Copeland Furniture Sues Barkman Furniture to Protect its Intellectual Property
Furniture Today - 2018-06-11
This press release is submitted and shown here in its original form, unedited by Furniture Today. Los Angeles, CA. (June 5, 2018)- Copeland Furniture (, contemporary furniture designer and manufacturer, filed suit in federal court ...

Southwest monsoons to bring more rains - 2018-06-11
Covered by the suspension were the SC and Court of Appeals in Manila, Court of Tax Appeals and Sandiganbayan in Quezon City and all trial courts in NCR.

CA denies pro-life group's plea vs FDA
Rappler - 2018-06-11
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals junked a petition filed by pro-life group Alliance For the Family Foundation Philippines, Incorporated (ALFI), which sought to stop the Food and Drug Administration Authority (FDA) from certifying 51 ...

Benefiting through giving
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-11
technology support; (f) direct assistance; (g) training and development; and (h) assistive learning devices for students with special needs. An Adopt-a-School Program is established through the following activities: 1. Signing of the Memorandum of ...

Family of Bacolodnon OFW in Kuwait seeks assistance
Sun Star - 2018-06-11
THE Bacolod City Council approved a resolution requesting the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) and the Presidential Adviser on Overseas Filipino Workers to help and assist Marites Reconalla Caballero ...

IBP 'implores' Supreme Court to reverse Sereno ouster
Rappler - 2018-06-11
MANILA, Philippines - The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) filed on Monday, June 11, a motion for reconsideration to "implore" the Supreme Court (SC) to reverse the ouster of Maria Lourdes Sereno and restore stability in the rule of law.

OWWA, OFWs, kins mark Migrant Workers Day
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-11
BACOLOD CITY, June 11 (PIA6)--The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Regional Office 6 marked the Migrant Workers Day 2018 in a two-day affair, held June 7-8 here, attended by more than 65 migrant workers and their kins. OWWA-6 Regional ...

Venezuelans sell sex and hair to survive in Colombian border city
InterAksyon - 2018-06-11
"We are seeing more people coming into Colombia without a passport and who have no migratory status, which makes them vulnerable to labor and sexual exploitation," he said. "They do whatever they can to get money." Other migrants try to find work ...

Train Law: Boon or bane - 2018-06-10
The TRAIN Law, which actually amended or repealed some provisions of the National Internal Revenue Code, was enacted to "enhance progressivity of the tax system," "promote sustainable and inclusive economic growth," "improve levels of disposable ...

BIR ordered to return P50 million in excess taxes to San Miguel
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-10
THE Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has granted San Miguel Holdings Corp. (SMHC) a partial tax refund of P50.61 million for "excessive" taxes collected by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). In a 28-page June 6 decision penned by Associate Justice Caesar A.

CA to Makati court: Reopen hazing case vs Tau Gamma Phi members
Rappler - 2018-06-10
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) ordered the Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) to proceed with the trial of 5 members of the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity linked to the fatal hazing of Guillo Cesar Servando, which took place 4 years ago.

Final version of BBL holds fate of Mindanao peace process
Rappler - 2018-06-10
Both lowered the Bangsamoro region's annual block grant or its share of the national internal revenue from the proposed 6% or P72 billion to 5% or P59 billion. The MILF held a meeting on June 5, where they decided not to issue any statement until the law ...

$3 billion pledged for girls education at G7
Rappler - 2018-06-10
LA MALBAIE, Canada - Pledges worth nearly $3 billion to help vulnerable women and girls, including refugees, get an education were announced at a G7 summit on Saturday, June 9. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who hosted his fellow leaders at a ...

OFW Veloso's camp to take her fight to Supreme Court
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 9) -- While the Court of Appeals (CA) remains firm against allowing Mary Jane Veloso to testify from her prison cell, her camp is taking the case to the Supreme Court. Overseas Filipino worker Veloso is on a death ...

