Duterte rape comment violated Magna Carta of Women--CHR
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-25
The CHR ruling was in response to a complaint filed by WomanHealth Philippines, Kasarinlan para sa Kalayaan, Sentro ng Manggagawa ng Pilipinas, Labor Education and Research Network, and Sagip-Ilog Pilipinas. The women groups earlier said that their ...

DoF pushes higher oil taxes
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-05-24
The agency proposed the oil tax increase to compensate for the proposed reduction in corporate income tax rate to 25 percent from 32 percent and exemption of incomes of P1 million and below. The income tax reduction proposal was seen to reduce collection ...

PH has worst unemployment rate despite high GDP growth-Ibon
Inquirer - 2016-05-24
Citing the latest labor force survey data, Ibon said the unemployment rate in the country was set at 5.8 percent in January 2016, higher than slower-growing economies like China (4 percent), Vietnam (2.3 percent), Indonesia (5.5 percent), Malaysia (3.5 ...

Duterte still looking for good candidates to head three most corrupt government agencies
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-24
Duterte said he will assign former military officers to handle the Bureau of Immigration, which he described as "a sensitive agency that needs a strict leader." He also plans to recruit former military officers to head the Philippine Drug Enforcement ...

Workplace age discrimination bill passed in Senate
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-24
"There is none in our Labor Code; and until recently, it was not even on the policy radar screen of the Department of Labor and Employment," Cayetano said. "To be discriminated against due to a natural and unstoppable process of ageing is to impose ...

TUCP, KMU welcome Bello as possible labor secretary
MSN - 2016-05-24
Labor groups Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) and the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) have welcomed the possible appointment of former Justice Secretary Silvestre Bello III as secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment. "He is acceptable.

French tax police raid Google's Paris offices
MSN - 2016-05-23
Its European operations are headquartered in Ireland, which has some of the lowest corporate tax rates in the region. Google France received a "notification" of the investigation back in March 2014, which did not give any precise figures. It has been ...

More news on the Panama Papers
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-23
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House eyes approval of 15 bills before canvassing votes
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-22
financing Companies and Investment Houses Cited in the Foreign Investment Negative List, except those in the Constitution; Modernizing the National Bureau of Investigation; banning the reappointment of a regular member of the Judicial and Bar Council who ...

Smoke, cockpit woes signal chaotic end for EgyptAir plane
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-22
These photos posted on Saturday on the official Facebook page of the Egyptian Armed Forces spokesman show part of the wreckage from EgyptAir Flight 804. Search crews found floating human remains, luggage and seats from the doomed EgyptAir jetliner on ...

Gilberto Teodoro as defense chief
Inquirer Opinion - 2016-05-22
Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Agrarian Reform, and Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The last four are reportedly being reserved for the possible participation of Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic ...

Minimum salaries of able seafarers stay at $614 till 2018
The Daily Tribune - 2016-05-22
While the ILO minimum only refers to the basic wage for the non-officer grade of able seafarer, the total minimum payable is actually much higher when account is taken of overtime payments and other pay related entitlements under the ILO Maritime Labor ...

The incoming President must look at the lesson of contemporary history
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-21
kidnappings and revolutionary taxation. Except the rebellious officers, the Leftist insurgents and Moro separatists are belligerents and have their own separate constitutions, controlled territories, flags, armaments, tactical and strategic objectives ...

U.S. Trade Representative Issues 2016 Special 301 Report
JD Supra - 2016-05-21
As it did last year, the Report highlights China as a country that, although still on the Priority Watch List has made "wide-ranging intellectual property law reform efforts" as well as "certain positive enforcement initiatives" but notes that there are ...

US targets spying threat on campus with proposed research clampdown
Economic Times - 2016-05-20
In 2015, the number of intellectual property cases investigated by the FBI rose 53 percent from the previous year. The FBI says China is the main culprit. It has accused Chinese nationals of attempting to export technology from the United States ...

The Heart of the Filipino in LA
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2016-05-20
Besides improvements in the existing facility, the processing from immigration to customs was an easy walk-through sans long queues. The airport lounge had exceptionally good coffee, an Italian brew, and kiosks outside had delicacies for last-minute buys.

Reality will tame Duterte - PNoy
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-20
Since taking office in 2010, Aquino has overseen an economic boom in which foreign investment and tourism numbers hit record levels, business thrived, and anti-corruption efforts helped the country cast off its old reputation as the "Sick Man of Asia."

