NLRC upholds GMA Network in illegal dismissal complaint
GMA Network - 2016-03-23
The Sixth Division of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) reversed and set aside the decision of Labor Arbiter Eduardo DJ. Carpio in an illegal dismissal complaint filed against broadcast company GMA Network, Inc. (GMA). In its decision ...

DA to roll out map showing impact of climate change on farm output
BusinessMirror. - 2016-03-22
This is projected to go up further due to climate change. To help the Philippines cope with climate change, Chairman of the House Committee on Labor and National Unity Party Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles of Davao City urged the government to create an army of ...

Fans to meet MaiDen on Labor Day
Manila Bulletin - 2016-03-22
ALDub tandem Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards is slated to meet fans and spectators to the Labor Day extravaganza being organized by Bingo cookie sandwiches, one of the many consumer products that the duo is currently endorsing.

Mission to Seafarers Manila supports seafarer shot by pirates
Seatrade Maritime news - 2016-03-22
The Mission to Seafarers Manila has extended support to a Filipino seafarer after he was shot during a pirate attack onboard an oil tanker. Second mate Edwin Acasio and the crew of Leon Diaz were transiting the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of Nigeria when ...

6 Unique Challenges for Protecting and Exploiting Intellectual Property in the United Arab Emirates
JD Supra - 2016-03-22
Trade marks, designs and logos can all be registered. Enforcement proceedings can be brought against suppliers of counterfeit goods and unauthorised sellers. Various sanctions and remedies are available, including provisional prevention measures, seizures ...

Foreign investment inflow steady this year, says DTI
Philstar - 2016-03-21
MANILA, Philippines - Foreign investment inflow in the country should remain steady this year despite a looming change in administration as the Philippines continue to be an investment destination of choice among international companies, an official of ...

Solving job skills mismatch bolsters competitiveness
Philstar - 2016-03-21
MANILA, Philippines - There is a job skills mismatch in the Philippines and its impact is more crippling for the manufacturing sector than for services, according to a joint report by the International Labor Organization and Employers Confederation of ...

PH acted well to cyberheist official says
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-03-19
THE Philippines has shown the world that it is a responsible member of the banking community with its response to the $81-million bank heist in Bangladesh recently, in which the stolen money ended up in a Philippine bank and casinos, a Palace official said ...

Chapter 93A's Increasing Role in IP Litigation in Massachusetts
JD Supra - 2016-03-18
OFFICE LOCATIONS: Boston (HQ) l Andover l Hingham l New York l Providence l Waltham MA: 617.345.3000 NY: 212.231.2237 RI: 401.831.8330 BURNS & LEVINSON There have been other intellectual property cases, aside from Charest v. Harvard, et al, decided over ...

Neal Custer: Why you must monitor your intellectual property online
Idaho Statesman - 2016-03-18
If you cannot actively monitor your brand, you cannot determine whether an intellectual-property violation has happened. This could mean the difference between discovering a counterfeit product the day it hits the market or only after years of profits ...

Anti-Piracy Outfit Criticizes Authorities For Not Prosecuting Pirates
TorrentFreak - 2016-03-18
"As you know, we at Rights Alliance have worked to ensure that intellectual property crime is a priority focus, including that police and prosecutors take better care of intellectual property cases," Fredenslund begins. "However, we find that ...

Obama admin using unpopular raids to curb border crossings
Manila Bulletin - 2016-03-18
It comes at a time when Republican presidential candidates are pushing for tougher immigration action. Homeland Security officials have kept a wary eye on the border since more than 68,000 unaccompanied children and roughly as many people traveling as ...

Clashes break out in Paris over labor reforms
MSN - 2016-03-17
Students clash with police in Paris during a protest against proposed government labor reforms that the students say aren't inclusive enough. Gavino Garay reports.

Clashes in Paris over labor reforms
MSN - 2016-03-17
French students clash with police during protests in Paris, a week after France's strictly codified labor rules were put up for negotiation. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

WBC boxers fighting in Rio face ban
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-03-17
TAKING a strong stand against the plans of AIBA, the international governing body for boxing under the International Olympic Committee, allowing professionals to compete in the Olympic Games as early as this year in Rio, the World Boxing Council under ...

Service leave for workers set
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-03-17
"Article 95 of the Labor Code mandates employers to give their employees a yearly service incentive leave of five days with pay. The SIL shall be granted to a worker who has been in service within 12 months, whether continuous or broken, reckoned from ...

BIR - E. Samar launches tax campaign 2016
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-03-16
BORONGAN CITY, Eastern Samar, March 17 (PIA) ---- The Bureau of Internal Revenue- Revenue District No. 86 (BIR-RD 86) in Borongan City officially launched its 2016 Tax Campaign recently ... of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Millennium ...

