Rights group slams CA dismissal of amparo petition
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-29
MANILA, Philippines -- A human-rights group on Saturday slammed the decision of the Court of Appeals (CA) dismissing the amparo and habeas data petition for the protection of its members.

BI nabs 97 Chinese, 8 other foreigners in BiƱan call center raid; 1 minor rescued
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-29
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) arrested 97 Chinese nationals and eight other foreigners who were found to be working without proper documents in a call center or a Business ...

U.S. Supreme Court to decide future of DACA protections for undocumented immigrants
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-29
(CNN) -- The U.S. Supreme Court said Friday it will review next term President Donald Trump's decision to terminate an Obama-era program that protects hundreds of thousands of undocumented ...

SC asked to inhibit Carpio from WPS case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-28
The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) on Thursday filed a motion asking the Supreme Court to inhibit Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio from participating in a writ of kalikasan petition ...

On dealing with bumps in the road
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-28
After a long day at work, Genaro Teotico waited at a "loading and unloading" zone for a jeepney to take him home. After 30 minutes of waiting and braving the strong rains and wind, he ...

Is the Fed still relevant?
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-28
Fedgolf accused SCTI of discontinuing their service "despite serious ... the USGA and the R&A as the administrator of all matters golf in the Philippines. The Federation of Golf Clubs came ...

BIR amends criteria for top withholding agents
philstar.com - 2019-06-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has modified its criteria for the classification of the top withholding agents, in line with the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law. This is based on Revenue Regulations 7-2019 ...

Infra spending reaches 5.5% of GDP in 2018
philstar.com - 2019-06-28
These include Package 2, which aims to lower the corporate income tax (CIT) and modernize the fiscal incentives system; Package 3, which seeks reforms in the property valuation system; and Package 4, which rationalizes capital income taxation.

DoF says business sector keen on tax reform bills to be refiled with new Congress
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-28
THE Department of Finance (DoF) said it will re-file with the 18 th Congress bills that form part of second package of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP), which seeks to rationalize fiscal incentives and lower corporate income tax. "The business ...

Metro Pacific Hospital makes tender offer for shares in Makati Medical owner
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-28
METRO Pacific Hospital Holdings Inc. (MPHHI) has made an offer to buy P2.261 billion worth of shares from Medical Doctors Inc. (MDI) to boost its stake in the latter to 49.9%. "MPHHI has offered to acquire up to 563,000 outstanding common shares of MDI ...

Declare law on Palawan split unconstitutional, Supreme Court asked
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-28
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY -- A citizens group asked the Supreme Court this week to declare unconstitutional the law that split Palawan into three smaller provinces. The 28-page petition signed by ...

Labor groups: Government not doing enough to combat child labor
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-28
Labor groups scored the government on Friday for falling behind its target to reduce by 630,000 cases the incidents of child labor by 2022. Sentro ng mga Progresibo at Nagkakaisang Manggagawa ...

DOLE so far profiles more than 85,000 child laborers in PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department ... with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and the Industrial Tripartite Councils to provide skills training to former child laborers ...

DOLE identifies 85K child laborers
Sun Star - 2019-06-28
THE Department of Labor and Employment ... said that DOLE has partnered with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and Industrial Tripartite Councils for the provision of skills training to former child laborers to help them land ...

Bernie Sanders unveils plan to cancel all $1.6 trillion of student loan debt
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-28
"The bottom line is we shouldn't be punishing people for getting to higher education," Sanders said ... The plan is part of a more comprehensive "college for all" program that Sanders has ...

Meralco to conduct CSP of power requirements
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-28
ENERGY Secretary Alfonso Cusi said on Thursday the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) has informed him the utility firm would conduct no later than end-June a competitive selection process (CSP) of its ...

BIR amends criteria for top withholding agents
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-06-28
QUEZON CITY, June 28 -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue issued Revenue Regulations (RR) No. 7 - 2019 that shall take effect on June 29 or 15 days immediately after its publication. The said RR amends pertinent provisions of Section 2 under RR No. 11 ...

