IBON doubts Finance department claim CITIRA will create a million jobs
philstar.com - 2019-10-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Think tank IBON on Thursday said the Department of Finance's claim that more than a million jobs will be created by corporate income tax cuts under the proposed Corporate Income Tax and Incentives Rationalization Act (CITIRA) is ...

DOLE to extend P5.5-M employment aid to affected Star City workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-04
MANILA, Philippines--The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will extend P5.5 million in emergency employment assistance to about 500 workers of Star City who were displaced as a result of ...

Asia stocks mixed after Wall Street rebound
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-04
On Wall Street, shares were boosted Thursday by strength in technology industries ... Adding to their unease, the Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said ...

First Judiciary Regional Center to rise in New Clark City
Gov - 2019-10-04
NEW CLARK CITY, Tarlac, Oct.4 (PIA) -- Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin led today the groundbreaking ceremony for the first Judiciary Regional Center at New Clark City (NCC). "NCC is a very promising location because of its proximity to major ...

Taxman shuts down restaurants serving Pogo workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) closed down on Tuesday seven businesses in Las PiƱas City, including two restaurants that sell food mostly to Chinese workers in the Pogo industry.

Dole warns possible OFWs to Yukon vs illegal recruiters
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has warned job seekers against illegal recruiters who may take advantage of the reported 2,000 available jobs in Yukon, Canada. In a ...

BIR closes warehouses; rice stocks smuggled?
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-03
BIR Deputy Commissioner Arnel SD Guballa (center) and Assistant Secretary Tony Lambino of the Department of Finance inspect imported rice from Vietnam and Myanmar during a raid on 11 warehouses in ...

Tax on digital economy under study
philstar.com - 2019-10-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is exploring ways on how to properly tax online-based shops as part of efforts to capture the digital economy and improve revenue collections, according to officials. In a text message, Finance ...

CA affirms indictment of 8 Calata shareholders
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-03
in the case filed by the SEC and the DoJ-Task Force on Securities and Business Scam on Nov. 26, 2012. The SEC found the eight shareholders to have engaged in high-frequency, high-volume buying and selling transactions and stock transfers from one broker to ...

Maynilad, Manila Water appeal P2 billion fines imposed by Supreme Court for violating Clean Water Act
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-03
The faƧade of the Supreme Court Building on Padre Faura Street, Ermita, Manila. WATER concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. on Thursday maintained that it would be "legally and physical ...

Water firms ask SC to recall nearly P2-B fine for Clean Water Act breach
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Water concessionaires Maynilad Water Services Inc., and Manila Water Company have asked the Supreme Court to reverse its August ruling ordering them to pay fines of almost ...

False reports on Bongbong Marcos are circulating online
InterAksyon - 2019-10-03
The Supreme Court that sits as the PET "shall be the sole judge of all contests relating to the election, returns, and qualifications of the President or Vice-President, and may promulgate its rules for the purpose," according to Section 4, Article VII ...

GMA's Gozon, Inquirer.net's Prieto faces P23-M tax evasion rap
philstar.com - 2019-10-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue slapped GMA Network Inc. Chairman and CEO Felipe Gozon and Inquirer.net president Paolo Prieto with a multi-million tax evasion complaint over the now-defunct INQ7. The BIR on Thursday said it filed a ...

Study shows women of childbearing age are likely to drop out of labor force
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-03
Women who are at the peak of childbearing age are likely to drop out from the labor force, according to a study commissioned by the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda). Neda said in ...

DOLE: Another Filipino fisherman found dead in collapsed Taiwan bridge
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The missing Filipino fisherman from a collapsed bridge in Taiwan was found dead, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has confirmed. According to DOLE, the ...

4 interviewed for CJ post to be vacated Oct. 18
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
Andres Reyes, a former presiding justice of the Court of Appeals like his late father and namesake, is also a Duterte appointee. As a career judicial officer, Reyes said, one has to be honest ...

Water company says it asked SC to reconsider penalties
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-02
"All of us are going to file separate motions for reconsideration," he added, referring to Manila Water Co., Inc. and the corporate office of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS). Mr. Fernandez said yesterday (Oct. 2) was the deadline ...

