Finance chief: Tax packages must be approved before 2021
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-04
rationalizing capital income taxation to address the multiple rates and different tax treatments and exemptions on capital income and other financial instruments (Package 4). "I think we can do ...

COA questions surge of PhilHealth claims in NCR, Rizal
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-04
Eli had earlier said the issuance of counterfeit receipts started in 2015 after the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration "strongly encouraged" migrant Filipinos to pay monthly ...

Visa review plan for Chinese visitors risks tourism revenue
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-04
The Department of Tourism (DoT) is open to review the policy with the Foreign Affairs department and Bureau of Immigration, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said in a mobile phone message. "We agree that prime importance should be placed on the ...

Korean police to ramp up efforts to improve safety in areas with large foreign populations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-04
Police will employ the algorithms to collect data on foreign subscribers not registered with the immigration office. Police have incorporated big data analytics from telecommunications operators ...

What we know about the shooting in El Paso, Texas
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-04
Thirteen people were taken to the University Medical Center of El Paso ... we identify it," a Facebook spokesperson told CNN. Collin College, northeast of Dallas, confirmed in a written statement ...

DOF extends fund management expertise to Bangsamoro government - 2019-08-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Officials of the Department of Finance were tasked to guide executives from the Bangsamoro government on how to properly manage their funds to ensure the long-term fiscal stability of this new region, the DOF said. Finance Secretary ...

New business opportunity - 2019-08-03
For instance, while a Philippine REIT is subject to regular income tax ... It will start with a few assets only, primarily those in the Makati central business district and basically office assets. ALI president Bernard Vincent Dy said that their REIT ...

China has 'few good options' to hit back against new US tariffs
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-03
(CNN) -- The trade war is back on. China on Friday slammed President Donald Trump's decision to slap a 10% tariff on $300 billion worth of goods, effectively taxing all Chinese exports to the ...

Trump asylum ban is illegal, federal judge rules
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-03
Late last year, a federal judge in California blocked Trump's asylum ban and the Supreme Court later upheld the judge's order. "Today's decision is a big deal for what it portends -- that the ...

BIR optimistic on hitting 2-year collection targets - 2019-08-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has expressed confidence that it would attain its collection target of P2.27 trillion for 2019 and P2.58 trillion for 2020. In an interview, Internal Revenue Commissioner Caesar Dulay said the ...

Inflation to ease to 3% this year, says Fitch unit - 2019-08-02
In its latest Philippines consumer outlook titled "Improving labor market to buttress spending," Fitch Solutions said lower inflationary pressures would provide a boost to spending. According to latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority ...

Brace for weekend floods - Pagasa - 2019-08-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Filipinos should brace for more flooding this weekend due to rains from the southwest monsoon and a brewing cyclone off Catanduanes, the state weather bureau warned yesterday. Light to moderate to at times heavy monsoon rains will ...

Prelude to the rise of machines in PHL: DTI pushes robot survey in workplace
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-02
Instead, they are just currently relying on the figures stated by studies conducted by third party organizations like the International Labor Organization and the Asian Institute of Management.

Japan ramps up row with South Korea, removing favored export status
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-02
The move comes with the countries mired in a long-running dispute over the use of forced labor during World War II, but Japan insists the move is related to national security and is not retaliatory.

BIR narrowly misses target but looks at glass as half full
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-02
Despite revenue collection that fell below target in the first half of 2019, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) would look at the glass as half full, confident of achieving collection targets at ...

Japan just made its trade dispute with South Korea a lot more serious
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-02
South Korea's top court recently ruled that its citizens can sue Japanese companies for using forced Korean labor during World War II. Japan has denied that the two issues are linked. This story ...

BREAKING: SC suspends work in Metro Manila courts due to bad weather
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-02
MANILA, Philippines-The Supreme Court has suspended work in all courts in Metro Manila due to inclement weather. In its advisory, Executive Judges in other affected areas may exercise discretion ...

