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.

US ban on work visas due to remarks of labor attaché - Locsin
Global Nation - 2019-01-23
On Tuesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the ban was a prerogative of US authorities, even as it reminded Filipinos abroad to follow immigration rules and avoid staying beyond the ...

The harms of drug testing in schools
Inquirer Opinion - 2019-01-23
Thirdly, drug tests are an enormous waste of labor, finances and time. In my own fieldwork, I have heard many teachers lament that they are made to do all kinds of things -- from administering deworming programs to staffing classrooms-turned-evacuation ...

Time to Hit Pause: Copyright Infringement on User Generated Platforms - When Is the Platform Provider Liable for Damages?
JD Supra - 2019-01-23
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 ...

Animosity against generosity - 2019-01-23
Upon finishing her studies seven years later, she worked at said university for the next 17 years ... properties shall be allotted to pay the nearest of kin who have less in life in greater percentage than those who are better off; and (4) that any ...

Jobs under FIRe: Old work types burned, new skills rising
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-23
For one, an official of the Department of Labor and Employment ... The ADB said these non-routine and cognitive jobs, like managers and technical experts, also have the least chances of being ...

Customs raids in Pampanga yield illegal cigarette-making machines worth P200 million
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-23
Guerrero, proceeded to the Global Aseana Business Park and San Simon Industrial Park in San Simon, Pampanga last week to conduct the initial investigation and examination. In a news statement ...

What PHL lacks in infra, stability, it makes up in tax perks - survey
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-23
According to the Jetro survey, the number of Japanese firms that will expand business this year declined to 52 percent from 63 percent last year, as those who opted to hold on to their capital and ...

FALSE: Duterte 'signed' universal health care bill in October 2018
Rappler - 2019-01-23
CLAIM: On October 15, 2018, a Facebook page purportedly owned by TV host and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Deputy Executive Director V Arnell Ignacio claimed that President Rodrigo Duterte already signed the universal health care bill into ...

102 (and counting) very real direct effects of the partial government shutdown
KTVQ - 2019-01-23
73) Bureau of Land Management found reserve funds to open ... violated the emoluments clause with his Trump International Hotel in Washington has been placed on hold indefinitely, according ...

Supreme Court compels DND to submit confidential 2018 martial law report
Rappler - 2019-01-23
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) directed the Department of National Defense (DND) to submit to them the "highly sensitive and confidential" 2018 martial law report. "The Court hereby directs the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) to ...

Arroyo as finance chief? 'It's a big step-down for her,' Dominguez says
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 23) -- House Speaker Gloria Arroyo may be qualified to lead the Department of Finance (DOF), but the agency's current chief believes it's "a big step-down ...

PH may appeal US ban on work visas
Global Nation - 2019-01-22
The DFA also reminded Filipinos in the United States to follow immigration rules and avoid staying beyond what is allowed in their visas. After the ban ends on Jan. 18, 2020, the DHS will issue a ...

U.S. Supreme Court allows transgender military ban to go into effect
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-22
DoD's proposed policy is based on professional military judgment and will ensure that the U.S. Armed Forces remain the most ... law at the University of Texas School of Law.

Jobs await displaced Hanjin workers -- DOLE - 2019-01-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Workers at Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines who will lose their jobs can be reemployed either here or abroad, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Zenaida Campita, DOLE-Central Luzon ...

DID YOU KNOW: 28,467 Filipino barred from leaving Jan-Oct 2018
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-22
From January to October 2018, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) stopped 28,467 Filipinos from leaving the country after they were found to be noncompliant with requirements for overseas-bound passengers.

Senators eye crime liability threshold of 12 years - 2019-01-22
Oco said the process, the budget and programs needed to implement the law are more important ... Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said Callamard has no business meddling with Philippine affairs. "What is shameful is she interferes when she intrudes ...

