DOF offices get ISO mark
philstar.com - 2019-03-02
Meanwhile, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez urged other DOF offices and attached agencies, such as the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Bureau of Customs, to strive for ISO certification to ensure that the quality of the services they render pass ...

Attempted out-of-hospital birth takes tragic turn
The Island Packet - 2019-03-02
"Respond, assess, stabilize and transport the mother and/or newborn to an appropriate Resource Hospital. Staging at the birthing center and engaging in discussions ... She kept saying, 'This is the worst night of my life.'" Shockley had been Sadiee Bean's ...

Duterte signs into law Handbook for OFWs Act
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-02
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the bill that offers handbooks for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) containing their rights and benefits. Duterte signed Republic Act ...

Canada appeals court upholds ruling awarding damages to smokers
Rappler - 2019-03-02
Imperial Tobacco Canada, a subsidiary of British American Tobacco, Rothmans Benson & Hedges and JTI-MacDonald have one month to launch an eventual appeal before Canada's Supreme Court. In June 2015, the Superior Court of Quebec ruled that the three ...

8 Chinese held for online gambling at posh Makati village
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-02
In November last year, police raided the Finasia Tech Inc. office in the Ortigas business district and arrested 87 Chinese nationals and 16 Filipinos for illegal gambling.

Music Law 101: Copyright Infringement and Fair Use
JD Supra - 2019-03-02
As we have previously discussed, the owner of the copyright in a work has certain exclusive rights in that work. Anyone who violates the exclusive rights of the copyright owner is an infringer of that copyright. To establish copyright infringement, you ...

8 Chinese nationals arrested in suspected Makati online gambling den
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 1) -- Authorities arrested eight Chinese nationals in Makati City on Thursday for allegedly engaging in illegal online gambling. Police and immigration agents ...

Pork for 60 House members unlawfully cut, Lacson fumes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-01
These, he said, violated the 2013 decision of the Supreme Court outlawing the pork barrel system, which is officially known as the Priority Development Assistance Fund. "While, technically ...

Tribe, groups sue over Alaska reserve petroleum exploration
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-01
National environmental law requires the agency to consider direct, indirect and cumulative effects of exploration, the groups said. If exploration may have significant effects, the agency is ...

Etta to senatorial candidates: Shun political dynasties, money
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-01
Labor senatorial candidate Ka Leody de Guzman recommends increasing the number of party-list seats to 70 percent. "The Congress should be dominated by the mass line, especially since the largest ...

Think tank: Rusty PH can lure fleeing firms from China
Inquirer - 2019-03-01
Ranked sixth to 10th are India, China, Singapore, South Korea and Japan. "Despite positive labor metrics, we rank Indonesia and Philippines below higher-wage countries such as Malaysia and ...

Accrediting exporters under Export Development Act
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-01
For further inquiries, you may contact the Export Assistance and Business Matching Division of EMB at phone numbers (02) 465-3300 local 107 or 110, or e-mail[email protected]

Panelo: Duterte only casting doubt on alleged Marcos ill-gotten wealth not yet proven in court
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 1) -- MalacaƱang said President Rodrigo Duterte is not going against court decisions saying the Marcoses amassed ill-gotten wealth, but was only doubting ...

One in Five U.S. Companies Say China Has Stolen Their Intellectual Property
Fortune - 2019-03-01
A new CNBC poll finds that one in five corporations say China has stolen their intellectual property within the last year. Intellectual property, or IP, theft has been a major contentious issue in ...

Lawmakers doing further work on budget after Congress OK'd final version
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 1) -- Lawmakers are still doing further work on the 2019 budget even after Congress approved its final version in February. House Appropriations committee ...

Dominguez cites rise in spending power due to TRAIN
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-01
The statement quoted Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III before the Philippine Economic Briefing (PEB) in Osaka, Japan, as saying that significant growths in sales and income of corporate giants in the country indicate that Filipinos have started to ...

HR lawyers denounce red-tagging
Davao Today - 2019-03-01
The group also cited a news report under the by-line of Philippine News Agency (PNA) published in Manila Bulletin on February 27 that linked NUPL to NDFP chief peace negotiator Fidel Agcaoili. Agcaoili, in a statement on Friday, refuted what the said PNA ...

