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 ...

Manila to host last leg of One Step Ahead series
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-30
Reskilling and upskilling--reinventing education and training for the workforce of ... Corp. chair and CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Department of Information and Communications Technology ...

Climate commission fast-tracks system for green jobs
philstar.com - 2019-05-30
The CCC aims to start next year the implementation of the system which will certify business enterprises that comply with RA 10771. The law provides for "special deduction from the taxable income equivalent to 50 percent of the total expenses for skills ...

Peza chief makes case for why locators deserve to keep their tax perks
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-30
File photo from http://citem.gov.ph shows garment workers in one of the PEZA locator companies. WHY rationalize tax incentives? Firms operating in economic zones made domestic purchases of P269.09 ...

Nothing stops universities from teaching Filipino, Panitikan - CHED
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 30) -- Local universities can still include Filipino and Panitikan (Filipino Literature) in their curriculum despite the Supreme Court's (SC) ruling that ...

Captain Molly Kool icebreaker named for pioneering seafarer
YAHOO! - 2019-05-30
A ship is traditionally referred to as "she," but in the case of one of Canada's newest icebreakers, it's fitting. The Canadian Coast Guard held a dedication ceremony for the Captain Molly Kool on Thursday in St. John's harbour. Myrtle (Molly) Kool was ...

Income inequality widening amid strong economic growth
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-30
Citing data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Ms. Navarro said the Eastern Visayas and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM ... and "improvements in ICT (information and communications technology) will also reduce regional ...

SC issues protection order for rights defenders
Bulatlat - 2019-05-30
Officers of Karapatan, Rural Missionaries of the Philippines and Gabriela file a petition for writ of amparo and writ of habeas data before the Supreme Court, May 6. (Photo courtesy of Karapatan) "We reiterate that activism and the full exercise of our ...

G20 countries eye tax policy for internet giants-Nikkei
Inquirer - 2019-05-30
TOKYO -- G20 countries are planning a new tax policy for digital giants like Google, based on the business a company does in a country, not where it is headquartered, the Nikkei business daily ...

Artists Battle Marvel Bid To Destroy Iron Man Infringement Suit
Law360 - 2019-05-30
Litvack said. In regard to the similarity of the images themselves, Litvack disagreed with the judge's earlier ruling that the images bore similarities but balked at the notion that it met the legal standard for copyright infringement at this stage in this ...

MMDA dares Salceda: File bill targeting private cars
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-29
MANILA, Philippines -- A day after Albay Rep. Joey Salceda asked the Supreme Court to stop the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) from banning provincial buses on Edsa, the MMDA ...

In boxing bout vs. poverty, PHL still a featherweight
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-29
BASED on the preliminary 2018 annual Labor and Employment Status data of the PSA, Metro Manila had one of the highest unemployment rates at 6.6 percent in 2018. This was higher than the average ...

Labor groups push for House version of security of tenure bill
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-29
Days before 17th Congress adjourns, labor groups have urged the House of Representatives to reconsider the revival of its proposal on Security of Tenure (SOT) bill and harmonize it with the Senate ...

DOLE-1 reaches out to children at risk of child labor
Gov - 2019-05-29
SAN FERNANDO CITY, May 29 (PIA) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Ilocos Region conducted a gift-giving activity for children at risk of child labor. On May 24, DOLE-1 Regional Director led the distribution of school supplies and food to ...

PH improves in IMD rankings
Sun Star - 2019-05-29
Data for the Philippines was provided by the Asian Institute of Management, Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness. The Asia-Pacific region found 11 out of 14 economies either improving or holding their ground, led by Singapore and Hong Kong ...

International Labor Organization forum tackles child labor woe
Journal - 2019-05-29
EXPERTS and global actors from Africa, Asia and South America gathered in the Philippines to join the first-ever Inter-regional Knowledge-Sharing Forum on Child Labor and Working Conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mines (ASGM). The International ...

