Mar Roxas sees uphill climb in Senate comeback
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 19) -- Former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas admitted Monday that he is nervous about running again for senator in the upcoming elections as he sees ...

Ministry of Culture and Sports fines website owner EUR375,000 for copyright infringement
Lexology - 2018-11-20
On 15 June 2018 the Ministry of Culture and Sports fined a website owner under the Consolidated Text of the IP Act for allowing users to download copyrighted content from Spain. Although several similar websites had been taken down prior to this case, this ...

A real song and dance - damages awarded for repudiation and IP infringement in synthesiser saga
Lexology - 2018-11-20
The decision reinforces some important principles for assessing damages for repudiation of a contract, copyright infringement and trade mark infringement. Vogel launched the synthesiser in 2011 to an underwhelming reception, selling only 14 units.

Lacson: Pork insertions stall budget
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-19
Trillanes, however, said the form of a reenacted budget had changed since the Supreme Court ruling on the discontinued Disbursement Acceleration Program. "Simply put, there will be no projects ...

In Landmark Case, Court Awards $120 Million to the Licensee of the Famous Palm Restaurant Intellectual Property
JD Supra - 2018-11-19
When a restaurant name is licensed, how does the owner properly compute a trademark royalty? Should a higher royalty be set for a famous mark? These issues were decided recently by the New York Supreme Court in Ganzi, Gary C. et al. v. Ganzi Jr. Walter, et al.

Creation of OFW affairs department pushed - 2018-11-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Former special assistant to the president Bong Go has proposed the creation of a department with the sole purpose of protecting the welfare of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). "The Department of OFW Affairs, if created, will be a ...

Is Your Turkey Wishbone Protected By Copyright?
JD Supra - 2018-11-19
The Originality Analysis In 2006, Ahroni filed suit for copyright infringement in the Western District of Washington. The most interesting issue in the case was whether a sculpture made to resemble a specific feature of avian anatomy could be the proper ...

Ambiguities on the taxability of premium on health card
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-19
Commissioner of Internal Revenue (2009), the Supreme Court clearly stated that HMOs are not engaged in the insurance business. The Supreme Court ruled that a corporation such as an HMO ...

BOC, AFP, PCG ink MOA for strengthened joint anti-smuggling operations
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-11-19
Republic Act 9993 or the Philippines Coast Guard Law of 2009 mandates the PCG to assist in the enforcement of laws on fisheries, immigration, tariff and customs, firearms and explosives, dangerous drugs and controlled chemicals, transnational crimes among ...

Senate approves tax amnesty bill on final reading
Rappler - 2018-11-19
If passed into law, the bill would grant amnesty on all unpaid internal revenue taxes, including estate, value-added, and excise taxes, in 2017 and previous years. For estate taxes, taxpayers could avail of a reprieve and pay a rate of 6% based on the ...

SC Justice Bersamin leads Gusi Peace Awards
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-19
He was then a Court of Appeals justice. Arroyo also appointed him to the post on March 10, 2003. In his over three-decade career, Bersamin has received several awards such as the Chief ...

Tax amnesty bill gets Senate nod
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-19
Senate Bill No. 2059 is an act "enhancing revenue administration and collection, and broadening the tax base by granting an amnesty on all unpaid internal revenue taxes imposed by the national ...

Dennis Uy-China Telecom venture confirmed as third telco
Inquirer - 2018-11-19
Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Corp. was disqualified because it was unable to a secure a certification that it met the technical requirement of having 10 years of operations on a national scale.

Finding foreign investments
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-11-19
Foreign business groups are calling on Congress to pass at least ... Hopefully, our lawmakers will have studied these reforms better than the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Law that is being blamed for the current economic woes of the Filipino ...

QC asks Supreme Court to form special courts for local ordinance violations
Rappler - 2018-11-19
MANIILA, Philippines - Quezon City (QC) councilors passed a resolution asking the Supreme Court to form special courts in all cities and municipalities which would be solely dedicated to handling cases involving violations of local ordinances. The ...

JBC to interview SC associate justice aspirants on December 5
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-19
Centro Escolar University law school associate dean Rita Linda Jimeno and former Ateneo law dean Cesar Villanueva. Tijam was the second appointee of President Rodrigo Duterte. He was appointed on ...

