S&P sees gradual tax reform benefits
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-04
"We are now looking at a second package in terms of corporate tax reforms, but we are likely to see that implemented as early as next year. The credit rater expects Philippine gross domestic product (GDP) to expand by 6.5% this year. If ...

Nick Saban responds to LeBron James's 'Shop Talk' copyright infringement letter
Saturday Down South - 2018-04-04
On Monday, NBA star LeBron James -- one of the most famous athletes in the world -- sent a letter to Alabama to ask the Crimson Tide to stop their new "Shop Talk" series, as he (or, more likely, his lawyers) believe it infringes on a copyright for ...

Higher prices of raw materials weigh on CNPF income
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-04
Earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation, and amortization were also flat at P3.95 billion. The listed food manufacturer attributed the decline to cost pressures, which it said could likely continue in the early part of this year. "Though ...

Nick Saban: Alabama's 'Shop Talk' show will go on despite LeBron James' copyright complaint
New York Daily News - 2018-04-04
"Uninterrupted" sent a letter to Alabama, citing concerns over copyright infringement and intellectual property. "I'm sorry someone can be offended by something we were having fun with." Following Tuesday's win over Toronto in Cleveland, James was told ...

Makati allots P8.4b to health, education, social services
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-04
Acting City Treasurer Jesusa Cuneta said actual revenues from Business Tax reached P4.25 billion, or 48 percent of annual target, while Real Property Tax raked in P3.69 billion, achieving 80 percent of target for the year. Major health initiatives of the ...

Impatient for wall, Trump wants US military to secure border
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-04
In addition, President Barack Obama sent about 1,200 National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border in 2010 to beef up efforts to battle drug smuggling and illegal immigration. Texas has also deployed military forces to its 1,290-kilometer border with Mexico.

Trump promises to deploy military to Mexican border
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-04
Trump accused Mexico of abetting and profiting from illegal immigration, which he pledged in his 2016 election campaign to halt. "The caravan makes me very sad that this could happen to the United States, where you have thousands of people that just ...

Palace expects police to submit drug war docs to SC
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 4) -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) should submit the necessary documents on the drug war to the Supreme Court, MalacaƱang said Wednesday. "Since the Supreme Court itself has apparently made a final order for ...

Duterte: Total ceasefire, halt to revolutionary taxes among conditions for renewed peace talks
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 4) -- President Rodrigo Duterte says again that he is open to talking peace with the New People's Army (NPA), but only if certain conditions are met. Speaking at the inauguration of the Lisap bridge in Bongabong ...

ANASTASIA Lawsuit Continues as Judge Questions Copyright Infringement
BroadwayWorld - 2018-04-03
As BroadwayWorld reported last year, the heir of French playwright Marcelle Maurette sued playwright Terrence McNally and the producers of the Broadway hit Anastasia for plagiarizing material from the 1952 play. Jean-Etienne de Becdelievre claimed that ...

Microsoft alleges CHS copyright infringement
Nashville Post - 2018-04-03
Global technology giant Microsoft is alleging that local hospital operator Community Health Systems committed "willful copyright infringement and willful breach of its contractual obligations" during the course of its recent selloff of subsidiaries and ...

Sereno spokesperson: Chief Justice to attend SC session on ouster petition
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 3) -- The Chief Justice will attend a Supeme Court (SC) en banc session regarding her ouster, he spokesman said. Speaking to CNN Philippines Tuesday, Sereno spokesperson Jojo Lacanilao said the Chief Justice would ...

Justices tells CJ: Present yourself during quo warranto oral arguments on April 10
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-03
THE Supreme Court (SC) is set to hear oral arguments on the quo warranto petition, which seeks to nullify the appointment of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes A. Sereno. At a news briefing on Tuesday, SC Spokesman Theodore Te said the magistrates have decided to ...

Labor group to MalacaƱang: Don't pass fight vs contractualization to Congress
Rappler - 2018-04-03
MANILA, Philippines - A labor group expressed disappointment after MalacaƱang admitted it cannot end contractualization by itself as that would require action from Congress. In a statement, labor group Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa ...

Duterte again opening door for peace talks with Left
Rappler - 2018-04-03
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte again said he was open to resuming peace talks with communists as long as a mutual ceasefire was declared, communists stop extorting from businesses, and stop trying to establish a "revolutionary government.

Executive course on real-estate marketing set for April 7-28
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-03
Discounts are available for Creba members, government personnel, De La Salle University alumni and early payments. To register, please call 400-7405, 400-5425, 230-5100 loc. 3802 (CSB) or 373-2270 to 75 (Creba), or e-mail address: [email protected] or ...

