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 ...

DoLE flags investment scam targeting OFWs
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-20
THE labor department has warned Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) against participating in investment schemes offered by entities without Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) approval. The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said in a statement on ...

Method in its madness
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-20
Despite the bluster of President Rodrigo Duterte and his equally loud lieutenants, yes-men and accomplices in the Cabinet, the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the Supreme Court, his regime is in reality completely without anything that even ...

DENR eyes safer 'Minahang Bayan' sites after Itogon landslide
philstar.com - 2018-09-20
As for the agency's short-term goals, the DENR is currently working with other government agencies, including the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of the Interior and Local Government and Department of Labor and Employment to assist ...

Money, power, and sex
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-09-20
We are reminded that when using power remember that "what you sow, you reap". Sex is one issue confronting the nominee as justice for the U.S. Supreme Court. The unfolding legal drama of an alleged rape during their high school years will bring the ...

What are Tito and Gordie up to?
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-09-20
And did the same department also get a trimmed down budget for next year? The newly installed, and soon to retire Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is ordering the implementation of increases in the salaries of court personnel and officials. I guess it is ...

'Shake It Off' Case Against Taylor Swift Heads To 9th Circ.
Law360 - 2018-09-19
Law360 (September 19, 2018, 5:10 PM EDT) -- Two songwriters who unsuccessfully sued Taylor Swift for copyright infringement over "Shake It Off" are taking their case to the Ninth Circuit, at one point quoting a judge that told the pop star to "be ...

Delfin Lee to remain in jail -- DOJ
philstar.com - 2018-09-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Globe Asiatique president Delfin Lee will have to remain in jail despite the Supreme Court (SC) decision that downgraded his case and allowed him to post bail, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). "He cannot be granted ...

Global financial crisis 10 years after: PHL learned lessons well
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-19
Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Associate Professor Emmanuel A. Leyco concurred, saying the Philippines felt the negative effects of the global financial crisis only a year after the Lehman ...

Violation of due process: An inexistent assessment bears no fruit
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-19
The Supreme Court, in GR 197945 and 204119-20, canceled the assessments and enjoined the Commissioner of Internal Revenue from collecting the taxes pertaining to the canceled assessments as the CI ...

PHL International Law Society holds national conference
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-19
UP College of Law Dean Fides Cordero-Tan welcomed the participants to the conference. Participants included Associate Justice Francis H. Jardeleza of the Supreme Court of the Philippines ...

Age is definitely just a number
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-19
In other words, employees and workers should be treated equally in terms of compensation and benefits, performance management and promotion, training and ... and Organization Department of the Ramon V. Del Rosario College of Business of De La Salle University.

Drilon questions DOLE statistics on foreigners working in PH
Rappler - 2018-09-19
MANILA, Philippines - Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon questioned the "official number" of foreigners working in the Philippines, based on Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) data. During the budget deliberations for DOLE on Wednesday ...

Sara Duterte: Judge lobbying for junking of disbarment case vs me, to curry favor in exchange for SC post
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-19
DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has advised the Office of the President to be wary of a judge, whom she did not name, who is reportedly lobbying for himself a slot in the Supreme Court (SC ...

Supreme Court rules BIR can't collect P3-B tax from Petron, Shell
Rappler - 2018-09-19
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) has ruled in favor of oil companies Petron and Shell, barring the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) from collecting P3 billion in supposed tax liabilities from the companies over the tax scam of the 1990s.

Bicol workers get P20-P30 wage hike
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-19
The employees of those employing one to nine workers will enjoy the second tranche of the increase amounting to P15 on May 1, 2019, Labor Day, while those working for establishments with a workforce of not more than nine will get P5. "Ang basehan namin ...

DOJ appeals SC ruling downgrading case vs Delfin Lee
philstar.com - 2018-09-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) sought yesterday a reversal of a Supreme Court (SC) ruling that downgraded the charges filed against property developer Delfin Lee to simple estafa and allowed him to post bail. In a 47-page motion ...

Judge Won't Halt Suit Against GM Over Graffiti In Car Ad
Law360 - 2018-09-19
J. Michael Keyes, a partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP, told Law360 on Tuesday that graffiti artists will be happy with the decision, as it potentially opens the door for them to bring copyright infringement claims. "[T]he exact scope of protection for these ...

