Shanghai to establish intellectual property court during the year and proposes to set up intellectual property exchange
Lexology - 2014-09-27
Recently, it was learned from the forum of the tenth anniversary of Shanghai Intellectual Property Strategy Outline Implementation that Shanghai will establish the intellectual property court before the end of the year. According to reports, the FTA will ...

Dole conducts labor education for UC nurses
Sun Star - 2014-09-22
THE Department of Labor and Employment-Cordillera, in partnership with the University of the Cordilleras (UC) and other agencies, will lead graduating nursing students in Labor Education for Graduating Students. Despite decreasing enrollment of nursing ...

International airfares to include terminal fee starting October 1
interaksyon.com - 2014-09-22
MIAA said the following are exempt from paying the terminal fee provided they present at the point of sale an exemption certificate duly issued by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) or the airport authority: Overseas Filipino workers ...

Re-assessing our taxation system
Manila Bulletin - 2014-09-07
In the recent months, certain members of Congress have initiated proposals to revise our present Tax System. Likewise, some senators have come up with their versions. Several changes are being proposed like - changing the tax bracket of Compensation ...

IWASAN ANG MGA ITO | POEA lists 50 worst recruiters in not repatriating OFWs in trouble
interaksyon.com - 2014-08-27
MANILA - The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has released a list of 50 recruitment agencies that have failed to repatriate at their expense overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) they have deployed and have encountered problems abroad.

Dole taskforce inks pact for industrial peace
Sun Star - 2014-08-20
POEA head Paterno Juridico, Deputy Administrator for Operations Engr. Emmanuel Pineda on behalf of AFAB Chairman Deogracias Custodio, Criselda Pascual on behalf of SBMA Chairman Severo Pastor Jr., CFZ head Evangeline Tejada, and LIP/TECO/PEZ head Primitivo ...

OFWs in Ebola-hit countries monitored weekly
Rappler - 2014-08-05
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA ... Mass repatriation from the Ebola-hit countries remain an option "depending on the need," Jungco said. "We will look at that option, but as I've said, the primordial ...

Recent SCOTUS Decisions in Intellectual Property Cases
JD Supra - 2014-07-14
The U.S. Supreme Court heard a landmark number of intellectual property cases during its 2013-2014 term. Below is a summary of recent decisions issued in 2014. Lexmark International, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc. On March 25, 2014, the Supreme ...

Yao pushes shift to gross income taxation from net
Manila Bulletin - 2014-07-12
Alfredo Yao, president of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), has proposed that government should shift to gross income taxation from the current net income to simplify taxation system and to encourage correct payments of taxes.

Several motives eyed in slay of security guard
Sun Star - 2014-07-08
A GRUDGE or possibly a misunderstanding related to illegal gambling is among the possible motives eyed by the police in the killing of a security guard along Araneta Street in Barangay 36, Bacolod City on Sunday. Senior Inspector Joeffer Cabural, commander ...

Taiwan plastics firm needs 120 male factory workers
GMA Network - 2014-07-07
Able-bodied Filipino workers seeking jobs abroad may want to apply for work at a plastics company in Taiwan, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said Monday. In a post on its Facebook account, the POEA indicated that 120 factory workers are ...

Bill seeks to prohibit contractualization
Manila Bulletin - 2014-06-27
House Bill (HB) No.4396 authored by Gabriela party-list Reps. Emmi De Jesus and Luzviminda Ilagan amends the Labor Code of the Philippines, specifically Article 106, Section 1; Article 107, Section 2; Article 279, Section 3; Article 280, Section 4 and ...

Recent changes and developments in taxation
ey.com - 2014-06-24
This half-day Tax Seminar will cover a comprehensive discussion on the recent developments in taxation. It is aimed at providing updates of the recent issuances affecting the organizations in general. This seminar is designed to guide accounting and tax ...

Argentina's US legal defeat worries IMF
MSN - 2014-06-17
WASHINGTON -- The International Monetary Fund has voiced concern over the potential impact of Argentina's US legal defeat in its fight against hedge fund investors in its defaulted bonds. © Provided by BusinessWorld The US Supreme Court's refusal Monday ...

Argentina's US legal defeat worries IMF
MSN - 2014-06-17
The US Supreme Court's refusal Monday to hear Argentina's appeals in the case meant the country would have to pay the hedge funds the full value of their bonds, even though they refused to take part in the restructuring of its debt accepted by most of the ...

Foreign investment into China falls
MSN - 2014-06-16
Foreign investment in China fell in May to its lowest level in 16 months, partly due to slowing growth. The government says China attracted $8.6bn (£5.1bn) in foreign direct investment (FDI) in May. That is a 6.7% fall from the same period last year and ...

Recent Changes and Developments in Taxation
ey.com - 2014-06-11
This half-day Tax Seminar will cover a comprehensive discussion on the recent developments in taxation. It is aimed at providing updates of the recent issuances affecting the organizations in general. This seminar is designed to guide accounting and tax ...