Government raises P121.765 B from swamped RTB sale - 2018-06-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The government has issued P121.765 billion worth of retail treasury bonds (RTBs) maturing in 2021 at a coupon rate of 4.875 percent, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) said. National Treasurer Rosalia De Leon said the government ...

Bislig mayor cleared of grave misconduct - 2018-06-09
BISLIG CITY , Philippines -- The Court of Appeals (CA) has cleared the mayor of this city of administrative liability in connection with the alleged anomalous purchase of a heavy equipment in 2012. In a 13-page decision released recently, the CA reversed ...

Trump considers pardon for Ali, wants athletes' advice - 2018-06-09
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Reveling in his pardon powers, President Donald Trump said Friday he's thinking "very seriously" about pardoning former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, whose conviction was already overturned by the Supreme Court in 1971. It's one of ...

Feature and TV films
Los Angeles Times - 2018-06-09
January 14, 5 p.m. The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936) William Powell, Jean Arthur. Clues point back ... Kenny Wormald. A college student drops out to use her talents as a dancer in the community. She rents a failing theater to put on a hip-hop production of ...

Sereno camp: Former Chief Justice not a party to PIATCO case
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-09
In its June 4 ruling, the appellate court's Special 11th Division affirmed the lower court's decision that in hiring of local and foreign lawyers, the government violated the "fundamental public policy" on the use of public funds. It added the government ...

Dissents in Republic vs Sereno - 2018-06-08
Six justices registered their dissent to the majority opinion in the Supreme Court decision granting the quo warranto petition against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. These are Justices Antonio Carpio, Marvic Leonen, Benjamin Caguioa, Estelita Perlas ...

Appeals court rules Piatco lawyer fees 'illegal' - 2018-06-08
It was earlier ruled by the International Court of Arbitration that Piatco will ... hired by the government from 2003 to 2009 while she was still a professor at the University of the Philippines. On Aug. 29, 2014, the local court ruled in favor of Piatco.

Scott W. Doyle Joins Greenberg Traurig's Global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice
Yahoo Finance - 2018-06-08
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Highly experienced and leading Intellectual Property litigator Scott W. Doyle has joined global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as a shareholder and Chair of the firm's International Trade Commission (ITC) Practice.

Supreme Court eyes final decision on Sereno ouster this June
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 8) -- The final fate of former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno will be known soon. "Hopefully this month," Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said at the 117th anniversary celebration of the Supreme Court Friday.

CA flip-flops, says fees paid to Sereno et al in Piatco case illegal
Rappler - 2018-06-08
MANILA, Phillippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) ruled as illegal the hiring and payment of fees to the local and foreign lawyers of the government - including ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno - in the Philippine International Air Terminals ...

DAR launches 3rd CPWASH in Silay
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-06-08
DAR North will provide the technology and materials amounting to P50,000 while the cooperative will shoulder the cost of labor. The project will benefit 80 farmer-members, their families and neighboring farms. DAR Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer ...

4Ps beneficiary now a public school teacher
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-08
Among six siblings, Charmaine is the first to finish college at the Central Mindanao University in 2016. "I have three siblings who finished high school, but did not continue to college due to our financial instability," she shared. Charmaine added it ...

PH among top 10 worst countries to work in
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 8) -- The Philippines ranks as one of the top ten worst countries for workers, according to the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Global Rights Index this year. In no particular order, the Philippines was ...

SembMarine to buy Sevan Marine's intellectual property in US$28m deal to end legal dispute
The Straits Times - 2018-06-08
SINGAPORE - Sembcorp Marine (SembMarine) said on Friday (June 8) it plans to spend US$28 million (S$37.4 million) that would go towards acquiring the intellectual property of Norway's Sevan Marine, bringing to an end a "long-standing" dispute over ...

Justice Antonio Carpio - 2018-06-07
There is a buzz going on in legal circles that the members of the Supreme Court are urging the President to appoint a permanent replacement for removed Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno as soon as possible to calm the restless judiciary. The Supreme Court ...

Economic managers - 2018-06-07
The top economic managers of the Duterte administration are still the bright spots of this government. But they are also feeling the heat and losing their cool. Ben Diokno and Ernie Pernia have sounded insensitive lately. Sonny Dominguez has been testy.

