HB 4144 a balancing act, says ex-BIR chief
thestandard.com.ph - 2017-01-18
A regressive tax is one that is imposed in such a way that the tax rate decreases as the amount subject to taxation increases; that is how the current unitary tax is structured. HB 4144 took this issue of social equity into account. Based on a 2015 report ...

How Employment Agreements Can Protect An Employer's Intellectual Property And Defend Against Claims of Misappropriation
JD Supra - 2017-01-18
At approximately 4.6%, the current national unemployment rate is lower than it has been since before the 2008 recession. Generally speaking, this means that companies are hiring new employees. While hiring new employees is both a positive and necessary ...

Analysts Weigh in on Arista-Cisco Developments
Investopedia - 2017-01-17
On Friday, the International Trade Commission revoked a November ruling that indicated Arista would be able to import its goods from abroad related to its ongoing patent and copyright infringement cases with industry leader Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO).

Mark Zuckerberg Testifies in Dallas IP Case, Defends Facebook-Oculus Deal
texaslawyer.com - 2017-01-17
ZeniMax Media, which owns the Texas-based software developer id Software, sued Oculus for copyright infringement in 2014, adding Facebook as a defendant after the social media giant purchased the company. In its complaint, ZeniMax alleges that Facebook was ...

User pays but who gets paid? The vexed question of damages for copyright infringement
Lexology - 2017-01-17
The long running litigation in New Zealand between Oraka Technologies and Geostel/Napier Tool & Die over copyright in an asparagus grading machine hit the Court of Appeal again late last year on the question of whether a $4.1 million damages award should ...

Makati government allocates P11.2-million budget for PWD benefits
The Daily Tribune - 2017-01-17
They are also provided slots in the Special Program for the Employment of Students implemented by the city in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment. They are also given priority in parking areas and store lanes, discounts in food outlets ...

Working for the children
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-01-17
The National Child Labor Committee launched three major initiatives to keep children out of the workplace last week in its bid to boost the fight against child labor. The multi-agency committee that is composed of the Departments of Labor and Employment ...

Wanted: more jobs for the young
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-01-16
More than one in every three (34 percent) had actually gone to college, and one in five (20.5 percent ... and innovative enterprises in economies being fast transformed by new technology, including in traditional industries such as agriculture and transport.

No bedroom scene in Australia
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-01-16
One example is the proposed tax on fuel, particularly diesel ... The agency is supposed to be called "Small Business Corporation". But how soon can it start to help the small guys?*

Yearender 2016: Labor sector yet to see the end of contractualization, cheap wage policy
Bulatlat - 2017-01-16
In fact, numerous cases showed that the contractuals can go as high as ninety percent of the workforce. Tanduay Distillers, Philippine Airlines, PLDT, SM, Dole Philippines, electronics firm NXP in Cabuyao, are just some of the examples. Contractualization ...

Top businessmen & a Nobel prizewinner on the Philippine economy in 2017
Philstar - 2017-01-15
He recently galvanized over 500 entrepreneurs, led by Manny V. Pangilinan, Lucio C. Tan, Tessie Sy Coson, Ramon Ang, Robina Gokongwei-Pe, Phil. Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PCCI) president George Barcelon, Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers ...

Immigration, human trafficking, discrimination, LGBTQ matters top agenda at PH Consul General, NY Human Rights Commissioner meeting
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-01-15
MANILA, Jan. 15 - Philippine Consul General to New York Ma. Theresa Dizon-De Vega called on Commissioner/Chair Carmelyn Malalis and Deputy Commissioner Dana Sussman of the New York City Commission on Human Rights to introduce herself after her assumption ...

One-Stop Service Center benefits OFWs in Zambo
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-01-14
The partner government agencies at OSSCO are Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA ...

DOLE, DSWD team up against child labor
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-01-13
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) have teamed up to ensure a Philippines free of child labor by 2025. The two agencies joined forces in its "Makiisa para sa #1MBatangMalaya: We are ...

Latina Americana: the Madz Et Al Latin American Festival
clickthecity.com - 2017-01-13
This year the Madz gather anew with a number of passionate and talented choral groups to celebrate and explore the music and culture of Latin America, in the 2011 Madz Et Al festival entitled Latina Americana: the Madz Et Al Latin American Festival.

Higher minimum wage have losers, US studies find
BusinessMirror. - 2017-01-12
"I think the way to relate this result to the real world labor market is to consider what would happen if Wal-Mart had to raise wages," said Arindrajit Dube, an economist at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, who has studied minimum wage law

Drilon: Cut business incentives and not raise tax on oil
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-01-12
Instead of raising taxes on petroleum products, the government can raise its revenue by rationalizing fiscal incentives granted to businesses, Senate President Pro Tempore Franklin Drilon said on Thursday. Drilon said the Department of Budget and ...

