Returning pilgrims scrutinized at NAIA
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-20
Confusion marred the arrival of the initial batches of returning Haj pilgrims from Saudi Arabia the other day as immigration officials at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) implemented strict screening procedures in processing the passengers.

Sixers hope state-of-the-art training complex helps lure free agents to beef up promising roster
spin.ph - 2016-09-20
For about 16 years, the Sixers had been renting a single court at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. The Sixers front office ... Manila time), with Toyota, NovaCare Rehabilitation and Virtua all signed on to stamp their logo on various ...

DOLE 10 hosts labor education strengthening in Camiguin
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-09-20
CAMIGUIN, September 20 -- The Department of Labor and Employment-Region 10 (DOLE-10) together with its Camiguin Provincial Field Office, hosted the Labor Education and Employment Services (LEES) Strengthening and Workers Association Forum in Camiguin ...

Slow remittances not a concern
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-09-18
Preliminary report from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration showed that the number of deployed land-based workers dropped 10.3 percent in the first seven months to 235,895, while that of sea-based workers fell 44.4 percent to 134,360.

Clark opens one-stop-center for OFWs
Philstar - 2016-09-18
National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Department of Labor and Employment, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Professional Regulation Commission ...

Delhi High Court strikes a fine balance between the right to copy and copyright
scroll.in - 2016-09-18
In its landmark judgement on Friday, the Delhi High Court held that the making of photocopies of books for academic purposes did not constitute an infringement of copyright, and publishers could not legally stop universities and photocopying places from ...

Victory For Students And Access To Knowledge In DU Copyright Case: Corporate Publishers Market Ends At The Gates Of The University
Counter Currents - 2016-09-17
In a rare and incredible order on 16th September 2016, the Delhi High Court dismissed the copyright infringement case filed in August 2012 by Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Taylor and Francis Group against Rameshwari Photocopy Shop ...

Dole, DOTr open 2nd OFW one-stop shop in Clark
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-17
Bello III (third from left) and PDP-Laban Rep ... Bello said this is also in line with the CIA being developed to ease the congestion at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) in Metro Manila. "There is now a move to transfer several flights ...

Remittances expected to be volatile in next few months-economist
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-17
"All in all, we can expect steady to marginal growth in remittance flows, given the POEA [Philippine Overseas Employment Administration] deployment and the zealous nature of workers abroad, enabling them to remit money to fund peso consumption," Mapa said.

DOF holds consultations on comprehensive tax reforms
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-17
Under the second package, the government will be proposing the reduction in corporate tax rates to 25 percent, along with simplifying other corporate income tax provisions to improve compliance. To help cancel out foregone revenues, the DOF will ...

Seychelles offers safety course for seafarers, hopes to attract international students
seychellesnewsagency.com - 2016-09-17
(Seychelles News Agency) - Seychelles has become the first western Indian Ocean Island State to offer an ... course with the expertise of Colombo International Nautical and Engineering College (CINEC). Presently, three students are following the course ...

Teams of Bruins create apps to solve problems using latest technologies
UCLA Newsroom - 2016-09-17
Code for the Mission was sponsored by OIT and the Office of Intellectual Property and Industry Sponsored Research. Taking their bows at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA were teams who have developed, as proof of concept: a tool that can analyze ...

Negros Oriental
Visayan Daily Star - 2016-09-17
Over a hundred students across the Negros Island qualified for the 2016 Interschool Art Contest sponsored by Victorias Milling Co., with 40 of them coming from Negros Oriental. A total of 108 students were pre-selected from hundreds of entrants that ...

MBHB Snippets: A review of developments in Intellectual Property Law - Volume 14, Issue 3
JD Supra - 2016-09-17
The America Invents Act of 2011 introduced supplemental examination of patents as a post-grant process intended to limit expensive and unpredictable inequitable conduct litigation and improve patent quality. As codified, 35 U.S.C. § 257(c)(1) states: A ...

POEA: R9 OFWs exempted from tax
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-09-17
ZAMBOANGA CITY--Tax exemptions have been granted by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration to returning overseas Filipino workers in the Zambonga Peninsula under its "Balik Manggagawa" program, POEA region IX director Marietta Bellotindos said.

POEA: R9 OFWs exempted from tax
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-09-17
ZAMBOANGA CITY--Tax exemptions have been granted by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration to returning overseas Filipino workers in the Zambonga Peninsula under its "Balik Manggagawa" program, POEA region IX director Marietta Bellotindos said.

