Moreno camp to consolidate cases before Sandiganbayan
Sun Star - 2018-05-22
AFTER successfully consolidating Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno's 24 administrative cases before the Court of Appeals, the mayor's camp is yet again aiming to consolidate the 24 criminal cases before anti-graft court Sandiganbayan. In an interview ...

Duterte yet to lift total deployment ban to Kuwait
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 21) -- Has President Rodrigo Duterte really ordered the lifting of the total ban on worker's deployment to Kuwait? Just last week, MalacaƱang announced the ban's lifting. "Upon recommendation of the Special Envoy to ...

Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-22
Among the observers are the Asian Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund ... Internal Revenue Service financial transactions of US persons. Accordingly, the Philippines adopted Republic Act 10021 on March 8, 2010, otherwise known as the ...

Finance official clears TRAIN law in basic goods price spike
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 22) -- The Finance Department on Tuesday maintained the tax reform law is not the cause of higher prices of basic goods, as it contributed less than half a percent to the inflation rate in April. Finance Undersecretary ...

Dominguez asks Congress to pass second Train package
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-22
He said the Train law also allowed the Bureaus of Internal Revenue and of Customs to exceed their respective collection targets in the first quarter this year. Dominguez said the biggest impact of Train was not on the prices of basic goods but on non ...

OFW's remains to arrive from South Korea this week
Sun Star - 2018-05-22
Sister of Angelo, Jeanette Claveria said in a phone interview on May 22, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) assured them that they are currently facilitating the repatriation of the remains of their brother. "I hope it will be within this ...

Court judges unite vs Sereno
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-22
Judges and court employees on Monday rallied behind the May 11 decision of the Supreme Court to boot Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno out of office, even as the ousted magistrate clung to the hope of a reversal of the ruling against her. Again wearing ...

Sotto says Senate 'cannot intervene' in SC decision on Sereno ouster
Rappler - 2018-05-22
MANILA, Philippines - New Senate President Vicente Sotto III said the chamber has no jurisdiction over the Supreme Court decision ousting former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Sotto said the Senate has sole jurisdiction only on an impeachment trial ...

654 students hired under SPES in Mt. Province
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-05-22
BONTOC, Mountain Province, May 21 (PIA) -- The provincial and municipal local government units in the province continue their support to the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to help the ...

25 AgSur MSMEs now enrolled in KMME 2018
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-05-22
Taxation, and 10) Business Law: Basic Obligations and Contracts. Before graduation, these mentees will present their respective business improvement plan, incorporating the learning from the lectures and mentoring sessions. Businesses that will qualify for ...

Supreme Court upholds CA ruling to give protection to human rights lawyer
Rappler - 2018-05-22
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed a Court of Appeals (CA) decision to grant the petition of a human rights lawyer for the issuance of the writs of amparo and habeas data. In a 21-page ruling issued penned by Associate Justice ...

Supreme Court upholds CA ruling to give protection to human rights lawyer
Rappler - 2018-05-22
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed a Court of Appeals (CA) decision to grant the petition of a human rights lawyer for the issuance of the writs of amparo and habeas data. In a 21-page ruling issued penned by Associate Justice ...

Revenge Of Shinobi and its cheerful copyright infringement
Den of Geek - 2018-05-22
From the output of Cannon Films to the cartoons and comics of those Teenage Turtles, ninjas were all over the place in the 1980s. And while there were lots of other pretenders to the crown, few ninja-themed videogame franchises were as consistently ...

DOLE-So. Leyte allots P2.7 million SPES budget
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-05-22
MAASIN CITY, May 21 (PIA) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has earmarked P2.7 million as its counterpart fund for the special program for employment of students (SPES) this summer time in the province. According to Labor Inspector Marlo ...

Trade Deals Must Protect Intellectual Property Rights
Townhall - 2018-05-22
Donald Trump is now deep into trade negotiations with China and NAFTA 2.0 negotiations with Canada and Mexico. We are strong free traders, but we believe that Trump's plans to negotiate better trade agreements that reduce trade barriers abroad are right on ...

Higher electricity bills for Filipino consumers starting June
Rappler - 2018-05-22
Manila Electric Company (Meralco), the Philippines' largest power distributor, has already been advised of the adjustment in the FIT-All rate. "[W]e need to implement it," said Meralco utility economics head Lawrence Fernandez. The new FIT-All rate is seen ...

'Gone Girl' Copyright Infringement Suit Gets The Boot
Law360 - 2018-05-22
Law360 (May 21, 2018, 9:33 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Monday tossed copyright infringement claims lobbed by a woman who claimed "Gone Girl" author Gillian Flynn wrongly stole from a screenplay she wrote years before, saying her alleged ...

