Missing elements in the debate on minimum-wage fixing
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-26
Nevertheless, even if there is no union in the enterprise, the Labor Code, under Article 267 (formerly Article 255), provides that workers, without exception, have the right to "participate in ...

BIR, LGUs top red tape complaints list-Arta
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-26
THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), local government units (LGUs) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) topped the list of agencies that received the most number of business-related ...

KAPA investors seek SC relief vs closure order
philstar.com - 2019-06-26
MANILA, Philippines -- A group of investors in ... Rhema said it is a licensed foundation accredited by the Department of Social Welfare and Development and local government units in Metro Manila and Rizal. "Petitioners are members of Rhema Foundation ...

SC asked to issue status quo order in favor of KAPA
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-26
Furthermore, the SEC said the respondents violated Section 8 of the SRC which states that "no person shall engaged in the business of buying or selling securities in the Philippines as a broker ...

Thorough assessment needed before lifting martial law in Mindanao
Sun Star - 2019-06-26
Andolong said Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana earlier told the Supreme Court in February this year that he would recommend the lifting of martial law in Mindanao by July 1 if amendments to the existing Human Security Act were passed by the legislature.

DepEd-Western Visayas eyes study-work program to address high dropout rate in secondary school
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-26
"Our modules are very flexible and can be adjusted to the existing livelihood programs like in Antique, the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has a Tupad Program and we can target the out-of-school youth to do a project where DoLE will provide ...

Scholarships to help Filipinos earn a college degree
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-26
The survey revealed that one of the most common reasons among these children and youth for not attending school was the high cost of education or financial ... opportunity for qualified students to earn a college degree and become a contributing member ...

Lawsuit claims Utah hotel exploited Filipino immigrants
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-25
"Stymied in their attempts to use undocumented labor, defendants turned to non-immigrant visa programs, including the J-1 visa internship program, to import cheap foreign labor to operate the ...

Denial of wage hike petitions slammed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-25
MANILA, Philippines -- A labor group on Tuesday slammed the decision of the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board to junk its petitions for a wage increase in Metro Manila and ...

Resist, speak up, SC justice tells new grads
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-25
Huwag matakot." (Resist. Have no fear.) Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Marvic Leonen on Monday reprised the battle cry of activists during the martial law regime of authoritarian President ...

Hopes and fears for young people
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-25
Despite the passage of the reproductive health law in 2012 and its survival of challenges before the Supreme Court, the sexuality education component of the law remains at the piloting stage. This leaves young men and women (and their children) vulnerable ...

SC to MMDA: justify ban on provincial buses along Edsa
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-25
File photo: Bumper-to-bumper traffic on Edsa reflects the miserable state of the Metro Manila commuting THE Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA ...

Carpio: Letting Chinese fish in EEZ violates Constitution
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Allowing Chinese fishermen to fish in the Philippine Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the West Philippine Sea is against the Constitution, Supreme Court Senior Associate ...

Safer nicotine products
philstar.com - 2019-06-25
Warsaw, Poland - Leading experts on nicotine, tobacco-related disease, public health, policymaking, science and technology were joined by users of so-called "safer nicotine products" such as electronic cigarettes or vapes, oral tobaccos such as ...

SC orders MMDA: Answer petitions vs EDSA bus ban
philstar.com - 2019-06-25
The militant Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) opposed the provincial bus ban. The labor group said the planned closure of bus terminals on EDSA by the government would inconvenience workers and commuters. The KMU said the riding public would be forced to pay ...

No wage hike for Metro Manila, Calabarzon workers
philstar.com - 2019-06-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Minimum wage earners in Metro Manila and Calabarzon will not yet receive a salary increase. Saying there is "no supervening event," the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards (RTWPBs) in the two regions rejected ...

SC associate justice aspirant favors same-sex marriage
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-25
Court of Appeals Associate Justice Ramon M. Bato Jr. noted that under the 1987 Constitution "no person can be deprived of life and liberty without due process of law nor the equal protection of ...

