Longest ivory crucifix, other Philippine collections loaned to major Singapore show
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2016-08-07
The ivory crucifix is considered the single longest ivory corpus in Christian art in Asia and is on loan to the ACM exhibit by the University ... with Manila in 1567. Culturally, the icon comes close to being as old as Christianity in the Philippines ...

Govt seizes P2.8B of counterfeit goods
BusinessMirror. - 2016-08-07
THE government has seized P2.8 billion worth of counterfeit goods as of July, surpassing the full-year value of fake products it confiscated last year, according to the latest data from the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL).

House to fast-track bills seeking to prohibit labor-only contracting
BusinessMirror. - 2016-08-07
She added several employers get away with contractualization because of loopholes in the Labor Code of the Philippines. Earlier, President Duterte warned businessmen against endo, saying they must "stop contractualization." Speaker Pantaleon D.

Smart, Bayad Center tie up to provide payment alternative through PayMaya
BusinessMirror. - 2016-08-07
PayMaya is a reloadable virtual Visa card. Top ups may be done at any of the 15,000 reloading stations nationwide that include SM Malls Business Centers, Robinsons Department Stores, Bayad Centers, 7-Eleven stores with Cliqq kiosks, TouchPay Kiosks ...

PayMaya ties up with Bayad Center
Philstar - 2016-08-06
Orlando Vea, president and CEO of PayMaya Philippines and Voyager Innovations Inc. said the partnership with Bayad Center aim to accelerate financial inclusion through payment innovations. "Our partnership with the leading payment fulfillment company ...

Authorities arrest blacklisted American in Pakistan
Manila Bulletin - 2016-08-06
He did not elaborate. Hussain said Barrett obtained a visa from the Pakistani consulate in Houston and managed to clear the airport immigration counter. US embassy spokesman Christopher K Snipes said in a text message that the privacy act "prohibits us ...

Kim Dotcom Claims Revived Megaupload Will Run On Bitcoin Micropayments
FORTUNE - 2016-08-05
Now we know more. Dotcom, a German-Finnish man living in New Zealand and currently fighting extradition to the U.S. over copyright-infringement charges, tweeted Friday that the transfers taking place over Megaupload would be linked to very small bitcoin ...

Power Interruption affects workers
Manila Bulletin - 2016-08-05
The incessant power shortage in Luzon this week has now started affecting workers. Associated Labor Union (ALU) spokesperson Alan Tanjusay said they got reports from their affiliated labor unions in Metro Manila and Cavite that some of their members were ...

Senate has safety nets for displaced OFWs
BusinessMirror. - 2016-08-02
THE Senate Committee on Labor and Employment is eyeing safety nets for thousands of affected overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families, after the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) stopped the recruitment of OFWs by four of nine ...

No tax on P1-M yearly personal income
Manila Bulletin - 2016-08-02
"We think that has to be adjusted for some kind of adjustment recognizing inflationary factors," he told reporters on the sidelines of the Financial Times-First Metro Investment Corp. Philippine Investment Summit. The finance department is currently in ...

Bello to return to KSA to bring home stranded overseas workers
Manila Bulletin - 2016-08-02
Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III is set to return to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) next week to bring home the estimated 6,000 remaining stranded overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Jeddah, Riyadh, and Al Khobar. Bello said he was ...

Morente boots out corrupt BI officers at NAIA, other airports
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-31
Some immigration officers assigned at the international airports in Manila and three other cities have been relieved and are being investigated for allegedly facilitating the departure for South Korea of several Filipinas suspected of being human ...

OFW support group: POEA should check more Saudi firms owing backpay to workers
interaksyon.com - 2016-07-31
MANILA - The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has confirmed suspension of the deployment of newly-hired OFWs to four of the nine financially ailing Saudi firms reported as owing their workers back wages. but a migrant support group said ...

Bello orders prosecution of illegal recruiter captured by CIDG, POEA operatives
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-07-29
Bello III ordered the immediate prosecution of a large-scale illegal recruiter who was snared by Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, in cooperation with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), during an entrapment operation this w ...

India's child labor bill criticized by rights groups
MSN - 2016-07-29
The contentious bill was recently passed in the Rajya Sabha (upper house of parliament) after intense debate. The new bill still requires approval by President Pranab Mukherjee, after which it would become a law. The revised bill makes employment of ...

Business backs moves toward federalism
Inquirer - 2016-07-28
"In a nutshell, what (House Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez) described looked impressive. We will have 11 or 12 federal states crafting their own taxation laws, their own revenue-making (measures) and whatever system they want to use to attract more foreign ...

Court Distinguishes Between Claims For Relief And Affirmative Defenses In Denying Rehearing Of Order Compelling Arbitration
JD Supra - 2016-07-27
On May 11, 2016 we reported on a dispute between certain captive insurance administrative service providers (Capstone) against various defendants concerning the rights to certain intellectual property related to a captive insurance arrangement. Following a ...

