Poe govt will end contractualization - Chiz
MSN - 2016-02-19
Escudero, who is Poeâ 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 Although repealed in 2001 by DOLE ...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 ...

Obama keeps rosary given by Pope Francis in his pocket
Manila Bulletin - 2016-01-31
Nilsen interviewed Obama in a livestream hosted at the White House where she raised a number of questions, including terrorism in the United States, taxation of feminine hygiene products, and discrimination against LGBTs. Nilsen, who now has about 3.9 ...

OECD countries agree to share info to fight corporate tax avoidance
Manila Bulletin - 2016-01-28
Paris - More than 30 OECD countries signed an agreement Wednesday to share information about multinationals in a push to boost transparency following public anger over large corporations playing the system to lower their tax bills. Under the new rules ...

SC ruling invites piracy -- groups
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-01-27
Intellectual property owners and advocates on Tuesday criticized the Supreme Court for rendering a decision that allows the registration of a trademark against a similarly and legally existing one that has long been protected by intellectual property ...

AFP overruns NPA camp in Agusan del Sur
Manila Bulletin - 2016-01-19
The security operation was ordered by Alvarez after he received reports about the presence of NPA group making the rounds of villages and allegedly implementing forced taxation. "This security operation is part of our commitment to free the communities ...

Aquino swears in new Immigration commissioner
MSN - 2016-01-07
President Benigno Aquino III has appointed Ronaldo A. Geron as the new commissioner of the Bureau of Immigration. Geron, who is replacing Siegfred B. Mison, took his oath of office on Wednesday. The Department of Justice is expected to release an official ...

WATCH: Cab driver gets aggressive with passenger over taxi fare
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-01-05
Garcia said she rode a taxi, with plate number UWB 666, going to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) when the driver asked her to pay P250 but Garcia insisted to use the meter. "Sabi niya sakin 250 daw sabi ko naman naka metro naman ...

COCKTALES | Ogie Alcasid's father defends P81.5-M tax problem of GMA boys, loses fight with Henares
MSN - 2016-01-01
The PNOC was one of the government corporations singled out by the Aquino administration as having been milked by the board appointees of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. With five months left into the PNoy presidency, it turns out that not only did Aquino's own ...

How bad is child labor in Myanmar? Footage shows teenagers operating high-powered machinery
MSN - 2015-12-22
Child labor is such a common sight in Myanmar that news stories about child labor receive little to no attention. What can you tell readers, when they see it every day in teashops and restaurants, on the streets of the cities and in the fields of remote areas?

PH, Germany exchange instruments of ratification on the agreement for the avoidance of double taxation
news.pia.gov.ph - 2015-12-19
MANILA, Dec 20 -- The Philippines and Germany exchanged the original Instruments of Ratification of the renegotiated Philippines - Germany Agreement on the Avoidance of Double Taxation today, paving the way for the potential entry of more German ...

Santiago urges creation of body to monitor documented OFWs
Rappler - 2015-12-19
The proposed task force will be composed of representatives from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), and the Overseas Workers Welfare ...

Deployment ban in Guinea may soon be lifted -POEA chief
GMA Network - 2015-12-15
The government may soon lift the deployment ban it imposed in Guinea following the noted improvement in the Ebola situation there, according to Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) chief Hans Leo Cacdac. "There remains a deployment ban ...

War of Kylies: Minogue hits back at Jenner trademark bid
MSN - 2015-12-14
Is there room in the world for more than one famous Kylie? Australian pop star Kylie Minogue has lodged objections after Kylie Jenner, part of the Ktheardashian celebrity clan, sought trademark protection for name. A company around 18-year-old model Jenner ...

POEA reiterates only OFWs with multinationals can return to these 9 countries
Rappler - 2015-12-14
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) reminded overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) that the deployment ban to 9 countries experiencing conflict remains, and that only those working for multinational companies are allowed to re-enter them.

Japan invests $12bn for India's first bullet train
MSN - 2015-12-12
Modi, who hopes to attract foreign investment under his key Make in India campaign, lauded the recent decision by Japanese-owned carmaker Maruti Suzuki to begin the first exports of Indian-made cars to Japan. India's economic growth accelerated to 7.4 ...

POEA chief to presidential bets: Help OFWs innovate
Rappler - 2015-12-10
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) chief Hans Leo Cacdac advised presidential candidates to put on their agenda innovations in existing electronic systems for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). "Off the top of my ...

Immigration agents hold 2 Pinays
thestandard.com.ph - 2015-12-03
IMMIGRATION officials prevented two Filipinas from leaving to work in the United Arab Emirates because they were believed to be victims of human traffickers, an official said Thursday. Commissioner Sigfred Mison said the women attempted to board a ship ...

Xi says to cut curbs on market access for foreign investment
Manila Bulletin - 2015-11-18
MANILA, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday that Beijing will "substantially cut" restrictions on market access for foreign investment, as the country works to reinvigorate its slowing economy. His remarks, made at a ...

How to protect your online brand
MSN - 2015-11-15
Big brands jealously guard their brand names and related web addresses © Thinkstock Big brands jealously guard their brand names and related web addresses If you had a business called Widgets R Us and somebody set up shop right next door with a business ...

Haters gonna sue: Taylor Swift hit with copyright infringement lawsuit
CNN Money - 2015-11-02
Braham's case faces an uphill legal battle, said Michael Einhorn, an expert witness who specializes in intellectual property cases. He said Swift's lawyers will have many defenses available to them, including that she is allowed to use lyrics that might ...

