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 ...

Meeting the backlog in housing
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-10-20
There is no backlog in the medium-cost (above P3 million to P4 million) and open-market (above ... is senior vice president of the University of Asia and the Pacific. Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70 ...

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 ...

High in competence, low in attitude
Philstar - 2017-10-20
Today, I still advise many OFW organizations based abroad. I defend them in their cases before the POEA and the NLRC. I give them legal and behavioral counseling. In Taiwan I taught them financial literacy and monetary independence. In Kuwait, I taught ...

Arraignment of Ex-PCGG chief Sabio deferred after he loses lawyer
Philstar - 2017-10-20
The Office of the Ombudsman, which filed the cases in December last year, said Sabio influenced his late younger brother, then Court of Appeals Associate Justice Jose Sabio Jr. to rule in favor of the GSIS in a case filed by the Lopez-owned Meralco.

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 ...

PEZA perks keep Philippines slightly ahead of Vietnam
Philstar - 2017-10-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines has now tied Vietnam in terms of labor cost attractiveness for manufacturing companies, according to Japanese investors, but the country still has a slight competitive advantage over its regional peers due to the set ...

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.

I was not dismissed from office - Lopez
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-10-19
Former Bacolod councilor Carlos Jose Lopez said he was not dismissed from holding public office since the administrative caseinvolving the truck ban issue has been appealed to the Court of Appeals and he believes the reversal is forthcoming. Lopez said it ...

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 ...

Semiconductor Intellectual Property Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast 2017 - 2025
The Street - 2017-10-18
Global Semiconductor Intellectual Property Market: Overview This report provides an analysis of the global semiconductor intellectual property market for the period from 2015 to 2025, wherein the period from 2017 to 2025 comprises the forecast period and ...

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 ...

The case for the carbon tax
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-10-17
Resistance from those in the coal power business can be expected. But economists opposing a carbon tax also have a misplaced aversion to further raising the contribution of renewable energy to our energy mix--never mind that the world is clearly moving in ...

Appeals court tosses hedge fund owner's claims against FBI
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-17
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said Tuesday that David Ganek cannot hold federal investigators liable for the November 2010 raid that preceded the closure of his Greenwich, Connecticut-based business. The appeals court said the ...

For U.S. asylum seekers, some judges are a better bet than others
Reuters - 2017-10-17
The mass exodus from Central America was under way when Gutierrez and Ana ... to a particular social group of Hondurans opposed to gang violence and recruitment in schools. The lawyers also argued that she was part of another particular social group ...

Hollywood Confronts a Copyright Argument With Potential for Mass Disruption
Hollywood Reporter - 2017-10-17
After another scholar, Michael Drosnin, purchased a copy of the software, used it, and then published some of the output in matrix form in a best-selling book, The Bible Code, Spielberg sued for copyright infringement. Here's what a judge wrote on summary ...

ING: Q3 growth likely above 6%
Philstar - 2017-10-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Dutch financial giant ING Bank said the economy likely expanded by more than six percent in the third quarter on the back of higher government spending. Joey Cuyegkeng, senior economist at ING Bank Manila, said government spending ...

Privacy and sovereignty in the age of anxiety
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-17
In 2014 the Supreme Court ruled that the Revised Penal Code applied to the digital world, when it upheld the constitutionality of the Cybercrime Prevention Act. The bloggers assert that, as private citizens, they have no obligation to uphold fairness in ...

Remittances rise to $20.72 B in 8 months
Philstar - 2017-10-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The amount of money sent by overseas Filipinos to the Philippines in August grew at its fastest pace in five months as new markets for skilled Filipino workers have been found, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported yesterday.

Apple and IBM to Blame China for Infringing On Intellectual Property Rights
The Street - 2017-10-17
US industry groups representing Apple ( AAPL) , IBM ( IBM) and other tech giants have blamed China's rules on inbound investment for infringing the intellectual property rights of US companies. Repeating a complaint likely to top the agenda during US ...

As Trump Renegotiates NAFTA, Intellectual Property Rights Should Top the Agenda
The Foundry - 2017-10-17
Stephen Moore, who formerly wrote on the economy and public policy for The Wall Street Journal, is a distinguished visiting fellow for the Project for Economic Growth at The Heritage Foundation. He was also a senior economic advisor to Donald Trump during ...

Justice Caguioa assails SC ruling on De Lima
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-17
Why did the majority of Supreme Court justices treat detained Sen. Leila de Lima differently from two plunder suspects--former President and currently Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and former Sen. Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr.? Associate Justice ...

Senators back lifestyle checks on customs, BIR personnel
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-17
Sen. Sonny Angara also said lifestyle checks on revenue agencies was proper, citing the recent exposé in the Senate of the so-called "tara system" that showed the systematic corruption in the BOC. "It is important that they be done fairly and to ...

Kiwi immigration body warns against unlicensed consultants
Philstar - 2017-10-16
"People who are not licensed of exempt, including POEA agencies, can share publicly available information but cannot provide immigration advice," Abiston emphasized. Dealing with the unlicensed advisers can result to distressing situation for the visa ...

Intellectual property clauses in mining services contracts
Lexology - 2017-10-16
The primary focus of the parties to a mining services contract is often on the goods or services, their price, and the commercial schedules. IP is often a secondary consideration, but is an essential part of the contract. In this article we highlight some ...

Indian firm plans to pursue intellectual property case against Monsanto
The Business Journal - 2017-10-16
Indian seed firm Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd. does not plan to settle its intellectual property dispute with Monsanto Co., despite reports that three other cotton seed makers in the country are moving forward with settlements. It was reported last week that Ajeet ...

Buried Treasure: How Much Is Hidden in Tax Havens?
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-16
Switzerland, which developed cross-border wealth-management in the 1920s, once was in a league of its own as a tax haven. Since the 1980s, however, tax-dodgers have had a rich menu to choose from: They can hide assets anywhere from the Bahamas to Hong Kong.

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