Duterte urged to lower corporate, personal income taxes
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-21
The Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PCCI) recommended to incoming Duterte administration to push for lower corporate tax and personal income tax as the top priorities under the comprehensive tax reform package. PCCI President George ...

Duterte govt tax reforms will be fair, friendly to workers, business - Angara
MSN - 2016-06-21
He said corporate taxes will be adjusted to be competitive with the rest of the region to make the economy more competitive for investments. Angara has also filed a bill reducing the corporate income tax rate, noting that with a 30-percent corporate income ...

NESTEA cleans up the shores of Boracay in "Love The Beach" campaign
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2016-06-21
For most people, Boracay on a Labor Day weekend means only one thing: endless partying. So imagine our surprise when NESTEA invited the InqPOP! team to go to Boracay, not only to party, but to join them in their first ever Love The Beach shore clean-up ...

Duterte administration eyes peace pact with NDF "in 9 to 12 months"
Mindanews - 2016-06-21
and Ateneo de Manila University School of Law Dean Sedfrey Candelaria. He said he recommended the three because they had previously served in the peace panel and he would like to "make use of their institutional memory sa peace process." On the ...

Incoming Duterte admin plans to rename DOLE
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-21
DAVAO CITY - Incoming labor secretary Silvestre Bello III said that the administration is thinking of renaming the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to fit the needs not only of laborers but also employers. Bello made the assurance amid the ...

Apple loses patent ruling in China, but order to halt sales of two iPhone models is put on hold
Big News Network - 2016-06-21
Intellectual property regulators in Beijing ruled that the exterior design of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which were released nearly two years ago, infringe on a Chinese company's design. They initially ordered the company to halt sales of the devices ...

Duterte team seeks business feedback
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-06-20
"The new administration will definitely review the tax system, initially to update the income tax brackets and eventually to lower corporate and individual tax rates," Dominguez said. The rationalization of fiscal incentives and the indexing of the ...

Duterte admin to set 10% limit on contractual workers - Bello
MSN - 2016-06-20
"There is a Labor code that already mandates that there is no contractualization, Incoming Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III told reporters in Davao City on Tuesday. "Nasa batas na 'yan, and it's just a matter of implementing the law. Kailangan ng strict ...

Striking the Right Chord: What R&D Execs Can Learn from Led Zeppelin
Observer - 2016-06-20
What the case does highlight is how much music--and, by extension, how much intellectual property--is virtually identical. Turn on your radio at any time of the day or night and the auto-tuned vocalists are hard to distinguish. "Kim Kardashian ...

Asians, many out of shame, not seeking U.S. deportation protection
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-20
It does not, however, provide a path to citizenship. Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has stirred the immigration debate, vowing to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico and deport an estimated 11 million undocumented ...

Aquino leaves with no lasting legacy in labor sector--group
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-20
The legacy, which the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) under the Aquino administration will leave behind, is the more active involvement of the labor sector in the crafting and implementation of labor laws, a labor group said. However, in terms of ...

Apple iPhones found to have violated Chinese rival's patent
Senegal Actu - 2016-06-20
Beijing's Intellectual Property Bureau has ordered Apple to stop selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the city because it infringes on a Chinese company's design patent. With an appeals process ahead, the ruling is unlikely to have a major impact on ...

Incoming finance chief: Duterte admin plans to lower tax rates
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-06-20
The incoming Finance chief nonetheless pointed out the need to "broaden ... of 4.2 percent was similar to that in the Philippines, which means there was inefficient collection here. Dominguez later told reporters that among the VAT exemptions, those ...

China rules against Apple over iPhone patent claim
Quadrangle - 2016-06-20
Media reports said Baili Marketing Service Co. delivered an application to the Beijing Intellectual Property Bureau, demanding Apple stop selling its iPhone6 and iPhone 6 plus models. Apple has since released a statement saying that they plan to continue ...

Apple's appeal in iPhone case accepted by IP court
ECNS - 2016-06-20
The Beijing Intellectual Property Court has accepted an appeal by Apple to review a ruling by the capital's patent office ordering the company to halt the sales of its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Beijing after finding the design too closely resembles a ...

Apple under fire over patent dispute in Beijing
Tri-County Sun Times - 2016-06-20
Apple took a hit in China after the country's intellectual property bureau ordered Apple Inc to stop the sales of its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus citing that it broke patents of a local firm. But according to two leading analysts familiar with the inner ...

Apple Beats China iPhone Ban
Pop & Herald - 2016-06-20
The Beijing Intellectual Property Bureau told Apple it had to stop selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the city because the smartphones violated a patent held by Chinese phonemaker Shenzhen Baili. "We appealed an administrative order from a regional ...