Nike Closes Out Series with Win in Ninth Circuit Forum
Lexology - 2018-05-22
Nike Inc. ("Nike") hit a big fourth quarter three when a split Ninth Circuit panel blocked the "Jumpman" logo copyright infringement lawsuit brought by renowned photographer Jacobus Rentmeester ("Rentmeester" or "Plaintiff") (Rentmeester v.

In wake of US Supreme Court ruling, NBA preparing for impact of sports betting
sports.abs-cbn.com - 2018-05-22
But the woman took off the great lid of the jar with her hands and scattered all these and her thought caused sorrow and mischief to men. Only Hope remained there in an unbreakable home within under the rim of the great jar and did not fly out at the door ...

James Arthur's 'Say You Won't Let Go' Sued for Copyright Infringement by The Script
Billboard - 2018-05-22
The former 'X Factor' winner's 2016 comeback single is too similar to The Script's "The Man Who Can't Be Moved," according to attorney Richard Busch's filing on behalf of the British band. Since "Say You Won't Let Go" first debuted in 2016, fans have ...

Judge Rules Copyright Lawsuit Over Tattoo Use in Video Game Can Proceed: What Might This Mean for the Video Game Industry and Virtual Sports Betting?
Lexology - 2018-05-22
Solid Oak is suing the video game makers over reproduction of the tattoos, claiming copyright infringement. The defendants (collectively, "Take-Two") filed counterclaims seeking a ruling that its depictions of the tattoos constitute de minimis use and ...

NOTAP urges varsities on intellectual property policy
The Nation Newspaper - 2018-05-21
The National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), has advised universities to develop a comprehensive intellectual property policy. This, it said, will take care of problems associated with ownership of intellectual property among ...

Justices need not inhibit in quo warranto case (Part 2)
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-21
To continue, there are many other precedents which ought to be cited. Before he was appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court in 1967, Chief Justice Enrique M. Fernando was the legal counsel of President Ferdinand Marcos. Despite his obviously close ...

ConCom proposes new impeachment process under federal gov't
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 21) -- The Constitutional Committee (ConCom) tasked to recommend changes to the country's charter is proposing a new impeachment process under a federal form of government that would allow both the Supreme Court and ...

House leaders told: Review TRAIN 1 before approving part 2 of tax reform
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-21
Zarate of Bayan Muna issued the statement as members of the House Committee on Ways and Means, the Department of Finance (DOF) and other stakeholders will meet on Tuesday to start discussing several bills, which aim to reduce corporate-income tax and ...

Alvarez sees no impeachable offense by 8 justices
Sun Star - 2018-05-21
THE eight Associate Justices of the Supreme Court did not commit any impeachable offense when they voted to oust Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said Monday, May 21. "Personal opinion ko? I don't think so... kasi ...

Con-com seeks overhaul of Judiciary in new Charter
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-21
"In other words, if the process is purely political, the members of Congress would not be answerable to the Judiciary but they will be answerable to the people, and this means that the respondent cannot go to the Supreme Court for any judicial remedy ...

Prima facie correctness of a tax assessment: When does it not apply?
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-21
This presumption has to do with the established rule in taxation that assessments for alleged tax deficiencies are prima facie presumed correct and made in good faith or accepted as correct until disproved. This essentially signifies that, once a tax ...

ConCom proposes three supreme courts
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-21
ConCom Senior Technical and Media Officer Conrado I. Generoso cited the three proposed high courts as follows: the Federal Supreme Court, the Federal Administrative Court, and the Federal Constitution Court. "The highest court of the land will no longer ...

A stab in the back of Philippine democracy
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-21
The recent ouster of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes A. Sereno by eight members of the Supreme Court (SC), six of whom should have inhibited themselves from the quo warranto proceedings but chose to act as witness, prosecutor, judge and virtual executioner all ...

Immigration to deport 3 Hong Kong residents for illegal entry
philstar.com - 2018-05-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration is set to deport three Hong Kong residents for allegedly entering the country illegally, the bureau announced on Monday. The arrested foreigners were identified by BI Anti-Terrorist Group chief Fortunato ...

Con-Com wants to strip Congress of sole power to impeach
Rappler - 2018-05-21
The proposed process will apply to the impeachment of the president, vice president, members of the Supreme Court, members of constitutional commissions, and the Ombudsman. In their proposal, Congress' joint impeachment committee will receive impeachment ...

