Migration prospects can prevent brain drain -- World Bank
philstar.com - 2018-06-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Labor exporting countries like the Philippines can even benefit from the occurrence of the so-called brain drain if their education systems remain elastic to overseas demand and there is continued investment in human capital ...

Supreme Court to vote on Sereno ouster appeal
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 19) -- The Supreme Court will decide Tuesday whether or not it would reconsider its decision to oust the former Chief Justice. Former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno filed a motion for reconsideration on May 30 ...

Samsung Threatens U.S. Prosperity By Disregarding Intellectual-Property Rights
Investor's Business Daily - 2018-06-18
Once again Samsung has been ordered to pay Apple hundreds of millions of dollars for infringing that company's intellectual property. But early reaction from Samsung seems to suggest another appeal and yet another round in Apple's six-year-old lawsuit ...

Do You Have a Right To Repair Your Phone? The Fight Between Big Tech and Consumers
Reason - 2018-06-18
In 2012, Lundgren plead guilty to conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods and criminal copyright infringement for copying and selling CDs for restoring the Windows operating system on broken PCs--CDs that Microsoft gives away for free. So why did ...

Tax amnesty could be a double-edged sword -- Fitch
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-18
THE PLANNED general tax amnesty could yield additional revenues that will help fund development projects, but the government should make sure it does not embolden more people and businesses to cheat the state of its rightful levies, Fitch Ratings said.

Click and save: Websites help Asian maids escape debt bondage
InterAksyon - 2018-06-18
A Hong Kong dollar note is seen in this illustration photo May 31, 2017. (Thomas White/Reuters/Illustration/File Photo) GLOBAL BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD HONG KONG/BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) -- Worn out and empty, it was past midnight when Filipino maid ...

ERC commissioners run to CA to halt suspension order by Ombudsman
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-18
Asirit and Geronimo D. Sta. Ana said the Ombudsman erred in holding them guilty in allegedly allowing the commingling of the bill deposit with the capital or operation cost of Meralco despite its finding that they are not criminally liable for estafa.

Government loses P51-billion ill-gotten wealth case vs Marcos, cronies
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-18
It added a law student could not have finished the law school and passed the bar examinations without knowing such elementary rule. In Marcos-Manotoc case, the Court noted that "despite having the expansive resources of the government, the members of the ...

Are dividends and interest subject to local business tax?
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-18
The person or entity is "authorized by the BSP to perform quasi-banking activities"; 2) The principal functions of the said person or entity "include the lending, investing or placement of funds or evidences of indebtedness or equity deposited to ...

We need whistle-blowers-but they have to be protected!
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-18
It became obvious that compliance officers/security managers will play an increasingly important role in business and government as we move forward. Another issue was also raised and discussed is the need to encourage whistle-blowers to move forward and ...

Labor strikes down 75% in first five months of the year-Bello
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-18
Two of the said cases--Goodyear Steel Pipe Corp. and Ateneo De Manila University--were resolved by the NCMB in Metro Manila. The case of Goodyear ... The last of the three cases, Middleby Philippines Inc. was declared by the NCMB "without the requisite ...

700 OFWs, family members celebrate Migrant Workers Day
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-18
BAGUIO CITY, June 18 (PIA) - - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration(OWWA) - Cordillera Administrative Region treated over 700 Overseas Filipino Workers, returnees and family members to a day of fun, learning and free health and wellness services ...

FB ties up with OWWA for digital literacy, entrepreneurial development of OFWs
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-18
FACEBOOK Philippines and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) have tied up to hone the digital literacy and entrepreneurship ... Training to assist them in starting and growing their business ventures. To spur social impact, digital-literacy ...

NorMin fisher folks attend labor standards, OSH compliance orientation
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-18
The order highlights employment standards, such as minimum wage, holiday and premium pay, additional premium pay, overtime pay, night shift, differential pay, 13th-month pay, service incentive leave, social security benefits, and other benefits provided ...

NorMin fisher folks attend labor standards, OSH compliance orientation
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-18
The order highlights employment standards, such as minimum wage, holiday and premium pay, additional premium pay, overtime pay, night shift, differential pay, 13th-month pay, service incentive leave, social security benefits, and other benefits provided ...

House votes 230-0 to approve work-from-home bill
newsbytes.ph - 2018-06-18
Likewise, they shall have the same access to training and career development opportunities as ... The bill mandates the Secretary of Labor and Employment, in consultation with the National Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (NTIPC) and relevant ...

Sister Fox can stay in PH for now: DOJ grants Australian nun's plea vs Immigration leave order
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 18) -- The Department of Justice has allowed Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox to stay in the country after it revoked the order of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to cancel her missionary visa. Acting on Fox's appeal ...

