Philippines Supreme Court bans development of genetically engineered products
Greenpeace International - 2015-12-11
The Supreme Court decision sets a global precedent as it is the first legal decision on GMOs in the Philippines using the writ of ... high court means that the DA and the Department of Science and Technology are barred from issuing any approvals for ...

POEA chief to presidential bets: Help OFWs innovate
Rappler - 2015-12-10
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) chief Hans Leo Cacdac advised presidential candidates to put on their agenda innovations in existing electronic systems for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). "Off the top of my ...

Gov't eases requirements for exit passes of OFWs in Italy
Rappler - 2015-12-06
The labor department has instructed the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to come up with easier requirements so that OFWs in Italy can get their exit passes or the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) . This has been a problem for more ...

Gov't eases requirements for exit passes of OFWs in Italy
Rappler - 2015-12-06
The labor department has instructed the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA ... instructed Labor Attaché Loreta Bisquera Vergara to implement new requirements for the issuance of the OEC to OFWs: For OFWs with no work and who are not ...

What you need to know about overseas Filipino workers
Rappler - 2015-12-05
MANILA, Philippines - The sacrifices overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) make just to provide ... According to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), there were a total of 1,832,668 OFWs in 2014 - 1,430,842 land-based and 401,826 ...

What you need to know about overseas Filipino workers
Rappler - 2015-12-05
MANILA, Philippines - The sacrifices overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) make just to provide ... According to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), there were a total of 1,844,406 OFWs in 2015 - 1,437,875 land-based and 406,531 ...

Immigration agents hold 2 Pinays
thestandard.com.ph - 2015-12-03
IMMIGRATION officials prevented two Filipinas from leaving to work in the United Arab Emirates because they were believed to be victims of human traffickers, an official said Thursday. Commissioner Sigfred Mison said the women attempted to board a ship ...

Xi says to cut curbs on market access for foreign investment
Manila Bulletin - 2015-11-18
MANILA, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday that Beijing will "substantially cut" restrictions on market access for foreign investment, as the country works to reinvigorate its slowing economy. His remarks, made at a ...

How to protect your online brand
MSN - 2015-11-15
Big brands jealously guard their brand names and related web addresses © Thinkstock Big brands jealously guard their brand names and related web addresses If you had a business called Widgets R Us and somebody set up shop right next door with a business ...

Fake products in the market
thestandard.com.ph - 2015-11-04
Law enforcement agencies--the National Bureau of Investigation, Philippine National Police and the Bureaus of Internal Revenue and Customs--have joined forces and coordinating in the crackdown against counterfeit products ... fake products in the market.

Haters gonna sue: Taylor Swift hit with copyright infringement lawsuit
CNN Money - 2015-11-02
Braham's case faces an uphill legal battle, said Michael Einhorn, an expert witness who specializes in intellectual property cases. He said Swift's lawyers will have many defenses available to them, including that she is allowed to use lyrics that might ...

7, 146 examinees to take 2015 Philippine bar in November
newscentral.ph - 2015-10-30
A long-hand exam, the 114th bar will cover political law, labor law, civil law, taxation, mercantile law, criminal law, remedial law, and legal and judicial ethics. The bar exam is one of the most prestigious professional licensure exams in the Philippines.

POEA open during Nov. 17-20 holidays for limited transactions
MSN - 2015-10-25
The main office and other processing centers of the Philippines Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in Metro Manila will be open on November 17 to 20, which have been declared non-working days for government offices in the National Capital Region in ...

Counterfeit products
thestandard.com.ph - 2015-10-23
Philippine National Police Chief Director-General Ricardo Marquez ordered PNP Deputy Director-General for Operation Danilo Constantino to intensify the campaign against counterfeit products. Constantino instructed the CIDG and all police field commanders ...

US Department of State Issues November 2015 Visa Bulletin
National Law Review - 2015-10-19
The new bulletin shows no movement in filing date cutoffs and little movement in approval date cutoffs for those chargeable to India and China. The November 2015 Visa Bulletin shows little change from the October 2015 Visa Bulletin issued on September 25.

2017 Diversity Visa Lottery Registration Begins Today
National Law Review - 2015-10-01
On October 1, 2015, the US Department of State will begin accepting requests to register for the 2017 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2017), also known as the Green Card Lottery. The Diversity Lottery Program provides a path for foreign nationals to ...

POEA: Many Filipino dairy farm workers in New Zealand used fake documents
MSN - 2015-09-28
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) warned Filipino workers against using falsified documents for their job applications in New Zealand. Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said that according to the Philippine Embassy in Wellington, a ...

