Study shows online work may widen social protection gaps in PH
Rappler - 2021-02-06
The think tank suggests strengthening the social protection system, such as including benefit provision for online work in the labor code

Nigeria negotiates terms with Big Oil to keep investments
Rappler - 2021-02-06
Africa's largest oil exporter and biggest economy relies on the oil sector for half of its budget and 90% of its foreign exchange

A benevolent giver
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-06
The Holy Sisters of Nuestra SeƱora is a religious and charitable group established under the patronage of the Roman Catholic Bishop of the South. Salvacion, a spinster, is a land owner. Salvacion,

Napoles, Jaraula guilty in pork barrel scam
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-05
The Sandiganbayan on Friday convicted Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged brains of the P10-billion pork barrel scam, former Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Constantino Jaraula and several

Poor Basilan town struggles to meet vaccine needs
Rappler - 2021-02-05
The municipality of Maluso can hardly keep up with the national government's requirements for vaccination. It has no storage facility, no hospital, and only one doctor and 46 healthcare workers for a population of 50,

Expect 'a lot more fireworks' on Day 2 of anti-terror law oral arguments
Rappler - 2021-02-05
Those surprised by Justice Marvic Leonen's line of questioning during Day 1 should wait until he grills Solicitor General Jose Calida, says law professor Tony La ViƱa

PAL vows to assist retrenched workers
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-05
In a statement, the Labor department said its regional office in the National Capital Region (NCR) is monitoring the plan of the flag carrier to lay off 2,300. It said it will ensure the affected ...

Pangilinan wants Parlade fired after remarks vs INQUIRER.net reporter
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-04
Opposition Senator Francis Pangilinan has called for the relief of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Southern Luzon Command chief Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. for his

Repeal the Kasambahay law, remove the minimum wage, and others
BusinessWorld - 2021-02-04
One such law, ironically, is the so-called "Domestic Workers Act" or "Batas Kasambahay" (Republic Act No. 10361), which took effect around eight years ago. It was a bad idea then and it certainly is pernicious even now.

BIR simplifies requirements for VAT refund
philstar.com - 2021-02-04
The Bureau of Internal Revenue has further simplified the documentary requirements for value added tax refund claims to speed up the process as claimants are encountering difficulties in complying with the requirements due to the pandemic.

DOST: Janssen seen to start vaccine trials this week
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-04
DOST Secretary Fortunato de la PeƱa says the clinical trials for the Janssen vaccine will start this week, with Sinovac and Clover to start either in February or March.

New AFP chief vows to go after 'real threat,' avoid collateral damage
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-04
Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana is aiming at destroying local terrorist groups in his six-month stint as Armed Forces of the Philippines chief, promising to 'go fast' while taking deliberate steps to avoid mistakes.

Justice reporters: Parlade posed credible threat under anti-terror law
Rappler - 2021-02-04
Calling a justice reporter's story 'fake,' army general Antonio Parlade suggests that a journalist can be liable for 'aiding terrorists by spreading lies'

Court rejects bid to save 259 trees from Pampanga road project
Rappler - 2021-02-04
Environmentalists have lost their bid to save around 259 trees along the Fil-Am Friendship Circumferential Road in Angeles City, Pampanga, but they said the legal battle is far from over. In an 88-page decision dated January 4 - which the Save the Trees Coalition (STC) received on Tuesday,

US Treasury names officials expected to lead Biden's global tax crackdown
Rappler - 2021-02-04
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen adds a clutch of former Obama administration officials to her leadership circle who have extensive tax, legal, and international economics backgrounds

Paramount, BET Escape 'What Men Want' Infringement Claims
Law360 - 2021-02-04
A California federal judge tossed a screenwriter's copyright infringement claims alleging the Paramount Pictures Corp. and Black Entertainment Television LLC movie "What Men Want" features a plot stolen from his screenplay that never got made,

