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 ...

4 Cabinet posts still waiting to be filled
Philstar - 2016-06-02
Silvestre Bello III, who served as chief government negotiator with the NDF, will assume the position of labor secretary. The president-elect also said he would accommodate Muslim appointees but did not specify what positions would be given to them.

Power blackout as French workers strike over labor bill
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-02
PARIS -- Striking workers created blackouts by cutting power to a big electricity line in western France and occupied train tracks at a Paris railway hub Thursday (June 02, 2016) as unions at nuclear plants and the national rail service protested the ...

POEA bares red flags of fake UK job offers
MSN - 2016-06-02
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has warned Filipino jobseekers against bogus job placements in the United Kingdom offered through unsolicited e-mails or messages on social media. In a statement Thursday, POEA Administrator Hans Leo J.

Sheppard Mullin Nabs IP Pro Duo From Steptoe & Johnson
Law 360 - 2016-06-02
office and bolster its growing intellectual property practice group, the firm announced Tuesday. Seong Hwan Kim, the former head of Steptoe's Korea commercial litigation practice, and Rebecca Edelson, former leader of Steptoe's trade secrets practice ...

Firm Says Jury Erred In Denying Claims For $1M In Legal Fees
Law 360 - 2016-06-02
Law360, Miami (June 1, 2016, 8:06 PM ET) -- Intellectual property firm Stein Law PC urged the Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday to overturn a jury verdict that rejected the firm's claims for $1 million in legal fees against a Florida diabetes test supply company ...

POEA bares red flags of fake UK job offers
MSN - 2016-06-01
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has warned Filipino jobseekers against bogus job placements in the United Kingdom offered through unsolicited e-mails or messages on social media. In a statement Thursday, POEA Administrator Hans Leo J.

Order of boss: No first-class flights, junkets for Cabinet
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-06-01
So I think if we stop that, it will be additional funds for health, education, housing," he said. Duterte said as much to the incoming immigration chief, Jaime Morente. "I will just be guided by the incoming President to remove corruption and make the ...

Remittances, BPO revenues may top $51 B this year
Philstar - 2016-06-01
Rivals Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) and Ayala-led Globe Telecome joined hands to acquire the telecommunication assets of diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp. for P70 billion. Business ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch ...

KALAW, Teodoro Alejandro Y. IV
ateneo.edu - 2016-06-01
National College of Public Administration, University of the Philip-pines, 2010; Bachelor of Science in Management, College of Arts & Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University, 1993 Ateneo de Manila University School of Law

Groups hit Duterte statement on media killings
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-01
Jaime Morente to the Bureau of Immigration and former Director Catalino Cuy, undersecretary for police matters at the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). Chief Supt. Ronald dela Rosa was named National Police chief. Former Budget ...

PSA survey records 16.3% increase of contractuals in PHL labor force
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-01
Over a million Filipino workers did not hold regular positions in their companies in 2014, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Based on the latest Statistics on Non-Regular Workers, the PSA said 1.336 million workers were considered ...

Rody finalizes Cabinet
Philstar - 2016-06-01
Duterte earlier said he was skipping his Manila proclamation so he could finish assembling ... Also at the meeting were University of the Philippines professor Judy Taguiwalo (Social Welfare), Jesus Dureza (peace process) and Nicanor Faeldon (Customs).

DFA Robinsons soon exclusive for OFWs
Rappler - 2016-06-01
In a news conference, DFA spokesman Charles Jose said this will make the passport application process more convenient for OFWs who also need to go to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), just across EDSA. "Our DFA satellite office in ...

Xiaomi acquires patents from Microsoft ahead of US entry plans
Computer World - 2016-06-01
Microsoft has signed up a large number of Android smartphone vendors to its intellectual property licensing program that protects them from infringement suits, including from the software company. The company has signed more than 1,200 agreements since ...

Duterte presents Cabinet
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-31
and former Davao police chief Jaime Morente as immigration chief. A former Army Fifth Infantry Brigade chief, Brig. Gen. Ricardo Jalad, was appointed head of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, while rebel Marine Capt. Nicanor ...

