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.

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 ...

What is Bill Gates up to now?
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-11-15
Purists may slam me for this, but I agree with the Supreme Court decision about Panitikan, or Filipino literature in college. Anyway, students all over the country, whether in Tagalog-speaking areas or not, are exposed to Pilipino in their classes from ...

Killing Filipino subject to spell death to PH identity - Sotto
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-15
"The Filipino language is part of our identity as a people and as such we should strive to preserve and strengthen this at all times," he added The senator was reacting to a Supreme Court ...

CHED to hold order removing Filipino as required college subject
Rappler - 2018-11-15
MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) said it will wait for the Supreme Court's (SC) final decision before implementing a 2013 memorandum order removing Filipino, Panitikan, and Constitution as required general education ...

President Duterte highlights greater security cooperation, wider support for drug-free ASEAN
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-11-15
Japan actively engages relevant sectoral bodies in ASEAN, particularly in human resource development and policy developments in public health, labor, social welfare, and media information literacy," he added. President Duterte Holds Bilateral Meeting ...

Robin Padilla reminisces about day Duterte gave him absolute pardon
Inquirer Entertainment - 2018-11-15
He also used his platform to maintain his opposition to the recent Supreme Court ruling that drops Filipino and Panitikan as college core subject. As per Padilla, he does not believe "tatay ...

SC denies Ayala Land petition to claim insurance for 2007 Glorietta 2 blast
Rappler - 2018-11-15
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) denied the petition of Ayala Land Incorporated to claim insurance coverage for the damage it incurred from the explosion at Glorietta 2 (G2) mall in 2007. The SC's 1st Division upheld the decisions of the ...

Advocate General rejects copyright infringement in German Afghanistan Papers case
Lexology - 2018-11-15
Can the Federal Republic of Germany invoke a copyright on military status reports? This is the key question currently before the European Court of Justice (CJEU) (Case Ref. C-469/17). But before the Court submits a ruling on the case, presumably in early ...

Kris Aquino names Nicko Falcis in qualified theft complaint
PEP - 2018-11-15
Falcis II, aka Nicko, is a certified public accountant, with a Masters of Science Joint Degree in Global Finance from the Hong Kong University of Science and ... reported that Kris went to the Quezon City Prosecutor's Office to personally file a qualified ...

3rd telco plan faces new threat
Inquirer - 2018-11-14
Suarez said he would challenge in the Supreme Court the constitutionality of the NTC decision if it would proceed in allowing China Telecom to become part of the third telco. "There is Japanese ...

DOF to push for exchange info, bank secrecy in tax amnesty bill
philstar.com - 2018-11-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Finance (DOF) said yesterday it would appeal for the legislature to retain the exchange of information and bank secrecy provisions under the proposed tax amnesty bill. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez made the ...

Labor shortage woes force Japan to pry open door to migrant workers
Rappler - 2018-11-14
TOKYO, Japan - Aging Japan is reluctantly attempting to pry open its doors to migrant workers as it battles serious labor shortages, raising the hackles of conservatives worried about mass immigration. Although Japan has long acknowledged the need to ...

CHED: Colleges, universities may still add Filipino to curriculum
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 14) -- Universities and colleges may still include Filipino, Panitikan (Literature) and the Constitution in their curricula, even after the Supreme Court ...

CHEd to study SC decision to exclude Filipino, Panitikan from college curriculum
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-14
The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) said on Wednesday that it will study the issues raised by education stakeholders following the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) to exclude Filipino and ...

Advocacy for Integrated Reporting
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-14
Business enterprises and accountants have long been exposed and involved in environmental accounting and corporate social reporting, which contain information on how enterprises and environment ...

TURNING POINT: The Sinking of the Unsinkable
MindaNews - 2018-11-14
1997 ruling of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court; and the July 15, 2013 decision by the Philippine Supreme Court, reinstating its earlier decision dated September 19, 2000 which forfeited in favor of petitioner Republic of the Philippines the amount held ...

House panel OKs tax amnesty
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-13
The amnesty would cover estate taxes and all general taxes imposed and collected by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). The tax holiday, however, excluded tax liabilities covered by cases filed ...

'Narcos' Production Co. Seeks Toss Of Copyright Suit
Law360 - 2018-11-13
"It is as though the plaintiff sued the caterer to a movie set for copyright infringement," the company said. Dynamo also joined the other defendants -- California-based Netflix Inc., Narcos Productions LLC and Gaumont Television USA LLC -- in an Oct. 16 ...

Show the fine print
Inquirer Opinion - 2018-11-13
Economist Fernando Fajardo of the University of San Carlos in Cebu has called it ... as one-half of Mislatel (Mindanao Islamic Telephone Co. Inc.), the Uy-China Telecom consortium -- despite its entry being fraught with national security implications.

Postscript to Peasant Month
Inquirer Opinion - 2018-11-13
Just a few days after the nine farmers were massacred in Sagay, "lumad" folk from the southern parts of Caraga climbed up north to our regional capital, Butuan City, to join the Mindanao-wide ... at Father Saturnino Urios University, Butuan City.

Foreign journalists, media scholars slam 'attempt to silence Rappler'
Rappler - 2018-11-13
On Twitter, they slammed the recent decision of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to indict Rappler Holdings Corporation (RHC) for tax evasion, an allegation that the company maintains is baseless. David Kaye, United Nations special rapporteur on the ...

LTFRB staff file complaint at Ombudsman vs Lizada
Rappler - 2018-11-13
Delgra's Chief of Staff Manolo Labor, as well as staff members Nikki Rose Gener and Martin Angelo Afante, filed the 25-page joint complaint-affidavit on September 27, in relation to the P2 fare hike in Iloilo that was approved without Lizada's signature.

