Immigration stops 2 women hired to be surrogate mothers in China from leaving PH
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 12) -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said it stopped two women hired to become surrogate mothers in China from leaving the Philippines. In a statement, the ...

Philippine Statistics Authority report aims to stop wage hike -- labor groups
philstar.com - 2019-04-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Organized labor yesterday debunked the ... Mendoza said employers and business groups are going to use the PSA data to defend their position against any salary increase and argue that the wage standard is lower than the current ...

Key Intellectual Property & Commercial Law Insights for Artistic Ventures in the UK
JD Supra - 2019-04-11
Artists today are more aware of rights in their creative works -- whether they themselves want to commercialise those rights or prevent their commercialisation. Regardless of the category you fall into, the following are some of the key insights crucial ...

One Slip Up Can Cost You the Case: The Impact of the Supreme Court's Decision on Copyright Infringement Actions
JD Supra - 2019-04-11
There are any number of reasons a lawsuit could be dismissed. However, if you are a copyright owner, the last thing you want is to have your case dismissed because of a problem with your registration. Unfortunately, the United States Supreme Court recently ...

Bridging the gap in social protection and socioeconomic policies in Asean
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-11
They join the huge army of the informals, who constitute two-thirds of the labor force in most countries. They include the home-based workers, the street vendors, the informal transport workers ...

Indonesia beats us to subway finish line
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-11
Subway to the north is targeted to operate in 2024, and the east to the west line should be ready by ... for their family members to go to work or school or to just go places and bond as one ...

CebuPac reminds passengers to avoid holiday rush by going to airport early
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-11
(Edwin Tuyay / Bloomberg) LOW-COST carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) and Cebgo on Thursday reminded all passengers to allot ample time for security inspection, immigration screening, check-in, bag drop ...

Job order workers are first to go in BI extortion controversy
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-11
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has ordered the immediate termination of eight job order (JO) Bureau of Immigration (BI) workers implicated in the extortion of more than P9.2 million from 15 South ...

No need for forced repatriation for now in Libya -- Palace
Global Nation - 2019-04-11
MANILA, Philippines -- For now, there is no need for a forced repatriation of Filipino workers in Libya, MalacaƱang said Thursday, in the midst of armed conflict in the North African country.

The middle class is shrinking around the world
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-11
Job insecurity is on the rise as labor markets transform amid increasing globalization and technological use. One in six current middle-income jobs face high risk of automation. "These trends ...

The medals came too late
The Visayan Daily Star - 2019-04-11
The Manila Bulletin published the picture of three of the honorees ... I do not think the news that the suspect in the bombing at the Jolo Cathedral had been killed in an encounter with government troops in Patikul, Sulu last Sunday was something that ...

BI to deport American wanted for rape
Global Nation - 2019-04-11
MANILA, Philippines -- An American fugitive who is wanted for rape in the United States (US) is set to be deported by the Bureau of Immigration (BI). BI chief Jaime Morente said on Thursday that ...

SC revamps website, unveils new public-friendly version
newsbytes.ph - 2019-04-11
decisions of the Court of Appeals, and other official government issuances. -- Benjamin Pulta (PNA)

DOLE: Forced repatriation of OFWs in Libya may happen 'anytime soon'
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 11) -- The Labor department says the forced repatriation of Filipino workers in Libya may happen anytime soon as they anticipate the situation in the North ...

Pinoys continue seeking work abroad
Inquirer - 2019-04-11
The Philippines was the fourth biggest recipient of remittances from migrant workers in 2018 and the World Bank expects a boost to these cash transfers from the plan to deploy more overseas ...

BIR intensifies campaign on Tax Code in Batangas
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-04-11
BATANGAS CITY, Apr. 11 (PIA)- The Bureau of Internal Revenue District Office 058 intensifies its campaign on Tax Code as they started their kick off activity at NuCiti Mall here, recently. The agency listed the municipal governments of Lobo, Mabini ...

