DOJ chief favors Con-Ass if Charter change is limited to economic provisions
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-28
JUSTICE Secretary Menardo Guevarra said the proposed amendment of the 1987 Constitution for the purpose of easing up economic restrictions should be left to the discretion of Congress. In his view, amending the Constitution through a constitutional convention (Con-Con) where delegates are elected by the people would only be

PH economy plunges by record -9.5% in 2020 as Q4 GDP maintains slump
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 28) -- The Philippine economy shrank by another 8.3% in the last three months of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cripple consumer spending and ...

PLM College of Law professor appointed Supreme Court Associate Justice
Gov - 2021-01-28
College of Law Professor is appointed as Supreme Court Associate Justice today by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.Justice Jhosep Y. Lopez was chosen by President Duterte as the new Associate Justice of the Supremem Court,

PLM College of Law professor appointed Supreme Court Associate Justice
Gov - 2021-01-28
College of Law Professor is appointed as Supreme Court Associate Justice today by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.Justice Jhosep Y. Lopez was chosen by President Duterte as the new Associate Justice of the Supremem Court,

Intellectual property filings declined in 2020Ā­-IPOPHL
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-28
The Covid-19 pandemic has prevented innovators from carrying on with their projects as intellectual property (IP) applications filed before the government last year went down by mostly double digits.

SC orders Nueva Ecija judge to justify order on poll dispute
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-27
A trial court judge is now in hot water after the Supreme Court ordered him to answer an administrative complaint lodged against him by Jaen, Nueva Ecija Mayor Sylvia Austria. Mayor Austria has accused Branch 27,

Governors urge national government for immediate approval of additional US$280 Million fund for DA
Gov - 2021-01-27
BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 27 -- The League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) has called on the national government for the immediate approval and release of the US$ 280 Million (around Php 14 billion) second additional financing from the World Bank for the ...

DOLE-RCC 12 holds caravan for displaced workers in Polomolok
Gov - 2021-01-27
With DOLE as the lead agency, the RCC is composed of Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB), National Conciliation and Mediation Board ...

Tax-related digitalization projects, fuel marking program to be fully implemented this year
Gov - 2021-01-27
The Department of Finance (DOF) expects the full nationwide implementation in 2021 of the fuel marking program and several digitalization projects to improve tax administration, in step with its goal of utilizing new technologies to improve tax compliance and fight

Tax-related digitalization projects, fuel marking program to be fully implemented this year
Gov - 2021-01-27
The Department of Finance (DOF) expects the full nationwide implementation in 2021 of the fuel marking program and several digitalization projects to improve tax administration, in step with its goal of utilizing new technologies to improve tax compliance and fight

Charter change debates in Philippines: Latest updates, videos, analysis
Rappler - 2021-01-27
asked Monsod. Former Supreme Court justice Adolf Azcuna, a member of the 1986 Constitutional Commission (ConCom), said charter changes should be limited to "flexible" economic provisions and should not extend to "bedrock principles" that are meant ...

Airport City displaces Bulacan fisherfolk
Rappler - 2021-01-27
Less than a month since the filing of a writ of kalikasan plea, the Supreme Court (SC) junked the petition of Bulakan, Bulacan fisherfolk and civil society groups against the construction of the New Manila International Airport (NMIA). On January 5 ...

SC says arresting officers mishandled evidence; orders release of drug suspect
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-27
The Supreme Court has reminded anti-illegal drug operatives that keeping the integrity of items confiscated from an accused is vital in the successful prosecution of drug cases. In a 12-page resolution made public on January 19,

2 former Supreme Court justices push back vs Parlade threats
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-26
A group led by two retired Supreme Court justices has asked the High Tribunal to act on the "threats" made by a controversial army general against individuals who

Duterte appoints CA magistrate to Supreme Court
BusinessWorld - 2021-01-26
Duterte has appointed an appellate court justice to the Supreme Court, according to the tribunal. Jhosep Y. Lopez will replace Justice Priscilla J. Baltazar-Padilla, who retired for health reasons in November,

Taxes collected from Pogos rise to P7.18 billion in 2020, up 11%
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-26
TAXES collected from Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (Pogos) by Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) even rose to P7.18 billion last year amid the impact of lockdown measures to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.