Arroyo on alleged Finance Secretary appointment: 'It's hypothetical'
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 13) -- House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is again at the center of another appointment rumor. The former President turned House Representative unseated ...

Brexit: English Intellectual Property law implications- October 2018
Lexology - 2018-11-13
The UK Government served formal notice under Article 50 of The Treaty on European Union to terminate the UK's membership of the EU on 29 March 2017 (following the June 2016 UK referendum on EU membership). The EU Treaties will accordingly cease to apply to ...

Filipino professors decry SC ruling on K-12
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-13
They expressed dismay over a recent Supreme Court ruling that did not only declare the K-12 program constitutional but also made Filipino subjects optional in tertiary education. Longtime ...

Briones says college instructors can teach Filipino in elementary, high schools
Rappler - 2018-11-12
MANILA, Philippines - Amid reports that thousands of college teachers could go jobless after the Supreme Court ruled that Filipino and Panitikan are no longer core subjects in college, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said these affected faculty can ...

No reason to raise water rates, nor continue water privatization
Bulatlat - 2018-11-12
Later, the MWSS posted the "business plan" of the concessionaires in their website ... The MWSS has been repeatedly urged to ask the concessionaires to return whatever income tax the public previously paid the concessionaires, for one thing.

9 Chinese face deportation
philstar.com - 2018-11-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is set to deport nine Chinese for illegally working as vendors in the country, an official said yesterday. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said Cai Shaoqiu, Cai Shengfeng, Tian Changsheng, She ...

House okays new fiscal regime for mining sector
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-12
The original bill earlier included local business tax amnesty and real-property tax amnesty as part of Part B of Package 1 of the tax-reform program. The amnesty bill was designed to combat ...

Solon vows to protect IT-BPM sector amid tax-perk overhaul
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-12
The chairman of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means has vowed to protect information- technology and business-process management (IT-BPM) firms, as the industry faces an impending overhaul on ...

DOLE: Chinese working on Binondo Bridge project are architects and engineers, not laborers
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-12
Bello says there are other government agencies like the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation and the Bureau of Immigration which issue permits allowing foreign nationals to work locally.

MVP Prince Eze wishes CJ Perez got rightful place in Mythical Team
SPIN - 2018-11-12
We started from scratch but our coach tells us to have no excuses" That's why for Eze, he hopes that no one rains on his parade as everything he has achieved this season is the fruit of all his labor. "If they want this, they should go get it. Last season ...

Sulu civil society slams Tan petition against BOL
Rappler - 2018-11-12
DAVAO CITY, Philippines - Sulu civil society leaders and other Moro groups said they did not share Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan II's stance against the Bangsamoro Organic Law. "Being a Bangsamoro, a Tausug from Sulu, I would say, I am also free to ...

Training for employment
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-11-12
The program will focus on six growth areas that have been identified by the Department of Labor and Employment as key employment generators or emerging industries in the regions: agriculture, banking and finance, construction, hospitality and tourism ...

BI to deport 9 foreigners for selling retail goods illegally
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-12
Nine foreign nationals in Pasay and Manila are facing deportation after they were arrested for selling retail goods illegally, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Monday. BI Commissioner Jaime ...

DFA repatriates 200 undocumented OFWs from UAE
Global Nation - 2018-11-12
Some 200 undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) repatriated from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were set to arrive in Manila on Monday, the Department of Foreign Affairs said. In a ...

The best senator who never ran
Inquirer Opinion - 2018-11-11
He was both University of the Philippines Student Council president and Philippine ... William Jasarino repeatedly stated his 2015 Torre de Manila case had no legal, only strong moral, basis. Jesus Falcis was intensely criticized by Hilbay and justices ...

Tobacco farmers oppose tax hike
philstar.com - 2018-11-11
The Department of Health is pushing the measure proposed by Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito to increase tobacco excise to P90 per pack and impose an additional nine percent hike every year thereafter. PTGA said this proposal was "overwhelming" given ...

Workers buying less food due to inflation -- group
philstar.com - 2018-11-11
"November brings with it the specter of a transport fare hike and an 11-centavo-per-kilowatt-hour Meralco rate increase. This will have a knockdown domino effect on all other prices," he noted. Corral said that even with the recent wage ...

Language training centers not authorized job recruiters, says POEA
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-11
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Sunday warned overseas jobs applicants to be wary of language training centers that promise sure employment upon completion of a ...

The judicial system is the problem
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-11
My source disclosed that Andy misrepresented that the reason for his exile and inability to return to the Philippines is his "philandering" and involvement with several women, which allegedly ...

Andy Bautista: Out of sight, out of mind!
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-11
Patricia surrendered to then-Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre 35 Luzon Development Bank Passbook ... Smartmatic and Divinalaw headed by University of Santo Thomas Law Dean Nilo Divina.

Advocacy for
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-11
This initiative was started in 2004 and aims to inspire action by business leaders to shift toward resilient business models and a sustainable economy. In 2009 Prince Charles convened a high level ...

Govt loses bid to compel Piatco to pay P300 million
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-11
It held that the government violated the fundamental public policy in the hiring of "expert witnesses" or "consultants," or local or foreign lawyers or law firm, when the OSG did not ...

CA denies government bid to make Piatco pay P300 million
Rappler - 2018-11-11
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) denied the government's bid for the CA to make the Philippine International Air Terminals Company Incorporated (Piatco) pay $6 million, or over P300 million, for the costs of international arbitration ...

Intellectual property for franchisors in Russia
Lexology - 2018-11-11
Trademark registration is an essential first element for every franchise transaction targeted at Russia. A trademark may not be granted for use within the scope of a franchise unless it is properly protected (ie, registered) in Russia. Therefore, a foreign ...

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