Jeff Koons convicted again for copyright infringement
Lexology - 2018-12-22
After having been convicted on 9 March 2017 by the Paris Court of First Instance for counterfeiting a photograph taken by the photographer Jean Fran├žois Bauret, contemporary art artist Jeff KOONS was convicted again on 8 November 2018 for counterfeiting a ...

Talks sought to prevent strike at Clark airport
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-21
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Clark International Airport Corp. (Ciac) spoke to leaders ... terminal being put up by the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA). Jaime Alberto Melo, Ciac ...

Heroism through volunteerism
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-12-21
Volunteer Jovito Liwat Jr., who is also a pastor and farmer interacts at a gathering with his community folks as he endeavors to lead them live a life free of poverty and into a life of successful endeavors. (Photo: DSWD XII) "Ask not what your country ...

IAC-MOF stresses importance of financial literacy to OFW's families
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-12-21
Nuqui also pointed this out when she addressed the participants of the activity noting that some OFWs live modestly and spend little amount for their living allowance abroad so that they can remit ample funs to their families in the Philippines.

DOLE grants aid to families of Kalinga soldiers wounded in Marawi
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-12-21
CITY OF TABUK, Dec. 20 (PIA)--The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) handed P20,000 aid to families of each of the nine Kalinga soldiers who were wounded-in-action (WIA) and one who was killed-in-action in Marawi more than a year ago. Also ...

DSWD reports 2018 accomplishments
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-12-21
It is delivered through the various Crisis Intervention Units (CIU) at the DSWD Central Office, Field Offices, and satellite offices in the provinces, provides educational, medical, transportation ... and Elementary Schools, the Department continues ...

JBC opens positions for Associate Justices in CA, CTA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Positions for Associate Justices in the Court of Appeals (CA) and Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) are now open, the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has announced. In a statement ...

Merry or misery? Shoppers urged to avoid Christmas gifts linked to slavery
InterAksyon - 2018-12-20
"Border Force are at ports, airports, and mailing rooms, working hard to keep these knock-off goods out of the country, depriving criminals of illicit profits and keeping consumers safe," Immigration Minister Caroline Noakes said in a statemen

PEP EXCLUSIVE: Liza Dino bares 2019 target of FDCP
PEP - 2018-12-20
We do a single-window clearance transaction. Meaning: one-stop shop. "Kapag nag-apply ka sa FDCP, kami ang makikipag-usap sa Bureau of Immigration, sa Customs, para bigyan ka ng working permit, and kami makikipag-coordinate sa respective local cities or ...

Role of intellectual property in strengthening the tourism industry
Lexology - 2018-12-19
At first glance, tourism and intellectual property seem two very disparate concepts. However, on further analysis tourism is dependent upon intellectual property. The paramount reason being that tourism as an industry heavily impacts economic growth of a ...

Napoles resists move to Correctional because of 'threats'
Rappler - 2018-12-19
The guilty verdict was later reversed by the Court of Appeals prompting her transfer to the BJMP-run facility in Camp Bagong Diwa. With the December 14 plunder conviction, the anti-graft court ordered that she be re-committed to the CIW in Mandaluyong City.

Should My Cease-And-Desist Letter Be Funny?
JD Supra - 2018-12-19
Chances are you have seen rumblings of creative, even (dare I say) funny cease-and-desist letters, particularly those aimed towards trademark or copyright infringement, popping up in the news. You know the ones: an actor playing a town crier pops in on a ...

SC declares no work for courts on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-19
MANILA, Philippines--The Supreme Court (SC) has suspended works in all courts nationwide on December 26 and January 2. The Public Information Office of the SC announced this on Wednesday ...

Gay Singaporean man wins right to adopt surrogate son
Rappler - 2018-12-18
SINGAPORE, Singapore - A gay Singaporean man Monday, December 17, won the right to adopt a child he fathered via a surrogate in the United States, in a landmark court ruling for the conservative city-state. While Singapore is affluent and modern in many ...

Supreme Court inks purchase of lot for Taguig move
philstar.com - 2018-12-18
Another agreement was signed with Megaworld senior vice president Kevin Andrew Tan in connection with the access road from the SC to Campus Avenue in the McKinley area. The SC building is currently located in an area owned by the University of the Philippines.

Philconsa asks Supreme Court: Declare BOL unconstitutional
Rappler - 2018-12-18
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Constitution Association (Philconsa ... which creates the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in place of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). Named respondents in the petition are the Senate represented by ...

