End-October budget shortfall widens 87% to P438.1B
Inquirer - 2018-11-26
CLARK - As the jump in government spending outpaced the increase in revenues it collected during the first 10 months, the budget deficit widened by 87 percent to P438.1 billion. During the ...

University life and intellectual property
Lexology - 2018-11-26
When a student is studying or planning to study at a university in South Africa, it is important that they understand their rights as an IP creator during that time. Many students, especially undergraduates, will argue that they do not participate in ...

'Upward trend' in Chinese workers in PH - Labor Department
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 26) -- The Labor Department on Monday confirmed there is an influx of foreign tourists -- particularly Chinese nationals -- who ended up as workers in ...

De Lima seeks TRO on presentation of convict-witnesses
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-26
She cited the case of Basa and Zari vs. Flores, where the Supreme Court cited crimes that involved moral turpitude as robbery, murder, homicide, and violation of the Dangerous Drugs Act.

Critics slam oil and gas exploration MOU between PH, China
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-25
This week, former Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares filed before the Supreme Court a motion seeking to decide on the party list's petition in 2008 which seeks to nullify an earlier joint ...

Bong Go: Local peace talks to settle land disputes
philstar.com - 2018-11-25
In the same event, Go said he will also push for the creation of a Department for OFW Affairs which aims to unite the fractured services currently done by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Labor and Employment, Overseas Workers Welfare ...

Mass-housing group warns of project delays due to worker shortage
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-25
Tesda director Angelina Carreon said most of the trainings are in the services sector like the hotel and restaurant business and only 10 percent of the number of trainees are in the construction ...

Journey of a podcaster: from a hate crime to the manongs of Stockton
Rappler - 2018-11-25
These are stories, first of despair, as gleaned from the letters of Manongs of another age: men who risked all to go to America and ended up in stoop-labor jobs. Later on these turn into stories of determination: how a son and daughter of the Manongs and ...

Sri Lanka president vows never to reappoint ousted prime minister
Rappler - 2018-11-25
He named Rajapakse as new premier and tried to dissolve parliament but the Supreme Court and legislators blocked the president's moves. Wickremesinghe, who occupies the prime minister's residence, and Rajapakse, who has the premier's official offices ...

More than 8,000 aspirants complete bar examinations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-25
The first day focused on Political Law, International Law ... supporters and relatives of bar takers flocked around the University of Santo Tomas campus, the venue of the exams, for the ...

Electronics makers back higher tax on GIE
philstar.com - 2018-11-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Inc. (SEIPI) is pushing for the implementation of a higher tax rate of six to seven percent on gross income earned (GIE) to replace the 18 percent tax rate for eligible ...

Dolce & Gabbana has a big China problem after ad causes outrage
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-25
Chinese celebrities are already "under pressure" to demonstrate their patriotism following movie star Fan Bingbing's recent temporary disappearance and allegations against her of tax evasion ...

At 104, the oldest living Upsilonian talks about a life fulfilled
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2018-11-24
After attending Tondo Primary School, Gonzalez was enrolled at ... He went on to study law at the University of the Philippines, became editor of the Philippinensian and an Upsilonian.

Why tied aid is a disaster
Inquirer Opinion - 2018-11-24
In the case of Japanese loans, "prices of tied goods were over 20 percent higher than the lowest available international prices and reduced ... is convenor of the Program on Alternative Development, University of the Philippines Center for Integrative ...

'Scream' mask maker sues Celtics guard Terry Rozier for copyright infringement: report
New York Daily News - 2018-11-24
This is one scary lawsuit. Celtics guard Terry Rozier is being sued by Fun World, the company behind the iconic mask from the the 1996 horror film, "Scream," for unspecified damages in addition to $150,000 per copy right infringement, The Blast reports.

Carpio optimistic on getting SC post despite qualms on PH-China ties
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 24) -- Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, a staunch critic of the warming ties between the Philippines and China, says that he is optimistic of his ...

SMEs back Comprehensive Tax Reform Program Package 2
philstar.com - 2018-11-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from Luzon and Central Visayas have expressed support for the second package of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP), saying the measure would enable them to expand their businesses and ...

