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 ...

Tax amnesty, lower estate tax rates to benefit Filipinos
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-07
She advised homeowners and lot owners to read Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Regulations No. 12-2018 and the upcoming regulations on the tax amnesty. They should also hire an accountant to help them prepare all the needed documents for filing ...

Anti-corruption body probes Labor Secretary Bello, ex-Customs commissioner LapeƱa
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 7) -- The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) is looking into complaints for alleged corruption filed against three members of President Rodrigo ...

ACT members being monitored due to 'Left connection' - MalacaƱang
Rappler - 2019-01-07
"ACT and ACT unions are legitimate and legal organizations with registration and recognition by the concerned agencies like DepEd (Department of Education), CSC (Civil Service Commission), DOLE (Department of Labor and Employment) and local governments ...

DOE Assures Fair Implementation of TRAIN Law
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-07
yesterday assured the public it has taken measures to prevent abuse and ensure fair and effective implementation of the taxation scheme. "The Department of Energy is mandated to ensure that the pricing of oil products is carried out within the parameters ...

BIR issues warning vs fake TIN IDs
philstar.com - 2019-01-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has warned the public against fraudulent individuals who issue or sell unauthorized or fake Tax Identification Number (TIN) cards. In an advisory posted on its website, the BIR advised the public ...

'Vast areas of impunity' for people trafficking - U.N. report
Rappler - 2019-01-07
After sexual exploitation, the next most common reason for trafficking was forced labor, accounting for a third of victims covered by the data and especially prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. A number of other patterns are also mentioned ...

2 senators open to amend TRAIN to remove fuel tax
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-06
Aquilino Pimentel III on Saturday said the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion ... (See related story in Business, Page B1.) "If you exceed the target of 4 percent, this means the public ...

Language trips up Korean man carrying PHL passport
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-06
That proved to be the undoing of a Korean national whom immigration agents nabbed for misrepresenting himself as a Filipino while about to board a Cebu Pacific flight for Saigon. Immigration ...

Labor group calls on Duterte to abolish all wage boards
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-06
However, our economy is growing and business enterprises have been prospering but the workers who helped built that wealth remains impoverished," Mendoza said in a statement on Sunday.

Analysts see BOL approval in Jan. 21 plebiscite
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-06
According to the latest report of the Institute for Autonomy and Governance Policy Brief ... Bangsamoro politicians and voters alike must see their role in a parliamentary system. So education and training for the needed changes is absolutely necessary ...

America's youngest congresswoman launches term with radical plan
Rappler - 2019-01-06
To pay for the plan, Ocasio-Cortez floated the idea of tax rates as high as 70 percent on the ultra-rich. She referred to the progressive taxation system that was in place in the 1960s before Ronald Reagan took office as president when the top earners paid ...

'Profiling' of Alliance of Concerned Teachers members
philstar.com - 2019-01-06
As a matter of fact, government agencies such as the Civil Service Commission, Department of Education, and Department of Labor and Employment recognize ACT and its affiliate organizations in both public and private schools," the group says. It says the ...

Trump again says Apple should change how it makes the iPhone
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-06
(CNN) -- U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday he wasn't concerned about Apple's future and again encouraged CEO Tim Cook to move his supply chain to the United States. "Apple makes their ...

Usman leaves ?801-M damage in agriculture
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-06
It also left P2.73 billion in damage to infrastructure. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said they are ready to distribute P10 million as financial assistance to overseas Filipino workers whose ...

UAE needs 150 emergency medical technicians
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-06
Applicants are advised to register online at www.eservices.poea.gov.ph and personally submit to the Manpower Registry Division, Window S or T, Ground Floor, Blas F. Ople Bldg., Ortigas Avenue corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City the following requirements ...

Batocabe slay: DOJ travel watch sought vs Baldo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-05
The Philippine National Police on Saturday asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to issue an immigration lookout bulletin against Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo, the suspected brains behind the ...

Davao City collects PhP 8.55 billion in taxes in 2018
MindaNews - 2019-01-05
Alparaque said they want to collect bigger revenues for 2019 "because we need funds to address all the basic needs of the constituents of the city, the necessary public services in terms of health, social services, and, of course, some infrastructure ...

