How tough were the questions for Supreme Court justice applicants?
Rappler - 2018-06-15
The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) is the sole body tasked to screen would-be leaders of the judiciary. It is burdened with the responsibility to determine if an applicant meets the constitutional requirements and possesses the qualities of competence ...

Danish Anti-Piracy Lawyers Jailed For Real, Actual Stealing From Copyright Holders
Techdirt - 2018-06-15
While none of this excuses piracy or copyright infringement, boy, it sure would be nice if copyright holders and anti-piracy groups, paragons of virtue as they portend to be, wouldn't mind not using the shadiest lawyers they can find in their efforts.

6 candidates for Supreme Court vacancy face JBC - 2018-06-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Six of 12 candidates for the position ... Davao City Regional Trial Court Judge Carlos Espero; and former Ateneo College of Law dean Cesar Villanueva were grilled by the JBC in public interviews. The seven-member panel tested ...

Will The EU Adopt New Copyright Rules That Threaten Memes, Remixes, And Mashups?
Above the Law - 2018-06-15
Today, users can upload content to blogs, video-hosting websites, personal websites, and more. Although there is always the potential for copyright infringement, more often than not these uses are completely legitimate under existing limiting and ...

Bello has a pending criminal case at Ombudsman
Rappler - 2018-06-15
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has pending administrative and criminal cases before the Office of the Ombudsman, Rappler has learned. He will have to answer for these cases to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) when they screen him and other ...

JBC interviews candidates for SC associate justice
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 14) - The search is on for the next Supreme Court (SC) associate justice. Court of Appeals Justices Oscar Badelles, Manuel Barrios, Ramon Garcia and Amy Lazaro-Javier; Davao judge Carlos Espero, and former Ateneo Law ...

New York attorney general sues Trump Foundation
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-15
The suit alleges that the Trump Foundation engaged in "repeated and willful self-dealing transactions to benefit Mr. Trump's personal and business interests." The suit contends that the Trump Foundation used the tax-deductible donations in at least five ...

IMF warns US fiscal, trade policies create risks to global economy
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-15
The IMF praised some aspects of the US tax reform, which addressed what it said were long-overdue simplifications and reductions in the corporate rate. However, contrary to White House assertions, some features favor the wealthy, "counter to the ...

Government to release P10 billion cash aid for poor Filipinos - 2018-06-14
He said the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Bureau of Customs and Bureau of Treasury all posted collection improvements for the first five months of this year due to higher taxes and the growth of the economy. "The BIR alone reported an increase of ...

A Winning Strategy to Fight Chinese Intellectual Property Theft
The Daily Signal - 2018-06-14
William L. Walton is the host of "The Bill Walton Show." He is the founder and chairman of Rappahannock Ventures LLC, a private equity firm, and Rush River Entertainment, a feature-film production company. Walton is a trustee of The Heritage Foundation.

Find Out Whether Your Content Is Subject to Copyright Laws [Infographic]
Business 2 Community - 2018-06-14
You can never be too careful when it comes to choosing the right content for your brand. It is well worth taking the extra time. It ensures that you are not violating copyright infringement, especially when using these on your website.

The persistence of religion
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-14
Theme: Religious Freedom: Rights, Trends and Opportunities; held June 14, 2018, at the University of the Philippines BGC ... after the battering that religious rights have had (see the RH Law and St. Scholastica cases), religious freedom has been having ...

Talks with reds cancelled, Sison disappointed
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-14
Dureza said at a news conference in MalacaƱang on Thursday afternoon. Mr. Dureza also read a statement that went in part: "In our common effort to make sure that we achieve a conducive and enabling environment for peace, President Rodrigo Duterte ...

Labor pushes P320 hike as solons revisit TRAIN
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-14
In Photo: In this April 19, 2016, file photo, workers assemble vehicle metal parts at the Roberts Automotive and Industrial Parts Manufacturing Corp. in Industrial Park, Canlubang ... The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) said it reconsidered ...

Calida to SC: Stand pat on Sereno ouster
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-14
In the end, Calida said Sereno has only herself to blame for her ouster, as she failed to file her statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) as required by law when she was still with the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law.

CA rules actress Rosanna Roces liable to pay clinic P3.1 million for contract breach
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-14
THE Court of Appeals (CA) has found actress Rosanna "Osang" Roces liable to pay P3.1 million in damages to a popular aesthetic clinic for breach of contract after she issued several malicious statements against the company in 2004. In a 14-page ...

CA clears ex-BCDA officials over tiff with CJHDevco on Baguio development site
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-14
THE Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed its decision issued early this year clearing the former officials of state-owned Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) of administrative culpabilities in connection with its dispute with Camp John Hay ...

