SC associate justice aspirant favors same-sex marriage
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
Court of Appeals Associate Justice Ramon M. Bato Jr. noted that under the 1987 Constitution "no person can be deprived of life and liberty without due process of law nor the equal protection of ...

Grads told: Silence when you can speak is unjust, causes injustice
philstar.com - 5 months ago
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- Supreme Court Associate Justice Leonen told the 351 members of the graduating class of the University of the Philippines in Baguio to continue the struggle for justice. While acknowledging that "making the right decisions ...

CA approves compromise deal on Smokey Mountain project
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- The Court of Appeals has affirmed the P1.12-billion compromise agreement between the National Housing Authority (NHA) and a private developer of a project in Smokey ...

Solon pushes for inquiry on compliance of entertainment industry with work safety laws
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- TUCP (Trade Union Congress of the Philippines) Representative-elect Raymond Democrito Mendoza on Tuesday said he would be filing a resolution calling for an inquiry into ...

How gay seafarer Dyosa Makinista proved she's 'queen of the seas'
Rappler - 5 months ago
They call her "Dyosa Makinista," the "machinist goddess." But before that, she was called many things: angel, demon, that good-for-nothing gay seafarer. Dyosa grew up in a small town in Laguna as Aljon Buquid Asusano, the youngest of 5 children ...

Slam of party-list system a mere sham
BusinessWorld - 5 months ago
But the evil thrives. Oscar P. Lagman, Jr. is a retired corporate executive, business consultant, and management professor. He has been a politicized citizen since his college days in the late 1950s. To assure consumers who are interested in Huawei phones ...

Duque sued for graft, plunder over PhilHealth rental issue
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- Health Secretary Francisco Duque has been slapped with graft and plunder complaints for allegedly allowing a Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) provincial ...

Bello: GMA may face ?100,000 fine, suspension for Eddie Garcia's accident
CNN Philippines - 5 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 24) -- Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said authorities are looking into the on-set injury and eventual death of veteran actor Eddie Garcia, saying that GMA Network may be penalized for possible lapses. Bello said ...

DOJ: Hong Kong immigration not required to cite reason for barring foreigners
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- Hong Kong immigration authorities are under no obligation to disclose why a foreigner is barred from entry and have "absolute prerogative" to disallow one from entering ...

Cancelling diplomatic passports 'not unlawful' -- Locsin
philstar.com - 5 months ago
We don't want to have them out there dishonored by foreign immigration by rejection," Locsin said on Twitter. It is not "unlawful"; it is a courtesy to those who have ceased doing the job requiring blue passports. We don't want to have them out there ...

BOI eyes perk to spur demand for local goods
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
BOI Managing Head and Trade Undersecretary Ceferino Rodolfo estimated that for every dollar in exports, local added value--mainly labor--only accounted for 25 cents. "There is a big multiplier ...

Death toll from building collapse in Cambodia rises to 24
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
They were trapped for 12 hours before rescuers found them. The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training said 30 workers were at the site when the building collapsed, but Nhor Chandeun said there ...

Ping Lacson speaks loud and clear
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
He was acquitted by the lower courts in both cases, with the Supreme Court reviewing and affirming their decisions. Times have changed. Lacson has slowly reinvented himself from that of a crime fighter to a fighter speaking up for higher national interests.

Oil industry players seek clear-cut rules on fuel marking system
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
Early this month, the DOF presented for public consultation the draft joint circular it would issue together with the Bureaus of Customs (BOC) and of Internal Revenue (BIR) to fully implement fuel ...

96 immigration intelligence men shuffled at Naia
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Sunday it has shuffled nearly a hundred of its intelligence officers assigned at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) as part of measures to prevent ...

Duterte to sign EO cutting red tape after Asean meet
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
The President added that the EO would be mandatory for all offices under the Executive branch of the government as "Congress and the Supreme Court are not under my territory." "I am [also ...

