Eleazar assures Labor Day protesters: No human rights violations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The police will observe maximum tolerance in dealing with activists joining Labor Day protests Wednesday, Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, chief of the National Capital Region ...

Difficulties Face Cannabis Patents, Trademarks, and Other Forms of Intellectual Property - Intellectual Property News
JD Supra - 2019-05-01
Since more than half of the states in the U.S. have decriminalized marijuana (those varieties of the Cannabis plant with intoxicating properties), the marijuana business has been growing rapidly in this country. Like any business, companies selling ...

SSS pension loan disbursements up in March
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-30
Pension loan disbursements of the Social Security System (SSS) rose by over half month-on-month in March after the state-run pension fund eased documentary requirements that month. In a statement ...

13.5 M grads joining work force
philstar.com - 2019-04-30
MANILA, Philippines -- A staggering 13.5 million senior high school students who chose vocational courses as well as college ... who also sits as vice chairman of the House committee on higher and technical education and a member of the House basic ...

No Labor Day dialogue for Duterte, workers
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-30
Hontiveros, who is also the vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, said labor contractualization is also a public health risk to many Filipino workers, who are "forced to endure ...

Party-list groups ask SC to stop Meralco from collecting bill deposit
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-30
Commingling of funds, according to the petitioners, renders the bill deposit "vulnerable" to wrong business decisions and investments, mismanagement, miscalculation or risks, and legal cases ...

How to Build an Intellectual Property Portfolio on a Budget
Law - 2019-04-30
The ever-increasing speed at which information travels over social media and the expanding volume of information available on the internet has helped and hindered small and start-up enterprises. It is easier to get recognition through social media but that ...

Makabayan bloc asks SC to rule on legality of Meralco deposits
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-30
THE Makabayan bloc filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC), questioning the legality of the bill deposits collected by Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) from its consumers. In an 36-page petition, Makabayan bloc, led by Senate candidate Neri J.

Why do workers push for P750 national minimum wage?
Davao Today - 2019-04-30
DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- Workers have expressed eagerness to push ... provide the PhP750 minimum wage by "giving cheap credit, tax breaks, marketing and technology assistance, and other support to ensure the progress of their business."

DOLE reviewing work permits to foreigners to check if jobs were not snatched from Pinoys
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 30) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will be checking permits granted to foreigners working in the country to see if they did not take jobs ...

8,000 jobs available at Labor Day job fair in Davao City
MindaNews - 2019-04-30
Want create site? With Free visual composer you can do it easy. DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 Apr) - Close to 8,000 jobs will be available during the two-day 2019 Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan, Job and Business Fair that will open on Wednesday, Labor Day, at ...

SC asked to declare directive on Meralco bill deposit illegal
philstar.com - 2019-04-30
MANILA, Philippines -- The Makabayan bloc on Tuesday challenged the legality of an Energy Regulatory Commission directive that allowed Meralco to collect bill deposits before the Supreme Court. The petitioners said that the ERC committed grave abuse of ...

TV, print journos join Rappler in plea to stop Duterte coverage ban
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 30) -- News website Rappler has found allies in urging the Supreme Court (SC) to stop President Rodrigo Duterte's ban against its reporters. At least 41 ...

PH bags rating upgrade from S&P
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-30
S&P said the first package of the government's tax reform program helped ensure ... noting that strong household and corporate incomes, worker remittances, and a healthy financial system will ...

PNP warns: Coddlers of fugitive Acierto may face charges, too
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-30
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday warned coddlers of Eduardo Acierto that they may also face charges for enabling the former police official to hide from the law.

TV, newspaper journalists join Rappler petition vs Duterte coverage ban
Rappler - 2019-04-30
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - Journalists from competing news outfits showed solidarity on Tuesday, April 30, as 41 reporters, columnists, and anchors from different media organizations filed a petition for intervention asking the Supreme Court (SC ...

Serbia and Kosovo agree to resume talks after Macron, Merkel push
Rappler - 2019-04-30
Critics warned that redrawing the map would be risky business in the fragile Balkans ... Kosovo's Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says he will keep the tax until Belgrade shows openness to recognising independence. Meanwhile Vucic maintained that lifting ...

