De Lima asks high court to reconsider decision that junked request to recall arrest
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-03
Sen. Leila M. de Lima answers questions from the media outside her office in the Senate building on Feb. 24, 2017. -- PHILIPPINE STAR DETAINED senator Leila M. De Lima, through one of her lawyers Florin T. Hilbay, asked the Supreme Court to reconsider its ...

SC to deploy buses for bar examinees, personnel in case of bad weather
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-03
Christina Layusa, 10 SC buses would be deployed in case of heavy rains to fetch the examinees as well as duty personnel of the high court from designated pick-up points in Metro Manila, and transport them to the University ... for Makati area-bound ...

Next year, work permits are required for kids in showbiz, game shows
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-03
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has issued a circular requiring work permits for children contestants in talent shows as well as for child actors appearing in advocacy materials or political advertisements. In Department Circular No. 2 ...

Does Sharing A Link To Online Content Amount To Copyright Infringement?
Above The Law - 2017-11-02
Providing a link to content is a pretty standard way of pointing your friends, family, or colleagues to an interesting article you read, a funny picture you saw, or information you want to share. I know that I provide links on a daily basis, including them ...

New alcohol tax stamps out by January
Philstar - 2017-11-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Finance is planning to roll out by January new tax stamps for alcoholic products. In an interview, Finance Undersecretary Antonette Tionko said the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is targeting to issue by January ...

Automation to make PHL business-friendly
BusinessMirror. - 2017-11-02
In December Lopez said the government would be able to link all agencies involved in setting up a business, such as the DTI, Securities and Exchange Commission, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Social Security System, PhilHealth, etc. The DTI chief added the ...

Catalan politicians to be quizzed in Spain rebellion, sedition cases
BusinessMirror. - 2017-11-02
Four ex-ministers were to stay with Puigdemont. Besides the ex-Cabinet members, six regional parliament members are to appear before the Supreme Court in a parallel probe. They include former Catalan Parliament Speaker Carme Forcadell, one of the leading ...

DoF expects excise stamp scheme for alcohol in place by mid-2018
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-11-02
Finance Undersecretary Antonette C. Tionko said that the Internal Revenue Stamp Integrated System (IRSIS) for alcohol products is currently being reviewed, with rules to be issued in January. "The issuance is January 2018. But (the implementation ...

LuMee Bolsters Intellectual Property Position With Expansion Of Patent Portfolio
Yahoo Finance - 2017-11-02
PARK CITY, Utah, Nov. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- LuMee LLC, the maker of the original and patented illuminated LuMee® smart phone cases, announced today that it has expanded its patent portfolio through an agreement with Windy Place, Inc. The Windy Place ...

Over 100 Filipino victims of human trafficking in Abu Dhabi return to the Philippines
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-11-02
"Stated there is decent recruitment of the workers for UAE which means once the UAE Domestic Workers Law takes effect, like what Usec says, maybe in the first quarter of next year, all OFWs going to UAE will strictly undergo the process of the POEA ...

Coming Soon: A Small Claims Court for Copyright Infringement
Digital Music News - 2017-11-02
According to Jeffries and Marino, piracy and theft affect the majority of copyright owners. Yet, filing paperwork to file an infringement claim usually costs hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions. If passed, the US Government would create a ...

Duterte banks on China promise on Sandy Cay, Scarborough
Global Nation - 2017-11-02
Pag-asa Island (Thitu Island) is the biggest island controlled by the Philippines in the Spratlys. In August, Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio warned that Chinese vessels, including a Coast Guard ship and two fishing boats, were ...

Suspension of SSS officials sought
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-02
ALU-TUCP spokesperson Alan Tanjusay said the labor group was also calling for a transparent and ... filed his complaint on Oct. 24 with the Social Security Commission, which gave the four officials until last Monday to reply. The alleged malfeasance ...

Roque wants House to expedite expulsion of fellow Kabayan lawmaker
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-11-02
The infighting within the Kabayan partylist prompted Salo to launch a disbarment case against Roque at the Supreme Court (SC) and Roque, in turn, filed ethics complaints against Salo for allegedly using government resources to malign him. READ: Party-list ...

4 Ways AI Startups Can Target the Music Industry
Inc. - 2017-11-01
Imagine the returns on investment if your startup could find a way to maximize these functions with a system that better enables hassle-free sharing of tracks across social media without copyright infringement. Even with all of these exciting new ...

Around 100 workers repatriated from UAE get livelihood packages, aid
Philstar - 2017-11-01
Cacdac added that a certificate will be handed to the workers that will be presented to the OWWA regional office. A non-cash "livelihood package" worth P10,000 will then be given to the repatriated OFW to jumpstart their life after returning home.

