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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Workers buying less food due to inflation -- group - 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 ...

SC upholds constitutionality of K-12 program
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 10) -- The Supreme Court (SC) junked all petitions filed against the government's implementation of the K-to-12 program and upheld its constitutionality.

British Chamber of Commerce optimistic about PH economy
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-09
The TRABAHO bill, formerly known as TRAIN 2, is the second leg of the administration's tax reform program. Along with lowering corporate income tax, the measure aims to reduce tax incentives ...

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