3 restos face closure for polluting Manila Bay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-28
At least 5,000 people joined the "solidarity walk" at Quirino Grandstand, mostly from the 13 agencies ordered by the continuing mandamus issued by the Supreme Court in 2008 to clean and ...

Palace: Ratified BOL ushers a ray of hope
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-27
The 80-member BTA will oversee the interim government of the BARMM, unless the Supreme Court rules in favor of a petition questioning the constitutionality of the BOL. The Palace said the ...

Ex-Hanjin welders casualty of US ban on PHL work visas
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-27
The ban announced last week effectively closes the door for the welders, including many graduating college students from ... Second, the headline says Congress can revoke. Is the article implying ...

The President swings from left to right
Inquirer Opinion - 2019-01-27
The President also appointed former Kabataan party-list representative Terry Ridon as chair of the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor, and former Anakpawis party-list representative Joel Maglunsod as undersecretary of the Department of Labor and ...

Some European firms put on hold projects in PH
Inquirer - 2019-01-27
Nevertheless, this marks a potential loss in an investment opportunity over the uncertainty over tax perks. ECCP, like other foreign business chambers, has expressed its reservations about the Tax ...

CA upholds firing of BI officer over special permits for foreign students
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-27
The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed the dismissal from the service of a ranking officer of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) in connection with an anomaly involving the issuance of the special ...

Labor group proposes settlement options to protect Hanjin workers
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-27
THE Bukluran ng Mangagawang Pilipino (BMP) said the government should place the welfare of the displaced workers of heavily indebted Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil ...

The main trends in the world today
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-27
the US International Finance Development Corporation, which will give financial support to US private companies doing business in developing countries. The intent is to provide countries like the Philippines an alternative to China financing under the ...

Trudeau sacks Canadian envoy to China after Huawei controversy
Rappler - 2019-01-27
OTTAWA, Canada - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday, January 26, said he had sought and accepted the resignation of Ottawa's ambassador to China, days after the diplomat sparked controversy with criticism of the United States extradition ...

Court of Appeals asked to stop police profiling of ACT members
philstar.com - 2019-01-26
Named respondents in the 42-page petition were PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde, his regional directors in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Southern Tagalog ... "Police officers descending in schools have cast a shadow of fear upon law-abiding ...

Rapper DMX freed after year in prison for tax fraud
Rappler - 2019-01-26
On top of jail time, the Internal Revenue Service ordered him to pay $2.3 million in restitution. Prosecutors said the star had dodged taxes by living on cash, without maintaining a bank account or filing required tax returns to the IRS. The native of ...

Fed. Circ. Ruling Clears Path For Longer Drug Patent Terms
Law360 - 2019-01-26
Law360 (January 25, 2019, 10:04 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit has given some patent owners, especially those in the pharmaceutical industry, a chance to obtain potentially lucrative extensions on the life of their patents by striking down U.S. Patent and ...

Mislatel insists it has valid franchise to operate as telco
newsbytes.ph - 2019-01-26
The consortium stands to lose its performance bond of P24 billion or 10 percent of its capex if it fails to make good on its commitments. -- Aerol John PateƱa (PNA)

Time to Hit Pause: Copyright Infringement on User Generated Platforms - When Is the Platform Provider Liable for Damages?
Lexology - 2019-01-26
The German Federal Supreme Court presses the EU Court of Justice to clarify when online platforms are liable under EU law for damages for copyright infringements by content made available by their users. Content uploaded on to the Internet by users (e.g ...

Protecting your intellectual property in Scotland
Lexology - 2019-01-26
Intellectual Property (IP) is often the most important and valuable asset of a business. IP exists in many forms such as brand names, inventions, manufacturing processes, confidential information and product or industrial designs. Taking steps to identify ...

More Filipinos satisfied with Senate performance -- SWS
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-26
Scores in Balance Luzon and Mindanao were up by a point each. The Supreme Court's also got a "Good" satisfaction rating, from +31 to +37 by December 2018. Fifty-seven percent were satisfied ...

Sarangani given PESO awards
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-26
The awards were given by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office No. XII in ceremonies at Isla Jardin del Mar Resort on January 15. The annual event was participated in by local government unit (LGU) and school-based PESOs.