400 Pinoy nurses needed in Germany
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-05
Qualified applicants must be Filipino citizen, male or female, and permanent resident of the Philippines with Bachelor of Science in Nursing ... vitae with colored passport size picture; High School Diploma (notarized copy); Nursing Diploma (notarized ...

New year tax updates and remedies
philstar.com - 2019-01-05
Nicasio Cabaneiro, an authority in taxation and commercial law with over 40 years of teaching experience and 25 years with Bank of the Philippine Islands, capping his career as its vice-president and head of the Legal Services Division (1982 to 2007).

Violence rages over Indian flashpoint temple
Rappler - 2019-01-05
But the Supreme Court in a landmark judgement in September overturned the Kerala court's ruling after 6 women lawyers petitioned it in 2006, challenging a ban they said violated their fundamental rights. - Rappler.com

Germany needs 400 Filipino nurses
Journal - 2019-01-05
The POEA said qualified applicants must be Filipino citizen, male or female, and permanent resident of the Philippines with Bachelor of Science in Nursing ... with colored passport size picture; High School Diploma (notarized copy); Nursing Diploma ...

Up Next At High Court: Drugs, Copyrights And State Immunity
Law360 - 2019-01-05
Law360, Washington (January 4, 2019, 10:11 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court begins its first oral argument session of 2019 on Monday by hearing tort claims against pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co., a circuit split over copyright infringement suits and a ...

Supreme court bids farewell to retiring justice Tijam
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-04
... Arts degree in philosophy and political science from San Beda College in 1967. He took up law at the same school, graduated salutatorian in 1971, and passed the bar examination the same year.

Exec defends selection process for 3rd telco
Inquirer - 2019-01-04
The head of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) defended the selection of a new major telco player as legal cases mount. Eliseo Rio Jr., acting secretary of the DICT ...

Making MM inclusive, competitive, sustainable
Inquirer Opinion - 2019-01-04
Metro Manila (MM) is the 18th largest megacity in the world ... strengthen support to LGUs to enable them to fulfill their mandate to implement housing programs; implement key policy reforms in the areas of metropolitan development planning, housing ...

BIR moves vs counterfeit TIN cards
Inquirer - 2019-01-04
To address the "rampant" sale of counterfeit tax identification number (TIN) cards, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) will introduce a new design that is more difficult to fake. "It has ...

Good news, bad news on first week of 2019
philstar.com - 2019-01-04
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced on Wednesday that the government expects around 900,000 to 1.1 million jobs will be created this year in our country compared to the 826,000 local jobs generated last year. More jobs mean more income ...

DICT hits SC petition seeking to nullify entry of 3rd telco player
newsbytes.ph - 2019-01-04
Delaying or scuttling the entry of the third telco player in the country will derail the vision of achieving faster and better communication services for the public, the head of the Department of ...

POEA accepting applications for nurses in Germany
Rappler - 2019-01-04
... of the Philippines Holds Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree Has an active Philippine nursing license With at least two years related professional experience (bedside) in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, or care institutions Those who qualify will ...

Makati beats 2018 revenue target in first 11 months
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-04
THE Makati City government said it collected revenue of P16.86 billion in the 11 months to November, mainly from business tax and real estate tax, beating its P15.67 billion full-year target. In a statement issued Friday by the city government, Acting City ...

Lawmakers ask Supreme Court to void third martial law extension in Mindanao
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 4) -- Opposition lawmakers have asked the Supreme Court to invalidate the third extension of martial law in Mindanao because it violates the Constitution.

Foreign nationals warned against disrespecting immigration officers
Global Nation - 2019-01-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Foreign nationals who disrespect immigration officers may be blacklisted in the Philippines, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) warned on Friday. "While our immigration ...

First women to enter India temple in centuries now in hiding as protests rage
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-04
If they had extended their arms, the length of the wall would have increased so much that women would be falling in the Arabian Sea," said Subhashini Ali, a local civil servant and CPIM member.

Intellectual Property Protection under the New PRC E-Commerce Law
Lexology - 2019-01-04
The E-Commerce Law applies to all E-commerce activities in the territory of the PRC. "E-commerce" is defined as business activities of selling goods or providing services through information networks including the internet. However, the E-Commerce Law ...

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