One signature away: what you need to know about Senate Bill No. 1826
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-18
Significantly, the second test poses the problem of determining which activities may be considered as "directly related" to the main business operation of the principal. To address this, SB 1826 empowers the appropriate Industry Tripartite Council and ...

Speaker should have excellent EQ, social skills
Journal - 2019-06-18
Cayetano served three terms as member of the House of Representatives, two terms as senator, and secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs. He finished his college degree in UP and graduated from the Ateneo Law School. Velasco earned a degree in ...

Tobacco-producing LGUs to get P15.8B in shares from 2016 excise taxes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Tobacco-producing local government units (LGUs) will receive a total of P15.8 billion in shares from cigarette excise taxes collected in 2016. Local Budget Memorandum No ...

Recruitment firms may now apply for 1-year license extension
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Recruitment agencies may now apply for a one-year extension of their provisional license following the recent slump in the deployment of migrant workers, according to the ...

SEC sues KAPA for running an 'investment scam'
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 18) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Tuesday sued Kapa-Community Ministry International Inc. for running an illegal investment scheme.

Universal Health Care Law and what it means to PH development
Gov - 2019-06-18
This will be sourced from sin tax collections and partly from income generated by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) and PCSO in view of improving benefit packages. This is apart from providing immediate eligibility and access to ...

Iloilo power firm seeks transfer of asset seizure case to Manila
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-18
ILOILO CITY, Iloilo, Philippines -- Panay Electric Co. (Peco) has asked the Supreme Court to transfer to Metro Manila the venue of the expropriation case against its assets filed by a company ...

Labor Official: Few companies hire senior high graduates
Davao Today - 2019-06-18
some of these companies are also reported to be "still hesitant to hire someone who does finished college". In the study conducted by the Philippine Business for Education (PBED), only 20 percent of the 70 leading companies in the country are ...

Mindoro town mayor who aided crew of sunken boat suspended
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-18
The anti-graft court also cited a Supreme Court ruling which said that suspending officials involved in graft cases are mandatory, in accordance with Section 13 of Republic Act 3019 or the Anti ...

Rise in PhilHealth, SSS premiums hit
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-18
Two things: there are more workers leaving through the backdoor, and we are no longer as competitive compared to other [labor-exporting] countries [because] it is getting more expensive to hire ...

DOLE IV-A reaches out to child laborers on World Day Against Child Labor
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-06-18
CALAMBA CITY, Laguna, June 18 (PIA)-- Together with their parents, children engaged in child labor from the different parts of Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) were gathered for a one-day treat of fun, games, and hope as the ...

Court sets aside petition for TRO against P2P policy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Quezon City Regional Trial Court (QCRTC) on Monday did not issue the temporary restraining order (TRO) sought by transport and labor groups against a policy that would ...

New York may soon OK licenses for immigrants in US illegally
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-17
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo had expressed support for the measure but on Monday said he was concerned that U.S. immigration officials could use state license information to target immigrants for ...

UCCP in crisis
philstar.com - 2019-06-17
a blessing it turns out as it is able to publish its banned article, "The End Does Not Justify the Means," and other materials, and a comment of former Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals Delilah V. Magtolis, on a gag order preventing the ...

Remittances grow 4% in April to hit $2.44 billion
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-17
In this September 17, 2017, file photo, returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) fall in line at the immigration counter of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 in ParaƱaque City.

Recto Bank incident violation of UNCLOS? Still premature to tell - Palace
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-17
MANILA, Philippines -- It is "premature" to say that the ramming of a Filipino fishing boat in the West Philippine Sea is a violation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea ...

Ex-Bohol town mayor convicted for illegally collecting business plate fees
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-17
"More to the point, the Code highlights the tight relationship between the Mayor, as chief executive of the LGU, and the treasurer in the devolved power of taxation," the court said.

