Giving back, the Suntrust way: Suntrust Properties, Inc. celebrates 20th year
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-27
The success of Suntrust Properties, Inc. (SPI) as developer of reasonably priced and meticulously built dwellings would have not been possible without the very people who do the arduous labor of building these places from the ground up and persuading ...

3 key facts on justice, truce, labor now shelved
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-27
DAVAO CITY--The decision by President Duterte to end peace talks with communist rebels also effectively shelved for good at least three agreements that government and rebel negotiators were preparing to sign between this month and January. Some members of ...

DOLE Clinic opens in Naga City
Philstar - 2017-11-26
On the other hand, the city government of Naga and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration-7 signed a memorandum of agreement for the establishment of OWWA Help Desk at the city's Public Employment Service Office. The help desk aims to protect and ...

A cruise entertainer seafarer on top of his world
Philstar - 2017-11-26
MANILA, Philippines -- This gentleman does not stop ... "The ambiance felt like a performing arts school, where I had the chance to meet singers and dancers who previously performed on other cruise ships, as we all trained under one roof, eventually ...

Court of Appeals delays distribution of Hacienda Roxas land to farmers
Business Mirror - 2017-11-26
A recent decision by the Court of Appeals (CA) effectively delayed the distribution of land via agrarian reform in Nasugbu, Batangas, owned by publicly listed Roxas and Co. Inc. (RCI) In a 28-page decision penned by Associate Justice Zenaida Galapate ...

The entrants
Business Mirror - 2017-11-26
This time, I write about the outcome of that exercise. After four weekends of solving accounting, auditing, taxation and other related subjects, the verdict is in. There were 4,511 of the 14,816 examinees who passed the CPA Board Examinations. As in the ...

DBP: No longer just a development bank
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-26
WHILE competition in the banking sector is just starting to heat up, the Development of ... dropped the plan of the previous administration to merge DBP and another government-owned bank, the Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank). Instead, the current ...

Confiscated cigarettes used as evidence in Mighty Corp. tax case to be destroyed
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-26
Cigarettes with counterfeit tax stamps seized from Mighty Corp. are unloaded at the Holcim Philippines plant in Davao City for destruction. -- LEAN S. DAVAL, JR. DAVAO CITY -- The first batch of more than 9,000 cases containing 4.748 million packs of ...

Cigarettes with fake tax stamps seized from Mighty Corp. destroyed in Davao City
Mindanews - 2017-11-26
The destruction of the cigarettes worth P142.44 million was done at the Geocycle Compound of Holcim Philippines Inc. in Bunawan, Davao City, through a process using a thermal treatment called "co-processing," which uses the materials as a fuel to run ...

Small businesses getting into the tax optimization game
Inquirer - 2017-11-26
PARIS -- Tax optimization is no longer a matter just for the multinationals. A number of market players are now tailoring strategies originally drawn up for the corporate whales to the minnows, or small businesses and independent entrepreneurs. Whether ...

Life is unfair
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-11-24
This means bridging the gap in access to quality education and health services between rich and poor; correcting historically or politically lopsided access to land and natural resources; addressing inequitable access to credit by small and large borrowers ...

Law360's Pro Say: Our Funniest Stories Revisited
Law360 - 2017-11-24
Meat Loaf being hit with a copyright infringement suit, and lobster poaching. Each week on Pro Say, Law360 staffers Amber McKinney, Bill Donahue and Alex Lawson bring you inside the newsroom and break down what you need to know about key legal developments.

Valenzuela inaugurates modernized Justice Hall
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-11-24
In 2016, the Supreme Court opened new RTC branches in the city, prompting the urgent need for new courtrooms and offices locally. EJ Santos immediately went to the LGU for assistance to which the city mayor obliged at once. The City spent P64 million to ...

FDA warns public on proliferation of fake shampoo products
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-24
"Counterfeit products, not having gone through the required safety assessment and the verification process of the FDA, pose potential health hazards to the consuming public," the FDA stressed. The agency urged the public to be vigilant against fake ...

2 construction traders in Bicol sued for tax evasion
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-11-24
Delos Santos, sole proprietress of Saint Therese Commercial Construction and Supply. The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said the two willfully failed to pay proper taxes. The BIR decided to bring the matter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) after the ...

More on tax reform
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-11-23
The tax system is hopelessly outdated. Tax is an underlying function of any working society, an essential for any government to function. Reducing personal and corporate taxes is way overdue, and essential in giving workers a decent life and making the ...

