93% of Pinoys say Philippines must regain China-occupied islands
philstar.com - 5 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- Nine in every 10 Filipinos believe that it is important for the Philippines to regain control of Chinese-occupied islands in the West Philippine Sea, according to a recent survey conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Collective bargaining: The undeveloped instrument for wage fixing and labor policy formulation
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
but also "management issues" such as business plans, new technology, organizational changes, production and sales plans, and so on. By the late 1960s, Japan was hailed as a miracle economy.

SC approves increase in budget for retirement rites of CA justices
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court has approved the increase in the budget for retirement rites of Court of Appeals Justices. In a five-page resolution made public Thursday, the high court ...

BIR seeking P3B more from online casino workers as firms say foreigners already residents
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has issued a new batch of notices to collect another P3 billion in personal income taxes from foreign, mostly Chinese, workers in Philippine offshore gaming ...

Elsewhere schooling: The Lumad bakwit school in the national university*
Bulatlat - 5 months ago
In fighting for their ancestral domain and pushing back against extractive industries and built-in political infrastructure for these business to exist, the Lumad are displaced, exploited, and as refugees are rendered as surplus labor. The Lumad Bakwit ...

'Protect your intellectual property'
The Jamaica Observer - 5 months ago
UK-BASED singer Meddy Ranks is urging young artistes to be vigilant in protecting their intellectual property. According to him, he was nearly ripped off by scammers. "It came to my attention that an artiste, purporting to be from Ghana, was trying to ...

'Protect your intellectual property'
The Jamaica Observer - 5 months ago
UK-BASED singer Meddy Ranks is urging young artistes to be vigilant in protecting their intellectual property. According to him, he was nearly ripped off by scammers. "It came to my attention that an artiste, purporting to be from Ghana, was trying to ...

Zamora verifying P736M in undercollected taxes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
Zamora said the COA findings were no surprise, adding that he was "perplexed to discover the questionably low revenue in real property tax and business tax" after he and his team reviewed the ...

Probe into business tax undercollection under way, San Juan mayor assures
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora has assured that a thorough investigation is being conducted to determine on who should be held responsible following the reported P736-million undercollection ...

Some top YouTube stars applauded the company's change to its copyright infringement tools
Business Insider - 5 months ago
Some top YouTube creators, including a few with over 20 million subscribers, praised the company after it released its latest update on tools to fight copyright infringement. Before the update, creators couldn't tell which specific part of a video was ...

DBM vows to hike IRA of local governments
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
In April this year, the Supreme Court affirmed its decision declaring that the IRA share of all LGUs should be based on the collections of all national taxes, and not only from national internal ...

Florida 'Porn Troll' Lawyer Gets 5 Years in Prison for Extorting $3M Through Bogus Copyright Lawsuits
Law - 5 months ago
Steele to five years in prison and two years of supervised release Tuesday, for his role in extorting about $3 million from victims to settle bogus copyright infringement lawsuits over pornographic films. Steele, with his co-defendant and law partner Paul R.

POEA backs OFW bid to delay SSS fee rule
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is now pushing to defer the implementation of a new rule, which, if applied, would make it mandatory for overseas Filipino workers (OFW) to ...

BI bares new human-trafficking trick at Naia
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
or encoded with the database of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). She stressed that "faking these OECs is an exercise in futility because "our systems are now integrate ...

BI nabs alleged manga pirate in the Philippines
CNN Philippines - 5 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 10) -- Manga, or Japanese comics, is a multi-billion dollar industry in Japan, and one of its top pirates has been caught in the Philippines. The Bureau of ...

Supreme Court asserts independence in Arroyo plunder acquittal
CNN Philippines - 5 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 10)-- The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday said it remains independent in response to former House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's remarks crediting President ...

Labor market - more employment or more rigidity?
philstar.com - 5 months ago
The issue of endo is still with us. Today it is in the form of a bill in Congress that is awaiting passage. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) endorses its passage. The bill seeks to outlaw labor contracting. It is the so-called security of ...

Validity of Obama health care law at issue in appeal hearing
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
And he said determining which parts of a law can be salvaged and which must be removed is clearly a task for the courts, established by Supreme Court precedent. The ultimate outcome will affect ...

Court to Trump: Blocking Twitter critics is unconstitutional
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
The effect of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision is likely to reverberate throughout politics after the Manhattan court warned that any elected official using a social media account ...

Meralco says affiliates can bid for supply contracts
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
In a decision made public in May, the Supreme Court said applications for PSA approval that were submitted to the ERC on or after June 30, 2015, must comply with the CSP, a mechanism that is ...

Manager of illegal manga website caught
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
Hoshino, who holds a Japanese passport, was taken to the Bureau of Immigration (BI) detention facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City, after his arrest on Sunday. "His presence in the country ...

San Juan failed to collect P736-M taxes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
for 2016 and 2017 which were the bases of tax dues for 2017 and 2018, [showed an] under collection of business taxes totaling P736,104,965," COA said. Of the eight businesses, Puregold Price ...

Plea to compel government to rehab West Philippine Sea set for dismissal-SolGen
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
Supreme Court Spokesman Brian Keith Hosaka, on the other hand, said the Court cannot confirm what was agreed upon by the parties and their counsels during the conference but disclosed that the ...

As killings go on, Amnesty International demands urgent probe of Duterte drug war
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- In the midst of what it noted as unabated drug-related killings in the Philippines during the past three years, an international human rights group has pressed the United ...

DOLE to get more feedback on occupational safety bill for actors, entertainment workers
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is now eyeing to conduct additional stakeholder consultation regarding the proposed new legislation on occupational safety in the entertainment industry.

