Unsafe workplace: Employers face sanctions
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-20
Under the legislation, employers with "willful failure or refusal" to comply with OSHS, or with the compliance order from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), will be fined a maximum of P100,000 per day until they correct the said ...

Caguioa stays as justice-in-charge of Marcos-Robredo case
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-20
ASSOCIATE Justice Benjamin Caguioa will remain as the justice-in-charge of the election protest filed by Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. against Vice President Maria Leonor G. Robredo in connection with the alleged fraud in the vice-presidential ...

Nueva Ecija raid yields P200M worth of fake cigarettes, arrest of 17 Chinese
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-20
Also intercepted were fake cigarettes of assorted brands, six cigarette-making machines, cigarette raw materials and fake Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) tax stamps stacked inside three boxes. The raid stemmed from a directive issued by Customs ...

Duterte signs law ensuring safety in workplaces
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-20
The Republic Act No. 11058 or "An Act Strengthening Compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards" (OSHS) also imposes penalties on employers that do not to follow the health and safety standards set by the Philippine labor code and ...

Solon trains gun on grafters at BIR
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-20
House Minority Leader and Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez on Sunday said Congress must look for ways to end corruption in the Bureau of Internal Revenue, instead of passing the proposed Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High Quality Opportunities.

Still on the wherewithal of federalism
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-20
Earlier, in answer to a question posed to me by a television anchor person, I had said that two institutions play crucial roles in the fiscal operations: the Supreme Court that, under the draft, rules on the boundaries of power and competence of the ...

How this government facility is saving Philippine textiles
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-20
Manila ... of the Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI), which promises to bridge the gap between raw materials production and the distribution of apparel. The PTRI is the textile and research arm of the Department of Science and Technology ...

OFWs can lose jobs after NAIA runway accident
Rappler - 2018-08-20
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said in a Sunday interview with ANC that the government agency is assisting affected OFWs at the airport by providing their immediate needs on the ground. "We are all hands on ...

South Koreans enter North to reunite with kin split by war
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-20
In Photo: South Koreans leave for North Korea to take part in family reunions with their North Korean family members at the customs, immigration and quarantine office in Goseong, South Korea, on Monday. About 200 South Koreans and their family members ...

The natives are restless
philstar.com - 2018-08-20
It seems that the October 2018 Board Exams has been designed to test examinees on accountancy and taxation based on the "old law" and the latest law a.k.a TRAIN 1. Something is very wrong about this considering the fact that accountancy students who ...

NC-Bayugan City invites more food, handicraft processors for product enhancement services, programs
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-20
The Local companies who joined the event to satisfy their requirements for additional staff are: Hervic Commercial, Gaisano Marketplace, Ace Hardware, Taytay sa Kauswagan, Butuan Doctors Hospital, Saint Francis Xavier College, RMA Manpower Corporation.

How technology is innovating agriculture in the Philippines
InterAksyon - 2018-08-20
Agriculture typically involves manual labor but certain innovations in the sector have made it more technologically-inclined. (The STAR/File photo) GUIYANG -- Agriculture industry originally relies on manual labor but certain integrations of technology ...

SC rejects Justice Caguioa's request to re-raffle VP poll protest
Rappler - 2018-08-20
MANILA, Philippines - Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa requested to be taken off as member-in-charge in the high-stakes vice presidential electoral protest, but the en banc unanimously rejected his request, Rappler has learned.

Worries on the economy
philstar.com - 2018-08-20
Then there is Harry Roque, an economics illiterate. Contrary to his statement that six percent is high naman, that barely keeps us in place. We need do eight percent or higher to keep pace with our high population growth rate. Saying we are among the top ...

Women mechanics break mold in Philadelphia's Girls Auto Clinic
Rappler - 2018-08-20
What began as monthly car workshops for women turned into a successful business. Last year, Banks opened Girls Auto Clinic - complete with a nail salon for its predominantly female customers. "I wanted to create a business where they feel welcomed and ...

Is Embedding Tweets, A Copyright Infringement: Case Study Justin Goldman vs Breitbart News Network & Ors., Heavy Inc
Mondaq - 2018-08-19
On July 2, 2016, the plaintiff Justin Goldman clicked a photograph of Tom Brady, a football quarterback for the New England Patriots, with Boston Celtics Manager Danny Ainge and others in East Hampton and posted it on his snapchat story speculating that ...

