Highlights from the oral arguments on same-sex marriage
philstar.com - 2018-06-27
MANILA, Philippines -- In May 2015 ... Article XV provides: Section 1: The State recognizes the Filipino family as the foundation of the nation. Accordingly, it shall strengthen its solidarity and actively promote its total development.

NutriAsia welcomes DOLE ruling on striking workers
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 27) -- Food condiment giant NutriAsia welcomed the ruling of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on the status of workers on strike in its Bulacan plant. It said DOLE Region 3 has confirmed the workers are ...

Robredo, Marcos camp defend public remarks, vow to abide by PET rules
philstar.com - 2018-06-27
accused Robredo for committing electoral fraud to win the vice presidency in the 2016 national elections. Recount on his poll protest started two months ago, and is currently ongoing at the Supreme Court compound in Manila.

PUBG reportedly drops Fortnite copyright lawsuit
PC Gamer - 2018-06-27
As told by Shaun last month, the Korea-based PUBG Corp filed an injunction against Epic Korea in January, alleging copyright infringement. The Seoul Central District Court was to rule on the perceived infractions, but Bloomberg reports the case as ...

Bluehole drops Epic Games copyright infringement lawsuit
Dot Esports - 2018-06-27
Bluehole Studios, the developer behind PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has ended its lawsuit against Epic Games. But it looks like the legal battle royale is over before it really got going. Bloomberg reports that Bluehole filed a letter of withdrawal with ...

De Lima seeks SC okay to attend oral argument on ICC withdrawal
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-27
DETAINED Sen. Leila M. de Lima has asked the Supreme Court (SC) to allow her to personally represent herself during the oral argument on the two petitions seeking to declare as invalid the decision of President Duterte to withdraw from the Rome Statute of ...

Withholding on retirement benefits
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-27
Based merely on the forgoing conditions, an employee covered under a Bureau of Internal Revenue-approved retirement plan would be subject to tax but not if he is not covered under a retirement plan or if the retirement plan is not a BIR-approved plan.

PR: Protect your designs when selling in the US, leading copyright lawyer urges
securingindustry.com - 2018-06-27
Businesses exporting to the US should ensure they protect themselves against copyright infringement, according to a leading intellectual property expert. Tony Catterall, Head of Intellectual Property at Taylors Solicitors in Manchester/Blackburn ...

Intellectual Property and Digital Trade in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data
ICTSD - 2018-06-27
ICTSD is pleased to publish the fifth issue in the CEIPI-ICTSD series on Global Perspectives and Challenges for the Intellectual Property System, produced jointly with the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI). This new issue ...

Trump claims victory on travel ban, but border crackdown on hold
Rappler - 2018-06-27
WASHINGTON DC, USA - The US Supreme Court on Tuesday, June 26, upheld Donald Trump's controversial travel ban targeting Muslim-majority nations, but the president's "zero tolerance" crackdown on illegal immigration was put on hold for lack of places to ...

Mactan-Cebu International Airport gets ready for commercial operations
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-27
Aside from various system tests and manpower familiarization, the trials will also comprehensively check all standard operating procedures designed to meet the requirements of airlines, Immigration, Customs, Quarantine, and other airport regulatory bodies.

India the most dangerous country to be a woman, U.S. ranks 10th in survey
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-27
In April, thousands of protesters took to the streets to demand better protection for women, in some of the largest mass demonstrations held in the country since the rape and murder of a female college student in Delhi in 2012. India has long grappled with ...

U.S. Methodist bishops call on Philippines to free missionary
InterAksyon - 2018-06-27
Tawanda Chandiwana has been held at an immigration facility in Manila since May 9 following his arrest last month, while attending a seminar on the southern island of Mindanao, where government forces have been fighting Maoist-led insurgents for more than ...

Copyright safe harbour expansion Bill passes Parliament
ZDNet - 2018-06-27
"The changes will ensure these sectors are protected from legal liability where they can demonstrate they have taken reasonable steps to deal with copyright infringement by users of their online platforms," the department explained. "To ensure the new ...

Two years of Duterte: Broken and fulfilled promises
Rappler - 2018-06-27
MANILA, Philippines - On June 30, 2018, the Philippines will have experienced two years under Rodrigo Duterte - or a third of his presidential term. The first year was a kickstarter, a taste of what 6 years under the longtime Davao City mayor would be ...

U.S. Supreme Court upholds travel ban
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-27
(CNN) -- The Supreme Court has upheld President Donald Trump's travel ban. The ruling was 5-4 along partisan lines, with Chief Justice John Roberts writing for the conservative majority. The ruling sends a strong message that Trump has broad powers under ...

No clear plan for Boracay rehab, experts say
Bulatlat - 2018-06-27
She urged for accountability from private resort owners, and the local and national government ... it is marred by contradictions. According to University of the Philippines Diliman Geology professor Kristian Saguin, "awarding (land) titles to ...