Pagcor warns POGO to pay proper taxes
philstar.com - 5 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) has warned offshore gaming operators to comply with government regulations and pay proper taxes, especially with the government intensifying its monitoring and enforcement measures.

Pay proper taxes, Pagcor tells online gaming firms
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) warns erring online gaming firms against underdeclaring their tax obligations to the government, saying they face ...

Senate committee on energy to review EPIRA
philstar.com - 5 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- The Senate committee on energy plans to review the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 (EPIRA) and introduce supporting bills through the Joint Congressional Power Commission (JCPC) since electricity prices have yet to go ...

Fair regulatory regime for e-cigs
Journal - 5 months ago
But even as they make zero demands from the State, they also do not insist on absolute industrial independence; they only wish for " reasonable " regulation and rational taxation from government. Ped Xing believes these are minimum conditions that are ...

Statement: In response to the recent media publications regarding the OFWs in Israel
Gov - 5 months ago
The government of Israel attaches a great significance to the working conditions of the Filipino workers and it was demonstrated by the signing the historical bilateral labor agreement between the two countries which intends to improve the rights of the ...

Hong Kong lawmaker to raise barring of PH ex-officials to Legislative Council
CNN Philippines - 5 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 23) -- After a second former Philippine government official was barred from entering Hong Kong, a lawmaker of the semi-autonomous city will raise the issue ...

Why Mark Dickel can't be named TnT coach even if he calls the shots
SPIN - 5 months ago
A product of University of Nevada Las Vegas ... Baldwin gained a free pass when he was first hired to work in the Philippines as national team coach, but the situation changed the moment he moved to Ateneo. "It's up to the present BCAP leadership to ...

Arraignment of Banco Filipino officials reset to September
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
After the Supreme Court overturned the closure, the bank was reopened in 1994 but continued to struggle with constant regulatory issues until it was again ordered closed by the central bank in ...

Trump postpones nationwide immigration enforcement sweep
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Saturday delayed a nationwide immigration sweep to deport people living in the United States illegally, including families, saying he would give lawmakers ...

Beijing controls HK immigration, says Chinese legislator
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- A Hong Kong legislator on Saturday expressed concern on the ordeal experienced by former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio ...

Thriving Calabarzon remains a steady force to reckon with
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
The provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon compose Calabarzon, a region with a population of 14.4 million as of 2015 and a labor force of 10 million as of April 2018. With 35 of ...

Fakery of PhilHealth receipts to OFWs evades POEA scrutiny
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), which could have sanctioned recruitment agencies involved in the issuance of fake receipts of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp ...

Way passed the deadline
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
On April 29, 1980, spouses Dencio and Susan obtained a loan from LD Bank. As security, Dencio and Susan executed a deed of real estate mortgage over a parcel of land registered in their names in ...

Robots might turn out to be great coworkers
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
In a blog post in 2017, economist Paul Krugman created a very simple model in which there are two ways to produce things - one that uses more human labor, and one that uses more machines.

Bengal Government Ropes In Tech Varsity To Introduce Courses In Intellectual Property
NDTV - 5 months ago
The West Bengal government in association with Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University (MAKAUT ... in this regard will be signed soon," the Minister of Department of Science-Technology& Biotechnology, Bratya Basu, said. He was speaking at the inauguration ...

NRCO provides livelihood kits to 24 distressed women OFWs in AgSur
Gov - 5 months ago
BUTUAN CITY, June 21 - The National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) Caraga, an attached agency of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), has released livelihood starter kits composed of Hair and Make Up products to 24 distressed women ...

Apple, Microsoft and other tech companies ask to be excluded from the China tariffs
CNN Philippines - 5 months ago
(CNN) -- Technology companies have been feeling the sting of the escalating trade war between the United States and China. Now, they're trying to avoid a proposed new round of tariffs that takes ...

