Anti-endo protests, job fairs mark Labor Day
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 1) -- Labor groups took to the streets Wednesday to call for the end of illegal contractualization or "endo" in commemoration of Labor Day. At 6 a.m ...

500 illegal immigrants deported back to Philippines
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-01
KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia -- More than 500 illegal immigrants from the Philippines were deported back to their hometowns in Zamboanga late Tuesday (April 30). The 525 Filipinos -- comprising 403 ...

DFA raises Libya alert to Level 4, as more OFWs get trapped in conflict
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-01
In terms of deployment of OFWs in Libya, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Administrator Bernard P. Olalia said they will await a recommendation from DFA on whether there is a ...

SBMA to close down erring truck traders
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-01
Eisma said the Subic agency has given truck traders here until June 1 to resolve issues on visa and correct violations of SBMA rules in order to keep doing business in Subic. "I am sick and ...

Labor unions, support groups unite for call to end contractualization
Davao Today - 2019-05-01
DAVAO CITY, Philippines - Under the scorching heat of the sun, workers from various unions and progressive organizations marched in the streets of Davao City signifying dismay over the failed promises to end contractualization in the country. Led by ...

On Labor Day, rival groups ask voters to elect senators who 'truly' represent workers
Rappler - 2019-05-01
MANILA, Philippines - Rival labor groups joined forces on Wednesday, May 1, to face their "common enemy": President Rodrigo Duterte and his allies. Thousands of men and women clad in red shirts flooded Metro Manila streets once again on Labor Day, to ...

DOLE-11 releases P4.805M for livelihood
MindaNews - 2019-05-01
and Balet Fisherfolk Association in Samal Island in Davao del Norte. In an interview, lawyer Jason P. Balais, DOLE-11 assistant regional director, said the livelihood assistance would be used to finance projects, including rice mill, grocery store ...

Gov't drafts stricter rules for issuance of work permits to foreigners
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 1) -- The government has come up with stricter rules in issuing permits to foreign nationals opting to work in the country. Joint guidelines for the issuance of ...

Bam Aquino on endo bill: It's pro-worker, but needs improvements
Rappler - 2019-05-01
Senator Sonny Angara, Senator Nancy Binay, at Senator Koko Pimentel ang TRAIN kaysa Security of Tenure Bill. Kaya nga kailangan nilang magpaliwanag sa mga manggagawa dahil sa pahirap na ito sa mamamayang Pilipino," TaƱada said. (What hurts here is that ...

Groups demand end of 'endo' on Labor Day
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 1) -- Hundreds gathered at the Welcome Rotonda in Quezon City as a prelude to one of the biggest mass protests to commemorate Labor Day on Wednesday. Their ...

Duterte hopeful Congress will pass law on workers' security of tenure, end of illegal contracting
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 1) -- President Rodrigo Duterte lauded the country's workers in his Labor Day message, saying the "hard work, grit and perseverance" of the labor force gave the ...

On Labor Day, Duterte tells Congress to pass security of tenure bills
Rappler - 2019-05-01
Duterte, meanwhile, said banning all forms of contractualization was not within his powers but was up to Congress since only the legislative branch can amend the 45-year-old Labor Code. In September 2018, he certified as urgent the Security of Tenure bill ...

Eleazar assures Labor Day protesters: No human rights violations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The police will observe maximum tolerance in dealing with activists joining Labor Day protests Wednesday, Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, chief of the National Capital Region ...

13.5 M grads joining work force
philstar.com - 2019-04-30
MANILA, Philippines -- A staggering 13.5 million senior high school students who chose vocational courses as well as college ... who also sits as vice chairman of the House committee on higher and technical education and a member of the House basic ...

No Labor Day dialogue for Duterte, workers
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-30
Hontiveros, who is also the vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, said labor contractualization is also a public health risk to many Filipino workers, who are "forced to endure ...

Party-list groups ask SC to stop Meralco from collecting bill deposit
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-30
Commingling of funds, according to the petitioners, renders the bill deposit "vulnerable" to wrong business decisions and investments, mismanagement, miscalculation or risks, and legal cases ...