Is Embedding Tweets, A Copyright Infringement: Case Study Justin Goldman vs Breitbart News Network & Ors., Heavy Inc
Mondaq - 2018-08-19
On July 2, 2016, the plaintiff Justin Goldman clicked a photograph of Tom Brady, a football quarterback for the New England Patriots, with Boston Celtics Manager Danny Ainge and others in East Hampton and posted it on his snapchat story speculating that ...

Filipino-Chinese business group backs Duterte's TRAIN 2
philstar.com - 2018-08-19
MANILA, Philippines -- A Filipino-Chinese business group has expressed their approval of the proposed Package 2 of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion or TRAIN law. The Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry ...

TRAIN 2, the kinder
philstar.com - 2018-08-19
I was listening to the conversation between my wife and our trusted household staff about the leftover change from the grocery money. Well, there is no change and our household staff was proud to say she made a big "abono" (advance payment). Inflation ...

How damaged assets can reduce your income tax
Rappler - 2018-08-19
Noncompliance with these guidelines may result in the disallowance or rejection of the deduction during the audit examination of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). To avoid the disallowance, it is important to know and comply with the deadline for ...

JBC to hold interviews in September for CA justice
philstar.com - 2018-08-19
Davao del Norte RTC Branch 34 Dax Xenos, and Makati City RTC Branch 146 Judge Encarnacion Jaja Moya. Ampuan is reportedly the brother-in-law of Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission chairman Dante Jimenez, who also chaired the Volunteers Against Crime ...

Bihar report details abuse, neglect in care homes across Indian state
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-19
The report was submitted to the Bihar government in April but made public Thursday after ... Speaking to reporters on August 8 on his way to the local court, Brajesh denied the allegations and insisted that he is being framed for political reasons.

'Htler Schntzl,' Nazi salute dolls, SS-themed liquors: How far right skirts German hate laws
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-19
Germany has seen a resurgence in far-right sentiment over the last few years ... He points to his world map of travels, studded with pins across Asia and the Middle East. "I love all these countries and I have friends all over the world!

Flood rescue stepped up as more torrential rain batters Kerala
Rappler - 2018-08-18
KOCHI, India (UPDATED) - Rescuers in helicopters and boats fought through renewed torrential rain on Saturday, August 18, to reach stranded villages in India's Kerala state as the toll from the worst monsoon floods in a century rose above 320 dead.

Private hospitals doubt TRAIN 2 will benefit them
philstar.com - 2018-08-18
The measure seeks to cut corporate income tax from 30 percent to 25 percent and take away fiscal incentives, including tax exemption, from hundreds of businesses in export processing zones. The business sector is jittery about the erstwhile TRAIN-2.

What is fiscal deficit and why should it be controlled?
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-18
Standard & Poor maintained the local economy's 'BBB' rating. However, some agencies have flagged the risks of a possible credit downgrade. These include the country's fast-rising inflation, the possibility of a widening fiscal defict amid the government's ...

Jesse and Leni, persons for others
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-18
On his sixth death anniversary and by way of showing solidarity with his wife Leni Robredo, now the vice president of the Philippines and who is constantly ... at the same time I was studying in Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan. He must have been ...

The importance of international law to the Philippines
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-18
Concomitantly, we cannot remain silent. According to my esteemed friend, Acting Supreme Court Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, the inaction of a State which is faced with a situation constituting threat or infringement of its rights refers to acquiescence ...

Filipino 'prosumers' want brands to tackle social issues - study
Rappler - 2018-08-18
MANILA, Philippines- Calls to boycott brands engaging in unfair labor practices and the growing popularity of environment-friendly items are just some of the latest trends in business, according to a study, and brands have to adapt and take a stand if ...

U.S. government still holds 565 immigrant children
Rappler - 2018-08-18
(READ: 700 separated children still in U.S. custody after deadline) The Department of Homeland Security, which polices illegal immigration, said a number of parents accepted being sent back over the border, leaving the children to remain in the United ...

Venezuela court seeks extradition of Maduro opponents
Rappler - 2018-08-18
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's highest court on Friday, August 17 authorized the government to demand the extradition of exiled former state prosecutor Luisa Ortega and former oil chief Rafael Ramirez - both opponents of President Nicolas Maduro.

City ties up with PH Fiber Industry for abaca propagation project
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-17
It shall, likewise, provide quality seeds for abaca propagation, additional materials and labor and allocate 30-percent of hardened abaca seedlings to the city for its own dispersal. PFIDA shall also provide technical assistance and supervision of ...

Makati RTC lets PT&T exit from corporate rehab in bid to be 3rd telco player in PHL
TechnoChops - 2018-08-17
It is no secret that Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (PT&T) intends to participate in the bidding for the third telecommunications company (telco), where participants have to gain points through the highest committed level of service (HCLOS ...

