Duterte to seek PH-Russia labor pact in meeting with Putin
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
MOSCOW, Russia -- In his upcoming bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to seek a labor agreement with Russia amid the high number of ...

Federal judge upholds Harvard's admissions process in affirmative action case
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-02
Edward Blum, a conservative lawyer who had engineered the challenge filed in 2014, said his group, Students for Fair Admissions, would appeal to decision for the 1st US Circuit Court of Appeals.

Fresh from new appointment to OWWA, Mocha Uson joins Duterte in Russia trip
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
MOSCOW -- In a Facebook post on Wednesday, the controversial pro-Duterte blogger shared a photo of herself standing outside a Philippine Airlines aircraft which carried Duterte and members of ...

Padlocked POGO service provider back in business after ?250-M tax payment
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 1) -- The first offshore gaming service provider shut down by the government last week is back in business as it promised to settle ?1.3 billion in unpaid ...

OWWA-8 encourages Biliranon OFWs to avail of Rebate Program
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-10-01
NAVAL, Biliran, Sept. 30 (PIA) -- Ethel Lyn Dacurawat, family welfare officer of the Overseas Workers Welfare, Regional Office 8, is encouraging Biliran Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families to avail of the OWWA Rebate Program intended for ...

DoF sees firms redeploying tax savings to expansion
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-30
THE Department of Finance (DoF) said it is expecting more investment from companies expanding their operations as a result of the latest round of tax reforms in anticipation of a decline in corporate tax rates, creating 1.5 million additional jobs.

House body zeroes in on POGO taxation in next crackdown phase
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-30
Hence, Mr. Salceda said, the bill could impose a "presumptive corporate income tax" of $1,000 per seat, adding that the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) could collect about P76 billion a year from POGO taxes. The government collected about P289 million ...

RDC brings autonomy advocacy campaign to Benguet towns
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-09-30
One of the criteria in the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) distribution is based on population. The Cordillera has the lowest population, hence, the IRA allocation is also low having a meager share of only three percent. It is erratic if taking into ...

OWWA urges OFWs to renew membership, avail of programs
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-09-30
SAN FERNANDO CITY, Sept. 30 (PIA) - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)-Regional Welfare Office 1 announced that for the first months of the year, there is a total of 4,541 new and previous members who have renewed their OWWA membership in ...

The real safety net for rice farmers
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-29
(To see just how inefficient Department of Agriculture [DA] is, consider the study made by development economist Melinda Gayle-Limlengco for Nagoya University ... the MRT, the Philippine National Railways, the MWSS, the BIR, the LTFRB, or any other ...

Migration and development issues addressed in Capability Training
Gov - 2019-09-27
Cavite State University (CvSU) - Main Campus Precyl Ramos, Social Welfare Officer III of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) of Cavite in her talk, said there are about 10% of the Philippine population or 10.2 million Filipinos ...

Employers: Only service provider liable in cases of illegal contractualization
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-26
of the Labor Code of the Philippines. The provision provides that employers are to be held solidarily liable with the job contractor for any violation of labor laws. Employers argued that any ...

BIR runs after six Manila-based businesses for Tax Code violations
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-26
BIR also said two business owners were also charged for violation of Section 237 of the National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC) of 1997, as amended, penalized under Section 264 of the Tax Code.

2 minors abused, repatriated after being illegally deployed to Saudi
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Two minors, aged 14 and 17, were maltreated after being illegally deployed to Saudi Arabia to work as domestic helpers, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration ...

China steals US designs for new weapons, and it's getting away with 'the greatest intellectual property theft in human history'
Business Insider - 2019-09-24
China's intellectual property theft of both civil and military information is no secret. From alleged attempts to hack into Swedish telecom provider Ericsson to the theft of information related to the F-22 and F-35, there are several instances of China ...

Foreign investors warn more than 700,000 PH jobs to disappear if tax perk review leads to incentive removal
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-24
Foreign businessmen on Tuesday, Sept. 24, warned that more than 700,000 jobs would disappear in just a year if Philippine government efforts to revise a system for tax incentives led to the ...

