POEA vows stiff penalties if agency failed to help OFW who died in hospital
MSN - 2016-08-28
A recruitment agency faces severe penalties if it is proven that the agency failed to meet its obligations to a Filipina domestic helper who died in hospital in Saudi Arabia, the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) said on Saturday. "Nalulungkot ...

Cut expenses, red tape before imposing new taxes: Recto
MSN - 2016-08-28
This, Recto noted, is almost three times the P193.8 billion in annual collections that will be foregone once individual income and corporate tax rates are reduced.

Tax reforms eyed to solve structural weakness - DOF
Manila Bulletin - 2016-08-28
According to Dominguez, a tax policy reform is necessary to remove the "inequitable, complex and inefficient" taxation on wage earners, consumers, investors and corporations. First, several tax rates and tax bases are not indexed to inflation and have ...

Palace wants 166 exceptions on FoI order
The Daily Tribune - 2016-08-28
The NLRC, a quasi-judicial body of the Department of Labor Employment, is also prohibited to disclose "information, reports, records or communications" that they have obtained. But as for the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), such a ...

Nationwide manhunt for illegal recruiters urged
BusinessMirror. - 2016-08-28
Any information on the whereabouts of the two that could lead to their arrest should be forwarded to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) or the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, she said. "While these illegal recruiters ...

DOJ sets deportation of Indonesians who posed as Pinoys
BusinessMirror. - 2016-08-27
THE Department of Justice has assigned 16 prosecutors to investigate the 177 Indonesians earlier caught by Immigration authorities for illegal possession of Philippine passports while attempting to leave the country for Saudi Arabia to participate in the ...

Nationwide manhunt for illegal recruiters urged
BusinessMirror. - 2016-08-26
Any information on the whereabouts of the two that could lead to their arrest should be forwarded to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) or the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, she said. "While these illegal recruiters ...

Project Repeal: in search of regulatory relief
Inquirer Opinion - 2016-08-26
The Department of Labor and Employment, the Department of Tourism, and the National Economic and Development Authority have also been working on their own regulatory impact assessment projects for some time now. And, of course, the Civil Service Commission ...

TMAP proposes a 5-tiered income-tax structure
BusinessMirror. - 2016-08-26
THE influential Tax Management Association of the Philippines (TMAP) has proposed a tax structure limiting the levy on individual and corporate income to only 30 percent, even as the measure ensures that the corrosive impact of inflation is effectively ...

Distributor of Morgan Freeman movie suing Hawaii residents for copyright infringement
Big News Network - 2016-08-26
A movie starring legendary actor Morgan Freeman is the focus of a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Honolulu, as Hollywood tries to shut down the efforts of internet pirates, Pacific Business News has learned. The suit filed by LHF Productions Inc ...

POEA takes action vs illegal recruiters leveraging social media
interaksyon.com - 2016-08-26
Tarlac, Misamis Oriental, Leyte and Caloocan City. Posting enticing announcements using multiple Facebook accounts, the recruiter is using government-to-government bilateral agreements to build up a bank of prospective job orders for work opportunities in ...

Clinton, Trump exchange angry charges of racism
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-08-26
No path to legalization Trump also sought this week to moderate his earlier comments on immigration. As president, he would focus on deporting the "bad" immigrants without uprooting the "good" ones, he said -- a sharp shift from his early ...

Trump on immigration policy: 'The bad dudes' are out
MSN - 2016-08-25
In an exclusive interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Donald Trump talked about his plan to build a wall and said he will remove all of "the bad dudes" when he takes office.

Amazon Atty Returns To Kilpatrick Townsend As IP Partner
Law 360 - 2016-08-25
Law360, New York (August 25, 2016, 6:42 PM ET) -- Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP has hired an attorney from Amazon.com Inc., who worked on trademark issues at its Emmy Award-winning original content business, to rejoin its intellectual property ...

Federal Philippines seen growing faster
BusinessMirror. - 2016-08-25
"It is human nature that when a person is responsible for his own well-being, that he becomes more creative in generating income," taxation lawyer Dina Lucenario of the law firm of Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon and San Jose told the BusinessMirror.

D.O.L.E. reminds employers of pay rules on August 29
BusinessMirror. - 2016-08-25
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reminded private-sector employers to observe proper pay rules on Monday, August 29, National Heroes Day, a regular holiday. "Proper observance of the pay rules on regular holidays and special non-working days ...

Google Asks Supreme Court to Hear Chrome Case Over Patent History
FORTUNE - 2016-08-25
On the other hand, the Supreme Court has expressed a strong willingness to hear intellectual property cases in recent years, and has frequently found occasion to rebuke the lower court in question, which hears all patent appeals in the United States.

A Tax Tangle for the Treasury
FORTUNE - 2016-08-25
Yet neither Mr. Lew, nor Messrs. Cook, Bezos et al. should protest too much. When you claim that the ultimate value of your product is in your intellectual property rights, conveniently domiciled in an offshore tax jurisdiction, rather than in the actual ...

Teva drug patent invalidated by US regulator
MSN - 2016-08-24
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.

Boracay arrests tip of the iceberg
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-08-24
Lawyer Maria Antonette Mangrobang, spokesperson of the Bureau of Immigration (BI), said BI agents recovered passports of 16 Chinese and three Taiwanese, aside from those arrested. At least 20 policemen from different units arrested the foreigners ...

POEA suspends 19 recruitment agencies
Manila Bulletin - 2016-08-24
Nineteen Philippine recruitment agencies (PRA) had their operations temporarily suspended by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Tuesday for failing to repatriate 250 distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Kuwait. POEA ...

POEA suspends 19 recruitment agencies
Manila Bulletin - 2016-08-24
Nineteen Philippine recruitment agencies (PRA) had their operations temporarily suspended by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Tuesday for failing to repatriate 250 distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Kuwait. POEA ...

Bello, Salalima to address Philippine print media show rites
BusinessMirror. - 2016-08-24
Under the theme "Unified Philippine Printing Industry Towards Asean Integration ... the show will present exhibition from auxiliary industries, including banking and real estate, financial and legal consultancy, as well as on-the-spot essay contest ...

Bello: P50,000 bounty for illegal recruiters
BusinessMirror. - 2016-08-24
Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III put on Wednesday a P50,000 bounty for informants who will lead to the successful arrest of illegal recruiters. "Illegal recruitment has to stop and its perpetrators jailed. Whoever will provide information which ...

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 ...

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