Aurobindo Infringing Bladder Drug Patent, Astellas Says
Law360 - 2018-06-26
Law360 (June 26, 2018, 3:26 PM EDT) -- Astellas Pharma on Monday accused Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. in Delaware federal court of infringing one of its patents covering the overactive bladder medication VESIcare by applying to make its generic version of the ...

Lawyers vouch for Carpio as chief justice
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-26
"Associate Justice Antonio Carpio is the most senior of all the incumbent justices in the Supreme Court and is most qualified to lead and manage the Supreme Court and the entire Philippine judiciary," IBP national president Abdiel Dan Fajardo said in a ...

Protesters hound Trump top aides
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-26
Owner Stephanie Wilkinson said her principles had to come before profitability. "I have a business, and I want the business to thrive," Wilkinson told The Washington Post, adding that she felt she needed to make a stand against an "inhumane and ...

Conans Pizza location near campus to close
The Daily Texan - 2018-06-26
In 1985, Conans was sued for copyright infringement by Conan Properties Inc., which owns the rights to the character. But one piece of evidence helped Conans keep its name. "L. Sprague deCamp, who at the time was involved with the ownership of the rights ...

Leonen grills Calida: Can you prove Constitution bans same-sex marriage?
Rappler - 2018-06-26
MANILA, Philippines - Solicitor General Jose Calida was grilled on the Supreme Court (SC) stand on Tuesday, June 26, as he was pressed to justify the prohibition on same-sex marriage when the 1987 Constitution is silent on the issue. Associate Justice ...

Prayers for Pinoy seafarers urged
Sun Star - 2018-06-26
THE Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) in Davao region urged the public to pray for the safety of all Filipino seafarers, as the country celebrated on Monday, June 25, the National Day of Seafarers here in Davao City. "We bring ourselves to ...

Feature: On being farmer's daughter to becoming licensed agriculturist
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-26
Zubiri and the Academic Scholarship of Central Mindanao University in the first year and third year in college. "But, then at the end of the day, problems and challenges made me a strong person. I took that as an inspiration to get high grades and to ...

2 XU law students among delegates for ASEAN Legal Camp in Singapore
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-26
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 21 (PIA)--Two students from the College of ... around the National University of Singapore campus; and recreational and cultural activities. Based on their itinerary, the camp delegates visited the Philippine Embassy in Singapore ...

CA upholds ruling that led to dismissal of ex-DSWD officials
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-26
The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed a June 19, 2017 decision by the Office of the Ombudsman which dismissed two officials of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for their involvement in the illegal disbursement of government funds ...

PET fines Marcos, Robredo P50,000 each for violating subjudice rule
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-26
THE Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) ordered the camps of former senator Ferdinand Bongbong" Marcos Jr. and Vice President Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo to pay a fine of P50,000 each for violating the gag order it ...

Should we worry about the Philippine peso?
Rappler - 2018-06-26
Should people be worried? (READ: [OPINION] Why is the Philippine peso the weakest in ASEAN?) According to First Metro Investment Corporation, the investment banking arm of Metrobank, and the University of Asia & the Pacific (UA&P), the answer depends on ...

Village chiefs told: Enforce the law or face dismissal
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-26
He said the act of frisking loiterers and taking into custody of minors "are legal unless the Supreme Court declares otherwise." Duterte said the barangay officials could always invoke police power of the state to establish order and safety ...

How bad is it, really? Ezra Klein evaluates life in the Trump era: transcript & podcast
NBC News - 2018-06-26
This comes on the heels of him retweeting literal Nazi propaganda about immigration. And it comes in the midst, if you're hearing this at some point in the future, whenever you downloaded this podcast, this kind of moral crisis for the country over the ...

BTr rejects all bids at T-bonds auction on back of high rates
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-26
since the Treasury is ready with ample cash buffers coming from its successful RTB issuance earlier in the month and the good revenue-collection performance by the Bureau of Internal Revenue and Bureau of Customs. From the offer period of May 30 to June 8 ...

Sto. Tomas, first Batangas city under Duterte administration
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-26
They should pay first whatever debts they have so no one will be going after them. If they are not capable to run a business, they should seek expert opinion or advice. However, they need to be careful in their business dealings to avoid investment scams.

CA upholds dismissal from service of ex-DSWD officials
Rappler - 2018-06-26
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld the dismissal from the service of two former Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) officials for their involvement in the "illegal" release and utilization of the pork barrel funds ...

SC bares 2018 Bar exams schedule
Sun Star - 2018-06-26
THE Supreme Court (SC) has announced the dates and the venue for the forthcoming 2018 Bar examinations. In a bulletin issued by the Office of the Bar Confidant posted on the SC website, it was announced that the Bar examinations will be held anew at the ...

