Revisiting the local tax on holding companies
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-20
Holding companies are plainly not subject to local business tax due to the parameters specified in our local tax code. As early as 2015, our Court of Tax Appeals (Court) en banc seem settled already as to the nontaxability of dividends and interests income ...

Trade chief warns against regional wage hikes
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 20) -- Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez warned against the possible negative effects of a regional wage increase. This comes at the heels of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announcing that minimum wages in the ...

Lawyers: Supreme Court cases with tiebreaking Sereno vote can be questioned
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 20) -- Supreme Court cases with a close result -- particularly those where ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno gave a deciding vote -- can now be questioned, two lawyers said on Wednesday. This comes after the ...

DOLE investigating Pepsi, Jollibee for retrenchment of workers
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-20
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said it is investigating beverage giant Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines for its alleged violation ... Toplis Solution Inc. (TIS), after getting word of their plan to form a labor union.

DOLE mega job fair hires 252 job applicants
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-20
Likewise, 13 POEA-licensed overseas manpower agencies also offered 5,139 vacancies on skilled workers and nurses mostly bound for Miiddle East and United Arab Emirates ... Technology of Bukidnon State University-Gingoog City External.

Duterte names new Sandiganbayan, Court of Appeals justices
Rappler - 2018-06-20
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Georgina Dumpit Hidalgo as Sandiganbayan associate justice and Emily Ali├▒o Geluz as Court of Appeals associate justice. Hidalgo's appointment was signed on Monday, June 18, while Geluz's ...

Stop & Go Transport Coalition seeks recognition of their own rehabilitated jeepney
UNTV - 2018-06-20
The one-stop-shop is located on the 16th Floor of Columbia Tower in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City, near the building of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) along EDSA. The facility houses government agencies concerning the PUV ...

Only indigent seniors entitled to TRAIN subsidy - 2018-06-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Not all senior citizens in the country will receive the P2,400 subsidy for those who will be affected by the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law. Acting Social Welfare Secretary Virginia Orogo clarified that only ...

Bello obtains Ombudsman clearance just in time for JBC interview
Rappler - 2018-06-20
MANILA, Philippines - Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III was able to present on Wednesday, June 20, an Ombudsman clearance that states he no longer has pending cases before the Office of the Ombudsman. Rappler earlier reported that according to ...

Anish Kapoor sues NRA for copyright infringement
The Art Newspaper - 2018-06-20
Anish Kapoor has followed up on his condemnation of the National Rifle Association (NRA), which used of an image of his Chicago sculpture Cloud Gate (2004) in a promotional video, with a copyright infringement lawsuit aimed at the US gun lobby. "These ...

Australian missionary gets temporary relief, fight vs deportation continues
Bulatlat - 2018-06-20
Australian missionary Patricia Fox attends a solidarity gathering for Moros June 19 at the University ... Quezon City. (Photo by Ronalyn V. Olea/Bulatlat) "BI seems very determined...but we are also determined to keep on appealing." MANILA ...

Sereno bares alleged harassment by House leaders
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-20
Aside from calls for resignation "mounted by" the President himself, Sereno revealed that leaders of the House of Representatives, in August 2017, threatened to suspend deliberations of the judiciary's budget if the Supreme Court (SC) will not give the ...

CHS: Microsoft's copyright infringement claims are barred
Becker's Hospital Review - 2018-06-19
Microsoft sued Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems in March, alleging copyright infringement and breach of contract. In a recently filed answer to the complaint, CHS denies most of the allegations and asserts nine affirmative defenses.

Taxation by LGUs emerging as a key TRAIN concern
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-19
Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation, Inc. and the Philippine Association of Multinational Companies Regional Headquarters, Inc. are among the business groups that are seeking to remain shielded from LGU taxes, while ...

WiseWear founder's new employer wins auction for its intellectual property
The Business Journals - 2018-06-19
The company that hired the founder and former CEO of bankrupt smart jewelry maker WiseWear Corp. is close to owning the intellectual property that the failed startup left behind. WiseWear's intellectual property was made available for sale in late February ...

Supreme Court junks Sereno appeal
Sun Star - 2018-06-19
(UPDATED) - The Supreme Court en banc on Tuesday, June 19, still voting 8-6, rejected the appeal of ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and affirmed her unprecedented removal through a quo warranto petition that invalidated her appointment.

Cheers and Jeers, June 19
New Jersey Herald - 2018-06-19
Last year's inaugural event drew thousands of fans to Newton. Mindful of the need to steer clear of any copyright infringement with the popular franchise created by J.K. Rowling, the merchants group has enlisted the assistance of Big Brothers Big Sisters ...

