Court ruling vs RCBC executive to help in fund recovery-AMLC
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-13
contesting the lifting of the freeze order on the bank account of Bloomberry Resorts and Hotels, Inc. [Solaire Resort and Casino]." The case started when the BB funds were stolen from its ...

May warns British parliament against 'catastrophic' failure to deliver Brexit
Rappler - 2019-01-13
It was the second setback in 24 hours for the prime minister, after MPs also voted to deny the government certain taxation powers in a no-deal scenario - an attempt to scupper that prospect. The Sunday Times reported a group of senior cross-party ...

Former campus scribes, law school alumni to hold Sinulog gathering
Sun Star - 2019-01-13
Former Court of Appeals Cebu Station presiding justice Portia AliƱo-Hormachuelos, former Regional Trial Court judge Benjie Cobarde and former executive labor arbiter Rey Belarmino are also part of the clique. (S)

Indonesia plans more flexible working hours for women
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-13
JAKARTA -- The Manpower Ministry is planning to issue a regulation that will make it possible for women to work more flexible hours and thus increase their participation in the labor market.

Labor group pushes for policy review after Hanjin bankruptcy
Rappler - 2019-01-13
A report from the Philippine Daily Inquirer identified 5 banks, namely Land Bank of the Philippines, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC), Metrobank, Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), and BDO Unibank as the ones that have exposure to Hanjin.

Germany hiring 400 nurses; POEA opens applications
Global Nation - 2019-01-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has announced that they are accepting applications for nurses to work in Germany. Under the Triple Win Project of ...

Runaway Saudi teen settles in Canada after being granted asylum
Rappler - 2019-01-13
Qunun first said she was aiming for Australia. But late Friday, Thailand's immigration police chief Surachate Hakparn said a smiling and cheerful Rahaf was bound for Toronto. "She chose Canada... [and] Canada said it will accept her," Surachate told ...

Runaway Saudi woman reaches her new home in Canada
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-13
TORONTO, Canada -- Tired but smiling, an 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she feared death if deported back home arrived Saturday in Canada, which offered her asylum in a case that attracted ...

House to focus on oversight function -- GMA
philstar.com - 2019-01-12
Deputy speaker and Batangas Rep. Raneo Abu said the proposed estate tax liabilities amnesty "will promote the interest of heirs in developing inherited real properties and boost revenues of local government units."

Beautiful Manila in the past tense
Inquirer Opinion - 2019-01-12
the old Philippine National Bank building, the Capitol Theater, the Philippine Su Kuang Institute building and the Philbanking building. In 2012, the Heritage Conservation Society lamented how "prewar landmarks such as the Art Deco Laperal Apartments on ...

A new urban divide and other gems from the big economics shindig
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-12
The Lower Manhattan skyline is seen at dusk in this photograph taken above New York on June 19, 2015. The availability of middleskill jobs is rarer in metropolises. FRANK Sinatra famously sang of ...

Tulong-Trabaho bill gets Congress okay
Journal - 2019-01-12
The House of Representatives has ratified the bicameral conference report on the consolidated version of House Bill 8139 and Senate Bill 1431 or the proposed "Tulong-Trabaho Act," which seeks to institute a Philippine Labor Force Competencies ...

Antonio Trillanes IV faces grave threat rap
philstar.com - 2019-01-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV is up for arraignment in the grave threat case filed against him before a Pasay court for allegedly threatening to kill Labor Undersecretary Jacinto Paras. In a Dec. 14, 2018 order obtained by reporters ...

Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-12
BANGKOK -- An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home left Thailand on Friday night for Canada, which has granted her asylum ...

Gov't workers to get 4th tranche of salary hike in February - Budget chief
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-12
House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya, Jr. had threatened to file a case against Diokno in the Supreme Court if the pay hike was not implemented by January 15. READ: Budget chief downplays Andaya's ...

Photographer Sues Georgia GOP, Kemp Campaign for Copyright Infringement
Law - 2019-01-12
Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. The Brian Kemp campaign ad targeting gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (top) and the original photo as shot by Kevin Liles (bottom) An Atlanta commercial photographer is suing the ...

