Competition body to pursue review of P70-billion telco deal
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-23
In a 54-page decision, the appellate court affirmed the legality of the P70-billion buyout deal entered into by PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom Inc. involving the telco assets of San Miguel Corp. (SMC). Parties involved in the case--including the PCC--have ...

Fiscal deficit halved in September
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-23
Diokno had yet to respond to a request for explanation as of early yesterday evening, Ruben Carlo O. Asuncion, chief economist at Union Bank of the Philippines, Inc., said via e-mail when sought for comment that while he had yet to "check the numbers ...

Sereno asks House panel to recognize right to be represented by counsel
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-23
This photo taken on August 25, 2016 shows Supreme Court Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno listening to a question during a press conference in Manila. -- AFP THE LEGAL team of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno on Monday filed a motion asking the House ...

Government spending slowed in September
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-23
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) collected P141.4 billion in September, an increase of 25 percent over the same month in 2016. In total, BIR collections grew by 11 percent year-on-year to P1.3 trillion in the first nine months of 2017. BIR revenue ...

SC suspends work in Metro Manila courts for Asean summit in November
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-23
The Supreme Court has suspended work for all courts at the National Capital Judicial Region (NCJR) due to the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit and Related Meeting on November 13 to 15. Covered by the suspension are the provinces ...

Asean governments urged to give domestic workers full protection
Global Nation - 2017-10-23
In this light, senior officials from ministries of labor and other line ministries, workers and employers representatives and civil society participants from ... Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles ...

Teaching of proper exercises at work urged
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-22
Aside from requiring "standing breaks" for desk-bound workers, the labor department should also release demonstration videos to show what exercises would help those who were required to sit at a desk for long periods. The Associated Labor Unions-Trade ...

Author Who Lost Copyright Case Over The Da Vinci Code In The US In 2007 Looks To Revive It In The UK In 2017
Tech Dirt - 2017-10-22
Not long after publishing the book in 2003 to wide acclaim, several legal actions took place against Brown and his publisher, as well as some action initiated by the publisher to stave off claims of copyright infringement and plagiarism. One such case that ...

No to truth decay
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-10-22
22, 15-21), the Pharisees plotted to entrap Jesus in His speech by seeking His opinion regarding ... and even persecution for the sake of the Gospel. May the Lord bless their mission endeavors. And we who are "in here," let us support them, and let ...

What If Socially Useful Jobs Were Taxed Less Than Other Jobs?
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-22
The resulting tax rates might favor sectors with the most political clout rather than the largest spillovers. Benjamin B. Lockwood is an assistant professor of business economics and public policy at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

COMMENTARY: On Monopoly vs Democratization of the Philippine film industry
Mindanews - 2017-10-22
According to them, the art of the "indies" is not for the market because it only messes up with their already-functional system of things. The state of the Philippine film business can simply be described as one that runs on greed for sales and profit.

COMMENTARY: On Monopoly vs Democratization of the Philippine film industry
Mindanews - 2017-10-22
In my ten years of making films, I have seen from fellow independent filmmakers how the existing monopolistic system has manipulated the business of selling films in the country and further diminished the rise of a true Philippine film industry.

Bello urges OFWs to invest in bank created for them
Global Nation - 2017-10-22
The OFB will be managed by a board of directors, headed by the LBP president as chair, and representatives from the Dole, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) and the private sector. Bello encouraged OFWs to invest in the bank and take ...

Tadeco loses bid for P120-M tax refund
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-22
Under the National Internal Revenue Code, Tadeco could only bring the case to the tax court within 30 days from the lapse of the 120-day period given to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to act on its refund claim. The CTA ruled that like a claim for ...

Was Aguirre involved in P50-M extortion?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-22
Lawyer Alberto Argosino, retired clerk of court of the Regional Trial Court of Gumaca, Quezon province, died in June unable to bear the shame that his son, former Deputy Immigration Commissioner Al Argosino, brought on the family. The younger Argosino and ...

Frat men in hazing cover-up may face disbarment - Lacson
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-22
"We will send a transcript of the hearings to the Supreme Court so we can recommend what appropriate actions it can take to discipline these lawyers, who are in fact treading a different course, although motu proprio the high court can initiate its own ...

Ooh la la, Bizu rises from crises
Inquirer - 2017-10-21
Annabel Lichaytoo Tanco has turned crises into opportunities. Emotional lows in her life, following failed business and personal relationships, became downtime moments to draw ideas for a new venture. Today, the CEO and president of the Bizu Group is known ...

