Transport of Pinoy househelp to Saudi from other Middle East countries alarms local recruiters
BusinessMirror. - 2016-04-19
The local labor recruiters suspect that crime syndicates are behind the trafficking of women to Saudi Arabia. The Federation of Manpower Exporters (Fedamanex) and the Coalition of Licensed Agencies Deploying Services (Clads) said in a statement that ...

Roche sues Intas Pharma over Mircera anaemia drug patent
Economic Times - 2016-04-19
MUMBAI: Swiss biotechnology giant Roche has sued Ahmedabad-based drug maker Intas Pharmaceuticals in Delhi High Court, alleging infringement of its patent rights over Mircera, an injectable brand used to treat patients with anaemia in chronic kidney ...

US Supreme Court takes up high-stakes immigration fight
MSN - 2016-04-18
Hundreds of protesters rally outside the US Supreme Court as it weighs a major immigration case that could impact the fate of millions of people facing possible deportation and further raise the stakes in the 2016 White House race.

World Bank to Philippines: Create land-valuation office
BusinessMirror. - 2016-04-18
To address this, the World Bank urged the creation of a National Valuation Authority to improve the efficiency and equity of real- property taxation. "This would help increase transparency, ensure that properties better reflect market prices, and ...

Roche sues Intas Pharma over Mircera anaemia drug patent
Economic Times - 2016-04-18
MUMBAI: Swiss biotechnology giant Roche has sued Ahmedabad-based drug maker Intas Pharmaceuticals in Delhi High Court, alleging infringement of its patent rights over Mircera, an injectable brand used to treat patients with anaemia in chronic kidney ...

Roche sues Intas Pharma over Mircera anaemia drug patent
The Economic Times - 2016-04-18
MUMBAI: Swiss biotechnology giant Roche has sued Ahmedabad-based drug maker Intas Pharmaceuticals in Delhi High Court, alleging infringement of its patent rights over Mircera, an injectable brand used to treat patients with anaemia in chronic kidney ...

The 'OFWS' agenda: Recommendations for next president
Rappler - 2016-04-18
According to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), in 2014, 1,832,688 million Filipinos were deployed abroad: 1,430,842 were land-based (of which 487,176 were new hires and 943,666 were rehires) and 401,826 were sea-based. (READ ...

Johnny Depp, Amber Heard publicly apologizes for bringing dogs to Australia
Manila Bulletin - 2016-04-18
Heard appeared in court on Monday (April 18, 2016) and pleaded guilty for making a false statement on her immigration card. She failed to inform authorities that their two Yorkshire Terriers will be tagging along with her to the country. Before the ...

DOLE, NWPC ordered to answer petition vs wage rationalization
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-04-18
The Supreme Court has ordered the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), National Wage and Productivity Commission (NWPC) to answer the petition of various labor organizations, saying that Republic Act 6727 or the Wage Rationalization Act violates the ...

Miriam, Bongbong get warm welcome in Baguio
Philstar - 2016-04-17
the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and TESDA as proofs. However, he lamented that most of these were watered down by succeeding administrations that created an imbalance among workers in the country through the regional wage boards.

Difficulties in tax compliance
Inquirer - 2016-04-17
It is a basic principle in taxation that "taxes should be enforced in a manner that facilitates voluntary compliance to the maximum extent possible." Meaning, the rules on taxation must be written in a manner that they can be easily understood and ...

IMF chief urges transparency to stop corporate tax avoidance
MSN - 2016-04-16
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde called Sunday for financial "transparency" among multinational companies to counter tax avoidance schemes in which less-developed countries suffer the most. Her comments came amid the continuing fallout ...

Iranian teen barred from entering Philippines
Philstar - 2016-04-16
MANILA, Philippines - Immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 prevented a 19-year-old Iranian man from entering the country yesterday morning because his student permit was already used. Ebrahim Karim Pour was ...

Taxes and immigration
Philstar - 2016-04-16
He is very afraid that his delinquency could affect his application for naturalization. Taxation is one of the areas with a direct relationship with immigration, the consequences of which are either direct or indirect, favorable or adverse, or even ...

Employers told: Protect workers from heat stroke
Philstar - 2016-04-15
MANILA, Philippines - As the temperature in the country reaches dangerous levels, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) yesterday ordered all employers to adopt safety and health measures to protect workers from possible heat stroke. In an advisory ...

BI reshuffles personnel to foil entry of foreign criminals
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-04-15
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has implemented a nationwide reshuffle of its personnel as part of its step in preventing foreign criminals from entering the country. Immigration Commissioner Ronaldo Geron said affected are 156 immigration officials and ...