OFW deployment to Russia underway
philstar.com - 2019-09-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The government will soon deploy overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Russia, a labor official reported yesterday. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said the Philippines and Russia are set to sign an agreement on the deployment of OFWs.

National government briefs BARMM officials on customs, taxation duties
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-22
THE national government reported developments to the formation of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), including briefing their officials on their operational duties with ...

House OKs creation of TWG on Department of OFWs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- A joint House panel on Wednesday agreed to create of a technical working group (TWG) that would tackle the proposals to create a new department that would look after the ...

Senate hearing tackles creation of Department of OFWs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-17
MANILA, Philippines -- A Senate budget hearing on Tuesday tackled a proposed measure seeking to establish a new department to look after the welfare of overseas Filipino workers (OFW). During the ...

OWWA Caraga records 29 rebate claimants on Day-1
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-09-16
BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 16 -- In compliance with the provisions of the Republic Act 10801 or the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Act, which is to implement the grant of rebate to long-time members of OWWA, the OWWA Regional Welfare Office ...

Men, time to feed the baby
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-14
Or just do more at home. According to Rene Gener, executive director of the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP), a family-responsive workplace and a cultural paradigm shift on ...

The alien wife wins
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-13
Jers, a Filipino, and Chi, a Japanese, met, loved and wed. They made their ParaƱaque house and lot their love nest. The title of the property was was registered in the name of Jers, married to Chi.

1M jobs, 1% GDP growth promised in 2nd tax package approved by House
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-13
"I believe in any law that concerns taxation, we should be very prudent. We should be more careful. We are amending 53 provisions on taxation on different subject matters and that by itself ...

To eliminate corruption, President Duterte wants government to adopt gross taxation
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-09-12
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte answers queries from the members of the media following the oath-taking ceremony of the officers of the MalacaƱang Press Corps, Presidential Photojournalists Association, and MalacaƱang Cameramen Association at the ...

OWWA-XI releases P42-million to member OFWs
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-09-05
DAVAO CITY- In line with its mandate to provide social protection and promote the welfare of member Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Region XI has released a total of P42,327,449.83 representing various ...

Certification course set for LGU administrators
philstar.com - 2019-09-01
Visit www.cgbp.org for a complete list of other Best Practices programs including Sustaining LGU Growth with Dynamic Fiscal Policies, Local Government and Real Property Taxation, Guide to PPP Lease Contracts, How to Joint Venture Effectively with the ...

Veloso, Panelo: Send 1,914 heinous crime convicts back to prison
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-30
But human rights lawyer Theodore Te doubted whether the government could legally rearrest ... by the DOJ and Department of the Interior and Local Government. The committee also was to determine ...

Present men jailed for Chiong sisters slay, BuCor dared
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-30
In 2004, the Supreme Court imposed the death penalty on the convicts except for James Andrew, a minor at the time of the crime, who was sentenced to life imprisonment. In 2006 then President ...

JSCC launches Bacolod City Justice Zone
Sun Star - 2019-08-30
The JSCC, jointly headed by the Supreme Court (SC), Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), named Bacolod City as a Justice Zone on the basis of JSCC Joint Resolution No. 05-2019 signed on August 15 ...

Poll: A third of CEOs believe TRAIN law had bad impact
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-30
ABOUT a third of chief executives in the country said the first package of the tax reform program has negatively impacted their business, a survey recently showed. In its report on Thursday ...

Solons, health activists close ranks behind tax hike on alcohol, e-cigs
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-30
By raising the price of alcohol through taxation, these products will be less accessible. Hence, poor families will be signaled to use their budget wisely, and hopefully allocate their ...

After China trip, Palace says Duterte to study implications of banning online gambling
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-30
The Bureau of Internal Revenue said it has collected ?186 million in withholding taxes from POGOs since June, and is set to get ?170 million more this month. Philippine Ambassador to China ...