Tattoos still give Japan the needle as Olympics loom
Rappler - 2018-12-18
A 2001 Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry notice ruled that tattooing was medical work because it involves needles, technically criminalizing Masuda's job. He decided to fight the law and last month, a court overturned his previous guilty verdict after a ...

Guevarra: Gov't can overcome challenge to martial law in Mindanao
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines. December 17) -- The government is confident that it will hurdle any legal obstacle against the recent move of congress to allow the extension of martial law in ...

'A Piece of Intellectual Property,' Juice, the Four-Legged Film Star, Cloned by Chinese Biotech Company
Fortune - 2018-12-17
A dog famous for Chinese film and television may continue his career even after he dies, now that his master has made a clone of the four-legged star, Reuters reports. The owner of Juice, a nine ...

Payment of insurance death claims
Inquirer - 2018-12-17
1958 or 60 years ago--circular it issued upon the instructions of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), which made the payment dependent on whether the designation of the beneficiaries was ...

As DOTr starts crackdown, Angkas turns to court of public opinion for support
InterAksyon - 2018-12-17
(The STAR/File photo) Motorcycle ride-hailing app Angkas is turning to the public to get support after a loss in the Supreme Court and an order from the Department of Transportation to apprehend its riders. Angkas reshared an online petition that was ...

Guevarra: OSG to elevate Trillanes' case to Court of Appeals
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 17) -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) isn't done yet with Senator Antonio Trillanes. At a briefing Monday, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said the ...

Tugade to LTFRB: Apprehend Angkas bikers who defy Supreme Court order
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-17
CLARK, PAMPANGA - Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade ordered the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to apprehend Angkas bikers who deliberately defy the order of ...

One day too early: Premature issuance of FAN/FLD is a violation of due process
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-17
In the recent Court of Tax Appeals en banc case of Commissioner of Internal Revenue v. Pacific Bayview Properties (CTA EB Case No. 1677), the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) learned that being ...

Senate gives recommendations to improve shipment screening methods
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 17) -- The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee has submitted its report on the investigation into the P6.4 worth of shabu smuggled into the country. Part of the ...

Abellanosa: Afraid of labor unions?
Sun Star - 2018-12-17
I GAVE a talk to a group of educators mostly teaching Social Studies and Religious Education ... is respected under the conditions of a just working environment then the formation of a union may be a "moral option" but not a necessity.

SM regularizes 11,660 workers in 2018 - DOLE
Rappler - 2018-12-17
MANILA, Philippines - Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Monday, December 17, announced that the Henry Sy-owned SM Supermalls has regularized 11,660 workers this year. In a press briefing, Bello explained that the workers included in SM's ...

Silent nights: The first Christmas without them
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -- During past Christmas days, after celebrating mass in the communities where he had been assigned, Father Mark Ventura would come home to his family and give each ...

The journey towards 'Pederalismo Para sa Tunay na Pagbabago'
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-12-17
The courts will be strengthened. The Court of Appeals will now be present in every region. So, all cases will now move fast," Ordinario said. Professor Eddie Alih, another ConCom member, appealed to Filipinos, including politicians, to make sacrifices ...

Canada says China has granted consular access to second detainee
InterAksyon - 2018-12-16
FILE PHOTO: A man holds a sign calling for China to release Wang Bingzhang and former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig, who was arrested in China on Tuesday, at the B.C. Supreme Court bail hearing of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver, British Columbia ...

Voters hungry for reasonable politicians - ex-SolGen Hilbay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-16
Florin Hilbay, the former top government lawyer who went toe-to-toe with adversaries before the Supreme Court and won, is girding for his fiercest battle yet. This one will play out not before the ...

Risks to economic growth abound
Inquirer - 2018-12-16
The economic team has warned that the budget deficit cap may be breached if Congress will not pass the proposed tax reform package 1B, which includes the lifting of bank secrecy for taxation ...

The writ of habeas data
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-16
business community, leftist groups, government officials-yellow group, media ABB/PDI/Rappler, among others. There is a legal remedy for those in the list--it is the writ of habeas data ...

CA issues TRO vs Basketball TV feeds
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-16
alleging that its property rights over its channel were violated by the respondents ABS-CBN Corp. and Sky Cable Corp. In its petition, Solar said it stands to suffer grave injustice and ...