WHAT WENT BEFORE: SAF 44 and "Oplan Exodus" in Mamasapano, Maguindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-25
In January 2018, Solicitor General Jose Calida asked the Supreme Court to order the Ombudsman to file cases of reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide against Aquino for the death of 44 ...

Getty's Photo Copyright Win To Be Reconsidered
Law360 - 2019-01-25
But Judge Hellerstein in his October ruling said that Zuma was barred from suing Getty for copyright infringement by equitable estoppel. There was "undisputed evidence" that Zuma had known that its images were "inextricably mixed" with the ...

Conan O'Brien Says Jokes Too Unoriginal To Be Stolen
Law360 - 2019-01-25
according to a Thursday memo the "Conan" star filed just months before he is set to face copyright infringement claims at trial. Going head to head with writer Robert Alexander Kaseberg in a pair of competing pretrial court filings, O'Brien and his team ...

Bringing home our OFWs: Toward an industrial policy
Inquirer Opinion - 2019-01-25
Francia (M.Phil., London School of Economics) is the former director for policy research of the Department of Trade and Industry and secretary general of the Federation of Philippine Industries. He taught economics at Ateneo de Manila University.

Why change the MACR at all?
Inquirer Opinion - 2019-01-25
It puts the child first, and creates a national Juvenile ... child under 15 seen out of school during school hours should be called to book--to go to school, that is. Not to be brought to a rehabilitation center or an agricultural camp.

Comelec disqualifies Aksyon Health Workers Party-list
Bulatlat - 2019-01-25
The recent disqualification of Aksyon Health Workers Party-List clearly leads us to believe ... allegations is the first nominee of the Hugpong Federal Movement of the Philippines. The ABAKADA Party-list first nominee, Jonathan Dela Cruz, is a former ...

Open innovation: A shift to new intellectual property models?
Lexology - 2019-01-25
This was said by Thomas Edison, known as one of the most outstanding inventors of the last century. Though he fervently used intellectual property protections and filed more than 1,000 patents in his lifetime, Edison understood the importance of using his ...

New talks to end shutdown mark first hint of break in impasse
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-25
Senators began a new effort to end the 34-day partial government shutdown after blocking two rival spending bills. The White House signaled President Donald Trump was open to a plan to reopen ...

Student entrepreneur worth emulating
Sun Star - 2019-01-25
Today, with sheer diligence and faith in God, Joenel earns some P2, 000 daily from his ambulant vending. There is sure fruit from labor. Asked about his dream, Joenel was quick and knows exactly what he wants - to earn a degree, bring his family out of ...

PNB looking to raise P100 billion via bonds
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-25
PHILIPPINE National Bank (PNB) plans to raise as much as P100 billion in fresh capital through several bond offerings this year. In a disclosure on Friday, the listed lender said its board of directors has set up a peso bond and commercial paper program ...

Senate gets highest satisfaction rating in nearly 7 years
Rappler - 2019-01-25
MANILA, Philippines - A majority of Filipinos expressed satisfaction with the work of the Senate in the last quarter of 2018, according to the results of a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey held in December 2018, but released over a month later on ...

OWWA Caraga vows to produce more scholars
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-25
BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 25 - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has been implementing programs and services for the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their beneficiaries and vows to continue to produce successful scholars. Among this program ...

U.S. to begin forcing asylum applicants to remain in Mexico
Rappler - 2019-01-25
WASHINGTON, DC, USA - US President Donald Trump's administration will on Friday, January 25, begin forcing asylum applicants to remain in Mexico while their cases are considered, in a new measure aimed at deterring illegal immigration across the southern ...

Can history repeat itself?
The Visayan Daily Star - 2019-01-25
By the way, the story of Jollibee is one success story that the Philippines should be proud of. When I was taking a course at the Asian Institute of Management, the case study assigned to our class was the Jollibee story, and indeed, it is a very ...

Kids do the Darndest Things
The Visayan Daily Star - 2019-01-25
After all, a supposedly up ... general population or if they are there to kowtow to the whims and depravity of whoever is in power, holds the biggest intelligence funds, controls the purse strings, and allows billions in shady budget insertions. The ...

Rich Russians flock to Florida to deliver American babies
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-25
And none of this is illegal, according to US immigration laws. But according to NBC, the FBI raided Miami Mama in 2017, arresting one employee for making false statements in federal documents to ...

