Duterte orders DOJ, Bucor not to release Ex-mayor Sanchez
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-26
"The sentiments of the people are understandable vis-Ć -vis the law passed by Congress during the previous administration and its recent interpretation by the Supreme Court. As we have ...

Mayor Sanchez and criminal justice reform
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-26
Affirmed by the Supreme Court in June, this law offers a practical management tool that jail and prison officials can utilize to promote compliance with rules and regulations and participation in rehabilitation programs. Given the severe overcrowding of ...

A breakthrough in the South China Sea dispute?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-26
However, as has already been proven by members of the International Zheng He Society (in other ... policy document--and it is free to download from the website of the Institute for Maritime and Ocean Affairs. But toward the conclusion of his speech ...

After arrest, Yasay insists BSP closure of Banco Filipino illegal
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 26) -- Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay, Jr. insisted that the closure of a savings bank which he used to head was "illegal," after he was ...

Duterte blocks early release of rapist-killer Antonio Sanchez
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 26) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has stepped in to block the possible early release of former mayor Antonio Sanchez, a convicted rapist and murderer, on the ...

DOJ suspends early release of convicts
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-26
"The DOJ will be glad to have this issue resolved with clarity and finality, either by a congressional amendment of its own act or by an interpretation rendered by the Supreme Court in a proper ...

Makati on track to hit 2019 revenue target of P17.1B
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-25
The city has also derived income from other sources, including fees and charges (P627.9 million), economic enterprises (P95.9 million), interest income (P142.6 million) and Internal Revenue ...

What PH can learn from Kenya in fight vs corruption
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-25
Juma introduced it earlier this month in Manila during the 67th "Future of Power" (FOP), which was attended by local thought leaders from the government and private sector. This is how BCP ...

DoF guiding new Moro region on fiscal sustainability
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-25
The TWG will be made up of representatives of the Department of Budget and Management, Bureau of Customs, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Bureau of Local Government Finance and the Commission on Audit. Mr. Beltran said in the same statement the TWG will ...

Higher alcohol taxes will improve population health and augment UHC funds
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-25
Noncommunicable diseases have become the leading cause of death and illness in the Philippines. Alcohol consumption is associated with more than 10% of noncommunicable disease burden worldwide, including liver disease and cancer. The Global Burden of ...

Nalzaro: Good conduct time allowance law
Sun Star - 2019-08-25
However, several lawyers questioned before the Supreme Court (SC) the constitutionality of the IRR. The petitioners included lawyers representing convicted prisoners at the New Bilibid Prison, the Free Legal Assistance Group (Flag) and former senator Rene ...

BI nabs two Korean fugitives wanted for fraud
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-25
Immigration Port Operations Chief Grifton Medina said on Sunday that the two foreign nationals were intercepted after their names appeared in the Interpol database of the immigration having "der ...

PH labor execs in HK face probe over online provider change
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has ordered a probe of officials in the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Hong Kong for their "haste" in replacing its ...

The death of the bachelor and bachelorette party as we know it
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-25
Studies have shown that millennials are spending less on alcohol than previous generations and may have led to the redefining of bachelor and bachelorette parties in the US. Bloomberg News ...

1 Day permit processing soon at Cebu City Hall
philstar.com - 2019-08-25
CEBU, Philippines -- As long as all requirements are met, business and other permits that need to be processed at the City Hall in Cebu City can be claimed in just a day soon. "It is the thrust of the city to promote ease of doing business, streamlining ...

Vigilance and social media thwarted the early release of Antonio Sanchez
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-24
Citing a Supreme Court ruling that allowed for the retroactive application of Republic Act 10592 also known as Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA), Secretary Guevarra reiterated that Sanchez is ...

Early financial literacy, saving can shape career choice
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-24
WHEN asked what they dream of becoming someday, kids, especially those in rural areas, would say they want to become an engineer, a soldier, a teacher or a seafarer. For generations, most students ...