Trial Pros: Weisbrod Matteis' Peter Toren
Law 360 - 2016-05-20
Law360, New York (May 20, 2016, 10:37 AM ET) -- Peter Toren is an intellectual property litigator and a partner with Weisbrod Matteis & Copley PLLC in Washington, D.C. where he helps individuals and companies protect their intellectual property rights.

Police attacked amid French labor protests
MSN - 2016-05-19
France's prime minister is urging union leaders to call off protests against reforms to labor laws amid mounting violence against police. Vanessa Johnston reports.

PESO job fair today
Visayan Daily Star - 2016-05-19
PESO invited 16 local companies, 14 Philippine Overseas Employment Administration-licensed agencies and 10 business process outsourcing companies to the Trabaho Patrol 2016 job fair, PESO-Neg. Occ. coordinator Sharon Juance said. Juance said applicants ...

More work, more pay? New rule extends overtime to millions
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-19
Many employees will see that as a step down, they said. "With the stroke of a pen, the Labor Department is demoting millions of workers," David French, a senior vice president for the National Retail Federation, said. "Most of the people impacted by ...

11 exploited Pinoy workers awarded $15.2M in US human trafficking case
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-18
Advancing Justice-LA said it has already secured special immigration status for the workers as victims of human trafficking, which also provides work authorization so the workers can begin rebuilding their lives and reunite with their families.

Simplified taxation for MSMEs
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-18
Large businesses operating in the Philippines are insignificant compared to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in terms of numbers. This is based on a 2013 Department of Trade and Industry report which shows that, out of a total of 941,174 ...

Trillanes leaves Manila for business trip
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-18
The Immigration officer who refused to be identified said Trillanes boarded a Philippine Airlines flight PR100 for Honolulu, Hawaii at 5:30 p.m. The source added that the senator said he was on a business trip. Trillanes was seen wearing a dark blue shirt ...

Key posts reserved for rebels
Philstar - 2016-05-17
Duterte yesterday said he is keeping the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and even the Department of Social Welfare and Development open to the Communist ...

Smartmatic told: Nobody leave
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-17
Bautista said he did not see the need to coordinate with the Bureau of Immigration on the matter. In a memorandum, Guanzon urged the Comelec en banc, through steering committee chair Commissioner Christian Robert Lim, to issue an order for the prohibition ...

Intellectual Property Rights policy to help commercialise patents, copyrights: Government
Economic Times - 2016-05-16
NEW DELHI: The Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy will not only incentivise entrepreneurship and innovation in the country, but will aid in the conversion of copyrights and patents for commercial use, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said today.

Duterte: 4 Cabinet posts open to Reds
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-16
DAVAO CITY--Presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte offered to the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) the Cabinet posts of agrarian reform, labor, social welfare and environment and natural resources as he welcomed the planned return of its ...

Duterte offers cabinet posts to CPP
Mindanews - 2016-05-16
He added that he asked Perfecto Yasay, his roommate when he was taking up law at the San Beda College, to be the acting foreign affairs secretary even just for one year until Cayetano could assume a cabinet post. "He (Cayetano) might opt to be just a ...

Court bars departure of Purisima as he faces graft
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-16
In a resolution, the antigraft court issued the order to the Bureau of Immigration to prevent the accused from leaving the country unless they seek permission from the court. The others who were barred from leaving the country are: dismissed Police Chief Supt.

Infosys veteran Subrahmanyam Goparaju joins LeaderAmp
Economic Times - 2016-05-16
At Infosys, Goparaju headed the intellectual property cell and Infosys Labs, where he was responsible for handling the firm's research and development strategy along with IP management. He was inducted into the executive council shortly before leaving the ...

Scholarships, voucher program to help ease K-12 birthing pains
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-15
"Most of the students come from families who cannot afford college education, but still hope to pursue their studies and work right after graduation. Under K-12, a senior high school graduate is already legally employable," Landicho said. Fidelis ...

US Industry Body Welcomes India's New IPR Policy
NDTV - 2016-05-14
Washington: The US Chamber of Commerce has welcomed India's new intellectual property rights or IPR policy, saying it hopes the move is a "precursor" to the "concrete, structural" changes necessary for implementation of a strong innovation model.

GCC countries deny reentry to OFW deportees
Manila Standard Today - 2016-05-13
Foreign migrant workers, including Filipinos, who have been deported from any member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will be barred from entering any other GCC country, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said. POEA chief Hans Leo ...

