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 ...

COMELEC: Honoraria for poll workers ready for release on Election day
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-04-28
Additionally, they are entitled to a travel allowance of P1,000 each. Pursuant to Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Ruling No. 003-08 dated April 14, 2018, honoraria and travel allowances are subject to 5 percent withholding tax. (COMELEC) The Philippine ...

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 ...

CBCP pleads for Aussie nun, asks government to reconsider expulsion
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-27
THE Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines on Friday urged the Bureau of Immigration to reconsider its order to Australian missionary nun Patricia Fox to leave the Philippines. The bureau had given the 71-year-old nun 30 days to leave the country ...

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 ...

U.S. criticizes 36 nations including Canada over intellectual property protection
CNBC - 2018-04-27
The United States labeled 36 countries as inadequately protecting U.S. intellectual property rights. The U.S. Trade Representative's annual report on global intellectual property kept China on its "Priority Watch List" for the 14th straight year and added ...

Suspects in ?6.4-B shabu smuggling case barred from travel
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 27) - The Bureau of Immigration on Friday issued a hold departure order against eight suspects in the smuggling of ?6.4 billion worth of illegal drugs from China. Barred from leaving the country are Chen Ju Long ...

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 ...

Guv: Bar exam topnotcher a source of inspiration to people
Sun Star - 2018-04-27
MARK John Simondo, the 2017 Bar examination topnotcher from the University of St. La Salle (USLS), is an inspiration to the people of Bacolod City and Negros Occidental, top officials said Thursday. In a press conference last night at 21 Bar and Restaurant ...

Australian nun's camp: We were denied due process
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-27
Fox's lawyer Jobert Pahilga in a press briefing said they were still in the process of exchanging documents to answer the Bureau of Immigration's (BI) charges, when news of the visa's cancellation surfaced. Fox was accused of engaging in partisan political ...

Recent Legislative Changes Improving Intellectual Property Protection in Qatar
Lexology - 2018-04-27
Qatar has historically held a positive outlook and recognition of intellectual property (IP) rights. Recently Qatar has been investing resources in promoting the development of a knowledge economy. To this end Qatar is taking significant steps towards ...

'Walk for a Cause' vs child labor to mark Labor Day
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-04-27
ILOILO CITY, Apr. 27 (PIA) - - The Department of Labor and Employment 6 (DOLE 6) will hold a regionwide simultaneous "Walk for a Cause," a march against child labor, to mark the celebration of Labor Day on May 1. In Iloilo, the Regional Inter-Agency ...

Serono Fights Biogen's Retrial Bid Over Nixed MS Drug Patent
Law360 - 2018-04-26
Law360 (April 26, 2018, 7:46 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal jury rightly found that a Biogen MA Inc. patent covering its multiple sclerosis treatment Avonex was invalid, because while the patent covered a new process, the treatment was decades old, EMD ...

Why the MCU Is Legally Obligated to Include Samuel L. Jackson
MovieWeb - 2018-04-26
As it turns out, however, Samuel L. Jackson and his inclusion in the MCU is pretty much a legal obligation by Marvel due to a copyright infringement from 2001. In the early 2000s, when Marvel was in its lowest financial state, famous Marvel writer Mark ...

SAS lauds US Supreme Court rulings in landmark patent and intellectual property cases
The Business Journals - 2018-04-26
CARY, N.C., April 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Supreme Court ruled in favor of analytics company SAS in a major patent and intellectual property case, SAS Institute v. Iancu. The Court found that the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) must issue ...

Tell it to SunStar: Bar exam
Sun Star - 2018-04-26
But the whole issue of overhauling or abolishing bar examination has not been in the agenda in the Supreme Court because the legal system in our country, especially in recruiting aspiring individuals to be lawyers, has been patterned after the American system.

Government of Canada launches Intellectual Property Strategy
Markets Insider - 2018-04-26
Canada's Intellectual Property Strategy will boost middle-class jobs and help our innovators compete on the global stage OTTAWA, April 26, 2018 /CNW/ - Intellectual property is a key component of an innovation economy. It helps Canadian innovators reach ...

DOLE eyes welfare benefits for jobless Pinoys
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-26
Gordon has already filed bill seeking to amend the Social Security Act of 1997 to include provisions on ... their target goals this year is the creation of a technical working group on job displacement/UI, the conduct of a national/regional dialogue ...

