DID YOU KNOW: 28,467 Filipino barred from leaving Jan-Oct 2018
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-22
From January to October 2018, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) stopped 28,467 Filipinos from leaving the country after they were found to be noncompliant with requirements for overseas-bound passengers.

Senators eye crime liability threshold of 12 years
philstar.com - 2019-01-22
Oco said the process, the budget and programs needed to implement the law are more important ... Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said Callamard has no business meddling with Philippine affairs. "What is shameful is she interferes when she intrudes ...

SC orders DBM to file comment on release of P42.7-B salary hike for state workers
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-22
THE Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno to comment on the petition seeking to compel his agency to release the fourth tranche of salary increase for government ...

Ex-President Aquino wants 'surge' of Chinese workers in PH reviewed
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-22
The former President was among the guests during the launch of the book The South China Sea Arbitration: Understanding the Awards and Debating with China at the De La Salle University in Manila ...

ERC hoping to clear power deal backlog over next 18 months
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-22
THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is aiming to finish in the next 18 months up to 640 pending applications for power supply agreements (PSAs), while putting on hold some that have been elevated for Supreme Court resolution, its chairman said.

Japan investors worried about PHL plans to alter incentives
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-22
Of the nine indicators rated in the business environment appreciation survey, the Philippines rated highest in three categories. The study, "2018 JETRO Survey on Business Conditions of Japanese companies in Asia and Oceania," had 127 respondents ...

Bill proposing flexible working hours up for plenary discussion
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-22
The Senator cited a research project funded by the Economic Social Research Council based at the University of Kent ... will be "happier" due to work-life balance. "Recruitment and training ...

'Bahay Pag-asa' centers not fit for children -- juvenile justice agency
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 22) -- Following a House panel's approval of a bill seeking to lower the age of criminal liability to nine years old, the executive agency that monitors ...

Supreme Court suspends ballot recount in VP protest
Rappler - 2019-01-22
MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) - The Supreme Court, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), has suspended the ballot recount in the electoral protest filed by former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr against Vice President Leni ...

Sombero asks Supreme Court to stop immigration plunder case
Rappler - 2019-01-22
MANILA, Philippines - Wenceslao "Wally" Sombero, the alleged middleman of Chinese casino tycoon Jack Lam in the Bureau of Immigration (BI) bribery case, filed an appeal asking the Supreme Court (SC) to stop the proceedings at the anti-graft Sandiganbayan.

Senate wants BI to work with DOLE before issuing working permits for foreigners
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 22) -- The Senate wants the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to coordinate with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) first before issuing special working ...

Little chance of quick end to painful month-long U.S. shutdown
Rappler - 2019-01-22
WASHINGTON, DC, USA - The United States on Tuesday, January 22, enters the second month of a partial government shutdown over a lack of congressional funding, with no quick end in sight to the historic crisis weighing on the nation's economy and morale.

Despite SEC probe, insider trading remains prevalent
philstar.com - 2019-01-22
For instance, the case against Dante Tan regarding the 1998 BW stock manipulation scandal was dismissed by the Court of Appeals in 2005. Tan, a businessman close to former president Joseph Estrada, was cleared of charges of stock manipulation and insider ...

Kamala Harris to run for U.S. president in 2020
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-21
The style developed over those years helped her build a national following when she grilled President Donald Trump's nominees, including Brett Kavanaugh when he was a Supreme Court nominee.

Ex-SC Justice Leonardo Quisumbing passes away
Rappler - 2019-01-21
He briefly served as Dean of the College of Law of Northwestern University in Laoag City. Quisumbing is survived by children Josefa Lourdes and Cecilia Rachel, better known as Coco, an ex-broadcast journalist and former Commission on Human Rights chief.

Andaya quits House majority leadership, takes role as appropriations panel head
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-21
Andaya, in his speech, said there is one unfinished major business left, and that is the passage of the 2019 national budget. "The duty of preparing this annual catalogue falls upon us.

An efficient VAT refund system: Will it see the light of day?
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-21
ON January 4, 2019, the Bureau of Internal Revenue issued a revenue memorandum circular (RMC 3-2019) publishing the joint circular issued by six government agencies: The Department of Finance ...

