Special Report : Inside a Philippine offshore gaming company
philstar.com - 2019-06-16
MANILA, Philippines -- On the fourth floor of an offshore gaming firm somewhere in Paranaque City, a sprawling cafeteria serves a variety of Chinese food. At mealtime, hundreds of workers form long queues beside rows of chafing dishes filled with ...

YG Entertainment founder Yang Hyun Suk resigns from all positions amid drug, sex scandals
PEP - 2019-06-15
"However, I'll be stepping down from all my positions and business at YG from today forwards ... In the same month, YG Entertainment went under investigation for alleged tax evasion by the national tax service of South Korea. On Wednesday, June 12 ...

Sluggish growth in foreign tourist arrivals continues in April 2019
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-15
Foreign tourists line up for immigration clearance upon arrival at the Clark International Airport in this file photo taken on June 1, 2019. The Department of Tourism has reported an 8.57-percent ...

Tour of China shows a nation girding for protracted trade war
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-15
PRESIDENT Donald Trump is eager to crow about the economic weapon he wielded against Mexico to win concessions on immigration: "Tariffs are a great negotiating tool," he declared on Tuesday.

P3.9B earmarked for zero tuition in tech-voc schools
Sun Star - 2019-06-15
"TVET program completers can easily sell their skills to prospective employers or, better yet, use their proficiencies to establish small tax-exempt shops under the Barangay Micro Business Enterprises Law," Bertiz said. TVET is schooling that provides ...

KAPA Ministry assure its founder won't leave the country
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 15) -- The KAPA Community Ministry spokesperson said the religious group's founder will not leave the country. This is amid the Immigration Lookout Bulletin ...

City of dissent: Hong Kong has a proud tradition of protesting to protect its unique identity
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-15
But to those who live in the city this isn't anything new ... the vigils have become an outlet to express anxiety about the state of Hong Kong and its future. This year, on the 30th anniversary ...

UV Express restriction deferred
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-15
The announcement came a day after transport and labor groups appealed to the Quezon City Regional Trial Court to issue a temporary restraining order and writ of preliminary mandatory injunction ...

Carpio: PH must demand compensation from China after West PH Sea collision
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-15
Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said in a statement issued late Friday. Last June 9, the captain and crew of the sinking F/B Gimver 1 were abandoned at sea following the ...

DOJ sets indictment of WellMed owner, whistleblowers for estafa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-15
The Department of Justice (DOJ) said on Friday it would file charges of estafa against the owner and two former employees of WellMed Dialysis and Wellness Center Corp. in connection with a scam to ...

New Baguio mayor to hold office at former dump
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-15
It has been there a long time," Magalong said at a media briefing on Monday. In August 2012, the Court of Appeals granted the writ of kalikasan and writ of continuing mandamus that required the ...

The 17th Congress: Hits and misses
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-14
Other key legislation that were enacted into law are: the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act, the Mental Health Act, Magna Carta of the Poor, Free College Act ... the coconut industry fund, national land use, disaster ...

DOE moves to ensure compliance with ruling on power supply deals bidding
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-14
In a decision made public last month, the Supreme Court said applications for PSA approval that were submitted to the Energy Regulatory Commission on or after June 30, 2015, should comply with the ...

BI on lookout for KAPA execs
philstar.com - 2019-06-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Officials and incorporators of the Kapa Community Ministry International Inc. (KAPA) have been placed on the immigration lookout bulletin order for their alleged involvement in an investment scam. KAPA founder Joel Apolinario and ...

DFA: Kuwaiti police officer charged with rape of Filipina worker
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The Kuwaiti police officer who reportedly kidnapped and assaulted a Filipina household worker was charged with rape, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

US seniors more likely to work longer in big metro areas
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-14
In this Tuesday, April 16, 2019, photo Steve Burghardt, a professor of social work at the City University of New York, gestures as he speaks in his office at Hunter College's Silberman School of ...

