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. Salda├▒a 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. Salda├▒a 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 ...

Recruitment firms not allowed to deploy Pinoy health workers to Japan -POEA
GMA Network - 2016-02-26
In a statement Friday, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said private recruitment agencies are not allowed to deploy such workers to Japan. "Recruitment of nurses or caregivers for Japan can only be done ...

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 ...

Foreign investors pledge P245 B in 2015
MSN - 2016-02-22
This compares to total approved foreign investment pledges of P187 billion in 2014, the PSA said in a report. In the fourth quarter of 2015, total approved foreign investments rose 45.6 percent year-on-year to P138.6 billion from P95.2 billion in the same ...

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 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 ...

DoLE: Cagayan ecozone complies with labor laws
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-01-27
SANTA ANA, Cagayan--The Department of Labor and Employment has declared the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority as labor-law compliant. The declaration assures some 3,155 workers of protection and benefits. DoLE Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said Ceza ...

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 ...

Gov't eases requirements for exit passes of OFWs in Italy
Rappler - 2015-12-06
The labor department has instructed the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to come up with easier requirements so that OFWs in Italy can get their exit passes or the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) . This has been a problem for more ...

Gov't eases requirements for exit passes of OFWs in Italy
Rappler - 2015-12-06
The labor department has instructed the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA ... instructed Labor Attach├ę Loreta Bisquera Vergara to implement new requirements for the issuance of the OEC to OFWs: For OFWs with no work and who are not ...

What you need to know about overseas Filipino workers
Rappler - 2015-12-05
MANILA, Philippines - The sacrifices overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) make just to provide ... According to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), there were a total of 1,832,668 OFWs in 2014 - 1,430,842 land-based and 401,826 ...

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 ┬ę 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 ...

Fake products in the market
thestandard.com.ph - 2015-11-04
Law enforcement agencies--the National Bureau of Investigation, Philippine National Police and the Bureaus of Internal Revenue and Customs--have joined forces and coordinating in the crackdown against counterfeit products ... fake products in the market.

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.

POEA open during Nov. 17-20 holidays for limited transactions
MSN - 2015-10-25
The main office and other processing centers of the Philippines Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in Metro Manila will be open on November 17 to 20, which have been declared non-working days for government offices in the National Capital Region in ...

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 ...

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