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 ...

JBC decision hinges on SC final ruling
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-19
THE Judicial and Bar Council will wait for the final ruling of the Supreme Court on the ouster of erstwhile Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno before starting the application and nomination process for aspirants to the top judiciary post. "The JBC will ...

Who is Ronnie Albao of the Tourism Promotions Board?
Rappler - 2018-05-19
MANILA, Philippines - Cesar Montano's most trusted man in the Tourism Promotions Board (TBP) is not new to national government, having started out two decades ago as an executive assistant in the office of then-Vice President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

DOLE Bicol grants P16M worth of livelihood projects for Albay, CamSur
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-05-19
LEGAZPI CITY, May 17 (PIA) -- A total of P16-million worth of livelihood assistance were distributed to 10 barangays and local government unit-proponents in the provinces of Albay and Camarines Sur during the first day of the two-day Trabaho, Negosyo at ...

More Filipino nurses seek jobs in U.S. in 2017
Rappler - 2018-05-19
Bertiz also said that Nigerians and Cubans compete with Filipinos in the US nursing labor market. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay of registered nurses in America in 2017 amounts to $70,000 (P3.66 million) per year ...

Impact of air pollution in human health, environment
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-05-19
For big industries, they are required to have a workplace environment monitoring (WEM) to determine concentrations of PM10 and PM2.5 based on the Department of Labor and Employment standards. The regional impact otherwise known as transboundary air ...

Remittance dampener
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-19
The labor row worsened when Mr. Duterte declared on April 30 that the ban on Filipino workers leaving for the Gulf nation was permanent and urged Filipinos there to come home if they were being mistreated. Bangko Sentral Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo ...

Are the UK's intellectual property laws ready for AI?
Lexology - 2018-05-19
"AI doesn't just belong to a few tech giants in Silicon Valley": these were the words of Google Cloud's chief scientist for AI, Fei-Fei Li, speaking in March 2018 at a panel discussion on the impact of AI. Whilst companies such as IBM, Microsoft and Google ...

Contract Corner: US Intellectual Property Ownership - Default Laws
JD Supra - 2018-05-18
Protecting intellectual property rights is a critical component to the success of a technology company. In order for a tech company to determine how to protect its intellectual property, the company should understand how the key intellectual property ...

TVAddons Denies Copyright Infringement Claims in Court
TorrentFreak - 2018-05-18
Kodi addon library TVAddons was dragged to court last year by Dish Networks over alleged copyright infringement. However, in a new filing TVAddons' operator Adan Lackman denies these allegations. In addition, the defense states that the broadcast provider ...

Justices need not inhibit in quo warranto case
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-18
Anybody following the developments in the petition for quo warranto which Solicitor General Jose Calida lodged in the Supreme Court against its own helmsman, Mme. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, knows that earlier on, the latter had demanded that six ...

Taiwan moves to pull skilled foreign labor
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-18
AS the impetus of Saudization and similar policies continued to slash the number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East, a new market, nearer to the Philippines, is emerging: Taiwan. Due to its aging population and declining birth rate ...

Vatican scores offshore tax havens for hurting poor
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-18
It urged better regulation of financial products and for universities to educate the next generation of business leaders about ethics, not just profits. "The recent financial crisis could have been the occasion to develop a new economy, more attentive to ...

2 Court Standards For Statutory Damages In Copyright Cases
Law360 - 2018-05-18
CHS McPherson Refinery Inc.[1] highlights a circuit split regarding how courts determine the statutory damages available for copyright infringement where multiple copyrighted expressions are at issue. Under the Copyright Act, two variables fix a copyright ...

Why Everyone Is Dressing Like They Shop at the Army Surplus Store
GQ - 2018-05-18
(His use of that camo print, in particular, has proven controversial resulting in a lawsuit over copyright infringement from Jordan Outdoor Enterprises, the parent company that owns Realtree.) West himself indulges in the look, mixed with schlubby ...

Arroyo: PH set for long term development
Sun Star - 2018-05-18
Arroyo said that with her implementation of the tax reform law, she faced opposition from both the political and business sectors that, she said, were adversely affected with the then new taxation system. But despite opposition, Arroyo said that the tax ...

