Some 3,000 workers of Korean shipmaker Hanjin may face layoffs after firm files for rehab
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-11
The SBMA is coordinating with the Department of Labor and Employment, as well as the Department of Public Works and Highways to address the possible layoffs.

BSP seen to keep rates, cut reserve requirement
Inquirer - 2019-01-10
Others are benefiting too, but to a smaller extent. Domestic demand should also hold up, thanks to tight labor markets and slightly expansionary fiscal policy in 2019. All in all, growth will ...

Sandigan denies Argosino, Robles appeal
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-10
The Sandiganbayan has denied the appeal of former Deputy Immigration Commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles for the dismissal of their graft and extortion cases in connection with the P50 ...

CA rejects plea of Indonesian businessman to reverse decision on qualified-theft filing
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-10
THE Court of Appeals (CA) has junked the plea of Indonesian businessman Shadik Wahono and his corespondents to reverse its decision giving the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Marikina City the go ...

Inflation-ravaged 2018 shakes faith in regional wage-setting
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-10
De la Salle University-College of Law Professor ... Mendoza called on the administration to abolish the RTWPB system and replace it with a single tripartite board which will determine the national minimum wage. He is also behind House Bill 7805 or ...

Bangsamoro plebiscite campaigners on both sides face off in Lanao Norte
MindaNews - 2019-01-10
Philippine National Police, Department of Interior and Local Government and other line agencies. Lawyer Joseph Hamilton Cuevas , provincial COMELEC supervisor, said the COMELEC is currently preparing for the scheduling of training among election officers.

Makati City 2018 revenue P17.8 billion
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-10
THE Makati City government said it collected P17.8 billion in 2018, mainly from business tax and real estate tax, beating its full-year target of P15.67 billion. According to an initial report from the Office of the City Treasurer, business tax was the ...

SC: No violation of press freedom in arrest of journalists in Manila Peninsula siege
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-10
MANILA, Philippines -- The government is well within its power to strictly implement lawful orders, especially during emergency situations, and penalize those who violate them including the media ...

Duterte signs law on work-from-home arrangements
Rappler - 2019-01-10
The arrangement should abide by the minimum labor standards. This means there should be compensable work hours, a minimum number of work hours, overtime, rest days, and entitlement to leaves. Employers are also supposed to ensure fair treatment for the ...

Qualified theft case vs SMHC's Indonesian partners can proceed - CA
Rappler - 2019-01-10
This is after the Court of Appeals (CA) junked their petition to reverse an earlier ruling dated July 11, 2018, that gave the green light to a Marikina City Regional Trial Court (RTC) to put them on trial. The CA ruling, written by Associate Justice ...

Automated Mgmt. Sys. Inc. v. Rappaport Hertz Cherson Rosenthal PC
Law - 2019-01-10
Cherson, and Michael C. Rosenthal (the "Individual Defendants," and together with RHCR, the "RHCR Defendants"), and Defendant Branko Rakamaric (collectively, "Defendants") for copyright infringement, breach of contract, and unfair competition.

Deguito to appeal court decision convicting her of money laundering
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-10
"Until it reaches the SC (Supreme Court) we will continue to enjoy provisional liberty," Custodio said. He added that Deguito cannot be forced to pay the fine of over P100 million. "The ...

Multi-agency team to address foreign workers
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-10
PHILSTAR/EDD GUMBAN A TECHNICAL working group (TWG) composed of representatives from the Department of Justice (DoJ), Bureau of Immigration (BI), and Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) will be formed to address the influx of foreign workers in the ...

Intellectual Property Copyright Law (Amendment No. 5), 2019
Lexology - 2019-01-10
The Amendment adds four main matters to the Law: Indirect copyright infringement by making available to the public; Restriction of access to an internet site by court order; Exposing the identity of copyright infringers on the internet; and Use of ...

The World Bank just got more pessimistic about global growth
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-10
(CNN) -- The World Bank has been warning of a worldwide economic slowdown for a while now, but its projections just took a turn for the worse. In a 200-page report issued Tuesday, the ...

