Xi Jinping heads to Africa to clinch China's hold over the continent
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-20
Problems and controversies have emerged along with China's expanding footprint in Africa, with critics labeling the country a "neo-colonialist" only interested in exploiting the continent's rich resources and cheap labor. Activists have highlighted cases ...

GM Sued After Using Graffiti Artist's Work Without Consent
The Drive - 2018-07-19
Now the Swiss artist, Adrian Falkner, aka Smash 137 who is based in Los Angeles, is suing the auto-manufacturing giant for copyright infringement. Falkner was commissioned four years ago to paint a mural on the outdoor elevator shed of a 10-story parking ...

Duterte to sign BBL before delivering SONA
philstar.com - 2018-07-19
The grant is equivalent to five percent of the net national internal revenue of the Bureau of Internal Revenue and Customs. The national government will allot P5 billion to the Bangsamoro annually for 10 years or P50 billion to rehabilitate areas affected ...

Europe plans "leading role" in 3D printing, intellectual property is a challenge
3D Printing Industry - 2018-07-19
The European Parliament has issued a resolution on 3D printing that experts warn could stifle innovation and lead to increased regulation. The resolution is titled on three-dimensional printing, a challenge in the fields of intellectual property rights and ...

Mandaue sees P5B in CICC earnings
Sun Star - 2018-07-19
"It will bolster our local economy through taxation sa local revenue. Aside from that, it is projected to create 5,000 new jobs. The commitment of the developer is that a minimum of about 60 to 70 % of those jobs are going to be filled by Mandauehanon

A Deposition for Emma Watson Hangs on an Interpretation of Copyright Law
The Hollywood Reporter - 2018-07-19
"Rearden has no claim of copyright ownership to the output file or to anything that is done with the output file or the ultimate images that appear on screen. Rearden nevertheless takes the position that its sole allegation of infringement justifies 10 ...

Pangan: Inane justification
Sun Star - 2018-07-19
Just when the local government units (LGUs) were anticipating a bonanza of revenues from the national government as a result of the Supreme Court's ruling released recently saying the LGUs should receive their just and fair share of the national revenues ...

Geothermal industry hoping to retain perks TRAIN 2 might take away
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-19
The new law will also reduce the corporate income tax rate to 15% based on net taxable income, which is proposed to replace the 5% gross income earned tax in lieu of all taxes. Duty-free importation of raw materials and capital equipment will be made to ...

Geothermal industry hoping to retain perks TRAIN 2 might take away
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-19
The new law will also reduce the corporate income tax rate to 15% based on net taxable income, which is proposed to replace the 5% gross income earned tax in lieu of all taxes. Duty-free importation of raw materials and capital equipment will be made to ...

Congress urged to okay hike in IRA share of LGU from 40% to 60%
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-19
THE vice chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations on Thursday asked the leadership of both houses of Congress to pass the measure increasing the internal revenue allotment (IRA) share of local government units (LGUs) from 40 percent to 60 percent.

Con-com sees self-sustaining regions under federal system
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-19
Given the projected figures, the Con-com TWG noted that the regions will be able to cover the current Internal Revenue Allotment requirements of local governments and still have a positive cash position to finance regional operations, programs, projects ...

Immigration bureau orders deportation of Australian nun
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 19) -- The Bureau of Immigration on Thursday ordered the deportation of Australian nun Patricia Fox. "We find substantial evidence that Fox violated the condition and limitations of her missionary visa," the BI said in ...

Philippines orders deportation of Sister Patricia Fox
Rappler - 2018-07-19
MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) - The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Thursday, July 19, ordered the deportation of Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox and included her in the BI blacklist, which bars her from ever returning to the Philippines. The BI ...

Larra├▒aga's family open to asking clemency from Duterte
Sun Star - 2018-07-19
Dubbed as the "Chiong Seven," the six other convicts were Josman Aznar, whose family owns several properties in Cebu, including the Southwestern University and Sacred Heart Hospital; Rowen Adlawan; van driver Alberto Ca├▒o; van conductor Ariel Balansag ...

Research Confirms The Anecdotal Evidence: Internet Content Filters Are A Waste Of Money
Techdirt - 2018-07-19
Most recently, it was copyright infringement. Fortunately, the EU's proposed filtering legislation died before it could ruin the internet, but its unwieldy corpse is bound to be reanimated by seething publishers and performance rights groups. If you're ...

BIR padlocks Ong Kin King restaurants, warehouses
Sun Star - 2018-07-19
THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), through Revenue Region (RR) 13-Cebu City, padlocked on Tuesday, July 17, the operations of a corporation for various violations of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997 as amended (Tax Code). Shuttered were five ...