Former CIA Employee Charged With Unauthorized Disclosure Of Classified Information And Other Offenses
AlexandriaNews - 2018-06-19
The Indictment also charges Schulte with the receipt, possession, and transportation of child pornography, as well as criminal copyright infringement. Schulte, who is presently detained on the child pornography charges, will be arraigned by U.S. District ...

CA junks Sulpicio Lines appeal to restore license to ferry people
Rappler - 2018-06-19
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals has denied the appeal of Sulpicio Lines Incorporated (SLI) to reinstate its license to ferry passengers. In its decision, the CA's Eleventh Division said that Sulpicio Lines - renamed Philippine Span Asia ...

LIVE: Supreme Court oral arguments on same-sex marriage
Rappler - 2018-06-19
MANILA, Philippines - In a historic first, the Supreme Court will tackle same-sex marriage in oral arguments on Tuesday, June 19. In May 2015, only two months after lawyer Jesus Falcis III passed the Philippine Bar, he had filed a petition seeking to ...

UK millennials may be less happy and healthy than their parents by middle age
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-19
a sociologist at the UCL (University College London) Centre for Longitudinal Studies, which was not involved in the study. Henderson's research focuses on the health of millennials, including the impact of zero-hour contracts. "Having a zero-hours contract ...

Samsung Threatens U.S. Prosperity By Disregarding Intellectual-Property Rights
Investor's Business Daily - 2018-06-18
Once again Samsung has been ordered to pay Apple hundreds of millions of dollars for infringing that company's intellectual property. But early reaction from Samsung seems to suggest another appeal and yet another round in Apple's six-year-old lawsuit ...

ERC commissioners run to CA to halt suspension order by Ombudsman
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-18
Asirit and Geronimo D. Sta. Ana said the Ombudsman erred in holding them guilty in allegedly allowing the commingling of the bill deposit with the capital or operation cost of Meralco despite its finding that they are not criminally liable for estafa.

Labor strikes down 75% in first five months of the year-Bello
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-18
Two of the said cases--Goodyear Steel Pipe Corp. and Ateneo De Manila University--were resolved by the NCMB in Metro Manila. The case of Goodyear ... The last of the three cases, Middleby Philippines Inc. was declared by the NCMB "without the requisite ...

Sister Fox can stay in PH for now: DOJ grants Australian nun's plea vs Immigration leave order
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 18) -- The Department of Justice has allowed Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox to stay in the country after it revoked the order of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to cancel her missionary visa. Acting on Fox's appeal ...

Laborer training a priority in national infrastructure push, NEDA says
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-18
the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said. In a statement on Monday, NEDA Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia said, "To fully maximize gains from Build Build Build, the Philippine labor market should be ready to meet the infrastructure program ...

Debt-ridden soldiers to undergo financial management seminar -- AFP
UNTV - 2018-06-18
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will conduct a financial management training for its members to prevent them ... and the anti-kidnapping groups of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). "Upon the instructions of President Rodrigo Duterte ...

Nearly 4,500 jobs up for grabs in Independence Day fair
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-18
Bureau of Internal Revenue, Social Security System, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration; Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, PAG-IBIG, National Labor Relations Commission, National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB), Regional Tripartite ...

LOOK: Why NutriAsia workers are on strike
Rappler - 2018-06-17
NutriAsia management, in a statement, denied that it was engaging in illegal labor practices. They said they "ensure that B-Mirk group provides all mandated benefits to its regular employees." "For about two weeks, they (workers) managed to prohibit entry ...

France's Front National (who support the EU's mandatory copyright filters) furious when Youtube's copyright filters kill their channel
Boing Boing - 2018-06-17
The broadcast named TVLibert├ęs is gone, described by YouTube as "YouTube has blocked the broadcast of the newscast of Thursday, June 14 for copyright infringement." Marine Le Pen was quoted as saying, "This measure is completely false; we can easily ...

Republicans risking conservative backlash over immigration issue
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-17
is little more than "amnesty." One tea party group described the Republican plan as "the final betrayal." Fox Business host Lou Dobbs, who is close to President Donald J. Trump, tweeted on Friday that Ryan is "trying to open our borders even more ...

Ombudsman orders new suspension of 4 ERC execs
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-17
The suspension stemmed from the syndicated estafa complaint filed by consumer group National Association of Electricity Consumers for Reforms Inc. (Nasecore) against the four ERC commissioners in connection with the alleged unauthorized use by Meralco of ...

Ease of setting up and closing down business operations
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-17
Last June 6, I attended the "Seminar on Protecting your Trademarks and Inventions Overseas" jointly organized by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), held at the PCCI building ...

