DOLE seeks to profile child laborers nationwide
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 9) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said it has set guidelines for the profiling of more than 2 million child laborers in the country. It defines child labor to be "any work of economic activity ...

Profiling of child laborers pushed
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-04-09
MANILA, April 9 -- The labor department has released guidelines on the profiling of child laborers to effectively draw them away from child labor and its worst forms. Child labor refers to any work or economic activity performed by children under 18 years ...

Profiling of child laborers pushed
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-04-09
Child labor refers to any work or economic activity performed by children ... Targeting System for Poverty Reduction of the Department of Social Welfare and Development and through the Community Based Monitoring System implemented by various local ...

Philippine detention centers and the price of criminal justice
Rappler - 2018-04-09
In the Supreme Court decision of Allado v. Diokno, the SC pronounced that, "[t] he sovereign power has the inherent right to protect itself and its people from vicious acts which endanger the proper administration of justice; [...] This is essential for ...

BIR ordered to refund nearly P900M to PAL
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-08
THE Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) ordered the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to refund Philippine Airlines, Inc. (PAL) nearly P900 million in taxes on jet fuel imports. In a 23-page decision dated April 3, the CTA Third Division ruled in favor of PAL ...

Be compliant
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-08
Business enterprises that have gross revenues exceeding P10 million for the year are covered by these rules. The coverage of the compilation services and the responsibilities of the CPA in terms of the services rendered and the issuance of the certificate ...

UP Law students win Intl Environmental Law Moot Court Competition
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-08
In Photo: Students from the University of the Philippines College of Law in Diliman, Quezon City, were named champions at the International Rounds of the 22nd Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition hosted from March 22 to 24 by the ...

ConCom to decide federal structure, bill of rights
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-08
As for the judicial branch, Mr. Generoso said the matter remained under deliberation in the subcommittee level as ConCom members were still studying the judiciary system at the regional level and the possible creation of a regional Supreme Court and a ...

Grave implications of contractualization in fast food firms
philstar.com - 2018-04-08
Earlier, Jalbuena's predecessor Johnson CaƱete, reportedly ordered PLDT to regularize thousands of contractuals. Regional Director Zenaida Campita of southern Tagalog region is well-known for her advocacy for regularization, as many companies in ...

Is the government prepared for Boracay's closure?
Rappler - 2018-04-08
The closure order will proceed, as ordered by the President, on April 26, just before Laboracay - the annual Labor Day event that draws thousands of tourists. With less than 3 weeks before the closure, the government has yet to divulge its detailed ...

BIR imposes penalties on amended tax returns
philstar.com - 2018-04-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) will impose a 20 percent interest and 25 percent penalty for taxpayers with amended returns that contain additional taxes unaccounted for in their previous income tax declarations, according to ...

FBI shuts down sex classifieds giant Backpage
Rappler - 2018-04-07
The notice said: "backpage.com and affiliated websites have been seized as part of an enforcement action by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the US Postal Inspection Service, and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, with ...

Australian Government commences consultation into efficacy of copyright law
Lexology - 2018-04-07
The Australian Department of Communications and Arts has commenced a consultation into the effectiveness of the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Act 2015 (Amendment) which was implemented in an attempt to reduce the downloading of copyright material.

China Tightens Scrutiny Over the Transfer of Intellectual Property Rights to Foreign Parties
JD Supra - 2018-04-06
The Measures on the Transfer of Intellectual Property Rights to Foreign Parties (Pilot) ("Measures," click here for the Chinese-language text) (dated March 18 and published March 29, 2018, with immediate effect) tighten scrutiny over the transfer of ...

Political Fair Use Argument Fails to Rescue Republicans from Copyright Claim
JD Supra - 2018-04-06
Dhillon sued the blog for copyright infringement. Somehow, the Republican National Committee ("RNC") got a hold of the photograph and turned it into an attack ad against Quist. The RNC slapped the photo onto a mailer, printed a treble clef musical ...

PET recount uncovers excess ballots for Leni
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-06
The recount conducted by the Supreme Court--sitting as the PET--seeks to settle the election protest filed by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. against Vice President Leni Robredo. "There was a precinct in Bato in Camarines Sur that registered the ...

Toughened by UP, lecturer at Melbourne University
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-06
Her last job before migrating Down Under in 2003 was as Asia-Pacific regional manager for a British multinational ... In her early 20s, when several of her high-school and college friends were leaving one after the other to either work or migrate overseas ...

Aguirre quits, Guevarra takes over as DoJ chief
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-06
He took up graduate studies in Economics at the University of the Philippines after obtaining his AB degree ... was commander of the AFP force that retook Marawi City from Islamic State-inspired terrorists. Albayalde was on the shortlist of officers ...

