MalacaƱang orders ERC to implement suspension of commissioners
Rappler - 2018-07-06
The group computed that consumers' deposits totaled about P61.36 billion from 2006 to 2016, while consumers' deposits amounted to only P26.5 billion in Meralco's financial statement. But the ERC said the 4 commissioners were not remiss in their duties as ...

Methodist missionary deported after weeks in detention
Rappler - 2018-07-06
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines deported Methodist missionary Tawanda Chandiwana of Mutare, Zimbabwe, after the Bureau of Immigration (BI) freed him from more than 8 weeks in detention. The BI accused Chandiwana of overstaying and engaging in ...

Ban on use of plastic straw, stirrer urged in Senate
UNTV - 2018-07-06
The bill seeks to fine violators P50,000 for first offense; P80,000 for the second offense; and P150,000 plus one-year suspension of business permit for the ... data acquired by the National Solid Waste Management Commission, more than 40,000 tonnes ...

Gatanela: Hurray to the proposed Negrosanon Federated Region
Sun Star - 2018-07-06
AS A NEGRENSE, I was very happy to know that the Consultative Committee (ConCom) headed by retired chief justice of the Supreme Court Reynato Puno had already finalized the list of the 18 federated regions in its draft Charter for the proposed shift to ...

Brgy officials encouraged to apply for foster care license
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-06
of the National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC) of 1997 shall be amended to include "foster child": Provided, That all other conditions provided for under the aforesaid section of the NIRC of 1997 must be complied with: Provided, further. That this additional ...

Here comes the second train
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-06
The Bureau of Internal Revenue and Bureau of Customs have reported increased revenue collections for the past years. If the targeted revenue collections have been met, why is there a need to look for additional funds? In the event that the proposed revenue ...

Town mayors fear for safety
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-06
From left: Special Adviser to the President Christopher Go, Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Labor Secretary and government chief peace negotiator Silvestre Bello III. In a radio interview, Mayor Marife ...

Who's to blame for soaring inflation? 'All of them' in gov't, says economist
Rappler - 2018-07-05
The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) also hinted at an increase in generation charge due to tight power supply last June and the further depreciation of the peso. Meanwhile, some regions reported higher inflation figures, like the Autonomous Region in ...

US Postal Service slapped with $3.5 million in copyright fines over Statue of Liberty stamp
The Washington Examiner - 2018-07-05
Federal Judge Eric Bruggink ruled last week that the postal service has to pay sculptor Robert Davidson $3,554,946.95, plus interest, for copyright infringement fines after the agency depicted his replica of the Statue of Liberty instead of the original ...

Kim Dotcom Loses Latest Attempt to Avoid U.S. Extradition, Vows Final Appeal
YAHOO! - 2018-07-05
Kim Dotcom, accused piracy kingpin and notorious internet entrepreneur, can be extradited to the U.S. to face multiple charges of copyright infringement and money laundering, the New Zealand Court of Appeal ruled earlier Thursday. Dotcom said he plans to ...

EU Parliament Rejects Copyright Law Reform That Could Have Destroyed The Internet
hothardware.com - 2018-07-05
That fancy and highly expensive system still lets copyright infringement happen daily. Article 13, had it passed, would have forced any online platform where text, images, sounds, or code is posted to assess and filter the content as it was uploaded.

Injust-tiis system
philstar.com - 2018-07-05
In fact, the court administrator or representative from the Supreme Court is only called upon by Congress to "confirm" or verify the need or logic of putting up a court in a congressional district. As a result, some courts exist where there is barely a ...

European Parliament Set To Vote On New Copyright Directive
AllAccess - 2018-07-05
One of the measures would make online platforms such as YOUTUBE responsible for any copyright infringement on their networks, as well as pay more money in licence fees for user-generated content, or take responsibility for removing unlicensed material.

European Parliament Votes Down New Copyright Directive, Open For More Debate
AllAccess - 2018-07-05
Article 13, which was voted down but open "for future debate," would make online platforms such as YOUTUBE responsible for any copyright infringement on their networks, as well as pay more money in licence fees for user-generated content, or take ...

YouTuber in row over copyright infringement of his own song
BBC - 2018-07-05
These are external links and will open in a new window "Just like probably all the music YouTubers out there," he explained in a video to his 625,000 subscribers, "once in a while I get an email stating I'm infringing on someone's copyrighted material.

Court: Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom can be extradited to U.S.
Upi.com - 2018-07-05
July 5 (UPI) --A New Zealand court has ruled Kim Dotcom, the founder of file-sharing website Megaupload, can be extradited to the United States, breaking an 17-month impasse on the issue. In documents from New Zealand's Court of Appeals, the court ruled ...

