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 ...

OWWA 12 to lead Migrant Workers Day celebration on June 7
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-06-06
Part of the affair is a learning session on the ASSIST-WELL program of the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO), Anti-Illegal Recruitment and Trafficking in Person (AIR-TIP) by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and a film ...

Pagcor funds going to health, education
Philstar - 2016-06-06
"In education, I will endeavor to build - if there are about 25 to 30 students per barangay - they will have a national high school. No need to walk 20 to 30 kilometers. I will bring the schools to them," he added in Filipino. Duterte scored ...

Dominguez rejects tax reform package
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-06-05
For individual wage earners, the tax rates will be lowered from the current 32 percent to 25 percent. The corporate tax, meanwhile, will reduced to 25 percent from 32 percent. The measures will cost the government around P160 billion to P224 billion in ...

Phl starts deployment of maids to Japan
MSN - 2016-06-05
Filipino household service workers are set be sent to Japan. Administrator Hans Cacdac of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said they have issued the necessary implementing rules and regulations governing the hiring of Filipino household ...

Taking advantage of freelancing trends in PH
Inquirer - 2016-06-05
NOT A race to the bottom. A common misconception of online freelancing sites is that they are merely a form of digital arbitrage: They enable employers in one country to avail themselves of much cheaper labor in another. Evan Tan, regional communications ...

Insights of a young accountant
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-05
It was not smooth sailing. As the course load in the final years was laden with technical and more difficult accounting subjects, including taxation, auditing and advanced accounting. The road to the licensure examination was extremely difficult as it can be.

Limited deployment of HSWs to Japan approved
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-05
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) issued its new implementing rules and regulations (IRR) recently on the deployment of Filipino household service workers (HSW) to Japan. In its Governing Board Resolution No. 08-2016, POEA disclosed ...

Philippines hosts international dialogue on human trafficking
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-04
She said once the "red flag" is identified, they coordinate with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and the Department of Foreign Affairs. "We found signs in different places and it grew. That resulted in the Manila dialogue last year.

Duterte bares new appointments
Philstar - 2016-06-04
Former Kilusang Mayo Uno leader Joel Maglungsod will also join the Duterte Cabinet as undersecretary of the Department of Labor. The incoming Duterte administration is still searching for those who will head the departments of trade and industry ...

Without This Clause, Your Rights to Your Invention Are in Danger
Inc. - 2016-06-04
What you need to be aware of is this. Don't let your license be defined as only applying to a specific piece of intellectual property, like a provisional or non-provisional patent application. Expand the definition to include any future improvements made ...

Labor groups hail Maglungsod
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-06-03
VARIOUS labor groups on Friday welcomed the remark of an incoming labor official that he would put an end to contractualization once President-elect Rodrigo Duterte assumed office. Former Anakpawis Rep. Joel Maglungsod said he would talk to Duterte to ...

Trouble in celeb land
wap.business-standard.com - 2016-06-03
"This list is now growing longer, and not just for the A-listers," says Monica Datta, partner with commercial intellectual property and technology, media and telecommunications law firm Saikrishna & Associates. Disturbed at the course such incidents could ...

India suggests EU to resume stalled FTA negotiations
Economic Times - 2016-06-03
The negotiations launched in 2007 for the proposed Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA) have seen many hurdles with both sides having major differences on crucial issues like intellectual property rights, duty cut in automobile and spirits ...

US stocks, dollar slide after weak jobs report
Inquirer - 2016-06-03
The Nasdaq composite index lost 46 points, or 0.9 percent, to 4,925. US ECONOMY: The Labor Department reported that the U.S. economy added only 38,000 jobs in May, the lowest amount in five years. The unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent from 5 percent ...

Planet M aims to shift Michigan's orbit from manufacturing to mobility
Automotive News - 2016-06-03
The state is off to a great start. Mcity, in Ann Arbor and operated by the University of Michigan, is gaining momentum. The planned American Center for Mobility is also gaining steam, according to Arwood, as it is looking to raise the necessary $80 million ...

Foreign investment pledges up 19.2% in first quarter
Inquirer - 2016-06-03
indicating sustained confidence in the economy ahead of the May elections. Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) data showed that the amount of foreign investments approved for registration during the first three months grew by 19.2 percent from P21.8 ...

Duterte fills in five more posts
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-03
Duterte. During a press conference Thursday night, Duterte named ABC 5 anchor Martin Andanar as head of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO); former Anakpawis representative and progressive left Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) labor leader Joel ...

Learning in the time of The Punisher
Inquirer Opinion - 2016-06-03
The enrollment figures will go up slightly, as is the case from year to year, but for SY 2016, Grade 10 (or fourth year high school) students will go on to two years of senior high school (Grades 11 and 12) as mandated by the K-to-12 Law or Republic Act No ...

Independence Day Job Fairs target 11,300 jobless in CL
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-03
"Moreover, we are expecting about 5,388 job vacancies for overseas employment from 28 recruitment agencies, as processed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration," Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Director Ana Dione sai

COCKTALES | New Luisita mill owner cuts more Cojuangco-era management privileges
interaksyon.com - 2016-06-03
Chairman/chief executive Martin Lorenzo told shareholders of the Central Azucarera de Tarlac ahead of the June 15 annual meeting that the new board wants to reduce the board's profit-sharing fee to three percent from the current five. The reduction in ...

Property boom seen to continue
Inquirer - 2016-06-02
CBRE Philippines chair and founder Rick M. Santos said business process outsourcing (BPO) firms were seen to continue to prosper in the coming years given the educated young labor force, low cost of labor, notable customer service, low rental rate and high ...

Duterte names former NPA rebel as labor undersecretary
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-06-02
DAVAO CITY, Philippines--President-elect Rodrigo Duterte Thursday night named more members in his Cabinet, led by a former Anakpawis congressman. In his press conference at the presidential guest house here, Duterte said former Anakpawis Rep. Joel ...

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