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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

P&I Priority Over a Ship Mortgage: Meet the New Crew Claimants
Lexology - 2016-09-07
Section 59 (1) of the Regulation provides that: "(1) A financial security must be in force in respect of a ship to ensure that any seafarer employed to work on board the ship is provided with assistance when the seafarer is abandoned." Having adopted ...

Iloilo opens aid program for OFWs
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-07
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) for preparations needed to work abroad; Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for assist well and OWWA for welfare matters. Pigar said that prior to the program, the provincial government was already ...

Venable Adds Trial-Savvy IP Partner From Orrick
Law 360 - 2016-09-07
Law360, Los Angeles (September 6, 2016, 10:32 PM ET) -- Venable LLP said Tuesday it has snagged an intellectual property litigation partner from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP with experience handling disputes for pharmaceuticals, high technology ...

Be at the airport early, departing international passengers told
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-06
With this, Immigration Commissioner Jaime H. Morente advised departing travelers to be at the airport four hours earlier, so they will have ample time to go through security procedures at the airport. "This include security baggage checks, check-in at ...

2000 OFWs back from Saudi in September
Mindanews - 2016-09-06
At least 1,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will be repatriated from Saudi Arabia before the start of the six-day Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca on September 9 to 13 and another 1,000 before the end of this month, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said.

Be at the airport early, departing international passengers told
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-05
With this, Immigration Commissioner Jaime H. Morente advised departing travelers to be at the airport four hours earlier, so they will have ample time to go through security procedures at the airport. "This include security baggage checks, check-in at ...

Free trade, competition -- and danger
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-09-05
This contradicted the TPP requirement that all parties be given equal market access, she noted. While Uy and Villamil were cautious not to discuss the PLDT-Globe buyout of the SMC telecommunications assets thaat the PCC says it will review for anti ...

Some 26 distressed OFWs from Kuwait repatriated; provided with Assist WELL program
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-09-04
The said OFWs, who worked as household service workers, arrived Friday morning at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on board Philippine Airlines flight PR 669. The repatriates ran away from their respective employers due to poor working conditions ...

OFWs with fake OECs off-loaded at Clark airport
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-04
The proliferation of fake OECs, purportedly processed by the Balik-Manggagawa section of the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA), showed the migrant workers were allegedly returning to their job sites, recruitment consultant Emmanuel Geslani said.

Grandma becomes a lawyer
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2016-09-03
So when she decided to return to school in 2009, it should have been no surprise to her family and everyone who knew her. What was unexpected was what Barretto wanted to study--law. "I am very interested in learning," Barretto explained. "I took up ...

First Fil-Am judge in Cook County, Illinois broke many barriers
Global Nation - 2016-09-02
Before that, at John Marshall Law School, she was the first student to graduate with a J.D./L.L.M joint degree in tax law. Most recently ... litigating cases involving corporate, partnership and individual income and sales taxation. Then came a vacancy ...

BI to put Chinese-speaking interpreters at NAIA
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-02
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) needs Chinese-speaking individuals to serve as interpreters to immigration officers in screening and interviewing Chinese nationals upon their arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). BI Commissioner Jaime ...

In Mexico, Trump asserts US right to build border wall
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-01
Mexico City - White House hopeful Donald Trump issued a stern anti-immigration warning Wednesday after visiting Mexico, saying people who cross into the United States illegally would never obtain legal status. It was one in a series of stark declarations ...

GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS CELEBRATES ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH ESTRELLA TV'S BOXEO ESTELAR
PhilBoxing.com - 2016-08-31
As LA's boxing aficionados come together for the upcoming boxing event to kickoff Labor Day weekend, Golden Boy Promotions has taken a look back to at some top fight moments held on Boxeo Estelar, a pl ace where fans can expect the best action-packed ...

The Business Court Opens Its Door Wide To "Intellectual Property" Disputes
JD Supra - 2016-08-30
The Business Court doesn't often discuss its interpretation of the statutory bases for a designation to the Court, all of which are contained in G.S. sec. 7A-45.4. So its published Order this month in Southeastern Automotive, Inc. v. Genuine Parts Co. 2016 ...

Dole bars contractors from job fairs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-08-30
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna--State-sponsored job fairs in Southern Tagalog are now off limits to labor contractors and subcontractors. The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) has temporarily excluded them from events held to address employment issues as a ...

The Apple tax ruling - what this means for Ireland, tax and multinationals
MSN - 2016-08-30
Could a post-Brexit UK now offer such generous tax deals? Brussels has no power over corporation tax rates, which member states have always been able to set themselves. The former chancellor, George Osborne, had pledged to make Britain the most competitive ...

Apple facing back taxes running into billions over Ireland deal
MSN - 2016-08-30
The investment bank JP Morgan has warned that if the commission requires Apple to retroactively pay the Irish corporate tax rate of 12.5% on the pre-tax profits it collected via Ireland it could cost the company as much as $19bn (£15bn). Irish sources ...

Arvind Panagariya sees good monsoon and reforms pushing growth to 8% this year
Economic Times - 2016-08-30
And, unlike most others, he also sees private investment doing better this year. He also said India has strongly opposed the language of the draft on intellectual property protection to be taken up at the upcoming G20 meeting in Beijing, signalling the ...

Amazon 'pays less tax than sausage stall'
MSN - 2016-08-29
"Every Viennese cafe, every sausage stand pays more tax in Austria than a multinational corporation," Mr Kern told Der Standard. "That goes for Starbucks, Amazon and other companies," he said. He added that EU countries with low corporate taxes were ...

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