Amgen Just Won a Major Drug Patent Case Against Its Rivals
FORTUNE - 2016-03-16
California-based biotech Amgen amgn on Wednesday notched an important victory over rival drugmakers Sanofi and Regeneron regn as a jury ruled that two of its patents on a major new cholesterol drug are valid. The dispute centers on two relatively new ...

American sentenced to 15 years hard labor in North Korea
MSN - 2016-03-16
North Korea's supreme court sentences American student Otto Warmbier, who was arrested while visiting the country, to 15 years of hard labor for crimes against the state. Jillian Kitchener reports.

Intellectual Property Client Alert - March 2016
Mondaq - 2016-03-16
The U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in the patent case of In re Cuozzo Speed Techs., LLC, 115 U.S.P.Q.2D (BNA) 1425, 793 F.3d 1268, (Fed. Cir. 2015), regarding the different claim construction standards in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and ...

Intellectual Property Client Alert - March 2016
Mondaq - 2016-03-16
The U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in the patent case of In re Cuozzo Speed Techs., LLC, 115 U.S.P.Q.2D (BNA) 1425, 793 F.3d 1268, (Fed. Cir. 2015), regarding the different claim construction standards in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and ...

Brazil adopts international convention on seafarers' identity documents
Lexology - 2016-03-15
Entry may be restricted if there are justifiable and clear grounds to doubt the authenticity of the seafarer's identity card or for public health, public safety, public order or national security reasons. Further, member states may require satisfactory ...

Obama, Kenny talk immigration, Britain in the EU
MSN - 2016-03-15
U.S. President Barack Obama and Irish PM Enda Kenny meet in the Oval Office to discuss immigrants in the U.S., and Britain's position in the EU. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

UN study: 90 percent of domestic workers have no labor protection
Manila Bulletin - 2016-03-14
"When domestic workers become old or injured, they are fired, without a pension or adequate income support," said Isabel Ortiz, head of the ILO social protection department ... food, and medical assistance; and those earning over P1,000 a month ...

Baldoz tells jobseekers: Equip yourselves with right labor market information
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-03-14
MANILA, Mar. 15 -- To help jobseekers make informed and wise career decisions, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) yesterday reminded applicants, especially new graduates entering the labor market for the first time, to arm themselves with the ...

Unilateral trade liberalization and economic expansion
MSN - 2016-03-11
Free trade and voluntary exchange of goods and services by people across villages, cities, islands, countries and continents is the hallmark of modernization and improvement of human condition. Goods and services of certain quality and quantity that are ...

UAE- 'We aim to protect trademark rights'
MENAFN - 2016-03-09
After verification action will be taken against the errant firms" said Mashhoor Al Shamsi Senior Director of the Intellectual Property Cases and Trade Agencies Section. "The move is designed to protect the owners of the trademarks the consumers and the ...

Biz groups to govt: Review outdated FINL restrictions
BusinessMirror. - 2016-03-08
LOCAL and foreign businessmen belonging to the Philippine Business Groups (PBG) and the Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) have asked the government to review restrictions contained in its Foreign Investment Negative List (FINL). In its fifth Arangkada ...

The Ombudsman as assassin
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-03-06
RECENT events reveal the extent to which the Office of the Ombudsman--a supposedly independent state agency tasked to investigate government corruption--has been itself corrupted by an administration that thinks nothing of wielding it as a weapon against ...

How to Get PhilHealth Insurance ID Card
newsgra.ph - 2016-03-06
Do you have a PhilHealth Insurance ID Card? Well, if the answer is no and you would like to have one then today is your lucky day because we are listing down the steps on how you can secure your own PhilHealth Insurance ID Card and avail of its benefits ...

ICE, CBP team with international authorities in key operation
Imperial Valley News - 2016-03-03
head of CED's Intellectual Property Investigation Bureau. "We will continue joining hands with overseas authorities to combat transnational IPR crimes." Last month, ICE Director Sarah R. SaldaƱa and NFL Counsel Dolores DiBella hosted a press conference to ...

ICE, CBP team with international authorities in key operation
Imperial Valley News - 2016-03-03
head of CED's Intellectual Property Investigation Bureau. "We will continue joining hands with overseas authorities to combat transnational IPR crimes." Last month, ICE Director Sarah R. SaldaƱa and NFL Counsel Dolores DiBella hosted a press conference to ...

ICE, CBP team with international authorities in key operation
Imperial Valley News - 2016-03-02
head of CED's Intellectual Property Investigation Bureau. "We will continue joining hands with overseas authorities to combat transnational IPR crimes." Last month, ICE Director Sarah R. SaldaƱa and NFL Counsel Dolores DiBella hosted a press conference to ...