Walang Pasok: Class suspensions for August 2 - 2019-08-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Several local government units announced class suspensions for Friday, August 2, due to the inclement weather brought by southwest monsoon. The Supreme Court has also suspended work in all courts on Friday.

Palace backs Locsin proposal to scrap visa-upon-arrival perk
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-01
We need a new visa stamp," he said. The Bureau of Immigration started issuing visas to Chinese nationals in 2017 upon their arrival in the Philippines in order to draw more tourists from China.

Solon says DOLE version of vetoed 'anti-endo' bill needed to push the measure forward
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-01
Under the scheme, workers are hired for not more than five months, so employers don't need to regularize them on the sixth month as mandated by the Labor Code. It strips millions of workers of all ...

Indonesia eyes incentives to form electric-vehicle hub
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-01
The rules would change taxation of vehicles so they would be levied based on fuel consumption and carbon emissions instead of body type and engine size, favoring electrified vehicles. Under ...

Tax reform to drive revenues to P4.42 T by 2022 - 2019-08-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The government is expected to generate P4.42 trillion in revenue by 2022, driven by incremental tax collections arising from the tax reform program, according to the latest medium-term fiscal program of the Development Budget ...

Bill pushes for standard, higher monthly pay for media workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-01
It was referred to the House committee on labor and employment last July 30. "Media workers, despite being part of the labor force, are, more often than not, left to fend for themselves ...

Palace to lawmakers: Stop finger-pointing, be open to ideas on endo bill
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-01
MANILA, Philippines -- MalacaƱang told lawmakers Thursday to stop the habit of finger-pointing and be open to suggestions after President Rodrigo Duterte vetoed the Security of Tenure (SOT) bill.

Andy Warhol Foundation Wins Copyright Lawsuit Over Prince Portrait
Mondaq - 2019-08-01
In 2015, Allen sued North Carolina's governor and other state officials alleging copyright infringement and failure to compensate him for his work. The same year, the state enacted new legislation, which treated all photographs, video recordings ...

Democrats fight over health care, immigration at debate
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-01
DETROIT - Democrats intensified an acrimonious battle over health care on Wednesday that showcased deep divisions within the party and focused on the dispute between former Vice President Joe ...

PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines has filed a diplomatic protest with China over the encirclement of Sandy Cay by more than a hundred Chinese vessels last week and the sailing of Chinese ...

Clark airport workers assert security of tenure
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-31
The union argued that the supposed illegal outsourcing, through privatization, resulted in union busting and illegal termination, which were considered an unfair labor practice under the Labor ...

'Pass-or-fail' system for 2020 bar exams eyed
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-31
Bar exams are held on four Sundays of October in the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. Results are usually released around March and April of the following year. Leonen added that he will "immediately" propose among his colleagues the uploading of "all ...

Isko signs tax amnesty for traders, property owners
Journal - 2019-07-31
BUSINESS and property owners in Manila who owe the city government unpaid taxes now have a chance to settle their debts with the city government, minus the charges and penalties that have compounded as a result of their failure to pay their taxes on time ...

Esperon: Philippines never lost an island under Duterte
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-31
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines never lost an island in the West Philippine Sea under President Rodrigo Duterte, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Jr. declared Wednesday.

Business groups pitch reform bills to 18 th Congress
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-31
The 14 business groups that proposed the legislative priorities were the Alyansa Agrikultura; American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc. (AmCham); Australia-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc.; Bankers Association of the ...

SC tells IBP: Prove fishermen knew of WPS petition
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-30
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) to prove that the fishermen in the petition seeking to protect the West Philippine Sea had ...

OPINION: In the death penalty debate, who gets to say who can live and who must die?
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-30
People vs. Echegaray, decided by the Supreme Court in 1996, meted out the supreme punishment of death on the accused, charged with raping the minor daughter of his common-law wife. The rape allegedly took place sometime in 1994, when the victim ...

