BIR retains original P2.33 T collection goal
philstar.com - 2019-06-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has reverted back to its P2.33 trillion collection target for 2019 after adjusting it downwards last April, in line with the implementation of the Lateral Attrition Law. Under Revenue Memorandum ...

Car catches fire on EDSA
philstar.com - 2019-06-08
Labor said he was heading to the airport from the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City when the incident happened. The fire was declared out at 1:14 p.m. No one was hurt during the incident, police said. Personnel of the Metropolitan ...

The unseen struggles of ensuring every Filipino has a home
philstar.com - 2019-06-08
MANILA, Philippines -- For the past 49 years ... for many as an estimated backlog is reported to have reached 6.7 million as of 2015. A study by the University of Asia and Pacific showed the Philippines would need 12.3 million housing units by 2030.

Rights group asks for worker-safety probe at Tokyo Olympics
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
Mary Harvey is the CEO of the Geneva-based Centre for Sport and Human Rights, the type of organization that pressured Qatar to reform labor practices -- particularly regarding migrant labor ...

UN rights experts seek inquiry into Philippines killings
InterAksyon - 2019-06-07
The 11 independent experts accused President Rodrigo Duterte of publicly intimidating activists and Supreme Court judges, degrading women and inciting violence against alleged drug pushers and others. There was no immediate response from Duterte or the ...

Structures of Independence
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
A year later, the foundation stone was laid for the building ... It is also a recreational space for joggers and students from the nearby university. Tourists can also visit the museum in the ...

A new kind of surveillance is coming to US skies-in a balloon
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-07
Asked if the company would sell access to police departments, Andrew Antonio, director of business development for World View, said "flying a Stratollite is no different" than how "domestic ...

Blogger nabbed in Iloilo for libel
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
ILOILO CITY -- Policemen arrested Iloilo blogger and radio blocktimer Manuel "Boy Mejorada on Friday night over a libel complaint filed by Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor. A team from the police ...

SC allows Bohol Governor-elect Arthur Yap to travel abroad
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
Yap, together with former Department of Science and Technology (DOST ... the P15.8 million car plan of the Philippine Rice Research Institute in 2008 and 2009. He was charged in his capacity ...

WATCH: Sedan catches fire on Edsa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
A Twitter alert from the Metro Manila Development Authority confirmed the incident that happened around 1:00 p.m. Traffic enforcers are already at the site, according to MMDA. A Makati Central ...

Provincial bus ban on Edsa faces 3rd opposition at SC
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The controversial provincial bus ban policy on Edsa faced its third opposition before the Supreme Court (SC) after Bayan Muna representatives filed a temporary restraining ...

'Trump effect' on closure of US immigration international offices
philstar.com - 2019-06-07
Form I-730 or refugee/asylee relative petition should be filed with the Nebraska or Texas Service Center while ... Including the Philippines, the number of visas granted lowered to 12% in the first two years of the Trump administration. Data from the ...

Pageant training harder than Bar preparations - Bb. Pilipinas contestant
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
Pilipinas titles this year. Reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray will relinquish her national crown, together with Miss Intercontinental Karen Gallman, Miss International runner-up Ahtisa Manalo ...

Tourism stakeholders welcome new Tieza tax incentives law
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-07
"Aside from the incentives, we need to make the process of setting up business here easier. Tieza is the infrastructure arm of the Department of Tourism and is tasked to oversee the development ...

Plight of Clark airport employees dims ahead of privatization
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) has yet to act on the complaint of the Samahan ng mga Manggagawa sa Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (SMD) against Ciac and the consortium for ...

Fed says economic gains tempered by trade worries
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-06
In this April 23, 2019, file photo, building cranes are seen at the construction site of a condominium complex with the Lower Manhattan skyline seen in the background in Weehawken, New Jersey.

Making agriculture sexy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-06
A former immigration lawyer-turned-farmer, he is among a growing number of young, college-educated Africans out ... In Ghana, the government has rolled out an ambitious national initiative to raise agricultural productivity and entice young people back ...