DOJ issues lookout order for Kapa, ALAMCCO execs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued an Immigration Lookout Bulletin Order (ILBO) against eight incorporators and eight officers of KAPA Community Ministry ...

Globe myBusiness, CPPI to provide relevant business solutions to pawnshop owners
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-14
Despite the many services offered by various banks in the Philippines, traditional pawnshops are still alive and well in the country. A majority of Filipinos, even in this digital world, still ...

Duque reminds Lacson: Case on OWWA fund mess long been dismissed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-14
MANILA, Philippines - Health Secretary Francisco Duque III has reminded critics that the case against him for the alleged misuse of Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) funds has long ...

COA recommends charges vs BI personnel for not collecting fines from airlines
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-14
MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Audit (COA) has suggested that officials and personnel of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) be charged for neglect of duty, after allegedly allowing airlines ...

Why Nintendo, Google and others may want to move some manufacturing out of China
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-14
Companies, particularly technology giants like Google ... said New York University Stern Business School professor Joseph Foudy. "If we knew China was facing a 15% to 20% tariff, some companies might just chalk that up to a business expense and stay ...

DOLE unit, Facebook partnership to boost OFW digital literacy, entrepreneurial skills
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-13
"Once they developed the confidence to build the business, they can now look for bigger growth," she pointed out. On its first year, the program trained over 140,000 OFWs on digital skills for ...

SEC raises alarm over growing investment scams perpetuated by religious groups
philstar.com - 2019-06-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has raised the alarm bells over the apparent growing number of investment scams perpetuated by religious leaders. SEC chairperson Emilio Aquino noted the increasing number of ...

UHC law means more nurses need to stay in PHL
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-13
He added however that decision to slow down deployment of nurses "will (depend on) a governing board resolution of POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration)." Mr. Bello has said the government must explore ways to make nurses stay since the ...

893 joins Kalayaan job fair in NegOcc; 37 hired on the spot
Sun Star - 2019-06-13
THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) in Negros Occidental has registered a total of 893 applicants during its Kalayaan Job and Livelihood Fair held at the Event Center of 888 Premier Mall in Bacolod City on Wednesday. Of which, 37 were hired on ...

Bolster K-12 program to address jobs-skills mismatch in PH - Villanueva
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-13
Villanueva, chair of the Senate labor committee, issued this statement after the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported that underemployment rate in the country in April 2019 stands at 13 ...

Implementation of PH-Kuwait labor deal questioned after rape of OFW
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Joel Villanueva on Thursday questioned if the labor deal between the Philippines and Kuwait which seeks to protect overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Gulf ...

DFA raises alert level in Sudan amid civil unrest
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-13
The DFA said that the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will only allow the return of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) if they have existing employment contracts and in consideration of ...

ECC partners with DTI, NCMB to promote EC program
Gov - 2019-06-13
It was created by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 626, as amended and as embodied in Title II of Book IV of the Labor Code of the Philippines. The ECC is mandated to provide meaningful and appropriate compensation to workers and their dependents in the ...

Robredo camp sees confirmation of win, urges PET to decide on Marcos protest
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-13
MANILA, Philippines - The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday prodded the Supreme Court sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to resolve the election protest filed by ...

Police powers given to BIR, BOC staff
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-13
To effectively implement the fuel marking system rolled out last March, personnel of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) will be granted police powers to inspect ...

China, US welcome to help PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin, who led the flag-raising ceremony Wednesday at the Bonifacio Monument in Caloocan City, gave his own definition of independence ...

Business style clarified
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-12
One of the amendments introduced in the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law is related to the issuance of receipts or sales/commercial invoices under Section 237 of the National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC). Previously, all persons ...

DOLE plans to limit deployment of nurses overseas amid shortage
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-12
Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said he may soon instruct the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to slow down the processing of nurses bound for jobs abroad. The labor ...

Engage 18th Congress better to pass priority bills-DOF chief to staff
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-12
Beltran also cited the Warehouse Receipts Bill as another priority measure to help expand the access of farmers to credit and improve the ease of doing business in the rural sector. Assistant ...