WHO: One in three Filipinos die prematurely due to noncommunicable diseases
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 18) -- One in every three Filipinos will not reach the age of 70 because of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), according to health experts from the United Nations (UN). They said Filipinos are likely to die from these four ...

What to expect from the new DOT sec Berna Romulo-Puyat
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-18
Prior to her work in the government, she was a professor at the University of the Philippines where she taught ... The first year we had Luzon Visayas Mindanao, all dishes and ingredients. The second year, the first day it was about street food, second ...

1 in 3 Filipinos could die from these diseases before age 70
Rappler - 2018-05-18
MANILA, Philippines - One in every 3 people in the Philippines will die of a non-communicable disease (NCD) before he turns 70 years old, United Nations (UN) and local health experts reported after 5 days of dialogues. Filipinos are vulnerable to these 4 ...

FACT CHECK: Old news clips used in 'latest update' on complaints vs Trillanes
Rappler - 2018-05-18
The one filed in February 2017 by lawyer Abelardo de Jesus was based on two things: Trillanes' allegations in 2015 that two Court of Appeals (CA) associate justices each received a P25-million bribe to stop the suspension of then Makati mayor Jejomar Binay ...

Gov't lifts total deployment ban to Kuwait
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 18) -- The Department of Labor Employment has lifted the ban on sending Filipino workers to Kuwait in line with President Rodrigo Duterte's order. Administrative Orders 254 and 254-A issued by Labor Secretary Silvestre ...

Jaybee Sebastian will plead guilty in De Lima drug trade case - DOJ
Rappler - 2018-05-18
Ocampo and the DOJ are aided by a Supreme Court ruling which says "the trial court can simply order that another complaint or information be filed without discharging the accused from custody." It was a ruling that dissenter Senior Associate Justice ...

Opposition lawmakers to seek impeachment of 8 SC justices who ousted Sereno
Rappler - 2018-05-18
MANILA, Philippines - Opposition lawmakers want to impeach the 8 Supreme Court (SC) justices who voted to oust Maria Lourdes Sereno as chief justice. Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman, Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin, and Magdalo ...

Youth groups to hold 'Black Friday' protest vs. Sereno ouster
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 18) -- Various youth groups are flocking to the streets of Manila on Friday to condemn the Supreme Court decision to oust Maria Lourdes Sereno from the Chief Justice post, a move the protesters say consolidates President ...

Senators: Supreme Court set 'dangerous precedent'
Sun Star - 2018-05-18
MANILA -- More than half of the Philippine Senate asked the Supreme Court on May 17 to review its decision to oust its chief justice, calling the ruling a "dangerous precedent" that infringed on Congress' constitutionally given power to impeach senior ...

Philippine senators: Supreme Court set 'dangerous precedent'
News Philippines Yahoo - 2018-05-18
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- More than half of the Philippine Senate asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to review its decision to oust its chief justice, calling the ruling a "dangerous precedent" that infringed on Congress' constitutionally given power ...

Drake May Go to Trial Over Unauthorized Use of His Name and Likeness
Complex - 2018-05-17
Drake is possibly headed to trial after a company that sued him in the past for copyright infringement went ahead and used Drake's image and likeness without the rapper's permission, according to the Hollywood Reporter. After Drake released "Pound Cake ...

Monsod: Senate should assert its power on removal of chief justice
philstar.com - 2018-05-17
Christian Monsod, one of the framers of the constitution, said on Thursday: "Senate should protest because the exercise of Supreme Court civil action is a derogation of the powers of the Senate, who co-opted this process." Monsod was one of the ...

WB: Urban areas key to Philippine development
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-17
The urban areas are where localization and globalization forces intersect, innovation occurs, new jobs are created, and lifestyles are largely set, the paper said. The Philippine economy ... relatively high education level (though it noted the advantage ...

DOJ insists on keeping PCGG, OGCC as Palace backs abolition bid
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-17
It noted that one of the functions of the OSG is to represent the government in the Supreme Court (SC) and the Court of Appeals (CA) in all criminal proceedings. Likewise, the OSG is tasked to represent the government and its officers in the SC ...

PSA needs P30.48 billion to fund six-year statistics program
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-17
The national government needs to spend some P30.48 billion to ... some 20 percent will be used for agriculture and agrarian reform statistics; 14.5 percent will be spent on data for environment and natural resource statistics; 11.7 percent for other ...

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