30 illegal Chinese workers nabbed in ParaƱaque - Immigration
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 9) -- Intelligence operatives of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) arrested on Thursday 30 Chinese nationals found to be working illegally in several ...

Kanye Didn't Pay For 'Life Of Pablo' Prayer Sample, Suit Says
Law360 - 2019-02-09
Law360 (February 8, 2019, 9:43 PM EST) -- Rapper Kanye West used an audio sample of a young girl passionately praying in his 2016 song "Ultralight Beam" and now her parents want him to pay up, according to a copyright infringement lawsuit filed Friday ...

Intellectual property for franchisors in Canada
Lexology - 2019-02-09
How can franchisors protect their intellectual property (eg, trademarks and copyright)? Franchisors should register their trademarks pursuant to the Trademarks Act and can register copyright pursuant to the Copyright Act. Use of a mark in Canada without ...

BIR to test e-receipt system
Inquirer - 2019-02-08
The issuance of e-receipts will be piloted next year among 100 taxpayers selected by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) ahead of its mandatory implementation, an official of the Department of ...

House ratifies P3.757-trillion 2019 budget
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-08
I would like to make of record that the province referred to is not my province of Iloilo ... State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), P2.81-billion. For the fiscal year 2019, the education ...

Duterte offers to pay for peace talks with communist rebels
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 8) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said that he will pay for communist rebels' trip home-- in order for their peace talks with the government to resume.

Department of the Interior and Local Government, PNP hail Court of Appeals ruling vs Alliance of Concerned Teachers
Journal - 2019-02-08
THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Philippine National Police welcomed the decision of the Court of Appeals (CA) to dismiss the petition filed by the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) against Secretary Eduardo Ano and ...

PNP to continue intelligence operations on ACT members
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-08
PNP spokesperson Senior Supt. Bernard Banac said the operations would continue after the Court of Appeals (CA) on Thursday junked the petition against the profiling of ACT members. Banac ...

2019 budget hurdles through bicam
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 8) -- The bicameral conference committee agreed Friday on the final version of the 2019 budget bill, which was largely delayed due to accusations from ...

Jay-Z's lawyer takes on immigration case of rapper 21 Savage
Rappler - 2019-02-08
NEW YORK, USA - A lawyer who has represented rap mogul Jay-Z is defending 21 Savage, the young rapper facing deportation after US immigration agents arrested him on the grounds he is stateside illegally. The 26-year old chart-topper - real name Sha Yaa ...

PNP hails CA ruling to junk ACT petition vs profiling
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) welcomed on Friday the decision of the Court of Appeals (CA) to junk the petition of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT ...

Labor group: Make sugar an election issue
Sun Star - 2019-02-08
SUGAR industry stakeholders should support national and local candidates who have demonstrated their concern for the sugar industry, the ARBs Sugar Farmers Federation-Kilusang Pagbabago said in a press statement on Thursday, February 7. "Let us support ...

PopSugar Can't Shake Instagram Influencer's IP Suit
Law360 - 2019-02-07
Law360 (February 7, 2019, 5:45 PM EST) -- A California federal judge Thursday declined to dismiss a copyright infringement suit and a putative class action brought by a law degree-holding Instagram influencer claiming that the lifestyle website PopSugar ...

When leaders fail
Inquirer - 2019-02-07
No one is perfect, certainly not the founders and/or leaders of family businesses. Driven and charismatic, they have grown their companies by the sheer force of their hard work, personality and ...

Fake cigarettes, smuggling: P16.8M/day in losses cited
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-07
The fake cigarettes found in the warehouse here carried fake Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) stamps which fake cigarettes said translated to P96 million in lost government revenue. The amount of ...

Court of Appeals junks ACT petition vs PNP profiling
philstar.com - 2019-02-07
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) welcomed the CA decision. "We are pleased with the ruling of the CA because in the petition filed by the group, there were claims that are unsubstantiated," DILG spokesman and Assistant Secreta ...