At Brazil seaside, Italy fugitive awaits court ruling
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-21
The decision to free him sparked outrage in Italy. Brazil's current president, Michel Temer, is believed to be more favorable to extradition, which Brazil's Supreme Court is due to consider from Tuesday. - Feels 'born here' - Battisti, the author of ...

registration of business
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-10-21
Both individual and corporate businesses should fill out the BIR Form 1906 for the authority to print receipt and permit to use book of accounts registration. BIR said the applicants are required to attend a tax seminar held every Wednesday. It urged ...

Why Pacquiao deserves kudos
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-10-21
Pacquiao says the Sin Tax Law resulted in "the largest increase recorded in the history of the national budget for health--more than doubling from 2012 when the Sin Tax Law was passed, to 2016 (P57 billion to P123 billion)." And it financed an ...

Gilead Gets Hep C Drug Patent Suit Shipped To Calif.
Law 360 - 2017-10-21
Law360, Los Angeles (October 20, 2017, 8:57 PM EDT) -- Gilead Sciences won its bid to transfer a patent infringement suit filed by the University of Minnesota over the company's blockbuster hepatitis C drugs to California on Friday when a Minnesota federal ...

Appeals court revives lawsuit over wipes labeled 'flushable'
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-20
A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Friday the lawsuit provided adequate support for the allegation that Kimberly-Clark's wipes were not safe to dispose in the toilet. The court also said the lawsuit by consumer Jennifer ...

Meeting the backlog in housing
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-10-20
There is no backlog in the medium-cost (above P3 million to P4 million) and open-market (above ... is senior vice president of the University of Asia and the Pacific. Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70 ...

Banning high heels
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-10-20
The order, titled "Safety and Health Measures for Workers Who by the Nature of Their Work Have to Stand at Work," is a response to a complaint filed by the Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines in behalf of four part-time ...

Does Claire McCaskill not respect intellectual property, or does she just not like Native Americans?
Washington Examiner - 2017-10-20
In a fight over the intellectual property of American companies, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., has inadvertently stepped onto the third rail of politics - the sovereignty of nations. In the battle between tech companies, patents have always been the holy ...

High in competence, low in attitude
Philstar - 2017-10-20
Today, I still advise many OFW organizations based abroad. I defend them in their cases before the POEA and the NLRC. I give them legal and behavioral counseling. In Taiwan I taught them financial literacy and monetary independence. In Kuwait, I taught ...

Arraignment of Ex-PCGG chief Sabio deferred after he loses lawyer
Philstar - 2017-10-20
The Office of the Ombudsman, which filed the cases in December last year, said Sabio influenced his late younger brother, then Court of Appeals Associate Justice Jose Sabio Jr. to rule in favor of the GSIS in a case filed by the Lopez-owned Meralco.

Corporate News Blog - Novan Acquires Intellectual Property Rights for Treating Viral Malignancies with Nitric Oxide
NASDAQ - 2017-10-20
LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / October 20, 2017 /Pro-Trader Daily takes a look at the latest corporate events and news making the headlines for Novan, Inc. (NASDAQ:NOVN), following which we have published a free report that can be viewed by signing up at http ...

The hanging fate of OFWs buried in debt
Rappler - 2017-10-20
Though government statistics show that over the last two years, 358 cases and 3,394 cases of illegal recruitment were recorded by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and Department of Justice (DOJ), respectively, these cover all types ...

Nationalist church - 3
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-10-20
Jaro Bishop Frederick Rooker who succeed Bishop Andres Ferrero, protested the confiscation of Church properties by filing a suit against the government officials in Negros. Local officials appropriated for the town use such properties as convents ...

SC petitioners see 'systemic violence' in San Andres Bukid killings
Philstar - 2017-10-20
MANILA, Philippines -- There has been "systematic violence" in vigilante killings and police anti-drug operations in San Andres Bukid, Manila, Center for International Law said in its latest petition to the Supreme Court. CenterLaw on Wednesday ...

Aegis Juris lawyers may face disbarment over hazing cover-up attempt
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-20
According to Atty. Christina Layusa of the office of the Bar Confidante of the Supreme Court, law students facing charges cannot take their oaths although they are allowed to take bar exams. "The policy of the court is to let them take the bar exam but ...

Tech Giant vs. Startup in Legal Battle Over Former Employees, Intellectual Property
NBC Bay Area - 2017-10-20
A tech giant and a scrappy startup are locking horns over hiring away employees, and the workers are caught in the middle. Citrix systems, based in Santa Clara, is taking on Mountain View-based Egnyte over seven employees and the knowledge and skills they ...

CA affirms RTC decision granting bail for Deniece Cornejo, et al
Inquirer Entertainment - 2017-10-19
The Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed the decision of the Taguig regional trial court (RTC) allowing model Deniece Cornejo and her two other co-accused to post bail. Cornejo, businessman Cedric Lee and Zimmer Raz are facing a criminal case of serious illegal ...