BIR reminds candidates of their tax obligations
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-02-29
QUEZON CITY, Mar. 1 -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is reminding all candidates, political parties/party list groups and campaign contributors for the May 2016 National Elections to comply with their tax duties and obligations. Under existing ...

Educating South East Asia
Mondaq - 2016-02-24
Private equity investors are increasingly looking to the education sector to make sizeable investments, with high growth expectations driven by increasing demand for education and the introduction of new, innovative models of education. In addition, the ...

Immigration officers want bullying American conditioning coach blacklisted
MSN - 2016-02-21
MANILA - Officials at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Monday recommended that Alex Ariza, the former conditioning coach of boxing great Manny Pacquiao who now works with Floyd Mayweather be blacklisted for unruly behavior, arrogance and show ...

Dolores Huerta: Sanders supporters chanted "English only" when I spoke Spanish at caucuses
MSN - 2016-02-21
Labor leader Dolores Huerta attended a Nevada caucus to stump for Hillary Clinton -- only to get shouted down, she and Clinton supporters said, by Bernie Sanders supporters chanting "English only" when she tried to offer a Spanish translation. Harrah's ...

These are the 27 countries with the highest levels of tax
MSN - 2016-02-20
The total amount of taxes is the sum of five different types of taxes and contributions payable after accounting for deductions and exemptions: profit or corporate income tax, social contributions and labor taxes paid by the employer, property taxes ...

Poe govt will end contractualization - Chiz
MSN - 2016-02-19
Escudero, who is PoeĆ¢ s running mate, said that contractualization goes against the Labor Code but has been allowed and is now widely practiced since Department of Labor and Employment Order No. 10, issued in 1997. Although repealed in 2001 by DOLE ...

POEA allows licensed agencies to recruit Filipino nurses for Germany
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-02-19
TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Feb.19 (PIA) -The governing board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has allowed the participation of private recruitment agencies (PARs) in the recruitment, deployment and employment of Filipino nurses to ...

Bongbong eyeing role as labor czar if elected as vice president
Manila Bulletin - 2016-02-19
Vice presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. said he is eyeing a role as labor and employment czar should he win in the May 2016 elections. Marcos said the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) plays a crucial role in the ...

Pope says Trump "not Christian" over immigration
MSN - 2016-02-18
Pope Francis says U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is "not Christian" because of his views on immigration. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Direct-seeding addresses high labor cost in rice farming
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-02-16
QUEZON CITY, Feb. 17 -- The direct seeding, a crop establishment method where pre-germinated seeds are sown directly onto the soil surface, can help address high labor cost in rice farming according to experts. PhilRice Agronomist Myrna Malabayabas said ...

POEA Governing Board makes Pre-Employment Orientation Seminars mandatory for first time OFWs
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-02-13
MANILA, Feb. 14 -- Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, chairman of the Governing Board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) recently announced that the Board has approved a resolution requiring all first time ...

Duterte upsets labor groups after threatening unions
MSN - 2016-02-11
Labor groups on Thursday heaped criticisms on Davao City Rodrigo Duterte after he called on the organized labor sector to give the country a ten-year break from active unionism or he will have to kill its members. "All unions and workers should be outraged ...

S. Korea expected to hire more OFWs
Manila Bulletin - 2016-02-08
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said it has already deployed a total of 45,619 OFWs to South Korea under the EPS since 2004. Baldoz is confident that South Korea will raise its quota for OFWs for 2016 after the POEA recently ...

Bishop Bacani bats for Charter clarity on foreign ownership, citizenship issues
MSN - 2016-02-08
Manila. "Kahit malakas ang economic nationalism noon, ngayon dapat nang ikonsidera natin ang pangangailangan ng foreign investment. Baka puwede nang i-revise ang percentage of ownership provision sa Constitution (Even though economic nationalism was ...

More NBA games to be accessible to Pinoy kids
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-02-05
THE National Basketball Association plans to bring more NBA games in the Philippines, especially to young fans. NBA Asia Managing Director Scott Levy said the NBA decided to expand its reach to Filipino fans following the success of two exhibition games ...

SC orders PAL to compensate its terminated former pilot
Manila Bulletin - 2016-02-05
It would be recalled that the ALPAP filed before the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) a Notice of Strike, on the grounds of unfair labor practice and union-busting by PAL. "Only Jadie among Rodriguez, et al., was illegally dismissed by PAL.

FBI joins investigation of Flint, Michigan drinking water crisis
MSN - 2016-02-03
The FBI has joined the criminal investigation into lead contaminated drinking water in Flint, Michigan. An FBI spokeswoman said on Tuesday that the agency would determine if federal laws were broken in result of the man-made catastrophe, Reuters reports ...

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