Workers forum held in NorMin
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-01-12
functions of the RTIPC (Inspection component); rights for self-organization and rights for unfair labor practice, among others. In attendance were union groups from Alliance of Labor Union-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP), All Workers ...

BAN Toxics, ILO call for an end to child labor in small-scale mining
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-01-11
QUEZON CITY, Jan. 12 - BAN Toxics, together with the International Labor Organization (ILO), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Department of Labor (DOLE), today called for an end to child labor in the Philippines. The call ...

Pantawid Pamilya pushes for child labor-free Philippines
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-01-11
QUEZON CITY, Jan. 12 - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, intensifies its efforts to help end child labor as it launches the Family Development Session Module on Child Labor. The module ...

Supreme Court Declines to Review Personal Jurisdiction Ruling in Drug Patent Case
JD Supra - 2017-01-10
In March 2016, a Federal Circuit panel issued a decision in Acorda Therapeutics Inc. v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. in which it held that Mylan was subject to specific personal jurisdiction in the District of Delaware because Mylan had submitted an ...

Smart Cannabis Businesses are Staking a Claim to Their Intellectual Property
JD Supra - 2017-01-10
Yes, cannabis is still listed as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance; and yes, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will not register trademarks for cannabis strains. But there are still a number of creative ways that cannabis businesses can ...

Court Allows Copyright Infringement Claims to Live Long and Prosper Against Trekkie
JD Supra - 2017-01-10
A federal judge recently held that an unauthorized "Star Trek" fan film created by Axanar Productions was "objectively substantially similar" to Star Trek. The court found that Axanar sought to make a "professional production" with a trained ...

Study On Judiciary Protection On Variety Show Copyright
Mondaq - 2017-01-10
Yuzheng The block-buster copyright infringement case between Chen Zhe (Qiongyao) and Yu Zheng (Yuzheng) attracted high attention from society, which was successfully selected as 2015 Top 10 Intellectual Property Cases of the Supreme People's Court.

Manufacturing likely pushed Q4 GDP growth to 7.4%, Pernia says
BusinessMirror. - 2017-01-10
Pernia also encouraged the expansion of production capacity. "Last, we must make sure that the technical skills of our labor force are in line with industry needs, and that opportunities to enhance technical competencies are available to people in the ...

Anti-Piracy: Can It Exist Without Mass Censorship?
Digital Music News - 2017-01-10
"The proposal is constructed as if the only way to prevent copyright infringement is to filter userĀ­-uploaded content. All content would be subject to the filtering. This would mean that a censorship machine is implemented just in case there is an ...

Broadly Drafted Software Licenses and Their Enforcement
New York Law Journal - 2017-01-09
Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. When breach of contract and copyright infringement disputes concerning software licenses arise, the scope of the permitted access and use of the license is often the subject of the ...

D.O.T. leads Miss Universe interagency team
BusinessMirror. - 2017-01-09
Alegre. Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon T. Teo assured that concerns about security, vehicular traffic, airport and immigration procedures, transport and accommodations have been addressed by the Miss Universe hosting secretariat in continuous preparations ...

Demystifying contractualization
BusinessMirror. - 2017-01-09
IN 1974 the Labor Code of the Philippines (Presidential Decree 442, as amended, promulgated on May 1, 1974), defined workers simply as "any member of the labor force, whether employed or unemployed" (Book One, Article 12(a)). Book Two, Title II ...

Duterte BFF Sepulvida assures fairness of NPS
politics.com.ph - 2017-01-09
A former Davao City Assistant Prosecutor, Sepulvida officially took over from Claro Arellano who was earlier designated as Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) chairman. "To me, all cases are the same. There is no such thing as big high ...

Ninoy, Digong of same mold
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-01-06
The US documents, Ocampo said, quoted Ninoy as saying that if he were president he would "execute corrupt officials at Luneta as a lesson to other officials that he means business ... which amends the Sin Tax Law and provides for a two-tier tax ...

New Customs tax policy shows FedEx efficiency
The Daily Tribune - 2017-01-05
The implementation of new provisions to Customs Modernization and Tariff Act allows FedEx Express (FedEx) to highlight its efficient solutions in support of customers who are sending packages to the Philippines. The Bureau of Customs raised the de minimis ...

Streaming TV Co. President Can't Duck Dish Copyright Suit
Law 360 - 2017-01-04
Law360, Washington (January 4, 2017, 3:30 PM EST) -- The owner of an Arabic pay-TV company must face a copyright infringement suit claiming the service steals signals from Dish Network LLC because he personally supervised the alleged infringing activity ...

