Apple loses patent ruling in China, but order to halt sales of two iPhone models is put on hold
Big News Network - 2016-06-21
Intellectual property regulators in Beijing ruled that the exterior design of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which were released nearly two years ago, infringe on a Chinese company's design. They initially ordered the company to halt sales of the devices ...

Duterte team seeks business feedback
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-06-20
"The new administration will definitely review the tax system, initially to update the income tax brackets and eventually to lower corporate and individual tax rates," Dominguez said. The rationalization of fiscal incentives and the indexing of the ...

Duterte admin to set 10% limit on contractual workers - Bello
MSN - 2016-06-20
"There is a Labor code that already mandates that there is no contractualization, Incoming Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III told reporters in Davao City on Tuesday. "Nasa batas na 'yan, and it's just a matter of implementing the law. Kailangan ng strict ...

Asians, many out of shame, not seeking U.S. deportation protection
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-20
It does not, however, provide a path to citizenship. Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has stirred the immigration debate, vowing to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico and deport an estimated 11 million undocumented ...

Aquino leaves with no lasting legacy in labor sector--group
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-20
The legacy, which the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) under the Aquino administration will leave behind, is the more active involvement of the labor sector in the crafting and implementation of labor laws, a labor group said. However, in terms of ...

Apple iPhones found to have violated Chinese rival's patent
Senegal Actu - 2016-06-20
Beijing's Intellectual Property Bureau has ordered Apple to stop selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the city because it infringes on a Chinese company's design patent. With an appeals process ahead, the ruling is unlikely to have a major impact on ...

Incoming finance chief: Duterte admin plans to lower tax rates
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-06-20
The incoming Finance chief nonetheless pointed out the need to "broaden ... of 4.2 percent was similar to that in the Philippines, which means there was inefficient collection here. Dominguez later told reporters that among the VAT exemptions, those ...

China rules against Apple over iPhone patent claim
Quadrangle - 2016-06-20
Media reports said Baili Marketing Service Co. delivered an application to the Beijing Intellectual Property Bureau, demanding Apple stop selling its iPhone6 and iPhone 6 plus models. Apple has since released a statement saying that they plan to continue ...

Apple's appeal in iPhone case accepted by IP court
ECNS - 2016-06-20
The Beijing Intellectual Property Court has accepted an appeal by Apple to review a ruling by the capital's patent office ordering the company to halt the sales of its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Beijing after finding the design too closely resembles a ...

Apple under fire over patent dispute in Beijing
Tri-County Sun Times - 2016-06-20
Apple took a hit in China after the country's intellectual property bureau ordered Apple Inc to stop the sales of its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus citing that it broke patents of a local firm. But according to two leading analysts familiar with the inner ...

Apple Beats China iPhone Ban
Pop & Herald - 2016-06-20
The Beijing Intellectual Property Bureau told Apple it had to stop selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the city because the smartphones violated a patent held by Chinese phonemaker Shenzhen Baili. "We appealed an administrative order from a regional ...

Beijing rules against Apple in patent case
Go Daddy - 2016-06-20
Beijing's Intellectual Property Office said the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus infringe on patent rights held by the company Shenzhen Baili because of similarities to its 100C phone, according to its ruling Friday. However, Apple has said a Beijing court ...

China Bans The Sale of Iphone 6
Skyliner - 2016-06-20
The order by an intellectual property tribunal said the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus infringed a design patent for the 100C model made by Shenzhen Beili, a small Chinese brand. Apple has been told to suspend sales of two versions of the iPhone 6 in Beijing because ...

Investors see devil in the details, say angel tax exemption will not benefit several startups
Economic Times - 2016-06-20
Angel tax', or tax on investments in startups, was considered regressive by all quarters and seen as one of the prime reasons for exodus of startups and intellectual property from the country. Leaders in the startup ecosystem say it will continue to hound ...

Pro-management labor lawyer heads Duterte transition team in DOLE
MSN - 2016-06-20
MANILA - Bienvenido Laguesma, the labor secretary during the Estrada administration, is head of the transition team of the Duterte administration at the Department of Labor and Employment, InterAksyon.com learned. An Aquila Legis fraternity brother of ...

DOLE mulls death for illegal recruiters
Philstar - 2016-06-19
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) chief Hans Cacdac said the agency has recorded a decline in the number of cases of illegal recruitment being filed before the agency. But the government still needs to adopt an intensified campaign ...

