Bulacan court convicts Palparan, 2 others for disappearance of 2 UP coeds in 2006
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-17
Jovito S. Palparan Jr. and two other Army officers to reclusion perpetua, or a maximum of 40 years in jail, for their role in the disappearance of two University of the Philippines (UP ...

Sangil: Draw inspiration from these people
Sun Star - 2018-09-17
Retired Police General Enrique "Ike Galang" coming from a family considered really very poor. Studied in the Philippine Military Academy and later Assitant Commissioner of Bureau of Immigration. Former Tarlac City Mayor Gelacio "Ace" Manalang who sold ...

Sister Fox appeals denial of missionary visa extension
Rappler - 2018-09-17
MANILA, Philippines - Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox ... General Jovito Palparan is guilty of the kidnapping and serious illegal detention of two University of the Philippines students in 2006.

The long road to conviction of former Army general Jovito Palparan
InterAksyon - 2018-09-17
Empe├▒o and Cadapan, known student-activists enrolled at the University of the Philippines ... He was arrested in August 2014 after being spotted in Sta. Mesa, Manila, where he had been hiding at the time. He reportedly also hid in Bulacan, Pampanga ...

The lives hazing victims left behind
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-17
He was a culinary arts sophomore at De La Salle - College of ... in Ateneo de Manila University Law School. His father had been a fratman from the University of the Philippines, and the family ...

TRAIN 2: Stop, look and listen!
philstar.com - 2018-09-17
Unlike the approved House Bill, the Senate version seeks the total repeal of the preferential tax rate of 10% for proprietary educational institutions and hospitals under Section 27 of the National Internal Revenue Code, so that they will be taxed as an ...

Two Filipinos hurt in Hong Kong due to Typhoon Mangkhut
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 17) -- As Typhoon Ompong (international name Mangkhut) left the Philippines in devastation, it moved to bring its wrath to Hong Kong. The Foreign Affairs ...

PSA starts survey on occupational wages, ISLE
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-17
ILOILO CITY, Sept. 17 (PIA) -- The Philippine Statistics Authority will conduct the 2018 Occupational Wages Survey (OWS) and Integrated Survey on Labor and Employment (ISLE) starting today, September 17. Provincial Statistics Officer Nelida C. Amolar is ...

Professor speaks out about 'sexual assault' by Trump Supreme Court pick
Rappler - 2018-09-17
I did not do this back in high school or at any time." Ford, who is a registered Democrat herself, told the Post in an interview that one summer in the early 1980s Kavanaugh and a friend, both of whom were "stumbling drunk," cornered her in a bedroom at a ...

Airport workers go overtime for Ompong
philstar.com - 2018-09-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Personnel of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), Bureau of Immigration and Bureau of Customs at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have been asked to extend working hours to assist passengers whose flights ...

SC: P0.10 levy vs oil tankers constitutional
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-16
THE Supreme Court (SC) has unanimously declared constitutional a provision in Republic Act (RA) 9483 that compels operators of petroleum tankers and barges to pay a 10-centavo levy per liter for ...

SSS leads backers of Package 2 of tax reforms
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-16
Dooc said lowering the CIT rate spells additional disposable income for employers, which, in turn, would lead to business expansions and more jobs. In turn, this translates to more SSS members.

Owwa has P100M for typhoon-hit OFW kin; DFA helps the stranded
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-16
THE Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) has allocated P100 million to provide cash aid to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families affected by Typhoon Ompong (international ...

Can the PHL fully participate in ASEAN Taxation Cooperation?
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-16
Embracing the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEoI), whether in the form of FATCA and/or CRS, affects stakeholders ranging from the government and businesses down to the ordinary consumers of financial products and services. As such, the uncertainties ...

BI denies extension of Australian nun's missionary visa
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 16) -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) denied the request of an Australian nun to extend her missionary visa to the country. In a statement released Sunday ...

Philippines denies extension of Sister Fox's missionary visa
Rappler - 2018-09-16
MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Immigration announced on Sunday, September 16, that it denied the request of Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox to extend her missionary visa. The BI rejected Fox's request through a two-page order signed on Thursday ...

Has China's most famous actress been disappeared by the Communist Party?
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-16
In September, China's Peking University released a report ... "It has long been an open secret that a movie budget is a great place to hide money," said Landreth. The Communist Party's leadership ...

