EDITORIAL - Wage adjustment | The Freeman
philstar.com - 2018-05-26
The decision will be known during their deliberations on June 7. Months ago, the Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines and the Cebu Labor Coalition filed two wage petitions seeking for P120 and P155 salary adjustments, respectively.

Responsible gaming and.. irresponsible reporting
philstar.com - 2018-05-26
Gaming is a form of taxation in which those who gamble create revenue and the funds transferred to socio-civic funds of the government. Recently Pagcor turned over to the Duterte administration to revive the "Botika ng Bayan" or the nationwide ...

A disturbing proposal on martial law imposition
Bulatlat - 2018-05-26
Thanks, too, to the pliant majority of the Supreme Court who leniently reviewed and approved the presidential issuances. The initial stated aim of Proclamation 216 was to suppress the "rebellion" of the Maute and Abu Sayyaf groups in Marawi.

After the Supreme Court -- the Senate?
Bulatlat - 2018-05-26
During the debate on the Reproductive Health Bill, Vicente "Tito" Sotto III, who rose to his present exalted rank thanks to his credentials as a celebrity in a mindless noontime television program, used without proper attribution portions of someone ...

Letter circulating on social media about age limit of seafarers is fake: Nautical Advisor
Moneylife - 2018-05-26
We hope that all shipping companies follow this and if any seafarer above 50 years of age is found on board, his Continuous Discharge Certificate (CDC) will be cancelled and shipping company recruiting such a seafarer will be penalized". The circulation ...

New Law Reforms Lao Intellectual Property Regime
Lexology - 2018-05-26
On May 25, 2018, the new Law on Intellectual Property No. 38/NA, dated November 15, 2017 (the "New IP Law"), was officially published on the electronic Lao official gazette. The New IP Law will be effective 15 days after its publication. The New IP Law ...

NCMB promotes Alternative Dispute Resolution in Camarines Norte
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-05-25
On the other hand Regional Director Exequiel R. Sarcauga, CESO III of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said that they are now on its way in the implementation of ENDO following of its signing recently of President Rodrigo Duterte. He said that ...

Dish Copyright Defendants Scolded In Denial Of Early Win
Law360 - 2018-05-25
Law360 (May 25, 2018, 5:55 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge chastised defendants in a copyright infringement suit filed by Dish Network LLC for failing to follow court instructions as she struck down several motions they filed seeking an early win on ...

Senate panel pushes for fuel excise tax suspension
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-25
The party said there was an immediate need to raise the minimum wage for all workers because of the continuing rise in prices for basic needs and oil products, following a similar demand from the Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the ...

Intellectual Property Impacts of In Vitro Gametogenesis
JD Supra - 2018-05-25
In vitro gametogenesis (IVG) is a recent development in reproductive technology, and has been used for creating mouse embryos in vitro. IVG includes obtaining cells from a donor (such as skin cells), and differentiating the cells in a laboratory culture ...

Attorneys offer help to protect intellectual property rights
The Jamaica Observer - 2018-05-25
Some vanguards of intellectual property rights in Jamaica have pledged to provide assistance to artistes who have been subjected to copyright infringement. The pledges were made by attorneys Tana'ania Small Davis and Mikhail Ferguson of Livingston ...

Almirante: Period to file petition for certiorari
Sun Star - 2018-05-25
Concejero filed with the Court of Appeals (CA) a motion for extension of time to file petition for certiorari asking for 15 days or until Oct. 23, 2014 to file his petition. On Nov. 3, 2014, the CA promulgated a resolution dismissing the case docketed as ...

Remains of alleged murder victim in South Korea to be flown to PH
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 25) -- The remains of a Filipino worker found in a purifying tank in South Korea will be flown to the Philippines Saturday evening, Philippine authorities say. Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Deputy ...

DOLE submits initial list of 3300 employers engaged in illegal contracting
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-25
READ: Jollibee set to appeal DOLE order regularizing workers PLDT said in a statement it received the decision of the Labor Secretary on April 3 and filed a petition for review before the Court of Appeals on May 2. "Certain aspects of the decision were ...

Australian nun asks DoJ to reverse visa cancellation, deportation order
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-25
Australian missionary Patricia Fox on Friday petitioned the Department of Justice (DoJ) to reverse a government directive dated April 23 that cancelled her missionary visa and ordered her to leave the country. The Bureau of Immigration had earlier accused ...

Sereno asks SC for more time to explain why she should not be sanctioned, disbarred
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 25) -- Ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has asked the Supreme Court to extend the 10-day period for her to explain why she should not be sanctioned, or even disbarred for violating a court rule. Sereno requested ...

Australian nun in last-minute appeal of Manila deportation
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-25
Sister Patricia Fox shows her petition, which, among others, criticized the government's move to cancel her visa. An elderly Australian nun facing deportation after angering Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte launched a last-minute appeal against the ...

