The case of the missing jet ski: A pre-SONA commentary
philstar.com - 2019-07-20
Another survey done by the Social Weather Station revealed that while his approval rating is still relatively positive, his numbers are dwindling, especially as regards how the West Philippine Sea issue is being addressed and handled. Since 2016 ...

Gov't working on release of Filipino seafarer after Iran seized tanker
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 20) -- The government is taking steps to make sure the Filipino seafarer on board a British-flagged ship that was seized by Iranian authorities Friday night ...

US to send asylum seekers back to dangerous part of Mexico
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-20
Under the so-called "Remain in Mexico" policy, asylum seekers are briefly processed and given a date to return for an immigration court hearing before being sent back across the southern border.

Security of tenure bill seen harmful to firms
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-19
Economist Gerardo Sicat, the first director general of the National Economic and Development Authority, said this on Friday, adding that the labor law should be improved "so we can become more ...

7-Eleven sets aside P3.5 B for expansion
philstar.com - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine Seven Corporation (PSC), the exclusive licensor of 7-Eleven in the Philippines, is setting aside P3.5 billion in capital expenditures this year to fund expansion, officials said yesterday. In a press conference yesterday ...

POEA to deploy 1st batch of OFW under new deal with Japan
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-19
THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Thursday said it could soon deploy the first batch of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) under the new Philippine-Japan Memorandum of ...

Boeing sees billions more in MAX costs as grounding drags on
philstar.com - 2019-07-19
Boeing said that second-quarter earnings would be hit by $4.9 billion in one-time after-tax costs to compensate airlines for disruptions and plane delivery delays due to the MAX grounding. Profits will also be weighed down by another $1.7 billion in costs ...

War on numbers: Philippines targets drug killing data
InterAksyon - 2019-07-19
Then, last year, the Supreme Court asked the government to explain more than 20,000 deaths during the drug war. "I just say at least 20,000 dead," said Ellen Tordesillas of Vera Files, a non-profit fact-checking group. "All we have done is to debunk ...

US objections to French tech tax overshadow G-7 finance meet
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-18
"We [are]...accepting to negotiate a new global taxation on digital activities," Le Maire told reporters outside the royal stables at Chantilly, a town famed today for horse racing. Discord is ...

TV5, CBCP franchises allowed to lapse into law
philstar.com - 2019-07-18
has approved a settlement deal that allows the ABS-CBN News Channel (formerly Sarimanok News Network Inc.) to pay only P17.837 million in taxes for 2009 or five times less than the original P97.079 million assessed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

Justice Stevens Sought Careful Limits On Reach Of IP Law
Law360 - 2019-07-18
But in a 5-4 opinion penned by Justice Stevens, the high court rejected that argument. The Betamax might allow users to commit copyright infringement, Justice Stevens wrote, but Sony shouldn't be held liable for a machine that was "capable of substantial ...

Engines for Dutertenomics may need more torque midpoint of growth highway
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-17
Further, the onset of artificial intelligence poses a threat to "local dollar earners" who are working in the business-process outsourcing sector. "What does the government have to do in the ...

DOLE halts construction project in Manila amid death of worker on-site
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has ordered a construction company to stop its development project in Sampaloc, Manila as one of its workers died after being ...

Domingo: Pagcor will always support Philippine Sports
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-16
PHILIPPINE sports remain one of the biggest beneficiaries of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor). The gaming agency on Tuesday reiterated its all-out support to local sports as ...

SC issues gag order on West Philippine Sea case litigants
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-16
THE Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a gag order enjoining parties in the petition for the issuance of a writ of kalikasan in some parts of the West Philippine Sea from issuing statements about the ...

Public health issue
philstar.com - 2019-07-16
Just recently, the Department of Health issued an administrative order prohibiting smoking of electronic cigarettes and vapes in public places. According to Administrative Order 2019-0007 signed by Health Secretary Francisco Duque last June 14, use of ...