Labor Day rallies to demand pay hike, end to contractualization
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-30
MANILA, Philippines -- A militant labor group said on Monday it expected 100,000 workers to join nationwide rallies on May 1, Labor Day, in a stinging rebuke of President Duterte, whom it accused ...

Federal prosecutors invite victims to claim restitution from scorned lawyer's porn troll scheme
Star Tribune - 2019-04-30
Two U of M law school grads who made millions in sham copyright infringement cases to be sentenced in June. Federal prosecutors say the disgraced Minneapolis lawyer Paul Hansmeier should spend more than a dozen years in prison for concocting an elaborate ...

Supervening condition for pay increase needed - DOLE
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-29
He warned that implementing an across-the-board pay increase could lead to job losses as some business may just opt to close down if they were unable to provide the additional wage for their ...

CA rules against PAGCOR in licensing dispute with Waterfront
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-29
THE Court of Appeals (CA) has denied an appeal by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) to reverse a previous decision which called on the regulator to issue a license to operate to Waterfront Philippines, Inc. for its proposed hotel-casino.

The parable of the tax collector... and the taxpayer?
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-29
In the Christian scriptures, Jesus shared this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else: "Two people went up to the temple area to pray; one was a Pharisee and the other was a tax collector. The Pharisee ...

2 Chinese wanted for cyber crime arrested in Mandaluyong
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-29
THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) Fugitive Search Unit (FSU) arrested on April 25 two Chinese nationals wanted for cyber crime in Beijing. In a statement, BI Commissioner Jaime H. Morente identified the two as Hong Webin, 34, and Li Cheng, 36, who were nabbed ...

AKO Bicol asks Supreme Court to stop EDSA provincial bus ban
Rappler - 2019-04-29
MANILA, Philippines - AKO Bicol party filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday, April 29, asking it to stop the ban on provincial buses along EDSA. In its petition, AKO Bicol argued that the decision of the Metropolitan Manila Development ...

Otso Diretso bets decry abuse of power by Duterte, public officials
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 29) -- Senatorial candidates from the opposition coalition Otso Diretso spoke against the alleged abuse of power by President Rodrigo Duterte and other ...

3,000 NCR cops to ensure order, security during Labor Day protests
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) will field 3,000 police officers to ensure security on Labor Day as some groups are set to stage protests, Philippine ...

On opinion drug war unconstitutional, PNP says 'academe is not Supreme Court'
Rappler - 2019-04-29
MANILA, Philippines - The academe is not the Supreme Court. Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Oscar Albayalde had this to say when asked to comment on the conclusion of legal academics and researchers that circulars that operationalize the ...

In Nueva Ecija, farmers keep their chill even as El NiƱo scorches
Inquirer - 2019-04-28
Rice farming in Nueva Ecija remains in business despite a report from the state weather bureau that the province and 48 others are suffering from a dry spell as the El NiƱo phenomenon continues ...

BIR extends deadline for registration of POS machines to May 31
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-28
The system is being used for the collation of sales reports from business owners. In Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) 48-2019 it issued on April 17, the BIR extended the deadline for the ...

When stress at work may lead to depression
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-28
One of the significant health issues at this time has to do with mental well-being. Some weeks ago, a young journalist recorded a video about his struggles with depression and scheduled its ...

Las PiƱas dismisses perjury case vs. Okada Manila owner
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-28
Citing a Supreme Court ruling, Macasaet said "a false statement of a belief is not perjury." Macasaet said Espeleta "was able to establish that his assertions" in the estafa case against ...

Supreme Court clears Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, PNB of liability in sugar fund suit
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-28
The Supreme Court cleared the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Philippine National Bank (PNB) of liability in a claim filed by sugar farmers under Republic Act (RA) 7202 or the Sugar ...

The Tax Amnesty Act of 2019: Welcome news for delinquent taxpayers
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-28
On Feb. 14, the President signed into law Republic Act No. 11213 or the Tax Amnesty Act of 2019 (RA 11213). The law provides for estate tax amnesty and tax amnesty on delinquencies. In this article, we will zoom in on the tax amnesty on delinquencies.

Spain votes in early election marked by far-right resurgence
Rappler - 2019-04-28
Founded by a former member of the conservative Popular Party (PP), with a strong stance against feminism and illegal immigration, Vox has risen thanks to its hard line against separatists in Catalonia. The region in northeastern Spain was the scene of a ...

