Photographer Sues Mother Jones for Copyright Infringement Over AOC Photo
Law - 2019-10-08
Yorktown Heights-based professional photographer Jose Alvarado sued the San Francisco-based progressive media outlet Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California claiming Mother Jones willfully infringed his copyright to an image he took of Ocasio-Cortez looking over the crowd as she participated in a Black Lives ...

Thousands of Spes beneficiaries sign contract with Peso, Dole
Sun Star - 2019-10-08
Guiao Convention Center. It can be recalled that a total of 5,178 students have already benefited from the joint program of Department of Labor and Employment and Peso since Governor Dennis Pineda assumed office in July. The Spes employment contract, also known "Spes form 5," stipulates the terms and conditions that bind the employer and ...

POEA bars OFW from South Sudan
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-07
In a statement, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has imposed a total deployment ban for South Sudan upon the ...

Robredo asks PET to release initial recount
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The lawyers of Vice President Leni Robredo on Monday filed a motion in the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), to release the report on the ...

Tax perks to continue under Citira
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-07
The proposed Corporate Income Tax and Incentives Rationalization Act (Citira) will continue to give away tax breaks to priority industries that will generate more jobs and create additional value ...

Tax revenue from sugary drinks hits P24.9 billion in H1, exceeds goal
philstar.com - 2019-10-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) generated P24.9 billion in additional revenue from excise tax collections on sugar sweetened beverages (SSB) in the first half of the year, the Department of Finance (DOF) said over the weekend.

House panel studying 5% tax on POGO revenue
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-07
Earlier, Mr. Salceda said he plans to impose $1,000 presumptive corporate income tax per seat for POGOs. The bill also requires the Bureau of Internal Revenue to collect P76 billion from POGOs. -- Vince Angelo C. Ferreras The Italian SuperEnalotto lottery ...

Difficult times or best moments ahead?
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-07
Many firms face backlash for TP manipulation. Today, TP is evolving into becoming a corporate governance issue. Interestingly, the increased focus on TP coincides with a relatively recent shift in business ideology. Just a few months back, a group of US ...

Government imposes OFW deployment ban in South Sudan
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 7) -- Filipino workers can no longer seek employment in South Sudan because of escalating violence in the Central African country, the Department of Labor ...

Bersamin doubts VP poll protest will be resolved before his retirement
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 7) -- Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin doubts that the electoral protest of losing candidate Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo will be ...

Japanese fugitive collared after almost 9 years
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-07
MANILA, Philippines - An alleged former member of a Japanese crime syndicate has been arrested by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) after hiding in the country for almost nine years. BI chief Jaime ...

First judiciary regional center breaks ground in New Clark City
philstar.com - 2019-10-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court (SC) broke ground on its first judiciary regional center in New Clark City. In a statement, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said the judiciary offices in New Clark City were in line with the ...

Citira, Pifita: Now na!
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-06
Congratulations are due to House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Ways and Means Chair Joey Salceda on the swift passage of the Corporate Income Tax and Incentive Rationalization Act and Passive Income and Financial Intermediary Taxation Act in the House of ...

Philippines to ink labor deal with Russia to help undocumented Filipinos
philstar.com - 2019-10-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Labor and Employment is working on inking a labor agreement with Russia to address the concerns of undocumented Filipinos in the country, President Rodrigo Duterte said. Duterte bared that Russian President ...

Duterte says PH working with Russia to legitimize overstaying migrants
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-06
Duterte was on a five-day official visit to Russia where he met with his counterpart, President Vladimir Putin, to discuss issues pertaining to economic, security, and labor cooperation among others.

PH working with Russia on visas for OFWs, Duterte says
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 6) -- The Labor Department is closely working with Russian officials on assisting Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) with their visa issues, the President ...

Duterte asks Russian businessmen to invest in PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-05
MOSCOW, Russia - With the signing of several business agreements between the Philippines and Russia, President Rodrigo Duterte invited Russian businessmen to invest more in the Philippines as he ...

