Muslim senatorial bet to push for establishment of 'interfaith department'
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 24) -- A Muslim senatorial candidate wants to prioritize the establishment of an "interfaith department" should he win in the upcoming elections. Ibrahim ...

4 more aspirants to join CNN Philippines senatorial forum
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines ... Arturo Eustaquio Colleges and mass communication from Western Mindanao State University. Also running under the Labor Party Philippines, Albani advocates for ...

ICC case vs Xi Jinping hailed for patriotism
Global Nation - 2019-03-24
The case filed in the International Criminal Court (ICC) by former Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario and retired Ombudsman and former Supreme Court Associate Justice Conchita Carpio Morales ...

Metro Manila water woes: Years of policy logjam lead to dry taps
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-23
In 1979, the administration of dictator ... Act and the Supreme Court decision to clean up Manila Bay. The business plan also provides for debt service support to the implementation of new water ...

PhilSAT: cooperation, not litigation
Inquirer Opinion - 2019-03-23
By way of background, Republic Act No. 7662 created the LEB in 1993 principally "to administer the legal education system in the country ... within two years from their college graduation. On April 16, 2017, the first PhilSAT was held.

Junjun Binay's aide seriously hurt after ambush try
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 22) -- The long-time executive assistant of Makati mayoral candidate Junjun Binay was brought to the hospital after she was shot by unknown suspects outside ...

Flight attendant detained by immigration on return to US
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-23
Originally from Peru and married to an American citizen, she raised concerns with Mesa Airlines about her immigration status after being assigned to an international flight, her attorney Belinda ...

The rich illegitimate brother
Inquirer - 2019-03-23
The rule in Article 992 has consistently been applied by the Supreme Court. Thus, it has ruled that where the illegitimate child had half-brothers who were legitimate, the latter had no right to ...

3 government agencies blamed for plight of Pinay minor rescued in Saudi Arabia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-23
A labor official slammed on Friday three government agencies for its supposed "negligence and indiscretion" after it was found that the Filipino woman recently rescued by the Department of ...

AIG Can't Escape Amway's Bid For Copyright Suit Coverage
Law360 - 2019-03-23
Amway responded by filing an April 2014 suit accusing the record labels of flouting a 1998 agreement under which they promised to provide notice of allegations of copyright infringement by Amway distributors so the company could investigate and stop them.

Will the real President please stand up?
Inquirer Opinion - 2019-03-23
Contrast this with our behavior toward Carlos Celdran, whose offense was to dress himself as Jose Rizal, stand up during a lull in the services at Manila Cathedral, and show the sign "Damaso." What happened to him? He was convicted of "offending ...

Ninth Circuit Issues Important, Mixed Decision in Zillow Copyright Infringement Case
JD Supra - 2019-03-22
On March 15, 2019, in VHT v. Zillow Group Inc., 2:15-cv-01096, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a significant copyright decision, ruling, among other things, that Zillow's online service did not directly infringe real estate photos ...

SCOTUS Sees Copyright Registration as Prerequisite for Infringement Claim in Fourth Estate Case
JD Supra - 2019-03-22
In a unanimous decision this month, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a copyright claimant cannot sue for infringement until the U.S. Copyright Office has granted or rejected the application to register the copyright. In Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v.

Computer Generated Models: Intellectual Property and Advertising Risks
Law - 2019-03-22
When you scroll through Instagram or other social media platforms looking for the latest fashion trends, you may no longer be seeing just the Kardashians all the time, but instead new celebrities or influencers that are simply creations of computer ...

Maritime Community Addresses Plastic Pollution in Oceans
JD Supra - 2019-03-22
3. Improvement of port reception facilities. 4. Enhanced public awareness, education and seafarer training. 5. Improved understanding of the contribution of ships to marine plastic pollution. 6. Strengthened international cooperation. What role does shippi ...

POEA: Japan needs 60,000 caregivers
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-22
JAPAN currently needs 60,000 caregivers, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said. POEA Administrator Bernard Olalia said private recruitment agencies will be processing the ...

U.S. Catholic Church setting up fund to compensate sexual abuse victims in Biliran
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 22) -- The U.S. Catholic Church is setting up a fund to compensate around 50 altar boys from Biliran province who were allegedly sexually abused by Father ...

