DOLE still working on HK$5,500 wage hike for Filipino HSWs
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-01
For his part, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Administrator Bernard P. Olalia said it is unlikely they will be appealing the pay hike. "Wage hikes [abroad] are a prerogative ...

BI blocks entry of suspected ISIS trainer into PHL
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-01
Clark Immigration Officer Marc Red MariƱas, in a report to BI Commissioner Jaime Morente, identified the suspected terrorist trainer as Naeem Hussain, 36, who was turned away when he arrived ...

Makati opens satellite tax payment centers for Q4
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-01
It will also serve clients during regular business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

DTI says P25 billion allocated for IT-BPO training under Trabaho bill - 2018-10-01
The government said the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-quality Opportunities or Trabaho bill is allocating a total of P25 billion for the information technology and business process ...

Suspected ISIS member stopped from entering PH
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 1) -- Immigration personnel barred a suspected ISIS member from entering the country for the second time, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Monday.

Rappler Talk: Dissecting the Trabaho bill
Rappler - 2018-10-01
MANILA, Philippines - The government is aiming to pass the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-Quality Opportunities (Trabaho) bill, which cuts corporate income tax to 20% and rationalizes fiscal incentives. The Department of Finance (DOF ...

Labor group calls for ?50 wage hike in NCR
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 30) -- A labor group on Sunday called on President Rodrigo Duterte to order the wage board for the National Capital Region to raise the minimum wage by at ...

Fast-tracking Security of Tenure bill seen at Senate
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-30
"Senate Bill 1826 is clear enough to meet the interests of the labor sector and the interests of the business sector," the senator said. The Security of Tenure bill is "pro-labor, pro-busine ...

Immigration bureau nabs 46 Chinese nationals wanted by Beijing for economic crimes
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-30
THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) has disclosed the arrest of 46 Chinese nationals who were being sought by authorities for their involvement in economic crimes in China. BI Commissioner Jaime ...

CA upholds ruling vs PCG official in P689.6-M anomaly
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-30
THE Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld the rulings issued by the Office of the Ombudsman that found another official of the Philippine Cost Guard (PCG) liable for the irregular release and ...

Gaming regulator cracks down on online gambling operators
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-30
Pagcor said it entered into a "mutual cooperation" agreement with the National Bureau of Investigation, the Philippine National Police and the Bureau of Immigration for a concerted drive ...

KPMG R.G. Manabat & Co. appoints new partners
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-30
She has extensive experience assisting clients in handling tax audits and investigations conducted by the Bureau of Internal Revenue and in applying for tax treaty relief and BIR confirmatory rulings.

DENR eyes more recycling facilities in Metro Manila
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-30
In 2008 the Supreme Court ordered the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and other agencies to clean up, rehabilitate and preserve Manila Bay, so that its waters can be fit for ...

Flashback: The Anita Hill hearings compared to today
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-30
He attended the College of the Holy Cross and Yale Law School. Thomas worked in the Reagan administration ... all white men--to avoid the optics on national television of them grilling Blasey.

170 illegal online gaming operators nabbed
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-30
THE PHILIPPINE Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has intensified the crackdown against illegal online gaming operators, saying it has raided some 170 establishments operating without licenses as of the first semester. In a statement over the ...

With Brexit clock ticking, Britain's May gathers fractious party
Rappler - 2018-09-30
Many Conservative MPs are anxious the party should present something more than Brexit divisions this week in Birmingham, as they eye the threat posed by the opposition Labor party. Leftist leader Jeremy Corbyn presented a radical economic program for ...

CA upholds dismissal of ex-Coast Guard officer over cash advances
Rappler - 2018-09-30
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) upheld the Office of the Ombudsman's ruling which found former Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) commander John Esplana liable for the irregular release and use of P689.6-million worth of cash advances in 2014.

Graduates receive P200,000 Dole welding machine starter kits
Sun Star - 2018-09-29
SOME 10 marginalized BataeƱos from Pilar, Bataan are now budding entrepreneurs thanks to a P200,000 livelihood assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole). The livelihood provision was initiated by the Local Government of Pilar ...

