500 recruitment firms back creation of DOFW
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-15
The government relies on resources of licensed recruitment agencies as partners in addressing unemployment as provided for by the Labor Code. Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority place ...

COA flags OWWA for low use of P88-M OFW livelihood fund
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-15
MANILA, Philippines - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) was flagged by the Commission on Audit (COA) for using only 31 percent of its P88.45 million livelihood fund for overseas ...

House body wants lower business taxes to take effect next year
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 15) -- Albay Rep. Joey Salceda wants the House of Representatives to approve changes to the corporate income tax scheme later this month, adding that he wants the reform to start by 2020. Salceda, chairman of the ...

Federal appeals court grants Texas inmate stay of execution
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-15
A three-judge panel of the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that under recent case law and intellectual disability standards, Dexter Johnson is sufficiently ...

Senate urged to look into tax liabilities of POGO workers
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-15
The senator added the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) estimates that P18,750, excluding taxes on allowances and fringe benefits, are not being collected from each foreign worker every month.

Suspect in kidnap-for-ransom of BIR officials killed in Bulacan
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 15) -- One of the suspects behind the kidnapping of Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) officials was killed on Thursday, police said. Three other members of ...

DOLE chief says Service Charge law may not cover supervisors and managers
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-14
RA 11360, which amended the Labor Code, stipulates that service charges from hotels and restaurants should be "completely and equally" distributed among covered workers except "managerial ...

Death creeps at door of error-plagued Philippine justice system
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-14
While the Philippines, which is predominantly Catholic, had the death penalty back then, a moratorium on state killings had been put in place ... Montemar, a sociology professor from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, said in an e-mail.

OFWs in Hong Kong observe curfew to stay safe amid protests
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-14
As of press time, Bello, who also heads the governing board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), said they have yet to issue a deployment ban for Hong Kong pending the ...

SC orders palace to answer Rappler suit
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-14
THE SUPREME Court has ordered the government to comment on the petition of online news website Rappler, which was banned from covering President Rodrigo R. Duterte. In a notice dated July 30, the court gave the Office of the President, Office of the ...

Bea-Gerald-Julia issue, sa point of view ng abogado
PEP - 2019-08-14
[Chi Ming Tsoi v. Court of Appeals, G.R. No. 119190, 16 January 1997] "The intimate spaces created by our human relationships are our safe havens from the helter skelter of this world. It is in that space where we can grow in the safety of the special ...

21 states sue Trump administration over new coal rules
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-14
The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, says the new rule violates the federal Clean Air Act because it does not meaningfully replace power plants ...

All service charges must go to hotel and restaurant employees, a new law states
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 13) -- Your tips will now surely end up in the pockets of waiters and servers. President Rodrigo Duterte on August 7 signed a law amending the Labor Code ...

OWWA ready to assist Hong Kong-bound OFWs; No deployment ban yet, says POEA
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-13
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) administrator Hans J. Cacdac said their personnel are ready to assist Filipino workers heading to Hong Kong. "We are ready to assist and help them ...

What to know about the rule that could reshape legal immigration
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-13
(CNN) - On Monday, the Trump administration released a regulation that could reshape the legal immigrant population in the US. The long-anticipated public charge rule makes it more difficult for ...

BREAKING: Duterte signs service charge bill
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-13
MANILA, Philippines --President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a bill that would allow workers in hotels, restaurants and other related establishments to receive 100 percent of the service charge ...

Vallacar board hits ban on members from firm premises
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The board of directors of the Vallacar Transit Inc. on Tuesday condemned the alleged order of ousted president Leo Rey Yanson preventing any board members and officers of ...

House panel OKs bill on liquor tax hike
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The House ways and means committee approved Tuesday a bill increasing the excise tax rates on alcohol products despite facing an objection during the first deliberation of ...

Immigration on alert for 2 suspected terrorists planning to enter PH
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 13) -- Immigration officials are on the lookout for two suspected terrorists reportedly planning to enter the country from Sri Lanka. Their supposed cohort ...

Overseas Filipino Bank to become first digital lender in PH by 2020
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-13
and the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA). Borromeo said digitizing OF Bank will not cost much as "the IT platform of Landbank is very robust and it can handle that--we just need to ...

South Korea downgrades trade ties with Japan
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-13
(CNN) -- South Korea is removing Japan from a list of trusted trading partners, escalating a dispute with its neighbor that is already disrupting the global supply chain for big tech companies.

SC sets hearing on rights of illegitimate children
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-12
THE Supreme Court is set to tackle on the rights of illegitimate children to claim inheritance in an oral argument set on August 20. The petition, filed six years ago by 41-year-old Amadea Angela ...

Group urges DOJ to drop sedition raps vs Robredo, et al
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-12
Leila de Lima in jail for her alleged involvement in the drug trade and to oust Maria Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. "This recent move initiated by the Duterte regime ...

SC to tackle inheritance rights of illegitimate children
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court will tackle the rights of illegitimate children to claim an inheritance. The high court has tapped retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Jose Vitug and ...

Reforms in property valuation could net local govts P12.6B
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-11
Based on a presentation of the DOF on Package 3 dated July 25, the current valuation system uses outdated valuation for governmental purposes, especially for national and local taxation.

SEC eyes release of new REIT rules by September
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-11
Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) is set to become the first company to launch a REIT, composed of its premium office assets in the Makati Central Business District. ALI said the REIT company will be valued at about $500 million, about $300 million of which will be ...