Series of job fairs in Ilocos region
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-31
Vigan City, Ilocos Sur -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is rolling out a series of job fairs in four Ilocos region provinces starting today.. DOLE Region 1 Director Grace Ursua said the job fairs illustrates how the labor agency is ...

DFA: Exclusive passport center for OFWs to be opened soon
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-31
Their remittance keep the Philippine economy afloat as they send home over billion annually. In the same press briefing, Jose said that starting this June, all no-show passport applicants on the date of their appointment will be banned from securing a new ...

NDFP nominees meet with Duterte, initial Cabinet roster
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-31
Duterte promised four Cabinet positions for the Left but later gave the Department of Labor and Employment post to former Solicitor General Silvestre Bello III. READ: Duterte can do more for peace process than Aquino--Bayan Duterte also said he planned to ...

DFA clamps down on no-show passport applicants
interaksyon.com - 2016-05-31
Furthermore, to address the immediate concerns of overseas Filipino workers, the DFA satellite office in Robinsons Galleria across the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration will "soon" be exclusively designated for walk-in Filipino migrant workers ...

Snow White at Wanda triggers Disney uproar
Economic Times - 2016-05-31
Walt Disney Co said it's prepared to take action to protect its intellectual property rights after performers dressed as Snow White and Captain America were sighted at Dalian Wanda Group Co's new theme park and entertainment complex in China. "We ...

Duterte fills up only half of 30 Cabinet-level posts
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-05-31
The incoming president said he will also appoint former Immigration chief Andrea Domingo as head of Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation and Jose Calida as Solicitor-General. Duterte earlier offered four Cabinet positions to the Communist Party of ...

The Supreme People's Court of China Clarifies Determination of Functional Design Features in an Illustrative Case
Lexology - 2016-05-30
As part of the World Intellectual Property Day celebration on April 26, the Supreme People's Court released 10 landmark intellectual property cases and 50 illustrative intellectual property cases of 2015. Among them, a design patent infringement case ...

Anil Ambani's New Venture Involves Building Military Helicopter, Missiles And Submarines!
IndiaTimes - 2016-05-30
Still, Saab and Reliance are working together in developing the next generation Combat Management System for the Indian Navy and Coast Guard. Recently, Reliance's lack of experience and questions about its ability to handle sensitive technology and ...

No change in stability
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-30
Numerous accusations were, and are still, being thrown against aspiring presidential candidates in the US, including the citizenship of one aspirant, the tax payments of another, as well as controversial proposals to solve terrorism, immigration and other ...

French unions plan strikes to disrupt trains, ports, flights
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-30
PARIS -- Travelers beware: French labor unions plan a string of strikes in the coming days that will target trains, the Paris subway system, ports and possibly airports. Unions are tapping months of public anger over a labor bill that would make it easier ...

Workers hit steep pay increase for SSS execs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-30
LABOR groups have opposed the grant of "midnight perks and benefits" amounting to P500,000 a month each to executives of the Social Security System (SSS), including its president and chief executive officer Emilio de Quiros and its chair, Juan Santos.

Abolish the BIR to fight corruption?
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-29
But notice than even 2,000 years ago, "corruption" and "taxation" are almost inseparable. Incoming president Rodrigo R. Duterte declared in one of his off-hand comments that the Bureau of Customs, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Land ...

Biz Buzz: The next BIR chief
Inquirer - 2016-05-29
From San Miguel Brewery, to San Miguel Pure Foods, to San Miguel Packaging, to San Miguel Global Power, to infrastructure investments firm San Miguel Holdings and even the previously struggling Ginebra San Miguel all brought in the big bucks during the ...

Demand for household-service workers on uptrend as Ramadan approaches
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-29
Last week Hans Leo J. Cacdac of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said Filipinos wanting overseas jobs should make sure they have the correct work permit or work visa before they leave the country. "They should not accept job offers if ...

