Subic port collects P22B, breaching target before 2018 ends
Rappler - 2018-12-23
The leading tax-paying oil firms in Subic include Total Philippines Corporation, PTT Philippines Corporation, Cebu Air Incorporated, and Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Incorporated. - Rappler.com

FPI lauds DTI safeguard measures to aid local cement manufacturers
Inquirer - 2018-12-23
MANILA, Philippines - The Federation of Philippines Industries (FPI) recently conveyed its support to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in executing a motu propio investigation on the ...

Death of Antipolo drug suspect an 'extralegal killing,' rules court
Rappler - 2018-12-23
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) ruled that the death of an Antipolo City drug suspect in 2016 was an "extralegal killing," prompting the court to recommend the filing of cases against the police officials involved. In a ruling ...

69 villager residents receive Tesda certificates
Sun Star - 2018-12-22
A TOTAL of 69 Barangay 76-A Bucana residents received their national certificates and starter tool kits on Friday, December 21, 2018 for completing the community-based training of the Technical Education ... to the President, the Department of Labor ...

Rodel Batocabe, outspoken lawyer and staunch supporter of ex-Speaker Alvarez
Rappler - 2018-12-22
He finished law at the UP College of Law, before taking up his masteral degree ... s removal of lawyer Eugene de Vera as representative of the Arts, Business, and Science Professionals party. Batocabe led meetings of the party-list coalition on the matter ...

No deal: US government shutdown begins
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-22
Those being furloughed include nearly everyone at NASA and 52,000 workers at the Internal Revenue Service. About 8 in 10 employees of the National Park Service will stay home and many parks were ...

Socioeconomic planning chief warns climate change will affect food security in PH
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 22) -- National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary Ernesto Pernia on Friday warned climate change poses risks to the agriculture sector's ...

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 ...

Why Duterte wants to regulate arrival of foreigners onboard cruise ships in Subic
InterAksyon - 2018-12-20
Executive Order 72 (series of 2018) declares that foreigners visiting Subic for business or tourism purposes are only allowed to stay in the country for a maximum of 14 days without a visa. Planned extensions would require them to present to the Bureau of ...

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 ...

House approves proposed law on e-VAWC on final reading
newsbytes.ph - 2018-12-19
Under the bill, a victim of VAWC is entitled to a paid leave of absence of up to 10 days in addition to other paid leaves under the Labor Code, Civil Service Rules and Regulations and other pre ...

Stop Bangsamoro law, group asks Supreme Court
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-18
With just a month to go before the plebiscite to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), a group of constitutionalists has asked the Supreme Court to strike down as unconstitutional the charter ...

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 ...

Supreme Court purchases Taguig property for Fort Bonifacio move
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 18) -- The Supreme Court is starting to move its operations to Taguig. In a statement, the high court announced that it has signed a Deed of Absolute Sale ...

Philippines tops gender equality in Asia, improves global ranking
philstar.com - 2018-12-18
This means that tertiary-educated, higher-skilled women have been integrated into the labor force. The world has closed about 68 percent of its gender gap as measured from the four key pillars of the WEF report. "At the current rate of change, the data ...

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 ...

Budget changes relating to intellectual property
Lexology - 2018-12-18
From 07 November 2018, the government has implemented changes to de-grouping charge rules, which apply when a group sells a company that owns intangibles, so that they more closely align with the equivalent rules elsewhere in the tax code. Consequently ...

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 ...

Macron government hopes 'yellow vest' protests running out of steam
Rappler - 2018-12-17
To mitigate this, the government would limit the reduction in the corporate income tax rate to companies with a turnover of less than 250 million euros ($226 million) next year, he added. Eight people have died since the start of the protests, the ...

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 ...

Remittances hit $2.75 billion as holiday season nears
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-17
Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) process their documents at the office of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration in Mandaluyong City. CASH sent by Filipino migrant workers grew ...

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 ...

AMLC, SEC told to crack down on criminals in business
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-17
SENATE Blue Ribbon Committee probers prodded the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to investigate the rampant use of fictitious names and fake ...

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 ...

8 Filipinos rescued from human trafficking at Naia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Eight Filipinos leaving for Cyprus guised as tourists were saved by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) from suspected human trafficking at the Ninoy Aquino International ...

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 ...

States agree on landmark, but weak, global climate pact rules
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-16
senior lawyer at the Center for International Environmental Law. As delegates return to their home countries, she said they must "remember that they are already bound by international agreements ...

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 ...

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