Helping workers during inclement weather
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-25
The state weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said it was a thunderstorm that brought moderate to heavy rain for about two hours at most, and yet it caused floods that made so many areas in the ...

NBI nabs 3 BIR special investigators for bribery
Rappler - 2018-06-25
MANILA, Philippines - Three Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) special investigators were arrested by government agents inside an expensive seafood restraurant in Greenhills, in San Juan City Thursday noon, June 21, based on the complaint of Presidential ...

JBC draws up shortlist for Duterte's 5th SC justice appointee
philstar.com - 2018-06-25
Maybe the good reason is his old age and flight risk," she said ... Association of the Philippines made by Philippine Airlines. The CA justice said he does not agree with the ruling, as he was "taught in law school that there should be an end to ...

Unsolved PH Coast Guard cash mess continues with promoted officer - COA
Rappler - 2018-06-25
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) continued to be gripped by corruption controversies, as the Commission on Audit (COA) flagged another round of cash advances which were given to a newly-promoted officer even as past irregularities ...

JBC opens applications for Chief Justice post
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 25) -- The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has opened its application for the next Chief Justice, the Supreme Court said on Monday. SC said its five most senior Supreme Court Associate Justices are automatically ...

DOLE releases over P14M for employment assistance in Boracay
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-25
ILOILO CITY, June 22 (PIA6) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) recently released a total of P14,578,592.72 for the continuing implementation of its Emergency Employment Program or Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers ...

Bacolod among model cities, most business friendly
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-25
He called the "Most Business Friendly City" citation as an added incentive ... Lea Roque, principal and head of Tax Advisory and Compliance of P & A Grant Thornton. (LTP/EAD-PIA6 Negros Occidental) The Philippine Information Agency is the official ...

Ombudsman indicts Abaya, 16 others over P4.2B MRT maintenance deal
UNTV - 2018-06-25
Rosalie Coz / Marje Pelayo QUEZON CITY, Philippines - Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Samuel Martires submitted his application for the position of Ombudsman. Martires was the first appointee of President Rodrigo Duterte in SC. He is set to retire ...

NBI arrests 3 BIR employees for corruption
UNTV - 2018-06-25
MANILA, Philippines - The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Monday, June 25, announced the arrest of three employees of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) over corruption. The arrested employees were identified as Arturo Buniol, Gary Anastacio ...

Comedian Slams N112.5bn Suit On MTN Over Copyright Infringement
LEADERSHIP Newspaper - 2018-06-25
A Lagos based comedian, Femi Edwards has dragged telecommunications firm, MTN Nigeria Limited before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos state, demanding account of N112.5billion revenue allegedly generated from the wrongful use of a comedy brand.

MTN in N112.5b copyright infringement suit over wrongful use of brand
The Guardian Nigeria - 2018-06-25
A content producer who specialises in events management, production, promotion and marketing with focus on comedy, Femi Edwards, has taken MTN Nigeria Limited to a Federal High Court in Lagos for alleged wrongful use of his brand.He is demanding that the ...

Promoting intellectual property monetisation
Chronicle - 2018-06-24
THIS write up focuses on Intellectual Property (IP) monetisation strategies available to patent holders in developing countries that help generate domestic innovation and knowledge-driven growth by promoting more active technology markets. Patents and all ...

POEA: No deployment of caregivers to Japan
philstar.com - 2018-06-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has stopped recruitment agencies from recruiting caregivers and other workers for deployment to Japan. In an advisory, POEA chief Bernard Olalia ordered licensed land-based ...

Search for next CJ in progress
philstar.com - 2018-06-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The search for the next chief justice has started rolling after the Supreme Court (SC) made final its decision ousting Ma. Lourdes Sereno from the top judicial post last week. The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) is set to meet today ...

Get on board the diamond bandwagon
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-24
On the digital technology phase, we should be aware of current and emerging developments affecting our profession and business, including artificial intelligence, cloud-based solutions, blockchain technology, data analytics, cybersecurity and risks ...

JBC opens nomination, application for vacant post of Chief Justice
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-24
THE Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) is scheduled to convene on Monday to officially open the nomination and application for the position of Chief Justice which is now vacant following the ouster of Maria Lourdes A.Sereno through a quo warranto petition ...

Where do kids split from parents go?
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-24
Here are the different scenarios children and families face when they try to enter the US and become separated: In the past, families with children caught after crossing the border illegally were allowed to stay together while their immigration cases ...

CA orders release of renewable energy portfolio standards
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-24
The RPS seeks to help promote the growth and adoption of renewable energy by requiring stakeholders to generate a minimum percentage of their output through renewable energy sources, with On-Grid referring to connected electrical systems -- such as the ...

Top Manila taxpayers: 5 in a row for STAR
philstar.com - 2018-06-24
Home Guaranty Corp., Manila Electric Co., Robinsons Land Corp. and Megaworld Corp. The awardees received plaques of appreciation and trophies from the city government. Estrada congratulated all the awardees. He said it is an honor for him to give awards ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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