PTAB Rejects AIA Challenge To Amgen Drug Patent
Law 360 - 2016-04-14
Law360, New York (April 14, 2016, 6:37 PM ET) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board decided Wednesday not to review an Amgen hyperparathyroidism drug patent, ruling the challenger, an entity Amgen alleged was formed months before the petition was filed and ...

Panama committed to law, transparency
Philstar - 2016-04-14
Panama is the regional headquarters of more than 100 transnationals and we are a country where the law operates and there is legal security, with an economy open to foreign investment and a government committed to transparency, accountability, the ...

US: Forced labor continues on Thai fishing vessels
Philstar - 2016-04-14
WASHINGTON -- The US State Department said yesterday that forced labor on Thai fishing vessels has continued in the past year despite legal reforms and arrests following an Associated Press investigation into the country's seafood industry. The department ...

WiLAN Subsidiary Enters into License Agreement with Control4 Corporation
MSN - 2016-04-13
The terms of the agreement are confidential. WiLAN is one of the most successful patent licensing companies in the world and helps companies unlock the value of intellectual property by managing and licensing their patent portfolios. The Company operates ...

Public urged to report child labor cases through DOLE Hotline
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-04-13
MANILA, Apr. 14 -- Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz urged the public to call the DOLE Call Center S.M.I.L.E. Hotline 527-8000 to report child labor concerns or child labor cases to help prevent and eradicate child labor in their ...

Baldoz urges public to report child labor cases at DOLE Call Center Hotline
Manila Bulletin - 2016-04-13
Manila, April 13 -- Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz on Wednesday urged the public to call the DOLE Call Center S.M.I.L.E. Hotline 527-8000 to report child labor concerns or child labor cases to help prevent and eradicate child ...

Baldoz urges public to report child labor cases at DOLE Call Center Hotline
Manila Bulletin - 2016-04-13
Manila, April 13 -- Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz on Wednesday urged the public to call the DOLE Call Center S.M.I.L.E. Hotline 527-8000 to report child labor concerns or child labor cases to help prevent and eradicate child ...

IMF retains Philippine growth outlook
Philstar - 2016-04-12
To support growth, Peiris said structural reforms are needed to raise the low rate of government revenue and infrastructure investment. He added the Philippines should open up the economy to greater competition and foreign investment.

Feeding 1 million farmers now a problem due to El NiƱo
BusinessMirror. - 2016-04-12
The number of Filipino farmers who could lose their livelihood due to the ongoing El NiƱo episode could exceed a million, according to a labor expert from the University of the Philippines (UP). Dr. Rene E. Ofreneo, former dean of the UP School of Labor ...

Red tape slows mandatory destruction of sham goods
BusinessMirror. - 2016-04-12
The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is looking to streamline procedures in the border detection, seizure and destruction of counterfeit products passing through the Bureau of Customs (BOC). The IPOPHL plans to issue a joint ...

11-hr power interruptions in parts
newscentral.ph - 2016-04-12
Parts of Baguio City, Benguet and Mountain Province may experience power interruptions lasting up to 11 hours on April 13 and 15, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said in an advisory. The NGCP said this was due to preventive maintenance ...

in 2nd quarter of 2016
newscentral.ph - 2016-04-12
Jobseekers may want to mark these dates on their calendars, as the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) released its schedule of job fairs for the second quarter of 2016, according to a post on its website. The DOLE said the nationwide regular job ...

Immigration on terror alert
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-04-11
The Bureau of Immigration was placed on alert status with a focus on foreign nationals arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport amid renewed terror threat. Immigration commissioner Ronaldo Geron instructed newly appointed BI Intelligence chief ...

Immigration on terror alert
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-04-11
The Bureau of Immigration was placed on alert status with a focus on foreign nationals arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport amid renewed terror threat. Immigration commissioner Ronaldo Geron instructed newly appointed BI Intelligence chief ...

BI tightens up on screening foreigners
Manila Bulletin - 2016-04-11
To ensure that the Philippines will not be used as a springboard for members of ISIS to their supposed "targets," the Bureau of Immigration (BI) has implemented a tighter monitoring on persons leaving and arriving the country. Bureau of Immigration (BI ...

BI on alert over foreign terrorists entry into PHL
Manila Bulletin - 2016-04-11
Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Ronaldo Geron has ordered its newly designated intelligence head to tighten the security and monitoring of all foreign nationals arriving in the country. He issued the directive to Intel Chief Rommel De Leon to ...

Immigration bureau tightens security vs terrorism
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-04-11
Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Ronaldo Geron on Monday ordered newly designated intelligence chief to tighten the security and monitoring of all foreign nationals arriving in the country. Geron issued the directive to Intel Chief Rommel De Leon.

