Marcos camp hits departure of Smartmatic exec despite hold order
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-06-19
The camp of Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. on Sunday deplored the inaction of the Commission on Elections and the Bureau of Immigration on its request to hold the departure of a Smartmatic staff member allegedly connected with the supposed ...

More nurses seen working overseas
MSN - 2016-06-18
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has reported an increasing trend in the deployment of local nurses for the past years, from 15,655 in 2012 to 16,444 in 2013 and 19,815 in 2014. A group of nurses rejected the claim of Aquino that ...

Cut income tax before raising VAT - solons
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-18
He stressed that any tax measure "has to be balanced towards what will make growth more inclusive." Quimbo said the 17th Congress should prioritize the rationalization of individual and corporate income taxes. "We can only take up VAT increase along ...

Led Zeppelin 'Stairway' Trial Gets Ugly as Plaintiffs Rest Their Case
Rolling Stone - 2016-06-18
The surviving members of Led Zeppelin squashed one of the group's most established and enduring mythologies when the band's bassist/keyboardist/songwriter John Paul Jones took the stand in day four of the copyright infringement suit "Michael Skidmore vs.

Exodus of Filipino nurses to continue with salary veto
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-17
Citing data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Geslani noted a steady increase in the deployment of Filipino nurses since 2012 in foreign destinations who pay nurses well. "Deployment of Filipino nurses abroad continues to ...

Angara touts legislative achievements
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-06-17
Although a newbie senator, he chaired five committees -- ways and means; games and amusement and sport; labor, employment and human resources development; foreign affairs; and tourism. Angara, vice chairperson of the labor and foreign relations committees ...

Lake Sebu is now a labor law-compliant tourism zone
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-06-17
KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, June 17 (PIA) -- Lake Sebu, prime tourist destination in South Cotabato and SOCCSKSARGEN Region, is labor law compliant, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 12. Lake Sebu is the first tourism zone in ...

Cebu labor groups seek P140 wage hike
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-16
Cebu City - Labor groups in Cebu yesterday filed a petition seeking to raise the daily minimum wage in Cebu and the rest of Central Visayas by P140. The Alliance of Progressive Labor and the Cebu Labor Coalition brought the petition for wage increase ...

Government allots P1.913 million for Metro Manila labor-turnover survey
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-16
The national government is spending P1.913 million to conduct the labor-turnover survey in Metro Manila, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). The PSA said this translates to an expense of P388.25 per company. The survey will cover 1,232 ...

POEA, Jobstreet launch an online anti-illegal recruitment program
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-16
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and Jobstreet.com launched an online anti-illegal recruitment program, the Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS). The PEOS will provide information on important topics like considerations ...

Laoag City treasurer flies to Hawaii following loss of P85-M
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-06-16
Asuncion flew out of the country on Tuesday (June 14) on board a Philippine Airlines jet bound for Hawaii, after officials tried to secure a hold departure order against the city official, the Bureau of Immigration Office in Ilocos Norte, said. Asuncion ...

Cebu labor groups seek P140 daily wage hike
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-16
CEBU CITY - Labor groups in Cebu filed a petition that seeks to raise the daily minimum wage in Cebu and the rest of Central Visayas by P140. The Alliance of Progressive Labor and the Cebu Labor Coalition led the filing of the petition for wage ...

Pre-employment seminar now mandatory for OFWs
Rappler - 2016-06-16
Enhancements to the PEOS website was presented to the media on Thursday, June 16, at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in Mandaluyong City. These include an addition of the domestic worker modules to the already existing modules for ...

BSP: Pinoys abroad sent home $2.4B in April
MSN - 2016-06-15
Preliminary data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) showed 777,887 contracts were processed in the first four months of the year. More than 75 percent of cash remittances came from the US, Saudi Arabi, UAE, Singapore, UK ...

Overseas work applicants must undergo mandatory online PEOS
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-06-15
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has already issued Memorandum Circular No. 2, Series of 2016 requiring all Filipinos seeking overseas jobs for the first time to undergo and complete the mandatory online pre-employment orientation seminar ...

A few good men (and women)
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-15
However, after more than 10 years, he decided to switch to government service (perhaps out of curiosity, due to professional boredom, or maybe for love of country) by joining the Bureau of Immigration. He wanted to become an Immigration Officer (IO ...

States' consent, draft bill set stage for GST
wap.business-standard.com - 2016-06-15
"Services" shall include leasing or renting of land or property, goods being sold for purposes apart from business, rent, real estate construction with the intention of sale or lease and transfer of intellectual property rights. In Kolkata, West Bengal ...

