COCKTALES | Ex-Defense officials helping fugitive tycoon set up gaming operations
MSN - 2016-10-24
Two former undersecretaries of the Department of National Defense have been helping fugitive gaming billionaire Calvin Ayre legitimize his online operations in the Philippines, according to the industry grapevine. The two, Rodel Cruz and Aida Araceli Roxas ...

Educating millennials on martial law
Inquirer Opinion - 2016-10-24
When Benigno Aquino III became president in 2010, the annual tuition was P30,000-P60,000. That amount had risen to P40,000-P80,000 by the time he left office last June, according to a study by the office of Kabataan Party-list Rep. Sarah Elago. Many have ...

Gordon to SSS execs: Improve the lot of 33 M pensioners
Manila Bulletin - 2016-10-24
Gordon, chair of the Senate Committee on Government Corporations and Public Enterprises issued the challenge in a hearing conducted jointly with the Committees on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development; Health and Demography; and Finance.

IPOPHL bares seizure of P3.3-billion fake products from January to September
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-24
"We hope to establish one for the Visayas ... Philippine National Police, Optical Media Board, National Book Development Board, Bureau of Food and Drugs and other agencies. Catherine Pillas is a graduate of Ateneo De Manila University, majoring in ...

DOLE's first 100 days under Duterte: More than 100,000 clients benefit from One-Stop Service Center for OFWs - 2016-10-23
Bello III said that 100,168 clients have been served by the One-Stop Service Center for OFWs (OSSCO) at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). In a press conference held at the Labor Governance Learning Center in Intramuros, Manila ...

How the Filipino people and Duterte can make the most of China alliance
Bulatlat - 2016-10-22
MANILA - For those who thought China is a communist country and that the homegrown Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) would be glad the Duterte administration is being ... and commercialization of public services every time he invited foreign ...

Ending the contractualization of labor - 2016-10-22
Many policymakers believe that mere legislation to abolish labor-only contracting would be enough to eradicate the slave-like practice of selling labor to the end-users known as employer-beneficiaries. This stems from the belief that legislation increasing ...

Low-income workers getting bigger take-home pay under DOF tax reform plan - 2016-10-21
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said the DOF tax bill was completed after the Department consulted with members of the Cabinet, legislators, former Secretaries of Finance, prominent economists, stakeholder and business groups, and with various ...

Lawyer from INC appointed as new head of SBMA
Manila Bulletin - 2016-10-21
Subic Bay Freeport -- Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has a new Administrator officer-in-charge (OIC) in the person of Atty. Randy Escolango, a member of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC). He takes over from SBMA Administrator Roberto Garcia.

DOLE assessing jobs, livelihood displaced by Lawin
Manila Bulletin - 2016-10-20
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is now assessing how many workers in Luzon may have been economically displaced by Super Typhoon Lawin. "I have directed all my regional directors in all affected areas to provide emergency employment to the ...

Agrarian revolution in Cordillera
Bulatlat - 2016-10-18
"The people staged protests, but these were not enough because the military and local government officials were on the side of the companies," he said. The NPA staged punitive action on destructive companies. They may have kept their lands, but ...

Naia is fifth worst airport in Asia - website survey
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-10-18
The best airports were rated by travelers based on their overall airport experience, including comfort, facilities, food, immigration or security, customer service and cleanliness. Tashkent International Airport in Uzbekistan earned the worst in Asia title ...

1,000 join MasKara job fair
Visayan Daily Star - 2016-10-18
"We hope that through this, many people will be hired," Ayco added. The one-day event was attended by representatives from Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and the Department of Labor and Employment and Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya. The MassKara ...

Artist Wants Copyright Suit Over Jay Z's Logo Revived
Law 360 - 2016-10-17
Walker had sued for copyright infringement, but U.S. District Judge... To view the full article, register now.

I.M.F. backs overhaul of PHL tax system
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-17
The IMF report said the DOF has come up with "a package of reform measures that includes lowering personal and corporate income taxes and simplifying tax processes. The revenue erosion from the lowering of income-tax rates would be offset by reform ...

Anti-Chinese League of the Philippines
Philstar - 2016-10-16
Hayes of the United States of America the American Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882. The law suspended the immigration of Chinese to the United States. The Chinese then became the number one labor force of the United States and the ...

DOLE spearheads Labor Summit on 17 October - 2016-10-16
MANILA, Oct. 17 - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will hold a one-day Labor Summit on 17 October 2016 in ordet to gather inputs and thresh out the concerns of the labor sector on pressing issues. according to Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III ...