Duterte to seek PH-Russia labor pact in meeting with Putin
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
MOSCOW, Russia -- In his upcoming bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to seek a labor agreement with Russia amid the high number of ...

Federal judge upholds Harvard's admissions process in affirmative action case
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-02
Edward Blum, a conservative lawyer who had engineered the challenge filed in 2014, said his group, Students for Fair Admissions, would appeal to decision for the 1st US Circuit Court of Appeals.

Fresh from new appointment to OWWA, Mocha Uson joins Duterte in Russia trip
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
MOSCOW -- In a Facebook post on Wednesday, the controversial pro-Duterte blogger shared a photo of herself standing outside a Philippine Airlines aircraft which carried Duterte and members of ...

Padlocked POGO service provider back in business after ?250-M tax payment
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 1) -- The first offshore gaming service provider shut down by the government last week is back in business as it promised to settle ?1.3 billion in unpaid ...

OWWA-8 encourages Biliranon OFWs to avail of Rebate Program
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-10-01
NAVAL, Biliran, Sept. 30 (PIA) -- Ethel Lyn Dacurawat, family welfare officer of the Overseas Workers Welfare, Regional Office 8, is encouraging Biliran Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families to avail of the OWWA Rebate Program intended for ...

DoF sees firms redeploying tax savings to expansion
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-30
THE Department of Finance (DoF) said it is expecting more investment from companies expanding their operations as a result of the latest round of tax reforms in anticipation of a decline in corporate tax rates, creating 1.5 million additional jobs.

Seinfeld Beats 'Comedians In Cars' Copyright Suit
Law360 - 2019-09-30
Christian Charles sued Seinfeld last year for copyright infringement, but U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan ruled that the case was actually a dispute over copyright ownership -- a crucial distinction, since claims to ownership have a strict three-year ...

House body zeroes in on POGO taxation in next crackdown phase
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-30
Hence, Mr. Salceda said, the bill could impose a "presumptive corporate income tax" of $1,000 per seat, adding that the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) could collect about P76 billion a year from POGO taxes. The government collected about P289 million ...

Mocha Uson appointed OWWA Deputy Administrator
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-30
MANILA, Philippines - Former Communications Assistant Secretary Esther Margaux "Mocha" Uson is back in the Duterte administration as deputy administrator of the Overseas Workers Welfare ...

RDC brings autonomy advocacy campaign to Benguet towns
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-09-30
One of the criteria in the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) distribution is based on population. The Cordillera has the lowest population, hence, the IRA allocation is also low having a meager share of only three percent. It is erratic if taking into ...

OWWA urges OFWs to renew membership, avail of programs
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-09-30
SAN FERNANDO CITY, Sept. 30 (PIA) - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)-Regional Welfare Office 1 announced that for the first months of the year, there is a total of 4,541 new and previous members who have renewed their OWWA membership in ...

The real safety net for rice farmers
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-29
(To see just how inefficient Department of Agriculture [DA] is, consider the study made by development economist Melinda Gayle-Limlengco for Nagoya University ... the MRT, the Philippine National Railways, the MWSS, the BIR, the LTFRB, or any other ...

Salceda proposes sovereign wealth tax on mining
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-29
MANILA, Philippines -- After leading the House of Representatives in passing two tax reform measures on corporate income taxation and sin taxes, Albay Rep. Joey Salceda will next propose new ...

Migration and development issues addressed in Capability Training
Gov - 2019-09-27
Cavite State University (CvSU) - Main Campus Precyl Ramos, Social Welfare Officer III of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) of Cavite in her talk, said there are about 10% of the Philippine population or 10.2 million Filipinos ...

Employers: Only service provider liable in cases of illegal contractualization
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-26
of the Labor Code of the Philippines. The provision provides that employers are to be held solidarily liable with the job contractor for any violation of labor laws. Employers argued that any ...

