Trump wants Supreme Court to block subpoena for his taxes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-15
A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York ruled last week that the tax returns can be turned over to New York prosecutors. The appellate judges emphasized the ...

Explain summons to traffic enforcers, SC tells judge
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-14
The Supreme Court, through court administrator Midas Marquez, has asked a Cabanatuan City judge to explain his summons to two Baguio City traffic enforcers who confiscated his car license plate for illegal parking last month. Judge Nelson Lago of the CabanatuanMunicipal Trial Court Branch III "was requested" to comment on news reports that ...

B.I. deports 312 Chinese caught in telco scam
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-14
Some of the 300 foreign nationals deported by Philippine authorities are seen at the NAIA 1 tarmac prior to boarding a China Eastern flight on Thursday (Nov. 14) night. THE Bureau of Immigration ...

DOF sees no need to amend rice tariff law
philstar.com - 2019-11-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The government will not repeal nor suspend the implementation of the Rice Tariffication Law, as measures are already being implemented to address the challenges posed by the law to rice farmers, according to the Department of Finance (DOF). While emphasizing the benefits of Republic Act 11203 or the Rice Liberalization ...

DOLE postpones release of Service Charge IRR law to confer with DOT
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-14
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) again postponed the release of the Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) of the Service Charge Law, this time to consult the Department of Tourism (DOT). In a text message, Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III told BusinessMirror he opted to conduct more consultations for the new IRR.

Phoenix Petroleum backs Palace bid to plug tax leaks
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-14
DAVAO CITY--Independent oil producer Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. (PPPI) expressed full support to the move of MalacaƱang to plug tax leakages, including a crackdown on noncompliant players, to improve further a fair corporate practice in the country. In a statement disclosing its income and revenue position as of November, PPPI Chief ...

Unions bracing for fight over salty-foods tax
BusinessWorld - 2019-11-14
Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) Spokesperson Alan A. Tanjusay told BusinessWorld this week that the proposed tax measure does not consider that many low-income workers have no choice but to eat salty food despite being aware of the health effects of food processing. "The proposed measure to impose ...

ZEN Graphene Solutions Reports on Multiple Intellectual Property Licensing Agreements
YAHOO! - 2019-11-14
This agreement licenses to ZEN the intellectual property created by scientists and laboratories within a renowned Canadian University. This agreement has no expiry date and provides that a royalty is payable by ZEN based on the annual amount of material processed under the intellectual property. The company also reports that it has signed an 18 ...

PH deports over 300 Chinese nationals
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 14) -- The Bureau of Immigration started deporting more than 300 Chinese nationals allegedly involved in telecommunication fraud on Thursday. The first batch of the 312 Chinese nationals was sent out on a chartered China Eastern flight to Shijiaxuang in Hebei Province and Changchun in Jilin Province.

The climate crisis will profoundly affect the health of every child alive today, report says
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-14
(CNN) - The climate crisis is already hurting our health and it could burden generations to come with lifelong health problems, a new report finds. It could challenge already overwhelmed health systems and undermine much of the medical progress that has been made in the last century. If the world continues to produce the same amount of carbon ...

CJ Bersamin gets death threats
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-13
THE Supreme Court and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have come to the rescue of retired Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin after the latter reported that he has received death threats. SC Spokesman Brian Keith Hosaka said Bersamin himself disclosed to him the threat but did not provide details as to where these are coming from. Hokasa, however ...

Maritime Lecturer Receives Royal Seal of Approval
Bdaily Business Network - 2019-11-13
A respected North East maritime lecturer has received the royal seal of approval for services to the careers of young seafarers and seafarer welfare over two decades. Alain Reynier was presented with the Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service by HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, at a ceremony at Trinity House in London, on Wednesday ...

19 NPA members surrender in SouthCot
MindaNews - 2019-11-13
The governor said the surrenderers may avail of livelihood financing of at least P100,000 from the Land Bank of the Philippines, housing assistance worth P450,000, firearms remuneration of up to P500,000, livelihood training from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and other interventions from the Department of Labor and ...

DOF sees more expensive alcoholic drinks, heated tobacco, vapes at start of 2020
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-13
With President Rodrigo Duterte certifying as urgent the bill that would make so-called "sin" products--alcohol, heated tobacco and vapes--more expensive, expect a spike of prices of these by ...

Asian stocks sink after Trump threatens more China tariffs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-13
A protester was shot Monday and others blocked streets and commuter rail tracks and set off gasoline bombs at the University of ... used to price international oils, shed 10 cents to $61.96 ...

Urgency grows by the day for a trade deal with China. Will Trump speech today deliver?
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-13
(CNN) - President Donald Trump will address the Economic Club of New York later today and investors want to know one thing: When can a so-called phase-one mini-trade deal with China be signed?

BPOs lower 2022 targets amid uncertain times
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The IT-BPM industry used to think it could hit $39 billion worth of revenues in 2022, but unexpected trends such as the uncertainty over its tax breaks have now made its target a pipe dream. The industry now expects to hit only $29 billion. At best, this can reach $32 billion, although an industry leader called this an ...