Labour's new 'shadow chancellor' says no to austerity
MSN - 2015-09-27
LONDON -- The Labour Party's top economic spokesman has spoken out strongly against the British government's austerity measures and called for increased taxation of the wealthy. John McDonnell told the party's annual conference Monday that the ...

POEA: Many Filipino dairy farm workers in New Zealand used fake documents
GMA Network - 2015-09-27
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) warned Filipino workers against using falsified documents for their job applications in New Zealand. Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said that according to the Philippine Embassy in Wellington ...

Taxation and regulations in Philippine mining industry
MSN - 2015-09-22
ALMOST ALL the modern things that we enjoy now, from mobile phones to computers, TVs, refrigerators, cars, buses, trucks, tractors, planes, buildings, airports, etc., come from mining. It is not possible to have modern life, to live more productively ...

Alliance Global investing P96.7b
thestandard.com.ph - 2015-09-15
Alliance Global Group Inc., the holding company of tycoon Andrew Tan, is investing P96.7 billion this year to expand its property, liquor, resort and food businesses. AGI executive director Kingson Sian said during the annual stockholders meeting the ...

Top 6 Football Intellectual Property Cases
Law 360 - 2015-08-28
Everybody loves a three-way collegiate trademark dispute over an 80-year-old caricature of a gunslinging cowboy, right? Somehow, some way, it turns out that the sports programs at Oklahoma State University, New Mexico State University and the University of ...

Top 6 Football Intellectual Property Cases
Law 360 - 2015-08-28
Everybody loves a three-way collegiate trademark dispute over an 80-year-old caricature of a gunslinging cowboy, right? Somehow, some way, it turns out that the sports programs at Oklahoma State University, New Mexico State University and the University of ...

These 6 Million People Have No Interest in Full-Time Jobs
Time - 2015-08-25
Probably the biggest assumption is that employees are working part-time simply because they cannot find full-time gigs with benefits, which could be reflective of something lacking on the behalf of the worker or shifting company policies that emphasize ...

OWWA to OFWs: 'Beware of loan scam'
Rappler - 2015-08-15
The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) issued a warning on Friday, August 14, to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in light of a loan scam that is circulating "throughout the OFW ...

POEA orders closure of Baguio City travel agency illegally recruiting for jobs abroad
interaksyon.com - 2015-08-11
MANILA - Operatives of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) have ordered the closure of World Travel and Booking Express with two offices on Lower Mabini and Lakandula Streets in Baguio City, POEA chief Hans Cacdac said. In a Tweet ...

Departing OFWs reminded to update PhilHealth membership before leaving
interaksyon.com - 2015-08-08
The reminder was made by Philhealth president and CEO Alex Padilla to dispel misconceptions that OFWs no longer need to pay their health insurance contributions after the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration began implementing a single collection ...

4 Law Firms Dominate At The Federal Circuit In 2015
Law 360 - 2015-07-15
In high-stakes intellectual property cases, a number of law firms will often work ... Latham & Watkins says the eight wins the firm has so far notched at the Federal Circuit in 2015 reflects the firm's work to bring together a strong intellectual property ...

Life on board as a seafarer
Global Nation - 2015-07-04
As an electro-technical officer of one of Marlow Navigation Philippines ... Before he was able to board as a seafarer, he was selected as electrical cadet by NYK-Fil Ship Management Inc., to be their prospective electrical engineer for ships.

A viable property investment in the South
Malaya Business Insight - 2015-06-25
The Department of Finance (DOF) is scheduling the changes in automobile taxation to allow the government implement reforms in the transportation industry. Emerging trends in global manufacturing operations present a unique window for the Philippines to ...

China Supreme Court released 2014 White Paper on China IP protection
Lexology - 2015-06-18
Here are some notes and data statistics. In 2014, the number of first instance administrative intellectual property cases largely grew to a new record of 243.66%. The main reason is with the implementation of the amended Trademark Law, the number of ...

OPINION | APEC's epic fail: Philippine underdevelopment
MSN - 2015-05-26
The "FuntaSea" theme of the show for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) senior officials held last weekend and its venue, at Boracay's premier resort Shangri-La Boracay, were inadvertently appropriate. They reflected what the Philippine government's ...

Slipper maker Kentex violated Labor Code with illegal subcontractor services - DOLE
MSN - 2015-05-16
Kentex Manufacturing Corporation, which owns the slipper factory that burned down in Valenzuela City, violated the Labor Code by getting the services of an illegal subcontractor, the Department of Labor and Employment said. The warehouse was hit by a fire ...