LOOK: Renz Valerio receives diploma upon graduating from college
Inquirer Entertainment - 2019-03-22
Now, he finally enjoyed the fruits of his labor as he walked along with other graduates at the commencement ceremony held at the Philippine International Convention Center on Thursday, as seen in ...

Court of Appeals clears Junjun Binay in P2.2-billion case - 2019-03-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld its earlier decision clearing former Makati City mayor Jejomar Erwin "Junjun" Binay Jr. of administrative liabilities in the construction of the P2.28-billion Makati City Hall Parking ...

DOF: Tax amnesty to start in April
Inquirer - 2019-03-21
The amnesty scheme on tax delinquencies will start next month, giving taxpayers with long overdue liabilities and pending criminal cases a chance to clean their records. On the sidelines of the ...

NDFP peace consultant, priest arrested
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-21
Earlier on Wednesday, the government said it terminated on Monday the appointment of Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III as head of the government peace panel along with others on his team ...

DOF to offer tax amnesty on delinquencies by April
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-21
This file photo shows people walking by the Department of Finance (DOF) building on Roxas Boulevard, Manila. THE Department of Finance (DOF) plans to implement by April this year the tax amnesty ...

Linking failures in governance and policies
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-21
Finally, the Philippines officially withdrew its membership to the International Criminal Court due to the failure of the Supreme Court to contest the move initiated by the Executive Branch last year.

CA ruling affirms vindication of Junjun Binay in fraud case
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-21
Technical Working Group officer Rodel Nayve; General Services Department staff Norma Flores; Bids and Awards Committee member Ulysses Orienza; CPMO staff Connie Consulta; BAC secretariat Manolito ...

SC asked to nullify Meralco power deals
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-21
THE Bayan Muna partylist asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to declare null and void certain power supply deals entered into by Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) which allegedly violate cometitive selection rules. In a 28-page petition, Bayan Muna Rep.

BIR rules on excise taxes slapped on cosmetic procedures out
Inquirer - 2019-03-21
Unofficial Department of Finance (DOF ... and non-crosslinked); non-surgical facelifting and skin tightening using radio frequency, ultrasound, and infrared; carbon dioxide (CO2) fractional ...

No rebellion charges filed in 2018 martial law, yet SC allows 3rd extension
Rappler - 2019-03-21
The data came from the government itself, which the Philippine National Police (PNP) confirmed to the Supreme Court as shown in the full text of the decision and opinions recently made public. "The fact that the government has not charged any person of ...

Woman about to give birth while taking medical board exam tells her story
InterAksyon - 2019-03-21
The physician licensure examination, also known as the medical boards, is the last step toward becoming a doctor in the Philippines. It is taken after an individual has graduated from medical school with ... categories--Basic Sciences and Clinical ...

TUCP warns employers vs hiring less women over maternity leave law
Rappler - 2019-03-21
"We remind employers that under Article 135 of the Labor Code, it shall be unlawful for any employer to discriminate against any woman employee with respect to terms and conditions of employment solely on the condition of her sex," he added. The survey ...

Intellectual Property Law Year in Review - March 2019
JD Supra - 2019-03-21
In the continuously evolving world of intellectual property law, 2018 was another milestone year. The US Supreme Court and Federal Circuit continued to define key aspects of intellectual property (IP) law including: o Clarifying that the 35 USC § 102(a ...

Competition Bureau Releases Updated Enforcement Guidelines On Abuse Of Dominance And Intellectual Property
Mondaq - 2019-03-21
On March 7, 2019, the Competition Bureau (Bureau) published new Abuse of Dominance Enforcement Guidelines (2019 Guidelines). These guidelines supersede the Bureau's previous guidelines (2012 Guidelines) on sections 78 and 79 of the Competition Act (Act ...

Only 173 Chinese workers in infrastructure projects -- DOF - 2019-03-20
This is pursuant to Article 40 of the Labor Code of the Philippines, which provides that an employment permit may be issued to a non-resident alien only after it is determined that no person in the domestic workforce has the skills and competence to ...