Vice Ganda speaks up on removal of Filipino, Panitikan as core college subjects
Inquirer Entertainment - 2018-11-19
As per the court, the changes in the core subjects were done to ensure that Filipino and Panitikan will not be duplicated in grade school, high school and college. JB

Duterte wants government offices' 'active role' in anti-narcotics drive
Sun Star - 2018-11-19
The Department of Labor and Employment was instructed to ensure the formulation and implementation of drug-free workplace programs and authorized drug testing in the private sector. Last year, Duterte also signed the EO 15, creating the Inter-Agency ...

Locsin to address call of OFWs in Libya about going home for Christmas
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-19
We better not f**k them," Locsin said. Under an Alert Level III, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) imposes an automatic deployment ban. It also calls on all Filipinos in ...

Overseas NDFP leaders cancel trip to PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-19
Earlier, Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison disclosed to the Inquirer that Agcaoili has received a "latest advice from Bebot Bello" (Labor Sec. Silvestre Bello III and ...

SC suspends work in Manila courts Tuesday for Xi Jinping visit
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-19
Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio suspended work at the SC, Court of Appeals and lower courts in Manila upon the recommendation of the Office of the Administrator (OCA). Included in ...

Duterte vows education, agriculture aid to Papua New Guinea
UNTV - 2018-11-19
"We are willing to help establish schools. We will send vocational skills training ... The President is joined in by his economic managers to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Meeting until November 18. He is the first Philippine president ...

About making a difference - 2018-11-19
For the tax authorities, the schedule of taxation of all other motor vehicles orbited around that core base line; 10-seat AUV local production must be encouraged by giving it the most advantage in tax reduction/incentives. This stymied variety and ...

'Just an elective': DepEd says Korean language class won't replace Filipino subject
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 18) -- The Department of Education (DepEd ... from core subjects in college. "The Department encourages the contribution of informed and fact-based ...

Is there hope for the Philippines?
Inquirer - 2018-11-18
They boosted productivity, income and demand. The productivity drivers are investment, total factor productivity and labor quality. The income and demand drivers are household income, corporate ...

Baybayin, Kurdita, at iba pa: Origins and significance of native Philippine scripts
InterAksyon - 2018-11-18
The Department of Education also implemented the study of Korean language as electives in selected junior high schools in the National Capital ... in Mindanao and in Luzon and Visayas. All the scripts are said to be from the Egyptian writings or hieroglyphs.

DepEd clarifies Korean language elective in public schools after backlash
InterAksyon - 2018-11-18
National Artist for Literature and National Commission on ... from the required college subjects was because they were already taught in grade school and high school and that colleges had the option of choosing to include additional subjects in Filipino ...

A different kind of snatching
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-18
Born, raised and educated in Manila ... University. He now manages the Sea Explorers Dive Center at Pura Vida resort in Dauin, Negros Oriental, a leisurely half-hour drive from the City of ...

Long, tough job for Mislatel
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-18
Hopefuls that failed to qualify were Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corp., and Luis Chavit C. Singson-backed Sear Telecommunications Inc. The two disqualified parties sought a ...

Out-of-school kids deserve chance to be productive
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-18
Karol Mark Yee, chief of party of Youthworks Philippines, said OSCYs are generally seen as lazy and unproductive members of society, that is why some business owners are having second thoughts ...

Entrepreneur finds right mix with cleaning business and PWDs - 2018-11-18
He was able to connect with the School of Knowledge, Industrial Labor, Leadership, and Service (SKILLS), the accredited training and assessment center of Primary Structures Education Foundation.

Troy Rike saves best for last in 'turbulent' one-and-done NU season
SPIN - 2018-11-18
TROY Rike came into the Philippines filled with high hopes, being able to strut his wares seamlessly in his first and only year in the UAAP for National University. He got the exact opposite instead. From issues regarding his eligibility, to being picked ...

38 ex-rebels benefit from E-Clip program
Sun Star - 2018-11-18
Aside from livelihood assistance and firearms remuneration, they were also given free skills training by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Livelihood Program. Other interventions ...