Reparations for PH fishermen sought
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-16
MANILA, Philippines -- A national group of fishermen on Sunday said the crew of the Philippine fishing boat that sank in the South China Sea after being hit by a Chinese trawler which then ...

Court to hear sex harassment case vs ex-TV exec, producer
philstar.com - 2019-06-16
MANILA, Philippines -- ABS-CBN show biz reporter Gretchen Fullido is ready for the trial of the sexual harassment case she filed against a former news executive and a segment producer of the TV network, her lawyer said yesterday. The Quezon City ...

Labor rights issues top DOLE agenda for bilateral talks with Indonesia, Japan
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-16
Improving international labor rights and employment opportunities are on top of the agenda of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) during its bilateral talks with Indonesia and Japan at ...

Special Report : Inside a Philippine offshore gaming company
philstar.com - 2019-06-16
MANILA, Philippines -- On the fourth floor of an offshore gaming firm somewhere in Paranaque City, a sprawling cafeteria serves a variety of Chinese food. At mealtime, hundreds of workers form long queues beside rows of chafing dishes filled with ...

SEC secures ?100-M assets linked to KAPA
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-16
In a statement on Sunday, the corporate regulator said it obtained an order from the Court of Appeals instructing a freeze on KAPA's assets "to protect the interests of investors duped".

SEC secures P100M in Kapa assets
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-15
In a statement on Saturday, the SEC said the seizure followed an asset freeze order issued by the Court of Appeals on June 4. The SEC said it believes millions of Filipinos were lured to invest in ...

YG Entertainment founder Yang Hyun Suk resigns from all positions amid drug, sex scandals
PEP - 2019-06-15
"However, I'll be stepping down from all my positions and business at YG from today forwards ... In the same month, YG Entertainment went under investigation for alleged tax evasion by the national tax service of South Korea. On Wednesday, June 12 ...

Sluggish growth in foreign tourist arrivals continues in April 2019
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-15
Foreign tourists line up for immigration clearance upon arrival at the Clark International Airport in this file photo taken on June 1, 2019. The Department of Tourism has reported an 8.57-percent ...

Tour of China shows a nation girding for protracted trade war
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-15
PRESIDENT Donald Trump is eager to crow about the economic weapon he wielded against Mexico to win concessions on immigration: "Tariffs are a great negotiating tool," he declared on Tuesday.

P3.9B earmarked for zero tuition in tech-voc schools
Sun Star - 2019-06-15
"TVET program completers can easily sell their skills to prospective employers or, better yet, use their proficiencies to establish small tax-exempt shops under the Barangay Micro Business Enterprises Law," Bertiz said. TVET is schooling that provides ...

KAPA Ministry assure its founder won't leave the country
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 15) -- The KAPA Community Ministry spokesperson said the religious group's founder will not leave the country. This is amid the Immigration Lookout Bulletin ...

City of dissent: Hong Kong has a proud tradition of protesting to protect its unique identity
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-15
But to those who live in the city this isn't anything new ... the vigils have become an outlet to express anxiety about the state of Hong Kong and its future. This year, on the 30th anniversary ...

UV Express restriction deferred
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-15
The announcement came a day after transport and labor groups appealed to the Quezon City Regional Trial Court to issue a temporary restraining order and writ of preliminary mandatory injunction ...

Carpio: PH must demand compensation from China after West PH Sea collision
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-15
Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said in a statement issued late Friday. Last June 9, the captain and crew of the sinking F/B Gimver 1 were abandoned at sea following the ...

DOJ sets indictment of WellMed owner, whistleblowers for estafa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-15
The Department of Justice (DOJ) said on Friday it would file charges of estafa against the owner and two former employees of WellMed Dialysis and Wellness Center Corp. in connection with a scam to ...

New Baguio mayor to hold office at former dump
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-15
It has been there a long time," Magalong said at a media briefing on Monday. In August 2012, the Court of Appeals granted the writ of kalikasan and writ of continuing mandamus that required the ...

