Labor groups want Probinsyano rep ousted despite his apology
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-13
Labor groups on Friday demanded the resignation of Ang Probinsyano Rep. Alfred delos Santos, citing his "despicable" and "barbaric" behavior toward a waiter in Legazpi City who is a member ...

IBP defends members in Kalikasan petition
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-12
The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) vouched for the integrity of the lawyers who helped a group of fishermen in Palawan and Zambales provinces in asking the Supreme Court to order the ...

US Labor Secretary Acosta resigns over Epstein affair
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-12
WAHINGTON, United States -- US Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigned Friday, amid a backlash over a secret plea deal he negotiated a decade ago with Jeffrey Epstein, the financier accused of ...

Sweet 18, but facing harsh truths
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-12
A Supreme Court order on February 21, 2017 stopped the Department of Energy (DOE) and Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) from implementing the mandatory migration of large power consumers to RCOA.

Respondents to writ of amparo petition a no show in hearings
Bulatlat - 2019-07-12
The NUPL filed the petition for writs of amparo and habeas data with the Supreme Court on April 15 due to heightened attacks against human rights lawyers. The SC granted the writ of amparo, a remedy available to any person whose right to life, liberty and ...

AgNor guv bares 3-year strat plan
Gov - 2019-07-12
as well as reduce the dependency on the Internal Revenue Allotment or IRA. Also, part of his plans and programs are the massive organizing of farmer groups in the province for effective financial support to farmer groups rather than individuals ...

IBP to confer Palawan, Zambales fisherfolks on WPS case at SC
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-12
MANILA, Philippines-The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) stood by its petition filed before the Supreme Court, alongside the fisherfolks from Palawan and Zambales, to protect the marine ...

Lawyer suspended for sexual advances dismissed from XU in 2002
MindaNews - 2019-07-12
Want create site? With Free visual composer you can do it easy. DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 July) - The lawyer suspended by the Supreme Court on April 10 this year for making sexual advances to his students at Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City had ...

US growing largest crop of marijuana for research in 5 years
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-12
the National Institute on Drug Abuse said in an email Thursday to The Associated Press. The federal agency said it plans to grow 2,000 kilograms (4,409 pounds) this year at the University of ...

Pogos seek lower tax rates for alien workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-11
Under the joint memorandum circular (JMC) signed by the DOF and the Departments of Justice, Foreign Affairs, and Labor and Employment (Dole) on Thursday, foreign workers must now first register ...

DOLE: 7,000+ POGO workers face deportation for lack of AEP
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-11
This was in line with the Joint Guidelines (JG) 1, Series of 2019, jointly signed by DOLE, Department of Justice (DOJ), BI and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), which was signed last May.

Government may require MSMEs to offer family planning
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-11
Perez said Popcom will have to work with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to craft the law since the proposed requirement will touch on provisions of the Labor Code. He noted that ...

Labor group slams Ang Probinsyano solon who hit waiter in viral video
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-11
NAGA CITY - Labor group Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP) condemned on Thursday the incident which involved neophyte congressman Alfred De Los Santos of Ang Probinsyano partylist and a ...

More POGO firms get BIR warning - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has issued anew notices to another batch of Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) for allegedly failing to withhold and remit about P3 billion in taxes for their foreign employees ...

PEZA: TRABAHO bill causes investment decline in 2018 - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has blamed a pending bill in Congress that seeks to tighten the fiscal incentives granted to investors operating in economic zones for the sharp decline in its total investments in 2018.

Likely Fed rate cut buoys local stocks - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The stock market rallied yesterday after US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell bolstered expectations the Fed would cut US interest rates soon, analysts said. The main composite indexclimbed by 76.28 points, or 0.94 percent, to ...

93% of Pinoys say Philippines must regain China-occupied islands - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Nine in every 10 Filipinos believe that it is important for the Philippines to regain control of Chinese-occupied islands in the West Philippine Sea, according to a recent survey conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Collective bargaining: The undeveloped instrument for wage fixing and labor policy formulation
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-11
but also "management issues" such as business plans, new technology, organizational changes, production and sales plans, and so on. By the late 1960s, Japan was hailed as a miracle economy.

SC approves increase in budget for retirement rites of CA justices
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court has approved the increase in the budget for retirement rites of Court of Appeals Justices. In a five-page resolution made public Thursday, the high court ...

BIR seeking P3B more from online casino workers as firms say foreigners already residents
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-11
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has issued a new batch of notices to collect another P3 billion in personal income taxes from foreign, mostly Chinese, workers in Philippine offshore gaming ...

Elsewhere schooling: The Lumad bakwit school in the national university*
Bulatlat - 2019-07-11
In fighting for their ancestral domain and pushing back against extractive industries and built-in political infrastructure for these business to exist, the Lumad are displaced, exploited, and as refugees are rendered as surplus labor. The Lumad Bakwit ...

'Protect your intellectual property'
The Jamaica Observer - 2019-07-11
UK-BASED singer Meddy Ranks is urging young artistes to be vigilant in protecting their intellectual property. According to him, he was nearly ripped off by scammers. "It came to my attention that an artiste, purporting to be from Ghana, was trying to ...

'Protect your intellectual property'
The Jamaica Observer - 2019-07-11
UK-BASED singer Meddy Ranks is urging young artistes to be vigilant in protecting their intellectual property. According to him, he was nearly ripped off by scammers. "It came to my attention that an artiste, purporting to be from Ghana, was trying to ...

Zamora verifying P736M in undercollected taxes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-10
Zamora said the COA findings were no surprise, adding that he was "perplexed to discover the questionably low revenue in real property tax and business tax" after he and his team reviewed the ...