Jerry Media Stole Meme To Make Ad, Suit Says
Law360 - 2019-03-20
Law360 (March 20, 2019, 5:46 PM EDT) -- Jerry Media, the ad agency behind the popular Fuckjerry Instagram account, is being sued for copyright infringement for allegedly stealing a social media meme and reposting it as an advertisement, echoing recent ...

2 High Court Decisions Highlight Copyright Act Complexities
Law360 - 2019-03-20
Database registrations can require years before actual registration. The formalities limitations found in the Copyright Act provide: "no civil action for infringement of the copyright in any United States work shall be instituted until ... registration ...

March 2019 IP Update: Copyright Owners Must Wait to File Infringement Claims
JD Supra - 2019-03-20
Section 411(a) of the Copyright Act provides that "no civil action for infringement of . . . copyright . . . shall be instituted until . . . registration of the copyright claim has been made in accordance with this title." A split among the circuits ...

Government set to release 4th tranche of salary hike
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-20
Employees of the Quezon City local government and the Bureau of Internal Revenue assist taxpayers who trooped to the Quezon City Hall in this file photo. TWO months before elections and amid a ...

Labor to fight for maternity-leave benefits
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-20
Labor groups on Wednesday said employers who will engage in discriminatory practices to avoid compliance with the Expanded Maternity Leave (EML) Law will face lawsuits. Partido Manggawa (PM) and ...

ECCP banks on Ease of Doing Business to grow investments
Sun Star - 2019-03-20
and use online unified business application forms. Moreover, the ECCP also stood firm in its stance to keep the incentives for foreign investors that is currently in danger of being taken away from them under the proposed Tax Reform for Attracting Better ...

Trillanes fails to secure TRO on rebellion case
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-20
This according to the Court of Appeals (CA) that decided not to give Senator Antonio Trillanes IV a TRO on March 18. "We may not temporarily restrain or preliminary enjoin the prosecution of the ...

Decals, RFID tags eyed as alternative to 'doble plaka' in new motorcycle law
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 20) -- Government officials are considering using decals, stickers or RFID tags instead of license plates for motorcycles amid outcry from riders on the new ...

Court of Appeals won't stop Trillanes rebellion trial for now
Rappler - 2019-03-20
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) will not stop "at this time" the reopening of the rebellion trial of opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. "The application for a temporary restraining order (TRO) or a writ of preliminary ...

Facebook settles lawsuits alleging discriminatory ads
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-20
From November 2016 to September 2018, the company was hit with five discrimination lawsuits and charges from civil rights and labor organizations, workers and individuals. The allegations claimed ...

Michael Cohen warrants show how the FBI can unlock your phone and track your movements
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-19
While the issue has never come before the Supreme Court, tech civil liberties experts warn that a warrant can compel a suspect to use their face or fingerprint to give up access to an otherwise ...

You can now buy products directly on Instagram
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-19
(CNN) -- You can now buy the leather jacket you found while browsing Instagram on the app itself. On Tuesday, the photo-sharing platform announced a new checkout option that lets users purchase ...

Government posts higher budget surplus over low spending in reenacted budget
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 19) -- The delayed 2019 budget is rearing its ugly head in the form of low spending that has resulted in a budget surplus in January - four times more that ...

Aspiring law students must take PhilSAT in September
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 19) -- The legal education system regulator said aspiring law students must take the Philippine Law School Admission Test (PhilSAT) scheduled in September ...

Canada's new caregiver program raises more questions than answers
Rappler - 2019-03-19
TORONTO, Canada - When Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen announced two new 5-year caregiver immigration pilot projects and an interim pathway to permanent residency for care workers already in Canada on February 23, Jhoelyn Cruz said she didn't know ...

Poe: MWSS more liable for water shortage in Metro Manila
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) is even more liable on the ongoing water shortage affecting thousands of people in Metro Manila and nearby areas ...

Duterte's withdrawal from ICC an 'act of desperation' - Human Rights Watch
Rappler - 2019-03-19
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo on Monday said the Bureau of Immigration will likely deny entry to ICC investigators if they go to the Philippines to gather evidence and testimony. Duterte also previously threatened to arrest ICC chief prosecutor ...

KISSA AND DAWAT: The Bangsamoro saga from A to B
MindaNews - 2019-03-19
Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis in New State Ice Co. versus Liebmann (1932) described this phrase in the following words: "That a single courageous state may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic ...

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