Lawyers press facial review of terror law
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-03
One need not be charged to contest the legality of the antiterrorism law in the Supreme Court since it impinges on free speech and other civil rights, argued two lawyers who

BIR streamlines documentary requirements for VAT refund claims
Gov - 2021-02-03
No. 47-2020 (effective January 1 9, 2021[1]) to streamline the documentary requirements and procedures in the filing and processing of VAT refund claims pursuant to Section 112 of the National Internal Revenue Code

DOLE extends assistance to family of slain OFW in Abu Dhabi
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-03
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has extended assistance to the bereaved family of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Abu Dhabi, whose body was found around 10

Bill lowering corporate income tax up for Duterte signature
Rappler - 2021-02-03
The two chambers of Congress ratify the bicam report on the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) bill

House ratifies bill seeking to reform corporate income taxes, incentives
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-03
The House of Representatives ratified Wednesday the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) Act, which seeks to reform corporate income taxes and

Anti-terror law oral arguments: Can Duterte, Congress be left to own discretion?
Rappler - 2021-02-03
The executive's arrest and detention powers under the anti-terror law took away civil liberties that have been guaranteed to Filipinos since the 1899 Malolos Constitution, says opposition congressman

Lark mentee Mark Joseph David steers Pal Maritime Corp. towards successful future
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-03
Pal Maritime President and Crewing Director, Mark Joseph David was chosen as one of two mentees under Lark's New Normal Business Council and Mentorship Program last year. As a second-generation partner in the agency,

Pick charter over terror law, petitioners urge Supreme Court
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-03
THE Supreme Court was urged on Tuesday by various groups and individuals seeking to scrap the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020... The Supreme Court has reminded anti-illegal drug operatives that keeping ...

Biden treads carefully in unwinding hardline Trump immigration policies
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-02
U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday will order a review of asylum processing at the U.S.-Mexico border and the immigration system as he seeks to undo some of former President Donald

Anti-terror law oral arguments: 'No other law punishes our state of mind'
Rappler - 2021-02-02
"Are you not comfortable that the Court of Appeals will issue the order on a probable cause?" Carandang asked. "Not in that sense, your honor, because the Court of Appeals will ask what act was ...

National Government may cut workforce in 2022
BusinessWorld - 2021-02-02
DEPARTMENTS under the National Government may have to reduce their workforce when some projects will be devolved to local government units (LGUs) starting next year, the Budget chief said. In a webinar on Tuesday,

SC hears arguments on anti-terror law
The Manila Times - 2021-02-02
The Supreme Court on Tuesday started hearing oral arguments on the controversial Anti-Terrorism Law. During the en banc hearing chaired by Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta, the 37 petitioners who questioned the constitutionality of the law were represented by their respective counsels.

Lark Mentee Mark Joseph David steers Pal Maritime Corporation towards a successful future
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-02
Pal Maritime President and Crewing Director, Mark Joseph David was chosen as one of two mentees under Lark's New Normal Business Council and Mentorship Program last year. As a second-generation

LIVE UPDATES: Supreme Court oral arguments on anti-terror law
Rappler - 2021-02-02
The debate will focus on the purpose of the anti-terror law and how it possibly violates the Constitution and other existing laws. Bookmark and refresh this page for updates and analyses.

Bello: No ban on deployment of OFWs to UAE
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-02
He said the UAE government also helped the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in repatriating the remains of Daynolo during the weekend. Daynolo, a 30-year old receptionist at a ...

