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 ...

Families of Maguindanao Massacre victims optimistic about decision despite stalled case
InterAksyon - 2018-11-23
One suspect, Anwar Ampatuan, tried to quash the charges against him but his petition was dismissed by the Court of Appeals in 2012. Some of the suspects have passed away, including Ampatuan Sr., who succumbed to liver cancer in 2015. Zaldy Ampatuan ...

Who's who: A look at chief justice aspirants - 2018-11-23
She passed the Bar in 1976. She practiced legal work for China Banking Corp., Paramount Finance Corp., and the National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation from 1978 to 1993. In 1996, she was appointed as Metropolitan Trial Court Judge in Makati, then was ...

Internet service provider clarifies Tinder not blocked due to Anti-Cybercrime Law
InterAksyon - 2018-11-22
(Philstar/File photo) Despite their intention, civil rights group and the Supreme Court criticized the move since the PNP failed to submit a court order that was required prior to the blocking attempt. A blog in July 2018 observed that a crackdown on ...

TIEZA hopeful of DOF support on incentives to tourism zones - 2018-11-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) is optimistic the Department of Finance (DOF) will support its grant of incentives to tourism enterprise zones (TEZs). In an interview, TIEZA chief operating officer ...

Speeding up the wheels of justice
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-22
Raymund Narag, an assistant professor at the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale, recently argued that pretrial detention in the ...

Expected raises for 2019 job switchers seen at 20%-60%
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-22
He added: "There was also a greater demand for niche specializations due to new regulations in banking and financial services, migration activities from abroad, and increasingly digital and cashless banking." For 2019, accounting and finance ...

Banking, tech professionals see rising salaries in 2018
Rappler - 2018-11-22
In particular, these are the niche skillsets per sector that can command higher salaries in the coming year: Accounting and Finance: Taxation and audit Banking and Finance: Compliance and audit, anti-money-laundering, and financial crime compliance Human ...

9 years after: Verdict on Maguindanao Massacre to be out soon
UNTV - 2018-11-22
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld its order prohibiting three of the accused in the Maguindanao massacre from turning into state witnesses. In a resolution dated July 10, the CA former special 13th division dismissed the motion ...

Thanks to SC decision, mining firm SR Metals cleared in P76M tax case
Rappler - 2018-11-22
MANILA, Philippines - The year 2018 is proving to be a sweet one for mining firm SR Metals Incorporated because - thanks to a Supreme Court (SC) decision in October - the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) decided to cancel and withdraw the supposed tax ...

P25 minimum wage hike in NCR starts on Nov. 22
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-22
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III announced last Nov. 5 that the NCR Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board had approved the adjustment which takes effect 15 days after publication.

AFP gets 50,000 new guns - 2018-11-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of National Defense (DND) announced yesterday its acquisition of 50,000 high-caliber handguns from a leading Filipino arms manufacturer. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and ARMSCOR president and chief executive ...

Please mind the curriculum gap
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-21
The ongoing academic year 2018-2019 is critical for Philippine higher education institutions as it is when they have to admit the pioneer batch of senior high school (SHS ... education system are at par with global standards. In more practical terms ...

Senate OKs general tax amnesty bill - 2018-11-21
Under the measure, the amnesty covers all unpaid internal revenue taxes - estate taxes, general taxes and delinquent accounts - due for taxable year 2017 and prior years. With the amnesty, Angara envisions "a fresh start" and that "all parties ...

NDI, Albright denounce PH government's tax case vs Rappler
Rappler - 2018-11-21
MANILA, Philippines - The National Democratic Institute (NDI) and its chair and former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright denounced on Tuesday, November 20, what it called "measures being taken by the Philippine government to silence Rappler ...

Melbourne terror plot: Three arrested in Australia after 'ISIS-inspired' attack foiled
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-21
Malaspina was killed by 30-year-old Hassan Khalid Shire Ali, who stabbed three people in an incident police said was also "inspired by ISIS." His other two victims survived the attack. Ali drove a ...

Architects Look To Nix Five Guys' Copyright Counterclaims
Law360 - 2018-11-20
Law360 (November 20, 2018, 4:07 PM EST) -- Architecture firm Soos & Associates Inc. asked an Illinois federal court Monday to dismiss Five Guys' counterclaims in the firm's copyright infringement suit against the burger chain, saying its former client can ...

House approves tax amnesty bill
Rappler - 2018-11-20
The measure seeks to provide amnesty for estate taxes, national internal revenue taxes, and tax delinquencies. HB 8554 would grant amnesty for all national internal revenue taxes for taxable year 2017 and prior years. A taxpayer would only have to pay an ...

Higher prices of alcoholic drinks loom as House panel OKs excise tax hikes
Inquirer - 2018-11-20
For his part, former Philippine College of the Physicians president ... citing that earlier Department of Health (DOH) estimates showed that if passed into law, the implementation of the UHC ...

Jardaleza still richest, Leonen poorest Supreme Court justice
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 20) -- Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza remained the richest member of the Supreme Court with a net worth of more than P261 million, based on his 2017 ...

Mar Roxas sees uphill climb in Senate comeback
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 19) -- Former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas admitted Monday that he is nervous about running again for senator in the upcoming elections as he sees ...

Lacson: Pork insertions stall budget
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-19
Trillanes, however, said the form of a reenacted budget had changed since the Supreme Court ruling on the discontinued Disbursement Acceleration Program. "Simply put, there will be no projects ...

In Landmark Case, Court Awards $120 Million to the Licensee of the Famous Palm Restaurant Intellectual Property
JD Supra - 2018-11-19
When a restaurant name is licensed, how does the owner properly compute a trademark royalty? Should a higher royalty be set for a famous mark? These issues were decided recently by the New York Supreme Court in Ganzi, Gary C. et al. v. Ganzi Jr. Walter, et al.

Creation of OFW affairs department pushed - 2018-11-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Former special assistant to the president Bong Go has proposed the creation of a department with the sole purpose of protecting the welfare of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). "The Department of OFW Affairs, if created, will be a ...

Is Your Turkey Wishbone Protected By Copyright?
JD Supra - 2018-11-19
The Originality Analysis In 2006, Ahroni filed suit for copyright infringement in the Western District of Washington. The most interesting issue in the case was whether a sculpture made to resemble a specific feature of avian anatomy could be the proper ...

Senate approves tax amnesty bill on final reading
Rappler - 2018-11-19
If passed into law, the bill would grant amnesty on all unpaid internal revenue taxes, including estate, value-added, and excise taxes, in 2017 and previous years. For estate taxes, taxpayers could avail of a reprieve and pay a rate of 6% based on the ...

SC Justice Bersamin leads Gusi Peace Awards
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-19
He was then a Court of Appeals justice. Arroyo also appointed him to the post on March 10, 2003. In his over three-decade career, Bersamin has received several awards such as the Chief ...

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