Proposed charter change to lift term limits, warns Labor and Church leaders
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-12
Labor groups and Church leaders on Wednesday scored lawmakers for using the proposed charter change to prolong their terms indefinitely Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP ...

SC overturns Mandaluyong RTC order stopping LTFRB from apprehending Angkas bikers
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-12
As a consequence, the company shifted its business to small parcel delivery instead of transporting commuters. However, the Mandaluyong court granted its petition for the issuance of a writ of ...

VAT refund claim deadline extended; PERA rules clarified
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-12
THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) has extended anew the deadline for processing value-added tax (VAT) refund claims affected by a 2014 rule that had initially denied many of them. In Revenue Memorandum Circular 102-2018 published yesterday, the BIR ...

Defeated in victory
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-12
Appellate courts, such as the Supreme Court and the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA), are collegial bodies that arrive at decisions only after deliberation, the exchange of views and ideas, and the concurrence of the required majority vote. This mechanism ...

SYKES Enterprises spending $69 million to raise its intelligent automation game
Inquirer - 2018-12-12
SYKES Enterprises has acquired Symphony Ventures, a London company that uses software robots to automate a lot of routine business tasks, for $69 million. SYKES sees the acquisition as a chance ...

In 2018, Duterte turns to military for (almost) everything
Rappler - 2018-12-12
Some groused about how he wore the uniform the wrong way - with top buttons open, revealing his white undershirt ... coercion," said former University of the Philippines political science department chairman Temario Rivera. (READ: How Duterte handles ...

SC orders Angkas to cease operations anew
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 12) -- Customers of motorcycle ride-hailing service Angkas will have to find another way to move through traffic once again. In a resolution released to ...

LTFRB to issue resolution to implement TRO vs Angkas
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-12
MANILA, Philippines - The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is set to release a resolution to implement the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) that stopped a lower ...

PNR union execs urge Duterte to address contractualization in agency
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-12
Every Wednesday, minsan araw araw, mga 12 to 1 p.m.," he said. Bilayon also asked Duterte to look into the labor practices in PNR to prove the "change" under the Duterte administration.

Mpls Photo Center settles copyright infringement suit
Star Tribune - 2018-12-12
The owner of the Mpls Photo Center is licking his wounds and trying to move forward after settling a federal lawsuit Tuesday for copyright infringement involving the work of Vivian Maier, a Chicago nanny whose street photography was discovered posthumously ...

China Says It Will Blacklist and Sideline Repeat Intellectual Property Right Violators
Lexology - 2018-12-12
On November 21, 2018, the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) published a Memorandum of Cooperation on Joint Disciplinary Actions Against Seriously Untrustworthy Parties in the Field of Intellectual Property Right (Patent) (the ...

Reasons why one-year martial law extension in Mindanao is being opposed
InterAksyon - 2018-12-11
Anti-riot police officers block activists as they protest against the declaration of martial law in Mindanao during a rally in front of the Supreme Court. (Reuters/ file photo) Protests against the extension of martial law in Mindanao continued after ...

Ombudsman must probe pork in 2019 national budget-Lacson
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-11
Lacson added that even before the Supreme Court outlawed pork in 2013, he also declined his P200-million-a-year pork allocation, making sure he has the last amendment in the budget law--to return ...

POEA issues caution to Malta jobseekers
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-11
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) cautioned Filipinos who are looking to apply for work in Malta against unscrupulous individuals offering jobs in the said country.

PWD-managed food store to open in Alaminos City
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-11
The store, to be called "Pangasinan Food Store, a one-stop shop," is a project of the city government of Alaminos and the Departments of Labor and Employment, Trade and Industry and Science an ...

LGU business permits in spotlight after raid on tobacco factory
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-11
THE DEPARTMENT of Finance (DoF) said it wants an investigation into local government units (LGUs) granting permits to illegal businesses, following the discovery of unregistered tobacco factories and the proliferation of unregistered cigarette production ...

U.S. Supreme Court rejects state efforts to block abortion funding
Rappler - 2018-12-11
WASHINGTON, USA - The US Supreme Court on Monday, December 10, blocked an effort by some states to halt public abortion funding, even though 3 of the conservative justices wanted the case to be heard. Louisiana and Kansas had asked the highest court in ...

