Dealing with informal settlements
Inquirer - 2019-04-12
In Zacarias v. Anacay, the Supreme Court held that a person is deemed to have waived his right to seek relief in the proper MTC when he fails to file the action for forcible entry within the one ...

POEA bans deployment of newly-hired Filipinos to Libya
Global Nation - 2019-04-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) issued on Friday (April 12) a resolution on imposing a total deployment ban of newly - hired Filipino workers to ...

Colmenares: No president should be allowed to attack the judiciary
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Bayan Muna chairperson and opposition senatorial candidate Neri Colmenares said Friday Filipinos must ensure that no future president shall attack the judiciary to keep its ...

PODCAST | Covering the courts: Supreme Court Baguio Session
Rappler - 2019-04-12
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines - What is it like to cover the Supreme Court's en banc sessions? They're closed-door and confidential, until such time that the Court spokesman officially announces decisions and resolutions voted on by the justices. In this ...

PODCAST | Covering the courts: Supreme Court Baguio Session
Rappler - 2019-04-12
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines - What is it like to cover the Supreme Court's en banc sessions? They're closed-door and confidential, until such time that the Court spokesman officially announces decisions and resolutions voted on by the justices. In this ...

Bill to be pushed strengthening intellectual property rights
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-12
THE Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) seeks to strengthen the Intellectual Property (IP) Code with its recommended amendments now filed as a bill. "We have put legal mechanisms in place through the Amendments to the IP Code, House ...

Andaya urges Duterte to restore more than P80B cut in 2019 budget
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-12
MANILA, Philippines -- House Appropriations Chair Rolando Andaya Jr. on Friday urged President Rodrigo Duterte to restore the more than P80 billion allegedly slashed by the Senate in the 2019 ...

Roxas suggests adding tax incentives for BPO companies to train workers
Rappler - 2019-04-12
The former trade secretary answered questions from BPO workers about the prospects of the industry in a forum held at the Novotel Manila Araneta Center on Thursday evening ... machine learning, and big data. "So dapat 'yong ating package - incentives ...

BI rescues 2 Pinays bound for China to become surrogate mothers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Two Filipino women bound for China were rescued by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) from suspected human traffickers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia ...

Narendra Modi favorite as India's incredible election begins
Rappler - 2019-04-12
Because of the vastness of India, the election will be held in 7 phases, from the tea plantations of Darjeeling to the slums of Mumbai to the tropical Andaman Islands, and everywhere in between. Security forces were on high alert due to the perennial ...

Immigration stops 2 women hired to be surrogate mothers in China from leaving PH
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 12) -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said it stopped two women hired to become surrogate mothers in China from leaving the Philippines. In a statement, the ...

Philippine Statistics Authority report aims to stop wage hike -- labor groups
philstar.com - 2019-04-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Organized labor yesterday debunked the ... Mendoza said employers and business groups are going to use the PSA data to defend their position against any salary increase and argue that the wage standard is lower than the current ...

Key Intellectual Property & Commercial Law Insights for Artistic Ventures in the UK
JD Supra - 2019-04-11
Artists today are more aware of rights in their creative works -- whether they themselves want to commercialise those rights or prevent their commercialisation. Regardless of the category you fall into, the following are some of the key insights crucial ...

One Slip Up Can Cost You the Case: The Impact of the Supreme Court's Decision on Copyright Infringement Actions
JD Supra - 2019-04-11
There are any number of reasons a lawsuit could be dismissed. However, if you are a copyright owner, the last thing you want is to have your case dismissed because of a problem with your registration. Unfortunately, the United States Supreme Court recently ...

Bridging the gap in social protection and socioeconomic policies in Asean
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-11
They join the huge army of the informals, who constitute two-thirds of the labor force in most countries. They include the home-based workers, the street vendors, the informal transport workers ...

Indonesia beats us to subway finish line
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-11
Subway to the north is targeted to operate in 2024, and the east to the west line should be ready by ... for their family members to go to work or school or to just go places and bond as one ...

