Germany urges global minimum tax for digital giants
Rappler - 2018-10-21
"We need a minumum tax rate valid globally which no state can get out of ... United States by launching what Washington could see as an attack on Silicon Valley's corporate giants may threaten German auto exports. Germany has already shown some opposition ...

Migrants paddle into Mexico, vow to reach America
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-21
In Photo: A group of migrants rests at the central park in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Saturday. About 2,000 Central American migrants who circumvented Mexican police at a border bridge and swam ...

Male farmworkers earn more than women-study
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-21
A study released by state-owned think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (Pids) confirmed that male farmworkers earn more than their female counterparts, with the wage gap even ...

PEZA proposes raising tax on gross income earned to 7%
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-21
Ms. Plaza said an upward adjustment of the GIE is favored by PEZA locators. "They are amenable to increase it to 7%. The corporate income tax (proposed in TRABAHO), is prone to corruption and will worsen the ease of doing business because they would have ...

On filing prior applications for VAT zero-rating of sales
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-21
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) recently issued an advisory informing taxpayers that the Large Taxpayers Service and Assessment Service will continue to receive and process applications for Value Added Tax (VAT) zero rating on the sales of goods and ...

PPP, tunnels and mining
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-21
Emeritus of UP College of Business Administration ... These policies do not recognize the job creation, community development, high taxes paid, and soon toll road-tunnel development functions of mining. Government should step back from more taxation.

Labor groups propose new wage hike
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 21) -- Labor groups are asking for a new wage hike, after saying the amount proposed by the Department of Labor and Employment was not enough. The prices of ...

Mexico allows caravan women, children in, but thousands still stranded
Rappler - 2018-10-21
Mexico's ambassador to Guatemala Luis Manuel Lopez told AFP the women and children would be processed by immigration authorities and taken to a shelter in the city of Tapachula, 40 kilometers (25 miles) away. Mexican authorities said around 900 other ...

Thailand immigrant crackdown eyes 'dark-skinned people'
Rappler - 2018-10-21
"Our job is to classify who are the good dark-skinned people and who are the ones likely to commit crimes," said immigration bureau chief Surachate Hakparn. He told AFP that the operation was aimed at weeding out visa overstayers and nabbing criminals ...

The Harvard admission trial puts the school's dirty secrets on display
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-21
Family wealth and connections to the school; athletic superiority ... for Fair Admissions and who argue that Harvard disfavors high-achieving Asian-Americans and gives a boost to African-American ...

Inflation produces 2 million more poor Filipinos -- lawmaker - 2018-10-20
He urged the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) to make sure that landlords and other lessors are not abusing or finding reasons to charge their tenants more than the VAT. "Only lessors who ...

MalacaƱang: Mandatory drug test okay for local bets only
Rappler - 2018-10-20
The issue has been under scrutiny, especially in the context of PDEA pushing for mandatory drug tests for high school and college students. -

Gov't institutions' satisfaction ratings up in September 2018 - SWS
Rappler - 2018-10-20
MANILA, Philippines - The net satisfaction ratings of the Senate, House of Representatives, Supreme Court (SC), and the Cabinet all increased in the 3rd quarter of 2018, according to polling firm Social Weather Stations (SWS). SWS released its 3rd ...

Satisfaction ratings 'good' for Senate, House, SC, Cabinet in Q3 - SWS
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 20) -- Filipinos gave "Good" satisfaction ratings to the Senate, the House of Representatives, the Supreme Court and the Duterte Cabinet, the Social Weather ...

NEDA chief: Oil excise tax suspension may be lifted midway into 2019
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 19) -- Government expects to lift the suspension of the next tranche of fuel excise tax increase halfway into the 2019, National Economic and Development ...

OCEANA goes to SC over DA-BFAR inadequacy of administrative order
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-19
... marine organization has filed a petition in the High Court against the Department of Agriculture -- Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic resources (DA-BFAR) for still not establishing rules on commercial vessels that give unfair competition to simple ...

NEDA warns fare hike might cause further spike on inflation rate
UNTV - 2018-10-19
Meanwhile, labor group ALU-TUCP calls on NEDA to be cautious in making such sensitive statement because it could affect the outcome of their petition for a wage increase. "Kailangan din natin sigurong batikusin ito at kuwestyunin. Baka kasi ito ay ...

