Bangsamoro transition not 'slow' but lacking funds - BTA member
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 7) -- The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has been in existence for three months and it still has not received enough funding for the ...

Patronage politics: Anathema to good governance
Sun Star - 2019-07-07
For them - even if they are justices of the Supreme Court and the brightest of professionals - individual discernment over the qualifications, moral and ideologicalmoorings of candidates is set aside once their leaders anoint the candidates they want to ...

Duterte dares US: Declare war on China and we will join you
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-06
MANILA, Philippines -- In another rant against the United States and critics of his handling of the maritime dispute between Manila and Beijing, President Rodrigo Duterte dared Washington to ...

JBC opens nominations for SC seat
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-06
Supreme Court clerk of court Edgardo Aricheta, JBC ex officio secretary, announced on Friday that those interested must submit their application or recommendation by July 30. Aspirants for chief ...

Recto backs DOF plan to tax Chinese POGO workers
philstar.com - 2019-07-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The Senate is backing a government plan to run after tens of thousands of Chinese workers in the country who have not been paying income tax as the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) targets to collect at least P22 billion a year in ...

Are pistachios the nut of the future?
Grist - 2019-07-06
Growing food this way requires significantly more labor than conventional farming methods. For example, a common pest on almond and other nut trees is the navel orange worm, which leaves its young ...

Commentary: The Reed Bank incident and the crisis in Philippines' China policy
philstar.com - 2019-07-06
In late July 2018, the Philippine government expressed its concern to China over the increase in offensive radio warnings ... and convenor of the National Security and East Asian Affairs Program of think tank Stratbase ADR Institute, a partner of ...

Who will be the next Chief Justice? JBC opens nomination and application
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-06
The five most senior Associate Justices of the Supreme Court are automatically nominated but they still have to submit letters of acceptance and other requirements. With the upcoming retirements ...

Carpio: Duterte-Xi fishing deal unconstitutional and lopsided
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-05
according to Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio. In a statement on Thursday night, Carpio said Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. was correct in saying there was no record of ...

A BUNDLE OF TROUBLE
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-05
They have trade secrets and when the government forces them to disclose all of this, then that will be unfair to the business sector. But we do not want the oil firms taking advantage in times of ...

Duterte appoints lawyer Jeremiah Belgica as Anti-Red Tape Authority chief
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-05
He is a practicing lawyer, licensed real estate broker and a Christian pastor, and is a professor at the San Beda University teaching taxation and business law to arts and science students.

Iloilo power company asks court to decide on expropriation case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-05
But Peco is seeking the issuance of a temporary restraining order from the Court of Appeals to stop the Iloilo Regional Trial Court (RTC) from hearing the case. In a 10-page motion submitted to ...

DOLE may launch inquiry into labor-related killings
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-05
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is ready to conduct its own probe on allegations that labor-related killings are rampant in the country, according to Labor Secretary Silvestre H.

D.O.L.E. wants to evaluate impact of 14-month pay
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-05
Photo of Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III from CNN Philippines The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said there is a need to carefully study the impact of a bill proposing the grant ...

Neda: Rice trade liberalization law to boost GDP
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-04
Sacks of imported rice are delivered to a rice seller at San Andres district in Manila. Philippine rice imports are expected to reach a record-high of 3 million metric tons this year, according to ...

Supreme Court inks deal for new Tarlac office
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 4) -- The Supreme Court is planning to have a new regional office. In a statement, the high court reported that they have signed a deal with the Bases ...

Supreme Court inks deal for new Tarlac office
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 4) -- The Supreme Court is planning to have a new regional office. In a statement, the high court reported that they have signed a deal with the Bases ...

Judiciary complex to rise in New Clark City
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-04
THE SUPREME Court (SC) and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) signed on Thursday a memorandum of understanding for the 5.8-hectare Judiciary Complex that will be built at the National Government Administrative Center (NGAC) in New Clark ...

BI intercepts 3 foreign nationals using fake passports
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) intercepted three foreign nationals who attempted to leave the country using fake ...

Cost of China damage to PH reefs: P33B a year
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-04
The scientist was reacting to remarks made by Supreme Court Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr. during oral arguments on Tuesday on a petition for a writ of kalikasan seeking protection for the ...

Divisiveness in the wage fixing system, and missing attention on industrial development
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-03
So when investors want to set up a new business, they usually look at the minimum wage as the general guide on how much to pay their workers. On the other hand, the trade unions usually use the ...

CHR urges action as Philippines among 'worst countries for workers' anew
philstar.com - 2019-07-03
ITUC also gave the Philippines a rating of five, which means that "while the legislation may spell out certain rights, workers have effectively no access to these rights and are therefore exposed to autocratic regimes and unfair labor practice."

Supreme Court rules language subjects are optional in college
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-03
Studying foreign languages will, meanwhile, expand opportunities for travel, employment, cross-cultural exchange, diplomacy, business and international education. Whatever the motivation for ...

Migrante: Filipino toddlers languishing in Malaysian jail
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Filipino children below the age of two have been "continually incarcerated" at an immigration detention facility in Malaysia, a migrants group said on Wednesday.

PhilHealth, heal thyself
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-02
Why does PhilHealth continue to hold on to these affidavits for years instead of transmitting them to the POEA? Prior to the passage of the UHC, the health insurance agency was already in epic ...