Robin Padilla-led biopic of Bato dela Rosa to premiere just before campaign period
InterAksyon - 2019-01-25
The Supreme Court even ruled that premature campaigning is not a prohibited act. While there may be no hard sell to vote for Dela Rosa in the movie, it is still a boost of popularity of his name to the public. Biopics, or films on the life of an individual ...

Truly help the farmers
philstar.com - 2019-01-25
Consumers can benefit from economies of scale and new technology in handling. Ramon Ang of San Miguel said they would definitely get into the business once the tariffication law is passed and signed by the President. I am not sure the new law allows it ...

Rare pangolins languish in China wildlife rescue system
Inquirer Technology - 2019-01-25
In 2016, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species ... a political scientist focusing on environmental policy at Villanova University. "But once you have all these laws ...

Palace refutes Noy on Chinese workers, but admits thin construction labor pool
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-24
Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said at a press briefing that the shortage had prompted Duterte to order the Technical Education ... Tesda was an important department because that ...

Supreme Court Holds "Confidential Sales" Still Prior Art under America Invents Act - Intellectual Property News
JD Supra - 2019-01-24
In Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., the Supreme Court held on Tuesday that "private" or "confidential sales" are still prior art despite the amendments to U.S. patent law enacted by the America Invents Act (AIA).

Weapons, gadgets seized from foreigners in Bureau of Immigration jail raid
philstar.com - 2019-01-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Weapons, portable air conditioners and gadgets were among the contraband seized from foreigners detained at the Bureau of Immigration Warden Facility (BIWF) during a raid last Tuesday, an official said yesterday. BI agents and ...

Mislatel franchise faces scrutiny
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-24
NTC Commissioner Gamaliel A. Cordoba said Mislatel only lacks three requirements before it may be awarded the certificate of public convenience and necessity (CPCN) and frequencies to start operations: its business plan, rollout plan and authentication of ...

Trump to deliver State of the Union Address when government shutdown is over
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-24
The address, usually delivered with considerable fanfare before both houses of Congress, Supreme Court justices, cabinet officers and other dignitaries, had been scheduled for next Tuesday.

House approves on 2nd reading bill extending tourism enterprise perks
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-24
In House Bill No. 8083, or the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-quality Opportunities (TRABAHO) Bill, the chamber proposed to gradually reduce the corporate income tax (CIT) to 20% from 30% and streamline incentives across all industries.

'We are losing the race' on climate change - U.N. chief
Rappler - 2019-01-24
Guterres delivered a no-holds-barred appraisal to business and political leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos, which has featured much hand-wringing on the planetary crisis this week. "In my opinion it is the most important global systemic ...

Cebu City collects P1 billion worth of business tax
Sun Star - 2019-01-24
AROUND P1 billion worth of business tax has been collected by the Cebu City Treasurer's Office (CTO) as of Thursday, January 24, a day before the last day of the one-stop-shop for renewal of business permit that the City Government established. With this ...

Thousands of jobs in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Germany open for Filipinos - POEA
Global Nation - 2019-01-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Thousands of job opportunities in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Germany are for now open for Filipino workers, the Philippine Overseas Employment ...

Neda: Hanjin woes pose not much trouble to PH merchandise exports
Inquirer - 2019-01-24
Undersecretary Rosemarie G. Edillion told reporters Thursday that Neda was already discussing with the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) how they could help the employees to be displaced ...

Jollibee to sue China restaurant for copyright infringement
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) has vowed to take legal action against a restaurant in Guangxi, China for copyright infringement after a Facebook post showing the ...

CHR: Keep age of liability at 15
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 24) -- The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said Congress should not amend the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act to lower the minimum age of criminal ...

Dennis Uy faces Senate probe on third telco
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-24
Globe Telecom Inc. and Smart Communications Inc., and members of the academe, among others. Concerned government officials have also confirmed their attendance like National Economic and ...

Get to know candidates in #TheFilipinoVotes: Senatorial Forum Part 2
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-24
and Republic Act 10653 which adjusts the 13th month pay and other benefits ceiling excluded from the computation of gross income for taxation purposes. Colmenares is a staunch human rights defender.

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