Care services seen generating up to 475M jobs by 2030 -- ILO
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-05
THE care services industry could produce up to 475 million jobs by 2030, a new report by the International Labor Organization (ILO) said. "Increasing investment in the care economy in order to meet SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) by 2030 has the ...

DoLE issues advisory on household worker leave
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-05
THE Labor department has issued an advisory on the leave entitlements of household workers under Republic Act 10361, or the Kasambahay law. "Our household service workers shall be entitled to all the rights and benefits granted under RA 10361 ...

Survey: Small business hiring slowed in May
News Philippines Yahoo - 2018-07-05
The ADP report comes a day ahead of the official monthly employment report being released Friday by the Labor Department. Payroll provider Paychex found in a separate report released June 3 that its small business jobs index had declined. Its index has ...

DoF says SC ruling on LGU revenue share not final
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-05
Although it has yet to provide a public copy of the resolution, the Supreme Court announced in a statement via its Public Information Office that the court, sitting en banc, voted 10-3 in favor of the LGU internal revenue allotment to include all national ...

Bello wants regional wage boards to stay
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-05
He said the RTWPBs are indespensible since in sets the wages per region. "We want to maintain the wage boards due to the peculiarity and business situation in each region," Bello said. National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) Executive ...

The mutually exclusive nature of the remedies against assessment
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-05
In every assessment made by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), the taxpayer is afforded with ample of remedies in disputing the same, as part of the right to due process. In this regard, our National Internal Revenue Code provides for both ...

Top Davao University feted as Employer of the Year
Davao Today - 2018-07-05
"We were surprised that we were nominated in the first place," Reynaldo Castro, Vice President for External Relations and International Affairs said ... The main branch of the university also received the highest overall passing rate amongst all ...

EU sends controversial internet copyright reforms back to the drawing board
The Verge - 2018-07-05
proposed an "upload filter" that would have required all content uploaded online to be checked for copyright infringement. Campaigners said the legislation would destroy the internet as we know it Campaigners denounced these provisions as unworkable ...

EU Parliament committee votes for tougher EU copyright rules
Times of Malta - 2018-07-05
forcing them to share revenues with publishers and bear liability for copyright infringement on the internet. The vote by the Legal Affairs Committee is likely to be the Parliament's official stance as it heads into negotiations with EU countries on a ...

Wrong Lady Liberty on stamp to cost US Postal Service $3.5M
YAHOO! - 2018-07-05
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A stamp that mistakenly featured the image of a Statue of Liberty replica in Las Vegas instead of the original New York Statue will cost the U.S. Postal Service $3.5 million in a copyright infringement lawsuit. Las Vegas sculptor Robert ...

Gordon Brothers Acquires Bench Brand and Related Intellectual Property
Yahoo Finance - 2018-07-05
LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Gordon Brothers, the global advisory, restructuring, and investment firm, announced today that it has acquired the Bench brand and all its related intellectual property assets. Launched in Manchester, U.K. in 1989 ...

U.S. missionary back home after expulsion from Philippines
Rappler - 2018-07-05
He said, "A part of me will forever be here left behind." The Bureau of Immigration (BI) ordered Shaw and two other Methodist missionaries - Tawanda Chandiwana of Mutare, Zimbabwe, and Miracle Osman of Blantyre, Malawi - to leave the Philippines.

Duterte on quo waranto case vs. him: I would be happy to step down
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 5) -- President Rodrigo Duterte is unfazed by the quo warranto petition filed before the Supreme Court (SC) to remove him from office. [Translation: I have a problem because I heard the SC is ready with its decision on ...

Postal Service will pay $3.5 million in copyright lawsuit over Lady Liberty
Portland Press Herald - 2018-07-05
LAS VEGAS -- A stamp that mistakenly featured the image of a Statue of Liberty replica in Las Vegas instead of the original New York statue will cost the U.S. Postal Service $3.5 million in a copyright infringement lawsuit. Las Vegas sculptor Robert ...

The EU's looming copyright disaster, explained by a progressive computer scientist
Boing Boing - 2018-07-04
Creators, authors, ordinary internet users will be guilty of copyright infringement and automatically censored, until or unless they can prove their innocence, through an as yet unspecified process, run and administered by "content sharing service ...

Fewer US immigrant visas for Pinoys
philstar.com - 2018-07-04
The liberal newspaper in an analysis of State Department data said the most affected were Muslim-majority countries, but the number of immigrant visas granted to people from the Philippines ... for seasonal workers or student visas. The Post report ...

Beware of job scammers on Facebook
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-04
However, applicants are required to pay for expenses allegedly for processing of documents including visa or work permit. The POEA recently received queries from several job applicants about "Now Hiring Work Abroad 2018", a public group on Facebook ...