Beijing rules against Apple in patent case
Go Daddy - 2016-06-20
Beijing's Intellectual Property Office said the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus infringe on patent rights held by the company Shenzhen Baili because of similarities to its 100C phone, according to its ruling Friday. However, Apple has said a Beijing court ...

China Bans The Sale of Iphone 6
Skyliner - 2016-06-20
The order by an intellectual property tribunal said the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus infringed a design patent for the 100C model made by Shenzhen Beili, a small Chinese brand. Apple has been told to suspend sales of two versions of the iPhone 6 in Beijing because ...

Investors see devil in the details, say angel tax exemption will not benefit several startups
Economic Times - 2016-06-20
Angel tax', or tax on investments in startups, was considered regressive by all quarters and seen as one of the prime reasons for exodus of startups and intellectual property from the country. Leaders in the startup ecosystem say it will continue to hound ...

Pro-management labor lawyer heads Duterte transition team in DOLE
MSN - 2016-06-20
MANILA - Bienvenido Laguesma, the labor secretary during the Estrada administration, is head of the transition team of the Duterte administration at the Department of Labor and Employment, InterAksyon.com learned. An Aquila Legis fraternity brother of ...

DOLE mulls death for illegal recruiters
Philstar - 2016-06-19
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) chief Hans Cacdac said the agency has recorded a decline in the number of cases of illegal recruitment being filed before the agency. But the government still needs to adopt an intensified campaign ...

Notes on accreditation of CPAs
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-19
The certificate of accreditation shall be issued only upon showing, in accordance with rules and regulations, that such registrant has acquired a minimum of three years meaningful experience in any of the areas of public practice, including taxation.

Led Zeppelin appear in court in 'Stairway to Heaven' copyright infringement case
Ecommerce Journal - 2016-06-19
Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant and Jimmy Page are reuniting in a Los Angeles courtroom this week to defend themselves in a lawsuit brought by the estate of one Randy California (real name: Randy Craig Wolfe). After two years of legal proceedings, a judge ...

Tampa Bay businesses are sued for playing copyrighted music without paying fees
Tampa Bay Times - 2016-06-19
If it doesn't pay, the business may wind up like Tadpole's -- hauled into federal court to faces allegations of copyright infringement. In addition to Tadpole's, BMI has filed lawsuits against 25 other bars, restaurants and night clubs in the Tampa Bay ...

Marcos camp hits departure of Smartmatic exec despite hold order
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-06-19
The camp of Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. on Sunday deplored the inaction of the Commission on Elections and the Bureau of Immigration on its request to hold the departure of a Smartmatic staff member allegedly connected with the supposed ...

More nurses seen working overseas
MSN - 2016-06-18
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has reported an increasing trend in the deployment of local nurses for the past years, from 15,655 in 2012 to 16,444 in 2013 and 19,815 in 2014. A group of nurses rejected the claim of Aquino that ...

Cut income tax before raising VAT - solons
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-18
He stressed that any tax measure "has to be balanced towards what will make growth more inclusive." Quimbo said the 17th Congress should prioritize the rationalization of individual and corporate income taxes. "We can only take up VAT increase along ...

Led Zeppelin 'Stairway' Trial Gets Ugly as Plaintiffs Rest Their Case
Rolling Stone - 2016-06-18
The surviving members of Led Zeppelin squashed one of the group's most established and enduring mythologies when the band's bassist/keyboardist/songwriter John Paul Jones took the stand in day four of the copyright infringement suit "Michael Skidmore vs.

Exodus of Filipino nurses to continue with salary veto
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-17
Citing data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Geslani noted a steady increase in the deployment of Filipino nurses since 2012 in foreign destinations who pay nurses well. "Deployment of Filipino nurses abroad continues to ...

Angara touts legislative achievements
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-06-17
Although a newbie senator, he chaired five committees -- ways and means; games and amusement and sport; labor, employment and human resources development; foreign affairs; and tourism. Angara, vice chairperson of the labor and foreign relations committees ...

Lake Sebu is now a labor law-compliant tourism zone
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-06-17
KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, June 17 (PIA) -- Lake Sebu, prime tourist destination in South Cotabato and SOCCSKSARGEN Region, is labor law compliant, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 12. Lake Sebu is the first tourism zone in ...

Cebu labor groups seek P140 wage hike
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-16
Cebu City - Labor groups in Cebu yesterday filed a petition seeking to raise the daily minimum wage in Cebu and the rest of Central Visayas by P140. The Alliance of Progressive Labor and the Cebu Labor Coalition brought the petition for wage increase ...