Comedian Hasan Minhaj bares risks Filipinos are exposd to in luxury cruise ships
InterAksyon - 2019-08-30
THE CRUX OF CRUISING: Both passengers and Filipino workers, comprising a majority of the workforce of a major international cruise line, are at risk due to unfair labor practices and maritime laws' loopholes and bizarre provisions. An episode from a ...

DOLE to start profiling of child labor cases in Ilocos Region
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-08-30
SAN FERNANDO CITY, Aug. 30 (PIA) -- The Department of Labor and Employment in the Ilocos Region will conduct the profiling of child laborers after identified enumerators completed their orientation recently. The data gathered in the profiling will gather ...

BIR files tax evasion raps vs wife of Kapa founder
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-29
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has filed tax evasion charges against the wife of the founder of a religious group accused by no less than President Duterte of running an investment scam.

Locsin refutes Palace, says PH did not accept Chinese apology
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-29
The Philippines did not accept the apology offered by a Chinese fishing group after it admitted that a Chinese trawler was at fault in the sinking in the South China Sea of an anchored Philippine ...

Facebook tightens political ad rules, but leaves loopholes
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-29
The changes include a tightened verification process that will require anyone wanting to run ads pertaining to elections, politics or big social issues like guns and immigration to confirm their ...

4 Chinese drug lords out of Bilibid, to be deported 'as soon as possible' -Immigration
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 28)-- Four Chinese drug convicts reportedly released from the New Bilibid Prison two months ago will be deported "as soon as possible," the Immigration Bureau said Thursday. In a statement, Immigration Deputy ...

PHL, Ireland eyeing accord to avoid double taxation
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-29
and Business Profits, among others, have already been mutually agreed upon," Tionko said in a statement on Wednesday. Tionko, head of the Revenue Operations Group (ROG) of the Department of ...

Burden of proof rests on those opposing higher sin tax - Pia Cayetano
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-29
"So we need the taxes to improve health care and all the other services we want to provide. I see that vision," she added. Cayetano said she would be "as objective as humanly possible" in ...

Journalist Patricio P. Diaz, chronicler of Mindanao history since 1952, writes 30
MindaNews - 2019-08-29
Diaz was honored in 2002 with a "Lifetime Achievement Award" by the Titus Brandsma Awards "for his commitment to education and public information ... history at the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology. Datu Michael Mastura ...

BIR files tax evasion raps vs. KAPA founder's wife
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 29)-- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday filed a ?168.2 million tax evasion complaint against the wife of Kapa-Community Ministry ...

Intellectual Property - Importance and Benefits for Enterprises and SMEs
Entrepreneur - 2019-08-29
Intellectual Property (IP)and its value is often not adequately appreciated, and its potential for providing opportunities for future growth and profit is widely underestimated by enterprises in India. IP should rather be seen as a powerful tool for ...

BI confirms 4 convicted Chinese drug lords up for deportation
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-29
MANILA, Philippines -The Bureau of Immigration (BI) confirmed that four convicted Chinese nationals that Senator Panfilo Lacson said have been released from the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) are ...

30 to 50 pregnancies per year in PH are among ten-year-olds, Population Commission says
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 29) -- The Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) has raised the alarm about the growing number of pregnancies among teenagers as young as ten ...

US Embassy closed on Monday, September 2
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-29
THE Embassy of the United States in the Philippines and affiliated offices will be closed to the public on Monday, September 2, in observance of Labor Day, an American holiday. The Embassy and ...

Skilled labor mobility in SE Asia to ease disruptions
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-28
Industry experts also estimated that 47% of business process outsourcing (BPO) workers in the Philippines are focused on process-driven tasks that will be challenged by increasingly sophisticated voice, text and image recognition. ASEAN members should ...

Philippines, Ireland start tax talks
philstar.com - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines and Ireland have commenced ... provisions on residents and immovable property, and business profits, among others, have already been mutually agreed upon," she said. Under a double taxation agreement, individuals ...

Ati tribe wins Boracay land case vs private claimants
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
The high court said private claimants should have gone to the Court of Appeals instead of the RTC. "Petitioners (Private claimants Gregorio M. Sanson and wife Ma. Lourdes Tiron-Sanson ...

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