BI reshuffles 500 men at NAIA
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-21
MANILA, Jan. 21 -- More than 500 Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) were reshuffled anew Friday as the agency anticipates an influx of more international travelers to and from the country this year.

EDC included in global Carbon Clean 200 list
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-21
EDC Corporate Communication Officer France Ariola said the latest ranking (for the third quarter of 2018) marked the third time for EDC -- and the first time for First Gen -- to make it to the Carbon Clean 200. Ariola said based on the latest list ...

After 2016 ruling, battles over juvenile lifer cases persist in US
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-21
The shooter was executed. But state officials, bound by a 2016 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, pledged to give Brown an opportunity to get out -- then rejected parole in a process a federal judge ...

Former Associate Justice Leonardo Quisumbing dies
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-21
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 21) -- Former Supreme Court Associate Justice Leonardo Quisumbing died on Sunday at the age of 79, the Supreme Court said. The Supreme Court in a statement ...

Court favors Taguig garbage contractor in lakeside property dispute
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-21
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) has allowed the solid waste contractor of Taguig City to continue using the lakeside property along C6 Road for its operations. In its 19 page ...

Two gored to death at India bull-wrestling festival
Rappler - 2019-01-21
India's Supreme Court outlawed Jallikattu in 2016 after animal rights groups argued the bulls were grossly abused during the festival. But organizers and Tamil Nadu's state government deny the animals are mistreated, describing Jallikattu as a crucial part ...

New petition filed vs 3rd extension of martial law in Mindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Another petition has been filed with the Supreme Court seeking to declare the third martial law extension in Mindanao as unconstitutional. The petitioners, led by former ...

Congress retains PCGG, OGCC
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-21
Gordon said that under the bill, the same benefits given to Supreme Court and Court of Appeals justices can now be be enjoyed by the Solicitor General when he retires after 15 years. /ee

Democrats reiterate demand: Reopen the government before negotiations on border security
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-21
It is a 3 year extension of DACA. Amnesty will be used only on a much bigger deal, whether on immigration or something else. Likewise there will be no big push to remove the 11,000,000 plus people ...

Senate approves 2019 National Budget on third reading
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-21
Legarda said that the 2019 national budget will continue to prioritize education, healthcare ... and National Kidney and Transplant Institute--is for the MAIP. Under the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the Senate provided additional ...

Strike looms at Clark airport
Inquirer - 2019-01-20
The state-owned Clark International Airport Corp. (Ciac) showed "no serious interest in settling the labor dispute" during negotiations held on Jan. 15. The negotiations took place after the ...

Moving forward with Cipag
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-20
THE Filipino Certified Public Accountant continues to be recognized in the global accountancy profession and the local business community. In these two sectors, our CPAs play leading and important ...

Govt to cut number of OFWs to Middle East hired through errant employers, recruiters
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-20
THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is set to start reducing by the first quarter the number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) deployed to the Middle East by erring foreign ...

PHL seen to deport ex-Taiwan govt exec
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-20
A FORMER high-ranking government official of Taiwan is set to be deported by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to face trial for fraud for his alleged involvement in game-fixing syndicates.

Moving forward with Cipag
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-20
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Organized labor mourns passing of Henry Sy Sr.
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-20
THE labor sector is mourning the death of retail king Henry Sy Sr. last Saturday. Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said Sy will be missed; his SM Malls and other subsidiaries ...

Organized labor mourns passing of Henry Sy Sr.
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-20
The Banco de Oro Employees Association, which recently affiliated with ALU-TUCP, signed its five-year collective bargaining agreement with BDO management, chaired by Teresita Sy-Coson ...

Trump attacks House speaker for rejecting Mexico wall deal
Rappler - 2019-01-20
WASHINGTON DC, United States - US President Donald Trump bitterly attacked top Democrat Nancy Pelosi on Sunday, January 20 after she rejected a deal on immigration and the Mexico border wall that would end a 30-day-old government shutdown. Pelosi ...