SOT bill passage likely on Sona day-DOLE
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-27
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said it is anticipating the much-awaited legislation will be signed by President Duterte, either days before or during his State of the Nation Address ...

JBC opens application for SC posts to be vacated by Carpio, Jardeleza
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-27
THE Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Thursday announced the opening for application and recommendation of posts in the Supreme Court that will be soon vacated by Associate Justices Francis ...

Incoming House members outline legislative priority when 18th Congress opens
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-27
and passive income and financial intermediary taxation bill will also be prioritized. Also included on the priority list are the traffic and congestion crisis bill, zero tariff on fish and meat ...

DOLE still waiting for BI to enforce stricter work permit requirements for foreigners
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-27
The joint issuance was signed by DOLE, BI, Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on May 1 to address the alleged "lax" work permit rules for FNs. Among the ...

Man arrested for extortion, estafa in Manila
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-27
The victim reportedly needed Tamayo, who is an engineer, so he can apply for a Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) license, which requires that at least one employee who is ...

2,763 Indonesians finally get citizenship
Sun Star - 2019-06-27
The latest additions to the one-year documentation program that ends by the end of June 2019 were during the four-day registration and verification held at the Mindanao State University in General Santos City from June 18-22, where a total of 375 were ...

CCCI, Picpa to conduct accounting, tax sessions
Sun Star - 2019-06-27
THE Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Philippine Institute of Certified Public ... As part of its corporate social responsibility and professional development programs, Picpa Cebu Chapter will ...

De Lima: No other president has committed more impeachable offenses than Duterte
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-27
This, the senator said, raises the urgency to resolve the petition filed by the Kalayaan Palawan Farmers and Fisherfolk Association against the Duterte Administration before the Supreme Court.

Application open for 2 associate justice posts
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-27
He also served as Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science degree from the University of the Philippines (UP) Iloilo College in 1970 and earned his law degree from UP Diliman in 1974. He placed third in the Bar ...

Manila City Council backs Lopez appointmen to Supreme Court
Journal - 2019-06-27
before he was appointed Chief City Prosecutor of Manila in February 2006. In the council, he served as majority floorleader and headed the committee on laws. The resolution said Lopez graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines Diliman with ...

Panelo: President's comment on China fishing in EEZ was 'misconstrued'
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 27) -- The Palace spokesperson said President Rodrigo Duterte's comment on China fishing in the country's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) was misinterpreted by ...

RCC gets two checks totaling $110,000
Robesonian - 2019-06-26
Piedmont Natural Gas and Matrix Service Inc. presented two checks in the amount of $100,000 and $10,000 to Robeson Community College and the Robeson Community College Foundation on Wednesday, as an investment into student scholarships and program expansion.

Missing elements in the debate on minimum-wage fixing
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-26
Nevertheless, even if there is no union in the enterprise, the Labor Code, under Article 267 (formerly Article 255), provides that workers, without exception, have the right to "participate in ...

BIR, LGUs top red tape complaints list-Arta
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-26
THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), local government units (LGUs) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) topped the list of agencies that received the most number of business-related ...

KAPA investors seek SC relief vs closure order
philstar.com - 2019-06-26
MANILA, Philippines -- A group of investors in ... Rhema said it is a licensed foundation accredited by the Department of Social Welfare and Development and local government units in Metro Manila and Rizal. "Petitioners are members of Rhema Foundation ...

SC asked to issue status quo order in favor of KAPA
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-26
Furthermore, the SEC said the respondents violated Section 8 of the SRC which states that "no person shall engaged in the business of buying or selling securities in the Philippines as a broker ...

Thorough assessment needed before lifting martial law in Mindanao
Sun Star - 2019-06-26
Andolong said Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana earlier told the Supreme Court in February this year that he would recommend the lifting of martial law in Mindanao by July 1 if amendments to the existing Human Security Act were passed by the legislature.

