Reducing wealth inequality by taxing land and bequest
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-26
or start a business," said Ottmar Edenhofer, coauthor of the study, emphasizing further that: "Smart taxing of bequests and land can, thus, help to reduce both intra- and intergenerational wealth inequality." "We see a widening gap between rich and ...

DOLE order to recall labor attach├ę from HK making human traffickers happy: OFW groups
InterAksyon - 2018-03-26
Labor attach├ę Jalilo dela Torre, seen here in file photo from PASEI newsletter, has drawn support from many OFW groups who denounced the DOLE order recalling him from HK. ORIGINAL IMAGE FROM SUNWEBHK.COM MANILA - Various OFW groups including victims of ...

Advocates in Canada call for an end to violence against women migrant workers
Bulatlat - 2018-03-25
However, Anakbayan-Toronto said it is no less than the Philippine Court of Appeals that is failing Veloso after it denied her request to provide a recorded testimony in the case against her recruiters. In Canada, caregivers, who are mostly women ...

SSS to go after 7,000 delinquent employers under WDLG program
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-25
THE Social Security System (SSS) said it would go after 7,000 delinquent ... the case will be referred to the Legal Enforcement Group of the SSS for filing of criminal charges, he said.

DENR task force eyes eviction of El Nido environment law violators, beach squatters
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-25
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has started to conduct a resort-to-resort inspection in El Nido, Palawan, to identify violators of environmental laws. In particular, the DENR is in search of establishments that directly discharge ...

Is growth sustainable?
BusinessWorld - 2018-03-25
Second, increased agricultural productivity will free up labor that can be shifted toward higher productivity manufacturing. Third, increased agricultural productivity will mean wider and lower-costing inputs to agro-industrialization, i.e. manufacturing ...

How an 'outdated' law is preventing PH drug war victory
Rappler - 2018-03-25
(LIST: Minors, college students killed in Duterte's drug war ... More and more problems have accumulated from not updating the law since then. Congress has so far approved only one amendment to the law, and it involves the witnesses required for the ...

Millennial job-matching may help solve US labor-market puzzle
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-24
"Matching up smart kids, but maybe with fewer technical skills, with businesses that need those ... down from 6.6 just after the last recession ended in mid-2009, according to Labor Department data compiled by Bloomberg. Employers added a greater-than ...

Ombudsman upholds plunder, graft charges against ex-Immigration officials Argosino, Robles
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 23 ... The embattled public officials are both members of the San Beda College of Law's Lex Talionis Fraternitas Inc., the same fraternity group of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre and President Rodrigo Duterte.

Law360's Intellectual Property Editorial Advisory Board
Law360 - 2018-03-23
Law360 (March 23, 2018, 4:43 PM EDT) -- Law360 is pleased to announce the formation of its 2018 Intellectual Property editorial advisory board. The purpose of the editorial advisory board is to get feedback on Law360's coverage and gain insight from ...

Ex-immigration officials in bribery scandal charged with plunder
Rappler - 2018-03-23
MANILA, Philippines - Ombudsman prosecutors on Friday, March 23, filed plunder charges against former immigration deputy commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles and alleged middleman Wally Sombero before the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan.

Intellectual Property Law Update: Part one
Lexology - 2018-03-23
Tweet tweet! Not so fast! Copyright Issues Ahead! In a case involving reuse by a number of media outlets of a link to a photo of Tom Brady taken and posted to Snapchat by a private plaintiff and reposted to Twitter, the District Court for the Southern ...

Copyright Year In Review - 2017
Mondaq - 2018-03-22
The Federal Court awarded Nintendo $12.76 million in statutory and punitive damages against Go Cyber Shopping for circumvention of technological protection measures ("TPMs") and copyright infringement. The case was notable not only for its heightened ...

Makabayan bloc, IBP want to intervene in quo warranto case vs Sereno
InterAksyon - 2018-03-22
MANILA - Several groups have asked the Supreme Court to allow them to weigh in on the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida to against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. The Makabayan bloc of lawmakers led by ACT Teacher party ...

Trillanes to file petition vs. PH withdrawal from ICC
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-22
More than 4,000 suspects were killed in anti-drug operations since the start of the bloody drug war in July 2016, government data show. Local and international human rights groups said Duterte in his public pronouncements ordered or encouraged policemen to ...

Trump eyes $50B in China tariffs as payback for intellectual property theft
New York Daily News - 2018-03-22
President Trump plans to levy $50 billion worth of tariffs on China to penalize the country for intellectual property theft, according to a report Wednesday. The aggressive measure is aimed at preventing China from undermining U.S. businesses, The New York ...

