3rd telco plan faces new threat
Inquirer - 2018-11-14
Suarez said he would challenge in the Supreme Court the constitutionality of the NTC decision if it would proceed in allowing China Telecom to become part of the third telco. "There is Japanese ...

Easing of bank secrecy for tax purposes pushed
Inquirer - 2018-11-14
The government stands to lose P15 billion in additional revenues if Congress would not include the automatic exchange of information as well as the lifting of bank secrecy for taxation purposes in ...

DOF to push for exchange info, bank secrecy in tax amnesty bill
philstar.com - 2018-11-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Finance (DOF) said yesterday it would appeal for the legislature to retain the exchange of information and bank secrecy provisions under the proposed tax amnesty bill. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez made the ...

Duterte gives go-ahead for halting 2019 fuel tax hike
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-14
THE government is holding off the increase in fuel excise tax of P2 per liter in 2019, as President Duterte has given his go-ahead to the inflation-busting recommendation of economic managers.

Will Congress finally pass the law for the most numerous?
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-14
The Senate version of the MACWIE has already gone through a rigorous review and deliberation by a technical working group ... labor market interventions, social security and health insurance ...

Labor shortage woes force Japan to pry open door to migrant workers
Rappler - 2018-11-14
TOKYO, Japan - Aging Japan is reluctantly attempting to pry open its doors to migrant workers as it battles serious labor shortages, raising the hackles of conservatives worried about mass immigration. Although Japan has long acknowledged the need to ...

CHED: Colleges, universities may still add Filipino to curriculum
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 14) -- Universities and colleges may still include Filipino, Panitikan (Literature) and the Constitution in their curricula, even after the Supreme Court ...

CHEd to study SC decision to exclude Filipino, Panitikan from college curriculum
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-14
The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) said on Wednesday that it will study the issues raised by education stakeholders following the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) to exclude Filipino and ...

Advocacy for Integrated Reporting
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-14
Business enterprises and accountants have long been exposed and involved in environmental accounting and corporate social reporting, which contain information on how enterprises and environment ...

China tech factory conditions fuel suicides: study
Inquirer Technology - 2018-11-14
The study by the Hong Kong-based Economic Rights Institute, which supports fair ... at Chinese welding machinery company Jasic Technology in southern Guangdong province to agitate for better ...

American wanted for fraud in the US faces deportation
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-14
An American wanted in the United States (US) for fraud is set to be deported after his arrest in ParaƱaque City, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Wednesday. The BI identified the American as ...

TURNING POINT: The Sinking of the Unsinkable
MindaNews - 2018-11-14
1997 ruling of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court; and the July 15, 2013 decision by the Philippine Supreme Court, reinstating its earlier decision dated September 19, 2000 which forfeited in favor of petitioner Republic of the Philippines the amount held ...

Kakai Bautista slams exclusion of Filipino, Panitikan from GE curriculum
Inquirer Entertainment - 2018-11-14
It was in June 2017 that the Department of Education and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea signed a memorandum of agreement that would see the Korean language taught in public high schools.

CNN sues President Trump and top White House aides for barring Jim Acosta
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-14
"CNN filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration ... "hard pass," which speeds up entry and exit from the grounds. "I was just told to do it," the Secret Service officer said.

House panel OKs tax amnesty
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-13
The amnesty would cover estate taxes and all general taxes imposed and collected by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). The tax holiday, however, excluded tax liabilities covered by cases filed ...

'Narcos' Production Co. Seeks Toss Of Copyright Suit
Law360 - 2018-11-13
"It is as though the plaintiff sued the caterer to a movie set for copyright infringement," the company said. Dynamo also joined the other defendants -- California-based Netflix Inc., Narcos Productions LLC and Gaumont Television USA LLC -- in an Oct. 16 ...

Show the fine print
Inquirer Opinion - 2018-11-13
Economist Fernando Fajardo of the University of San Carlos in Cebu has called it ... as one-half of Mislatel (Mindanao Islamic Telephone Co. Inc.), the Uy-China Telecom consortium -- despite its entry being fraught with national security implications.