2 SSS officials resign; 2 put on floating status amid profiteering probe
Inquirer - 2017-11-01
An official of the Social Security System (SSS) resigned on Wednesday amid a complaint lodged against him and other key members of the investment unit of the state-administered pension fund for workers in the private sector. The equities investment ...

Tense standoff at Australia refugee camp
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-11-01
Canberra agreed to close its Manus Island facility by the end of October after the PNG Supreme Court ruled that holding people there was unconstitutional. It was due to be handed over to local authorities on Tuesday, with some 600 men inside told to move ...

ESPN Must Face Copyright Trial Over Football Documentary
Hollywood Reporter - 2017-10-31
ESPN can't evade a trial for copyright infringement after a Mississippi federal judge on Monday denied the sports giant's motion for summary judgment. The dispute centers on two documentaries about the life of college football player Chucky Mullins ...

New Iloilo City mayor sworn in
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-31
ILOILO CITY -- Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, who has been on medical leave and out of the country for two months now, was removed from office on Monday after the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) served a dismissal order from the Office ...

DOLE releases new rules on labor law enforcement
Philstar - 2017-10-31
The DOLE said routine inspections and complaint inspections or occupational safety and health (OSH) standard investigations can now be conducted pursuant to the visitorial power of the labor secretary or authorized representatives, particularly the special ...

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) - Designate Your Agent.
JD Supra - 2017-10-31
The DMCA provides a safe harbor from copyright infringement liability for online service providers (including related or affiliated providers that are separate legal entities, each of which must have its own separate Agent designation) that host user ...

Remedy against human rights abuses
Philstar - 2017-10-31
Then they filed a petition in court which was later on amended to a petition for a writ of Amparo against the Secretary of National Defense (DND) and the Armed Forces (AFP) Chief, which the Supreme Court referred to the Court of Appeals (CA) for hearing.

Tax reform for a higher level of economic development
Philstar - 2017-10-31
CROSSROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) By Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) | Updated November 1, 2017 - 12:00am I take up a topic of great importance and immediacy and will postpone the articulation of the Filipino dream as I had ...

OUR MARAWI: Why the people of Marawi City and Lanao need Congress to investigate the Marawi Siege
Mindanews - 2017-10-31
3 to 5 billion peso budget spent for military and bombing operations When news broke out on the death of a Law student of the University of Santo Tomas ... National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council" (NDRMCC) and the existing Provincial ...

Chemicals trader takes minority ownership in smaller developers
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-31
CHEMICALS trader SBS Philippines Corp., through its unit SBS Holdings and Enterprises Corp., said its diversification strategy on property development only involves small-ownership stake in firms investing in real estate. The company added the strategy to ...

Revisiting the fiduciary duties of the board of directors and management
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-31
This anachronistic CG attitude can also be found sprinkled in Philippine jurisprudence, a sampling of which can be seen in Western Institute of Technology v. Salas, which held: "There is no argument that directors or trustees, as the case may be ...

Revitalized Mighty boosted Sept tax take
Inquirer - 2017-10-31
"Sin" taxes collected from cigarettes increased by 14 percent to P11.1 billion in September, partly due to the jump in payments from homegrown Mighty Corp. The latest Department of Finance (DOF) data showed excise tax collections from the tobacco ...

NFL: US judge reinstates Ezekiel Elliott's suspension
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-31
They have the option of appealing Failla's decision to the US Court of Appeals and seeking a stay that could allow Elliott to continue playing during the appeal process. The 22-year-old Elliott attended the court proceedings on Monday. Elliott was ...

Tribe rejects plan to build tram, hotel in Grand Canyon
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-31
Council delegates amended the legislation to change the operating license from non-revocable to revocable, to delete language to prevent other development within a 15-mile radius and along access roads, and to strike a non-taxation provision before voting ...

Why law school is like Hogwarts
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-10-30
Beyond VVM, a terrified classmate had to recite the Estrada decision on Edsa II to Dean Pacifico Agabin, who quipped: "When I argued that to the Supreme Court, they said I was wrong." In that blissful world, Jardeleza was merely my Philippine Law ...

The making of a modern monopoly
Felix Online - 2017-10-30
Due to archaic taxation laws and lobbying pressures on local governments, as well as a zero profit margin, they have started to eat away at local small businesses. In a report published by the nonprofit Institute for Local Self-Reliance, it was estimated ...

Marketing Guy: Google Image Search Is A Honeypot Set Up By Aggressive Copyright Litigants
Tech Dirt - 2017-10-30
And Dasilva has no excuse. He's been on the losing end of a copyright infringement lawsuit. Despite this, Dasilva continues to express his ignorance -- and proclaim his victimhood -- publicly on his YouTube channel. (h/t Techdirt reader Andy Gural ...

