Jim Beam workers reject new contract offer as strike looms
Manila Bulletin - 2016-10-15
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Another round of voting produced the same results in a labor dispute for the company behind Jim Beam whiskey, as workers at two Kentucky distilleries rejected a revised contract offer Friday with a strike looming. The vote by union ...

Fifth Circuit Affirms $15 Million Trade Secret Award
JD Supra - 2016-10-14
Although much of the opinion focused on jurisdictional issues, the portion of the opinion on damages is noteworthy because--in this ever-changing climate on damages law in intellectual property cases--it is helpful to have an opinion that provides a ...

Repatriated undocumented OFWs get livelihood aid
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-10-14
Sharon Rose Calidgid, an undocumented and maltreated Domestic Helper in Lebanon was awarded with a starter kit worth ?10,000.00 for her canteen business. Referred by Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Lebanon, Caligid stayed for two months in the ...

Freedom from structural injustice
Inquirer Opinion - 2016-10-13
The Philippines remains important to the United States. The military alliance between the two countries is integral to the balance of power in the Pacific. Two things are bothering America nowadays: the Islamic State and the rising influence of China.

Managing tax planning and minimizing tax risks: How CFOs must square the circle
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-13
"It is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low ... of Finance Executives Institutes (IAFEI), where the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (Finex) is a founding member. In the 46th IAFEI World ...

PSA Catanduanes to conduct October 2016 LFS/SOF
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-10-13
Information obtained from the respondents shall be held strictly confidential and shall not be used for investigation, taxation and law enforcement purposes and shall not be divulged to any person except authorized NSO personnel acting in the performance ...

California domestic workers celebrate overtime law
Global Nation - 2016-10-12
Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that requires domestic employers to pay workers ... she no longer needed to work 24 hours to make the amount of money she made previously, which freed up her time and allowed her to live a more balanced life.

4 Cabinet members clinch appointments
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-10-12
The Commission on Appointments (CA) approved on Wednesday the ad interim appointments of Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello and Communications Secretary Martin Andanar. The separate ...

Government shelves P125 wage-hike proposal for workers
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-12
In a chance interview with reporters on Wednesday, National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) Director General Ernesto M. Pernia said the DOLE has expressed its agreement not to push through with the proposed wage hike earlier floated by DOLE ...

US top court to consider post-9/11 detentions of immigrants
Manila Bulletin - 2016-10-12
In the wake of the 9/11 attacks by Al-Qaeda operatives in New York, Washington and aboard a commercial airliner, US authorities questioned and detained more than 750 immigrants because they lacked the proper immigration documents. The plaintiffs say they ...

Actuarial Society of the Philippines
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-11
He was an actuarial pensionado at the University of Michigan. Upon his return to the Philippines in 1924, he served for one year at the Office of the Insular Treasurer, then the ex-oficio insurance commissioner. He later joined the Insular Life Assurance ...

Immigration on alert vs De Lima, five others
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-10-11
AN IMMIGRATION Lookout Bulletin Order has been issued against Senator Leila de Lima and five other individuals implicated in the proliferation of illegal drugs inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa. In a two-page memorandum, Justice Secretary ...

Immigration on alert vs De Lima, five others
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-10-10
AN IMMIGRATION Lookout Bulletin Order has been issued against Senator Leila de Lima and five other individuals implicated in the proliferation of illegal drugs inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa. In a two-page memorandum, Justice Secretary ...

Billionaire Buffett fires back at Trump on tax claims
MSN - 2016-10-10
releasing his own tax information and challenging the New York developer to do likewise. The claim followed Trump's assertion in a televised debate on Sunday that, like himself, Buffett had avoided paying income taxes by deducting sizable business losses.

In Avoiding Tax, Trump is Merely a Small Fry
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-10
His surrogates called him "a genius" for his recently revealed tax avoidance strategies. Well, if they are right, the executives running corporate America are absolute virtuosos. An exhaustive study being released recently by a group of researchers ...

3 more names added to lookout bulletin for alleged drug links
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-10-10
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has added three more names in the immigration lookout bulletin order (ILBO) for their alleged links to the illegal drug trade in the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City. In an ILBO issued Monday, Aguirre directed ...

Facebook reports 11-million-pound UK tax credit as revenues soar
Manila Bulletin - 2016-10-10
UK politicians, spurred by public anger about corporate tax avoidance, have criticized the tax arrangements of Facebook and other U.S. tech giants in recent years. The companies exploit loopholes in U.S. and international tax rules to pay almost no tax on ...

