Fariñas bloc takes Suarez minority leadership row to SC
Rappler - 2018-09-12
MANILA, Philippines - Former House majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas made good on his promise to go to the Supreme Court (SC) to contest the minority leadership of Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez. Fariñas, who represents Ilocos Norte 1st ...

Bam Aquino: Senators won't pass TRAIN 2 as it is
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-12
You have the Japanese Chamber of Commerce, you have the [business process outsourcing] industry, the semiconductors industry," said Aquino. "All told this is about a million plus, maybe aabot din ...

Inflation, the peso, and overall spending
philstar.com - 2018-09-11
Domestic prices have been on the front burner of Philippine concerns in recent times. Inflationary times. Though Philippine inflation had been relatively modest prior to 2018, the inflation rate has steadily risen since the beginning of the year.

P310 new minimum wage in Bicol
Journal - 2018-09-11
Bicol director Alvin Villamore of the Department of Labor and Employment said the new minimum wage passed difficult deliberation with representatives of the RTWPB. The Board considered the mounting prices of food products, particularly rice and other basic ...

Duterte blames labor group's strikes for factory closures
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 11) - President Rodrigo Duterte weave through numerous topic during his televised tête-à-tête with Chief Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo. While talking ...

Duterte talks about Trillanes, ouster plot, rice supply woes, third telco player in interview
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 11) -- President Rodrigo Duterte did not hold back in discussing his issues with Senator Antonio Trillanes IV during a sit-down interview with his chief ...

What will Duterte say?
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-09-11
And when hunger strikes, anything can happen. As this column went to press, the Supreme Court had not yet decided on the temporary restraining order sought by Trillanes to stop Duterte from ...

Workers' strikes result of Duterte's policy failure - labor groups
Rappler - 2018-09-11
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - Labor groups hit back at President Rodrigo Duterte, saying that strikes are a result of the Chief Executive's failure to uplift working conditions. In a live interview with Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo ...

Supreme Court denies Trillanes TRO petition
Sun Star - 2018-09-11
These are the mutiny at the Oakwood Premiere Hotel in Makati on July 27, 2003 and the Manila Peninsula siege on November 29, 2007. The coup d'état case that was filed against the senator is a non-bailable offense and has a penalty of life imprisonment. (PNA)

Bong Go launches Malasakit Center in Bacolod
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-11
Under the program, patients are assisted in availing themselves of the services and financial assistance provided by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), Philippine Amusement and Games Corporation ... from people's tax and the program ...

Supreme Court denies Trillanes plea for temporary restraining order on Duterte order
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 11) -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday denied the petition of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to issue a temporary restraining order on the proclamation of ...

Ex-Immigration officials appeal bail denial
philstar.com - 2018-09-10
MANILA, Philippines -- Former Bureau of Immigration (BI) commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles as well as retired police officer Wenceslao "Wally" Sombero Jr. have urged the Sandiganbayan to reconsider its earlier ruling denying their petition ...

House okays TRABAHO bill, (TRAIN 2) on final reading
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-09-10
Cua said the TRABAHO bill is a product of six committee hearings of the Committee on Ways and Means, one technical working ... she said the Department of Finance (DOF) estimated that the ...

Taking care of the basics
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-10
Indeed, the DepEd even started implementing the extended basic education system even if the law authorizing it was still pending before Congress at the time, and even with a Supreme Court petition ...

The Asian-American age
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-10
This past week the Trump Justice Department threw its weight behind a high-profile lawsuit against Harvard University ... rightward shift and white-Southern-Christian brand.

Peso weakens to fresh trough on positive US data, trade tensions
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-10
Meanwhile, the unemployment rate was held near a generational low of 3.9%. Ruben Carlo O. Asuncion, market economist at Union Bank of the Philippines, said the dollar "has strengthened due to US wage gains." "The market is also weighing in on the ...

T for Trouble
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-10
Carlito G Galvez, to issue a forceful statement, to wit: o The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) submits to the majesty of the Supreme Court (SC) and yields to its wisdom as it tackles the petition filed by Senator Trillanes pertaining to PP 572.

