DTI Abra intensifies price monitoring
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-11
These are the common violations of business establishments that need to be addressed by ... BaƱez warned all retailers not to take advantage of and make the implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion or the TRAIN law as an alibi ...

OWWA, OFWs, kins mark Migrant Workers Day
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-11
BACOLOD CITY, June 11 (PIA6)--The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Regional Office 6 marked the Migrant Workers Day 2018 in a two-day affair, held June 7-8 here, attended by more than 65 migrant workers and their kins. OWWA-6 Regional ...

Venezuelans sell sex and hair to survive in Colombian border city
InterAksyon - 2018-06-11
"We are seeing more people coming into Colombia without a passport and who have no migratory status, which makes them vulnerable to labor and sexual exploitation," he said. "They do whatever they can to get money." Other migrants try to find work ...

Exclusive: I will never run for public office -- Conchita Carpio Morales
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-11
Morales said she was looking forward to retirement although she would miss her staff, some of whom have been with her since her Supreme Court days. "They'll miss me too, I'm sure. They'll miss my voice [and] my crankiness," she said with a chuckle.

Exclusive: Ombudsman investigating Wanda Teo, other fired officials
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-11
The Office of the Ombudsman previously said it was looking into the case, but did not name Teo specifically. After her, former Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say also resigned after he was linked to irregular activity. Malacanang said more officials would ...

Train Law: Boon or bane
philstar.com - 2018-06-10
The TRAIN Law, which actually amended or repealed some provisions of the National Internal Revenue Code, was enacted to "enhance progressivity of the tax system," "promote sustainable and inclusive economic growth," "improve levels of disposable ...

FIT strikes again
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-10
A P0.0861 decrease in transmission charge to residential customers by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines also contributed ... inflation rate attributed to the implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Law among a host ...

Visayas, Mindanao workers may get pay hike
philstar.com - 2018-06-10
MANILA, Philippines -- Workers in the Visayas and Mindanao are likely to receive salary increases sooner than their colleagues in other regions. The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards (RTWPBs) in Western, Central and Eastern Visayas as well ...

Out of touch with reality
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-10
Diokno should have referred to the Department of Labor and Employment's data on the number of unemployed Filipinos. He would realize that often, heads of families are out of work which is why they and their children scavenge for whatever they can find to ...

BIR ordered to return P50 million in excess taxes to San Miguel
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-10
THE Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has granted San Miguel Holdings Corp. (SMHC) a partial tax refund of P50.61 million for "excessive" taxes collected by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). In a 28-page June 6 decision penned by Associate Justice Caesar A.

Cayetano sets the record straight on Scarborough, as ex-DFA chief tells Duterte to tap more experts
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-10
Del Rosario echoed the position of Supreme Court Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio that once Beijing occupies Sandy Cay, it could also lay claim to the Subi Reef. "As advised by Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, should China acquire sovereignty over ...

Female CPA power
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-10
He is a Certified Public Accountant who placed No. 1 in the May 1979 CPA Board Examinations. He was the former commissioner of the Bureau of Internal Revenue from 2009 to 2010. This column accepts contributions from accountants, especially articles that ...

CA to Makati court: Reopen hazing case vs Tau Gamma Phi members
Rappler - 2018-06-10
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) ordered the Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) to proceed with the trial of 5 members of the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity linked to the fatal hazing of Guillo Cesar Servando, which took place 4 years ago.

Final version of BBL holds fate of Mindanao peace process
Rappler - 2018-06-10
Both lowered the Bangsamoro region's annual block grant or its share of the national internal revenue from the proposed 6% or P72 billion to 5% or P59 billion. The MILF held a meeting on June 5, where they decided not to issue any statement until the law ...

$3 billion pledged for girls education at G7
Rappler - 2018-06-10
LA MALBAIE, Canada - Pledges worth nearly $3 billion to help vulnerable women and girls, including refugees, get an education were announced at a G7 summit on Saturday, June 9. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who hosted his fellow leaders at a ...

OFW Veloso's camp to take her fight to Supreme Court
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 9) -- While the Court of Appeals (CA) remains firm against allowing Mary Jane Veloso to testify from her prison cell, her camp is taking the case to the Supreme Court. Overseas Filipino worker Veloso is on a death ...

10 things to watch as the NBA offseason begins
sports.abs-cbn.com - 2018-06-09
The Supreme Court ruling already has bets on games being placed in Delaware, and more states will be following suit soon. Expect the NBA to continue pushing for 1 percent of the action, which the league says is needed in part to cover what will be its new ...

