Duterte to suspend fuel tax increase under TRAIN law
Rappler - 2018-10-14
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte will suspend the second round of higher excise tax on fuel under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law, in response to soaring inflation. In a statement on Sunday, October 14, Finance ...

From the Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court
Sun Star - 2018-10-13
including San Beda College of Law, UST Faculty of Civil Law, FEU Institute of Law, Angeles University Foundation ... Commercial Law Department of the Philippine Judicial Academy, the education arm of the SC. The 52-year-old magistrate will serve in the ...

Amante: Term limits
Sun Star - 2018-10-13
The 1987 Constitution provides that elective officials in the local governments and House of Representatives should serve for no more than nine consecutive years or three back-to-back terms. Recently, the Lower House proposed a four-year term for members ...

COMMENTARY: Who is a professor?
MindaNews - 2018-10-13
In the Philippine setting particularly in state colleges and universities(SUCs), tenured academic ranks are as follows: Instructor I-III, Assistant Professor 1-IV, Associate Professor I-V, Professor I-VI, and College/University Professor (as the highest ...

Junjun Binay can run for mayor - Comelec
philstar.com - 2018-10-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Former Makati mayor Jejomar "Junjun" Binay can run for public office in the 2019 midterm polls despite the graft charges he is facing, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said yesterday. James Jimenez, spokesperson for the ...

Growth Through Intellectual Property - Plant Protection Through Utility Patents, Certificates, And Plant Patents
JD Supra - 2018-10-12
An important aspect of developing any intellectual property strategy and portfolio is deciding which method of intellectual property protection to pursue based on the advantages and disadvantages of each method. Plants may be protected through utility ...

DOJ submits opposition to Trillanes appeal in rebellion case
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-12
THE Department of Justice (DoJ) opposed an appeal by Sen. Antonio F. Trillanes IV to reverse the order of Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150 for his arrest and travel ban and the reception of evidence. In another development, Makati RTC Branch ...

Faeldon appointed BuCor chief
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-12
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed Nicanor A. Faeldon, Department of National Defense (DND) deputy administrator of the Office of Civil Defense, as director-general of Bureau of Corrections, Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said on Friday.

Carpio vies for Supreme Court chief justice
Rappler - 2018-10-12
MANILA, Philippines - Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio has accepted his nomination for chief justice, the Supreme Court confirmed on Friday, October 12. Carpio sent his confirmation to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Friday, according to his ...

Junjun Binay may challenge sister Abby in Makati mayoralty race
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-12
But in May 2018, the Court of Appeals (CA) reversed the Ombudsman decision. The CA applied in Binay's case the condonation doctrine -- that it can be assumed that voters have forgiven a ...

Justices Urged To Ax Fed. Circ. Drug Patent Obviousness Test
Law360 - 2018-10-12
Law360 (October 11, 2018, 8:59 PM EDT) -- Accord Healthcare Inc. has told the U.S. Supreme Court that a Federal Circuit decision upholding UCB Inc.'s patent on an epilepsy drug found that the patent is not obvious by using a method that is "plainly at odds ...

Korea Travel Fair highlights winter experience for Filipinos
philstar.com - 2018-10-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Apart from food, cosmetics, K-drama and K-pop, there are more to explore about Korea, particularly its winter season. The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) Manila Office, in cooperation with Gyeonggi Tourism Organization and Gangwon ...

Costa Rica - Criminal Actions in Trademark and Copyright Infringement
Lexology - 2018-10-11
Infringement of intellectual property rights is typically handled as civil matter. There are, however, cases in which the gravity of the infringement and the damage caused result in criminal penalties. In Costa Rica, the Law Regarding the Procedures of ...

Camiguin gears up for Lanzones Festival 2018
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-10-11
PPR Tourism and Sports Complex and Kalanrakas sa Kabataan at Guinsiliban and Mahinog Plaza. Meanwhile, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will host the Jobs Fair Docufest and DOLE Clinic on this day at Ugmad Site and Mambajao Municipal Hall.

BIR Commissioner holds dialogue with key stakeholders
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-10-11
The issuance of tax clearances, technical glitches in the electronic filing ... we will be able to serve the taxpayers more efficiently and it will be more convenient for you when you do business with BIR," the Commissioner noted. RR-16 covers the ...

DAR unveils water sanitation project in Pulupandan
Sun Star - 2018-10-11
The cooperative will take charge of the labor component while the municipal government is allocating P50, 000 for other components like livelihood. The potable water system is seen to directly benefit 65 households and 400 students and teachers of Patic ...

