Bea-Gerald-Julia issue, sa point of view ng abogado
PEP - 2019-08-14
[Chi Ming Tsoi v. Court of Appeals, G.R. No. 119190, 16 January 1997] "The intimate spaces created by our human relationships are our safe havens from the helter skelter of this world. It is in that space where we can grow in the safety of the special ...

21 states sue Trump administration over new coal rules
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-14
The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, says the new rule violates the federal Clean Air Act because it does not meaningfully replace power plants ...

Pray for Hong Kong
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-13
It would be best if the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) takes over the mandatory pre-departure orientation seminars for OFWs bound for Hong Kong to ensure that the delicate ...

All service charges must go to hotel and restaurant employees, a new law states
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 13) -- Your tips will now surely end up in the pockets of waiters and servers. President Rodrigo Duterte on August 7 signed a law amending the Labor Code ...

OWWA ready to assist Hong Kong-bound OFWs; No deployment ban yet, says POEA
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-13
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) administrator Hans J. Cacdac said their personnel are ready to assist Filipino workers heading to Hong Kong. "We are ready to assist and help them ...

What to know about the rule that could reshape legal immigration
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-13
(CNN) - On Monday, the Trump administration released a regulation that could reshape the legal immigrant population in the US. The long-anticipated public charge rule makes it more difficult for ...

BREAKING: Duterte signs service charge bill
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-13
MANILA, Philippines --President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a bill that would allow workers in hotels, restaurants and other related establishments to receive 100 percent of the service charge ...

Vallacar board hits ban on members from firm premises
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The board of directors of the Vallacar Transit Inc. on Tuesday condemned the alleged order of ousted president Leo Rey Yanson preventing any board members and officers of ...

Dispatch of Japanese engineers set to boost specific construction skills for Southeast Asia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-13
TOKYO -- The infrastructure ministry will send Japanese engineers to Southeast Asian countries in a bid to increase the number of foreign construction workers with specified skills needed to ...

House panel OKs bill on liquor tax hike
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The House ways and means committee approved Tuesday a bill increasing the excise tax rates on alcohol products despite facing an objection during the first deliberation of ...

Immigration on alert for 2 suspected terrorists planning to enter PH
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 13) -- Immigration officials are on the lookout for two suspected terrorists reportedly planning to enter the country from Sri Lanka. Their supposed cohort ...

Overseas Filipino Bank to become first digital lender in PH by 2020
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-13
and the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA). Borromeo said digitizing OF Bank will not cost much as "the IT platform of Landbank is very robust and it can handle that--we just need to ...

South Korea downgrades trade ties with Japan
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-13
(CNN) -- South Korea is removing Japan from a list of trusted trading partners, escalating a dispute with its neighbor that is already disrupting the global supply chain for big tech companies.

SC sets hearing on rights of illegitimate children
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-12
THE Supreme Court is set to tackle on the rights of illegitimate children to claim inheritance in an oral argument set on August 20. The petition, filed six years ago by 41-year-old Amadea Angela ...

Group urges DOJ to drop sedition raps vs Robredo, et al
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-12
Leila de Lima in jail for her alleged involvement in the drug trade and to oust Maria Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. "This recent move initiated by the Duterte regime ...

A clear and present threat
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-12
National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., meanwhile, warned that the influx of Chinese labor was a "threat." The unprecedented Chinese exodus, enabled by the problematic pivot of Philippine foreign policy toward Beijing, is indeed shaping up to ...

Trump admin announces rule that could limit legal immigration
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-12
Officials can take into account an applicant's financial resources, health, education, skills ... her green card status in the future, an Urban Institute study found. Among low-income immigrant ...

SC to tackle inheritance rights of illegitimate children
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court will tackle the rights of illegitimate children to claim an inheritance. The high court has tapped retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Jose Vitug and ...

Makabayan bill seeks amendment to party-list law
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-12
The Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives has filed a bill that would make the party list system exclusive to parties representing the neglected, six years after the Supreme Court ruled ...

Group flags new bidding on power deals
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-12
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, Philippines -- While it welcomed the Supreme Court ruling requiring distribution utilities to bid out their power supply agreements (PSA), an activist group ...

Reforms in property valuation could net local govts P12.6B
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-11
Based on a presentation of the DOF on Package 3 dated July 25, the current valuation system uses outdated valuation for governmental purposes, especially for national and local taxation.

SEC eyes release of new REIT rules by September
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-11
Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) is set to become the first company to launch a REIT, composed of its premium office assets in the Makati Central Business District. ALI said the REIT company will be valued at about $500 million, about $300 million of which will be ...

A look into the future of the tax-tech convergence
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-11
In this modern era, e-commerce and the digital economy play a significant ... administration and compliance to a more technologically advanced state--preventing tax leakages and a more efficient ...

Choose ENDS, not NRTs
Journal - 2019-08-11
Earlier, Ped Xing cited the case of a local petroleum giant whose bid to obtain preferential treatment over fuel classification for taxation purposes was thumbed down by the Court of Tax Appeals. The latest to get the thumb down from the CTA is no les ...

Imee sees rough sailing for second tax reform package seeking more taxes on tobacco
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-11
Marcos added that while it was time to harmonize taxes, the Duterte administration was "getting a lot of skewing" because treatment of products for taxation was "not equal." Under Republic ...

DTI-Cebu launches Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay in Moalboal
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-10
The partner-agencies include the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Pag-IBIG ...

Religion trumping science
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-09
Having survived challenges to its constitutionality, including a lengthy tussle before the Supreme Court, the RH law is still far from achieving its goal of increasing the contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR, or the number of couples availing themselves of ...