ERC commissioners ordered suspended anew
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-17
"The suspension order is now the subject of a petition we filed with the Court of Appeals," said Rolando B. Faller, the legal counsel of ERC commissioners Alfredo S. Non, Gloria Victoria C. Yap-Taruc, Josefina Patricia M. Asirit and Geronimo

DOLE condemns violent dispersal of NutriAsia workers
Rappler - 2018-06-17
BULACAN, Philippines - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) condemned the violent dispersal of NutriAsia workers who went on strike in Marilao, Bulacan. NutriAsia is the manufacturer of popular condiments such as Datu Puti vinegar, Mang Tomas ...

Ombudsman again suspends ERC commissioners
Rappler - 2018-06-17
MANILA, Philippines - The Office of the Ombudsman again suspended 4 commissioners of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) due to "neglect of duty," for tolerating the alleged misuse of bill deposits by the Manila Electric Company (Meralco). Overall ...

No more drug test soon for LTO license?
Sun Star - 2018-06-16
A team from the Office of the Solicitor-General is expected in Cebu within the week for a case briefing in the 19th Division of the Court of Appeals, which is based in Cebu. The appellate court recently reversed a decision by the Toledo Regional Trial ...

Fernandinos urged: Be everyday heroes
Sun Star - 2018-06-16
Guiao Convention Center. "The small things we do in our everyday life like not littering; planting a tree for Mother Nature; helping save electricity; and buying Philippine made products will definitely add up to our heroic deeds," she added.

Facebook empowers OFWs - 2018-06-16
Facebook Philippines and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration announced a partnership aimed at empowering overseas Filipino workers through digital literacy programs and small business training. Through different educational programs and workshops ...

Nearly 2,000 minors split from parents at border in 6 weeks - U.S.
Rappler - 2018-06-16
Meanwhile, congressional Republicans have struggled to craft a viable immigration plan. The Republican-led House of Representatives may vote next week on two immigration measures - a hard-line bill drafted by House Judiciary chairman Bob Goodlatte ...

Oscar Robertson to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 2018 NBA Awards on TNT - 2018-06-16
Robertson led the Crispus Attucks High School basketball team to two consecutive Indiana state championships, becoming the first all African-American team in the nation to win a state title. Robertson was the first three-time national College Player of the ...

Serving the overseas workers
Sun Star - 2018-06-15
Sarabillo was first employed at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Mindanao in 2008 where for five years she learned to be tough, skillful, and welcoming. "I was an admin assistant and secretary of the POEA head then, before I ...

Lightwave Logic Acquires the Polymer Technology Intellectual Property Assets of BrPhotonics
Markets Insider - 2018-06-15
Englewood, Colorado, June 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lightwave Logic, Inc. (OTCQB: LWLG), a technology company focused on the development of Next Generation Photonic Devices and Non-Linear Optical Polymer Materials Systems for applications in high-speed ...

Police slammed for 'violent dispersal' of NutriAsia contractual workers
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-15
Several NutriAsia workers started their picket line on June 2 to protest contractualization and the unjust dismissal of workers Metro Manila (CNN Philippines ... on Thursday when police attempted to break up the picket line. NutriAsia workers were on ...

Nothing to be afraid of? Other countries use their national IDs in countless ways
Rappler - 2018-06-15
Aside from these functions, it can also be used for digital signatures, i-Voting, checking medical records, submitting tax claims, and using e-Prescriptions ... The program allows foreigners to manage and conduct EU business from anywhere in the world.

6 candidates for Supreme Court vacancy face JBC - 2018-06-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Six of 12 candidates for the position ... Davao City Regional Trial Court Judge Carlos Espero; and former Ateneo College of Law dean Cesar Villanueva were grilled by the JBC in public interviews. The seven-member panel tested ...

JBC interviews candidates for SC associate justice
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 14) - The search is on for the next Supreme Court (SC) associate justice. Court of Appeals Justices Oscar Badelles, Manuel Barrios, Ramon Garcia and Amy Lazaro-Javier; Davao judge Carlos Espero, and former Ateneo Law ...

Find Out Whether Your Content Is Subject to Copyright Laws [Infographic]
Business 2 Community - 2018-06-14
You can never be too careful when it comes to choosing the right content for your brand. It is well worth taking the extra time. It ensures that you are not violating copyright infringement, especially when using these on your website.

The persistence of religion
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-14
Theme: Religious Freedom: Rights, Trends and Opportunities; held June 14, 2018, at the University of the Philippines BGC ... after the battering that religious rights have had (see the RH Law and St. Scholastica cases), religious freedom has been having ...

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