Commentary: Integrating innovation, policy and infrastructure
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
taxation, cybersecurity, and energy. Innovation breakthroughs cascade by the emergence of technological change but can only be realized with supportive policies as the bridge towards realizing the societal impact. An example of this is the policy ...

Comelec to proclaim South Cotabato representative
philstar.com - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will not appeal a Supreme Court ruling to proclaim former General Santos City vice mayor Shirlyn Banas-Nograles as winner in the congressional race in the first district of South Cotabato.

End of an era in labor relations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-04
The passing away recently of Amado "Gat" Inciong, deputy minister of labor and major architect of labor relations during the Marcos regime, is part in a way of the death throes of unionism in the country, and the socialist ideals that fueled it.

The Asianized world has arrived
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-04
New McKinsey Global Institute research shows the extent to which the global ... The second grouping--"Advanced Asia"--also provides technology and capital. With total outward FDI of $1 trillion, these countries accounted for 54 percent of total ...

Duterte invites Russian business leaders to invest more in PH
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 4)-- President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday urged business leaders from Russia to invest more in the Philippines, as the government boasts of numerous ...

DOLE puts up ?5.5 million assistance for displaced Star City workers
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 4)-- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Friday said it will provide ?5.5 million in emergency employment assistance to displaced workers of ...

Davao Girl Scout Council exemplifies excellence at 70
Sun Star - 2019-10-04
Meanwhile, Davao GS Council president Gloria Labor announced with pride the accomplishments of the council during the first year of the triennium 2018-2021, particularly at Camp Corazon, which included the rehabilitation of the electrical connection with ...

New good conduct release rules take effect today
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-04
This came following reports that former Calauan mayor Antonio L. Sanchez, who was convicted of rape and murder in 1995 for the killing of two University of the Philippines students in 1993, was about to be released early for good conduct. President Rodrigo R.

IBON doubts Finance department claim CITIRA will create a million jobs
philstar.com - 2019-10-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Think tank IBON on Thursday said the Department of Finance's claim that more than a million jobs will be created by corporate income tax cuts under the proposed Corporate Income Tax and Incentives Rationalization Act (CITIRA) is ...

DOLE to extend P5.5-M employment aid to affected Star City workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-04
MANILA, Philippines--The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will extend P5.5 million in emergency employment assistance to about 500 workers of Star City who were displaced as a result of ...

Asia stocks mixed after Wall Street rebound
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-04
On Wall Street, shares were boosted Thursday by strength in technology industries ... Adding to their unease, the Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said ...

First Judiciary Regional Center to rise in New Clark City
Gov - 2019-10-04
NEW CLARK CITY, Tarlac, Oct.4 (PIA) -- Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin led today the groundbreaking ceremony for the first Judiciary Regional Center at New Clark City (NCC). "NCC is a very promising location because of its proximity to major ...

Taxman shuts down restaurants serving Pogo workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) closed down on Tuesday seven businesses in Las PiƱas City, including two restaurants that sell food mostly to Chinese workers in the Pogo industry.

Dole warns possible OFWs to Yukon vs illegal recruiters
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has warned job seekers against illegal recruiters who may take advantage of the reported 2,000 available jobs in Yukon, Canada. In a ...

BIR closes warehouses; rice stocks smuggled?
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-03
BIR Deputy Commissioner Arnel SD Guballa (center) and Assistant Secretary Tony Lambino of the Department of Finance inspect imported rice from Vietnam and Myanmar during a raid on 11 warehouses in ...

Tax on digital economy under study
philstar.com - 2019-10-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is exploring ways on how to properly tax online-based shops as part of efforts to capture the digital economy and improve revenue collections, according to officials. In a text message, Finance ...

CA affirms indictment of 8 Calata shareholders
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-03
in the case filed by the SEC and the DoJ-Task Force on Securities and Business Scam on Nov. 26, 2012. The SEC found the eight shareholders to have engaged in high-frequency, high-volume buying and selling transactions and stock transfers from one broker to ...

