SC sets up Emergency Care Unit
Gov - 2021-05-10
Gesmundo approved on May 7, 2021 the Guidelines on the Use of the Supreme Court Gymnasium as ECU. Aside from SC employees, employees of Court of Appeals (CA), Sandiganbayan (SB) and the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) may avail of the ECU. The Guidelines are ...

ACCESS: Pioneer in online MCLE
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-05-05
Pioneered by ACCESS, the online MCLE was approved by the Supreme court en banc in 2019. "It was really through our efforts that MCLE online is now a reality. Before us, many talked of doing it.

Ledac bares 11 priority measures
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-03-01
The Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (Ledac) has identified 11 priority measures of the 18th Congress, but has rejected the third installment of the Bayanihan

P20 billion slashed from pension fund reignites Velasco, Cayetano allies' feud
Rappler - 2021-03-01
Representative Mike Defensor stirs the hornet's nest, but his speech attacking Speaker Lord Allan Velasco later backfires

Bernabe, Gesmundo, Hernando in the running for chief justice
Rappler - 2021-03-01
Only 3 justices are in the running for Philippine chief justice, and they are Senior Associate Justice Estela Perlas Bernabe, Associate Justice Alexander Gesmundo, and Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando.

New bill on Boracay Island regulatory authority opposed
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-28
AKLANONS, especially those from the municipality of Malay and the island of Boracay, are opposing the new substitute bill creating the Boracay Island Development Authority (Bida). The still unnamed bill,

Labor group asks SC to reverse lower court ruling vs trade union organizer
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-27
MANILA, Philippines - A labor group has asked the Supreme Court to reverse a lower court's ruling that dismisses a habeas corpus case of a trade union organizer arrested on

1st Bicolano to get UK coronavirus variant recovers, says DOH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-26
LEGAZPI CITY--Health officials said the first Bicolano to test positive for the more contagious, but not deadlier UK variant of coronavirus has already recovered. The carrier, an overseas Filipino

Supreme Court: A child can bear the mother's surname
Rappler - 2021-02-26
Reversing all rulings of lower courts, the Supreme Court grants a child's wish to bear his mother's surname and says we must do away with the patriarchy and 'antiquated' gender roles

Corruption deepened poverty in pandemic-U.N.
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-26
Addressing taxation gaps in the digital economy may require the government to boost its digital infrastructure expansion nationwide, according... SAVING in dollars will not lead to higher yields ...

Groups take turns marking Edsa revolt
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-25
In just 20 minutes, the official program celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution--the bloodless upheaval that ended the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos 35 years

Finding great human treasure through TOYM
The Manila Times - 2021-02-25
INITIATED by the Manila Jaycees as a chapter project on April 6, 1959 during their 11th National Convention in Baguio City, honoring exemplary Filipinos through the Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) Awards has become a most awaited annual event in celebration of talent,

Supreme Court under Duterte carves its place in history of PH democracy
Rappler - 2021-02-25
What place would it occupy in history? Would a future Court spend its initial years dismantling rulings set for President Duterte?

5 ways Duterte has become a threat to Philippine democracy
Rappler - 2021-02-24
From creating a climate of fear to repudiating the Constitution, here are ways President Duterte has brought about a backslide in Philippine democracy

OWWA-10 to aid 2 OFW groups in Camiguin
Gov - 2021-02-24
CAMIGUIN, Feb. 24 (PIA)--The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)-10 oriented two overseas Filipino workers (OFW) groups in Camiguin on the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-OWWA Tulong Puso Program that aims to provide livelihood ...

'Anti-terror law violates 15 of 22 items in Bill of Rights, issue TRO now'
Rappler - 2021-02-23
Petitioners are on full-court press to secure a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against the anti-terror law, filing a joint motion to convince the Supreme Court that the best time to stop the law was yesterday. Detailing threats, arrests, and charges ...

Phividec chief halts quarry operations
Gov - 2021-02-23
Phividec Industrial Authority Administrator Jose Gabriel "Pompee" La Viña yesterday issued a cease and desist order to halt the quarry activities within the Phividec Estate.The said move was made to protect the residents that

Alleged 'Copyright Troll' Attorney Facing Latest Sanctions
Law360 - 2021-02-23
An attorney dubbed a "copyright troll" is facing his latest round of judicial sanctions, this time from a Colorado federal judge who sharply criticized him for repeatedly filing cases in the wrong court.

Remittances not seen to regain high levels on poor deployment
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-22
UNLESS Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) deployment rebounds, remittances are not expected to recover for the next two years, or until 2022. This is the prediction of the recruitment sector, which projects growth of no more than 2 percent in OFW remittances for the year 2021-2022 Recruitment consultant Manny Geslani said deployment

DOLE to meet UAE delegates next month on employment issues
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-22
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Monday that it will soon meet with delegates from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a joint meeting to settle the

UPPER RIGHT HAND: Lumad Children, Academic Freedom and the Anti-Terror Act
MindaNews - 2021-02-19
A video showing Lumad children crying for help, as they were forcefully taken away from the University of San Carlos in Cebu City, by operatives of the

Peralta says he has no regrets, eyes return to teaching after retirement
GMA Network - 2021-02-19
Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta on Friday expressed no regret as he prepares to leave the judiciary one year ahead of his mandatory retirement.

DOF-ROG reports 2020 accomplishments
Gov - 2021-02-19
The Department of Finance (DOF), through its Revenue Operations Group (ROG), has assisted the national government in implementing several regulations related to the Bayanihan To Heal As One Act (Republic Act (RA) No.

