Supreme Court orders rebidding of power company deals signed after June 2015
Rappler - 2019-05-06
This will compel distribution utilities like the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) to enter into a competitive selection process instead of prior deals which advocates say could burden consumers for 20 years. The decision stemmed from a November 2016 ...

SC requires public bidding for all power supply contracts
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 6) -- The Supreme Court (SC) has ruled that all power supply contracts secured by electricity distribution firms should go through competitive bidding.

Supreme Court orders competitive selection process on all power supply agreements...
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-06
THE Supreme Court (SC) has directed the conduct of competitive selection process (CSP) on all power supply agreements (PSAs) submitted by distribution utilities on or after June 30, 2015.

PH, China firms to launch nationwide wi-fi, digital TV services
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-05
The group of businessman Salvador B. Zamora II is partnering with a Chinese group to launch Wi-Fi, digital television and satellite services across the country. Zamora, who chairs Philippine ...

BI warns vs OFW vs syndicates faking OEC, POEA clearances
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-05
FILIPINO migrant workers leaving for abroad are warned not to deal with syndicates that will provide fake Overseas Employment Certificates (OECs) and other documents. Immigration Commissioner ...

DoF touts stronger BIR collections under Duterte
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-05
THE Department of Finance (DoF) said the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) collections have grown sharply in the first two full years of the Duterte administration, while remaining just a few percentage points below target in each of the two years.

Lawmaker seeks to simplify tax laws to lift bar pass rate
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-05
Uybarreta added the competency standard for business course graduates would be higher since financial matters are among their specialty. "Tax reform is a delicate and sensitive matter.

Customs backtracks on cutting days in lodgment of goods declaration
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-05
shipments that need to secure authority to release imported goods usually takes four to seven working days from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR); shipments that need to secure Tax Exemption ...

Marcley Augustus Natu-el: 2018 Bar Exams 2nd placer fulfills his six-year-old dream
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-05
He was very involved in the Student Government and the Junior Philippines Institute of Accountants ... Being a CPA enabled him to help in the family business. He also dabbled into teaching ...

Skills shortages, labor curbs may hit Singapore manufacturing
Rappler - 2019-05-05
from Singapore think-tank the Institute of Policy Studies. "Participants agreed that, for now, Singaporeans appear to have accepted a trade-off of lower economic growth for a restrictive foreign labor policy, in favor of social considerations," he wrote.

Skills shortages, labor curbs may hit Singapore manufacturing
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-05
SINGAPORE, Singapore -- Singapore has attracted high-tech manufacturers with incentives and a well-educated workforce but growing demands for highly skilled labor and government moves to curb ...

Duterte admin asked to heed SC order protecting PH reefs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-05
Jay Batongbacal, director of the University of the Philippines Institute for Maritime ... which states the "state shall protect and advance the right of the people to a balanced and healthful ...

75% of job seekers found work through Labor Day fairs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Nearly 75 percent of the job seekers who came to the various Labor Day job fairs hosted nationwide by the Department of Labor and Employment were able to find work.

Love in time of Labor Day
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-04
Across the country, some 3 million construction workers are helping real estate firms bring their ... that have significantly contributed to the Philippine economy. A day before Labor Day, teams ...

Palace: Admin not lax with environmental concerns in West Philippine Sea
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 4) -- The Duterte administration believes that it has protected the marine ecosystem in the West Philippine Sea. This comes at the heels of the Supreme Court ...

TaƱada to Bar flunkers: Failing is not the end of the world
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Opposition senatorial candidate Erin TaƱada inspired examinees who flunked the 2018 Bar examinations. "Failing is not the end of the world," TaƱada told some 7,000 ...

Former White House chief joins firm that detains migrant children
Rappler - 2019-05-04
"John Kelly oversaw many of the Trump Admin's most morally repugnant immigration policies," tweeted Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren. "Now he could be making big bucks serving on the Board of a company that's profiting from the same ...

Over 200 hired on the spot during Labor Day job fairs
philstar.com - 2019-05-04
CEBU, Philippines -- Cashiers, sales clerks, housekeeping, baggers, call center agents and room attendants were among those hired on the spot at the Labor Day job fairs. The Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas announced yesterday at ...

Ex-IBP exec tells Bar passers: Help Filipinos even those outside PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-04
MANILA, Philippines-A former Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) commissioner advised those who recently passed the Bar exams to utilize their skills and knowledge in the law profession to ...