Maynilad, Manila Water appeal P2 billion fines imposed by Supreme Court for violating Clean Water Act
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-03
The faƧade of the Supreme Court Building on Padre Faura Street, Ermita, Manila. WATER concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. on Thursday maintained that it would be "legally and physical ...

Water firms ask SC to recall nearly P2-B fine for Clean Water Act breach
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Water concessionaires Maynilad Water Services Inc., and Manila Water Company have asked the Supreme Court to reverse its August ruling ordering them to pay fines of almost ...

GMA's Gozon, Inquirer.net's Prieto faces P23-M tax evasion rap
philstar.com - 2019-10-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue slapped GMA Network Inc. Chairman and CEO Felipe Gozon and Inquirer.net president Paolo Prieto with a multi-million tax evasion complaint over the now-defunct INQ7. The BIR on Thursday said it filed a ...

DOLE: Another Filipino fisherman found dead in collapsed Taiwan bridge
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The missing Filipino fisherman from a collapsed bridge in Taiwan was found dead, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has confirmed. According to DOLE, the ...

Water company says it asked SC to reconsider penalties
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-02
"All of us are going to file separate motions for reconsideration," he added, referring to Manila Water Co., Inc. and the corporate office of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS). Mr. Fernandez said yesterday (Oct. 2) was the deadline ...

Duterte to seek PH-Russia labor pact in meeting with Putin
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
MOSCOW, Russia -- In his upcoming bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to seek a labor agreement with Russia amid the high number of ...

Federal judge upholds Harvard's admissions process in affirmative action case
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-02
Edward Blum, a conservative lawyer who had engineered the challenge filed in 2014, said his group, Students for Fair Admissions, would appeal to decision for the 1st US Circuit Court of Appeals.

Fresh from new appointment to OWWA, Mocha Uson joins Duterte in Russia trip
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
MOSCOW -- In a Facebook post on Wednesday, the controversial pro-Duterte blogger shared a photo of herself standing outside a Philippine Airlines aircraft which carried Duterte and members of ...

Padlocked POGO service provider back in business after ?250-M tax payment
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 1) -- The first offshore gaming service provider shut down by the government last week is back in business as it promised to settle ?1.3 billion in unpaid ...

OWWA-8 encourages Biliranon OFWs to avail of Rebate Program
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-10-01
NAVAL, Biliran, Sept. 30 (PIA) -- Ethel Lyn Dacurawat, family welfare officer of the Overseas Workers Welfare, Regional Office 8, is encouraging Biliran Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families to avail of the OWWA Rebate Program intended for ...

DoF sees firms redeploying tax savings to expansion
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-30
THE Department of Finance (DoF) said it is expecting more investment from companies expanding their operations as a result of the latest round of tax reforms in anticipation of a decline in corporate tax rates, creating 1.5 million additional jobs.

House body zeroes in on POGO taxation in next crackdown phase
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-30
Hence, Mr. Salceda said, the bill could impose a "presumptive corporate income tax" of $1,000 per seat, adding that the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) could collect about P76 billion a year from POGO taxes. The government collected about P289 million ...

RDC brings autonomy advocacy campaign to Benguet towns
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-09-30
One of the criteria in the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) distribution is based on population. The Cordillera has the lowest population, hence, the IRA allocation is also low having a meager share of only three percent. It is erratic if taking into ...

OWWA urges OFWs to renew membership, avail of programs
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-09-30
SAN FERNANDO CITY, Sept. 30 (PIA) - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)-Regional Welfare Office 1 announced that for the first months of the year, there is a total of 4,541 new and previous members who have renewed their OWWA membership in ...

The real safety net for rice farmers
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-29
(To see just how inefficient Department of Agriculture [DA] is, consider the study made by development economist Melinda Gayle-Limlengco for Nagoya University ... the MRT, the Philippine National Railways, the MWSS, the BIR, the LTFRB, or any other ...

Migration and development issues addressed in Capability Training
Gov - 2019-09-27
Cavite State University (CvSU) - Main Campus Precyl Ramos, Social Welfare Officer III of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) of Cavite in her talk, said there are about 10% of the Philippine population or 10.2 million Filipinos ...

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