Over 700 firms found practicing labor-only contracting scheme
Sun Star - 2018-05-28
Malacañang was optimistic that the DOLE would impose appropriate sanctions against the 767 companies, the top five of which include Jollibee Foods Corp. (14,960 affected workers), Dole Philippines Incorporated (10,521), Philippine Long Distance Telephone ...

Calida on family's P150-M contracts with gov't: My lawyer will explain
Rappler - 2018-05-28
Calida went to the Senate and met with Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri on the same day the chamber was set to take up a resolution urging the Supreme Court to review its decision to oust Chief Justice Maria Lourdes ...

Classes in the clink
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-05-28
When they hit her with the kitchen sink? If the University of Perpetual Help in Manila can do it, can other colleges and universities in the country not go and do likewise? I am referring to the very heartwarming and inspiring news yesterday about the 37 ...

Remains of slain OFW arrive
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-05-28
Apart from the assistance from OWWA, the provincial office of the Department of Labor and Employment in Iloilo also committed livelihood assistance of PHP20,000. Joselitodela Banda, provincial head of DOLE -Iloilo said that the family wants a native ...

DOLE reveals Top 20 companies found or suspected to be engaged in labor-only contracting
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 28) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Monday identified the top 20 companies found or suspected to be engaged in illegal contracting practices. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the 20 ...

Mexican cartel leader's wife captured - government
Rappler - 2018-05-27
Troops were deployed to guard approaches to the city, Mexico's second largest. On Monday, Guadalajara was shaken by the attempted assassination of Jalisco Labor Secretary Luis Najera, a former state prosecutor who was attacked by armed men in a restaurant ...

Workers' group seek minimum wage hike amid rising prices of goods
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 27) -- A labor group called for a minimum wage hike as the workers' buying power decreased amid rising prices of basic goods. Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) spokesperson Alan ...

House panel studying suspension of TRAIN taxes as prices climb
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-27
According to Cua, his committee is also studying the power of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to recommend to President Duterte the suspension of the imposition of taxes, particularly the excise taxes, as well as the value-added tax on fuel.

Nearly 800 firms used labor-only contracting--DOLE exec
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-27
LOC is an illegal working arrangement, wherein companies contract out positions even if these are directly related to their main business. "We already issued [compli­ance] orders to them to regularize 883,691 workers," Maglunsod said. Meanwhile ...

Con-com eyes more powers, tasks of JBC in vetting court aspirants
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-27
The Supreme Court, Constitu­tional Court and Administrative Court shall have final disciplinary authority over their respective of­ficials and employees. "[The High Court] cannot dis­miss or impose any sanction if it is not recommended by the JADC ...

Train stories
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-27
The Orient Express aside, train travel has been one of the most ef­ficient forms of transportation for more than a century, and many of the world ... s still very dependent on oil to power our homes, industries and transportation, any increase in ...

Stay the course
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-27
When I was the Commissioner of Immigration a few years ago, I was fortunately blessed with a few upright people around me, whose actions in the Bureau were premised on our col­lective desire to make a heartfelt difference in public service. In the case of ...

Sotto on Soho
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-27
Politics is, after all, show business. Knowing how to mix and not oppose the views of your colleagues in the chamber is the formula for winning votes. Plus, Sotto apparently has the nod of the Palace which gave the word to the other senators on how to vote.

Metro Manila labor turnover rate slows in 2017
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-27
The survey aims to capture "job creations" and "job displacements" in business enterprises based in Metro Manila by collecting quarterly data on accessions and separations of workers. A total of 1,372 enterprises served as respondents to the LFS ...

Can consumers keep on availing of car loans amid TRAIN?
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-27
The market for cars has grown in years due to the numerous players in the market offering various promos and a robust consumer demand," De La Salle University economist Mitzie Irene P. Conchada said. "There is so much potential in the automotive ...

SSS Charter Amendment bill advances in Senate floor
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-05-27
Dooc said he was grateful that Senate Bill 1753 that aims to amend the 21-year old SS Law has finally gathered the attention of the Senators after the Committee of Government Corporations and Public Enterprises (GCPE) and Labor, Employment and Human ...

Eight former Finance Secretaries support TRAIN 2
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-27
Standard corporate rates must be reasonable, to encourage compliance, broaden the tax base, unburden small and medium enterprises, and create strong domestic value chains. At the same time, fiscal incentives must be treated as public investment ...

