Recto Bank incident violation of UNCLOS? Still premature to tell - Palace
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-17
MANILA, Philippines -- It is "premature" to say that the ramming of a Filipino fishing boat in the West Philippine Sea is a violation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea ...

Ex-Bohol town mayor convicted for illegally collecting business plate fees
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-17
"More to the point, the Code highlights the tight relationship between the Mayor, as chief executive of the LGU, and the treasurer in the devolved power of taxation," the court said.

Reparations for PH fishermen sought
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-16
MANILA, Philippines -- A national group of fishermen on Sunday said the crew of the Philippine fishing boat that sank in the South China Sea after being hit by a Chinese trawler which then ...

Court to hear sex harassment case vs ex-TV exec, producer
philstar.com - 2019-06-16
MANILA, Philippines -- ABS-CBN show biz reporter Gretchen Fullido is ready for the trial of the sexual harassment case she filed against a former news executive and a segment producer of the TV network, her lawyer said yesterday. The Quezon City ...

Labor rights issues top DOLE agenda for bilateral talks with Indonesia, Japan
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-16
Improving international labor rights and employment opportunities are on top of the agenda of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) during its bilateral talks with Indonesia and Japan at ...

Special Report : Inside a Philippine offshore gaming company
philstar.com - 2019-06-16
MANILA, Philippines -- On the fourth floor of an offshore gaming firm somewhere in Paranaque City, a sprawling cafeteria serves a variety of Chinese food. At mealtime, hundreds of workers form long queues beside rows of chafing dishes filled with ...

SEC secures P100M in Kapa assets
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-15
In a statement on Saturday, the SEC said the seizure followed an asset freeze order issued by the Court of Appeals on June 4. The SEC said it believes millions of Filipinos were lured to invest in ...

YG Entertainment founder Yang Hyun Suk resigns from all positions amid drug, sex scandals
PEP - 2019-06-15
"However, I'll be stepping down from all my positions and business at YG from today forwards ... In the same month, YG Entertainment went under investigation for alleged tax evasion by the national tax service of South Korea. On Wednesday, June 12 ...

Sluggish growth in foreign tourist arrivals continues in April 2019
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-15
Foreign tourists line up for immigration clearance upon arrival at the Clark International Airport in this file photo taken on June 1, 2019. The Department of Tourism has reported an 8.57-percent ...

Tour of China shows a nation girding for protracted trade war
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-15
PRESIDENT Donald Trump is eager to crow about the economic weapon he wielded against Mexico to win concessions on immigration: "Tariffs are a great negotiating tool," he declared on Tuesday.

P3.9B earmarked for zero tuition in tech-voc schools
Sun Star - 2019-06-15
"TVET program completers can easily sell their skills to prospective employers or, better yet, use their proficiencies to establish small tax-exempt shops under the Barangay Micro Business Enterprises Law," Bertiz said. TVET is schooling that provides ...

KAPA Ministry assure its founder won't leave the country
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 15) -- The KAPA Community Ministry spokesperson said the religious group's founder will not leave the country. This is amid the Immigration Lookout Bulletin ...

City of dissent: Hong Kong has a proud tradition of protesting to protect its unique identity
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-15
But to those who live in the city this isn't anything new ... the vigils have become an outlet to express anxiety about the state of Hong Kong and its future. This year, on the 30th anniversary ...

UV Express restriction deferred
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-15
The announcement came a day after transport and labor groups appealed to the Quezon City Regional Trial Court to issue a temporary restraining order and writ of preliminary mandatory injunction ...

Carpio: PH must demand compensation from China after West PH Sea collision
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-15
Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said in a statement issued late Friday. Last June 9, the captain and crew of the sinking F/B Gimver 1 were abandoned at sea following the ...

DOJ sets indictment of WellMed owner, whistleblowers for estafa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-15
The Department of Justice (DOJ) said on Friday it would file charges of estafa against the owner and two former employees of WellMed Dialysis and Wellness Center Corp. in connection with a scam to ...

New Baguio mayor to hold office at former dump
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-15
It has been there a long time," Magalong said at a media briefing on Monday. In August 2012, the Court of Appeals granted the writ of kalikasan and writ of continuing mandamus that required the ...

The 17th Congress: Hits and misses
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-14
Other key legislation that were enacted into law are: the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act, the Mental Health Act, Magna Carta of the Poor, Free College Act ... the coconut industry fund, national land use, disaster ...

DOE moves to ensure compliance with ruling on power supply deals bidding
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-14
In a decision made public last month, the Supreme Court said applications for PSA approval that were submitted to the Energy Regulatory Commission on or after June 30, 2015, should comply with the ...

BI on lookout for KAPA execs
philstar.com - 2019-06-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Officials and incorporators of the Kapa Community Ministry International Inc. (KAPA) have been placed on the immigration lookout bulletin order for their alleged involvement in an investment scam. KAPA founder Joel Apolinario and ...

DFA: Kuwaiti police officer charged with rape of Filipina worker
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The Kuwaiti police officer who reportedly kidnapped and assaulted a Filipina household worker was charged with rape, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

US seniors more likely to work longer in big metro areas
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-14
In this Tuesday, April 16, 2019, photo Steve Burghardt, a professor of social work at the City University of New York, gestures as he speaks in his office at Hunter College's Silberman School of ...

DOJ issues lookout order for Kapa, ALAMCCO execs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued an Immigration Lookout Bulletin Order (ILBO) against eight incorporators and eight officers of KAPA Community Ministry ...

Globe myBusiness, CPPI to provide relevant business solutions to pawnshop owners
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-14
Despite the many services offered by various banks in the Philippines, traditional pawnshops are still alive and well in the country. A majority of Filipinos, even in this digital world, still ...

