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 ...

Supreme Court asserts independence in Arroyo plunder acquittal
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 10)-- The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday said it remains independent in response to former House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's remarks crediting President ...

Labor market - more employment or more rigidity?
philstar.com - 2019-07-10
The issue of endo is still with us. Today it is in the form of a bill in Congress that is awaiting passage. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) endorses its passage. The bill seeks to outlaw labor contracting. It is the so-called security of ...

Validity of Obama health care law at issue in appeal hearing
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-10
And he said determining which parts of a law can be salvaged and which must be removed is clearly a task for the courts, established by Supreme Court precedent. The ultimate outcome will affect ...

Court to Trump: Blocking Twitter critics is unconstitutional
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-10
The effect of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision is likely to reverberate throughout politics after the Manhattan court warned that any elected official using a social media account ...

Manager of illegal manga website caught
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-09
Hoshino, who holds a Japanese passport, was taken to the Bureau of Immigration (BI) detention facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City, after his arrest on Sunday. "His presence in the country ...

San Juan failed to collect P736-M taxes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-09
for 2016 and 2017 which were the bases of tax dues for 2017 and 2018, [showed an] under collection of business taxes totaling P736,104,965," COA said. Of the eight businesses, Puregold Price ...

Plea to compel government to rehab West Philippine Sea set for dismissal-SolGen
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-09
Supreme Court Spokesman Brian Keith Hosaka, on the other hand, said the Court cannot confirm what was agreed upon by the parties and their counsels during the conference but disclosed that the ...

As killings go on, Amnesty International demands urgent probe of Duterte drug war
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-09
MANILA, Philippines -- In the midst of what it noted as unabated drug-related killings in the Philippines during the past three years, an international human rights group has pressed the United ...

DOLE to get more feedback on occupational safety bill for actors, entertainment workers
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-09
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is now eyeing to conduct additional stakeholder consultation regarding the proposed new legislation on occupational safety in the entertainment industry.

China to block exports of illegal cigar makers
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-09
Last year, Dominguez directed the BOC and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to work with their respective counterparts in China to stop the illicit entry of cigarette-making machines that are ...

Supreme Court key to averting power crisis
Journal - 2019-07-09
Apart from being a lofty legal arena, it is an exalted judicial clearing house for socio-economic policy. As the highest judicial authority in the land, the Supreme Court can choose either to act as an agent of development or a protector of the ...

Commission on Audit finds Manila, San Juan with huge cash deficit
Journal - 2019-07-09
the CoA found the previous administration had massive undercollection of P736.1 million from eight large business taxpayers thus depriving the city funds to implement much-needed priority projects and activities. The largest tax delinquencies were recorded ...

SolGen: Some fishermen withdraw petition to protect WPS
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Solicitor General Jose Calida on Tuesday claimed that some fishermen from Palawan and Zambales withdrew their signature in the petition seeking to compel the government to ...

PNP looking into alleged kidnapping of rich BIR execs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) is looking into the alleged kidnapping of at least 15 wealthy Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) officials since 2013, its chief Gen.

PH to host 1st Phil-Asian Gaming Expo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-09
In partnership with the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor), PAGE is ... telecoms, real estate, and headhunting services. Industry professionals will also have an opportunity ...

Isko Moreno wants Chinese man deported for peeing in public, assaulting village exec
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso will ask the Bureau of Immigration to deport and ban the Chinese national caught peeing along a street in Binondo last ...

Government gears up for fuel marking, eyes additional P5 billion revenues
philstar.com - 2019-07-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The government is gearing up for the implementation of the fuel marking program this quarter, a measure which is seen to generate at least P5 billion in additional revenues this 2019, the Department of Finance (DOF) said. In a text ...

New anti-kidnap group chief assumes position
Journal - 2019-07-08
the official said that Estomo also has to work harder to address the presence of casino-related kidnappings as well as the abduction and robbery of wealthy Bureau of Internal Revenue officials. "We have been receiving lots of complaints regarding the ...

Illegal POGOs
philstar.com - 2019-07-08
My source who narrated this said their gaming company pays P10,000 per person for the service. Provided by employees of the Bureau of Immigration or airport personnel, these unauthorised escort services facilitate the walk-through of arriving and departing ...

DOF, Pogo firms reach deal on taxation of Chinese workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-07
As a result of this agreement, the Bureau of Internal Revenue will start levying withholding taxes from these foreign workers worth an estimated P2 billion a month starting this month. The Finance ...

BIR: Tax on e-cigarettes same as lit sticks
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-07
This would be followed by a 4-percent increment come 2024. Cabreros explained that the taxation on e-cigarettes is nothing new, and is continuously being collected by the BIR even before ...

First Law and Tech Summit in PHL tackles legal and regulatory landscape for tech initiatives
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-07
The firm offers a full array of services such as corporate and business law, technology media and telecommunications, capital markets, M&A, taxation, estate planning, litigation, transportation ...

Prejudicial publicity
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-07
The issue of trial by publicity has been raised in the Supreme Court to stop these trials or annul convictions in high-profile cases. I have been occasionally accused of exploiting media for my ...

