Fox Rothschild Partner Sanctioned in Porn Copyright Cases
Law - 2019-03-01
Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. Fox Rothschild partner Lincoln Bandlow, who has led a nationwide copyright infringement litigation campaign on behalf of a pornography producer, was sanctioned $750 by a federal ...

BI detains Syrian national for using other passport
Global Nation - 2019-03-01
MANILA, Philippine-The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Friday announced the arrest of a Syrian national attempting to enter the country using a Kiribati passport. BI Port Operations Chief Grifton ...

DOF: China loan deal vetted vs graft
Inquirer - 2019-02-28
The Department of Finance (DOF) on Thursday said the loan it had obtained from China for the Chico River Pump Irrigation Project in Kalinga province was not "onerous," pointing out that a ...

Army to local execs: Pay NPA fee, face rap
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-28
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) recently came up with a "watch list" of 349 national and local officials, identified through intelligence reports, as a "source of ...

Tunnel Vision, Textbook Arguments, and Isolation
Law - 2019-02-28
As a "student defender." Without an actual law license. Or a bar card. In federal court. Fighting charges involving copyright infringement and selling counterfeit merchandise. Dang. Nothing like whetting your teeth on a federal criminal trial.

Judge Sanctions Fox Rothschild Partner in Porn Copyright Cases
Law - 2019-02-28
Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. Fox Rothschild partner Lincoln Bandlow, who has led a nationwide copyright infringement litigation campaign on behalf of a pornography producer, was sanctioned $750 by a federal ...

DOLE-Ecop accord on contractuals hangs
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-28
He cited the case of the order to PLDT to regularize its over 7,000 workers, which is soon expected to reach the Supreme Court. As for the SOT bill, Bello said they will continue to push for ...

Fund release for Marcos victims till year-end
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-28
More than P10 billion has been forfeited and adjudged as Marcos ill-gotten wealth by the Swiss Federal Supreme Court on December 10, 1997, in favor of the Philippine government. However ...

Government treads carefully on rollout of rice trade liberalization law
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-28
Some groups are looking into the possibility of securing a temporary restraining order against RA 11203 from the Supreme Court.

DOF sees revenue from tax amnesty reduced to P27.54 billion
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-28
THE Department of Finance (DOF) has pointed out that potential revenues from the implementation of the approved Tax Amnesty Act of 2019 are estimated at P27.54 billion, much lower than the ...

DOH: Tobacco tax hike bill to help fund universal healthcare law
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-28
"As global evidence suggests, taxation is the single, most cost-effective measure to safeguard the public from the harms of tobacco and alcohol use and their accompanying societal costs", he adde

Fund for martial law reparations extended
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-28
Funds to compensate rights victims came from the Marcos ill-gotten wealth stored in Swiss banks, based on a Supreme Court decision on July 15, 2003. The rights reparation law set aside around P10 ...

Finishing the course
Journal - 2019-02-28
In 2018 there were around 2.3 million jobless Filipinos, according to the Labor Force Survey conducted by the Department of Labor and Employment, and 16 percent of this number or roughly 368,000 were college undergraduates. Angara, who strongly believes ...

Over 9.2 million kilos of garbage produced in Metro Manila, some end up in Manila Bay
InterAksyon - 2019-02-28
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources shared an ... enforcement and compliance with the law remains a daunting task due to technical, political and financial limitations of concerned agencies and LGUs," the SEPO report stated.

China refutes Panelo on 'tit-for-tat' deportation of illegal workers
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 28) -- The Chinese Embassy in the Philippines denied the statement of Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo that China will also deport illegal ...

Jinggoy Estrada to seek dismissal of plunder case mid-trial
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-28
Her demurrer to evidence was denied at the Sandiganbayan, but granted at the Supreme Court. In challenging the prosecution's evidence mid-trial, Estrada is waiving his right to present his own ...

BLOGTABLE: Thoughts on lowering min. age for NBA Draft?
sports.abs-cbn.com - 2019-02-28
Coming to a high school gym near you: Dozens of NBA scouts! John Schuhmann: Yes. It's silly to have an 18-year-old go to college just to play basketball for one season and (in some cases ...