Senator seeks reduced exemptions from VAT and lower rate
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-27
He added that the exemptions were the source of tax leakages, based on his consultations, including with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). "This is because the computation is complicated," he said. Mr. Lacson said he will file a bill on the matter ...

Fetalvero: To fight or to give in
Sun Star - 2018-05-27
Every penny counts and government seems to be interested to get a share of that minimal income by taxation. In desperation, Filipinos insist on going to Kuwait as domestic helpers even if there is that big chance that they will be abused. Despite the ...

Carolinians bag top award in UK moot court competition
Sun Star - 2018-05-27
THE University of San Carlos (USC) School of Law and Governance dominated the 2018 Price Media Law Moot Court Competition at Oxford University in the United Kingdom last month. It was only the second time for USC Law to join the competition, a highly ...

Baguio, Benguet fight illegal recruitment
Sun Star - 2018-05-27
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) headed by Anti-illegal Recruitment Branch Director II Sherilyn Malonzo with Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Deputy Administrator Arnel Ignacio and Benguet provincial directors of ...

Temper the TRAIN fare (Part 2)
philstar.com - 2018-05-27
We all want our country and our government to succeed. There is just no one way to express it, and certainly, not just one frame of mind is required for that success. I want to share this Sunday some points taken up in an exchange of views between heads of ...

Police strengthen efforts to protect Boracay, Carabao islands
Rappler - 2018-05-27
BORACAY, Philippines - The Police Regional Office (PRO) in Western Visayas has strengthened security efforts to protect Boracay Island and Carabao Island with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on security cooperation. The proximity and ...

BIR starts tax probe vs Sereno
philstar.com - 2018-05-26
She said she would file the appeal. She said she was encouraged by the resolution signed by 14 senators, expressing to the Supreme Court (SC) the sense of the Senate against her ouster through a quo warranto petition rather than by impeachment. Sereno ...

Concom: 18 federated regions under new charter
philstar.com - 2018-05-26
Meanwhile, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will engage millennials in the campaign for a shift to a federal form of government. Jonathan Malaya, DILG spokesman and assistant secretary, said the agency would train its eye on the ...

Harvey Law Group offers investment opportunity with launch of Tommie Hotel Hollywood
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-26
"By investing $500,000 in Tommie Hotel Hollywood, investors can expect to receive their US green card and settle anywhere in the US in less than two years to pursue business, financial, and personal opportunities in a country where politics and the ...

Ledesma: Sari-sari store mentality
Sun Star - 2018-05-26
Under his watch, the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Bureau of Customs underwent purgation and the two revenue generating agencies had been hitting its collection quota. The DOF (Department of Finance) had crafted the tax reform law aimed at collecting ...

Aussie nun stays as DoJ intervenes in BI decision
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-26
"While we welcome this prompt issuance of an order of the Department of Justice requiring the Bureau of Immigration to comment within 10 days on the petition that we filed, we will not be complacent, we will not let our guards down," she added.

Business leader asks graduates to boost labor force of Luzon
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-26
Seize it, and shape your future alongside it," says Leviste, who represented the 2nd district of Batangas in the Constitutional Convention, after graduating with an MBA degree from Columbia University in New York City. That started a career of more than ...

165 SPES students graduate
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-05-26
Councilor Joe Kenneth Arbas, chairman of the Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee on Labor, said the city left the SPES beneficiaries with the experience of working in government and what to expect when they become professionals someday. He said he wants the ...

House bill allowing telecommuting for PH workers nears passage
newsbytes.ph - 2018-05-26
The terms and conditions should not be less than the minimum labor standards set by law, and should include compensable work hours, minimum number of work hours, overtime, rest days, and entitlement to leave benefits. In all cases, the employer should ...

Shining a spotlight on Pinay scientists
Rappler - 2018-05-26
Del Mundo was a woman of many firsts - the first woman admitted in the Harvard Medical School, the pediatrician who founded ... according to the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap report. Globally, the country ranks 10th out of 144 countries ...

EDITORIAL - Wage adjustment | The Freeman
philstar.com - 2018-05-26
The decision will be known during their deliberations on June 7. Months ago, the Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines and the Cebu Labor Coalition filed two wage petitions seeking for P120 and P155 salary adjustments, respectively.

A disturbing proposal on martial law imposition
Bulatlat - 2018-05-26
Thanks, too, to the pliant majority of the Supreme Court who leniently reviewed and approved the presidential issuances. The initial stated aim of Proclamation 216 was to suppress the "rebellion" of the Maute and Abu Sayyaf groups in Marawi.

