That new animal: Can Comelec catch up with social media?
Rappler - 2019-03-28
That is really so unfair," Garcia said. Garcia said these "are the issues that will be raised definitely in the Supreme Court." He asked in a February 13 media forum, "Is the Comelec legislating when the Comelec should only be executive?" "These are valid ...

Party-list group defends critics of China loan agreement
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-28
In a statement, Bayan Muna chair Neri Colmenares came to the defense of Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, whom presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo called unpatriotic for ...

Court orders NBI to explain detention of alleged Abu Sayyaf suspect
Rappler - 2019-03-28
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to present and explain the continued detention of suspected Abu Sayyaf Group member Salahim Hairal Dawani. Dawani was arrested by the NBI over his ...

Is Your Copyright Enforceable In Federal Court? The United States Supreme Court Reinforces The Impact Of Registration
JD Supra - 2019-03-27
... Supreme Court held the Copyright Office must actually grant copyright registration before a claimant can file a copyright infringement suit in federal court. At the same time, however, a copyright owner can still recover for infringements that occur ...

PEZA workers can now apply as military reservists
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-27
Ecozones have become the latest recruitment ground for the Armed Forces of the Philippines as Peza officials have drawn up memorandums of agreement with some business firms for them to convince ...

Maria Ressa, Rappler board members charged again over anti-dummy law
Rappler - 2019-03-27
Rappler, a 100% Filipino-owned company, argued that PDRs were legal financial instruments resorted to by other media and previously upheld by the Supreme Court as constitutional. The company said the clause in Omidyar's PDR which the SEC found questionable ...

PRRD hands out grants to DSWD program beneficiaries in South Cotabato
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-03-27
DSWD will also assist the beneficiaries in mainstreaming of their business projects. Data from DSWD 12 indicate ... grants to poor households who may not benefit from the lower income tax rates under the TRAIN Law but may be affected by rising prices.

Senators wary as DOJ chief eases fears over China and Reed Bank
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-27
So, I guess we are just really worrying too much," he added. Still, Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said if the Chico River project is the template for all Chinese loans ...

House panel endorses plenary approval of bill exempting travel tax payment for elderly, PWD
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-27
The House Committee on Tourism has endorsed for plenary approval of a measure granting travel tax exemptions to senior citizens and persons with disability (PWD). House Bill 7964, or the proposed ...

DOF: PH, China highly unlikely to reach arbitration over Chico River project loan
Inquirer - 2019-03-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Department of Finance (DOF) officials on Wednesday claimed that it is "highly unlikely" for the Philippines and China to reach the arbitration process over the heavily ...

End to labor migration, help desks for Overseas Filipino workers and their kin proposed
Journal - 2019-03-27
Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara, who is a senatorial candidate of both Hugpong ng Pagbabago and PDP Lanan, said the government should step up efforts ... as to new college graduates, including beneficiaries of the Free College Education Law that has ...

Rappler execs post ?90,000 bail for violation of Anti-Dummy Law
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 27 ... or its license to do business. The SEC said Rappler violated constitutional limitations on ownership and control of mass media entities because ...

Erap on Manila, FPJ and lovelife
Journal - 2019-03-27
153 school buildings were rehabilitated, including a new building worth P250 million for the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. The Manila Police Department headquaters was renovated and the incidence of crime went down by 52 percent. We also spent for the ...

Duty Free employees urge Ombudsman to resolve complaint vs top officials
Rappler - 2019-03-27
They claimed that DFPSI profited from its deal with DFPC by allegedly passing to the latter its P120.25 million tax liabilities representing value-added tax assessed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue from 1989 to 1996. This was supported by a 1998 ...

Twitch CEO: Europe's New Copyright Law Could Hurt the Wrong Companies
Fortune - 2019-03-27
Part of the law, Article 13, would make companies liable for copyright infringement by their users starting in 2021. The law stands in stark contrast with current regulations that leave companies ...

Financial freedom is not free
Inquirer - 2019-03-27
A young man came out in his very dirty work clothes. You could see from his hands the difficult manual labor he goes through every single day. Forgive my being too observant but the tips of his ...