Government raises P121.765 B from swamped RTB sale
philstar.com - 2018-06-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The government has issued P121.765 billion worth of retail treasury bonds (RTBs) maturing in 2021 at a coupon rate of 4.875 percent, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) said. National Treasurer Rosalia De Leon said the government ...

Bislig mayor cleared of grave misconduct
philstar.com - 2018-06-09
BISLIG CITY , Philippines -- The Court of Appeals (CA) has cleared the mayor of this city of administrative liability in connection with the alleged anomalous purchase of a heavy equipment in 2012. In a 13-page decision released recently, the CA reversed ...

Surveillance state
Bulatlat - 2018-06-09
But it forgets that once millions more demand health, education, welfare and other social services, unless these are enhanced and government capacity to provide them improved, what will ensue will be a critical failure to meet the surge in the demand for them.

PSWDO calls for regularization of daycare workers
Sun Star - 2018-06-09
The PSWD, in its paper, has three specific change agenda which are creation of plantilla positions for DCWs; utilization of the Special Education Fund (SEF), Gender and Development Fund (GAD) and Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) to finance the following ...

Hong Kong Customs strives to combat copyright infringement and unscrupulous sales practices on suspicious websites and social networking platforms
7th Space - 2018-06-09
Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The Customs and Excise Department (C&ED) has recently detected some posts on social networking platforms alleging that the department will put for auction seized commodities, with the proceeds from auction used for charity purpose.

Trump considers pardon for Ali, wants athletes' advice
sports.abs-cbn.com - 2018-06-09
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Reveling in his pardon powers, President Donald Trump said Friday he's thinking "very seriously" about pardoning former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, whose conviction was already overturned by the Supreme Court in 1971. It's one of ...

Feature and TV films
Los Angeles Times - 2018-06-09
January 14, 5 p.m. The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936) William Powell, Jean Arthur. Clues point back ... Kenny Wormald. A college student drops out to use her talents as a dancer in the community. She rents a failing theater to put on a hip-hop production of ...

Sereno camp: Former Chief Justice not a party to PIATCO case
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-09
In its June 4 ruling, the appellate court's Special 11th Division affirmed the lower court's decision that in hiring of local and foreign lawyers, the government violated the "fundamental public policy" on the use of public funds. It added the government ...

CA junks SolGen appeal to allow Mary Jane Veloso's out-of-court testimony
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 8) -- The Court of Appeals (CA) upheld its earlier ruling that Filipino death row inmate Mary Jane Veloso cannot testify against her alleged illegal recruiters unless she comes home to the Philippines from Indonesia.

ASCAP Files Copyright Suit Against Frisky Frog's
Nashville Scene - 2018-06-08
Members of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers have filed a lawsuit against their neighbors JCJ Productions, the ownership group behind Midtown bar Frisky Frog's, for copyright infringement. The plaintiffs are five publishing ...

EU copyright reform proposal: 3 things businesses need to know
TechRepublic - 2018-06-08
but the significant changes come to how information is shared and copyright infringement, specifically noted in Article 13 of the proposal. The European Parliament described the law as creating "a new ancillary right for news publishers, often dubbed 'the ...

Dissents in Republic vs Sereno
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-08
Six justices registered their dissent to the majority opinion in the Supreme Court decision granting the quo warranto petition against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. These are Justices Antonio Carpio, Marvic Leonen, Benjamin Caguioa, Estelita Perlas ...

Kim Jong-un lookalike questioned in Singapore before summit
Rappler - 2018-06-08
SINGAPORE, Singapore - A Kim Jong-un lookalike said Friday, June 8, he was questioned on arrival in Singapore ahead of a historic US-North Korea summit and told to stay away from sites linked to the event. The Hong Kong-based impersonator, who goes by ...

Appeals court rules Piatco lawyer fees 'illegal'
philstar.com - 2018-06-08
It was earlier ruled by the International Court of Arbitration that Piatco will ... hired by the government from 2003 to 2009 while she was still a professor at the University of the Philippines. On Aug. 29, 2014, the local court ruled in favor of Piatco.

Scott W. Doyle Joins Greenberg Traurig's Global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice
Yahoo Finance - 2018-06-08
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Highly experienced and leading Intellectual Property litigator Scott W. Doyle has joined global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as a shareholder and Chair of the firm's International Trade Commission (ITC) Practice.

Carpio to abide by SC final decision on quo warranto
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-08
ACTING Chief Justice Antonio T. Carpio on Friday told reporters that he would abide with whatever the Supreme Court (SC) would rule on the quo warranto petition that ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno last month, following the former top ...

