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BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-23
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House eyes approval of 15 bills before canvassing votes
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-22
financing Companies and Investment Houses Cited in the Foreign Investment Negative List, except those in the Constitution; Modernizing the National Bureau of Investigation; banning the reappointment of a regular member of the Judicial and Bar Council who ...

Smoke, cockpit woes signal chaotic end for EgyptAir plane
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-22
These photos posted on Saturday on the official Facebook page of the Egyptian Armed Forces spokesman show part of the wreckage from EgyptAir Flight 804. Search crews found floating human remains, luggage and seats from the doomed EgyptAir jetliner on ...

Gilberto Teodoro as defense chief
Inquirer Opinion - 2016-05-22
Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Agrarian Reform, and Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The last four are reportedly being reserved for the possible participation of Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic ...

OFW center warns against illegal fishing activities
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-22
She also urged NRCO to create a special program for returning fishermen. Ople said she will ask the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to look into the alleged unfair working conditions suffered by the nine OFWs in the hands of their ...

Minimum salaries of able seafarers stay at $614 till 2018
The Daily Tribune - 2016-05-22
While the ILO minimum only refers to the basic wage for the non-officer grade of able seafarer, the total minimum payable is actually much higher when account is taken of overtime payments and other pay related entitlements under the ILO Maritime Labor ...

Minimum salaries of able seafarers to remain at USD614 till 2018
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-22
While the ILO minimum only refers to the basic wage for the non-officer grade of able seafarer, the total minimum payable is actually much higher when account is taken of overtime payments and other pay related entitlements under the ILO Maritime Labor ...

The incoming President must look at the lesson of contemporary history
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-21
kidnappings and revolutionary taxation. Except the rebellious officers, the Leftist insurgents and Moro separatists are belligerents and have their own separate constitutions, controlled territories, flags, armaments, tactical and strategic objectives ...

Cook may seek IPR shield to make in India
wap.business-standard.com - 2016-05-21
When contacted, an Apple India spokesperson did not comment on the matter. The government last week unveiled a National Intellectual Property Rights policy to promote creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Companies in sectors like consumer goods ...

U.S. Trade Representative Issues 2016 Special 301 Report
JD Supra - 2016-05-21
As it did last year, the Report highlights China as a country that, although still on the Priority Watch List has made "wide-ranging intellectual property law reform efforts" as well as "certain positive enforcement initiatives" but notes that there are ...

US targets spying threat on campus with proposed research clampdown
Economic Times - 2016-05-20
In 2015, the number of intellectual property cases investigated by the FBI rose 53 percent from the previous year. The FBI says China is the main culprit. It has accused Chinese nationals of attempting to export technology from the United States ...

The Heart of the Filipino in LA
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2016-05-20
Besides improvements in the existing facility, the processing from immigration to customs was an easy walk-through sans long queues. The airport lounge had exceptionally good coffee, an Italian brew, and kiosks outside had delicacies for last-minute buys.

Reality will tame Duterte - PNoy
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-20
Since taking office in 2010, Aquino has overseen an economic boom in which foreign investment and tourism numbers hit record levels, business thrived, and anti-corruption efforts helped the country cast off its old reputation as the "Sick Man of Asia."

Trial Pros: Weisbrod Matteis' Peter Toren
Law 360 - 2016-05-20
Law360, New York (May 20, 2016, 10:37 AM ET) -- Peter Toren is an intellectual property litigator and a partner with Weisbrod Matteis & Copley PLLC in Washington, D.C. where he helps individuals and companies protect their intellectual property rights.

Police attacked amid French labor protests
MSN - 2016-05-19
France's prime minister is urging union leaders to call off protests against reforms to labor laws amid mounting violence against police. Vanessa Johnston reports.

Over 6T job vacancies open for applicants at Happy Jobs Fair on May 28
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-05-19
CEBU CITY, May 20 (PIA) -- More than 70 local and overseas companies will offer more than 6,000 job vacancies during the Happy Jobs Fair on May 28 at SM City Cebu Trade Hall. In a press conference Thursday, Wesley Chiongbian, president of online job portal ...

Airline operators support bid for Naia privatization
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-19
In December 2013 GMR Infrastructure, in partnership with Megawide Construction Corp. of the Philippines, won the bid to operate the MCIA for P14.4 billion (approximately $320 million). The concession agreement, signed between the consortium and the ...