Laborer training a priority in national infrastructure push, NEDA says
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-18
the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said. In a statement on Monday, NEDA Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia said, "To fully maximize gains from Build Build Build, the Philippine labor market should be ready to meet the infrastructure program ...

Debt-ridden soldiers to undergo financial management seminar -- AFP
UNTV - 2018-06-18
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will conduct a financial management training for its members to prevent them ... and the anti-kidnapping groups of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). "Upon the instructions of President Rodrigo Duterte ...

OWWA scholar from Gensan graduates magna cum laude
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-18
KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, June 14 (PIA) -- A daughter of a seafarer from General Santos City graduated from college with flying colors. Maria Kassandra Villaneza graduated magna cum laude from the Notre Dame of Dadiangas University in General Santos ...

Nearly 4,500 jobs up for grabs in Independence Day fair
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-18
Bureau of Internal Revenue, Social Security System, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration; Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, PAG-IBIG, National Labor Relations Commission, National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB), Regional Tripartite ...

LOOK: Why NutriAsia workers are on strike
Rappler - 2018-06-17
NutriAsia management, in a statement, denied that it was engaging in illegal labor practices. They said they "ensure that B-Mirk group provides all mandated benefits to its regular employees." "For about two weeks, they (workers) managed to prohibit entry ...

Are century-old business giants the next Kodak?
philstar.com - 2018-06-17
Most with a grasp of business history know the rudiments of the Kodak story ... The conversation is dominated by questions like "How can we move revenue recognition to lower-tax jurisdictions?" or "Can we sell off this bit and buy that bit?"

France's Front National (who support the EU's mandatory copyright filters) furious when Youtube's copyright filters kill their channel
Boing Boing - 2018-06-17
The broadcast named TVLibertés is gone, described by YouTube as "YouTube has blocked the broadcast of the newscast of Thursday, June 14 for copyright infringement." Marine Le Pen was quoted as saying, "This measure is completely false; we can easily ...

Ombudsman suspends 4 ERC commissioners anew
philstar.com - 2018-06-17
Ana, who were able to return to their posts after securing a temporary restraining order from the Court of Appeals (CA) on the one-year suspension order earlier this year, will now have to again vacate their post. The Ombudsman ordered their suspension ...

Republicans risking conservative backlash over immigration issue
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-17
is little more than "amnesty." One tea party group described the Republican plan as "the final betrayal." Fox Business host Lou Dobbs, who is close to President Donald J. Trump, tweeted on Friday that Ryan is "trying to open our borders even more ...

Ombudsman orders new suspension of 4 ERC execs
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-17
The suspension stemmed from the syndicated estafa complaint filed by consumer group National Association of Electricity Consumers for Reforms Inc. (Nasecore) against the four ERC commissioners in connection with the alleged unauthorized use by Meralco of ...

Ease of setting up and closing down business operations
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-17
Last June 6, I attended the "Seminar on Protecting your Trademarks and Inventions Overseas" jointly organized by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), held at the PCCI building ...

ERC commissioners ordered suspended anew
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-17
"The suspension order is now the subject of a petition we filed with the Court of Appeals," said Rolando B. Faller, the legal counsel of ERC commissioners Alfredo S. Non, Gloria Victoria C. Yap-Taruc, Josefina Patricia M. Asirit and Geronimo

DOLE condemns violent dispersal of NutriAsia workers
Rappler - 2018-06-17
BULACAN, Philippines - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) condemned the violent dispersal of NutriAsia workers who went on strike in Marilao, Bulacan. NutriAsia is the manufacturer of popular condiments such as Datu Puti vinegar, Mang Tomas ...

Ombudsman again suspends ERC commissioners
Rappler - 2018-06-17
MANILA, Philippines - The Office of the Ombudsman again suspended 4 commissioners of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) due to "neglect of duty," for tolerating the alleged misuse of bill deposits by the Manila Electric Company (Meralco). Overall ...

Your guide to the Supreme Court oral arguments on same-sex marriage
Rappler - 2018-06-17
MANILA, Philippines - In May 2015, only two months after he passed the Philippine Bar, Jesus Falcis III filed a petition seeking to legalize same-sex marriage in this predominantly Catholic country. The petition was the first of its kind. Marriage ...

No more drug test soon for LTO license?
Sun Star - 2018-06-16
A team from the Office of the Solicitor-General is expected in Cebu within the week for a case briefing in the 19th Division of the Court of Appeals, which is based in Cebu. The appellate court recently reversed a decision by the Toledo Regional Trial ...

U.S. Drops Indictment Against Alleged Operator of Pirate App Store
TorrentFreak - 2018-06-16
The US previously accused the defendant of being linked to Applanet, but could not back up the copyright infringement charges. Assisted by police in France and the Netherlands, the FBI took down the "pirate" Android stores Appbucket, Applanet ...