Notes on accreditation of CPAs
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-19
The certificate of accreditation shall be issued only upon showing, in accordance with rules and regulations, that such registrant has acquired a minimum of three years meaningful experience in any of the areas of public practice, including taxation.

Led Zeppelin appear in court in 'Stairway to Heaven' copyright infringement case
Ecommerce Journal - 2016-06-19
Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant and Jimmy Page are reuniting in a Los Angeles courtroom this week to defend themselves in a lawsuit brought by the estate of one Randy California (real name: Randy Craig Wolfe). After two years of legal proceedings, a judge ...

Marcos camp hits departure of Smartmatic exec despite hold order
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-06-19
The camp of Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. on Sunday deplored the inaction of the Commission on Elections and the Bureau of Immigration on its request to hold the departure of a Smartmatic staff member allegedly connected with the supposed ...

More nurses seen working overseas
MSN - 2016-06-18
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has reported an increasing trend in the deployment of local nurses for the past years, from 15,655 in 2012 to 16,444 in 2013 and 19,815 in 2014. A group of nurses rejected the claim of Aquino that ...

Cut income tax before raising VAT - solons
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-18
He stressed that any tax measure "has to be balanced towards what will make growth more inclusive." Quimbo said the 17th Congress should prioritize the rationalization of individual and corporate income taxes. "We can only take up VAT increase along ...

Led Zeppelin 'Stairway' Trial Gets Ugly as Plaintiffs Rest Their Case
Rolling Stone - 2016-06-18
The surviving members of Led Zeppelin squashed one of the group's most established and enduring mythologies when the band's bassist/keyboardist/songwriter John Paul Jones took the stand in day four of the copyright infringement suit "Michael Skidmore vs.

Exodus of Filipino nurses to continue with salary veto
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-17
Citing data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Geslani noted a steady increase in the deployment of Filipino nurses since 2012 in foreign destinations who pay nurses well. "Deployment of Filipino nurses abroad continues to ...

Angara touts legislative achievements
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-06-17
Although a newbie senator, he chaired five committees -- ways and means; games and amusement and sport; labor, employment and human resources development; foreign affairs; and tourism. Angara, vice chairperson of the labor and foreign relations committees ...

Lake Sebu is now a labor law-compliant tourism zone
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-06-17
KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, June 17 (PIA) -- Lake Sebu, prime tourist destination in South Cotabato and SOCCSKSARGEN Region, is labor law compliant, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 12. Lake Sebu is the first tourism zone in ...

Cebu labor groups seek P140 wage hike
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-16
Cebu City - Labor groups in Cebu yesterday filed a petition seeking to raise the daily minimum wage in Cebu and the rest of Central Visayas by P140. The Alliance of Progressive Labor and the Cebu Labor Coalition brought the petition for wage increase ...

Government allots P1.913 million for Metro Manila labor-turnover survey
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-16
The national government is spending P1.913 million to conduct the labor-turnover survey in Metro Manila, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). The PSA said this translates to an expense of P388.25 per company. The survey will cover 1,232 ...

POEA, Jobstreet launch an online anti-illegal recruitment program
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-16
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and Jobstreet.com launched an online anti-illegal recruitment program, the Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS). The PEOS will provide information on important topics like considerations ...

Cebu labor groups seek P140 daily wage hike
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-16
CEBU CITY - Labor groups in Cebu filed a petition that seeks to raise the daily minimum wage in Cebu and the rest of Central Visayas by P140. The Alliance of Progressive Labor and the Cebu Labor Coalition led the filing of the petition for wage ...

Pre-employment seminar now mandatory for OFWs
Rappler - 2016-06-16
Enhancements to the PEOS website was presented to the media on Thursday, June 16, at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in Mandaluyong City. These include an addition of the domestic worker modules to the already existing modules for ...

Overseas work applicants must undergo mandatory online PEOS
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-06-15
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has already issued Memorandum Circular No. 2, Series of 2016 requiring all Filipinos seeking overseas jobs for the first time to undergo and complete the mandatory online pre-employment orientation seminar ...

A few good men (and women)
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-15
However, after more than 10 years, he decided to switch to government service (perhaps out of curiosity, due to professional boredom, or maybe for love of country) by joining the Bureau of Immigration. He wanted to become an Immigration Officer (IO ...

States' consent, draft bill set stage for GST
wap.business-standard.com - 2016-06-15
"Services" shall include leasing or renting of land or property, goods being sold for purposes apart from business, rent, real estate construction with the intention of sale or lease and transfer of intellectual property rights. In Kolkata, West Bengal ...

