Supreme Court reinstates raps vs Sulpicio exec over sea mishap - 2019-04-08
In a 20-page decision released yesterday, the third division of the high court reversed a Court of Appeals (CA) ruling in March 2013 that junked the reckless imprudence charges filed against Edgar Go, SLI first vice president for administration.

BIR probes recycled tax stamps on fake tobacco
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-08
THE Department of Finance (DOF) has instructed the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to work with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in curbing a new scheme perpetrated by illicit tobacco ...

Labor Senate bet wants death penalty for corrupt politicians, drug sellers
Rappler - 2019-04-08
MANILA, Philippines - Senatorial candidate Allan MontaƱo aims to push for death penalty for corrupt politicians and those involved in the illegal drug trade if he wins in the 2019 midterm elections. In a Rappler Talk interview on Monday, April 8 ...

2019 ITR filing reminders
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-08
BIR Form No. 1701A for individuals earning income purely from business/profession under graduated income tax rates availing of Optional Standard Deduction or those who opted to avail of the 8% flat income tax rate, and BIR Forms No. 1702-RT/EX/MX for ...

BI suspends 10 employees for alleged extortion try
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) imposed on Monday a 90-day suspension on 10 of its employees for allegedly extorting P9.2 million from several Korean nationals. Justice ...

Justice secretary orders suspension of immigration officials for extortion
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 8) -- Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has issued a 90-day suspension order for Bureau of Immigration (BI) officials allegedly involved in an extortion case.

Tell it to SunStar: The last bastion of democracy
Sun Star - 2019-04-08
The Supreme Court is supreme only in name, having surrendered its independence to MalacaƱang, with its record in the case of detained opposition leader, Sen. Leila de Lima; its ouster of Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno at the behest of the Solicitor General ...

Top judge named to head Christchurch massacre inquiry
Rappler - 2019-04-08
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday, April 8, named a Supreme Court judge to lead an inquiry into the massacre last month of 50 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques. "The government will ensure no stone is ...

Shortage of labor inspectors slowing down drive vs illegal foreign workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-08
MANILA, Philippines - With only 800 labor inspectors in its roster, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is having a tough time identifying and going after illegal foreign workers in ...

A greener Philippines with Green Tax
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-07
Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999 ... with higher taxes may discourage consumers to patronize them and to promote health and welfare. Further, residues from cigarette butts scattered in the ...

MWSS: No deal with Razon on Wawa Dam Project unless CA restraining order is eliminated
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-07
"By that time, the restraining order in the Court of Appeals caused by Violago should be gone. Although Violago is no longer a controlling stakeholder...Razon is. Razon assured me it will be ...

Nancy Binay seeks total ban of Chinese construction workers in Philippines
Global Nation - 2019-04-07
MANILA, Philippines - Senator Nancy Binay on Sunday called for the total ban of Chinese construction workers, stating that the reasoning provided by MalacaƱang as to why Mandarin-speaking ...

Lacson, Del Rosario laud Duterte stance on Pag-asa
Global Nation - 2019-04-06
Last month, he and retired Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, a former Supreme Court associate justice, filed a complaint in the International Criminal Court against Chinese President Xi Jinping ...

Bill to waive fees for first-time jobseekers - 2019-04-06
MANILA, Philippines -- A bill seeking to waive government fees ... and restrictions on employment arrangements were one of the strong factors influencing school-to-work transition. "It takes a high school graduate up to three years to find a first ...

Trump backs off southern border shutdown but threatens auto tariffs
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-06
And it was a dramatic departure for Trump, who last week tweeted that he would close the border or large swaths of it this week unless Mexico immediately halted "all illegal immigration coming i ...

Victory Liner set to demolish 80 houses in Marcoville
Rappler - 2019-04-06
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines - Almost 500 families will soon be homeless if the plan of Victory Bus Liner to demolish almost 80 houses in Marcoville Barangay is implemented. In a demand letter dated March 18, 2019, Victory Liner Incorporated, through its ...

Treasures of SOX returns to Manila
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-04-06
"Our objective is to sell products that are supported by the Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Agriculture ... "We are the forerunners of farm tourism in the Philippines. As a matter of fact, farm tourism in Region 12 is one of the ...

