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 ...

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 ...

Makati to Cubao via Edsa in 5 minutes? Travel at 180 kph
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-11
MANILA, Philippines -- When President Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Saturday to make travel time from Makati to Cubao in southern Quezon City only 5 minutes, how will he carry out his plan? "Surprise!

Group continues fight to retain Filipino, Panitikan in language curriculum
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-10
MANILA, Philippines -- In a last ditch effort to convince the Supreme Court to retain Filipino and Panitikan in the language curriculum, members of the Alyansa ng mga Tagapagtanggol ng Wikang ...

Ease of doing business at the BIR
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-10
I even met some of the familiar faces from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) who are tasked to implement the provisions of the Ease of Doing Business Law within the Bureau. Their mission is not easy. Breaking down decades-old practices and mindsets at ...

Angara: PhilHealth needs more managers, fraud investigators than doctors
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-10
Those type of professionals because we should transform (it into) a really professional insurance corporation," Angara ... that would increase the excise tax on tobacco products.

CCCI to hold tax management clinics
Sun Star - 2019-06-10
One particular vulnerable point of business compliance in the Philippines is taxation ... In partnership with the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Picpa), the chamber will provide assistance in the management of taxes through its ...

2019 Independence Day lead celeb set in Lapu-Lapu City
Gov - 2019-06-10
The event will serve as the one-stop shop for services from the following government agencies: Social Security System (SSS), Pag-IBIG, Philhealth, Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Philippine Overseas Employment ...

Criminal raps readied vs Kapa over investment scam
Sun Star - 2019-06-10
SEC has also petitioned the Court of Appeals (CA) to freeze Kapa's assets. Kapa has managed to get a Regional Trial Court in General Santos City to issue a preliminary injunction against the CDO issued by the SEC. But Aquino cited Section 179 of the ...

SC urged to reconsider ruling on removal of Filipino, Panitikan as core college subjects
philstar.com - 2019-06-10
MANILA, Philippines-- The Alyansa ng mga Tagpagtanggol ng Wikang Filipino on Monday urged the Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling upholding the removal of Filipino and Panitkian as required subjects in college. Tanggol Wika submitted a letter to Chief ...

Asian stocks rise as Chinese trade data beats expectations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-10
SINGAPORE -- Asian financial markets advanced Monday after China released better-than-expected trade data for May, though worries remain over trade negotiations between the Washington and Beijing.

American fugitive nabbed in Tarlac
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-10
MANILA, Philippines - An American fugitive was arrested by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) in his residence in Tarlac City. Ricky Masanque Sanchez, 44, is wanted by American authorities for ...

POEA announces process for nursing jobs in Saudi Arabia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-10
MANILA, Philippines -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is looking to hire 1,000 specialist nurses with a basic salary of more than P50,000, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment ...

African-American freedom fighter
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-09
On June 12, 1898, the first democratic Republic outside of the Western Hemisphere was established in Asia ... Fagen was a member of the 24th Cavalry Regiment that sailed for the Philippines in June 1899, a few months after hostilities broke out between ...

Cebu Chamber, PICPA to hold tax counselling sessions
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-09
is partnering with the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) for the conduct of tax compliance seminars for chamber members. An advisory issued by CCCI president Virgilio ...

The unseen struggles of ensuring every Filipino has a home
philstar.com - 2019-06-08
MANILA, Philippines -- For the past 49 years ... for many as an estimated backlog is reported to have reached 6.7 million as of 2015. A study by the University of Asia and Pacific showed the Philippines would need 12.3 million housing units by 2030.

Rights group asks for worker-safety probe at Tokyo Olympics
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
Mary Harvey is the CEO of the Geneva-based Centre for Sport and Human Rights, the type of organization that pressured Qatar to reform labor practices -- particularly regarding migrant labor ...

A new kind of surveillance is coming to US skies-in a balloon
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-07
Asked if the company would sell access to police departments, Andrew Antonio, director of business development for World View, said "flying a Stratollite is no different" than how "domestic ...

SC allows Bohol Governor-elect Arthur Yap to travel abroad
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
Yap, together with former Department of Science and Technology (DOST ... the P15.8 million car plan of the Philippine Rice Research Institute in 2008 and 2009. He was charged in his capacity ...

WATCH: Sedan catches fire on Edsa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
A Twitter alert from the Metro Manila Development Authority confirmed the incident that happened around 1:00 p.m. Traffic enforcers are already at the site, according to MMDA. A Makati Central ...

'Trump effect' on closure of US immigration international offices
philstar.com - 2019-06-07
Form I-730 or refugee/asylee relative petition should be filed with the Nebraska or Texas Service Center while ... Including the Philippines, the number of visas granted lowered to 12% in the first two years of the Trump administration. Data from the ...

Pageant training harder than Bar preparations - Bb. Pilipinas contestant
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
Pilipinas titles this year. Reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray will relinquish her national crown, together with Miss Intercontinental Karen Gallman, Miss International runner-up Ahtisa Manalo ...

Tourism stakeholders welcome new Tieza tax incentives law
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-07
"Aside from the incentives, we need to make the process of setting up business here easier. Tieza is the infrastructure arm of the Department of Tourism and is tasked to oversee the development ...

Plight of Clark airport employees dims ahead of privatization
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) has yet to act on the complaint of the Samahan ng mga Manggagawa sa Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (SMD) against Ciac and the consortium for ...

Fed says economic gains tempered by trade worries
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-06
In this April 23, 2019, file photo, building cranes are seen at the construction site of a condominium complex with the Lower Manhattan skyline seen in the background in Weehawken, New Jersey.