Bulacan mayor reclaims post after SC reverses his dismissal by Ombudsman
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-24
NORZAGARAY, Bulacan - Dismissed Mayor Alfredo Germar reclaimed his post on Friday (Nov. 23) after the Supreme Court in October nullified his removal and perpetual ban from office for hiring six ...

Know your next Chief Justice
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-24
All five aspirants to the seat vacated by retired Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro have been included in the shortlist which was already submitted to President Rodrido Duterte. The ...

Brexit draft withdrawal agreement: a growing consensus on intellectual property
Lexology - 2018-11-24
The status of EU intellectual property rights in the UK post-Brexit remains an area of great uncertainty for many brand owners. However, the UK and EU Commission have revealed that they have agreed a large part of the intellectual property articles within ...

Gov't should be wary of 'careless talk' to avoid waiving arbitral ruling in South China Sea row
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-24
Carpio is one of five nominees for Supreme Court Chief Justice. The Judicial and Bar Council has yet to come up with its shortlist from which Duterte would choose the next chief justice.

Senate to conduct probe on illegal Chinese workers
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 23) -- The Senate labor committee would conduct an investigation on the presence of illegal Chinese workers on Monday in the wake of an anti-illegal ...

Carpio, 4 others make it to JBC shortlist for CJ
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-23
Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio and Associate Justices Lucas Bersamin, Diosdado Peralta, Estela Perlas-Bernabe and Andres Reyes Jr. made it to the shortlist of the Judicial ...

Senate to probe influx of illegal Chinese workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-23
Sen. Joel Villanueva on Friday assailed the growing number of illegal Chinese workers who "shamelessly robbed" Filipinos of jobs and also operated clandestine online gambling as he urged ...

Lifting of mine permits suspension seen
Inquirer - 2018-11-23
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) and the inter-agency Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) will be recommending the lifting of the suspension on the issuance of new mining permits ...

Your ID as a powerful tool
Inquirer - 2018-11-23
Are there alternatives? Some institutions like local banking giant Metrobank make this basic requirement a tad easier for its clients as it tagged a number of government IDs and documents as valid.

Your ID as a powerful tool
Inquirer - 2018-11-23
To be a member and secure an OWWA ID, one needs to pay a $25 membership contribution and either enroll upon processing of contract at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA ...

EU supports PH in efforts to boost capability vs cybercrime
Global Nation - 2018-11-23
The European Union (EU) Delegation to the Philippines on Friday showed its support on a four-day "Introductory Training of Trainers Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence." The training ...

Commentary: Is the proposed mining fiscal regime too high, low or just right?
philstar.com - 2018-11-23
The mining industry is a heavily taxed industry - from 1.7 percent business tax, 1 percent royalties to indigenous peoples, to 5 percent royalties if the operation is within a mineral reserve - in addition to "policy uncertainties and the moratorium ...

Short list for chief justice is out, all 5 justices get in
Rappler - 2018-11-23
He dissented in the Delfin Lee and PAL cases. The 5 nominees were not publicly interviewed by the JBC, after the council approved the request of the en banc to do away with interviews of senior Supreme Court justices. (READ: Recent JBC interviews had less ...

WESM CEO: Fully implement RCOA to lower electricity prices
Inquirer - 2018-11-23
according to at least one study conducted by the Ateneo de Manila University-based research institution Manila Observatory. When RCOA was first launched, a wave of CCs - malls, universities ...

Criteria for retrenchment
Sun Star - 2018-11-23
Respondent Virginia Pascua was a school physician of petitioner La Consolacion College of Manila. In a meeting on September 30, 2011, Pascua was handed a termination of employment letter. She was informed that due to the current financial situation of ...

Facebook to pay $114M in Italian fiscal accord
Rappler - 2018-11-23
Ireland has one of the lowest corporate tax rates in the European Union. Apple had earlier, in December 2015, agreed to make payment of more than 300 million euros on Italian-generated profits dating back to 2008. - Rappler.com

DFA renews warning vs human traffickers based in Dubai
Global Nation - 2018-11-23
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has alerted anew Filipinos wishing to work abroad against human trafficking syndicates based in Dubai that have been illegally deploying Filipinos to Iraq.