Napoles removed from DOJ's witness protection program
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-25
Her lawyer Stephen David, earlier told CNN Philippines Napoles filed new affidavits on what she knows about the controversial Priority Development Assistance Fund or pork barrel which the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional in 2013. He denied she was ...

Labor group seeks minimum wage hike in light of TRAIN
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-25
The newly ratified Occupational Safety and Health Standards bill will motivate employers to look after the safety of their workers. -- PHILIPPINE STAR/MICHAEL VARCAS A labor group on Friday has called on government to increase the minimum wage in the wake ...

Micro-enterprise training for repatriated women OFWs held in Kuwait
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-25
It is the first-of-its-kind that provides a step-by-step entrepreneurial training, business counselling, and self-assessment for the OFWs to determine the most appropriate business model and scale based on their skills and resources. "This is our way of ...

Clean affordable energy?
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-05-25
The bill seeks to mandate the Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Board and Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council to encourage the installation of small solar energy systems in homes and business establishments all over the country.

Australian nun Patricia Fox asks DOJ to reverse Immigration's leave order
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 25) -- The camp of Australian nun Patricia Fox on Friday petitioned the Justice Department to reinstate her missionary visa and let her stay in the country. The Bureau of Immigration (BI), which is under the Justice ...

Labor group pushes for wage increase amid higher prices
Rappler - 2018-05-25
MANILA, Philippines - Labor group Partido Manggagawa is calling for a wage increase citing the inflationary impact of the tax reform law. In a statement on Friday, May 25, Rene Magtubo, Partido Manggagawa president, said that the effect of inflation ...

Jury tells Samsung to pay big for copying iPhone design
Rappler - 2018-05-25
SAN JOSE, USA - A federal court jury on Thursday, May 24, ordered Samsung to pay Apple $533 million for copying iPhone design features in a patent case dating back 7 years. Jurors tacked on an additional $5 million in damages for a pair of patented ...

Aboitiz set to take over Naga power plant
Sun Star - 2018-05-25
(UPDATED) - The Cebu-based unit of Aboitiz Power Corporation (AboitizPower) is set to take over the Naga Power Plant complex in southern ... Quezon province and the 69-MW Manolo Fortich hydroelectric plant in Bukidnon. (Marites Villamor-Ilano/SunStar ...

Senate body sets hearing on SC's quo warranto ruling
philstar.com - 2018-05-25
The 14 senators - Francis Pangilinan, Francis Escudero, Antonio Trillanes IV, Sonny Angara, Leila de Lima, Grace Poe, Paolo Benigno Aquino IV, Sherwin Gatchalian, Risa Hontiveros, Joel Villanueva, Loren Legarda, Minority Leader Franklin Drilon ...

Rights group calls on UN to investigate violations under martial law in Mindanao
Bulatlat - 2018-05-25
has promoted State terrorism and violence in the Southern Philippines," Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay said in a statement. Karapatan also documented 22 cases of torture, 116 victims of frustrated extrajudicial killings, 89 victims of ...

TPVI cleared to buy Naga plant
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-24
ABOITIZ POWER Corp. said in Thursday that its subsidiary had received regulatory certification to initiate the purchase of a power plant in Naga City, Cebu. In a disclosure to the stock exchange, AboitizPower said the certificate of effectivity issued by ...

Work safety bill calls for stiff penalties against violators
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-24
The newly ratified Occupational Safety and Health Standards bill will motivate employers to look after the safety of their workers. -- PHILIPPINE STAR/MICHAEL VARCAS THE newly ratified Occupational Safety and Health Standards bill fines employers up to ...

Police: American death case closed
Sun Star - 2018-05-24
The Court of Appeals also dismissed a subsequent petition filed by the firm to annul the SEC ruling for lack of merit, among others on March 25, 2014. A city official told SunStar Pampanga Thursday that Terracotta did not for a permit to operate the ...

Copyright and Fair Use in the Age of YouTube
IPWatchdog - 2018-05-24
An often-relied on defense against allegations of copyright infringement is the "Fair Use" defense. A recent case, Hosseinzadeh v. Klein, (2017 WL 3668846, 2017) provides some interesting clarity. While the concept of fair use is well-known ...

13 DENR lawyers lauded
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-24
Cimatu led the recognition rites during the flag-raising ceremony at the DENR Central Office in Visayas Avenue, Quezon City ... "First Class Honors" (equivalent to summa cum laude) at University of Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia.

FACT CHECK: No Sereno admission of 'order' from Robredo in blog post video
Rappler - 2018-05-24
Claim: Ousted Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno supposedly admitted that Vice President Leni Robredo instructed her to call for the resignation of President Rodrigo Duterte. A blog post by kantonewsph.xyz on May 20 ran the headline, "Nabuking!