New tariffs on China spare smartwatches but hit tech networks
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-19
(CNN Money) -- U.S. President Donald Trump's latest tariffs on Chinese goods won't hit the Apple Watch or Air Pods. But the trade penalties will sweep up other tech products, including the ...

Feeding the Fire Of Genius: Intellectual Property And America's High-Tech Future
Forbes - 2018-09-18
In ownership there is power, and nowhere is ownership more powerful today than in the world of high-tech intellectual property. How fundamental are intellectual property rights, i.e. the rights accruing to an inventor or author or company of exclusive ...

SC bars BIR from collecting P3-billion tax from Petron, Shell
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-18
THE Supreme Court has thrown out the bid of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to collect around P3 billion in alleged tax liabilities from giant oil companies Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp ...

Lawmaker resumes hunt for hidden pork funds in 2019 budget proposal
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-18
Asked how could funding appropriated for DOTr and DepEd projects could be considered pork-barrel items, Lacson recalled that prior to 2013, before the Supreme Court (SC) issued a ruling declaring ...

CHED's De Vera dares Vitriolo to file charges vs all comissioners
Rappler - 2018-09-18
Vitriolo was dismissed from his post by then-Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales in January 2017 in relation to the 1996 agreement between the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) and the National College ... Jaro. Following orders: De Vera maintained ...

The EU Copyright Directive: Round 2
Lexology - 2018-09-18
Hence, if a user seeks to upload content that is rejected by an online platform on the grounds of copyright infringement, the user should be able to contest that rejection by arguing that the content would not infringe copyright, for instance by virtue of ...

Gov't vows assistance for 10,000 miners amid closure order
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-18
The Social Welfare Department will also offer a cash for work program where miners will plant vegetables and trees, while the Labor Department's "Tupad" or emergency employment program will hire ...

Loading process in Guihulngan could damage ballot boxes - Robredo camp
Rappler - 2018-09-18
MANILA, Philippines - The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo warned the Supreme Court (SC) that the manner by which ballot boxes from Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental were loaded for transport made them vulnerable to damage. This was the subject of the ...

How are the Jonas Burgos and Palparan cases different?
Rappler - 2018-09-18
Edita sat calmly as cries quickly filled the small Malolos Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 15 on September 17 when the guilty verdict was read on army major general Jovito Palparan for the disappearance of University of the Philippines student activists ...

Machines will do more tasks than humans by 2025: report
newsbytes.ph - 2018-09-18
Such a transformation will have a profound effect on the global labor force, however in terms of overall numbers of new jobs the outlook is positive, with 133 million new jobs expected to be ...

Palace belies alleged surveillance of Trillanes' house
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-18
"I think it's very clear the President has left the matter to the RTC (Regional Trial Court) of Makati and so has the Supreme Court," Roque said. The Supreme Court has left it to the discretion of ...

U.S. to sharply limit refugee flows to 30,000 in 2019
InterAksyon - 2018-09-18
Trump campaigned in 2016 promising tight restrictions on immigration, and his administration has sharply reduced refugee admissions through executive orders and closed-door decisions in the past year and a half. In the past year, the administration has ...

DOLE to employers: Uphold PWD rights
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-18
MANILA, Sept. 18 -- All employees with disability are entitled to all rights and benefits granted under the Labor Code of the Philippines. This was reiterated by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III when he issued Labor Advisory No. 14, series of 2018 which ...

Atio Castillo family to file criminal charges vs. lawyers in viral chat
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-18
Uy and the other lawyers are already facing a probe for disbarment at the Supreme Court, along with UST Faculty of Civil Law Dean Nilo Divina, Eric Fuentes, Gem Dimaculangan, Alfonso Verzosa ...

30 Teams in 30 Days: Nuggets look to turn the corner in the West
sports.abs-cbn.com - 2018-09-17
Two years ago, Porter Jr. was among the best high school players in the country and ... but back woes essentially cost him his college career. Still, Porter was a strong top-10 pick candidate ...

MBHB Snippets: A review of developments in Intellectual Property Law - Volume 16, Issue 3
JD Supra - 2018-09-17
Startup companies often face significant risk and liability with respect to Intellectual Property (IP) on their path to success. The failure to adequately address IP issues can lead to the permanent loss of IP rights and create a litigation risk.

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