Court junks ACT bid to stop police 'profiling'
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 7) -- The Court of Appeals junked a petition of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) to stop the police from "profiling" its members. In a four-page ...

Inflation and the Transportation sector
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-07
Item #4 is good, it will expand the choices for commuters but LTFRB accreditation should be via a corporate setup like the TNCs, not individual units and operators like jeepneys. When motorcycle drivers abuse their passengers, their company should be held ...

Labor groups eye complaint vs Bello over deal with employers
Rappler - 2019-02-07
MANILA, Philippines - Labor groups are "seriously considering" filing a complaint against Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III before the Office of the Ombusman, over a recent regularization agreement with an employers' group. In a press briefing on ...

Undernutrition in PHL remains a serious problem
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-07
According to a recent study by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), the current chronic malnutrition rate among Filipino children aged 0 to 2 is at 26.2 percent, the highest in 10 years.

Journalists, institutions decry 'absurd legal attack' against Rappler
Rappler - 2019-02-07
MANILA, Philippines - A number of journalist groups and institutions slammed the Department of Justice's (DOJ) recommendation to file cyber libel charges against Rappler Incorporated, its CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa, and former researcher ...

The Bacolaodiat shows its best!
The Visayan Daily Star - 2019-02-07
Well, I used to adopt the so-called "rule of thumb", BEFORE I had taken courses actually at the UP Mass Communication Department, and later at the Asian Institute of Management. But I believe the best thing to keep in mind in writing one should be the ...

Have you infringed copyright? Spotlight on what you need to prove if you're an innocent infringer
Lexology - 2019-02-07
If copyright infringement has accidently occurred, take steps immediately to cease the infringing conduct and ensure that it does not occur in the future. Infringers of copyright have no liability for damages if they can establish the so-called "innocent ...

Unbowed by Trump, Democrats charge ahead with investigations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-07
James Curry, an associate professor of political science at the University of Utah ... effect of climate change on coastal communities, national parks and other areas under the committee ...

Indonesia court sentences Brit to 6 months in jail for assaulting immigration officer
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-07
JAKARTA -- The Denpasar District Court on Wednesday sentenced a British woman, Auj E. Taqaddas, 43, to six months in jail after finding her guilty of assaulting an immigration officer at I Gusti ...

Immigration: 'No more blue-collar work permits for foreigners' - 2019-02-06
Among the requirements that work permit applicants would have to submit are the validity of their stay as tourists; address, existence, nature of business and financial viability of petitioning company, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registration ...

Reopening the Sin Tax Law - 2019-02-06
This column had actively supported the passage of the Sin Tax Reform Act of 2012 which was aimed at simplifying the law on tobacco and liquor taxation, and thus raise more funds for government health programs, and at the same time, dampening cigarette ...

OFW group asks Comelec to junk order scuttling bid to be party-list
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-06
A GLOBAL non-governmental organization advocating for the interests and concerns of Filipinos working abroad on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to reverse the decision of the Commission on ...

Immigration bureau eyes stricter rules for alien workers
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-06
Among the requirements that work permit applicants will submit include validity of stay as tourists; address, existence, nature of business, and financial viability of petitioning company ...

Trump calls for bipartisanship, a hard line on immigration
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-06
WASHINGTON -- Face to face with emboldened Democrats, President Donald Trump called on Washington to cast aside "revenge, resistance, and retribution" and end "ridiculous partisan ...

BOC launches fuel marking to check vs oil smuggling
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-06
THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) has formally launched the fuel-marking system that will be used nationwide to check if fuel products being distributed in the country have gone through the correct ...

Chinese invasion: Filipino workers settle for crumbs
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-06
If we go by the provisions of the Philippine Labor Code, an alien employment permit can be given to a foreign worker only if there were no interested or competent Filipino to do the job.

After marathon meetings, Senate and House set to ratify reconciled version of 2019 budget bill
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-06
THE Senate, set to adjourn for a 14-week congressional recess, agreed to work overtime and hold marathon sessions until Friday to wrap up unfinished business and ratify the final version of the ...

