AKO Bicol asks Supreme Court to stop EDSA provincial bus ban
Rappler - 2019-04-29
MANILA, Philippines - AKO Bicol party filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday, April 29, asking it to stop the ban on provincial buses along EDSA. In its petition, AKO Bicol argued that the decision of the Metropolitan Manila Development ...

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 ...

On opinion drug war unconstitutional, PNP says 'academe is not Supreme Court'
Rappler - 2019-04-29
MANILA, Philippines - The academe is not the Supreme Court. Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Oscar Albayalde had this to say when asked to comment on the conclusion of legal academics and researchers that circulars that operationalize the ...

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 ...

BIR extends deadline for registration of POS machines to May 31
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-28
The system is being used for the collation of sales reports from business owners. In Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) 48-2019 it issued on April 17, the BIR extended the deadline for the ...

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 ...

Las PiƱas dismisses perjury case vs. Okada Manila owner
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-28
Citing a Supreme Court ruling, Macasaet said "a false statement of a belief is not perjury." Macasaet said Espeleta "was able to establish that his assertions" in the estafa case against ...

Supreme Court clears Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, PNB of liability in sugar fund suit
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-28
The Supreme Court cleared the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Philippine National Bank (PNB) of liability in a claim filed by sugar farmers under Republic Act (RA) 7202 or the Sugar ...

The Tax Amnesty Act of 2019: Welcome news for delinquent taxpayers
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-28
On Feb. 14, the President signed into law Republic Act No. 11213 or the Tax Amnesty Act of 2019 (RA 11213). The law provides for estate tax amnesty and tax amnesty on delinquencies. In this article, we will zoom in on the tax amnesty on delinquencies.

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 ...

Filipinos repatriated from Libya climb to 32 -- DFA
Global Nation - 2019-04-28
Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III, meanwhile, said the labor department will help the repatriated Filipinos seek for job opportunities in the Philippines and abroad. "We will help them in ...

China's recycling ban has sent America's plastic to Malaysia. Now they don't want it -- so what next?
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-28
"It's illegal," said Yeo Bee Yin, Malaysia's Minister of Energy, Science, Technology ... executive director at the Ecology Center in Berkeley, California, a non-profit group that has been engaged ...

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 ...

2 South Koreans nabbed for illegal online gaming
philstar.com - 2019-04-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) arrested two South Koreans in Pampanga on Thursday for allegedly running an illegal online gaming operation that victimized their compatriots. BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said Lee Jongjin, 28, and ...

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 ...

Qatar to abolish exit visa system by year's end
Rappler - 2019-04-27
DOHA, Qatar - Qatar is set to abolish its controversial exit visa system for all foreign workers by the end of the year, the UN's International Labor Organization (ILO) said Friday, April 26. Qatar has introduced a series of labor reforms since its ...

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 ...

First OFW hospital to rise in Pampanga
philstar.com - 2019-04-27
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) yesterday said the groundbreaking of the hospital in San Fernando, Pampanga would be held on May 1. "The hospital will be exclusively for OFWs and their dependents... to provide them with free services when ...

Philippines gets JCR upgrade, nears top credit rating
philstar.com - 2019-04-26
A single A credit rating will place the Philippines on the radar screen of even more portfolio investors, given that some institutional investors have a policy of investing only in bonds issued by A-rated sovereigns or corporate entities. This is the ...

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 ...

What does it take to remove a US president from office?
InterAksyon - 2019-04-26
The Senate then conducts a trial. House members act as the prosecutors, with senators as the jurors. The chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court presides over the trial. Senate chamber of the United States. (Flickr/United States Senate) A two-thirds ...

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 ...

Gatchalian: Malampaya tax case resolution to revitalize oil industry
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-26
MANILA, Philippines--The ruling of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Singapore on the arbitration case filed by Shell Philippines Exploration B.V (SPEX) against the government on the ...

Sandiganbayan junks P29.58-B reward claim of Marcos ill-gotten wealth 'informer'
Rappler - 2019-04-26
at the Philippine National Bank-Trust Banking Group." Sandiganbayan Associate Justices Ma Theresa Dolores C. Gomez-Estoesta, Zaldy V. Trespeses, and Georgina D. Hidalgo said a BIR decision is not appealable with the court. The court clarified that under ...

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 ...

BI to deport two SoKor nationals for online game scam
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Two South Korean nationals will be deported after being apprehended for violating the game industry promotion rules of their home country, the Bureau of Immigration (BI ...

Duterte creates Philippine Organizing Committee for Expo 2020 Dubai
Global Nation - 2019-04-26
The Tourism Secretary will serve as the Vice Chairperson while the Foreign Affairs Secretary, Budget Secretary, Labor Secretary, Science and Technology Secretary, and the Information and ...

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 ...

From Malaysia to Mauritius, UK aid funds six global anti-slavery projects
InterAksyon - 2019-04-26
Six organizations, such as charity Anti-Slavery International and the United Nations University, a research institution, will share the aid money from The Modern Slavery Innovation Fund. The funding will also be used to run workshops on modern slavery in ...

Exciting News From the USDA: Applications Now Accepted for Hemp Intellectual Property Protection
JD Supra - 2019-04-25
DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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 ...

Attention Copyright Owners: How Far Back Can You Claim Damages?
Law - 2019-04-25
James Bryan, partner with Leon Cosgrove in Coral Gables, Florida. Copyright infringement usually happens over time, not all at once. A copyright owner typically discovers that someone has been expropriating protected work for several years. A key question ...

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 ...

End Of The Internet? : An Analysis Of The EU Copyright Directive
Mondaq - 2019-04-25
Lastly, mandatory filtering technology that scans all uploads to a platform can be used for purposes other than just monitoring copyright infringement. Therefore, while intended to address copyright infringement, the above stated Article would actually lay ...

Supreme Court allows 'Morong 43' trial to continue
Rappler - 2019-04-25
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) will not stop the trial of 7 law enforcement officers charged for the alleged illegal detention of the "Morong 43" health workers in 2010. The SC Third Division recently denied the motions for reconsideration ...

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

Labor bets to gov't workers: We will restore right to negotiate, strike
Rappler - 2019-04-25
TAGAYTAY, Philippines - Labor Win candidates pitched to government workers on Thursday, April 25, that if they are elected, they will work towards the restoration of their rights to strike and negotiate for collective agreements. "That is the biggest ...

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 ...

Macklemore Beats Copyright Suit Over 'Thrift Shop'
Law360 - 2019-04-24
The songs, the judge said, simply did not sound similar enough to constitute copyright infringement. "After performing a listening comparison of each of Mr. Batiste's songs and the work that allegedly infringes it, and aided by the guidance of the ...

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