2 Africans stranded at NAIA for 2 years
Manila Bulletin - 3 months ago
Two Africans have been stranded at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 for almost two years.

Passengers from Austria restricted following new Covid-19 variant
Gov - 3 months ago
Passengers from Austria have been added to the list of travel restricted countries not allowed to enter the country.Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente announced foreign passengers coming from or have been to Austria 14 days prior to arrival in

Fil-foreign prospects Brickman, Rosser, Grey likely out of rookie draft, says agent
Manila Bulletin - 3 months ago
It appears that the talent-rich PBA Rookie Draft will lose some potential first-rounders in Jason Brickman, Brandon Rosser and Jeremiah Grey.

SC: Only 8 lawyers allowed in terror law hearings
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
The Supreme Court has limited to eight the number of lawyers who will represent the 37 different petitioners challenging the legality of Republic Act No. 11479, or the

DAR exec gets back pay for wrongful dismissal
philstar.com - 3 months ago
The Commission on Audit has directed the payment of back wages of a former provincial officer of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Cagayan over his wrongful dismissal 29 years ago.

DOF urges Congress to pass CREATE ahead of tax season
philstar.com - 3 months ago
The Department of Finance has called on Congress to immediately pass the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises bill before the end of the month to give taxpayers ample time to adjust before the next tax season.

BIR, BOC breach revised 2020 revenue collection target
CNN Philippines - 3 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 8) -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue and Bureau of Customs have surpassed their respective collection targets for 2020. The targets for both bureaus ...

SC holds pilot bar exams Jan. 31, a dry run for first-ever online tests this year
Manila Bulletin - 3 months ago
The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday, January 8, announced it will conduct an online pilot or mock bar examinations on January 31 in four testing sites: Baguio City, Metro Manila, Cebu City, and Davao City.

BIR chief to implement reshuffle
Manila Bulletin - 3 months ago
Commissioner Caesar Dulay of the Bureau of Internal Revenue has vowed to reshuffle key field officials as ordered by President Duterte "to remove the remaining bad tomatoes in the service."

POEA reminds overseas job applicants to be wary of online job scams
Manila Bulletin - 3 months ago
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has once again reminded Filipino overseas job applicants to be wary of online scams especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

POEA mulls deployment ban for HCWs due to new Covid variant
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
TACLOBAN CITY--At least 40,908 senior citizens in Eastern Visayas have yet to receive their 2019 social pension, the Department... The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has prescribed fees for the ...

Ex-lawmaker Reynaldo Umali passes away at 63
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
Umali served as chairman of the House Committee on Justice that conducted the impeachment proceedings against ousted Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Umali served as congressman ...

Biden condemns Trump as calls mount for his removal from office
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden launched a blistering attack on Donald Trump on Thursday and the top two Democrats in Congress called for his immediate removal from office over the

India firms seek prospects in fintech, infrastructure sectors
philstar.com - 3 months ago
India is exploring opportunities for economic cooperation and investments in the Philippines, particularly in the fields of financial technology and infrastructure, according to the Department of Finance.

Quezon allots P1B, Legazpi has P200M for COVID-19 vaccine
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
The Quezon provincial government has allocated P1 billion for its coronavirus vaccination program that Gov. Danilo Suarez said would be insulated from partisan politics. "It is a

DOJ assumes jurisdiction over Dacera rape-slay case
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
The Department of Justice (DOJ)  has assumed jurisdiction on the case of flight attendant Christine Dacera, who was found dead at a hotel bathtub of a hotel room in Makati City after celebrating the New Year with 11 male friends,

Giving to OFWs what is due them
philstar.com - 3 months ago
The needs of our overseas Filipino workers, currently still hovering at around 10 million even during the pandemic, require more focused attention from our government, and having its own specialized department should facilitate this.

