PH Labor attache did not know of Kuwait rescue mission - DOLE official
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 3) -- Philippine Labor officials in Kuwait did not know about the rescue mission which caused the souring of the relationship between the two countries. This was revealed by Labor Undersecretary Jing Paras to CNN ...

Wanda woman and the superdeal
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-03
The Chinese chef, Bureau of Immigration investigators found out, was an undocumented alien who was working without the necessary papers. Deportation is too easy for this cruel SOB. He should be cooked in boiling oil and made into chicharon. If he likes ...

Aboitiz Equity Ventures income rises 3% in Q1
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-03
ABOITIZ Equity Ventures, Inc. (AEV) reported a 3% increase in first quarter consolidated net income to P4.8 billion despite its power business, the biggest contributor to the holding firm, reporting lower profit during the period. AEV told the stock ...

China's theft of intellectual property is a huge issue: Ed Rensi
Yahoo Finance - 2018-05-03
Former McDonald's USA CEO Ed Rensi on U.S. trade talks with China and the outlook for McDonald's.

Group asks Supreme Court to strip Pagcor of powers over online gaming
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-03
A cause-oriented group asked the Supreme Court to issue an order restoring the right to grant online gaming franchises to economic zones and hold state-run Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. in contempt for alleged usurpation of judicial powers.

A big challenge for Tourism head
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-03
The problem is that under the Labor Code, employers have the right to hire and dismiss workers and employees. As a result, there is a need to amend the Labor Code, which is outdated anyway. The President was right when he said it is up to Congress to do ...

Robredo calls out Philippine Star reporter for 'fake news' on VP protest
Rappler - 2018-05-03
Punay covers the judiciary for the Philippine Star. Robredo accused the journalist of preempting the final recount tally of the Supreme Court, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET). (READ: TIMELINE: Marcos-Robredo election case ...

Tom to heed closure order
Sun Star - 2018-05-02
Garganera, who filed the petition for the issuance of a Writ of Kalikasan before the Court of Appeals (CA), said the development should serve as a reminder that no one is above the law and the City should comply with it. "The decision of the SC means two ...

Duterte: There is basis for move to deport Australian nun
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 2) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said there is legal ground to deport an Australian nun accused of participating in political exercises in the country. Speaking at an event in Mulanay, Quezon province Wednesday, the ...

Bello: List of companies engaged in illegal contracting out by May 26
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 2) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Labor Department to release a list of companies engaged in illegal labor contracting, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said Wednesday. "We just received an administrative ...

Lawmakers want stiffer fines for labor contractors
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-02
Its members are comprised by business heads and labor leaders appointed by the President. Labor Undersecretary Joel B. Maglunsod said the current members of the NTIPC will be able to implement the provisions of EO 51. Matula, however, contradicted ...

New DENR list reveals more Boracay businesses violated environment laws
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-02
THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is now consolidating the list of business establishments operating on Boracay Island that face severe penalties and fines for violation of various environmental laws. As of April 26, a consolidated ...

The Top Five Intellectual Property Inquiries From Consumer Product Businesses At The ASD Market Week And Sourcedirect Trade Shows
JD Supra - 2018-05-02
I recently had the opportunity to speak about intellectual property (IP) issues at ASD Market Week, a twice-yearly B2B trade show featuring a wide range of retail merchandise, and SourceDirect, a wholesale trade show for global sourcing professionals such ...

Validity period of LOA
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-02
SECTION 6 of the Tax Code, as amended, authorizes the commissioner of Internal Revenue or his duly authorized representative to delegate the examination of any taxpayer for the assessment of the correct amount of tax. On the other hand, Section 13 of the ...

Technology and tax
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-02
Over the years, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has been gradually issuing tax rulings, revenue regulations, and memorandum circulars to clarify the tax treatment of persons engaged in online transactions and e-commerce, as follows: In at least one ...

Ruffled feathers
philstar.com - 2018-05-02
The politician, upon his appointment, is said to have ordered the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to conduct CSR projects in the Visayas where he comes from. But this was thwarted when the President appointed another undersecretary to ...

TiVo Renews Intellectual Property License Agreement With VIZIO
Yahoo Finance - 2018-05-02
TiVo Corporation (TIVO), a global leader in entertainment technology and audience insights, today announced that TiVo has renewed its patent license agreement with leading TV manufacturer VIZIO. Under the terms of the agreement, the multi-year license ...

Calls to drop Sereno quo warranto intensify as supporters fast at SC
Rappler - 2018-05-02
(READ: Experts agree: Supreme Court will have last say on Sereno) Her position that the quo warranto petition is unconstitutional has the support of retired SC Justice Vicente Mendoza. Mendoza said the one-year time limit has passed, and that an ...