PESO job fair today
Visayan Daily Star - 2016-05-19
PESO invited 16 local companies, 14 Philippine Overseas Employment Administration-licensed agencies and 10 business process outsourcing companies to the Trabaho Patrol 2016 job fair, PESO-Neg. Occ. coordinator Sharon Juance said. Juance said applicants ...

More work, more pay? New rule extends overtime to millions
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-19
Many employees will see that as a step down, they said. "With the stroke of a pen, the Labor Department is demoting millions of workers," David French, a senior vice president for the National Retail Federation, said. "Most of the people impacted by ...

New overtime-pay rule to benefit US workers
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-18
Many employees will see that as a step down, they said. "With the stroke of a pen, the Labor Department is demoting millions of workers," David French, a senior vice president for the National Retail Federation, said. "Most of the people impacted by ...

11 exploited Pinoy workers awarded $15.2M in US human trafficking case
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-18
Advancing Justice-LA said it has already secured special immigration status for the workers as victims of human trafficking, which also provides work authorization so the workers can begin rebuilding their lives and reunite with their families.

Simplified taxation for MSMEs
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-18
Large businesses operating in the Philippines are insignificant compared to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in terms of numbers. This is based on a 2013 Department of Trade and Industry report which shows that, out of a total of 941,174 ...

Nokia makes a comeback to mobile phones, as Microsoft sells feature phone business for $350 million
Economic Times - 2016-05-18
The Finland based company has signed a strategic brand and intellectual property licensing agreement with a newly formed Finland firm HMD Global to develop Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets for the next ten years. As per the agreement, Nokia has ...

Nokia confirms comeback via HMD agreement, smartphones and tables to be produced by Foxconn
Daily News and Analysis - 2016-05-18
Nokia signs strategic brand and intellectual property licensing agreement enabling HMD global to create new generation of Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets Nokia has announced their intent to bring back the iconic handset brand to the mobile phone ...

Trillanes leaves Manila for business trip
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-18
The Immigration officer who refused to be identified said Trillanes boarded a Philippine Airlines flight PR100 for Honolulu, Hawaii at 5:30 p.m. The source added that the senator said he was on a business trip. Trillanes was seen wearing a dark blue shirt ...

Results of nationwide labor dialogues bared
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-05-18
QUEZON CITY, May 18 (PIA) - Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has bared the results of government-initiated labor dialogues held nationwide recently. In her speech to keynote the 6th Workers in Informal Economy Labor ...

Change coming to DA, Pagcor, DPWH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-18
Silvestre Bello III was designated chief negotiator in upcoming talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines and former immigration chief Andrea Domingo was appointed head of Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. Duterte made the ...

DOLE cites SMB as labor law compliant firm
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-05-17
STA. CRUZ, Davao del Sur, May 17 (PIA) - Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz recently conferred a citation to the San Miguel Brewery, Inc. Darong Plant in the municipality of Sta. Cruz, for being a Labor Law Compliant firm. The recognition is the ...

Key posts reserved for rebels
Philstar - 2016-05-17
Duterte yesterday said he is keeping the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and even the Department of Social Welfare and Development open to the Communist ...

Smartmatic told: Nobody leave
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-17
Bautista said he did not see the need to coordinate with the Bureau of Immigration on the matter. In a memorandum, Guanzon urged the Comelec en banc, through steering committee chair Commissioner Christian Robert Lim, to issue an order for the prohibition ...

Intellectual Property Rights policy to help commercialise patents, copyrights: Government
Economic Times - 2016-05-16
NEW DELHI: The Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy will not only incentivise entrepreneurship and innovation in the country, but will aid in the conversion of copyrights and patents for commercial use, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said today.

Last Man Finale Recap: [Spoiler]'s Dying Wish -- Plus: A Shocking Return!
MSN - 2016-05-16
Pat Brown, the seafarer (played by Sons of Anarchy vet Mark Boone Junior) who briefly took Mike under his wing upon his return from Space, was fast approaching the shoreline with a tag-team of hazmat-suited assailants bearing rifles, looking as though ...

Duterte: 4 Cabinet posts open to Reds
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-16
DAVAO CITY--Presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte offered to the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) the Cabinet posts of agrarian reform, labor, social welfare and environment and natural resources as he welcomed the planned return of its ...

Remove investment barriers, PH urged
Inquirer - 2016-05-16
To date, the country remained "one of the countries with the most statutory restrictions on foreign investment," based on the OECD. "Nationalist provisions restricting investment arose in an era when the Philippine government was keen to assert its ...

