Duterte urges Congress to pass law ending contractualization
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-24
so they don't need to regularize them on the sixth month as mandated by the Labor Code. As a result, millions of workers are not granted with benefits that regular employees have as provided by law.

FULL TEXT: President Duterte delivers third SONA
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-24
Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio and the justices of the Supreme Court; my fellow workers in government; mga kababayan. About two years ago, I solemnly took my oath as a worker of the national government. I was as inspired to institute real changes for ...

Administration submits proposed ?3.757 trillion 2019 national budget
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines ... a cash-based budget would mean that contractors and service providers of government agencies will be paid on time. To offset the proposed 2019 spending, the administration expects P3.208 trillion in revenues, 94 percent ...

How to Protect Your Intellectual Property When Pitching Your Ideas To a Company
Black Enterprise - 2018-07-23
Now, more than ever, creatives and entrepreneurs are leveraging the power of digital tools and social media apps to breathe life into their ideas. But take note, equally important to marketing your business, project, or initiative is knowing how to protect ...

New law cuts the red tape, agencies told
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-23
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday ordered all government agencies under his administration ... or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act. The law, which seeks to make the process of putting up and running a business ...

FULL TRANSCRIPT: Speech of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte on his 3rd SONA
Manila Channel - 2018-07-23
Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio and the justices of the Supreme Court; my fellow workers in government; mga kababayan. About two years ago, I solemnly took my oath as a worker of the national government. I was as inspired to institute real changes for ...

Nintendo Files Copyright Infringement Suit Against ROM Sites
eTeknix - 2018-07-23
Nintendo is apparently going after several console ROM websites for copyright infringement. Namely, LoveROMS.com and LoveRETRO.co, who stand accused of causing millions of dollars in potential damages. In a 76-page document filing obtained by TorrentFreak ...

Bipartisanship only makes the federal debt crisis worse
The Washington Examiner - 2018-07-23
The GAO-IG Act was passed in the House on Monday and would save at least $87 billion. Over and over, Congress votes to spend more money without debating the merits of each individual program. Recently, the Congressional Budget Office totaled the number of ...

MTI Counters Theaterpalooza's Responses to Lawsuit
BroadwayWorld - 2018-07-23
Music Theatre International filed a federal copyright infringement complaint against Theaterpalooza Community Theater Productions, Inc. on June 1, 2018, after Theaterpalooza ignored repeated requests over a period of 3-1/2 years calling on it to halt its ...

Nintendo Thwomps LoveROMs and LoveRetro with Multimillion Dollar Infringement Lawsuits
Shacknews - 2018-07-23
According to a report from Games Industry.biz, Nintendo of America has filed a lawsuit against Jacob Mathias and Mathias Designs LLC, the alleged operators of LoveROMs and LoveRETRO, citing multiple counts of copyright infringement, trademark infringement ...

Nintendo (NTDOY) Sues Two Large Emulator Sites
Yahoo Finance - 2018-07-23
Nintendo (OTCMKTS:NTDOY) announced that the video game giant is filing lawsuits against two of the biggest emulator sites for copyright infringement of its games. Source: Flickr The company is targeting LoveROMs and LoveRETRO, which are two of the biggest ...

Manila is not the Philippines
philstar.com - 2018-07-23
There will be a greater capacity for local governments to run their respective territories through federalism in various aspects, such as taxation. A region may pass its own taxation system based on their context of living. Just take for example Manila ...

Fiscal deficit widens to P193 billion in 6 months
philstar.com - 2018-07-23
This was also eight percent higher than the first half revenue target of P1.30 trillion. The Bureau of Internal Revenue accounted for the bulk of total tax collections with P964.5 billion, 14 percent higher than the P848 billion in the same period last ...

MEC campaigns to spread intellectual property culture
Gulf Times - 2018-07-23
The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) has organised a series of awareness campaigns in youth and cultural centres with the aim of spreading the intellectual property culture among the centre's members and enhancing its concept. The campaign comes ...

Nintendo sues two websites for distributing ROMs of its games
Yahoo Finance - 2018-07-23
The company takes a hard-line stance against them on its corporate website, and Nintendo has now sued the owners of two separate ROM sites, alleging copyright infringement. The lawsuit, the text of which was obtained by TorrentFreak, was filed in Arizona ...

Bureau of the Treasury touts H1 fiscal record, as revenues hit P1.41 trillion
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-23
The BTr pointed out that robust Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) collections from the previous months ensured a better-than-programmed year-to-date collection of P964.5 billion, which is 3 percent better than the programmed P938.7 billion, and 14 percent ...