What you need to know about Charter Change and its possible effects on the education sector
Bulatlat - 2018-04-06
(In a series of articles, IBON tackles proposals to amend the 1987 Philippine Constitution*, focusing on social ... The house subcommittee on the other hand grants each state the power to provide basic and secondary education without particularizing ...

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Sued for Copyright Infringement
American University Intellectual Property Brief - 2018-04-06
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are involved in a lawsuit for alleged copyright infringement for their hit single "The Rest of Our Life." Sean Carey and Beau Golden claim that the song copies notes that are original elements of their song, "When I Found ...

PUBG Corp. Sues Mobile Dev For Copyright Infringement
Rolling Stone - 2018-04-05
In court documents obtained by Torrent Freak, PUBG Corp. accuses two of NetEase's games, Rules of Survival and Knives Out, of copyright infringement, trade dress infringement and unfair business competition. In paragraph 50 of the document, PUBG Corp ...

Taxes key in war on 'lifestyle' disease - health experts
Rappler - 2018-04-05
PARIS, France - Global health leaders declared war on lifestyle diseases Thursday, April 5, decrying the impact of tobacco, alcohol and soft drinks on the world's poor, while calling for taxes to curb consumption and finance healthcare. In half-a-dozen ...

Fix the Judicial and Bar Council
Rappler - 2018-04-05
When Maria Lourdes Sereno applied to join the Supreme Court in 2010, she submitted a single Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth or SALN: that of 2006. The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) certified this in a December 2017 letter to Reynaldo Umali ...

Sereno wants 4 associate justices to inhibit from quo warranto proceedings
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 4) - Chief Justice on-leave Maria Lourdes Sereno is seeking the inhibition of four of her colleagues from any Supreme Court (SC) proceedings in the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida.

China issues new rules tightening up on overseas transfers of intellectual property rights (IPR)
JD Supra - 2018-04-04
On 29 March 2018, the Chinese State Council released the External Transfer of Intellectual Property Rights Measures (for trial implementation) (the IPR Overseas Transfer Measures) providing for further governmental scrutiny of overseas transfers of IPR ...

S&P sees gradual tax reform benefits
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-04
"We are now looking at a second package in terms of corporate tax reforms, but we are likely to see that implemented as early as next year. The credit rater expects Philippine gross domestic product (GDP) to expand by 6.5% this year. If ...

Nick Saban responds to LeBron James's 'Shop Talk' copyright infringement letter
Saturday Down South - 2018-04-04
On Monday, NBA star LeBron James -- one of the most famous athletes in the world -- sent a letter to Alabama to ask the Crimson Tide to stop their new "Shop Talk" series, as he (or, more likely, his lawyers) believe it infringes on a copyright for ...

Nick Saban: Alabama's 'Shop Talk' show will go on despite LeBron James' copyright complaint
New York Daily News - 2018-04-04
"Uninterrupted" sent a letter to Alabama, citing concerns over copyright infringement and intellectual property. "I'm sorry someone can be offended by something we were having fun with." Following Tuesday's win over Toronto in Cleveland, James was told ...

Trump promises to deploy military to Mexican border
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-04
Trump accused Mexico of abetting and profiting from illegal immigration, which he pledged in his 2016 election campaign to halt. "The caravan makes me very sad that this could happen to the United States, where you have thousands of people that just ...

Palace expects police to submit drug war docs to SC
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 4) -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) should submit the necessary documents on the drug war to the Supreme Court, MalacaƱang said Wednesday. "Since the Supreme Court itself has apparently made a final order for ...

Duterte: Total ceasefire, halt to revolutionary taxes among conditions for renewed peace talks
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 4) -- President Rodrigo Duterte says again that he is open to talking peace with the New People's Army (NPA), but only if certain conditions are met. Speaking at the inauguration of the Lisap bridge in Bongabong ...

Microsoft alleges CHS copyright infringement
Nashville Post - 2018-04-03
Global technology giant Microsoft is alleging that local hospital operator Community Health Systems committed "willful copyright infringement and willful breach of its contractual obligations" during the course of its recent selloff of subsidiaries and ...

Sereno spokesperson: Chief Justice to attend SC session on ouster petition
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 3) -- The Chief Justice will attend a Supeme Court (SC) en banc session regarding her ouster, he spokesman said. Speaking to CNN Philippines Tuesday, Sereno spokesperson Jojo Lacanilao said the Chief Justice would ...

