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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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-Ć -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 ...

Nalzaro: Good conduct time allowance law
Sun Star - 2019-08-25
However, several lawyers questioned before the Supreme Court (SC) the constitutionality of the IRR. The petitioners included lawyers representing convicted prisoners at the New Bilibid Prison, the Free Legal Assistance Group (Flag) and former senator Rene ...

BI nabs two Korean fugitives wanted for fraud
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-25
Immigration Port Operations Chief Grifton Medina said on Sunday that the two foreign nationals were intercepted after their names appeared in the Interpol database of the immigration having "der ...

PH labor execs in HK face probe over online provider change
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has ordered a probe of officials in the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Hong Kong for their "haste" in replacing its ...

The death of the bachelor and bachelorette party as we know it
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-25
Studies have shown that millennials are spending less on alcohol than previous generations and may have led to the redefining of bachelor and bachelorette parties in the US. Bloomberg News ...

Early financial literacy, saving can shape career choice
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-24
WHEN asked what they dream of becoming someday, kids, especially those in rural areas, would say they want to become an engineer, a soldier, a teacher or a seafarer. For generations, most students ...

SC distances itself from Sanchez predicament
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-24
Manila, Philippines-The Supreme Court (SC) merely interpreted the law when it ruled that there should be a retroactive application of the law increasing the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) of ...

DOJ considers suspending processing of GCTA of inmates
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-24
for the rape and subsequent murder of University of the Philippines-Los BaƱos (UPLB) student Eileen Sarmenta and the killing of her college friend, Allan Gomez. READ: Antonio Sanchez, more than ...

Carpio: Duterte "might be the President who will find the solution to the South China Sea dispute"
MindaNews - 2019-08-24
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 August ... Sea during the Civil Society Conversations on Democracy and Disinformation at the Ateneo de Davao University late Friday aftenroon, 23 August 2019. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO Carpio said he was asked ...

Trump asks appeals court to reconsider Twitter-blocking case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-24
"If the panel is correct, public officials who address matters relating to their public office on personal accounts will run the risk that every action taken on that account will be state action ...

Antonio Sanchez's impending release proves need to reinstate death penalty - Bato
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22) -- The impending release of former Calauan, Laguna Mayor Antonio Sanchez, a convicted rapist and murderer, proves the need for the reimposition of death ...

Intellectual Property and the Fashion Resale Market: Drawing the Line Between Rights Holders and Resellers
Law - 2019-08-23
Entities and individuals have been reselling used clothing, jewelry, handbags, and shoes for decades in the form of thrift shops, consignment stores, flea markets, and garage sales. See Renae Reints, "The Resale Market Is Taking Over Fast Fashion, Report ...

RSHC ADDS INNOVATION-FOCUSED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATOR
Law - 2019-08-23
CHICAGO - Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP (RSHC) announces the addition of new partner, Louis A. Klapp. Louis Klapp is a leader in the demanding intellectual property (IP) litigation field, and his practice is devoted to all aspects of patent, trademark ...

PH seeks better working conditions for OFWs in Saudi through labor pact
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine government is seeking to better protect overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Saudi Arabia through a bilateral employment agreement with the middle eastern ...

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