Court of last resort flip flops once again
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-03
In an en banc decision dated March 26, with 7 justices voting in favor of Philippine Airlines ... list beyond lawyers and judges to include participation from academe, civil society and the business community in gathering nominees for both the Court ...

SC en banc orders government to submit records of operations related to drug war
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-03
This file photo taken on August 2, 2017 shows residents looking at the body of an alleged drug user killed by unidentified assailants in Manila. -- AFP The Supreme Court (SC), sitting en banc, on Tuesday, April 3, gave the Office of the Solicitor General ...

Chinese woman admits cheating on US college admission exam
InterAksyon - 2018-04-03
That passport was used by Yue Wang, a Chinese student at Hult International Business School in Cambridge who prosecutors said took the TOEFL on behalf of Huang and at least two other Chinese women seeking to gain admission to U.S. universities. In each ...

Did Imee Marcos 'gatecrash' the VP ballot recount site?
Rappler - 2018-04-03
It was not surprising for Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos to show up at the Supreme Court (SC) as the ballot recount for the vice presidential electoral protest began on Monday, April 2. After all, it was her brother, ex-senator Ferdinand "Bongbong ...

10 Coca-Cola workers face charges after a protest in Davao City
Davao Today - 2018-04-03
Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines laid off more than 700 employees last month as part of the organizational structure assessment due to the Tax Reform for Acceleration ... within the beverage industry and in the business landscape as a whole, the Coca-Cola ...

VP vote recount: Marcos bares missing audit logs
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-03
THE Supreme Court, sitting as a Presidential Electoral Tribunal, discovered irregularities such as wet ballots and missing audit logs during the start of its manual recount of votes for the vice presidential race in 2016 on Monday. Former senator Ferdinand ...

Trump outraged over Mexico migrant 'caravan'
Rappler - 2018-04-03
WASHINGTON DC, USA - President Donald Trump lashed out in fury Monday, April 2, over immigration, an outburst triggered by images of a "caravan" of hundreds of Central American migrants headed toward the US border. For the second straight day ...

8 killed as widespread Indian caste protests turn violent
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-03
(CNN) -- Eight people died in three Indian states on Monday as tens of thousands of lower-caste Indians demonstrated violently against a recent Supreme Court ruling that they say dilutes protections for the Dalit community. Protesters halted railway ...

Wall Street to Trump: No trade wars. And lay off Amazon
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-03
The Dow fell 459 points and the Nasdaq plunged almost 3%. The stock slump also spread to Asia, with Japan's benchmark Nikkei index sliding more than 1% on Tuesday morning. Trump's repeated and vociferous attacks on Amazon unnerved investors because they ...

Budget chief: Boracay shutdown in April 'too soon'
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-03
They're not ready yet." The Budget Secretary's sentiments run contrary to a recommendation by the Departments of Interior and Local Government, Environment and Natural Resources, and Tourism. The three departments pushed for a total closure running for six ...

SEC warns vs. investing with unregistered cyrptocurrency, securities company
TechnoChops - 2018-04-03
Over and above the humiliation of being revealed to be an unregistered entity and being slapped a stiff fine, the names of persons making up the unscrupulous group would also be turned over to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). The BIR will mete out ...

DENR holds adjudication hearing on seized container vans in Ozamiz
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-04-03
DENR is pursuing a more vigorous campaign against environmental law violators as environmental law enforcement is one of the priority thrusts of DENR, Cabatuan added. (Shaine Mae Nagtalon/PIA Misamis Occidental)

Factory activity picks up despite inflation
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-02
A PMI reading above 50 suggests improvement in business conditions, while a score below that signals deterioration. The Philippine reading in March signaled "further improvement in the health of the sector," report read, with rate of output growth ...

Groups to hold vigil for Sereno as SC starts summer session in Baguio
Rappler - 2018-04-02
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines - At least 20 civil society groups vowed to hold a vigil at the Supreme Court (SC) compound here to persuade the tribunal to junk the petition for quo warranto against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. The SC will start their ...

B.I.R.: Understaffed but still reaching for the sky
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-02
"This year we expect to get the succeeding packages of the tax-reform program through the legislative process. Included in these packages are cuts in the corporate income tax-rate, which we expect to balance with the modernization of the many incentives ...

Executive privilege shields President Duterte from inquiries
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-02
So, former president Benigno Aquino and former Health secretary Janet Garin can invoke executive privilege when the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption bring them to court for the Dengvaxia mess as, first, whatever the two officials discussed was part ...

Who really won VP race? Recount begins
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-02
THE Supreme Court, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, will begin today the recount of votes for the 2016 vice presidential elections to determine who between former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Vice President Leni Robredo actually won the ...

