ASEAN Chief Justices forge united stand on court processes, judgments, and cross-border cases
Manila Bulletin - 4 weeks ago
The Chief Justices of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have forged a united stand on various issues affecting the service of court processes and taking of evidence, enforcement of judgments in civil cases,

NLRC-RAB goes online to ensure safety of stakeholders
Gov - 4 weeks ago
The National Labor Relations Commission-Regional Arbitration Branch in Region 7 (NLRC-RAB-7) required those who are interested to file complaints and requests for assistance (RFAs) to get an appointment online.

Biden on cusp of White House victory with key results due soon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 weeks ago
WASHINGTON--The nail-biting US election was on the cusp of finally producing a winner Thursday, with Democrat Joe Biden declaring "no doubt" he would beat President Donald Trump and all

OWWA helps 6,468 OFWs return to Caraga
Manila Bulletin - 4 weeks ago
BUTUAN CITY - Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration-Regional Welfare Office Caraga continues to provide assistance to returning overseas Filipino workers upon their arrival at the Bancasi Airport and other nearby ports of entry in Northeastern Mindanao or Caraga region.

SOS from Catanduanes: 10K homes, 90% of electrical posts damaged
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 weeks ago
Catanduanes officials on Thursday pleaded to the national government for funding to rebuild its devastated infrastructure in the wake of Typhoon "Rolly" (international name: Goni), as well

Supreme Court must 'get real' about prison conditions
Rappler - 4 weeks ago
The Supreme Court 'threw away the opportunity' to clarify guidelines on how humanitarian considerations can be applied to prisoners

House, Senate leaders meet to craft common legislative agenda
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 weeks ago
Leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives met Thursday to craft a common legislative agenda for the remaining 20 months of the 18th Congress. The "informal

SMC bounces back with ?15B profit in Q3
CNN Philippines - 4 weeks ago
San Miguel Corporation has recovered from initial losses early this year as sales picked up as of September, riding on the reopening of the economy amid the local COVID-19 outbreak.

DBM studying ways to send money to 'Rolly'-hit areas with depleted calamity funds
CNN Philippines - 4 weeks ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 5) -- Provinces battered by Super Typhoon Rolly may need to formally declare their areas under state of calamity if they want to request new funds from the ...

US Supreme Court may not have final say in presidential election, despite Trump threat
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 weeks ago
While President Donald Trump wants the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on a presidential race that is still too close to call, it may not be the final arbiter in this election, legal

Muntinlupa LGU waives business tax penalties, surcharges until Nov. 20
Manila Bulletin - 4 weeks ago
The local government of Muntinlupa has waived the penalties and surcharges for the non-payment of business taxes due for the second and third quarters as assistance to establishments reeling from the economic effects of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Asian stocks and US futures rise as investors await election results
CNN Philippines - 4 weeks ago
Asian stocks and US futures are rising as investors await more results from the US election. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rallied 2% in early trade Thursday, South Korea's Kospi rose 1.5%, Japan's Nikkei was up 1.

Owwa given 7 days to settle unpaid hotel bills of OFWs
BusinessMirror - 4 weeks ago
The OWWA is tasked to provide assistance to repatriated and stranded OFWs due to the pandemic. It includes provision of food, airport assistance, temporary shelter, and transportation assistance.

Same tax treatment for all online gambling
philstar.com - 4 weeks ago
The tax treatment for online gambling, whether done onshore or offshore, is the same after the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. gave casino operators the green light to accept bets online, according to the Department of Finance.

Davao mandates use of QR code
philstar.com - 4 weeks ago
DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- The use of quick response or QR code will be mandatory in this city to facilitate contact tracing. Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio issued an executive order (EO) on the use of QR code starting Saturday amid a surge in confirmed cases ...