Beyond friendship: Top US envoy backs MDT review
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-07
Others in attendance at the Think Tank forum were former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, DFA Undersecretary Luis Manalo ...

DepEd backs bid to certify urgent tobacco tax bill
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-07
"In school, we teach our learners ... A comparison of the National Nutrition Surveys conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology in years ...

Main trends in Ukrainian litigation practice for 2019
Lexology - 2019-02-07
Meanwhile, the High Court of Intellectual Property will execute justice in the intellectual property cases regarding rights on inventions, utility model, trademark, as well as in the disputes concerning settling or amending intellectual property contract ...

Court junks ACT bid to stop police 'profiling'
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 7) -- The Court of Appeals junked a petition of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) to stop the police from "profiling" its members. In a four-page ...

Inflation and the Transportation sector
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-07
Item #4 is good, it will expand the choices for commuters but LTFRB accreditation should be via a corporate setup like the TNCs, not individual units and operators like jeepneys. When motorcycle drivers abuse their passengers, their company should be held ...

Labor groups eye complaint vs Bello over deal with employers
Rappler - 2019-02-07
MANILA, Philippines - Labor groups are "seriously considering" filing a complaint against Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III before the Office of the Ombusman, over a recent regularization agreement with an employers' group. In a press briefing on ...

Undernutrition in PHL remains a serious problem
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-07
According to a recent study by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), the current chronic malnutrition rate among Filipino children aged 0 to 2 is at 26.2 percent, the highest in 10 years.

Journalists, institutions decry 'absurd legal attack' against Rappler
Rappler - 2019-02-07
MANILA, Philippines - A number of journalist groups and institutions slammed the Department of Justice's (DOJ) recommendation to file cyber libel charges against Rappler Incorporated, its CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa, and former researcher ...

The Bacolaodiat shows its best!
The Visayan Daily Star - 2019-02-07
Well, I used to adopt the so-called "rule of thumb", BEFORE I had taken courses actually at the UP Mass Communication Department, and later at the Asian Institute of Management. But I believe the best thing to keep in mind in writing one should be the ...

Have you infringed copyright? Spotlight on what you need to prove if you're an innocent infringer
Lexology - 2019-02-07
If copyright infringement has accidently occurred, take steps immediately to cease the infringing conduct and ensure that it does not occur in the future. Infringers of copyright have no liability for damages if they can establish the so-called "innocent ...

Unbowed by Trump, Democrats charge ahead with investigations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-07
James Curry, an associate professor of political science at the University of Utah ... effect of climate change on coastal communities, national parks and other areas under the committee ...

Indonesia court sentences Brit to 6 months in jail for assaulting immigration officer
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-07
JAKARTA -- The Denpasar District Court on Wednesday sentenced a British woman, Auj E. Taqaddas, 43, to six months in jail after finding her guilty of assaulting an immigration officer at I Gusti ...

Immigration: 'No more blue-collar work permits for foreigners'
philstar.com - 2019-02-06
Among the requirements that work permit applicants would have to submit are the validity of their stay as tourists; address, existence, nature of business and financial viability of petitioning company, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registration ...

Reopening the Sin Tax Law
philstar.com - 2019-02-06
This column had actively supported the passage of the Sin Tax Reform Act of 2012 which was aimed at simplifying the law on tobacco and liquor taxation, and thus raise more funds for government health programs, and at the same time, dampening cigarette ...

OFW group asks Comelec to junk order scuttling bid to be party-list
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-06
A GLOBAL non-governmental organization advocating for the interests and concerns of Filipinos working abroad on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to reverse the decision of the Commission on ...

Immigration bureau eyes stricter rules for alien workers
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-06
Among the requirements that work permit applicants will submit include validity of stay as tourists; address, existence, nature of business, and financial viability of petitioning company ...

Trump calls for bipartisanship, a hard line on immigration
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-06
WASHINGTON -- Face to face with emboldened Democrats, President Donald Trump called on Washington to cast aside "revenge, resistance, and retribution" and end "ridiculous partisan ...

