawide Construction Corp. and Bangalore-based GMR Infrastructure Ltd. said it has launched an ...

Judge behind Matobato arrest appointed CA associate justice
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-22
THE judge who issued an arrest warrant last year against confessed killer Edgar P. Matobato has been appointed new associate justice of the Court of Appeals (CA). As per her appointment last Tuesday, June 19, signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte ...

Neoliberalism, Pipelines, and Canadian Political Economy
CounterPunch - 2018-06-22
R&D as a share of GDP is now well below the OECD average. As the report notes, low and declining business R&D expenditures are the major reason for this trend. Despite generous tax credits and access to collaborative opportunities with university research ...

7 students qualify as OWWA scholars in ARMM
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-22
COTABATO CITY, Jun 22 (PIA) - Seven students from Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao qualified as new scholars of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) for school year ... The Philippine Information Agency is the official public ...

Intellectual Property Rights & Royalty Management 2018 Global Market Expected to Grow at CAGR 24.45 % and Forecast to 2022
Digital Journal - 2018-06-22
WiseGuyRerports.com Presents "Global Intellectual Property Rights & Royalty Management Market Report 2018" New Document to its Studies Database With the slowdown in world economic growth, the Intellectual Property Rights & Royalty Management industry ...

U.S. states sue Washington over immigrant separation
Rappler - 2018-06-22
Trump's administration has in turn taken California to court challenging its legislation that restricts local police and businesses from cooperating with immigration authorities. - Rappler.com

Labor group hits displacement of 401 workers amid hospital closure
Sun Star - 2018-06-22
NEGROS Occidental-based labor group General Alliance of Workers Associations (Gawa) condemned the displacement of 401 workers amid the looming closure of a private hospital in Bacolod City. Wennie Sancho, secretary general of Gawa, on Thursday, said the ...

Drug Patent Challenges At PTAB By The Numbers
Law360 - 2018-06-22
Law360 (June 21, 2018, 9:04 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has not been the graveyard for drug patents that some might expect as it's been invalidating these patents at virtually the same rate as district courts, according to a new study that ...

Morales: Ruling merit-based, not to satisfy public
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-21
Such marginal notes show meaningful discussion between respondents and not mere reliance of a superior on a subordinate," the Ombudsman said. In 2014, the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional the following acts committed in pursuance of the DAP.

EU Copyright Directive Moves Forward: What Does It Mean for In House Lawyers in Silicon Valley?
Law - 2018-06-21
"The key reason is that the law mandates automated filters, which are just not able to discern a case of legitimate copyright infringement from fair use," Sieminski continued. "If a file matches the copyright database, it will come down, without ...

Podcast: Blockchain Intellectual Property Considerations for Innovators and Investors
JD Supra - 2018-06-21
JD Supra is a legal publishing service that connects experts and their content with broader audiences of professionals, journalists and associations. Please note that if you subscribe to one of our Services, you can make choices about how we collect, use ...

Cloudflare Settles Dangerous Piracy Liability Lawsuit
TorrentFreak - 2018-06-21
The case in question was scheduled to go to trial with the CDN provider standing accused of contributory copyright infringement. Details of the settlement agreement have not been made public, but Cloudflare must be happy to move on. As one of the leading ...

Immigration stops Chinese, Filipino for human trafficking
philstar.com - 2018-06-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Bureau of Immigration (BI) personnel intercepted a Chinese man and his Filipina companion for suspected human trafficking at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 as they were about to leave for China last June 8.

Sereno returns P5-million service vehicle to Supreme Court
philstar.com - 2018-06-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has returned her controversial service vehicle to the Supreme Court (SC) after the decision removing her from the top judicial post became final earlier this week. The STAR learned that the ...

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