SC asked to revisit 3rd Division ruling on case involving UCPB
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-11
Arranza said that in the decision, the Third Division reversed a favorable decision in favor of United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB) that was rendered earlier by the Court of Appeals. Arranza is ...

DOH to drugstores: Give discount on diabetes, hypertension meds
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-11
HEALTH Secretary Francisco T. Duque III called on drugstores and pharmaceutical companies to sell diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension medications at a discounted price. This, after the ...

Editorial: The hopes for new HIV-Aids law
Sun Star - 2019-01-11
In collaboration with the Department of Health (DOH), the Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) shall oversee the anti-HIV-Aids campaign in all private companies while the Armed Forces Chief of Staff and the Director General of the PNP ...

Duterte's anti-corruption body can now recommend the filing of criminal charges against presidential appointees
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 11) -- The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) can now recommend to the Chief Executive the filing of criminal charges against his appointees ...

Diokno, kin invited to House probe on budget anomalies, says Andaya
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-11
PAMPANGA, Philippines -- The House rules panel has invited Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, his daughter, Charlotte Justin, and his in-laws who are incorporators of Aremar Construction Corp. to ...

Duterte tops Pulse Asia trust ratings survey
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-11
From September to December 2018, the Pulse Asia survey results showed that gains in public approval were experienced by the Senate (69%, up by six percentage points), the Lower House (66%, up by 10 percentage points), and the Supreme Court (64% ...

Trillanes charged with grave threat
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-11
In a case filed before the Pasay City Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 47, Assistant City Prosecutor Janette Herpas-Baggas said Trillanes "creat[ed] fear and anxiety on the mind" of Labor ...

Some 3,000 workers of Korean shipmaker Hanjin may face layoffs after firm files for rehab
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-11
The SBMA is coordinating with the Department of Labor and Employment, as well as the Department of Public Works and Highways to address the possible layoffs.

BSP seen to keep rates, cut reserve requirement
Inquirer - 2019-01-10
Others are benefiting too, but to a smaller extent. Domestic demand should also hold up, thanks to tight labor markets and slightly expansionary fiscal policy in 2019. All in all, growth will ...

CA rejects plea of Indonesian businessman to reverse decision on qualified-theft filing
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-10
THE Court of Appeals (CA) has junked the plea of Indonesian businessman Shadik Wahono and his corespondents to reverse its decision giving the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Marikina City the go ...

Inflation-ravaged 2018 shakes faith in regional wage-setting
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-10
De la Salle University-College of Law Professor ... Mendoza called on the administration to abolish the RTWPB system and replace it with a single tripartite board which will determine the national minimum wage. He is also behind House Bill 7805 or ...

Bangsamoro plebiscite campaigners on both sides face off in Lanao Norte
MindaNews - 2019-01-10
Philippine National Police, Department of Interior and Local Government and other line agencies. Lawyer Joseph Hamilton Cuevas , provincial COMELEC supervisor, said the COMELEC is currently preparing for the scheduling of training among election officers.

Makati City 2018 revenue P17.8 billion
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-10
THE Makati City government said it collected P17.8 billion in 2018, mainly from business tax and real estate tax, beating its full-year target of P15.67 billion. According to an initial report from the Office of the City Treasurer, business tax was the ...

SC: No violation of press freedom in arrest of journalists in Manila Peninsula siege
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-10
MANILA, Philippines -- The government is well within its power to strictly implement lawful orders, especially during emergency situations, and penalize those who violate them including the media ...

Qualified theft case vs SMHC's Indonesian partners can proceed - CA
Rappler - 2019-01-10
This is after the Court of Appeals (CA) junked their petition to reverse an earlier ruling dated July 11, 2018, that gave the green light to a Marikina City Regional Trial Court (RTC) to put them on trial. The CA ruling, written by Associate Justice ...

Automated Mgmt. Sys. Inc. v. Rappaport Hertz Cherson Rosenthal PC
Law - 2019-01-10
Cherson, and Michael C. Rosenthal (the "Individual Defendants," and together with RHCR, the "RHCR Defendants"), and Defendant Branko Rakamaric (collectively, "Defendants") for copyright infringement, breach of contract, and unfair competition.