The 17th Congress: Hits and misses
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-14
Other key legislation that were enacted into law are: the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act, the Mental Health Act, Magna Carta of the Poor, Free College Act ... the coconut industry fund, national land use, disaster ...

DOE moves to ensure compliance with ruling on power supply deals bidding
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-14
In a decision made public last month, the Supreme Court said applications for PSA approval that were submitted to the Energy Regulatory Commission on or after June 30, 2015, should comply with the ...

BI on lookout for KAPA execs
philstar.com - 2019-06-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Officials and incorporators of the Kapa Community Ministry International Inc. (KAPA) have been placed on the immigration lookout bulletin order for their alleged involvement in an investment scam. KAPA founder Joel Apolinario and ...

DFA: Kuwaiti police officer charged with rape of Filipina worker
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The Kuwaiti police officer who reportedly kidnapped and assaulted a Filipina household worker was charged with rape, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

US seniors more likely to work longer in big metro areas
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-14
In this Tuesday, April 16, 2019, photo Steve Burghardt, a professor of social work at the City University of New York, gestures as he speaks in his office at Hunter College's Silberman School of ...

DOJ issues lookout order for Kapa, ALAMCCO execs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued an Immigration Lookout Bulletin Order (ILBO) against eight incorporators and eight officers of KAPA Community Ministry ...

Globe myBusiness, CPPI to provide relevant business solutions to pawnshop owners
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-14
Despite the many services offered by various banks in the Philippines, traditional pawnshops are still alive and well in the country. A majority of Filipinos, even in this digital world, still ...

Duque reminds Lacson: Case on OWWA fund mess long been dismissed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-14
MANILA, Philippines - Health Secretary Francisco Duque III has reminded critics that the case against him for the alleged misuse of Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) funds has long ...

COA recommends charges vs BI personnel for not collecting fines from airlines
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-14
MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Audit (COA) has suggested that officials and personnel of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) be charged for neglect of duty, after allegedly allowing airlines ...

Why Nintendo, Google and others may want to move some manufacturing out of China
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-14
Companies, particularly technology giants like Google ... said New York University Stern Business School professor Joseph Foudy. "If we knew China was facing a 15% to 20% tariff, some companies might just chalk that up to a business expense and stay ...

PH may reimpose OFW ban in Kuwait over rape of maid
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-13
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Thursday said he was open to the reimposition of a ban on labor deployment to Kuwait in the wake of an attack on a Filipino maid in the oil-rich Gulf state.

DOLE unit, Facebook partnership to boost OFW digital literacy, entrepreneurial skills
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-13
"Once they developed the confidence to build the business, they can now look for bigger growth," she pointed out. On its first year, the program trained over 140,000 OFWs on digital skills for ...

SEC raises alarm over growing investment scams perpetuated by religious groups
philstar.com - 2019-06-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has raised the alarm bells over the apparent growing number of investment scams perpetuated by religious leaders. SEC chairperson Emilio Aquino noted the increasing number of ...

UHC law means more nurses need to stay in PHL
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-13
He added however that decision to slow down deployment of nurses "will (depend on) a governing board resolution of POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration)." Mr. Bello has said the government must explore ways to make nurses stay since the ...

893 joins Kalayaan job fair in NegOcc; 37 hired on the spot
Sun Star - 2019-06-13
THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) in Negros Occidental has registered a total of 893 applicants during its Kalayaan Job and Livelihood Fair held at the Event Center of 888 Premier Mall in Bacolod City on Wednesday. Of which, 37 were hired on ...

Bolster K-12 program to address jobs-skills mismatch in PH - Villanueva
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-13
Villanueva, chair of the Senate labor committee, issued this statement after the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported that underemployment rate in the country in April 2019 stands at 13 ...

Implementation of PH-Kuwait labor deal questioned after rape of OFW
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-13
MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Joel Villanueva on Thursday questioned if the labor deal between the Philippines and Kuwait which seeks to protect overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Gulf ...

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