Removing Infringing Content on ISPs Hosted in Thailand and the European Union
Lexology - 2016-07-27
Online copyright infringement is a widespread problem. Infringing content that is uploaded to the Internet in one jurisdiction can be easily accessed from around the world. Internet service providers (ISPs) host and transmit vast amounts of data ...

Jimmy Page breaks silence on Led Zeppelin's plagiarism trial
Big News Network - 2016-07-27
Page thanked all his fans who "contributed such a positive energy to me". Although Led Zeppelin came out as the winner in the copyright infringement lawsuit against Spirit, the case is not over yet. Michael Skidmore, who represents the estate of late ...

DOLE finalizing memorandum to reduce 'endo' practice by 50% in 2016
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-07-25
MANILA, July 26 -- Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said that the Department will issue a memorandum which is aimed at reducing "endo" practice by 50 percent by the end of 2016. "I plan to reduce contractualization by 50 percent ...

Chinese Government Determined to Strengthen Patent Protection
Mondaq - 2016-07-25
The current trend of patent protection in China seen from the Draft Amendment to the Patent Law (Draft for Approval) and Draft of Guidelines for Determination of Patent Infringement State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of China submitted the Draft ...

These Mutual Funds Are New but Still Worthy
MSN - 2016-07-24
Lead manager Andrew Foster spent 12 years at Matthews International Capital Management before co-founding Seafarer Capital Partners in 2011. At Seafarer, he employs a four-person team with global emerging markets experience. That's valuable, says senior ...

Start-Ups Now Need Only A Government Certificate For IPR Benefits
NDTV - 2016-07-23
New Delhi: To improve ease of doing business in the country, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said a start-up would now need only a certificate of recognition from the government to avail intellectual property rights-related ...

Tax breaks for small, micro firms pushed
Inquirer - 2016-07-20
A lawmaker will be pushing for two key reform measures seeking to simplify taxation procedures and provide a three-year tax holiday, among other fiscal and non-fiscal incentives, specifically for micro and small enterprises. On the sidelines of the ...

Bello acts on labor concerns of Cavite union
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-07-20
MANILA, July 21 - Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III instructed the DOLE Regional Office No. 4-A to immediately act on the labor case of the worker-members of a union who are picketing at an Irish-owned corporation inside the First ...

Micro enterprises may soon be exempted from some tax payments
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-20
"We should give incentives to companies that are setting up regional franchising headquarters in the country," said Lim noting these companies are going to bring in new technology and ... The Canadian Institute of Tourism has already set up its ...

DOLE vows to speed up probe on illegal dismissal of teachers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-07-20
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) vowed to hasten the investigation on the two cases filed by laid-off teachers against Miriam College, which they accused of illegal dismissal. In a dialogue, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III promised to ...

Teva Settles Drug Patent Row With Celgene, Astellas
Law 360 - 2016-07-20
Law360, New York (July 19, 2016, 9:40 PM ET) -- Teva Pharmaceuticals has settled allegations that its planned generic version of lymphoma drug Istodax would infringe patents held by Celgene Corp. and Astellas Pharma Inc., according to a joint filing by the ...

DOLE officials in Saudi Arabia recalled
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-19
Two labor officers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) are now being investigated by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for allegedly committing negligence in the performance of their duties. Labor Secretary Silvestro Bello III said the ...

Sandigan issues hold departure orders vs former VP Binay, Junjun Binay
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-19
Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang has directed the Bureau of Immigration commissioner to immediately include all of the names of the accused in the Hold Departure List. The Sandiganbayan wants to "preserve and maintain the effectiveness of its ...

NRCO-ISP contest offers P500k to Pinoy seafarers with best biz plan
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-07-19
The awarding ceremony for the contest will be on November 11, 2016. Entries will be judged according to the content, its impact on the seafarer's community, and its financial viability. The winner will receive the P500,000 in three trenches and the ...

Exponent's (EXPO) CEO Paul Johnston on Q2 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
MSN - 2016-07-19
During the quarter we experienced reduced spending from the oil and gas industry. Also recent rulings in intellectual property cases have resulted in clients pausing to evaluate alternatives, reducing the demand for expert witnesses. Additionally ...

Undocumented, unpaid Saudi OFWs in dire need of assistance
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-18
More than 300 undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Kingdom of the Saudi Arabia (KSA) are appealing for assistance from the Department of the Labor and Employment (DOLE) for their immediate repatriation. Representatives from the Overseas ...

POEA: No deployment restrictions to Turkey
Manila Bulletin - 2016-07-17
As Turkey reels from the failed military coup attempt in Turkey last week, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has yet to issue any deployment restrictions for the Eurasian country. In a text message, POEA Administrator Hans Cacdac ...

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