Government studying reimposition of fuel surcharge on airline flights
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-19
With this template, if there will be any fluctuations on fuel, the airlines are not required to inform the CAB [Civil Aeronautics Board]," Transportation Undersecretary for aviation and airports Manuel Antonio Tamayo said. Tamayo said Philippine Airlines ...

10 Gilas players suspended, SBP fined for FIBA brawl
Rappler - 2018-07-19
Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas will be given 14 days to appeal to FIBA, and 21 days in the Court of Appeals from the time the appeal decision was handed down. -with reports from Agence France-Presse and Beatrice Go/Rappler.com

DOLE: sustainability, capacity building vital in projects
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-19
Each group or association presented their project proposals for livelihood enhancement where the panel suggested ways and means to make their projects viable and sustainable. Likewise, Department Order No. 173-17 or the Revised Guidelines on the ...

Wealth sharing, Islamic law among highlights of reconciled BBL
philstar.com - 2018-07-19
This would be an additional five percent for the Bangsamoro compared with the current 70 percent that the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao is receiving from national internal revenue taxes, fees and charges. The reconciled version of the BBL also ...

Applications open for nursing jobs in Germany
Rappler - 2018-07-19
The selected nurse will bear the expenses in full or in part of the board and lodging. Qualified applicants should register online at www.ereqister.poea.gov.ph and personally submit the required documents (fastened in a folder) under the heading "German ...

Resources Connection, Inc (RECN) CEO Kate Duchene on Q4 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Seeking Alpha - 2018-07-19
As most of you know, Accretive is U.S. based and the team brings strong finance technology ... project management and change management, especially within our strategic client program. This client base representing global companies who have many business ...

SMEs benefit from TRAIN's tax breaks
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-19
They also surpassed the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) target of P14.803 billion. Income tax collections January to June 2018 was at P207.332-billion, which is higher than the collections in the same period of 2017 recorded at P206.454 billion.

DOLE releases livelihood grant to Surigao Norte coop
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-19
GIGAQUIT, Surigao del Norte, July 19 - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Surigao del Norte Provincial Office released recently a livelihood grant worth Php775,200 to the local government unit (LGU) of Gigaquit for the enhancement of chicken egg ...

China refutes US accusations on tariffs, intellectual property issue
China Internet Information Center - 2018-07-19
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying on Wednesday said U.S. accusations of higher Chinese tariffs on American goods and pilfering American innovations are wrong. Hua made the statement when asked to comment on remarks given by U.S. Vice President ...

Lawmakers, transition body members clash over BBL preamble
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-19
These were just correcting, or cleaning up certain provisions that we felt, would better stand the test of constitutionality at the Supreme Court," he said. As the bicameral committee report was done on Wednesday, the panel's sixth day of deliberations ...

Europe fines Google $5 billion for abusing its Android dominance
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-19
(CNN Money) -- Europe has hit Google with a record $5 billion fine. The company was ordered by the European Commission on Wednesday to pay EUR4.34 billion ($5 billion) for unfairly pushing its apps on smartphone users and thwarting competitors. "Google ...

Malaca├▒ang: Federalism will not damage economy
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-18
"Our budget would remain the same, as identified national projects would be devolved and transferred to the internal revenue allotment (IRA) of local government units," Roque explained. In turn, local government units are expected to implement projects ...

GM claims mural is an 'architectural work' in copyright infringement case
Automotive News - 2018-07-18
General Motors, fighting a lawsuit claiming it unlawfully used an outdoor mural on a Detroit parking garage in its advertising, contends in court documents that since the mural is painted on an "architectural work," the automaker cannot be held liable for ...

Intellectual property, not intellectual monopoly
Gulf Times - 2018-07-18
"The copyright and patent laws we have today look more like intellectual monopoly than intellectual property," wrote Brink Lindsey and Steven Teles in their recent book about the US economy. Concerns about overprotection of intellectual property acting ...

Senate, House OK Bangsamoro Law
philstar.com - 2018-07-18
That is on top of its share in the taxes collected within the region, which will also get its share from the Internal Revenue Allotment. Federalism is giving more powers to the LGUs and less intervention from the national government. "We can achieve that ...

Excise tax collection exceeds target in first half
philstar.com - 2018-07-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The government collected P152.72 billion in excise taxes in the first half, exceeding the P136.82 billion target by 11.61 percent mainly due to higher "sin tax" collections, according to the Department of Finance. Based on DOF ...