Grads told: Silence when you can speak is unjust, causes injustice
philstar.com - 2019-06-25
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- Supreme Court Associate Justice Leonen told the 351 members of the graduating class of the University of the Philippines in Baguio to continue the struggle for justice. While acknowledging that "making the right decisions ...

CA approves compromise deal on Smokey Mountain project
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Court of Appeals has affirmed the P1.12-billion compromise agreement between the National Housing Authority (NHA) and a private developer of a project in Smokey ...

Solon pushes for inquiry on compliance of entertainment industry with work safety laws
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-25
MANILA, Philippines -- TUCP (Trade Union Congress of the Philippines) Representative-elect Raymond Democrito Mendoza on Tuesday said he would be filing a resolution calling for an inquiry into ...

How gay seafarer Dyosa Makinista proved she's 'queen of the seas'
Rappler - 2019-06-25
They call her "Dyosa Makinista," the "machinist goddess." But before that, she was called many things: angel, demon, that good-for-nothing gay seafarer. Dyosa grew up in a small town in Laguna as Aljon Buquid Asusano, the youngest of 5 children ...

Slam of party-list system a mere sham
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-24
But the evil thrives. Oscar P. Lagman, Jr. is a retired corporate executive, business consultant, and management professor. He has been a politicized citizen since his college days in the late 1950s. To assure consumers who are interested in Huawei phones ...

Duque sued for graft, plunder over PhilHealth rental issue
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Health Secretary Francisco Duque has been slapped with graft and plunder complaints for allegedly allowing a Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) provincial ...

Bello: GMA may face ?100,000 fine, suspension for Eddie Garcia's accident
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 24) -- Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said authorities are looking into the on-set injury and eventual death of veteran actor Eddie Garcia, saying that GMA Network may be penalized for possible lapses. Bello said ...

DOJ: Hong Kong immigration not required to cite reason for barring foreigners
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Hong Kong immigration authorities are under no obligation to disclose why a foreigner is barred from entry and have "absolute prerogative" to disallow one from entering ...

Cancelling diplomatic passports 'not unlawful' -- Locsin
philstar.com - 2019-06-24
We don't want to have them out there dishonored by foreign immigration by rejection," Locsin said on Twitter. It is not "unlawful"; it is a courtesy to those who have ceased doing the job requiring blue passports. We don't want to have them out there ...

BOI eyes perk to spur demand for local goods
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-24
BOI Managing Head and Trade Undersecretary Ceferino Rodolfo estimated that for every dollar in exports, local added value--mainly labor--only accounted for 25 cents. "There is a big multiplier ...

Death toll from building collapse in Cambodia rises to 24
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-24
They were trapped for 12 hours before rescuers found them. The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training said 30 workers were at the site when the building collapsed, but Nhor Chandeun said there ...

Ping Lacson speaks loud and clear
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-23
He was acquitted by the lower courts in both cases, with the Supreme Court reviewing and affirming their decisions. Times have changed. Lacson has slowly reinvented himself from that of a crime fighter to a fighter speaking up for higher national interests.

Oil industry players seek clear-cut rules on fuel marking system
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-23
Early this month, the DOF presented for public consultation the draft joint circular it would issue together with the Bureaus of Customs (BOC) and of Internal Revenue (BIR) to fully implement fuel ...

96 immigration intelligence men shuffled at Naia
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-23
THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Sunday it has shuffled nearly a hundred of its intelligence officers assigned at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) as part of measures to prevent ...

Duterte to sign EO cutting red tape after Asean meet
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-23
The President added that the EO would be mandatory for all offices under the Executive branch of the government as "Congress and the Supreme Court are not under my territory." "I am [also ...

Pagcor warns POGO to pay proper taxes
philstar.com - 2019-06-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) has warned offshore gaming operators to comply with government regulations and pay proper taxes, especially with the government intensifying its monitoring and enforcement measures.

