TIEZA hopeful of DOF support on incentives to tourism zones
philstar.com - 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
philstar.com - 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
philstar.com - 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
philstar.com - 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 ...

Dennis Uy-China Telecom venture confirmed as third telco
Inquirer - 2018-11-19
Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Corp. was disqualified because it was unable to a secure a certification that it met the technical requirement of having 10 years of operations on a national scale.

Finding foreign investments
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-11-19
Foreign business groups are calling on Congress to pass at least ... Hopefully, our lawmakers will have studied these reforms better than the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Law that is being blamed for the current economic woes of the Filipino ...

Locsin to address call of OFWs in Libya about going home for Christmas
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-19
We better not f**k them," Locsin said. Under an Alert Level III, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) imposes an automatic deployment ban. It also calls on all Filipinos in ...

Duterte vows education, agriculture aid to Papua New Guinea
UNTV - 2018-11-19
"We are willing to help establish schools. We will send vocational skills training ... The President is joined in by his economic managers to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Meeting until November 18. He is the first Philippine president ...

About making a difference
AutoIndustriya.com - 2018-11-19
For the tax authorities, the schedule of taxation of all other motor vehicles orbited around that core base line; 10-seat AUV local production must be encouraged by giving it the most advantage in tax reduction/incentives. This stymied variety and ...

'Just an elective': DepEd says Korean language class won't replace Filipino subject
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-19
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 18) -- The Department of Education (DepEd ... from core subjects in college. "The Department encourages the contribution of informed and fact-based ...

Baybayin, Kurdita, at iba pa: Origins and significance of native Philippine scripts
InterAksyon - 2018-11-18
The Department of Education also implemented the study of Korean language as electives in selected junior high schools in the National Capital ... in Mindanao and in Luzon and Visayas. All the scripts are said to be from the Egyptian writings or hieroglyphs.

DepEd clarifies Korean language elective in public schools after backlash
InterAksyon - 2018-11-18
National Artist for Literature and National Commission on ... from the required college subjects was because they were already taught in grade school and high school and that colleges had the option of choosing to include additional subjects in Filipino ...

Long, tough job for Mislatel
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-18
Hopefuls that failed to qualify were Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corp., and Luis Chavit C. Singson-backed Sear Telecommunications Inc. The two disqualified parties sought a ...

Out-of-school kids deserve chance to be productive
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-18
Karol Mark Yee, chief of party of Youthworks Philippines, said OSCYs are generally seen as lazy and unproductive members of society, that is why some business owners are having second thoughts ...

DOLE to lead crackdown on illegal foreign workers in offshore gaming firms
Global Nation - 2018-11-18
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will lead an interagency task force that will verify and ensure that only foreigners with valid work permits are here in the country, nearly two ...

APO Cement raises prices of cement products amid quarry suspension
Inquirer - 2018-11-18
APO Cement is raising the price of its cement products by P10 per bag in Cebu and other parts of Visayas, citing the suspension of its main supplier after the landslide in Cebu months ago.

Why China chose Arroyo over Aquino
Rappler - 2018-11-18
"Critics of President Arroyo alleged she had agreed to trade Philippine territory for Chinese development assistance and filed a case in the Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the JMSU," the ICG noted. The JMSU expired in 2008, and the ...

Philippine Tax Academy taps UPLB for post graduate program
philstar.com - 2018-11-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Tax Academy (PTA), in partnership with the University of the Philippines-Los BaƱos (UPLB), is planning to offer a free post-graduate program on finance and taxation to qualified employees of the Department of Finance ...

Thai authorities retrieve ship after fatal Phuket capsizing
Rappler - 2018-11-17
BANGKOK, Thailand - A ship that capsized in July off the coast of Thailand's tourist hotspot Phuket - leaving dozens of Chinese tourists dead - was plucked out of the sea on Saturday, immigration officials said. In July, the Phoenix was carrying 105 ...

SC upholds Ombudsman's finding of probable cause against Napoles' staff for plunder, graft
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 15) -- The Supreme Court (SC) upheld the Ombudsman's finding of probable cause for plunder and graft charges against one of the staff members of alleged ...

DepEd defends inclusion of Korean subject
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-16
The Department of Education (DepEd ... that removed Filipino and "panitikan" (Philippine literature) subjects as required courses in college. Speaking to reporters on Friday, Education ...

Back in BCPD
Inquirer.net - 2018-11-16
I was an active center visitor on my third and fourth year in the university. But thesis ... and Cebu City National Science High School have joined the program. As I shared about the importance ...

Luisita farmers rekindle hope in fight for land
Bulatlat - 2018-11-16
Today, trucks were parked outside the Central Azucarera de Tarlac (CAT), with workers hauling sugarcane. According to Alyansa ng Magbubukid sa Gitnang Luson, at least 80 percent of the land are back to sugarcane production. Ambala member Francisco Dizon ...

PT&T brings 3rd telco fight to Supreme Court
Inquirer - 2018-11-16
Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Corp. (PT&T) filed a case before the Supreme Court on Friday in a bid to overturn its disqualification from the third telco race last Nov. 7. PT&T, whose owners ...

Brexit basics: Key points from the draft deal
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-16
effectively removing the possibility of the UK transforming into a Singapore-style low-tax business haven, as envisioned by some pro-Brexit supporters. Under these conditions, the UK will be ...

The dimensions of impunity
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-15
Or because she can also file an appeal before the Supreme Court, the current composition and mindset of which does not encourage faith in the so-called justice system. Already afoot are attempts to keep her out of prison. Only hours after the decision was ...

Silicon Valley is the Next Stop for Intellectual Property Awareness Series
The Bakersfield Californian - 2018-11-15
With its mission emphasis on entrepreneurship education, event co-host Babson College is the perfect partner in helping to raise intellectual property awareness among future business ... will visit a location near you. About The Michelson Institute for ...

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