SC: DAR-issued titles, evidence of landownership
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-10
QUEZON CITY, Jan. 10 -- The Supreme Court (SC) recently ruled that a Certificate of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) is a sufficient proof of landownership. A CLOA "is a document evidencing ownership of the land granted or awarded to the beneficiary by the ...

Foil to evil brothers Abinicio and Quoranto
Inquirer Opinion - 2019-01-09
Jovito Palparan Jr. and his coaccused in the abduction and disappearance of University of the Philippines student activists ... begged the cops to spare his life. Delos Santos gave a name and a face to the brutal drug war of the Duterte administration.

Atienza blames private water firms for Manila Bay pollution
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-09
Atienza said Manila Bay, despite the continuing mandamus issued by the Supreme Court, "continues to be a giant sewer depository of household waste and veritable pozo negro of Metro Manila ...

Can the unions be a force for change in PHL society?
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-09
Third, the export-oriented services sector, composed of the emergent call centers and business-process outsourcing firms doing offshored ICT-based services, is generally immune from union ...

Mexico Supreme Court judges slash own salaries
Rappler - 2019-01-09
MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Mexico's Supreme Court said Tuesday, January 8, its judges were cutting their own salaries by 25%, after austerity-crusading President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador criticized their pay as overly lavish. "As a means of ensuring the ...

DTI trains KMME graduates
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-09
Under the program, company owners and managers share their knowledge on topics such as entrepreneurial mind-setting, product development, marketing, operations management, financial management and operations, taxation, business plan formulation ...

Return of waste shipment to S. Korea deferred to January 13
UNTV - 2019-01-09
According to Mindanao International Container Terminal (MICT ... Four signal base stations, 29 surveillance cameras and a control center are set up in the field to enable information exchange between tested cars and the outside world.

Budget chief downplays Andaya's lawsuit threat over salary hike delay
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 9) -- Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno was unfazed by threats from House Majority Floor Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. to file cases against him before the ...

Daraga town mayor on immigration lookout list
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 8) -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued a lookout bulletin for the suspects in the killing of AKO BICOL Party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe, including ...

Makati offers free lunch to 'early bird' taxpayers this January
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-09
MAKATI CITY, Jan. 9 (PIA) -- The city government has started providing free lunch packs beginning Monday, and on weekdays until Jan. 18 to the first 200 clients who paid their dues with the Business Tax Division at the ground floor of Makati City Hall ...

Palace says House majority leader mentally challenged
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-08
House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. lacks common sense, MalacaƱang said on Tuesday after the Camarines Sur representative threatened to take Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno to court if he ...

Bello linked to extortion, says PACC exec
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-08
The complaints filed against Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III in the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) are credible, PACC Chair Dante Jimenez said on Tuesday. Jimenez said the ...

SC orders Palace, Congress to comment on petition vs. Bangsamoro law
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 8) -- The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the executive and legislative departments to submit their comments on an ongoing petition against the Bangsamoro ...

Hike in tobacco tax certified as urgent
Inquirer - 2019-01-08
President Rodrigo Duterte has agreed to certify as urgent a bill that would increase the excise on tobacco and alcohol products. The President approved the recommendation of the Department of ...

Road funds also eyed for Manila Bay cleanup
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-08
The RTC, and subsequently, the Court of Appeals, sided with the petitioners, despite appeals made by the government agencies, until the case reached the SC. Said government agencies were supposed ...

Palace: Give officials under investigation chance to respond
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-08
Mr. Panelo made this statement after Labor Secretary Silvestro H. Bello III, in an interview with dzMM, sought the dismissal of a PACC official who divulged on Monday the names of officials being probed by the commission for corruption allegations.

Population and development
The Visayan Daily Star - 2019-01-08
and reverting its attachment to the National Economic and Development Authority from the Department of Health. The CPD is mandated to formulate and adopt coherent, integrated and comprehensive long-term plans, programs and recommendations on population and ...

Immigration puts Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo on lookout list
Rappler - 2019-01-08
MANILA, Philippines - Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo has been put on the Immigration lookout list pending a murder complaint against him for allegedly masterminding the killing of Ako Bicol Partylist Representative Rodel Batocabe. "The Department earlier ...

Hainan envisions China as a medical tourism destination
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2019-01-08
Twenty-seven medical projects have been completed or are under construction in the pilot zone, and another 38 projects have passed medical technology appraisals. Eight projects are now open.