AgNor SP urges establishment of PESO in LGUs
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-10
This was pushed by Provincial Board Member Virgilio R. Escasinas, Jr., chairperson of the Committee on Human Resource Development, Labor and Employment and approved by the body through Sanggunian Resolution No. 240-2018 during its 96th regular session.

House approves Trabaho bill on 3rd reading
Rappler - 2018-09-10
The TRAIN law, which is the Duterte government's first tax reform package, reduced personal income taxes but increased taxes on cars, tobacco, sugar-sweetened beverages, and fuel. "Ngayon ay nais nating bawasan ang corporate income tax mula sa kita sa ...

Duterte to deliver a nationwide address on September 11 - Palace
UNTV - 2018-09-10
"Sa San Beda College of Law, I am not impressed with your product which is Mr ... The President also said that it is up to the Supreme Court to decide whether to void or affirm the said proclamation. "Well, nandiyan na sa Supreme Court.

No arrest warrant, hold order vs Trillanes; Makati court defers to Supreme Court
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 10) -- A Makati court will not issue an arrest warrant nor a hold departure order against Senator Antonio Trillanes as it deferred to a pending Supreme ...

Trillanes belies connivance with the Reds over Duterte ouster plot
UNTV - 2018-09-10
"Sa San Beda College of Law, I am not impressed with your product which is Mr ... The President also said that it is up to the Supreme Court to decide whether to void or affirm the said proclamation. "Well, nandiyan na sa Supreme Court.

Calida asked for amnesty records of '100' other ex-mutineers
Rappler - 2018-09-10
Why this matters: What would be ruled for Trillanes by the Supreme Court would apply to the other former mutineers, assuming that the DND also lost their records. (READ: Other amnesty certificates signed by Gazmin may be questioned - Roque) "They are ...

Philippines to deport 'most wanted criminal' of Taiwan
Rappler - 2018-09-10
In a statement on Monday, September 10, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said fugitive Oren Shlomo Mayer, also known as "Oz Diamond," is detained at the BI Detention Center in Bicutan, Taguig City. He was arrested by Philippine authorities on Thursday ...

AFP defers Trillanes court martial pending Supreme Court decision
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 10) -- The Armed Forces is holding in abeyance military trial proceedings against now Senator Antonio Trillanes IV pending a Supreme Court (SC) ruling on ...

EU ministers 'battle' over French-backed digital tax
Rappler - 2018-09-09
"Today is the big battle day over fairness in taxation in the digital economy," said Hartwig Loger, the finance minister of Austria, which holds the EU's six-month rotating presidency. "It is our clear goal to have by the end of the year... the first steps ...

A perfect storm
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-09
He is a member of the Management Association of the Philippines National Issues Committee and MAP Task Force for Taxation.

Cost of shifting to federalism only P17.6B: Con-com TWG
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-09
Although the Con-com is proposing four new high courts, including the Federal Supreme Court, Tamayo excluded the cost for the Federal Supreme Court since it is not classified as an additional cost ...

SC junks P12-T reward bid of Marcos wealth informer
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-09
Lihaylihay anchored his claim on two letters dated March 11, 1987, which he sent to lawyer Eliseo Pitargue, the former head of the Bureau of Internal Revenue-Presidential Commission on Good ...

A perfect storm
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-09
He is a member of the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) National Issues Committee and MAP Task Force for Taxation.

Was Leviste solar firm given undue edge with tax, regulatory perks in franchise bill?
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-09
OPPOSITION stakeholders have thumbed down the proposal granting tax and regulatory incentives to Solar Para Sa Bayan Corporation (SPSBC). In a statement, 1PACMAN Partylist Reps. Mikee Romero and ...

Govt targeting to set up Polo in China
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-09
Amid the expected increase in the number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in China, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is planning to put up a new Philippine Overseas Labor Office ...

Military chief belies rumblings within ranks
Sun Star - 2018-09-09
In the same statement, Galvez said the General Court Martial proceedings against Trillanes will be on hold pending the Supreme Court's decision on a petition challenging the constitutionality of Presidential Proclamation 572. Proclamation 572, which was ...