DOLE wants labor groups to craft unified stand on contractualization
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-15
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will convene labor groups on Monday to craft a unified position on the issue of contractualization or endo. Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said the various labor groups in the country do not have a ...

The blossoming of Charo Santos continues
Inquirer Entertainment - 2016-10-15
I witnessed how Lav was treated like a rock star by foreigners. Immigration officials congratulated him. Italian fans went up to him, to ask for an autograph. Will you encourage other Kapamilya stars to work with Lav? Of course! For Lav, cinema is free.

Fifth Circuit Affirms $15 Million Trade Secret Award
JD Supra - 2016-10-14
Although much of the opinion focused on jurisdictional issues, the portion of the opinion on damages is noteworthy because--in this ever-changing climate on damages law in intellectual property cases--it is helpful to have an opinion that provides a ...

Freedom from structural injustice
Inquirer Opinion - 2016-10-13
The Philippines remains important to the United States. The military alliance between the two countries is integral to the balance of power in the Pacific. Two things are bothering America nowadays: the Islamic State and the rising influence of China.

California domestic workers celebrate overtime law
Global Nation - 2016-10-12
Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that requires domestic employers to pay workers ... she no longer needed to work 24 hours to make the amount of money she made previously, which freed up her time and allowed her to live a more balanced life.

4 Cabinet members clinch appointments
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-10-12
The Commission on Appointments (CA) approved on Wednesday the ad interim appointments of Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello and Communications Secretary Martin Andanar. The separate ...

Government shelves P125 wage-hike proposal for workers
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-12
In a chance interview with reporters on Wednesday, National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) Director General Ernesto M. Pernia said the DOLE has expressed its agreement not to push through with the proposed wage hike earlier floated by DOLE ...

Actuarial Society of the Philippines
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-11
He was an actuarial pensionado at the University of Michigan. Upon his return to the Philippines in 1924, he served for one year at the Office of the Insular Treasurer, then the ex-oficio insurance commissioner. He later joined the Insular Life Assurance ...

Immigration on alert vs De Lima, five others - 2016-10-10
AN IMMIGRATION Lookout Bulletin Order has been issued against Senator Leila de Lima and five other individuals implicated in the proliferation of illegal drugs inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa. In a two-page memorandum, Justice Secretary ...

Billionaire Buffett fires back at Trump on tax claims
MSN - 2016-10-10
releasing his own tax information and challenging the New York developer to do likewise. The claim followed Trump's assertion in a televised debate on Sunday that, like himself, Buffett had avoided paying income taxes by deducting sizable business losses.

GRP, NDF forge agreements
Manila Bulletin - 2016-10-10
Exhibiting a great amount of patience, they literally worked around the clock and refused to be stymied by minor differences of opinions," said Labor Secretary and GRP Peace Panel Chair Silvestre Bello III. The status joint and permanent ceasefire ...

RNC wants nutrition scholars in plantilla - 2016-10-10
The Regional Nutrition Committee (RNC)-Cordillera passed a resolution requesting the National Nutrition Council to urge Congress to update Presidential Decree 1569, or the strengthening of the barangay nutrition program as this is already outdated having ...

PH illegals in China on Duterte agenda
Global Nation - 2016-10-09
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said he would urge President Duterte to discuss with Chinese authorities how to legalize undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) when the latter travels to Beijing for a state visit on Oct. 19-21. "I will ask him ...

Sustaining growth of the IT-BPM sector
Inquirer - 2016-10-09
The group identified six IT-BPM "Centers of Excellence" including Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, and recently, Metro Davao; "Top 10 Next Wave Cities" which include Baguio and Dagupan in Luzon, Dumaguete in the Visayas, and Cagayan de Oro in Mindanao ...

The anti-age discrimination in employment law
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-09
She is currently specializing in accounting for construction projects and taxation and is connected with Vinhar Construction and Marketing. This column accepts contributions from accountants, especially articles that are of interest to the accountancy ...

EU Court Brings New Copyright Liability For Linked Material
Law 360 - 2016-10-07
Mah The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled on Sept. 8, 2016, that websites that merely link to infringing material (instead of copying it) can be liable for copyright infringement. If this decision, GS Media BV v. Sanoma,[1] stands, it threatens ...

Finance leaders address antitrade backlash
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-07
Trump has also vowed to crack down on illegal immigration. In Britain the June 23 vote to leave the EU was also seen as a backlash against globalization and rising levels of immigration in Europe. Lagarde said now was not the time to abandon efforts to ...

Readings from 2 books on life under Martial Law set in SF
Global Nation - 2016-10-06
Marilen Abesamis is a Bodytalk practitioner who lives in Davao City and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She was a longtime anti-dictatorship activist from the 1980s to the 1990s, both in the U.S. and in the Philippines ... another book, Women Against Marcos ...

