IP Fears Keep Life Sciences, Health Care GCs Up At Night
Law 360 - 2016-09-16
Law360, New York (September 15, 2016, 11:00 PM EDT) -- Lawsuits related to intellectual property weigh heavily on the minds of nearly half of in-house attorneys at life sciences and health care companies, according to the results of a legal industry survey ...

Reflective Clinton returns to campaign trail after pneumonia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-09-16
... that no business should pay more than 15 percent of its income in taxes, down from the current 35 percent highest corporate tax rate. Few businesses now pay the full 35 percent rate, taking advantage instead of many deductions in the existing tax code.

2 Koreans nabbed for murder, swindling
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-09-15
Two Koreans were arrested in separate operations last week for murder and swindling charges in their home country. The Bureau of Immigration apprehended Jang Te-wen, 50, and Yoon Sung-ki, 55, on Sept. 6 in separate operations in Pasay City and Pampanga.

July remittances fall as deployment drops
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-15
As such, preliminary data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) cited by the central bank showed the number of deployed land-based workers, or new hires, dropped by 10.3 percent year-on-year to 235,895. The sea-based deployment took ...

Over 400,000 PH seafarers benefit from 2 new Marina advisories
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-15
The beneficiaries include more than 300,000 seafarer deck and engine ratings as "new" entrant seafarers , and the more than 100,000 others - consisting of electro- technical officers (ETOs) and electro technical ratings (ETRs ...

Recruiters assist 400 displaced OFWs
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-15
The event was held in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, POEA Administrator Atty.

OFW remittances down 5.4% in July
Rappler - 2016-09-15
Latest data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) showed the number of new hires for land-based workers dropped 10.3% to 235,895 while that of sea-based workers plunged 44.4% to 134,360.

End-July 2016 remittances to PHL remain firm amid lower OFW deployment
interaksyon.com - 2016-09-15
This, as initial figures from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) showed a 10.3 percent decline in the deployment of land-based workers, who are new hires, to 235,895. At the same time, the deployment of sea-based workers went down by ...

Americans blame Washington gridlock for slow economic growth: study
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-15
It said a range of factors including a complicated corporate tax code, tangled immigration system and aging roads contribute to the slow growth. The study contends that factors including a growing wealth gap, declines in productivity growth and a rise in ...

Philly Boutique Adds IP Pro From BakerHostetler
Law 360 - 2016-09-15
Law360, New York (September 14, 2016, 9:45 PM EDT) -- Intellectual property boutique Condo Roccia Koptiw LLP has added a litigator previously with BakerHostetler to its patent litigation and after-grant practices in Philadelphia, the firm announced on ...

The Impact of 3D printing on Intellectual Property Rights
JD Supra - 2016-09-14
The term 3D printing encompasses a number of different additive manufacturing methods that enable the production of physical objects without the need for any specific tooling. 3D printing has, for many years, been forecast as the next revolutionary ...

Duterte expected in Cebu for PESO congress
Philstar - 2016-09-14
CEBU, Philippines - The Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas is preparing for a possible visit of President Rodrigo Duterte next month for the national congress of the Philippine Employment Service Office. DOLE-7 director Exequiel Sarcauga ...

Illegal fishing charges filed vs 17 Vietnamese nationals
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-14
Rivera said the 16 arrested Vietnamese fishermen are now under the custody of the local office of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) in Ilocos Sur while one minor is under the custody of the Department of Social Welfare and Development. Meanwhile ...

US concerned over Chinese money in Australian politics
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-14
Last week the opposition Labor Party called for foreign political donations to be banned after Labor Sen. Sam Dastyari stepped down from a senior role for asking a Chinese company to pay a A$1,670 ($1,250) travel bill. While Dastyari broke no law ...

Europe demands YouTube pay more to artists
CNN Money - 2016-09-14
That's a huge step up from the current measures that only require these services to act when notified about a copyright infringement. The commission said it wants to address the concerns of artists who see the value of their work plummet once it appears on ...

Seven G-20 Commitments to Promote Innovation and the Digital Economy
The White House President Barack Obama - 2016-09-14
5. Intellectual Property. The United States has tirelessly advocated for high-quality intellectual property systems, recognizing that protecting intellectual property provides important incentives for inventors and creators, helping to drive innovation and ...