SC orders DBM to file comment on release of P42.7-B salary hike for state workers
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-22
THE Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno to comment on the petition seeking to compel his agency to release the fourth tranche of salary increase for government ...

DOLE chief eyes mediation option in brewing Clark airport labor row
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-22
Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III on Tuesday said he is mulling over the issuance of an Assumption of Jurisdiction (AOJ) in the brewing labor dispute at the Clark International Airport Corp ...

Ex-President Aquino wants 'surge' of Chinese workers in PH reviewed
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-22
The former President was among the guests during the launch of the book The South China Sea Arbitration: Understanding the Awards and Debating with China at the De La Salle University in Manila ...

ERC hoping to clear power deal backlog over next 18 months
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-22
THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is aiming to finish in the next 18 months up to 640 pending applications for power supply agreements (PSAs), while putting on hold some that have been elevated for Supreme Court resolution, its chairman said.

Japan investors worried about PHL plans to alter incentives
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-22
Of the nine indicators rated in the business environment appreciation survey, the Philippines rated highest in three categories. The study, "2018 JETRO Survey on Business Conditions of Japanese companies in Asia and Oceania," had 127 respondents ...

Bill proposing flexible working hours up for plenary discussion
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-22
The Senator cited a research project funded by the Economic Social Research Council based at the University of Kent ... will be "happier" due to work-life balance. "Recruitment and training ...

'Bahay Pag-asa' centers not fit for children -- juvenile justice agency
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 22) -- Following a House panel's approval of a bill seeking to lower the age of criminal liability to nine years old, the executive agency that monitors ...

U.S. declares Philippines ineligible for H-2A, H-2B visas
Rappler - 2019-01-22
H-2A visas allow US employers "to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill seasonal and temporary agricultural jobs for which US workers are not available," according to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services. H-2B visas allow US employers ...

Supreme Court suspends ballot recount in VP protest
Rappler - 2019-01-22
MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) - The Supreme Court, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), has suspended the ballot recount in the electoral protest filed by former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr against Vice President Leni ...

Sombero asks Supreme Court to stop immigration plunder case
Rappler - 2019-01-22
MANILA, Philippines - Wenceslao "Wally" Sombero, the alleged middleman of Chinese casino tycoon Jack Lam in the Bureau of Immigration (BI) bribery case, filed an appeal asking the Supreme Court (SC) to stop the proceedings at the anti-graft Sandiganbayan.

Senate wants BI to work with DOLE before issuing working permits for foreigners
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 22) -- The Senate wants the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to coordinate with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) first before issuing special working ...

Little chance of quick end to painful month-long U.S. shutdown
Rappler - 2019-01-22
WASHINGTON, DC, USA - The United States on Tuesday, January 22, enters the second month of a partial government shutdown over a lack of congressional funding, with no quick end in sight to the historic crisis weighing on the nation's economy and morale.

Despite SEC probe, insider trading remains prevalent - 2019-01-22
For instance, the case against Dante Tan regarding the 1998 BW stock manipulation scandal was dismissed by the Court of Appeals in 2005. Tan, a businessman close to former president Joseph Estrada, was cleared of charges of stock manipulation and insider ...

Kamala Harris to run for U.S. president in 2020
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-21
The style developed over those years helped her build a national following when she grilled President Donald Trump's nominees, including Brett Kavanaugh when he was a Supreme Court nominee.

Ex-SC Justice Leonardo Quisumbing passes away
Rappler - 2019-01-21
He briefly served as Dean of the College of Law of Northwestern University in Laoag City. Quisumbing is survived by children Josefa Lourdes and Cecilia Rachel, better known as Coco, an ex-broadcast journalist and former Commission on Human Rights chief.

Andaya quits House majority leadership, takes role as appropriations panel head
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-21
Andaya, in his speech, said there is one unfinished major business left, and that is the passage of the 2019 national budget. "The duty of preparing this annual catalogue falls upon us.