BIR sin tax collection up 12% to P17.7 B in September
Philstar - 2017-10-30
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) collected P17.7 billion in excise taxes in September, up 12 percent from P15.67 billion in the same month in 2016, the Department of Finance (DOF) reported yesterday. Finance Undersecretary ...

In 2002, synthetic fibers designed for NASA were introduced, making shoulder pads lighter and more breathable. The Unive - 2017-10-30
Immigration Law OfficeStep by step, Nieto walked to the altar a feat some doctors told him may not be possible.But Olympians are known for their perseverance on their quest to victory, and Nieto had been working hard toward this very moment for months.

The business case for integrity: The Royal Cargo story
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-30
THE Phinma Group, which has a long experience in anti-corruption and pro-integrity, invited me to present the "Royal Cargo Story"--its business case pro-integrity--to its executives. I would like to share "our" story with the readers of ...

BOC, BIR ordered to step up drive against big-time smugglers
Inquirer - 2017-10-30
Specifically, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III ordered Customs Commissioner Isidro S. Lape├▒a and Internal Revenue Commissioner Caesar R. Dulay to "focus on rice, fuel, steel, cigarettes and food and agricultural products such as chicken ...

Alvarez to Sereno: Face impeachment hearing
Philstar - 2017-10-30
The 57-year-old Sereno, who was neither a prosecutor nor a judge or Court of Appeals justice, was a private lawyer when she was appointed SC justice by former president Benigno Aquino III in 2010. She was later appointed as chief magistrate, replacing her ...

Longer wait for internet relief
Inquirer - 2017-10-29
The two executives of Globe Telecom and PLDT Inc.--Ernest Cu and Eric Alberto, respectively--who attended a forum organized by De La Salle University last week that had Chinese billionaire Jack Ma as speaker-- deserve medals for forbearance. In an ...

Quezon government employees conduct 2-day study tour on biodiversity
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-29
The event, dubbed as "Knowledge networking, and learning exchange on renewable energy, biodiversity and wildlife management," was spearheaded by Tanggol Kalikasan (TK), a public-interest environmental law organization, backstopped by the United Nations ...

Taxmen hone focus on select goods amid anti-smuggling drive
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-29
The press release said Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III ordered Customs Commissioner Isidro S. Lape├▒a and Internal Revenue Commissioner Caesar R. Dulay to "focus on rice, fuel, steel, cigarettes and other food and agricultural product such as ...

Two steps forward, one step back
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-29
In December last year, I wrote a column "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back," describing the uneven progress six months into the Duterte administration. While I noted some progressive changes or positive initiatives, President Duterte had a tendency for ...

Tax Court denies Petron excise tax refund claim
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-29
Petron Corp., on June 5, 2015, filed an administrative claim for refund of excise tax with the Bureau of Internal Revenue. "Petitioner asserts in both its administrative and judicial claim for refund that its alkylate importations are not subject to ...

DILG: Implement Oplan Rody
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-10-28
An official of the Department of Interior and Local Government yesterday reminded local government officials in Western Visayas to intensify the implementation of "OplanRody" immediately. Local Government Assistant Secretary Jonathan Malaya ...

Zillow Appeals $4M Award In Copyright Row with Photo Co.
Law 360 - 2017-10-28
Law360, Los Angeles (October 27, 2017, 10:04 PM EDT) -- The Zillow Group on Thursday asked the Ninth Circuit to undo a $4 million award to real estate photography company VHT Inc. for copyright infringement., arguing that the jury should not have awarded ...

Zillow Appeals $4M Award In Copyright Row with Photo Co.
Law 360 - 2017-10-28
Law360, Los Angeles (October 27, 2017, 10:04 PM EDT) -- The Zillow Group on Thursday asked the Ninth Circuit to undo a $4 million award to real estate photography company VHT Inc. for copyright infringement., arguing that the jury should not have awarded ...

SMC Develops Intellectual Property Curriculum for Community Colleges to Promote Entrepreneurship
Press Release Point - 2017-10-27
Santa Monica, CA. The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), and the Michelson 20MM Foundation have launched an innovative program to provide intellectual property (IP) curriculum through community colleges across the country.

The impact of migration
Inquirer - 2017-10-27
A recent World Economic Forum report had identified Davao City as one of the 22 cities most affected by the migration phenomenon. What this simply means is that as Davao attracts a growing volume of migrants year after year, it is also feeling an undue ...

Bad news, good news on jobs
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-10-27
Last year, 1.7 million Filipinos turned 15. Even so, it helped that the total labor force--or those of working age who want to work--actually shrank by 743,000. Most of those new 15-year-olds did not really enter the labor force to begin with ...

Ombudsman sees basis to indict BI execs Argosino, Robles
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-27
The Office of the Ombudsman has found sufficient basis to charge resigned Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles with plunder and bribery cases over the attempt to extort P50 million from a gaming tycoon in November last year.

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