Recent Changes and Developments in Taxation
EY - 2014-06-11
This half-day Tax Seminar will cover a comprehensive discussion on the recent developments in taxation. It is aimed at providing updates of the recent issuances affecting the organizations in general. This seminar is designed to guide accounting and tax ...

Testimonials of BSBA in Marketing Management Graduates from the Philippines (Page 2)
finduniversity.ph - 2014-05-31
I am an Accounting Auditor. I check every transaction of a specific branch that was assigned to me. I communicate with supervisors/counter assistants regarding missing documents and other things that are related to our job. I also update our trackers.

Supreme Court gives a primer on laches in intellectual property cases
Lexology - 2014-05-29
In a recent copyright case revolving around the film Raging Bull, the Supreme Court held that the equitable doctrine of laches, which generally prevents claims where there was an unreasonable delay, does not bar a claim brought within the three-year ...

BOC sues trader, Customs broker over P55M worth of smuggled knock-offs
MSN - 2014-05-28
"Fake goods are damaging to business and investment opportunities and pose a serious threat to public health and safety since these counterfeit products are not subject to safety checks," he said. Investigation showed the knock-offs, packed inside ...

POEA warns public against bogus fruit-picking jobs in Australia
Manila Bulletin - 2014-05-26
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has cautioned overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and Filipino tourists against a new online scam offering bogus fruit-picking jobs in Australia. POEA administrator Hans Cacdac issued the warning after a ...

Senate panel tackles bill reducing corporate income tax rate in PHL
MSN - 2014-05-20
The Senate ways and means committee on Wednesday began deliberations on a bill that seeks to reduce tax imposed on companies doing business in the Philippines. Senator Juan Edgardo Angara, who chairs the panel, said the Philippines needs to lower its 30 ...

Countries that meet PH labor standards for overseas workers
Rappler - 2014-05-03
The law mandates the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to report to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) countries which comply and also those that do not comply with the guarantee provided under section 3 of RA 10022. In order for ...

Binay favors liberalization of foreign investment limits
Manila Bulletin - 2014-05-02
Washington - Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay, considered a frontrunner for the presidency in 2016, said on Thursday he favored relaxing constitutional restrictions on foreign investment to create jobs. Binay, who has been preparing a run for the ...

Countries that meet PH labor standards for overseas workers
Rappler - 2014-05-01
The law mandates the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to report to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) countries which comply and also those that do not comply with the guarantee provided under section 3 of RA 10022. In order for ...

TUCP's Herrera denies R.A. 6715 spurred contractual hiring
MSN - 2014-04-29
Former Senator and now Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) president Ernesto Herrera ... But some labor groups, including Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) and the Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research (EILER), have slammed the "Herrera ...

Pinoys abused in controversial Canadian migrant worker program - report
MSN - 2014-04-18
Labor advocates said in the report that 26 Filipino migrant workers employed by the franchisee are afraid to speak out against the labor practice because they might lose their jobs. "Temporary foreign workers are treated as second- and third-class citizens ...

DFA to resume normal passport releasing sked on April 15
interaksyon.com - 2014-04-12
could still avail themselves of early release of their passports as long as they present documentary proof (valid employment contract processed by Philippine Overseas Employment Administration or Philippine Overseas Labor Office, medical certificate ...

Search on for cleanest river
Sun Star - 2014-04-02
LINGAYEN -- The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (Opag) has announced a province-wide search for the "Cleanest River and Riverbank" in 47 towns and cities in Pangasinan. The search, also known as "Pakar Awards 2014," forms part of the "Pistay ...

Greenpeace and MASIPAG ask the SC to uphold the Writ of Kalikasan on Bt Talong field trials
Greenpeace International - 2014-03-05
Manila, Philippines-- Today, Greenpeace and members of the Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pagunlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG) trooped to the Supreme Court to ask that the courts uphold the Writ of Kalikasan ... the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB), the ...

Generics Drugs, Cheap Medicine laws benefits still limited
Manila Bulletin - 2014-02-22
Majority of Filipinos, particularly the poor, have not fully taken advantage of the benefits of the Generics Drugs Act, 25 years after the law was enacted, and the Cheaper Medicines Act , which was passed five years ago. Separate evaluations of the ...

Cavite City Open Dumpsite: A Pile of Lessons
Greenpeace International - 2014-01-14
In July 2013, the EcoWaste Coalition, Greenpeace activists and the crew from the ship the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, attempted to close down Pier 18, a notorious dumpsite operating along the shores of Manila Bay. Aside from violating environmental laws ...

TRABAHO ABROAD | Massive job fair for Yolanda survivors set on January 21-22 in Tacloban
interaksyon.com - 2014-01-07
according to their news release This job fair follows the recent successful Ormoc joint relief and job fair organized in collaboration with the Department of Labor and Employment-Philippine Overseas Employment Administration by the May Bukas Pa Foundation.

