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.

Development workers face more dangers under Duterte
Bulatlat - 2018-07-22
Out of the 55 CLANS schools, only 14 opened this June because of the ... by elements of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on October 19, 2017 in Kabankalan, Negros Occidental.

POEA: Controversial Kuwaiti blogger should be blacklisted
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 22) -- The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said a controversial Kuwaiti social media personality should be included in an employer blacklist. In an interview on radio station DWIZ Saturday, POEA ...

US Supreme Court Tackles Copyright Registration Circuit Split
IPWatchdog - 2018-07-22
One such protection is against copyright infringement. Thus, before an owner can file a lawsuit for copyright infringement, the work in question must be "registered." But what exactly does it mean to be "registered?" This question has been ...

Ban Kuwait celebrity from hiring Filipinos, says OFW group
Rappler - 2018-07-22
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) should permanently ban a Kuwaiti social media influencer from hiring Filipino domestic workers, said a nongovernmental organization that specializes in overseas Filipino ...

DOF runs after officials in P11-billion tax credit scam
Rappler - 2018-07-22
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Finance (DOF) vowed to file charges against individuals and companies involved in an P11-billion scam using anomalous tax credit certificates (TCC). The Commission on Audit (COA) flagged allegedly erroneous ...

Philippine Overseas Employment Administration
Rappler - 2018-07-22
Human trafficking convictions increase under the administration of President Benigno Aquino III but the number of convictions remained low compared to the size of the problem

Intensified labor export drives more Filipina diaspora
Bulatlat - 2018-07-22
These phenomena have also set off simultaneous strikes of workers in various large factories in the country such as Nutriasia, PLDT, Jollibee Foods Corporation ... that the government has implemented the Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion Law (TRAIN ...

Duterte told to raise wages, lower prices
philstar.com - 2018-07-22
CEBU, Philippines -- The Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) said that troubled workers and their families expect the president to raise their salaries, bring down prices, end contractualization, make workplaces ...

Same-sex marriages allowed in Cuba's draft constitution
Rappler - 2018-07-22
In the early days of the 1959 Cuba revolution, gays were persecuted, even sent to forced labor "re-education" camps. Mariela Castro, as director of the Cuban National Center for Sex Education, has long advocated for same-sex marriages. "Giving rights to ...

Amante: Heart of the matter
Sun Star - 2018-07-21
Last year, he did not ask for it again, but leaned on the local governments to do something and to do it fast. He asked the Metro Manila Development Authority and the local governments of Metro Manila, Metro Cebu and all regional centers to clear ...

COA uncovers P11.2-B anomaly in tax credits
philstar.com - 2018-07-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The One-Stop Shop Inter-Agency and Duty Drawback Center (OSS) had erroneously granted P11.18 billion worth of tax credit certificates (TCC) to 33 textile companies from 2008 to 2014, the Department of Finance (DOF) said. Citing a ...

For noncommercialization of Bt eggplant, Filipino farmers losing P33.85 billion
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-21
Filipino farmers are losing as much as P33.85 billion annually due to noncommercialization of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) eggplant as the genetically modified (GM) crop could double their net income, according to an economist. Cesar Quicoy, associate ...

DOLE gives P3.2M worth of business kits to skilled workers in Albay
Rappler - 2018-07-21
ALBAY, Philippines - Sixty skilled workers in Oas town were among the recipients of business kits from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). DOLE distributed P3.2 million-worth of business kits or Kabuhayan Starter Kits to beneficiaries in 3 ...

3 make cut for Ombudsman
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-21
Martires, a graduate of San Beda College of Law and a former Sandiganbayan justice ... Gordon and Umali have their term sharing agreement since the Congress is entitled only to one vote in the council. Its regular members include retired Supreme Court ...

Still an imperial presidency
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-21
In the 1987 Constitution the president must be able to read and write and a reside in the country for at least 10 years while under the proposed charter, he must be a college degree holder ... majority of all members of Congress, voting jointly.

Why insist on basketball?
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-07-21
While MalacaƱang is all set for the State of ... that the National College Athletic Association is about to adopt a policy of not allowing "imports" to play with the locals. I think that is a good one to adopt. Aha! Is the Philippine Airlines ...

Bello: Over 300,000 workers regularized during Duterte's term
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 21) -- Hundreds of thousands of contractual workers were regularized during the last two years, according to the labor department. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello issued a statement Saturday, noting that 321,964 workers ...

Migrante demands apology from Kuwait celeb who ranted vs maids' day off
Rappler - 2018-07-21
(READ: 'A national shame': The death and homecoming of Joanna Demafelis) But in March, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that a draft memorandum of understanding between the two governments will allow Filipino workers to keep their passports and use ...

DOF eyes carbon emissions tax
philstar.com - 2018-07-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Finance (DOF) is exploring the possibility of imposing a tax on carbon dioxide emissions to help further reduce pollution and promote alternative sources of energy, a top official said yesterday. In an interview ...

Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao to get P100 billion
philstar.com - 2018-07-20
The latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed that only about four in 10 Filipinos believe the BOL will bring peace to Mindanao. In the survey conducted from June 27 to 30 using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adult Filipinos nationwide ...

Appeals Court Tells Lower Court To Consider If Standards 'Incorporated Into Law' Are Fair Use; Could Have Done More
Techdirt - 2018-07-20
On the copyright front, it is important to first note how the court did NOT resolve the question of whether republishing standards incorporated into law constituted copyright infringement. A threshold question in any copyright infringement case is whether ...

Grand Plaza Hotel seeks reconsideration of CTA ruling
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-20
The company, which owns The Heritage Hotel Manila, said it does not believe that its motion will have any significant impact on its business operations and financial position. Its main source of income is its revenue from the hotel operations. Grand Plaza ...

