DOLE-NRCO, Coca Cola award starter kits to returning women OFWs
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-08-24
These are the NRCO, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC), International Labor ...

Teva drug patent invalidated by US regulator
MSN - 2016-08-23
Shares of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries are plunging, as U.S. patent offices invalidated their drug patent. CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports. The Wall Street Journal.

Teva drug patent invalidated by US regulator
MSN - 2016-08-23
Shares of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries are plunging, as U.S. patent offices invalidated their drug patent. CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports. The Wall Street Journal.

Irish immigration turns positive for first time in seven years
MSN - 2016-08-23
More people came to live in Ireland in the year to the end of April than emigrated for the first time since 2009, with thousands of Irish citizens returning to the Emerald Isle, official figures showed on Tuesday. The state agency reported a 14.4-percent ...

Czech fugitive falls in Cebu
Manila Bulletin - 2016-08-23
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has arrested in Cebu a Czech national who is wanted for fraud and money laundering in his country. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said yesterday immigration operatives nabbed last week Godus Dusan, 61, at his house in ...

NCCA-PIA promotes Ibanag culture
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-08-23
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, August 23 (PIA) - - The National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) recently launched its joint advocacy project promoting the Ibanag arts and culture here. Purita S. Licas, PIA ...

Oil tax hike to jack up fares--govt
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-08-23
... to offset the P173.8 billion in foregone revenues that would result from the lowering of the personal income tax and corporate tax," Dominguez told the House committee on appropriations led by Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles. The exchanges took place as ...

Doing philosophy in the margins of PH society
Inquirer Opinion - 2016-08-22
JEFFRY Ocay of Silliman University, a scholar in Critical Theory under the ... Globalization, for instance, has allowed people to experience comfort by means of the technological advances in the modern age. But at the same time it has also promoted the ...

Higher excise fees eyed to offset lower income taxes
Manila Bulletin - 2016-08-22
The Duterte administration would generate more revenues than losses under its proposed tax reform package, the Department of Finance (DOF) said yesterday. Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said that losses from the reduced personal and corporate ...

Dominguez bares P173B revenue loss due to lower income tax
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-08-22
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez on Monday said the move to lower income tax rates for personal and corporate income could cost government some P173.8 billion annually in revenue losses. During the Development Budget Coordinating Committee meeting at the ...

POEA reminds Pinoy teachers of new work permit rules in China
MSN - 2016-08-21
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said in an advisory that the Chinese State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) has issued the guidelines for new applicants. "The new guidelines will apply only to ...

DOH Deploys Medical Team To KSA For Emergency Medical Needs Of Stranded OFWs
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-08-21
The Department of Health (DOH), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Technical Education and Skills ...

International economists laud strong PHL growth, forecast bright economy
BusinessMirror. - 2016-08-21
"The support to growth is likely to be driven by resilience in private consumption, boosted by an increase in government salaries, a tighter labor market, and lagged impact of low oil and rice prices," Credit Suisse said. J.P. Morgan Research also ...

New accountancy tracks forthcoming
BusinessMirror. - 2016-08-21
This examination consists of five core accounting subjects, to include financial accounting reporting, advanced financial accounting reporting, management advisory services, taxation and regulatory framework for business transactions. The examinees will ...

Lower income tax in three years
Manila Bulletin - 2016-08-21
Likewise, the Philippines currently has the highest corporate income tax systems among its ASEAN peers, and the Duterte administration plans to lower this levy to attract investments and ultimately generate more jobs. Like wage earners, the Duterte ...

In US immigration court, children must serve as their own lawyers
Manila Bulletin - 2016-08-21
TUCSON, Arizona-- After a long, scary trek through three countries to escape the gang violence in El Salvador, a 15-year-old boy found himself scared again a few months back, this time in a federal immigration court here. There was an immigration judge in ...

In US immigration court, children must serve as their own lawyers
Manila Bulletin - 2016-08-21
TUCSON, Arizona-- After a long, scary trek through three countries to escape the gang violence in El Salvador, a 15-year-old boy found himself scared again a few months back, this time in a federal immigration court here. There was an immigration judge in ...

India's rank on global innovation index improves to 66
Daily News and Analysis - 2016-08-21
The list is released jointly by Cornell University, INSEAD, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) AT Kearney and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Supreme Court allows P14-M refund to PNB
Inquirer - 2016-08-20
At the time of the transactions, interbank call loans were not considered for taxation purposes, the high court said, citing the 1977 Tax Code. The current National Internal Revenue Code, enacted in 1997, cannot be given retroactive effect to cover the PNB ...