Congress to regulate employment of foreigners
BusinessMirror. - 2017-01-04
AFTER 43 years of neglect, Congress has finally realized the need to strengthen and regulate the employment of all foreign nationals in the country by imposing penalty on those who transfer work without the prior approval of the secretary of labor and ...

Protection of intellectual property rights
BusinessMirror. - 2017-01-04
The Philippines has shown great improvement in the past years in terms of intellectual-property rights (IPR) protection, as highlighted by its removal from the United States watchlist of trading partners with grave IPR infringements. In addition to the ...

Candidate Duterte different as President? Unacceptable, says Bayan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-01-04
Militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan ... President Rodrigo Duterte from the candidate who made the promise of pension hike for Social Security System (SSS) members in the campaign trail. Bayan secretary-general Renato Reyes said Diokno ...

Trafficking of 4 would-be surrogate mothers foiled
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-01-03
Immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) and other ports are on alert for women leaving the country to serve as surrogate mothers for foreign couples. This follows the interception on the first night of the New Year of four ...

An Asian economic model
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-01-03
The government set up institutes of learning for white-collar job requirements. It provided English-language training programs to bridge the gap between Singaporeans and expatriates of multinational enterprises. By investing in social development ...

Human trafficking threat
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-01-03
The Global Report on Trafficking in Persons indicates women and girls tend to be trafficked for marriage and sexual slavery while men and boys are typically exploited for forced labor in the mining sector and as porters, soldiers and slaves. UNODC ...

What has Duterte ever done for us? End-of-year report lists achievements so far
philippineslifestyle.com - 2017-01-03
17 major projects approved by National Economic Development Authority Board. Online streaming of closed ... One-stop service center for OFWs opened at the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) in Mandaluyong City. It has served 219,697 clients ...

OFWs suffer long lines in NAIA due to broken system
Rappler - 2017-01-02
Bureau of Immigration (BI) Spokesperson Maria Antonette Mangrobang explained on Monday, January 2, that this was due to problems in the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) system that is linked to the BI. In a text message to Rappler ...

One-Stop Service Center for OFWs (OSSCO) now in 15 locations nationwide
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-01-02
It operates from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Mondays to Fridays. The OSSCO was launched on August 15, 2016 at the POEA in Mandaluyong City. Aside from shortening the time to process their documents, the one-stop shop is also aimed at reducing the expenses of ...

One-Stop Service Center for OFWs (OSSCO) now in 15 locations nationwide
news.pia.gov.ph - 2017-01-01
MANILA, Jan. 2 - Overseas Filipino workers may now avail of the services of the One-Stop Service Center for OFWs (OSSCO) in 15 provinces outside Metro Manila. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Offices, together Philippine Overseas ...

One-Stop Service centers for OFWs opened
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-12-31
OVERSEAS Filipino workers may now avail of the services of the One-Stop Service Center for OFWs in 15 provinces outside Metro Manila. Launched on Aug. 15, 2016 at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration POEA headquarters in Mandaluyong City, the ...

Elderly sick in Singapore turn to foreign, live-in caregivers
Global Nation - 2016-12-31
Service providers interviewed said that demand for these nurses has surged in recent years and they expect the uptrend to continue. These nurses, who come from the Philippines ... However, despite the bright business prospects, agencies are not going ...

KNOWLEDGE AND LEGAL PROCESS OUTSOURCING
docplayer.net - 2016-12-31
1 KNOWLEDGE AND LEGAL PROCESS OUTSOURCING By A ... which may be in the same country or in an offshore location to save the cost. In contrast to the outsourcing of production or manufacturing, KPO has specific focus on knowledge expertise and high-value ...

Homeowners continue to pay homage to developers
Inquirer - 2016-12-30
"I was still in college when my sister left for Italy to try her luck and ... Dela Cruz is a proud owner of two Soto Grande condotels, one in Iloilo and another in Davao. She targeted the tourist destinations, knowing that she would likely earn there.

Building blocks for competitiveness in 2017
Inquirer Opinion - 2016-12-30
In order for us to create a business-friendly environment, we need to focus on a number of themes: process improvement, local governments and regulatory reforms, among others. We are basically trying to build a competitive structure on these foundations.

Pay to rise for millions in US as 19 states increase minimum wage
Inquirer - 2016-12-29
"This $1.50 increase, I cannot even comprehend or tell you how important this will be," said Alvin Major, a New York City fast-food ... weekend in 22 cities and counties, including San Diego, San Jose and Seattle. The high number of states and ...

China renews calls for tighter cyberspace security: CAC
investing.com - 2016-12-28
Critics say vague wording in the November law raises red flags and could potentially legalize requirements to hand over intellectual property. The latest strategy document also renewed calls for foreign countries to respect China's cyber-sovereignty ...

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