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 ...

Islamic banking, shunning interests, gets boost with new law
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-30
The Bureau of Internal Revenue has also completed its draft regulation to implement the provision on tax neutrality under the law. Islamic banking and finance promote inclusive finance by making ...

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 exposed 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. A Netflix documentary ...

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 ...

DoLE on track to hit business inspection target in 2019
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-29
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said it inspected 34,000 establishments during the first half, ahead of the pace to meet its 2019 inspection target of 55,000. Speaking to BusinessWorld Tuesday, DoLE Assistant Secretary Benjo Santos M.

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 ...

House panel swiftly approves P38.7-B judiciary budget for 2020
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
The Judiciary branch includes the Supreme Court (SC), the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), Court of Appeals (CA), Court of Tax Appeals (CTA), Sandiganbayan, and lower courts. During the ...

Philippines, Ireland start talks on double taxation agreement
philstar.com - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines and Ireland has started talks on a proposed bilateral deal that seeks to avoid double taxation on individuals and companies in both companies, the Department of Finance said Wednesday. In a statement, Finance ...

Despite claims on social media, KAPA 'not a Bangko Sentral-supervised entity'
philstar.com - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on Wednesday belied claims made by KAPA Community Ministry International Inc., saying the non-stock and independent religious corporation accused of orchestrating a fraudulent investment scheme is not ...

BI intercepts 2 Korean fugitives at Naia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Immigration agents recently arrested two Korean nationals wanted by law at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia). Hong Chan Woo, 24, and Jun Juman, 36 ...

Judge in Sanchez conviction slams Panelo, Faeldon for 'twisting' GCTA law
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-28
Tabaco City, Albay (CNN Philippines, August 28) -- The judge who convicted ex-mayor Antonio Sanchez to seven life terms lambasted a number of government officials for "twisting" the lower jail ...

SC affirms dismissal of former Marine commandant in 1999 allowance scam
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-28
THE Supreme Court has ordered the dismissal from the military service of a former commandant of the elite Philippine Marine Corps found guilty by the Office of the Ombudsman of pocketing P36.7 ...

NDFP consultant arrested
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police arrested on Monday a woman allegedly handpicked by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) to "revitalize student, youth and labor ...

Heroic lullaby
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-27
Finally, last month, while waiting in a long immigration line and chatting with a faculty member of the UP College of Music ... Neither do we hear of Moro heroes, like the 500 men, women and children who in 1913 refused to surrender to the Americans ...

All politics is local
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-27
meanwhile, the DOF got what it wanted -- a piece of the action, so much so that even after the Chinese embassy released its most hostile statement to date, the DOF insisted it will be business as usual, so it can tax, tax, tax.

AMLC, BSP ordered to scrutinize Pogo industry
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-27
The Pogo industry recently came to an agreement with tax authorities for its employees to pay incomes taxes to the Bureau of Internal Revenue, estimated by the Department of Finance to reach P2 ...

Drilon fears loss of P19B fund if OFW department created
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-27
On Tuesday, during the organizational meeting of the Senate labor committee and labor officials, Drilon and other senators said they were puzzled as to why the Department of Labor and Employment ...

Pogos should locate outside NCR-Neda
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-27
Domingo said the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has been able to collect P1.25 billion in value-added tax (VAT) from the expenditures made by Pogo workers. Domingo said real estate developers ...

House panel OKs 4th package of tax reform
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-27
The committee secretary shall immediately prepare the necessary committee reports on said measures for inclusion in the Calendar of Business." Moreover, Salceda said the "Passive Income and ...

DOLE to submit draft bill creating OFW department to the Senate this week
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-27
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday said it will be submitting to the Senate its draft of the bill creating the Department of Overseas Filipino workers within the week.

6,000 workers in Bicol regularized
philstar.com - 2019-08-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Over 6,000 contractual workers have been regularized in Bicol, according to the Department of Labor and Employment. DOLE-Bicol director Alvin Villamor said 3,780 workers were voluntarily regularized while 2,249 were regularized ...

OFWs ask SC to stop mandatory SSS contributions for them
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Some Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to nullify the provision in the Social Security Act of 2018 (Republic Act No. 11199) that makes it ...

BI readying deportation of 4 overstaying Indians
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration is now processing the deportation papers of four overstaying Indian nationals arrested in Negros Occidental recently. The foreign nationals were ...

House panel OKs 4th package of tax reform program
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-27
Joey Salceda seeks to reduce by half the 80 tax rates imposed on passive income, financial services, and transactions by amending portions of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997.

Duterte orders DOJ, Bucor not to release Ex-mayor Sanchez
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-26
"The sentiments of the people are understandable vis-à-vis the law passed by Congress during the previous administration and its recent interpretation by the Supreme Court. As we have ...

Mayor Sanchez and criminal justice reform
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-26
Affirmed by the Supreme Court in June, this law offers a practical management tool that jail and prison officials can utilize to promote compliance with rules and regulations and participation in rehabilitation programs. Given the severe overcrowding of ...

A breakthrough in the South China Sea dispute?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-26
However, as has already been proven by members of the International Zheng He Society (in other ... policy document--and it is free to download from the website of the Institute for Maritime and Ocean Affairs. But toward the conclusion of his speech ...

After arrest, Yasay insists BSP closure of Banco Filipino illegal
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 26) -- Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay, Jr. insisted that the closure of a savings bank which he used to head was "illegal," after he was ...

Duterte blocks early release of rapist-killer Antonio Sanchez
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 26) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has stepped in to block the possible early release of former mayor Antonio Sanchez, a convicted rapist and murderer, on the ...

DOJ suspends early release of convicts
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-26
"The DOJ will be glad to have this issue resolved with clarity and finality, either by a congressional amendment of its own act or by an interpretation rendered by the Supreme Court in a proper ...

Makati on track to hit 2019 revenue target of P17.1B
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-25
The city has also derived income from other sources, including fees and charges (P627.9 million), economic enterprises (P95.9 million), interest income (P142.6 million) and Internal Revenue ...

What PH can learn from Kenya in fight vs corruption
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-25
Juma introduced it earlier this month in Manila during the 67th "Future of Power" (FOP), which was attended by local thought leaders from the government and private sector. This is how BCP ...

DoF guiding new Moro region on fiscal sustainability
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-25
The TWG will be made up of representatives of the Department of Budget and Management, Bureau of Customs, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Bureau of Local Government Finance and the Commission on Audit. Mr. Beltran said in the same statement the TWG will ...

Higher alcohol taxes will improve population health and augment UHC funds
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-25
Noncommunicable diseases have become the leading cause of death and illness in the Philippines. Alcohol consumption is associated with more than 10% of noncommunicable disease burden worldwide, including liver disease and cancer. The Global Burden of ...

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