SC orders permanent closure of Inawayan landfill in Cebu City
Rappler - 2018-05-02
The SC en banc upheld the earlier closure order of the Court of Appeals (CA), which granted the writ of kalikasan filed by City Councilor Joel Capili Garganera. "The Court is convinced from the evidence on record that the respondent has sufficiently ...

The many unrealized attempts to change the Constitution
InterAksyon - 2018-05-02
First attempt under Arroyo The administration of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo also saw the discussion on charter change come to life anew, with the former chief ... and therefore could not be allowed. Former University of the Philippines president and political ...

DOF assures TRAIN 2 will not nix incentives
philstar.com - 2018-05-02
This was the assurance made by Department of Finance (DOF) director Euvimil Nina Asuncion to the Cebu business community amid the impression that the second tranche of the tax reform will threaten the fiscal incentives given to businesses. "We are not ...

Gasataya commends Simondo for ranking 1st in Bar exam
Sun Star - 2018-05-02
The Philippine Bar Examination is the professional licensure examination for lawyers in the Philippines exclusively administered by the Supreme Court through the Supreme Court Bar Examination Committee. A total of 1,724 law graduates, constituting 25.55 ...

LOOK: Duterte's executive order on contractualization
Rappler - 2018-05-02
MalacaƱang hailed the EO as the fulfillment of Duterte's promise to end "endo," but many labor groups called the issuance "useless" as it is largely reiteration of the Labor Code which already prohibits certain forms of contractualization, such as the ...

Chinese media giant cites '24/7' copyright infringement in site-block hearing
ZDNet - 2018-05-02
The world's largest producers of Chinese media content, TVBO Productions and Television Broadcasts (TVB), have told the Australian Federal Court that despite scepticism from Justice Nicholas, there is actually more evidence of piracy in this case because ...

SC orders OsmeƱa: Stop dumping wastes in Inayawan for good
Sun Star - 2018-05-01
THE Supreme Court (SC) ordered the Cebu City Government to permanently stop dumping garbage in the Inayawan Sanitary Landfill. The SC en banc affirmed the resolution of the Court of Appeals-Cebu Station, which had granted the Writ of Kalikasan directing ...

India's top court slams govt over Taj Mahal decay
News Philippines Yahoo - 2018-05-01
The colour of the marble "was first becoming yellow. Now it seems to be green and black," a Supreme Court bench said after reviewing recent photos of the monument. The Taj Mahal has been slowly yellowing because of smog in the region. Insects also leave ...

P151 billion
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-01
Given the nature of the business and the seeming inability of Filipino companies to undertake the implementation this contract at the time from exploration to production, it took the Supreme Court to come out with safeguards and other legardemaine such as ...

Artist Sues for Infringement of "Moral Rights"
JD Supra - 2018-05-01
A professional photographer sued the gallery that sold his works, and won a damage award for copyright infringement, infringement of moral rights, and punitive damages. In this case (Collett v. Northland Art Company Canada Inc., 2018 FC 269 (CanLII)), Mr ...

Experts appeal to ADB: Help nations wipe out inequality
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-01
Financing skills training and education are also among the priority areas that University of Asia and the Pacific School of Economics Dean Cid Terosa recommended that ADB also focus on. Terosa said ADB should contribute to reforms that can improve ...

Duterte orders end to illegal contracting and subcontracting of workers
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 1) -- President Rodrigo Duterte signed ... labor-only contractualization has been continiously circumvented and abused by business owners. He added the EO does not address the concerns of workers. "What the workers ...

DOF warns of rise in cigarette smuggling after TRAIN law
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-01
supposedly in violation of Section 16 (2), Article VI of the 1987 Constitution and Section 75 of Rule XI of the House Rules that require a quorum of the representatives before they can do any legislative business. But Calida denied the claim as he cited ...

Lawmaker petitions SC to stop sale of P61-B reclaimed Manila property
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-01
Aveteran lawmaker has filed a supplemental motion reiterating his plea to the Supreme Court (SC) for the immediate issuance of an injunction order enjoining the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) and the Register of Deeds of ParaƱaque City from ...

What brought workers, students to Labor Day 2018 rally
Rappler - 2018-05-01
This is too much already - we have to speak up," she added. According to Philippine Statistics ... Medical student Leonel Javier, who just got off his shift at the Philippine General Hospital, joined the waiving of flags around the burning effigy ...

Mike Pence blasts 'weak' immigration laws in speech at U.S.-Mexico border
Rappler - 2018-05-01
CALEXICO, USA - US Vice President Mike Pence blasted "weak" and "ineffective" immigration laws Monday, April 30, during a trip to the border with Mexico, as a caravan of immigrants two hours to the west prepared to claim asylum in America. Pence's ...