15 more Filipinos to be evacuated from Tripoli -- PH envoy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-29
"This brings to 70 the number of kababayan who requested the assistance of [Department oF Foreign Affairs (DFA)] and [the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)] in returning to the ...

Mom in labor misses graduation, receives MBA in hospital
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-29
A young woman from Connecticut, USA, had to miss her graduation from business school after she went into labor on the same day as the ceremony. Shannon Kaschak was slated to receive her MBA degree ...

BI agents, cops nab suspected American pedophile at Naia
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-29
A SUSPECTED American pedophile was arrested by immigration and police authorities during an entrapment operation at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) on Monday. Bureau of Immigration ...

Bzzzzz: Cebu City Council, mayor plead to public on CA ruling that upholds SRP lots sale... Transition hurting local government services.
Sun Star - 2019-05-29
Apparently, the response was directed more at the public than at the Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court, if the case is elevated to the high tribunal. The ad spoke of the "influence" of three business companies that, it said, "can only be countered by ...

DOH, DOF welcome additional tax on vape, e-cigarettes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-29
MANILA, Philippines - The health and finance departments on Wednesday welcomed the proposed imposition of additional taxes on vapes and e-cigarettes. Senator Ralph Recto made the proposal during ...

Japan ready to help boost PH security amid sea row-Laurel
Global Nation - 2019-05-29
information technology and engineering. The Philippine Embassy in Tokyo plans to open a consulate in Nagoya, a manufacturing center, where more Filipinos are expected to go for industrial jobs.

Binondo: A gaping sky and a mound of rubble--where grand buildings once stood
Inquirer - 2019-05-29
Manila was becoming a winning business proposition ... Two years ago an early postwar wooden school was demolished. Without tax benefits to encourage developers to preserve the structures that ...

3 House panels approve dedicated hospital for OFW
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-29
In addition, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-Owwa shall also be tasked to strengthen its existing health-care benefits and medical assistance programs to provide subsidies to the ...

Thomas, Ginsburg draw battle lines for future abortion cases
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-28
No other justice, including Thomas's four fellow conservatives who are seen as backing more restrictive access to abortions, joined him, noted Steve Vladeck, CNN Supreme Court analyst and professor at the University ... Court for the Southern District ...

California Lawyers Association (CLA) Intellectual Property Section Conference To Address Critical Internet, E-Commerce and IP Legal Issues
Markets Insider - 2019-05-28
LOS ANGELES, May 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- "IP and the Internet," a full-day conference focusing on cutting edge legal issues concerning the Internet, e-commerce and intellectual property will take place on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the UCLA Luskin ...

Gordon: Excise tax hike may displace tobacco farmers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Sen. Richard Gordon on Tuesday raised his concern over the possible effects of increasing the excise tax on cigarettes to tobacco farmers. Citing data from the National ...

Recto seeks tax imposition on e-cigarettes, vapes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said on Tuesday that he would push for the imposition of tax on alternative products to cigarette smoking such as vapes and e ...

KWF calls on colleges, universities to keep national language in use and dynamic
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-28
Rodriguez, in a press conference on May 27 at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) lobby in Intramuros, Manila, said this is not the intent of the high court nor CHED ... which extended the primary school system by two years.

Asian shares up in muted trading after Trump visit to Japan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-28
In the European election, far right and populist parties were among the biggest winners, as voters voiced concerns over immigration and security. Worries about trade friction between the U.S. and ...

Overseas Filipino workers hospital soon to rise
Journal - 2019-05-28
One objective of the OFW Hospital is to provide comprehensive health care services to all migrant workers who are Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) contributors and their legal dependents. It aims to conduct medical examinations to ensure the ...

'Sin' tax bill for cigarettes certified urgent a week before Congress closes
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 28) -- MalacaƱang has certified the bill to raise excise taxes on tobacco products as urgent, in a last-ditch effort to get the measure passed before Congress ...