Immigration recommends deportation for Vietnamese, Chinese nationals
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-06-15
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, June 14 (PIA) - The Bureau of Immigration (BI) here has recommended to Immigration Commissioner Ronaldo Geron the issuance of a summary deportation order against 28 foreign nationals who, at the moment, are likewise facing cases ...

16th Congress: Hits and misses in propelling economic growth
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-14
IN the power sector, private firms had hoped for a more pronounced policy on power mix. First Gen Corp., whose main business is anchored on the production of natural gas, noted the "lack of alignment" between what the government aspires versus what is ...

VAT hike faces rough sailing in 17th Congress
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-14
Among the 10-member countries of Asean, the Philippines has the highest tax rate at 32 percent, after Thailand and Vietnam. The House of Representatives failed to pass a bill lowering individual and corporate-tax rates following the strong opposition of ...

PCC official pushes 25% corporate tax
MSN - 2016-06-14
A commissioner of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) advocated yesterday the reduction of the corporate income tax from a maximum 30 percent to 25 percent. In a lecture at the UP School of Economics where she is on leave as economics professor ...

Libreng groceries for Robinsons Malls Lingkod Pinoy Center customers
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-14
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, and Commission on Elections. Know more about the promo mechanics and be updated with upcoming events by visiting www.robinsonsmalls.com or following Robinsons Malls ...

Extortion and deportation at the hands of the Philippine Bureau of Immigration
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-14
My life, which I had planned to spend in the Philippines, has been ruined. I have been victimized, not only by my crooked business partner, but more important, by the Bureau of Immigration (BI), an agency of the Philippine government. In addition, my ...

Trump, Clinton over different visions in Orlando response
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-14
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton outlined dramatically different proposals for combating terrorism and gun violence following the deadly Orlando nightclub attacks, with the presumptive Republican nominee vowing to suspend immigration from ...

Trump to 'suspend immigration' from nations with terror history
MSN - 2016-06-14
White House hopeful Donald Trump vows to "suspend immigration" from nations with links to terror attacks targeting the United States or its allies, one day after a Florida nightclub massacre.

Ex-EBay General Counsel Returns To Cooley After 17 Years
Law 360 - 2016-06-14
Jacobson, who argued key internet and intellectual property cases and handed legal affairs for eBay from 1998 through 2015, is rejoining Cooley as of counsel in the business department at its Palo Alto office. He told Law360 he looks forward to...

Tax reform dilemmas
Philstar - 2016-06-14
In particular, it would be appropriate to simplify the VAT and "reduce" it to something like a seven or 7.5 percent straight tax, a common practice among many countries currently observing value-added taxation. While the government would theoretically ...

The joy of teaching
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-14
Most of them correctly explained how the prize money of Pia Wurtzbach should be taxed. They were able to illustrate how an effective excise taxation can improve the progressivity of the tax system. But they were equally divided on the question of whether a ...

Lowering tax rates possible
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-06-13
The outgoing Aquino administration last May handed over to the incoming government a P77-billion tax reform package for its study, which includes a gradual lowering of the highest personal and corporate income tax levies to 25 percent and restructuring the ...

Filipino hurt in Shanghai airport blast comes home Monday -- DFA
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-13
The Filipino, he said, was immediately treated at a hospital near the airport and was subsequently discharged and accommodated in a hotel. He is scheduled to fly to Manila via Philippine Airlines on Monday, Jose said.

Empowering Filipinos with information
Inquirer - 2016-06-12
While there is a Labor Code to protect Filipino employees, most people in the Philippines are probably not familiar ... advertising opportunities that digital offers--LinkedIn ads and Google search being the most relevant," Cueto said, adding ...

Egypt faces labor unrest, showdown
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-12
MAHALLA EL-KOBRA, Egypt--Labor activist Kamal al-Fayoumi has lost none of his swagger since being fired from the sprawling Egyptian textile plant, where he worked for three decades and was known as an agitator. Striding through a gritty industrial town in ...

WB cautions vs scrapping contractual work practice
Inquirer - 2016-06-11
World Bank Philippines country director Mara Warwick ... mainly coming from the agriculture and services sectors, the National Economic and Development Authority has said. The government defines underemployed as "employed persons who express the desire ...