DepEd-Western Visayas eyes study-work program to address high dropout rate in secondary school
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-26
"Our modules are very flexible and can be adjusted to the existing livelihood programs like in Antique, the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has a Tupad Program and we can target the out-of-school youth to do a project where DoLE will provide ...

Scholarships to help Filipinos earn a college degree
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-26
The survey revealed that one of the most common reasons among these children and youth for not attending school was the high cost of education or financial ... opportunity for qualified students to earn a college degree and become a contributing member ...

Philippines Joins the World in Celebrating the Day of the Seafarer
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-26
It will be the eighth holding of the Day of the Seafarer, which was first celebrated worldwide on June 25, 2011. The event originated as a result of the decision of the International Maritime ...

Lawsuit claims Utah hotel exploited Filipino immigrants
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-25
"Stymied in their attempts to use undocumented labor, defendants turned to non-immigrant visa programs, including the J-1 visa internship program, to import cheap foreign labor to operate the ...

Denial of wage hike petitions slammed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-25
MANILA, Philippines -- A labor group on Tuesday slammed the decision of the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board to junk its petitions for a wage increase in Metro Manila and ...

Resist, speak up, SC justice tells new grads
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-25
Huwag matakot." (Resist. Have no fear.) Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Marvic Leonen on Monday reprised the battle cry of activists during the martial law regime of authoritarian President ...

Hopes and fears for young people
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-25
Despite the passage of the reproductive health law in 2012 and its survival of challenges before the Supreme Court, the sexuality education component of the law remains at the piloting stage. This leaves young men and women (and their children) vulnerable ...

SC to MMDA: justify ban on provincial buses along Edsa
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-25
File photo: Bumper-to-bumper traffic on Edsa reflects the miserable state of the Metro Manila commuting THE Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA ...

Carpio: Letting Chinese fish in EEZ violates Constitution
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Allowing Chinese fishermen to fish in the Philippine Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the West Philippine Sea is against the Constitution, Supreme Court Senior Associate ...

Safer nicotine products
philstar.com - 2019-06-25
Warsaw, Poland - Leading experts on nicotine, tobacco-related disease, public health, policymaking, science and technology were joined by users of so-called "safer nicotine products" such as electronic cigarettes or vapes, oral tobaccos such as ...

SC orders MMDA: Answer petitions vs EDSA bus ban
philstar.com - 2019-06-25
The militant Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) opposed the provincial bus ban. The labor group said the planned closure of bus terminals on EDSA by the government would inconvenience workers and commuters. The KMU said the riding public would be forced to pay ...

No wage hike for Metro Manila, Calabarzon workers
philstar.com - 2019-06-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Minimum wage earners in Metro Manila and Calabarzon will not yet receive a salary increase. Saying there is "no supervening event," the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards (RTWPBs) in the two regions rejected ...

SC associate justice aspirant favors same-sex marriage
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-25
Court of Appeals Associate Justice Ramon M. Bato Jr. noted that under the 1987 Constitution "no person can be deprived of life and liberty without due process of law nor the equal protection of ...

Grads told: Silence when you can speak is unjust, causes injustice
philstar.com - 2019-06-25
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- Supreme Court Associate Justice Leonen told the 351 members of the graduating class of the University of the Philippines in Baguio to continue the struggle for justice. While acknowledging that "making the right decisions ...

CA approves compromise deal on Smokey Mountain project
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-25
MANILA, Philippines -- The Court of Appeals has affirmed the P1.12-billion compromise agreement between the National Housing Authority (NHA) and a private developer of a project in Smokey ...

Solon pushes for inquiry on compliance of entertainment industry with work safety laws
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-25
MANILA, Philippines -- TUCP (Trade Union Congress of the Philippines) Representative-elect Raymond Democrito Mendoza on Tuesday said he would be filing a resolution calling for an inquiry into ...

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