NLEX harbor link segment 10 to open to motorists by December 2018
UNTV - 2018-10-19
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH ... the appropriate compensation while some of them were relocated to other areas of Bulacan and nearby provinces. The NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 is an elevated expressway that ...

LTFRB exec warns of inflationary effects of P10 jeepney minimum fare
Rappler - 2018-10-19
(READ: Labor group to Duterte: Hike wages amid shrinking purchasing power) True enough, labor groups have lauded the fare increase but also reminded the government to raise the minimum wage in Metro Manila. (READ: Diokno: 'Let's not push for higher wages ...

Enrile personally refiles Senate candidacy
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 17) -- The 94-year-old Juan Ponce Enrile trooped to the Commission on Election main office on Wednesday to refile his certificate of candidacy for a Senate ...

APO, DAP host international forum on impact of education policies on national productivity growth
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-10-19
The overview also discussed how developing countries can take advantage of the inexorable technological advancement using education ... Likewise, direct and indirect benefits of higher education to the society, policy responses to skills shortage and ...

Sanctions eyed vs nuisance bets
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-18
Sen. Sherwin T. Gatchalian moved on Thursday to amend the Election Code and impose sanctions to keep out "nuisance" candidates in future elections. Gatchalian was prompted to push early ...

LOOK: 'Ninong' Duterte in Koko Pimentel, Kathryna Yu wedding
Rappler - 2018-10-18
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III, 54, married partner Kathryna Yu, 36, in a civil wedding ceremony on Thursday, October 18, at the Coconut Palace. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio officiated the wedding ...

2-day jobs fair set in Zamboanga City
Sun Star - 2018-10-18
Of the total jobs that will be made available, 2,952 will be for local employment while 9,560 will be for placement abroad Rojas said the jobs fair is open for high school graduates, college graduates of any course, TESDA skills training graduates and ...

Court in 'last stage' of deciding on plea for Trillanes' arrest
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 18) -- A branch of the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) will soon reach a decision on the Justice Department's motion for an arrest warrant and travel ban ...

NIA distributes 35 STWs
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-10-18
Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Agrarian Reform, Philippine Coconut Authority, Department of Science and Technology, and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources. The half-day initiative of KP has gathered almost 8,000 CapiceƱos who ...

Rebus sic stantibus? SC aspirant says Duterte can unilaterally withdraw from ICC
Rappler - 2018-10-18
in international law, is the doctrine that renders treaties inapplicable when there are significant changes in circumstances. Mendoza had to explain to Jimeno what the doctrine means, as the Associate Dean of the Centro Escolar University (CEU) Law School ...

Barangay 143 premieres Oct. 21
Journal - 2018-10-18
This is our labor of love. Barangay 143 is finally going to be on TV in the Philippines. It's been exciting to work with some of the best talent the world of animation has to offer and I am looking forward to the fruits of our hard work being on ...

Will they or won't they? DOF to review fuel tax hike suspension
Rappler - 2018-10-18
MANILA, Philippines - Economic managers seemed to be united in proposing the suspension of the second round of fuel excise tax hikes for next year. But a recent economic bulletin from the Department of Finance (DOF) suggested that the planned suspension ...

FAQ: All you need to know about Rappler IQ, Rappler's Fact Check Project
Rappler - 2018-10-18
Ownership of Rappler Inc. was consolidated in Rappler Holdings Inc. in 2015, which now owns 98.8% of shares in Rappler Inc. To maintain our independence and not rely on big business in the Philippines which are often influenced by politics and power ...

Supreme Court applicant wants CCTV cameras in courtrooms
Rappler - 2018-10-18
Ilao did not probe further. Quiroz also clarified why he inhibited in the plunder case of former immigration officials Al Argosino and Michael Robles, which is pending before his division at the Sandiganbayan. Quiroz said he is acquainted with another ...

Who Owns Intellectual Property Created By Employees?
Mondaq - 2018-10-18
A: It is widely assumed that when someone is hired to create a work product, intellectual property rights will be owned by the hiring party. However, that is not always the case. If there is a written agreement, the details of intellectual property ...

DOLE to bus companies: Adopt fixed salary for bus drivers, conductors
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-10-18
MANILA, Oct. 18 (PIA)--The Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE) urged bus companies to adopt the two-tiered wage system, a compensation scheme imposing the mandatory minimum wage setting complemented by a voluntary productivity-based pay. This after the ...

