DENR to water firms: Pay P2-B fine, help clean up Manila Bay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-07
Voting 14-0, the Supreme Court held the two companies liable for a total amount of P921,464,184 each, covering the period from May 7, 2009, to Aug. 6, the date of promulgation. The companies were ...

BIR sees big jump in Pogo income tax collection in August
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-07
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is expecting a bigger jump on withholding tax collections from employees of the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (Pogo) industry, as more service providers ...

Atienza to water concessionaires, MWSS: Pay up
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-07
Buhay Rep. Lito Atienza has hailed the unanimous Supreme Court decision upholding a 2009 Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) order penalizing Maynilad Water Services Inc ...

In DOLE draft of SOT bill, labor chief will have wider powers
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-07
THE labor secretary will wield additional powers in controlling the practice of contractualization under the proposed version of a Security of Tenure (SOT) bill from the Department of Labor and ...

SC lifts TRO on Mamasapano trial of Noynoy, other respondents
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-07
The faƧade of the Supreme Court Building on Padre Faura Street, Ermita, Manila. THE Supreme Court has given the Sandiganbayan the go-ahead to act on the motion filed by the Office of the ...

POGOs to be moved out, confined to hubs - 2019-08-07
Agencies that will have offices include the Bureau of Internal Revenue, Bureau of Immigration and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Tria said local government units may also set up offices in these hubs, particularly local police offices ...

No Hong Kong OFW deployment ban, so far - Bello
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-07
MANILA, Philippines - The deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to tension-gripped Hong Kong will continue, said Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, who described the situation in the ...

Monitoring Chinese influx: PH visa to be stamped on passports
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-06
The Bureau of Internal Revenue has issued taxpayer identification numbers to those workers and is now collecting taxes from them, in a collective effort that included help from the immigration ...

SSS unemployment insurance may soon open for displaced workers-DOLE chief
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-06
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) earlier said the IRR may be completed during the next DOLE-Department of Foreign Affairs-SSS meeting on the matter. The IRR is currently ...

Duterte opts to continue visa-upon-arrival scheme for Chinese, with tighter rules
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-06
Guevarra said the President decided to continue the visa-upon-arrival scheme for Chinese nationals although the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Immigration will tighten up its rules.

Water firms waiting for copy of SC order on P2-B fines
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-06
MANILA, Philippines - Both Manila Water Company Inc. and Maynilad Water Services Inc. have refrained from commenting on the latest Supreme Court (SC) decision affirming fines amounting to almost ...

Former governor seeks partition of Maguindanao province - 2019-08-06
It was ratified in a plebiscite and existed until 2008, when the Supreme Court ruled that its creation was unconstitutional. The court held that only Congress can create new provinces and cities because it has the constitutional authority to create ...

Labor chief to consult OFW groups on possible HK deployment ban
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-06
MANILA, Philippines - Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said he will consult various overseas Filipino workers (OFW) organizations about the possible deployment ban in Hong Kong amid ongoing u ...

Coca-Cola featured gay couples kissing in a Hungarian ad. People are furious
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-06
as well as Orban's hardline immigration policies and the clamping down on democratic institutions in Hungary.

Dole mulling temporary ban on deployment of PH workers to HK
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-05
According to Philippine Overseas Employment Administration data, at least 116,000 Filipinos are working in Hong Kong. Over the weekend, a Filipino was arrested in Mong Kok district after being ...

Senate panel sets early hearings on refiled security of tenure bill
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-05
THE Senate Committee on Labor, undaunted by a Palace veto, is set to front-load early public hearings on a refiled security of tenure (SOT) bill. "Hopefully, [we can start it] next week," Sen.

Hong Kong strike forces Cebu Pacific, PAL to cancel some flights
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-05
were advised to call the Philippine Consular Assistance hotline at 9155 - 4023 or the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) at 6345 - 9324.

SC chief favors creation of regional special courts to handle IP cases
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-05
The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has requested the Supreme Court to designate additional special courts outside of Metro Manila to prevent backlogs and speed up the ...

Duterte appoints CA justice to SC
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 5) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Court of Appeals (CA) Associate Justice Rodil Zalameda to the Supreme Court. Presidential Spokesperson Sal ...

SC asked to assign more courts to intellectual property cases
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-05
The Supreme Court was asked to assign more courts to intellectual property cases as the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (Ipophil) reported an increasing number of intellectual ...

Ateneo law graduate named SC justice
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-05
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed a Court of Appeals (CA) magistrate to the Supreme Court, replacing retired Associate Justice Mariano C. Del Castillo, MalacaƱang said yesterday. Appellate court Associate Justice Rodil V. Zalameda, a law graduate ...

POEA chief: SSS premium rule for OFWs under review
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-05
OVER a month after its release, the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for the mandatory Social Security System (SSS) membership of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) has yet to be finalized ...

Finance chief: Tax packages must be approved before 2021
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-04
rationalizing capital income taxation to address the multiple rates and different tax treatments and exemptions on capital income and other financial instruments (Package 4). "I think we can do ...

COA questions surge of PhilHealth claims in NCR, Rizal
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-04
Eli had earlier said the issuance of counterfeit receipts started in 2015 after the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration "strongly encouraged" migrant Filipinos to pay monthly ...

Visa review plan for Chinese visitors risks tourism revenue
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-04
The Department of Tourism (DoT) is open to review the policy with the Foreign Affairs department and Bureau of Immigration, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said in a mobile phone message. "We agree that prime importance should be placed on the ...

Korean police to ramp up efforts to improve safety in areas with large foreign populations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-04
Police will employ the algorithms to collect data on foreign subscribers not registered with the immigration office. Police have incorporated big data analytics from telecommunications operators ...