Arnell Ignacio, 55, finally graduates from college
PEP - 2019-04-11
from University of Makati. On Facebook, he posted, "Last graduation ko 1981 high school. Ang tagal ko nag-college. 2019 ang graduation. This is truly a masteral of life." The commencement ceremonies took place earlier at the Philippine International ...

Award to martial law victims executory - US court
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-10
It cited Supreme Court decisions that nullified past settlement agreements "because of the baseless and inequitable ratio of the splitting scheme which was manifestly disadvantageous to the ...

New policy on foreign workers out by May 1
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-10
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) expects to have more teeth in its campaign against illegal foreign workers with an interagency directive that will prohibit ...

Right Tool, Right Job: Smart Manufacturing Requires Focus on Intellectual Property
JD Supra - 2019-04-10
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.

Palace asked to comment on Chico project challenge
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-10
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- MalacaƱang on Wednesday said it would submit its comment on the constitutional challenge against a China-financed irrigation project in Kalinga and Cagayan provinces ...

SC halts cutting, balling of trees in Baguio mall's expansion
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 10) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday stopped the cutting and balling of trees in expansion plans of a popular mall in Baguio City until it complies with ...

Travel tax should have been scrapped in 2002: Koko files bill to do that
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-10
THE Senate is set to work on remedial legislation abolishing the Marcos-era travel-tax imposition as soon as Congress reconvenes plenary session next month. Senate Bill 1841, filed by Senator ...

SC affirms ruling including non-BIR revenue as base for IRA allocation
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-10
BAGUIO CITY--The Supreme Court has maintained its decision which declared that the internal revenue allotment (IRA) share of all local government units should be based on the collections of all ...

Leave Luneta Hill trees alone-SC
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-10
In January 2015, the mall had reportedly decided to cut 60 of the 182 trees after obtaining a favorable ruling from the Court of Appeals Special Ninth Division on December 12 2014. In its ruling ...

DOLE-7 official: Do not abolish regional wage boards
Inquirer.net - 2019-04-10
The Cebu rally was attended by members of Alyansa sa mga Mamumuo sa Sugbo-Kilusang Mayo Uno (Ama Sugbo-KMU) and Alsa Kontraktwal. Despite her agreement to a uniform daily minimum wage that could ...

JKUAT to drive institutional intellectual property policies in Africa
standardmedia.co.ke - 2019-04-10
Three global and regional organizations dealing with the administration of intellectual property (IP) rights have jointly selected Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) as one of the five pilot institutions in Africa to benefit ...

PH orders total ban on deployment of Filipino workers to Libya
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-10
Lede text: The Department of Labor and Employment issues a total ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to Libya amid escalating tensions in the North African country. Metro Manila (CNN ...

SC affirms 2018 ruling: LGUs should get share of all national taxes
Inquirer - 2019-04-10
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- The Supreme Court (SC) stood by its 2018 decision that local government units (LGUs) are entitled to internal revenue allotments (IRAs) based on collections of not ...

Locsin wishes ill on corrupt public officials, Filipino recruiters
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-10
MANILA, Philippines -- Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. wished ill on corrupt public officials and Filipino recruiters, wishing they get sick with cancer and get infected with the ...

Philippine gov't imposes total deployment ban to Tripoli anew
Rappler - 2019-04-10
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that the decision was made when the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Governing Board met Wednesday afternoon, due to the worsening war in Libya. "The POEA Governing Board in a meeting duly ...

Local governments to get new and bigger IRA only in 2022 - SC
Rappler - 2019-04-10
BAGUIO, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) en banc announced on Wednesday, April 10, that local government units (LGUs) will get new and bigger Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) shares starting in 2022 only. The SC en banc affirmed its ruling from July ...

DOLE orders total ban on OFW deployment to Tripoli, several districts in Libya
Global Nation - 2019-04-10
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday ordered a total ban on the deployment overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Tripoli and several other areas in ...

Supreme Court stops SM Baguio from cutting more trees
Rappler - 2019-04-10
BAGUIO, Philippines (UPDATED) - The Supreme Court (SC) en banc on Wednesday, April 10, permanently stopped SM Baguio from cutting trees for its expansion plan in the City of Pines. The en banc made permanent its Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) issued ...