A look into the future of the tax-tech convergence
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-11
In this modern era, e-commerce and the digital economy play a significant ... administration and compliance to a more technologically advanced state--preventing tax leakages and a more efficient ...

Choose ENDS, not NRTs
Journal - 2019-08-11
Earlier, Ped Xing cited the case of a local petroleum giant whose bid to obtain preferential treatment over fuel classification for taxation purposes was thumbed down by the Court of Tax Appeals. The latest to get the thumb down from the CTA is no les ...

Imee sees rough sailing for second tax reform package seeking more taxes on tobacco
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-11
Marcos added that while it was time to harmonize taxes, the Duterte administration was "getting a lot of skewing" because treatment of products for taxation was "not equal." Under Republic ...

DTI-Cebu launches Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay in Moalboal
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-10
The partner-agencies include the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Pag-IBIG ...

Religion trumping science
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-09
Having survived challenges to its constitutionality, including a lengthy tussle before the Supreme Court, the RH law is still far from achieving its goal of increasing the contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR, or the number of couples availing themselves of ...

DOJ tells PNP: Submit sedition evidence vs Leni, 37 others
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-09
Erin Ta├▒ada and former Supreme Court spokesperson Theordore Te, questioned the appearance of lawyers from the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG), led by Assistant Solicitor General Angelita ...

The human cost of Oplan Kapanatagan in Quezon
Bulatlat - 2019-08-09
The production of copra, or the dried meat of a coconut, remains a small-scale business limited to individual farmers ... The coco levy fund, which was a tax applied to coconut farmers during the Marcos years, has been a constant source of contention ...

Woman born without legs barred from entering BIR office for wearing shorts
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-09
MANILA, Philippines -- A woman born without legs in Calbayog, Samar was barred from entering a Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) branch office for supposedly wearing shorts. Nancy Torrelino Boroc ...

Bayan Muna welcomes SC affirmation of its ruling requiring power supply deals to undergo bidding
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-09
Meralco linemen inspect meters on Road 10 in Tondo, Manila, in this file photo. Bayan Muna chairman Neri Colmenares and Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court ...

SC orders early dismissal in Metro Manila courts due to bad weather
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court has suspended work in all Metro Manila courts due to bad weather. In its advisory, the High Court said that all Metro Manila courts will have early ...

DENR hails SC order to fine water firms, but Manila Water says it may file MR
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-09
THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has hailed the Supreme Court ruling holding the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) and its two private-water ...

Government nets P4.70 for every P1 of fiscal incentive-DTI
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-09
For the meantime, the GIE can be increased to 8 percent to transmit additional revenue to state coffers that will balance the proposed reduction of corporate income tax (CIT). In a separate ...

Alcohol products soon to bear tax stamps
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
After years of delay, the government will finally start affixing internal revenue stamps on alcohol products to discourage tax cheats once higher excise taxes kick in by next year, according to ...

Duterte promises to look into 2020 budget pork allegations
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 8) -- President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to look into allegations that there will be pork barrel in the proposed 2020 national budget. Reports earlier said ...

DENR to Manila Water, Maynilad, MWSS: Pay fines instead of spending on legal actions
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 8) -- Rather than spending "so much" on legal actions, the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage Sytem (MWSS) and private water concessionaires Manila Water ...

DENR to Manila Water, Maynilad, MWSS: Pay fines instead of spending on legal actions
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 8) -- Rather than spending "so much" on legal actions, the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage Sytem (MWSS) and private water concessionaires Manila Water ...

Commercial Speech, Copyright Registration, Class Certification to Students
Law - 2019-08-08
Plaintiffs produced the short documentary in collaboration with defendants, and sued for copyright infringement after defendants allegedly signed an agreement to develop a movie or television series based upon it. The Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. ┬ž411(a ...

Sotto wants public school teachers exempted from paying taxes
philstar.com - 2019-08-08
Senate Bill 241 - an act providing tax relief to public school teachers by exempting them from income taxation, amending for the purpose Sections 22 and 24A of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, as amended - seeks to exempt Teachers I ...

Before Dickel, here are foreign coaches who took on consultant roles
SPIN - 2019-08-08
To enlighten you about the logic behind the set-up, foreign coaches are not allowed to hold a "head coach" role due to Article 40 of the Labor Code which statates that foreigners will only be issued an employment permit "if there is no Filipino who is ...

Seares: Mandaue cockpit: local autonomy vs. national law; clash of interests
Sun Star - 2019-08-08
Which the Supreme Court affirmed when it ruled on the same case, calling it "an interference in purely local affairs." The Mandaue City Council ordinance, City Administrator Jamaal James Calipayan told news media, regulates operation of city cockpits ...

Usec Benny wants compliance, Atienza wants refunds
Journal - 2019-08-08
CONGRATULATIONS are in order for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for having scored a victory in its legal battle with the Maynilad Water Services Inc., Manila Water ... Californian Bloom Aesthetic Institute and Medical Spa ...

BI to probe syndicates giving Philippine passports, documents to illegal aliens
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Immigration Chief Jaime Morente on Thursday ordered a probe on syndicates that reportedly have being providing illegal aliens with Philippine passports and other ...

Hi-Precision Diagnostics: 23 Years of providing hi-quality healthcare for all
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
HPD is licensed by the Department of Health (DoH) and accredited by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Maritime Industry ...

DENR to water firms: Pay P2-B fine, help clean up Manila Bay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-07
Voting 14-0, the Supreme Court held the two companies liable for a total amount of P921,464,184 each, covering the period from May 7, 2009, to Aug. 6, the date of promulgation. The companies were ...

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