Copyright Owners Should Prepare For Music Royalty Reform
Law360 - 2018-09-25
Streaming services will gain the right to use any song managed by the collective and remain immunized from copyright infringement lawsuits. Major questions remain as to the effect of the MMA prior to its enactment in 2019. First, it is unclear how the ...

Duterte removes non-tariff barriers to agri imports
philstar.com - 2018-09-25
The senator also expected the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA ... the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation Inc. (SEIPI) released a statement warning that the bill would force them to lay off 140,000 ...

Labor chief estimates NCR floor wage hike at no less than P20
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-25
BUSINESSES in Metro Manila may have to pay their minimum wage workers at least P20 more per day -- roughly the same increment under the prevailing wage order -- once the National Capital Region (NCR) gets new rates next month, the Labor chief said on ...

P20 wage hike eyed in NCR
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-25
The labor department said the regional wage board for the National Capital Region is mulling over a possible minimum-wage hike of P20 in Metro Manila. LABOR Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said ...

SEC keen on lower REIT ownership requirement
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-25
taxation and the minimum amount of shares a company could sell to the public. "When even if we do that [bring down minimum public ownership], will there be an issuance already? The killer here ...

RCBC to absorb thrift unit into commercial bank
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-25
THE Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) will absorb the operations of its thrift bank subsidiary to reduce operating costs and consolidate capital, providing the lender with a bigger retail base. In a disclosure yesterday, the bank said it will merge the ...

Books still tax-exempt under TRABAHO bill - DOF
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 25) -- The Department of Finance (DOF) said the purchase and importation of books will remain tax-exempt under the second tax reform package. In a ...

Of Memes and Monetizing: Could the EU Directive on Copyright Change the Way We Speak Internet?
JD Supra - 2018-09-25
As in the U.S., the platform is not held liable for copyright infringement or other illegal content if the platform swiftly removes infringing content when notified. With a few exceptions, Article 13 would hold hosting platforms accountable for the content ...

Duterte certifies anti-ENDO bill as urgent -Palace
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-25
MANILA, Sept. 25 -- President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has certified as urgent a bill seeking to prohibit labor-only contracting or "ENDO," MalacaƱang announced on Tuesday, September 25. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Jr. said the President is ...

DOF: Book imports, purchases remain tax-exempt under TRABAHO bill
philstar.com - 2018-09-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Purchase and importation of books will remain tax-exempt under the second tax reform package of the Duterte administration, the Department of Finance said Tuesday. Early this month, the House of Representatives approved on third and ...

Instead of more jobs, DOLE sees layoffs under Trabaho bill
Rappler - 2018-09-25
MANILA, Philippines - An official of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) warned that the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and Higher Quality Opportunities (Trabaho) bill would result in job losses if it becomes a law. During the first Senate ...

Duterte certifies Security of Tenure Bill as urgent
UNTV - 2018-09-25
Giant firms such as SM Retail Inc. and Jollibee Foods Corporation are also members of ECOP. Meanwhile, Bello admits they lack available labor law compliance officers to complete the inspection of 800,000 business establishments in the country. Since ...

Supreme Court: Straight to the FAN!
philstar.com - 2018-09-25
Nowadays, taxpayers prefer to be compliant rather than to take the risk of catching the attention of the Bureau of Internal Revenue and increase the possibility of going through the process of a tax assessment. Going through the process of a tax assessment ...

Books will stay tax-exempt under Trabaho bill - DOF
Rappler - 2018-09-25
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Finance (DOF) gave an assurance that the publication, sale, and importation of books will remain tax-exempt under the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and Higher Quality Opportunities (Trabaho) bill. "Contrary to ...

Duterte certifies anti-labor-only contracting bill as urgent -- Palace
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 25) -- Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said the President has certified as urgent a bill that would prohibit all kinds of labor-only contracting in the ...

Duterte's approval, trust ratings fall to lowest - Pulse Asia
Rappler - 2018-09-25
Also, the House of Representatives approved on second reading the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High Quality Opportunities (TRABAHO) despite objections from various business sectors and some opposition lawmakers. The nationwide survey, conducted ...

Concepcion: Growing resistance
Sun Star - 2018-09-25
While farmers, on top of landlessness, are now uncompetitive since the unrestricted importation. The regressive taxation erodes the purchasing power of the consumer. Duterte's campaign against corruption failed badly that Commission on Audit (COA), an ...