Lazy Metro mayors face charge of gross neglect of duty
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-15
An interagency task force has been formed composed of Pagcor, the Bureau of Internal Revenue, Bureau of Immigration, Department of Labor and Employment, Securities and Exchange Commission and ...

Job regularization leaves tens of thousands out in the cold
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-15
Marlon and Myra are obviously not among the almost half a million contractual workers who, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole), are now enjoying regular employment status.

LGU taxation of professionals
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-15
In line with the objectives of the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018, the Department of Finance (DOF) issued last month Local Finance Circular No. 001-2019.

Legal issues on high-yield investment schemes in the Philippines
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-15
The problem is multifaceted, as it is also an investment, business, economic and even a theological problem! Why is it a theological problem that needs to be addressed? I will explain this later ...

Roque: Carpio must resign first before commenting on West PH Sea issue
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio should resign as magistrate first before commenting on issues concerning the West Philippine Sea. This was what former ...

Confusion over photos allegedly showing destroyed mountain for New Clark City
InterAksyon - 2019-07-15
In July, the BCDA and the Supreme Court entered a memorandum of agreement for another 5.8-hectare area to be used as judiciary offices for the National Government Administrative Center in the township. In comparison, there are no reported environmental ...

Small, medium-scale commercial fishing allowed for 1 month
Sun Star - 2019-07-15
THE Regional Coast Watch Central has implemented a one month moratorium on the apprehension of small and medium-scale commercial fishing vessels within the jurisdiction of 12 local government units (LGU) in Cebu Province. Starting Monday, July 15 ...

Duterte OKs law creating social welfare attach├ę for OFWs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-15
Sen. Joel Villanueva, a, chair of the Senate committee on labor, employment and human resources development, confirmed the signing of the new law.

ICE has begun raids to round up undocumented immigrants, official says
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-15
(CNN) -- Immigration authorities have begun conducting raids, a senior administration official said Sunday, in an operation expected to target about 2,000 undocumented immigrants ordered by courts to be removed from the country. The raids, which will ...

Meralco starts competitive selection for power needs
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-15
THE Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) has started conducting a competitive selection process of its power requirements following a Supreme Court decision that required all power-supply agreements ...

Travel industry sees job growth outperformance
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-14
In the Philippines, Ms. Clemente said the tourism sector was responsible for 12.7% of GDP and 13.8% of the labor force in 2018. TKC Executive Director Rolando T. Ca├▒izal said that the industry is already seeing signs of encoraching technologies ...

13 Pinoys with fake boarding passes held at NAIA
philstar.com - 2019-07-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have intercepted 13 Filipino passengers bound for Hongkong in possession of fake boarding passes believed to be acquired from a scammer. Bureau of Immigration (BI ...

69-year-old man dies after attacking US migrant jail -- police
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-14
TACOMA, Washington -- A 69-year-old man armed with a rifle threw incendiary devices at an immigration jail in Washington state early Saturday morning, then was found dead after four police ...

Cement bucket falls from construction site, kills laborer
philstar.com - 2019-07-14
MANILA, Philippines -- A cable of a tower crane carrying a bucket filled with cement broke Sunday morning at a construction site in Manila leaving one laborer dead, according to the Manila Public Information Office. The Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and ...

PH seafarers need lifeline or sink amid global rivals
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-12
Data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) show the steady decline in the number of Filipino seamen: 442,820 in 2016, 378,072 in 2017, and 330,859 by the end of 2018.

IBP defends members in Kalikasan petition
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-12
The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) vouched for the integrity of the lawyers who helped a group of fishermen in Palawan and Zambales provinces in asking the Supreme Court to order the ...

US Labor Secretary Acosta resigns over Epstein affair
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-12
WAHINGTON, United States -- US Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigned Friday, amid a backlash over a secret plea deal he negotiated a decade ago with Jeffrey Epstein, the financier accused of ...

Sweet 18, but facing harsh truths
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-12
A Supreme Court order on February 21, 2017 stopped the Department of Energy (DOE) and Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) from implementing the mandatory migration of large power consumers to RCOA.