DOF-ROG reports 2020 accomplishments
Gov - 2021-02-19
The Department of Finance (DOF), through its Revenue Operations Group (ROG), has assisted the national government in implementing several regulations related to the Bayanihan To Heal As One Act (Republic Act (RA) No.

Biden breaks with Trump as G7 tackles climate, Covid recovery
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-19
Joe Biden will make his presidential debut on the world stage on Friday as America's G7 partners re-focus their collective heft on pandemic recovery and climate change

Fla. Bill Would Create Credit For Intellectual Property Projects
Law360 - 2021-02-18
Florida would allow a credit against corporate income tax, sales and use tax, or a combination of the two, for businesses that create an intellectual property project that meets capital investment criteria under a bill in the state Senate.

BIR seen to breach 2021 target of P2.1 trillion
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-17
FINANCE Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III has expressed confidence that Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) would exceed its P2.081-trillion target this year as the government needed more revenues this year to cover the expected higher budget deficit.

Belgium confirms Covid-19 vaccine availability for PHL, all countries
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-17
Many people are excited about the arrival of the Covid-19 vaccines, which is expected any time soon. The vaccines... THE cancellation of the world qualifiers for the boxing competitions of the ...

49,665 OFWs repatriated since start of 2021
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-17
The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) was able to register 49,665 repatriated OFWs from January to Feb. 14, 2021.  Of these repatriates, 21,087 were sent to their home provinces through the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange,

SMC's Ang says he caught COVID-19 thrice in 2020
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-17
Despite getting infected and other challenges, San Miguel Corp. President and COO Ramon Ang said work still continued.

Ramon Ang says he got COVID-19 thrice
Rappler - 2021-02-17
Asked if he would run for Philippine president, billionaire Ramon Ang jokes that he might run for barangay captain when he turns 85

6-year P1-B USAID initiative boosts digital payments infra in PH
Gov - 2021-02-17
On February 16, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) marked the successful completion of its E-PESO project in the Philippines. Over the past six years, the project has promoted broad-based economic growth and financial inclusion by

Dominguez sees BIR surpassing 2021 collection target of P2.08-T
Gov - 2021-02-17
MANILA, Feb. 17 -- Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has expressed confidence that the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) would be able to overshoot its P2.08-trillion collection target this year as it faces the "great task" of raising as much ...

FIST bill freeing firms from NPAs now a law
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-16
PRESIDENT Duterte signed into law on Tuesday the Financial Institution Strategic Transfer (FIST) bill, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said. Seen to cushion the impact of the pandemic on the financial sector,

Over 2,800 pieces of ecstasy worth P4.89M seized from parcel claimant in Manila
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-15
A parcel containing 2,878 pieces of the illegal drug ecstasy was seized from a man who tried to claim it from the Philpost Manila Central Office, the Philippine Drug

Make it Happen in the Philippines: One-stop shop solutions for 5G and millimeter wave manufacturing
Gov - 2021-02-15
The dawn of 5G technology is changing the consumer electronics landscape and the Philippines continue to enable global companies take advantage of the next big leap in speed for wireless devices. The Make it Happen in the Philippines: Electronics Manufacturing

PDEA, AMLC seize house to enforce freeze order on Parojinog family assets
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-15
Authorities enforced a freeze order on a property owned by the Parojinog family, believed to be behind the notorious Kuratong Baleleng crime and drug group, and seized a house in a

2021 Bar Exams in November will be digitized, to be taken at local sites
Rappler - 2021-02-15
Bar takers would take the test on their own laptops, using the Supreme Court's software, in proctored testing rooms across the country - a first in Bar history

Proposed overseas Filipinos department to consolidate various offices to serve OFWs better, says Nograles
Gov - 2021-02-15
The proposed Department of Overseas Filipinos (DOFIL) will consolidate the various government offices that cater to the needs of over 10 millions overseas Filipinos (OFs)--including overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)--in order to serve them

Proposed overseas Filipinos department to consolidate various offices to serve OFWs better, says Nograles
Gov - 2021-02-15
The numerous agencies and offices, said the lawyer, will be subsumed under the DOFIL for purposes of policy and program coordination, while the POEA and OWWA shall be DOFIL attached agencies that will continue to function in accordance with their ...

Burning coals
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-14
The popular phrase "hell has no fury like a woman scorned" conveys the concept that a woman who has been betrayed is more furious than anything that hell can conceive. This line immediately invites a host of elemental sentiments like hatred,

Sec. Dar rolls out P226-M PAFES, pilots Sarangani in Region 12
Gov - 2021-02-14
Agriculture Secretary William Dar and Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon had forged a partnership recently for piloting Sarangani in the implementation of the Province-led Agriculture and Fisheries Extension Systems (PAFES) in Region 12.

Lawyer who borrowed from client disbarred
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-13
Lawyers borrowing money from their clients have no place in the legal profession. The Supreme Court has reiterated as it disbarred a lawyer who used a spurious land title as

Comelec sets new schedule for application of overseas voters
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-13
As part of its preparations for the 2022 national and local elections, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Saturday announced it has set a new voter registration schedule

US court clears way for extradition to Japan of Ghosn's accused escape plotters
Rappler - 2021-02-12
The order by the 1st US Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston clears the way for US Army Special Forces veteran Michael Taylor and his son, Peter Taylor, to be handed over to Japan

EXPLAINER: In anti-terror law case, has Supreme Court shown conscience?
Rappler - 2021-02-12
One scenario is actual cases racing to reach the Supreme Court. This will involve more people charged as the High Court takes its time.

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