NAIA ranks 10th on 'world's most improved airports' list
Rappler - 2018-03-22
The travelers answered questions on their airport experiences, "from check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security and immigration through to departure at the gate." Skytrax said the survey, "operated as an independent study," was conducted from August ...

Intellectual property theft nearly killed this American company
CNN Money - 2018-03-22
The Trump administration's investigation into Chinese intellectual property practices is personal for one American company. 01:17 Zuckerberg: 'I'm really sorry that this happened'

Musical Artists Having A "Party and Bulls***" After Copyright Infringement Suit Dismissed
JD Supra - 2018-03-22
Several musical artists, producers, publishers and songwriters, including the estate of the Notorious B.I.G and Rita Ora, are celebrating after a U.S. District judge for the Southern District of New York dismissed a copyright infringement lawsuit against them.

OWWA allots P25-million aid for OFWs affected by Kuwait deployment ban
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-21
In Photo: A group of homeward bound overseas Filipino workers repatriated from Kuwait completes their documentation upon their return to the country at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. President Duterte outlined some of his demands to the Kuwaiti ...

BDO defends request to DOJ over tax cases in Cebu
Rappler - 2018-03-21
MANILA, Philippines - BDO Unibank Incorporated, the Philippines' largest lender, denied allegations by Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osme├▒a that it bribed Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II. Osme├▒a had accused Aguirre of interfering in the tax cases filed ...

Where are the rights for the most numerous?
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-21
In particular, the following reason is deemed sufficient: proof that the agency has no substantial capital or proof that the agency had no control over the work process or proof that the work outsourced is directly related to the business of the employer.

Napoles lawyer Stephen David once presented at Cabinet meeting
Rappler - 2018-03-21
San Miguel Corporation, led by businessman Ramon Ang, is also keen on joining the public bidding for the development of an airport in Sangley Point. David has other ties to Duterte and the administration, particularly in the realm of government finance.

BIR watch up against more firms
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-03-21
Director Eduardo Pagulayan Jr. of the Bureau of Internal Revenue Region 12 said yesterday that they are monitoring more establishments that under-declare their sales to ensure compliance by paying the right taxes. He said this after the closure order given ...

Pagcor seen earning P6 billion from online gaming operations
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-20
The third-party audit system will adopt mirrored applications both for operators and for the respective business-process outsourcing (BPOs) centers to enable Pagcor to monitor revenues and operations simultaneously. "This means we will have an ...

Voting 33-1, House panel approves Articles of Impeachment vs Sereno
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-20
After recommending the impeachment of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes A. Sereno, the chairman of the House Committee on Justice on Monday expressed confidence that the House of Representatives would have enough plenary votes to endorse the Articles of ...

Gordon: Billions lost in smuggling can fund basic social services
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 20) -- Billions of pesos lost in smuggling can fund basic social services, Senator Richard Gordon said Tuesday. Gordon cited a University of Asia and the Pacific study which stated that P905 billion was lost from 2012 ...

SBMA cites sustained robust economic growth last year
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-19
Eisma also pointed out that existing business locators in Subic put up 63 expansion projects last year, compared to 37 in 2016, thus generating an additional P1.09 billion in committed investments. Overall, Eisma said the SBMA earned a total of P3.08 ...

Sereno wants SC to junk petition to oust her
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 19) -- Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Monday formally asked her colleagues at the Supreme Court to dismiss the petition seeking her ouster. Sereno, through her legal counsel, Justin Mendoza, filed her comment on ...

Blaming the victim
Bulatlat - 2018-03-19
But the call by some judges, lawyers, and Supreme Court employees for Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to resign so obviously blames the victim for the decline of public respect for the Supreme Court rather than the desperadoes responsible for it that ...

House Committee on Justice to vote on articles of impeachment vs. Sereno
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 16) -- The House Committee on Justice is set to vote on the articles of impeachment against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Monday. The panel wants to impeach Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno for violations in ...

Accountancy then and now
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-18
What does it take to be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)? Being a CPA requires more than just the four to five years stay in college to study accounting, the countless number of quizzes, exams and retention requirements, and the months of review for the ...

No leave, day off for airport authorities this Holy Week
BusinessMirror - 2018-03-18
Monreal said they are in touch with the airline representatives, the bureaus of Immigration and of Customs and other security agencies operating at the airport for the smooth flow of passengers. Caap, on the other hand, said added security measures will be ...

POEA faces challenges in getting bilateral agreement from other countries
News Philippines Yahoo - 2018-03-16
POEA Administrator Bernard Olalia on Get It Straight with Daniel Razon MANILA, Philippines --It is a big challenge for the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to have a bilateral agreement with big countries where a large number of ...

