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 ...

US top court to consider post-9/11 detentions of immigrants
Manila Bulletin - 2016-10-12
In the wake of the 9/11 attacks by Al-Qaeda operatives in New York, Washington and aboard a commercial airliner, US authorities questioned and detained more than 750 immigrants because they lacked the proper immigration documents. The plaintiffs say they ...

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
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-10-11
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 ...

Immigration on alert vs De Lima, five others
thestandard.com.ph - 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.

In Avoiding Tax, Trump is Merely a Small Fry
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-10
His surrogates called him "a genius" for his recently revealed tax avoidance strategies. Well, if they are right, the executives running corporate America are absolute virtuosos. An exhaustive study being released recently by a group of researchers ...

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
baguiomidlandcourier.com.ph - 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 ...

Creation of banana council and research center through law, not EO - Duterte
Mindanews - 2016-10-09
So, because if you need something, money or otherwise; if you need government to intervene - the legal standing has to be something like there is a law, the force of law in the creation of the banana research institute," he said. Ferdinand MaraƱon ...

Sec. Bello: OFWs may avail of P2-M livelihood loan via DOLE-OWWA-DTI program
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-10-07
If the applicants have an existing business, they must submit their income tax return for the past three years, audited financial statements for the past three years and latest interim financial statements. (DOLE)

Aggressive infra spending promised in next 6 years
Inquirer - 2016-10-07
These included the P21-billion Philippine Rural Development Project expansion; P10.5-billion Plaridel Bypass Toll Road project; P9.2-billion New Cebu International Container Port project; P5.4-billion Malitubog-Maridagao Irrigation Project Stage 2 ...

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 ...

Illegal 'endo' or contractual labor: DOLE consults Bicol employers
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-10-07
DAET, Camarines Norte, Oct. 7 (PIA) - The office here of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has conducted a dialogue on labor contractualization with business establishment owners in this province. Raymund P. Escalante, labor communications ...

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 ...

Job creation is still one of our priorities -DOLE
Manila Bulletin - 2016-10-06
MANILA -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Wednesday that job creation is still one of the priorities of the department under the Duterte administration. "What I can tell you is that in the Department of Labor, we have generated new ...

Bello: P125 wage hike not a DOLE position
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-10-05
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Wednesday said the government is not pushing for a P125 across-the-board salary increase. "That is not the position of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). It is not the position of the President ...

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
baguiomidlandcourier.com.ph - 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
thestandard.com.ph - 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 ...

Left-leaning labor officials slammed over P125 wage hike proposal
Manila Bulletin - 2016-10-04
Donald Dee, chairman emeritus of Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP), did not identify ... almost a billion pesos a day," he added. He said the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has already reported that such salary ...

Trafficked Filipino women disguised as boxers
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-04
THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Tuesday announced the arrest of a man believed to be working as courier for a syndicate engaged in the trafficking undocumented Filipino female workers to the Middle East by disguising them as boxers. Immigration ...

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 ...

Drawing the young to farming
Inquirer Opinion - 2016-10-03
Japan now resorts to robotic farming even as it tries to educate its youth on agriculture. Other countries import labor. That the youth are increasingly drawn away from farming is something we should all worry about. Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva ...

Over 68,000 OFWs benefited from One-Stop Service Center for OFWs
news.pia.gov.ph - 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 ...

MMDA goes after litterbugs, jaywalkers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-10-02
Gendeve warned that a criminal case can be filed against litterbugs who evade the penalty with the court information forwarded to the National Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Immigration.

Solon wants lower taxes for small businesses
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-02
Aquino said there is a need to simplify the taxation system, saying the Philippines placed 126th out of 189 economies in ease of paying taxes in a joint study by PWC and the World Bank, titled "Paying Taxes 2016." "This must change. The Small ...

Does Trump pay taxes? Debate triggers new scrutiny
Manila Bulletin - 2016-10-02
Matthew Gardner of the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy told AFP that some analysts suspect real estate moguls regularly generate losses on real estate income to avoid paying taxes on other income -- a tactic forbidden in many other industries.

For lessons on digital swaraj, Gandhi is an open source
Economic Times - 2016-10-02
His approach to intellectual property was no different. His 1909 masterpiece Hind Swaraj was free of copyright. "I have never yet copyrighted any of my writings. Tempting offers have come to me...even so, I dare not be exclusive... Writings in the journals ...

NGCP poised to cut SMC power in Albay
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-01
The old Alecohad dismissed from service 70 of its employees in 2013. However, they were able to get a Return To Work Order (RTWO) from the Department of Labor and Employment in February 2014. The employees covered by the RTWO were refused to be reinstated ...

UP extends institutional support to GRP-NDF peace talks
Mindanews - 2016-10-01
MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/01 Oct) -- The University of the Philippines on Friday signed ... Secretary Jesus Dureza signed the MOU at the closing ceremony of the 2016 National Peace Consciousness Month held at the Quezon Memorial Circle.

Historic final round of drug patent case heats up
The Jamaica Observer - 2016-10-01
The historic case of drug distributors Lasco and Medimpex vs pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer, over their US$322 million compensation claim for losses, due to a ban on their sale of Amlodipine hypertension tablets, should continue into November in the local ...

Goodbye, Miriam
Philstar - 2016-09-30
In UP, the highest grade is 1.0. She constantly craved knowledge and even after graduating from law school, went on to take up further studies here and overseas. Santiago received her master of laws as a Dewitt fellow at the University of Michigan with an ...

Clinton hails Merkel as a favorite world leader
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-09-30
"I think Merkel is a really great world leader," he told New England Cable News before adding that he "was very disappointed" in her because of "the whole immigration thing."

NAIA Terminal 1 opens area for well-wishers who want to say goodbye
MSN - 2016-09-29
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, and Commission on Filipinos Overseas.Two banks and a restautant will also open at the west wing, Inquirer.net reports."These are just options for our passengers. They can still stay outside, but they can stay ...

Government mulls launch of major tax amnesty next year
Philstar - 2016-09-29
"It is going to be a healthy tax. It is a tax reform for a healthy Philippines," Chua said. Package 2 will include lowering of corporate taxes to 25 from 30 percent, while rationalizing fiscal incentives for investors. Package 3 will contain lower ...

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