Rihanna's Fenty Clothing Line Will Reportedly Be Sued For Copyright Infringement
HotNewHipHop - 2018-04-26
Rihanna and PUMA may have a problem on their hands. Rihanna's Fenty brand has become a force to be reckoned with. Her line of cosmetics has been far outselling the competition, and she recently announced a highly-awaited lingerie collection. Her clothing ...

DOLE launches primer on the ASEAN Consensus on migrant workers
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-04-26
MANILA, APRIL 25 (PIA) -- Secretary Silvestre Bello III of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Department of Social Welfare and Development officer-in-charge, Secretary Emmanuel Leyco, led the launching of a primer on the ASEAN Consensus on ...

US Supreme Court leans toward backing Trump travel ban
The Manila Times - 2018-04-26
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University of St. La Salle graduate tops 2017 bar exam
philstar.com - 2018-04-26
The Supreme Court is set to hold a special en banc session at 10 a.m. today to deliberate on the results of the 2017 bar exams. The names of passers will be flashed on the screen inside the SC compound. In the 2016 bar exams, 3,747 out of 6,344 exam takers ...

La Salle U-Bacolod grad leads 1,724 Bar passers
Journal - 2018-04-26
Hisoler, University of San Carlos, 89.55 percent; Monica Anne Yap, San Beda College- Manila, 89.45 percent; Lorenzo Luigi Gayya, University of Sto. Tomas, 89.10 percent; Rheland S. Servacio, University of San Carlos, 89.00 percent; Krizza Fe Alcantara ...

Palace order out on Boracay as rehabilitation begins
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-26
"Most commercial establishments and residences are not connected to the sewerage infrastructure of Boracay Island, and waste products are not being disposed through the proper sewerage infrastructures in violation of environmental law, rules, and ...

Provincial graduates lead in 2017 bar exams
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-26
with examinees from Visayas and Mindanao filling up the top ranks. Monica Anne T. Yap of San Beda College-Manila (SBCM) was the only examinee in the top five to come from a Metro Manila-based university with a score of 89.45%. Krizza Fe P. Alcantara-Bagni ...

Labor sector eyes wage increase 'exemption' for Boracay workers
Sun Star - 2018-04-26
Wennie Sancho, labor representative to Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) in Western Visayas, said the first public hearing for the proposed wage increase in the region held at Aklan State University ... in cities of Iloilo and ...

La Salle-Bacolod graduate tops 2017 Bar exam
Journal - 2018-04-26
Balili, (University of San Carlos), 90.8%; Camille B. Remoroza( Ateneo de Davao University), 90.7%; Ivanne D'Laureil I. Hisoler (University of San Carlos), 89.55%; Monica Anne T. Yap (San Beda College-Manila), 89.45%; Lorenzo Luigi T. Gayya (University of Sto.

DOLE eyes OFW deployment to Russia
Rappler - 2018-04-26
The technical working group includes officials from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, the International Labor Affair Bureau and the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA). The group is tasked to set a series of policy consultations between ...

Gov't fast tracks Boracay West Cove demolition; owner cries harassment
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 26) -- The demolition of controversial Boracay West Cove resort on the western side of Boracay island has begun -- and it will only pick up pace from here, an official said Thursday. "West Cove is already half-demolished.

FULL LIST: Bacolod student tops 2017 Bar examinations
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 25 ... Tomas (UST), while two came from San Beda College in Manila. Also among the top scorers were Camille Remoroza of Ateneo de Davao, and Krizza Fe Alcantara-Bagni from St. Mary's University in Bayombong ...

Passing the torch: Justice Leonen, other law veterans welcome new blood
InterAksyon - 2018-04-26
Leonen prior to his appointment to the high court was involved in legal education, having sat as the dean of the University of the Philippines College of Law. Former solicitor general Florin Hilbay also sent words of guidance and wisdom to bar examinees.

Intellectual property crimes often 'hidden'
ECNS - 2018-04-26
Intellectual property thieves are resorting more to internet technology, including external servers and cloud platforms, to commit their crimes, which makes them harder to stop, a prosecutor at the Supreme People's Procuratorate said on Wednesday.

Answering Frequently Asked Questions About Intellectual Property
Liberian Observer - 2018-04-26
Intellectual property protection is critical in fostering innovation. Without protection of ideas, businesses and individuals would not reap the full benefits of their inventions and would focus less on research and development. Similarly, artists would ...

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