CebuPac reminds passengers to avoid holiday rush by going to airport early
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-11
(Edwin Tuyay / Bloomberg) LOW-COST carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) and Cebgo on Thursday reminded all passengers to allot ample time for security inspection, immigration screening, check-in, bag drop ...

Job order workers are first to go in BI extortion controversy
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-11
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has ordered the immediate termination of eight job order (JO) Bureau of Immigration (BI) workers implicated in the extortion of more than P9.2 million from 15 South ...

No need for forced repatriation for now in Libya -- Palace
Global Nation - 2019-04-11
MANILA, Philippines -- For now, there is no need for a forced repatriation of Filipino workers in Libya, MalacaƱang said Thursday, in the midst of armed conflict in the North African country.

The middle class is shrinking around the world
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-11
Job insecurity is on the rise as labor markets transform amid increasing globalization and technological use. One in six current middle-income jobs face high risk of automation. "These trends ...

The medals came too late
The Visayan Daily Star - 2019-04-11
The Manila Bulletin published the picture of three of the honorees ... I do not think the news that the suspect in the bombing at the Jolo Cathedral had been killed in an encounter with government troops in Patikul, Sulu last Sunday was something that ...

BI to deport American wanted for rape
Global Nation - 2019-04-11
MANILA, Philippines -- An American fugitive who is wanted for rape in the United States (US) is set to be deported by the Bureau of Immigration (BI). BI chief Jaime Morente said on Thursday that ...

SC revamps website, unveils new public-friendly version
newsbytes.ph - 2019-04-11
decisions of the Court of Appeals, and other official government issuances. -- Benjamin Pulta (PNA)

8 immigration workers in alleged extortion sacked
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-11
MANILA, Philippines - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has ordered the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to terminate the contract of eight job order contractors allegedly involved in extorting P9.2 ...

DOLE: Forced repatriation of OFWs in Libya may happen 'anytime soon'
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 11) -- The Labor department says the forced repatriation of Filipino workers in Libya may happen anytime soon as they anticipate the situation in the North ...

Pinoys continue seeking work abroad
Inquirer - 2019-04-11
The Philippines was the fourth biggest recipient of remittances from migrant workers in 2018 and the World Bank expects a boost to these cash transfers from the plan to deploy more overseas ...

Some Filipinos in Libya seek to leave amid tension - PH Embassy
Global Nation - 2019-04-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Embassy in Tripoli said that 12 Filipinos have so far expressed interest to be repatriated while 18 have been evacuated by their respective employers to ...

BIR intensifies campaign on Tax Code in Batangas
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-04-11
BATANGAS CITY, Apr. 11 (PIA)- The Bureau of Internal Revenue District Office 058 intensifies its campaign on Tax Code as they started their kick off activity at NuCiti Mall here, recently. The agency listed the municipal governments of Lobo, Mabini ...

Arnell Ignacio, 55, finally graduates from college
PEP - 2019-04-11
from University of Makati. On Facebook, he posted, "Last graduation ko 1981 high school. Ang tagal ko nag-college. 2019 ang graduation. This is truly a masteral of life." The commencement ceremonies took place earlier at the Philippine International ...

Award to martial law victims executory - US court
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-10
It cited Supreme Court decisions that nullified past settlement agreements "because of the baseless and inequitable ratio of the splitting scheme which was manifestly disadvantageous to the ...

New policy on foreign workers out by May 1
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-10
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) expects to have more teeth in its campaign against illegal foreign workers with an interagency directive that will prohibit ...

Right Tool, Right Job: Smart Manufacturing Requires Focus on Intellectual Property
JD Supra - 2019-04-10
DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

Palace asked to comment on Chico project challenge
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-10
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- MalacaƱang on Wednesday said it would submit its comment on the constitutional challenge against a China-financed irrigation project in Kalinga and Cagayan provinces ...

SC halts cutting, balling of trees in Baguio mall's expansion
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 10) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday stopped the cutting and balling of trees in expansion plans of a popular mall in Baguio City until it complies with ...

