Economists, companies eye opportunities from RCEP
BusinessWorld - 4 months ago
Rolando T. Dy, executive director of Center for Food and Agri-Business of University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P), said the trade pact may reduce barriers abroad for Philippine agricultural products, even if the country will also have to open its doors ...

Special job program for senior citizens to be launched at PUP
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
Under the bill, the private sector is also encouraged to hire senior citizens and in return, they shall be entitled to an additional tax deduction from their gross income equivalent to 70 percent of the total amount paid as wages to senior citizens, subject to compliance or the pertinent provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. /je

VACC files homicide raps vs Aquino anew
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
VACC filed the complaint-affidavit despite a recent unanimous ruling of the Supreme Court last month that "there is no probable cause to charge private respondents with reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide."--PATRICIA DENISE M. CHIU

Baguio nurses rally for salary hike
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
"We work like zombies taking care of 40 to 60 patients for 16 hours, but the government has not given that value to our sacrifices," said Carmen Bolinto, Baguio chapter president of the Philippine Nurses Association. A retired nurse, Bolinto said the nursing community has been ... of the Cordilleras College of Nursing.

Relatives of some SAF 44 ask Ombudsman to revive homicide complaint vs. ex-president Noynoy Aquino
CNN Philippines - 4 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) - The fight is not yet over for relatives of some of the 44 police commandos killed in Mamasapano, Maguindanao four years ago, as they sought to reopen the investigation on the botched operation. Five complainants, with the help of advocacy group Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption, filed Friday a petition ...

Trade department lays out plans for onset of advanced manufacturing
BusinessWorld - 4 months ago
DTI is working with the Department of Labor and Employment and Technical Education and Skills ... Edillon said a chapter in the current Philippine Development Plan is dedicated to advancing science, technology, and innovation. "Although we keep on ...

POEA to recruitment agencies: Report state of OFWs or face sanction
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Wednesday reminded local and foreign recruitment agencies to monitor the condition and submit a report on the status of deployed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). POEA Administrator Bernard P. Olalia said Republic Act 8042, as amended, states that failure to ...

7,699 out of 8,245 complete first Sunday of 2019 Bar exams
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
Then, one graduate opted not to take the second subject in the afternoon which is Labor Law and Social Legislation. If a law graduate fails to take any of the eight subjects in the examinations, he or she is automatically disqualified for the entire examinations. The OBC is the office that administers the annual bar examinations for the Supreme ...

SC orders TMA to return P707M to PCSO, medical assistance to continue
Philippine Information Agency - 5 months ago
MANDALUYONG CITY, Nov. 6-- The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) welcomes the August 28, 2019 Decision of the Supreme Court Third Division ordering the TMA Group of Companies Pty. Ltd. and TMA Group Philippines, Inc. (TMA) to return more than ...

Inchoate displays of anger
BusinessWorld - 5 months ago
Amelia H. C. Ylagan is a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of the Philippines. The Italian SuperEnalotto lottery is currently offering a EUR205.4 million jackpot prize, which is the biggest jackpot anywhere in the world at the moment...

Usec Ilagan hits back at singer Leah Navarro
MindaNews - 5 months ago
Ilagan said then Mayor Duterte was among the first to provide help, including water and food ... from Davao were sent by citizens "who had gone out of their way to wish the relief workers a safe trip" to send aid to the victims of calamities there. "Now, Mindanao is reeling from incomprehensible devastation. Must we search for reasons ...

Catch-up plan spurs N.G. spending to grow 39% to P415B in September
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
and constructed the new Supreme Court building for the Judiciary. "[This indicated] the government has broken through the effects of the delayed passage of the FY 2019 national budget and the ...

Bill sets 15% tax on foreign POGO workers
CNN Philippines - 5 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 30) -- Foreigners working for Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) must pay taxes worth 15 percent of their earnings here, according to a proposed law filed in Congress. Albay Representative Joey Salceda filed a bill that outlines the tax duties of POGO firms and their foreign workers. Under the ...

Immigration official says US-Mexico border crisis not over
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top U.S. Border Patrol official has a warning: The crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is not over. Even though crossings have been down over the past few months and news of ...

House bill codifying, clarifying taxes on POGOs filed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- A bill codifying and clarifying the taxes imposed on Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGOs) was filed at the House of Representatives on Wednesday. In filing House Bill No. 5267, Albay 2nd District Rep. Joey Salceda noted that although the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has issued Revenue Memorandum Circular No ...

Lucas Bersamin leaves an indelible mark of subservience to the powers that be
BusinessWorld - 5 months ago
Oscar P. Lagman, Jr. is a retired corporate executive, business consultant, and management professor. He has been a politicized citizen since his college days in the late 1950s. The Italian SuperEnalotto lottery is currently offering a EUR205.4 million jackpot prize, which is the biggest jackpot anywhere in the world at the moment...

DOLE working on labor pact with Slovenia, around 5k jobs up for grabs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- The government is currently working on a bilateral labor agreement with Slovenia, where several companies are seeking to employ up to 5,000 Filipino workers, Labor ...

DOLE warns jobseekers vs fake jobs on social media
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Monday warned jobseekers against fake job offers posted on social media platforms. The labor department issued the warning following a report from a jobseeker named "Mary" who claimed to have been scammed by a certain Arthur Villena on Facebook. The jobseeker said that ...

SC directs energy body to review Meralco's rates to provide 'least cost' electricity - 5 months ago
The group, however, lost its case at the Court of Appeals. The appellate court held that "there was no reason for the COA in the instant case to use an accounting methodology other than that used by Meralco when it applied for a rate increase." It added: "[A] COA audit is not a pre-requisite to rate fixing, and the ERC is not bound to ...

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