Investors brace for close U.S. election result, long count
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 weeks ago
Investors rushed to adjust portfolios for a tighter and later U.S. election result than many had assumed before Wednesday, with pre-poll expectations of a clear Democratic

Petron posts P12.6-billion loss, but notes some recovery in Q3 2020
Rappler - 4 weeks ago
While the oil industry continues to face major challenges, we are beginning to see signs of recovery thanks to our government's decision to gradually and safely restart the economy,' says Petron CEO a

DA engages farmers-coops, associations through entrep training
Gov - 4 weeks ago
The Department of Agriculture (DA) in the Ilocos, in partnership with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) provided training in Business Plan Preparation and Business Management in Calasiao,

Pinoys set to access online casinos; BIR on lookout
Manila Bulletin - 4 weeks ago
As government sets to allow Filipino citizens to access online casino websites, the Department of Finance (DOF) is quick to remind operators that there is no tax distinction between onshore and offshore gaming operations.

Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Baltazar-Padilla retires at 62
GMA Network - 4 weeks ago
She filled the vacancy created by the retirement of Associate Justice Andres Reyes, Jr. in May. She was a justice of the Court of Appeals from 2006 until her appointment to the SC. She had also served as a judge of the Manila regional and metropolitan ...

The US economy under Trump: By the numbers
Rappler - 4 weeks ago
United States growth was relatively robust prior to COVID-19, but the turmoil of the coronavirus upends normal trends

Unexpected retirement opens seat in the Supreme Court
Rappler - 4 weeks ago
A new seat at the Supreme Court is up for grabs after an unexpected early retirement of a sitting justice. The Supreme Court en banc on Tuesday, November 3, approved Justice Priscilla Baltazar Padilla's application for early retirement "due to physical disability,

SC upholds ownership claims of 4 retired officers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 weeks ago
The Supreme Court has upheld the ownership claim of four retired military officers to prime lots in a former housing project for soldiers in Taguig City, which the Philippine Navy had developed as

OWWA scholarship grant recipients now yuppies
Manila Bulletin - 4 weeks ago
Recipients of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) scholarship grants are now young professionals.

SC allows disability retirement for Justice appointed in July
CNN Philippines - 4 weeks ago
Padilla is stepping down from the Supreme Court due to health reasons, just three months after her appointment to her post.

Calida leans toward Marcos in VP protest comment to Supreme Court
Rappler - 1 month ago
Solicitor General Jose Calida says that if there is indeed fraud in the 3 contested Mindanao provinces, the Supreme Court can void those votes and declare the real winner from the remaining votes. If those are voided,

Surigao Norte MSMEs join 'work-life balance' webinar
Gov - 1 month ago
BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 3 -- The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) - Caraga, in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) - Surigao del Norte Provincial Office, recently conducted an online discussion on Work-Life ...

SC orders Navy: Turn over to retired generals lots, part of golf course, now
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 1 month ago
The Supreme Court has upheld the ownership claim of four retired military officers over prime lots located within a former housing project for soldiers in Taguig City, which

Rewarding talent and creating opportunities
Manila Bulletin - 1 month ago
The Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) bill pending before Congress seeks to accelerate the lowering of taxes for corporations to help them  rebound from the COVID-19 crisis and be more competitive with businesses in other Southeast Asian nations.

PSE to hike sectoral indices by Q1 2021
BusinessMirror - 1 month ago
listing may take a while since the companies that signified their intent to list their REITs would have to secure tax approval from the Bureau of Internal Revenue. The PSE, meanwhile, said it is ...

DOLE issues holiday pay rules for Undas
Gov - 1 month ago
In its Labor Advisory No. 29, series of 2020, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) issued the pay rules to be implemented during the two special non-working days. "If the employee did not work, the 'no work, no pay' principle shall apply ...

POGO taxes to fund government action vs COVID-19
philstar.com - 1 month ago
Taxes collected from offshore gaming licensees will be used to fund government measures to address the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic in the next two years, according to the Bureau of Internal Revenue.

As tax base shrinks during pandemic, proposed law seeks to cut revenue sources
philstar.com - 1 month ago
The Duterte government is pushing for a bill cutting the corporate income tax in exchange for strict limits to tax perks enjoyed by investors.