YouTube Found Liable for Serious Copyright Infringement In Austria
Digital Music News - 2018-06-07
The Vienna Commercial Court in Austria has ruled that YouTube is not a neutral host provider, and can be held partly liable for copyright breaches in videos uploaded by its users. On Tuesday, the Austrian Commercial Court found that YouTube is directly ...

FDI pledges drop 37.9% in first quarter
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-07
Sought for comment, Security Bank Corp. economist Angelo B. Taningco said that the decline was due to external developments, but also noted the effect of domestic inflation that averaged 4.1% in the first four months of the year against the central bank ...

EDITORIAL - Narco lists - 2018-06-07
Short of subjecting such suspects to Oplan Double Barrel, the government can conduct lifestyle checks and tap the Bureau of Internal Revenue for the possible filing of tax evasion cases. Drug trafficking is among the predicate crimes covered by laws ...

CA orders reinstatement of 2 cops linked to PNP courier deal
Rappler - 2018-06-07
MANILA, Philippines - THE Court of Appeals (CA) has ordered the reinstatement of two senior police officials earlier ordered dismissed for their involvement in the alleged anomalous contract of the Philippine National Police (PNP) with courier service ...

OFWs to receive digital literacy, business training from Facebook
Rappler - 2018-06-07
That's why the entry point of safety,' says OWWA chief Hans Cacdac MANILA, Philippines - Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) can now take advantage of digital literacy and online business trainings from social media giant Facebook starting July. On Thursday ...

DOLE profiles more Boracay workers
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-06-07
"Even if you are not included in our data-base but you have proof or certificate of employment ... The conduit bank for the program is the Land Bank of the Philippines that will issue cash cards for the beneficiaries on a monthly basis.*

Grave threats - 2018-06-07
Labor Undersecretary Jacinto Paras files a criminal complaint against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV at the Pasay City Prosecutor's Office on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Paras has accused Trillanes of 'grave threats.' Topics: Labor Undersecretary Jacinto Paras ...

Scientists hope to unlock medical marvels with a 100-million fps camera
News Philippines Yahoo - 2018-06-07
The camera will consist of an approximately $2 million internal sensor, which will function like a hypersensitive version of what you would otherwise get in a digital camera, with another $4 million in optical components, electronic parts, and labor.

YouTube Liable for Copyright Infringement, Austrian Court Finds in Preliminary Ruling
The Hollywood Reporter - 2018-06-06
In a potentially groundbreaking decision, the Vienna Commercial Court has found that YouTube is not a neutral host provider but must prevent third parties from uploading copyright infringing content. A preliminary decision by an Austrian commercial court ...

Bill would keep 4 New Jersey casinos in sports betting game
News Philippines Yahoo - 2018-06-06
Internet bets would be taxed at 13 percent. New Jersey last month won a U.S. Supreme Court case overturning a federal law that limited sports betting to only four states. States are now free to pass laws legalizing gambling.

Ely Pamatong files quo warranto petition vs. Duterte
News Philippines Yahoo - 2018-06-06
Ely Pamatong (photo taken from his Facebook account) MANILA, Philippines - Suspended lawyer Ely Pamatong on Wednesday, June 6, filed a quo warranto petition against President Rodrigo Duterte at the Supreme Court (SC). Pamatong was among the presidential ...

FACT CHECK: NEDA didn't say family of 5 can live decently on P10,000 a month
Rappler - 2018-06-06
MANILA, Philipines - There was uproar on social media and strong criticism from labor groups and lawmakers over media reports that the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) supposedly said a Filipino family with 5 members needs only P10,000 ...

Trump defends border policy as UN says childrens' rights violated
Rappler - 2018-06-06
WASHINGTON DC, USA - The Trump administration defended Tuesday, June 5, its policy of separating illegal immigrant children from their parents as the United Nations demanded a halt to the "serious" violation of children's rights. President Donald Trump ...

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