POEA reports at least 75% decline in deployment due to COVID-19
Manila Bulletin - 3 months ago
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Thursday said that overseas employment was one of the worst hit industries in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. POEA Administrator Bernard Olalia,

Tagbilaran City to provide free COVID-19 vaccines for residents
Gov - 3 months ago
Tagbilaran City Mayor John Geesnell "Baba" Yap II urged senior citizens in the city to pre-register by texting their names, senior citizen ID number, and address to the contact person with numbers provided per barangay in the city where they belong, to ...

MBCCI urges government to pump-prime economy
Gov - 3 months ago
The "Mandanas doctrine" could be explored to guarantee LGUs' loans, he suggested. Mandanas doctrine provides for higher internal revenue allocation (IRA) for LGUs from taxes collected at the national level. According to Carbon, the national government ...

POEA to study deployment ban over new COVID variant
Manila Bulletin - 3 months ago
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said Thursday that it will carefully study the possible reimposition of the temporary suspension of deploying Filipino healthcare workers (HCWs) amid the threat of the new strain of COVID-19.

Israel opens 500 caregiver slots for Filipinos -- POEA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
The government of Israel has given 500 caregiver slots for Filipinos this year, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said Thursday According to POEA

Trump should be removed from office to preserve democracy, US business leaders say
CNN Philippines - 3 months ago
(CNN) - The National Association of Manufacturers, one of the most influential business groups in the US, called on Vice President Mike Pence Wednesday to consider removing President Donald ...

Judge in Ressa case recuses self after threatening email
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
The judge hearing the second cyberlibel case against Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa has inhibited herself, referring to threats sent by email. In a Jan. 5 order

Philippines bars entry from 6 more countries due to threat of COVID-19 variant
philstar.com - 3 months ago
Foreign travelers from Poland, India, Finland, as well as Norway, Jordan and Brazil will no longer be allowed entry to the Philippines beginning January 8 until January 15.

QC court junks bid for perjury case injunction filed by 9 militant group leaders
Gov - 3 months ago
Some nine leaders of militant groups with reported links to the Communist Party of the Philippines- New People's Army (CPP-NPA) failed to secure a provisional remedy to a perjury case filed by National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon,

IP Ethics Atty Urges Justices To Take Up Standards Case
Law360 - 3 months ago
The chairman of an American Bar Association ethics committee for intellectual property lawyers has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the question of whether an issue decided on partial summary judgment but not reopened at trial should be reviewed under an abuse of discretion standard or a de novo one.

Chicago Cubs Resolve World Series Collectibles Dispute
Law360 - 3 months ago
A Michigan man and the Chicago Cubs baseball team told an Illinois federal judge Monday that they've ended their legal dispute over a 2016 World Series collectible that allegedly copied a design the man had created in 1984.

SC affirms conviction in bouncing check case
Manila Bulletin - 3 months ago
The Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed the fine with imprisonment, if not paid, imposed by the trial court and upheld by the Court of Appeals (CA) on a person who issued a bouncing check or a check that was dishonored when presented for encashment.

Bello: No ban yet on deployment of OFWs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3 months ago
There is no deployment ban on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) despite the international travel restrictions due to a highly contagious variant of the virus causing COVID-19. Labor Secretary Silvestre

SC stops 5% franchise tax on Pogo gaming operations
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
THE Supreme Court has enjoined the government from imposing a 5-percent franchise tax on the gross bets from gaming operations of Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogos) as mandated by Republic Act 11494 or the Bayanihan 2 Law.

SC stops 5% tax on POGO gaming bets
Manila Bulletin - 3 months ago
The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday, January 5, stopped the government from imposing a five per cent franchise tax on the gross bets from the operations of the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs).

Bello wants minimum wage earners, OFWs in priority list of COVID-19 vaccine beneficiaries
Manila Bulletin - 3 months ago
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III wants overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and minimum wage earners placed higher in the list of beneficiaries of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines.

PSA Caraga enjoins support for January 2021 LFS, CHED rider questions
Gov - 3 months ago
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in Caraga will conduct the January 2021 Labor Force Survey (LFS) and rider questions of the Commission of Higher Education (CHED) and the UN Women. With a regional sample of approximately 2,

Duterte warns airport staff allegedly allowing easy entry despite travel ban
CNN Philippines - 3 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 5) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to sack airport personnel after he received reports that some people are easily slipping into the country ...

