Pinoy workers stage more strikes in Jan-May
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-22
Labor groups march along EspaƱa Street in Manila in this 2018 BusinessMirror file photo. The incidents of labor strikes jumped in the first five months of the year and the number could continue ...

All pending tax reform bills already filed in 18th Congress
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-21
package three reforming the property valuation system and package four on capital income taxation. During its first three years in office, the Duterte administration managed to pass two packages ...

IT-BPM industry reaps the rewards; Now to gear up for new technology
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-21
ONE of the fastest-rising sectors in the Philippines, the information technology and business process management (IT-BPM) industry has reaped the rewards of growing demand for IT and other services. With business process outsourcing (BPO) thriving ...

Industry 4.0 and inequality: What could possibly go wrong?
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-21
Automated banking help lines are the least of its problems; hundreds of thousands of back office jobs hang in the balance while AI starts to be applied to skilled white-collar tasks like credit analysis, legal and accounting functions, and regulatory ...

Filipinos among 23 crew members of oil tanker seized by Iran
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-21
Filipino seafarers were among the 23 crew members aboard the British-flagged oil tanker seized by Iran Friday in the Strait of Hormuz for allegedly violating international laws. There were no ...

Some asylum seekers forced to wait in Mexico help each other
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-21
For the few who get an interview, the U.S. government still forces many to wait in Mexico while their immigration cases wind through court, which can take years. The fate of those seeking asylum ...

New Greek PM emphasizes tax cuts, jobs, security
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-20
ATHENS, Greece - New Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Saturday that cutting taxes, attracting jobs and tackling rising crime will be his top priorities. Mitsotakis announced he ...

Duterte appointees to dominate SC
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-20
del Castillo, will be honored by his colleagues on Friday, July 26, to mark his retirement from the Supreme Court. The Constitution says that members of the judiciary "shall hold office during good behavior until they reach the age of seventy years ...

Liberalization, more tax reforms mark Dutertenomics endgame
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-20
For Panelo, the Duterte administration is on the right path in attracting more FDIs, noting that the current business climate is more attractive to foreign investors. This is especially true after ...

The case of the missing jet ski: A pre-SONA commentary - 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 ...

Almirante: Suspension of operations
Sun Star - 2019-07-19
Also, not only did petitioner fail to prove it had valid grounds to place respondent on a floating status, but the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) and the Court of Appeals both correctly found that respondent even had to ask for a new assignment ...

Industry groups urge Congress to consider alternative PEZA perks - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- With the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and Higher Quality Opportunities (TRABAHO) bill likely to be refiled at the 18th Congress, industry groups representing ecozone developers and locators urge legislators to consider ...

7-Eleven sets aside P3.5 B for expansion - 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 ...

Filipinos warned vs job offers as household workers, tutors in China
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) warned job seekers in China against employment offers to work as household service workers and private tutors in that country.

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 ...

The Fair Use Defense
Mondaq - 2019-07-19
The Fourth Circuit's Decision in Brammer v. Violent Hues Productions, LLC Russell Brammer sued Violent Hues Productions, LLC (Violent Hues) for copyright infringement, alleging Violent Hues copied his photograph without authorization. Brammer's photograph ...

Boeing sees billions more in MAX costs as grounding drags on - 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 ...

Pacmom wins tax deficiency case on a technicality
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-18
In a decision promulgated July 5, 2017, the tax court, sitting in full, denied the appeal filed by Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Region 18 officer-in-charge Thelma Milabao. Milabao was seeking ...

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 - 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 ...

BI to foreigners: Shun Sona protest gatherings
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-17
THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Wednesday reminded foreigners that they are prohibited by law to join in any political activity in the country. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente issued the ...

Government earns P142.6 million from prime Makati property-D.O.F.
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-17
In June 2017 the Court of Appeals (CA) ruled in favor of the government in the case involving the 2.9-hectare property known as the "Mile Long" property in Makati City.

Cryptocurrencies, digital tax top agenda for G-7 meeting
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-17
Le Maire, in turn, said the French tax was intended to spur international action: "As soon as there will be an international solution, we will withdraw the national taxation." "I will urge ...

Court of Appeals denies NUPL bid for protection
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Court of Appeals has refused to stop the military and police leadership from issuing public statements supposedly maligning the activities of the National Union of ...

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 ...

Business groups urge veto of Security of Tenure bill - 2019-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- A broad coalition of business groups yesterday urged President Duterte to veto the Security of Tenure (SOT) bill and instead modernize labor regulations to suit the needs of labor-intensive industries. In a joint statement ...

BI says foreigners who will join protests face deportation
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente on Wednesday warned foreign nationals not to join any partisan political activities and demonstrations while in the ...

CA denies request of lawyer's group for temporary protection vs. government forces
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- The Court of Appeals on Wednesday denied the request of a lawyer's group for protection against alleged government harassment and red-tagging.

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 ...

Labor department spells out priority legislation for 18th Congress
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-16
Another legislation DOLE will be lobbying in the current Congress is a bill for labor-related cases from the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) to no longer pass the Court of Appeals (CA ...

Should there be a new department for overseas workers?
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-16
For example, the POEA and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), as attached agencies of DOLE, have their respective governing boards where representatives from the industry and ...

Public health issue - 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 ...

Cognitive Dissonance, False Dichotomies, and the West Philippine Sea
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-16
Three years ago, it was a highly celebrated victory headed by former Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario and then Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio. The ruling was considered by many as a marquee case that reinforced the ...

SC expands legal practice for law students
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-16
The new rule on law student practice was approved by the Supreme Court en banc during its session last June 25. Details of the new rule were released Tuesday.

Davao-based entrepreneur is first Filipino to win Inspired Leadership Award
InterAksyon - 2019-07-16
"Our mission is to build the future of work where no one is left behind by transforming the labor system for PWDs to thrive using the equalizing power of technology and a new approach to educating PWDs," Gersava shared. "Our impact formula transforms ...

Deloitte Philippines welcomes two new partners
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-16
Deloitte Philippines is proud to welcome two homegrown talents into the partnership - Elaine De Guzman from the Tax & Corporate Services division and Jesus Ma. "Third" Lava III from the Risk Advisory Group. Elaine and Third both joined Deloitte ...

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 ...

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