DFA moving to save Filipina on death row in Saudi
Global Nation - 2019-03-01
MANILA, Philippines--The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday said it is exhausting all "diplomatic avenues and legal remedies" to save a Filipina sentenced with death penalty in ...

Rappler case can prompt Supreme Court revisit of cyber libel - Ted Te
Rappler - 2019-03-01
MANILA, Philippines - Five years after the Supreme Court decided that cyber libel is constitutional, the charges against Rappler and its CEO Maria Ressa are bringing up issues that, according to human rights lawyer Ted Te, may prompt a revisit of the ...

Fox Rothschild Partner Sanctioned in Porn Copyright Cases
Law - 2019-03-01
Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. Fox Rothschild partner Lincoln Bandlow, who has led a nationwide copyright infringement litigation campaign on behalf of a pornography producer, was sanctioned $750 by a federal ...

BI detains Syrian national for using other passport
Global Nation - 2019-03-01
MANILA, Philippine-The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Friday announced the arrest of a Syrian national attempting to enter the country using a Kiribati passport. BI Port Operations Chief Grifton ...

Texas to execute oldest man, 70-year-old convicted murderer
Rappler - 2019-03-01
CHICAGO, USA - A 70-year-old convicted murderer is scheduled Thursday, February 28, to become the oldest man executed in Texas since the United States reinstated the death penalty. Billie Wayne Coble was convicted for the 1989 murders of 3 people - the ...

Panagbenga 2019 grand parades set this weekend
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-03-01
six contingents for the high school level competition and four for the open category. The Elementary School contingents in the Pangbenga 2019 Opening Parade will be joining the Baguio Flower Festival Grand Street Dance Elementary School category set this ...

DOF: China loan deal vetted vs graft
Inquirer - 2019-02-28
The Department of Finance (DOF) on Thursday said the loan it had obtained from China for the Chico River Pump Irrigation Project in Kalinga province was not "onerous," pointing out that a ...

Army to local execs: Pay NPA fee, face rap
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-28
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) recently came up with a "watch list" of 349 national and local officials, identified through intelligence reports, as a "source of ...

Tunnel Vision, Textbook Arguments, and Isolation
Law - 2019-02-28
As a "student defender." Without an actual law license. Or a bar card. In federal court. Fighting charges involving copyright infringement and selling counterfeit merchandise. Dang. Nothing like whetting your teeth on a federal criminal trial.

Judge Sanctions Fox Rothschild Partner in Porn Copyright Cases
Law - 2019-02-28
Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. Fox Rothschild partner Lincoln Bandlow, who has led a nationwide copyright infringement litigation campaign on behalf of a pornography producer, was sanctioned $750 by a federal ...

DOLE-Ecop accord on contractuals hangs
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-28
He cited the case of the order to PLDT to regularize its over 7,000 workers, which is soon expected to reach the Supreme Court. As for the SOT bill, Bello said they will continue to push for ...

Fund release for Marcos victims till year-end
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-28
More than P10 billion has been forfeited and adjudged as Marcos ill-gotten wealth by the Swiss Federal Supreme Court on December 10, 1997, in favor of the Philippine government. However ...

Government treads carefully on rollout of rice trade liberalization law
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-28
Some groups are looking into the possibility of securing a temporary restraining order against RA 11203 from the Supreme Court.

DOF sees revenue from tax amnesty reduced to P27.54 billion
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-28
THE Department of Finance (DOF) has pointed out that potential revenues from the implementation of the approved Tax Amnesty Act of 2019 are estimated at P27.54 billion, much lower than the ...

DOH: Tobacco tax hike bill to help fund universal healthcare law
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-28
"As global evidence suggests, taxation is the single, most cost-effective measure to safeguard the public from the harms of tobacco and alcohol use and their accompanying societal costs", he adde

Fund for martial law reparations extended
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-28
Funds to compensate rights victims came from the Marcos ill-gotten wealth stored in Swiss banks, based on a Supreme Court decision on July 15, 2003. The rights reparation law set aside around P10 ...

SC affirms compensation for Valenzuela property affected by C-5 Northern Link project
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-28
MANILA, Philippine -- The Supreme Court has affirmed the Court of Appeals decision to award over P15 million in just compensation to the owners of a 3,045-square meter property affected by the ...

