Women tell Duterte: Enough
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-06-13
While the first female head of the nation's top court, Maria Lourdes Sereno, was ousted last month by her Supreme Court colleagues after questioning Duterte's deadly crackdown on narcotics. During his 2016 campaign for president Duterte set the tone by ...

Roilo Golez, the patriot we lost
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-06-13
The group is appealing the decision of the Supreme Court that seems to be composed of non-fans of Sereno, dismissing her on a quo warranto petition. But the Supreme Court has not acted on any petitions filed by other groups or individuals, using the same ...

Ombudsman pursues criminal probe vs Binay over Boy Scouts deal
Rappler - 2018-06-13
Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) officials Teodoro Galicia, Mark Anthony Panganiban, and Romeo Tomas will also undergo criminal investigation for graft for exempting the sale from capital gains tax. "The BIR officials were faulted for certifying that the ...

Copyright infringement: Comedy Showcase
SF Station - 2018-06-13
Every Wednesday we bring a special comedy showcase to Copyright. This show is hosed by a variety of hilarious comedians and features local and national touring comedians. Full bar with craft cocktails and a full kitchen. Drink and food specials all night ...

Binay, other former Boy Scout officials facing graft charges over land sale
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 13) -- Former Vice President Jejomar Binay and his former colleagues at the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) will face preliminary investigation over an alleged anomalous land deal that cost the government millions ...

OWWA honors 16 officials, ex-OFWs on Migrant Workers Day in Ilocos
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-13
SAN FERNANDO CITY, June 8 (PIA) - The Region 1 Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) recognized 16 officials and former overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) during the celebration of the 23rd Migrant Workers Day on Thursday. Gerardo Rimorin, officer ...

Midas Marquez, CA justices, Davao judge up for SC justice post
Rappler - 2018-06-13
MANILA, Philippines - Court Administrator Midas Marquez is up for the position of a Supreme Court (SC) justice for the third time, with Court of Appeals (CA) justices and a Davao judge also vying for the vacancy that will be created when Associate ...

EU tensions flare over migrants as Macron blasts Italy
Rappler - 2018-06-13
In response the Italian government said it would not accept "hypocritical lessons from countries that have preferred to look the other way on immigration," apparently a reference to French reinforcements at its border with Italy. For years, Italy has ...

More efficient government
philstar.com - 2018-06-12
Indeed, the devil is in the details. Take, for instance, the time when I needed to secure a Certificate Authorizing Registration (CAR) from the Bureau of Internal Revenue which is a requirement to transfer title of property from the seller to the buyer ...

Central, Western Visayas workers to get wage hike
philstar.com - 2018-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Minimum wage earners in Central and Western Visayas will get a salary increase. The regional wage board in Central Visayas approved on Monday a daily wage hike of P20 for workers in Class A cities and towns, P15 in Classes B, C and ...

SWS: 78% of Filipinos satisfied with Philippine democracy
philstar.com - 2018-06-12
"There are still killings and human rights violations in the war on drugs, political persecution of critics of the administration, corruption in government, subservience to external pressures, inaction to foreign encroachment in our territory, poor labor ...

Ending The Memes: EU Copyright Directive Is No Laughing Matter
Techdirt - 2018-06-12
Bots or algorithms simply cannot determine whether a blog post, photo in a news article, or video posted to a website is copyright infringement or legitimate use. This is especially true on a platform like wordpress.com, where copyrighted materials are ...

Planned tax amnesty gaining ground in House Ways and Means committee
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-12
The measure also includes relaxation of bank secrecy to allow the Bureau of Internal Revenue to check the bank accounts of those seeking amnesty in order to verify their declarations during the amnesty period. The Senate version, Senate Bill No. 942 ...

Illegal memes? Weak Safe Harbor? Unpacking the proposed EU copyright overhaul
Ars Technica - 2018-06-12
It seeks to make Internet services that host large amounts of user-uploaded material responsible for policing their holdings to prevent copyright infringement. Until now, companies have been able to draw on the safe harbor protection in the EU's e-commerce ...

Government critics asked government to scrap Train Law
Davao Today - 2018-06-12
Among the provisions in the new bill we re as follows: *Restores the old National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC) levels of the excise tax on petroleum products and oil, specifically zero tax for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), diesel, kerosene and bunker ...

Enforcing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act in the Philippines
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-12
Specifically, it requires US citizens to report their offshore financial accounts and to require foreign financial institutions (FFIs) and nonfinancial foreign entities (NFFEs), in this instance, banks and insurance companies in the Philippines ...