Nintendo Sues ROM Sites Over Copyright Infringement
Tom's Hardware - 2018-07-23
Nintendo has filed a lawsuit against the alleged creator and owner of two ROM sites, seeking up to hundreds of millions of dollars in damages over emulations of games for its systems. The sites, LoveROMS and LoveRETRO, are being sued in Arizona federal ...

Duterte: No stopping TRAIN law
Rappler - 2018-07-23
The Department of Finance (DOF) proposed to make incentives performance-based, targeted, time-bound, and transparent. Business groups earlier warned that the removal of incentives would scare away potential foreign investors. Duterte also called for ...

The price of peace, rice, and taxes: Highlights of SONA 2018
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-23
This is a developing story. Refresh the page for more updates. Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 23) -- A sudden change in House leadership, a renewed defense of the drug war, and a number of economic legislation were among the highlights of President ...

Treasurer pleased with T-bill auction
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-23
And we see that this revenue performance of both the BIR [Bureau of Internal Revenue] and BOC [Bureau of Customs] will be sustained," de Leon said. "So we are now in a very good position to calibrate our borrowings."

OWWA launches P300-million OFW livelihood program
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-23
"The livelihood assistance is a one-time grant that ranges from P250,000 to P1 million relative to the requirements of the business project, and the number of members of the OFW organization applying for the grant," OWWA Administrator Hans Cacdac sai

Deportation of Aussie nun may have to wait
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-23
THE deportation of 72-year-old Australian nun Patricia Fox may not be enforced immediately following her filing of a motion for reconsideration before the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Monday. "The deportation order cannot be enforced until it becomes final.

State of lawlessness and anarchy
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-23
The Supreme Court alone will be increased to four sub-courts. Under the federal system there will be four branches of the Supreme Court--the regional administrative, a federal court, a constitutional court, an electoral court and the main Supreme Court.

Market declines in mixed trading
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-23
PLDT Inc., the biggest telecommunications firm dropped 2 percent to P1,344, while Puregold Price Club Inc. of retail tycoon Lucio Co. declined 2.5 percent to P45.25. San Miguel Food and Beverage Inc. jumped 12.9 percent to P70 after parent San Miguel Corp ...

Economists ask Congress to pass corporate tax reform measure
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-23
Dante Canlas of the UP School of Economics; Gerardo Sicat, the first director-general of National Economic and Development Authority; Gilberto Llanto, former president of the Philippine Institute ... income tax rate will help entrepreneurs and small ...

Minimum wage hiked in 9 regions; NCR still assessing
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-23
THE daily minimum wage for workers in the private sector in nine regions will soon be raised, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said Sunday. "Daily minimum wage adjustments vary across regions as per recommendations of [their] respective [regional ...

FULL TEXT | 2018 State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte
Davao Today - 2018-07-23
I was as inspired to institute real changes for the greater good of the Filipino ... does not mean that we will waver in our commitment to defend our interests in the West Philippine Sea. [applause] This is why we engage China through bilateral and ...

A US lawmaker and the Aquino regime spread fake news to destroy the Marcoses
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-23
"Marubeni Corporation, which was known to have been the largest recipient of project-related business, was found to be entirely proper in its business dealing. The NRB could not find any clue or even suspicion of payoff to Marcos. "Sumitomo, which ...

PHL jobs situation much better today
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-23
While the Philippines remains a net exporter of labor ... Locally, the completion of new hotels, resorts, spas, and other leisure establishments have opened job opportunities for thousands of Filipinos. I believe that with proper education and skills ...

10 Effective Ways To Protect Your Intellectual Property
Forbes - 2018-07-23
As your new invention comes to light, your initial thought may be to let the world know. While shouting your success from the rooftops is appealing, before you do, you need to consider how best to protect what you have worked so hard to develop. Patents ...

Nintendo files copyright infringement lawsuit against two console ROM websites
GamesIndustry - 2018-07-23
Nintendo of America has filed a lawsuit worth millions of dollars against the operator of console ROM sites LoveROMs.com and LoveRETRO.co. Both sites are allegedly operated by Jacob Mathias and Mathias Designs LLC, and host thousands of games for download ...

Duterte tells Congress anew: End unlawful contractualization
Sun Star - 2018-07-23
Simply, it is not part of my territory," he added. Labor groups have downplayed the signing of EO 50, saying that it does not put an end to the unfair practice of short-term and unprotected temporary work arrangements. Duterte reiterated that Congress ...

DFA assists 34,579 Pinoys
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-07-23
During the onslaught of hurricanes Irma and Jose, the DFA also facilitated the evacuation and eventual repatriation of 136 Filipinos from the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Sint Maarten on Sept. 14 to 28, 2017. The DFA chartered a Philippine ...

