OFW remittances hit 1-year low in September-BSP
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-15
File photo: Overseas Filipino Workers who are returning from their respective work overseas fall in line at the immigration counter of the NAIA Terminal 1 in Paranaque City. (Photo by NONIE REYES ...

Main points of the draft Brexit agreement
Rappler - 2018-11-15
To ensure competition is fair for manufactured goods, there are provisions on state aid, competition, taxation, social and environmental standards. EU diplomats had expressed fears British companies could manufacture products more cheaply if they dropped ...

The dimensions of impunity
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-15
Or because she can also file an appeal before the Supreme Court, the current composition and mindset of which does not encourage faith in the so-called justice system. Already afoot are attempts to keep her out of prison. Only hours after the decision was ...

Silicon Valley is the Next Stop for Intellectual Property Awareness Series
The Bakersfield Californian - 2018-11-15
With its mission emphasis on entrepreneurship education, event co-host Babson College is the perfect partner in helping to raise intellectual property awareness among future business ... will visit a location near you. About The Michelson Institute for ...

Arrest warrant vs. Imelda Marcos should be issued upon conviction -- law professor
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 15) -- Former Supreme Court spokesperson Theodore Te on Thursday questioned the delay in the release of an arrest warrant for Ilocos Norte Representative ...

SC upholding CHEd order excluding Filipino from curriculum slammed
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-15
and Philippine Constitution among the core subjects in the general education curriculum in college. The petition against the CHEd order said it violates Section 6, Article 14 of the Constitution. But the SC said "these constitutional provisions are only ...

Villanueva urges swift action on layoff of 400 Apo Cement workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-15
Senator Joel Villanueva asked the Department of Labor and Employment and Department of Environment and Natural Resources to swiftly act on the layoff of 400 workers at the Apo Cement Corporation.

US, PH conduct high-level dialogue to curb child trafficking
Global Nation - 2018-11-15
The Philippines and United States (US) conducted a high-level dialogue to evaluate steps in the four-year US-Philippines Child Protection Compact (CPC) partnership aimed at combatting child ...

Local officials, businessmen hail gov't decision vs El Nido shutdown
Rappler - 2018-11-15
PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines (UPDATED) - Local officials and business owners in El Nido welcomed the decision of the national government to shut down only erring establishments and not the entire town which the top Palawan destination undergoes ...

5 out of 10 Filipino families deprived of basic education - PSA
Rappler - 2018-11-15
The index takes into account 13 indicators, which are clustered under 4 dimensions: The index uses the merged dataset of the 2016 and 2017 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey (APIS) and Labor Force Survey (LFS) conducted by PSA. The merged datasets have 5,324 ...

What is Bill Gates up to now?
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-11-15
Purists may slam me for this, but I agree with the Supreme Court decision about Panitikan, or Filipino literature in college. Anyway, students all over the country, whether in Tagalog-speaking areas or not, are exposed to Pilipino in their classes from ...

Killing Filipino subject to spell death to PH identity - Sotto
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-15
"The Filipino language is part of our identity as a people and as such we should strive to preserve and strengthen this at all times," he added The senator was reacting to a Supreme Court ...

BI rescues 6 women from human trafficking to Korea
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-15
Six women leaving for South Korea were saved by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) from suspected human trafficking at the Clark International Airport (CIA) in Angeles City, Pampanga, the agency said ...

CHED to hold order removing Filipino as required college subject
Rappler - 2018-11-15
MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) said it will wait for the Supreme Court's (SC) final decision before implementing a 2013 memorandum order removing Filipino, Panitikan, and Constitution as required general education ...

President Duterte highlights greater security cooperation, wider support for drug-free ASEAN
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-11-15
Japan actively engages relevant sectoral bodies in ASEAN, particularly in human resource development and policy developments in public health, labor, social welfare, and media information literacy," he added. President Duterte Holds Bilateral Meeting ...

Cordillera folks upbeat 3rd player will bring better telco services
newsbytes.ph - 2018-11-15
He said this started when the company received a cease and desist order (CDO) from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on July 1, 2018 from continuing to do business with their ...

BSP urged to resume buying gold from small-scale miners
philstar.com - 2018-11-15
In 2008, the BIR issued Revenue Regulation 7-2008 covering taxation on sale to BSP of gold and other metallic mineral products extracted or produced by small-scale miners. Such regulation requires imposition of two percent excise tax and five percent ...