Finishing the course
Journal - 2019-02-28
In 2018 there were around 2.3 million jobless Filipinos, according to the Labor Force Survey conducted by the Department of Labor and Employment, and 16 percent of this number or roughly 368,000 were college undergraduates. Angara, who strongly believes ...

Over 9.2 million kilos of garbage produced in Metro Manila, some end up in Manila Bay
InterAksyon - 2019-02-28
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources shared an ... enforcement and compliance with the law remains a daunting task due to technical, political and financial limitations of concerned agencies and LGUs," the SEPO report stated.

China refutes Panelo on 'tit-for-tat' deportation of illegal workers
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 28) -- The Chinese Embassy in the Philippines denied the statement of Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo that China will also deport illegal ...

Jinggoy Estrada to seek dismissal of plunder case mid-trial
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-28
Her demurrer to evidence was denied at the Sandiganbayan, but granted at the Supreme Court. In challenging the prosecution's evidence mid-trial, Estrada is waiving his right to present his own ...

BLOGTABLE: Thoughts on lowering min. age for NBA Draft?
sports.abs-cbn.com - 2019-02-28
Coming to a high school gym near you: Dozens of NBA scouts! John Schuhmann: Yes. It's silly to have an 18-year-old go to college just to play basketball for one season and (in some cases ...

Duterte again promotes PH Coast Guard officers facing graft raps
Rappler - 2019-02-28
The Court of Appeals, however, cleared Ursabia of administrative charges in 2018. As for Dela Cruz, he was one of the 9 PCG officers then-Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales ordered suspended for 6 months back in April 2018, in relation to the alleged ...

PCSO told: Follow Court of Appeals order on 'Peryahan Ng Bayan' games
philstar.com - 2019-02-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Office of the Government Corporate Counsel (OGCC) has directed the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) to abide by a recent order of the Court of Appeals (CA) allowing the Peryahan Ng Bayan (PNB) numbers game to proceed ...

Duterte said kill the bishops - and his word became flesh
Rappler - 2019-02-28
(READ: Crackdown on missionaries fuels dictatorship fears) The Bureau of Immigration (BI) often cites a July 2015 order, stating that foreign tourists "are prohibited from engaging in any political activity" in the Philippines, and violators "shall be ...

Intellectual Property: Lisbon Court of Appeal confirms that IP holder liability for ungrounded pi is not strict
Lexology - 2019-02-28
The civil liability of IP holders for ungrounded PIs is currently enshrined in Portugal in Article 338-G(3) of the Portuguese Industrial Property Code (IP Code), which is heavily based on Article 9(7) of the Enforcement Directive. The Portuguese ...

The Spanish Congress approves the new Intellectual Property Act
Lexology - 2019-02-28
The amendment which modifies the existing Intellectual Property Act has been approved and currently is underway to publication in the Spanish Official Bulletin (BOE) to come into force, once these amendments are approved by the Senate procedure (with the ...

Cohen testifies to Trump's involvement in hush-money payments in fiery hearing
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-28
But Republicans didn't buy Cohen's answer, pointing to court filings from the Southern District of New ... he threatened Trump's high school, his college and the College Board not to release ...

Technology jobs in PH: Are Filipino women ready?
newsbytes.ph - 2019-02-27
At the recent Filipina STEM Leaders Forum organized by the International Labor Organization ... Jiao who did not succumb to the more popular college courses for women at the time like commerce ...

PH marks start of war vs fuel smugglers
Inquirer - 2019-02-27
The contract also requires that the group will transfer the technological know-how to employees of the BOC and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). SICPA and SGS executives assured the markers ...

Markers to be injected in 15.2 billion liters of fuel to curb smuggling
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-27
THE government is targeting to mark around 15.2 billion liters of fuel for the first year of implementation of the fuel marking system, in a bid to help curb oil smuggling in the country.

Nigeria's Buhari wins re-election
Rappler - 2019-02-27
ABUJA, Nigeria - Muhammadu Buhari was on Tuesday, February 26, re-elected Nigeria's president, after a delayed poll that angered voters and raised political temperatures, leading to claims of rigging and collusion. Buhari, 76, took an unassailable lead ...

DOLE set to file worker regularization vs PLDT with SC
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-27
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will now be elevating to the Supreme Court its pending case on its regularization order against PLDT. This developed after the Court of Appeals (CA ...

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