A judgment without sugar-coating
Lexology - 2019-01-29
A straight-talking South African court judgment highlights how it can sometimes be useful to add a claim of copyright infringement to a claim of trade mark infringement. This judgment should please foreign companies that do business in South Africa ...

AFP chief to recommend lifting martial law in Mindanao once rebel forces are reduced
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 29) -- The validity of the extension of martial law in Mindanao continues to be a hot topic in the Supreme Court. In a hearing Tuesday, Armed Forces of the ...

SC questions data used to plead for 3rd martial law extension
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-29
MANILA, Philippines -- Justices of the Supreme Court questioned on Tuesday the data presented by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to justify a third martial law extension in Mindanao.

BIR missed 2018 collection goal despite new, higher taxes under TRAIN
Inquirer - 2019-01-29
Excise tax collections from minerals also fell below goal due to an appeal for tax exemption lodged by Semirara Mining and Power Corp. as well as the suspension of several mine operations being ...

Workspaces centered on women on the rise in #MeToo movement
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2019-01-29
Its San Francisco location opened in October with a nod to the #MeToo movement, naming a conference room after Christine Blasey Ford, who testified before Congress that Supreme Court nominee Brett ...

Ten ways to invest in people for a brighter future for work
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-29
A simple technology or infrastructure upgrade can completely transform ... Providing specific action points, the International Labor Organization (ILO) Global Commission on the Future of Work outlined ten recommendations to help address these problems.

PH immigration on heightened alert after Jolo bombings
Rappler - 2019-01-29
MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is on heightened alert following the bombings in Jolo, Sulu, last Sunday, placing its personnel on the lookout for "suspected foreign terrorists." "I have instructed our Port Operations Division ...

FACT-CHECK: Did Senate bets tell the truth in #TheFilipinoVotes: Senatorial Forum Part 2?
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-28
With Ta├▒ada as the principal author, the measure sought to institute a trust fund to assist ... groups like food and non-alcoholic beverages, education services, health services, and recreation ...

Supreme Court to hold oral arguments on Mindanao martial law extension on Tuesday
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 28) -- The Supreme Court will hold oral arguments on the third extension of martial law in Mindanao this week even as security concerns hound the South ...

Why we queue
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-28
If it is related to business, it is weeks to months. How long is the line to enter NAIA? How long are the lines for immigration and x-ray checks? I leave it up to the readers to determine what is reasonable. The citizenry may not mind crowded spaces if the ...

Initial phase of Manila Bay rehabilitation results in garbage-free shoreline
InterAksyon - 2019-01-28
The initiative was referred to as the "Battle for Manila Bay" by Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, where different government agencies were tasked to immediately oversee the rehabilitation as stated in a Supreme Court order written in 2008. Agencies ...

Initial phase of Manila Bay rehabilitation results in garbage-free coastline
InterAksyon - 2019-01-28
(Photo by Edd Gumban/STAR) The initiative was referred to as the "Battle for Manila Bay" by Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, where different government agencies were tasked to immediately oversee the rehabilitation as stated in a Supreme Court order ...

Supreme People's Court to establish IP tribunal to hear appeals and retrials of highly technical cases
Lexology - 2019-01-28
in order to "unify the standard for adjudicating intellectual property cases". The decision sets out the following stipulations which will apply for three years: First-instance judgments in highly technical civil IP cases - including those involving ...

ACT Teachers files complaints vs PNP over 'harassment, surveillance'
Rappler - 2019-01-28
The complaints stem from a PNP memorandum that ordered cops to compile a list of ACT members, a move that the group is seeking to stop through a petition earlier filed at the Court of Appeals (CA). The complaint at the Ombudsman seeks penalties against the ...

Duterte reappoints fired labor undersecretary Joel Maglunsod
Rappler - 2019-01-28
MANILA, Philippines - Former labor undersecretary Joel Maglunsod is back in the fold of the Duterte administration after getting a new government position. President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Maglunsod as an executive director at National Maritime ...

Brexiteer fantasy of Singapore-style economy will be hard to achieve
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-28
Slashing tax, be it corporate or personal, in Britain will incur a number of knock-on effects to its state spending model, explained Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in an interview ...

