UAE needs 150 emergency medical technicians
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-06
Applicants are advised to register online at 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 - 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).

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 ...

DICT hits SC petition seeking to nullify entry of 3rd telco player - 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 ...

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 ...

No infringement where software backups are passively stored
Lexology - 2019-01-04
The Supreme Court recently declared that the mere passive storage of backups of copyrighted software with expired licences does not constitute copyright infringement. The judgment is significant as it clarifies which actions constitute copyright ...

Foreigners reminded to report to BI
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-04
MANILA, Jan. 4 -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) reminded all foreign nationals registered with the agency to report in person to the nearest immigration office starting January until March 1 this year. According to BI Commissioner Jaime Morente ...

New Intellectual Property Protections Available for Asexually Reproduced Plants
JD Supra - 2019-01-03
On December 20, President Trump signed into law the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, commonly known as the Farm Bill 2018. Among many other changes, the law broadens the Plant Variety Protection Act (PVPA) to include asexually reproduced plant ...

20th Bailes de Luces Festival seen to boost anew La Castellana tourism
Sun Star - 2019-01-03
Ten barangays merged into five competing groups as they vie for the title in barangay category, while two elementary schools compete for school category ... is benefiting local businesses including small entrepreneurs. "We are banking on tourism ...

DOF turns sour as sugar tax collections miss target
Rappler - 2019-01-03
MANILA, Philippines - Taxes collected from companies selling sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) fell short of target, prompting the Department of Finance (DOF) to raise the alarm that some firms may not be paying the right taxes. Finance Undersecretary Karl ...

Travelers leaving Japan to pay 1,000 yen departure tax from Jan. 7
Global Nation - 2019-01-03
Visitors to Japan will have to pay a 1,000 yen (PHP 491.00) levy when leaving the country from next Monday (Jan 7), Japanese media reported. Japan will start collecting the 1,000 yen departure tax ...

DOH to drugstores: Give discount on diabetes, hypertension meds
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-03
MANILA, Jan. 3 -- Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Tuesday called on drugstores and pharmaceutical companies to sell diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension medications at a discounted price. This, after the Department of Finance announced that ...

Senate to discuss fate of tax reforms, other priorities on Jan. 14
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-02
The TRABAHO bill -- which the House of Representatives approved in September last year and which awaits approval in the Senate Ways and Means committee -- aims to cut corporate income tax rates and streamline fiscal incentives. Senator Juan Edgardo M.

Workers demand enactment pending EML and SOT bills
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-02
A labor group is urging President Duterte to expeditiously act on the passage of two pro-labor legislation that remain pending despite getting wide support from lawmakers last year. The Federation ...

CTA en banc rejects BIR, Customs bid to reverse Air Philippines refund
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-02
THE Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) upheld a P74.5-million tax refund granted to Air Philippines Corp. (APC), now known as PAL Express, on taxes paid on imports of aviation fuel between March and October 2008. In a nine-page resolution dated Nov. 13 and written ...

Registered foreigners advised to report to BI
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-02
THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) reminds all foreigners registered under the bureau to go to the immigration office nearest them starting this January until March 1 for their annual reporting to the bureau. The procedure is required under the 1950 Alien ...

Report to BI or face sanctions, registered foreign nationals warned
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Wednesday warned registered foreign nationals that those who will fail to submit their annual report to the agency from January until ...

Oroquieta zipline crew trains in occupational safety, health
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-02
DOLE-X Misamis Occidental field office staff discusses the Basic Occupational Safety and Health in the Workplaces to Oroquieta Zipline crew of the Tourism Department of LGU Oroquieta City. (Photo Source: DOLE-10 Mis. Occ. PFO) OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis ...

Start-ups urged to pay more attention to intellectual property
Vietnam News - 2019-01-02
Deputy principal of the University of Foreign Trade, LĂȘ Thi Thu Thuy, said that the Ministry of Science and Technology needed to enhance cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Training to put intellectual property onto the syllabus.

Inside the Japanese town that pays cash for kids
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-02
(CNN) -- When Katsunori and Kaori Osaka had their first child, they were living in a cramped flat in Nagoya, a city of more than 2 million people in central ... at Meiji University in Tokyo.

Immigration pre-screening hastens OFW queues at NAIA
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-02
MANILA, Jan. 2 -- Bureau of Immigration (BI) personnel at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and other ports have implemented a scheme to expeditiously process departing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) that will ease their travel out of the ...

Duterte appoints frat brod to Court of Appeals - 2019-01-01
MANILA, Philippines -- President Duterte has appointed another fraternity brother to the judiciary. The Chief Executive has appointed Florencio Mamauag Jr., a fellow graduate of San Beda College of Law and member of the Lex Talionis fraternity, as Court ...

Government steps up drive vs tax evasion, smuggling in 2018 - 2019-01-01
MANILA, Philippines -- The government stepped up its campaign against smuggling and tax evasion in 2018 through the combined efforts of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), according to the Department of Finance (DOF).

House creates TWG to help IPO determine copyright infringement
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-01
The House Committee on Information and Communications Technology and the House Committee on Trade and Industry has jointly created a technical working group (TWG) to fine tune a proposal enabling ...

Quezon City kicks off 2019 with tax relief
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-01
THE QUEZON CITY government kicked off the new year by announcing relief for real property and business tax payers. Specifically, the local government suspended a real property fair market value (FMV) hike until after 2019, is offering an amnesty for real ...

DTI tracks fuel tax impact on prices
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-01
"[The] DOE monitors gas stations and ensures that old inventories should not apply additional excise tax. For [the] DTI, we will continue to watch [the] impact of new round of excise tax on oil ...

Amid tight calendar, DOF bullish on passage of rest of CTRP Packages
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-01
over the next decade and create a business environment conducive to inclusive growth. Package 2 was certified as an urgent and priority measure by President Duterte last year.

Bill seeks equity in distribution of tips given to service workers
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-01
House Bill (HB) 8784, which was approved on second reading, seeks to increase the benefits of rank-and- file and supervisory employees from service charges by amending the Labor Code of the ...

Immigration bureau vows to fast-track processing of departing Filipino workers
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-01
BUREAU of Immigration (BI) Port Operations Division Chief Grifton Medina has instructed personnel at the departure areas to ensure that overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) lining up for immigration ...

Pre-screen counters for OFWs set at NAIA to lessen queues
Sun Star - 2019-01-01
THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) has formed a special team that will focus on conducting pre-screening of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and attend to their immigration needs at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. In a memorandum order, BI Port ...

DOF's 2019 wish: Passage of Trabaho bill, other tax reform packages
Rappler - 2019-01-01
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Finance (DOF) wants the Congress to know that the agency is "available 25/8" for last push discussions if that's what it takes to pass the Trabaho bill and other tax reform packages. Trabaho bill cuts corporate ...

Senate to focus on key measures in January
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-31
After passing the 2019 budget, the Senate will focus on a few key measures when Congress resumes session in January, including bills to end short-term labor contracting, change government ...

2018: How the Senate rose above undemocratic challenges
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-31
Senator Grace Poe, chair of the Senate committee on public services ... also seized an abandoned freight container at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) that yielded two magnetic ...

QC hailed as top Manila Bay 'clean up' performer
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-12-31
QUEZON CITY, Dec. 31 (PIA) -- Quezon City has been tagged as the Most Compliant LGU for 2018 in the implementation of the Supreme Court continuing mandamus for the clean-up and preservation of Manila Bay. It garnered a score of 95.53 percent based on the ...

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