Government allots P1.913 million for Metro Manila labor-turnover survey
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-16
The national government is spending P1.913 million to conduct the labor-turnover survey in Metro Manila, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). The PSA said this translates to an expense of P388.25 per company. The survey will cover 1,232 ...

POEA, Jobstreet launch an online anti-illegal recruitment program
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-16
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and Jobstreet.com launched an online anti-illegal recruitment program, the Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS). The PEOS will provide information on important topics like considerations ...

Laoag City treasurer flies to Hawaii following loss of P85-M
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-06-16
Asuncion flew out of the country on Tuesday (June 14) on board a Philippine Airlines jet bound for Hawaii, after officials tried to secure a hold departure order against the city official, the Bureau of Immigration Office in Ilocos Norte, said. Asuncion ...

Cebu labor groups seek P140 daily wage hike
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-16
CEBU CITY - Labor groups in Cebu filed a petition that seeks to raise the daily minimum wage in Cebu and the rest of Central Visayas by P140. The Alliance of Progressive Labor and the Cebu Labor Coalition led the filing of the petition for wage ...

Pre-employment seminar now mandatory for OFWs
Rappler - 2016-06-16
Enhancements to the PEOS website was presented to the media on Thursday, June 16, at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in Mandaluyong City. These include an addition of the domestic worker modules to the already existing modules for ...

BSP: Pinoys abroad sent home $2.4B in April
MSN - 2016-06-15
Preliminary data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) showed 777,887 contracts were processed in the first four months of the year. More than 75 percent of cash remittances came from the US, Saudi Arabi, UAE, Singapore, UK ...

Overseas work applicants must undergo mandatory online PEOS
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-06-15
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has already issued Memorandum Circular No. 2, Series of 2016 requiring all Filipinos seeking overseas jobs for the first time to undergo and complete the mandatory online pre-employment orientation seminar ...

A few good men (and women)
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-15
However, after more than 10 years, he decided to switch to government service (perhaps out of curiosity, due to professional boredom, or maybe for love of country) by joining the Bureau of Immigration. He wanted to become an Immigration Officer (IO ...

States' consent, draft bill set stage for GST
wap.business-standard.com - 2016-06-15
"Services" shall include leasing or renting of land or property, goods being sold for purposes apart from business, rent, real estate construction with the intention of sale or lease and transfer of intellectual property rights. In Kolkata, West Bengal ...

Immigration recommends deportation for Vietnamese, Chinese nationals
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-06-15
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, June 14 (PIA) - The Bureau of Immigration (BI) here has recommended to Immigration Commissioner Ronaldo Geron the issuance of a summary deportation order against 28 foreign nationals who, at the moment, are likewise facing cases ...

16th Congress: Hits and misses in propelling economic growth
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-14
IN the power sector, private firms had hoped for a more pronounced policy on power mix. First Gen Corp., whose main business is anchored on the production of natural gas, noted the "lack of alignment" between what the government aspires versus what is ...

VAT hike faces rough sailing in 17th Congress
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-14
Among the 10-member countries of Asean, the Philippines has the highest tax rate at 32 percent, after Thailand and Vietnam. The House of Representatives failed to pass a bill lowering individual and corporate-tax rates following the strong opposition of ...

PCC official pushes 25% corporate tax
MSN - 2016-06-14
A commissioner of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) advocated yesterday the reduction of the corporate income tax from a maximum 30 percent to 25 percent. In a lecture at the UP School of Economics where she is on leave as economics professor ...

PCC official pushes 25% corporate tax
MSN - 2016-06-14
A commissioner of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) advocated yesterday the reduction of the corporate income tax from a maximum 30 percent to 25 percent. In a lecture at the UP School of Economics where she is on leave as economics professor ...

Libreng groceries for Robinsons Malls Lingkod Pinoy Center customers
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-14
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, and Commission on Elections. Know more about the promo mechanics and be updated with upcoming events by visiting www.robinsonsmalls.com or following Robinsons Malls ...

Extortion and deportation at the hands of the Philippine Bureau of Immigration
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-14
My life, which I had planned to spend in the Philippines, has been ruined. I have been victimized, not only by my crooked business partner, but more important, by the Bureau of Immigration (BI), an agency of the Philippine government. In addition, my ...

Trump, Clinton over different visions in Orlando response
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-14
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton outlined dramatically different proposals for combating terrorism and gun violence following the deadly Orlando nightclub attacks, with the presumptive Republican nominee vowing to suspend immigration from ...

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