Selected Favorable Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property Provisions of the USMCA
JD Supra - 2018-10-17
After more than a year of negotiations, the U.S., Mexico, and Canada recently concluded the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA, when it takes effect, will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Until then, the ...

Issues High Court Will Explore In Copyright Registration Case
Law360 - 2018-10-17
Fourth Estate went to court. It sued for copyright infringement in the Southern District of Florida "immediately" after filing applications to register the asserted works but before the U.S. Copyright Office acted on the new applications.

House bloc to Senate: Consider plight of Northern Luzon tobacco growers
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-17
The Northern Luzon Alliance (NLA) is urging the Senate to consider the economic plight of tobacco farmers, amid rising tobacco excise taxes that is seen to affect around an estimated 2.7 million ...

Get accreditation, farm tourist sites told
Sun Star - 2018-10-17
Department of Trade Industry business name registration certificate, valid visa from Bureau of Immigration, and employment permit from Department of Labor and Employment for foreign nationals.

The USMCA: Good News For Intellectual Property Rights Holders
Mondaq - 2018-10-17
New biologic drugs will now be entitled to a 10-year term of data protection instead of eight. The USMCA did not address the date of implementation of that 10-year term and whether it would apply to biologic drugs already on the market. A patent term ...

TURNING POINT: Shaking A Sick Justice System
MindaNews - 2018-10-17
Trillanes, dismissed seven years ago, at the Makati Reg. Trial Courts Branch 150 (for rebellion ... Adan, Ph.D., is retired professor and former chancellor of Mindanao State University at Naawan, Misamis Oriental, Philippines)

DOF expects Trabaho bill to create 1.4 million jobs
Rappler - 2018-10-17
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Finance (DOF) expects around 1.4 million jobs to be created between 2021 and 2029, should the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High Quality Opportunities (Trabaho) bill be enacted into law. The measure aims to ...

The battle is on: Makati mayor Abby Binay files for reelection
Rappler - 2018-10-17
In May 2018, the Court of Appeals overturned Junjun's dismissal. Junjun said he can run again for mayor since there is no final and executory decision from the Supreme Court yet.

Brazil federal police ask for president to be indicted for corruption
Rappler - 2018-10-17
For the Supreme Court to investigate and possibly prosecute the president, according to the Constitution, it must get Congress' green light. In the report delivered Tuesday to the Supreme Court, federal police also requested that all those under ...

U.S. tops global competitiveness rating, despite 'worrying' trends - WEF
Rappler - 2018-10-17
GENEVA, Switzerland - The United States has the world's most competitive and innovative economy, a World Economic Forum ranking showed Wednesday, October 17, after a methodology shift helped unseat Switzerland after nearly a decade on top. The ...

PH takes 56th spot in global competitiveness index
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 17 ... financial system, market size, business dynamism, and innovation capability. The Philippines was strongest in market size (32nd), labor market ...

Netflix Wants Author's 'Narcos' Copyright Suit Tossed
Law360 - 2018-10-17
Law360 (October 16, 2018, 9:16 PM EDT) -- Netflix said Tuesday that a Florida federal court should dismiss a copyright infringement suit over its popular series "Narcos" because the Colombian ex-journalist claiming parts of the series resemble her ...

Boracay Island: A tale of EOs, LOIs, presidential decrees
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-16
THE Duterte administration is eyeing the management of Boracay Island by the Department of Tourism (DOT), absent any law creating a separate development authority. Tourism Secretary Bernadette ...

Castillo to head screening body for SC Chief Justice post hopefuls
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-16
Supreme Court Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo will preside over the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) when the body screens the applicants and nominees for the Chief Justice (CJ) position left ...

Government to craft leaner budget
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-16
THE Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) created on Tuesday a task force to assess items in the budget that can be postponed or cut if the President approves the suspension of the ...

Philippines' high inflation also good, says Bangko Sentral official
Rappler - 2018-10-16
MANILA, Philippines - Despite heavy criticism from various groups and sectors due to high prices of goods, an official of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said the numbers are telling Filipinos something "good." On the sidelines of a press briefing ...

Gov't to rework 2019 budget with likely ?41-B foregone fuel excise tax revenue
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 16) -- The government will rework the proposed 2019 budget in the wake of possible foregone revenue arising from the suspension of additional excise tax on ...

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