BIZ BUZZ: BIR power play
Inquirer - 2016-10-06
That medical procedure is over and done with and the good commissioner ... But President Duterte trusts him since their days as dormitory bunkmates in university. Given this situation, Biz Buzz has learned that there is now an unfolding power struggle ...

I handed P1.5 M to De Lima in a gift-wrapped shoe box - Durano
Manila Bulletin - 2016-10-06
Sanchez said De Lima got mad at him when he sought assistance from Associate Commissioner Gilberto Repizo of the Bureau of Immigration after his father suffered a heart attack in May, 2015. He said Repizo referred him to the wife of Oriental Mindoro Gov.

World Teachers Day commemorated with calls for salary hikes, peace
Bulatlat - 2016-10-06
He added that for as long as there are policies that further aggravate their already difficult conditions such as excessive taxation and non-prioritization of budget for social services like health and education, then there is still no genuine change.

Scientific research institutes launch new website
Times of India - 2016-10-06
MTCC is a national facility established in 1986. It is the first microbial resource centre of the country recognized as International Depository Authority (IDA) by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for accepting international and national ...

Move them! - Veteran fisherman urges forceful evacuation
Jamaica Observer - 2016-10-06
The veteran seafarer also argued that western Jamaica was not in the projected path of Hurricane Matthew. "The band of the wind was about 190 to 200 miles from the centre. So if the centre is 260 miles from Kingston and the gale force wind is extended to ...

Double taxation
Philstar - 2016-10-05
SPYBITS By Babe G. Romualdez (The Philippine Star) | Updated October 6, 2016 - 12:00am Luxembourg City, Luxembourg -- One of the biggest hindrances to Luxembourg businessmen who are interested in doing business in the Philippines is the issue of double ...

The ECJ on access provider liability for copyright infringement by third parties
Lexology - 2016-10-05
On 15 September 2016, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a decision on a reference for a preliminary ruling by the Munich Regional Court I (case C-484/14) concerning the interpretation of Article 12(1) of the e-commerce Directive 2000/31/CE.

PSA Benguet Office to conduct 2016 surveys on labor, OFWs - 2016-10-05
The Philippine Statistics Authority will be undertaking Labor Force Survey (LFS) and 2016 Survey on Overseas Filipinos (SOF) this October. The LFS is a quarterly nationwide survey of households which aims to gather data on the demographic and socio ...

TWi Awarded $12.7M In Bonds In Appetite Drug Patent Suit
Law 360 - 2016-10-05
Law360, New York (October 4, 2016, 9:42 PM EDT) -- A Maryland federal judge has ruled that TWi Pharmaceuticals Inc. may recover $12.7 million from bonds that Par Pharmaceutical Inc. and Alkermes Pharma Ireland Ltd. posted in a case in which the court twice ...

C&G Law joins Rajah & Tann Asia - 2016-10-04
C&G Law specializes in corporate and commercial transactions, litigation and arbitration, taxation, as well as labor and employment. The firm consists of over 30 fee earners servicing major Philippine conglomerates and multinational companies from a ...

High time for PH to end wage-regionalization and wage-setting at barest minimum rate
Inquirer Opinion - 2016-10-04
Nagkaisa also calls for a uniform application and implementation of the Salary Standardization Law among all local government units. Nagkaisa strongly believes in the principle of equal pay for equal work and work of equal value, not just for private ...

New human trafficking ploy: Filipino women posing as boxers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-10-04
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has discovered a human trafficking ploy where the victims are asked to pose as boxers, complete with jersey shirt and Philippine flag only to work as househelp and waitresses abroad. Immigration Chief Jaime Morente said the ...

Over 68,000 OFWs benefited from One-Stop Service Center for OFWs - 2016-10-03
Bello III said that 68,087 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have benefitted from the services provided by the One-Stop Service Center for OFWs (OSSCO ... said that 19,022 OFWs availed of the documentation workers-on-leave/Balik Manggagawa (BM) of the ...

NEDA against ban on land conversion
Philstar - 2016-10-02
MANILA, Philippines - The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has rejected the proposal of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to impose a two-year moratorium on the conversion of agricultural lands as this would worsen the prevailing ...

Income, corporate tax cuts deemed good for economy
Philstar - 2016-10-02
said the president of the Philippine Institute of Public Accountants (PICPA)-Cebu Chapter. In an interview with The FREEMAN on Saturday, Dr. Edgar Detoya, who is also Dean of the College of Commerce at the University of San Jose-Recoletos, said the ...

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