Pay proper taxes, Pagcor tells online gaming firms
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) warns erring online gaming firms against underdeclaring their tax obligations to the government, saying they face ...

Senate committee on energy to review EPIRA
philstar.com - 2019-06-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Senate committee on energy plans to review the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 (EPIRA) and introduce supporting bills through the Joint Congressional Power Commission (JCPC) since electricity prices have yet to go ...

Fair regulatory regime for e-cigs
Journal - 2019-06-23
But even as they make zero demands from the State, they also do not insist on absolute industrial independence; they only wish for " reasonable " regulation and rational taxation from government. Ped Xing believes these are minimum conditions that are ...

Statement: In response to the recent media publications regarding the OFWs in Israel
Gov - 2019-06-23
The government of Israel attaches a great significance to the working conditions of the Filipino workers and it was demonstrated by the signing the historical bilateral labor agreement between the two countries which intends to improve the rights of the ...

Hong Kong lawmaker to raise barring of PH ex-officials to Legislative Council
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 23) -- After a second former Philippine government official was barred from entering Hong Kong, a lawmaker of the semi-autonomous city will raise the issue ...

Why Mark Dickel can't be named TnT coach even if he calls the shots
SPIN - 2019-06-23
A product of University of Nevada Las Vegas ... Baldwin gained a free pass when he was first hired to work in the Philippines as national team coach, but the situation changed the moment he moved to Ateneo. "It's up to the present BCAP leadership to ...

Arraignment of Banco Filipino officials reset to September
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-23
After the Supreme Court overturned the closure, the bank was reopened in 1994 but continued to struggle with constant regulatory issues until it was again ordered closed by the central bank in ...

Trump postpones nationwide immigration enforcement sweep
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-22
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Saturday delayed a nationwide immigration sweep to deport people living in the United States illegally, including families, saying he would give lawmakers ...

Beijing controls HK immigration, says Chinese legislator
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-22
MANILA, Philippines -- A Hong Kong legislator on Saturday expressed concern on the ordeal experienced by former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio ...

Thriving Calabarzon remains a steady force to reckon with
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-22
The provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon compose Calabarzon, a region with a population of 14.4 million as of 2015 and a labor force of 10 million as of April 2018. With 35 of ...

Fakery of PhilHealth receipts to OFWs evades POEA scrutiny
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-22
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), which could have sanctioned recruitment agencies involved in the issuance of fake receipts of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp ...

Way passed the deadline
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-21
On April 29, 1980, spouses Dencio and Susan obtained a loan from LD Bank. As security, Dencio and Susan executed a deed of real estate mortgage over a parcel of land registered in their names in ...

Robots might turn out to be great coworkers
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-21
In a blog post in 2017, economist Paul Krugman created a very simple model in which there are two ways to produce things - one that uses more human labor, and one that uses more machines.

Bengal Government Ropes In Tech Varsity To Introduce Courses In Intellectual Property
NDTV - 2019-06-21
The West Bengal government in association with Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University (MAKAUT ... in this regard will be signed soon," the Minister of Department of Science-Technology& Biotechnology, Bratya Basu, said. He was speaking at the inauguration ...

NRCO provides livelihood kits to 24 distressed women OFWs in AgSur
Gov - 2019-06-21
BUTUAN CITY, June 21 - The National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) Caraga, an attached agency of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), has released livelihood starter kits composed of Hair and Make Up products to 24 distressed women ...

Apple, Microsoft and other tech companies ask to be excluded from the China tariffs
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-21
(CNN) -- Technology companies have been feeling the sting of the escalating trade war between the United States and China. Now, they're trying to avoid a proposed new round of tariffs that takes ...

Metro Manila wage board junks 4 wage-hike bids
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-21
THE regional wage board in the National Capital Region (NCR) has denied the wage petitions filed by four labor groups in April, citing lack of a supervening event. In a two-page resolution, the ...

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