An efficient VAT refund system: Will it see the light of day?
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-21
ON January 4, 2019, the Bureau of Internal Revenue issued a revenue memorandum circular (RMC 3-2019) publishing the joint circular issued by six government agencies: The Department of Finance ...

BI reshuffles 500 men at NAIA
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-21
MANILA, Jan. 21 -- More than 500 Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) were reshuffled anew Friday as the agency anticipates an influx of more international travelers to and from the country this year.

EDC included in global Carbon Clean 200 list
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-21
EDC Corporate Communication Officer France Ariola said the latest ranking (for the third quarter of 2018) marked the third time for EDC -- and the first time for First Gen -- to make it to the Carbon Clean 200. Ariola said based on the latest list ...

After 2016 ruling, battles over juvenile lifer cases persist in US
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-21
The shooter was executed. But state officials, bound by a 2016 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, pledged to give Brown an opportunity to get out -- then rejected parole in a process a federal judge ...

Former Associate Justice Leonardo Quisumbing dies
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 21) -- Former Supreme Court Associate Justice Leonardo Quisumbing died on Sunday at the age of 79, the Supreme Court said. The Supreme Court in a statement ...

Court favors Taguig garbage contractor in lakeside property dispute
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-21
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) has allowed the solid waste contractor of Taguig City to continue using the lakeside property along C6 Road for its operations. In its 19 page ...

Two gored to death at India bull-wrestling festival
Rappler - 2019-01-21
India's Supreme Court outlawed Jallikattu in 2016 after animal rights groups argued the bulls were grossly abused during the festival. But organizers and Tamil Nadu's state government deny the animals are mistreated, describing Jallikattu as a crucial part ...

New petition filed vs 3rd extension of martial law in Mindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Another petition has been filed with the Supreme Court seeking to declare the third martial law extension in Mindanao as unconstitutional. The petitioners, led by former ...

Congress retains PCGG, OGCC
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-21
Gordon said that under the bill, the same benefits given to Supreme Court and Court of Appeals justices can now be be enjoyed by the Solicitor General when he retires after 15 years. /ee

Philippine Public Transport: Road or Rail? - 2019-01-21
But without the windfall from property sales/lease, railways will always lose money ... From the Edwardian era Now consider that, railroads are 19 th century in origin. Compared to paved macadam roads, railways are easier to build even through jungles.

France nears implementation of digital tax
Rappler - 2019-01-21
Paris has been driving hard for a so-called "GAFA tax" - named after Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon - to ensure the global internet giants pay a fair share of taxes on their huge business operations in Europe. Le Maire called the question "a major ...

Lawyer assumes post as new assistant secretary at DICT - 2019-01-21
The Department of Information and Communications ... born lawyer gained his undergraduate and law degrees from San Beda College. Prior to his appointment at the DICT, Alzona was an associate ...

Democrats reiterate demand: Reopen the government before negotiations on border security
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-21
It is a 3 year extension of DACA. Amnesty will be used only on a much bigger deal, whether on immigration or something else. Likewise there will be no big push to remove the 11,000,000 plus people ...

Senate approves 2019 National Budget on third reading
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-21
Legarda said that the 2019 national budget will continue to prioritize education, healthcare ... and National Kidney and Transplant Institute--is for the MAIP. Under the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the Senate provided additional ...

Strike looms at Clark airport
Inquirer - 2019-01-20
The state-owned Clark International Airport Corp. (Ciac) showed "no serious interest in settling the labor dispute" during negotiations held on Jan. 15. The negotiations took place after the ...

Moving forward with Cipag
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-20
THE Filipino Certified Public Accountant continues to be recognized in the global accountancy profession and the local business community. In these two sectors, our CPAs play leading and important ...

Moving forward with Cipag
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-20
He was the former commissioner of the Bureau of Internal Revenue from 2009 to 2010 and the chairman of the Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy from 2014 to August 2018. He is a partner of ...

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