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 ...

Bipartisan Trade Secrets Bill Passes U.S. Senate
National Law Review - 2016-04-06
1890, the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), 87-0. The bill stands a good chance of getting enacted into law, which would be a significant milestone for intellectual property protection particularly in this election year. Trade secrets are increasingly ...

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.

Government firms back up Manufacturing Resurgence Program
Philstar - 2016-04-05
These agencies include the DTI which serves as lead coordinating agency, Board of Investments, Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Agriculture (DA), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority , National ...

BIR: Taxpayers should file tax returns early
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-04-05
ROXAS CITY, Capiz, April 5 (PIA) - The Bureau of Internal Revenue calls on taxpayers to file their income tax returns early and not wait for ... of which 51,227 are individual taxpayers and 1,604 are corporate accounts. Other registered taxpayers include ...

DOLE steps up labor law compliance assessment
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-04-05
KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Apr. 5 (PIA) -- The Department of Labor and Employment in SOCCSKSARGEN Region (DOLE 12) is intensifying its assessment of private establishments, branches, workplaces and worksites regarding their compliance to laws and ...

Kenyon Mulls Merger Amid Departures, Managing Partner Says
Law 360 - 2016-04-05
Law360, San Francisco (April 4, 2016, 11:28 PM ET) -- Kenyon & Kenyon LLP is no stranger to calls from firms looking to merge with it, but as the intellectual property boutique weathers a series of attorney departures and faces an IP market with stiff ...

Foley Picks Up IP Partner From Hogan Lovells In Japan
Law 360 - 2016-04-04
Philippe Riesen brings his experience handling a wide array of intellectual property issues, including U.S. and multidistrict litigation, America Invents Act post-grant reviews before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, licensing, due diligence ...

Summer vibes! Summer fun!
Philstar - 2016-04-04
The men, for their part, may capture the seafarer look with vibrant stripes and sand-inspired accents, while boys may breeze through the entire summer in carefree stripes or printed tees - plus in-style bottoms and matching gear. The kids may strut and ...

Inside The Defend Trade Secrets Act
Law 360 - 2016-04-04
[3] Thus, there is precedent for these types of procedures. It is also worth noting that ex parte seizure procedures are used in intellectual property cases in numerous jurisdictions outside of the United States. For example, in the United Kingdom ...

USCIS now accepting H-1B petitions for 2017
Global Nation - 2016-04-04
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on April 1 began accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year 2017 cap. U.S. businesses use the H-1B program to employ foreign workers in occupations that require highly specialized ...

Baldoz encourages jobseekers to avail of local job opportunities
Manila Bulletin - 2016-04-04
Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz encouraged anew jobseekers to avail of local job and career opportunities in the country during the Kapihan at Balitaan Media Forum Series at the Midas Hotel in Pasay City. "Our local job market offers ...

NAIA-3 shutdown
Manila Bulletin - 2016-04-03
NAIA-3 officials said that a sub-station of the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) at NAIA tripped, causing Terminal 3 to lose power at 8:40 p.m. The lights went back on at 9:25 p.m., the power went out again at 9:47 p.m. Manila International Airport ...

No corporate alibi in labor cases
Inquirer - 2016-04-03
SOME employers adopt a dismissive attitude toward labor complaints filed against them by their employees in the belief that by doing so, the problem will quietly go away. They refuse to receive summons from the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC ...

Recto urges enactment of bill raising tax exemption on balikbayan boxes
Philstar - 2016-04-03
Sen. Ralph Recto on Sunday called on Congress and the Palace to speed up enactment of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA), which includes a provision to exempt balikbayan boxes with goods worth below P150,000 from taxation. CMTA incorporates a ...

P500M allotted for those displaced by K-12 program
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-04-01
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Friday said it has allotted P500 million for the temporary financial aid of teachers and other higher education institution (HEI) employees who will be retrenched due to the full rollout of the K-12 program ...

Millenials eyed in tie-up between local developer, online property portal
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-04-01
Real estate company Megaworld recently partnered with online property portal Lamudi Philippines to shore up its campaign for San Antonio Residence, a new Makati project that eyes millennials as a market. Aggressive real estate players are currently casting ...

FADEL Ranked in Top 30 Fastest Growing Companies in 2016
MSN - 2016-04-01
NEW YORK, NY --(Marketwired - March 31, 2016) - FADEL, a leading provider of cloud-based intellectual property (IP) rights and royalty management software, was named one of 2016's Top 30 Fastest Growing Companies by The Silicon Review. The publication's ...

Equitable taxation
Philstar - 2016-03-31
DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) | Updated April 1, 2016 - 12:00am After her speech in a forum of the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), BIR chief Kim Henares was asked by a reporter from ANC what she thought about ...