Canada wants to attract more Filipino skilled labor and students to their country
BusinessMirror. - 2016-08-20
In Photo: Canadian Minister of Immigration Refugees and Citizenship John McCallum CANADA will be accepting 300,000 permanent new residents to their country this year, with skilled Filipino workers and students among their prime targets. Canadian Minister ...

Contractualization: Action needed on concerns of both labor, management
Manila Bulletin - 2016-08-20
The issue of labor contractualization figured prominently in the last election campaign with all the presidential candidates endorsing the move to abolish - or at least to revise it and keep it within reasonable bounds. There were some words of caution ...

Bello orders intensified campaign vs. illegal recruitment; 2 illegal recruiters with fake Swiss job offers nabbed
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-08-20
MANILA, Aug. 21 - Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III ordered the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to intensify its campaign against illegal recruiters after two of them were nabbed offering fake Swiss job opportunities.

177 Indonesians departing NAIA as Filipinos nabbed
Manila Bulletin - 2016-08-20
BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said five Filipinos who were supposed to escort the aliens in their trip were also arrested as the passengers were about to board an early morning flight of Philippine Airlines (PAL) bound for Madinah, Saudi Arabia.

Bishops ask DOLE to redouble efforts to protect OFWs
Manila Bulletin - 2016-08-20
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is poised to suspend both the Saudi and Philippine recruiters of Irma Edloy pending an investigation on the death of the Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW). "We in the CBCP ECMI condemn her violent rap ...

177 Indonesians using fake PHL passports nabbed at NAIA
MSN - 2016-08-19
Immigration authorities early on Friday arrested nearly 180 Indonesian nationals who disguised as Filipinos as they attempted to leave the Philippines to participate in the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. The Indonesians were about to board an early ...

Dole urged: Rescind order legalizing contractualization
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-08-19
KMU chair Elmer Labog said unfair labor practice became more rampant after the Dole issued Department Order No. 18-A, which defined regulations governing contracting and subcontracting arrangements. The order was issued in 2011 during the Aquino ...

OFW Balik-Manggagawa now exempt from overseas employment certificate requirement
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-08-19
Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III yesterday announced that the Governing Board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, of which he is the chairperson, has approved and issued GB Resolution No. 12, Series of 2016, exempting ...

TMAP: Federal system must ease tax regime
BusinessMirror. - 2016-08-19
"We really do not know yet how taxation will be in a federal system. This is something that we are not experts in and we would surely want to study and listen from the foreign experts," Tugonon said in a text message to the BusinessMirror ...

Abused Saudi OFW expires; probe on employer pushed
Manila Bulletin - 2016-08-19
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III also checked on the condition of Edloy last Tuesday. Bello earlier flew to Saudi Arabia to attend to the needs of thousands of displaced OFWs Bertiz, a member of the joint DFA-DOLE crisis team sent to Saudi Arabia to ...

Exclude overtime pay from taxable income-Vilma
BusinessMirror. - 2016-08-19
The bill said the Bureau of Internal Revenue, the Department of Finance, the Department of Labor and Employment, and Civil Service Commission shall promulgate not later than 30 days upon the effectivity of the act the necessary rules and regulations for ...

Angara seeks to impose tax on sweepstakes, lotto winnings
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-08-19
Senator Juan Edgardo "Sonny" Angara now wants to impose tax on sweepstakes and lotto winnings amounting to P1 million and above to minimize the possible loss in government coffers if the proposed lowering of personal and corporate income tax rates is ...

SMBs in Asia embrace modernization to stay ahead in the New World of Work
Microsoft - 2016-08-19
According to the Asian Development Bank, from 2007 to 2012, SMBs comprised 98 percent of all enterprises in the Asia-Pacific, employed 66 percent of the national labor force ... the millennial workforce that grew up with Internet, and a growing group ...

COCKTALES | Palace aides add green to Duterte's digs
interaksyon.com - 2016-08-18
The Manila court case is separate from the ongoing trademark dispute at the Intellectual Property Office, also initiated by the Delgados' Isla Holdings as their three-decade franchise agreement with El Pollo Loco was winding down. According to the US chain ...