SAS sues rival that already has been told to pay $79M from earlier case
WRAL TechWire - 2018-07-18
CARY - SAS is stepping up its legal battle with World Programming Ltd. (WPL) with a patent and copyright infringement suit after winning an earlier case dating back to 2015 that left WPL being told to pay SAS some $79 million. The suit also includes WPL ...

Special Report: Crackdown nets 29 officials
Sun Star - 2018-07-18
Celestina dela Serna, who was fired as Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth ... Rodolfo Salalima, former Department of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) secretary Salalima, a former classmate of Duterte at the San Beda College ...

Justice Marvic Leonen denies seeking chief justice post
philstar.com - 2018-07-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Marvic Leonen has denied rumors that he asked President Duterte to appoint him chief justice. In a forum organized by the University of the Philippines Alumni Association on Tuesday, Leonen ...

Fitch affirms stable PH credit rating, warns against overheating
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 18) -- International debt watcher Fitch Ratings' outlook on the country remains stable. Fitch announced Tuesday that the Philippines has maintained its "BBB" or stable long-term foreign-currency issuer default rating ...

Seares: Clamping, impounding vehicles
Sun Star - 2018-07-18
Clamping or impounding a vehicle is an exercise of police power, which the Supreme Court said may be delegated by Congress to the local government through its legislature. The Local Government Code, in Sec. 458 and in its general welfare clause ...

SPC Power sees little hit from Naga plant decision
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-18
paving the way for Aboitiz Power Corp. to take hold of the complex after years of legal proceedings that ended in its favor. It said the turnover is pursuant to the decision of the Supreme Court in Osme├▒a versus PSALM et al., declaring as null and void ...

SAS Brings New Charges Against WPL
The Business Journals - 2018-07-18
CARY, N.C., July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its efforts to prevent WPL from stealing substantial portions of SAS ® software, SAS has filed a patent and copyright infringement lawsuit against WPL, as well as its resellers, partners and customers.

National Credit Union Foundation Sued for Copyright Violations
Credit Union Times - 2018-07-18
Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. A federal lawsuit accuses the National Credit Union Foundation of alleged copyright infringement and digital copyright law violations of a poverty simulation product owned by the Missouri ...

BBL proves there's no need for federalism in PH-- Drilon
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 18) -- Senate minority leader Franklin Drilon argued Wednesday that there is no need for the Philippines to shift to a federal system of government to achieve regional empowerment. He said that once passed, the ...

Costumes and Copyrights: Can you afford to wear that?
IPWatchdog - 2018-07-18
However, one thing they probably are not considering is whether those costumes could put them in jeopardy of a copyright infringement claim. But, since the costume industry as a whole is a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States alone ...

Bicam OKs final Bangsamoro bill for Duterte signature
Rappler - 2018-07-18
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - The bicameral conference committee finalized on Wednesday, July 18, the bill that would establish and grant greater autonomy to a new Bangsamoro region. It took the bicam more than a week to reconcile the differing ...

The proposed federal tax system and the problem of tax overlapping
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-18
Under our current system of government, the power of taxation is exercised by the national government through Congress. Though local government units have the power to tax, such power is merely a delegated power to be exercised within the limitations ...

Bzzzzz: Tito Sotto spared from Sereno trial, not con-ass work
Sun Star - 2018-07-18
Lourdes Sereno was expelled by the Supreme Court as its chief justice; and [] There was no more need for him to preside over an impeachment trial; the House had declared as moot an impeachment complaint against Sereno after her removal by the controversial ...

Duterte still trusts Bello, says Malaca├▒ang
Rappler - 2018-07-18
He said the OFW had been following up on the status of a recruitment agency whose accreditation was canceled by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) for allegedly recruiting underage women. The labor chief had put his foot down that no ...

Senators hit Alvarez over 'self-serving' push for People's Initiative
Rappler - 2018-07-18
All roads lead to Supreme Court? Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said the opposition bloc is ready to question any attempt at a People's Initiative before the Supreme Court (SC). Drilon, a former justice secretary, said a People's Initiative cannot ...

Immigration warns against dealing with 'fixers'
philstar.com - 2018-07-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration on Wednesday urged the travelers and tourists not to deal with "fixers" and travel agents not accredited by the agency. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente asked the public to report to the bureau ...

Triumphant days for France and PH
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-07-18
Now both are heavily favored by the President who immediately announced his preference upon assumption of office. But what will happen if the people continue to reject them? Will they be forced down our throats, in a manner of speaking? In fact ...

Roque counters Pernia: Federalism won't harm budget, economy
Rappler - 2018-07-18
"Identified national projects would be devolved and transferred to the internal revenue allotment (IRA) of local government units. These projects include maintenance of barangay roads and bridges, water supply services, barangay health centers and daycare ...

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