OFWs in countries with POLOs prioritized in one-time cash assistance from DOLE
Manila Bulletin - 1 month ago
Overseas Filipino workers displaced by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic who are based in countries with existing Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLOs) will be given priority in the

Legal expert: Peace talks with communists can continue even if court declares CPP-NPA as terror group
CNN Philippines - 1 month ago
Peace talks between the government and Communist Party of the Philippines can still continue even if a court rules to proscribe the communist group as a terrorist organization, a constitutional law professor said Tuesday.

Peralta will step down as Supreme Court chief justice 1 year early in March 2021
Rappler - 1 month ago
This will give President Rodrigo Duterte an opening to appoint a new chief justice, one year before he steps down from office

DA, POLO-OWWA Japan conduct agribusiness webinar
Gov - 1 month ago
QUEZON CITY, Dec. 1 (PIA) -- The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) of the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo, Japan recently collaborated with the Department of Agriculture in conducting a webinar for the overseas Filipino workers on agribusiness ...

DA, POLO-OWWA Japan conduct Agribusiness webinar
Gov - 1 month ago
QUEZON CITY, Nov. 30 -- The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) of the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo, Japan collaborated with the Department of Agriculture in conducting a webinar for the overseas Filipino workers on agribusiness opportunities they may ...

DA, POLO-OWWA Japan conduct Agribusiness webinar
Gov - 1 month ago
QUEZON CITY, Nov. 30 -- The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) of the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo, Japan collaborated with the Department of Agriculture in conducting a webinar for the overseas Filipino workers on agribusiness opportunities they may ...

How permanent establishments should pay their taxes
BusinessMirror - 1 month ago
But what actually is PE? It is a concept in international taxation whereby a country in which a foreign entity does business has the right to impose its taxes when the situations defined in tax ...

Lower corporate income taxes to be retroactive once CREATE is passed - DOF
CNN Philippines - 1 month ago
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says lower rates under the bill overhauling corporate income taxes -- from 30% down to 25% for all corporations and as low as 20% for smaller businesses -- will be applied retroactively from July 2020,

Court of Appeals invalidates tax collection notice vs. popular restaurant
Manila Bulletin - 1 month ago
The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has invalidated the hastily done P95 million tax collection notice sent by the Bureau of Internal Revenue to a popular chicken restaurant in Quezon City.

SC sets 4-day workweek; courts open 10 hours daily
Manila Bulletin - 1 month ago
All courts nationwide will be open 10 hours daily from Monday to Friday starting Tuesday, December 1, with the implementation by the Supreme Court (SC) of a four-day workweek for all court officials and employees.

Solon backs tax imposition on PH online cockfighting
Manila Bulletin - 1 month ago
To maximize State revenues, a lawmaker is proposing that online cockfighting or e-sabong should have identical tax burden as Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO).

Tag: Gillian M. Cortez
BusinessWorld - 1 month ago
AMA University Online Education (AMA OEd) said it is offering an online program featuring short courses to enhance employee skills across various industries. FOREIGNERS looking to work in the Philippines will now be required to obtain work visas in their ...

Demand, policies, financing seen to stretch out recovery
BusinessMirror - 1 month ago
The number of German firms who look to expand their labor force improved to 27 percent, from 9 percent in the Spring survey, but more than a third said they may lay off workers in the next 12 ...

Smooth, no frills protests on Bonifacio Day, says labor groups
Manila Bulletin - 1 month ago
Labor groups expect things to run smoothly as they launch Bonifacio Day protests on Nov. 30. "We expect to peacefully hold our protests with no interference from the police," Elmer "Ka Bong" Labog, KMU chairperson,

P2B set for disbursement to help OFWs displaced by COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 1 month ago
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is set to disburse another P2 billion funds to help overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) temporarily or permanently displaced

AKAP applications may now be filed onsite by OFWs
Manila Bulletin - 1 month ago
The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said Sunday overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) scheduled for repatriation to the Philippines may file their application for the Abot Kamay ang Pagtulong program prior to their arrival in the country starting Nov.