Called to Rescue treats children to fun activities
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-02
"Between 1.2 million and 1.8 million children are being trafficked each year worldwide according to the International Labor of Organization." Briefing before the children enjoy a fun day of learning and activities at Kidzania Manila Hence Called to ...

The places to drive in 1988: The City life
AutoIndustriya.com - 2018-04-02
The dream of the just ejected administration was to make possible all kinds of travel to all points of our 7,107 islands, for all Filipinos - whether ... get on with life and make their money and their bank "work" for their convenience and leisure.

Palace: Banning contractualization falls on Congress
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 2) -- A month ahead of Labor Day, MalacaƱang Palace admitted it had no power to scrap short-term and unprotected temporary work arrangements or so-called contractualization. "That draft EO (executive order) has been ...

Philippine economy likely to grow above 7% in Q1 2018 - First Metro, UA&P
Rappler - 2018-04-02
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine economy is expected to grow ... the investment banking arm of the Metrobank Group. "Superb annual job growth to January 2018, record $10-billion foreign direct investments, and strong finish for infrastructure in ...

Presidential Electoral Tribunal begins recount of vice presidential votes
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 2) -- The vote recount for the 2016 vice presidential election began Monday. Vice President Leni Robredo attended Mass on Monday ahead of the ballot recount by the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET). "The recount ...

Robredo on VP ballot recount: 'Have no fear, we fight for truth'
Rappler - 2018-04-02
Movement for Good Governance around two hours before the Supreme Court (SC), acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), kicked off the ballot recount. Robredo likened her message for her supporters gathered at St Scholastica's College Manila's ...

Sereno camp all set to face impeachment trial--lawyer
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-01
Aside from impeachment, Sereno also faces removal from her post through a quo warranto petition before the Supreme Court filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida questioning the validity of her appointment to the SC top post. Calida said Sereno committed a ...

VP vote recount starts today
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-01
The Supreme Court (SC), sitting as the Presidential ... The recount will start at 8:30 a.m. at the gymnasium at the fifth floor of the SC-Court of Appeals Building in Padre Faura, Manila. Lawyer Jose Lemuel Arenas, PET ad hoc committee member, described ...

Mining, tourism woes make environmental rights a must
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-01
Section 16 stressed that: "The State shall protect and advance the right of ... Cielo Magno, assistant professor at the University of the Philippines (UP) School of Economics, agreed with Recidoro that, although the country has strong environmental ...

The familiar Passion play
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-01
I have been involved in the business of tax for over 35 years and I continue to hear these hardship stories from the spouse, sons and daughters who were left behind to address these inheritance woes and tax problems. The explanation oftentimes given why ...

Trump continues attacks on Amazon, Washington Post
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-01
On Thursday, Trump tweeted another accusation about Amazon not paying "taxes to state & local governments" and "putting many thousands of retailers out of business." Amazon collects sales tax in every state that charges one and remits it to the states ...

Trump EPA expected to roll back auto gas mileage standards
News Philippines Yahoo - 2018-03-30
"This would all take a long time," said McCabe, now a senior fellow at the Environmental Law and Policy Center. In the meantime, automakers have to proceed with plans for new cars and trucks under the current gas mileage requirements because it takes years ...

Democratic Space | From the Holy Week 2018 fearless Filipinos will arise to transform the country
Bulatlat - 2018-03-30
Federalism, the Constitutions, China intrusions, the Supreme Court issue and most especially the Global warming issue which can bring about another much more devastating Yolanda because we refuse to read the signs. We seemed paralyzed by the developments.

Using Trade Secret Protection To Shield Your Marijuana-Related Intellectual Property
Lexology - 2018-03-30
Despite the fact that the commercial cannabis industry in the United States is projected to soar above $50 billion by 2026, there is a great deal of misinformation and confusion with regard to intellectual property protection and the industry at-large ...

Blurred Lines Between Inspiration and Infringement: Ninth Circuit Holds "Blurred Lines" Infringes Copyright
Lexology - 2018-03-30
The Decision: The Ninth Circuit upheld the district court decision finding Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke's song "Blurred Lines" infringed the copyright in Marvin Gaye's song "Got To Give It Up." The Reasoning: Based on "settled procedural principles ...

OsmeƱa got P7-million from drug lord--DoJ
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-03-29
The rewards committee composed of members from the academe, non-government organizations, law enforcement, religious and business sectors approved a resolution granting the P7,525,235.19 monetary rewards to the six informants after careful deliberation.

NBI arrests 5 people for illegal sale of Boracay lands
CNN Philippines - 2018-03-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 28) -- The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested several individuals on Tuesday for allegedly selling inalienable land in Boracay. In a press release on Wednesday, it said the subjects, Gina Talapian, Lorelei ...

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