CA ruling on voidable marriage due to psychological incapacity
Manila Bulletin - 2021-01-14
An unsatisfactory marriage is not a null and void marriage." This was stressed by the Court of Appeals (CA) in its decision which pointed out a Supreme Court (SC) ruling that Article 36 of the Family Code on nullity of marriage due to psychological incapacity "is not to be confused with a divorce law that cuts the marital bond at the time the causes therefor manifest themselves.

Travel ban to limit spread of UK Covid variant affects thousands of OFWs
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-14
In a radio interview, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) it has started sending home the some of the 5,900 quarantined OFWs, who tested negative for Covid-19, on Thursday.

MPIC commits to global sustainability alliances - 2021-01-14
Metro Pacific Investments Corp. committed to two sustainability alliances, geared toward perpetuating the global standards of monitoring the sustainability initiatives of corporations.

Moreno: Careful planning in CDO's vaccine rollout
Gov - 2021-01-14
The people of Cagayan de Oro need not fear that they will be left behind by other cities in the vaccine rollout since their City Hall is "on the ball" in mapping out the city's vaccination program, Mayor Oscar Moreno said.

POEA reminds new entry protocol for travelers to Canada
Manila Bulletin - 2021-01-14
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has issued reminders on the new entry protocols for travelers to Canada which include Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).

CJ Peralta designates acting judge in two Sulu courts amid lockdown
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-14
THE Department of Justice-Task Force Against Corruption (DOJ-TFAC) will now take over the investigation on the alleged participation of... THE Supreme Court designated a presiding judge of Jolo ...

POEA circular sets alternative work scheme for OFWs but not for HSWs
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-14
Abrand-new policy regime on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFW), which allows employers to implement alternative work arrangements (AWA), as well as impose additional requirements for recruitment agencies will take effect amid the pandemic.

POEA closed for disinfection on Jan. 15
Manila Bulletin - 2021-01-13
All offices of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in Mandaluyong City will be closed on Friday, Jan. 15, for sanitation and disinfection purposes.

Sotto seeks amendments to party-list system sans Cha-cha
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-13
Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III said he would file a measure amending  the party-list system, a move that he said would no longer require amendments to the 1987

Funding problem - 2021-01-12
The national government is facing a funding problem to comply with the order of the Supreme Court to increase the IRA received by LGUs.

DOLE to employers: File 13th month pay report online
Manila Bulletin - 2021-01-12
Private employers in Metro Manila may already file their 13th month pay report online to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

PSE, PDS strongly call for passage of CREATE Bill
Manila Bulletin - 2021-01-12
The Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. and the Philippine Dealing System Holdings Corporation have expressed strong support for the passage of the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) Bill.

Ex-Iloilo town mayor taken to NBP to serve 10-year prison term
Manila Bulletin - 2021-01-12
ILOILO CITY - Police Regional Office (PRO-6) has confirmed that former mayor Frankie Locsin of Janiuay town, Iloilo province has started serving his 10-year prison term after his conviction in a graft case.

Espa├▒o named Outstanding Accountancy Professional of the Year
Manila Bulletin - 2021-01-11
P&A Grant Thornton Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer Marivic Espa├▒o As a recognized expert in fields such as strategy, management, business process improvement, professional accounting services and taxation, Marivic has exhibited impeccable ...

Government revenues reach P2.84 trillion in 2020 - 2021-01-11
Revenues generated by the national government reached P2.84 trillion in 2020, slightly below the downscaled target, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of the Treasury.

Ringing in the New Year - 2021-01-11
We can finally bid goodbye to 2020 and say hello to 2021! January is that time of the year when people are re-energized after a long stretch of holiday celebrations and vacation time.

Caloocan City Judicial Complex temporarily closed for disinfection
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-11
The Caloocan City Judicial Complex, including Regional Trial Court Branch 232 and Family Court Branch 1, will be closed on Monday, January 11, and Tuesday, January 12, for an

Third party tapped for Meralco refund audit
Manila Bulletin - 2021-01-10
The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has tapped mid-tier accounting and advisory firm Roxas Cruz Tagle and Co., a member company of BDO International Ltd., to be its third party consultant in the audit of refunds carried out by power utility giant Manila Electric Company.

Labor usec dies from COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-10
A senior career official of the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) died of COVID-19 on Sunday. Labor Undersecretary Joji Aragon, 58, was the head of the wages and productivity, legislative,

Austria 28th on travel ban list; No China yet
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-10
A TOTAL of 28 countries have so far been included in the travel ban that the Philippines has imposed on travelers to prevent the entry of the new Covid-19 strain which is believed to be more contagious.

DOTr Free Ride Service for Health Workers program reaches 2 million ridership
Gov - 2021-01-10
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) today said that it has registered a total of more than 2 million in ridership for its "Libreng Sakay" or Free Ride Service for Health Workers program amid the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Austrian labor minister quits over plagiarism allegations
Rappler - 2021-01-10
Christine Aschbacher denies any wrongdoing and says she is stepping down to protect her family Austria's Labor Minister Christine Aschbacher has resigned after allegations that she plagiarized some of her university work,

Congress fails to pass CREATE
Manila Bulletin - 2021-01-09
Firms on wait-and-see mode Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III Investment and expansion plans in the country are currently treading water as they await the delayed approval of the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) bill,

Bello defends embattled Riyadh labor attach├ę
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-09
Just a day after the Ambassador to Saudi Arabia suspended labor attach├ę Nasser Mustafa for filing a cyberlibel complaint against two Filipinos, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III came to

2 Africans stranded at NAIA for 2 years
Manila Bulletin - 2021-01-09
Two Africans have been stranded at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 for almost two years.