Day of reckoning
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-07-23
A staffer who created a nation called "Norwegia?" An agency that affixed Dole pineapples logo to the Department of Labor and Employment? And many more that are downright embarrassing. For P1.3 billion, we expected better than this. And what has ...

DAR renovates 2 farm-to-market roads in Leyte
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-23
He likewise encouraged the recipient barangays to allocate funds from their Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) for the maintenance of the roads. (DAR) The Philippine Information Agency is the official public information arm of the Government of the Republic ...

Fresh corruption charges vs Sajid Ampatuan over P500-M road projects
Rappler - 2018-07-23
Ampatuan is also out on bail for 58 counts of murder related to the Maguindanao massacre of 2009, the single worst election-related violence in recent history. The Court of Appeals affirmed his bail grant in February 2017.

SONA should underscore clearer policies, directions
Sun Star - 2018-07-23
FOR local business and labor sectors, the third State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte Monday, July 23, should focus more on the government's clearer policies and directions amid pressing issues hounding the country. Frank Carbon ...

SONA 2018 Full Text Transcript President Duterte State of the Nation Address
Zeibiz - 2018-07-23
I was as inspired to institute real changes for the greater good of the Filipino ... does not mean that we will waver in our commitment to defend our interests in the West Philippine Sea. [applause] This is why we engage China through bilateral and ...

After Bangsamoro law, a bright yet bumpy path to peace
Rappler - 2018-07-23
The bill seeks a 75-25 wealth sharing between the Bangsamoro and national governments. This means 75% of the national internal revenue collection would go to the Bangsamoro, and 25% to the central government. An annual block grant, pegged at a 5% share of ...

House starts hearing on federal charter this week
philstar.com - 2018-07-22
Several experts said during a Senate hearing on Charter change last week that the proposed federal constitution was confusing and inconsistent, particularly on its provisions on taxation and division of powers. Rosario Manasan, senior research fellow at ...

Delayed justice? Guevarra cites shortage in prosecutors
philstar.com - 2018-07-22
The judiciary has admitted its own share in the slow pace of justice in the country, citing the lack of courts and judges to quickly resolve cases, although the Supreme Court has proactively taken steps to address these problems. Guevarra also lamented how ...

Cha-cha: More chances for dynasts to steal
philstar.com - 2018-07-22
Example: Father runs for national Congress representing the district of Kami-Kami; son runs for governor of their home province of Pa Rin; and favorite nephew and niece, who are cousins, run for mayors of the capital ... Victor Abola, University of Asia ...

Business cites issues ahead of 3 rd SONA
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-22
"Although under way, we also hope that the second tax reform package will make the Philippines more attractive to investments and in turn, facilitate job creation and poverty reduction," he added, referring to the move to slash corporate income tax ...

Cebu ports remit P300M to Treasury from 2017 income
Sun Star - 2018-07-22
Last year, the CPA made more than P700 million net. After they paid taxes to the Bureau of Internal Revenue, they split the balance of more than P600 million, of which half went to the National Government. Verdan said the CPA, which has its own charter ...

Kuwaiti blogger faces blacklisting - POEA
philstar.com - 2018-07-22
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) head Undersecretary Bernard Olalia yesterday said employers who refuse to comply with the bilateral agreement signed between the Philippines and Kuwait should be blacklisted from hiring Filipino ...

Wenceslao: Not that easy
Sun Star - 2018-07-22
People hate a cha-cha that is intended to extend the terms of office of politicians. A constitutional commission headed by former Supreme Court chief justice Reynato Puno has already submitted a draft charter to the President that includes a transitory ...

Cha-cha, Bangsamoro, budget top Congress list
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-22
and Agriculture (DA), the Judiciary and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). Meanwhile, House Committee on Constitutional Amendments Chairman Roger G. Mercado of Southern Leyte said his committee will begin this week hearings on the draft ...

Third telco likely to enter market by mid-2019: Rio
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-22
This is now being arranged by the Solicitor General, so that this can be taken up in the Supreme Court this week. So more or less this has been addressed," Rio told the BusinessMirror. The case at hand goes back to 2005, when the National ...

Nintendo Sues Popular Console ROM Sites Over Egregious Copyright Infringement
hothardware.com - 2018-07-22
Nintendo is not a fan of third-party emulators and ROMs, to put it lightly. There is an entire FAQ section on its website that explains Nintendo's stance on emulators and ROMs, but lest the point has not been made, the company is suing two of the more ...

Special Report: Should Filipinos worry about the economy?
Sun Star - 2018-07-22
We still have a long way to go before we can really feel and see the full effect of the changes made in our way of life from these developmental policies," he said. He was worried, meanwhile, about the move to shift to a federal form of government.

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