Advocacy for
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-11
This initiative was started in 2004 and aims to inspire action by business leaders to shift toward resilient business models and a sustainable economy. In 2009 Prince Charles convened a high level ...

Govt loses bid to compel Piatco to pay P300 million
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-11
It held that the government violated the fundamental public policy in the hiring of "expert witnesses" or "consultants," or local or foreign lawyers or law firm, when the OSG did not ...

Labor group to insist on subsidy proposal for minimum wage earners
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-11
Mr. Tanjusay said that both the government and business sectors have shown their support for a subsidy that will help minimum wage earners. "Our subsidy proposal has widespread support including from the leadership of the Employers Confederation of the ...

It's the kind of lawsuit that sounds crazy at first. But then you think, what if?
Inc. - 2018-11-11
Let's cut to the chase: Netflix just got sued for trademark violations and copyright infringement by the Satanic Temple, and it sounds totally insane until you dig down a bit into the details. And then you start to realize that they might actually have a case.

CA denies government bid to make Piatco pay P300 million
Rappler - 2018-11-11
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) denied the government's bid for the CA to make the Philippine International Air Terminals Company Incorporated (Piatco) pay $6 million, or over P300 million, for the costs of international arbitration ...

Intellectual property for franchisors in Russia
Lexology - 2018-11-11
Trademark registration is an essential first element for every franchise transaction targeted at Russia. A trademark may not be granted for use within the scope of a franchise unless it is properly protected (ie, registered) in Russia. Therefore, a foreign ...

SC upholds K-12 constitutionality - 2018-11-10
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed the constitutionality of the K-12 basic education program of the government five years after it was signed into law. In a 94-page decision promulgated on Oct. 9, now retired Chief Justice Teresita ...

My swan song
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-10
A few of my libel cases went all the way to the Court of Appeals for which I was eventually acquitted, thanks to Tom. My gratitude also goes to lawyers Pedro Carbonnel and Fortunato Pagdanganan ...

Mayoralty bet wants P1-B budget ordinance amended
Sun Star - 2018-11-10
In his letter dated November 5, 2018 and sent by registered mail to Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan and Vice-Mayor Bryan Nepomuceno, Cauguiran wrote that "as a concerned tax payer and resident ... with the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) and BCDA with ...

Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 upheld
Journal - 2018-11-10
Under the senior high school curriculum, students can choose among four strands: 1. Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM) Strand; 2. Science and Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Strand; 3. Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS ...

Supreme Court lifts TRO: Filipino not required subject in college
Rappler - 2018-11-10
MANILA, Philippines - Bad news for Filipino advocates as the Supreme Court has lifted a 2015 Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), and upheld as valid the higher education memorandum excluding Filipino, Panitikan, and Constitution as required subjects in ...

LOOK: Imelda Marcos parties with Sara Duterte, officials on night of conviction
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 10) -- Former First Lady Imelda Marcos attended a party with some government officials Friday - the same day the Sandiganbayan convicted her of graft.

Supreme Court declares K-12 constitutional
Rappler - 2018-11-10
The en banc reasoned that the right to security of tenure is already "set in stone" in the Labor Code and civil service law. The en banc also did not give merit to the argument that K-12 discriminated against a sector of students. The petitioners ...

Tax case vs Rappler 'desperate attempt to silence critical voice' - HRW
Rappler - 2018-11-10
"Assistant State Prosecutor Zenamar Machacon-Caparros upheld the complaint filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) against Rappler Holdings Corporation (RHC) and Ressa for wilful attempt to evade or defeat tax and willful failure to supply correct ...

SC upholds constitutionality of K-12 program
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 10) -- The Supreme Court (SC) junked all petitions filed against the government's implementation of the K-to-12 program and upheld its constitutionality.

Imelda gets 77 years but jail time doubted
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-09
The Supreme Court in 2003 determined that the dictator and his wife together only had a lawful income equivalent to $304,000 from 1966 to 1986, but their Swiss bank accounts held about $680 million.

Lawmakers urge scrapping of fuel taxes under TRAIN - 2018-11-09
Various sectors, including those in exports and electronics, have expressed apprehensions the bill will lead to layoffs or even business closures with the removal of certain tax incentives. The bill seeks to reduce the corporate income tax from the present ...