Anti-abortion film 'Unplanned' a surprise box office success in the U.S.
Rappler - 2019-04-06
Unplanned comes amid a resurgent campaign in the United States by opponents of abortion, which was legalized in the United States in a landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision. Among those promoting the movie has been the deeply religious vice president ...

18 Immigration agents face suspension for alleged extortion
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 6) -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has recommended the preventive suspension of 18 of its personnel who were accused of extorting from 15 Korean nationals ...

IRS Pursued Ultra-Wealthy Tax Evaders, But Lacked Resources To Win
The National Memo - 2019-04-06
But when it comes to understanding how the superwealthy move their money around, IRS auditors historically have been more like high school physics teachers trying to operate the Large Hadron Collider. That began to change in the early 2000s, after Congress ...

Biden jokes about hugging in first speech since new accusations
Rappler - 2019-04-06
WASHINGTON DC, USA - Democrat Joe Biden, who signaled Friday he was on the cusp of announcing a presidential bid, brushed off allegations of inappropriate conduct with women by joking about hugging in his first public appearance since the accusations broke.

Dutertes mix up data on 23 business interests
Rappler - 2019-04-05
MANILA, Philippines - By the disclosures in their asset records, President Rodrigo Duterte, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, and former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte have interests and engagements in a total of at least 23 corporate entities.

Sylvia Sanchez searching for long-lost father - 2019-04-05
The film, directed by Ronald Carballo, is set in a rundown community where Jesusa leads a normal life until circumstances drag ... This was right after his stint at TEDxUCSI University in Kuala Lumpur on March 23. TEDx events include live speakers and ...

Overstaying tourists yield fake immigration stamps
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-05
Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) have arrested an overstaying Vietnamese couple for attempting to leave the country with fake immigration stamps ...

BIR cuts 2019 collection goal to P2.271 trillion - 2019-04-04
"There was a slight reduction in the goal as the DBCC has a recomputation of the economic assumption," Cabreros said adding that "we must remove the goal on general amnesty because it was vetoed." The bicameral conference committee approved the Tax ...

Alien workers protected by PHL Labor Code, DOLE exec assures
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-04
Notwithstanding the rising count of alien workers in the Philippines, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is yet to enter a pact with any foreign government for the protection and ...

Supreme Court TRO sought on Chico River project
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-04
THE Makabayan bloc asked the Supreme Court (SC) to issue a temporary restraining order and declare as unconstitutional the Chico River Irrigation Pump Project funded by China which would cost $62 million. In a 67-page petition, the Makabayan bloc, a ...

DOLE to release guidelines for foreign workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-04
MANILA, Philippines -- New guidelines for allowing foreign workers into the country will be released soon, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Thursday. Labor Secretary ...

Makabayan bloc goes to Supreme Court to stop P3.69-B loan deal with China
Rappler - 2019-04-04
MANILA, Philippines - Opposition lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc on Thursday, April 4, asked the Supreme Court to stop the Duterte government's loan agreement with China for the Chico River pump irrigation project. Anakpawis Representative Ariel ...

SFI and Kuder ushering in an era of Filipinos fulfilled and secure in their jobs
Inquirer - 2019-04-04
and skills as early as in the elementary or high school and all the way to adulthood. "We are providing resources starting as early as pre-kindergarten all the way to adulthood and retirement.

DFA hits 'illegal' deployment of Chinese vessels near Pag-asa Island
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 4) -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) called as illegal the Chinese vessels swarming around Philippine-occupied Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea.

Supreme Court urged to stop, void PH-China irrigation loan deal
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 4) -- A petition was filed before the Supreme Court on Thursday to temporarily stop the implementation and eventually void the allegedly onerous irrigation ...

DOLE, BI admit Chinese laborers spotted at Manila construction site working illegally
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 4) -- The Labor department and the Immigration ... warehouse caretakers and other jobs involving manual non-technical labor. Foreigners who are seeking ...