Prominent business group urges leaders to follow rule of law in Sereno impeachment - 2018-03-16
In a statement, the Makati Business Club stressed that Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno must have her day in the Senate impeachment court, adding that the process provided by the Constitution in removing officials must be obeyed.

Probe deployment of unqualified OFWs to Mideast - Ople Center to POEA
InterAksyon - 2018-03-16
MANILA - A non-government organization that provides assistance to distressed overseas Filipino workers called on the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to crack down on licensed recruitment agencies that continue to deploy unqualified ...

TRAIN 2 - which cuts corporate income tax but nixes incentives - could derail investments: BMI Research
InterAksyon - 2018-03-13
InterAksyon file photo of DOF Undersecretary Karl Chua, the DOF's face - and brains - in threshing out the fine details of TRAIN 1, which took effect January 1. INTERAKSYON FILE MANILA - Investments flowing into the Philippines could slow down with the ...

Opinions on Several Issues in Enhancing Reform and Innovation in Hearing Intellectual Property Cases
Lexology - 2018-03-13
Intellectual property protection is a basic means to stimulate innovation, a basic guarantee for the motive force of innovation, and a core element of international competitiveness. The judicial work in relation to IPRs of the people's courts, which is ...

100 BI men to be deployed in NAIA terminals, other major ports
Journal - 2018-03-12
OVER 100 Bureau of Immigration (BI) personnel will be deployed to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminals and other major ports of the country within the next few months as a fresh batch of newly-recruited immigration officers started ...

PCSO charter needs amendments to remove 20% tax on lottery winnings: BIR expert
InterAksyon - 2018-03-12
Bureau of Internal Revenue expert Marivic Gaban explains to PCSO officials the pros and cons of the 20% tax on lottery winnings. HANDOUT PHOTO, PCSO MANILA - With the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law now implemented, there is no ...

EDITORIAL - One small step toward justice - 2018-03-10
Government prosecutors have indicted 11 members of the Aegis Juris fraternity for the fatal hazing of University of Sto ... was enacted in 1995 in response to the hazing death of Ateneo de Manila Law School student Leonardo Villa at the hands of Aquila ...

Women's groups hold protest on International Women's Day
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 8) -- Women's groups held protests in Intramuros on Thursday in time for the celebration of International Women's day Hundreds of people, led by militant women's movement Gabriela, converged in the Walled City to ...

BIR files tax evasion case vs Rappler
News Philippines Yahoo - 2018-03-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has filed a tax evasion complaint against the online news site Rappler. The BIR said Rappler failed to pay taxes worth P133-million in 2015 including income and value added tax. The agency is ...

A national sport - 2018-03-08
It is almost always held at the Araneta Coliseum. Manila Cockers Club is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Manila Jockey Club. During the past two years, the sport has been revolutionized. There is now a world-class cockpit arena at the San Lazaro Leisure ...

BIR slaps P133.8M tax evasion case vs. Rappler's parent firm and Maria Ressa
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 8) -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) filed a tax evasion case against Rappler Holdings Corporation (RHC) on Thursday. BIR filed the criminal complaint against RHC, its president Maria Ressa, and treasurer James ...

Local council seeks probe into undocumented foreign workers in Boracay, Kalibo
Rappler - 2018-03-08
On Monday, March 5, Aklan board member Nemesio Neron filed a resolution after he received reports of foreigners working without proper documentation from the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). "Foreigners in ...

Duterte denies hand in Sereno impeachment
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-08
The House Committee on Justice is expected to vote today if there is probable cause to impeach her. Eight associate justices of the Supreme Court spoke during the previous hearings: Justices Lucas Bersamin, Teresita de Castro, Mariano del Castillo ...

CA affirms Masbate's Lanete barred from public office
Rappler - 2018-03-07
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed the Office of the Ombudsman's order to perpetually disqualify from public office former Masbate congresswoman and governor Rizalina Seachon Lanete, in connection with administrative charges against ...

NUJP denounces Duterte's expanded Rappler coverage ban
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-07
"Rappler will remain a member of the Malaca├▒ang Press Corps (MPC) unless the Court of Appeals upholds the decision of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revoking its registration," the MPC said in a statement. Palace officials said Rappler was ...

The Creator Of Pepe The Frog Has Sued InfoWars For Copyright Infringement
BuzzFeed - 2018-03-07
The creator of Pepe the Frog, the cartoon character co-opted by the alt-right for Nazi and pro-Trump memes, has sued the the right-wing conspiracy theory site InfoWars for copyright infringement. In a lawsuit filed in California federal court, Pepe's ...

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