PCSO told: Follow Court of Appeals order on 'Peryahan Ng Bayan' games
philstar.com - 2019-02-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Office of the Government Corporate Counsel (OGCC) has directed the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) to abide by a recent order of the Court of Appeals (CA) allowing the Peryahan Ng Bayan (PNB) numbers game to proceed ...

Duterte said kill the bishops - and his word became flesh
Rappler - 2019-02-28
(READ: Crackdown on missionaries fuels dictatorship fears) The Bureau of Immigration (BI) often cites a July 2015 order, stating that foreign tourists "are prohibited from engaging in any political activity" in the Philippines, and violators "shall be ...

Intellectual Property: Lisbon Court of Appeal confirms that IP holder liability for ungrounded pi is not strict
Lexology - 2019-02-28
The civil liability of IP holders for ungrounded PIs is currently enshrined in Portugal in Article 338-G(3) of the Portuguese Industrial Property Code (IP Code), which is heavily based on Article 9(7) of the Enforcement Directive. The Portuguese ...

The Spanish Congress approves the new Intellectual Property Act
Lexology - 2019-02-28
The amendment which modifies the existing Intellectual Property Act has been approved and currently is underway to publication in the Spanish Official Bulletin (BOE) to come into force, once these amendments are approved by the Senate procedure (with the ...

Cohen testifies to Trump's involvement in hush-money payments in fiery hearing
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-28
But Republicans didn't buy Cohen's answer, pointing to court filings from the Southern District of New ... he threatened Trump's high school, his college and the College Board not to release ...

Technology jobs in PH: Are Filipino women ready?
newsbytes.ph - 2019-02-27
At the recent Filipina STEM Leaders Forum organized by the International Labor Organization ... Jiao who did not succumb to the more popular college courses for women at the time like commerce ...

PH marks start of war vs fuel smugglers
Inquirer - 2019-02-27
The contract also requires that the group will transfer the technological know-how to employees of the BOC and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). SICPA and SGS executives assured the markers ...

Markers to be injected in 15.2 billion liters of fuel to curb smuggling
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-27
THE government is targeting to mark around 15.2 billion liters of fuel for the first year of implementation of the fuel marking system, in a bid to help curb oil smuggling in the country.

Nigeria's Buhari wins re-election
Rappler - 2019-02-27
ABUJA, Nigeria - Muhammadu Buhari was on Tuesday, February 26, re-elected Nigeria's president, after a delayed poll that angered voters and raised political temperatures, leading to claims of rigging and collusion. Buhari, 76, took an unassailable lead ...

DOLE set to file worker regularization vs PLDT with SC
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-27
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will now be elevating to the Supreme Court its pending case on its regularization order against PLDT. This developed after the Court of Appeals (CA ...

DTI: Firms fleeing trade war relocate to PHL
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-27
Asked whether Ever Win has factored in the possible changes in the Philippine corporate tax and incentives regime, Perlada said the firm took this into consideration before infusing capital into ...

Are PHL banks ready to play with FIRe?
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-27
Mark Joseph A. Bantigue, vice-president and head of e-commerce at Security Bank Corp., said that the Bank is working on mobile banking capabilities to improve its accessibility to clients. "This entails pushing to make the mobile app the primary ...

Decoding the revised Corporation Code (Part I)
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-27
Corporations with fixed corporate terms may now file for extension via amendment of their Articles of Incorporation (AoI) not earlier than three years prior to original or subsequent expiry date, unless earlier extension is justified. Once approved ...

Arnell Ignacio cites family as reason for quitting OWWA post
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Television host and Comedian Arnell Ignacio revealed on Wednesday that he resigned from his post at the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) because he needs more ...

OWWA Administrator Arnell Ignacio resigns
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 27) -- Arnell Ignacio resigned from his post in the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). The resignation of the former television personality ...

Duterte casts doubts on Marcos' ill-gotten wealth
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-27
The government has 255 pending civil, criminal and administrative cases before the Supreme Court, Sandiganbayan, Court of Appeals and other lower courts as part of efforts to recover ill-gotten ...

MalacaƱang receives resignation of Arnell Ignacio from OWWA post
Rappler - 2019-02-27
MANILA, Philippines - MalacaƱang said on Wednesday, February 27, it has received the resignation of Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Deputy Administrator Arnell Ignacio. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement on ...