Maynilad starts work on biggest sewage treatment plant
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-11
Maynilad Water Services Inc. yesterday broke ground for its biggest ... is expected to help clean up waterways flowing to Manila Bay and also improve sanitation conditions in three cities.

DTI crafts road map for AI, Fourth Industrial Revolution
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-11
With the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or the age of digitization, governments from across the world are seeking ways on how to keep their labor force competitive in the face of firms adopting new solutions, particularly automation, in their operations. "The formulation of the AI road map is very important and timely.

Law on inheritance tackled in seminar
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Center for Global Best Practices is launching a pioneering program titled, "Inheritance and Disinheritance Law of the Philippines" on Dec. 5 at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, Resorts World Complex, Pasay City. The one-day training will provide participants a comprehensive understanding of the general principles as well ...

CCT eyed for subsidy of garments labor pay
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-11
Aside from Fobap, the proposal to incentivize employment in the garments industry is backed by the Confederation of Wearable Exporters of the Philippines, Garment Business Association of the Philippines, Textile Millers Association of the Philippines and the Garment Manufacturers Association of the Philippines. Based on data from the Philippine ...

November: Bar examination month
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-11
It is the professional licensure examination required before anyone can practice law in our country. It is administered by the Supreme Court through the Bar Examination Committee headed by an incumbent member of the SC. A Bar candidate should obtain a passing average of 75 percent and no grade must be lower than 50 percent in any Bar subject.

American-Canadian rape suspect falls
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced yesterday the arrest of an American-Canadian man who fled to Malaysia after he was accused of raping a 17-year-old girl in Subic, Zambales in March last year. Fouad Bounab, 54, arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 from Kuala Lumpur on Saturday night ...

Maynilad breaks ground on P10-B sewage treatment plant
BusinessWorld - 2019-11-11
MAYNILAD Water Services, Inc. on Monday has broken ground on a P10.5-billion sewage treatment plant that ... The plant, called the CAMANA (Caloocan-Malabon-Navotas) Water Reclamation Facility, is expected to help clean the waterways flowing to Manila Bay while improving the sanitation conditions in three cities. "The completion of our CAMANA ...

Input VAT attributable to zero-rated sales: Gross income deductible?
philstar.com - 2019-11-11
What comes to mind when we talk about excess, unutilized input value-added tax (VAT) that can be allowed as deduction to gross income for tax purposes are the following: input VAT from VAT exempt transactions, input VAT of non-VAT registered persons, and the excess of the actual input VAT from government sales to the seven percent standard ...

Persons with disabilities and the State with disabilities
BusinessWorld - 2019-11-11
Diana J. Mendoza, PhD, is Chair of the Department of Political Science at the Ateneo de Manila University. The Italian SuperEnalotto lottery is currently offering a EUR205.4 million jackpot prize, which is the biggest jackpot anywhere in the world at the moment...

Canadian-American man wanted for rape arrested at Naia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-11
MANILA, Philippines -- A Canadian-American man accused of raping a 17-year-old girl in Subic was arrested at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia), the Bureau of Immigration (BI) reported Monday. BI port operations division chief Grifton Medina said 54-year-old Fouad Bounab reportedly fled the country to Malaysia to avoid prosecution ...

Delhi air pollution spikes as deadly smog envelops city
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-10
"A child born yesterday in Delhi would have smoked 40 to 50 cigarettes on the first day of his or her life," said Arvind Kumar, a lung surgeon at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi and founder of the Lung Care Foundation ... dean of the School of Arts and Science at Ahmedabad University in Gujarat, said: "Air quality in Delhi at ...

Economists, companies eye opportunities from RCEP
BusinessWorld - 2019-11-10
Rolando T. Dy, executive director of Center for Food and Agri-Business of University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P), said the trade pact may reduce barriers abroad for Philippine agricultural products, even if the country will also have to open its doors ...

Proposed Citira to bring more investments to Clark, Subic
Sun Star - 2019-11-10
The bill aims to lower corporate taxes, Lambino said during a briefing on the Philippine Infrastructure Program and Official Development Assistance at the Ateneo De Manila University on October 22. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) named Singapore ...

US investors bullish on Philippines
philstar.com - 2019-11-10
John Goyer, executive director for Southeast Asia of the US Chamber of Commerce, in a teleconference with Filipino journalists said US investors have noted the efforts of the Philippine government to further improve its business climate. Goyer cited the yearly Doing Business Report by the World Bank that showed the ranking of the Philippines ...

Special job program for senior citizens to be launched at PUP
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-10
Under the bill, the private sector is also encouraged to hire senior citizens and in return, they shall be entitled to an additional tax deduction from their gross income equivalent to 70 percent of the total amount paid as wages to senior citizens, subject to compliance or the pertinent provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. /je

Police arrest 23 rallyists in strike vs. food company
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 10) -- Police on Saturday arrested 23 protesters, rallying against Regent Foods Corporation in the company's production plants in Taguig and Pasig City.

