Driverless truck does delivery route on Singapore island
Inquirer Technology - 2017-10-25
Last December, Nanyang Technological University announced plans to launch a driverless ... Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am ...

EDITORIAL - Pro bono
Philstar - 2017-10-25
Medical school graduates are required to render free service to indigent patients. Now the Supreme Court has required new lawyers to provide pro bono service to the needy. The SC order is commendable, even if the requirement is for new lawyers to render ...

Shady deal: NZ party loses Eminem copyright case
Yahoo News - 2017-10-25
The party insisted it bought the music in good faith from a recognised supplier and was assured there was no risk of copyright infringement. In a statement issued after the ruling, National Party president Peter Goodfellow said they were considering the ...

MIAA told to pay P22-M to state firm over extra cost of terminal repairs
Inquirer - 2017-10-25
The Commission on Audit has ordered the operator of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) to pay P22.37 million in additional costs incurred in emergency repairs implemented by the state-run Philippine National Construction Corp. (PNCC ...

Ending child labor
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-10-25
The International Labor Organization is urging businesses to avoid hiring minors as plans to eliminate child labor in the country gain ground. In a recent forum on child labor in Cagayan De Oro City attended by industry players, child protection advocates ...

DOLE requires 5-minute standing break for workers
Philstar - 2017-10-24
CEBU, Philippines -- Employees who spend long hours sitting while performing their job should be given a five-minute standing break every two hours according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III issued ...

BIR files charges vs 9 over P757-M in unpaid taxes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-24
filed on Tuesday tax evasion complaints amounting to P757.7 million before the Department of Justice (DOJ) against seven corporations and two individuals. In separate complaints, the BIR slapped charges against Enviroking Corporation and its officials ...

Fiat Chrysler asks for new trial after $40M Jeep fire award
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-24
A jury in 2015 awarded the family $150 million, which a judge reduced to $40 million. The Georgia Court of Appeals upheld the verdict. Fiat Chrysler appealed to the state Supreme Court, which heard arguments Tuesday.

Tangoe Continues to Strengthen Its Extensive Intellectual Property Portfolio with Two New Patents
Press Release Point - 2017-10-24
PARSIPPANY, N.J.-( )-Tangoe, Inc., a leading global provider of Telecom Expense Management (TEM) software and services, today announced it has added two new U.S. patents to its intellectual property portfolio. On September 26, 2017 the United States ...

Why poverty prevails despite robust growth
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-24
More so with prevailing oligarchic control and presence of rentiers and rent-seekers in society, or those enjoying benefits from the labor and ideas of others, without investing anything except the privilege of connections. Marxist-Lefts carp about the pie ...

Can Duterte declare a revolutionary government?
Philstar - 2017-10-24
"The Supreme Court can declare it so, if he has not abolished it. Eventually, [it would have to happen] through a plebiscite of a new constitution," he explained. The leadership at the Commission on Elections, the government body tasked with holding ...

Plug the revenue leaks
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-10-23
Earlier this year, the University of Asia and the Pacific conducted a study on illicit trade, which confirms the prevalence of smuggling in our country. The study was commissioned by the Federation of Philippine Industries, which launched the Fight Illicit ...

Classixx file copyright infringement lawsuit against H&M
Hollywood.com - 2017-10-23
Electronic music duo Classixx are launching a copyright infringement lawsuit against bosses at retailer H&M over the design on a sweater. Classixx claim executives at the company did not seek permission before they reportedly started selling a sweater ...

ILO urges businesses to avoid child labor
Philstar - 2017-10-23
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines --The International Labor Organization (ILO) has urged businesses to avoid hiring minors in their work force as plans to eliminate child labor practice in the country gains ground. ILO country director Khalid Hassan said ...

Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal set for Premier League punishment for copyright infringement over social media post
The Sun - 2017-10-23
ARSENAL defender Nacho Monreal is facing a Premier League rap after sharing a video of his goal on social media. The 31-year-old scored the equaliser in the 5-2 thrashing of Everton on Sunday. But on Monday morning, he shared a video of his goal on ...

SC suspends work in Metro Manila courts for Asean summit in November
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-23
The Supreme Court has suspended work for all courts at the National Capital Judicial Region (NCJR) due to the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit and Related Meeting on November 13 to 15. Covered by the suspension are the provinces ...

Asean governments urged to give domestic workers full protection
Global Nation - 2017-10-23
In this light, senior officials from ministries of labor and other line ministries, workers and employers representatives and civil society participants from ... Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles ...