As Final Four unfolds, NU rues missing out
Rappler - 2018-11-23
"Going forward, we're just really going to be a strong team." Rike admitted that he also underperformed due to an incident at the Bureau of Immigration, where he was detained due to visa issues. "I just kept having flashbacks to what my life was like ...

Families of Maguindanao Massacre victims optimistic about decision despite stalled case
InterAksyon - 2018-11-23
One suspect, Anwar Ampatuan, tried to quash the charges against him but his petition was dismissed by the Court of Appeals in 2012. Some of the suspects have passed away, including Ampatuan Sr., who succumbed to liver cancer in 2015. Zaldy Ampatuan ...

Who's who: A look at chief justice aspirants
philstar.com - 2018-11-23
She passed the Bar in 1976. She practiced legal work for China Banking Corp., Paramount Finance Corp., and the National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation from 1978 to 1993. In 1996, she was appointed as Metropolitan Trial Court Judge in Makati, then was ...

Internet service provider clarifies Tinder not blocked due to Anti-Cybercrime Law
InterAksyon - 2018-11-22
(Philstar/File photo) Despite their intention, civil rights group and the Supreme Court criticized the move since the PNP failed to submit a court order that was required prior to the blocking attempt. A blog in July 2018 observed that a crackdown on ...

Beyond the numbers
Inquirer Opinion - 2018-11-22
This week witnessed the 73rd Annual National Convention of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants. How ominous that the convention was lightly brushed by Tropical Depression "Samuel," though the storm had by then weakened. This year ...

SC acquits convicted drug peddler, cites police failure to comply with rules on seized drugs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-22
The Supreme Court has acquitted a man convicted of selling "shabu" (crystal meth) three years ago because police failed to comply with regulations for handling seized illegal drugs.

DOLE still checking Chinese workers in Philippines
philstar.com - 2018-11-22
At this time, DOLE is coordinating with the Department of Justice in regulating the entry of foreign workers. Data from the Bureau of Immigration showed that 1.8 million Chinese entered the country from 2015 to 2017, a yearly average of 615,000.

Locsin reveals China, PHL oil, gas M.O.U. text
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-22
On Wednesday the petitioners in a 2008 suit before the Supreme Court asked the SC to rule on the constitutionality of an earlier similar cooperation agreement that the Philippines signed with ...

TIEZA hopeful of DOF support on incentives to tourism zones
philstar.com - 2018-11-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) is optimistic the Department of Finance (DOF) will support its grant of incentives to tourism enterprise zones (TEZs). In an interview, TIEZA chief operating officer ...

Speeding up the wheels of justice
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-22
Raymund Narag, an assistant professor at the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale, recently argued that pretrial detention in the ...

Expected raises for 2019 job switchers seen at 20%-60%
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-22
He added: "There was also a greater demand for niche specializations due to new regulations in banking and financial services, migration activities from abroad, and increasingly digital and cashless banking." For 2019, accounting and finance ...

Australia proposes stripping native-born extremists of citizenship
Rappler - 2018-11-22
Morrison heads a minority coalition government that must call a national election before May 2019 but is trailing well behind the main opposition Labor Party in opinion polls. As campaigning builds towards the election, Morrison and Dutton have led a tough ...

Banking, tech professionals see rising salaries in 2018
Rappler - 2018-11-22
In particular, these are the niche skillsets per sector that can command higher salaries in the coming year: Accounting and Finance: Taxation and audit Banking and Finance: Compliance and audit, anti-money-laundering, and financial crime compliance Human ...

9 years after: Verdict on Maguindanao Massacre to be out soon
UNTV - 2018-11-22
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld its order prohibiting three of the accused in the Maguindanao massacre from turning into state witnesses. In a resolution dated July 10, the CA former special 13th division dismissed the motion ...

House Makabayan bloc demands full transparency on PH-China deal
Global Nation - 2018-11-22
Tinio also said that the deals, especially the one involving the WPS, should be scrutinized and its constitutionality should be questioned before the Supreme Court. Philippines and China are ...

BI to deport, blacklist 2 foreigners for overstaying
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-22
Two foreigners will be deported after they were arrested in different operations for overstaying in the country, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Thursday. In a statement, BI Acting ...

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