Congress must continue probe on unauthorized vaccinations by PSG despite Duterte invoking executive privilege -- Drilon
Manila Bulletin - 3 months ago
Senate Minority Franklin M Drilon on Tuesday said President Duterte could invoke executive privilege to prevent the Presidential Security Group (PSG) commander from appearing before Congress but the o

Fuel marking so far nets government P170.27 billion in duties and taxes
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
Spearheaded by the Department of Finance, the Bureau of Customs and the Bureau of Internal Revenue, the fuel-marking program was launched with the aim of halting illegal importation, manufacturing ...

Administration Issues Annual Intellectual Property Report
The White House - 3 months ago
Today, United States Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC), Vishal Amin, issued the United States Annual Intellectual Property Report for 2020. The report details the actions and ...

New tax relief for small businesses
BusinessWorld - 3 months ago
Lower the corporate income tax from 30% to 20%; 3. Implement a tax holiday from business taxes which will eventually transition to a flat tax for self-employed and professionals (SEPs); Still pending in Congress is the general tax amnesty which was ...

Sotto files bill to renew ABS-CBN franchise
philstar.com - 3 months ago
Senate President Vicente Sotto III filed yesterday a bill seeking to renew the franchise of ABS-CBN, which was shut down last year after Congress rejected its application for the renewal of its license to operate.

PHL may slow down repatriations, may expand travel ban
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
"I just had a meeting with Owwa Administrator [Hans] Cacdac. He is apprehensive that we are already running out of hotels [to serve as accommodation for OFW]," Bello said. Since last ...

POPCOM calls for support in labor force as CL working age group rises
Gov - 3 months ago
Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) Region III is calling for support in the labor sector as the working age group increases in Central Luzon.Based on the projections made by POPCOM, the working age group will continue to increase in 2021 but at

San Miguel gets 50-year franchise for Airport City project in Bulacan as bill lapses into law
CNN Philippines - 3 months ago
A law granting a franchise to San Miguel Corporation to build and operate a new international airport in Bulacan for 50 years lapsed into law in December after President Rodrigo Duterte failed to sign the measure on time.

Travel restriction may extend to OFWs -- Bello
Manila Bulletin - 3 months ago
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Monday said there is a possibility that overseas Filipino workers will also be included in the government policy banning travelers from the United Kingdom and 20 other countries with cases of the new Covid-19 strain from entering the Philippines.

Pasig extends hours for business applications
Gov - 3 months ago
Starting today, the City Government of Pasig will be extending its business hours in anticipation of the volume of business applications.According to the city government, starting January 4 to January 20,

Regulatory compliance ecosystem
BusinessMirror - 3 months ago
Sixth of a series To appreciate the regulatory compliance ecosystem in the Philippines, it is best to recall the major... IN 2019, the Bureau of Internal Revenue launched its digital ...

DoLE lauds Pinay nurse who won UK award
The Manila Times - 3 months ago
The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) on Sunday said the Filipina nurse in the United Kingdom who was given recognition by the queen of England had given honors to the Philippines. Charito Romano was included in the New Year Honors list of Medal of the Order of the British Empire recipients bestowed by Queen Elizabeth 2nd.

Copyright Cases To Watch In 2021
Law360 - 3 months ago
Yes, we're all still waiting to find out what the U.S. Supreme Court says about Google v. Oracle, but that's not the only copyright case you need to be watching in 2021. Here are the four cases you need to watch in the year ahead,

The Biggest UK IP Cases To Watch In 2021
Law360 - 3 months ago
While much of the world slowed down in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a raft of intellectual property cases has kept a swift pace in the U.K., particularly in the realm of life sciences and telecommunications.

Patent Litigation Trends To Watch In 2021
Law360 - 3 months ago
As the end of the COVID-19 pandemic comes into sight, attorneys are watching how a backlog of intellectual property trials will work their way through the system. They're also expecting those trials to follow 2020's pattern of featuring high-dollar verdicts.

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