Rosanna Roces should pay P3.1-M in damages to Forever Flawless - CA
Rappler - 2018-06-14
MANILA, Philippines - Actress Rosanna Roces will have to pay P3.1 million in damages to Forever Flawless Face and Body Center, after the Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed an earlier decision made by a Regional Trial Court. In a 14-page decision, the CA's ...

Knesset may sue photo agency for copyright infringement
Arutz Sheva - 2018-06-14
The Knesset today turned to the Flash 90 photography agency through a law firm specializing in intellectual property, demanding monetary compensation in the amount of NIS 5 million. The claim is that Flash 90 published hundreds of photographs over the ...

SC applicants agree with U.S ruling favoring baker in gay wedding cake case
Rappler - 2018-06-14
"I may be discriminating but I am into business, and I have the absolute right to choose to whom I should sell and bake," Javier said, answering a hypothetical question if she were the baker. Equal protection clause It was retired SC justice Jose ...

CALABARZON PESO managers convene for 2nd quarter meeting
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-14
TRECE MARTIRES, Cavite, June 14 (PIA) - The Public Employment Service Office (PESO) managers and officers of the Department of Labor (DOLE) recently convened for the 2nd Quarter Meeting of the Region IV-A Alliance of Public Employment Service Officers ...

Resumption of peace talks rescheduled - Dureza
Rappler - 2018-06-14
Duterte had previously floated a July date for peace talks to restart. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has already informed the NDF of the development while Dureza has relayed matters to the Norwegian government, the 3rd party facilitating the talks.

80 hired on the spot in La Union Kalayaan job fair
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-14
(VAV/PIA La Union) SAN FERNANDO CITY, June 14 (PIA) - A total of 80 jobseekers were hired on the spot (HOTS) after joining the Kalayaan Jobs and Business Fair, the Department ... Technical Education and Skills Development Authority for training.

Mexico, Canada welcome hosting 2026 World Cup with U.S. despite frayed ties
InterAksyon - 2018-06-14
"We believe this event will become a lightning rod ... (and) transformational for the sport as kids who are now 8-, 10-, 12-years-old can all dream of potentially playing for a national team," Cordeiro said. The national team failed to qualify for the ...

Women workers on the picket frontline: Why workers of NutriAsia go on strike
Bulatlat - 2018-06-14
Christine dared the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA ... (June 14, 2018 Photo courtesy of LFS-Bulacan State University) The oppression of NutriAsia workers is what brought them together at the picket line. Arm in arm, they stand unfazed ...

Sitel gets 2 Bronze Stevie Awards at Stevie APAC Awards 2018 - 2018-06-14
Sitel Academy has also established partnerships with 147 universities throughout the country and with government organizations, such as the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). Since 2012 Sitel Academy ...

Ilokano News: Nagannak kadagiti immawat ti SPES, nagseminar
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-14
LAOAG CITY, Hunio 5 (PIA) - Nairaman a nagseminar dagiti nagannak ken "guardian" dagiti immawat ti Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) iti Ilocos Norte tapno mailawlawag kadakuada ti pagalagadan ti nasao a programa. Naisayangkat daytoy ...

SolGen: Sereno ouster plea heard by an 'impartial' SC
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 14) -- The government's top lawyer wants the Supreme Court (SC) to reject Maria Lourdes Sereno's appeal on her ouster as chief justice, insisting that her case was heard "with impartiality." In a 77-page comment on ...

Finance chief orders investigation of fake cigarettes
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-14
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez issued the order to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Bureau of Customs (BOC) after they reportedly retrieved 531 cases of fake and smuggled cigarettes in several raids in Malabon and Manila. "I want to hit ...

Top Philippine judge urges China face court over reef destruction
InterAksyon - 2018-06-14
Acting Supreme Court Chief Justice Antonio Carpio noted that the Philippine government should seek arbitration and compensation from China for the coral reef destruction in Scarborough Shoal. (PhilStar/File photo) MANILA -- A Philippine Supreme Court ...

Battle of Bessang Pass - 2018-06-13
I am passionate about this because of the participation of my brothers, It was my brother Lt Desiderio Jurado, who later on became a justice of the Court of Appeals, who led the assault with some 30 me. Just 17 survived. Two Ilocano newsmen were with him ...

Electronics firms brace for higher tax cost
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-13
The proposal forms part of the second tax reform package that also removes tax incentives deemed redundant and slashes the regular corporate income tax rate to 20-25% from 30% currently. SEIPI has proposed a preferential rate of 10%, inclusive of local ...

Austrian thinkers and the G7 zero tariff challenge
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-13
Another famous Austrian thinker that advocated freeing individuals and private enterprises from too much regulations, taxation, and state nannyism is Ludwig von Mises. In his book The Anti-capitalistic Mentality (1956), he extolled the value of competition ...