Robin Padilla reminisces about day Duterte gave him absolute pardon
Inquirer Entertainment - 2018-11-15
He also used his platform to maintain his opposition to the recent Supreme Court ruling that drops Filipino and Panitikan as college core subject. As per Padilla, he does not believe "tatay ...

SC denies Ayala Land petition to claim insurance for 2007 Glorietta 2 blast
Rappler - 2018-11-15
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) denied the petition of Ayala Land Incorporated to claim insurance coverage for the damage it incurred from the explosion at Glorietta 2 (G2) mall in 2007. The SC's 1st Division upheld the decisions of the ...

Advocate General rejects copyright infringement in German Afghanistan Papers case
Lexology - 2018-11-15
Can the Federal Republic of Germany invoke a copyright on military status reports? This is the key question currently before the European Court of Justice (CJEU) (Case Ref. C-469/17). But before the Court submits a ruling on the case, presumably in early ...

Kris Aquino names Nicko Falcis in qualified theft complaint
PEP - 2018-11-15
Falcis II, aka Nicko, is a certified public accountant, with a Masters of Science Joint Degree in Global Finance from the Hong Kong University of Science and ... reported that Kris went to the Quezon City Prosecutor's Office to personally file a qualified ...

3rd telco plan faces new threat
Inquirer - 2018-11-14
Suarez said he would challenge in the Supreme Court the constitutionality of the NTC decision if it would proceed in allowing China Telecom to become part of the third telco. "There is Japanese ...

Easing of bank secrecy for tax purposes pushed
Inquirer - 2018-11-14
The government stands to lose P15 billion in additional revenues if Congress would not include the automatic exchange of information as well as the lifting of bank secrecy for taxation purposes in ...

DOF to push for exchange info, bank secrecy in tax amnesty bill
philstar.com - 2018-11-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Finance (DOF) said yesterday it would appeal for the legislature to retain the exchange of information and bank secrecy provisions under the proposed tax amnesty bill. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez made the ...

Duterte gives go-ahead for halting 2019 fuel tax hike
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-14
THE government is holding off the increase in fuel excise tax of P2 per liter in 2019, as President Duterte has given his go-ahead to the inflation-busting recommendation of economic managers.

Will Congress finally pass the law for the most numerous?
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-14
The Senate version of the MACWIE has already gone through a rigorous review and deliberation by a technical working group ... labor market interventions, social security and health insurance ...

Labor shortage woes force Japan to pry open door to migrant workers
Rappler - 2018-11-14
TOKYO, Japan - Aging Japan is reluctantly attempting to pry open its doors to migrant workers as it battles serious labor shortages, raising the hackles of conservatives worried about mass immigration. Although Japan has long acknowledged the need to ...

CHED: Colleges, universities may still add Filipino to curriculum
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 14) -- Universities and colleges may still include Filipino, Panitikan (Literature) and the Constitution in their curricula, even after the Supreme Court ...

CHEd to study SC decision to exclude Filipino, Panitikan from college curriculum
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-14
The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) said on Wednesday that it will study the issues raised by education stakeholders following the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) to exclude Filipino and ...

Advocacy for Integrated Reporting
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-14
Business enterprises and accountants have long been exposed and involved in environmental accounting and corporate social reporting, which contain information on how enterprises and environment ...

China tech factory conditions fuel suicides: study
Inquirer Technology - 2018-11-14
The study by the Hong Kong-based Economic Rights Institute, which supports fair ... at Chinese welding machinery company Jasic Technology in southern Guangdong province to agitate for better ...

TURNING POINT: The Sinking of the Unsinkable
MindaNews - 2018-11-14
1997 ruling of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court; and the July 15, 2013 decision by the Philippine Supreme Court, reinstating its earlier decision dated September 19, 2000 which forfeited in favor of petitioner Republic of the Philippines the amount held ...

Kakai Bautista slams exclusion of Filipino, Panitikan from GE curriculum
Inquirer Entertainment - 2018-11-14
It was in June 2017 that the Department of Education and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea signed a memorandum of agreement that would see the Korean language taught in public high schools.