A voice silenced
Inquirer Opinion - 2018-11-09
Given his training and background as a lawyer ... even ending up in a poster put up by the Philippine National Police identifying him as among the "personalities" of the underground armed movement. But how could he have been "underground" when ...

Polls of the US 2018 elections
Inquirer Opinion - 2018-11-09
(FiveThirtyEight, aka 538, is named after the number of votes in the American electoral college; a candidate needs 270 ... or red (Republican) for Congress, 98 found blue ahead, 1 found a tie, and 1 put red ahead by a single point. The US Senate stayed ...

The proposed selection and term of office of justices
Inquirer Opinion - 2018-11-09
Three, including the Chief Justice, will be appointed by the President, three by the Commission on Appointments of Congress, and three by the Federal ... and professor of constitutional law at the UP College of Law.

Imelda Marcos found guilty of graft, faces arrest - 2018-11-09
In a statement, Imelda said she has received her copy of the decision and would definitely file an appeal. She said retired Court of Appeals justice Manuel Lazaro "will act as my counsel in the interim" as Sison is confined at the Asian Hospital and ...

Lopez: Manufacturing sector can drive Philippine growth
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-09
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), he said, targets to attract more investments in manufacturing to serve local demand by ... top trade official said the government continues to roll ...

British Chamber of Commerce optimistic about PH economy
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-09
The TRABAHO bill, formerly known as TRAIN 2, is the second leg of the administration's tax reform program. Along with lowering corporate income tax, the measure aims to reduce tax incentives ...

Irresponsible Australian mining in the Philippines persists
Bulatlat - 2018-11-09
She strongly called for the Australian government to investigate the mining activities of ... Australian public and expose what Australian mining companies are doing to the local communities in the Philippines. The Australian people can help so much ...

Alambra: LandBank holds 1st LGU Forum - in Baguio City!
Sun Star - 2018-11-09
THE Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) conducted the first leg of its Local Government Unit (LGU) Forum in Baguio City! And was I glad to be invited! The resumption of my newspaper column was long in the works - and it could be my first newsy topic!

Rappler: Tax case clear harassment, has no legal basis
Rappler - 2018-11-09
On Friday, November 9, the Department of Justice (DOJ) indicted Rappler Holdings Corporation for tax evasion and failure to file tax returns. We are not at all surprised by the decision, considering how the Duterte administration has been treating Rappler ...

DOJ OKS tax evasion case vs Rappler
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-09
Baladiang for willful attempt to evade or defeat tax and willful failure to supply ... which is the shares of stock of a corporation. The BIR said that on various dates between 2014 to 2015 ...

DFA rescues distressed OFWs working as truck drivers in Germany, Poland
Global Nation - 2018-11-09
At least 40 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) working as truck drivers in Germany and Poland were rescued from "poor working and living conditions," the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said ...

Imelda Marcos found guilty of graft
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-09
THE Sandiganbayan on Friday found former first lady and Ilocos Rep. Imelda R. Marcos guilty on seven counts of graft during the Marcos regime. In a statement, Ms. Marcos, who is 89 years old, said she plans to file a motion for reconsideration. "(Retired ...

DOJ okays over P100-M tax case vs Rappler
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-09
The complaint was filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) last March. Based on the complaint, Rappler Holdings Corp. (RHC) purchased common shares from Rappler, Inc. worth PHP19,245,975.

DOJ finds probable cause to charge Rappler, Maria Ressa for tax evasion
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 9) -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) has found probable cause to charge Rappler Holdings Corporation (RHC), the parent firm of online news website Rappler ...

DOJ indicts Rappler Holdings for tax evasion
Rappler - 2018-11-09
MANILA, Philippines (4th UPDATE) - The Department of Justice (DOJ) indicted Rappler Holdings Corporation (RHC) for tax evasion and failure to file tax returns, the department said in a statement on Friday, November 9. The DOJ's statement did not indicate ...