LGUs to receive higher budget
philstar.com - 2018-07-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Local government units (LGUs) are set to receive a bigger chunk of the national budget after the Supreme Court increased the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) for cities, municipalities and provinces. The SC ordered that the IRA ...

Poland's defiant Supreme Court chief devoted to the law
News Philippines Yahoo - 2018-07-04
The first woman to serve as the chief justice of Poland's Supreme Court, Malgorzata Gersdorf has become a symbol of judicial independence as the rightwing government pushes through reforms criticised by the EU as upending the courts' independence.

Daneco management aims to settle debt to suppliers in 2 years
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-04
TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte -- The group formed by the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to manage the Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Daneco) has promised to settle its P2.1 billion debts to suppliers within the next two years.

SC: HDA Luisita fully compliant with order to pay farmers P1.33 billion
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-04
THE Supreme Court has declared the Cojuangco clan-owned Hacienda Luisita Inc. (HLI) as fully compliant with its order issued exactly seven years ago to distribute to 6,296 farmworker-beneficiaries (FWBs) the unspent balance from the P1.33-billion sale of ...

Supreme Court rules government allowances, benefits subject to tax
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-04
THE Supreme Court, sitting en banc, has upheld a Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) memorandum which held that allowances, bonuses, and other benefits given to government employees are subject to tax. The court had partially granted a 2014 petition which ...

SC upholds validity of taxes imposed on state workers' allowances
philstar.com - 2018-07-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court has upheld the validity of taxing the service benefits of government workers. The SC was acting on the petition filed by government workers and court employees led by the Confederation of Unity, Recognition and ...

Shot while singing "Bayang Magiliw"
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-07-04
I cannot help admiring Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio for rejecting his nomination for the highest position in the Supreme Court. Having participated in the move to oust the former Chief Justice, Ma. Lourdes Sereno, he is showing the right amount of ...

Household service workers to enjoy more leave benefits
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-04
The leave entitlement are aside from the five days service incentive leave granted under the Labor Code. The Solo Parent Leave under RA 8972 can be availed of by domestic household workers if they need to perform parental duties and responsibilities where ...

Supreme Court: LGU shares shall be sourced from all national taxes
Rappler - 2018-07-04
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) announced on Wednesday, July 4, its ruling that the "just share" of local government units shall be sourced from "all national taxes and not only national internal revenue taxes." The SC ruled on a 6 ...

Daily $0.05 'social media tax' causes outcry in Uganda
Rappler - 2018-07-04
he told AFP. "This is not political anymore, it's a social problem and the people are asking for answers." Business people have been angered too, not least by an associated tax, also imposed at the weekend, that charges 1% on every moble money transaction ...

Oral arguments on petitions vs government's ICC withdrawal moved
Sun Star - 2018-07-04
THE Supreme Court (SC) has rescheduled anew the oral arguments for the consolidated petitions seeking to nullify the Philippines' withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). From August 7, the oral arguments was reset to ...

PCC voids Trans-Asia deal, clears Chelsea-2Go Group transaction
Sun Star - 2018-07-04
The parties to the voided transaction are weighing their options, whether to file a motion for reconsideration with the PCC or go straight ot the Court of Appeals. "As the decision is not yet final, it has no impact to the business, operations and ...

Trump administration reverses Obama-era guidance on use of race in college admissions
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-04
The guidance reversed Tuesday provided examples of different educational contexts within which institutions could permissibly consider race and answered questions about how to interpret Supreme Court decisions. Justice Department spokesman Devin O'Malley ...

6,000 vacancies for production machine operators available at PhilJobNet
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-04
MANILA, July 3 (PIA)--The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced the availabiltiy of some 6,000 vacancies for production machine operators at the government's automated job and applicant matching system, the PhilJobNet. According to the labor ...

China Chip Ban Follows Micron's Allegations of Intellectual Property Theft
TheStreet.com - 2018-07-03
It's unlikely that the chip sale ban just imposed by a Chinese court will do sustained damage to Micron's (MU) memory sales within China. Nonetheless, the current political environment could prevent a quick resolution of the underlying dispute that caused ...

Axel Voss, MEP Behind Awful Internet Destroying EU Copyright Directive, Tries To Defend His Plan
Techdirt - 2018-07-03
But is anyone actually going to Tinder for copyright infringement? Of course not, but Voss doesn't seem to care or notice. And, thanks to the way copyright is now, every platform that allows for user generated content involves publishing "copyright ...

ConCom completes draft federal charter
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-03
and the Internal Revenue officials for purposes of regulation, auditing, and tax credit, respectively." "The draft covers basically all the problems faced by a citizen in this country," former Senate leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel Jr. said when sought ...

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