Filipinos repatriated from Libya climb to 32 -- DFA
Global Nation - 2019-04-28
Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III, meanwhile, said the labor department will help the repatriated Filipinos seek for job opportunities in the Philippines and abroad. "We will help them in ...

China's recycling ban has sent America's plastic to Malaysia. Now they don't want it -- so what next?
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-28
"It's illegal," said Yeo Bee Yin, Malaysia's Minister of Energy, Science, Technology ... executive director at the Ecology Center in Berkeley, California, a non-profit group that has been engaged ...

Tugade: China commits to tap PH workers for rail projects
Global Nation - 2019-04-27
He said a first batch of 1,000 workers from the Bicol region would undergo training for employment in the 639-kilometer South Long-Haul Project of the Philippine National Railways. The Philippines ...

More groups want Canada to take back waste from Philippines
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-27
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO--Five groups have joined the clamor for Canada to take back heaps of trash misdeclared as plastic scraps that were illegally shipped to Manila from 2013 to 2014. Their demand ...

Senatorial bets agree: Prioritize Filipino workers over Chinese in PH
Rappler - 2019-04-27
MANILA, Philippines - Senatorial candidates from different slates on Saturday, April 27, agreed that Filipinos should be prioritized for jobs in the Philippines amid an influx of Chinese workers. In a senatorial forum organized by CNN Philippines and the ...

2 South Koreans nabbed for illegal online gaming
philstar.com - 2019-04-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) arrested two South Koreans in Pampanga on Thursday for allegedly running an illegal online gaming operation that victimized their compatriots. BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said Lee Jongjin, 28, and ...

Hours after mass escape, migrants chant for food, freedom
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-27
TAPACHULA, Mexico -- About 600 mostly Cuban migrants who were part of a mass escape from a southern Mexico immigration detention center a day earlier remained at large Friday evening, immigration ...

16,000 jobs ready on 117th Labor Day
Sun Star - 2019-04-27
The DOLE will be joined by the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC)-member agencies comprising of Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO), National Conciliation Mediation Board (NCMB), National Labor ...

1,000 nurses needed
The Visayan Daily Star - 2019-04-27
CEBU CITY - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is in immediate need of 1,000 female nurses for its government hospitals. EveliaDurato, chief of the Philippine Overseas ... 875 for U.K., 200 for the King Hamad University Hospital in Bahrain, and four ...

Qatar to abolish exit visa system by year's end
Rappler - 2019-04-27
DOHA, Qatar - Qatar is set to abolish its controversial exit visa system for all foreign workers by the end of the year, the UN's International Labor Organization (ILO) said Friday, April 26. Qatar has introduced a series of labor reforms since its ...

Top Marvel Editor Perjured Self In Iron Man IP Suit, Artists Say
Law360 - 2019-04-27
Law360 (April 26, 2019, 9:29 PM EDT) -- Two comic artists argued Thursday they should be allowed to pursue copyright infringement claims against Disney's Marvel Entertainment for allegedly ripping off their armor designs for an "Iron Man 3" poster ...

First OFW hospital to rise in Pampanga
philstar.com - 2019-04-27
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) yesterday said the groundbreaking of the hospital in San Fernando, Pampanga would be held on May 1. "The hospital will be exclusively for OFWs and their dependents... to provide them with free services when ...

Philippines gets JCR upgrade, nears top credit rating
philstar.com - 2019-04-26
A single A credit rating will place the Philippines on the radar screen of even more portfolio investors, given that some institutional investors have a policy of investing only in bonds issued by A-rated sovereigns or corporate entities. This is the ...

Philippines gets $12.2B in new investments, trade commitments from China
Global Nation - 2019-04-26
BEIJING--The Philippines bagged $12.16 billion worth of new investment and trade deals with Chinese partners--including big-ticket and labor-intensive energy, petrochemical, industrial park and ...

What does it take to remove a US president from office?
InterAksyon - 2019-04-26
The Senate then conducts a trial. House members act as the prosecutors, with senators as the jurors. The chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court presides over the trial. Senate chamber of the United States. (Flickr/United States Senate) A two-thirds ...

BIR collections up 11% in 1st quarter
Inquirer - 2019-04-26
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) grew its collections by over a tenth to P468.2 billion in the first quarter on the back of better tax administration and the second round of excise hikes under ...

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