'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 ViƱa 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 untilĀ 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.Ā  Of these repatriates, 21,087 were sent to their home provinces through the ParaƱaque 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.

Duterte suspends child car seat law
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-11
MalacaƱang on Thursday said President Duterte has ordered the suspension of the implementation of the child car seat law following widespread public criticism and the appeal of several

Aeta men maintain torture allegations against soldiers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-11
Despite the junking of their petition to join the opposition to the antiterror law and the replacement of their original lawyers with government counsels, the two Aeta men who were arrested

China donates 100,000 Sinovac doses for PH troops, vaccine shipment to arrive on Feb. 23
CNN Philippines - 2021-02-11
China has increased its donation of COVID-19 vaccines to the Philippines, strictly allocating 100,000 doses to protect Filipino troops from coronavirus, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says.

Seven Vietnamese nationals with suspicious story denied entry by BI
Manila Bulletin - 2021-02-11
Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) barred from entering the country seven Vietnamese nationals who were found to be misrepresenting the purpose of their travel.

Distraught Aetas caught in a war
Rappler - 2021-02-11
They plant taro, rice, and corn for a living. They cannot read or write. The government accuses them of being terrorists.

DTI, SBCorp approve over 20,000 loans for MSMEs
Gov - 2021-02-11
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through its financing arm the Small Business Corporation (SBCorp) has approved, as of 9 February 2021, a total of 21,695 loan applications under the Bayanihan COVID-19 Assistance to Restart Enterprises (CARES) program to

SC seeks to buy P19 million worth of vaccines for Covid-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-11
The Supreme Court seeks to buy Covid-19 vaccines worth P19 million for its more than 30,000 members that include justices, judges, officials, and employees. The High Court

Overnight tourists in Negros Occidental down by 73 percent in 2020
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-11
Overnight tourists in Negros Occidental dropped by 73 percent last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Provincial Tourism Officer Jennylind Cordero said the number went down from

SC to procure COVID-19 vaccines for the Judiciary
Gov - 2021-02-11
The Supreme Court has given the green light for the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines for the entire Judiciary. During the Court En Banc Session last January 26, the Court approved the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines for all justices,

Coca-Cola expects sales growth as vaccines set to allow venues to reopen
Rappler - 2021-02-11
Coca-Cola depends on non-retail channels for over a third of its sales, but the coronavirus pandemic caused a 9% drop in organic sales in 2020

Cheaper airline tickets help to keep lid on US inflation in January 2021
Rappler - 2021-02-11
Inflation is under the spotlight, with US economic growth expected to be juiced by fiscal stimulus and coronavirus vaccines becoming accessible

Speaker has spoken: Calls to revive ABS-CBN franchise have to wait until next Congress
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-11
House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco has broken his silence: Calls to revive the franchise of media giant ABS-CBN will have to wait until the next Congress. Velasco made the

Foreigners reminded to report to BI
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-10
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Wednesday reminded registered foreigners of the March 1 deadline for appearing in person before the bureau for their 2021 annual report. Immigration Commissioner

De Lima lauds Ressa, media groups for Nobel Peace Prize nomination
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-10
Senator Leila de Lima congratulated Reporters Without Borders, Committee to Protect Journalists and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa for their nominations for the 2021 Nobel Peace

Dominguez lauds BOC for 'job well done' amid pandemic challenges
Gov - 2021-02-10
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has commended the Bureau of Customs (BOC) for performing "extremely well" in 2020 by continuing to raise better-than-expected revenues, ensuring the free flow of goods and redoubling its campaign against smuggling even

AFP provost marshal to probe Parlade socmed posts
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-02-09
The chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines on Tuesday said he had directed the provost marshal general to look into the social media posts of Lt. Gen.

Military to investigate Parlade for "red tagging" journalist
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-09
Armed Forces Chief of Staff Cirilito Sobejana has ordered the military provost marshal to investigate the commander of the Southern Luzon Command, Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade, over his "red tagging" of a journalist.

Senators say privatizing vehicle inspection lacks legal basis
Rappler - 2021-02-09
Senators said on Tuesday, February 8, that the Land Transportation Office (LTO) should temporarily suspend motor vehicle inspection done by private centers as it lacks legal basis. At a Senate hearing on Tuesday,

RECAP: Free speech is core in Day 2 of anti-terror law oral arguments
Rappler - 2021-02-09
Justice Leonen grills on the meaning of a chilling effect, while Justice Gesmundo suggests the law cannot be voided for being vague

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