The structural weaknesses of the Philippine economy
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-09
3) Labor rigidities, in the form of high minimum or entry-level wages and highly restrictive labor security regulations and 4) The restricted rural land market due to CARP laws and overregulation by the Department of Agrarian Reform. Take, for example ...

P12-trillion reward? Supreme Court says no to 'Marcos wealth informant'
Rappler - 2018-09-09
Lihaylihay presented two letters dated March 1987 sent to Eliseo Pitargue, then-head of the Bureau of Internal Revenue-Presidential Commission on Good Government, in which he stated the supposed location of the Marcos family's ill-gotten wealth.

Trillanes: Duterte 'paranoid' about ouster talk
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 9) -- Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said President Rodrigo Duterte is paranoid. The senator was referring to an earlier statement made by Duterte that the ...

Duterte says 'bright' Calida researched Trillanes amnesty issues
Rappler - 2018-09-08
The President also reiterated his position that he would not seek a warrantless arrest of Trillanes. "If the Supreme Court would say that my proclamation is null and void, then let it fall. If affirmed or sustained, it's the military now," he said ...

On the Trillanes case: Who is Judge Elmo Alameda?
Rappler - 2018-09-08
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED ... Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150 Judge Elmo Alameda is a University of the East alumnus. He was a prosecutor for 16 years and has been a judge for over a decade, according to Clerk of Court Diosfa ...

President Duterte vows to help undocumented Filipinos
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-08
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Senator Richard Gordon, and Philippine ...

Killing dissent
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-09-08
It was easier because after all, Duterte had, and still has, the numbers in the Supreme Court. Sereno is known to have a mind of her own. She was not a Duterte appointee and, therefore ...

Labor champ
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-09-08
Committee on Accounts Chairperson and Leyte (1st District) Rep. Yedda Marie K. Romualdez (fourth left) was visited by her uncle and Labor Champion and ALU-TUCP Party-List Rep. Raymond Democrito ...

PH can afford shift to federal gov't: ConCom member
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-08
We do not want the revenue assignment and the expenditure assignment to be misunderstood, as what happened in the recent case involving the Internal Revenue Allotment (of local government units)," he said. Teehankee said ConCom members welcome the econom ...

Duterte bares 'lesson learned' for Trillanes after amnesty voidance
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-08
Calida also filed the quo warranto petition against Sereno. This was granted by the Supreme Court on May 11. Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro, one of the eight magistrates who voted ...

Bicol workers get P30 wage-increase
Rappler - 2018-09-08
"The prevailing socio-economic conditions of the region as well as the viability of various business were among those considered by the board in coming up with the amount," said said DOLE-Bicol director Alvin Villamor, chair of the Regional Tripartite ...

Italian minister faces probe into treatment of stranded migrants
Rappler - 2018-09-08
And Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has described Europe as divided into "two camps" - one that wants to end illegal immigration and another that is pro-migration. Most of those aboard the Diciotti were Eritreans, along with a small number of ...

Trillanes still a free man; court yet to rule on arrest
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-09-07
It is therefore imperative that a hold departure order be issued directing the Commissioner of the Bureau of Immigration to prevent him from leaving the Philippines during the pendency of this ...

Bigger fuel discounts for PUVs sought
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-09-07
The bill aims to reduce the corporate income tax by two percent every 2 years beginning 2021 until 2029. By then, the CIT would have been brought down to 20 percent from 30 percent now.

Helping the government collect
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-09-07
The bulk, worth P2.039 trillion, is expected to come from the Bureau of Internal Revenue, while P581.3 billion shall be generated by the Bureau of Customs. As reported by the Bureau of Treasury ...

Jobless rate declined to 5.4% in July
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-09-07
Unemployment rate declined to 5.4 percent in July from 5.6 percent a year ago, as the labor force added nearly half a million workers this year, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show.

Justice Peralta in charge of Trillanes Supreme Court petition
Rappler - 2018-09-07
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) petition of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV was raffled off Friday, September 7, to Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta, a court insider confirmed to Rappler. The special raffle was conducted on Friday after ...

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