Supreme Court applicant wants CCTV cameras in courtrooms
Rappler - 2018-10-18
Ilao did not probe further. Quiroz also clarified why he inhibited in the plunder case of former immigration officials Al Argosino and Michael Robles, which is pending before his division at the Sandiganbayan. Quiroz said he is acquainted with another ...

Who Owns Intellectual Property Created By Employees?
Mondaq - 2018-10-18
A: It is widely assumed that when someone is hired to create a work product, intellectual property rights will be owned by the hiring party. However, that is not always the case. If there is a written agreement, the details of intellectual property ...

DOLE to bus companies: Adopt fixed salary for bus drivers, conductors
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-10-18
MANILA, Oct. 18 (PIA)--The Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE) urged bus companies to adopt the two-tiered wage system, a compensation scheme imposing the mandatory minimum wage setting complemented by a voluntary productivity-based pay. This after the ...

Selected Favorable Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property Provisions of the USMCA
JD Supra - 2018-10-17
After more than a year of negotiations, the U.S., Mexico, and Canada recently concluded the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA, when it takes effect, will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Until then, the ...

Issues High Court Will Explore In Copyright Registration Case
Law360 - 2018-10-17
Fourth Estate went to court. It sued for copyright infringement in the Southern District of Florida "immediately" after filing applications to register the asserted works but before the U.S. Copyright Office acted on the new applications.

House bloc to Senate: Consider plight of Northern Luzon tobacco growers
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-17
The Northern Luzon Alliance (NLA) is urging the Senate to consider the economic plight of tobacco farmers, amid rising tobacco excise taxes that is seen to affect around an estimated 2.7 million ...

Get accreditation, farm tourist sites told
Sun Star - 2018-10-17
Department of Trade Industry business name registration certificate, valid visa from Bureau of Immigration, and employment permit from Department of Labor and Employment for foreign nationals.

The USMCA: Good News For Intellectual Property Rights Holders
Mondaq - 2018-10-17
New biologic drugs will now be entitled to a 10-year term of data protection instead of eight. The USMCA did not address the date of implementation of that 10-year term and whether it would apply to biologic drugs already on the market. A patent term ...

TURNING POINT: Shaking A Sick Justice System
MindaNews - 2018-10-17
Trillanes, dismissed seven years ago, at the Makati Reg. Trial Courts Branch 150 (for rebellion ... Adan, Ph.D., is retired professor and former chancellor of Mindanao State University at Naawan, Misamis Oriental, Philippines)

DOF expects Trabaho bill to create 1.4 million jobs
Rappler - 2018-10-17
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Finance (DOF) expects around 1.4 million jobs to be created between 2021 and 2029, should the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High Quality Opportunities (Trabaho) bill be enacted into law. The measure aims to ...

The battle is on: Makati mayor Abby Binay files for reelection
Rappler - 2018-10-17
In May 2018, the Court of Appeals overturned Junjun's dismissal. Junjun said he can run again for mayor since there is no final and executory decision from the Supreme Court yet.

Brazil federal police ask for president to be indicted for corruption
Rappler - 2018-10-17
For the Supreme Court to investigate and possibly prosecute the president, according to the Constitution, it must get Congress' green light. In the report delivered Tuesday to the Supreme Court, federal police also requested that all those under ...

U.S. tops global competitiveness rating, despite 'worrying' trends - WEF
Rappler - 2018-10-17
GENEVA, Switzerland - The United States has the world's most competitive and innovative economy, a World Economic Forum ranking showed Wednesday, October 17, after a methodology shift helped unseat Switzerland after nearly a decade on top. The ...

PH takes 56th spot in global competitiveness index
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 17 ... financial system, market size, business dynamism, and innovation capability. The Philippines was strongest in market size (32nd), labor market ...

Netflix Wants Author's 'Narcos' Copyright Suit Tossed
Law360 - 2018-10-17
Law360 (October 16, 2018, 9:16 PM EDT) -- Netflix said Tuesday that a Florida federal court should dismiss a copyright infringement suit over its popular series "Narcos" because the Colombian ex-journalist claiming parts of the series resemble her ...

Boracay Island: A tale of EOs, LOIs, presidential decrees
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-16
THE Duterte administration is eyeing the management of Boracay Island by the Department of Tourism (DOT), absent any law creating a separate development authority. Tourism Secretary Bernadette ...