Alunan, Hilbay: Corruption linked to influx of Chinese workers to PH
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-28
as CNN Philippines hosted its second senatorial forum at the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City Sunday. Former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay, former Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque ...

Ta├▒ada, Hilbay want to re-examine TRAIN law
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-28
"It's unconstitutional from the standpoint of the policy of the 1987 Constitution," Hilbay said, adding that the law calls for a "progressive" form of taxation. Instead, Hilbay added that the Tax ...

3 restos face closure for polluting Manila Bay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-28
At least 5,000 people joined the "solidarity walk" at Quirino Grandstand, mostly from the 13 agencies ordered by the continuing mandamus issued by the Supreme Court in 2008 to clean and ...

The main trends in the world today
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-27
the US International Finance Development Corporation, which will give financial support to US private companies doing business in developing countries. The intent is to provide countries like the Philippines an alternative to China financing under the ...

Court of Appeals asked to stop police profiling of ACT members
philstar.com - 2019-01-26
Named respondents in the 42-page petition were PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde, his regional directors in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Southern Tagalog ... "Police officers descending in schools have cast a shadow of fear upon law-abiding ...

Fed. Circ. Ruling Clears Path For Longer Drug Patent Terms
Law360 - 2019-01-26
Law360 (January 25, 2019, 10:04 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit has given some patent owners, especially those in the pharmaceutical industry, a chance to obtain potentially lucrative extensions on the life of their patents by striking down U.S. Patent and ...

Mislatel insists it has valid franchise to operate as telco
newsbytes.ph - 2019-01-26
The consortium stands to lose its performance bond of P24 billion or 10 percent of its capex if it fails to make good on its commitments. -- Aerol John Pate├▒a (PNA)

Protecting your intellectual property in Scotland
Lexology - 2019-01-26
Intellectual Property (IP) is often the most important and valuable asset of a business. IP exists in many forms such as brand names, inventions, manufacturing processes, confidential information and product or industrial designs. Taking steps to identify ...

More Filipinos satisfied with Senate performance -- SWS
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-26
Scores in Balance Luzon and Mindanao were up by a point each. The Supreme Court's also got a "Good" satisfaction rating, from +31 to +37 by December 2018. Fifty-seven percent were satisfied ...

WHAT WENT BEFORE: SAF 44 and "Oplan Exodus" in Mamasapano, Maguindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-25
In January 2018, Solicitor General Jose Calida asked the Supreme Court to order the Ombudsman to file cases of reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide against Aquino for the death of 44 ...

Conan O'Brien Says Jokes Too Unoriginal To Be Stolen
Law360 - 2019-01-25
according to a Thursday memo the "Conan" star filed just months before he is set to face copyright infringement claims at trial. Going head to head with writer Robert Alexander Kaseberg in a pair of competing pretrial court filings, O'Brien and his team ...

Comelec disqualifies Aksyon Health Workers Party-list
Bulatlat - 2019-01-25
The recent disqualification of Aksyon Health Workers Party-List clearly leads us to believe ... allegations is the first nominee of the Hugpong Federal Movement of the Philippines. The ABAKADA Party-list first nominee, Jonathan Dela Cruz, is a former ...

New talks to end shutdown mark first hint of break in impasse
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-25
Senators began a new effort to end the 34-day partial government shutdown after blocking two rival spending bills. The White House signaled President Donald Trump was open to a plan to reopen ...

Student entrepreneur worth emulating
Sun Star - 2019-01-25
Today, with sheer diligence and faith in God, Joenel earns some P2, 000 daily from his ambulant vending. There is sure fruit from labor. Asked about his dream, Joenel was quick and knows exactly what he wants - to earn a degree, bring his family out of ...

Can history repeat itself?
The Visayan Daily Star - 2019-01-25
By the way, the story of Jollibee is one success story that the Philippines should be proud of. When I was taking a course at the Asian Institute of Management, the case study assigned to our class was the Jollibee story, and indeed, it is a very ...

Kids do the Darndest Things
The Visayan Daily Star - 2019-01-25
After all, a supposedly up ... general population or if they are there to kowtow to the whims and depravity of whoever is in power, holds the biggest intelligence funds, controls the purse strings, and allows billions in shady budget insertions. The ...