National Book Store to lay off 70-80 workers
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-06
"That is why we are meeting with the sector that is into telecommuting or online business so we could get data," he added. Federation of Free Workers Vice President Julius Cainglet said a ...

Locsin denies Chinese workers taking jobs from Filipinos
Global Nation - 2019-02-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Chinese workers coming to the Philippines are not taking jobs from Filipinos, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. said on Twitter on Tuesday. "Chill out.

US policies under Trump to impact on PHL -- analysts
BusinessWorld - 2019-02-06
Lopez of the Mindanao State University-Tawi-Tawi College of Technology and Oceanography ... there will be "relocations" of Western investments from China to Southeast Asian countries. "Countries like Vietnam have been benefiting from that," he ...

DOF urges lawmakers to speed up alcohol excise tax hike
Rappler - 2019-02-06
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Finance (DOF) urged lawmakers to speed up the passage of Senate Bill No. 2197, which seeks to increase excise tax on alcohol. During the Senate ways and means committee hearing on Wednesday, February 6, Finance ...

21 Savage a 'Dreamer' who may be victim of ICE vendetta: lawyers
Rappler - 2019-02-06
The 26-year old chart-topper- real name Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph - was detained in the southern city of Atlanta on Sunday, February 3 by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents who say he is British and has been living in the US illegally ...

Bureau of Immigration sets stricter work permit requirements for foreigners
Rappler - 2019-02-06
The BI said that there will be additional requirements to be submitted when processing permit applications: Validity of stay as tourists Address, existence, nature of business Financial viability of petitioning company Security and Exchange Commission and ...

Lanao Norte gov blames MILF for blasts, MILF says accusation baseless
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-06
The law would also give the people in parts of southern Philippines that have Islamic majority control over many local government functions, including taxation and education, and would allow ...

Media made inflation worse? Economic team never flagged it until now
Rappler - 2019-02-06
(READ: How high inflation exposed cracks in governance) In addition to that, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) still failed to meet revenue targets despite the implementation of the TRAIN law, which was crafted to collect more taxes and support the ...

The Bangsamoro plebiscite as it happened on the ground
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-06
Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan II has filed a petition before the Supreme Court, asking to declare the BOL as "unconstitutional." In response, other political families in the province including ...

New aspirants - 2019-02-06
He worked as a newspaper boy to put himself through high school, and won a state scholarship to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Mindanao State University. Working for the Federation of Free Workers, Matula finished law at the Manuel L.

Out-of-school youth, undergrads shift to becoming full-time workers
Rappler - 2019-02-06
Jobstart is a youth employability enhancement program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE ... Those who completed the process underwent a 10-day LST at Merriam College where they were trained by partner technical and vocational institutions ...

Taking on China's intellectual property theft
The Washington Times - 2019-02-06
The Trump administration is taking seriously the entire spectrum of economic challenges related to China that impact our nation. For decades, prior administrations have either ignored the issues or accepted Chinese lies, fabrications and excuses without ...

Defense chief: South Korea's Hyundai eyeing Hanjin takeover
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-06
The Department of Labor and Employment has previously pledged to assist the workers who will be displaced by HHIC's rehabilitation to find new jobs.

2020 Democrats rebuke Trump with State of the Union guests
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-06
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is bringing a labor leader recently furloughed from his job at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. California Sen. Kamala Harris is bringing a ...

SC upholds hold departure orders vs. Cebu Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 5) -- The Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed the order of the Sandiganbayan to prevent Cebu 3rd District Representative Gwendolyn Garcia from leaving the ...

Rappler Talk: Chito Gascon on PH outside International Criminal Court
Rappler - 2019-02-05
The Philippines' ICC withdrawal is being challenged before the Supreme Court. (READ: Playing the cards right? Politics of ICC oral arguments) On Wednesday, February 6, Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chairperson Chito Gascon sits down with Rappler editor ...

SC affirms hold departure orders vs Cebu Rep. Garcia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-05
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court Second Division affirmed the decision of the Sandiganbayan barring Cebu Representative Gwendolyn Garcia from leaving the country. Garcia is subject of ...