Castillo to head screening body for SC Chief Justice post hopefuls
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-16
Supreme Court Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo will preside over the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) when the body screens the applicants and nominees for the Chief Justice (CJ) position left ...

Government to craft leaner budget
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-16
THE Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) created on Tuesday a task force to assess items in the budget that can be postponed or cut if the President approves the suspension of the ...

Philippines' high inflation also good, says Bangko Sentral official
Rappler - 2018-10-16
MANILA, Philippines - Despite heavy criticism from various groups and sectors due to high prices of goods, an official of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said the numbers are telling Filipinos something "good." On the sidelines of a press briefing ...

Gov't to rework 2019 budget with likely ?41-B foregone fuel excise tax revenue
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 16) -- The government will rework the proposed 2019 budget in the wake of possible foregone revenue arising from the suspension of additional excise tax on ...

BI deports suspected ISIS recruiter
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 16) -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Tuesday said it has deported an Egyptian national with suspected links to international terrorist group ISIS.

Philippines deports alleged ISIS commander
Rappler - 2018-10-16
MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Immigration (BI) deported an Egyptian man accused of being a commander and recruiter for terrorist group Islamic State (ISIS). In a statement on Tuesday, October 16, the BI said 33-year-old Fehmi Lassoued was flown out ...

BOC destroys P25-M worth of counterfeit goods
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-10-16
Counterfeit Marlboro, Fortune, Mighty and Winston brand cigarettes, Silka products, Knorr Pork and Beef cubes, and Knorr Sinigang Mix, Maggi Magic Sarap, Golden bihon, and other counterfeit products were destroyed through crushing, shredding, and rendering.

Bataan to hold forum on expanded PWD benefits, privileges
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-10-16
The council will invite representatives from the Bureau of Internal Revenue, drug stores, supermarkets, transport agencies, and other concerned local establishments. "PWDs should be aware that they have privileges that they should receive from the ...

Safeguard Your Startup With An Intellectual Property Strategy
Entrepreneur - 2018-10-16
You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media. Intellectual property gives you the legal right to prevent others from stealing the intangible assets at the core of your business. Your ability to protect and ...

Sears, the store that changed America, declares bankruptcy
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-16
The company issued a statement saying it intends to stay in business, keeping open stores that are profitable, along with the Sears and Kmart websites. As of the filing, about 700 stores remained ...

JSCC declares Cebu City as Justice Zone
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-10-16
No less than Supreme Court (SC) Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevara and high officials of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) were present during the launch at the Cebu City Hall ...

Is Harvard fair? Historic affirmative action trial begins Monday
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-16
may have had fewer educational opportunities before applying to college. The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund filed a brief on behalf of 25 Harvard student and alumni organizations ...

Three Takeaways From the Proposed EU Copyright Directive - EU Copyright Developments: EU Parliament Sides With Content Creators in...
JD Supra - 2018-10-15
The top three takeaways from the latest proposal are: If enacted, commercial online content-sharing platforms could be liable for copyright infringement arising from user-uploaded content. If enacted, online platforms also would be required to pay a ...

Remittances shrink anew, 8-month total just $19.1 billion
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-15
In file photo, Filipino workers gather at the HSBC building in the central business district of Hong Kong, China. MONEY sent by Filipino migrant workers contracted anew in August this year ...

Government to cut down infrastructure spending if fuel excise tax hike suspended
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-15
THE Department of Finance (DOF) said the government may have to cancel some infrastructure expenditures if the increase in fuel excise tax is suspended to compensate for the estimated forgone ...

Residents themselves monitor progress of infrastructure projects in Tawi-tawi
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-15
The inaccessibility of road also required most of the farmers in the barangay to double haul their products, which means they double the pay for the cost of labor, the PRDP added. "From our farm ...

Solons tackle bill increasing night differential pay for BPO workers - 2018-10-15
In 2016, the Information Technology and Business Process ... they also support the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa), and the Asia-Pacific region. The bulk of the workers in the BPO ...

The offsprings of Racuyal
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-10-15
And then we have a Supreme Court that just like that ousted the Chief Justice even without impeachment. The biggest Racuyal here is the President who continues to get away with murder and a host of other crimes. He badmouths world leaders, calls God stupid ...