China to block exports of illegal cigar makers
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
Last year, Dominguez directed the BOC and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to work with their respective counterparts in China to stop the illicit entry of cigarette-making machines that are ...

Duterte names new CA, CTA justices
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed four new Associate Justices of the Court of Appeals (CA) and one Associate Justice of the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA). Duterte signed ...

Supreme Court key to averting power crisis
Journal - 5 months ago
Apart from being a lofty legal arena, it is an exalted judicial clearing house for socio-economic policy. As the highest judicial authority in the land, the Supreme Court can choose either to act as an agent of development or a protector of the ...

Commission on Audit finds Manila, San Juan with huge cash deficit
Journal - 5 months ago
the CoA found the previous administration had massive undercollection of P736.1 million from eight large business taxpayers thus depriving the city funds to implement much-needed priority projects and activities. The largest tax delinquencies were recorded ...

SolGen: Some fishermen withdraw petition to protect WPS
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- Solicitor General Jose Calida on Tuesday claimed that some fishermen from Palawan and Zambales withdrew their signature in the petition seeking to compel the government to ...

PNP looking into alleged kidnapping of rich BIR execs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) is looking into the alleged kidnapping of at least 15 wealthy Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) officials since 2013, its chief Gen.

PH to host 1st Phil-Asian Gaming Expo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
In partnership with the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor), PAGE is ... telecoms, real estate, and headhunting services. Industry professionals will also have an opportunity ...

Hope springs eternal: Lawmaker says passage of FOI bill rests on members of 18th Congress
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
It mandates the President, Vice President, Members of the Cabinet, Justices of Supreme Court, Members of Constitutional Commissions and other constitutional offices, and Officers of the Armed ...

Isko Moreno wants Chinese man deported for peeing in public, assaulting village exec
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso will ask the Bureau of Immigration to deport and ban the Chinese national caught peeing along a street in Binondo last ...

Government gears up for fuel marking, eyes additional P5 billion revenues
philstar.com - 5 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- The government is gearing up for the implementation of the fuel marking program this quarter, a measure which is seen to generate at least P5 billion in additional revenues this 2019, the Department of Finance (DOF) said. In a text ...

New anti-kidnap group chief assumes position
Journal - 5 months ago
the official said that Estomo also has to work harder to address the presence of casino-related kidnappings as well as the abduction and robbery of wealthy Bureau of Internal Revenue officials. "We have been receiving lots of complaints regarding the ...

Illegal POGOs
philstar.com - 5 months ago
My source who narrated this said their gaming company pays P10,000 per person for the service. Provided by employees of the Bureau of Immigration or airport personnel, these unauthorised escort services facilitate the walk-through of arriving and departing ...

DHS official defends conditions at Border Patrol stations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
Big Media Con Job!" Democrats faulted Trump for not offering an immigration overhaul that could pass a divided Congress. "The president is acting like we are some weak, pathetic country ...

Food firm sues 17 workers after Laguna strike
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
The company said it was "taken by surprise by the sudden and unprovoked acts of violence" by 150 workers, considering that parties were "undergoing processes" in relation to labor issues.

Govt cheers deeds; labor jeers anti-SOT tack
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
Last week, local and foreign business groups submitted a letter to Duterte to appeal to him to junk the SOT bill, claiming it was already redundant with the provisions of Executive Order (EO ...

BI nabs Chinese fugitive for scamming compatriots
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
A CHINESE fugitive who duped at least 7,500 of his compatriots in his pyramiding investment scheme has been arrested by agents of the Bureau of Immigration (BI). BI Intelligence Officer Bobby R.

Is Irene the lesser Marcos?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
Even after 1986, the Marcoses have not stopped committing crimes. In 2001, the Aranetas were discovered to have laundered funds from a Marcos account held at Union Bank of Switzerland, attempting to transfer large sums of money to Deutsche Bank in Germany.

DOF, Pogo firms reach deal on taxation of Chinese workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
As a result of this agreement, the Bureau of Internal Revenue will start levying withholding taxes from these foreign workers worth an estimated P2 billion a month starting this month. The Finance ...

BIR: Tax on e-cigarettes same as lit sticks
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
This would be followed by a 4-percent increment come 2024. Cabreros explained that the taxation on e-cigarettes is nothing new, and is continuously being collected by the BIR even before ...

First Law and Tech Summit in PHL tackles legal and regulatory landscape for tech initiatives
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
The firm offers a full array of services such as corporate and business law, technology media and telecommunications, capital markets, M&A, taxation, estate planning, litigation, transportation ...

Prejudicial publicity
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
The issue of trial by publicity has been raised in the Supreme Court to stop these trials or annul convictions in high-profile cases. I have been occasionally accused of exploiting media for my ...

POGO workers to pay P2-billion withholding taxes monthly
philstar.com - 5 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- The government has hit a jackpot of sorts after offshore gaming operators agreed on the amount of tax to be slapped on the industry following a meeting with Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez. As a result, the government would now ...

Chinese wanted for $63-million scam falls
philstar.com - 5 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- A Chinese fugitive wanted in Beijing for duping $63 million from thousands of his compatriots through a pyramid investment scheme was arrested in Pasay City on July 2, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said yesterday. Operatives of the ...

The State of the Nation, at its best and worst.
BusinessWorld - 5 months ago
These reforms include the Ease in Doing Business Law, the second trench of tax reforms (which will lower corporate tax from 32% to 20%) and the relaxation of some industries included in the negative list for foreigners. Standard & Poors upgraded the ...

Bangsamoro transition not 'slow' but lacking funds - BTA member
CNN Philippines - 5 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 7) -- The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has been in existence for three months and it still has not received enough funding for the ...

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