Respondents to writ of amparo petition a no show in hearings
Bulatlat - 2019-07-12
The NUPL filed the petition for writs of amparo and habeas data with the Supreme Court on April 15 due to heightened attacks against human rights lawyers. The SC granted the writ of amparo, a remedy available to any person whose right to life, liberty and ...

IBP to confer Palawan, Zambales fisherfolks on WPS case at SC
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-12
MANILA, Philippines-The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) stood by its petition filed before the Supreme Court, alongside the fisherfolks from Palawan and Zambales, to protect the marine ...

Lawyer suspended for sexual advances dismissed from XU in 2002
MindaNews - 2019-07-12
Want create site? With Free visual composer you can do it easy. DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 July) - The lawyer suspended by the Supreme Court on April 10 this year for making sexual advances to his students at Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City had ...

US growing largest crop of marijuana for research in 5 years
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-12
the National Institute on Drug Abuse said in an email Thursday to The Associated Press. The federal agency said it plans to grow 2,000 kilograms (4,409 pounds) this year at the University of ...

Pogos seek lower tax rates for alien workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-11
Under the joint memorandum circular (JMC) signed by the DOF and the Departments of Justice, Foreign Affairs, and Labor and Employment (Dole) on Thursday, foreign workers must now first register ...

Government may require MSMEs to offer family planning
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-11
Perez said Popcom will have to work with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to craft the law since the proposed requirement will touch on provisions of the Labor Code. He noted that ...

Labor group slams Ang Probinsyano solon who hit waiter in viral video
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-11
NAGA CITY - Labor group Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP) condemned on Thursday the incident which involved neophyte congressman Alfred De Los Santos of Ang Probinsyano partylist and a ...

More POGO firms get BIR warning
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has issued anew notices to another batch of Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) for allegedly failing to withhold and remit about P3 billion in taxes for their foreign employees ...

PEZA: TRABAHO bill causes investment decline in 2018
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has blamed a pending bill in Congress that seeks to tighten the fiscal incentives granted to investors operating in economic zones for the sharp decline in its total investments in 2018.

Likely Fed rate cut buoys local stocks
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The stock market rallied yesterday after US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell bolstered expectations the Fed would cut US interest rates soon, analysts said. The main composite indexclimbed by 76.28 points, or 0.94 percent, to ...

93% of Pinoys say Philippines must regain China-occupied islands
philstar.com - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Nine in every 10 Filipinos believe that it is important for the Philippines to regain control of Chinese-occupied islands in the West Philippine Sea, according to a recent survey conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Collective bargaining: The undeveloped instrument for wage fixing and labor policy formulation
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-11
but also "management issues" such as business plans, new technology, organizational changes, production and sales plans, and so on. By the late 1960s, Japan was hailed as a miracle economy.

Elsewhere schooling: The Lumad bakwit school in the national university*
Bulatlat - 2019-07-11
In fighting for their ancestral domain and pushing back against extractive industries and built-in political infrastructure for these business to exist, the Lumad are displaced, exploited, and as refugees are rendered as surplus labor. The Lumad Bakwit ...

'Protect your intellectual property'
The Jamaica Observer - 2019-07-11
UK-BASED singer Meddy Ranks is urging young artistes to be vigilant in protecting their intellectual property. According to him, he was nearly ripped off by scammers. "It came to my attention that an artiste, purporting to be from Ghana, was trying to ...

'Protect your intellectual property'
The Jamaica Observer - 2019-07-11
UK-BASED singer Meddy Ranks is urging young artistes to be vigilant in protecting their intellectual property. According to him, he was nearly ripped off by scammers. "It came to my attention that an artiste, purporting to be from Ghana, was trying to ...

DBM vows to hike IRA of local governments
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-10
In April this year, the Supreme Court affirmed its decision declaring that the IRA share of all LGUs should be based on the collections of all national taxes, and not only from national internal ...

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