DOLE halts school building project for safety violations
Philstar - 2016-03-30
CEBU, Philippines - The Department of Labor and Employment-7 has issued a work stoppage order against the contractor of a school building project at Regino Mercado Elementary School in Cebu City for violations of the safety standards. DOLE-7 director ...

Senatorial, party-list bets urged: Stamp out contractualization
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-03-30
Senatorial and party-list candidates in the upcoming May national elections were asked by the labor sector to present a clear plan to address contractualization. In a dialogue and forum with senatorial and party-list bets on Wednesday, National Anti ...

DOLE-7 bldg has no elevator
Philstar - 2016-03-30
THE EAR (The Freeman) | Updated March 31, 2016 - 12:00am TRANSFER. The regional office of Department of Labor and Employment and the National Labor Relations Commission Regional Arbitration Board VII were transferred to a building along the corner of ...

Lawmaker urges peers to approve bill supporting young job seekers
BusinessMirror. - 2016-03-30
THE chairman of the House Committee on Labor has urged the leadership of the Lower Chamber to approve on third and final reading a measure institutionalizing the nationwide implementation of JobStart Philippines Program when session resumes on May 23.

BIR going after persons tied to money-laundering case
Inquirer - 2016-03-30
Since last year, the BIR and the Department of Finance (DOF) have been urging lawmakers to repeal the bank secrecy law for taxation purposes as well as include tax evasion as predicate crime to money laundering. The DOF has been pointing out that the ...

Merck Seeks To Boost $200M Award In Gilead Drug Patent Case
Law 360 - 2016-03-28
Law360, New York (March 28, 2016, 7:47 PM ET) -- On the heels of last week's jury verdict that Gilead Sciences Inc. must pay Merck & Co. Inc. $200 million in a patent case over hepatitis C drugs, Merck asked a judge Monday to award it millions more in ...

In Europe, states challenge austerity but lack cash to spend
Philstar - 2016-03-28
ECB chief Mario Draghi said last month: "It is becoming clearer and clearer that (governments') fiscal policies should support the economic recovery, through public investment and lower taxation." Increases in government spending and tax cuts are commonly ...

3 out of 4 Filipinos prefer to work in hometowns
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-03-28
The survey was conducted by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the online employment company JobStreet.com Philippines. The results were presented Monday by JobStreet.com Philippines country manager Philip Gioca at the DOLE media forum series.

Looming strike likely threat: Power outage during polls?
Philstar - 2016-03-28
"As much as possible we will avoid spillover of labor dispute in the service of the public but if management will persist in their hardline stance in the negotiations we will be forced to wage a strike which could disrupt power supply during elections ...

Maternity workers lower wage increase demand
Philstar - 2016-03-28
CEBU, Philippines - The labor union of the employees of the Cebu Puericulture Center and Maternity House Inc. (CPCMHI) has lowered its demand for a wage increase. Fundador Alforque, Cebu Maternity Hospital Employees Independent Union-ADLO-Kilusang Mayo Uno ...

Fast cars, faster taxes
Philstar - 2016-03-28
But take note that as it is into lovers, forgiveness has limits also in taxation. The show of compassion by the BIR has an expiry date. The same Regulation states that released imported automobiles from the customs house without the required ATRIG after ...

Effects on forex transfers watched
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-03-28
Data from Philippine Overseas Employment Administration showed that job orders in January reached 84,670. These were intended mainly to fill in demand for service, production, and professional, technical and related workers in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait ...

When this nation will rise
BusinessMirror. - 2016-03-28
Although agriculture is the smallest contributor to economic growth, it is the second-largest employer. Based on the latest Labor Force Survey, workers in the agriculture sector made up 27 percent of the total employed as of January 2016, while workers in ...

Earn points to travel the world
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-03-27
Loyalty does pay off. And in the case of Citi cardholders, their points will now bring them to places they desire, thanks to Citi ThankYou Rewards, which is now available for Philippine customers. "Citi was the first credit card to introduce a rewards ...

Biz Buzz: Solaire vows to name laundering beneficiaries
Inquirer - 2016-03-27
The PSE received last Wednesday a copy of summons from the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) in relation to a complaint for "illegal dismissal and recovery of salaries and other monetary benefits" filed by Quinitio against the PSE, president ...

Boutique coffee shops jolt chains to step up sophistication
MSN - 2016-03-27
Spurred by the popularity of boutique coffee purveyors, Starbucks and other chains are taking steps to appeal to the growing ranks of coffee aficionados. They are experimenting with different roasting and brewing techniques, while providing more ...

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