Fans schooled Kelsey Merritt on difference between language, dialect
InterAksyon - 2019-02-05
Something I learned in my Filipino class in Ateneo was that Tagalog is a dialect (like Kapampangan, Bisaya, etc) and Filipino is our national language ... of the curriculum in the elementary and high school levels. Removing them in college will ...

Bill on flexible working hours moves forward in Senate
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-05
The bill seeks to amend Article 83 of the Labor Code, which limits the normal working hours to eight hours a day for five days. Under the measure, alternative working hours would not exceed 48 ...

Duterte meets kin of soldiers killed in Jolo blasts; gives P500K financial aid
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-05
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte met the families of soldiers killed in the twin explosions in Jolo, Sulu as he gave them P500,000 in financial assistance. "He gave them the ...

Inflation slowed to 4.4%, but food prices up in NCR in January
Inquirer - 2019-02-05
MANILA, Philippines-Inflation rose 4.4 percent year-on-year in January, the slowest in 10 months, partly as the full impact of the second round of oil excise tax increase under the Tax Reform ...

Nobel winner Murad, Guaido envoy invited to Trump's State of the Union
Rappler - 2019-02-05
WASHINGTON, DC, USA - Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad and Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's envoy to Washington are among the top guests invited to attend US President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, lawmakers announced Monday ...

Withholding tax on Meralco refunds brought down to 15% - 2019-02-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Finance (DOF) has approved the reduction in the creditable withholding tax on refunds paid by Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) to their customers effective Jan. 1. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez signed a new ...

Workers partylist urges SC to resolve disqualification case
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 3) -- Manggagawa Party-list on Monday appealed to the Supreme Court (SC) to resolve the group's petition to reverse its disqualification from joining the ...

No plan to tighten rules to access senators' SALNs - Sotto
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-05
Sotto told reporters in a chance interview on Monday that the Senate follows the Supreme Court's method in releasing SALNs of senators. In the past years, the Senate granted formal media requests ...

Weak judicial system drags down PH economic freedom rank
CNN Philippines - 2019-02-05
Metro Manila ... rule of law. Lower scores in these categories dragged the country's rank. "The judicial system remains weak and vulnerable to political influence," The Hertiage Foundation ...

Supreme Court to Decide Whether Litigants Must Await Copyright Registration Decision Before Filing Suit
Lexology - 2019-02-05
Although Fourth Estate had not obtained copyright registration certificates for many of the articles, it filed applications upon discovering the infringement, and promptly filed suit before the Copyright Office had made a registration decision. The ...

Gatchalian: House SALN rules go against transparency
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-02-04
Gatchalian said the Senate had no plans to revise its own rules, while Senate President Vicente Sotto III said the chamber followed the same rules as the Supreme Court in releasing these documents.

Senate set to endorse higher tobacco tax
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-04
Acting on the emerging accord, Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian filed Senate Bill (SB) 2177 amending the Revenue Code to increase tobacco tax to P70 per pack that, he said, was intended to "curb ...

DBP offers water treatment funding for companies polluting Manila Bay
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-04
These agencies are collectively referred to as "mandamus agencies." To recall, on December 18, 2008, the Supreme Court ordered 13 government agencies to "clean up, rehabilitate and preserve ...

Filipino seafarers as contractual employees
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-04
The Standard Employment Contract governing the employment of All Filipino Seamen on Board Ocean-Going Vessels of the POEA, particularly in Part I, Section C specifically provides that the contract ...

Conflicting statements on reclamation projects in Manila Bay
InterAksyon - 2019-02-04
President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order 74 that places the power of approving reclamation projects from the National Economic Development Authority or NEDA to the Philippine Reclamation Authority or PRA, an office directly under the Office of the ...

Meralco sees higher generation charge for February billing period
BusinessMirror - 2019-02-04
The Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) is expecting the generation charge component in consumer power bills to increase this month, mainly due to the normalization of capacity fees of power supply ...

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