Federal Judge Quits to Join Facebook
FORTUNE - 2016-05-16
six years ago. During his time on the bench, Grewal worked on high profile intellectual property cases between Silicon Valley giants, including the Apple-Samsung patent battle and the copyright clash between Google and Oracle. At Facebook FB, he will take ...

OFW remittances hit $2.7 billion in March 2016
Rappler - 2016-05-16
A preliminary report from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) indicated that total processed contracts reached 2.3 million in 2015, of which 1.2 million were deployed in the same year. In the first quarter of 2016, a total of 585,688 ...

Duterte offers cabinet posts to CPP
Mindanews - 2016-05-16
He added that he asked Perfecto Yasay, his roommate when he was taking up law at the San Beda College, to be the acting foreign affairs secretary even just for one year until Cayetano could assume a cabinet post. "He (Cayetano) might opt to be just a ...

Court bars departure of Purisima as he faces graft
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-16
In a resolution, the antigraft court issued the order to the Bureau of Immigration to prevent the accused from leaving the country unless they seek permission from the court. The others who were barred from leaving the country are: dismissed Police Chief Supt.

Comelec: Coordination with BI not necessary for Smartmatic officials
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-16
For the head of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), there is no need yet to coordinate with the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to prevent Smartmatic officials from leaving the country. "At this point, I think it (coordination with BI) is not necessary ...

Infosys veteran Subrahmanyam Goparaju joins LeaderAmp
Economic Times - 2016-05-16
At Infosys, Goparaju headed the intellectual property cell and Infosys Labs, where he was responsible for handling the firm's research and development strategy along with IP management. He was inducted into the executive council shortly before leaving the ...

Scholarships, voucher program to help ease K-12 birthing pains
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-15
"Most of the students come from families who cannot afford college education, but still hope to pursue their studies and work right after graduation. Under K-12, a senior high school graduate is already legally employable," Landicho said. Fidelis ...

Prioritize long-awaited tax reforms, Duterte urged
Inquirer - 2016-05-15
You may also want to copy the idea of your friend, Sec. Mar Roxas, who proposed to review the estate tax as it amounts to "double taxation" since all income or wealth accumulated were already subject to income tax, among others. There are other equally ...

Immigration mulls over e-payment for visa extension
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-05-14
THE Bureau of Immigration will soon allow electronic payment through credit cards for foreigners applying for a visa extension. In a memorandum of agreement signed by Commissioner Ronaldo Geron, the bureau will accept credit card payments for foreigners ...

Doolittle and the Allyn Street Controversy
Patch - 2016-05-14
Not know all the fantastic restaurants and shops there, along with possible boating adventures to be had? To that end, I wrote Mystic Seafarer's Trail so tourists could follow me all over Mystic as I walked the trail I designed. Perhaps hotels and ...

Trump-Ryan quest for GOP unity threatened by deep policy divides
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-14
WASHINGTON--Donald Trump and Paul Ryan left their high-profile summit pledging to unify the Republican Party, but it could take a while to bridge their substantial gaps on issues like immigration and free trade. Ryan meets with reporters on Capitol Hill ...

US Industry Body Welcomes India's New IPR Policy
NDTV - 2016-05-14
Washington: The US Chamber of Commerce has welcomed India's new intellectual property rights or IPR policy, saying it hopes the move is a "precursor" to the "concrete, structural" changes necessary for implementation of a strong innovation model.

GCC countries deny reentry to OFW deportees
Manila Standard Today - 2016-05-13
Foreign migrant workers, including Filipinos, who have been deported from any member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will be barred from entering any other GCC country, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said. POEA chief Hans Leo ...

POEA advises OFWs to use BM Online System
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-05-13
In an advisory issued by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), the agency also encouraged Balik Manggagawa (BM) to use the BM Online System for straight online OEC processing. The e-appoint system is a built-in component of the existing ...

Tax Court allows Mikey Arroyo to travel to Europe
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-13
a copy of which was submitted to the court and personally submitting a photocopy of his passport showing a stamp from the Bureau of Immigration upon his arrival. In a separate ruling, the Tax Court also dismissed the demurrer to evidence filed by Arroyo.

US plans new wave of immigrant deportation raids
MSN - 2016-05-12
WASHINGTON -- US immigration officials are planning a month-long series of raids in May and June to deport hundreds of Central American mothers and children found to have entered the country illegally, according to sources and an internal document seen by ...

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