Celebrating cooperative month across regions
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-10-11
Topics tackled include Coop Taxation; Power or Electric cooperatives; Coop Insurance; Social and Performance Audit; Leadership and Values Re-Orientation; Financial Service cooperatives; Parliamentary Procedure; CDA Issuances, Related Laws and other Updates.

Celebrating cooperative month across regions
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-10-11
Topics tackled include Coop Taxation; Power or Electric cooperatives; Coop Insurance; Social and Performance Audit; Leadership and Values Re-Orientation; Financial Service cooperatives; Parliamentary Procedure; CDA Issuances, Related Laws and other Updates.

2018 Cordillera model OFW families feted
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-10-11
The family of OFW Conrado Sevilleja of Danglas Abra receive their award for being the regional winner for the 2018 MOFYA land - based category from OWWA - CAR Regional director Manuela Pena and members of the Regional Selection and Screening Committee (CCD ...

Why usual dissenter Leonen leans toward Duterte in ICC pullout case
Rappler - 2018-10-11
MANILA, Philippines - Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, the consistent dissenter against President Rodrigo Duterte, seems to be leaning toward the executive department this time over the country's unilateral withdrawal from the International ...

Court of Appeals Ramon Paul Hernando promoted to Supreme Court
philstar.com - 2018-10-11
MANILA, Philippines -- President Duterte has promoted Court of Appeals (CA) Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando to the Supreme Court (SC). Duterte appointed Hernando - a fellow San Beda law school graduate - as associate justice of the high court in ...

General tax amnesty awaits Senate plenary approval
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-11
A similar amnesty will also be extended for all national internal revenue taxes, including value-added tax and excise taxes collected by the Bureau of Customs. Only five percent of the total net ...

Getting to know Ramon Paul Hernando and his long road to the Supreme Court
InterAksyon - 2018-10-10
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Wednesday confirmed that the former Court of Appeals justice was selected by President Rodrigo Duterte to fill in the vacancy left by Samuel Martires, who was appointed Ombudsman in July 2018. He is the sixth justice ...

Getting to know Ramon Paul Hernando and his long road to the Supreme Court
InterAksyon - 2018-10-10
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Wednesday confirmed that the former Court of Appeals justice was selected by President Rodrigo Duterte to fill in the vacancy left by Samuel Martires ...

Who is Duterte's new SC appointee?
philstar.com - 2018-10-10
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte ... He also took eight units toward a master's degree in Business Administration at the Ateneo de Manila University, Graduate School of Business. Hernando turned 52 last August 27. He would hold the ...

A No Deal Brexit and Its Impact on Intellectual Property Rights
JD Supra - 2018-10-10
In light of a possible no deal Brexit, businesses need to consider the impact such a scenario would have on their intellectual property rights, in particular trade marks, designs, patents and copyrights. For the majority of these rights protected under EU ...

Securing advance rulings on tariff classification
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-10
One of the greatest challenges some traders face is to have their shipments put on hold by the Bureau of Customs (BoC) due to tariff classification issues, errors on valuation, and incomplete documents, among others. Often, some importers do not conduct a ...

Retiring by choice, not by age
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-10
Can we not use a single standard, or at least adjust up from present limits? Over at the Philippine Supreme Court, and for all judges, mandatory retirement age is 70. If we believe that members of our judiciary can still function productively and ...

CA justice named to High Court
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-10
He had also served as presiding judge of RTC Branch 29 of San Pablo City in Laguna from Oct. 29 ... Mr. Hernando obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree in San Beda College in 1990.

Duterte appoints new SC Justice
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-10
Hernando is also a member of the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law faculty. He is the seventh appointee of Duterte to the high court since he became President in 2016.

BOI to consult stakeholders on unified investment plan
philstar.com - 2018-10-10
She said among those to consulted include businessmen, business groups and BOI-registered companies. SIPP is the single investment priorities plan across all investment promotion agencies (IPAs) being eyed by the government. Being the country's leading IPA ...

Chief justice for two months: What De Castro has done
InterAksyon - 2018-10-10
Outgoing Supreme Court Chief Justice Teresita de Castro is leaving the judiciary after having instituted a number of reforms in her less than two-month term as the chief magistrate. De Castro ...

DAP equips NRCO and OWWA participants with M&E tools
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-10-10
Gilson Pido of the NRCO Central Office extended his thanks and appreciation ... Mayor of Lutheran World Relief, Dr. Merlyne M. Paunlagi of the University of the Philippines-Los BaƱos, Jaime Duque-Daileg of the Senate of the Philippines, Abigail R.