SC orders government to comment on suit vs Chico River loan
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-10
BAGUIO CITY--The Supreme Court on Tuesday did not give an immediate relief to the petitioners seeking to immediately prevent the Philippine government and China from implementing the Preferential ...

Travel tax should have been scrapped in 2002: Koko files bill to do that
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-10
THE Senate is set to work on remedial legislation abolishing the Marcos-era travel-tax imposition as soon as Congress reconvenes plenary session next month. Senate Bill 1841, filed by Senator ...

SC affirms ruling including non-BIR revenue as base for IRA allocation
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-10
BAGUIO CITY--The Supreme Court has maintained its decision which declared that the internal revenue allotment (IRA) share of all local government units should be based on the collections of all ...

Leave Luneta Hill trees alone-SC
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-10
In January 2015, the mall had reportedly decided to cut 60 of the 182 trees after obtaining a favorable ruling from the Court of Appeals Special Ninth Division on December 12 2014. In its ruling ...

DOLE-7 official: Do not abolish regional wage boards
Inquirer.net - 2019-04-10
The Cebu rally was attended by members of Alyansa sa mga Mamumuo sa Sugbo-Kilusang Mayo Uno (Ama Sugbo-KMU) and Alsa Kontraktwal. Despite her agreement to a uniform daily minimum wage that could ...

JKUAT to drive institutional intellectual property policies in Africa
standardmedia.co.ke - 2019-04-10
Three global and regional organizations dealing with the administration of intellectual property (IP) rights have jointly selected Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) as one of the five pilot institutions in Africa to benefit ...

PH orders total ban on deployment of Filipino workers to Libya
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-10
Lede text: The Department of Labor and Employment issues a total ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to Libya amid escalating tensions in the North African country. Metro Manila (CNN ...

SC affirms 2018 ruling: LGUs should get share of all national taxes
Inquirer - 2019-04-10
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- The Supreme Court (SC) stood by its 2018 decision that local government units (LGUs) are entitled to internal revenue allotments (IRAs) based on collections of not ...

Locsin wishes ill on corrupt public officials, Filipino recruiters
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-10
MANILA, Philippines -- Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. wished ill on corrupt public officials and Filipino recruiters, wishing they get sick with cancer and get infected with the ...

Philippine gov't imposes total deployment ban to Tripoli anew
Rappler - 2019-04-10
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that the decision was made when the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Governing Board met Wednesday afternoon, due to the worsening war in Libya. "The POEA Governing Board in a meeting duly ...

Local governments to get new and bigger IRA only in 2022 - SC
Rappler - 2019-04-10
BAGUIO, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) en banc announced on Wednesday, April 10, that local government units (LGUs) will get new and bigger Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) shares starting in 2022 only. The SC en banc affirmed its ruling from July ...

DOLE orders total ban on OFW deployment to Tripoli, several districts in Libya
Global Nation - 2019-04-10
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday ordered a total ban on the deployment overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Tripoli and several other areas in ...

Supreme Court stops SM Baguio from cutting more trees
Rappler - 2019-04-10
BAGUIO, Philippines (UPDATED) - The Supreme Court (SC) en banc on Wednesday, April 10, permanently stopped SM Baguio from cutting trees for its expansion plan in the City of Pines. The en banc made permanent its Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) issued ...

SC orders gov't to comment on petition vs. China-funded Chico River project
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 10) -- The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday has ordered the government to comment on a petition to declare a China-funded loan agreement unconstitutional.

Rappler board members plead not guilty to anti-dummy charges
Rappler - 2019-04-10
In its latest ruling in February 2019, the Court of Appeals (CA) said the SEC had basis to question the clause but also stressed that Rappler should have been given time to address it. The CA remanded the case to the commission, ordering it to reevaluate ...

MIAA: Surge of passengers at NAIA expected this weekend for Holy Week break
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-10
However, Monreal assured that they are continuing improvements on the airport, particularly on its air conditioning and the installation of more immigration E-Gates, which aims to cut the ...

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