Capitol utilized P16.2B for 2010-2018 programs
Sun Star - 2018-12-11
Governor Pineda made the disclosure during her acceptance of the Doctor of Public Administration (Honoris Causa) conferred by the Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University where ... Programs for agriculture, fisheries, and livestock services, ...

1,859 distressed Bicolano OFWs availed of OWWA aid in first 10 months of 2018
Rappler - 2018-12-11
LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines - Over 1,800 distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from the Bicol region received a total of P36.8 million in assistance from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in the first 10 months of 2018. OWWA-Bicol ...

Philippines signs labor deal to allow Filipinos to work in Israel
Global Nation - 2018-12-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Israel and Philippines signed a labor agreement that allowed 1,000 Filipinos to work in Israeli hotels, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Tuesday. The ...

Trabaho bill delay will hurt business - tax expert
Rappler - 2018-12-11
MANILA, Philippines - A tax expert warned that delaying the passage of the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-Quality Opportunities (Trabaho) bill would be an "injustice" to regular business taxpayers. "Do not delay it, lower the corporate income ...

Rappler's Maria Ressa posts ?204,000 bail for four tax evasion cases
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 11) -- Rappler Holdings Corporation President Maria ... In the resolution dated December 11, the CTA First Division said it has approved Ressa's ...

How high inflation exposed cracks in governance
Rappler - 2018-12-11
If only they were efficient and honest and addressed smuggling and corruption," he said. Abrea proposed going as far as abolishing the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), install competent personnel, and raise their salaries. He said doing so would result in ...

Ahead of warrant, Maria Ressa posts bail at Court of Tax Appeals
Rappler - 2018-12-11
MANILA, Philippines - Rappler Holdings Corporation (RHC) president Maria Ressa on Tuesday ... She posted bail ahead of the issuance of warrants of arrest. The CTA First Division is handling the 4 charges, which were filed on November 26 and 28.

Sandiganbayan transfers Imelda Marcos records to Supreme Court
Rappler - 2018-12-11
MANILA, Philippines - The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan will begin transferring the case records of graft convict Imelda Marcos to the Supreme Court (SC), which will handle the appeal from hereon. The Sandiganbayan 5th Division confirmed on Tuesday ...

The Source: Former Supreme Court spokesman and law professor Atty. Theodore Te
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-11
Former Senator Bong Revilla is now a free man after the Sandiganbayan finds him not guilty of plunder. But how will his acquittal affect other pork barrel related cases? Also, the Congress is set ...

Brexit update on Intellectual Property Rights - Draft trade mark legislation has now been introduced
Lexology - 2018-12-11
On 28 November 2018, The Trade Marks (Amendments etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 and The Intellectual Property (Exhaustion of Rights) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 were laid before both Houses of the UK Parliament. The Trade Marks (Amendments etc.) (EU Exit ...

Bureau of Immigration, Customs on alert for holidays - 2018-12-10
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureaus of Immigration (BI) and Customs (BOC) are on alert for the expected influx of people entering and leaving the country during the Christmas holidays. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente ordered the deployment of 56 ...

Welcome to the club! - 2018-12-10
In the same way, taxpayers who were included in the list of top withholding agents (TWAs) recently circulated by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) have an additional responsibility to withhold on certain kind of income payments. Further, more taxes are ...

DOF concedes: No new tax package before year-end
Inquirer - 2018-12-10
The Department of Finance (DOF) has given up on its wish for Congress to pass before year-end the second tax reform package aimed at slashing the corporate income tax rate while rationalizing the ...

Property valuation should be based on DOF rates-MAP
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-10
The Management Association of the Philippines (MAP ... system for properties making use of market values as basis to institute a single valuation base. Under this mechanism, a schedule of market ...

Business group wants lower assessments for property transfers within families
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-10
MAP also recommended that the actual selling price of low-cost or socialized housing units to the first buyer be deemed the market value and assessed value, which will also be the valuation basis for taxation.

The Pacific Plaza condominium protesters who went on hunger strike
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-10
His eldest, Hamad, is now on his last year of electrical engineering studies at the Technological University of the ... the company of his family back in Mindanao. He wanted to give up, but ...

