House votes 230-0 to approve work-from-home bill - 2018-06-18
Likewise, they shall have the same access to training and career development opportunities as ... The bill mandates the Secretary of Labor and Employment, in consultation with the National Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (NTIPC) and relevant ...

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 ...

Are century-old business giants the next Kodak? - 2018-06-17
Most with a grasp of business history know the rudiments of the Kodak story ... The conversation is dominated by questions like "How can we move revenue recognition to lower-tax jurisdictions?" or "Can we sell off this bit and buy that bit?"

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 TVLibertés 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 ...

Your guide to the Supreme Court oral arguments on same-sex marriage
Rappler - 2018-06-17
MANILA, Philippines - In May 2015, only two months after he passed the Philippine Bar, Jesus Falcis III filed a petition seeking to legalize same-sex marriage in this predominantly Catholic country. The petition was the first of its kind. Marriage ...

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 ...

U.S. Drops Indictment Against Alleged Operator of Pirate App Store
TorrentFreak - 2018-06-16
The US previously accused the defendant of being linked to Applanet, but could not back up the copyright infringement charges. Assisted by police in France and the Netherlands, the FBI took down the "pirate" Android stores Appbucket, Applanet ...

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.

NutriAsia denies manpower firm's alleged illegal contracting, subcontracting
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 16) -- NutriAsia, Inc., on Saturday denied that workers, who recently went on strike in their Marilao, Bulacan plant, were illegally contracted or subcontracted. "Nutri-Asia, Inc. categorically denies claims that endo ...

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 ...

Sandiganbayan denies Revilla's latest plea to defer plunder trial
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-16
Revilla has a pending petition before the Supreme Court questioning the Sandiganbayan's denial of his motion for leave to file a demurrer against the prosecution's evidence.

Lemonade sues ONE Insurance for copyright infringement
The Business Journals - 2018-06-15
Lemonade, the New York-based peer-to-peer insurance company, is in the midst of a new lawsuit. The insurtech startup -- backed by Tokyo-based SoftBank Group and Alphabet Inc.'s Google Ventures (GV) -- has filed a complaint against ONE Insurance, its ...

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 ...

Funny questions during the JBC interviews
Rappler - 2018-06-15
"God-fearing, God-loving," Barrios said. "That's two, three words," Ilao responded. Ilao zeroed in on CA associate justice Amy Lazaro Javier's health, since her medical records revealed that she has some health issues. Lazaro said she is "on a diet" to ...

Consultative Committee proposes 'democracy fund' for fair campaign financing
Rappler - 2018-06-15
In the article, Individuals and groups who donate funds get rewarded with tax cuts. Any citizen who contributes at ... The same perks will apply to a corporation, partnership, or association that contributes at least P100,000 but not more than P3 million ...

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.

How tough were the questions for Supreme Court justice applicants?
Rappler - 2018-06-15
The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) is the sole body tasked to screen would-be leaders of the judiciary. It is burdened with the responsibility to determine if an applicant meets the constitutional requirements and possesses the qualities of competence ...

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 ...

Will The EU Adopt New Copyright Rules That Threaten Memes, Remixes, And Mashups?
Above the Law - 2018-06-15
Today, users can upload content to blogs, video-hosting websites, personal websites, and more. Although there is always the potential for copyright infringement, more often than not these uses are completely legitimate under existing limiting and ...

Bello has a pending criminal case at Ombudsman
Rappler - 2018-06-15
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has pending administrative and criminal cases before the Office of the Ombudsman, Rappler has learned. He will have to answer for these cases to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) when they screen him and other ...

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 ...

Government to release P10 billion cash aid for poor Filipinos - 2018-06-14
He said the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Bureau of Customs and Bureau of Treasury all posted collection improvements for the first five months of this year due to higher taxes and the growth of the economy. "The BIR alone reported an increase of ...

A Winning Strategy to Fight Chinese Intellectual Property Theft
The Daily Signal - 2018-06-14
William L. Walton is the host of "The Bill Walton Show." He is the founder and chairman of Rappahannock Ventures LLC, a private equity firm, and Rush River Entertainment, a feature-film production company. Walton is a trustee of The Heritage Foundation.

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 ...

Labor pushes P320 hike as solons revisit TRAIN
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-14
In Photo: In this April 19, 2016, file photo, workers assemble vehicle metal parts at the Roberts Automotive and Industrial Parts Manufacturing Corp. in Industrial Park, Canlubang ... The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) said it reconsidered ...

CA rules actress Rosanna Roces liable to pay clinic P3.1 million for contract breach
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-14
THE Court of Appeals (CA) has found actress Rosanna "Osang" Roces liable to pay P3.1 million in damages to a popular aesthetic clinic for breach of contract after she issued several malicious statements against the company in 2004. In a 14-page ...

CA clears ex-BCDA officials over tiff with CJHDevco on Baguio development site
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-14
THE Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed its decision issued early this year clearing the former officials of state-owned Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) of administrative culpabilities in connection with its dispute with Camp John Hay ...

Rosanna Roces should pay P3.1-M in damages to Forever Flawless - CA
Rappler - 2018-06-14
MANILA, Philippines - Actress Rosanna Roces will have to pay P3.1 million in damages to Forever Flawless Face and Body Center, after the Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed an earlier decision made by a Regional Trial Court. In a 14-page decision, the CA's ...

Knesset may sue photo agency for copyright infringement
Arutz Sheva - 2018-06-14
The Knesset today turned to the Flash 90 photography agency through a law firm specializing in intellectual property, demanding monetary compensation in the amount of NIS 5 million. The claim is that Flash 90 published hundreds of photographs over the ...

SC applicants agree with U.S ruling favoring baker in gay wedding cake case
Rappler - 2018-06-14
"I may be discriminating but I am into business, and I have the absolute right to choose to whom I should sell and bake," Javier said, answering a hypothetical question if she were the baker. Equal protection clause It was retired SC justice Jose ...

Mexico, Canada welcome hosting 2026 World Cup with U.S. despite frayed ties
InterAksyon - 2018-06-14
"We believe this event will become a lightning rod ... (and) transformational for the sport as kids who are now 8-, 10-, 12-years-old can all dream of potentially playing for a national team," Cordeiro said. The national team failed to qualify for the ...

Women workers on the picket frontline: Why workers of NutriAsia go on strike
Bulatlat - 2018-06-14
Christine dared the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA ... (June 14, 2018 Photo courtesy of LFS-Bulacan State University) The oppression of NutriAsia workers is what brought them together at the picket line. Arm in arm, they stand unfazed ...

SolGen: Sereno ouster plea heard by an 'impartial' SC
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 14) -- The government's top lawyer wants the Supreme Court (SC) to reject Maria Lourdes Sereno's appeal on her ouster as chief justice, insisting that her case was heard "with impartiality." In a 77-page comment on ...

Top Philippine judge urges China face court over reef destruction
InterAksyon - 2018-06-14
Acting Supreme Court Chief Justice Antonio Carpio noted that the Philippine government should seek arbitration and compensation from China for the coral reef destruction in Scarborough Shoal. (PhilStar/File photo) MANILA -- A Philippine Supreme Court ...

Electronics firms brace for higher tax cost
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-13
The proposal forms part of the second tax reform package that also removes tax incentives deemed redundant and slashes the regular corporate income tax rate to 20-25% from 30% currently. SEIPI has proposed a preferential rate of 10%, inclusive of local ...

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