DOLE Help Desk launched in the city of Naga, Cebu
Business Mirror - 2017-11-23
Also taking place right after the launch was the memorandum of agreement signing between the local government unit of the city of Naga and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA 7) for the establishment of the OWWA Help Desk at the Peso Office.

10-mo budget gap hits P235B
Inquirer - 2017-11-23
As spending on public goods and services jumped by more than a fourth in October, the national government widened its budget deficit that month by 830 percent to P21.8 billion from P2.3 billion a year ago. However, the latest data showed that the national ...

Lacson wants VAT back to 10%
Inquirer - 2017-11-22
From the present 12 percent, Senator Panfilo Lacson wants to reduce the value-added tax (VAT) rate on goods and services to the previous 10 percent. "Among my proposed individual amendments is to reduce the VAT rate from 12 (percent) to 10 ...

Drug raids illegal, say 2 SC justices
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-22
Police raids on houses of drug suspects without judicial warrants violated the antitorture law and other individual rights enshrined in the 1987 Constitution, two Supreme Court justices said on Tuesday. At the opening of oral arguments in two petitions ...

House plenary vote on Sereno impeach case set on Dec. 13
Business Mirror - 2017-11-22
The lower chamber is expected to take another break on December 13. Meanwhile, the justice committee will invite on its next hearing on November 27 all the 14 Supreme Court associate justices to shed light on the allegation that Sereno falsified several en ...

Making K-12 work: Getting key sectors on board
Business Mirror - 2017-11-22
IN a few months, the first batch of K to 12 students shall graduate from the numerous Senior High Schools ... 10 years of basic education--six years elementary and four years high school--are also assumed to have made these students more mature and ...

OWWA urges Siquijor OFWs to avail of social, education benefits
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-11-22
SIQUIJOR, Nov. 20 (PIA) -- The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) regional office urged the Siquijodnon Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their beneficiaries to avail of their programs and services. Family Welfare Officer Celda Dinoy said an ...

Speaker seeks abolition of Court of Appeals under federal setup
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-22
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez wants the Court of Appeals (CA) to be abolished under a federal form of government, proposing measures to ensure that cases are quickly disposed of and justice given to those who seek it. Speaking before a conference on judicial ...

After 29 years of renting, Ombudsman-Mindanao moves to its own home
Mindanews - 2017-11-22
This is the true foundation upon which this building stands," Elman said ... as mandated by the Constitution," she vowed. Morales, who left for Manila immediately after the inaugural rites, inhibited herself from participating in the probe, as she ...

Alvarez reiterates proposal to abolish Court of Appeals
Philstar - 2017-11-21
MANILA, Philippines -- House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Tuesday renewed his suggestion to abolish the Court of Appeals to improve the judicial system in the country and hasten resolution of cases. Alvarez lamented that cases in courts take too long to ...

Some senators back Duterte plan to tag NPA a terror group
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-21
"They burn, destroy, kill innocent civilians to terrorize; they terrorize to sow fear and harass helpless civilians; they harass to extort under the guise of revolutionary taxation," said Lacson, a former chief of the Philippine National ...

OFWs with visas issued before Nov 12 exempted from OEC moratorium
Rappler - 2017-11-21
DOLE earlier issued a department order suspending the processing of OEC after reports of irregularities inside the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). POEA is the DOLE attached agency that issues the OEC, a document required of outbound OFWs.

Israeli court addresses relationship between design protection and copyright
Lexology - 2017-11-21
In Fisher Price Inc v Davron - Import & Export Ltd (CA 1248/15, August 31 2017), the Israeli Supreme Court has addressed, among other things, the relationship between design protection and copyright, as well as trademark infringement and passing off.

Suu Kyi blames world conflicts partly on illegal immigration
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-20
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar -- Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said the world is facing instability and conflict in part because illegal immigration spreads terrorism in a speech Monday that comes as her country is accused of violently pushing out hundreds of ...

Can government randomly imprison OFWs?
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-11-20
SINGAPORE -- Can Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III randomly imprison people for two weeks? Or if that is too dramatic, prohibit us from traveling to Mindanao because of martial law? Or to Metro Manila to ease Asean Summit traffic? Why is this patently ...

Saving for retirement? Try PERA
Philstar - 2017-11-20
The PERA administrator must be accredited by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and must comply with the following requirements: 1. It possesses adequate systems and technological capabilities and the necessary technical expertise and personnel to ensure ...