SK-bound OFWs under EPS program get loan assistance from DOLE-POEA, Landbank
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-04-11
The Department of Labor and Employment - Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (DOLE-POEA) in cooperation with the Landbank of the Philippines signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) that seeks to implement the OFW Pre-Departure Loan (OPL ...

BOC, IPOPHL shred P9.3 B worth of counterfeit goods
Philstar - 2016-04-10
"Border control is key to enforcement. Rest assured that the BOC will continue its drive in preventing the entry of counterfeit products in the country," Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina said. For her part, IPOPHL director general Josephine Santiago ...

Outsourcing firm promises to assist SMEs grow
BusinessMirror. - 2016-04-10
Borja, president and CEO of Prople Inc. In particular, the company provides them tailor-fitted services for finance and accounting, taxation, human resource (HR) and data management. These are among the areas that most of the SMEs lack, despite the fact ...

Potential OFWs cautioned vs jobs offered online
Manila Bulletin - 2016-04-10
These companies normally advise the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) for any job opening." The Church leader reminded would-be overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to "check if the company is accredited with the POEA. The agency has a ...

Potential OFWs cautioned vs jobs offered online
Manila Bulletin - 2016-04-10
These companies normally advise the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) for any job opening." The Church leader reminded would-be overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to "check if the company is accredited with the POEA. The agency has a ...

VP candidates: We are not spare tires
Philstar - 2016-04-10
These were Sens. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. and Antonio "Sonny" Trillanes IV who are gunning for the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), respectively. Trillanes said he ...

BOC, IPOPHL shred P9.3 B worth of counterfeit goods
MSN - 2016-04-09
"Border control is key to enforcement. Rest assured that the BOC will continue its drive in preventing the entry of counterfeit products in the country," Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina said. For her part, IPOPHL director general Josephine Santiago ...

Southeast Asian refugees and the prison-deportation pipeline
BusinessMirror. - 2016-04-09
But he faces a new challenge: Within the next couple of years, because he has a criminal record and is not a US citizen, the former refugee could ... like him, they are green card-carrying legal residents. (Two thousand have been deported.)

What you need to know about overseas absentee voters
Rappler - 2016-04-09
The numbers are not surprising since based on data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), most overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were deployed to the Middle East in the past 5 years. Latest figures show that there are 885,541 OFWs in ...

DOLE to discuss 8-hour work limit in TV, film production
Philstar - 2016-04-09
In line with this, Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) has drafted and submitted a directive to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for the implementation of the eight-hour work limit in movie and TV shoots. In one of the sections of the draft ...

Apple tax decision not against US: Juncker
MSN - 2016-04-08
The 13-billion-euro demand for payment from the American electronics giant has raised hackles in the US, with the White House decrying what it described as a "unilateral" approach to rewriting global taxation norms. Speaking to reporters before the Group ...

Yellen: U.S. nears full employment, but slack remains
BusinessMirror. - 2016-04-08
Federal Reserve (the Fed) Chairman Janet Yellen said she continues to see some slack remaining in the US labor market, even as the economy shows "tremendous progress" following the financial crisis and the worst recession since the Great Depression.

PH, SoKor seek system of sending, monitoring workers
Manila Bulletin - 2016-04-08
The Chiefs of Mission of labor-sending countries including the Philippines are pushing for the implementation of a comprehensive sending system monitoring program for foreign workers in South Korea. During a recent meeting with Korean Minister of ...

Baldoz warns jobseekers of a recurring job scam in social media using hotel name
interaksyon.com - 2016-04-07
MANILA - Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz reiterated the warning issued by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration that cautions job applicants not to be duped by a recurring employment scam using the name of a hotel company. "

Trade Secrets Bill with Controversial Civil Seizure Provision Passes Senate
National Law Review - 2016-04-06
But as opportunities to enforce intellectual property through patent suits have been narrowed, another IP door appears to be opening. For several years, Congress has been working on legislation that would, in effect, federalize what until now has been a ...

7 wage boards review pay rates
Philstar - 2016-04-06
She said the wage boards would consult with concerned government agencies, employers and labor organizations to determine if there is a need to grant another salary increase. "The wage boards are assessing the needs of workers and their families ...

Emirates labor law meet finds foreign workers still troubled
Philstar - 2016-04-06
ABU DHABI -- Laborers gathered Wednesday for an event aimed at showcasing how the United Arab Emirates is trying to make labor laws more understandable instead discussed unscrupulous bosses, abuses and poor conditions rampant across the Gulf Arab states.

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