Free trade, competition -- and danger - 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

POEA vows stiff penalties if agency failed to help OFW who died in hospital
MSN - 2016-08-28
A recruitment agency faces severe penalties if it is proven that the agency failed to meet its obligations to a Filipina domestic helper who died in hospital in Saudi Arabia, the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) said on Saturday. "Nalulungkot ...

Tax reforms eyed to solve structural weakness - DOF
Manila Bulletin - 2016-08-28
According to Dominguez, a tax policy reform is necessary to remove the "inequitable, complex and inefficient" taxation on wage earners, consumers, investors and corporations. First, several tax rates and tax bases are not indexed to inflation and have ...

Nationwide manhunt for illegal recruiters urged
BusinessMirror. - 2016-08-28
Any information on the whereabouts of the two that could lead to their arrest should be forwarded to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) or the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, she said. "While these illegal recruiters ...

DOJ sets deportation of Indonesians who posed as Pinoys
BusinessMirror. - 2016-08-27
THE Department of Justice has assigned 16 prosecutors to investigate the 177 Indonesians earlier caught by Immigration authorities for illegal possession of Philippine passports while attempting to leave the country for Saudi Arabia to participate in the ...

TMAP proposes a 5-tiered income-tax structure
BusinessMirror. - 2016-08-26
THE influential Tax Management Association of the Philippines (TMAP) has proposed a tax structure limiting the levy on individual and corporate income to only 30 percent, even as the measure ensures that the corrosive impact of inflation is effectively ...

Clinton, Trump exchange angry charges of racism
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-08-26
No path to legalization Trump also sought this week to moderate his earlier comments on immigration. As president, he would focus on deporting the "bad" immigrants without uprooting the "good" ones, he said -- a sharp shift from his early ...

Trump on immigration policy: 'The bad dudes' are out
MSN - 2016-08-25
In an exclusive interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Donald Trump talked about his plan to build a wall and said he will remove all of "the bad dudes" when he takes office.

Amazon Atty Returns To Kilpatrick Townsend As IP Partner
Law 360 - 2016-08-25
Law360, New York (August 25, 2016, 6:42 PM ET) -- Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP has hired an attorney from Inc., who worked on trademark issues at its Emmy Award-winning original content business, to rejoin its intellectual property ...

Google Asks Supreme Court to Hear Chrome Case Over Patent History
FORTUNE - 2016-08-25
On the other hand, the Supreme Court has expressed a strong willingness to hear intellectual property cases in recent years, and has frequently found occasion to rebuke the lower court in question, which hears all patent appeals in the United States.

A Tax Tangle for the Treasury
FORTUNE - 2016-08-25
Yet neither Mr. Lew, nor Messrs. Cook, Bezos et al. should protest too much. When you claim that the ultimate value of your product is in your intellectual property rights, conveniently domiciled in an offshore tax jurisdiction, rather than in the actual ...

Teva drug patent invalidated by US regulator
MSN - 2016-08-24
Shares of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries are plunging, as U.S. patent offices invalidated their drug patent. CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports. The Wall Street Journal.

POEA suspends 19 recruitment agencies
Manila Bulletin - 2016-08-24
Nineteen Philippine recruitment agencies (PRA) had their operations temporarily suspended by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Tuesday for failing to repatriate 250 distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Kuwait. POEA ...

POEA suspends 19 recruitment agencies
Manila Bulletin - 2016-08-24
Nineteen Philippine recruitment agencies (PRA) had their operations temporarily suspended by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Tuesday for failing to repatriate 250 distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Kuwait. POEA ...

Bello: P50,000 bounty for illegal recruiters
BusinessMirror. - 2016-08-24
Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III put on Wednesday a P50,000 bounty for informants who will lead to the successful arrest of illegal recruiters. "Illegal recruitment has to stop and its perpetrators jailed. Whoever will provide information which ...

Teva drug patent invalidated by US regulator
MSN - 2016-08-23
Shares of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries are plunging, as U.S. patent offices invalidated their drug patent. CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports. The Wall Street Journal.

Czech fugitive falls in Cebu
Manila Bulletin - 2016-08-23
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has arrested in Cebu a Czech national who is wanted for fraud and money laundering in his country. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said yesterday immigration operatives nabbed last week Godus Dusan, 61, at his house in ...