Robin Padilla-led biopic of Bato dela Rosa to premiere just before campaign period
InterAksyon - 2019-01-25
The Supreme Court even ruled that premature campaigning is not a prohibited act. While there may be no hard sell to vote for Dela Rosa in the movie, it is still a boost of popularity of his name to the public. Biopics, or films on the life of an individual ...

Truly help the farmers
philstar.com - 2019-01-25
Consumers can benefit from economies of scale and new technology in handling. Ramon Ang of San Miguel said they would definitely get into the business once the tariffication law is passed and signed by the President. I am not sure the new law allows it ...

Rare pangolins languish in China wildlife rescue system
Inquirer Technology - 2019-01-25
In 2016, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species ... a political scientist focusing on environmental policy at Villanova University. "But once you have all these laws ...

Palace refutes Noy on Chinese workers, but admits thin construction labor pool
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-24
Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said at a press briefing that the shortage had prompted Duterte to order the Technical Education ... Tesda was an important department because that ...

Mislatel franchise faces scrutiny
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-24
NTC Commissioner Gamaliel A. Cordoba said Mislatel only lacks three requirements before it may be awarded the certificate of public convenience and necessity (CPCN) and frequencies to start operations: its business plan, rollout plan and authentication of ...

House approves on 2nd reading bill extending tourism enterprise perks
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-24
In House Bill No. 8083, or the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-quality Opportunities (TRABAHO) Bill, the chamber proposed to gradually reduce the corporate income tax (CIT) to 20% from 30% and streamline incentives across all industries.

Thousands of jobs in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Germany open for Filipinos - POEA
Global Nation - 2019-01-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Thousands of job opportunities in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Germany are for now open for Filipino workers, the Philippine Overseas Employment ...

Jollibee to sue China restaurant for copyright infringement
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) has vowed to take legal action against a restaurant in Guangxi, China for copyright infringement after a Facebook post showing the ...

CHR: Keep age of liability at 15
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 24) -- The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said Congress should not amend the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act to lower the minimum age of criminal ...

Get to know candidates in #TheFilipinoVotes: Senatorial Forum Part 2
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-24
and Republic Act 10653 which adjusts the 13th month pay and other benefits ceiling excluded from the computation of gross income for taxation purposes. Colmenares is a staunch human rights defender.

US ban on work visas due to remarks of labor attach├ę - Locsin
Global Nation - 2019-01-23
On Tuesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the ban was a prerogative of US authorities, even as it reminded Filipinos abroad to follow immigration rules and avoid staying beyond the ...

Time to Hit Pause: Copyright Infringement on User Generated Platforms - When Is the Platform Provider Liable for Damages?
JD Supra - 2019-01-23
The German Federal Supreme Court presses the EU Court of Justice to clarify when online platforms are liable under EU law for damages for copyright infringements by content made available by their users. Content uploaded on to the Internet by users (e.g ...

Animosity against generosity
philstar.com - 2019-01-23
Upon finishing her studies seven years later, she worked at said university for the next 17 years ... properties shall be allotted to pay the nearest of kin who have less in life in greater percentage than those who are better off; and (4) that any ...

Jobs under FIRe: Old work types burned, new skills rising
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-23
For one, an official of the Department of Labor and Employment ... The ADB said these non-routine and cognitive jobs, like managers and technical experts, also have the least chances of being ...

FALSE: Duterte 'signed' universal health care bill in October 2018
Rappler - 2019-01-23
CLAIM: On October 15, 2018, a Facebook page purportedly owned by TV host and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Deputy Executive Director V Arnell Ignacio claimed that President Rodrigo Duterte already signed the universal health care bill into ...

102 (and counting) very real direct effects of the partial government shutdown
KTVQ - 2019-01-23
73) Bureau of Land Management found reserve funds to open ... violated the emoluments clause with his Trump International Hotel in Washington has been placed on hold indefinitely, according ...

Supreme Court compels DND to submit confidential 2018 martial law report
Rappler - 2019-01-23
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) directed the Department of National Defense (DND) to submit to them the "highly sensitive and confidential" 2018 martial law report. "The Court hereby directs the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) to ...

Arroyo as finance chief? 'It's a big step-down for her,' Dominguez says
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 23) -- House Speaker Gloria Arroyo may be qualified to lead the Department of Finance (DOF), but the agency's current chief believes it's "a big step-down ...

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