Working visas of 528 foreigners revoked
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 4) -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has revoked the visas of 528 foreign nationals as part of the government crackdown on illegal foreign workers. The bureau ...

KMU organizer ready to appeal illegal gun possession conviction before SC
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The camp of Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) organizer Marklen Maojo Maga, who was sentenced to maximum of 14 years in prison for illegal gun possession, on Tuesday said they are ...

DOE tells distribution utilities: Conduct competitive selection process for procuring power supply
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-04
in procuring their power-supply requirements following the recent Supreme Court decision. "All affected power industry players must catch up and push under the CSP those stalled supply ...

'Purged' North Korean diplomat Kim Yong Chol appears in state media
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-04
(CNN) -- High-ranking North Korean diplomat Kim Yong Chol was identified attending an art performance alongside leader Kim Jong Un in the country's state media on Sunday two days after one of ...

OWWA Caraga to hold 24th Migrant Workers Day in Cabadbaran City
Gov - 2019-06-04
BUTUAN CITY, June 4 - The Migrant Workers Day celebration in Caraga region is all set on June 8, 2019 at the Cabadbaran City Gymnasium, Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte. The event will be spearheaded by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA ...

Outdated realty values cost LGUs P31 billion
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-03
Tan said the DOF is proposing to adopt international standards in valuation; establish a single valuation base for taxation and benchmarking; and address the need to insulate valuation from ...

LGUs lose P30-B revenues from outdated property valuation -- DOF
philstar.com - 2019-06-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Local government units (LGUs) may have incurred an estimated P30.5 billion in foregone revenues due to their outdated valuation system for real properties, according to the Department of Finance. Citing a report from Bureau of Local ...

Revisiting the Arroyo energy policy
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-03
We all know, of course, that no less than the Supreme Court has ruled with finality that Meralco has been illegally passing on its own income taxes to its hapless customers. Yet, Meralco says it ...

ITR compliance for expatriates
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-03
You also encounter them in economic zones in Laguna, Cavite, Cebu, and Batangas and even in the central business districts of Makati, Oritigas, Bonifacio Global City, and Cebu. A significant number of these foreigners are here not for vacation, but as ...

Teachers press Duterte on pay hike
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-03
But advocates insist there is sufficient funding. The Bureau of Internal Revenue can intensify its collection of taxes, a large share of which is estimated to be lost to corruption or ...

PAL, PALEA ink 5-year collective bargaining agreement
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-03
"The timely conclusion of the CBA negotiations reflected a spirit of mutual collaboration and trust-building between management and labor that focused on finding ways to enhance the welfare of ...

Overhaul of property tax scheme to boost real estate market, says Dominguez
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Provinces and cities are losing an estimated P30.5 billion in revenues annually as a result of outdated real property values, underscoring the need for valuation reforms in ...

Overhaul of property tax scheme to boost real estate market, says Dominguez
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-03
Provinces and cities are losing an estimated P30.5 billion in revenues annually as a result of outdated real property values, underscoring the need for valuation reforms in the real property ...

Bureau of Internal Revenue, UnionBank launch online payment channel
philstar.com - 2019-06-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), in partnership with the Union Bank of the Philippines (UBP), has opened an alternative channel which will allow taxpayers to settle their taxes online. In a statement, BIR said it has launched ...

Court of Appeals affirms P24.7 million copyright case vs Chinese firm
philstar.com - 2019-06-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld the civil liability of a Chinese company and its local partners for copyright infringement on textbooks of a local publishing firm. In an 11-page decision promulgated last April 11 but released ...

Agusan del Sur governor suspended over fertilizer anomaly
philstar.com - 2019-06-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The Sandiganbayan has suspended the governor of Agusan del Sur in connection with his alleged involvement in the fertilizer scam. In a resolution promulgated on May 3, the anti-graft court suspended for 90 days Gov. Adolph Edward ...

Your employees must work for you, not against you
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-03
We asked our resource person, Alvin Alburo, who specializes in business law and labor law, for some practical advice on how to handle employee matters effectively. In order to make sure that the ...