Caregivers needed in Israel -TESDA
Gov - 2021-02-02
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is calling for Caregiving National Certificate (NC) II holders for job opportunities in Israel.TESDA said the job opportunity is under a government-to-government scheme and with no required

Terror law challengers, SolGen face off at SC
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-01
Lawyers representing individuals and groups against the antiterror law will face off on Tuesday with the Office of the Solicitor General at the Supreme Court for oral arguments

Tribunal holds mock bar exams amid coronavirus
BusinessWorld - 2021-02-01
THE SUPREME Court conducted mock digital bar exams on Sunday amid a coronavirus pandemic, it said in a statement on Monday. "The Supreme Court successfully conducted a pilot/mock bar as part of the process of transitioning into fully digital but localized bar examinations,

Arriving in Cebu from abroad? Here's what you need to know
Rappler - 2021-02-01
If you're coming to the Philippines from another country via Cebu, there are a dozen steps to go through before you can go home

WATCH: Supreme Court anti-terror law oral arguments
Rappler - 2021-02-01
After a long wait, the Supreme Court oral arguments on the anti-terror law finally pushes through, with 8 oralists representing the 37 petitions going face to face with Solicitor General Jose Calida.

Duterte vows justice for OFW found dead in Abu Dhabi
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-01
"May autopsy rin pong nangyayari ngayon sa panig ng NBI at lahat po ng gastos para ilibing si Mary Anne ay sagot po ng ating OWWA [Overseas Workers Welfare Administration]," said Roque

Bonanza for local govt
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-01
Funding sources of LGUs principally come from their tax collections from business and real property impositions, and subsidies or support from the national government, including the Internal ...

SC to hear arguments vs Anti-Terrorism Act
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-31
AFTER two postponements, the Supreme Court (SC) is finally set to hold an oral argument tomorrow on the legal issues being raised against the provisions of the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 and its implementing rules and regulations.

SC holds mock bar exams in 4 areas preparatory to digital tests in November
Manila Bulletin - 2021-01-31
The Supreme Court (SC) conducted on Sunday, Jan. 31, an online pilot or mock bar examinations in preparation for the digital tests in November this year for the 2020 and 2021 law graduates.

Hampered by pandemic, BIR racing to collect P4-billion Isabela taxes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-30
Hampered by the pandemic, the Bureau of Internal Revenue in Isabela has accelerated its tax collection among wholesalers, large distributors of goods, contractors, hardware

Passage of tax perks bill expected in 2 weeks
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-29
A delayed tax reform bill that would significantly cut corporate taxes will be passed in two weeks, according to Sen. Ralph Recto. This is the latest promise for a measure that could have already

SC rejects Calida plea; ATA oral arguments to push through on Feb. 2
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-29
Oral arguments on petitions against the Anti-Terror Act (ATA) will push through on February 2, the Supreme Court (SC) has said, after it denied the bid of Solicitor General

SC junks Calida plea, pushes through with anti-terror law oral arguments
Rappler - 2021-01-29
Citing COVID-19 'psych trauma,' the solicitor general wanted the oral arguments canceled. The justices would hear none of it.

Leonen: I'm not cut out to be Chief Justice at this time
Rappler - 2021-01-29
When Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta retires in March, Associate Justice Marvic Leonen will be among the most senior justices who will be automatically nominated for the top Supreme Court post

US outraged by release of Daniel Pearl's killer - White House
Rappler - 2021-01-29
Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who was the main suspect in the 2002 kidnapping and murder of the Wall Street Journal reporter, is acquitted by a panel of 3 judges

Ecozones waiting with bated breath: Vaccine for people, reforms for business
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-29
No economic zone was raised last year, and the same may be expected this year. As the business sector tries to reverse losses incurred from the Covid-19 lockdowns, a group of economic zone developers will play the year by ear.

BI needs 195 immigration officers
Gov - 2021-01-29
CALOOCAN CITY, Jan. 29 (PIA) - The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is in need of 195 immigration officers to augment the number of personnel deployed at international airports and seaports nationwide. BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said they have opened the ...

Islamist convicted of beheading US journalist Daniel Pearl to go free
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-28
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the release of an Islamist convicted of beheading American journalist Daniel Pearl, a decision that has left his family in

Ex-justice is amicus curiae in anti-terror case
The Manila Times - 2021-01-28
The Supreme Court has named a former member as an amicus curiae for the oral arguments on the Anti-Terrorism Law. In an en banc resolution, the court appointed retired Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza as amicus curiae or friend of the court.

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