NCCA-PIA promotes Ibanag culture - 2016-08-23
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, August 23 (PIA) - - The National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) recently launched its joint advocacy project promoting the Ibanag arts and culture here. Purita S. Licas, PIA ...

Dominguez bares P173B revenue loss due to lower income tax
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-08-22
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez on Monday said the move to lower income tax rates for personal and corporate income could cost government some P173.8 billion annually in revenue losses. During the Development Budget Coordinating Committee meeting at the ...

DOH Deploys Medical Team To KSA For Emergency Medical Needs Of Stranded OFWs - 2016-08-21
The Department of Health (DOH), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Technical Education and Skills ...

International economists laud strong PHL growth, forecast bright economy
BusinessMirror. - 2016-08-21
"The support to growth is likely to be driven by resilience in private consumption, boosted by an increase in government salaries, a tighter labor market, and lagged impact of low oil and rice prices," Credit Suisse said. J.P. Morgan Research also ...

New accountancy tracks forthcoming
BusinessMirror. - 2016-08-21
This examination consists of five core accounting subjects, to include financial accounting reporting, advanced financial accounting reporting, management advisory services, taxation and regulatory framework for business transactions. The examinees will ...

Supreme Court allows P14-M refund to PNB
Inquirer - 2016-08-20
At the time of the transactions, interbank call loans were not considered for taxation purposes, the high court said, citing the 1977 Tax Code. The current National Internal Revenue Code, enacted in 1997, cannot be given retroactive effect to cover the PNB ...

Contractualization: Action needed on concerns of both labor, management
Manila Bulletin - 2016-08-20
The issue of labor contractualization figured prominently in the last election campaign with all the presidential candidates endorsing the move to abolish - or at least to revise it and keep it within reasonable bounds. There were some words of caution ...

Bello orders intensified campaign vs. illegal recruitment; 2 illegal recruiters with fake Swiss job offers nabbed - 2016-08-20
MANILA, Aug. 21 - Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III ordered the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to intensify its campaign against illegal recruiters after two of them were nabbed offering fake Swiss job opportunities.

Bishops ask DOLE to redouble efforts to protect OFWs
Manila Bulletin - 2016-08-20
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is poised to suspend both the Saudi and Philippine recruiters of Irma Edloy pending an investigation on the death of the Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW). "We in the CBCP ECMI condemn her violent rap ...

Dole urged: Rescind order legalizing contractualization
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-08-19
KMU chair Elmer Labog said unfair labor practice became more rampant after the Dole issued Department Order No. 18-A, which defined regulations governing contracting and subcontracting arrangements. The order was issued in 2011 during the Aquino ...

Angara seeks to impose tax on sweepstakes, lotto winnings
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-08-19
Senator Juan Edgardo "Sonny" Angara now wants to impose tax on sweepstakes and lotto winnings amounting to P1 million and above to minimize the possible loss in government coffers if the proposed lowering of personal and corporate income tax rates is ...

COCKTALES | Palace aides add green to Duterte's digs - 2016-08-18
The Manila court case is separate from the ongoing trademark dispute at the Intellectual Property Office, also initiated by the Delgados' Isla Holdings as their three-decade franchise agreement with El Pollo Loco was winding down. According to the US chain ...

Devas Multimedia falsely claimed to have IPR of hybrid technology: CBI
Economic Times - 2016-08-18
In its chargesheet filed recently, CBI has claimed that the deal was bagged on the basis of false claims that Devas has Intellectual Property Rights to use a hybrid technology of satellite as well as terrestrial signals to deliver multimedia content to users.

Recto sees early passage of bills lowering income, corporate taxes
BusinessMirror. - 2016-08-18
SENATE Minority Leader Ralph G. Recto said he expects bills seeking to lower income and corporate taxes to breeze through Congress, even as he predicts rough sailing for counterproposals to offset the revenue gap. "It will be easy to pass measures ...

DoF wants corporate tax reduced to 25% in 3 years - 2016-08-17
The Finance Department plans to implement the tax reform package within the first three years of the Duterte administration. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III told reporters the agency proposed to reduce the corporate income tax rate from 30 percent ...

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