Author Who Lost Copyright Case Over The Da Vinci Code In The US In 2007 Looks To Revive It In The UK In 2017
Tech Dirt - 2017-10-22
Not long after publishing the book in 2003 to wide acclaim, several legal actions took place against Brown and his publisher, as well as some action initiated by the publisher to stave off claims of copyright infringement and plagiarism. One such case that ...

No to truth decay
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-10-22
22, 15-21), the Pharisees plotted to entrap Jesus in His speech by seeking His opinion regarding ... and even persecution for the sake of the Gospel. May the Lord bless their mission endeavors. And we who are "in here," let us support them, and let ...

COMMENTARY: On Monopoly vs Democratization of the Philippine film industry
Mindanews - 2017-10-22
In my ten years of making films, I have seen from fellow independent filmmakers how the existing monopolistic system has manipulated the business of selling films in the country and further diminished the rise of a true Philippine film industry.

Bello urges OFWs to invest in bank created for them
Global Nation - 2017-10-22
The OFB will be managed by a board of directors, headed by the LBP president as chair, and representatives from the Dole, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) and the private sector. Bello encouraged OFWs to invest in the bank and take ...

Tadeco loses bid for P120-M tax refund
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-22
Under the National Internal Revenue Code, Tadeco could only bring the case to the tax court within 30 days from the lapse of the 120-day period given to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to act on its refund claim. The CTA ruled that like a claim for ...

Was Aguirre involved in P50-M extortion?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-22
Lawyer Alberto Argosino, retired clerk of court of the Regional Trial Court of Gumaca, Quezon province, died in June unable to bear the shame that his son, former Deputy Immigration Commissioner Al Argosino, brought on the family. The younger Argosino and ...

Ooh la la, Bizu rises from crises
Inquirer - 2017-10-21
Annabel Lichaytoo Tanco has turned crises into opportunities. Emotional lows in her life, following failed business and personal relationships, became downtime moments to draw ideas for a new venture. Today, the CEO and president of the Bizu Group is known ...

At Brazil seaside, Italy fugitive awaits court ruling
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-21
The decision to free him sparked outrage in Italy. Brazil's current president, Michel Temer, is believed to be more favorable to extradition, which Brazil's Supreme Court is due to consider from Tuesday. - Feels 'born here' - Battisti, the author of ...

registration of business
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-10-21
Both individual and corporate businesses should fill out the BIR Form 1906 for the authority to print receipt and permit to use book of accounts registration. BIR said the applicants are required to attend a tax seminar held every Wednesday. It urged ...

Why Pacquiao deserves kudos
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-10-21
Pacquiao says the Sin Tax Law resulted in "the largest increase recorded in the history of the national budget for health--more than doubling from 2012 when the Sin Tax Law was passed, to 2016 (P57 billion to P123 billion)." And it financed an ...

Gilead Gets Hep C Drug Patent Suit Shipped To Calif.
Law 360 - 2017-10-21
Law360, Los Angeles (October 20, 2017, 8:57 PM EDT) -- Gilead Sciences won its bid to transfer a patent infringement suit filed by the University of Minnesota over the company's blockbuster hepatitis C drugs to California on Friday when a Minnesota federal ...

Does Claire McCaskill not respect intellectual property, or does she just not like Native Americans?
Washington Examiner - 2017-10-20
In a fight over the intellectual property of American companies, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., has inadvertently stepped onto the third rail of politics - the sovereignty of nations. In the battle between tech companies, patents have always been the holy ...

Corporate News Blog - Novan Acquires Intellectual Property Rights for Treating Viral Malignancies with Nitric Oxide
NASDAQ - 2017-10-20
LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / October 20, 2017 /Pro-Trader Daily takes a look at the latest corporate events and news making the headlines for Novan, Inc. (NASDAQ:NOVN), following which we have published a free report that can be viewed by signing up at http ...

The hanging fate of OFWs buried in debt
Rappler - 2017-10-20
Though government statistics show that over the last two years, 358 cases and 3,394 cases of illegal recruitment were recorded by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and Department of Justice (DOJ), respectively, these cover all types ...

Nationalist church - 3
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-10-20
Jaro Bishop Frederick Rooker who succeed Bishop Andres Ferrero, protested the confiscation of Church properties by filing a suit against the government officials in Negros. Local officials appropriated for the town use such properties as convents ...

SC petitioners see 'systemic violence' in San Andres Bukid killings
Philstar - 2017-10-20
MANILA, Philippines -- There has been "systematic violence" in vigilante killings and police anti-drug operations in San Andres Bukid, Manila, Center for International Law said in its latest petition to the Supreme Court. CenterLaw on Wednesday ...

Aegis Juris lawyers may face disbarment over hazing cover-up attempt
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-20
According to Atty. Christina Layusa of the office of the Bar Confidante of the Supreme Court, law students facing charges cannot take their oaths although they are allowed to take bar exams. "The policy of the court is to let them take the bar exam but ...