PhilHealth accreditation stays, hospitals fined
philstar.com - 2018-09-15
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) is imposing fines on erring hospitals instead of outright suspension or revocation of their accreditation, to ensure their continued services for its members and dependents.

Trainings on CAS compliance, SC labor rulings slated in Cebu
philstar.com - 2018-09-15
MANILA, Philippines -- The Center for Global Best Practices will bring two of its special trainings: "BIR Computerized Accounting System Compliance for Medium and Large Taxpayers" on Sept. 20, 2018 and "Critical Supreme Court Decisions on Labor ...

Trump Supreme Court pick denies 1980s sexual assault story
Rappler - 2018-09-15
WASHINGTON, DC, USA - President Donald Trump's conservative pick for the Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh denied on Friday, September 14, involvement in an alleged sexual assault on a woman while they were in high school in the 1980s. In a statement ...

DOLE to offer emergency work in Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya
Rappler - 2018-09-15
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is set to provide emergency employment for residents in Cagayan, Isabela, and Nueva Vizcaya who will be displaced by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut). DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III ...

27th Minbizcon opens in Tagum City
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-15
TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, Sept. 13 (PIA)-- With some 800 participants, the 27th Mindanao Business Conference (Minbizcon) today opens at Big 8 Corporate Hotel in Tagum City. Bannering the theme, "Building a Shared Future for Mindanao", the 27th ...

Trillanes sued for inciting to sedition over anti-Duterte remarks
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-14
Labor Undersecretary Jacinto Paras on Friday has filed inciting to sedition charges against Trillanes, who is still under Senate custody due to an amnesty row with the administration. Paras ...

German Federal Court of Justice submits copyright dispute over YouTube to CJEU
JD Supra - 2018-09-14
It is undisputed that the upload constituted a copyright infringement on the part of the respective users. However, they acted under pseudonyms and are therefore unknown. For this reason the plaintiff turned to YouTube. As a result, YouTube blocked some of ...

Hope springs eternal for finance chief amid protests, concern over TRAIN 2
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-14
which would cut corporate income taxes and "rationalize" fiscal incentives to business, is made difficult by three factors. The first is time constraint, since the lawmakers first have to work ...

Mondaq - 2018-09-14
YouTube already uses such a system -- called Content ID -- to protect copyright infringement, but the technology to do this is extremely expensive and has taken over 11 years to build and refine. Article 11, although has gained a considerable light of ...

Cheap Gas: Six simple tips to get good deals on fuel
AutoIndustriya.com - 2018-09-14
One thing the savvy motorist should do is to log on to the Department of Energy's website as they publish the prevalent retail fuel prices at the pump every week (https://www.doe.gov.ph/retail-pump-prices-metro-manila) for the National Capital Region.

U.S.-China tariffs: The next round could hit Fitbits, dishwashers, and garlic seasoning
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-14
(CNN) -- American consumers may soon get a taste of the trade tensions between the United States and China. Thousands of goods, ranging from dishwashers to Fitbit fitness trackers to food ...

SWS: Self-rated unemployment drops in second quarter of 2018
philstar.com - 2018-09-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The number of unemployed Filipinos dropped by 2.3 million in the second quarter of the year, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed. However, the latest unemployment rate was four points higher than the 15.7 percent ...

TRAIN 2 year-end OK in Senate faces delay
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-13
Gatchalian, said for his part--also at the Arangkada Forum--that his committee will work to safeguard the incentives of the electronics and semiconductors sector, as well as business-process ...

Taxation of offshore gaming and its implications
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-13
In September 2016 the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) started issuing Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations licenses that allow entities to engage in the business of offshore gaming ...

Stakeholders oppose possible grant of nationwide franchise to RE firm
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-13
Organization of Socialized Housing Developers of the Philippines, Center for Renewable Energy and Science and Technology, Renewable Energy Association of the Philippines, Philippine Rural ...

EU Parliament approves controversial copyright law
Euronews - 2018-09-13
The law states that technology platforms must filter the things people post on them, and check for copyright infringement- in addition to fears about blocking the flow of content, it introduces concerns about online surveillance. Guillermo Beltra ...