Why is DSWD now needed to accredit theater arts projects?
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2016-09-16
Budget crafters of then President Benigno Aquino III formulated a provision that now requires all CSOs to first submit these requirements before they are accredited by the DSWD. This accreditation, in turn, would be given to the NCCA before the financial ...

Economists see hawkish hold next week as Fed punts to December
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-16
A slow economic recovery has polarized Americans on topics ranging from immigration to trade and interest rates. "We are going to get a hawkish hold," said Carl Tannenbaum, chief economist at The Northern Trust Company in Chicago. "The missing piece ...

Delhi photocopy shop wins case against global publishers over copyright infringement
International Business Times - 2016-09-16
The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a long pending case against a photocopy shop filed by three major international publishers over the sale of photocopied books and pages in Delhi University. The petition moved by publishers Oxford University Press ...

DOF holding consultations to fine-tune tax plan
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-16
To protect vulnerable sectors from the impact of these new taxes, the government will expand its conditional cash transfer programs and provide public transportation subsidies. Lowering corporate tax rates to 25 percent, along with simplifying other ...

BPI research forecasts ebb and flow of remittances in next few months
interaksyon.com - 2016-09-16
"All in all, we can expect steady to marginal growth in remittance flows given POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration) deployment and the zealous nature of OFs enabling them to remit money to fund Peso consumption," it said. But while ...

Personal remittances amount to US$16.9 billion for the first seven months of 2016
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-09-16
A preliminary report from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) showed that the number of deployed land-based workers (new hires) dropped by 10.3 percent year-on-year to 235,895, while that of sea-based workers fell by 44.4 percent to ...

IP Fears Keep Life Sciences, Health Care GCs Up At Night
Law 360 - 2016-09-16
Law360, New York (September 15, 2016, 11:00 PM EDT) -- Lawsuits related to intellectual property weigh heavily on the minds of nearly half of in-house attorneys at life sciences and health care companies, according to the results of a legal industry survey ...

Reflective Clinton returns to campaign trail after pneumonia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-09-16
... that no business should pay more than 15 percent of its income in taxes, down from the current 35 percent highest corporate tax rate. Few businesses now pay the full 35 percent rate, taking advantage instead of many deductions in the existing tax code.

July remittances fall as deployment drops
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-15
As such, preliminary data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) cited by the central bank showed the number of deployed land-based workers, or new hires, dropped by 10.3 percent year-on-year to 235,895. The sea-based deployment took ...

Over 400,000 PH seafarers benefit from 2 new Marina advisories
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-15
The beneficiaries include more than 300,000 seafarer deck and engine ratings as "new" entrant seafarers , and the more than 100,000 others - consisting of electro- technical officers (ETOs) and electro technical ratings (ETRs ...

Recruiters assist 400 displaced OFWs
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-15
The event was held in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, POEA Administrator Atty.

OFW remittances down 5.4% in July
Rappler - 2016-09-15
Latest data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) showed the number of new hires for land-based workers dropped 10.3% to 235,895 while that of sea-based workers plunged 44.4% to 134,360.

End-July 2016 remittances to PHL remain firm amid lower OFW deployment
interaksyon.com - 2016-09-15
This, as initial figures from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) showed a 10.3 percent decline in the deployment of land-based workers, who are new hires, to 235,895. At the same time, the deployment of sea-based workers went down by ...

Americans blame Washington gridlock for slow economic growth: study
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-15
It said a range of factors including a complicated corporate tax code, tangled immigration system and aging roads contribute to the slow growth. The study contends that factors including a growing wealth gap, declines in productivity growth and a rise in ...

Philly Boutique Adds IP Pro From BakerHostetler
Law 360 - 2016-09-15
Law360, New York (September 14, 2016, 9:45 PM EDT) -- Intellectual property boutique Condo Roccia Koptiw LLP has added a litigator previously with BakerHostetler to its patent litigation and after-grant practices in Philadelphia, the firm announced on ...

Duterte expected in Cebu for PESO congress
Philstar - 2016-09-14
CEBU, Philippines - The Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas is preparing for a possible visit of President Rodrigo Duterte next month for the national congress of the Philippine Employment Service Office. DOLE-7 director Exequiel Sarcauga ...

Illegal fishing charges filed vs 17 Vietnamese nationals
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-14
Rivera said the 16 arrested Vietnamese fishermen are now under the custody of the local office of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) in Ilocos Sur while one minor is under the custody of the Department of Social Welfare and Development. Meanwhile ...