How big is the LGU slice from the national pie?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-03
In short, how much internal revenue allocation (IRA) should LGUs receive? Corollary to this question of Mandanas is a demand for the payment of additional unpaid IRA of around P500 billion for the ...

Gains from tax perks outweigh forgone revenue, Tieza insists
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-02
THE economy stands to gain a lot more in terms of investments and income earned by laborers and businesses in tourism enterprise zones, despite the billions of pesos in forgone tax revenues ...

Beijing targets FedEx as trade war escalates
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-02
On another front, President Donald Trump said he plans to impose a 5-percent US tariff on all Mexican goods over illegal immigration.

Getting competitive
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-02
The Philippines jumped four notches in the 2019 global competitiveness report of Swiss business school IMD (International Institute for Management Development ... (including those for science and technology, health, environmental sustainability and ...

Foreign workers now required to secure TIN
philstar.com - 2019-06-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Foreign nationals who intend to work or engage in business in the Philippines are now required to register with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and get a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), according to the agency.

BIR orders foreign workers on 3-month gig to get TIN
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-02
EACH foreign national working in the Philippines is now required to secure a tax identification number (TIN) with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) even if they are working in the country for ...

PEZA-approved investments down 25% in January-April
philstar.com - 2019-06-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Investments for projects registered with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) continued to decline by 25 percent in the January to April period from a year ago on lingering concerns of both existing locators and prospective ...

CA affirms P24.7-million copyright case vs Chinese firm
philstar.com - 2019-06-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld the civil liability of a Chinese company and its local partners for copyright infringement on textbooks of a local publishing firm. In an 11-page decision promulgated last April 11 but released ...

More than words: Why language matters
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-02
The Supreme Court itself agreed with the Commission on Higher Education to remove Filipino and Panitikan from the college curriculum. The top man at CHED, Chairman Prospero de Vera III ...

Magna Carta of the Poor
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-02
"Basic Sectors" shall refer to the disadvantaged sectors of Philippine society including farmer ... right of individuals or families to have physical and economic access to adequate and ...

Labor organizer shot dead in Cavite during meeting with workers
philstar.com - 2019-06-02
MANILA, Philippines-- A labor union organizer was killed on Sunday morning while conducting a meeting with workers in Cavite, a labor party said. According to Partido Manggagawa, Dennis Sequena, vice chairman of its Cavite chapter, was shot dead while he ...

App Store in crosshairs as Apple courts developers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-02
But last month the US Supreme Court ruled that a 2011 consumer lawsuit accusing Apple of illegally monopolizing the store and driving up prices may proceed. "We only collect a commission from ...

To lead older staff, young executive turns to reading
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-01
Aguila said she had to read documents containing the requirements and regulations of the Department of Labor and Employment. Studying all the details on safety developed into a passion ...

Pancho Villaraza & Dondon Bagatsing on San Beda years, vacations at a horse ranch, impeaching 2 Ateneans & breaking up monopolies
philstar.com - 2019-06-01
A dynamic duo of childhood best friends who were part of an attempt to impeach a president and a Supreme Court chief justice, plus crusading to break up a former telecoms monopoly in the Philippines ... that it has become a university under Rector ...

Palace: PH-Japan ties stronger after Duterte trip
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-01
In a statement, the Palace said President Duterte and Abe had agreed to "enhance bilateral cooperation in infrastructure development, trade and investments, agriculture, labor, defense maritime ...

Scent of success: Pampanga villagers find lifeline in sampaguita garlands
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-01
The federation is taking in a P2-million loan from the Department of Labor and Employment, but the election ban has delayed its release. Tabunda says it is better to lend the money to members to ...

Youth groups storm CHED to protest policies aggravating problems in education
Bulatlat - 2019-06-01
College Editors Guild of the Philippines National President ... Aside from the memo on Filipino, the youth party slammed the railroading of the mandatory ROTC in senior high school as Congress passed the bill on second reading last May.