Trump loses another election court challenge
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 1 month ago
The US state of Pennsylvania's supreme court dismissed another legal challenge to the election by supporters of President Donald Trump on Saturday, further

DoLE reminds employers of Nov. 30 holiday pay rules
Manila Bulletin - 1 month ago
The Department of Labor and Employment has reminded employers of the pay rules for the regular holiday Bonifacio Day on Nov. 30.

Housing for all: Forgotten priority, beyond budgets alone
The Manila Times - 1 month ago
The unjustifiably low housing budget of P3.9-billion out of a record P4.2-trillion budget, a point raised by Cagayan de Oro City Second District Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, could be part of a disaster in the making.

Senate approves landmark CREATE bill to spur biz growth, rationalize tax perks
Gov - 1 month ago
The Senate on Thursday approved on third and final reading the landmark Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) Bill, which seeks to spur growth of the business sector and drive up investments,

Coca-Cola makes Christmas brighter for carinderia and sari-sari store owners, OFWs
Rappler - 1 month ago
The beverage company is spreading the holiday cheer in every corner of the country [Editor's Note: Coca-Cola paints the town red with its rollout of Christmas initiatives for various Filipino communities.

Court tells Trump: 'Calling vote unfair doesn't make it so'
Rappler - 1 month ago
Three appeals court judges unanimously say allegations of unfairness in the US election were not supported by evidence

Rebel couple get 40 yrs for 1988 kidnapping of Army officer
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 1 month ago
A Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) on Friday found communist rebel couple Benito and Wilma Tiamzon guilty of kidnapping and serious illegal detention for holding an Army officer captive for more

BI bars five OFWs without work visas from leaving
Manila Bulletin - 1 month ago
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) reminded departing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to present complete travel and work documents before leaving the country.

US Supreme Court sides with religious groups on virus rules
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 1 month ago
NEW YORK - The US Supreme Court has barred New York from imposing coronavirus restrictions on houses of worship in a ruling likely to be heralded by conservatives as a victory for religious ...

Kickbacks for solons? President gets PACC list
Manila Bulletin - 1 month ago
Corruption Commission (PACC) Commissioner Greco Belgica a list of lawmakers believed involved in corruption in the implementation of public works projects by private contractors. He said he will send the list to the Ombudsman,

Duterte's picks: With 4 of 7 members, Comelec gets its own Davao bloc
Rappler - 1 month ago
President Rodrigo Duterte will have the chance to handpick all 7 election commissioners before he steps down in 2022

In joint plea, top PH lawyers urge SC: Stop anti-terror law now
Rappler - 1 month ago
The top legal minds of the Philippines urge the Supreme Court to put a stop to the controversial Anti-Terror Law ahead of the oral arguments

Human rights group appeals vs anti-terror law anew
Manila Bulletin - 1 month ago
A human rights group reiterated Thursday that the anti-terror law should be nullified because it is "unconstitutional and dangerously infringes on basic rights and fundamental freedoms."

Justice Salazar-Fernando is new Court of Appeals Presiding Justice
Gov - 1 month ago
Acting Presiding Justice Remedios A. Salazar-Fernando is sworn in as CA Presiding Justice by Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta at the En Banc Session Hall on Wednesday afternoon. She is joined by her son Atty.

House approves security of tenure bill on 2nd reading
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 1 month ago
The House of Representatives approved on second reading on Wednesday the bill seeking to strengthen the security of tenure of workers in the private sector. Through voice

MOLE gives aid to Lanao del Sur workers affected by pandemic
Gov - 1 month ago
MARAWI CITY, Nov. 25 --About 2,400 employees in Lanao del Sur and Marawi City affected by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic received Php5,000 each from the Ministry of Labor and Employment (MOLE) through its Covid-19 Assistance Program (CAP).