Boracay police task force deactivated
Rappler - 2019-05-04
It was comprised of personnel from Philippine Navy, Bureau of Immigration, Philippine Army, Philippine National Police and Philippine Coast Guard. The security coverage included the municipalities of Ibajay, Buruanga, Malay and Nabas in Aklan and part of ...

Australian judge jails extremist for Philippine terror plot
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-04
MELBOURNE, Australia -- The ringleader of a plot to take six extremists from Australia in a motor boat to the southern Philippines to overthrow the provincial government was sentenced by an ...

Militant lawyers group gets Supreme Court protection
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-03
In a special full court session on Friday, the court issued a writ of amparo and a writ of habeas data in favor of the NUPL and ordered the Court of Appeals to immediately raffle the case.

Supreme Court to national government: Protect WPS marine environment
philstar.com - 2019-05-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court (SC) has granted a petition of fishermen and a group of lawyers for the issuance of a Writ of Kalikasan directing the government to actively protect the West Philippine Sea and stop the degradation of its marine ...

1,800 hurdle 2018 Bar
philstar.com - 2019-05-03
DLSU-Manila College of Law opened in 2009. Four University of San Carlos (Cebu City) students completed the top 10: second placer Marcley Augustus Natu-el with a ranking of 87.5300 percent; third placer Mark Lawrence Badayos with 85.8420 percent ...

Dream comes true for Ateneo law grad
philstar.com - 2019-05-03
Borja also said he has seen many LGBT persons who have excelled in the fields of law, science, business and the arts. For her part ... the months leading to the November 2018 exams - getting up at 6 a.m., having breakfast and going to the gym and ...

Faith, hard work key to topping 2019 Bar exam
Sun Star - 2019-05-03
I stayed in Cebu for the review and most of the notes that I read ... University with 85.4210 percent passing rate (fifth), Nadaine P. Tongco of the University of the Philippines with 85.0320 percent passing rate (sixth), Patricia O. Sevilla of the ...

Turn your properties into ecozones - Plaza
Sun Star - 2019-05-03
She said tax perks offered by the agency complement the upgraded international ... lessen the operating expenses and redirect budget to improve other facets of the business. Suarez said Plaza will return to Cebu to meet tourism stakeholders again.

Ateneo grad tops bar exams
Journal - 2019-05-03
Cacdac (Labor Law & Social Legislation), attorney Ma. Ngina Teresa V. Chan-Gonzaga (Civil Law), attorney Carlos Baniqued (Taxation), Dean Cesar L. Villanueva (Mercantile Law), Retired Court of Appeals Justice Edgardo P. Cruz (Criminal Law), attorney ...

Atenean tops Bar, top 10 dominated by University of San Carlos
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-03
The subject which had the least number of passers was Taxation where only 1,532 takers passed or a passing rate of 18.7837%. Initially, the SC said 8,158 law graduates took the exam but three of them dropped out during the exams held at the University of ...

Human rights lawyers score SC victories vs army harassment, West PH Sea neglect
Rappler - 2019-05-03
That was not issued yet, as the SC referred it to the Court of Appeals (CA) for the protection order. The SC set the CA hearing for May 14. "The Court also ordered respondents President Rodrigo Duterte, who was impleaded in his capacity as the Commander-in ...

'Rise above the hate': Bullying didn't stop Ateneo grad from topping 2018 bar exams
philstar.com - 2019-05-03
The exams covered eight subjects: Political Law and Labor Law, Civil Law and Taxation, Mercantile Law and Criminal Law, Remedial Law and Legal Ethics and Practical Exercises. The 1,800 Bar passers will still need to take their oath and sign the Roll of ...

PROFILES: The men and women of the Comelec running the 2019 elections
Rappler - 2019-05-03
Kho, who hails from Jolo, Sulu, earned his law degree from the San Beda College of Law in 1991 ... She was also presiding judge in Makati City for 3 years, and presiding judge in Manila for more than 9 years. Inting also worked as prosecutor for 6 years ...

7 trafficked Filipino workers from Iraq flown back to PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-03
Filipinos who want to work abroad should consult with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on job offers that they find online or in social media, the DFA added. /ee

SC issued writ of kalikasan to protect and rehabilitate Scarborough Shoal, Ayungin Shoal, and Panganiban Reef
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-03
The Supreme Court on Friday issued a writ of kalikasan compelling concerned government agencies to protect, preserve, rehabilitate, and to restore the marine environment in Scarborough Shoal (also ...