2 fall, P2.4M shabu seized
Journal - 2018-09-29
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) and the local government of Naga Cebu are finalizing mechanisms for the provision of emergency employment for workers affected by the massive landslide last week. DoLE Cebu Provincial Field Office Head ...

Troy Rike just wants to be left alone after Immigration arrest
Rappler - 2018-09-29
MANILA, Philippines - Life goes on for NU Bulldogs forward Troy Rike after starting off his one-and-done UAAP career on the wrong foot. A day after news broke out that the Gilas cadet was detained by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on allegations of being ...

2 Koreans nabbed in Pampanga drug buy-bust
Rappler - 2018-09-29
Pabilona said Hong was an English translator. He said the Bureau of Immigration issued a deportation order against her in 2016. Song had been in Angeles City for several weeks as a tourist. "These two would transfer from one motel to another in order to ...

NU's Troy Rike: I was arrested for being an 'illegal alien'
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 29) -- National University Bulldog and Gilas Pilipinas Cadet Troy Rike revealed to CNN Philippines that he was arrested by the Bureau of Immigration (BI ...

Trump orders FBI probe of Kavanaugh as Senate delays final vote
Rappler - 2018-09-29
WASHINGTON D.C., USA - US President Donald Trump ordered a new FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against his Supreme Court pick Friday, September 28, as the Senate delayed a vote on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to make way for the probe.

Zeppelin Must Face New 'Stairway' Copyright Trial: 9th Circ.
Law360 - 2018-09-28
But following a closely-watched trial, which included testimony from the legendary rockers, the jurors returned a verdict that the protectable elements of the two songs were not similar enough to constitute copyright infringement. On Friday, Paez and the ...

Court of Appeals orders drug convict freed - 2018-09-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Court of Appeals (CA) reversed on Thursday the ruling of a Quezon City court convicting a man of drug pushing after finding that the police officers failed to follow the proper protocol in taking an inventory of the evidence.

First vote on embattled U.S. court nominee after fraught hearing
Rappler - 2018-09-28
"I've never sexually assaulted anyone, not in high school, not in college, not ever." In addition to Blasey Ford, two other women have come forward with allegations of assault against Kavanaugh, against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement. Thursday's ...

Trump demands confirmation vote on Kavanaugh, praises testimony
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-28
Christine Blasey Ford, a California psychology professor, told the Senate on Thursday that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while they were both in high school. She said she is "100 percent ...

Trillanes to return home after arrest deferred
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-28
"Although this Court is not a party to the petition pending before the Supreme Court, it takes judicial note of the Supreme Court en banc Resolution dated September 11, 2018 giving this Court leeway to resolve the factual issues cited therein," the ...

PNB to absorb thrift bank unit PNB Savings
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-28
PHILIPPINE National Bank (PNB) said it will consolidate its thrift unit within its commercial bank operation, widening its exposure to retail and small business clients. In a filing Friday, PNB said it will be fully integrating its wholly-owned PNB Savings ...

Nomination, application for Chief Justice post opens September 29
UNTV - 2018-09-28
QUEZON CITY, Philippines - Twenty-one members of the House Committee on Justice, chaired by Representative Doy Leachon agreed that the impeachment complaint against the seven magistrates of the Supreme Court (SC) is sufficient in form. The respondents ...

OWWA gives cash assistance to 'Ompong' affected OFWs
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-28
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Sept. 25 (PIA) - - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in Region 2 is now processing applications for the cash calamity assistance for the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families who were affected by ...

Will fixed salaries for bus drivers make for better, safer driving? - 2018-09-28
This new system could not immediately be implemented because the Bus Operators Association of the Philippines (PBOAP), the Southern Luzon Bus Operators ... It cited that the DOLE created a Technical Working Group that conducted meetings and consultations ...

Understanding Kris Aquino the businesswoman and her financial woes
InterAksyon - 2018-09-28
(Philstar/File photo) Kris Aquino opened up about her financial troubles in relation to some of her entrepreneurial endeavors and mentioned that she was "deceived" by her business partner in two of her ventures. View this post on Instagram (EDITED 3 ...

Dumaguete City implements P161M infra projects
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-28
City Public Information Officer Dems Demecillo said most of these projects are implemented by the City Engineers Office and exclude those that were awarded to private construction firms and national agencies ... back of Foundation University and near ...