SC orders gov't to comment on petition vs. China-funded Chico River project
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 10) -- The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday has ordered the government to comment on a petition to declare a China-funded loan agreement unconstitutional.

Rappler board members plead not guilty to anti-dummy charges
Rappler - 2019-04-10
In its latest ruling in February 2019, the Court of Appeals (CA) said the SEC had basis to question the clause but also stressed that Rappler should have been given time to address it. The CA remanded the case to the commission, ordering it to reevaluate ...

MIAA: Surge of passengers at NAIA expected this weekend for Holy Week break
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-10
However, Monreal assured that they are continuing improvements on the airport, particularly on its air conditioning and the installation of more immigration E-Gates, which aims to cut the ...

Ban on labor deployment to Libya up as civil war erupts
Global Nation - 2019-04-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The government has banned the deployment of Filipino workers to Libya as civil war has erupted again in the north African country. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA ...

Intellectual Property Disputes Threaten To Spread To New Venue
Forbes - 2019-04-09
Creating the right ecosystem for intellectual property rights in the United States is no mean feat. We reward innovation by providing new inventions, drugs, or production processes with a patent, which confers something akin to a monopoly for a period of ...

BIR issues guidelines for tax amnesty program
philstar.com - 2019-04-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has issued the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for a tax amnesty program, providing a clean slate for taxpayers with existing delinquencies. The agency issued Revenue Regulation 4-2019 ...

Palace unfazed by legal challenge to rice trade liberalization
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-09
MALACAƑANG is unfazed by the prospect of a legal challenge to the new rice trade liberalization law before the Supreme Court, as it disputed claims that the government is "railroading" the ...

BIR issues rules for applying tax amnesty
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-09
THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has issued a Revenue Regulation (RR) on the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for Republic Act (RA) 11213 or the Tax Amnesty Act of 2019, specifically ...

SEC drafts guidelines to revive firms that expired pre-RA 11232
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-09
corporations engaged in money service business and other financial intermediaries. The corporation shall then pay a petition fee amounting to P3,030 plus a filing fee for the extension of term of ...

Mitsubishi Motors asks government to remove import duty on hybrid vehicles
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-09
Rafaelita Aldaba (second from left), Undersecretary of the Department of Trade and Industry, receives a token of appreciation as a keynote speaker on Monday night during the Mitsubishi Motors 1 ...

Labor groups slam Duterte for failure to end contractualization
Inquirer.net - 2019-04-09
CEBU CITY, Philippines -- Members of two labor groups in Cebu gathered at the historic Colon Street for a protest rally against contractualization on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in time for the ...

New scheme: Cigarette tax stamps traded for sardines, noodles
Rappler - 2019-04-09
MANILA, Philippines - Illicit tobacco traders have found a new scheme to skirt taxes: exchanging tax stamps found on cigarette boxes for sardines or a pack of noodles. The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said the new "promotional scheme" by some ...

Mitsubishi sets sights on e-vehicle market
Rappler - 2019-04-09
MANILA, Philippines - Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) announced plans to further tap into the electric vehicle (e-vehicle) market, as demand grows for more environmentally-friendly cars. MMPC president and chief executive officer ...

UK to tech execs: Clean up your platforms or face 'substantial' fines
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-09
(CNN) -- Tech executives could be hit with substantial fines and criminal penalties under new rules proposed by the UK government that aim to make the internet safe for children and other ...

CA affirms 2012 EJK case in Cagayan a 'rubout'
Rappler - 2019-04-09
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed its earlier decision which found a former Abra police chief guilty of grave misconduct for the deaths of 5 suspected hitmen in Cagayan in 2012. The CA's Special Former 12th Division denied the ...

BIR: Tax amnesty on delinquencies starts on April 24
Inquirer - 2019-04-09
MANILA, Philippines-The much-awaited tax amnesty on delinquencies, aimed at providing taxpayers with long-due liabilities and pending criminal cases a clean slate, will start on April 24, the ...

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