What we know about the shooting in El Paso, Texas
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-04
Thirteen people were taken to the University Medical Center of El Paso ... we identify it," a Facebook spokesperson told CNN. Collin College, northeast of Dallas, confirmed in a written statement ...

DOF extends fund management expertise to Bangsamoro government - 2019-08-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Officials of the Department of Finance were tasked to guide executives from the Bangsamoro government on how to properly manage their funds to ensure the long-term fiscal stability of this new region, the DOF said. Finance Secretary ...

New business opportunity - 2019-08-03
For instance, while a Philippine REIT is subject to regular income tax ... It will start with a few assets only, primarily those in the Makati central business district and basically office assets. ALI president Bernard Vincent Dy said that their REIT ...

China has 'few good options' to hit back against new US tariffs
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-03
(CNN) -- The trade war is back on. China on Friday slammed President Donald Trump's decision to slap a 10% tariff on $300 billion worth of goods, effectively taxing all Chinese exports to the ...

Trump asylum ban is illegal, federal judge rules
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-03
Late last year, a federal judge in California blocked Trump's asylum ban and the Supreme Court later upheld the judge's order. "Today's decision is a big deal for what it portends -- that the ...

BIR optimistic on hitting 2-year collection targets - 2019-08-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has expressed confidence that it would attain its collection target of P2.27 trillion for 2019 and P2.58 trillion for 2020. In an interview, Internal Revenue Commissioner Caesar Dulay said the ...

Inflation to ease to 3% this year, says Fitch unit - 2019-08-02
In its latest Philippines consumer outlook titled "Improving labor market to buttress spending," Fitch Solutions said lower inflationary pressures would provide a boost to spending. According to latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority ...

Brace for weekend floods - Pagasa - 2019-08-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Filipinos should brace for more flooding this weekend due to rains from the southwest monsoon and a brewing cyclone off Catanduanes, the state weather bureau warned yesterday. Light to moderate to at times heavy monsoon rains will ...

Prelude to the rise of machines in PHL: DTI pushes robot survey in workplace
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-02
Instead, they are just currently relying on the figures stated by studies conducted by third party organizations like the International Labor Organization and the Asian Institute of Management.

Japan ramps up row with South Korea, removing favored export status
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-02
The move comes with the countries mired in a long-running dispute over the use of forced labor during World War II, but Japan insists the move is related to national security and is not retaliatory.

BIR narrowly misses target but looks at glass as half full
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-02
Despite revenue collection that fell below target in the first half of 2019, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) would look at the glass as half full, confident of achieving collection targets at ...

Japan just made its trade dispute with South Korea a lot more serious
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-02
South Korea's top court recently ruled that its citizens can sue Japanese companies for using forced Korean labor during World War II. Japan has denied that the two issues are linked. This story ...

BREAKING: SC suspends work in Metro Manila courts due to bad weather
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-02
MANILA, Philippines-The Supreme Court has suspended work in all courts in Metro Manila due to inclement weather. In its advisory, Executive Judges in other affected areas may exercise discretion ...

Walang Pasok: Class suspensions for August 2 - 2019-08-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Several local government units announced class suspensions for Friday, August 2, due to the inclement weather brought by southwest monsoon. The Supreme Court has also suspended work in all courts on Friday.

Palace backs Locsin proposal to scrap visa-upon-arrival perk
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-01
We need a new visa stamp," he said. The Bureau of Immigration started issuing visas to Chinese nationals in 2017 upon their arrival in the Philippines in order to draw more tourists from China.

Solon says DOLE version of vetoed 'anti-endo' bill needed to push the measure forward
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-01
Under the scheme, workers are hired for not more than five months, so employers don't need to regularize them on the sixth month as mandated by the Labor Code. It strips millions of workers of all ...

Indonesia eyes incentives to form electric-vehicle hub
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-01
The rules would change taxation of vehicles so they would be levied based on fuel consumption and carbon emissions instead of body type and engine size, favoring electrified vehicles. Under ...

Tax reform to drive revenues to P4.42 T by 2022 - 2019-08-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The government is expected to generate P4.42 trillion in revenue by 2022, driven by incremental tax collections arising from the tax reform program, according to the latest medium-term fiscal program of the Development Budget ...

Bill pushes for standard, higher monthly pay for media workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-01
It was referred to the House committee on labor and employment last July 30. "Media workers, despite being part of the labor force, are, more often than not, left to fend for themselves ...

Palace to lawmakers: Stop finger-pointing, be open to ideas on endo bill
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-01
MANILA, Philippines -- MalacaƱang told lawmakers Thursday to stop the habit of finger-pointing and be open to suggestions after President Rodrigo Duterte vetoed the Security of Tenure (SOT) bill.

Andy Warhol Foundation Wins Copyright Lawsuit Over Prince Portrait
Mondaq - 2019-08-01
In 2015, Allen sued North Carolina's governor and other state officials alleging copyright infringement and failure to compensate him for his work. The same year, the state enacted new legislation, which treated all photographs, video recordings ...

Democrats fight over health care, immigration at debate
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-01
DETROIT - Democrats intensified an acrimonious battle over health care on Wednesday that showcased deep divisions within the party and focused on the dispute between former Vice President Joe ...

PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines has filed a diplomatic protest with China over the encirclement of Sandy Cay by more than a hundred Chinese vessels last week and the sailing of Chinese ...

Clark airport workers assert security of tenure
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-31
The union argued that the supposed illegal outsourcing, through privatization, resulted in union busting and illegal termination, which were considered an unfair labor practice under the Labor ...

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