After the Supreme Court -- the Senate?
Bulatlat - 2018-05-26
During the debate on the Reproductive Health Bill, Vicente "Tito" Sotto III, who rose to his present exalted rank thanks to his credentials as a celebrity in a mindless noontime television program, used without proper attribution portions of someone ...

Letter circulating on social media about age limit of seafarers is fake: Nautical Advisor
Moneylife - 2018-05-26
We hope that all shipping companies follow this and if any seafarer above 50 years of age is found on board, his Continuous Discharge Certificate (CDC) will be cancelled and shipping company recruiting such a seafarer will be penalized". The circulation ...

New Law Reforms Lao Intellectual Property Regime
Lexology - 2018-05-26
On May 25, 2018, the new Law on Intellectual Property No. 38/NA, dated November 15, 2017 (the "New IP Law"), was officially published on the electronic Lao official gazette. The New IP Law will be effective 15 days after its publication. The New IP Law ...

NCMB promotes Alternative Dispute Resolution in Camarines Norte
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-05-25
On the other hand Regional Director Exequiel R. Sarcauga, CESO III of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said that they are now on its way in the implementation of ENDO following of its signing recently of President Rodrigo Duterte. He said that ...

Dish Copyright Defendants Scolded In Denial Of Early Win
Law360 - 2018-05-25
Law360 (May 25, 2018, 5:55 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge chastised defendants in a copyright infringement suit filed by Dish Network LLC for failing to follow court instructions as she struck down several motions they filed seeking an early win on ...

Senate panel pushes for fuel excise tax suspension
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-25
The party said there was an immediate need to raise the minimum wage for all workers because of the continuing rise in prices for basic needs and oil products, following a similar demand from the Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the ...

Intellectual Property Impacts of In Vitro Gametogenesis
JD Supra - 2018-05-25
In vitro gametogenesis (IVG) is a recent development in reproductive technology, and has been used for creating mouse embryos in vitro. IVG includes obtaining cells from a donor (such as skin cells), and differentiating the cells in a laboratory culture ...

Remains of alleged murder victim in South Korea to be flown to PH
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 25) -- The remains of a Filipino worker found in a purifying tank in South Korea will be flown to the Philippines Saturday evening, Philippine authorities say. Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Deputy ...

DOLE submits initial list of 3300 employers engaged in illegal contracting
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-25
READ: Jollibee set to appeal DOLE order regularizing workers PLDT said in a statement it received the decision of the Labor Secretary on April 3 and filed a petition for review before the Court of Appeals on May 2. "Certain aspects of the decision were ...

Australian nun asks DoJ to reverse visa cancellation, deportation order
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-25
Australian missionary Patricia Fox on Friday petitioned the Department of Justice (DoJ) to reverse a government directive dated April 23 that cancelled her missionary visa and ordered her to leave the country. The Bureau of Immigration had earlier accused ...

Sereno asks SC for more time to explain why she should not be sanctioned, disbarred
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 25) -- Ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has asked the Supreme Court to extend the 10-day period for her to explain why she should not be sanctioned, or even disbarred for violating a court rule. Sereno requested ...

Napoles removed from DOJ's witness protection program
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-25
Her lawyer Stephen David, earlier told CNN Philippines Napoles filed new affidavits on what she knows about the controversial Priority Development Assistance Fund or pork barrel which the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional in 2013. He denied she was ...

Labor group seeks minimum wage hike in light of TRAIN
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-25
The newly ratified Occupational Safety and Health Standards bill will motivate employers to look after the safety of their workers. -- PHILIPPINE STAR/MICHAEL VARCAS A labor group on Friday has called on government to increase the minimum wage in the wake ...

Micro-enterprise training for repatriated women OFWs held in Kuwait
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-25
It is the first-of-its-kind that provides a step-by-step entrepreneurial training, business counselling, and self-assessment for the OFWs to determine the most appropriate business model and scale based on their skills and resources. "This is our way of ...

Clean affordable energy?
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-05-25
The bill seeks to mandate the Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Board and Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council to encourage the installation of small solar energy systems in homes and business establishments all over the country.

Australian nun Patricia Fox asks DOJ to reverse Immigration's leave order
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 25) -- The camp of Australian nun Patricia Fox on Friday petitioned the Justice Department to reinstate her missionary visa and let her stay in the country. The Bureau of Immigration (BI), which is under the Justice ...

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