Aquino, Purisima face graft plaint over gasoline smuggling
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-09-14
former Bureau of Customs Commissioner Napoleon Morales named Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation (PSPC) as misdeclaring its gas importations since 2004 after it reclassified the gasoline as imports that are not subject to taxes. "Without any iota of ...

Fabric Company Gets Chance To Fix Nixed IP Suit Against H&M
Law 360 - 2016-09-14
Law360, Los Angeles (September 13, 2016, 10:26 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit Tuesday threw life preservers to two copyright infringement suits brought by Malibu Textiles against H&M Hennes & Mauritz LP and another clothing company, finding a trial court ...

DOF presents program to cut tax rates, hike government revenues
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-13
In a meeting with members of the House Committee on Ways and Means, Dominguez said that aside from lowering personal and corporate income-tax rates, the Department of Finance (DOF) is also looking into lowering tax rates on property- and capital-income taxes.

A tax policy reform program for truly inclusive growth
MSN - 2016-09-11
These include the unfair tax burden on low salaried workers due to non-indexation of exemptions to inflation (bracket creep), the lack of competitiveness of our corporate income taxes vs. regional peers, leakages arising from the special treatment and ...

Thais jilting iPhone holiday snaps spur surge in Big Camera
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-11
cut fares. The number going abroad in the first seven months of 2016 jumped 16 percent from a year earlier to 6.12 million, Immigration Bureau data show. Thanasit said Big Camera is considering regional expansion, too, and that the first overseas store ...

Bangladesh struggles to search factory after deadly fire
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-09-11
"The boiler explosion and resulting fire ... demonstrates the ongoing dangers to industrial workers in that country," a statement from a consortium of groups, including the International Labor Rights Forum, said.

3 Vietnamese fishing vessels caught poaching in West Philippine Sea
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-10
This happened when the Philippine Navy, Philippine Coast Guard, Bureau of Immigration, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources conducted joint seaborne patrol as part of ongoing efforts to address illegal commercial fishing activities in the area.

BOI, JICA to identify industries
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-10
The Philippine Board of Investments (BOI ... the Department Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) and its regional offices in Central Luzon and Calabarzon.

154 Sinos nabbed for illegal online gambling at Clark
The Daily Tribune - 2016-09-10
Bureau of Immigration (BI) agents nabbed 154 Chinese nationals for possible violation of immigration laws and alleged involvement in illegal online gambling in Pampanga Friday night. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said the foreigners were ...

Fluency in 21st-century competencies
Inquirer Opinion - 2016-09-09
Just consider the work of the Philippine Business for Education (PBEd), Edukasyon.ph and Metrobank Foundation, to name a few. More recently, major industry groups--like the Healthcare Information Management Association of the Philippines, Contact Center ...

Vibrant labor market accompanies GDP growth
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-09-09
MANILA, Sept. 10 - With faster and improved quality of economic growth, the Philippine labor market continues to show vibrancy as unemployment and underemployment rates fell in July 2016, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).

DOF hints of wider tax net to boost revenue intake
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-09
according to the Department of Finance (DOF). Paola Alvarez, DOF spokesman, said the Philippines and Thailand generate essentially the same value-added tax (VAT) collection as percent of local output, or the GDP, even as Manila imposes a rate of 12 percent ...

World Bank: Air pollution costs global economy trillions of dollars
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-09
These deaths cost the global economy about 225 billion dollars in lost labor income and more than 5 trillion dollars in welfare losses in 2013, said the report. Welfare losses are an approach commonly used to evaluate the costs and benefits of ...

Labor contracting will end this year
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-07
Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III on Wednesday said the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) is set to repeal Department Order (DO) 18-A, governing contracting and subcontracting arrangements in the country, in compliance with President Duterte ...

Labor contracting will end this year
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-07
Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III on Wednesday said the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) is set to repeal Department Order (DO) 18-A, governing contracting and subcontracting arrangements in the country, in compliance with President Duterte ...

P&I Priority Over a Ship Mortgage: Meet the New Crew Claimants
Lexology - 2016-09-07
Section 59 (1) of the Regulation provides that: "(1) A financial security must be in force in respect of a ship to ensure that any seafarer employed to work on board the ship is provided with assistance when the seafarer is abandoned." Having adopted ...

Iloilo opens aid program for OFWs
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-07
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) for preparations needed to work abroad; Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for assist well and OWWA for welfare matters. Pigar said that prior to the program, the provincial government was already ...

