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 ...

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.

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 ...

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The tax system is hopelessly outdated.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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

The importance of land titling
Inquirer - 2017-11-18
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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).

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 ...

ICTSI granted favorable ruling vs Portland union
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-15
INTERNATIONAL Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) on Wednesday said subsidiary ICTSI Oregon, Inc. won a favorable ruling against the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) before the US Court of Appeals in Washington, DC. "The US Court ...

Journalism Organization Petitions for Resolution of the Copyright Application v. Registration Debate
JD Supra - 2017-11-14
Now, the Supreme Court is being asked to step in and resolve the dispute once and for all. The Copyright Act provides that "no civil action for infringement of the copyright in any United States work shall be instituted until preregistration or ...

The economic future of Asean
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-11-13
For the Philippines, conglomerates such as Ayala Corp., Aboitiz, San Miguel Corp., and Universal Robina Corp. have managed to expand their operations in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Myanmar. A freer flow of investments is expected once the finer ...

SC voids GSIS resolutions
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-13
The Supreme Court has invalidated three resolutions issued by the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), which stripped retired state workers of their right to enjoy their full retirement benefits. In a court ruling penned by Chief Justice Maria ...

Nation-states and the challenge of globalization
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-11-12
Today, except in totalitarian states, it is difficult to imagine how a government can dictate where its nationals may work ... share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

Illegal recruitment: DOLE suspends OECs for overseas Filipino workers
Philstar - 2017-11-11
The processing of new OECs was suspended "due to persistent reports of illegal recruitment." The OEC, a document issued by the POEA to Filipinos working abroad, is proof that the holder is a legitimate overseas worker. OEC holders are also exempted from ...

Maestrecampo gets CAAP post
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-11-11
Aranas studied at the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City, obtained his Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree, major in Business Administration, from the Philippine School of Business Administration, and his Bachelor of Laws degree from Silliman ...

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