Australia targets social media firms in new extremist footage laws
Rappler - 2019-04-04
The opposition Labor party expressed serious misgivings but voted in favor of the legislation. Australia's Law Council described the legislation as "knee-jerk" and warned it could have "serious unintended consequences." President Arthur Moses warned the ...

BIR slashes 2019 revenue target
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 2) -- The country's tax agency has adjusted its revenue target for the year. In the weekly economic briefing in MalacaƱang, the Bureau of Internal Revenue ...

Court maintains ERC cannot regulate Wholesale Electricity Spot Market prices
Rappler - 2019-04-04
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed an earlier decision it made voiding orders from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to increase Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) prices. The price increases were imposed by a number of ...

Money, opportunity part of one-and-done's winding past - 2019-04-03
A year later, when he signed with the NBA's Seattle SuperSonics, he won a Supreme Court case against the league, which had sued for violating the rule that players couldn't enter the league until ...

PH can ignore onerous terms of China loan - Locsin
Global Nation - 2019-04-03
The President ordered the review earlier this week after Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio disclosed that the terms of the $62-million Chico River Pump Irrigation loan ...

Main suspect in 2016 killing of PSG man, aide arrested
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-03
In 2002, he was found guilty by a Manila regional trial court of the killing of Ervick Limpin, a ruling that was upheld by the Court of Appeals in 2015. Rivera will face murder charges before a ...

DOF refutes Carpio: PHL never defaulted on loan repayments
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-03
Finance Assistant Secretary Antonio Joselito G. Lambino II was responding to the statement made by Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio that the Philippines already had an ...

Japanese investments on second wind in Subic
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-03
SBMA Senior Deputy Administrator for Business and Investment Renato W. Lee III presents the certificate of registration and tax exemption for Taiyo Subic to Taiyo Shoji President Shinichi Kita in ...

April 15 is Holy Monday: Avoid the crunch, pay income taxes now, BIR advises public
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-03
THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) urged all taxpayers to file and pay their 2018 income tax returns on or before April 15 to avoid paying penalties. Those who will file and pay later than April ...

The Dutertes: Wealth Reveal & Riddles. Law firm not registered, some biz interests not disclosed, debtor gets rice import deal
MindaNews - 2019-04-03
also at San Sebastian College, in 2002, and was admitted to the bar in 2004. His mother, Agnes Reyes Carpio, was associate justice at the Court of Appeals until December 2016 and was a former regional trial court judge in Davao City, Manila, Paranaque ...

CA upholds 2017 ruling nullifying ERC order on electricity rates
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-03
Petitioners are San Miguel Energy Corp., South Premier Power Corp., Strategic Power Development Corp., SMC Powergen Inc., Petron Corp., SN Aboitiz Power-Magat, Inc., SN Aboitiz Power-Benguet, 1590 Energy Corp., AP Renewables, Inc., Team (Phils.)

BIR slashes 2019 revenue target
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 2) -- The country's tax agency has adjusted its revenue target for the year. In the weekly economic briefing in MalacaƱang, the Bureau of Internal Revenue ...

The story behind the success of GT Cosmetics - 2019-04-03
A graduate of chemical engineering of the University of San Carlos ... He answered my prayers," says Salvane. (I wanted to put up a business that would honor God.) "The feeling was like ...

Trump takes a step back from threat to close southern border
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-03
Facing a surge of Central American migrants trying to enter the U.S., Trump last week threatened to seal the border this week if Mexico did not immediately halt all illegal immigration into the U ...

PCIJ REPORT| The Dutertes: Wealth Reveal & Riddles
Davao Today - 2019-04-03
She finished law at the San Sebastian College-Recoletos in May 2005 ... but has been blamed for frequent breakdowns of train system. DOTr had issued three memoranda and had asked BURI to explain the maintenance issues, or the contract would be rescinded.

Cameras secretly recorded women in California hospital delivery rooms
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-02
The recordings filmed activity in three labor and delivery rooms at the Women's Center at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, California, over a period of more than 11 months beginning in summer ...

2 cops arrested for extortion - 2019-04-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Two policemen were arrested for extortion in separate entrapment operations yesterday. Cpl. Rommel Enrico, assigned to the Bureau of Immigration detention facility at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City, was apprehended for allegedly ...

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