DOLE working to forge new accord with Saudi Arabia to better protects OFWs
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-24
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Friday announced it is negotiating for a new bilateral labor agreement with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to improve the welfare of overseas ...

SC distances itself from Sanchez predicament
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-24
Manila, Philippines-The Supreme Court (SC) merely interpreted the law when it ruled that there should be a retroactive application of the law increasing the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) of ...

DOJ considers suspending processing of GCTA of inmates
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-24
for the rape and subsequent murder of University of the Philippines-Los BaƱos (UPLB) student Eileen Sarmenta and the killing of her college friend, Allan Gomez. READ: Antonio Sanchez, more than ...

Carpio: Duterte "might be the President who will find the solution to the South China Sea dispute"
MindaNews - 2019-08-24
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 August ... Sea during the Civil Society Conversations on Democracy and Disinformation at the Ateneo de Davao University late Friday aftenroon, 23 August 2019. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO Carpio said he was asked ...

P106B lost to road crashes per year, says road safety group
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-24
CEBU CITY -- At least P105.7 billion is lost to fatal road crashes in the country every year, according to data presented by a civil society organization. Lawyer Natasha Daphne Marcelo of ...

Trump asks appeals court to reconsider Twitter-blocking case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-24
"If the panel is correct, public officials who address matters relating to their public office on personal accounts will run the risk that every action taken on that account will be state action ...

Antonio Sanchez's impending release proves need to reinstate death penalty - Bato
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22) -- The impending release of former Calauan, Laguna Mayor Antonio Sanchez, a convicted rapist and murderer, proves the need for the reimposition of death ...

Intellectual Property and the Fashion Resale Market: Drawing the Line Between Rights Holders and Resellers
Law - 2019-08-23
Entities and individuals have been reselling used clothing, jewelry, handbags, and shoes for decades in the form of thrift shops, consignment stores, flea markets, and garage sales. See Renae Reints, "The Resale Market Is Taking Over Fast Fashion, Report ...

Law - 2019-08-23
CHICAGO - Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP (RSHC) announces the addition of new partner, Louis A. Klapp. Louis Klapp is a leader in the demanding intellectual property (IP) litigation field, and his practice is devoted to all aspects of patent, trademark ...

PH seeks better working conditions for OFWs in Saudi through labor pact
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine government is seeking to better protect overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Saudi Arabia through a bilateral employment agreement with the middle eastern ...

DOLE chief says Hong Kong tensions easing, OFWs there safer
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-23
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Friday said overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Hong Kong are now safer as political tensions there have eased. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III ...

PCSO wants to be tax-exempt
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-23
000 in fringe benefit tax, and P564.3 million in corporate income tax. Lagman said he "could agree" with Garma that the lawmakers must rationalize the tax liabilities of the state firm ...

BIR destroys P1B illegal cigarettes seized in Cagayan de Oro
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-23
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) destroyed on Thursday illegal cigarettes worth more than P1 billion, and the machines used to manufacture these, inside a waste ...

PCSO wants exemption from tax payments, two solons agree
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-23
Lagman asked. Garma answered, "I think it will be best if we will be exempted from taxation. Lagman agreed with Garma that "there is a need to rationalize your tax obligation."

UC professor is first Asian, Filipino to helm environmental law academy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-23
CEBU CITY, Philippines-Lawyer Rose Liza Eisma-Osorio of the University of Cebu is the newly ... whales of TaƱon Strait Protected Seascape in Central Philippines against illegal oil exploration ...

Caraga seafarers eager to join in 2019 NRCO-ISP biz plan competition
Gov - 2019-08-23
"I have planned to start my own business so I think this is a good start that I can have my feasibility studies by this Business Plan Competition by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)," he said. According to NRCO director Roel ...

Tax reforms to make P52B for health care next year
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-22
Additional revenues to be collected from tax reforms so far implemented should reach P195.5 billion next year, a portion of which would be spent on the implementation of the universal health care ...