Canada Announces a National Intellectual Property Strategy
Lexology - 2018-05-01
On the occasion of World IP Day (April 26), the Canadian government unveiled its first national Intellectual Property Strategy (the "Strategy"). In 2017, the Federal budget committed $85.3 million dollars over five years to assist with the development ...

Tax Notes: BIR simplifies business registration procedures
Sun Star - 2018-04-30
IN line with Revenue Memorandum Order No. 6-2018 enhancing the frontline services of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) by streamlining tax-related transactions, the BIR recently issued Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 19-2018 to circularize the ...

Unemployment rises under Duterte's watch
Rappler - 2018-04-30
It was followed by college graduates at 449,000 ... Instead, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said there will no longer be an EO, and left it to Congress to pass a law. With unemployment rising and an EO left unsigned, it seems the President still ...

Oro cops on full alert for Labor Day protests
Sun Star - 2018-04-30
CAGAYAN de Oro City police are on heightened and full alert in the lead-up to ensure orderly and peaceful labor day protests today, May 1. Superintendent Mardy Hortillosa II, spokesperson of the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo), said security plan ...

URC net income slides further in Q1 2018
Rappler - 2018-04-30
MANILA, Philippines - Gokongwei-led food manufacturer Universal Robina Corporation (URC) saw its recent slide in net income continue in the 1st quarter of 2018, as a weak peso and inflation took a toll on domestic sales. In a disclosure to the Philippine ...

Tulfo-Teo: No conflict of interest in P60M tourism ads on brother's show on PTV-4
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 30) -- Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo on Monday denied irregularities in the department's P60 million ad placement on her brother's TV show on state-run PTV-4. The Commission on Audit (COA) earlier said the multi ...

DOLE-2 to lead 'Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan' caravan on Labor Day
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-04-30
Occupational Safety and Health Center and the National Reintegration Center for OFWs will also conduct services caravan. Other partner-agencies like the Social Security System, Philhealth and Pag-Ibig are also invited to promote their services to the job ...

IN PHOTOS: Gearing up for Labor Day
Rappler - 2018-04-30
MANILA, Philippines - Akbayan partylist held a pre-Labor Day protest in Quezon City on April 30, calling on President Rodrigo Duterte to immediately sign an order to end contractualization or ENDO. Dubbed "Pagpupugay sa Manggagawang Pilipino," the ...

UK interior minister Amber Rudd resigns in blow to Prime Minister May
Rappler - 2018-04-30
Their treatment stemmed from a "hostile environment" immigration policy pioneered by May when she was interior minister between 2010 and 2016, and then continued by Rudd. The opposition Labour Party accused Rudd of incompetence and of being a "human shield ...

Depa fund to help startups shield intellectual property
Bangkok Post - 2018-04-29
The Digital Economy Promotion Agency (Depa) will establish an intellectual property fund this year to encourage startups in the digital industry to secure their innovations via IP registration. The move aims to strengthen the local startup ecosystem and ...

Targeted marketing
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-29
Flying in from the Philippines were Chairperson and Administrator Wilma Eisma of Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority ... first vice-president and chief market strategist of BDO Unibank Inc., which has been actively helping us in sponsoring such investment ...

PCSO confident of hitting revenue target for 2018
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-29
The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO ... by as much as 16. PCSO Assistant General Manager for Operations Remeliza J. Gabuyo told the BusinessMirror that the board of the government- owned and -controlled corporations has already approved ...

Ease foreign ownership rules for mass media, Con-com told
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-29
Barbers was referring to the Supreme Court ruling declaring as unconstitutional sections of Republic Act (RA) 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, which requires drug testing for candidates for national and local elective posts and those ...

Take a look at moments during release of 2017 bar exam results
philstar.com - 2018-04-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Aspiring lawyers, along with their friends and family, weathered the sporadic rain and sweltering heat at the Supreme Court compound in Padre Faura, Manila on Thursday in the hopes of finding their name among the bar exam passers.

CA affirms life imprisonment for Filipino-Chinese over shabu lab
Rappler - 2018-04-29
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed the life imprisonment sentence given to a Filipino-Chinese man found guilty of manufacturing and possessing illegal drugs in 2011. In a 20-page ruling, Associate Justice Samuel Gaerlan of the CA's ...

Labor Secretary: No permanent deployment ban to Kuwait
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 29) -- Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said there is no permanent deployment ban of Filipino workers to Kuwait, following the announcement of President Rodrigo Duterte for such. "The President never mentioned that the ...

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