Due Diligence in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Transactions
JD Supra - 2013-11-04
JD Supra provides users with access to its legal industry publishing services (the "Service") through its website (the "Website") as well as through other sources. Our policies with regard to data collection and use of personal information of users of the ...

EU customs detention in intellectual property cases: analysis of the latest statistics
Lexology - 2013-10-30
The European Commission has recently published its report on EU customs enforcement of intellectual property rights for the year 2012. The annual report contains statistical information about detentions made under customs procedure at the EU external borders.

Airport staff pictured playing video games under investigation--POEA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2013-10-22
Airport authorities identified the women as Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) employees working at the counter at the north wing of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Terminal 2, where departing overseas Filipino workers have ...

13 members of Anonymous indicted
Manila Bulletin - 2013-10-03
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. jury on Thursday indicted 13 members of the Internet hacking group Anonymous for allegedly carrying out cyber-attacks worldwide, including targets that refused to process payments for WikiLeaks, the anti-secrecy website founded ...

Owwa cares
Sun Star - 2013-09-01
While the processing and deployment of qualified overseas workers are within the POEA's ambit of responsibility ... financial assistance to the OFWs and their families. The theme Owwa Cares is no vain claim. The OFWs are well taken care of, yes, in ...

Greenpeace advocates for the rights of Filipinos not corporations
Greenpeace International - 2013-08-12
aimed to stop the experimental trials by the University of the Philippines Los Baños Foundation, University of the Philippines Mindanao Foundation and the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), all of whom signed a ...

Jollibee kicks off search for exemplary Pinoy families
Sun Star - 2013-07-25
Adel Tamano; Christine Jacob-Sandejas; DSWD Assistant Secretary Teodulo Romo Jr., who represented Secretary Dinky Soliman; Owwa Administrator Carmelita Dimzon; Francis Kong; Jollibee vice president for marketing Harvey T. Ong; Jollibee Group Foundation ...

Supreme Court invalidates National Artist Awards on Carlo Caparas, Cecile Guidote-Alvarez, Francisco Mañosa, and Pitoy Moreno
pep.ph - 2013-07-16
The Supreme Court has finally settled the National Artist controversy that started in 2009. It was announced earlier today, July 16, that the Supreme Court has invalidated the presidential order naming Cecile Guidote-Alvarez, Francisco Mañosa, Carlo ...

POEA: Consultancy Firm for Canada Not Allowed to Hire OFWs
nursingguide.ph - 2013-07-13
The POEA released an advisory to inform the public that the Canadian Provincial Nominee and Immigration Services Inc. (CPNIS), an immigration consultancy firm - is not authorized to recruit Filipino workers. The POEA chief, Hans Cacdac said that the ...

PH migration report: Number of OFWs increasing
Rappler - 2013-06-29
In 2012, the Philippines deployed a total of 1,802,031 workers, half of whom were rehires. Deployment data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) showed that the occupational distribution has diversified throughout the years ...

PH migration report: Number of OFWs increasing
Rappler - 2013-06-29
This was according to the Country Migration Report (CMR) of the International Organization ... Deployment data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) showed that the occupational distribution has diversified throughout the years ...

Court of Appeals junks motion for TRO
Sun Star - 2013-06-25
The 15th Division of the Appellate Court, chaired by Associate Justice Celia Librea-Lealogo, also reaffirmed the decision of the Accredited Voluntary Arbitrator (AVA) directing the CDC to immediately implement the Collective Bargaining Agreement signed by ...

GMA Network appoints new Senior Vice-President for Finance and IT
PEP - 2013-05-28
He also completed an Executive Development Program at the Asian Institute of Management. "A Certified Public Accountant with vast experience in the fields of accounting, auditing, finance and taxation, Mastrili worked at SGV & Co. in the early years of his ...

Almirante: Examining physician for Seafarers
Sun Star - 2013-05-03
Halili-Manabat of the University of Perpetual Health Medical Center (UPHMC ... they omitted to assess his disability grading (Career Philippines Shipmanagement, Inc., et. al. vs. Salvador T. Serna, G.R. No. 172086, Dec. 3, 2012).

Less politics seen in JBC after SC clips Congress' voting power
Sun Star - 2013-04-17
APPOINTMENTS to the judiciary will be less political because of the Supreme Court's literal interpretation of the constitutional provision that only allows a single member to represent Congress in the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC). Expressing gratitude to ...

Crucial meeting of India, EU on FTA tomorrow to iron out issues
Economic Times - 2013-04-14
In pharma, the EU has been pushing for rights to seize drugs transiting through its territory in case its custom authorities suspect intellectual property violation, a demand which India has refused to give. The two-way trade stood at $91.3 billion in 2010-11.

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