Carpio: Oil cooperation would make China concede to PH sovereign rights
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-10
The same constitutional provision also says that the President may enter into agreements with foreign-owned corporations involving either technical ... the Foreign Affairs department had claimed ...

FEATURE: Gov't agencies form task force vs environmental crime
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-12-10
In taking the action needed, environmental law should be strictly enforced and cooperation among various sectors in the community is highly needed to protect the environment for the future generation. Section 16 of Article 2 of the 1987 Philippine ...

Environmental activists demand rights at center of climate deal
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-09
Corpuz, a Filipino indigenous activist with Kankana-ey Igorot roots, reminded governments about their ... and the rights of indigenous peoples, local communities, migrants, children, persons ...

As told by George T. Yang: lessons from a business tycoon
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-09
The employment opportunities we have given to working students have enabled them to finish their studies and jumpstart their careers," he said, taking a gentle jab at Jollibee, which landed in the news this year for topping the Department of Labor and ...

Trillanes gets 4 warrants of arrest
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-09
The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) on Sunday confirmed that it had received not just one but four warrants of arrest against Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV issued by Judge Melinda ...

The fight against cancer
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-09
Further, the Department of Labor and Employment shall adopt programs that promote work and employment opportunities for able persons with cancer and cancer survivors. The appropriate government ...

AI as talent scout: Unorthodox hires, and maybe lower pay
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-09
He was similar in certain key ways, like his math and computer chops, to four actual data scientists whom Garg ... than for players they draft out of college or high school, because the free ...

Uzbekistan pulls out the stops for fine winemaking
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2018-12-09
Last year, Yuldashev told AFP, he was forced to bury his vines as deep frosts gripped the region, a practice Anderson says raises labor costs while risking long-term damage to the plants.

Intellectual Property Law And The Outer Space: A Promising Future Ahead?
Mondaq - 2018-12-09
Outer space (often referred to as space) consists of a region of universe beyond the upper layers of the atmosphere of Earth.. The term is commonly used to distinguish it from airspace and territorial locations. However, the FƩdƩration AƩronautique ...

Can a sitting US president be indicted while in office?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-09
Legal experts are divided on that question. The Supreme Court has never ruled on whether the president can be indicted or whether the president can be subpoenaed for testimony. The Justice ...

Revilla concealed unexplained wealth, liable for graft - dissenting justice
Rappler - 2018-12-09
According to former Supreme Court spokesperson Ted Te, "it would have been quite simple to simply name Cambe and Napoles, as it did in the first paragraph; that it did not, creates a presumption that it meant to include all the accused," including Revilla.

Joint exploration may settle SCS row -- Carpio - 2018-12-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The recently signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Philippines and China on joint oil and gas development could serve as the foundation for finally settling the disputes in the South China Sea, Supreme Court Associate ...

Lacson to spare no one in fight vs pork
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-08
Andaya insisted that the allocations were all itemized and not pork barrel funds--lump-sum appropriations which the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional in 2013. Andaya also claimed that all ...

De Oro mayor arraigned
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-08
Moreno faces a total of 79 graft cases, which are currently lodged at the Sandiganbayan, Court of Appeals, Supreme Court and the Office of the President. Moreno, in his weekly program at radio ...

Lawmaker pushes tax amnesty measure - 2018-12-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Corporate and individual taxpayers who will avail of tax amnesty under House Bill 8554 will also be free of any tax suit by the Bureau of International Revenue, a lawmaker said Friday. HB 8554 is currently undergoing deliberation by ...

Trump weaponizes uncertainty in trade war, and finds its limits
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-08
In its Beige Book on Wednesday the Federal Reserve added the impact of rising interest rates and labor market constraints to trade as reasons for what it called a waning optimism among businesses ...

MalacaƱang to U.N. expert: Don't politicize tax case vs Rappler, Ressa
Rappler - 2018-12-08
MANILA, Philippines - MalacaƱang on Saturday, December 8, said that the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression is "politicizing" the tax evasion charges filed against Rappler Holdings Corporation (RHC) and its president ...

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