Tech Giant vs. Startup in Legal Battle Over Former Employees, Intellectual Property
NBC Bay Area - 2017-10-20
A tech giant and a scrappy startup are locking horns over hiring away employees, and the workers are caught in the middle. Citrix systems, based in Santa Clara, is taking on Mountain View-based Egnyte over seven employees and the knowledge and skills they ...

CA affirms RTC decision granting bail for Deniece Cornejo, et al
Inquirer Entertainment - 2017-10-19
The Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed the decision of the Taguig regional trial court (RTC) allowing model Deniece Cornejo and her two other co-accused to post bail. Cornejo, businessman Cedric Lee and Zimmer Raz are facing a criminal case of serious illegal ...

Posner On Copyright: 10 Cases To Remember
JD Supra - 2017-10-19
In 2002, the Recording Industry Association of America and others filed claims for vicarious and contributory copyright infringement against Aimster, a peer to peer file sharing service that piggybacked on instant messaging technology to facilitate the ...

Main business chamber identifies issues holding back progress
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-19
THE PHILIPPINE CHAMBER of Commerce and Industry (PCCI ... Maximize the use of ICT [information and communications technology] and non-intrusive technology." It also asked the government to adopt trade facilitation measures such as the authorized economic ...

Sereno vows speedy processing of retirement benefits of judges
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-19
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno assured judges on Thursday of a faster and more accurate processing of their retirement benefits amid criticisms that she delayed the survivorship benefit of a deceased Court of Appeals justice. "I am committed to ...

PSE to launch short-selling, other products in 2018
Inquirer - 2017-10-19
The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) aims to introduce short-selling as a hedging mechanism in the stock market by the first quarter of next year. Short-selling allows investors to sell stocks they do not own yet by borrowing the underlying securities, a ...

NLRC upholds decision favoring GMA Network in two illegal dismissal cases
GMA News - 2017-10-19
The Fourth Division of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) in Quezon City ruled in favor of GMA Network, Inc. on two labor complaints filed by former talents against the broadcast company. In the resolution penned by Commissioner Bernardino B.

VidAngel Declares Bankruptcy to Put Copyright Fight on Hold
Variety - 2017-10-18
But Warner Bros, Disney and 20th Century Fox disagreed, and filed suit for copyright infringement. The studios argued that VidAngel was essentially operating a pirate streaming service, offering customers the chance to stream popular movies outside their ...

Leyte Landing job fair generates 20,000 jobs
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-18
The job fair, organized by the Leyte Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Leyte provincial government, was participated by the top 10 recruitment agencies in the country ...

December 31 Deadline for DMCA Safe Harbor Copyright Agent Designations
JD Supra - 2017-10-18
All companies that conduct business online should take note of an upcoming deadline for "safe harbor" from copyright infringement liability. Online service providers that allow users to store or post content (essentially, any interactive website ...

Closing bell: Sensex ends mildly lower, Nifty manages to hold 10,200; Axis tanks 9%
Money Control - 2017-10-18
The producer of Darjeeling tea, Goodricke Group is a constituent of Camellia UK, a global conglomerate, which is into agriculture, engineering ... for three months to September India's third largest software firm, yesterday reported a 5.8 percent rise ...

Dealing with copyright and trademark infringement online
Lexology - 2017-10-18
Hi, I am George Sevier, a lawyer in the intellectual property team at Gowling WLG, based in London. In this podcast, I am going to cover the basics of dealing with copyright and trade mark infringement online. I am not going to look at the law in any ...

Sandigan suspends Degamo
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-10-18
His lawyers have already petitioned the Supreme Court for the reversal of the Sandigan order, through certiorari. He waited for the service of the suspension order yesterday by the Department of the Interior and Local Government, but it may be delayed ...

Role models and bad examples in show biz
Inquirer Entertainment - 2017-10-18
On the other hand, when they do something flagrantly wrong, they end up as bad examples held up high (or ... teaches some subjects in college. Others may pooh-pooh such "achievements," because millions of Filipinos go to school as a matter of course.

US judge blocks latest version of Trump travel ban
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-17
The ruling means the Trump administration could again ask the Supreme Court to decide whether his immigration orders are legal. - Legal saga - The newest order was announced last month to replace an expiring 90-day temporary ban on travelers from the ...

20 workers in DOF agencies face raps
Inquirer - 2017-10-17
At least 20 government employees working in agencies supervised by the Department of Finance are facing administrative sanctions for anomalies in the filing of their statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALNs). The DOF said its Revenue Integrity ...

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