Package 2 is under way!
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-13
Removal of the preferential 10% income tax rate currently granted to non-profit proprietary educational institutions, nonprofit hospitals, offshore banking units and regional operating headquarters 3. Removal of the special income tax rates granted to ...

Suspending excise tax on fuel to harm poor, expand debt, says A.E.R.
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-13
In Photo: A gas-station attendant shows the nozzle of a refueling hose in Makati. THE proposal of some senators to suspend the excise tax on fuel to cushion the impact of Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) may accelerate inflation and ...

Atari sues Redbubble for trademark and copyright infringement
World IP Review - 2018-06-13
Video game brand Atari is taking on online retailer Redbubble for selling counterfeit and copyright-infringing products. Atari filed its claim at the US District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division on Monday, June 11.

Graft charges recommended vs former vice-president, 36 others
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-13
The appraised value of the Malugay property totaled P10.13 billion. The FIO also found officials of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) responsible for the loss of P63 million in tax collections for exempting the Malugay property sale from the capital ...

Envoy vows to lure more South Korea tourists
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-13
Based on records from the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Bureau of Immigration, South Koreans topped the number of foreign visitors in 2017, followed by Chinese and Japanese travelers. Around 1.6 million South Korean tourists flew in the previous year ...

BIR posts P828B tax collection
Journal - 2018-06-13
THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) collected P827.91 billion for the first five months of the year. This is P24.91 billion more or 3.10% higher than the goal of P803.00 billion set for the period. Likewise, the BIR posted a growth rate of 14.76% or an ...

Group seeks to void ICC withdrawal
Sun Star - 2018-06-13
A GROUP that campaigned for the Philippines' signing of the Rome Statute on Wednesday, June 13, filed a petition urging the Supreme Court to declare "void ab initio (from the beginning)" the Philippines' withdrawal from the International Criminal Court ...

Argosino accused as 'main plunderer' in immigration bribery scandal
Rappler - 2018-06-13
MANILA, Philippines - The Sandiganbayan accepted amended charges stemming from the Bureau of Immigration (BI) bribery scandal, with former deputy commissioner Al Argosino now alleged to be the main plunderer. The move to amend the charges was an apparent ...

Women tell Duterte: Enough
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-06-13
While the first female head of the nation's top court, Maria Lourdes Sereno, was ousted last month by her Supreme Court colleagues after questioning Duterte's deadly crackdown on narcotics. During his 2016 campaign for president Duterte set the tone by ...

Roilo Golez, the patriot we lost
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-06-13
The group is appealing the decision of the Supreme Court that seems to be composed of non-fans of Sereno, dismissing her on a quo warranto petition. But the Supreme Court has not acted on any petitions filed by other groups or individuals, using the same ...

Ombudsman pursues criminal probe vs Binay over Boy Scouts deal
Rappler - 2018-06-13
Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) officials Teodoro Galicia, Mark Anthony Panganiban, and Romeo Tomas will also undergo criminal investigation for graft for exempting the sale from capital gains tax. "The BIR officials were faulted for certifying that the ...

Copyright infringement: Comedy Showcase
SF Station - 2018-06-13
Every Wednesday we bring a special comedy showcase to Copyright. This show is hosed by a variety of hilarious comedians and features local and national touring comedians. Full bar with craft cocktails and a full kitchen. Drink and food specials all night ...

Binay, other former Boy Scout officials facing graft charges over land sale
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 13) -- Former Vice President Jejomar Binay and his former colleagues at the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) will face preliminary investigation over an alleged anomalous land deal that cost the government millions ...

OWWA honors 16 officials, ex-OFWs on Migrant Workers Day in Ilocos
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-13
SAN FERNANDO CITY, June 8 (PIA) - The Region 1 Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) recognized 16 officials and former overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) during the celebration of the 23rd Migrant Workers Day on Thursday. Gerardo Rimorin, officer ...

Midas Marquez, CA justices, Davao judge up for SC justice post
Rappler - 2018-06-13
MANILA, Philippines - Court Administrator Midas Marquez is up for the position of a Supreme Court (SC) justice for the third time, with Court of Appeals (CA) justices and a Davao judge also vying for the vacancy that will be created when Associate ...

EU tensions flare over migrants as Macron blasts Italy
Rappler - 2018-06-13
In response the Italian government said it would not accept "hypocritical lessons from countries that have preferred to look the other way on immigration," apparently a reference to French reinforcements at its border with Italy. For years, Italy has ...

More efficient government - 2018-06-12
Indeed, the devil is in the details. Take, for instance, the time when I needed to secure a Certificate Authorizing Registration (CAR) from the Bureau of Internal Revenue which is a requirement to transfer title of property from the seller to the buyer ...

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