French dock workers throw smoke bombs as protests escalate
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-26
LE HAVRE, France -- Thousands of dock workers poured into a public square in the French port city of Le Havre on Thursday (May 26, 2016), setting off smoke bombs as part of escalating nationwide protests against a labor bill that would loosen protections ...

Left submits 4 women Cabinet nominees to Duterte
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-26
Duterte has named only one woman so far in a key position in his government: former Immigration chief Andrea Domingo for the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor). The transition team even tapped the help of outgoing Senator Pia Cayetano to ...

Trade Secrets Claims Reach Federal Court: New Law Changes Jurisdiction, Remedies and Duties
JD Supra - 2016-05-26
Until May 12, 2016, trade secret law was the only area of intellectual property law left largely to state courts and state law. But no longer. On May 12, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, Pub. L. No. 114-153. It establishes a new ...

CRUZ, Axel Rupert M.
ateneo.edu - 2016-05-25
Cruz specializes in civil, criminal, and administrative litigation, and alternative dispute resolution. His litigation practice focuses on corruption laws, tort, product liability laws, and competition law. He has successfully represented clients before ...

OFW Jonard Langamin escapes death row, returns to PH
Rappler - 2016-05-25
Am so blessed to be a part of this. pic.twitter.com/YcXJ4DD1nk -- susanople (@susanople) May 25, 2016 In Saudi Arabia, Langamin was found guilty of fatally stabbing his co-seafarer Robertson Mendoza, another OFW working on the same shipping vessel ...

PHL needs to open door for wider competition
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-25
The Philippines has the potential to move away from that catch-up game and strive toward becoming a regional leader in terms of foreign investment and trade, thanks to its solid macroeconomic foundations; a consumer-driven economy, combined with a pool of ...

SMEs urged to outsource labor needs to mitigate cost of high turnover rates
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-25
GIVEN that the massive employee turnover trend is now apparent across all industries which, in turn, could be costly to any organization, Filipino companies, especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs), are encouraged to outsource their human-resource ...

392 instant jobs at Labor Day jobs fair in Bicol
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-05-25
DOLE Bicol recorded some 3,206 job applicants in the simultaneous Mega Job and Livelihood Fair at the Ayala and Pacific Mall in Legazpi City on May 1 and the Finale Job Fair at SM Naga City on May 2 graced by Assistant Secretary Ma. Joji V. Aragon.

Duterte rape comment violated Magna Carta of Women--CHR
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-25
The CHR ruling was in response to a complaint filed by WomanHealth Philippines, Kasarinlan para sa Kalayaan, Sentro ng Manggagawa ng Pilipinas, Labor Education and Research Network, and Sagip-Ilog Pilipinas. The women groups earlier said that their ...

Sanofi Wants Jury Verdict Axed In Amgen Drug Patent Row
Law 360 - 2016-05-25
Law360, Los Angeles (May 24, 2016, 10:01 PM ET) -- Sanofi urged a Delaware federal judge Monday to toss a jury's verdict finding rival Amgen's cholesterol drug patents valid and order a new trial or enter judgment against Amgen in its infringement row ...

DoF pushes higher oil taxes
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-05-24
The agency proposed the oil tax increase to compensate for the proposed reduction in corporate income tax rate to 25 percent from 32 percent and exemption of incomes of P1 million and below. The income tax reduction proposal was seen to reduce collection ...

PH has worst unemployment rate despite high GDP growth-Ibon
Inquirer - 2016-05-24
Citing the latest labor force survey data, Ibon said the unemployment rate in the country was set at 5.8 percent in January 2016, higher than slower-growing economies like China (4 percent), Vietnam (2.3 percent), Indonesia (5.5 percent), Malaysia (3.5 ...

Duterte still looking for good candidates to head three most corrupt government agencies
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-24
Duterte said he will assign former military officers to handle the Bureau of Immigration, which he described as "a sensitive agency that needs a strict leader." He also plans to recruit former military officers to head the Philippine Drug Enforcement ...

Raising the productivity and competitiveness of PHL enterprises
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-24
However, we are still fettered with old policies, like the Labor Code, which has been long overdue for a legislative overhaul. In the meantime, the Bureau of Labor Relations of the DOLE continues to engage tripartite partners in formulating or amending ...

Workplace age discrimination bill passed in Senate
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-24
"There is none in our Labor Code; and until recently, it was not even on the policy radar screen of the Department of Labor and Employment," Cayetano said. "To be discriminated against due to a natural and unstoppable process of ageing is to impose ...

Robinsons' Lingkod Pinoy, mall app and 'Maskara' events win Quill Awards
interaksyon.com - 2016-05-24
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration and now Commission on Elections (COMELEC). Robinsons Malls App won the Award of Excellence under the Digital Communications category. The Robinsons Malls app brings the ...

TUCP, KMU welcome Bello as possible labor secretary
MSN - 2016-05-24
Labor groups Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) and the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) have welcomed the possible appointment of former Justice Secretary Silvestre Bello III as secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment. "He is acceptable.

French tax police raid Google's Paris offices
MSN - 2016-05-23
Its European operations are headquartered in Ireland, which has some of the lowest corporate tax rates in the region. Google France received a "notification" of the investigation back in March 2014, which did not give any precise figures. It has been ...

More news on the Panama Papers
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 ...

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