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 ...

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 ...

Stakeholders flag challenges to IPR-led innovation growth
wap.business-standard.com - 2016-09-06
Even as the government pushes towards intellectual property rights (IPR)-enabled innovation growth in a big way, industry stakeholders have warned of lingering issues that could slow it down. They raised the issue in a recent meeting between the Department ...

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.

Clinton blasts Russia, Trump softens immigration stance
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-09-06
CLEVELAND -- Setting the stage on Labor Day for a critical month in their testy presidential campaign, Donald Trump softened his stance on immigration while Hillary Clinton blasted Russia for its suspected tampering in the US electoral process.

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 ...

Marginal sector shielded from proposed excise on oil products
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-05
According to Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) chief Ernesto M. Pernia, now is the best time to adjust fuel excise taxes when crude-oil prices in the market are low and the impact on inflation is almost ...

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.

Tax payment through credit/debit/prepaid cards
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-04
She passed the CPA Licensure Examination on October 2014 and is currently connected with Vinhar Con­struction and Marketing, a company specializing in accounting for construc­tion projects and taxation. This column accepts contributions from accountants ...

Apple tax decision not against US -- Juncker
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-04
The 13-billion-euro demand for payment from the American electronics giant has raised hackles in the US, with the White House decrying what it described as a "unilateral" approach to rewriting global taxation norms. Speaking to reporters before the ...

Apple tax decision not against US -- Juncker
Manila Bulletin - 2016-09-04
The 13-billion-euro demand for payment from the American electronics giant has raised hackles in the US, with the White House decrying what it described as a "unilateral" approach to rewriting global taxation norms. Speaking to reporters before the ...

OFWs with fake OECs off-loaded at Clark airport
BusinessMirror. - 2016-09-03
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 ...

168 Indons to leave RP as BI junks deportation raps vs them
The Daily Tribune - 2016-09-03
Majority of the 177 Indonesians that were apprehended last week for holding Filipino passports are headed home today as the Bureau of Immigration (BI) dismissed the deportation charges against them. According to BI spokesman Antonette Mangrobang ...

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 ...

DOLE eyes to reduce 50% of contractualization by end of 2016
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-09-02
Article 281 of the Labor Code states that probationary employment shall not exceed six months from the date the employee started working. Relative to this, Dione urged companies to have self-assessment and practice the permissible way in their workforce by ...

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 ...

Immigration protesters chain themselves to Trump Tower doors
MSN - 2016-09-01
On the same day Donald Trump travelled to Mexico to meet the country's president, protesters chain themselves to Trump Tower in New York in response to the candidate's immigration policies, forcing police to remove them.

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 ...

Recruiter who duped over 200 would-be OFWs nabbed
MSN - 2016-08-31
In his report, GMA News' Oscar Oida said Osmando Nivero Habilag is among the most notorious illegal recruiters in the country based on the list of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). The report said Habilag has carted away P10 million ...

Apple-EU tax clash has others asking: Who's next?
MSN - 2016-08-31
"That's the crux of our concerns about the fairness of this kind of approach," he said. The U.S. has been working with European officials on corporate tax avoidance, as well as pursuing its own actions. The tax practices of Facebook, which has a new ...

Trump immigration speech: What do you want to hear?
MSN - 2016-08-30
A conservative talk radio show in Chicago found out what Donald Trump supporters expect from his immigration policy speech. CNN's Randi Kaye reports. Like us on Facebook to see similar stories

Trump immigration speech: What do you want to hear?
MSN - 2016-08-30
A conservative talk radio show in Chicago found out what Donald Trump supporters expect from his immigration policy speech. CNN's Randi Kaye reports. FBI to release Clinton email report as soon as tomorrow

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 BAĂ‘OS, 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 ...

DFA suspends issuance of hajj passports
BusinessMirror. - 2016-08-30
"The Indonesians were about to board Philippine Airlines Flight PR 8969 bound for Madinah, Saudi Arabia, when immigration personnel stopped them, along with five Filipinos who were supposed to accompany them in their trip," the lawmaker said.

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 (ÂŁ15bn). 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 ...

Leading Chinese economist upbeat about PHL-China relations
BusinessMirror. - 2016-08-29
Professor Zhang Yuyan, Director of the Institute of World Economic and Politics of the ... The Chinese economy is also approaching the technology frontier, which would require a shift from technology imports to homegrown innovation, he added.

DOF unveils final draft of 4 tax reform packages
Manila Bulletin - 2016-08-29
and consumption tax; corporate income tax (CIT); property tax; and capital income tax. "This program, which will be presented to Congress by September, 2016, will comprise four packages. Each of the package will correspond to a bill that balances policy ...

OFWs warned not to apply with 2 agencies facing penalties
Manila Bulletin - 2016-08-29
In a one-page advisory, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) urged OFWs to temporarily refrain from engaging the services of the Overseas Career and Consulting Services Ltd. and Newpage Immigration Consulting Corp. who have recently ...

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 ...

Palace wants 166 exceptions on FoI order
The Daily Tribune - 2016-08-28
The NLRC, a quasi-judicial body of the Department of Labor Employment, is also prohibited to disclose "information, reports, records or communications" that they have obtained. But as for the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), such a ...

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 ...

Nationwide manhunt for illegal recruiters urged
BusinessMirror. - 2016-08-26
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 ...

Project Repeal: in search of regulatory relief
Inquirer Opinion - 2016-08-26
The Department of Labor and Employment, the Department of Tourism, and the National Economic and Development Authority have also been working on their own regulatory impact assessment projects for some time now. And, of course, the Civil Service Commission ...

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 ...

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