Probe into business tax undercollection under way, San Juan mayor assures
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-10
San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora has assured that a thorough investigation is being conducted to determine on who should be held responsible following the reported P736-million undercollection ...

Some top YouTube stars applauded the company's change to its copyright infringement tools
Business Insider - 2019-07-10
Some top YouTube creators, including a few with over 20 million subscribers, praised the company after it released its latest update on tools to fight copyright infringement. Before the update, creators couldn't tell which specific part of a video was ...

DBM vows to hike IRA of local governments
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-10
In April this year, the Supreme Court affirmed its decision declaring that the IRA share of all LGUs should be based on the collections of all national taxes, and not only from national internal ...

Florida 'Porn Troll' Lawyer Gets 5 Years in Prison for Extorting $3M Through Bogus Copyright Lawsuits
Law - 2019-07-10
Steele to five years in prison and two years of supervised release Tuesday, for his role in extorting about $3 million from victims to settle bogus copyright infringement lawsuits over pornographic films. Steele, with his co-defendant and law partner Paul R.

POEA backs OFW bid to delay SSS fee rule
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-10
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is now pushing to defer the implementation of a new rule, which, if applied, would make it mandatory for overseas Filipino workers (OFW) to ...

BI bares new human-trafficking trick at Naia
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-10
or encoded with the database of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). She stressed that "faking these OECs is an exercise in futility because "our systems are now integrate ...

BI nabs alleged manga pirate in the Philippines
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 10) -- Manga, or Japanese comics, is a multi-billion dollar industry in Japan, and one of its top pirates has been caught in the Philippines. The Bureau of ...

Supreme Court asserts independence in Arroyo plunder acquittal
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 10)-- The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday said it remains independent in response to former House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's remarks crediting President ...

Labor market - more employment or more rigidity? - 2019-07-10
The issue of endo is still with us. Today it is in the form of a bill in Congress that is awaiting passage. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) endorses its passage. The bill seeks to outlaw labor contracting. It is the so-called security of ...

Validity of Obama health care law at issue in appeal hearing
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-10
And he said determining which parts of a law can be salvaged and which must be removed is clearly a task for the courts, established by Supreme Court precedent. The ultimate outcome will affect ...

Court to Trump: Blocking Twitter critics is unconstitutional
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-10
The effect of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision is likely to reverberate throughout politics after the Manhattan court warned that any elected official using a social media account ...

Meralco says affiliates can bid for supply contracts
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-09
In a decision made public in May, the Supreme Court said applications for PSA approval that were submitted to the ERC on or after June 30, 2015, must comply with the CSP, a mechanism that is ...

Manager of illegal manga website caught
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-09
Hoshino, who holds a Japanese passport, was taken to the Bureau of Immigration (BI) detention facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City, after his arrest on Sunday. "His presence in the country ...

San Juan failed to collect P736-M taxes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-09
for 2016 and 2017 which were the bases of tax dues for 2017 and 2018, [showed an] under collection of business taxes totaling P736,104,965," COA said. Of the eight businesses, Puregold Price ...

Plea to compel government to rehab West Philippine Sea set for dismissal-SolGen
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-09
Supreme Court Spokesman Brian Keith Hosaka, on the other hand, said the Court cannot confirm what was agreed upon by the parties and their counsels during the conference but disclosed that the ...

As killings go on, Amnesty International demands urgent probe of Duterte drug war
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-09
MANILA, Philippines -- In the midst of what it noted as unabated drug-related killings in the Philippines during the past three years, an international human rights group has pressed the United ...

DOLE to get more feedback on occupational safety bill for actors, entertainment workers
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-09
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is now eyeing to conduct additional stakeholder consultation regarding the proposed new legislation on occupational safety in the entertainment industry.

China to block exports of illegal cigar makers
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-09
Last year, Dominguez directed the BOC and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to work with their respective counterparts in China to stop the illicit entry of cigarette-making machines that are ...

Duterte names new CA, CTA justices
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-09
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed four new Associate Justices of the Court of Appeals (CA) and one Associate Justice of the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA). Duterte signed ...

Supreme Court key to averting power crisis
Journal - 2019-07-09
Apart from being a lofty legal arena, it is an exalted judicial clearing house for socio-economic policy. As the highest judicial authority in the land, the Supreme Court can choose either to act as an agent of development or a protector of the ...

Commission on Audit finds Manila, San Juan with huge cash deficit
Journal - 2019-07-09
the CoA found the previous administration had massive undercollection of P736.1 million from eight large business taxpayers thus depriving the city funds to implement much-needed priority projects and activities. The largest tax delinquencies were recorded ...

SolGen: Some fishermen withdraw petition to protect WPS
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Solicitor General Jose Calida on Tuesday claimed that some fishermen from Palawan and Zambales withdrew their signature in the petition seeking to compel the government to ...

PNP looking into alleged kidnapping of rich BIR execs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) is looking into the alleged kidnapping of at least 15 wealthy Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) officials since 2013, its chief Gen.

PH to host 1st Phil-Asian Gaming Expo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-09
In partnership with the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor), PAGE is ... telecoms, real estate, and headhunting services. Industry professionals will also have an opportunity ...

Hope springs eternal: Lawmaker says passage of FOI bill rests on members of 18th Congress
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-08
It mandates the President, Vice President, Members of the Cabinet, Justices of Supreme Court, Members of Constitutional Commissions and other constitutional offices, and Officers of the Armed ...

Isko Moreno wants Chinese man deported for peeing in public, assaulting village exec
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso will ask the Bureau of Immigration to deport and ban the Chinese national caught peeing along a street in Binondo last ...

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