Metro Manila wage board junks 4 wage-hike bids
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
THE regional wage board in the National Capital Region (NCR) has denied the wage petitions filed by four labor groups in April, citing lack of a supervening event. In a two-page resolution, the ...

DOF vows to push legislative agenda in 18th Congress
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
This file photo shows people walking by the Department of Finance (DOF) building on Roxas Boulevard, Manila. The Department of Finance (DOF) vowed to push for the passage of what it considers ...

Beijing rulers scorn law, rights, lives
philstar.com - 5 months ago
It is itching to re-impose in the South and East China Seas illegal air and sea defense ... and modern light rail transits. There stand the Central Bank and old University of Santo Tomas, University of the Philippines, Letran College, Mapua Institute ...

35 'illegal' Chinese workers arrested in ParaƱaque construction site
CNN Philippines - 5 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 20) -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has arrested 35 Chinese nationals working at a construction site in ParaƱaque City despite the government's policy ...

2019 Trafficking in Persons Report: Philippines
U.S. Department of State - 5 months ago
The Government of the Philippines fully meets the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking. The government continued to demonstrate serious and sustained efforts during the reporting period; therefore the Philippines remained on Tier 1. These ...

Pay hike for teachers better given in phases, biz groups say
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
The business groups noted that the P150 billion ... in revenue generated by the government in the first year of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act, the Duterte ...

Fairness a hot topic as gender issues increase
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
The Swiss supreme court ordered the suspension of regulations that would require female runners with unusually high testosterone to take medication to reduce their levels of the male sex hormone ...

Salary hike for Pag-IBIG Fund employees illegal, unauthorized -- COA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
However, COA cited a Supreme Court ruling where it ruled that government-owned and/or controlled corporations like Pag-IBIG are covered by PD 1597. "The SC has already ruled that GOCCs ...

Filipino seafarers affected by oil tanker attack now back in PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- The Filipino seafarers working in one of the two oil tankers damaged in an alleged attack near the Strait of Hormuz have returned home, the Department of Foreign Affairs ...

Suspected Pakistani terrorist nabbed in Zamboanga City
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- A Pakistani man who is suspected to be a member of the Dawlah Islamiya terrorist group was arrested on Tuesday in Zamboanga City. The Dawlah Islamiya allegedly has links to ...

International standard maritime training for aspirants from Andra Pradesh, Telangana
The Hans India - 5 months ago
Through this understanding I-Skill will enable access to international standard maritime courses and seafarer training, to students aspiring maritime careers in the Telugu states. Raman Puri, Vice Admiral (Retd.), Indian Navy and a distinguished Naval ...

One signature away: what you need to know about Senate Bill No. 1826
BusinessWorld - 5 months ago
Significantly, the second test poses the problem of determining which activities may be considered as "directly related" to the main business operation of the principal. To address this, SB 1826 empowers the appropriate Industry Tripartite Council and ...

Speaker should have excellent EQ, social skills
Journal - 5 months ago
Cayetano served three terms as member of the House of Representatives, two terms as senator, and secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs. He finished his college degree in UP and graduated from the Ateneo Law School. Velasco earned a degree in ...

Tobacco-producing LGUs to get P15.8B in shares from 2016 excise taxes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- Tobacco-producing local government units (LGUs) will receive a total of P15.8 billion in shares from cigarette excise taxes collected in 2016. Local Budget Memorandum No ...

Recruitment firms may now apply for 1-year license extension
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- Recruitment agencies may now apply for a one-year extension of their provisional license following the recent slump in the deployment of migrant workers, according to the ...

SEC sues KAPA for running an 'investment scam'
CNN Philippines - 5 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 18) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Tuesday sued Kapa-Community Ministry International Inc. for running an illegal investment scheme.

Universal Health Care Law and what it means to PH development
Gov - 5 months ago
This will be sourced from sin tax collections and partly from income generated by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) and PCSO in view of improving benefit packages. This is apart from providing immediate eligibility and access to ...

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