Baldoz urges public to report child labor cases at DOLE Call Center Hotline
Manila Bulletin - 2016-04-13
Manila, April 13 -- Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz on Wednesday urged the public to call the DOLE Call Center S.M.I.L.E. Hotline 527-8000 to report child labor concerns or child labor cases to help prevent and eradicate child ...

Baldoz urges public to report child labor cases at DOLE Call Center Hotline
Manila Bulletin - 2016-04-13
Manila, April 13 -- Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz on Wednesday urged the public to call the DOLE Call Center S.M.I.L.E. Hotline 527-8000 to report child labor concerns or child labor cases to help prevent and eradicate child ...

IMF retains Philippine growth outlook
Philstar - 2016-04-12
To support growth, Peiris said structural reforms are needed to raise the low rate of government revenue and infrastructure investment. He added the Philippines should open up the economy to greater competition and foreign investment.

Feeding 1 million farmers now a problem due to El NiƱo
BusinessMirror. - 2016-04-12
The number of Filipino farmers who could lose their livelihood due to the ongoing El NiƱo episode could exceed a million, according to a labor expert from the University of the Philippines (UP). Dr. Rene E. Ofreneo, former dean of the UP School of Labor ...

Red tape slows mandatory destruction of sham goods
BusinessMirror. - 2016-04-12
The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is looking to streamline procedures in the border detection, seizure and destruction of counterfeit products passing through the Bureau of Customs (BOC). The IPOPHL plans to issue a joint ...

11-hr power interruptions in parts
newscentral.ph - 2016-04-12
Parts of Baguio City, Benguet and Mountain Province may experience power interruptions lasting up to 11 hours on April 13 and 15, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said in an advisory. The NGCP said this was due to preventive maintenance ...

in 2nd quarter of 2016
newscentral.ph - 2016-04-12
Jobseekers may want to mark these dates on their calendars, as the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) released its schedule of job fairs for the second quarter of 2016, according to a post on its website. The DOLE said the nationwide regular job ...

Immigration on terror alert
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-04-11
The Bureau of Immigration was placed on alert status with a focus on foreign nationals arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport amid renewed terror threat. Immigration commissioner Ronaldo Geron instructed newly appointed BI Intelligence chief ...

Immigration on terror alert
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-04-11
The Bureau of Immigration was placed on alert status with a focus on foreign nationals arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport amid renewed terror threat. Immigration commissioner Ronaldo Geron instructed newly appointed BI Intelligence chief ...

BI tightens up on screening foreigners
Manila Bulletin - 2016-04-11
To ensure that the Philippines will not be used as a springboard for members of ISIS to their supposed "targets," the Bureau of Immigration (BI) has implemented a tighter monitoring on persons leaving and arriving the country. Bureau of Immigration (BI ...

BI on alert over foreign terrorists entry into PHL
Manila Bulletin - 2016-04-11
Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Ronaldo Geron has ordered its newly designated intelligence head to tighten the security and monitoring of all foreign nationals arriving in the country. He issued the directive to Intel Chief Rommel De Leon to ...

Immigration bureau tightens security vs terrorism
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-04-11
Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Ronaldo Geron on Monday ordered newly designated intelligence chief to tighten the security and monitoring of all foreign nationals arriving in the country. Geron issued the directive to Intel Chief Rommel De Leon.

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 ...

French labor protests turns violent even as they dwindle
MSN - 2016-04-09
Clashes break out in the French capital as well as in the western city of Rennes as riot police try to contain protesters on the sixth straight of nationwide protests against a proposed labor bill. Mana Rabiee reports.

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 ...

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