Immigration recommends deportation for Vietnamese, Chinese nationals
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-06-15
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, June 14 (PIA) - The Bureau of Immigration (BI) here has recommended to Immigration Commissioner Ronaldo Geron the issuance of a summary deportation order against 28 foreign nationals who, at the moment, are likewise facing cases ...

16th Congress: Hits and misses in propelling economic growth
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-14
IN the power sector, private firms had hoped for a more pronounced policy on power mix. First Gen Corp., whose main business is anchored on the production of natural gas, noted the "lack of alignment" between what the government aspires versus what is ...

VAT hike faces rough sailing in 17th Congress
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-14
Among the 10-member countries of Asean, the Philippines has the highest tax rate at 32 percent, after Thailand and Vietnam. The House of Representatives failed to pass a bill lowering individual and corporate-tax rates following the strong opposition of ...

PCC official pushes 25% corporate tax
MSN - 2016-06-14
A commissioner of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) advocated yesterday the reduction of the corporate income tax from a maximum 30 percent to 25 percent. In a lecture at the UP School of Economics where she is on leave as economics professor ...

Libreng groceries for Robinsons Malls Lingkod Pinoy Center customers
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-14
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, and Commission on Elections. Know more about the promo mechanics and be updated with upcoming events by visiting www.robinsonsmalls.com or following Robinsons Malls ...

Extortion and deportation at the hands of the Philippine Bureau of Immigration
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-14
My life, which I had planned to spend in the Philippines, has been ruined. I have been victimized, not only by my crooked business partner, but more important, by the Bureau of Immigration (BI), an agency of the Philippine government. In addition, my ...

Trump, Clinton over different visions in Orlando response
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-14
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton outlined dramatically different proposals for combating terrorism and gun violence following the deadly Orlando nightclub attacks, with the presumptive Republican nominee vowing to suspend immigration from ...

Trump to 'suspend immigration' from nations with terror history
MSN - 2016-06-14
White House hopeful Donald Trump vows to "suspend immigration" from nations with links to terror attacks targeting the United States or its allies, one day after a Florida nightclub massacre.

Ex-EBay General Counsel Returns To Cooley After 17 Years
Law 360 - 2016-06-14
Jacobson, who argued key internet and intellectual property cases and handed legal affairs for eBay from 1998 through 2015, is rejoining Cooley as of counsel in the business department at its Palo Alto office. He told Law360 he looks forward to...

Tax reform dilemmas
Philstar - 2016-06-14
In particular, it would be appropriate to simplify the VAT and "reduce" it to something like a seven or 7.5 percent straight tax, a common practice among many countries currently observing value-added taxation. While the government would theoretically ...

The joy of teaching
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-14
Most of them correctly explained how the prize money of Pia Wurtzbach should be taxed. They were able to illustrate how an effective excise taxation can improve the progressivity of the tax system. But they were equally divided on the question of whether a ...

Lowering tax rates possible
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-06-13
The outgoing Aquino administration last May handed over to the incoming government a P77-billion tax reform package for its study, which includes a gradual lowering of the highest personal and corporate income tax levies to 25 percent and restructuring the ...

Filipino hurt in Shanghai airport blast comes home Monday -- DFA
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-13
The Filipino, he said, was immediately treated at a hospital near the airport and was subsequently discharged and accommodated in a hotel. He is scheduled to fly to Manila via Philippine Airlines on Monday, Jose said.

Empowering Filipinos with information
Inquirer - 2016-06-12
While there is a Labor Code to protect Filipino employees, most people in the Philippines are probably not familiar ... advertising opportunities that digital offers--LinkedIn ads and Google search being the most relevant," Cueto said, adding ...

Egypt faces labor unrest, showdown
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-12
MAHALLA EL-KOBRA, Egypt--Labor activist Kamal al-Fayoumi has lost none of his swagger since being fired from the sprawling Egyptian textile plant, where he worked for three decades and was known as an agitator. Striding through a gritty industrial town in ...

WB cautions vs scrapping contractual work practice
Inquirer - 2016-06-11
World Bank Philippines country director Mara Warwick ... mainly coming from the agriculture and services sectors, the National Economic and Development Authority has said. The government defines underemployed as "employed persons who express the desire ...

Philippines adopts work guidelines for Japan-bound maids
Japan Today - 2016-06-11
Jocelyn Rey of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration told Kyodo News the guidelines, expected to take effect June 19, detail the roles and responsibilities of recruiters and employers; the qualifications and scope of work of the housekeepers ...

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