US concerned over Chinese money in Australian politics
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-14
Last week the opposition Labor Party called for foreign political donations to be banned after Labor Sen. Sam Dastyari stepped down from a senior role for asking a Chinese company to pay a A$1,670 ($1,250) travel bill. While Dastyari broke no law ...

Europe demands YouTube pay more to artists
CNN Money - 2016-09-14
That's a huge step up from the current measures that only require these services to act when notified about a copyright infringement. The commission said it wants to address the concerns of artists who see the value of their work plummet once it appears on ...

Seven G-20 Commitments to Promote Innovation and the Digital Economy
The White House President Barack Obama - 2016-09-14
5. Intellectual Property. The United States has tirelessly advocated for high-quality intellectual property systems, recognizing that protecting intellectual property provides important incentives for inventors and creators, helping to drive innovation and ...

Aquino, Purisima face graft plaint over gasoline smuggling
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-09-14
former Bureau of Customs Commissioner Napoleon Morales named Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation (PSPC) as misdeclaring its gas importations since 2004 after it reclassified the gasoline as imports that are not subject to taxes. "Without any iota of ...

Fabric Company Gets Chance To Fix Nixed IP Suit Against H&M
Law 360 - 2016-09-14
Law360, Los Angeles (September 13, 2016, 10:26 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit Tuesday threw life preservers to two copyright infringement suits brought by Malibu Textiles against H&M Hennes & Mauritz LP and another clothing company, finding a trial court ...

DOF presents program to cut tax rates, hike government revenues
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-13
In a meeting with members of the House Committee on Ways and Means, Dominguez said that aside from lowering personal and corporate income-tax rates, the Department of Finance (DOF) is also looking into lowering tax rates on property- and capital-income taxes.

A tax policy reform program for truly inclusive growth
MSN - 2016-09-11
These include the unfair tax burden on low salaried workers due to non-indexation of exemptions to inflation (bracket creep), the lack of competitiveness of our corporate income taxes vs. regional peers, leakages arising from the special treatment and ...

Thais jilting iPhone holiday snaps spur surge in Big Camera
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-11
cut fares. The number going abroad in the first seven months of 2016 jumped 16 percent from a year earlier to 6.12 million, Immigration Bureau data show. Thanasit said Big Camera is considering regional expansion, too, and that the first overseas store ...

Bangladesh struggles to search factory after deadly fire
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-09-11
"The boiler explosion and resulting fire ... demonstrates the ongoing dangers to industrial workers in that country," a statement from a consortium of groups, including the International Labor Rights Forum, said.

3 Vietnamese fishing vessels caught poaching in West Philippine Sea
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-10
This happened when the Philippine Navy, Philippine Coast Guard, Bureau of Immigration, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources conducted joint seaborne patrol as part of ongoing efforts to address illegal commercial fishing activities in the area.

BOI, JICA to identify industries
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-10
The Philippine Board of Investments (BOI ... the Department Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) and its regional offices in Central Luzon and Calabarzon.

154 Sinos nabbed for illegal online gambling at Clark
The Daily Tribune - 2016-09-10
Bureau of Immigration (BI) agents nabbed 154 Chinese nationals for possible violation of immigration laws and alleged involvement in illegal online gambling in Pampanga Friday night. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said the foreigners were ...

Vibrant labor market accompanies GDP growth
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-09-09
MANILA, Sept. 10 - With faster and improved quality of economic growth, the Philippine labor market continues to show vibrancy as unemployment and underemployment rates fell in July 2016, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).

DOF hints of wider tax net to boost revenue intake
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-09
according to the Department of Finance (DOF). Paola Alvarez, DOF spokesman, said the Philippines and Thailand generate essentially the same value-added tax (VAT) collection as percent of local output, or the GDP, even as Manila imposes a rate of 12 percent ...

World Bank: Air pollution costs global economy trillions of dollars
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-09
These deaths cost the global economy about 225 billion dollars in lost labor income and more than 5 trillion dollars in welfare losses in 2013, said the report. Welfare losses are an approach commonly used to evaluate the costs and benefits of ...

Labor contracting will end this year
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-07
Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III on Wednesday said the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) is set to repeal Department Order (DO) 18-A, governing contracting and subcontracting arrangements in the country, in compliance with President Duterte ...

Labor contracting will end this year
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-07
Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III on Wednesday said the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) is set to repeal Department Order (DO) 18-A, governing contracting and subcontracting arrangements in the country, in compliance with President Duterte ...

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