DOF to work with Congress to speed up tax reform bills
philstar.com - 2019-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Finance (DOF) is studying ways to effectively engage lawmakers in the 18th Congress to help speed up the approval of the remaining tax reform proposals of the Duterte administration. During a recent DOF executive ...

Effective methods in resolving conflict
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-12
Political and business groups also often use this method. Mediation--When negotiations fail and an impasse occur, parties often call in an independent mediator to try to facilitate settlement of ...

All work permits of foreign nationals to go through DOLE
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-12
"The joint guidelines--which was signed last May 1--only covers permits issued by DOLE and Bureau of Immigration, including payment of taxes. The new memorandum circular will be a bigger ...

GMANetwork.com - Corporate - Official Corporate Website of the Kapuso Network
GMA Network - 2019-06-12
She graduated cum laude, BS Management Engineering ... of Laws from Harvard University. She is a junior partner in Belo Gozon Elma Parel Asuncion&Lucila and is an Associate Professor in the University of the Philippines, College of Law where she taught ...

DoF eyeing smooth tax reform, import lib for more commodities
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-12
The remaining tax reform packages include Package 2, the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-Quality Opportunities, otherwise known as the TRABAHO bill, which aims to reduce the corporate income tax (CIT) rate from 30% to 20%, reduced gradually by 2 ...

Romualdez track record cited
Journal - 2019-06-12
Jericho Nograles bared that the 54-strong Partylist Coalition Foundation Inc. (PCFI ... a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from the Ivy League school, in Cornell University, and a Certificate of Special Studies in Administration and Management ...

Freedom Day jobseekers reach to 1.5T
Sun Star - 2019-06-12
11,500 for overseas employment generated from the 22 Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) accredited recruitment agencies; and 1,534 job vacancies for government from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Department of Social Welfare and ...

After provincial bus crackdown, MMDA to revive driver-only car ban along EDSA
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 12) -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) wants to fully implement its ban on provincial buses on Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) and ...

Funding universal health care
philstar.com - 2019-06-11
Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, and the PhilHealth budget, will not be enough to fund the UHC during the first five years, and will resulted in an accumulated deficit of more than P400 billion. For the Department of Health (DOH), the shortfall needs ...

Infowars, Alex Jones to pay $15,000 settlement over Pepe the Frog copyright infringement
New York Daily News - 2019-06-11
Infowars has agreed to pay a $15,000 settlement to resolve a copyright infringement lawsuit over its use of Pepe the Frog, an amphibious cartoon hijacked by the far-right and often at the center of racist memes online. Conspiracy theorist and Infowars co ...

BO-PK councilors push to void sale of SRP lots
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-11
The 45-hectare property was sold to the SM-Ayala consortium and Filinvest Land Inc. in August 2015. In a resolution, Councilor Sisino Andales asked the City Council to declare as void the P1.9 ...

BI arrest overstaying Kuwaiti national in Guimaras
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Agents from the Bureau of Immigration (BI) have arrested an overstaying Kuwaiti national in Guimaras island, the immigration agency said on Tuesday. BI chief intelligence ...

Too good to be true: Why the government is shutting KAPA down
philstar.com - 2019-06-11
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte last week said he wants KAPA-Community Ministry International, Inc. shut down amid allegations that the non-stock corporation is operating a fraudulent investment scheme. Duterte issued the order during his ...

Top 100 Cebuano Personalities - Hilario G. Davide, Jr.
philstar.com - 2019-06-11
He currently serves as member of the Philippine National Group of the Permanent Court of Arbitration ... He earned his Bachelor of Laws in 1959 from the University of the Philippines Diliman. He was awarded honorary doctoral degrees in law, public ...

Most of Cabinet members richer in 2018
philstar.com - 2019-06-11
Also richer last year were National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. (P25.745 million from P25.25 million), Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III (P16.38 million from P15.75 million), Presidential Legislative Liaison Office chief Adelino Sitoy (P10.04 ...

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