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 ...

Velez: May Day united
Sun Star - 2018-05-01
They said 80 percent of the companies are hiring contractual workers, and mostly through an agency. Major companies in the city such as Holcim Philippines only have 30 percent regular workers, Coca-Cola 40 percent. The multinational Dole Philippines ...

DoF warns cigarette smuggling may be helping finance terrorism
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-01
Dominguez said Thursday, without providing details of a definite link to terrorist groups. He added that the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Bureau of Customs (BoC) have formed a team to streamline the sharing of information and strengthen ...

Calida defends tax reform: Poor 'shielded' by gov't cash handouts
Rappler - 2018-05-01
Calida made the argument in a in a 74-page comment submitted to the Supreme Court (SC) on April 19, a copy of which was released on Tuesday, May 1. This was in response to the petition seeking to declare the taf "The Tax Reform for Acceleration and ...

'Walang silbi': Labor groups reject Duterte's EO vs endo
Rappler - 2018-05-01
MANILA, Philippines - On Labor Day, Metro Manila roads turned red, with more than 20,000 protesters marching to Mendiola with a cry to end contractualization. On Tuesday, May 1 at 9 am, major group Nagkaisa labor coalition with Kilusang Mayo Uno, Sentro ...

The relentless power of our collective action
Greenpeace International - 2018-05-01
As we celebrate Labor Day, let us be reminded of how our historical painstaking borderless actions for a better world gave us 40 hours of work week, paid leave, health care, and social security among many others. Fast forward to where we are right now ...

Duterte to certify security of tenure bill as urgent
Rappler - 2018-05-01
Duterte said that the Labor Code, enacted in 1974 but amended several times since, is in dire need of amendments. "It's outdated. I think Congress should come up with a new Labor Code to keep it attuned to the realities of our times," he said. "I recommend ...

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 ...

BIR revised guidelines and procedures in registering new businesses
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-30
People today are more geared towards being entrepreneurs. With the availability and accessibility of different online platforms for business opportunities, people can have their own business without having to own or lease a physical storefront. However ...

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 ...

1,000 cops gear up for Labor Day protest
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-29
AT LEAST 10,000 policemen will be mobilized in Metro Manila to enforce the law as a result of ... Members of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines light candles for workers who died at work and offer their prayers at the TUCP office in Quezon City ...

DoJ puts a damper on Boracay casino bid
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-29
THE proposed construction of a casino-resort in Boracay faces legal complication due to the 2008 Supreme Court decision classifying 400 hectares of the island as forest and agricultural land that belong to the state, an official said Sunday. "Assuming ...

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.

China's Embrace Of An Intellectual Property System Imposed On It By The United States
The Real News - 2018-04-29
TRIPS: The Story of How Intellectual Property Became Linked to Trade (7/7) TRIPS: The Story of How Intellectual Property Became Linked to Trade (6/7) TRIPS: The Story of How Intellectual Property Became Linked to Trade (5/7) TRIPS: The Story of How ...

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 ...

Hontiveros hits 'reckless' Duterte appeal for OFWs to leave Kuwait
Rappler - 2018-04-29
"Are we even talking about the same Philippines? President Duterte is promising our OFWs jobs back in our country when he can't even sign an executive order to address labor contractualization and protect the workers' security of tenure. His administration ...

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 ...

Pyjama arty? Artist accuses Old Navy of pilfering her pooch designs
Apollo - 2018-04-29
News from Los Angeles, where an artist has accused clothing giant Old Navy of copyright infringement. Illustrator and artist Lili Chin claims that the high street clothes horse has plagiarised some of her designs for a set of pyjamas it is selling through ...

U.S. adds Canada to priority watch list on intellectual property
Digital Journal - 2018-04-28
The Trump administration on Friday labeled 36 countries as inadequately protecting U.S. intellectual property rights, keeping China on a priority watch list and adding Canada over concerns about its border controls and pharmaceutical practices. In a news ...

Malilong: Holding the bar in Cebu
Sun Star - 2018-04-28
In the past, schools like the University of the Philippines and the Ateneo de Manila lorded it over the field, leaving the other colleges and universities, including those in Cebu, fighting for crumbs. Credit the Internet for the change in fortunes.

