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.

US churches jump into action with threat of immigration sweeps
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-15
CHICAGO -- As a nationwide immigration crackdown loomed, religious leaders across the country used their pulpits Sunday to quell concerns in immigrant communities and spring into action to help ...

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 ...

OWWA-NRCO Caraga awards livelihood starter kits to distressed undocumented OFWs
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-07-15
or those employment contracts which were not processed by the POEA or subsequently verified and registered on-site by POLO, if required by law or regulation. For more information, visit the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) - Caraga at OWWA ...

SC clears trial of 12 police officers in slay of 13 people
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-14
THE Supreme Court has removed any legal obstacle to the trial and resolution of the multiple murder case filed against police Supt. Hansel Marantan for his involvement in the January 6 ...

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 ...

Council told: Withdraw case vs SRP investors
philstar.com - 2019-07-14
His recommendation would be forwarded to the City Council today. To recall, the consortium of Ayala Land, Cebu Holdings Inc. and SM Prime Holdings bought 26.3-hectare property at P10.009 billion while FLI bought the 19.2-hectare property at P6.7 billion in ...

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 ...

BI intercepts 13 Filipinos with fake boarding passes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-14
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 13 Filipinos were caught carrying fake boarding passes at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Terminal 3 last week, Bureau of Immigration (BI ...

CBCP welcomes proposed department for migrant workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-13
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, both attached agencies of the Department of Labor and Employment, currently handle the processing ...

Duterte wants Department of OFWs up by December
philstar.com - 2019-07-13
MANILA, Philippines -- A separate Department of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) should be established within six months to address the persistent woes of OFWs with regard to illegal recruiters and other labor malpractices, according to President Duterte.

Labor groups want Probinsyano rep ousted despite his apology
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-13
Labor groups on Friday demanded the resignation of Ang Probinsyano Rep. Alfred delos Santos, citing his "despicable" and "barbaric" behavior toward a waiter in Legazpi City who is a member ...

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 ...

AgNor guv bares 3-year strat plan
Gov - 2019-07-12
as well as reduce the dependency on the Internal Revenue Allotment or IRA. Also, part of his plans and programs are the massive organizing of farmer groups in the province for effective financial support to farmer groups rather than individuals ...

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 ...

DOLE: 7,000+ POGO workers face deportation for lack of AEP
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-11
This was in line with the Joint Guidelines (JG) 1, Series of 2019, jointly signed by DOLE, Department of Justice (DOJ), BI and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), which was signed last May.

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.

BIR seeking P3B more from online casino workers as firms say foreigners already residents
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-11
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has issued a new batch of notices to collect another P3 billion in personal income taxes from foreign, mostly Chinese, workers in Philippine offshore gaming ...

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 ...

Zamora verifying P736M in undercollected taxes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-10
Zamora said the COA findings were no surprise, adding that he was "perplexed to discover the questionably low revenue in real property tax and business tax" after he and his team reviewed the ...

Probe into business tax undercollection under way, San Juan mayor assures
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-10
San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora has assured that a thorough investigation is being conducted to determine on who should be held responsible following the reported P736-million undercollection ...

Some top YouTube stars applauded the company's change to its copyright infringement tools
Business Insider - 2019-07-10
Some top YouTube creators, including a few with over 20 million subscribers, praised the company after it released its latest update on tools to fight copyright infringement. Before the update, creators couldn't tell which specific part of a video was ...

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 ...

Florida 'Porn Troll' Lawyer Gets 5 Years in Prison for Extorting $3M Through Bogus Copyright Lawsuits
Law - 2019-07-10
Steele to five years in prison and two years of supervised release Tuesday, for his role in extorting about $3 million from victims to settle bogus copyright infringement lawsuits over pornographic films. Steele, with his co-defendant and law partner Paul R.

POEA backs OFW bid to delay SSS fee rule
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-10
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is now pushing to defer the implementation of a new rule, which, if applied, would make it mandatory for overseas Filipino workers (OFW) to ...

BI bares new human-trafficking trick at Naia
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-10
or encoded with the database of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). She stressed that "faking these OECs is an exercise in futility because "our systems are now integrate ...

BI nabs alleged manga pirate in the Philippines
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 10) -- Manga, or Japanese comics, is a multi-billion dollar industry in Japan, and one of its top pirates has been caught in the Philippines. The Bureau of ...

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