DICT urged to prevent third telco in the PHL from being pro-contractual like PLDT
TechnoChops - 2018-07-20
Manny V. Pangilinan had his birthday last Saturday, July 4, with one nationwide broadsheet having a special supplement on his accomplishments and large advertisements containing birthday greetings from top companies. Familiarly known as MVP, Pangilinan ...

Ex-broker gets up to 4 more years in jail for scamming elderly mom
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-20
Marone was also sentenced to as long as four years in prison in Queens Supreme Court for defrauding several people including his 89-year-old mother, whom he impersonated in recorded phone calls with financial institutions in an attempt to steal over $ ...

What Influences Will General Provisions Of The Civil Law Of The People's Republic Of China Have On The Protection Of Intellectual Property Rights?
Mondaq - 2018-07-20
General Provisions of the Civil Law of the People's Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as General Provisions of the Civil Law) has been adopted at the 5th Session of the Twelfth National People's Congress on March 15, 2017, and effective as of ...

Protecting the Intellectual Property of AI with Watermarking
Phys.org - 2018-07-20
If we can protect videos, audio and photos with digital watermarking, why not AI models? This is the question my colleagues and I asked ourselves as we looked to develop a technique to assure developers that their hard work in building AI, such as deep ...

Riff Police: The Songs All Sound the Same
LA Weekly - 2018-07-20
Stop me if you've heard this one before... Perhaps the most famous (or infamous) case of alleged thievery came in May 2014 when L.A. rock band Spirit filed against Led Zeppelin for copyright infringement, arguing that the opening guitar arpeggios for ...

State auditors unearth P11-B tax credit anomaly
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-20
"Of the P11 billion, over 80% have already been used to pay the BIR (Bureau of Internal Revenue) and the BoC," said Ms. Tionko, adding that some of the perks were even illegally sold to other firms. "We are taking the CoA audit report and conducting ...

27 OFWs receive medical assistance from OWWA
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-20
A Cagayano OFW receives a medical assistance from OWWA Regional Office No. 2 TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 20 (PIA)--The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in the Cagayan Valley Region released the first pending batch of Financial Assistance ...

27 OFWs receive medical assistance from OWWA
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-20
A Cagayano OFW receives a medical assistance from OWWA Regional Office No. 2 TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 20 (PIA)--The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in the Cagayan Valley Region released the first pending batch of Financial Assistance ...

Police nab 2 Japanese, 6 Filipino illegal recruiters in QC
UNTV - 2018-07-20
The Philippine National Police (PNP) Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) said the suspects allegedly recruit applicants to Japan via "direct hiring" through a language school named Kansai Care Training Center. The group asks P30,000 ...

Fake receipts saga at Coast Guard: CA reinstates intel officer Dalangin
Rappler - 2018-07-20
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) has decided to reinstate an intelligence officer of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) who was dismissed over anomalous purchases. At the same time, at least two other agencies continue to probe into who ...

Sister Patricia Fox to challenge BI deportation order
Rappler - 2018-07-20
MANILA, Philippines - Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox will challenge the deportation order issued by the Bureau of Immigration (BI), as her lawyer said the BI order sets a "very bad precedent" for foreign missionaries like her. In a press conference ...

SONA 2018: Duterte signs new laws
UNTV - 2018-07-20
R.A. 11052 or the Food Technology Act The law creates the Professional Regulatory Board of Food Technology which regulates the practice in the Philippines Signed on June ... based on their consultations. Available data show that 40 percent of 41,902 ...

FMR brings relief to Kalinga farmers
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-20
Department of Agriculture- Cordillera Director Narciso Edillo told ... With the road, farmers should be encouraged to plant more coffee.The Kalinga State University in their MOA with PRDP will produce coffee seedlings, he added. Sustaining the project ...

Duterte receives shortlist of nominees for next Ombudsman
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 20) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday received the shortlist of candidates for the next Ombudsman. The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), which screens applicants to the judiciary, nominated three contenders to head ...

BIR cracks down on Ong Kin King & Co. Inc.
Sun Star - 2018-07-20
Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) 13 Director Eduardo Pagulayan said Ong Kin King and Co. Inc. failed to register individually its five warehouses and three restaurants which are located in the cities of Cebu and Mandaue. "What the owners registered is ...

The Philippine economy's health under Duterte
Rappler - 2018-07-20
As of writing, tax collections for 2018 continued to exceed 2017's. The government also ran after tax evaders like Mighty Corporation. Duterte was able to rake in over P40 billion from the cigarette maker. The amount of foreign direct investments (FDIs ...

New projects for Filipino workers abroad launched
Davao Today - 2018-07-20
So far in the Philippines, there is nothing similar to MRA because what the country has is only the listing of licensed recruiters in the Philippines from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration(POEA) website, and it is not enough. On the other ...

Wage hike to take effect on Aug. 3
Sun Star - 2018-07-20
The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) 7 yesterday said the new minimum wage order by the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) will take effect on Aug. 3. With this, the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) will conduct ...

Congress approves final Bangsamoro Basic Law
Davao Today - 2018-07-20
This increases the share of the Bangsamoro government in tax revenues by 5 percent compared with the current 70 percent being received by the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) from national internal revenue taxes, fees, and charges, as well as ...

Bello says enemies want him out of DOLE, Ombudsman bid
Rappler - 2018-07-20
MANILA, Philippines - Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that complaints against him are the work of his enemies who want to replace him as head of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). In a phone interview with Rappler, Bello denied ...

DOLE opens applications for nurses to Germany
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-20
Applicants must be a Filipino citizen and permanent resident of the Philippines with Bachelor of Science in Nursing ... notarized copies of high school and Nursing diplomas; board certificate and copy of license from the Professional Regulation Commission ...

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 ...

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