Supreme Court to hold oral arguments on 2019 martial law extension
Rappler - 2019-01-08
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - The Supreme Court has decided to hold fresh oral arguments on the validity of re-extending martial law in Mindanao up to the end of 2019, Rappler learned from informed sources. On Tuesday afternoon, January 8, Court ...

POEA 12 warns public on bogus online recruiters
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-08
KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Jan. 8 (PIA) - The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) 12 warns the public on the proliferation of fake online recruitment schemes. POEA 12 Regional Coordinator Emerita Germo reminded job seekers to be ...

Bello aware of complaint against him-PACC chair
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-08
READ: Labor Usec beat Duterte to the draw by resigning "Remember through his (Bello) [department order] as secretary of labor, nilipat niya yung powers ng POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration) sa kanyang opisina, which is in violation na ...

Bello seeking dismissal of anti-corruption commissioner
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-08
MANILA, Philippines - Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Tuesday said he will ask President Rodrigo Duterte to dismiss Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Commissioner Manuelito ...

Law 'catching up' with Trillanes, Panelo says
philstar.com - 2019-01-08
Trillanes has a pending appeal challenging the constitutionality of Proclamation 572 before the Supreme Court. He failed to secure temporary relief as the SC did not issue a halt order on the proceedings at the lower courts. The court ordered the ...

6 scenarios for the Bangsamoro vote
Rappler - 2019-01-08
Here are 6 scenarios for the Bangsamoro vote, some more likely than the others. A last-minute intervention from the Supreme Court by way of a temporary restraining order (TRO) could cancel the vote over constitutionality issues. The Bangsamoro Organic Law ...

A look into the tobacco and liquor tax hike of 2019
InterAksyon - 2019-01-07
This year, Filipinos will face the second package of the program called TRABAHO, which stands for Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-Quality Opportunities. It is divided into two: the corporate tax phase and the Universal Health Care or UHC phase.

The first order of business: Local business tax and real property tax
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-07
business that produce, manufacture, refine, distribute, or sell oil, gasoline, and other petroleum products; (c) Cooperatives duly registered with the Cooperative Development Authority; and (d) Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA)-registered ...

Group asks SC to junk petitions vs. Bangsamoro law
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 7) -- A group of Islamic accountants and lawyers on Monday urged the Supreme Court to junk the ongoing petitions against the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL ...

BOL debates heat up anew as 1st plebiscite day nears
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-07
A group of Muslim accountants and several individuals are asking the Supreme Court to dismiss the petition filed by Sulu Gov. Abdusakur Tan II to declare as unconstitutional Republic Act 11054 ...

Labor chief: I am ready to face PACC graft investigation
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-07
Photo of Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III from CNN Philippines Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III on Monday said he is ready to face investigation for alleged graft and corruption by the ...

Tell it to SunStar: Pay them as welders
Sun Star - 2019-01-07
Many foreign employers in the Middle East still pay their Filipino HSWs only $250 to $300 a month, despite a Philippine Overseas Employment Administration order pegging their minimum monthly salary at $400. We have a persistent shortage of welders here at ...

SC asked to junk petition against BOL
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-07
SUPPORTERS of the Bangsomoro Organic Law (BOL) asked the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday to dismiss the petition late last year by Sulu Gov. Abdusakur A. Tan II against the law. In a petition-in-intervention filed on Jan. 7 by Presidential Anti-Corruption ...

Supreme Court asked to upheld Bangsamoro law
Journal - 2019-01-07
THE Supreme Court has been asked by a national organization of Muslims to uphold the legality of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). In a 51-page answer-in-intervention, the Philippine Association of Islamic Accountants (PAIA) supported the Office of the ...

Gun ban starts Jan. 12
Journal - 2019-01-07
However, the following officials are allowed to retain their security personnel or bodyguards: the President, Vice President, Senate President, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Secretary of National Defense ...

26 studes finish CDO Jobstart prog
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-07
A total of 26 Jobstarters program successfully graduated from the six months full cycle training comprising of three components such as life-skills ... of ten with a father who is a farmer and a mother who is a housewife. She also beamed with pride ...

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