More NBA games to be accessible to Pinoy kids
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-02-05
THE National Basketball Association plans to bring more NBA games in the Philippines, especially to young fans. NBA Asia Managing Director Scott Levy said the NBA decided to expand its reach to Filipino fans following the success of two exhibition games ...

SC upholds dismissal of PAL pilots in 1998 strike
MSN - 2016-02-05
Her license had also expired in 1998, the SC declared. Records showed that ALPAP staged the strike on June 5, 1998 after claiming unfair labor practice and union-busting by PAL despite prohibition by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

SC orders PAL to compensate its terminated former pilot
Manila Bulletin - 2016-02-05
It would be recalled that the ALPAP filed before the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) a Notice of Strike, on the grounds of unfair labor practice and union-busting by PAL. "Only Jadie among Rodriguez, et al., was illegally dismissed by PAL.

FBI joins investigation of Flint, Michigan drinking water crisis
MSN - 2016-02-03
The FBI has joined the criminal investigation into lead contaminated drinking water in Flint, Michigan. An FBI spokeswoman said on Tuesday that the agency would determine if federal laws were broken in result of the man-made catastrophe, Reuters reports ...

Hospital labor unrest escalates
Sun Star - 2016-02-01
THE Cebu Puericulture and Maternity House (CPMC) has stopped accepting patients since last month. The hospital management decided to conduct a "precautionary closure" due to an ongoing labor dispute with the Cebu Maternity House Independent Employees ...

Obama keeps rosary given by Pope Francis in his pocket
Manila Bulletin - 2016-01-31
Nilsen interviewed Obama in a livestream hosted at the White House where she raised a number of questions, including terrorism in the United States, taxation of feminine hygiene products, and discrimination against LGBTs. Nilsen, who now has about 3.9 ...

OECD countries agree to share info to fight corporate tax avoidance
Manila Bulletin - 2016-01-28
Paris - More than 30 OECD countries signed an agreement Wednesday to share information about multinationals in a push to boost transparency following public anger over large corporations playing the system to lower their tax bills. Under the new rules ...

SC ruling invites piracy -- groups
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-01-27
Intellectual property owners and advocates on Tuesday criticized the Supreme Court for rendering a decision that allows the registration of a trademark against a similarly and legally existing one that has long been protected by intellectual property ...

DoLE: Cagayan ecozone complies with labor laws
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-01-27
SANTA ANA, Cagayan--The Department of Labor and Employment has declared the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority as labor-law compliant. The declaration assures some 3,155 workers of protection and benefits. DoLE Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said Ceza ...

AFP overruns NPA camp in Agusan del Sur
Manila Bulletin - 2016-01-19
The security operation was ordered by Alvarez after he received reports about the presence of NPA group making the rounds of villages and allegedly implementing forced taxation. "This security operation is part of our commitment to free the communities ...

Aquino swears in new Immigration commissioner
MSN - 2016-01-07
President Benigno Aquino III has appointed Ronaldo A. Geron as the new commissioner of the Bureau of Immigration. Geron, who is replacing Siegfred B. Mison, took his oath of office on Wednesday. The Department of Justice is expected to release an official ...

WATCH: Cab driver gets aggressive with passenger over taxi fare
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-01-05
Garcia said she rode a taxi, with plate number UWB 666, going to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) when the driver asked her to pay P250 but Garcia insisted to use the meter. "Sabi niya sakin 250 daw sabi ko naman naka metro naman ...

WATCH: Cab driver gets aggressive with passenger over taxi fare
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-01-05
Garcia said she rode a taxi, with plate number UWB 666, going to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) when the driver asked her to pay P250 but Garcia insisted to use the meter. "Sabi niya sakin 250 daw sabi ko naman naka metro naman ...

COCKTALES | Ogie Alcasid's father defends P81.5-M tax problem of GMA boys, loses fight with Henares
MSN - 2016-01-01
The PNOC was one of the government corporations singled out by the Aquino administration as having been milked by the board appointees of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. With five months left into the PNoy presidency, it turns out that not only did Aquino's own ...

How bad is child labor in Myanmar? Footage shows teenagers operating high-powered machinery
MSN - 2015-12-22
Child labor is such a common sight in Myanmar that news stories about child labor receive little to no attention. What can you tell readers, when they see it every day in teashops and restaurants, on the streets of the cities and in the fields of remote areas?

PH, Germany exchange instruments of ratification on the agreement for the avoidance of double taxation
news.pia.gov.ph - 2015-12-19
MANILA, Dec 20 -- The Philippines and Germany exchanged the original Instruments of Ratification of the renegotiated Philippines - Germany Agreement on the Avoidance of Double Taxation today, paving the way for the potential entry of more German ...

