Makabayan bill seeks amendment to party-list law
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-12
The Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives has filed a bill that would make the party list system exclusive to parties representing the neglected, six years after the Supreme Court ruled ...

Group flags new bidding on power deals
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-12
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, Philippines -- While it welcomed the Supreme Court ruling requiring distribution utilities to bid out their power supply agreements (PSA), an activist group ...

Reforms in property valuation could net local govts P12.6B
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-11
Based on a presentation of the DOF on Package 3 dated July 25, the current valuation system uses outdated valuation for governmental purposes, especially for national and local taxation.

SEC eyes release of new REIT rules by September
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-11
Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) is set to become the first company to launch a REIT, composed of its premium office assets in the Makati Central Business District. ALI said the REIT company will be valued at about $500 million, about $300 million of which will be ...

A look into the future of the tax-tech convergence
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-11
In this modern era, e-commerce and the digital economy play a significant ... administration and compliance to a more technologically advanced state--preventing tax leakages and a more efficient ...

Choose ENDS, not NRTs
Journal - 2019-08-11
Earlier, Ped Xing cited the case of a local petroleum giant whose bid to obtain preferential treatment over fuel classification for taxation purposes was thumbed down by the Court of Tax Appeals. The latest to get the thumb down from the CTA is no les ...

Imee sees rough sailing for second tax reform package seeking more taxes on tobacco
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-11
Marcos added that while it was time to harmonize taxes, the Duterte administration was "getting a lot of skewing" because treatment of products for taxation was "not equal." Under Republic ...

DTI-Cebu launches Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay in Moalboal
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-10
The partner-agencies include the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Pag-IBIG ...

Religion trumping science
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-09
Having survived challenges to its constitutionality, including a lengthy tussle before the Supreme Court, the RH law is still far from achieving its goal of increasing the contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR, or the number of couples availing themselves of ...

DOJ tells PNP: Submit sedition evidence vs Leni, 37 others
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-09
Erin TaƱada and former Supreme Court spokesperson Theordore Te, questioned the appearance of lawyers from the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG), led by Assistant Solicitor General Angelita ...

The human cost of Oplan Kapanatagan in Quezon
Bulatlat - 2019-08-09
The production of copra, or the dried meat of a coconut, remains a small-scale business limited to individual farmers ... The coco levy fund, which was a tax applied to coconut farmers during the Marcos years, has been a constant source of contention ...

Woman born without legs barred from entering BIR office for wearing shorts
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-09
MANILA, Philippines -- A woman born without legs in Calbayog, Samar was barred from entering a Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) branch office for supposedly wearing shorts. Nancy Torrelino Boroc ...

Bayan Muna welcomes SC affirmation of its ruling requiring power supply deals to undergo bidding
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-09
Meralco linemen inspect meters on Road 10 in Tondo, Manila, in this file photo. Bayan Muna chairman Neri Colmenares and Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court ...

SC orders early dismissal in Metro Manila courts due to bad weather
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court has suspended work in all Metro Manila courts due to bad weather. In its advisory, the High Court said that all Metro Manila courts will have early ...

DENR hails SC order to fine water firms, but Manila Water says it may file MR
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-09
THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has hailed the Supreme Court ruling holding the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) and its two private-water ...

Government nets P4.70 for every P1 of fiscal incentive-DTI
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-09
For the meantime, the GIE can be increased to 8 percent to transmit additional revenue to state coffers that will balance the proposed reduction of corporate income tax (CIT). In a separate ...

Alcohol products soon to bear tax stamps
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
After years of delay, the government will finally start affixing internal revenue stamps on alcohol products to discourage tax cheats once higher excise taxes kick in by next year, according to ...

PH to continue collecting taxes from Pogos
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
The government will continue to collect the taxes from foreign--mostly Chinese--workers in Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogos) and issue tax identification numbers (TINs) to those still ...

Duterte promises to look into 2020 budget pork allegations
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 8) -- President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to look into allegations that there will be pork barrel in the proposed 2020 national budget. Reports earlier said ...

DENR to Manila Water, Maynilad, MWSS: Pay fines instead of spending on legal actions
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 8) -- Rather than spending "so much" on legal actions, the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage Sytem (MWSS) and private water concessionaires Manila Water ...

DENR to Manila Water, Maynilad, MWSS: Pay fines instead of spending on legal actions
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 8) -- Rather than spending "so much" on legal actions, the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage Sytem (MWSS) and private water concessionaires Manila Water ...

Commercial Speech, Copyright Registration, Class Certification to Students
Law - 2019-08-08
Plaintiffs produced the short documentary in collaboration with defendants, and sued for copyright infringement after defendants allegedly signed an agreement to develop a movie or television series based upon it. The Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. Ā§411(a ...

Sotto wants public school teachers exempted from paying taxes
philstar.com - 2019-08-08
Senate Bill 241 - an act providing tax relief to public school teachers by exempting them from income taxation, amending for the purpose Sections 22 and 24A of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, as amended - seeks to exempt Teachers I ...

Before Dickel, here are foreign coaches who took on consultant roles
SPIN - 2019-08-08
To enlighten you about the logic behind the set-up, foreign coaches are not allowed to hold a "head coach" role due to Article 40 of the Labor Code which statates that foreigners will only be issued an employment permit "if there is no Filipino who is ...

Seares: Mandaue cockpit: local autonomy vs. national law; clash of interests
Sun Star - 2019-08-08
Which the Supreme Court affirmed when it ruled on the same case, calling it "an interference in purely local affairs." The Mandaue City Council ordinance, City Administrator Jamaal James Calipayan told news media, regulates operation of city cockpits ...