Philippines adopts work guidelines for Japan-bound maids
Japan Today - 2016-06-11
Jocelyn Rey of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration told Kyodo News the guidelines, expected to take effect June 19, detail the roles and responsibilities of recruiters and employers; the qualifications and scope of work of the housekeepers ...

The fight against child labor
MSN - 2016-06-11
Close to 170 million children globally are caught up in the perils of child labor, says a leading NGO ahead of World Day Against Child Labour as it also calls on companies to end the practice in their supply chains. Jillian Kitchener reports.

Business outlook in the new administration
Inquirer - 2016-06-11
To fuel economic growth, the Duterte Administration will likely favor a more loose fiscal policy and higher borrowing, more infrastructure spending, cutting taxes to 25% (down from the corporate tax of 30% and personal income tax of 32%). More deficit ...

ANGAY-ANGAY LANG: Suitability of the Federal System in Mindanao
Mindanews - 2016-06-11
taxation, landholding system, forestry laws, mining laws, marriage laws, history. We even glorify national bird, national tree, national this, national that. One very concrete accomplishment of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) is to question and ...

We are not a generics player: Arun Kumar
wap.business-standard.com - 2016-06-11
While the first part was to learn the game with partners, today, the firm is focusing on building capabilities, portfolio and intellectual property that is geared to take the company forward. In the last 14 months, Strides has acquired over nine firms ...

Dashing seafarer breaks stereotypes
Philstar - 2016-06-10
CEBU, Philippines - Silent waters run deep is a phrase that comes to mind after a few minutes with pageant title-holder and Typhoon Yolanda survivor Rick Kristoffer E. Palencia. Relatively quiet during a lengthy press conference for the Gentlemen of the ...

Avoiding Double Damages: 3 Practical Tips And A Hail Mary
Law 360 - 2016-06-10
often using pattern jury instructions that instruct the jury how to avoid duplication in those cases.[2] In commercial and intellectual-property cases, however, varied causes of action... To view the full article, register now.

Relief from ranting
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-06-09
His knowledge of the law, particularly taxation, is without equal. Together with former Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Fidel Ramos, then-Defense Minister Enrile led an uprising which led to People Power that toppled strongman President ...

DOLE MisOcc highlights Jobs Fair on Labor Day
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-06-09
ALORAN, Misamis Occidental, June 9 -- The province of Misamis Occidental celebrated its 114th Annual Labor Day anchored on the theme "Kinabukasan Sigurado sa Disenteng Trabaho" with various activities starting with a Holy Mass, motorcade and a jobs ...

April jobless rate down, but more youth without jobs - PSA
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-09
Results of the latest Labor Force Survey (LFS) of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed that more Filipinos are employed in April this year, as the unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent, equivalent to 2.5 million unemployed persons ...

Lower taxes, more spending; no more contractualization
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-09
Time for social justice in taxation and employment. Plus inclusive growth through right government spending. Incoming Finance Minister Carlos Dominguez said the Duterte administration is open to changes and reforms such as the lowering income taxes ...

Lawyers and judges, take note
Inquirer - 2016-06-08
The ruling also applies to other commercial cases, such as for rehabilitation, liquidation in insolvency and intellectual property cases, that may have been filed with or raffled to the wrong court. For the guidance of the bench and the bar, this case ...

Revised guidelines on employment conditions of private security personnel in effect
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-06-08
They shall be entitled to all rights and privileges as provided for in the Labor Code," Baldoz said. Security guards and other private security personnel, whether deployed or assigned the status of reliever, seasonal, week-ender, or temporary ...

Central Luzon fair opens 11,373 job vacancies
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-08
as processed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Baldoz said the same event will take place in all DOLE regional offices, where job vacancies and other labor and employment services will be available to job fair participants.

DTI pushes for global marketing of PHL education services
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-07
In the increase of foreign nationals seeking to study in the country, the Bureau of Immigration noted that this trend may be due to the proficiency of Filipino teachers in English and the use of English as a medium of instruction in the educational ...

Looking into the Crystal Ball - Protecting Polymporphs to Lengthen the Drug Patent Life Cycle
Lexology - 2016-06-06
Innovative pharmaceutical companies are increasingly attempting to patent improved forms of their original drug compound. Crystalline forms of a drug, called polymorphs, are one such improvement. 1 A polymorph drug may provide benefits such as better ...

Millennial voters could be shifting OC to the left
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-06
Bush policies," said Grebbin, back in town after her sophomore year of college. Additionally, young voters are more likely to support gay marriage, immigration reform and legalized marijuana--positions more aligned with the Democratic Party--according ...

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