Gov. Garcia invites Batae├▒os to visit job search website
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-13
"If you will visit the website, you will see hundreds of job opportunities whether blue collar, skilled worker, professional, helper, driver, labor and others as we continue to add more after getting the information," Garcia said. Public Employment ...

Joint Foreign Chambers: 'Leave PEZA alone'
philstar.com - 2018-09-12
The Philippine Ecozones Association (PHILEA) earlier warned that TRAIN 2 may result in loss of jobs, lower production output and exports, capital flight and other setbacks on the gains achieved in the past decades through the incentives afforded ecozone ...

Tax perks bill to cause bigger trade gap: JFC
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-12
You have tax reforms. You have higher taxes for several ... My biggest worry is that someone will tinker with the BPO [business-process outsourcing] industry and, as a result, you have a decline ...

EU parliament votes to stop Hungary's 'threat' to democracy
Rappler - 2018-09-12
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto wasted little time in slamming the vote as "nothing less than the petty revenge of pro-immigration politicians." With elections for a new parliament in May 2019, the vote reflects growing pushback among ...

Aquino, 5 other presidents delegated amnesty review to committees
Rappler - 2018-09-12
Final decisions or determinations of the Commission shall be appealable to the Court of Appeals." In 1996, Ramos then issued Proclamations 723 and 724 amending Proclamation 347. Proclamation 724 granted amnesty to members of the Rebolusyonaryong ...

Fari├▒as bloc takes Suarez minority leadership row to SC
Rappler - 2018-09-12
MANILA, Philippines - Former House majority leader Rodolfo Fari├▒as made good on his promise to go to the Supreme Court (SC) to contest the minority leadership of Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez. Fari├▒as, who represents Ilocos Norte 1st ...

Bam Aquino: Senators won't pass TRAIN 2 as it is
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-12
You have the Japanese Chamber of Commerce, you have the [business process outsourcing] industry, the semiconductors industry," said Aquino. "All told this is about a million plus, maybe aabot din ...

Inflation, the peso, and overall spending
philstar.com - 2018-09-11
Domestic prices have been on the front burner of Philippine concerns in recent times. Inflationary times. Though Philippine inflation had been relatively modest prior to 2018, the inflation rate has steadily risen since the beginning of the year.

P310 new minimum wage in Bicol
Journal - 2018-09-11
Bicol director Alvin Villamore of the Department of Labor and Employment said the new minimum wage passed difficult deliberation with representatives of the RTWPB. The Board considered the mounting prices of food products, particularly rice and other basic ...

Duterte blames labor group's strikes for factory closures
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 11) - President Rodrigo Duterte weave through numerous topic during his televised tête-à-tête with Chief Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo. While talking ...

Duterte talks about Trillanes, ouster plot, rice supply woes, third telco player in interview
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 11) -- President Rodrigo Duterte did not hold back in discussing his issues with Senator Antonio Trillanes IV during a sit-down interview with his chief ...

What will Duterte say?
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-09-11
And when hunger strikes, anything can happen. As this column went to press, the Supreme Court had not yet decided on the temporary restraining order sought by Trillanes to stop Duterte from ...

Workers' strikes result of Duterte's policy failure - labor groups
Rappler - 2018-09-11
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - Labor groups hit back at President Rodrigo Duterte, saying that strikes are a result of the Chief Executive's failure to uplift working conditions. In a live interview with Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo ...

Supreme Court denies Trillanes TRO petition
Sun Star - 2018-09-11
These are the mutiny at the Oakwood Premiere Hotel in Makati on July 27, 2003 and the Manila Peninsula siege on November 29, 2007. The coup d'├ętat case that was filed against the senator is a non-bailable offense and has a penalty of life imprisonment. (PNA)

Bong Go launches Malasakit Center in Bacolod
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-11
Under the program, patients are assisted in availing themselves of the services and financial assistance provided by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), Philippine Amusement and Games Corporation ... from people's tax and the program ...

Supreme Court denies Trillanes plea for temporary restraining order on Duterte order
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 11) -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday denied the petition of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to issue a temporary restraining order on the proclamation of ...

Ex-Immigration officials appeal bail denial
philstar.com - 2018-09-10
MANILA, Philippines -- Former Bureau of Immigration (BI) commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles as well as retired police officer Wenceslao "Wally" Sombero Jr. have urged the Sandiganbayan to reconsider its earlier ruling denying their petition ...

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