Dip in Philippine competitiveness ranking a 'wake-up call' - business leaders
Rappler - 2018-05-24
The report stated that the decline in business efficiency was caused by the dip in the following sub-factors: labor sector (5th to 19th), finance (33rd to 39th), management practices (28th to 33rd), and attitudes and values (18th to 34th). The Philippines ...

Court Approves $43.4M Spotify Artists Compensation Fund Settling Class Action Lawsuit
Hypebot - 2018-05-24
The court has approved the settlement of combined class action lawsuits originally brought against Spotify for copyright infringement by musicians David Lowery and Melissa Ferrick. The settlement guarantees an artist compensation of $43.4million plus ...

DOLE sets guidelines on Boracay assistance
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-05-24
MANILA, May 24 -- The labor department has set the guidelines on the implementation of the Adjustment Measures Program (AMP) for formal sector workers affected by the rehabilitation of Boracay. Department Order No. 191 seeks to ensure that the AMP under ...

Lenovo posts $189 million full-year loss on one-time write-off
Rappler - 2018-05-24
Lenovo continues to be weighted down by the poor performance of a subscale mobile segment despite an improved datacenter business, Johnathan Ritucci, a Bloomberg Intelligence analyst, wrote ahead of the release. "Its US PC franchise strategy also needs to ...

DOJ: Australian nun can appeal Immigration order to forfeit her visa
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 24) -- The fight for Australian nun Patricia Fox to stay in the country is not yet over. The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday said the missionary can appeal the order of the Bureau of Immigration to forfeit her ...

Philippines suffers big drop in global competitiveness ranking
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-24
The country can also increase investment in health and education to improve labor productivity, "currently a major weakness of the country." The briefing paper noted, "Investment in education and training provides better opportunities for higher-value ...

Budget deficit swells to P116 billion in 4 months
philstar.com - 2018-05-24
On the other hand, a surplus is achieved when revenues outpace disbursements. The government historically gains surplus during April as income tax filing falls within this month. Based on data provided by the finance department, computations show ...

China, US agree to cooperate on intellectual property protection
China Daily - 2018-05-23
World's two largest economies reach agreement to avert trade war, Yuan Shenggao reports. China and the United States have agreed to increase cooperation in intellectual property protection to facilitate trade and investment, according to a recent joint ...

Contract Corner: Contractual Allocation of Intellectual Property Ownership
JD Supra - 2018-05-23
In Part 1 of this three-part series, we discussed how intellectual property ownership is determined in the U.S. if no agreement is in place. In this second part, we discuss the typical ways that parties can use contracts to determine intellectual property ...

LRT1 fare hike fueled by greed, lawmakers fume
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-23
especially our prayer of returning the fare to its previous rates and for the accumulated funds from the fare hike to be returned to MRT and LRT commuters through discounted fares like what the [high court] did with the Meralco overcharging in 2013 ...

PHL competitiveness falls most in Asia
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-23
Asked about "worsening public finances," Mr. Bris said the Philippines ranked "very badly in terms of corporate taxation" noting it has the highest tax rate in Asia at 30%, which "has been like that for a long time." "There is no tax ...

Faster spending growth widens 4-month deficit
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-23
Ricafort, economist at Rizal Commercial Banking Corp., said ... income tax, estate and donors taxes, while stripping away some value-added tax incentives. Guian Angelo S. Dumalagan, market economist at the Land Bank of the Philippines, meanwhile said ...

Sen. Villanueva: Domestic workers must first get TESDA certification before Kuwait deployment
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 23) -- Senate Labor Committee chair Joel Villanueva on Wednesday said household service workers must obtain a certification from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) before they can go to Kuwait.

Immigration bureau denies Australian nun's appeal to reinstate missionary visa
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 23) -- The Bureau of Immigration on Wednesday denied the appeal of Australian nun Patricia Fox to reinstate her missionary visa, paving the way for her mandated exit from the country. "This order is final and executory.

Spotify Wins Approval of $112.5 Million Deal to Settle Copyright Class Action
The Hollywood Reporter - 2018-05-23
willful copyright infringement of their works," stated the Wixen group in a filing. Pointing to the possibility of statutory damages -- up to $150,000 per work for willful infringement and $30,000 for nonwillful infringement-- the objectors told the ...

The scandals bedevilling Facebook
Rappler - 2018-05-23
It is accused of spreading disinformation and propaganda including via postings - often in the form of sponsored ads that target users based on their personal data - that could influence opinion, for example over immigration. Facebook is in particular ...

Senate to ensure adequate protection for OFWs
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-23
In Photo: In this September 17, 2017, file photo, returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) fall in line at the immigration counter of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 in ParaƱaque City. Senators on Wednesday vowed to institute measures ...

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