Postscript to Peasant Month
Inquirer Opinion - 2018-11-13
Just a few days after the nine farmers were massacred in Sagay, "lumad" folk from the southern parts of Caraga climbed up north to our regional capital, Butuan City, to join the Mindanao-wide ... at Father Saturnino Urios University, Butuan City.

Foreign journalists, media scholars slam 'attempt to silence Rappler'
Rappler - 2018-11-13
On Twitter, they slammed the recent decision of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to indict Rappler Holdings Corporation (RHC) for tax evasion, an allegation that the company maintains is baseless. David Kaye, United Nations special rapporteur on the ...

Senate approves proposed general tax amnesty on 2 nd reading
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-13
Tax amnesty programs are meant more to draw into the fold those that have failed to pay correct tax amounts rather than to raise additional revenues during the amnesty period. -- BW FILE PHOTO THE SENATE on Tuesday approved on second reading a measure that ...

Court denies plea to dismiss graft cases of ex-Immigration officials in bribery scandal
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 13) -- The Sandiganbayan has denied the plea of former Immigration commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles to dismiss corruption charges them over an ...

LTFRB staff file complaint at Ombudsman vs Lizada
Rappler - 2018-11-13
Delgra's Chief of Staff Manolo Labor, as well as staff members Nikki Rose Gener and Martin Angelo Afante, filed the 25-page joint complaint-affidavit on September 27, in relation to the P2 fare hike in Iloilo that was approved without Lizada's signature.

Arroyo on alleged Finance Secretary appointment: 'It's hypothetical'
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 13) -- House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is again at the center of another appointment rumor. The former President turned House Representative unseated ...

House panel okays general tax amnesty bill
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-13
The committee approved the granting of a 2 percent general tax amnesty rate based on total ... whether or not used in trade or business declared.

Tourism chief Berna Puyat tours New Clark City
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-11-13
CLARK FREEPORT -- Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat of the Department of Tourism (DOT) toured New Clark City, one of the main competition venues for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games hosted by the Philippines. On her social media account, Secretary Romulo ...

Brexit: English Intellectual Property law implications- October 2018
Lexology - 2018-11-13
The UK Government served formal notice under Article 50 of The Treaty on European Union to terminate the UK's membership of the EU on 29 March 2017 (following the June 2016 UK referendum on EU membership). The EU Treaties will accordingly cease to apply to ...

Filipino professors decry SC ruling on K-12
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-13
They expressed dismay over a recent Supreme Court ruling that did not only declare the K-12 program constitutional but also made Filipino subjects optional in tertiary education. Longtime ...

Briones says college instructors can teach Filipino in elementary, high schools
Rappler - 2018-11-12
MANILA, Philippines - Amid reports that thousands of college teachers could go jobless after the Supreme Court ruled that Filipino and Panitikan are no longer core subjects in college, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said these affected faculty can ...

PH growth seen to slow down this year
Inquirer - 2018-11-12
However, the OECD said that "the underemployment rate, which has recently risen again despite the decline in the labor participation rate, requires attention." Underemployment rose to 17.2 ...

No reason to raise water rates, nor continue water privatization
Bulatlat - 2018-11-12
Later, the MWSS posted the "business plan" of the concessionaires in their website ... The MWSS has been repeatedly urged to ask the concessionaires to return whatever income tax the public previously paid the concessionaires, for one thing.

9 Chinese face deportation
philstar.com - 2018-11-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is set to deport nine Chinese for illegally working as vendors in the country, an official said yesterday. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said Cai Shaoqiu, Cai Shengfeng, Tian Changsheng, She ...

House okays new fiscal regime for mining sector
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-12
The original bill earlier included local business tax amnesty and real-property tax amnesty as part of Part B of Package 1 of the tax-reform program. The amnesty bill was designed to combat ...

Solon vows to protect IT-BPM sector amid tax-perk overhaul
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-12
The chairman of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means has vowed to protect information- technology and business-process management (IT-BPM) firms, as the industry faces an impending overhaul on ...