The World Bank just got more pessimistic about global growth
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-10
(CNN) -- The World Bank has been warning of a worldwide economic slowdown for a while now, but its projections just took a turn for the worse. In a 200-page report issued Tuesday, the ...

Foil to evil brothers Abinicio and Quoranto
Inquirer Opinion - 2019-01-09
Jovito Palparan Jr. and his coaccused in the abduction and disappearance of University of the Philippines student activists ... begged the cops to spare his life. Delos Santos gave a name and a face to the brutal drug war of the Duterte administration.

Daraga town mayor on immigration lookout list
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 8) -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued a lookout bulletin for the suspects in the killing of AKO BICOL Party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe, including ...

Palace says House majority leader mentally challenged
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-08
House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. lacks common sense, MalacaƱang said on Tuesday after the Camarines Sur representative threatened to take Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno to court if he ...

SC orders Palace, Congress to comment on petition vs. Bangsamoro law
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 8) -- The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the executive and legislative departments to submit their comments on an ongoing petition against the Bangsamoro ...

Road funds also eyed for Manila Bay cleanup
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-08
The RTC, and subsequently, the Court of Appeals, sided with the petitioners, despite appeals made by the government agencies, until the case reached the SC. Said government agencies were supposed ...

Palace: Give officials under investigation chance to respond
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-08
Mr. Panelo made this statement after Labor Secretary Silvestro H. Bello III, in an interview with dzMM, sought the dismissal of a PACC official who divulged on Monday the names of officials being probed by the commission for corruption allegations.

Population and development
The Visayan Daily Star - 2019-01-08
and reverting its attachment to the National Economic and Development Authority from the Department of Health. The CPD is mandated to formulate and adopt coherent, integrated and comprehensive long-term plans, programs and recommendations on population and ...

Hainan envisions China as a medical tourism destination
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2019-01-08
Twenty-seven medical projects have been completed or are under construction in the pilot zone, and another 38 projects have passed medical technology appraisals. Eight projects are now open.

POEA 12 warns public on bogus online recruiters
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-08
KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Jan. 8 (PIA) - The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) 12 warns the public on the proliferation of fake online recruitment schemes. POEA 12 Regional Coordinator Emerita Germo reminded job seekers to be ...

Bello aware of complaint against him-PACC chair
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-08
READ: Labor Usec beat Duterte to the draw by resigning "Remember through his (Bello) [department order] as secretary of labor, nilipat niya yung powers ng POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration) sa kanyang opisina, which is in violation na ...

Bello seeking dismissal of anti-corruption commissioner
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-08
MANILA, Philippines - Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Tuesday said he will ask President Rodrigo Duterte to dismiss Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Commissioner Manuelito ...

Law 'catching up' with Trillanes, Panelo says
philstar.com - 2019-01-08
Trillanes has a pending appeal challenging the constitutionality of Proclamation 572 before the Supreme Court. He failed to secure temporary relief as the SC did not issue a halt order on the proceedings at the lower courts. The court ordered the ...

6 scenarios for the Bangsamoro vote
Rappler - 2019-01-08
Here are 6 scenarios for the Bangsamoro vote, some more likely than the others. A last-minute intervention from the Supreme Court by way of a temporary restraining order (TRO) could cancel the vote over constitutionality issues. The Bangsamoro Organic Law ...

The first order of business: Local business tax and real property tax
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-07
business that produce, manufacture, refine, distribute, or sell oil, gasoline, and other petroleum products; (c) Cooperatives duly registered with the Cooperative Development Authority; and (d) Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA)-registered ...

Group asks SC to junk petitions vs. Bangsamoro law
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 7) -- A group of Islamic accountants and lawyers on Monday urged the Supreme Court to junk the ongoing petitions against the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL ...

Labor chief: I am ready to face PACC graft investigation
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-07
Photo of Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III from CNN Philippines Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III on Monday said he is ready to face investigation for alleged graft and corruption by the ...

SC asked to junk petition against BOL
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-07
SUPPORTERS of the Bangsomoro Organic Law (BOL) asked the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday to dismiss the petition late last year by Sulu Gov. Abdusakur A. Tan II against the law. In a petition-in-intervention filed on Jan. 7 by Presidential Anti-Corruption ...

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