Posner On Copyright: 10 Cases To Remember
JD Supra - 2017-10-19
In 2002, the Recording Industry Association of America and others filed claims for vicarious and contributory copyright infringement against Aimster, a peer to peer file sharing service that piggybacked on instant messaging technology to facilitate the ...

PEZA perks keep Philippines slightly ahead of Vietnam
Philstar - 2017-10-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines has now tied Vietnam in terms of labor cost attractiveness for manufacturing companies, according to Japanese investors, but the country still has a slight competitive advantage over its regional peers due to the set ...

Main business chamber identifies issues holding back progress
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-10-19
THE PHILIPPINE CHAMBER of Commerce and Industry (PCCI ... Maximize the use of ICT [information and communications technology] and non-intrusive technology." It also asked the government to adopt trade facilitation measures such as the authorized economic ...

Sereno vows speedy processing of retirement benefits of judges
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-10-19
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno assured judges on Thursday of a faster and more accurate processing of their retirement benefits amid criticisms that she delayed the survivorship benefit of a deceased Court of Appeals justice. "I am committed to ...

PSE to launch short-selling, other products in 2018
Inquirer - 2017-10-19
The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) aims to introduce short-selling as a hedging mechanism in the stock market by the first quarter of next year. Short-selling allows investors to sell stocks they do not own yet by borrowing the underlying securities, a ...

NLRC upholds decision favoring GMA Network in two illegal dismissal cases
GMA News - 2017-10-19
The Fourth Division of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) in Quezon City ruled in favor of GMA Network, Inc. on two labor complaints filed by former talents against the broadcast company. In the resolution penned by Commissioner Bernardino B.

I was not dismissed from office - Lopez
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-10-19
Former Bacolod councilor Carlos Jose Lopez said he was not dismissed from holding public office since the administrative caseinvolving the truck ban issue has been appealed to the Court of Appeals and he believes the reversal is forthcoming. Lopez said it ...

VidAngel Declares Bankruptcy to Put Copyright Fight on Hold
Variety - 2017-10-18
But Warner Bros, Disney and 20th Century Fox disagreed, and filed suit for copyright infringement. The studios argued that VidAngel was essentially operating a pirate streaming service, offering customers the chance to stream popular movies outside their ...

Corporations to keep tax break lost by millions of Americans
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-10-18
Rosenthal, who previously worked as legislative counsel to Congress' Joint Committee on Taxation, said he expects lawmakers to continue to allow the business expense deduction. As with many aspects of the Republican tax plan, "the money basically goes to ...

Leyte Landing job fair generates 20,000 jobs
BusinessMirror. - 2017-10-18
The job fair, organized by the Leyte Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Leyte provincial government, was participated by the top 10 recruitment agencies in the country ...

Semiconductor Intellectual Property Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast 2017 - 2025
The Street - 2017-10-18
Global Semiconductor Intellectual Property Market: Overview This report provides an analysis of the global semiconductor intellectual property market for the period from 2015 to 2025, wherein the period from 2017 to 2025 comprises the forecast period and ...

December 31 Deadline for DMCA Safe Harbor Copyright Agent Designations
JD Supra - 2017-10-18
All companies that conduct business online should take note of an upcoming deadline for "safe harbor" from copyright infringement liability. Online service providers that allow users to store or post content (essentially, any interactive website ...

Closing bell: Sensex ends mildly lower, Nifty manages to hold 10,200; Axis tanks 9%
Money Control - 2017-10-18
The producer of Darjeeling tea, Goodricke Group is a constituent of Camellia UK, a global conglomerate, which is into agriculture, engineering ... for three months to September India's third largest software firm, yesterday reported a 5.8 percent rise ...

Dealing with copyright and trademark infringement online
Lexology - 2017-10-18
Hi, I am George Sevier, a lawyer in the intellectual property team at Gowling WLG, based in London. In this podcast, I am going to cover the basics of dealing with copyright and trade mark infringement online. I am not going to look at the law in any ...

Sandigan suspends Degamo
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-10-18
His lawyers have already petitioned the Supreme Court for the reversal of the Sandigan order, through certiorari. He waited for the service of the suspension order yesterday by the Department of the Interior and Local Government, but it may be delayed ...

Role models and bad examples in show biz
Inquirer Entertainment - 2017-10-18
On the other hand, when they do something flagrantly wrong, they end up as bad examples held up high (or ... teaches some subjects in college. Others may pooh-pooh such "achievements," because millions of Filipinos go to school as a matter of course.

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