Bzzzzz: Why Tomas rejects Ironman; 2 from Cebu risk losing ERC seats
Sun Star - 2018-06-26
Two other options The first suspension order was stayed by the Court of Appeals: first by a TRO in February and a preliminary injunction in April. The Office of the President, under which the ERC is run, was reportedly reluctant to suspend them as it might ...

Fitch expects BSP to hike rate to 3.75%
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-26
Business Monitor International ... It said while part of the inflation was caused by the tax reform program which pushed up the prices of basic goods and fuel through the imposition of excise taxes, other key contributing factors were rising global ...

Same-sex marriage: Flawed petition or unready Court?
Rappler - 2018-06-26
For University of the Philippines (UP ... Section 1, Article III of the Constitution: No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, nor shall any person be denied the equal protection of the laws.

Duterte: Anti-'tambay' drive stays unless SC says to stop
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 26) -- Unless the Supreme Court says otherwise, President Rodrigo Duterte said there will be no let up on operations ridding the streets of tambays. The President made the declaration at an event in Cagayan de Oro ...

Bahnhof Continues Its Crusade Against Copyright Trolls, Claims Swedish Copyright Law Divorced From Reality
Techdirt - 2018-06-25
Lindahl notes that the Swedish Government sees a need for strict copyright infringement penalties while keeping the barriers for creators to go to court low because they often have limited resources. "In copyright litigation [...], it is often the author ...

Top 7 Copyright Rulings Of 2018: A Midyear Review
Law360 - 2018-06-25
Law360 (June 25, 2018, 6:38 PM EDT) -- From Google and Oracle to "Blurred Lines" to an ape suing over infringement, the first six months of 2018 saw a constant stream of major copyright rulings. As we head into the back half of the year, here are the seven ...

SpaceNews DCMA & Copyright
SpaceNews - 2018-06-25
This policy is intended to implement the procedures set forth in 17 U.S.C. Section 512 and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") for the reporting of alleged copyright infringement. It is the policy of SpaceNews Inc. Corp. (the "Company ...

Judge sides with Logboat in trademark dispute, ending lawsuit
ABC 17 News - 2018-06-25
Shipyard sued Logboat over alleged copyright infringement. A side-by-side of Shipyard Bewing Company's can, left, with Logboat Brewing Company's Shiphead Ginger Wheat as they appear in a federal lawsuit. Shipyard sued Logboat over alleged copyright ...

Nothing Says "This Is America" Like Copyright Infringement
Your EDM - 2018-06-25
Childish Gambino has been accused of stealing elements of his hit song "This Is America" from the song "American Pharaoh" by Jase Harley. "This Is America" was released in early May and immediately drew worldwide praise for the artist for his ...

Agriculture department imposes suggested prices for rice, other goods
Rappler - 2018-06-25
MANILA, Philippines - To avoid further abnormal movement of prices in local markets, the Department of Agriculture (DA) imposed a suggested retail price (SRP) scheme for 8 agricultural products on Monday, June 25. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol ...

Ghana marks International Day of the Seafarer
Ghana News Agency - 2018-06-25
Captain Catherine Haizel, Senior Lecturer, Nautical Science Department, Regional Maritime University, Captain Vivian Amegavi, Representative of the Women at Sea, and other speakers reiterated the challenges faced by seafarers especially women and suggested ...

Come at meme, bro: How a proposed European copyright law could drastically change internet meme culture
KPCC - 2018-06-25
Regulators say the law is targeted at preventing piracy and copyright infringement in music, film, video gaming, and other areas that are prone to illicit sharing. But open internet advocates and technology industry groups are speaking out against the ...

Carpio, 4 other senior justices nominated for chief justice post
philstar.com - 2018-06-25
Hernando also teaches law at the San Beda College, Ateneo de Manila University and University of Santo Tomas. He was a three-time Bar examiner in commercial law. Velasco will reach the mandatory age of retirement in the judiciary on Aug. 8. Duterte will be ...

Soriano: Are you really committed to succession?
Sun Star - 2018-06-25
Josep Tàpies of IESE Business School in Spain is absolutely right when he remarked ... philanthropy, estate planning and tax mitigating services. For ultra-high net worth (UHNW) families ably assisted by my firm, we assist family businesses in pursuing ...

May sees state revenues, spending rise
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-25
Michael L. Ricafort, economist at the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp., said that sustaining above-than-expected revenues would send a good signal to international rating agencies that the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law, or Republic Act No ...

To withhold or not to withhold: That is the question
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-25
Existing top taxpayers who or that were classified and duly notified by the BIR Commissioner as any of the following, unless previously declassified or terminated business operations: i. A large taxpayer under RR No. 1-1998, as amended; ii. Top 20,000 ...

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