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.

The importance of land titling
Inquirer - 2017-11-17
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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).

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 ...

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 ...

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo back on global stage
Philstar - 2017-11-16
The decision of Judge Mupas was subsequently upheld by the Court of Appeals. Mrs. Arroyo was earlier designated one of the deputy speakers. She subsequently lost her post after having voted against the approval of restoring the Death Penalty law.

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 ...

Back to the Grindstone
Philstar - 2017-11-15
The most pressing unfinished business for government would be the passage of the first package of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP) aka Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN). Finance Secretary Carlos "Sonny" Dominguez III had ...

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 ...

Asean pressed to become an economic community by 2025
Inquirer - 2017-11-15
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) will find it hard to become a major economic force by 2050 if it fails to meet its goal to become a fully functioning economic community by 2025, said Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Arroyo, who ...

'Dr. Phil' Copyright Suit Will Stay In Texas, Judge Says
Law360 - 2017-11-14
Peteski Productions Inc., accuses her of copyright infringement, holding she didn't meet the high bar of showing that moving the case to California was "clearly more convenient." U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap sided with Peteski, writing that ex ...

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 ...

SC upholds gun ban during election period
Business Mirror - 2017-11-14
THE Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the constitutionality of a resolution issued by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) requiring private security personnel and bodyguards to seek authority from the poll body to possess and carry firearms during the ...

Beware the silent serial killer on the loose
Business Mirror - 2017-11-14
World Bank cited a lower mortality of 5.5 million people killed in 2013, and resulting health costs, foregone labor income and lost opportunities of $225 billion. About 90 percent of the affected population are the poor from developing countries ...

Intellectual Property Meets Real Property: Recent Copyright Infringement Cases
Mondaq - 2017-11-14
In the first, the Ontario Court of Appeal determined who owned copyright in land surveys deposited with the registry office (hint--it's not the surveyor). In the second, a consulting firm sued for copyright infringement, alleging an architect and ...

Corona family appeals subpoena on bank records
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-13
Also subpoenaed were several bank representatives including Enrico Cruz and Celia Orbeta of Deutsche Bank AG Manila, Anthony Chua of Allied Banking Corporation ... criminal charges for tax evasion and perjury were brought against him before the Court ...

Becoming a Unicorn Fintech by Shoring Up Intellectual Property
JD Supra - 2017-11-13
Investment in fintech companies is at an all-time high. "Unicorns" are start-ups that have valuations of more than 1 billion dollars. The majority of the unicorns are in the fintech industry. Fintech companies are often agile and innovative, which can ...

Big data tax measures
Philstar - 2017-11-13
Such line of business is a necessary product of human innovation in this information age. Although the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) may have found a way to tax such electronic transactions, our almost two decade old Tax Code (even with numerous ...

The plague of plantations
Bulatlat - 2017-11-13
Owned by the Floirendo family of Davao Del Norte, Tadeco plantation spans around 28,816 hectares planted with Cavendish bananas exported to Japan, Middle East, and South Korea. During the presidency of Corazon Aquino, the massive land area was put under ...

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.

Foreigners warned vs joining ASEAN protests
Philstar - 2017-11-12
Balboa added that the DOH has borrowed 21 high-end ambulances from private service providers. PLDT Inc. and wireless subsidiary Smart Communications Inc. have boosted internet connectivity in locations which would serve as venues for the meetings.

Duterte advises caution anew on maritime dispute
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-12
Addressing the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit on Sunday, Mr. Duterte also noted "China is the number one economic power and we have to be friends, (while) the other hot heads would like us to confront China and the rest of the world on so many ...

Suspension of OFW permits draws mixed reactions
Global Nation - 2017-11-11
With the suspension, direct-hire workers would have to go through POEA-accredited recruitment agencies which usually charge the equivalent of their one-month salary from their prospective employers abroad as processing fees. The OEC is the required ...

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 ...

Asia-Pacific forum sticks to free-trade gospel despite Trump
Inquirer - 2017-11-11
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters that environmental protection, labor rights, gender issues and the auto industry were areas needing work, though he did not go into specifics. "We got a lot of work done, but there is still more work ...

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 ...

DOLE suspends processing of OFW overseas employment certificates
CNN Philippines - 2017-11-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 11) -- Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Friday suspended the processing of Overseas Employment Certificate applications following "persistent reports" of illegal recruitment of overseas FIlipino workers (OFW).

Banks say selected branches to close during ASEAN holidays
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-10
In a Facebook note, Philippine National Bank (PNB) announced that on Nov. 13 to 15, some branches in Metro Manila and Rizal will only be open from 9 am to 12 noon, while some branches in Bulacan and Pampanga will be open from 9 am to 3 pm.

Office property glut seen until 2020
Inquirer - 2017-11-10
Property consulting firm Colliers Philippines sees the office property market turning less favorable for landlords from 2019 onward, citing the slowdown in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector and the "unpredictability" of the offshore gaming ...

DOLE suspends processing of OFW certificates to stem illegal recruitment - 2017-11-10
According to Department Order 185, the suspension will run from November 13 to December 1 and be enforced by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration on land-based recruitment agencies. The suspension does not cover Filipinos working for ...

DOLE suspends issuance of OECs for Filipino workers
Rappler - 2017-11-10
The following are also exempted from the order: OFWs on leave or those under Balik Manggagawa Outgoing OFWs whose OEC applications are already pending before the office of Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Officer-in-Charge Bernard ...

Asi Taulava outplays taxman
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-09
Filipino-Tongan basketball player Pauliasi "Asi" Taulava has scored against the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), as the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) acquitted him of P9.55-million tax evasion charges. In a decision dated Nov. 3, the CTA First Division ...

Unfulfilled promises
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-11-09
If either chamber of Congress were controlled by the opposition, it would be easy for the administration ... Business section of the Inquirer. Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to ...

Talks for TPP agreement reach critical point as APEC meets
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-09
A member of a Vietnamese honour guard stands guard during the arrivals of leaders at the international airport ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 9, 2017. World leaders and ...

Taxation and the reengineering of Philippine society
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-09
The tax reform package currently being pushed by the government (i.e., TRAIN or Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion) represents a great opportunity to layout, craft, and implement a vision of what Philippine ... Challenge Corp. corruption and rule ...

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