Canada case poses question: Is US immigration system safe?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-09
CHAMPLAIN, New York -- In the looming darkness, the Nigerian family of four, including two children carrying stuffed animals and a violin case, climbed out of a taxi at the end of a dead-end road ...

VACC files homicide raps vs Aquino anew
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-08
VACC filed the complaint-affidavit despite a recent unanimous ruling of the Supreme Court last month that "there is no probable cause to charge private respondents with reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide."--PATRICIA DENISE M. CHIU

SC extends Maguindanao massacre ruling deadline
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-08
The Supreme Court has granted the request of the judge handling the Maguindanao massacre case for more time to come up with a decision. Speaking to newsmen on Friday, Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta said the court considered the huge volume of evidence and parties in the case in giving a 30-day extension to Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC ...

SSS eyes special program for informal sector workers
philstar.com - 2019-11-08
MANILA, Philippines -- State-run Social Security System (SSS) said yesterday it is considering the creation of a special program which will cater to Filipinos employed in the informal sector. In a statement, SSS president and chief executive officer Aurora Ignacio said the state pension fund would beef up its efforts to reach out to informal ...

Maguindanao massacre ruling out by December 20
BusinessWorld - 2019-11-08
THE Supreme Court has extended the deadline for a ruling on a decade-old case where more than 50 people were massacred in Maguindanao province, Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta said on Friday. "We allowed her to have an extension of one month," the chief magistrate told CNN Philippines, referring to the trial judge who sought the extension.

Baguio nurses rally for salary hike
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-08
"We work like zombies taking care of 40 to 60 patients for 16 hours, but the government has not given that value to our sacrifices," said Carmen Bolinto, Baguio chapter president of the Philippine Nurses Association. A retired nurse, Bolinto said the nursing community has been ... of the Cordilleras College of Nursing.

Relatives of some SAF 44 ask Ombudsman to revive homicide complaint vs. ex-president Noynoy Aquino
CNN Philippines - 2019-11-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) - The fight is not yet over for relatives of some of the 44 police commandos killed in Mamasapano, Maguindanao four years ago, as they sought to reopen the investigation on the botched operation. Five complainants, with the help of advocacy group Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption, filed Friday a petition ...

Impartial SC justices show true colors in upcoming UP-UST game
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-08
MANILA, Philippines-Justices of the Supreme Court have shown their biases on a ... Leonen even used the hashtag #UPFight. He is a graduate of the UP College of Law and also served as UP Law Dean.

Investment scam spotting
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-07
Emilio Aquino was at one time the youngest director of the former prosecution and enforcement and nontraditional securities and instruments departments of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He returned to SEC as commissioner in 2016 and was appointed chair in 2018, serving a seven-year term. Q: What have you discovered about the ...

Trade department lays out plans for onset of advanced manufacturing
BusinessWorld - 2019-11-07
DTI is working with the Department of Labor and Employment and Technical Education and Skills ... Edillon said a chapter in the current Philippine Development Plan is dedicated to advancing science, technology, and innovation. "Although we keep on ...

Additional benefits for SUC teachers pushed
Sun Star - 2019-11-07
CLARK FREEPORT -- The Citizens' Battle Against Corruption (Cibac) Party-list is pushing for additional benefits for instructors and professors in state universities and colleges (SUCs) and state-run technical and vocational institutions (TechVoc ... and Philippine Accrediting Association on Schools, Colleges and Universities (Paascu).

Lawmaker to Pagcor, BIR: Disclose real revenues generated by Pogos
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-07
A member of the House Committee on Games and Amusements on Tuesday urged on the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to disclose the real revenues generated by Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (Pogos). Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Lyndon S. Barbers said in a statement he wants these ...

Electronics exports could hit $40B for 2019
BusinessMirror - 2019-11-06
Exports of electronic parts could hit an all-time high of $40 billion by the end of the year should it grow by over 3 percent in the fourth quarter, according to an industry leader. Danilo C. Lachica, president of the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation Inc. (Seipi), said the electronics industry is ...

House probe of influx of bogus Pogos sought
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-06
In a statement, Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers also called on the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. and the Bureau of Internal Revenue to account for and disclose in public the real revenues that Pogos have provided to the national treasury. --Melvin Gascon

Gordon: BI must ensure foreigners in PH not into drugs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration must ensure that foreigners entering the Philippines are not involved in the illegal drug trade, Sen. Richard Gordon said on Wednesday. In a speech before the plenary, Gordon said the bureau should make sure that the intentions of those entering the country were "not criminal or degenerate."

New guidelines for tax exemption of non-stock non-profits
BusinessWorld - 2019-11-06
Section 30 corporations include (1) labor, agriculture or horticultural organizations not organized principally for profit; (2) mutual savings banks not having capital stock represented by shares, and cooperative banks without capital stock organized and operated for mutual purposes and without profit; (3) beneficiary society orders or ...

POEA to recruitment agencies: Report state of OFWs or face sanction
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-11-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Wednesday reminded local and foreign recruitment agencies to monitor the condition and submit a report on the status of deployed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). POEA Administrator Bernard P. Olalia said Republic Act 8042, as amended, states that failure to ...

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