Verano Greenhills holds its ceremonial concrete pouring
Inquirer - 2019-02-27
MANILA, February 27, 2019--Verano Greenhills, the first and premiere real estate development of Grand Taipan, holds its ceremonial concrete pouring today at 9 Annapolis St. in Greenhills, the ...

House ratifies bicam report on bill boosting local startups
newsbytes.ph - 2019-02-27
The measure aims to strengthen, promote, and develop an ecosystem of businesses and non-government institutions that foster an innovative entrepreneurial culture in the Philippines. It provides ...

House leader allays fears of employers over longer maternity leave
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-27
Cayetano told CNN Philippines' The Source on Wednesday that ... The law exempts micro-business enterprises with up to ?3 million in assets which produces, processes or manufactures products ...

Bulacan fisherfolk, women want genuine, inclusive Manila Bay rehabilitation
Bulatlat - 2019-02-27
The residents petitioned against it in court but in 2014 the Court of Appeals junked their petition and allowed the dumpsite to continue. Kimberley Lazaro, 31, a resident of coastal Obando since birth, said that since the dumpsite was allowed, their fish ...

GMA Network workers hope to inspire others to 'fight for their rights'
Rappler - 2019-02-27
TAG said it is hoping to set a legal precedent for talents across networks. (READ: GMA-7's talents: We're thinking of future journalists) "We ask you to help us spread this news and hopefully inspire many others to fight for their rights, to not be scared ...

GMA 7 talents are regular employees, appellate court rules
Bulatlat - 2019-02-27
"This win in the CA is an affirmation for our cause," Masula said. While TAG recognizes that GMA 7 can still appeal to the Supreme Court, Masula is hopeful more than ever that the law is on the side of Filipino workers. "They have the vast resources ...

Michael Cohen apologizes to U.S. Senate panel for lying to Congress
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-27
Cohen is expected to give behind-the-scenes details raising questions of Trump's conduct in business and when he ... sentence after pleading guilty to tax crimes, campaign finance violations ...

CA upholds regular-employee status of GMA Network workers
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-26
THE Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld a National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) ruling that 96 "talents" working for GMA Network, Inc. are regular employees. In a 19-page decision dismissing a GMA petition and promulgated on Feb. 20, the CA special ...

C.A. denies GMA-7 petition on 96 media talents
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-26
The Court of Appeals (CA) has denied the petition filed by network giant GMA-7 seeking the reversal of the decision issued by the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) that declared 96 media ...

Growing Hemp for CBD, Seed or Fiber
AG Professional - 2019-02-26
"Murray State University and the University of Kentucky are both looking ... We need infrastructure and people working together, because you always feel alone. As farmers, we have to be open, move forward together and share information."

OFWs can get special Vios promo from Toyota - here's how!
philstar.com - 2019-02-26
MANILA, Philippines -- To make it easier for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to achieve their dream of getting a car for their families, Toyota Motor Philippines is offering special Vios packages exclusive for the country's modern-day heroes. Under the ...

Dela Rosa on Chinese workers: Kung illegal, dapat gawing legal
Rappler - 2019-02-26
Kung may paraan na maging legal, macomply nila 'yung mga requirements. Depende na sa Bureau of Immigration 'yan," said Dela Rosa. (They are illegal so they have to be deported, if they are illegal. If there is a way for them to become legal, they should ...

DOLE to lead meeting on permits for foreign workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-26
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will lead on Friday, March 1, a high-level committee meeting that will discuss how the government could better address the growing number of ...

MalacaƱang assures illegal Chinese workers of due process
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-26
Metro Manila (February 26, CNN Philippines) -- MalacaƱang assured illegal Chinese workers of due process before deportation proceedings are applied against them, the presidential spokesperson ...

Looking towards real estate in 2019
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-26
Recent years will show that the Philippine property market has become one of the most valuable in all of Southeast Asia. In 2018, residential, office, and commercial segments in the industry have withstood the pressures of rising inflation, interest hikes ...

Commemoration ceremony, job fair to mark 33rd People Power anniversary on Monday
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 24) -- A commemoration ceremony and a job fair will mark the celebration of the 33rd anniversary of the EDSA People Power on Monday, February 25.

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