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 ...

JBC to interview SC associate justice aspirants on December 5
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-19
Centro Escolar University law school associate dean Rita Linda Jimeno and former Ateneo law dean Cesar Villanueva. Tijam was the second appointee of President Rodrigo Duterte. He was appointed on ...

Duterte wants government offices' 'active role' in anti-narcotics drive
Sun Star - 2018-11-19
The Department of Labor and Employment was instructed to ensure the formulation and implementation of drug-free workplace programs and authorized drug testing in the private sector. Last year, Duterte also signed the EO 15, creating the Inter-Agency ...

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 ...

Overseas NDFP leaders cancel trip to PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-19
Earlier, Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison disclosed to the Inquirer that Agcaoili has received a "latest advice from Bebot Bello" (Labor Sec. Silvestre Bello III and ...

SC suspends work in Manila courts Tuesday for Xi Jinping visit
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-19
Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio suspended work at the SC, Court of Appeals and lower courts in Manila upon the recommendation of the Office of the Administrator (OCA). Included 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 - 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 ...

A different kind of snatching
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-18
Born, raised and educated in Manila ... University. He now manages the Sea Explorers Dive Center at Pura Vida resort in Dauin, Negros Oriental, a leisurely half-hour drive from the City of ...

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 ...

Entrepreneur finds right mix with cleaning business and PWDs - 2018-11-18
He was able to connect with the School of Knowledge, Industrial Labor, Leadership, and Service (SKILLS), the accredited training and assessment center of Primary Structures Education Foundation.

Troy Rike saves best for last in 'turbulent' one-and-done NU season
SPIN - 2018-11-18
TROY Rike came into the Philippines filled with high hopes, being able to strut his wares seamlessly in his first and only year in the UAAP for National University. He got the exact opposite instead. From issues regarding his eligibility, to being picked ...

38 ex-rebels benefit from E-Clip program
Sun Star - 2018-11-18
Aside from livelihood assistance and firearms remuneration, they were also given free skills training by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Livelihood Program. Other interventions ...

Seafarer proposes sea transport system
Sun Star - 2018-11-18
Mejia has a doctorate in maritime affairs from the Atlantic International University in Hawaii. Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 7 Director Johnson CaƱete said Mejia's business idea showed potential by taking advantage of the sea to provide ...

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.

De Lima slams Marcos on 2nd anniversary of hero's burial
Rappler - 2018-11-18
Marcos' remains were quietly transfered to the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes' Cemetery) on November 18, 2016, days after the Supreme Court (SC) ruled on its legality. De Lima cited the recent verdict of the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan, which found ...

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 ...

DOLE to crack down on illegal aliens in casinos - 2018-11-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will create a task force that will lead a crackdown on illegal aliens working in casinos and other gaming facilities in the country, an official said Friday. The task force will map all ...

Philippine Tax Academy taps UPLB for post graduate program - 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 ...

Gov't telco body can now confirm Mislatel as new major player, DICT chief says
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-17
Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT ... which won through a consortium with Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company, Inc., Davao-based Udenna Corporation and Chinese ...

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 ...

Joblessness is 4 times idleness
Inquirer Opinion - 2018-11-16
In the latest (July) Labor Force Survey, on the other hand, unemployment was only 5.4 percent, or one of every twenty persons in the labor force. The officially unemployed are persons age 15+ that are totally idle--meaning with less than one hour of paid ...

Immigration nabs 3 Georgians with fake visas at NAIA - 2018-11-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Immigration officers recently intercepted three Georgians at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) for carrying fake Canadian visas. A report of the NAIA Port Operations Division (POD) to the Bureau of Immigration (BI ...

USAid pours P1.7B for talent development
Sun Star - 2018-11-16
She said this would give options to the out-of-school youth who do not have a college degree for them to be employed ... General Santos, Greater Manila Area, Iloilo and Zamboanga.

Back in BCPD - 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 ...

7 CA justices in shortlist for SC associate justice
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-16
SEVEN Court of Appeals justices are included in the shortlist for the associate justice post in the Supreme Court vacated by now-retired chief justice Teresita J. Leonardo-Castro, Justice Secretary and Judicial and Bar Council ex-officio member Menardo I.

CA justices shortlisted to be next Supreme Court justice
Rappler - 2018-11-16
The list is made up of Court of Appeals (CA) justices who have all been bypassed in previous appointments. Among the 7 candidates, only Delos Santos is considered a newcomer. He first applied in September this year and made the shortlist for the ...

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 ...

Lion Air victim's family files suit against Boeing
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-16
The lawsuit, filed Thursday in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, where Boeing is headquartered, centers on a new safety ... plane transmitted incorrect data that could have triggered ...

Big-name investors favor US equities
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-15
"The US has been the lodestar in terms of corporate profits," said Richard Bernstein, chief executive of Richard Bernstein Advisors LLC. The US benchmark S&P 500 index is up 1% so far this year, compared with an 11.5% drop for an exchange-traded fund ...

OFW remittances hit 1-year low in September-BSP
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-15
File photo: Overseas Filipino Workers who are returning from their respective work overseas fall in line at the immigration counter of the NAIA Terminal 1 in Paranaque City. (Photo by NONIE REYES ...

Main points of the draft Brexit agreement
Rappler - 2018-11-15
To ensure competition is fair for manufactured goods, there are provisions on state aid, competition, taxation, social and environmental standards. EU diplomats had expressed fears British companies could manufacture products more cheaply if they dropped ...

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 ...

Arrest warrant vs. Imelda Marcos should be issued upon conviction -- law professor
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 15) -- Former Supreme Court spokesperson Theodore Te on Thursday questioned the delay in the release of an arrest warrant for Ilocos Norte Representative ...

SC upholding CHEd order excluding Filipino from curriculum slammed
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-15
and Philippine Constitution among the core subjects in the general education curriculum in college. The petition against the CHEd order said it violates Section 6, Article 14 of the Constitution. But the SC said "these constitutional provisions are only ...

Villanueva urges swift action on layoff of 400 Apo Cement workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-15
Senator Joel Villanueva asked the Department of Labor and Employment and Department of Environment and Natural Resources to swiftly act on the layoff of 400 workers at the Apo Cement Corporation.

US, PH conduct high-level dialogue to curb child trafficking
Global Nation - 2018-11-15
The Philippines and United States (US) conducted a high-level dialogue to evaluate steps in the four-year US-Philippines Child Protection Compact (CPC) partnership aimed at combatting child ...

Local officials, businessmen hail gov't decision vs El Nido shutdown
Rappler - 2018-11-15
PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines (UPDATED) - Local officials and business owners in El Nido welcomed the decision of the national government to shut down only erring establishments and not the entire town which the top Palawan destination undergoes ...

5 out of 10 Filipino families deprived of basic education - PSA
Rappler - 2018-11-15
The index takes into account 13 indicators, which are clustered under 4 dimensions: The index uses the merged dataset of the 2016 and 2017 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey (APIS) and Labor Force Survey (LFS) conducted by PSA. The merged datasets have 5,324 ...

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