Chinese-operated warehouse without permits shut down
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-22
Pasay police chief, Police Col. Bernard Yang, said he would ask the Bureau of Immigration if five other Chinese found in the building had working permits. --DEXTER CABALZA

Neda: LGUs must improve absorptive capacity
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-22
This, Navarro said, will impact not only on the size of the LGUs but also on the internal revenue allotment (IRA) they receive from the national government. In its July 3, 2018, decision ...

Republic v. Sandiganbayan revisited: Of human rights and natural law
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-22
Macababayao (a senior law student at UA&P) sought to explore in her thoughtful ... Jemy Gatdula is a Senior Fellow of the Philippine Council for Foreign Relations and a Philippine Judicial Academy law lecturer for constitutional philosophy and jurisprudence.

BIR chief Dulay files libel, cyber-libel cases vs. Mon Tulfo, Manila Times
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-22
As such, Dulay also sought from the Bureau of Immigration (BI) a precautionary hold departure order, which was filed alongside the complaints. "Tulfo is a flight risk. He comes from a family of ...

Distribution utilities with voided power-supply agreements may get 1-year reprieve from DOE to allow time for holding competitive selection process
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-22
Power-supply agreements (PSAs) affected by the Supreme Court decision may apply for a temporary exemption before the Department of Energy (DOE). Based on an advisory issued by the agency ...

Chico River contractor, Chinese workers fined over lack of labor permits
philstar.com - 2019-08-22
KALINGA, Philippines -- The Department of Labor and Employment's regional office in the Cordillera has fined China CAMC Engineering Company Limited--the contractor of the P4.3-B Chico pump irrigation project in Kalinga--and 25 Chinese employees for ...

Think of the worker
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-21
Business needs to be flexible, ever more so today as changing technology changes everything ... The Department of Labor and Employment should institute a simple system that does nothing more than check that the requested termination is not a personal ...

Tax reforms to fund social services - Pia Cayetano
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-21
Fielding questions at the Kapihan sa Manila Bay media forum, Cayetano clarified that "we are passing taxation measures not because it is being imposed upon us by any international body."

EXPLAINER: Good Conduct Time Allowance
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-21
When the Supreme Court ruled that Republic Act No. 10592 -- the law that increased the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) given to inmates -- should be applied retroactively, the former mayor ...

Even convict-witnesses vs De Lima entitled to new reduced prison term rule
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-21
She already asked the Court of Appeals (CA) not to allow the 13 inmates from testifying against her at the RTC, namely, German Agojo, Nonilo Arile, Jojo Baligad, Joel Capones, Peter Co ...

Cayetano open to lower corporate income tax
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-21
MANILA, Philippines--Senator Pia Cayetano on Wednesday said she is open to lowering corporate income tax rates in the country, noting that high tax rates in the Philippines paint a "not very ...

COA: Over P400-M cash bonus for sugar farmers unremitted, undistributed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-21
The Labor agency also said it continues to monitor and demand remittance of the fund. COA said Dole would also study the possibility of filing charges against erring millers or planters.

Rapist-murderer Antonio Sanchez is about to walk free, and people are furious
InterAksyon - 2019-08-21
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said that the Supreme Court in June released a decision that called for a retroactive application of Republic Act 10592 which increases the time allowances for good conduct among prisoners. The law enables them to reduce ...

Panelo denies hand in Antonio Sanchez impending release
Sun Star - 2019-08-21
Sanchez was convicted for the 1993 rape and murder of University of the Philippines Los BaƱos student ... He also wished Sanchez well, as the former mayor will be given the chance to have a new life. "Well, gaya ng sinumang dating nag-abugado, matutuwa ...

Amending Human Security Act may lift martial law in Mindanao-Nograles
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-21
MANILA, Philippines--The government may lift martial law in Mindanao once Congress amended the Human Security Act, which was touted by the Duterte Cabinet as a "long-term" solution to the ...

4 SC justices vying for Chief Justice post
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-21
On the other hand, Bernabe joined the judiciary as technical assistant in the office of then Justice Lorenzo Relova upon her graduation from the Ateneo College of Law and passing the Bar in 1976.

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