Government urged to intensify crackdown vs oil smuggling
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-06
The business group asked the government to strictly implement the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act and the Anti-Agricultural Smuggling to deter illicit trading. "The government must focus on ...

IAAF seeks reversion
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-06
THE International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will seek a "swift reversion" to a decision from the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland which allows Caster Semenya to compete ...

IMF chief warns US-China spat to slash 2020 global growth
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-06
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde arrives for the Women's Forum Americas, at Claustro de Sor Juana University in Mexico City in this May 30 photo. WASHINGTON -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) does not see the threat of ...

Minsaad partners affirm commitment
Sun Star - 2019-06-06
The Minsaad is a special project of DAR funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) and the government of the Philippines which will ... of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and the Department of Social ...

Defense officials no-show in amparo hearing by NUPL
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-06
Duterte and seven other government officials: National Security Adviser Hermogenes C. Esperon, Jr., Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-Staff Gen. Benjamin R. Madrigal, Jr., AFP Deputy Commander for ...

Jobless rate falls to 5.1% in April
philstar.com - 2019-06-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Unemployment eased in April due to the robust growth in hirings in the services sector during the election season, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said yesterday. Results of the April 2019 round of the ...

CNN Poll: Rising share expect Trump to win in 2020
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-06
The most frequently cited responses are lying (13%), racism (11%), incompetence (11%) and not acting presidential (7%). Immigration, named by 7%, is the only specific issue that merits mention by 5% or more. Those who approve of the way Trump is handling ...

Teodoro Regala: In memoriam
philstar.com - 2019-06-06
Mr. Regala also held a Master of Laws degree from Harvard University (1960) under a Harvard Scholarship ... the Harvard Club of the Philippines and the Union Church of Manila Philippines Foundation, Inc. Mr. Regala lived a full life. He dedicated his ...

G20 to tackle US-China trade war, digital tax
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-06
as the G20 reportedly moves toward a tax scheme based on the amount of business a company does in a country, not where it is based. But the United States is pushing for a broader approach that may ...

SMC Global Power asks Meralco to start selection process for 2 new power plants
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-06
However, these two are among the 90 PSAs covered by the Supreme Court ruling last month. The SC has ordered all PSAs submitted by DUs to the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) on or after June 30 ...

DOLE, partners all set for June 12 Kalayaan Job & Business Fairs
Gov - 2019-06-06
DOLE offcials and partners from DTI, OWWA, POEA, City PESO and Port Vaga Mall launch the June 12 Kalayaan Job and Business Fairs in a media briefing. (Harley Sibuma/PIA - UC Intern) BAGUIO CITY, June 6 (PIA) --The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE ...

Bello: Germany needs up to 2,000 medical workers yearly
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Around 1,000 to 2,000 job vacancies in the medical sector are available in Germany every year, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said on Wednesday. "They need nurses ...

Korean EV players seek government support to enter Philippines
philstar.com - 2019-06-05
The suggestion was raised by the group as Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez discussed opportunities in the EV industry in the Philippines during a roundtable meeting with high-level business executives of South Korean firms. "This would have to be a special ...

April finds fewer Filipinos jobless, looking for more work
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-05
"The expansion [in services] may be attributed to increased business activities in line with the campaign period for the Philippine mid-term elections. Adding to this is the increase in consumer demand during summer and harvest seasons," Mr. Pernia sai

OWWA signs deal to promote wellness among OFW nurses
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-05
THE Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said it is mounting a push to improve the health and wellness of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their loved ones, starting with overseas-deployed nurses. OWWA said as part of its observance of ...

CTA rules it lacks jurisdiction on Duty Free VAT case
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-05
In a 15-page decision on May 30, the CTA special first division ruled that as DFPC is attached to the Department of Tourism under Republic Act (RA) 9593 or the Tourism Act of 2009 while the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is a sub-group of the Operations ...

70,000 jobs available at 22 Independence Day fairs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Around 70,000 local and overseas jobs are up for grabs in the various job fairs that will be set up on June 12, the 121st celebration of Philippine Independence Day, Labor ...

Cardinal Pell appeals 'impossible' child sex conviction
philstar.com - 2019-06-05
The appeal was being heard by three judges of Victoria State's Supreme Court: Chief Justice Anne Ferguson, President of the Court of Appeal Chris Maxwell and Justice Mark Weinberg. The hearing is scheduled to continue until Thursday before the three judges ...

Developers sue Apple over app store fees
philstar.com - 2019-06-05
SAN FRANCISCO, United States -- A lawsuit filed Tuesday by developers alleges Apple is abusing its monopoly position in its online marketplace to extract excessive fees from those creating iPhone applications. The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court ...

Facebook, OWWA expand digital literacy program for OFWs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Social media giant Facebook has partnered again with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to expand its digital literacy program to reach more Filipino ...

Housing for poor may take a hit from realty value tweaks
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-05
Only 60 percent of the regional district offices of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) have updated zonal values. Tan said that under this outdated system, overvaluation usually happens when the ...

SMC: PSALM resorts to bullying to mask shortcomings
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-04
San Miguel Corp. (SMC) said Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) was "bullying" the conglomerate as the state firm continued to pressure SMC to settle an alleged debt ...

Bangalore Law varsity to survey intellectual property in Jharkhand
The Pioneer - 2019-06-04
The State Cabinet on Tuesday approved a research survey for guidance in establishing intellectual property rights and geographical indication of Jharkhand for the same. The Cabinet decided to outsource this work to the National Law School of India in ...

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