GRP, NDF forge agreements
Manila Bulletin - 2016-10-10
Exhibiting a great amount of patience, they literally worked around the clock and refused to be stymied by minor differences of opinions," said Labor Secretary and GRP Peace Panel Chair Silvestre Bello III. The status joint and permanent ceasefire ...

RNC wants nutrition scholars in plantilla
baguiomidlandcourier.com.ph - 2016-10-10
The Regional Nutrition Committee (RNC)-Cordillera passed a resolution requesting the National Nutrition Council to urge Congress to update Presidential Decree 1569, or the strengthening of the barangay nutrition program as this is already outdated having ...

PH illegals in China on Duterte agenda
Global Nation - 2016-10-09
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said he would urge President Duterte to discuss with Chinese authorities how to legalize undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) when the latter travels to Beijing for a state visit on Oct. 19-21. "I will ask him ...

Sustaining growth of the IT-BPM sector
Inquirer - 2016-10-09
The group identified six IT-BPM "Centers of Excellence" including Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, and recently, Metro Davao; "Top 10 Next Wave Cities" which include Baguio and Dagupan in Luzon, Dumaguete in the Visayas, and Cagayan de Oro in Mindanao ...

The anti-age discrimination in employment law
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-09
She is currently specializing in accounting for construction projects and taxation and is connected with Vinhar Construction and Marketing. This column accepts contributions from accountants, especially articles that are of interest to the accountancy ...

Creation of banana council and research center through law, not EO - Duterte
Mindanews - 2016-10-09
So, because if you need something, money or otherwise; if you need government to intervene - the legal standing has to be something like there is a law, the force of law in the creation of the banana research institute," he said. Ferdinand MaraƱon ...

Sec. Bello: OFWs may avail of P2-M livelihood loan via DOLE-OWWA-DTI program
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-10-07
If the applicants have an existing business, they must submit their income tax return for the past three years, audited financial statements for the past three years and latest interim financial statements. (DOLE)

Aggressive infra spending promised in next 6 years
Inquirer - 2016-10-07
These included the P21-billion Philippine Rural Development Project expansion; P10.5-billion Plaridel Bypass Toll Road project; P9.2-billion New Cebu International Container Port project; P5.4-billion Malitubog-Maridagao Irrigation Project Stage 2 ...

EU Court Brings New Copyright Liability For Linked Material
Law 360 - 2016-10-07
Mah The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled on Sept. 8, 2016, that websites that merely link to infringing material (instead of copying it) can be liable for copyright infringement. If this decision, GS Media BV v. Sanoma,[1] stands, it threatens ...

Finance leaders address antitrade backlash
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-07
Trump has also vowed to crack down on illegal immigration. In Britain the June 23 vote to leave the EU was also seen as a backlash against globalization and rising levels of immigration in Europe. Lagarde said now was not the time to abandon efforts to ...

Illegal 'endo' or contractual labor: DOLE consults Bicol employers
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-10-07
DAET, Camarines Norte, Oct. 7 (PIA) - The office here of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has conducted a dialogue on labor contractualization with business establishment owners in this province. Raymund P. Escalante, labor communications ...

Readings from 2 books on life under Martial Law set in SF
Global Nation - 2016-10-06
Marilen Abesamis is a Bodytalk practitioner who lives in Davao City and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She was a longtime anti-dictatorship activist from the 1980s to the 1990s, both in the U.S. and in the Philippines ... another book, Women Against Marcos ...

BIZ BUZZ: BIR power play
Inquirer - 2016-10-06
That medical procedure is over and done with and the good commissioner ... But President Duterte trusts him since their days as dormitory bunkmates in university. Given this situation, Biz Buzz has learned that there is now an unfolding power struggle ...

I handed P1.5 M to De Lima in a gift-wrapped shoe box - Durano
Manila Bulletin - 2016-10-06
Sanchez said De Lima got mad at him when he sought assistance from Associate Commissioner Gilberto Repizo of the Bureau of Immigration after his father suffered a heart attack in May, 2015. He said Repizo referred him to the wife of Oriental Mindoro Gov.

World Teachers Day commemorated with calls for salary hikes, peace
Bulatlat - 2016-10-06
He added that for as long as there are policies that further aggravate their already difficult conditions such as excessive taxation and non-prioritization of budget for social services like health and education, then there is still no genuine change.

Scientific research institutes launch new website
Times of India - 2016-10-06
MTCC is a national facility established in 1986. It is the first microbial resource centre of the country recognized as International Depository Authority (IDA) by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for accepting international and national ...

Move them! - Veteran fisherman urges forceful evacuation
Jamaica Observer - 2016-10-06
The veteran seafarer also argued that western Jamaica was not in the projected path of Hurricane Matthew. "The band of the wind was about 190 to 200 miles from the centre. So if the centre is 260 miles from Kingston and the gale force wind is extended to ...