Singapore ISPs Block 53 Pirate Sites Following MPAA Legal Action
TorrentFreak - 2018-05-21
The action, which covers platforms including The Pirate Bay plus KickassTorrents and Solarmovie variants, follows a successful application from the MPAA, which accuses the platforms of flagrant copyright infringement. Under increasing pressure from ...

Pimentel steps down as Senate President; Sotto takes over
Sun Star - 2018-05-21
the RP-EFTA (Free Trade Agreement), the Framework Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation with the European Union, avoidance of double taxation, and standardization of social security benefits. (MVI/SunStar Philippines with PR)

'Murder is murder,' bishop says as Duterte hits Fr Mark Ventura
Rappler - 2018-05-21
In an earlier statement, the Order of Carmelites' Justice and Peace and Integrity of Creation Commission cited a "crackdown" on church people, including Ventura, Paez, and Sister Patricia Fox, whom the Bureau of Immigration recently ordered to leave the ...

Demand rising again for PH nurses, caregivers
Sun Star - 2018-05-21
Fenita Berdon, labor officer at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), said in a press conference that tremendous opportunities are also in store for Filipinos who wish to work abroad. "Germany is in need of nurses. Japan, on the other ...

Sereno to appeal Supreme Court ouster ruling by May 30
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 21) -- Former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is filing an appeal for the Supreme Court to reconsider the decision to unseat her. Sereno told CNN Philippines' "The Source" on Monday she will file the motion for ...

Second worker in fatal Hanjin shipyard accident dies
Rappler - 2018-05-21
Alegre suffered a head injury while Bayuta had a fracture on his lower back after the fall. Both the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) issued suspension orders to Binictican I-Tech. Song Suk Bae ...

After labor deal, Govt focuses on violators
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-20
Paras. Paras is the newly appointed cluster head of DOLE overseeing the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). "There must...be a review of the licenses of manpower agencies and ...

Con-com eyes 3 high courts
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-20
The creation of three high courts is also meant to "ease the caseloads of the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court and make the wheels of justice grind faster," Generoso said. The judicial system in the Philippines has been criticized for being too slow.

ERC okays Transco bid to hike FiT-All rate
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-20
Distribution utilities, and not Transco, will collect the new FiT-All rate from consumers. When sought for comment, Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) said it has already been advised by Transco that the new FiT-All rate will take effect in June. "Therefore ...

Fight IT asks government to remain on guard vs cigarette smuggling
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-20
Arranza applauded the Department of Finance (DOF) and the revenue-collection agencies of the country namely, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Bureau of Customs (BOC), as well as the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation Detection ...

Blog | Cybersecurity for the fourth industrial revolution
newsbytes.ph - 2018-05-20
The first industrial revolution kicked off in the 18th and 19th centuries with the harnessing of steam and waterpower to replace human labor and mechanize transportation. In the second industrial revolution, assembly line and conveyor belt manufacturing ...

4 non-communicable diseases killing Pinoys
philstar.com - 2018-05-20
But experts said there are many progressive initiatives to lower the burden of NCDs in the Philippines. These include the taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages and effective tobacco control measures such as placement of graphic health warnings and the Sin ...

Cigarette smuggling on the rise
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-20
Arranza lauded the Finance Department, the Bureau of Internal Revenue, the Bureau of Customs and the PNP-Criminal Investigation Detection Group for the series of raids in different parts of the country that yielded thousands of smuggled and locally ...

Philippines, US reaffirm alliance for regional stability
philstar.com - 2018-05-20
"I will not call on America. I have lost trust in the Americans," Duterte said. The president made the statement after shrugging off the warning of Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio that Chinese are operating on a sandbar near Philippines ...

Another EDSA 2
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-20
Last May 11, the Supreme Court, voting 8-6, ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on the basis of the quo warranto case filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida. The SC decision effectively pre-empted the impeachment proceedings against her started by ...

Sereno warns Ombudsman post could be used for 'political vendetta'
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-20
Also vying for the post are Duterte's former legal counsel Edna Batacan, and Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Martires, the President's first appointee to the High Court. The JBC has yet to announce the schedule of the public interviews. Duterte has ...

Kapuso stars heat up Independence Day celebrations in Dubai and Jeddah
GMA Network - 2018-05-20
The Kapuso stars also had the chance to explore the city and visit the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) at the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in Dubai. Afterwards, they paid a courtesy visit to the Philippine Consulate General in ...

TIMELINE: The many times Duterte and Sereno clashed
Rappler - 2018-05-20
Duterte also apologizes to Sereno for his "harsh words." In a 10-5 vote, the Supreme Court (SC) allows a hero's burial for Marcos. Sereno dissents, saying she cannot support "such an expedient and shortsighted view of Philippine history." On May 23 ...

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