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.

Duterte: Value freedom won at EDSA People Power revolution
philstar.com - 2019-02-26
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has reported that 12,000 job orders would be offered by 15 recruitment agencies, for health and service companies abroad. For his part, former senator Juan Ponce Enrile maintained that EDSA People Power 1 ...

Garment makers eye comeback
Inquirer - 2019-02-25
Foreign Buyers Association of the Philippines (Fobap) director Ding Buendia said there was a need for government subsidies, particularly for labor and power expenses, to bring down the cost of ...

Trust, but verify, tax returns
Inquirer - 2019-02-25
Tax evaders cannot have their cake and eat it ... the common sense policy that should be observed is "trust, but verify." Business documents, such as contracts and receipts, can be easily ...

The long-awaited settlement
philstar.com - 2019-02-25
To say that one has never gone through any conflict is a fallacy, at the very least. Slowly after going through even on experience, you realize that it can actually be a tipping point to force you to move forward. You realize that you do not want to sulk ...

BSP charter changes, rice tariff credit positive for Phillippines
philstar.com - 2019-02-25
Last year, he pointed out weather-related supply disruptions led to a decline in the growth of rice production, leading to an uptick in domestic rice prices as rice accounts for nearly 10 percent of the entire consumer price index basket. "We expect the ...

Foreigners reminded of March 1 deadline to file annual report
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-25
THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Monday reminded foreigners registered with them that they have only four days left to accomplish and file their annual reports. BI Commissioner Jaime Morente ...

Govt eyeing P5-B revenue from taxing Pogo workers
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-25
In a Senate hearing last week, it was revealed there were inconsistencies in the records of foreign workers from the Bureau of Immigration (BI), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE ...

UK assures continued GSP+ for Philippines exporters amid Brexit
philstar.com - 2019-02-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The British government has assured Philippine exporters they would continue to enjoy trade benefits under the European Union (EU) Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+), even after the UK leaves the trade bloc. "In terms of ...

POGOs to continue driving office space demand
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-25
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) last week asked the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) to require Philippine ... the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations Office. For real estate consultancy service firm Pinnacle Research, proof of tax ...

Phirst Park identifies 4 sites to develop in Laguna, Batangas
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-25
The BOC has suspended the implementation of one of its memorandum orders, in line with the implementation of the rules and regulations governing the registration of truckers that do business with ...

How redbaiting triggers the killing of activists in the Philippines
Bulatlat - 2019-02-25
The human rights situation deteriorated into an alarming level which forced the Supreme Court to promulgate the Writ of Amparo and Writ of Habeas Data as legal protection measures. Human rights became a major election issue in 2007. If these ...

LIST: 10 cases vs Maria Ressa, Rappler directors, staff since 2018
Rappler - 2019-02-25
MANILA, Philippines ... court case against her and the company. But it is the 11th overall if one includes administrative proceedings and complaints that are pending at the office of the prosecutor against Rappler Holdings Corporation, Rappler Inc ...

Filipina game changers share what it takes to be leaders in science, tech
Rappler - 2019-02-25
We get to improve stuff whether it's in technical processes or in application systems ... to international assignments, the lack of women [at] the table. It can be very discouraging.... Like when you go to conferences, and you're the only Asian woman ...

Kim Jong-un impersonator deported from Vietnam ahead of summit
Rappler - 2019-02-25
The impersonator was told by Vietnamese immigration officials his visa was "invalid," but said he received no further explanation. "The real reason is I was born with a face looking like Kim Jong Un, that's the real crime," he told reporters Monday ...

Descendants help retell ordeal of comfort women
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-24
In 2004, the women through Centerlaw petitioned the Supreme Court to compel the Philippine government to represent all the victims of wartime military sexual slavery in seeking the accountability ...

The Manila Bay crisis
philstar.com - 2019-02-24
as well as representatives of the Manila Water Company Inc. and Maynilad Water Services. The task force is expected to enforce relevant laws to ensure the rehabilitation and conservation of Manila Bay, improve its water quality, implement a comprehensive ...

EDSA is not colored yellow
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-24
Not being in the majority meant risking losing funding in their area...(and) risking a loss come 2019," an interview with Julio Teehankee, professor of political science at the De La Salle University brought out (Ibid.). "Old habits die hard," he ...

Otso Diretso balances the good and the bad of Aquino's endorsement
Rappler - 2019-02-24
Aquino received his first warrant of arrest post-presidency over the Mamasapano case, but the proceedings are on hold as the Supreme Court decides whether he should really just be charged with graft, or with 44 counts of reckless imprudence resulting in ...

Robredo: EDSA People Power not about partisan politics
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-24
Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. The younger Marcos lost to Robredo in the 2016 polls by 263,473 votes, and has a pending electoral protest before the Supreme Court.

General who wants to topple Netanyahu expands rival bloc
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-23
The leader of the socialist Meretz party asked the Labor party to negotiate a tieup, and Education Minister Naftali Bennett, chairman of the nationalist New Right party, called on Netanyahu to ...

Duterte: Let the Chinese work here
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-23
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello, in an interview last Thursday said that he wants stricter penalties against companies who continue to hire illegal foreign workers.

'Abused' Saudi sisters trapped in Hong Kong risk deportation
Rappler - 2019-02-23
He declined to elaborate further. Immigration authorities said they would "not comment on individual cases". The sisters' concerns deepened after they learned from their lawyer that their passports were revoked in November, leaving them stateless.