POGO workers to pay P2-billion withholding taxes monthly
philstar.com - 2019-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The government has hit a jackpot of sorts after offshore gaming operators agreed on the amount of tax to be slapped on the industry following a meeting with Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez. As a result, the government would now ...

Chinese wanted for $63-million scam falls
philstar.com - 2019-07-07
MANILA, Philippines -- A Chinese fugitive wanted in Beijing for duping $63 million from thousands of his compatriots through a pyramid investment scheme was arrested in Pasay City on July 2, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said yesterday. Operatives of the ...

The State of the Nation, at its best and worst.
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-07
These reforms include the Ease in Doing Business Law, the second trench of tax reforms (which will lower corporate tax from 32% to 20%) and the relaxation of some industries included in the negative list for foreigners. Standard & Poors upgraded the ...

Bangsamoro transition not 'slow' but lacking funds - BTA member
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 7) -- The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has been in existence for three months and it still has not received enough funding for the ...

Patronage politics: Anathema to good governance
Sun Star - 2019-07-07
For them - even if they are justices of the Supreme Court and the brightest of professionals - individual discernment over the qualifications, moral and ideologicalmoorings of candidates is set aside once their leaders anoint the candidates they want to ...

Duterte dares US: Declare war on China and we will join you
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-06
MANILA, Philippines -- In another rant against the United States and critics of his handling of the maritime dispute between Manila and Beijing, President Rodrigo Duterte dared Washington to ...

JBC opens nominations for SC seat
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-06
Supreme Court clerk of court Edgardo Aricheta, JBC ex officio secretary, announced on Friday that those interested must submit their application or recommendation by July 30. Aspirants for chief ...

Recto backs DOF plan to tax Chinese POGO workers
philstar.com - 2019-07-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The Senate is backing a government plan to run after tens of thousands of Chinese workers in the country who have not been paying income tax as the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) targets to collect at least P22 billion a year in ...

Are pistachios the nut of the future?
Grist - 2019-07-06
Growing food this way requires significantly more labor than conventional farming methods. For example, a common pest on almond and other nut trees is the navel orange worm, which leaves its young ...

Commentary: The Reed Bank incident and the crisis in Philippines' China policy
philstar.com - 2019-07-06
In late July 2018, the Philippine government expressed its concern to China over the increase in offensive radio warnings ... and convenor of the National Security and East Asian Affairs Program of think tank Stratbase ADR Institute, a partner of ...

Carpio: Duterte-Xi fishing deal unconstitutional and lopsided
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-05
according to Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio. In a statement on Thursday night, Carpio said Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. was correct in saying there was no record of ...

A BUNDLE OF TROUBLE
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-05
They have trade secrets and when the government forces them to disclose all of this, then that will be unfair to the business sector. But we do not want the oil firms taking advantage in times of ...

Duterte appoints lawyer Jeremiah Belgica as Anti-Red Tape Authority chief
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-05
He is a practicing lawyer, licensed real estate broker and a Christian pastor, and is a professor at the San Beda University teaching taxation and business law to arts and science students.

D.O.L.E. wants to evaluate impact of 14-month pay
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-05
Photo of Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III from CNN Philippines The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said there is a need to carefully study the impact of a bill proposing the grant ...

Neda: Rice trade liberalization law to boost GDP
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-04
Sacks of imported rice are delivered to a rice seller at San Andres district in Manila. Philippine rice imports are expected to reach a record-high of 3 million metric tons this year, according to ...

Supreme Court inks deal for new Tarlac office
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 4) -- The Supreme Court is planning to have a new regional office. In a statement, the high court reported that they have signed a deal with the Bases ...

Supreme Court inks deal for new Tarlac office
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 4) -- The Supreme Court is planning to have a new regional office. In a statement, the high court reported that they have signed a deal with the Bases ...

BI intercepts 3 foreign nationals using fake passports
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) intercepted three foreign nationals who attempted to leave the country using fake ...

Cost of China damage to PH reefs: P33B a year
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-04
The scientist was reacting to remarks made by Supreme Court Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr. during oral arguments on Tuesday on a petition for a writ of kalikasan seeking protection for the ...

Divisiveness in the wage fixing system, and missing attention on industrial development
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-03
So when investors want to set up a new business, they usually look at the minimum wage as the general guide on how much to pay their workers. On the other hand, the trade unions usually use the ...

CHR urges action as Philippines among 'worst countries for workers' anew
philstar.com - 2019-07-03
ITUC also gave the Philippines a rating of five, which means that "while the legislation may spell out certain rights, workers have effectively no access to these rights and are therefore exposed to autocratic regimes and unfair labor practice."

Supreme Court rules language subjects are optional in college
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-03
Studying foreign languages will, meanwhile, expand opportunities for travel, employment, cross-cultural exchange, diplomacy, business and international education. Whatever the motivation for ...

PhilHealth, heal thyself
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-02
Why does PhilHealth continue to hold on to these affidavits for years instead of transmitting them to the POEA? Prior to the passage of the UHC, the health insurance agency was already in epic ...

SC junks petition of KAPA donors for clearance to resume operations
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-02
to remove Cirfund from the list of the unregistered investment entities as it insisted it has documents to prove that its business is legal. They also sought compensatory damages against Duterte ...

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