Bloomberry to revert to original license fee structure
Philstar - 2016-09-07
MANILA, Philippines - Bloomberry Resorts and Hotels Inc. (BRHI) will revert to its original license fee structure after the Supreme Court issued a ruling preventing the Bureau of Internal Revenue from imposing corporate income tax on earnings from gaming ...

Venable Adds Trial-Savvy IP Partner From Orrick
Law 360 - 2016-09-07
Law360, Los Angeles (September 6, 2016, 10:32 PM ET) -- Venable LLP said Tuesday it has snagged an intellectual property litigation partner from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP with experience handling disputes for pharmaceuticals, high technology ...

Stakeholders flag challenges to IPR-led innovation growth
wap.business-standard.com - 2016-09-06
Even as the government pushes towards intellectual property rights (IPR)-enabled innovation growth in a big way, industry stakeholders have warned of lingering issues that could slow it down. They raised the issue in a recent meeting between the Department ...

Be at the airport early, departing international passengers told
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-06
With this, Immigration Commissioner Jaime H. Morente advised departing travelers to be at the airport four hours earlier, so they will have ample time to go through security procedures at the airport. "This include security baggage checks, check-in at ...

2000 OFWs back from Saudi in September
Mindanews - 2016-09-06
At least 1,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will be repatriated from Saudi Arabia before the start of the six-day Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca on September 9 to 13 and another 1,000 before the end of this month, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said.

Clinton blasts Russia, Trump softens immigration stance
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-09-06
CLEVELAND -- Setting the stage on Labor Day for a critical month in their testy presidential campaign, Donald Trump softened his stance on immigration while Hillary Clinton blasted Russia for its suspected tampering in the US electoral process.

Be at the airport early, departing international passengers told
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-05
With this, Immigration Commissioner Jaime H. Morente advised departing travelers to be at the airport four hours earlier, so they will have ample time to go through security procedures at the airport. "This include security baggage checks, check-in at ...

Free trade, competition -- and danger
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-09-05
This contradicted the TPP requirement that all parties be given equal market access, she noted. While Uy and Villamil were cautious not to discuss the PLDT-Globe buyout of the SMC telecommunications assets thaat the PCC says it will review for anti ...

Marginal sector shielded from proposed excise on oil products
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-05
According to Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) chief Ernesto M. Pernia, now is the best time to adjust fuel excise taxes when crude-oil prices in the market are low and the impact on inflation is almost ...

Some 26 distressed OFWs from Kuwait repatriated; provided with Assist WELL program
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-09-04
The said OFWs, who worked as household service workers, arrived Friday morning at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on board Philippine Airlines flight PR 669. The repatriates ran away from their respective employers due to poor working conditions ...

OFWs with fake OECs off-loaded at Clark airport
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-04
The proliferation of fake OECs, purportedly processed by the Balik-Manggagawa section of the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA), showed the migrant workers were allegedly returning to their job sites, recruitment consultant Emmanuel Geslani said.

Tax payment through credit/debit/prepaid cards
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-04
She passed the CPA Licensure Examination on October 2014 and is currently connected with Vinhar Con­struction and Marketing, a company specializing in accounting for construc­tion projects and taxation. This column accepts contributions from accountants ...

Apple tax decision not against US -- Juncker
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-04
The 13-billion-euro demand for payment from the American electronics giant has raised hackles in the US, with the White House decrying what it described as a "unilateral" approach to rewriting global taxation norms. Speaking to reporters before the ...

Apple tax decision not against US -- Juncker
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-04
The 13-billion-euro demand for payment from the American electronics giant has raised hackles in the US, with the White House decrying what it described as a "unilateral" approach to rewriting global taxation norms. Speaking to reporters before the ...

OFWs with fake OECs off-loaded at Clark airport
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-03
The proliferation of fake OECs, purportedly processed by the Balik-Manggagawa section of the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA), showed the migrant workers were allegedly returning to their job sites, recruitment consultant Emmanuel Geslani said.

Grandma becomes a lawyer
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2016-09-03
So when she decided to return to school in 2009, it should have been no surprise to her family and everyone who knew her. What was unexpected was what Barretto wanted to study--law. "I am very interested in learning," Barretto explained. "I took up ...

What is state of lawless violence?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-09-03
Not legally insignificant Fr. Ranhilio Aquino, dean of San Beda College Graduate School of Law, said that while the declaration was "nothing alarming ... neither is it legally insignificant." In a Facebook post, Aquino said it was a signal to the ...

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