Government urged to intensify crackdown vs oil smuggling
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-06
The business group asked the government to strictly implement the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act and the Anti-Agricultural Smuggling to deter illicit trading. "The government must focus on ...

IAAF seeks reversion
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-06
THE International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will seek a "swift reversion" to a decision from the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland which allows Caster Semenya to compete ...

IMF chief warns US-China spat to slash 2020 global growth
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-06
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde arrives for the Women's Forum Americas, at Claustro de Sor Juana University in Mexico City in this May 30 photo. WASHINGTON -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) does not see the threat of ...

Minsaad partners affirm commitment
Sun Star - 2019-06-06
The Minsaad is a special project of DAR funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) and the government of the Philippines which will ... of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and the Department of Social ...

Defense officials no-show in amparo hearing by NUPL
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-06
Duterte and seven other government officials: National Security Adviser Hermogenes C. Esperon, Jr., Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-Staff Gen. Benjamin R. Madrigal, Jr., AFP Deputy Commander for ...

Despite court of appeals ruling: BOPK bloc nixes lot property sale
philstar.com - 2019-06-06
CEBU, Philippines -- Councilors in Cebu City allied with outgoing Mayor Tomas OsmeƱa have approved a resolution as a first step in a move to declare as void the sale of 45 hectares of land at the South Road Properties during the term of former mayor ...

Jobless rate falls to 5.1% in April
philstar.com - 2019-06-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Unemployment eased in April due to the robust growth in hirings in the services sector during the election season, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said yesterday. Results of the April 2019 round of the ...

CNN Poll: Rising share expect Trump to win in 2020
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-06
The most frequently cited responses are lying (13%), racism (11%), incompetence (11%) and not acting presidential (7%). Immigration, named by 7%, is the only specific issue that merits mention by 5% or more. Those who approve of the way Trump is handling ...

Teodoro Regala: In memoriam
philstar.com - 2019-06-06
Mr. Regala also held a Master of Laws degree from Harvard University (1960) under a Harvard Scholarship ... the Harvard Club of the Philippines and the Union Church of Manila Philippines Foundation, Inc. Mr. Regala lived a full life. He dedicated his ...

G20 to tackle US-China trade war, digital tax
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-06
as the G20 reportedly moves toward a tax scheme based on the amount of business a company does in a country, not where it is based. But the United States is pushing for a broader approach that may ...

SMC Global Power asks Meralco to start selection process for 2 new power plants
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-06
However, these two are among the 90 PSAs covered by the Supreme Court ruling last month. The SC has ordered all PSAs submitted by DUs to the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) on or after June 30 ...

DOLE, partners all set for June 12 Kalayaan Job & Business Fairs
Gov - 2019-06-06
DOLE offcials and partners from DTI, OWWA, POEA, City PESO and Port Vaga Mall launch the June 12 Kalayaan Job and Business Fairs in a media briefing. (Harley Sibuma/PIA - UC Intern) BAGUIO CITY, June 6 (PIA) --The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE ...

DOF wants full PH transition to e-invoicing by end-2022
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-05
However, further reforms are needed," the finance official said. "The Bureau of Internal Revenue, in partnership with the government of Korea, is set to complete the development of the e ...

Closer look into Phl competitive rank
philstar.com - 2019-06-05
called the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-quality Opportunities Act (TRABAHO) that should introduce lower corporate income taxes, while rationalizing other tax incentives given to businesses operating in the country just recently passed.

Bello: Germany needs up to 2,000 medical workers yearly
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Around 1,000 to 2,000 job vacancies in the medical sector are available in Germany every year, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said on Wednesday. "They need nurses ...

Korean EV players seek government support to enter Philippines
philstar.com - 2019-06-05
The suggestion was raised by the group as Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez discussed opportunities in the EV industry in the Philippines during a roundtable meeting with high-level business executives of South Korean firms. "This would have to be a special ...