POEA offers tips to avoid bogus UK jobs scam
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-29
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has offered tips to jobseekers on how to spot fake job offers in the United Kingdom (POEA) amid the proliferation of fraudulent recruitment in the Internet. Scammers, pretending to be representatives ...

How to spot fake job offers in UK?
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-29
The Au Pair visa scheme had already been abolished effective last 26 November 2008 and has been replaced by the Youth Mobility Scheme under the new UK Points-Based System · The new UK Points-Based Immigration System has done away with the requirement of ...

Towards more decent jobs
Inquirer - 2016-05-28
In 2013, my friend Dr. Karl Kendrick Chua, Senior Country Economist of the World Bank, wrote the Philippine Development Report. He believes that "the reason why the country is not able to massively create good jobs despite higher economic growth in ...

Pepsi upbeat on prospects despite profit squeeze
Philstar - 2016-05-28
MANILA, Philippines - Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI) remains upbeat on its prospects this year despite a 17 percent drop in its first quarter net income. "We see a stronger year this 2016 despite the high sugar prices and start up cost for ...

Google-backed Magic Leap alleges workers stole its secrets
Economic Times - 2016-05-28
An attorney for Bradski and Kaehler denied the company's allegations. The legal tussle over intellectual property and stock options highlights the rising stakes in artificial reality as more technology companies bet it will produce the industry's next big ...

Congress okays Magna Carta for Seafarers
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-28
The House of Representatives has passed on third and final reading the proposed "Magna Carta for Filipino Seafarers" which seeks to provide wide-ranging benefits, including shipboard training and free legal consultation for sailors. House Bill 6425 ...

DOLE-12 employees reach out to Koronadal drought affected families
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-28
KORONADAL CITY -- Employees of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Central Mindanao region, in partnership with DOLE-12 Regional Coordinating Committee (RCC) have reached out to families hardest hit by the long dry spell Friday (May 27 ...

Digong to be stricter on contractualization
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-05-28
THE incoming Duterte administration will be stricter on contractualization ... Many employers undermine the Labor Code by hiring workers through third-party manpower agencies and cooperatives, the TUCP said.

How Mexican execs help its citizens get US IDs
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-27
If the consulate approved him for the passport, it would help him apply for a special immigration relief in the US for children neglected or abandoned by a parent. Last year Marco Antonio lost contact with his father, who was working in Washington state.

Contractualization: To be welcomed, not to be feared
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-27
Obviously afraid of any "labor" backlash, none of the candidates expressed support for the idea. Here lies the crux of the problem. In our country, there never has been a clear distinction between the need to create jobs for the unemployed and the need ...

Second Circuit Highlights Splits on Nominative Trademark Fair Use
JD Supra - 2016-05-27
especially in light of its recent interest in intellectual property cases generally and the Lanham Act, in particular. [1] 14-3456-cv (2d Cir. May 18, 2016) (hereinafter "Op."). [2] 4 McCarthy on Trademarks and Unfair Competition § 23:11 (4th ed.). [3 ...

Polls renewed business confidence in Q2
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-27
"Their more positive outlook was further driven by expectations of more favorable macroeconomic conditions in the country--particularly low inflation and stable interest rates--and sustained foreign-investment inflows," the central bank said.

Immigration places Purisima, 10 others under "Alert List"
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-27
MANILA, May 27 -The Bureau of Immigration has included former Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, director general Alan Purisima, and 10 others in its alert list. But Purisima and his co-accused in the graft charges before the Sandiganbayan are not ...

Contractualization: Pros and cons
Philstar - 2016-05-27
Despite several attempts to weed out this very contentious labor scheme, it has remained in effect until now. The capitalist nature of the outgoing regime has not given emphasis on this supposed anti-poor policy of employment for reasons that may be both ...

NDFP nominees to Duterte Cabinet deny ties with revolutionary movement
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-27
University of the Philippines professor and development worker Judy Taguiwalo as Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development and Silvestre Bello as Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment.

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