SC junks petition of KAPA donors for clearance to resume operations
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-02
to remove Cirfund from the list of the unregistered investment entities as it insisted it has documents to prove that its business is legal. They also sought compensatory damages against Duterte ...

Warhol's Prince Works Don't Infringe on Photographer's 1980s Copyright, Judge Rules
Law - 2019-07-02
Luke Nikas, a partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. In a copyright infringement lawsuit that could have potentially impacted thousands of Andy Warhol works found across the world, a federal judge on Monday ruled that the iconic artist made "fair ...

DOF: No more business permit fee for clinics, offices of self-employed pros
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The government has harmonized the taxes and other fees that self-employed professionals such as doctors, accountants, and lawyers, among others, pay to local government ...

GSIS chief Aranas resigns - sources
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-02
Last week, Aranas said the planned sale of the contested property at Manila North Harbor will push through despite opposition from Razon-led International ... from Silliman University and his ...

New DOF guidelines exempt professionals from paying business permit fees
philstar.com - 2019-07-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Professionals are now exempt from paying business permit fees for the operation of their offices or clinics after the Department of Finance issued a new set of guidelines to local government units on imposing and collecting taxes ...

BREAK: Carpio inhibits from West PH Sea case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-02
MANILA, Philippines- Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio inhibited from the petition calling for the government to protect marine resources in the West Philippine Sea.

DOF: Election results proof tax reform was fair
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-02
Proposed tax reforms falling under packages 3 and 4 were aimed at making property valuation and taxation of capital income and financial services simpler, fairer and more efficient.

Kuwentong Kule: Sunflowers and Sablay in UP: Symbols of the ultimate rites of passage
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-01
Speaking at the UP College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio earlier said Filipinos have the constitutional and civic duty to protect the ...

Corporate term under the Revised Corporation Code
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-01
Will the corporate life indicated in the articles apply ... nor should be construed as a substitute for tax, legal or financial advice on any specific matter. Applicability of this article ...

Japan sets restrictions on exports to South Korea, citing trust decline
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-01
South Korean technology companies including Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix say they are assessing how the Japanese import restrictions could possibly impact their business. Before the latest ...

DOF bares economic priorities for next 3 years
philstar.com - 2019-07-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Finance (DOF) has outlined five major economic policies that will be prioritized by the Duterte administration in the second half of its term to further propel economic growth and provide opportunities for Filipinos.

Allowed double taxation?
philstar.com - 2019-07-01
Republic Act 11232 or the Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines or RCC was signed into law by President Duterte on Feb. 20. The Act, which is a consolidation of Senate Bill 1280 and House Bill 8374, seeks to make doing business in the Philippines ...

DOJ summons KAPA execs over investment scam
philstar.com - 2019-07-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) has summoned officials of Kapa Community Ministry International Inc. in connection with the criminal charges they are facing over an alleged investment scam. In a subpoena released last week, a DOJ ...

Davao court bars Kapa officers from leaving PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-01
A PHDO is a written court order directing the Bureau of Immigration to prevent any attempt to leave the country by a person suspected of a crime. It is punishable by a minimum penalty of at least ...

Gordon, groups lose bid to scrutinize source code
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-01
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court has dismissed the petitions filed by Senator Richard Gordon and two other groups asking that it compel the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to allow ...

Dominguez: Poll results show TRAIN law not unpopular
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-01
Packages 3 and 4 of the tax reform program seek to simplify property valuation and taxation of capital income and financial services and to make these more fair and efficient. Dominguez said when Sen.

Investors value peace and order, infra more than tax perks - DOF
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-01
The Department of Finance (DOF) has been pushing for the simplification of corporate tax income structure and modernizing the fiscal incentives program to benefit only select investors.

Naia 7th fastest Asia Pacific airport to exit
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-01
It takes less than an hour for travelers to exit the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after deplaning, gathering their luggage, clearing customs and immigration, and walking to vehicles with ...

Leyte officials take oath, ready to serve the province
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-07-01
Court of Appeals Associate Justice Edgardo de los Santos was the guest of honor and the inducting officer for the governor, while An Waray Partylist Representative Victoria Isabel Noel, administered the oath of office of the vice-governor and the ...

Amor Fides
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-30
In my case, for instance, when I left the comfortable confines of the military academy ... various units in the Air Force all over the country. My previous boss in Philippine Airlines, Jaime ...

TMAP urges Congress to ease bank secrecy law restrictions
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-30
RA 11213 seeks to enhance revenue administration and collection by granting an amnesty on all unpaid internal revenue taxes imposed by the national government for taxable year 2017 and prior years.

Carpio lauds 'brave' PH ex-officials for filing ICC complaint vs. Xi
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 30) -- Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales found an ally in Senior Associate Justice Antonio ...

Most German firms in Philippines bullish on business prospects
philstar.com - 2019-06-30
German firms also see exchange rate volatility as another risk which can affect business operations this year, as well as challenges in securing skilled labor. Amid concerns on pending economic policy changes, GPCCI president Tristan Arwen Loveres said ...

Carpio presses Duterte on EEZ defense
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The constitutional ... day of the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Social Sciences and Philosophy in Quezon City. "The use and enjoyment of these resources ...

The party list evil lives on
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-29
So, Congress enacted in 1995 Republic Act No. 7941 ... He has been a keen observer of Philippine politics since his college days in the 1950s.

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