DA tells youth to go farm
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-10-15
Since the DA has been devolved, the national budget for agriculture is now in the Internal Revenue Allotment of the province and the municipalities. DA personnel have to ask permission from the mayor and the local agriculturist if they go to the ...

Leveling playing field
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-10-15
World Bank senior economist and lead author of the report Rong Qian said "By creating an equal playing field and simplifying business regulations, firms will be encouraged to enter the market and invest, grow, and innovate, leading to higher labor ...

Battle vs Junjun for Makati mayor to 'divide' Binay family, says Abby
Rappler - 2018-10-15
But in May this year, the Court of Appeals (CA) overturned Junjun's dismissal, arguing that the condonation doctrine - which the Supreme Court (SC) struck down in November 2015 - still applied to him. The condonation doctrine, which elected officials ...

Move putting Leni back into line of succession welcomed - 2018-10-15
In a previous interview, the Vice President said Duterte has openly expressed his preference for Marcos despite the fact that she won the elections and the electoral protest remains pending before the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral ...

PH basketball gets own anime series with premiere of 'Barangay 143'
SPIN - 2018-10-15
The cast is led by Kapuso stars Julie Anne San Jose, Migo Adecer, Ruru Madrid ... who turns his back on everything after a major event changed his life. The search for answers leads Bren to Manila where he goes to live with his former nanny Tita Baby ...

New party-lists join 2019 elections amid calls to abolish party-list system
InterAksyon - 2018-10-14
He argued that what was important was to determine whether the party-list truly represented the list of underprivileged citizens: "labor, peasant, urban poor, indigenous cultural communities ...

How are online merchants and intermediaries taxed?
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-14
Innovations brought about by information and communication technology have dramatically changed how people behave and go about their daily tasks. As the number of computer-literate ... Thanks to the continuous development of innovative, disruptive e ...

Structural weaknesses in our economy: What to do?
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-14
For example, minimum wages and the labor security provisions can be waived in exchange for the business to be a closed union shop, i.e. for laborers to be members of unions. This will allow for labor unions to support the Labor Code amendments for flexible ...

Workers of BGC condo on hunger strike
Rappler - 2018-10-14
With the strike still ongoing, maintenance services in the condo have been affected. But the management is not budging. Labor-only contractor? Inside the condo, it didn't matter whether you were an in-house regular worker or hired by the agency.

Duterte to suspend fuel tax increase under TRAIN law
Rappler - 2018-10-14
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte will suspend the second round of higher excise tax on fuel under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law, in response to soaring inflation. In a statement on Sunday, October 14, Finance ...

From the Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court
Sun Star - 2018-10-13
including San Beda College of Law, UST Faculty of Civil Law, FEU Institute of Law, Angeles University Foundation ... Commercial Law Department of the Philippine Judicial Academy, the education arm of the SC. The 52-year-old magistrate will serve in the ...

Amante: Term limits
Sun Star - 2018-10-13
The 1987 Constitution provides that elective officials in the local governments and House of Representatives should serve for no more than nine consecutive years or three back-to-back terms. Recently, the Lower House proposed a four-year term for members ...

COMMENTARY: Who is a professor?
MindaNews - 2018-10-13
In the Philippine setting particularly in state colleges and universities(SUCs), tenured academic ranks are as follows: Instructor I-III, Assistant Professor 1-IV, Associate Professor I-V, Professor I-VI, and College/University Professor (as the highest ...

Junjun Binay can run for mayor - Comelec - 2018-10-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Former Makati mayor Jejomar "Junjun" Binay can run for public office in the 2019 midterm polls despite the graft charges he is facing, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said yesterday. James Jimenez, spokesperson for the ...

Growth Through Intellectual Property - Plant Protection Through Utility Patents, Certificates, And Plant Patents
JD Supra - 2018-10-12
An important aspect of developing any intellectual property strategy and portfolio is deciding which method of intellectual property protection to pursue based on the advantages and disadvantages of each method. Plants may be protected through utility ...

DOJ submits opposition to Trillanes appeal in rebellion case
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-12
THE Department of Justice (DoJ) opposed an appeal by Sen. Antonio F. Trillanes IV to reverse the order of Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150 for his arrest and travel ban and the reception of evidence. In another development, Makati RTC Branch ...

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