BOC launches fuel marking to check vs oil smuggling
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-06
THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) has formally launched the fuel-marking system that will be used nationwide to check if fuel products being distributed in the country have gone through the correct ...

Chinese invasion: Filipino workers settle for crumbs
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-06
If we go by the provisions of the Philippine Labor Code, an alien employment permit can be given to a foreign worker only if there were no interested or competent Filipino to do the job.

After marathon meetings, Senate and House set to ratify reconciled version of 2019 budget bill
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-06
THE Senate, set to adjourn for a 14-week congressional recess, agreed to work overtime and hold marathon sessions until Friday to wrap up unfinished business and ratify the final version of the ...

National Book Store to lay off 70-80 workers
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-06
"That is why we are meeting with the sector that is into telecommuting or online business so we could get data," he added. Federation of Free Workers Vice President Julius Cainglet said a ...

Locsin denies Chinese workers taking jobs from Filipinos
Global Nation - 2019-02-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Chinese workers coming to the Philippines are not taking jobs from Filipinos, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. said on Twitter on Tuesday. "Chill out.

US policies under Trump to impact on PHL -- analysts
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-06
Lopez of the Mindanao State University-Tawi-Tawi College of Technology and Oceanography ... there will be "relocations" of Western investments from China to Southeast Asian countries. "Countries like Vietnam have been benefiting from that," he ...

DOF urges lawmakers to speed up alcohol excise tax hike
Rappler - 2019-02-06
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Finance (DOF) urged lawmakers to speed up the passage of Senate Bill No. 2197, which seeks to increase excise tax on alcohol. During the Senate ways and means committee hearing on Wednesday, February 6, Finance ...

21 Savage a 'Dreamer' who may be victim of ICE vendetta: lawyers
Rappler - 2019-02-06
The 26-year old chart-topper- real name Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph - was detained in the southern city of Atlanta on Sunday, February 3 by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents who say he is British and has been living in the US illegally ...

Bureau of Immigration sets stricter work permit requirements for foreigners
Rappler - 2019-02-06
The BI said that there will be additional requirements to be submitted when processing permit applications: Validity of stay as tourists Address, existence, nature of business Financial viability of petitioning company Security and Exchange Commission and ...

Lanao Norte gov blames MILF for blasts, MILF says accusation baseless
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-06
The law would also give the people in parts of southern Philippines that have Islamic majority control over many local government functions, including taxation and education, and would allow ...

Media made inflation worse? Economic team never flagged it until now
Rappler - 2019-02-06
(READ: How high inflation exposed cracks in governance) In addition to that, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) still failed to meet revenue targets despite the implementation of the TRAIN law, which was crafted to collect more taxes and support the ...

The Bangsamoro plebiscite as it happened on the ground
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-06
Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan II has filed a petition before the Supreme Court, asking to declare the BOL as "unconstitutional." In response, other political families in the province including ...

New aspirants
philstar.com - 2019-02-06
He worked as a newspaper boy to put himself through high school, and won a state scholarship to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Mindanao State University. Working for the Federation of Free Workers, Matula finished law at the Manuel L.

Out-of-school youth, undergrads shift to becoming full-time workers
Rappler - 2019-02-06
Jobstart is a youth employability enhancement program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE ... Those who completed the process underwent a 10-day LST at Merriam College where they were trained by partner technical and vocational institutions ...

Taking on China's intellectual property theft
The Washington Times - 2019-02-06
The Trump administration is taking seriously the entire spectrum of economic challenges related to China that impact our nation. For decades, prior administrations have either ignored the issues or accepted Chinese lies, fabrications and excuses without ...

Defense chief: South Korea's Hyundai eyeing Hanjin takeover
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-06
The Department of Labor and Employment has previously pledged to assist the workers who will be displaced by HHIC's rehabilitation to find new jobs.

2020 Democrats rebuke Trump with State of the Union guests
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-06
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is bringing a labor leader recently furloughed from his job at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. California Sen. Kamala Harris is bringing a ...

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