Fear, ignorance define AIDS epidemic - WHO
philstar.com - 2018-12-01
MANILA, Philippines -- "Fear, stigma and ignorance" are what defined the HIV epidemic that raged through the world in the 1980s, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). As the world commemorated the 30th World AIDS Day yesterday, WHO claimed ...

PHL ranking in World Talent Report stagnant
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-01
The relatively higher rank of the Readiness factor was mostly driven by the sub-indicators on availability of skilled labor (7th), language skills (20th), and availability of competent senior ...

Could the Inventions Created by Artificial Intelligence be Protected within the Scope of Intellectual Property Rights?
Lexology - 2018-12-01
Intellectual Property (IP) refers to exclusive rights associated to creations of the mind. These rights allow creators, or owners, of patents, trademarks or copyrighted works to benefit from their own work or investment in a creation. But what if these ...

A hailstorm of fury
Inquirer Opinion - 2018-11-30
Which leads me to believe that they have done the same with China. Not an unreasonable assumption. If so, then what is the basis for their opinions, as reported by SWS? It has to be their experiences with the Chinese people they meet, plus inherited ...

Fox News Takes A Swing At TVEyes
JD Supra - 2018-11-30
Fox News sued for copyright infringement; TVEyes asserted a fair use defense, which was rejected by the Second Circuit. TVEyes is asking the Supreme Court to overturn that decision. TVEyes based its defense on the contributions its service makes to free ...

Digong and the Golden Rule
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-11-30
What a delightful day it was for the administration and alumni of the University of the East ... It came to mind when the news that drug dealers in Cebu are offering bounties for every policeman killed! The chief of the Cebu Provincial Police himself ...

How childhood aspirations translates into motivation to succeed in adulthood
InterAksyon - 2018-11-29
My Dream in a Shoebox is an education initiative established in 2009 by TeamAsia and the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines. It supports the dreams of impoverished children by providing them shoe boxes filled with ...

Fewer applicants for drivers, nurses in tourism industry, PSA data show
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-29
Based on the results of the 2015/2016 Integrated Survey on Labor and Employment (ISLE), the PSA said the total of job vacancies in the tourism sector reached 55,000 between January 2015 and June 2016.

Maria Ressa, Rappler face new tax evasion charges
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 29) -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed five new tax cases against Maria Ressa, controversial president of Rappler Holdings Corporation, parent ...

Making the workplace safe(r)
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-29
Competency standards and assessment procedures will be established by the Technical Education and Skills Development ... lecturer at the Management and Organization Department, Ramon V. Del Rosario College of Business of De La Salle University, Manila.

Duterte mocks Carpio: He keeps 'hankering' for Hague ruling
Rappler - 2018-11-29
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte explained his decision not to appoint Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio as Chief Justice, saying the justice "refused" the post before and was critical of his West Philippine Sea policy.

Angara warns BIR: Recall order taxing health premiums, or else
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-29
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has assured the Senate that it would recall its circular imposing tax on health card premiums. If the BIR would not fullfil its promise by next week ...

Groups demand end to info sharing on asylum-seeking children
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-29
HHS and DHS are using information on U.S.-based relatives ... Harrison Rudolph of the Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law School says it effectively puts prospective sponsors ...

How airport authorities replied to theft allegations OFW deported from Saudi Arabia
InterAksyon - 2018-11-28
Please help po???Pakishare po,Last November 17,2018 na deport po ako from Jeddah Saudi Arabia.Ang sabi po sa mga... Being deportees, immigration officials from Jeddah prohibited them to carry any of their possessions with them to the plane ...

Bersamin, not most senior in SC, named 25th Chief Justice
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-28
On the Supreme Court, seniority is based on when magistrates took their seats, not on when they joined the judiciary. President Rodrigo Duterte had said he would choose the most senior magistrate ...

BIR threshes out tax on health card premiums
philstar.com - 2018-11-28
In a text message, Finance Assistant Secretary Antonio Lambino said the BIR is reviewing Revenue Memorandum Circular 50-2018, which states that health card premiums are included in the computation of the P90,000 tax-free privilege on employee benefits and ...