Japanese investors anxious on TRAIN 2 impact - 2018-09-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The second package of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law gives "anxieties" to Japanese companies in the country, particularly the rationalization of the tax incentives in Philippine Economic Zone Authority ...

PDEA-1 establishes inter-agency committee vs illegal drugs
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-28
While the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Philippine Postal Corporation (PhilPost), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA ...

Metro Manila workers expect at least P20 minimum wage hike in October
Rappler - 2018-09-28
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the wage order that sets the minimum wage at P512 in the capital region is expiring in October 5. "It could be [a] minimum of P20 and above. That's within the range," Bello said in a media briefing Thursday ...

780 Makati SPED learners get P5,000 each; city launches SPEED for SPED program
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-28
At the ceremony held at Makati Science High School, Mayor Abby Binay shared that even when she was still in Congress, she had recognized and sought to address the needs of children with special needs, as well as those of their parents and guardians.

Brett Kavanaugh's full opening testimony
Fox News - 2018-09-28
Never. I'm here today to tell the truth. I've never sexually assaulted anyone. Not in high school, not in college, not ever. Sexual assault is horrific. One of my closest friends to this day is a woman who was sexually abused and who, in the 1990s when we ...

Nintendo Lawsuit Stops Real-World Mario Kart Company in Its Tracks
Fortune - 2018-09-28
Watch out Waluigi--the days of go karters ripping up the streets of Tokyo dressed up like a Super Mario character are over, after Nintendo won its copyright infringement lawsuit against Marika Co ...

KDB Expands Intellectual Property Force With 5 Hires
Law360 - 2018-09-28
Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni PLLC onboarded five attorneys during the first days of autumn in Boston, New York and Washington, D.C., substantially expanding a national intellectual property team that prides itself on a boutique culture even as it plants its feet ...

21 questions Brett Kavanaugh could face under oath
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-28
Is putting a woman's name in your yearbook without her knowledge a respectful way to treat women? 13 ... you did not have sex until years after college. Do you believe that a virgin, as you ...

READ: Brett Kavanaugh's opening testimony
WPLG - 2018-09-27
Not in high school, not in college, not ever. Sexual assault is horrific ... In 1992, I worked for the Office of the Solicitor General in the Department of Justice. In 1993, I clerked on the Supreme Court for Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Workers in 4 regions to get wage hike - 2018-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Minimum wage earners in Northern Mindanao, Cagayan Valley, Mimaropa and Metro Manila are likely to get a salary increase at the earliest by next month, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said yesterday. DOLE ...

Exxon, Shell, Chevron face inquiry hearing for human rights violations in New York
Greenpeace International - 2018-09-27
Gowling WLG Senior Environmental Law Practitioner; Cynthia Williams, Osler Chair in Business Law Osgoode Hall Law School; John Knox, Former Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment; and Daniel Zarrilli, Senior Environmental Consultant Office ...

POEA lifts deployment ban to Micronesia - 2018-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Filipino workers are now allowed to return and work in Micronesia following the partial lifting of the deployment ban. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello yesterday reported that the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA ...

'Don Quixote' ballet, flamenco dance and more opens in October
The News Journal - 2018-09-27
The Old College Gallery is showcasing indigenous Arctic art in ... Next are pianist Daniel Carunchio on Oct. 11, Russian vocalists Lyra on Oct. 18 and the Brandywine Harp Orchestra in a Halloween concert Oct. 25. Back with Bach.

Social Watch youth, community leaders turn over 200,000 signatures to JV for UHC, tobacco tax hike
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-27
SOME 250 students of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) and Social Watch Philippines (SWP) Youth recently turned over to the Senate the 200,000 signatures they gathered in support ...

SC ruling affirms new compensation scheme for bus drivers, conductors
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-27
On the other hand, they argued that the LTFRB circular deprive them of the capital they invested in their business in violation of their right to due process of law. Petitioners also claimed that ...

The nature of ownership for condominium corporations
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-27
All of these individuals would need places to live while they contribute to the Philippine economy ... and corporations are Filipinos, or a corporation/association, which has 60 percent Filipino ...

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