US Senate votes overwhelmingly to confirm Yellen as first female Treasury chief
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-26
Janet Yellen won overwhelming Senate confirmation as the first woman to lead the U.S. Treasury on Monday, setting her quickly to work with Congress on coronavirus relief, reviewing

New SC Associate Justice: Justice Jhosep Y. Lopez
Gov - 2021-01-26
MalacaƱang appointed Justice Jhosep Y. Lopez as the 190th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on Monday,5, 2021. His appointment completes the 15-member roster of the SC.Prior to his appointment to the SC,

CA Justice Jhosep Lopez appointed to Supreme Court
GMA Network - 2021-01-26
President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Court of Appeals Justice Jhosep Lopez to the Supreme Court (SC). Lopez is filling the spot vacated by Justice Priscilla Baltazar-Padilla, who retired last year at 62, eight years ahead of the mandatory retirement age ...

OWWA calls for scholarship applicants
Gov - 2021-01-26
SAN FERNANDO City, Jan. 26 (PIA) -- The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) - Regional Welfare Office 1 is still accepting applicants for the OFW Dependent Scholarship Program (ODSP). The ODSP is a scholarship program that offers a Php20,000 ...

Trump impeach - US Senate
The Manila Times - 2021-01-26
House Democrats delivered the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate late Monday for the start of his historic trial, but Republican senators were easing off their criticism of the former president and shunning calls to convict him over the deadly siege at the U.

'Clear threat': Ex-SC justices seek Solgen comment on Parlade's social media post
philstar.com - 2021-01-26
Retired Supreme Court justices Antonio Carpio and Conchita Carpio Morales led others in a petition asking the solicitor general if posts by Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade should be considered an official communication from government.

With Trump gone, US Supreme Court pulls plug on anti-corruption cases
Rappler - 2021-01-26
Only Trump losing the presidency and leaving office ended these corrupt constitutional violations and stopped these groundbreaking lawsuits,' CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder says

China between a civilization and a state
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-26
The 21st-century conversation between powerful Asian states faces a Freudian predicament: Do they talk as post-colonial states, or should they engage as competing empires like their past masters?

House OKs bill to protect self-employed persons
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-26
The House Committee on Ways and Means on Monday approved a bill that would provide legal and contractual protections to freelancers or self-employed individuals in the country.

House panels OK bill protecting freelancers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-25
The bill protecting the rights of freelancers in the country may now be transmitted to the House plenary after getting the approval of two committees in the lower

Lawmaker eyes new revenue stream from digital tax law
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-25
A lawmaker on Tuesday said that the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine, passage of the corporate income tax and incentives... AS floor deliberations on House Bill 7425 (Digital Taxation Act) resume ...

DOLE, UAE execs to work on HSW deployment revival
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-24
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Administrator Bernard P. Olalia said the MOA is necessary before the government can allow the normal deployment of Filipino HSWs to UAE.

LGBT politicians break barriers across US in historic election wins
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-24
When Brianna Titone first ran for a seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, she was viewed as an unlikely candidate, and her opponents didn't bother to say much about

SC frees 2 ladies convicted of drug pushing
Manila Bulletin - 2021-01-24
The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the acquittal and immediate release from jail of two women who were arrested in 2012 in a buy-bust operation conducted by the police and convicted by the trial court in 2013 of peddling illegal drugs.

China's intellectual property work keeps improving
Big News Network.com - 2021-01-22
China intellectual property IP development has reached a new level over the past year with more patents improved services and g

Q&A: What Should We Expect From the Copyright Claims Board?
Law - 2021-01-21
Berger Singerman partner Geoffrey Lottenberg foresees a quick path for addressing ongoing infringement by hard-to-reach defendants.

The making of history
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-21
History was made on Wednesday, January 20, when Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first woman and the first colored American to serve as the 49th Vice President of the US. All the 48 American Vice Presidents who preceded her were all male.