The Future Of Intellectual Property Imports In China
Law360 - 2018-11-28
At the China International Import Expo earlier this month, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that China will import $30 trillion in goods and $10 trillion in services over the next 15 years. His speech also included a commitment to increase ...

CA reconsiders order on intervention petitions on Meralco PSAs; favors consumer
Inquirer - 2018-11-28
The Court of Appeals has reconsidered its earlier resolution denying the petition of consumer advocate Romeo L. Junia for review of an Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) decision favoring Meralco ...

Bersamin: I stand on my own personal record
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 28) -- The new chief justice laid any talk about his appointment as the country's top magistrate to rest. In a briefing Wednesday, Chief Justice Lucas ...

Bersamin bests Carpio et al in contest for Chief Justice post
Journal - 2018-11-28
A native of Abra province, Bersamin joined the judiciary in November 1986 when he was appointed as Quezon City trial court judge ... She graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Law and placed 9th in the 1975 Bar examination.

Judges-at-Large idea catching fire
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-11-28
The figures given were stunning - and they came from no less than immigration and labor officials who claimed that there are some 119,000 of them and they are holding, not working visas, but "tourist" visas. What a wonderful opportunity for a tourist ...

Court of Appeals Justice named new Supreme Court Associate Justice
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 28) -- Court of Appeals Associate Justice Rosmari Carandang was appointed as the new Associate Justice, MalacaƱang confirmed on Wednesday. Of the 11 ...

Duterte appoints CA Justice Carandang to Supreme Court
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-28
President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Court of Appeals Associate Justice Rosmari Carandang as the 181st Justice of the Supreme Court Carandang is the current chairperson of the Appellate Court ...

Duterte appoints Bersamin as next Chief Justice
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 28) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Justice Lucas Bersamin as the 25th Chief Justice. It was confirmed by Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on ...

Bersamin as next chief justice: Questions over seniority, voting history
InterAksyon - 2018-11-28
As associate justice, Bersamin voted in favor of Sereno's ouster, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos' burial at the Heroes' Cemetery, and the Mindanao martial law declaration ... Bersamin graduated from the University of the East College of Law in 1973 ...

China expert stresses gains, need for balance in relations
Global Nation - 2018-11-27
On the other hand, he said labor and immigration officials should look into Chinese workers taking construction jobs that could be performed by locals instead.

Copyright in the Taste of Cheese?
JD Supra - 2018-11-27
This catch-all provision opens the door to allegations of copyright infringement in relation to many forms of copying. In a previous case, a Dutch court reportedly accepted in principle that there could be copyright in the scent of a perfume. In the case ...

Resort resumes operation 2 hours after closure
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-27
PANGLAO, Bohol -- A resort hotel here was back in business less than two hours after ... on Alona Beach resumed operations after paying its tax obligation to the BIR, its lawyer said.

DOLE seeks tighter rules in granting aliens visas
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-27
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday pushed for the inclusion of more stringent provisions concerning the grant of work permits to foreign workers in pending immigration bills ...

Labor group approves of Chinese workers entering PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-27
A local labor group sees nothing wrong with Chinese workers seeking employment in the Philippines. In a statement on Tuesday, the Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP) told INQUIRER.net that ...

General Motors shuttering plants, cutting 15% of workforce
Rappler - 2018-11-27
WASHINGTON DC, USA - In a massive restructuring, US auto giant General Motors announced Monday, November 26, it will cut 15% of its workforce to save $6 billion and adapt to "changing market conditions." The moves include shuttering 7 plants worldwide as ...

Maitreyi College organizes National Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights in association with Singh & Associates
India Education Diary - 2018-11-26
New Delhi: Department of Botany, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi hosted a National Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in association with Singh & Associates, a leading full-service law firm at Maitreyi College, University of Delhi.

House seeks alcohol tax increase to fund universal health care
Rappler - 2018-11-26
MANILA, Philippines - The prices of alcoholic beverages may eventually increase after the House of Representatives approved on 2nd reading a bill seeking to increase excise taxes on these products. Lawmakers approved House Bill (HB) No. 8618 on 2nd ...