1,800 of 8,155 pass 2018 Bar exam -- source
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-03
Bar examinees were tested on their knowledge of eight subjects for four consecutive Sundays in November: Political Law and Labor Law, Civil Law and Taxation, Mercantile Law and Criminal Law ...

Ateneo de Manila, University of San Carlos grads top 2018 Bar exams
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-03
The subject which has the least number of passers was in Taxation (10%) where only 18. 78 percent percent or 1,532 examinees passed. Other subjects covered by the Bar exams are Political Law and ...

Ateneo de Manila University grad tops 2018 Bar exam
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-03
Bar examinees hurdled a total of eight subjects for four consecutive Sundays in November: Political Law and Labor Law, Civil Law and Taxation, Mercantile Law and Criminal Law, Remedial Law and ...

9th Circ. Partially Revives Copyright Fight With Microsoft
Law360 - 2019-05-03
Law360 (May 2, 2019, 11:23 PM EDT) -- Media Rights Technologies Inc. can't bring copyright infringement claims against Microsoft Corp. that could've been included in an earlier, ultimately unsuccessful 2013 patent suit, the Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday ...

11th Circ. Revives Dentist's Copyright Suit Over Patient Pics
Law360 - 2019-05-03
Pohl's copyright infringement suit and remanded the case to the lower court. While a Florida federal judge said in June that the pictures shouldn't be copyright protected because they weren't original or creative enough, the panel said there was evidence ...

Bb. Pilipinas 2019 candidate Bea Patricia Magtanong among 2018 bar-exam passers
PEP - 2019-05-03
That is 22.07 percent of 8,155 hopefuls who took the bar exams on four consecutive Sundays at the University of Santo Tomas in November 2018. The results were released by the Supreme Court on Friday, May 3. Patch is currently among the 40 candidates ...

Copyright Suit Against Microsoft Is Precluded by Earlier Patent Suit
Law - 2019-05-02
But the court ruled MRT is still free to bring copyright claims based on alleged infringement that occurred after it filed its 2013 suit. Though the ruling is case-specific, the narrative pleaded by MRT is a familiar one in the tech industry. The company ...

New House Bill Would Create Copyright Small Claims Court
Law360 - 2019-05-02
Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., and Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., introduced a bill Wednesday that would make it easier for writers, musicians and artists to sue for copyright infringement by establishing a small claims court for copyright law. The Copyright ...

Term deposit rates ease further
philstar.com - 2019-05-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Term deposits continued to fetch lower rates as banks expect the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to reverse its tightening cycle that saw interest rates rise by 175 basis points last year. The yield of the six-day term deposits ...

DTI, OWWA, TESDA tie up to help returning OFWs
philstar.com - 2019-05-02
Under the MOA, OWWA will refer OFWs interested to have their own business to TESDA for skills training, and to the DTI for entrepreneurship seminars. In addition to seminars, the DTI will be providing loans to OFWs through the Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag ...

Peloton Strikes Back at Music Publishers
JD Supra - 2019-05-02
In March, news broke that stationary bike maker Peloton Interactive had been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit seeking more than $150 million in damages (Downtown Music Publishing LLC, et al. v. Peloton Interactive, Inc., Case No. 1:19-cv-02426 ...

The least disappointing candidate
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-02
There may be others but locally I only know of one who was given a special dispensation by the Supreme Court to take the bar examination without taking formal studies in a law schoo--Jose W.

Confronting an ugly truth
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-02
(The Bureau of Immigration and the Department of Labor and Employment recently disclosed issuing some 84,000 special work permits and about 55,000 alien employment permits to Chinese citizens.

LMA Law: Providing clarity and security in audit and taxation cases
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-02
"We analyze the operations of the company in terms of their finances and business operations, particularly the areas that must be discontinued, separated, compartmentalized, or ...

OWWA, TESDA agree to provide skills training for OFWs
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-02
THE Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said it will tie up with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to provide skills training and technological ... Hans Leo J. Cacdac; Department of Labor and Employment Secretary ...

American sexual predator arrested in Cebu
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-02
MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Immigration (BI) arrested in Talisay City, Cebu an American citizen wanted in the United States for sexually abusing a child. BI chief Jaime Morente on ...

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