Backlash over FT journalist denied entry to Hong Kong
Rappler - 2018-11-09
HONG KONG - Rights campaigners Friday, November 9, denounced Hong Kong's barring of a senior Financial Times journalist as another blow to press freedom in the city which has come under increasing pressure from an assertive China. The refusal by ...

Honasan accepts position of DICT Chief
UNTV - 2018-11-09
based on a Twitter post by Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac. Dalquez was sentenced to death in 2015 for murdering her employer who attempted to rape her. She was later acquitted when the court in Al-Ain reversed ...

Who is Imelda Marcos?
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-09
April 29, 1998 - Withdraws from the presidential race. October 6, 1998 - The Philippine Supreme Court overturns her 1993 corruption conviction. Marcos faced a 12-year prison sentence and $4.3 ...

U.S. to deny asylum to illegal border crossers
Rappler - 2018-11-09
a power he invoked right after taking office with a controversial ban on travelers from several mostly-Muslim countries - whose final version was upheld by the US Supreme Court on June 26 after a protracted legal battle. "Today's rule applies this ...

Gringo Honasan formally accepts offer of Duterte to head DICT - 2018-11-09
Rodrigo Duterte to lead the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), the outgoing ... in Business Management at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM).

Comelec to follow SC guidelines on party-list groups
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-09
"As far as the Comelec is concerned, it has, since the beginning of the party-list system, always adhered to the interpretation of the law by the [Supreme Court]," Comelec spokesperson James ...

Beware of binary-type pyramiding
Inquirer - 2018-11-09
To make it more sustainable, binary companies encourage members to buy "business centers," allowing a member to sign themselves up and invest as many times as they wish in these business ...

TRAIN 2 not Senate priority, says Zubiri
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-08
Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri on Thursday said there was a need to ensure that inflation was going down before tax measures that could adversely affect investments were considered.

Supreme Court to Address Meaning of "Full Costs" as Used in Copyright Act
JD Supra - 2018-11-08
Oracle sued Rimini in 2010 for copyright infringement and ultimately received a damages award of $124 million. Rimini appealed, and the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit--which upheld most of the ruling--interpreted "full costs" under the ...

Democrats retake the US House, setting up divided government
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-08
The campaign unfolded against a backdrop of ugly rhetoric and angry debates on immigration, health care and the role of Congress in overseeing the president. In locking down a majority ...

Guilty: The case of Imelda Marcos and her illegal Swiss-based organizations
InterAksyon - 2018-11-08
The Office of the Ombudsman in December 1991 filed 10 counts of graft against Marcos for creating and managing private organizations, as well as having financial interests to several business enterprises. Imelda Marcos managed seven Swiss-based ...

Therma Power Visayas sets aside P892 million for Cebu plant
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-08
NPPC was turned over to TPVI after it offered a bid of P1.088 billion. However, SPC Power Corp. exercised its right to top and matched the bid with an additional P54 million or a total of P1.143 ...

With split Congress, prospect for economic deals looks dim
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-08
In Photo: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California speaks about Democratic gains in the House of Representatives to a crowd of Democratic supporters during an election night returns event ...

BOC eases rules on duty and tax-free balikbayan boxes
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-11-08
Qualified Filipinos abroad are those (1) holders of valid passports issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and certified by Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) or Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) for overseas employment ...

BOC eases rules on duty and tax-free balikbayan boxes
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-11-08
Qualified Filipinos abroad are those (1) holders of valid passports issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and certified by Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) or Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) for overseas employment ...

Doctors call for law banning child boxers in Thailand
Inquirerer Sports - 2018-11-08
it is also a very serious case of child labor. "Child boxing is totally unacceptable, as it is the worst form of child abuse and needs to end now," Vedrasco stressed."These child boxers are ...

Six Chinese nationals face deportation for illegal mining
Global Nation - 2018-11-08
Six Chinese nationals are facing deportation following their arrest for illegal mining in Bulacan, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Wednesday. In a statement, the immigration bureau reported ...

Forums in San Carlos and San Beda
Inquirer Opinion - 2018-11-08
On my part as chair of the Foundation for Liberty and Prosperity ... lofty offices with the expectation that they will outperform the graduates of another university who, in the past, cornered most of these exalted posts. While there may be bad eggs ...

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