DOJ tells PNP: Submit sedition evidence vs Leni, 37 others
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-09
Erin TaƱada and former Supreme Court spokesperson Theordore Te, questioned the appearance of lawyers from the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG), led by Assistant Solicitor General Angelita ...

The human cost of Oplan Kapanatagan in Quezon
Bulatlat - 2019-08-09
The production of copra, or the dried meat of a coconut, remains a small-scale business limited to individual farmers ... The coco levy fund, which was a tax applied to coconut farmers during the Marcos years, has been a constant source of contention ...

Woman born without legs barred from entering BIR office for wearing shorts
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-09
MANILA, Philippines -- A woman born without legs in Calbayog, Samar was barred from entering a Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) branch office for supposedly wearing shorts. Nancy Torrelino Boroc ...

Bayan Muna welcomes SC affirmation of its ruling requiring power supply deals to undergo bidding
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-09
Meralco linemen inspect meters on Road 10 in Tondo, Manila, in this file photo. Bayan Muna chairman Neri Colmenares and Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court ...

SC orders early dismissal in Metro Manila courts due to bad weather
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court has suspended work in all Metro Manila courts due to bad weather. In its advisory, the High Court said that all Metro Manila courts will have early ...

DENR hails SC order to fine water firms, but Manila Water says it may file MR
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-09
THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has hailed the Supreme Court ruling holding the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) and its two private-water ...

Government nets P4.70 for every P1 of fiscal incentive-DTI
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-09
For the meantime, the GIE can be increased to 8 percent to transmit additional revenue to state coffers that will balance the proposed reduction of corporate income tax (CIT). In a separate ...

Alcohol products soon to bear tax stamps
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
After years of delay, the government will finally start affixing internal revenue stamps on alcohol products to discourage tax cheats once higher excise taxes kick in by next year, according to ...

PH to continue collecting taxes from Pogos
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
The government will continue to collect the taxes from foreign--mostly Chinese--workers in Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogos) and issue tax identification numbers (TINs) to those still ...

Bills covering four tranches of tax-reform program filed
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-08
The lawmaker said his HB 1909, which represents Package 2 of the CTRP, "will widen the corporate tax base and plug its leakages, and help alleviate the burden on the business community ...

Duterte promises to look into 2020 budget pork allegations
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 8) -- President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to look into allegations that there will be pork barrel in the proposed 2020 national budget. Reports earlier said ...

DENR to Manila Water, Maynilad, MWSS: Pay fines instead of spending on legal actions
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 8) -- Rather than spending "so much" on legal actions, the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage Sytem (MWSS) and private water concessionaires Manila Water ...

DENR to Manila Water, Maynilad, MWSS: Pay fines instead of spending on legal actions
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 8) -- Rather than spending "so much" on legal actions, the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage Sytem (MWSS) and private water concessionaires Manila Water ...

Commercial Speech, Copyright Registration, Class Certification to Students
Law - 2019-08-08
Plaintiffs produced the short documentary in collaboration with defendants, and sued for copyright infringement after defendants allegedly signed an agreement to develop a movie or television series based upon it. The Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. Ā§411(a ...

Sotto wants public school teachers exempted from paying taxes
philstar.com - 2019-08-08
Senate Bill 241 - an act providing tax relief to public school teachers by exempting them from income taxation, amending for the purpose Sections 22 and 24A of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, as amended - seeks to exempt Teachers I ...

Before Dickel, here are foreign coaches who took on consultant roles
SPIN - 2019-08-08
To enlighten you about the logic behind the set-up, foreign coaches are not allowed to hold a "head coach" role due to Article 40 of the Labor Code which statates that foreigners will only be issued an employment permit "if there is no Filipino who is ...

Seares: Mandaue cockpit: local autonomy vs. national law; clash of interests
Sun Star - 2019-08-08
Which the Supreme Court affirmed when it ruled on the same case, calling it "an interference in purely local affairs." The Mandaue City Council ordinance, City Administrator Jamaal James Calipayan told news media, regulates operation of city cockpits ...

Usec Benny wants compliance, Atienza wants refunds
Journal - 2019-08-08
CONGRATULATIONS are in order for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for having scored a victory in its legal battle with the Maynilad Water Services Inc., Manila Water ... Californian Bloom Aesthetic Institute and Medical Spa ...

BI to probe syndicates giving Philippine passports, documents to illegal aliens
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Immigration Chief Jaime Morente on Thursday ordered a probe on syndicates that reportedly have being providing illegal aliens with Philippine passports and other ...

Hi-Precision Diagnostics: 23 Years of providing hi-quality healthcare for all
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
HPD is licensed by the Department of Health (DoH) and accredited by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Maritime Industry ...

CaƱete: Mandaue City College will continue to operate until court tells us to stop
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
MANDAUE CITY, Cebu -- Only a court decision can stop ... Midwifery, Criminal Justice, Engineering and Business Administration. CaƱete said his school currently has almost 2,000 students.

Largest US immigration raids in a decade net 680 arrests
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
MORTON, Miss. - U.S. immigration officials raided seven Mississippi chicken processing plants Wednesday, arresting 680 mostly Latino workers in the largest workplace sting in at least a decade.

DENR to water firms: Pay P2-B fine, help clean up Manila Bay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-07
Voting 14-0, the Supreme Court held the two companies liable for a total amount of P921,464,184 each, covering the period from May 7, 2009, to Aug. 6, the date of promulgation. The companies were ...

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