7, 146 examinees to take 2015 Philippine bar in November
newscentral.ph - 2015-10-30
A long-hand exam, the 114th bar will cover political law, labor law, civil law, taxation, mercantile law, criminal law, remedial law, and legal and judicial ethics. The bar exam is one of the most prestigious professional licensure exams in the Philippines.

Counterfeit products
thestandard.com.ph - 2015-10-23
Philippine National Police Chief Director-General Ricardo Marquez ordered PNP Deputy Director-General for Operation Danilo Constantino to intensify the campaign against counterfeit products. Constantino instructed the CIDG and all police field commanders ...

US Department of State Issues November 2015 Visa Bulletin
National Law Review - 2015-10-19
The new bulletin shows no movement in filing date cutoffs and little movement in approval date cutoffs for those chargeable to India and China. The November 2015 Visa Bulletin shows little change from the October 2015 Visa Bulletin issued on September 25.

2017 Diversity Visa Lottery Registration Begins Today
National Law Review - 2015-10-01
On October 1, 2015, the US Department of State will begin accepting requests to register for the 2017 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2017), also known as the Green Card Lottery. The Diversity Lottery Program provides a path for foreign nationals to ...

Labour's new 'shadow chancellor' says no to austerity
MSN - 2015-09-27
LONDON -- The Labour Party's top economic spokesman has spoken out strongly against the British government's austerity measures and called for increased taxation of the wealthy. John McDonnell told the party's annual conference Monday that the ...

Taxation and regulations in Philippine mining industry
MSN - 2015-09-22
ALMOST ALL the modern things that we enjoy now, from mobile phones to computers, TVs, refrigerators, cars, buses, trucks, tractors, planes, buildings, airports, etc., come from mining. It is not possible to have modern life, to live more productively ...

Alliance Global investing P96.7b
thestandard.com.ph - 2015-09-15
Alliance Global Group Inc., the holding company of tycoon Andrew Tan, is investing P96.7 billion this year to expand its property, liquor, resort and food businesses. AGI executive director Kingson Sian said during the annual stockholders meeting the ...

Top 6 Football Intellectual Property Cases
Law 360 - 2015-08-28
Everybody loves a three-way collegiate trademark dispute over an 80-year-old caricature of a gunslinging cowboy, right? Somehow, some way, it turns out that the sports programs at Oklahoma State University, New Mexico State University and the University of ...

Top 6 Football Intellectual Property Cases
Law 360 - 2015-08-28
Everybody loves a three-way collegiate trademark dispute over an 80-year-old caricature of a gunslinging cowboy, right? Somehow, some way, it turns out that the sports programs at Oklahoma State University, New Mexico State University and the University of ...

These 6 Million People Have No Interest in Full-Time Jobs
Time - 2015-08-25
Probably the biggest assumption is that employees are working part-time simply because they cannot find full-time gigs with benefits, which could be reflective of something lacking on the behalf of the worker or shifting company policies that emphasize ...

POEA orders closure of Baguio City travel agency illegally recruiting for jobs abroad
interaksyon.com - 2015-08-11
MANILA - Operatives of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) have ordered the closure of World Travel and Booking Express with two offices on Lower Mabini and Lakandula Streets in Baguio City, POEA chief Hans Cacdac said. In a Tweet ...

Departing OFWs reminded to update PhilHealth membership before leaving
interaksyon.com - 2015-08-08
The reminder was made by Philhealth president and CEO Alex Padilla to dispel misconceptions that OFWs no longer need to pay their health insurance contributions after the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration began implementing a single collection ...

4 Law Firms Dominate At The Federal Circuit In 2015
Law 360 - 2015-07-15
In high-stakes intellectual property cases, a number of law firms will often work ... Latham & Watkins says the eight wins the firm has so far notched at the Federal Circuit in 2015 reflects the firm's work to bring together a strong intellectual property ...

A viable property investment in the South
Malaya Business Insight - 2015-06-25
The Department of Finance (DOF) is scheduling the changes in automobile taxation to allow the government implement reforms in the transportation industry. Emerging trends in global manufacturing operations present a unique window for the Philippines to ...

China Supreme Court released 2014 White Paper on China IP protection
Lexology - 2015-06-18
Here are some notes and data statistics. In 2014, the number of first instance administrative intellectual property cases largely grew to a new record of 243.66%. The main reason is with the implementation of the amended Trademark Law, the number of ...

The Supreme People's Court set up intellectual property judicial protection research center in Beijing
Lexology - 2015-05-15
In the morning of March 18, the Intellectual Property judicial protection research center of the Supreme People's Court was set up in Beijing. Zhou Qiang emphasised that we shall actively take advantage of new features and trends of IPR judicial protection ...

BIR assures no double taxation for Manny
Manila Bulletin - 2015-05-05
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) yesterday assured boxing icon Manny Pacquiao that there will be no double taxation on his multi-billion peso earnings from his recent fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas. "The BIR wishes not to disturb the ...

POEA stresses links of illegal recruiters with drug syndicates
Rappler - 2015-05-05
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA ... He added that some illegal recruiters and human traffickers now work with drug traffickers, using unsuspecting recruits as drug couriers. This was the same scheme narrated ...

Cut down our taxes!
Manila Bulletin - 2015-05-03
When asked how to promote inclusive growth, I said cut down our taxes. When asked what the "Boss" wants ... join forces to share tips and tricks on how to ease the burden of taxation without violating the law. This year, SPCG will launch the Tax ...

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