End-October budget shortfall widens 87% to P438.1B
Inquirer - 2018-11-26
CLARK - As the jump in government spending outpaced the increase in revenues it collected during the first 10 months, the budget deficit widened by 87 percent to P438.1 billion. During the ...

'Upward trend' in Chinese workers in PH - Labor Department
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 26) -- The Labor Department on Monday confirmed there is an influx of foreign tourists -- particularly Chinese nationals -- who ended up as workers in ...

De Lima seeks TRO on presentation of convict-witnesses
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-26
She cited the case of Basa and Zari vs. Flores, where the Supreme Court cited crimes that involved moral turpitude as robbery, murder, homicide, and violation of the Dangerous Drugs Act.

Mass-housing group warns of project delays due to worker shortage
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-25
Tesda director Angelina Carreon said most of the trainings are in the services sector like the hotel and restaurant business and only 10 percent of the number of trainees are in the construction ...

At 104, the oldest living Upsilonian talks about a life fulfilled
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2018-11-24
After attending Tondo Primary School, Gonzalez was enrolled at ... He went on to study law at the University of the Philippines, became editor of the Philippinensian and an Upsilonian.

Why tied aid is a disaster
Inquirer Opinion - 2018-11-24
In the case of Japanese loans, "prices of tied goods were over 20 percent higher than the lowest available international prices and reduced ... is convenor of the Program on Alternative Development, University of the Philippines Center for Integrative ...

Bulacan mayor reclaims post after SC reverses his dismissal by Ombudsman
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-24
NORZAGARAY, Bulacan - Dismissed Mayor Alfredo Germar reclaimed his post on Friday (Nov. 23) after the Supreme Court in October nullified his removal and perpetual ban from office for hiring six ...

Know your next Chief Justice
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-24
All five aspirants to the seat vacated by retired Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro have been included in the shortlist which was already submitted to President Rodrido Duterte. The ...

Gov't should be wary of 'careless talk' to avoid waiving arbitral ruling in South China Sea row
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-24
Carpio is one of five nominees for Supreme Court Chief Justice. The Judicial and Bar Council has yet to come up with its shortlist from which Duterte would choose the next chief justice.

Carpio, 4 others make it to JBC shortlist for CJ
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-23
Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio and Associate Justices Lucas Bersamin, Diosdado Peralta, Estela Perlas-Bernabe and Andres Reyes Jr. made it to the shortlist of the Judicial ...

Senate to probe influx of illegal Chinese workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-23
Sen. Joel Villanueva on Friday assailed the growing number of illegal Chinese workers who "shamelessly robbed" Filipinos of jobs and also operated clandestine online gambling as he urged ...

Lifting of mine permits suspension seen
Inquirer - 2018-11-23
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) and the inter-agency Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) will be recommending the lifting of the suspension on the issuance of new mining permits ...

Your ID as a powerful tool
Inquirer - 2018-11-23
To be a member and secure an OWWA ID, one needs to pay a $25 membership contribution and either enroll upon processing of contract at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA ...

EU supports PH in efforts to boost capability vs cybercrime
Global Nation - 2018-11-23
The European Union (EU) Delegation to the Philippines on Friday showed its support on a four-day "Introductory Training of Trainers Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence." The training ...

Short list for chief justice is out, all 5 justices get in
Rappler - 2018-11-23
He dissented in the Delfin Lee and PAL cases. The 5 nominees were not publicly interviewed by the JBC, after the council approved the request of the en banc to do away with interviews of senior Supreme Court justices. (READ: Recent JBC interviews had less ...

WESM CEO: Fully implement RCOA to lower electricity prices
Inquirer - 2018-11-23
according to at least one study conducted by the Ateneo de Manila University-based research institution Manila Observatory. When RCOA was first launched, a wave of CCs - malls, universities ...

Criteria for retrenchment
Sun Star - 2018-11-23
Respondent Virginia Pascua was a school physician of petitioner La Consolacion College of Manila. In a meeting on September 30, 2011, Pascua was handed a termination of employment letter. She was informed that due to the current financial situation of ...

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