Why do workers push for P750 national minimum wage?
Davao Today - 2019-04-30
DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- Workers have expressed eagerness to push ... provide the PhP750 minimum wage by "giving cheap credit, tax breaks, marketing and technology assistance, and other support to ensure the progress of their business."

8,000 jobs available at Labor Day job fair in Davao City
MindaNews - 2019-04-30
Want create site? With Free visual composer you can do it easy. DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 Apr) - Close to 8,000 jobs will be available during the two-day 2019 Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan, Job and Business Fair that will open on Wednesday, Labor Day, at ...

SC asked to declare directive on Meralco bill deposit illegal
philstar.com - 2019-04-30
MANILA, Philippines -- The Makabayan bloc on Tuesday challenged the legality of an Energy Regulatory Commission directive that allowed Meralco to collect bill deposits before the Supreme Court. The petitioners said that the ERC committed grave abuse of ...

TV, print journos join Rappler in plea to stop Duterte coverage ban
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 30) -- News website Rappler has found allies in urging the Supreme Court (SC) to stop President Rodrigo Duterte's ban against its reporters. At least 41 ...

PH bags rating upgrade from S&P
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-30
S&P said the first package of the government's tax reform program helped ensure ... noting that strong household and corporate incomes, worker remittances, and a healthy financial system will ...

PNP warns: Coddlers of fugitive Acierto may face charges, too
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-30
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday warned coddlers of Eduardo Acierto that they may also face charges for enabling the former police official to hide from the law.

Serbia and Kosovo agree to resume talks after Macron, Merkel push
Rappler - 2019-04-30
Critics warned that redrawing the map would be risky business in the fragile Balkans ... Kosovo's Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says he will keep the tax until Belgrade shows openness to recognising independence. Meanwhile Vucic maintained that lifting ...

Otso Diretso bets decry abuse of power by Duterte, public officials
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 29) -- Senatorial candidates from the opposition coalition Otso Diretso spoke against the alleged abuse of power by President Rodrigo Duterte and other ...

3,000 NCR cops to ensure order, security during Labor Day protests
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) will field 3,000 police officers to ensure security on Labor Day as some groups are set to stage protests, Philippine ...

In Nueva Ecija, farmers keep their chill even as El NiƱo scorches
Inquirer - 2019-04-28
Rice farming in Nueva Ecija remains in business despite a report from the state weather bureau that the province and 48 others are suffering from a dry spell as the El NiƱo phenomenon continues ...

When stress at work may lead to depression
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-28
One of the significant health issues at this time has to do with mental well-being. Some weeks ago, a young journalist recorded a video about his struggles with depression and scheduled its ...

Spain votes in early election marked by far-right resurgence
Rappler - 2019-04-28
Founded by a former member of the conservative Popular Party (PP), with a strong stance against feminism and illegal immigration, Vox has risen thanks to its hard line against separatists in Catalonia. The region in northeastern Spain was the scene of a ...

Tugade: China commits to tap PH workers for rail projects
Global Nation - 2019-04-27
He said a first batch of 1,000 workers from the Bicol region would undergo training for employment in the 639-kilometer South Long-Haul Project of the Philippine National Railways. The Philippines ...

More groups want Canada to take back waste from Philippines
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-27
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO--Five groups have joined the clamor for Canada to take back heaps of trash misdeclared as plastic scraps that were illegally shipped to Manila from 2013 to 2014. Their demand ...

Senatorial bets agree: Prioritize Filipino workers over Chinese in PH
Rappler - 2019-04-27
MANILA, Philippines - Senatorial candidates from different slates on Saturday, April 27, agreed that Filipinos should be prioritized for jobs in the Philippines amid an influx of Chinese workers. In a senatorial forum organized by CNN Philippines and the ...

Hours after mass escape, migrants chant for food, freedom
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-27
TAPACHULA, Mexico -- About 600 mostly Cuban migrants who were part of a mass escape from a southern Mexico immigration detention center a day earlier remained at large Friday evening, immigration ...

16,000 jobs ready on 117th Labor Day
Sun Star - 2019-04-27
The DOLE will be joined by the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC)-member agencies comprising of Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO), National Conciliation Mediation Board (NCMB), National Labor ...