Espinoza: Visit to media outlets
Sun Star - 2018-10-09
I was 19 and had to stop going to college when ... police and community relation, there are ways of doing it other than one that could be misunderstood as harassment. Or, is the police cooking something that the public has yet to know?

Sitel Academy Talent Development Program wins PMAP award
newsbytes.ph - 2018-10-09
Sitel Academy stood out for offering free contact center skills training ... such as the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Trump says America owes Kavanaugh apology after Supreme Court battle
Rappler - 2018-10-09
WASHINGTON, USA - President Donald Trump said Monday, October 9, he was apologizing on behalf of the whole country to his new conservative Supreme Court justice after one of the most contentious confirmation processes in US history. At a White House ...

PAL warns vs. online ticket scam
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-10-09
The airline said its staff have been trained to determine fake IDs. Bureau of Immigration Port Operations Division chief, Red Marinas, earlier told the PNA that Immigration officers use several means to identify counterfeit documents and IDs. Under Article ...

To avoid Duterte veto, Congress asks Palace to return coco levy bill to them
Rappler - 2018-10-09
After all, they said the multibillion money was stolen from coconut farmers, among the poorest of the poor, through an unjust taxation during the Marcos administration. But according to Zubiri, MalacaƱang wants more government representatives for ...

The trade war will hit U.S. and Chinese growth next year, the IMF warns
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-09
(CNN) -- The trade war is set to take its toll on the American and Chinese economies in 2019. The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday cut its growth forecasts for the United States and China ...

France-Italy tensions as ministers meet on immigration
Rappler - 2018-10-09
LYON, France - French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe urged far-right Italian leader Matteo Salvini on Monday, October 8, to drop his "posturing" on immigration and help find a European response to the issue. Salvini, Italy's powerful interior minister ...

RDC-X brings gov't services to Bukidnon
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-10-09
As for livelihood assistance, the Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office (DOLE-10) turned over a Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa ating Disadvantaged/ Displaced Workers (TUPAD) Emergency Employment project to Brgy. Lumbayao amounting to P665,000.

IMF cuts global growth forecast to 3.7% for 2018, 2019 as risks rise
Rappler - 2018-10-09
The dominant US economy has been shielded from the ill effects so far due to the stimulus provided through tax cuts and spending policies but that will wear off by 2020. Still, the trade disputes sparked by President Donald Trump that have led to tit-for ...

What to expect when Boracay reopens on October 26
Rappler - 2018-10-09
Puyat earlier said that visitors can expect a "more peaceful" Boracay, with government also banning the annual Labor Day parties dubbed "Laboracay." During a House committee hearing on September 28, Environment Undersecretary Sherwin Rigor also said they ...

For David Aldridge, end of the road after a long, memorable journey
sports.abs-cbn.com - 2018-10-08
Basketball, I was told long ago, is a culture. And the Morning Tip is a labor of love, a weekly electronic gathering for people who, like me, love the NBA and everyone in it. We let anyone in ...

Think Twice Before You Speak - Intellectual Property And Public Disclosure
JD Supra - 2018-10-08
Every company, but especially startups, looks for a competitive edge to provide an advantage over other companies. Intellectual property ("IP") rights and the strategy of how to leverage them may separate a startup from other companies. Because IP can ...

House crafts substitute bill on mining fees
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-08
It also proposes to retain the existing tax regime on excise tax, royalty to indigenous peoples, local business tax and real property tax. The substitute bill also adopts a provision on TIN ...

Senators' election plans bog down Trabaho bill - think tank
Rappler - 2018-10-08
MANILA, Philippines - A think tank urged the passage of the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-quality Opportunities (Trabaho) bill, but feared that politicians vying for posts in the 2019 elections may distance themselves from the measure.

E-invoicing, electronic sales reporting... and the lottery?
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-08
The premise is that this system will simplify and speed up not only business transactions but the tax administration procedures of the government as well. Essentially, in an electronic invoicing and sales reporting system, both the issuer and the recipient ...

Financial Times journalist given 7 days to leave Hong Kong
Rappler - 2018-10-08
HONG KONG - A leading Financial Times journalist has been given 7 days to leave Hong Kong as a backlash mounted on Monday, October 8, against an unprecedented challenge to freedom of the press in the city. Victor Mallet, the FT's Asia news editor and a ...

Immigration Bureau denies Sr. Fox's visa ruling appeal
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8 ) -- The Immigration Bureau has denied Australian nun Patricia Fox's appeal on the non-renewal of her missionary visa. In a statement Monday, the Bureau ...

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