DSWD orients beneficiaries of housing materials in Bulalacao
Gov - 2021-01-21
Beneficiaries of DSWD housing program undergo orientation and social preparation being conducted by Bulalacao LGU in Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro on January 19. (Photo credit: MSWDO Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro) BULALACAO, Oriental Mindoro, Jan. 21 (PIA ...

Minimum wage of workers, including Filipinos, in Taiwan increased - POEA
Manila Bulletin - 2021-01-21
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has announced that workers in Taiwan, including Filipino workers, will receive an increase in their monthly minimum wage starting this month.

Supreme Court 'deeply disturbed' at Calida joining Bongbong Marcos VP protest motion
Rappler - 2021-01-21
People's Tribune is not to be hoisted wantonly in big ticket cases involving private parties,' the Supreme Court tells Calida

OEC renewal service for OFWs launched at international airports-POEA
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-21
Overseas Filipino workers (OFW) will now be able to revalidate or renew their expired overseas employment certificates (OEC) in Philippine international airports. This after the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) issued Advisory 06,

Kamala Harris sworn in as first woman US vice president
Manila Bulletin - 2021-01-20
Former California senator Kamala Harris was sworn in as vice president of the United States on Wednesday, the first woman ever to hold the post. US Vice President Kamala Harris (AFP) Harris, 56, took the oath of office from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor in a ceremony at the US Capitol.

POEA extends balik-manggagawa online evaluation
Gov - 2021-01-20
Amid the on-going community quarantine, returning workers or Balik Manggagawa (BM) are advised to take advantage of the BM Online Evaluation for an efficient transaction on securing their travel exit clearance,

SC, various groups join forces to address killings of lawyers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-20
The Supreme Court has been working with other legal institutions to deal with continuing attacks on members of the legal profession. Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez

House body approval of bill protecting freelancers hailed
Journal - 2021-01-20
CITIZENS Battle Against Corruption (CIBAC) party-list Reps. Eduardo "Bro. Eddie" Villanueva and Domeng Rivera hailed the approval by the House committee on

Congress approves stronger anti-money laundering policy
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-20
Congress ratifies the final version of the bill which aims to strengthen the country's anti-money laundering law, in a bid to prevent the country from slipping back to the list of nations with weak policies against dirty money.

Gordon touts bill creating Office of Judiciary Marshals
Manila Bulletin - 2021-01-20
The happy days of criminals will soon be over when Congress passes a measure creating the office of Judiciary Marshals under supervision of the Supreme Court through its court administrator.

As DOJ and Supreme Court meet to examine murders, a 56th lawyer is killed
Rappler - 2021-01-20
The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Supreme Court (SC) finally made commitments to examine the killings of lawyers in the country, but the developments can't move fast enough as a 56th lawyer was killed a day after their meetings.

POEA urges returning OFWs to use Balik Manggagawa Online Evaluation system
Gov - 2021-01-20
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) advises returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) or Balik Manggagawa (BM) to take advantage of the BM Online Evaluation in securing their travel exit clearance,

Balik Manggagawa online evaluation extended indefinitely
Manila Bulletin - 2021-01-20
The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has extended indefinitely the implementation of the Balik Manggagawa online evaluation amid the ongoing community quarantine.

Termination of domestics due to Covid infection, other diseases illegal-DOLE
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-20
Mostly resolved Domestic workers, who will become victims of illegal dismissal and other unfair labor practice, could file a complaint at the DOLE regional, provincial, and field offices as well ...

Lagman: Abrogation of UP-DND pact red-tags entire UP community
GMA Network - 2021-01-19
The Department of National Defense's (DND) unilateral termination of its three decade-old pact with the University of the Philippines (UP) is tantamount to "red-tagging" the entire UP community, Albay Representative Edcel Lagman said Tuesday.

Mideast mothers count days to Biden, visas to see children
Manila Bulletin - 2021-01-19
Syrian mother Dahouk Idriss says she can't wait for US President-elect Joe Biden to be inaugurated Wednesday, so she can finally visit her son for the first time in four years.

POEA warns public vs illegal recruiters posing as POEA employees
Manila Bulletin - 2021-01-19
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) warned the public against illegal recruiters claiming to be employees of the agency.

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