Despite overlaps, Ombudsman and Supreme Court welcome DOJ anti-corruption task force
Rappler - 1 month ago
An ad hoc body like the DOJ mega task force could end up weakening the institutions with the official mandate to investigate corruption, says watchdog Government Watch

British Airways parent IAG logs vast loss on virus
Rappler - 1 month ago
IAG says its losses so far in 2020 have reached 5.6 billion euros as a result of the worsening COVID-19 crisis

Support in Creating Sustainable Solutions through Digital Platforms
Manila Bulletin - 1 month ago
PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) backs Filipino youth in creating sustainable solutions through digital platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic.  PLDT-Smart have backed Youth Force in the Philippines Inc.

5 Spooky Intellectual Property Battles For Halloween
Law360 - 1 month ago
With Halloween right around the corner, Law360 is breaking down the spookiest intellectual property news from the past year, ranging from Playboy Bunny costumes to the "Dancing Pumpkin Man" meme to Katy Perry's Halloween Instagram post.

5 Spooky Intellectual Property Battles For Halloween
Law360 - 1 month ago
Law360 (October 29, 2020, 8:27 PM EDT) -- With Halloween right around the corner, Law360 is breaking down the spookiest intellectual property news from the past year, ranging from Playboy Bunny costumes to the "Dancing Pumpkin Man" meme to Katy Perry's ...

5 Spooky Intellectual Property Battles For Halloween
Law360 - 1 month ago
With Halloween right around the corner, Law360 is breaking down the spookiest intellectual property news from the past year, ranging from Playboy Bunny costumes to the "Dancing Pumpkin Man" meme to Katy Perry's Halloween Instagram post.

Pagcor 9-month net income plunges 97.3% on lockdown
BusinessMirror - 1 month ago
STATE-RUN Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) saw its net income from January to September plunging by 97.3 percent year-on-year especially due to the shutdown of gaming operations in mid-March to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

Judge Says Nebraska Didn't Waive Immunity In Copyright Row
Law360 - 1 month ago
A federal judge has agreed to toss claims that the Nebraska Department of Education used copyrighted software without permission, finding the department never waived its immunity to those allegations.

British bank Lloyds swings back to profit
Rappler - 1 month ago
I am pleased that we are now seeing an encouraging business recovery,' says Lloyds Banking Group CEO Antonio Horta-Osorio

Netflix Will See More Copyright Litigation After Eleventh Circuit Ruling
Law - 1 month ago
One litigator said these types of copyright cases would only increase with the oversaturation of online streaming services.

11th Circ. Affirms Netflix Win In 'Narcos' Copyright Suit
Law360 - 1 month ago
Netflix and the makers of its television series "Narcos" did not infringe the copyright of a Colombian journalist who wrote about her love affair with notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, the Eleventh Circuit ruled Tuesday,

Tax perks for e-vehicle parts-makers reviewed
BusinessMirror - 1 month ago
Local manufacturers of parts for electric vehicles will soon be eligible to avail of tax breaks, as they are listed as a priority beneficiary of fiscal incentives under the Corporate Recovery and ...

Salceda: Tax legal online sabong, other electronic betting games
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 1 month ago
MANILA, Philippines -- Legal online sabong (cockfight) and other electronic betting activities should be taxed, House ways and means committee chairperson Joey Salceda said Wednesday. In filing

Carpio reminds SC of past cases in latest push for anti-terror law TRO
Rappler - 1 month ago
Petitioners have more than demonstrated their compliance with the requirements for injunctive relief,' says the motion

DOLE extends forced leave of workers for up to 1 year
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 1 month ago
Labor groups on Tuesday said they would question the move by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III in the Supreme Court, arguing that it was a virtual amendment of the 1974 Labor Code, which limits ...

Petron eyes refinery closure on tax woes
BusinessMirror - 1 month ago
Ang, could not stress enough the struggle it has been experiencing just to keep business afloat. When asked categorically if Petron has decided to cease refinery operations, Ang said ...

Psychological violence: SC upholds fine, jail term for marital infidelity
BusinessMirror - 1 month ago
THE Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed the ruling issued by the Court of Appeals (CA) which held... THE Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed the ruling issued by the Court of Appeals (CA) which held that ...

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