The Supreme People's Court set up intellectual property judicial protection research center in Beijing
Lexology - 2015-05-15
In the morning of March 18, the Intellectual Property judicial protection research center of the Supreme People's Court was set up in Beijing. Zhou Qiang emphasised that we shall actively take advantage of new features and trends of IPR judicial protection ...

BIR assures no double taxation for Manny
Manila Bulletin - 2015-05-05
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) yesterday assured boxing icon Manny Pacquiao that there will be no double taxation on his multi-billion peso earnings from his recent fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas. "The BIR wishes not to disturb the ...

POEA stresses links of illegal recruiters with drug syndicates
Rappler - 2015-05-05
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA ... He added that some illegal recruiters and human traffickers now work with drug traffickers, using unsuspecting recruits as drug couriers. This was the same scheme narrated ...

PODCAST: Ethical recruitment of OFWs
Rappler - 2015-05-04
Rappler spoke with Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA ... and the role of technology in ensuring the ethical recruitment of OFWs. In this first episode of the #BalikBayan podcast, where we discuss issues that matter to the overseas ...

Philhealth to OFWs: Pay Philhealth premiums before leaving for work abroad
interaksyon.com - 2015-05-04
from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). In an advisory, Philhealth said the move was in line with the move of POEA to implement a single collection policy for OECs starting last April 1. POEA will only be collecting fees for OEC ...

Cut down our taxes!
Manila Bulletin - 2015-05-03
When asked how to promote inclusive growth, I said cut down our taxes. When asked what the "Boss" wants ... join forces to share tips and tricks on how to ease the burden of taxation without violating the law. This year, SPCG will launch the Tax ...

Sushi brand alleges intellectual property violation
Pennsylvania Record - 2015-04-29
A specialty cuisine company has sued another restaurant business, alleging trademark violation infringement and unfair competition. Ra Sushi Holding Corporation filed a lawsuit April 24 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ...

Immigration bureau warns public against phone scams
news.pia.gov.ph - 2015-04-21
MANILA, 22 April (PIA)--The Bureau of Immigration (BI) warned the public against ongoing scams done through phone calls. In a news release, BI commissioner Siegfred B. Mison bared the modus operandi of the scam saying that the usual victims are Filipinos ...

POEA: Licenses of 55 recruitment agencies canceled in 2014 for malpractices
GMA Network - 2015-04-09
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration canceled licenses of 55 recruitment agencies in 2014 for unethical recruitment practices. POEA head Hans Leo Cacdac posted the list on his Twitter account Thursday, saying these firms violated Philippine ...

Why offload Team Rave? Senator wants BI, POEA to explain
Rappler - 2015-04-06
MANILA, Philippines - Senator Benigno Aquino IV has asked the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to explain why they kept 3 members of Team ...

Why offload Team Rave? Senator wants BI, POEA to explain
Rappler - 2015-04-06
MANILA, Philippines - Senator Benigno Aquino IV has asked the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to explain why they kept 3 members of Team ...

How legal is crowdfunding in the Philippines?
entrepreneur.com.ph - 2015-03-25
From securing business permits to taxation, the law is always there to make sure ... However, rewards-based and donation-based, the two most popular forms of crowdfunding in the Philippines, are a bit more problematic. Atty. Lim cited the Securities ...

German Socio-Civic Org Explores Stronger Ties with Silliman
su.edu.ph - 2015-03-07
Dr. Axel Bader, a professor of accounting and international taxation, met with Vice President for Development Jane Annette L. Belarmino to discuss about the plans of Mabuhay Philippines, an organization that he leads as chairman. Mabuhay Philippines was ...

CIA pulls staff from China after hack
MSN - 2015-02-09
The CIA has withdrawn staff from the US embassy in Beijing, fearing data stolen from government computers could expose its agents, the Washington Post reports. In April, data about some 21 million federal employees was stolen in a massive attack on the US ...

POEA lists agencies licensed to recruit workers for New Zealand
interaksyon.com - 2014-12-29
MANILA, Philippines -- In the absence of a government-to-government hiring agreement, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has released a list of licensed recruitment agencies which have job orders from employers in New Zealand. Administrator ...

POEA names authorized NZ recruitment agencies
Manila Bulletin - 2014-12-26
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) announced yesterday the names of the 26 licensed recruitment agencies duly authorized to deploy overseas Filipino workers (OFWS) to New Zealand. In a statement, POEA administrator Hans Cacdac advised ...

Faber-Castell files Rs 75-crore damages against former managing director Anup Bhaskaran Rana
Economic Times - 2014-12-24
"There are also allegations of cooking up of books, diversion of funds, intellectual property violation and misappropriation. Faber-Castell has also alleged that Rana, along with others, stole the knowhow of the business and stole designs and labels owned ...

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