Labor group to MalacaƱang: Don't pass fight vs contractualization to Congress
Rappler - 2018-04-03
MANILA, Philippines - A labor group expressed disappointment after MalacaƱang admitted it cannot end contractualization by itself as that would require action from Congress. In a statement, labor group Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa ...

Duterte again opening door for peace talks with Left
Rappler - 2018-04-03
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte again said he was open to resuming peace talks with communists as long as a mutual ceasefire was declared, communists stop extorting from businesses, and stop trying to establish a "revolutionary government.

Executive course on real-estate marketing set for April 7-28
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-03
Discounts are available for Creba members, government personnel, De La Salle University alumni and early payments. To register, please call 400-7405, 400-5425, 230-5100 loc. 3802 (CSB) or 373-2270 to 75 (Creba), or e-mail address: [email protected] or ...

Court of last resort flip flops once again
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-03
In an en banc decision dated March 26, with 7 justices voting in favor of Philippine Airlines ... list beyond lawyers and judges to include participation from academe, civil society and the business community in gathering nominees for both the Court ...

SC en banc orders government to submit records of operations related to drug war
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-03
This file photo taken on August 2, 2017 shows residents looking at the body of an alleged drug user killed by unidentified assailants in Manila. -- AFP The Supreme Court (SC), sitting en banc, on Tuesday, April 3, gave the Office of the Solicitor General ...

Chinese woman admits cheating on US college admission exam
InterAksyon - 2018-04-03
That passport was used by Yue Wang, a Chinese student at Hult International Business School in Cambridge who prosecutors said took the TOEFL on behalf of Huang and at least two other Chinese women seeking to gain admission to U.S. universities. In each ...

Did Imee Marcos 'gatecrash' the VP ballot recount site?
Rappler - 2018-04-03
It was not surprising for Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos to show up at the Supreme Court (SC) as the ballot recount for the vice presidential electoral protest began on Monday, April 2. After all, it was her brother, ex-senator Ferdinand "Bongbong ...

10 Coca-Cola workers face charges after a protest in Davao City
Davao Today - 2018-04-03
Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines laid off more than 700 employees last month as part of the organizational structure assessment due to the Tax Reform for Acceleration ... within the beverage industry and in the business landscape as a whole, the Coca-Cola ...

Trump outraged over Mexico migrant 'caravan'
Rappler - 2018-04-03
WASHINGTON DC, USA - President Donald Trump lashed out in fury Monday, April 2, over immigration, an outburst triggered by images of a "caravan" of hundreds of Central American migrants headed toward the US border. For the second straight day ...

Wall Street to Trump: No trade wars. And lay off Amazon
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-03
The Dow fell 459 points and the Nasdaq plunged almost 3%. The stock slump also spread to Asia, with Japan's benchmark Nikkei index sliding more than 1% on Tuesday morning. Trump's repeated and vociferous attacks on Amazon unnerved investors because they ...

Budget chief: Boracay shutdown in April 'too soon'
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-03
They're not ready yet." The Budget Secretary's sentiments run contrary to a recommendation by the Departments of Interior and Local Government, Environment and Natural Resources, and Tourism. The three departments pushed for a total closure running for six ...

DENR holds adjudication hearing on seized container vans in Ozamiz
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-04-03
DENR is pursuing a more vigorous campaign against environmental law violators as environmental law enforcement is one of the priority thrusts of DENR, Cabatuan added. (Shaine Mae Nagtalon/PIA Misamis Occidental)

Factory activity picks up despite inflation
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-02
A PMI reading above 50 suggests improvement in business conditions, while a score below that signals deterioration. The Philippine reading in March signaled "further improvement in the health of the sector," report read, with rate of output growth ...

Groups to hold vigil for Sereno as SC starts summer session in Baguio
Rappler - 2018-04-02
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines - At least 20 civil society groups vowed to hold a vigil at the Supreme Court (SC) compound here to persuade the tribunal to junk the petition for quo warranto against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. The SC will start their ...

B.I.R.: Understaffed but still reaching for the sky
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-02
"This year we expect to get the succeeding packages of the tax-reform program through the legislative process. Included in these packages are cuts in the corporate income tax-rate, which we expect to balance with the modernization of the many incentives ...

Executive privilege shields President Duterte from inquiries
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-02
So, former president Benigno Aquino and former Health secretary Janet Garin can invoke executive privilege when the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption bring them to court for the Dengvaxia mess as, first, whatever the two officials discussed was part ...

Who really won VP race? Recount begins
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-02
THE Supreme Court, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, will begin today the recount of votes for the 2016 vice presidential elections to determine who between former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Vice President Leni Robredo actually won the ...

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