Usec Benny wants compliance, Atienza wants refunds
Journal - 2019-08-08
CONGRATULATIONS are in order for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for having scored a victory in its legal battle with the Maynilad Water Services Inc., Manila Water ... Californian Bloom Aesthetic Institute and Medical Spa ...

BI to probe syndicates giving Philippine passports, documents to illegal aliens
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Immigration Chief Jaime Morente on Thursday ordered a probe on syndicates that reportedly have being providing illegal aliens with Philippine passports and other ...

Hi-Precision Diagnostics: 23 Years of providing hi-quality healthcare for all
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
HPD is licensed by the Department of Health (DoH) and accredited by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Maritime Industry ...

CaƱete: Mandaue City College will continue to operate until court tells us to stop
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
MANDAUE CITY, Cebu -- Only a court decision can stop ... Midwifery, Criminal Justice, Engineering and Business Administration. CaƱete said his school currently has almost 2,000 students.

Largest US immigration raids in a decade net 680 arrests
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-08
MORTON, Miss. - U.S. immigration officials raided seven Mississippi chicken processing plants Wednesday, arresting 680 mostly Latino workers in the largest workplace sting in at least a decade.

DENR to water firms: Pay P2-B fine, help clean up Manila Bay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-07
Voting 14-0, the Supreme Court held the two companies liable for a total amount of P921,464,184 each, covering the period from May 7, 2009, to Aug. 6, the date of promulgation. The companies were ...

BIR sees big jump in Pogo income tax collection in August
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-07
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is expecting a bigger jump on withholding tax collections from employees of the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (Pogo) industry, as more service providers ...

Atienza to water concessionaires, MWSS: Pay up
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-07
Buhay Rep. Lito Atienza has hailed the unanimous Supreme Court decision upholding a 2009 Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) order penalizing Maynilad Water Services Inc ...

In DOLE draft of SOT bill, labor chief will have wider powers
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-07
THE labor secretary will wield additional powers in controlling the practice of contractualization under the proposed version of a Security of Tenure (SOT) bill from the Department of Labor and ...

SC lifts TRO on Mamasapano trial of Noynoy, other respondents
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-07
The faƧade of the Supreme Court Building on Padre Faura Street, Ermita, Manila. THE Supreme Court has given the Sandiganbayan the go-ahead to act on the motion filed by the Office of the ...

POGOs to be moved out, confined to hubs
philstar.com - 2019-08-07
Agencies that will have offices include the Bureau of Internal Revenue, Bureau of Immigration and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Tria said local government units may also set up offices in these hubs, particularly local police offices ...

No Hong Kong OFW deployment ban, so far - Bello
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-07
MANILA, Philippines - The deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to tension-gripped Hong Kong will continue, said Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, who described the situation in the ...

SSS unemployment insurance may soon open for displaced workers-DOLE chief
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-06
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) earlier said the IRR may be completed during the next DOLE-Department of Foreign Affairs-SSS meeting on the matter. The IRR is currently ...

Duterte opts to continue visa-upon-arrival scheme for Chinese, with tighter rules
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-06
Guevarra said the President decided to continue the visa-upon-arrival scheme for Chinese nationals although the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Immigration will tighten up its rules.

Water firms waiting for copy of SC order on P2-B fines
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-06
MANILA, Philippines - Both Manila Water Company Inc. and Maynilad Water Services Inc. have refrained from commenting on the latest Supreme Court (SC) decision affirming fines amounting to almost ...

Former governor seeks partition of Maguindanao province
philstar.com - 2019-08-06
It was ratified in a plebiscite and existed until 2008, when the Supreme Court ruled that its creation was unconstitutional. The court held that only Congress can create new provinces and cities because it has the constitutional authority to create ...

Labor chief to consult OFW groups on possible HK deployment ban
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-06
MANILA, Philippines - Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said he will consult various overseas Filipino workers (OFW) organizations about the possible deployment ban in Hong Kong amid ongoing u ...

Coca-Cola featured gay couples kissing in a Hungarian ad. People are furious
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-06
as well as Orban's hardline immigration policies and the clamping down on democratic institutions in Hungary.

Dole mulling temporary ban on deployment of PH workers to HK
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-05
According to Philippine Overseas Employment Administration data, at least 116,000 Filipinos are working in Hong Kong. Over the weekend, a Filipino was arrested in Mong Kok district after being ...

Senate panel sets early hearings on refiled security of tenure bill
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-05
THE Senate Committee on Labor, undaunted by a Palace veto, is set to front-load early public hearings on a refiled security of tenure (SOT) bill. "Hopefully, [we can start it] next week," Sen.

Hong Kong strike forces Cebu Pacific, PAL to cancel some flights
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-05
were advised to call the Philippine Consular Assistance hotline at 9155 - 4023 or the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) at 6345 - 9324.

SC chief favors creation of regional special courts to handle IP cases
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-05
The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has requested the Supreme Court to designate additional special courts outside of Metro Manila to prevent backlogs and speed up the ...

Duterte appoints CA justice to SC
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 5) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Court of Appeals (CA) Associate Justice Rodil Zalameda to the Supreme Court. Presidential Spokesperson Sal ...

SC asked to assign more courts to intellectual property cases
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-05
The Supreme Court was asked to assign more courts to intellectual property cases as the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (Ipophil) reported an increasing number of intellectual ...

Ateneo law graduate named SC justice
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-05
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed a Court of Appeals (CA) magistrate to the Supreme Court, replacing retired Associate Justice Mariano C. Del Castillo, MalacaƱang said yesterday. Appellate court Associate Justice Rodil V. Zalameda, a law graduate ...

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