Salazar-Fernando appointed presiding justice of Court of Appeals
Manila Bulletin - 1 month ago
Malaca├▒ang is optimistic that newly appointed Court of Appeals (CA) Presiding Justice Remedios Salazar Fernando would perform her job with excellence and integrity. Justice Remedios Salazar Fernando Fernando has been appointed CA presiding justice by President Duterte,

PH in ILO list of countries with good processing of seafarer IDs
Manila Bulletin - 1 month ago
The Philippines was recently included in the list of member states of the International Labor Organization (ILO) with "clear, complete, and well-documented" processing of seafarer identification document,

Guidelines for vape, HTPs should be faithful to the law -- Sotto
Manila Bulletin - 1 month ago
Senate President Vicente Sotto III asked the Food and Drug Authority (FDA) to guarantee that the guidelines for vape and heated tobacco products (HTPs) are faithful to their enabling law, noting that

Bello tells nurses: Strike for better pay, work conditions
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 1 month ago
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Tuesday urged nurses to launch strikes against "exploitation" and for better pay and working conditions in private hospitals as the plight of health-care

Robredo asks PET to junk Marcos poll protest
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 1 month ago
The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo has asked anew the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), to finally put to rest the poll protest of her

Senate adopts resolution honoring the late Justice Palma
Gov - 1 month ago
and the second woman Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, who authored and sponsored the measrure, said Palma was the first woman to be appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, the first woman ...

Senate adopts resolution honoring the late Justice Palma
Gov - 1 month ago
and the second woman Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, who authored and sponsored the measrure, said Palma was the first woman to be appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, the first woman ...

POEA supports move to increase salaries of Filipino nurses
Manila Bulletin - 1 month ago
While it welcomes the proposals to increase the salary of nurses, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Tuesday said that the compensation Filipino nurses get when working abroad might still be a "little higher.

Experts urge states to create emergency visa for journalists at risk
Rappler - 1 month ago
Introducing a new emergency visa for journalists at risk... will send a clear message back: If you are at risk for what you write, we will protect you,' says a recent report

Families of Maguindanao massacre seeks final resolution to 11-yr-old case
Manila Bulletin - 1 month ago
Families of the journalists, who perished in the infamous Maguindanao massacre 11 years ago, are still pinning their hopes on the final resolution of the case despite the conviction of some of the principal accused in the case last year.

POEA to launch an online jobs fair to prevent scams
Manila Bulletin - 1 month ago
To help ensure that Filipinos who aspire to work abroad will not be victimized by illegal recruiters, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Tuesday said that it will launch an online jobs fair next week.

VP Robredo asks PET to affirm results of ballots recount in 3 provinces; junk Marcos protest
Manila Bulletin - 1 month ago
The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court (SC), sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), to affirm the results of the 2016 vice presidential race and dismiss the electoral protest filed by former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

POEA resumes regulated deployment of Filipino healthcare workers
Manila Bulletin - 1 month ago
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Tuesday confirmed that the processing of applications of foreign governments of job orders for healthcare workers (HCWs) in the Philippines will now resume following the lifting of the deployment ban.

Dole stops Skyway extension project
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 1 month ago
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Monday ordered EEI Corp., the contractor of the Skyway extension project, to halt all construction work until further notice to give way to a safety

PhilHealth exec faces complaint over lap dance
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 1 month ago
Eight women and labor groups on Monday filed a complaint in the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) against a regional official of Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) who was identified in a

WSO slapped on Skyway project after mishap
BusinessMirror - 1 month ago
"Failure to comply with this order is a criminal offense punishable under Article 288 of the Labor Code of the Philippines, as amended," she added. Initially, the WSO only covered the area of ...

Avoiding Copyright Liability For Tattoo Depiction In Media
Law360 - 1 month ago
Two video games' depiction of professional athletes' tattoos provide guidance on strategically using the implied license and fair use defenses when digital reproductions may infringe copyrighted tattoos,

Avoiding Copyright Liability For Tattoo Depiction In Media
Law360 - 1 month ago
Two video games' depiction of professional athletes' tattoos provide guidance on strategically using the implied license and fair use defenses when digital reproductions may infringe copyrighted tattoos,

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