Seafarer proposes sea transport system
Sun Star - 2018-11-18
Mejia has a doctorate in maritime affairs from the Atlantic International University in Hawaii. Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 7 Director Johnson CaƱete said Mejia's business idea showed potential by taking advantage of the sea to provide ...

DOLE to lead crackdown on illegal foreign workers in offshore gaming firms
Global Nation - 2018-11-18
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will lead an interagency task force that will verify and ensure that only foreigners with valid work permits are here in the country, nearly two ...

APO Cement raises prices of cement products amid quarry suspension
Inquirer - 2018-11-18
APO Cement is raising the price of its cement products by P10 per bag in Cebu and other parts of Visayas, citing the suspension of its main supplier after the landslide in Cebu months ago.

De Lima slams Marcos on 2nd anniversary of hero's burial
Rappler - 2018-11-18
Marcos' remains were quietly transfered to the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes' Cemetery) on November 18, 2016, days after the Supreme Court (SC) ruled on its legality. De Lima cited the recent verdict of the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan, which found ...

Trump sees California wildfire areas, consoles those harmed by shooting
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-18
Trump had made only one previous trip as president to California, a deeply Democratic and liberal state that he has blamed for a pair of overheated crises, illegal immigration and voter fraud.

Why China chose Arroyo over Aquino
Rappler - 2018-11-18
"Critics of President Arroyo alleged she had agreed to trade Philippine territory for Chinese development assistance and filed a case in the Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the JMSU," the ICG noted. The JMSU expired in 2008, and the ...

DOLE to crack down on illegal aliens in casinos - 2018-11-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will create a task force that will lead a crackdown on illegal aliens working in casinos and other gaming facilities in the country, an official said Friday. The task force will map all ...

Philippine Tax Academy taps UPLB for post graduate program - 2018-11-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Tax Academy (PTA), in partnership with the University of the Philippines-Los BaƱos (UPLB), is planning to offer a free post-graduate program on finance and taxation to qualified employees of the Department of Finance ...

Thai authorities retrieve ship after fatal Phuket capsizing
Rappler - 2018-11-17
BANGKOK, Thailand - A ship that capsized in July off the coast of Thailand's tourist hotspot Phuket - leaving dozens of Chinese tourists dead - was plucked out of the sea on Saturday, immigration officials said. In July, the Phoenix was carrying 105 ...

Gov't telco body can now confirm Mislatel as new major player, DICT chief says
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-17
Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT ... which won through a consortium with Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company, Inc., Davao-based Udenna Corporation and Chinese ...

SC upholds Ombudsman's finding of probable cause against Napoles' staff for plunder, graft
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 15) -- The Supreme Court (SC) upheld the Ombudsman's finding of probable cause for plunder and graft charges against one of the staff members of alleged ...

DepEd defends inclusion of Korean subject
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-16
The Department of Education (DepEd ... that removed Filipino and "panitikan" (Philippine literature) subjects as required courses in college. Speaking to reporters on Friday, Education ...

Joblessness is 4 times idleness
Inquirer Opinion - 2018-11-16
In the latest (July) Labor Force Survey, on the other hand, unemployment was only 5.4 percent, or one of every twenty persons in the labor force. The officially unemployed are persons age 15+ that are totally idle--meaning with less than one hour of paid ...

Immigration nabs 3 Georgians with fake visas at NAIA - 2018-11-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Immigration officers recently intercepted three Georgians at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) for carrying fake Canadian visas. A report of the NAIA Port Operations Division (POD) to the Bureau of Immigration (BI ...

USAid pours P1.7B for talent development
Sun Star - 2018-11-16
She said this would give options to the out-of-school youth who do not have a college degree for them to be employed ... General Santos, Greater Manila Area, Iloilo and Zamboanga.

Abellanosa: Removing Filipino
Sun Star - 2018-11-16
Truth to tell, Filipino is not totally banned or removed from college because it may still be ... the other major and minor subjects from Basic Ed up to University or even post-graduate level (like law and medicine) are taught in English.

Back in BCPD - 2018-11-16
I was an active center visitor on my third and fourth year in the university. But thesis ... and Cebu City National Science High School have joined the program. As I shared about the importance ...

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