BTr opens OTC window for tax-exempt institutions to access auction facility
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-16
THE Bureau of the Treasury has issued a memorandum opening an over-the-counter (OTC) window, which grants tax-exempt institutions (TEIs) access to the issuance of Treasury bills (T-bills ...

A broken justice system
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-16
The last of the triad of Senators accused of receiving hundreds of millions in kickbacks from the pork barrel scam walked away a free man on Dec. 7. Former Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla, Jr. was acquitted for plunder and was released by the ...

CTA dismisses PSALM appeal on P3.81-B tax deficiency
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-16
PD 242 requires all disputes between government agencies including GOCCs to be settled or adjudicated by the Secretary of Justice, Solicitor General or the Government Corporate Counsel, depending on the issues at hand. PSALM was assessed by the Bureau of ...

Britain's May clashes with Blair over Brexit
Rappler - 2018-12-16
LONDON, United Kingdom - An extraordinary public row broke out Sunday, December 16, between British Prime Minister Theresa May and former Labor party leader Tony Blair over her Brexit deal. May accused Blair of insulting voters and trying to undermine ...

Lawyer wants CA to order police to release report on Santillan slay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Lawyer Glenn Chong is set to file a petition before the Court of Appeals in relation to the killing of his long-time security aide Richard Santillan. Chong said in a news ...

Sri Lanka reinstates ousted prime minister, ending power struggle
Rappler - 2018-12-16
The Supreme Court also confirmed that Rajapakse could not exercise the powers of a prime minister until he proved his legitimacy - which without enough support in parliament was impossible. Sirisena's disputed appointee had pressed ahead, forming a ...

2018: Trump's year of disruption - and danger ahead
Rappler - 2018-12-16
WASHINGTON DC, USA - He came, he disrupted, he declared victory. Ask Donald Trump and he'll tell you 2018 was a roaring success. "Nobody's ever done a better job than I'm doing as president," Trump told Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward. Classic Trump.

Floats with meaningful stories take spotlight at UP Lantern Parade 2018
Rappler - 2018-12-16
In the masses we trust) - designed by the College of Science and Technology. Calls to action were written ... The League of Filipino Students, a coalition of national democratic organizations, also created small lanterns that carried different political ...

Retail, healthcare sectors on hiring spree
Inquirer - 2018-12-15
"While the medium-term outlook may be positive, the labor market can be exposed to domestic risks and vulnerabilities as a consequence of market irregularities and structural changes. The ...

OFW remittances jump to $21 billion- lawmaker
philstar.com - 2018-12-15
MANILA, Philippines -- The amount of money millions of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are sending home to their families is increasing and has reached more than $21 billion (more than P1 trillion), the lone representative of OFWs in Congress said yesterday.

What do you do when you hear you have an arrest warrant (and you've done nothing wrong)?
Rappler - 2018-12-15
(Read: Rappler to Pasig court: Tax charges 'clear case of persecution') I was back in court Friday, December 7, when the judge accepted our motion, gave the Bureau of Internal Revenue 15 days to respond, and postponed my arraignment. In another court ...

Fuel excise tax to have minimal impact on 2019 inflation - BSP
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 14) -- Prices may remain stable despite the additional ?2 fuel excise tax next year, a central bank official said Friday. In an interview on CNN ...

70 years of Unicef
Inquirer Opinion - 2018-12-14
Heated debates on these issues came to a climax at several UN World Conferences on Women beginning in Mexico City in 1975, and ... Racelis teaches social anthropology at the Ateneo de Manila University and the University of the Philippines.

DENR hopes to make Manila Bay fit for swimming again
philstar.com - 2018-12-14
In December 2008, the Supreme Court issued the mandamus to 13 government agencies to clean up, rehabilitate and eventually preserve Manila Bay. "I accept the challenge. This is a very difficult order but we will still be able to harness the capability of ...

Angkas to continue operations despite SC ruling
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-14
Angkas was first shut down in November 2017 for lack of official business permits. The Mandaluyong Regional Trial Court in September then issued a preliminary injunction, which allowed Angkas ...

F2-Petron SLiga final: Hungrier team wins
philstar.com - 2018-12-14
Meanwhile, University of the East nipped Colegio San Agustin, 25-10, 26-24, 25-8, to advance to the bronze medal match of the Collegiate Grand Slam. The Lady Warriors, who posted a 2-3 mark in the elims, will dispute third place with idle Far Eastern.

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