Santiago urges creation of body to monitor documented OFWs
Rappler - 2015-12-19
The proposed task force will be composed of representatives from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), and the Overseas Workers Welfare ...

Deployment ban in Guinea may soon be lifted -POEA chief
GMA Network - 2015-12-15
The government may soon lift the deployment ban it imposed in Guinea following the noted improvement in the Ebola situation there, according to Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) chief Hans Leo Cacdac. "There remains a deployment ban ...

War of Kylies: Minogue hits back at Jenner trademark bid
MSN - 2015-12-14
Is there room in the world for more than one famous Kylie? Australian pop star Kylie Minogue has lodged objections after Kylie Jenner, part of the Ktheardashian celebrity clan, sought trademark protection for name. A company around 18-year-old model Jenner ...

POEA reiterates only OFWs with multinationals can return to these 9 countries
Rappler - 2015-12-14
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) reminded overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) that the deployment ban to 9 countries experiencing conflict remains, and that only those working for multinational companies are allowed to re-enter them.

Japan invests $12bn for India's first bullet train
MSN - 2015-12-12
Modi, who hopes to attract foreign investment under his key Make in India campaign, lauded the recent decision by Japanese-owned carmaker Maruti Suzuki to begin the first exports of Indian-made cars to Japan. India's economic growth accelerated to 7.4 ...

Philippines Supreme Court bans development of genetically engineered products
Greenpeace International - 2015-12-11
The Supreme Court decision sets a global precedent as it is the first legal decision on GMOs in the Philippines using the writ of ... high court means that the DA and the Department of Science and Technology are barred from issuing any approvals for ...

POEA chief to presidential bets: Help OFWs innovate
Rappler - 2015-12-10
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) chief Hans Leo Cacdac advised presidential candidates to put on their agenda innovations in existing electronic systems for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). "Off the top of my ...

Gov't eases requirements for exit passes of OFWs in Italy
Rappler - 2015-12-06
The labor department has instructed the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to come up with easier requirements so that OFWs in Italy can get their exit passes or the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) . This has been a problem for more ...

Gov't eases requirements for exit passes of OFWs in Italy
Rappler - 2015-12-06
The labor department has instructed the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA ... instructed Labor Attaché Loreta Bisquera Vergara to implement new requirements for the issuance of the OEC to OFWs: For OFWs with no work and who are not ...

What you need to know about overseas Filipino workers
Rappler - 2015-12-05
MANILA, Philippines - The sacrifices overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) make just to provide ... According to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), there were a total of 1,832,668 OFWs in 2014 - 1,430,842 land-based and 401,826 ...

What you need to know about overseas Filipino workers
Rappler - 2015-12-05
MANILA, Philippines - The sacrifices overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) make just to provide ... According to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), there were a total of 1,844,406 OFWs in 2015 - 1,437,875 land-based and 406,531 ...

Immigration agents hold 2 Pinays
thestandard.com.ph - 2015-12-03
IMMIGRATION officials prevented two Filipinas from leaving to work in the United Arab Emirates because they were believed to be victims of human traffickers, an official said Thursday. Commissioner Sigfred Mison said the women attempted to board a ship ...

Xi says to cut curbs on market access for foreign investment
Manila Bulletin - 2015-11-18
MANILA, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday that Beijing will "substantially cut" restrictions on market access for foreign investment, as the country works to reinvigorate its slowing economy. His remarks, made at a ...

How to protect your online brand
MSN - 2015-11-15
Big brands jealously guard their brand names and related web addresses © Thinkstock Big brands jealously guard their brand names and related web addresses If you had a business called Widgets R Us and somebody set up shop right next door with a business ...

Fake products in the market
thestandard.com.ph - 2015-11-04
Law enforcement agencies--the National Bureau of Investigation, Philippine National Police and the Bureaus of Internal Revenue and Customs--have joined forces and coordinating in the crackdown against counterfeit products ... fake products in the market.

Haters gonna sue: Taylor Swift hit with copyright infringement lawsuit
CNN Money - 2015-11-02
Braham's case faces an uphill legal battle, said Michael Einhorn, an expert witness who specializes in intellectual property cases. He said Swift's lawyers will have many defenses available to them, including that she is allowed to use lyrics that might ...

7, 146 examinees to take 2015 Philippine bar in November
newscentral.ph - 2015-10-30
A long-hand exam, the 114th bar will cover political law, labor law, civil law, taxation, mercantile law, criminal law, remedial law, and legal and judicial ethics. The bar exam is one of the most prestigious professional licensure exams in the Philippines.