Duterte to invoke Alunan doctrine on private armies in upcoming elections
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 17) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday that he will invoke the Alunan doctrine on what constitutes a private army in the upcoming months in preparation for next year's elections. "Sabihin ko sa COMELEC, i ...

Rappler asks CA to revoke SEC shutdown order
Rappler - 2018-08-17
"Even the PDRs of GMA Holdings and ABS Holdings, and other agreements containing similar negative covenants entered into by corporations with foreign equity restrictions and foreign entities such as banks and financial institutions would be at risk of ...

No-Deal Brexit Only Expected To Ruin 84 Vital Areas Of British Life, Leak Reveals
Esquire - 2018-08-17
Animal breeding and equine movement each get their own study, as do seafarer certifications, the timber trade and pet travel across EU borders. There's no estimate of exactly how many categories it's possible to slice British life into - certainly ...

Pushing energy efficiency
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-08-17
and zero-rated value added tax. In an ideal world, all new projects undertaken by the government and business sector should be designed to be as energy efficient as possible. But because we live in the real world where businessmen may have different ...

Better screening of cases can address Supreme Court backlog
Rappler - 2018-08-17
MANILA, Philippines - Better screening of cases can address the backlog in the Supreme Court instead of breaking it up into 4 high courts, former SC associate justice Vicente Mendoza said. In a Rappler Talk interview on Wednesday, August 15, Mendoza said ...

PIA pledges support to massive Federalism advocacy campaign
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-17
"The Federal Government and the Federated Regions shall ensure that taxation shall be uniform, equitable and progressive. No double taxation shall be allowed," Bocobo explained. He further explained that under the proposed system, Federated Regions ...

PIA reiterates support to massive Federalism advocacy campaign
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-17
"The Federal Government and the Federated Regions shall ensure that taxation shall be uniform, equitable and progressive. No double taxation shall be allowed," Bocobo explained. He further explained that under the proposed system, Federated Regions ...

Financing economic growth
philstar.com - 2018-08-16
So it was sort of a reunion for both of us after a long while and reminisced how we got to be friends despite the adversarial relations that media members had to observe with primary news sources like Sec. Dominguez. Sharing vignettes with younger ...

Calida files petition to prevent probe on security agency
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 16) -- Solicitor General Jose Calida has filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to halt a Senate inquiry on a security agency owned by his family. The petition, a copy of which was obtained Thursday, named Senator ...

Two Chief Justice applicants defend multi-million peso wealth increases
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 16) -- Two applicants for Chief Justice on Thursday defended increases in their income as declared in their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth (SALN). Supreme Court Associate Justices Lucas Bersamin and ...

No Canadians: Air France unions insist on a French CEO
Rappler - 2018-08-16
One of Smith's biggest tasks would be negotiating a new pay deal with the French labor groups behind a series of strikes between February and June that forced out former boss Jean-Marc Janaillac. He has experience of sensitive labor negotiations ...

Labor strike notices grew 18.7% in H1-DOLE data
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-16
The five labor strike cases were from Goodyear Steel Pipe Corp., Ateneo de Manila University, Middleby Philippines Inc., NutriAsia Inc. and Valencia Rubbertex Inc. Except for the case of Valencia Rubbertex Inc., all of the said cases were successfully ...

A US lawmaker and the Aquino regime spread fake news to destroy the Marcoses
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-16
THE cruelty that the yellows did on the Marcoses did not spare even former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, the man who led the military-backed Edsa uprising in 1986 that installed Corazon Cojuangco Aquino into the presidency. President Cory Aquino ...

Rise of freelance work force
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-16
Both houses of Congress are currently deliberating a priority bill of ... Some are displaced employees, while others are college graduates who are unable to find quality jobs. A number of enterprising students are into freelancing because it is a source ...

Inclusive growth, fiscal discipline
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-16
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says along with other reforms such as the long-due modernization of the tax system and improvements in the ease of doing business, the Duterte administration envisioned the infrastructure program to reduce poverty ...

Bataan investors defend need for incentives
Rappler - 2018-08-16
Trabaho bill at a glance: The measure aims to cut corporate income taxes by 2 percentage points per ... for investors to have enough time to adjust to the new tax scheme. The DOF estimated that the government lost some P178 billion in potential revenue ...

BSP sees prices reaching peak in August, September
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 16) -- The rise in prices of widely-used goods will likely be at its fastest pace in August or September, a central bank official said. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo on Wednesday said ...

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