No arrest warrant issued for Marcos' non-appearance for graft promulgation
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 12) -- No arrest warrant was issued against former First Lady Imelda Marcos Monday. The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division said the warrant is for her non ...

DOLE: Chinese working on Binondo Bridge project are architects and engineers, not laborers
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-12
Bello says there are other government agencies like the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation and the Bureau of Immigration which issue permits allowing foreign nationals to work locally.

MVP Prince Eze wishes CJ Perez got rightful place in Mythical Team
SPIN - 2018-11-12
We started from scratch but our coach tells us to have no excuses" That's why for Eze, he hopes that no one rains on his parade as everything he has achieved this season is the fruit of all his labor. "If they want this, they should go get it. Last season ...

Sulu civil society slams Tan petition against BOL
Rappler - 2018-11-12
DAVAO CITY, Philippines - Sulu civil society leaders and other Moro groups said they did not share Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan II's stance against the Bangsamoro Organic Law. "Being a Bangsamoro, a Tausug from Sulu, I would say, I am also free to ...

Training for employment
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-11-12
The program will focus on six growth areas that have been identified by the Department of Labor and Employment as key employment generators or emerging industries in the regions: agriculture, banking and finance, construction, hospitality and tourism ...

BI to deport 9 foreigners for selling retail goods illegally
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-12
Nine foreign nationals in Pasay and Manila are facing deportation after they were arrested for selling retail goods illegally, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Monday. BI Commissioner Jaime ...

Labor group presses P500 food subsidy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-12
A labor group has renewed its call for President Rodrigo Duterte to approve a monthly food voucher worth P500 for some 4 million minimum wage earners nationwide to help them cope with the ...

DFA repatriates 200 undocumented OFWs from UAE
Global Nation - 2018-11-12
Some 200 undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) repatriated from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were set to arrive in Manila on Monday, the Department of Foreign Affairs said. In a ...

AgNor LGU to give gratuity pay to qualified retirees
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-11-12
Through the said ordinance, authored by Sangguniang Bayan Member Victor A. Cain, the local government of the municipality of Magallanes will give gratuity pay to the qualified retiree as government officials and employees who rendered exemplary services ...

Getting rid of the BIR audit
Inquirer - 2018-11-11
An even worse scenario can arise from the appointment of a new commissioner of Internal Revenue. The same taxpayers can be subject to tax evasion cases even if they were already audited for those ...

The best senator who never ran
Inquirer Opinion - 2018-11-11
He was both University of the Philippines Student Council president and Philippine ... William Jasarino repeatedly stated his 2015 Torre de Manila case had no legal, only strong moral, basis. Jesus Falcis was intensely criticized by Hilbay and justices ...

Old age? Health? The real reason why Imelda Marcos has yet to be arrested
InterAksyon - 2018-11-11
Be rest assured that we will never be too busy from doing our mandate," Chief Superintendent Benigno Durana Jr. said in an interview with Manila Bulletin ... lawyer and De La Salle University College of Law Dean Chel Diokno in an interview with ANC ...

Tobacco farmers oppose tax hike
philstar.com - 2018-11-11
The Department of Health is pushing the measure proposed by Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito to increase tobacco excise to P90 per pack and impose an additional nine percent hike every year thereafter. PTGA said this proposal was "overwhelming" given ...

Workers buying less food due to inflation -- group
philstar.com - 2018-11-11
"November brings with it the specter of a transport fare hike and an 11-centavo-per-kilowatt-hour Meralco rate increase. This will have a knockdown domino effect on all other prices," he noted. Corral said that even with the recent wage ...

Language training centers not authorized job recruiters, says POEA
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-11
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Sunday warned overseas jobs applicants to be wary of language training centers that promise sure employment upon completion of a ...

The judicial system is the problem
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-11
My source disclosed that Andy misrepresented that the reason for his exile and inability to return to the Philippines is his "philandering" and involvement with several women, which allegedly ...

Andy Bautista: Out of sight, out of mind!
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-11
Patricia surrendered to then-Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre 35 Luzon Development Bank Passbook ... Smartmatic and Divinalaw headed by University of Santo Thomas Law Dean Nilo Divina.

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