POEA open during Nov. 17-20 holidays for limited transactions
MSN - 2015-10-25
The main office and other processing centers of the Philippines Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in Metro Manila will be open on November 17 to 20, which have been declared non-working days for government offices in the National Capital Region in ...

Counterfeit products
thestandard.com.ph - 2015-10-23
Philippine National Police Chief Director-General Ricardo Marquez ordered PNP Deputy Director-General for Operation Danilo Constantino to intensify the campaign against counterfeit products. Constantino instructed the CIDG and all police field commanders ...

US Department of State Issues November 2015 Visa Bulletin
National Law Review - 2015-10-19
The new bulletin shows no movement in filing date cutoffs and little movement in approval date cutoffs for those chargeable to India and China. The November 2015 Visa Bulletin shows little change from the October 2015 Visa Bulletin issued on September 25.

2017 Diversity Visa Lottery Registration Begins Today
National Law Review - 2015-10-01
On October 1, 2015, the US Department of State will begin accepting requests to register for the 2017 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2017), also known as the Green Card Lottery. The Diversity Lottery Program provides a path for foreign nationals to ...

POEA: Many Filipino dairy farm workers in New Zealand used fake documents
MSN - 2015-09-28
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) warned Filipino workers against using falsified documents for their job applications in New Zealand. Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said that according to the Philippine Embassy in Wellington, a ...

Labour's new 'shadow chancellor' says no to austerity
MSN - 2015-09-27
LONDON -- The Labour Party's top economic spokesman has spoken out strongly against the British government's austerity measures and called for increased taxation of the wealthy. John McDonnell told the party's annual conference Monday that the ...

POEA: Many Filipino dairy farm workers in New Zealand used fake documents
GMA Network - 2015-09-27
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) warned Filipino workers against using falsified documents for their job applications in New Zealand. Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said that according to the Philippine Embassy in Wellington ...

Taxation and regulations in Philippine mining industry
MSN - 2015-09-22
ALMOST ALL the modern things that we enjoy now, from mobile phones to computers, TVs, refrigerators, cars, buses, trucks, tractors, planes, buildings, airports, etc., come from mining. It is not possible to have modern life, to live more productively ...

Alliance Global investing P96.7b
thestandard.com.ph - 2015-09-15
Alliance Global Group Inc., the holding company of tycoon Andrew Tan, is investing P96.7 billion this year to expand its property, liquor, resort and food businesses. AGI executive director Kingson Sian said during the annual stockholders meeting the ...

Top 6 Football Intellectual Property Cases
Law 360 - 2015-08-28
Everybody loves a three-way collegiate trademark dispute over an 80-year-old caricature of a gunslinging cowboy, right? Somehow, some way, it turns out that the sports programs at Oklahoma State University, New Mexico State University and the University of ...

Top 6 Football Intellectual Property Cases
Law 360 - 2015-08-28
Everybody loves a three-way collegiate trademark dispute over an 80-year-old caricature of a gunslinging cowboy, right? Somehow, some way, it turns out that the sports programs at Oklahoma State University, New Mexico State University and the University of ...

These 6 Million People Have No Interest in Full-Time Jobs
Time - 2015-08-25
Probably the biggest assumption is that employees are working part-time simply because they cannot find full-time gigs with benefits, which could be reflective of something lacking on the behalf of the worker or shifting company policies that emphasize ...

POEA orders closure of Baguio City travel agency illegally recruiting for jobs abroad
interaksyon.com - 2015-08-11
MANILA - Operatives of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) have ordered the closure of World Travel and Booking Express with two offices on Lower Mabini and Lakandula Streets in Baguio City, POEA chief Hans Cacdac said. In a Tweet ...

Departing OFWs reminded to update PhilHealth membership before leaving
interaksyon.com - 2015-08-08
The reminder was made by Philhealth president and CEO Alex Padilla to dispel misconceptions that OFWs no longer need to pay their health insurance contributions after the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration began implementing a single collection ...

4 Law Firms Dominate At The Federal Circuit In 2015
Law 360 - 2015-07-15
In high-stakes intellectual property cases, a number of law firms will often work ... Latham & Watkins says the eight wins the firm has so far notched at the Federal Circuit in 2015 reflects the firm's work to bring together a strong intellectual property ...

Life on board as a seafarer
Global Nation - 2015-07-04
As an electro-technical officer of one of Marlow Navigation Philippines ... Before he was able to board as a seafarer, he was selected as electrical cadet by NYK-Fil Ship Management Inc., to be their prospective electrical engineer for ships.

A viable property investment in the South
Malaya Business Insight - 2015-06-25
The Department of Finance (DOF) is scheduling the changes in automobile taxation to allow the government implement reforms in the transportation industry. Emerging trends in global manufacturing operations present a unique window for the Philippines to ...

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