Job creation is still one of our priorities -DOLE
Manila Bulletin - 2016-10-06
MANILA -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Wednesday that job creation is still one of the priorities of the department under the Duterte administration. "What I can tell you is that in the Department of Labor, we have generated new ...

Bello: P125 wage hike not a DOLE position
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-10-05
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Wednesday said the government is not pushing for a P125 across-the-board salary increase. "That is not the position of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). It is not the position of the President ...

Double taxation
Philstar - 2016-10-05
SPYBITS By Babe G. Romualdez (The Philippine Star) | Updated October 6, 2016 - 12:00am Luxembourg City, Luxembourg -- One of the biggest hindrances to Luxembourg businessmen who are interested in doing business in the Philippines is the issue of double ...

The ECJ on access provider liability for copyright infringement by third parties
Lexology - 2016-10-05
On 15 September 2016, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a decision on a reference for a preliminary ruling by the Munich Regional Court I (case C-484/14) concerning the interpretation of Article 12(1) of the e-commerce Directive 2000/31/CE.

PSA Benguet Office to conduct 2016 surveys on labor, OFWs
baguiomidlandcourier.com.ph - 2016-10-05
The Philippine Statistics Authority will be undertaking Labor Force Survey (LFS) and 2016 Survey on Overseas Filipinos (SOF) this October. The LFS is a quarterly nationwide survey of households which aims to gather data on the demographic and socio ...

TWi Awarded $12.7M In Bonds In Appetite Drug Patent Suit
Law 360 - 2016-10-05
Law360, New York (October 4, 2016, 9:42 PM EDT) -- A Maryland federal judge has ruled that TWi Pharmaceuticals Inc. may recover $12.7 million from bonds that Par Pharmaceutical Inc. and Alkermes Pharma Ireland Ltd. posted in a case in which the court twice ...

C&G Law joins Rajah & Tann Asia
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-10-04
C&G Law specializes in corporate and commercial transactions, litigation and arbitration, taxation, as well as labor and employment. The firm consists of over 30 fee earners servicing major Philippine conglomerates and multinational companies from a ...

High time for PH to end wage-regionalization and wage-setting at barest minimum rate
Inquirer Opinion - 2016-10-04
Nagkaisa also calls for a uniform application and implementation of the Salary Standardization Law among all local government units. Nagkaisa strongly believes in the principle of equal pay for equal work and work of equal value, not just for private ...

Left-leaning labor officials slammed over P125 wage hike proposal
Manila Bulletin - 2016-10-04
Donald Dee, chairman emeritus of Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP), did not identify ... almost a billion pesos a day," he added. He said the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has already reported that such salary ...

Trafficked Filipino women disguised as boxers
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-04
THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Tuesday announced the arrest of a man believed to be working as courier for a syndicate engaged in the trafficking undocumented Filipino female workers to the Middle East by disguising them as boxers. Immigration ...

New human trafficking ploy: Filipino women posing as boxers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-10-04
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has discovered a human trafficking ploy where the victims are asked to pose as boxers, complete with jersey shirt and Philippine flag only to work as househelp and waitresses abroad. Immigration Chief Jaime Morente said the ...

Drawing the young to farming
Inquirer Opinion - 2016-10-03
Japan now resorts to robotic farming even as it tries to educate its youth on agriculture. Other countries import labor. That the youth are increasingly drawn away from farming is something we should all worry about. Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva ...

Over 68,000 OFWs benefited from One-Stop Service Center for OFWs
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-10-03
Bello III said that 68,087 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have benefitted from the services provided by the One-Stop Service Center for OFWs (OSSCO ... said that 19,022 OFWs availed of the documentation workers-on-leave/Balik Manggagawa (BM) of the ...

Lower taxes for MSEs pushed
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-10-03
He also stressed the need for simpler taxation, saying the Philippines placed 126th out of 189 economies in the Ease of Paying Taxes 2016 study. "This must change. The Small Business Tax Reform Act will simplify tax procedures and unburden our small ...

NEDA against ban on land conversion
Philstar - 2016-10-02
MANILA, Philippines - The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has rejected the proposal of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to impose a two-year moratorium on the conversion of agricultural lands as this would worsen the prevailing ...

Income, corporate tax cuts deemed good for economy
Philstar - 2016-10-02
said the president of the Philippine Institute of Public Accountants (PICPA)-Cebu Chapter. In an interview with The FREEMAN on Saturday, Dr. Edgar Detoya, who is also Dean of the College of Commerce at the University of San Jose-Recoletos, said the ...

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