1,000 nurses needed
The Visayan Daily Star - 2019-04-27
CEBU CITY - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is in immediate need of 1,000 female nurses for its government hospitals. EveliaDurato, chief of the Philippine Overseas ... 875 for U.K., 200 for the King Hamad University Hospital in Bahrain, and four ...

Top Marvel Editor Perjured Self In Iron Man IP Suit, Artists Say
Law360 - 2019-04-27
Law360 (April 26, 2019, 9:29 PM EDT) -- Two comic artists argued Thursday they should be allowed to pursue copyright infringement claims against Disney's Marvel Entertainment for allegedly ripping off their armor designs for an "Iron Man 3" poster ...

Philippines gets $12.2B in new investments, trade commitments from China
Global Nation - 2019-04-26
BEIJING--The Philippines bagged $12.16 billion worth of new investment and trade deals with Chinese partners--including big-ticket and labor-intensive energy, petrochemical, industrial park and ...

Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights
Assam Tribune - 2019-04-26
GUWAHATI, April 26 - In order to throw light on intellectual property rights and scientific research publications, the Intellectual Property Cell (IPC) of Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) organised a workshop on Research Publications and Intellectual ...

Boracay Redux
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-26
The actual losses from personal and business incomes have yet to be fully quantified, although a recent study by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) estimated economic loss ...

Workers kept inside buildings during quake? Dole urged to probe incident
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-26
MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan -- President Rodrigo Duterte should order the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) to probe reports that some call center and mall employees were not allowed to leave ...

65,000 detainees may vote in May polls - Comelec
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-26
MANILA, Philippines - Around 65,000 detainees will be able to exercise their right to vote in the midterm elections next month, a Commission on Elections (Comelec) official said Friday.

Japan debt watcher to upgrade PH outlook on "Build," tax reform programs
Inquirer - 2019-04-26
MANILA, Philippines-The ambitious infrastructure program coupled with comprehensive tax reform being pursued by the Duterte administration have allowed debt watcher Japan Credit Rating Agency ...

Best tax options for small businesses
Inquirer - 2019-04-26
Mixed income earners can still choose the 8 percent income tax but only on their business/professional income. Their compensation income will still be subjected to graduated rates. For those ...

Australia businesses seek clarity on tax perks under TRABAHO bill
philstar.com - 2019-04-26
Approved on third and final reading at the House of Representatives, TRAIN 2 or TRABAHO bill would gradually bring down the corporate income tax rate to 20 percent from 30 percent, and rationalize fiscal incentives enjoyed by investors. Among the changes ...

BIR runs after fake cigarette maker in Pangasinan
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-25
The BIR said in a statement on Thursday the bureau charged Danilo de Quintos Calugay for the "unlawful pursuit of business, failure to file excise tax returns, unlawful possession or removal of ...

Older workers helped fuel recent US growth. Can it last?
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-25
From health care to manufacturing, companies in places like Wisconsin are taking longer to hire as they struggle to find workers; some have delayed projects, others have become more willing to hire ex-convicts and less experienced workers bypassed when ...

DoF claims broad support from MSMEs for TRABAHO bill
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-25
The second tranche, also known as the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High Quality Opportunities (TRABAHO) bill, aims to reduce corporate income tax from the current 30% to 20%. Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said that only a small ...

Joe Biden announces he is running for president in 2020
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-25
(CNN) -- After months of deliberation, former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday announced his decision to run for president for a third time, answering one of the biggest outstanding questions ...

Eight more Filipinos to return home from Libya -- DFA
Global Nation - 2019-04-25
Cash assistance worth P20,000 on top of the entrepreneurial assistance, if they decide to start a business here, will also be provided. /je

ALI set to hold REIT offering to raise $500M
Inquirer - 2019-04-25
This would allow companies to spin off recurring income assets as traded vehicles on the Philippine ... Another company that had expressed interest in REITs was SM Prime Holdings Inc., the country ...

Study: TRAIN law hurt lower-income folk more
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-24
Further, she said October 2018 collections of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and Bureau of Customs (BOC) indicate that excise and VAT revenues may fall short of their collection targets for ...

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