LandBank sees MOU with PNP on use of e-payment implemented by July
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-12
The first partnership, in line with the use of the portal, was forged with the Bureau of Internal Revenue, making use of the platform for enhancing the efficiency of tax payments in the country. Last month the Professional Regulation Commission and ...

Mental Health in focus
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-06-12
The "historic" meeting between the president of the United States and the leader of North Korea is taking place today in Singapore, which must be the neutral ground for it. The rest of the world will be a-tiptoe, waiting for the outcome, as they are ...

WV wage hike granted
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-06-12
For non-agricultural, commercial, and industrial business establishments employing less than 10 ... relief" amid the worsening economic conditions brought by the tax reform for acceleration and inclusion (TRAIN) law implementation this year.

Thousands seek jobs at Independence Day fairs
Rappler - 2018-06-12
MANILA, Philippines - Thousands headed to the labor department's Independence Day job fairs across the country on Tuesday, June 12, some of them braving rainy weather to seek employment. As of 1 pm, a total of 4,162 Filipinos went to the fairs in various ...

Dole turns over P2 million livelihood at Kalayaan activity in Bacolod
Sun Star - 2018-06-12
The turnover ceremony is part of the 2018 Kalayaan Trabaho, Negosyo at Kabuhayan (TNK) activity to be held at the Event Center of 888 Premier Mall in ... vacancies are through seven licensed agencies. Data earlier obtained by SunStar Bacolod from Dole ...

Trump admin drops asylum protections for domestic violence victims
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-12
The attorney general functions as a one-person Supreme Court in the system, in addition to hiring and evaluating the lower court judges themselves. The administration has made a priority of trying to curtail asylum claims in the U.S., despite asylum being ...

When you're expecting: 7 tips for first-time parents
Rappler - 2018-06-11
A birth plan is a document that lets your medical team know your preferences - from delivery method, labor pain medication, and even how you prefer to cut the umbilical cord. Having a plan while maintaining flexibility will allow you to decide on a ...

An outlook on IPAs: Proposal and reforms
philstar.com - 2018-06-11
Congress is now working on Package 2 as complement for Republic Act No. 10963, otherwise known as the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law. The proposed House Bill No. 7214 (HB No. 7214) seeks to lower the corporate income tax rate ...

Copeland Furniture Sues Barkman Furniture to Protect its Intellectual Property
Furniture Today - 2018-06-11
This press release is submitted and shown here in its original form, unedited by Furniture Today. Los Angeles, CA. (June 5, 2018)- Copeland Furniture (www.copelandfurniture.com), contemporary furniture designer and manufacturer, filed suit in federal court ...

Southwest monsoons to bring more rains
philstar.com - 2018-06-11
Covered by the suspension were the SC and Court of Appeals in Manila, Court of Tax Appeals and Sandiganbayan in Quezon City and all trial courts in NCR.

Philippines gains to mark Freedom Day
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-11
In other developments: o The Labor department on Monday said the Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan job and business fairs across the country will push through today, Independence Day, despite the rainy weather. "They will push through unless a strong typhoon ...

Airline heiress under scrutiny
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-11
Lee Myung-hee, 69, who was questioned by police twice last month over multiple assault allegations, was interrogated by immigration authorities over suspicions she hired more than 10 Filipina maids to work at her family home on false pretenses, by claiming ...

ECOP maintains status quo on contracting, security of tenure
philstar.com - 2018-06-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) is pushing for status quo as far as the implementation of Labor Code provisions on "contractor or subcontractor" and "security of tenure" are concerned. In a statement ...

A peek into the new Constitution
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-11
And the present Supreme Court to rule on all cases brought up on appeal, which will be farmed out to "regional appellate courts" in order to unclog its docket and finally put an end to the days of "justice delayed, justice denied". One of the most ...

CA denies pro-life group's plea vs FDA
Rappler - 2018-06-11
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals junked a petition filed by pro-life group Alliance For the Family Foundation Philippines, Incorporated (ALFI), which sought to stop the Food and Drug Administration Authority (FDA) from certifying 51 ...

Benefiting through giving
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-11
technology support; (f) direct assistance; (g) training and development; and (h) assistive learning devices for students with special needs. An Adopt-a-School Program is established through the following activities: 1. Signing of the Memorandum of ...

IBP to SC: Reverse quo warranto petition
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-11
THE INTEGRATED Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Monday petitioned the Supreme Court (SC) to reverse its May 11 decision that ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno from her post, saying "the reversal of the assailed decision, which has taints of ...