Studying Filipino language, not mandatory military training, instills nationalism
Bulatlat - 2019-06-01
Recently, the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the CHED memorandum. What is at stake, after all, the Concerned Artists of the Philippines said, is the Filipino consciousness. Tanggol Wika, a broad group of educators, students, and advocates, said ...

How a Dole scholar became an IT consultant
Sun Star - 2019-06-01
The eldest of two studied Bachelor of Science in Information Technology at the University of Cebu-Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue. Going to school, according to him, was a huge step towards fulfilling his dreams. But staying and holding on in the journey became a ...

BIR to implement estate tax amnesty mid-June
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 1) -- Heirs of those who died with outstanding estate tax liabilities may find some relief in the latest issuance of the Bureau of Internal Revenue. The BIR on ...

Isabela family buries Kuwait OFW, asks Duterte to intervene
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-01
ANGADANAN, Isabela -- Migrant worker Constancia Lago-Dayag, who died on May 15 at a Kuwait hospital under mysterious circumstances, was buried on Saturday (June 1) by her family at the public ...

Ocasio-Cortez waits tables to raise awareness for increasing minimum wage
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-01
The New York Democrat -- and former bartender -- waited tables Friday afternoon to raise awareness for Democrats' fight to increase the national minimum wage to $15 an hour. "I've always got my ...

Protecting dissent: Writs of amparo, habeas data
philstar.com - 2019-06-01
For the second time last month, the Supreme Court took steps to make use of two writs that may offer significant protection to political and social activists facing threats to their lives, liberty and security because of their continuing defense of human ...

The curious case of Nanoy Ilusorio
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-31
High society scandals fascinate me. Maybe because I understood high society tucked away in its own utopia of grandeur, sophistication and expensive education. Or maybe because the future of being ...

Dutch expert: Managing Manila Bay to cost $1 billion a year
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-31
Estero cleanup is also being done within the Manila Bay region, following the order of the Department of the Interior and Local Government directing barangay units to conduct cleanup operations in ...

Providing clarity and security in audit and taxation cases
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-31
Providing large corporations and individuals tailored-fit service and expertise in the management of their legal matters - particularly complex audit and taxation cases - is LMA Law, first ...

Fitch affirms Philippine debt grade but slashes growth forecast further
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-31
It sees government debt-to-GDP ratio remaining "broadly stable at around 36% of GDP". "The recent Supreme Court ruling requiring increased revenue transfers from the central to local government units starting in 2022 could, in the absence of ...

JBC to interview 24 applicants for SC associate justice
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-31
THE Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) is set to interview 24 applicants vying for the position of Supreme Court associate justice to be vacated by Justice Mariano C. Del Castillo on his retirement on July 29. Justices from the Court of Appeals (CA) dominated ...

What experts are saying: Role of Filipino language, literature in nationhood
InterAksyon - 2019-05-31
A department of the University of the Philippines appealed to the public online to help call for Filipino and Panitikan or Philippine literature to be retained as part of higher education curriculum ... as core subjects in college. The top tribunal ...

DND insists there is no threat vs rights groups
Sun Star - 2019-05-31
THE Department of National Defense (DND) said on Friday, May 31, 2019, that they will comply with the writ of amparo and habeas data issued by the Supreme Court in favor of rights groups in the country. But the department insists in a statement that there ...

Trump announces new Mexican tariffs in response to migrants
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-31
WASHINGTON -- In a surprise announcement that could compromise a major trade deal, President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he is slapping a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports, effective June ...

Chavez v. The British Broad. Corp.
Law - 2019-05-31
The plaintiff alleges claims of copyright infringement, violation of the Visual Arts Rights Act, trademark infringement, unfair competition (under both the Lanham Act and New York law), trademark dilution under New York law, and false designation of origin ...

OWWA IV-A Satellite Office to open in Robinsons Galleria South
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-05-31
CALAMBA CITY, May 31, (PIA)-- The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Region IV-A ink a Memorandum of Agreement with Robinsons Land Corporation to establish a satellite office at the Robinsons Galleria South in San Pedro City, Laguna. OWWA IV-A ...

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