B2B Co. Claims Computer Biz 'Stole' Records To Get Ahead
Law360 - 2018-09-24
Law360 (September 24, 2018, 4:34 PM EDT) -- Business-to-business company DiscoverOrg LLC sued computer service provider Timlin Enterprises Inc. on Monday for copyright infringement, claiming Timlin gained unauthorized access to and then "stole" from ...

On the wings of love
philstar.com - 2018-09-24
Nieves Confesor, former Immigration commissioner and current Philippine Airlines SVP for legal and corporate communications lawyer Siegfred Mison, FINEX EVP and Ayala Corp. executive Ronald Goseco and myself. The MSGC is chaired by former Defense secretary ...

Budget swings to P2.6-B deficit in August
philstar.com - 2018-09-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The national government continued to incur a budget deficit in August as the growth in expenditures once again outpaced the increase in revenues, according to the Bureau of the Treasury. According to the latest cash operations ...

EXCLUSIVE: DICT, Cavite Provincial Library bring digital literacy to inmates
TechnoChops - 2018-09-24
Located in the legislative building very near the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) district office, the provincial library has a main room with the books and periodicals. Across the main room is the E-library, which opened in 2009. Once you acquire a ...

NG posts P2.6-B Aug fiscal deficit; 8-month gap is P282B
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-24
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) reported a collection of P185.1 billion for the month, posting an 8-percent increase compared to the P171.7 billion recorded last year. Total BIR collections ...

CA stops PDIC disposal of Banco Filipino assets
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-24
It was closed in 1985 but was reopened nine years later, after the SC declared the closure illegal and directed the BSP to allow the bank to resume its business operations. On March 17 ...

House Ways and Means panel starts work on reform package on capital income, financial intermediaries
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-24
The largest sources of additional revenues in the tax package will come from the repeal of some National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC) provisions and special laws such as the tax exemptions of ...

Gov't posts first August deficit in 9 years
philstar.com - 2018-09-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The national government recorded a budget deficit in August, the first time it did so for the month in nine years as spending accelerates way past revenues. According to data from the Bureau of the Treasury, the deficit amounted to ...

Constant 'relearning,' non-routine abilities key to future job security - PIDS
Rappler - 2018-09-24
They can bring about massive changes in society, among the most important of which is man ... and those who are involved in unpredictable physical work. What is non-codifiable now may be codifiable in the future The definitions of codifiable and non ...

PH to help OFWs hit by proposed green card restrictions
Rappler - 2018-09-24
He said undocumented Filipinos will be the hardest hit by the green card restrictions. He noted, however, that visas and immigration privileges remain under the authority of the host country. "We'd like to work with the US. We have a special relationship.

Cleared of corruption? Martires will no longer appeal to Supreme Court
Rappler - 2018-09-24
This covers dismissal of cases and acquittals by both the trial courts and the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan, as well as reversals secured at the Court of Appeals. "I have to put an end to this practice of bringing up to the Supreme Court judgments of ...

Trump's Supreme Court pick faces new sexual misconduct claim
Rappler - 2018-09-24
WASHINGTON, USA - Donald Trump's embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was hit by a second accusation of sexual misconduct Sunday, September 23, leaving Republicans scrambling to save a confirmation that until recently had seemed all but certain.

Maldives opposition candidate declares victory in high-stakes presidential election
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-24
The Indian Ocean island nation, a popular tourist destination and home to about 400,000 people, has been engulfed in a political crisis since earlier this year when Yameen defied a Supreme Court ...

Proposed U.S. law to clamp down on green card holders on benefits
Rappler - 2018-09-24
Trump came to power pledging to make immigration to the United States more difficult, and reduce the number of people allowed to stay in the country. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said Saturday, September 22, that under the proposed rule change ...

Comeuppance for a brutal, unrepentant HR violator
Bulatlat - 2018-09-24
Local government officials, religious and civic leaders and human rights defenders then already petitioned his transfer out of the region. But it was during his stint as commanding general of the 7th Infantry Division (2005-2006), under the Gloria ...