Legal situation facing ISIS teen stripped of UK citizenship
Rappler - 2019-02-23
Begum is believed to be a British citizen by birth, not naturalized, but she could face complications if her parents' immigration status was not settled at the time of her birth. According to Bangladeshi law, a person "shall be a citizen of Bangladesh by ...

Labor Win bet turns on 'elite' Otso Diretso: Choose us instead
Rappler - 2019-02-23
MANILA, Philippines - Labor senatorial candidate Ka Leody de Guzman on Saturday, February 23, urged voters to consider their slate as the third and best alternative to senatorial tickets allied with the Duterte administration and the Liberal Party.

EU reaches compromise on new Copyright Directive
Lexology - 2019-02-23
In the meantime, in order to mitigate the risk of copyright infringement, service providers may face the choice of paying press publishers for a licence to ensure any snippets are authorised, or stop using snippets, which would inevitably have a ...

Who is Alice Eduardo?
PEP - 2019-02-23
Alice's company built the foundation work for Okada Manila, a luxury hotel and casino owned by Tiger ... but to please her parents she took up a management course in college. Their family businesses in Nueva Ecija included rice milling, trading, and ...

SC holds Baguio school liable for illegally dismissing teacher who got pregnant
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-22
As aptly observed by the Court of Appeals, [the] act of suggesting that Dagdag should simply tender her resignation, as the school may impose harsher penalties, left Dagdag with no choice but to ...

Judge grants citizenship to twin son of gay couple
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-22
The cases filed in Los Angeles and Washington by Immigration Equality said the children of a U.S. citizen who marries abroad are entitled to U.S. citizenship at birth no matter where they are born ...

Tiptoeing through the tulips of The Netherlands
Inquirer - 2019-02-22
As early as the 12th century, numerous floods ravaged its lands, killed thousands of people, and adversely affected its agricultural ... Court and the Council of State. Nevertheless, this city ...

SC suspends septuagenarian lawyer for duping client
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-22
MANILA, Philippines-The Supreme Court has suspended for two years a 78-year-old lawyer for duping a client of P50,000 in connection with a marriage nullification case nine years ago. In an eight ...

Deficit-to-GDP ratio in 2018 breached
philstar.com - 2019-02-22
However, it fell below the 15.4 percent program. Broken down, P1.95 trillion of the total tax revenues of the government was collected by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). While this was 10 percent higher than the end-2017 level of P1.77 trillion ...

2018 fiscal deficit slightly exceeds government's target
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 22) -- The national government not only hit its fiscal deficit for 2018, it slightly overshot it. Latest data from the Bureau of Treasury (BoT) showed ...

Supreme Court favors teacher who was fired after getting pregnant out of wedlock
Rappler - 2019-02-22
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) ruled that a school in Baguio City committed illegal dismissal when it fired one of its teachers who got pregnant out of wedlock. The SC said on Friday, February 22, that it had upheld an earlier decision of ...

Lanao Norte folk remember fears, hardships caused by war
MindaNews - 2019-02-22
The attacks, which also happened in Southwestern Mindanao, came after the Supreme Court rejected the Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain signed by the MILF and the government in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Maglangit recalled the rebels came in the ...

Japan pledges 3.2-B yen in loans for Mindanao projects
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-22
JAPAN has pledged additional grants for the Philippines following a joint meeting held in Osaka this week, which include funding for train simulators as well as projects for healthcare and peace efforts in Mindanao. In a statement, the Department of ...

Ex-CIDG chief: DOJ witness vs De Lima was involved in drug trade
Rappler - 2019-02-22
Bucayu is also detained at the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center. The De Lima camp has elevated to the Court of Appeals its contention against the use of convicted inmates as state witnesses. As such, the prosecutors said their next ...

Bray v. Purple Eagle Entm't Inc.
Law - 2019-02-22
1 (ECF No. 21.) In the alternative, Defendants seek to convert their motion to dismiss into one for partial summary judgment on Plaintiffs copyright infringement claim pursuant to Rule 12(d). (Id.) Defendants separately move to strike certain allegations ...

Column: Players finding payoffs are changing in baseball
sports.abs-cbn.com - 2019-02-22
And that's something players should be worrying about between now and 2021, when the current collective bargaining agreement expires and the threat of labor action looms. No longer do major league ...

ECOP: 'Difficult' for smaller businesses to implement extended maternity leave law
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-22
President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law extending the maternity leave, which was hailed by politicians and labor groups as a win for women. The MalacaƱang warned companies yesterday against ...

An Intellectual Property Law perspective on Open Source Software Licences
Lexology - 2019-02-22
Open source software generally describes software with publicly available source codes, which third parties can access, modify and re-distribute. In comparison, the source codes of closed source software are not disclosed to the public or disclosed only in ...

All that glitters is not protected by copyright
Lexology - 2019-02-22
Limited practical protection is granted to simple copyright works, with an exact or fairly exact reproduction required to establish infringement. The Federal Circuit Court of Australia's decision in Douglas v Racing Victoria Ltd & Anor [2019] FCCA 49 is a ...

Supreme Court allows Napoles to attend pork scam hearings
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 21) -- Convicted plunderer Janet Lim Napoles will be able to attend the trial for multiple cases she is facing at the Sandiganbayan over the alleged pork ...

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