Duterte admits firing DOLE Usec on corruption allegations
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 28) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday admitted to firing Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say and a high-ranking official because of corruption. In a speech released by MalacaƱang Friday, Duterte said Say kept ...

Labor groups light candles to call for better working conditions ahead of May 1
Rappler - 2018-04-28
ALU-TUCP spokesperson Alan Tanjusay said they are urging the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to improve its enforcement of occupational safety and health standards after a series of workplace fires and mishaps in the past months. "Gravely ...

U.S. judge temporarily blocks Xerox takeover by Fujifilm
Rappler - 2018-04-28
NEW YORK, United States - A US judge late Friday, April 27, temporarily blocked the planned takeover of US photocopy maker Xerox by Japan's Fujifilm, saying the deal prioritized the interests of the Xerox CEO over that of the company's shareholders.

Kuwait issue fixed? What officials said before the expulsion of a Philippine envoy
InterAksyon - 2018-04-28
According to data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in 2010, many overseas employees there also work in clerical-related and production-related jobs. The diplomatic relations between Kuwait and the Philippines go way back when ...

Canadian Government Details $66.5M Commitment to Intellectual Property Legislation, Tools, Education
Billboard - 2018-04-27
The investment of 85.3 million Canadian dollars over the next five years is intended to create a comprehensive IP strategy. The music industry is responding favorably to the Canadian government's recent commitment to the value of intellectual property by ...

Celebrate U.S. Creators And Innovators On World Intellectual Property Day
The Daily Caller - 2018-04-27
This week marks the 18th annual World Intellectual Property Day. The World Intellectual Property Organization established World IP Day in 2000 to honor creative and innovative industries and to increase public knowledge of the important role that IP plays ...

The supreme Senate
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-27
Imagine this collegial body, only 24 in number when they are complete, having the ability to remove from their positions a sitting President, Vice President, Ombudsman, Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court, and the Chairs of the ...

US puts Canada on watch list for intellectual property violations
The Washington Examiner - 2018-04-27
The downgrading comes as the U.S. and Canada are struggling to conclude talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. The U.S. Trade Representative's office on Friday put Canada on its "priority" watch list for intellectual property rights ...

Cemex earnings drop 71% in Q1
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-27
Earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) also went down by 17% to P886 million for the period. CHP noted however that the volume of cement sales picked up for the quarter, posting a 16% year-on-year increase. Net sales ...

Better than none: Boracay workers settle for P323/day wage
Rappler - 2018-04-27
On the 2nd day that Boracay is closed to the public, more residents ask for government aid. Sabi ng Department of Labor and Employment, mahigit isang libong worker na ang kanilang inupahan para tumulong sa paglilinis ng mga kalsada, kanal, at pampang ng ...

2017 Bar Exams: 5 Cebu grads shine
philstar.com - 2018-04-27
Hisoler had always wanted to become a doctor. In fact, she pursued Nursing at the Cebu Normal University and eventually became a registered nurse. A little egging from her uncle, who is also a lawyer, was all it took for Hisoler to set sail for a different ...

Kuwait issue fixed? What officials said before the expulsion of a Philippine envoy
InterAksyon - 2018-04-27
According to data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in 2010, many overseas employees there also work in clerical-related and production-related jobs. The diplomatic relations between Kuwait and the Philippines go way back when ...

Over 140,000 vacancies in job fairs on May 1 - DOLE
Rappler - 2018-04-27
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced on Friday, April 27, that job seekers can vie for 143,085 job vacancies to be offered during its Labor Day job fairs in different areas in the country on May 1. Labor ...

Bello confident PH-Kuwait worker protection deal to proceed
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 27) - A proposed labor protection deal between the country and Kuwait may still see the light of day despite the diplomatic row over a rescue of supposed distressed Filipino workers in the Gulf state, Labor Secretary ...

24 passers in Bacolod
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-04-27
Twenty-four law graduates from the University of St. La Salle and the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos in Bacolod passed the 2017 ... Gabriela Sanicas Daguman, Jaenise de la Paz, Daniel del Rosario III, Hazelmer Fernandez, Maria Reylan Garcia ...

USLS grad tops Bar
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-04-27
Simondo said he is looking at public service perhaps as a lawyer ... The city government also congratulates the USLS academic community, especially USLS president Bro. Joaquin Severino Martinez, and the USLS College of Law dean and law professors, and ...

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