Passengers from Austria restricted following new Covid-19 variant
Gov - 2021-01-09
Passengers from Austria have been added to the list of travel restricted countries not allowed to enter the country.Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente announced foreign passengers coming from or have been to Austria 14 days prior to arrival in

Fil-foreign prospects Brickman, Rosser, Grey likely out of rookie draft, says agent
Manila Bulletin - 2021-01-09
It appears that the talent-rich PBA Rookie Draft will lose some potential first-rounders in Jason Brickman, Brandon Rosser and Jeremiah Grey.

SC: Only 8 lawyers allowed in terror law hearings
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-08
The Supreme Court has limited to eight the number of lawyers who will represent the 37 different petitioners challenging the legality of Republic Act No. 11479, or the

DAR exec gets back pay for wrongful dismissal - 2021-01-08
The Commission on Audit has directed the payment of back wages of a former provincial officer of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Cagayan over his wrongful dismissal 29 years ago.

DOF urges Congress to pass CREATE ahead of tax season - 2021-01-08
The Department of Finance has called on Congress to immediately pass the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises bill before the end of the month to give taxpayers ample time to adjust before the next tax season.

BIR, BOC breach revised 2020 revenue collection target
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 8) -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue and Bureau of Customs have surpassed their respective collection targets for 2020. The targets for both bureaus ...

SC holds pilot bar exams Jan. 31, a dry run for first-ever online tests this year
Manila Bulletin - 2021-01-08
The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday, January 8, announced it will conduct an online pilot or mock bar examinations on January 31 in four testing sites: Baguio City, Metro Manila, Cebu City, and Davao City.

BIR chief to implement reshuffle
Manila Bulletin - 2021-01-08
Commissioner Caesar Dulay of the Bureau of Internal Revenue has vowed to reshuffle key field officials as ordered by President Duterte "to remove the remaining bad tomatoes in the service."

POEA reminds overseas job applicants to be wary of online job scams
Manila Bulletin - 2021-01-08
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has once again reminded Filipino overseas job applicants to be wary of online scams especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

POEA mulls deployment ban for HCWs due to new Covid variant
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-08
TACLOBAN CITY--At least 40,908 senior citizens in Eastern Visayas have yet to receive their 2019 social pension, the Department... The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has prescribed fees for the ...

Ex-lawmaker Reynaldo Umali passes away at 63
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-08
Umali served as chairman of the House Committee on Justice that conducted the impeachment proceedings against ousted Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Umali served as congressman ...

Biden condemns Trump as calls mount for his removal from office
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-07
WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden launched a blistering attack on Donald Trump on Thursday and the top two Democrats in Congress called for his immediate removal from office over the

India firms seek prospects in fintech, infrastructure sectors - 2021-01-07
India is exploring opportunities for economic cooperation and investments in the Philippines, particularly in the fields of financial technology and infrastructure, according to the Department of Finance.

Quezon allots P1B, Legazpi has P200M for COVID-19 vaccine
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-07
The Quezon provincial government has allocated P1 billion for its coronavirus vaccination program that Gov. Danilo Suarez said would be insulated from partisan politics. "It is a

DOJ assumes jurisdiction over Dacera rape-slay case
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-07
The Department of Justice (DOJ)  has assumed jurisdiction on the case of flight attendant Christine Dacera, who was found dead at a hotel bathtub of a hotel room in Makati City after celebrating the New Year with 11 male friends,

Giving to OFWs what is due them - 2021-01-07
The needs of our overseas Filipino workers, currently still hovering at around 10 million even during the pandemic, require more focused attention from our government, and having its own specialized department should facilitate this.

POEA reports at least 75% decline in deployment due to COVID-19
Manila Bulletin - 2021-01-07
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Thursday said that overseas employment was one of the worst hit industries in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. POEA Administrator Bernard Olalia,

Tagbilaran City to provide free COVID-19 vaccines for residents
Gov - 2021-01-07
Tagbilaran City Mayor John Geesnell "Baba" Yap II urged senior citizens in the city to pre-register by texting their names, senior citizen ID number, and address to the contact person with numbers provided per barangay in the city where they belong, to ...

MBCCI urges government to pump-prime economy
Gov - 2021-01-07
The "Mandanas doctrine" could be explored to guarantee LGUs' loans, he suggested. Mandanas doctrine provides for higher internal revenue allocation (IRA) for LGUs from taxes collected at the national level. According to Carbon, the national government ...

POEA to study deployment ban over new COVID variant
Manila Bulletin - 2021-01-07
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said Thursday that it will carefully study the possible reimposition of the temporary suspension of deploying Filipino healthcare workers (HCWs) amid the threat of the new strain of COVID-19.

Israel opens 500 caregiver slots for Filipinos -- POEA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-07
The government of Israel has given 500 caregiver slots for Filipinos this year, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said Thursday According to POEA

Trump should be removed from office to preserve democracy, US business leaders say
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-07
(CNN) - The National Association of Manufacturers, one of the most influential business groups in the US, called on Vice President Mike Pence Wednesday to consider removing President Donald ...

Judge in Ressa case recuses self after threatening email
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-06
The judge hearing the second cyberlibel case against Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa has inhibited herself, referring to threats sent by email. In a Jan. 5 order

Philippines bars entry from 6 more countries due to threat of COVID-19 variant - 2021-01-06
Foreign travelers from Poland, India, Finland, as well as Norway, Jordan and Brazil will no longer be allowed entry to the Philippines beginning January 8 until January 15.

QC court junks bid for perjury case injunction filed by 9 militant group leaders
Gov - 2021-01-06
Some nine leaders of militant groups with reported links to the Communist Party of the Philippines- New People's Army (CPP-NPA) failed to secure a provisional remedy to a perjury case filed by National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon,

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