Forced SSS membership for OFW slammed
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-26
"The measures for enforcement of compulsory coverage shall include, among others, the collection of contribution payments by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration [POEA] and/or the ...

Redefining overseas employment through the new SSS law
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-26
the measures for enforcing compulsory coverage shall include the collection of contribution payments by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and Department of Labor and ...

ASEAN-Japan deal to expand services access, movement of persons, business visa issuance
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-26
THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Japan signed an agreement to amend the ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership (AJCEP) Agreement, which will expand visa access to Japan for Filipinos visiting for business or investment, the ...

EU Holds Online Platforms Liable for Users' Copyright Infringement
Fortune - 2019-03-26
The European Union will make online platforms liable for copyright infringements perpetrated by their users, in a move that will likely force all but the smallest platforms to install filters to ...

Sen. Villanueva contests, slams infra loan deal with China
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-26
"Even the provision on the use of Chinese labor is unfair to us, unconstitutional to say the least," Villanueva said adding that infrastructure projects should provide job opportunities for ...

IN PHOTOS: Where to get cheap and quality textiles in Divisoria
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-26
The Philippines suffered greatly because of its relatively higher cost of labor. The Philippine Research and Textile Institute has initiated programs that can help save the textile industry ...

The Competition Bureau Publishes Final Version Of Its Revised Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines
Mondaq - 2019-03-26
Intellectual property ("IP" - e.g. patents, copyright and trademarks) has become increasing important in Canada's competitive and innovative marketplace. The Bureau has stated that adequate protection of IP plays an important role in stimulating new ...

Ompion: Making LGUs work
Sun Star - 2019-03-26
and being dependent on their 20 percent IRA or internal revenue allotment share from National Government. Only when these things are done, can we sincerely say that LGUs are truly functional, a good step towards transforming them to become empowered ...

Port congestion seen easing soon
Inquirer - 2019-03-25
The Bureau of Customs, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Maritime Industry Authority, Philippine Ports Authority, and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority are also involved in issuing this joint order.

High court won't referee dispute over Michael Jordan images
sports.abs-cbn.com - 2019-03-25
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court said Monday it won't step in to referee a copyright dispute between Nike and a photographer who took a well-known image of basketball great Michael Jordan.

Recto Bank as collateral for China loan? Nothing wrong - Panelo
Global Nation - 2019-03-25
Panelo was commenting on the warning of Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio during a presentation at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila on Friday that China could seize Recto Bank ...

Duterte: Probe corruption allegations vs Cabinet members
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-25
She said she was not the sole owner of the properties, but one of the partners in a corporation that owned ... The government imposed a 20-percent tax on lotto winnings of more than P10,000 ...

Canada grants asylum to Filipina who sheltered Snowden in Hong Kong
Rappler - 2019-03-25
A spokesperson for Canada's immigration ministry also declined to comment except to say that in "exceptional circumstances" requests for asylum can be accelerated.

Copyright Registration Required, Supreme Court Rules
JD Supra - 2019-03-25
In a unanimous opinion resolving a circuit split, the U.S. Supreme Court held that copyright owners must wait to file an infringement lawsuit until a copyright registration has been issued. News organization Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation ...

Recaptured Italian ex-militant Battisti admits 1970s murders
Rappler - 2019-03-25
After years in custody, then-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva issued a decree - later upheld by Brazil's Supreme Court - in 2010 refusing Battisti's extradition to Italy, and he was freed, angering Rome. But earlier this year, Battisti was seized ...

Intellectual Property
Law - 2019-03-25
Since the Hatch-Waxman Act has been in effect, there has been an increase in the number of challenges to patents covering chemical compounds. With the advent of inter partes reviews, the expectation was that there would be an uptick in compound claims ...

P22 billion taxes uncollected yearly from foreign POGO workers -- DOF
philstar.com - 2019-03-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The government may be losing P22.5 billion in uncollected income taxes a year from foreign nationals employed by Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGOs), the Department of Finance (DOF) said yesterday. During a meeting with ...