As landlessness, land grabbing intensifies, so does agrarian unrest
Bulatlat - 2018-06-11
Pacific Nickels Philippines, Inc., a British mining firm, extracts silver, zinc, chrome, and iron in the Suriago area, covering about 25,000 hectares. In the General Santos City area, New Zealand-based corporation Saggitarius Mines, Inc. already extracts ...

CA denies petition vs. FDA approval of contraceptives
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-11
Garin, has ruled that FDA decisions need bot be appealed to the Secretary of Health when the Secretary of Health is party to the case. Instead, the SC held that the proper recourse is appeal to be filed with the Office of the President. "Applying the ...

Independence Day Job Fair in Baguio offers 6,000 job vacancies
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-11
Aside from the job fair, government agencies like the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), PAGIBIG FUND, Public Employment Service Office and DOLE will also be providing a One-Stop-Shop. The ...

Help BacoleƱa in Kuwait, SP asks
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-06-11
So they are asking the assistance of the OWWA to help such concern, he said. This is an alarming issue that should be given utmost attention by concerned government agencies given that just recently, the Philippines and Kuwait signed an agreement that ...

Family of Bacolodnon OFW in Kuwait seeks assistance
Sun Star - 2018-06-11
THE Bacolod City Council approved a resolution requesting the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) and the Presidential Adviser on Overseas Filipino Workers to help and assist Marites Reconalla Caballero ...

IBP 'implores' Supreme Court to reverse Sereno ouster
Rappler - 2018-06-11
MANILA, Philippines - The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) filed on Monday, June 11, a motion for reconsideration to "implore" the Supreme Court (SC) to reverse the ouster of Maria Lourdes Sereno and restore stability in the rule of law.

DTI Abra intensifies price monitoring
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-11
These are the common violations of business establishments that need to be addressed by ... BaƱez warned all retailers not to take advantage of and make the implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion or the TRAIN law as an alibi ...

OWWA, OFWs, kins mark Migrant Workers Day
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-11
BACOLOD CITY, June 11 (PIA6)--The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Regional Office 6 marked the Migrant Workers Day 2018 in a two-day affair, held June 7-8 here, attended by more than 65 migrant workers and their kins. OWWA-6 Regional ...

Venezuelans sell sex and hair to survive in Colombian border city
InterAksyon - 2018-06-11
"We are seeing more people coming into Colombia without a passport and who have no migratory status, which makes them vulnerable to labor and sexual exploitation," he said. "They do whatever they can to get money." Other migrants try to find work ...

Exclusive: I will never run for public office -- Conchita Carpio Morales
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-11
Morales said she was looking forward to retirement although she would miss her staff, some of whom have been with her since her Supreme Court days. "They'll miss me too, I'm sure. They'll miss my voice [and] my crankiness," she said with a chuckle.

Exclusive: Ombudsman investigating Wanda Teo, other fired officials
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-11
The Office of the Ombudsman previously said it was looking into the case, but did not name Teo specifically. After her, former Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say also resigned after he was linked to irregular activity. Malacanang said more officials would ...

Train Law: Boon or bane
philstar.com - 2018-06-10
The TRAIN Law, which actually amended or repealed some provisions of the National Internal Revenue Code, was enacted to "enhance progressivity of the tax system," "promote sustainable and inclusive economic growth," "improve levels of disposable ...

FIT strikes again
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-10
A P0.0861 decrease in transmission charge to residential customers by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines also contributed ... inflation rate attributed to the implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Law among a host ...

Visayas, Mindanao workers may get pay hike
philstar.com - 2018-06-10
MANILA, Philippines -- Workers in the Visayas and Mindanao are likely to receive salary increases sooner than their colleagues in other regions. The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards (RTWPBs) in Western, Central and Eastern Visayas as well ...

Out of touch with reality
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-10
Diokno should have referred to the Department of Labor and Employment's data on the number of unemployed Filipinos. He would realize that often, heads of families are out of work which is why they and their children scavenge for whatever they can find to ...

BIR ordered to return P50 million in excess taxes to San Miguel
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-10
THE Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has granted San Miguel Holdings Corp. (SMHC) a partial tax refund of P50.61 million for "excessive" taxes collected by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). In a 28-page June 6 decision penned by Associate Justice Caesar A.

Cayetano sets the record straight on Scarborough, as ex-DFA chief tells Duterte to tap more experts
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-10
Del Rosario echoed the position of Supreme Court Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio that once Beijing occupies Sandy Cay, it could also lay claim to the Subi Reef. "As advised by Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, should China acquire sovereignty over ...

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