Bangsamoro endorses Dimaampao to Supreme Court
Sun Star - 2019-07-30
THE Bangsamoro Parliament, through a resolution approved Monday, July 29, endorsed the appointment of Court of Appeals Justice Japar Dimaampao to the Supreme Court. The Bangsamoro Parliament said the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has opened the ...

Palace: Duterte may again certify as urgent the refiled anti-endo bill
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-30
MANILA, Philippines--President Rodrigo Duterte may certify the measure banning labor contracting as urgent for the second time around after he recently vetoed the Security of Tenure Bill ...

SC clears ex-PCSO chair Valencia of malversation charges
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 30)-- The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed malversation charges against former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) chairman Sergio Valencia for ...

Anti-endo bill likely to be certified urgent again
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 30) -- After his controversial rejection of the proposed ban on labor contracting, President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to certify the measure as urgent the ...

Anti-endo bill likely to be certified urgent again
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 30) -- After his controversial rejection of the proposed ban on labor contracting, President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to certify the measure as urgent the ...

WHAT WENT BEFORE: China-based offshore gaming firms in PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-30
The DOF has turned the presence of these foreigners into a tax bonanza by entering into an ... 55 Pogo operators but fewer than 50 are in business as some licensees were unable to raise the ...

US moves to limit asylum for threatened family members
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-29
Barr, who has power to overturn immigration court rulings as head of the Department of Justice, argues not all family units are necessarily considered a "social group" for the purposes of asylum.

6 Indonesians, 3 Pinoys held for illegal fishing - 2019-07-29
The Bureau of Immigration has been alerted on the presence of foreigners," Encinas said. He said they are checking if the fishermen are connected with any criminal group operating in the area.

Time to adopt intellectual property policy for universities
The Daily Star - 2019-07-29
Bangladesh has continuously been ranking in poor position at global and regional innovations index. Despite the noticeable progress in many areas, including ICT sectors, the scenario of innovations and creativity remain dissatisfactory. What factors are ...

Memento mori - 2019-07-29
Memento mori is Latin for the phrase, "Remember you must die." For most Filipinos, death has always been an uncomfortable subject to talk about. We would rather not discuss matters pertaining to death until it actually happens to someone we know or ...

DOT Lures New Markets For ESL Studies In Cebu
Sun Star - 2019-07-29
Citing official data, he said a total of 59,428 special study permits were granted to foreign students by the Bureau of Immigration in 2018 from 22,561 study permits released in 2013. Tamano stressed the need for Cebu to take advantage of its increased ...

Romualdez: House to pass tax, economic reform bills by end of 2019
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-29
Package 2 or the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-Quality Opportunities bill that seeks to lower the corporate income tax rate gradually from 30 percent to 20 percent; Package 3 which ...

2,351 aliens barred to enter PH in first half of 2019 - BI
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-29
MANILA, Philippines - As many as 2,351 foreigners were denied entry into the country in the first half of 2019, Bureau of Immigration port operations division Chief Grifton Medina said on Monday.

Intellectual Property Protection for Software Rights in Nigeria
Mondaq - 2019-07-29
Nigeria has a growing market for software products, and businesses have developed an increased need for this technology tool, to adapt to market changes, augment business processes, increase productivity and boost efficiency and speed in customer service ...

Nominees for Parangal sa Matatag na Pamilyang OFW in CV opens
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-07-29
CEBU CITY, July 17 (PIA) --- The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Region 7 is now accepting nominations for the Search for the Parangal sa Matatag na Pamilyang OFW or Model OFW Family of the Year Awardees (MOFYA) 2019, according to OWWA-7 ...

Security of tenure bill should also protect employers - Duterte
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-28
Duterte explained that there are instances when hired workers are lazy or have "no IQ" and when they are fired, the relieved employees tend to seek assistance from the National Labor Relations ...

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