Will China dump US bonds as a trade weapon? Not so fast
InterAksyon - 2019-05-28
Treasury issuance is expected to keep accelerating following a massive tax cut enacted in December 2017 ... Also, because Treasury yields are a benchmark for U.S. consumer and business credit, interest rates on everything from corporate bonds to homeowners ...

Senate ratifies bill giving 100% service charge to employees
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 28) -- Rank-and-file workers in th hotal and restaurant sector may soon look forward to fully receing service charge after the Senate ratified the bicameral ...

Bureau of Immigration arrests Japanese wanted for Tokyo embezzlement
philstar.com - 2019-05-28
MANILA, Philippines -- A Japanese man wanted for an embezzlement case in Tokyo was arrested yesterday by agents of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) in Pasay City. Fuminori Sato, 37, is being held at the BI detention facility at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig ...

Kakai Bautista saddened by exclusion of Filipino, Panitikan in college subjects
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-28
The Supreme Court (SC) reiterated its October 2018 decision validating the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) memorandum order on the removal of the subjects of Filipino, Panitikan and the ...

ADB okays $300-M loan for PH education project
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-28
About 20 million high school students can expect improved access to "high-quality secondary education that responds to labor market needs" as the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $300 ...

10-year extension of Tieza tax perks to yield P222-billion investments
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-28
To prevent the abuse of incentives, the Tieza shall also coordinate with the Bureau of Customs and the Bureau of Internal Revenue in preparation and enforcement of rules and regulations.

PH, Japan firms to sign P300B in deals during Duterte visit
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-27
medical devices, business process outsourcing, power, electricity, transport, automotive, food manufacturing and marine manpower industries. "The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI ...

House approves on final reading re-filed bill creating the Coconut Industry Trust Fund
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-27
The coco-levy funds have been stuck in court disputes until 2012, when the Supreme Court awarded the shares bought with the money to the government to be used for coconut farmers and the industry.

Duterte signs law extending perks to tourism ecozones
philstar.com - 2019-05-27
MANILA, Philippines -- President Duterte has signed a law that extends the granting of incentives to tourism enterprise zones (TEZs) for another 10 years by the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA). The President signed Republic ...

B.I.R. to issue estate tax amnesty rules
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-27
THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said the rules for the implementation of the estate tax amnesty will be issued this week or before next month. The BIR said in a statement on Monday that it ...

Court of Appeals' junior justice Inting appointed to SC
philstar.com - 2019-05-27
Inting is a law graduate of the Ateneo de Davao University where he finished with honors. He has been serving the government for more than 30 years. He served the National Housing Authority Government Corportation, then later as a public attorney and a ...

POEA warns vs work-reside in New Zealand scams
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-27
PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO THE PHILIPPINE Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has warned the public against paying high fees for schools in New Zealand that promise residency, noting that this is not in line with any existing policy of the country nor ...

CA magistrate Henri Inting is new SC justice
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 27) -- Court of Appeals Associate Justice Henri Inting has joined the roster of magistrates in the Supreme Court, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra confirmed ...

Duterte signs law for poor
Journal - 2019-05-27
The incentives include income tax holidays, gross income taxation of five percent, 100 percent exemption on all taxes and customs duties on the importation of capital equipment, exemption of transportation and spare parts from tariffs and duties as well as ...

Duterte signs Magna Carta of the Poor
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 27) -- President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law a bill making government ... of providing free or socialized college education to the poor and shall make ...

Removal of Panitikan and Filipino as core college subjects
philstar.com - 2019-05-27
Teachers' group ACT-Philippines expresses condemnation of the Supreme Court decision to remove Filipino and Philippine literature as mandatory subjects in college which it says are more meaningful in instilling patriotism than the ROTC. "Panibagong dagok ...

No import tax, no expansion
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-26
For now, imported cement already carries the weight of an P8.40-per-bag tax, or a safeguard duty of ... who handles the strategy and business development of Republic Cement and Building Materials ...

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