Bourse to make sure REIT funds will not be invested abroad
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-25
The corporate regulator earlier identified reinvestment of such funds in the country as a key concern for REIT guidelines that has been raised by the Department of Finance and Bureau of Internal Revenue. In addition to being reinvested in the Philippines ...

DoF estimates P22.5B/year foregone from illegals
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-25
A POGO is a business that provides games, takes bets and pays winners through an online gaming account. Preliminary Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) data showed there are 33,000 foreign workers employed by 64 POGO companies, out of 205 service providers ...

China can dictate loan terms, insists Panelo
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-25
MALACAƑANG has conceded the Philippines did not have a choice but to agree to controversial provisions in the loan agreements the country signed with China, especially on the $62-million Chico ...

SSS plans to make insurance mandatory for OFWs by June
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-25
"Under this law, to ensure compulsory coverage, we are trying to negotiate memorandum of agreements with the DOLE, with the POEA [Philippine Overseas Employment Administration] for the ...

REITs should not reinvest proceeds outside PHL-PSE
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-25
THE Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) has proposed to forbid real-estate investment trust companies from reinvesting the proceeds of the REIT fund-raising outside of the Philippines in a move to ...

POGO census done by Friday, DOF assures
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-25
and that POGOs that have initially registered their operations as business process outsourcing (BPO) activities to be required to amend their articles of incorporation in order to keep their ...

Anti-corruption body asks Duterte to probe Duty Free 'smuggling' scheme
Rappler - 2019-03-25
MANILA, Philippines - The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) recommended to MalacaƱang an investigation into contracts entered into by Duty Free Philippines Corporation (DFPC) which appear to allow private companies to benefit from the tax ...

Giving birth at home may increase risk of stillbirth, says study
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2019-03-25
Mother holding her newborn baby child after labor in a hospital. Mother giving birth to a baby boy. Parent and infant first moments of bonding. Image: IStock/NataliaDeriabina via AFP Relaxnews New ...

BIR officer, two others collared for extortion -- NBI
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-25
MANILA, Philippines -- A Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) officer and two others were arrested in an entrapment operation in Plaridel, Bulacan on March 21, the National Bureau of Investigation ...

4 senatorial bets share their stand on honesty, land grabbing, and fighting for the South China Sea
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-25
Chavez is a print and radio journalist who hails from Cotabato ... looks to unite Filipinos through establishing an interfaith department. Javellana, president of the Water for All Refund Movement ...

Panelo: Nothing wrong with using PH resources as China loan collateral
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-25
In his media briefing Monday, Panelo responded to a Supreme Court justice's claim that China may seize the country's "patrimonial assets" such as the Reed bank gas fields if the government ...

Telecommuting IRR stresses data privacy
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-25
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has already drafted the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 11165 or the Telecommuting Act. Signed into law by the President on ...

Commentary: What the Huawei espionage controversy means to the Philippines
philstar.com - 2019-03-25
Coming to their defense, the Duterte government said Chinese nationals were recruited for massive infrastructure projects under the "Build Build Build" program due to shortage in Filipino labor. A startling statement that drew criticisms, especially ...

WEED, Inc. Signs First-of-its-Kind Agreement on Key Cannabis-Related Intellectual Property in Israel
Yahoo Finance - 2019-03-25
TUCSON, AZ / ACCESSWIRE / March 20, 2019 / WEED, Inc., (BUDZ) (''WEED'') announced today that it has entered into an exclusive license and assignment agreement with Yissum, the technology transfer ...

Telecommuting IRR stresses data privacy
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-25
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has already drafted the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 11165 or the Telecommuting Act. Signed into law by the President on ...

Muslim senatorial bet to push for establishment of 'interfaith department'
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 24) -- A Muslim senatorial candidate wants to prioritize the establishment of an "interfaith department" should he win in the upcoming elections. Ibrahim ...

SC rejects appeal to prosecute ex-DBP officials over Marcos-era loans
Rappler - 2019-03-24
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) rejected the request of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) to prosecute former Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) officials over multimillion-peso loans under the late dictator ...

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