Method in its madness
Bulatlat - 2018-09-24
There is also the growing popularity of the dangerous notion that the nationwide imposition of martial rule is a legitimate government option ... and assassinations that still characterize much of local politics, and which have numerous times spilled ...

Deployment of OFWs dips 9% after 10-year rise
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-23
Among the top skills listed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) are HSW, manufacturing, nurses, cleaners and helpers, waiters, home-based personal cares, civil engineering ...

Transgender mom/dad
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-23
In the Philippines our Supreme Court has recently held that a transgender woman cannot have his birth certificate changed to reflect his gender as female since at the time of birth his gender was ...

Revisiting martial law reparations five years later
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -- A law was passed in 2013 acknowledging that there were human rights violations in the time of martial law. Republic Act 10368, or the Human Rights Reparation and ...

Men of Influence for the Philippine Cancer Society
philstar.com - 2018-09-23
To hold huge social events of the wealthy to raise funds for the poor is a form for taxation. The Philippine Cancer Society is dedicated to the prevention and ultimately (we hope) cure of the disease is also the equivalent of corporate social responsibility.

Kabayan Representative Ciriaco Calalang dies
Rappler - 2018-09-23
A law professor and taxation lawyer, Calalang is survived by his 3 adopted children, Carissa, Carlo, and Joseph. "Representative Calalang's public service as a congressman was brief, but it was time and energies well-spent. He was able to author and co ...

Supreme Court nominee assault storm fans #MeToo flames
Rappler - 2018-09-23
WASHINGTON, United States - When United States (US) President Donald Trump demanded to know why his Supreme Court nominee's sexual assault accuser did not come forward sooner, he sought to cast doubt over her claims. Nonsense, replied his detractors ...

Rwandan imprisoned opposition leader to go on trial as another walks free -- for now
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-23
One example: The Supreme Court's admission of a 2015 challenge to a constitutional amendment, which allowed Kagame to run for a third term. The Court eventually ruled that Kagame could run for a ...

This is how the next economic crisis will look like
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-22
Though further hikes are needed to adjust for the hot American labor market, and the inflation level, in my view, a Fed fund rate at 4 percent is adequate, which speaks for a 10-year yield above 4 ...

Supreme Court nominee accuser gets more time to decide on hearing
Rappler - 2018-09-22
WASHINGTON DC, USA - The woman whose sexual assault allegation threatens to bring down Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee was on Friday, September 21, given more time to decide on testifying in the Senate - hours after the US president claimed her ...

Lessons from the boom-bust martial law economy
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -- Economists and analysts have become conservative about the country's economic prospects in the wake of a growth slowdown, soaring consumer prices, depreciating ...

DOLE reminds employers to uphold rights of workers with disability
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-22
MANILA, Sept. 22 (PIA)--The Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE) reminded employers that all employees with disability are entitled to all rights and benefits granted under the Labor Code of the Philippines. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III earlier ...

Intellectual property for franchisors in the USA
Lexology - 2018-09-21
How can franchisors protect their intellectual property (eg, trademarks and copyright)? One of the principal means for franchisors to protect their intellectual property is through registration. Trademarks can be registered at the state and federal levels ...

Tunnels of tragedy
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-21
Brimo, the chief executive officer of Nickel Asia Corp., called on the DENR to take a tougher stance against illegal small-scale mining. In an interview with reporters at the sideline of the event ...

ONE Championship: New dad Danny Kingad balancing life as a fighter, a father, and a student
sports.abs-cbn.com - 2018-09-21
The proud new father said that even though Jannine went into labor during his fight camp, never was it a distraction from preparing for the fight, rather it served as motivation. "Hindi ...

Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify in U.S. Senate - reports
Rappler - 2018-09-21
WASHINGTON DC, USA - Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party 36 years ago, is willing to testify next week in front of the Senate judiciary committee, US media reported on ...

DOLE reminds employers to uphold right of workers with disability
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-20
20 (PIA) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reminded employers that all employees with disability are entitled to all rights and benefits granted under the Labor Code of the Philippines. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III earlier issued ...

Tales from the dark days
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-20
The main character ... about on campus. Has an appendix of relevant documents that are often difficult to access. o Endgame: The Fall of Marcos (1987) by Ninotchka Rosca An account of the fall of Ferdinand Marcos and his regime in the Philippines ...

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