Fernandinos urged: Be everyday heroes
Sun Star - 2018-06-16
Guiao Convention Center. "The small things we do in our everyday life like not littering; planting a tree for Mother Nature; helping save electricity; and buying Philippine made products will definitely add up to our heroic deeds," she added.

NutriAsia denies manpower firm's alleged illegal contracting, subcontracting
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 16) -- NutriAsia, Inc., on Saturday denied that workers, who recently went on strike in their Marilao, Bulacan plant, were illegally contracted or subcontracted. "Nutri-Asia, Inc. categorically denies claims that endo ...

Facebook empowers OFWs
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-16
Facebook Philippines and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration announced a partnership aimed at empowering overseas Filipino workers through digital literacy programs and small business training. Through different educational programs and workshops ...

Nearly 2,000 minors split from parents at border in 6 weeks - U.S.
Rappler - 2018-06-16
Meanwhile, congressional Republicans have struggled to craft a viable immigration plan. The Republican-led House of Representatives may vote next week on two immigration measures - a hard-line bill drafted by House Judiciary chairman Bob Goodlatte ...

No more drug tests to get driver's license
philstar.com - 2018-06-16
This was the ruling of the Court of Appeals 19th Division after it reversed and set aside the decision of a Regional Trial Court. The RTC enjoined the Land Transportation Office and the Department of Transportation and Communications to comply with the ...

Oscar Robertson to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 2018 NBA Awards on TNT
sports.abs-cbn.com - 2018-06-16
Robertson led the Crispus Attucks High School basketball team to two consecutive Indiana state championships, becoming the first all African-American team in the nation to win a state title. Robertson was the first three-time national College Player of the ...

Sandiganbayan denies Revilla's latest plea to defer plunder trial
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-16
Revilla has a pending petition before the Supreme Court questioning the Sandiganbayan's denial of his motion for leave to file a demurrer against the prosecution's evidence.

Lemonade sues ONE Insurance for copyright infringement
The Business Journals - 2018-06-15
Lemonade, the New York-based peer-to-peer insurance company, is in the midst of a new lawsuit. The insurtech startup -- backed by Tokyo-based SoftBank Group and Alphabet Inc.'s Google Ventures (GV) -- has filed a complaint against ONE Insurance, its ...

Serving the overseas workers
Sun Star - 2018-06-15
Sarabillo was first employed at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Mindanao in 2008 where for five years she learned to be tough, skillful, and welcoming. "I was an admin assistant and secretary of the POEA head then, before I ...

Lightwave Logic Acquires the Polymer Technology Intellectual Property Assets of BrPhotonics
Markets Insider - 2018-06-15
Englewood, Colorado, June 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lightwave Logic, Inc. (OTCQB: LWLG), a technology company focused on the development of Next Generation Photonic Devices and Non-Linear Optical Polymer Materials Systems for applications in high-speed ...

Funny questions during the JBC interviews
Rappler - 2018-06-15
"God-fearing, God-loving," Barrios said. "That's two, three words," Ilao responded. Ilao zeroed in on CA associate justice Amy Lazaro Javier's health, since her medical records revealed that she has some health issues. Lazaro said she is "on a diet" to ...

Consultative Committee proposes 'democracy fund' for fair campaign financing
Rappler - 2018-06-15
In the article, Individuals and groups who donate funds get rewarded with tax cuts. Any citizen who contributes at ... The same perks will apply to a corporation, partnership, or association that contributes at least P100,000 but not more than P3 million ...

Police slammed for 'violent dispersal' of NutriAsia contractual workers
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-15
Several NutriAsia workers started their picket line on June 2 to protest contractualization and the unjust dismissal of workers Metro Manila (CNN Philippines ... on Thursday when police attempted to break up the picket line. NutriAsia workers were on ...

CA upholds pro-Maynilad ruling
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-15
The Court of Appeals upheld the ruling of a lower court giving the final award to Maynilad Water Services Inc. over a tariff dispute with Metropolitan Waterworks and Services Inc. Metro Pacific Investments Corp., the parent of Maynilad, said in a ...

Nothing to be afraid of? Other countries use their national IDs in countless ways
Rappler - 2018-06-15
Aside from these functions, it can also be used for digital signatures, i-Voting, checking medical records, submitting tax claims, and using e-Prescriptions ... The program allows foreigners to manage and conduct EU business from anywhere in the world.

New Zealand to tax tourists to fund infrastructure
Rappler - 2018-06-15
A tax of NZ$25-35 (US$17-24) would be imposed on international visitors from mid-2019 while price hikes for immigration fees and visas will take effect this November. Australians and most Pacific Island forum countries will be exempt from the new charges.

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