Devas Multimedia falsely claimed to have IPR of hybrid technology: CBI
Economic Times - 2016-08-18
In its chargesheet filed recently, CBI has claimed that the deal was bagged on the basis of false claims that Devas has Intellectual Property Rights to use a hybrid technology of satellite as well as terrestrial signals to deliver multimedia content to users.

Low govt effectiveness, infra scores check India's progress on innovation index
wap.business-standard.com - 2016-08-18
Switzerland, Sweden, the UK and the US lead the rankings. The annual report, published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), assesses countries on seven major indicators with 84 sub-indicators that range across the political, social ...

Recto sees early passage of bills lowering income, corporate taxes
BusinessMirror. - 2016-08-18
SENATE Minority Leader Ralph G. Recto said he expects bills seeking to lower income and corporate taxes to breeze through Congress, even as he predicts rough sailing for counterproposals to offset the revenue gap. "It will be easy to pass measures ...

DoF wants corporate tax reduced to 25% in 3 years
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-08-17
The Finance Department plans to implement the tax reform package within the first three years of the Duterte administration. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III told reporters the agency proposed to reduce the corporate income tax rate from 30 percent ...

DoF wants corporate tax reduced to 25% in 3 years
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-08-17
The Finance Department plans to implement the tax reform package within the first three years of the Duterte administration. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III told reporters the agency proposed to reduce the corporate income tax rate from 30 percent ...

Lifting of PWD, senior tax exemption opposed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-08-17
Several senators yesterday opposed the planned lifting of the tax exemptions for senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) supposedly to offset the expected revenue losses if personal and corporate tax rates were cut under the proposed tax reforms.

Understanding tax evasion in the corporate setting
BusinessMirror. - 2016-08-17
One of the more emphatic battlecries of the current administration is its drive against tax evasion. This particular trajectory may not be something new, given the relentless pursuit in which the previous administration embarked on. Albeit the approach of ...

2 lawyers appointed immigration commissioners
Philstar - 2016-08-17
MANILA, Philippines - President Duterte appointed a government lawyer and a private law practitioner as associate commissioners in the Bureau of Immigration (BI). Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said government lawyer Michael Robles and private ...

DOLE admits it lacks means to detect illegal contracting practices
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-08-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday conceded that it lacked mechanisms to promptly detect red flags on contracted labor, vowing to work with the legislature to plug loopholes in existing laws that allow the ...

Duterte names two Bedans to immigration board
Global Nation - 2016-08-16
Two lawyers appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as deputy commissioners at the Bureau of Immigration (BI) complete its three-man board. Lawyers Michael Robles and Al Argosino were named deputy immigration commissioners by Mr. Duterte last week.

Rody, Reds friends again after word war
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-08-16
Mr. Duterte also directed immigration and foreign affairs officials to assist the NDFP consultants when they leave the country for Norway. Among those present at the meeting were NDFP consultant and former Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo, panel member Fidel ...

No coalition with Reds
Manila Bulletin - 2016-08-16
Also present were Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morante. Bello said the President assured NDF lawyers present during the meeting that their consultants will fly to Oslo. He is scheduled to fly to the Middle East ...

Laoag City treasurer haled to court
BusinessMirror. - 2016-08-16
We are also asking the National Bureau of Investigation, the Commission on Audit and the Bureau of Immigration [BI] to get to the bottom of this case of the missing P85 million in city funds," Dominguez said. The DOF is soliciting the aid of the NBI and ...

Duterte meets with senators on tax agenda
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-08-16
"We had a dinner briefing, and the main topic was tax reform. [We talked about] the whole package, from personal and corporate tax, rationalizing exemptions, Value added tax, estate tax, (up to) tax for sugar products," said Cayetano when reached by phon

Labor and employment rights advocate sees ally in PRRD
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-08-16
BAGUIO CITY, (PIA) - - Labor and employment rights advocates have seen an ally in President Rodrigo Duterte in their long quest of achieving social justice for the Filipino workforce. As he promised during the campaign to stop labor contractualization in ...

President Duterte appoints two new immigration deputy commissioners
Manila Bulletin - 2016-08-16
Argosino graduated from the San Beda College of Law while Robles was from the San Sebastian College of Law. Both are veteran law practitioners before joining the bureau.

India rises to 66th rank in innovation
Economic Times - 2016-08-16
The Global Innovation Index has been created and reported every year by the Paris-based business school Insead, Cornell University and the World Intellectual Property Organisation, a United Nations agency. The Gobal Innovation Index is positioned as ...

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