Duque reminds Lacson: Case on OWWA fund mess long been dismissed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-14
MANILA, Philippines - Health Secretary Francisco Duque III has reminded critics that the case against him for the alleged misuse of Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) funds has long ...

COA recommends charges vs BI personnel for not collecting fines from airlines
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-14
MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Audit (COA) has suggested that officials and personnel of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) be charged for neglect of duty, after allegedly allowing airlines ...

Why Nintendo, Google and others may want to move some manufacturing out of China
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-14
Companies, particularly technology giants like Google ... said New York University Stern Business School professor Joseph Foudy. "If we knew China was facing a 15% to 20% tariff, some companies might just chalk that up to a business expense and stay ...

DOLE unit, Facebook partnership to boost OFW digital literacy, entrepreneurial skills
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-13
"Once they developed the confidence to build the business, they can now look for bigger growth," she pointed out. On its first year, the program trained over 140,000 OFWs on digital skills for ...

SEC raises alarm over growing investment scams perpetuated by religious groups
philstar.com - 2019-06-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has raised the alarm bells over the apparent growing number of investment scams perpetuated by religious leaders. SEC chairperson Emilio Aquino noted the increasing number of ...

UHC law means more nurses need to stay in PHL
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-13
He added however that decision to slow down deployment of nurses "will (depend on) a governing board resolution of POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration)." Mr. Bello has said the government must explore ways to make nurses stay since the ...

893 joins Kalayaan job fair in NegOcc; 37 hired on the spot
Sun Star - 2019-06-13
THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) in Negros Occidental has registered a total of 893 applicants during its Kalayaan Job and Livelihood Fair held at the Event Center of 888 Premier Mall in Bacolod City on Wednesday. Of which, 37 were hired on ...

Bolster K-12 program to address jobs-skills mismatch in PH - Villanueva
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-13
Villanueva, chair of the Senate labor committee, issued this statement after the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported that underemployment rate in the country in April 2019 stands at 13 ...

Implementation of PH-Kuwait labor deal questioned after rape of OFW
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Joel Villanueva on Thursday questioned if the labor deal between the Philippines and Kuwait which seeks to protect overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Gulf ...

DFA raises alert level in Sudan amid civil unrest
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-13
The DFA said that the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will only allow the return of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) if they have existing employment contracts and in consideration of ...

ECC partners with DTI, NCMB to promote EC program
Gov - 2019-06-13
It was created by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 626, as amended and as embodied in Title II of Book IV of the Labor Code of the Philippines. The ECC is mandated to provide meaningful and appropriate compensation to workers and their dependents in the ...

Robredo camp sees confirmation of win, urges PET to decide on Marcos protest
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-13
MANILA, Philippines - The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday prodded the Supreme Court sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to resolve the election protest filed by ...

Police powers given to BIR, BOC staff
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-13
To effectively implement the fuel marking system rolled out last March, personnel of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) will be granted police powers to inspect ...

Robredo leads Independence Day rites at Rizal Park in Manila
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-06-13
Outgoing Mayor Guia Gomez and guest of honor Undersecretary Marivel Sacendoncillo of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) laid a wreath at the Pinaglabanan Shrine in San Juan City. The shrine sits on the site of the first battle of ...

China, US welcome to help PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin, who led the flag-raising ceremony Wednesday at the Bonifacio Monument in Caloocan City, gave his own definition of independence ...

Labor chief Bello cites contribution of job fairs in bringing down unemployment
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-12
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday attributed the latest improvement in the local job market to the increasing number of government-led job fairs. Labor Secretary Silvestre H.

Business style clarified
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-12
One of the amendments introduced in the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law is related to the issuance of receipts or sales/commercial invoices under Section 237 of the National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC). Previously, all persons ...

DOLE plans to limit deployment of nurses overseas amid shortage
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-12
Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said he may soon instruct the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to slow down the processing of nurses bound for jobs abroad. The labor ...

Engage 18th Congress better to pass priority bills-DOF chief to staff
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-12
Beltran also cited the Warehouse Receipts Bill as another priority measure to help expand the access of farmers to credit and improve the ease of doing business in the rural sector. Assistant ...

DOF to work with Congress to speed up tax reform bills
philstar.com - 2019-06-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Finance (DOF) is studying ways to effectively engage lawmakers in the 18th Congress to help speed up the approval of the remaining tax reform proposals of the Duterte administration. During a recent DOF executive ...

Effective methods in resolving conflict
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-12
Political and business groups also often use this method. Mediation--When negotiations fail and an impasse occur, parties often call in an independent mediator to try to facilitate settlement of ...

All work permits of foreign nationals to go through DOLE
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-12
"The joint guidelines--which was signed last May 1--only covers permits issued by DOLE and Bureau of Immigration, including payment of taxes. The new memorandum circular will be a bigger ...

DoF eyeing smooth tax reform, import lib for more commodities
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-12
The remaining tax reform packages include Package 2, the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-Quality Opportunities, otherwise known as the TRABAHO bill, which aims to reduce the corporate income tax (CIT) rate from 30% to 20%, reduced gradually by 2 ...

Romualdez track record cited
Journal - 2019-06-12
Jericho Nograles bared that the 54-strong Partylist Coalition Foundation Inc. (PCFI ... a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from the Ivy League school, in Cornell University, and a Certificate of Special Studies in Administration and Management ...

Freedom Day jobseekers reach to 1.5T
Sun Star - 2019-06-12
11,500 for overseas employment generated from the 22 Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) accredited recruitment agencies; and 1,534 job vacancies for government from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Department of Social Welfare and ...

After provincial bus crackdown, MMDA to revive driver-only car ban along EDSA
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 12) -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) wants to fully implement its ban on provincial buses on Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) and ...

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