Henry Sy, a hero of Philippine capitalism
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-20
Until about the 1960s and 70s, Philippine business was dominated by the land-based and a few real estate wealthy families like the ... the richest people per country and for the Philippines, the numbers are a bit different from the above table.

Meddling in tax cases? Kris Aquino denies Gretchen Barretto's allegations
Rappler - 2019-01-20
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kris Aquino (@krisaquino) on Jan 20, 2019 at 2:51am PST The apparent tiff between Kris and Gretchen is an offshoot of a legal war Kris has waged against her former business partner Nicko Falcis. Gretchen ...

Taiwanese fugitive arrested for fraud in Zambales
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-20
Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said on Sunday that Wu Chien Pao, 68, was arrested by the Immigration Fugitive Search Unit at the Subic Freeport Zone in Zambales last Jan. 16.

CA upholds Australian firm's right to 50-year PCSO thermal paper supply deal
Rappler - 2019-01-20
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed the right of an Australian firm to continue with its 50-year joint venture with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) for the supply of thermal paper to all lotto outlets nationwide.

Challenge after BOL ratification: MILF to decommission arms
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-19
SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao -- The Moro islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will begin to decommission thousands of weapons after the ratification of the law that will establish broader autonomy for ...

Hanjin woes hurt small businesses
Inquirer - 2019-01-19
CASTILLEJOS, Zambales -- Owners of small businesses catering mostly to workers of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction-Philippines have closed shop as the South Korean shipbuilding company ...

Labor groups thank Henry Sy Sr as 'biggest job provider'
Rappler - 2019-01-19
MANILA, Philippines - Labor groups on Saturday, January 19 thanked SM Group founder Henry Sy Sr for his huge contribution to employment. In a statement issued following the death of Sy, the Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines ...

Land of promise: Why the Bangsamoro plebiscite matters to you
Rappler - 2019-01-19
The BARMM is supposed to cure the ills of the ARMM. Supporters say there will be no more "begging" because the new region will automatically get 5% of of the national internal revenue from the national government - no ifs, no buts. This so-called ...

Sony Music calls it quits with R. Kelly
Rappler - 2019-01-19
Women's rights attorney Gloria Allred told reporters on Monday, January 14 that her client Faith Rodgers, 20, faced "efforts to intimidate and retaliate" from Kelly after she filed the lawsuit now pending in New York's Supreme Court. And just after Rodgers ...

PEACETALK: Of plebiscite, local politics, and democracy
MindaNews - 2019-01-19
The Philippines has been typified by numerous scholars as operating ... to democratic stability if it is backed by a social force and a presence of a strong civil society. It is where the citizenry is able to affect the policies of the state.

Duterte: After BOL ratification, talks with Misuari next
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-18
Once the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) is ratified, President Duterte said he would like to talk to his "beloved friend," Moro National Liberation ... the Mindanao State University gymnasium ...

Cebu attack adds to list of slain prosecutors
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-18
CEBU CITY--The police have formed a special investigation task group to quickly resolve the killing of Masbate City Assistant Prosecutor Mary Ann Castro, who had also served Cebu for nearly two ...

Labor leaders coalition on Senate bid: End contractualization
Rappler - 2019-01-18
MANILA, Philippines - A coalition of labor leaders gunning for seats in the Senate launched their bid on Friday, January 18, promising pro-worker policies for Filipinos. Former Bayan Muna representative Neri Colmenares along with 4 other "Labor Win ...

U.S.-based Shearwater Health and Philippines-based Asian Hospital and Medical Center Create Transpacific Partnership to Solve Global Nursing Shortage
Yahoo Finance - 2019-01-18
The Philippines is a primary location from which Shearwater Health recruits its nurses through its local Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) accredited recruitment partner ...

Troubled Waters for Online Pirates in Greece
JD Supra - 2019-01-18
On November 6, 2018 a remarkable blow was delivered to online piracy in Greece. On that day, the newly-formed "Committee for Online Copyright Infringement" - informally and more descriptively also known as the Greek "Anti-Piracy Committee ...

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