Supreme Court eyes final decision on Sereno ouster this June
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 8) -- The final fate of former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno will be known soon. "Hopefully this month," Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said at the 117th anniversary celebration of the Supreme Court Friday.

CA flip-flops, says fees paid to Sereno et al in Piatco case illegal
Rappler - 2018-06-08
MANILA, Phillippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) ruled as illegal the hiring and payment of fees to the local and foreign lawyers of the government - including ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno - in the Philippine International Air Terminals ...

500 senior high graduates hired during job fairs
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-08
KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, June 8 (PIA) -- At least 500 senior high school graduates in Region XII (Soccsksargen ... The PIA works with the Office of the President, National Government Agencies, and other public sector entities in communicating ...

DAR launches 3rd CPWASH in Silay
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-06-08
DAR North will provide the technology and materials amounting to P50,000 while the cooperative will shoulder the cost of labor. The project will benefit 80 farmer-members, their families and neighboring farms. DAR Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer ...

Labor department set to announce increase in minimum wage rates
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 8) -- The Department of Labor and Employment is set to announce an increase in minimum wage rates. Labor Undersecretary Jing Paras said Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III is expected to make the announce as soon as he ...

4Ps beneficiary now a public school teacher
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-08
Among six siblings, Charmaine is the first to finish college at the Central Mindanao University in 2016. "I have three siblings who finished high school, but did not continue to college due to our financial instability," she shared. Charmaine added it ...

OFW welfare awareness in Western Visayas increasing: Owwa
Sun Star - 2018-06-08
Department of Foreign Affairs, Social Security System, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.

PH among top 10 worst countries to work in
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 8) -- The Philippines ranks as one of the top ten worst countries for workers, according to the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Global Rights Index this year. In no particular order, the Philippines was ...

SembMarine to buy Sevan Marine's intellectual property in US$28m deal to end legal dispute
The Straits Times - 2018-06-08
SINGAPORE - Sembcorp Marine (SembMarine) said on Friday (June 8) it plans to spend US$28 million (S$37.4 million) that would go towards acquiring the intellectual property of Norway's Sevan Marine, bringing to an end a "long-standing" dispute over ...

Justice Antonio Carpio
philstar.com - 2018-06-07
There is a buzz going on in legal circles that the members of the Supreme Court are urging the President to appoint a permanent replacement for removed Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno as soon as possible to calm the restless judiciary. The Supreme Court ...

Commentary: A new Philippine future beside the exodus?
philstar.com - 2018-06-07
Remittances have been the reason for overseas Filipinos' symbolic tag as heroes since a formal labor export program (given the passage of a Philippine labor code) began in 1974. Form the 1970s to the mid-2000s, remittances have helped shore up the homeland ...

Economic managers
philstar.com - 2018-06-07
The top economic managers of the Duterte administration are still the bright spots of this government. But they are also feeling the heat and losing their cool. Ben Diokno and Ernie Pernia have sounded insensitive lately. Sonny Dominguez has been testy.

OWWA, Facebook to provide OFWs access to digital literacy
philstar.com - 2018-06-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has partnered with social media giant Facebook to provide overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) access to digital literacy and small business training programs. OWWA chief Hans Cacdac ...

Duterte to Sereno: You are the one 'playing gimmickry'
Sun Star - 2018-06-07
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday, June 7, hit back at ousted Chief Justice Supreme Court Maria Lourdes Sereno for accusing him of engaging in a mere publicity stunt by firing several appointees over alleged corruption involvement. Duterte denied ...

YouTube Found Liable for Serious Copyright Infringement In Austria
Digital Music News - 2018-06-07
The Vienna Commercial Court in Austria has ruled that YouTube is not a neutral host provider, and can be held partly liable for copyright breaches in videos uploaded by its users. On Tuesday, the Austrian Commercial Court found that YouTube is directly ...

FDI pledges drop 37.9% in first quarter
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-07
Sought for comment, Security Bank Corp. economist Angelo B. Taningco said that the decline was due to external developments, but also noted the effect of domestic inflation that averaged 4.1% in the first four months of the year against the central bank ...

Duterte: Sereno a lost cause, full of gimmicks
philstar.com - 2018-06-07
Duterte said Sereno saw her ouster coming because she was full of "gimmicks" and acted as if she owned the Supreme Court. "Sereno is a lost cause. She had it coming. She asked for it. Look at what happened to her. Now that she is out, she is full of ...

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