Tax Court allows Mikey Arroyo to travel to Europe
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-13
a copy of which was submitted to the court and personally submitting a photocopy of his passport showing a stamp from the Bureau of Immigration upon his arrival. In a separate ruling, the Tax Court also dismissed the demurrer to evidence filed by Arroyo.

US plans new wave of immigrant deportation raids
MSN - 2016-05-12
WASHINGTON -- US immigration officials are planning a month-long series of raids in May and June to deport hundreds of Central American mothers and children found to have entered the country illegally, according to sources and an internal document seen by ...

Companies Engaged in Different Business Could be Competitors under the Anti-Unfair Competition Law
Lexology - 2016-05-12
In its Guidelines for Trial of Network-Related Intellectual Property Cases issued on April 13, 2016 ("Beijing High Court Guidelines"), the Beijing High Court has taken the second approach mentioned above. Article 31 of the Beijing High Court Guidelines ...

IFC, SEC to tweak Corporate Governance Code
Inquirer - 2016-05-12
Ultimately, the MOU between the IFC and the SEC "aims to raise market awareness of good governance to entice more foreign investment to the country." "By adopting good corporate governance practices, Philippine companies can enhance their ...

Bureau of Immigration to adopt online payment system
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-05-12
Dela Paz, Country Head and Mr. Jerome B. Vinarao, Sales Manager, Partner Channel together with the Bank of the Philippine Islands represented by Mr. John Vic A. Bolido on 10 May 2016 for the provision of an online payment system. The online payment system ...

OECD investment policy review backs removal of FDI restrictions
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-12
"The Philippines is one of the countries with the most statutory restrictions on foreign investment. It has more restrictions than any of the large Asean member-states with a score [on the index] almost as high as Vietnam--a country which is often seen ...

OECD joins calls for easing foreign investment limits
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-12
The 34-member countries of the Overseas Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) have joined the chorus for the Philippines to remove statutory restrictions on foreign direct investments in the Constitution and address under-investments in the country ...

Sin Tax Collection for the month of March 2016
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-05-12
QUEZON CITY, May 12 -- The Excise Tax collection from the Sin Products (cigarettes and alcohol) for the month of March 2016 amounted to P8.09 Billion, consisting of the following: Decrease of total collection from Sin Products in March 2016 over March 2015 ...

ABS-CBN files TRO over DOLE Advisory
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-11
ABS-CBN has reportedly filed a temporary restraining order with the Regional Trial Courts of Quezon City over the recent Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Advisory on the welfare of movie and TV workers. DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz ...

Political clans dominate local polls
Philstar - 2016-05-11
Among them were three new governors of Central Luzon - Amor Deloso of Zambales, Susan Yap-Sulit of Tarlac and Abet Garcia of Bataan - who were proclaimed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) yesterday. Deloso defeated Gov. Hermogenes Ebdane Jr ...

Solon seeks labor code revision
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-05-11
The chair of the House Committee on Labor and Employment has sought to amend Presidential Decree 442 or the Labor Code of the Philippines, as amended, to provide regular employment to workers repeatedly hired on probationary status. Deputy majority leader Rep.

Solon seeks labor code revision
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-05-10
The chair of the House Committee on Labor and Employment has sought to amend Presidential Decree 442 or the Labor Code of the Philippines, as amended, to provide regular employment to workers repeatedly hired on probationary status. Deputy majority leader Rep.

Senate, House to set final agenda of 16th Congress
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-10
Financing Companies and Investment Houses Cited in The Foreign Investment Negative List, except those in the Constitution; Modernizing the National Bureau of Investigation; Banning the Reappointment of a Regular Member of the Judicial and Bar Council ...

Manatt Nabs Ex-Stroock Tech Patent Pro In NY
Law 360 - 2016-05-10
Law360, Los Angeles (May 9, 2016, 9:45 PM ET) -- Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP has bolstered its intellectual property practice in New York by snagging a former Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP partner with experience advising clients on software, wireless ...

3D Printing: Good Reads/What Executives Should Be Thinking About
JD Supra - 2016-05-09
There will be threats, including, of course, intellectual property threats. Gartner analysts maintain that there will be at least $100 billion per year in annual IP losses from 3D printing by 2018. Channing Flynn comes at 3D printing from a tax perspective ...

Groupon sues 'once-great' IBM over patent
Economic Times - 2016-05-09
"IBM, a relic of once-great 20th Century technology firms, has now resorted to usurping the intellectual property of companies born this millennium," Groupon said in its lawsuit. On March 2, IBM accused Groupon in a federal lawsuit in Delaware of ...

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