April finds fewer Filipinos jobless, looking for more work
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-05
"The expansion [in services] may be attributed to increased business activities in line with the campaign period for the Philippine mid-term elections. Adding to this is the increase in consumer demand during summer and harvest seasons," Mr. Pernia sai

OWWA signs deal to promote wellness among OFW nurses
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-05
THE Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said it is mounting a push to improve the health and wellness of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their loved ones, starting with overseas-deployed nurses. OWWA said as part of its observance of ...

CTA rules it lacks jurisdiction on Duty Free VAT case
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-05
In a 15-page decision on May 30, the CTA special first division ruled that as DFPC is attached to the Department of Tourism under Republic Act (RA) 9593 or the Tourism Act of 2009 while the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is a sub-group of the Operations ...

CTA rejects BIR appeal on Deutsche Bank unit refund
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-05
THE COURT of Tax Appeals (CTA) denied for lack of merit the motion for partial reconsideration of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) over the P15.86 million tax refund granted to Deutsche Knowledge Services Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Deutsche Bank Group ...

Fewer Filipinos jobless in April - PSA
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 5) -- More Filipinos had jobs as of April, with most of them hired in the services sector. Latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reveal ...

70,000 jobs available at 22 Independence Day fairs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Around 70,000 local and overseas jobs are up for grabs in the various job fairs that will be set up on June 12, the 121st celebration of Philippine Independence Day, Labor ...

Bangladeshi jailed 42 years for ISIS-inspired attack on Australian host
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-05
MELBOURNE, Australia -- A Bangladeshi student who enrolled in an Australian university with the aim of killing someone in the name of the Islamic State group was jailed for 42 years Wednesday for ...

Cardinal Pell appeals 'impossible' child sex conviction
philstar.com - 2019-06-05
The appeal was being heard by three judges of Victoria State's Supreme Court: Chief Justice Anne Ferguson, President of the Court of Appeal Chris Maxwell and Justice Mark Weinberg. The hearing is scheduled to continue until Thursday before the three judges ...

Developers sue Apple over app store fees
philstar.com - 2019-06-05
SAN FRANCISCO, United States -- A lawsuit filed Tuesday by developers alleges Apple is abusing its monopoly position in its online marketplace to extract excessive fees from those creating iPhone applications. The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court ...

Facebook, OWWA expand digital literacy program for OFWs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Social media giant Facebook has partnered again with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to expand its digital literacy program to reach more Filipino ...

SC sets June 25 oral arguments on bid to protect shoals, reefs within PHL EEZ
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-05
THE Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to hold oral arguments on June 25 on the petition seeking to direct concerned government agencies to protect and rehabilitate the marine environment in ...

Housing for poor may take a hit from realty value tweaks
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-05
Only 60 percent of the regional district offices of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) have updated zonal values. Tan said that under this outdated system, overvaluation usually happens when the ...

SMC: PSALM resorts to bullying to mask shortcomings
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-04
San Miguel Corp. (SMC) said Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) was "bullying" the conglomerate as the state firm continued to pressure SMC to settle an alleged debt ...

Citing fraud, BI cancels 528 work visas issued to foreigners
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has conducted one of the biggest mass cancellations of working visas for fraud involving 528 foreign nationals. In a statement on Tuesday ...

Bangalore Law varsity to survey intellectual property in Jharkhand
The Pioneer - 2019-06-04
The State Cabinet on Tuesday approved a research survey for guidance in establishing intellectual property rights and geographical indication of Jharkhand for the same. The Cabinet decided to outsource this work to the National Law School of India in ...

Immigration cancels 528 alien work visas for fraud
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-04
IN what could be one of the largest mass cancellations of working visas for fraud, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) has canceled the visa of 528 foreign nationals following an intensified monitoring ...

Committee chairmanships in new Senate start to materialize
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Over a month before the 18th Congress starts on July 22, Senate committee chairmanships have already started to take shape. Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri said ...

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