BIR runs after six Manila-based businesses for Tax Code violations
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-26
BIR also said two business owners were also charged for violation of Section 237 of the National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC) of 1997, as amended, penalized under Section 264 of the Tax Code.

2 minors abused, repatriated after being illegally deployed to Saudi
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Two minors, aged 14 and 17, were maltreated after being illegally deployed to Saudi Arabia to work as domestic helpers, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration ...

China steals US designs for new weapons, and it's getting away with 'the greatest intellectual property theft in human history'
Business Insider - 2019-09-24
China's intellectual property theft of both civil and military information is no secret. From alleged attempts to hack into Swedish telecom provider Ericsson to the theft of information related to the F-22 and F-35, there are several instances of China ...

Foreign investors warn more than 700,000 PH jobs to disappear if tax perk review leads to incentive removal
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-24
Foreign businessmen on Tuesday, Sept. 24, warned that more than 700,000 jobs would disappear in just a year if Philippine government efforts to revise a system for tax incentives led to the ...

Inclusion of DOLE, BIR in cryptocurrency task force pushed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-24
Tolentino also proposed the inclusion of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to the task force "to study how the operations involving cryptocurrency will be subject to taxation." /gsg

OFW deployment to Russia underway
philstar.com - 2019-09-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The government will soon deploy overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Russia, a labor official reported yesterday. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said the Philippines and Russia are set to sign an agreement on the deployment of OFWs.

National government briefs BARMM officials on customs, taxation duties
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-22
THE national government reported developments to the formation of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), including briefing their officials on their operational duties with ...

House OKs creation of TWG on Department of OFWs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-18
MANILA, Philippines -- A joint House panel on Wednesday agreed to create of a technical working group (TWG) that would tackle the proposals to create a new department that would look after the ...

Senate hearing tackles creation of Department of OFWs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-17
MANILA, Philippines -- A Senate budget hearing on Tuesday tackled a proposed measure seeking to establish a new department to look after the welfare of overseas Filipino workers (OFW). During the ...

OWWA Caraga records 29 rebate claimants on Day-1
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-09-16
BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 16 -- In compliance with the provisions of the Republic Act 10801 or the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Act, which is to implement the grant of rebate to long-time members of OWWA, the OWWA Regional Welfare Office ...

Men, time to feed the baby
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-14
Or just do more at home. According to Rene Gener, executive director of the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP), a family-responsive workplace and a cultural paradigm shift on ...

The alien wife wins
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-13
Jers, a Filipino, and Chi, a Japanese, met, loved and wed. They made their ParaƱaque house and lot their love nest. The title of the property was was registered in the name of Jers, married to Chi.

1M jobs, 1% GDP growth promised in 2nd tax package approved by House
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-13
"I believe in any law that concerns taxation, we should be very prudent. We should be more careful. We are amending 53 provisions on taxation on different subject matters and that by itself ...

To eliminate corruption, President Duterte wants government to adopt gross taxation
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-09-12
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte answers queries from the members of the media following the oath-taking ceremony of the officers of the MalacaƱang Press Corps, Presidential Photojournalists Association, and MalacaƱang Cameramen Association at the ...

OWWA-XI releases P42-million to member OFWs
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-09-05
DAVAO CITY- In line with its mandate to provide social protection and promote the welfare of member Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Region XI has released a total of P42,327,449.83 representing various ...

Certification course set for LGU administrators
philstar.com - 2019-09-01
Visit www.cgbp.org for a complete list of other Best Practices programs including Sustaining LGU Growth with Dynamic Fiscal Policies, Local Government and Real Property Taxation, Guide to PPP Lease Contracts, How to Joint Venture Effectively with the ...

Veloso, Panelo: Send 1,914 heinous crime convicts back to prison
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-30
But human rights lawyer Theodore Te doubted whether the government could legally rearrest ... by the DOJ and Department of the Interior and Local Government. The committee also was to determine ...

Present men jailed for Chiong sisters slay, BuCor dared
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-30
In 2004, the Supreme Court imposed the death penalty on the convicts except for James Andrew, a minor at the time of the crime, who was sentenced to life imprisonment. In 2006 then President ...

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