CNN sues President Trump and top White House aides for barring Jim Acosta
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-14
"CNN filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration ... "hard pass," which speeds up entry and exit from the grounds. "I was just told to do it," the Secret Service officer said.

House panel OKs tax amnesty
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-13
The amnesty would cover estate taxes and all general taxes imposed and collected by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). The tax holiday, however, excluded tax liabilities covered by cases filed ...

'Narcos' Production Co. Seeks Toss Of Copyright Suit
Law360 - 2018-11-13
"It is as though the plaintiff sued the caterer to a movie set for copyright infringement," the company said. Dynamo also joined the other defendants -- California-based Netflix Inc., Narcos Productions LLC and Gaumont Television USA LLC -- in an Oct. 16 ...

Show the fine print
Inquirer Opinion - 2018-11-13
Economist Fernando Fajardo of the University of San Carlos in Cebu has called it ... as one-half of Mislatel (Mindanao Islamic Telephone Co. Inc.), the Uy-China Telecom consortium -- despite its entry being fraught with national security implications.

Postscript to Peasant Month
Inquirer Opinion - 2018-11-13
Just a few days after the nine farmers were massacred in Sagay, "lumad" folk from the southern parts of Caraga climbed up north to our regional capital, Butuan City, to join the Mindanao-wide ... at Father Saturnino Urios University, Butuan City.

Foreign journalists, media scholars slam 'attempt to silence Rappler'
Rappler - 2018-11-13
On Twitter, they slammed the recent decision of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to indict Rappler Holdings Corporation (RHC) for tax evasion, an allegation that the company maintains is baseless. David Kaye, United Nations special rapporteur on the ...

Senate approves proposed general tax amnesty on 2 nd reading
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-13
Tax amnesty programs are meant more to draw into the fold those that have failed to pay correct tax amounts rather than to raise additional revenues during the amnesty period. -- BW FILE PHOTO THE SENATE on Tuesday approved on second reading a measure that ...

Court denies plea to dismiss graft cases of ex-Immigration officials in bribery scandal
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 13) -- The Sandiganbayan has denied the plea of former Immigration commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles to dismiss corruption charges them over an ...

LTFRB staff file complaint at Ombudsman vs Lizada
Rappler - 2018-11-13
Delgra's Chief of Staff Manolo Labor, as well as staff members Nikki Rose Gener and Martin Angelo Afante, filed the 25-page joint complaint-affidavit on September 27, in relation to the P2 fare hike in Iloilo that was approved without Lizada's signature.

Arroyo on alleged Finance Secretary appointment: 'It's hypothetical'
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 13) -- House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is again at the center of another appointment rumor. The former President turned House Representative unseated ...

House panel okays general tax amnesty bill
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-13
The committee approved the granting of a 2 percent general tax amnesty rate based on total ... whether or not used in trade or business declared.

Tourism chief Berna Puyat tours New Clark City
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-11-13
CLARK FREEPORT -- Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat of the Department of Tourism (DOT) toured New Clark City, one of the main competition venues for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games hosted by the Philippines. On her social media account, Secretary Romulo ...

Brexit: English Intellectual Property law implications- October 2018
Lexology - 2018-11-13
The UK Government served formal notice under Article 50 of The Treaty on European Union to terminate the UK's membership of the EU on 29 March 2017 (following the June 2016 UK referendum on EU membership). The EU Treaties will accordingly cease to apply to ...

Filipino professors decry SC ruling on K-12
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-13
They expressed dismay over a recent Supreme Court ruling that did not only declare the K-12 program constitutional but also made Filipino subjects optional in tertiary education. Longtime ...

Briones says college instructors can teach Filipino in elementary, high schools
Rappler - 2018-11-12
MANILA, Philippines - Amid reports that thousands of college teachers could go jobless after the Supreme Court ruled that Filipino and Panitikan are no longer core subjects in college, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said these affected faculty can ...

PH growth seen to slow down this year
Inquirer - 2018-11-12
However, the OECD said that "the underemployment rate, which has recently risen again despite the decline in the labor participation rate, requires attention." Underemployment rose to 17.2 ...

No reason to raise water rates, nor continue water privatization
Bulatlat - 2018-11-12
Later, the MWSS posted the "business plan" of the concessionaires in their website ... The MWSS has been repeatedly urged to ask the concessionaires to return whatever income tax the public previously paid the concessionaires, for one thing.

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