When Gina Lollobrigida and Carmen Guerrero Nakpil argued about how to write a book
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2017-11-19
So begins the narrative of Nakano Satoshi of Hitotsubashi University on the destruction of Manila during ... husband of her daughter and the former Miss International, Gemma. Then she had no choice but to accept whatever assignments she was given by ...

Villar pushes anew for creation of migration department
Philstar - 2017-11-19
She said Senate Bill 146 or the proposed "Department of Migration and Development Act of 2016" remains pending in the committee on labor and employment, chaired by Sen. Joel Villanueva. "Our OFWs give as much as $50 billion annually, no other ...

Rowdy, overstaying American faces deportation -- Immigration exec
Global Nation - 2017-11-19
An overstaying and undocumented American faces deportation amid numerous complaints of rowdy behavior by residents and business owners in Ermita, Manila, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente on Sunday identified the ...

Indian businessmen back tax reform plan
Philstar - 2017-11-18
It is currently being deliberated in the Senate, and is targeted to be passed by Congress before the end of the year. Business ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1

PDP-Laban firms up proposal for shift to federal system
Business Mirror - 2017-11-18
The form, content and manner of preparation of the budget shall be prescribed by law. Also, the rule of taxation shall be uniform and equitable. The Federal Assembly shall evolve a progressive system of taxation. The parliament may, by law, authorize the ...

The importance of land titling
Inquirer - 2017-11-18
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PH calls for climate justice for vulnerable countries
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-17
We intend to impose a tax on coal and we are greening our hospitals," she said, assuring international climate allies that the country was not just pursuing a transition to a green economy, but a transformation in governance and business.--JOCELYN R.

Duterte names BIR deputy as GSIS head
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-17
Duque III until June 30 next year. Aranas told the Inquirer last week that he might start work at the GSIS by early December, as he would still preside over a taxation conference this month. Prior to his appointment to GSIS, Aranas had tangled with BIR ...

Halt in OEC processing is P132M economic loss to recruitment sector--expert
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-17
The order affects close to 75,000 workers scheduled for departure these coming weeks up to the Christmas season, Geslani explained, quoting data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Many of these workers have resigned and ...

PH makes strong call for climate justice at COP23
Global Nation - 2017-11-17
The Philippines made a strong call for climate justice as parties to the 23 rd United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany continued negotiations to come up ... its work to confront the climate crisis and promote sustainable development.

DOLE hold order on OECs imperils iPhone X production?
Inquirer Technology - 2017-11-17
Last week, DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III announced that he had ordered the suspension of the OECs to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) amid persistent reports of illegal recruitment and corruption in the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA).

When harvests grow on bloodied fields
Bulatlat - 2017-11-17
HACIENDA LUISITA, Tarlac City - It was November 2004, and some 5,000 sugar farm workers and sugar mill workers had been on strike and had camped out at the gates of the Central Azucarera De Tarlac for days. They were calling for the reinstatement of 327 ...

DOH to resume distribution of 51 contraceptives cleared by FDA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-16
The procurement and distribution of the 51 contraceptives, including the controversial Implanon and Implanon NXT, have been halted following a temporary restraining order by the Supreme Court, pending re-certification of these products. "The DOH supply ...

Opportunities and threats under the Asean economic integration
Business Mirror - 2017-11-16
This is because full integration would mean that revenue generation will shift fully to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). About 90 percent of the government revenues come from taxes, of this the BIR accounts for 80 percent, while the Bureau of Customs ...

The only one who dared
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-11-16
Worse, she wore it tucked into her skirt, which is never done by Filipinos. All the painstaking and expensive labor that went into them, I don't think was worth it. And it is doubtful that any of them will ever wear them again. Sayang! While all other ...

Copyright Suit Over Iverson Film Trimmed Before Jan. Trial
Law360 - 2017-11-16
But the judge upheld the claims alleged in Brown's November 2016 amended complaint for copyright infringement, unfair competition, declaratory relief, breach... To view the full article, register now.

DOLE to reshuffle POEA employees following reports of corruption in OEC issuance
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-11-16
MANILA, Philippines --The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) investigated the alleged anomaly in the application of overseas employment certificate (OEC) in the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). It can be recalled that DOLE ...

Couples sue fertility clinic over eggs with genetic defect
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-11-15
The state Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in the case on Wednesday. A decision is expected next year. The two children have Fragile X, a genetic syndrome that causes intellectual impairments. The case hinges on the state's medical malpractice statute ...

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