Backlash over FT journalist denied entry to Hong Kong
Rappler - 2018-11-09
HONG KONG - Rights campaigners Friday, November 9, denounced Hong Kong's barring of a senior Financial Times journalist as another blow to press freedom in the city which has come under increasing pressure from an assertive China. The refusal by ...

Honasan accepts position of DICT Chief
UNTV - 2018-11-09
based on a Twitter post by Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac. Dalquez was sentenced to death in 2015 for murdering her employer who attempted to rape her. She was later acquitted when the court in Al-Ain reversed ...

Who is Imelda Marcos?
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-09
April 29, 1998 - Withdraws from the presidential race. October 6, 1998 - The Philippine Supreme Court overturns her 1993 corruption conviction. Marcos faced a 12-year prison sentence and $4.3 ...

U.S. to deny asylum to illegal border crossers
Rappler - 2018-11-09
a power he invoked right after taking office with a controversial ban on travelers from several mostly-Muslim countries - whose final version was upheld by the US Supreme Court on June 26 after a protracted legal battle. "Today's rule applies this ...

Gringo Honasan formally accepts offer of Duterte to head DICT
newsbytes.ph - 2018-11-09
Rodrigo Duterte to lead the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), the outgoing ... in Business Management at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM).

Comelec to follow SC guidelines on party-list groups
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-09
"As far as the Comelec is concerned, it has, since the beginning of the party-list system, always adhered to the interpretation of the law by the [Supreme Court]," Comelec spokesperson James ...

Beware of binary-type pyramiding
Inquirer - 2018-11-09
To make it more sustainable, binary companies encourage members to buy "business centers," allowing a member to sign themselves up and invest as many times as they wish in these business ...

TRAIN 2 not Senate priority, says Zubiri
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-08
Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri on Thursday said there was a need to ensure that inflation was going down before tax measures that could adversely affect investments were considered.

Supreme Court to Address Meaning of "Full Costs" as Used in Copyright Act
JD Supra - 2018-11-08
Oracle sued Rimini in 2010 for copyright infringement and ultimately received a damages award of $124 million. Rimini appealed, and the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit--which upheld most of the ruling--interpreted "full costs" under the ...

Guilty: The case of Imelda Marcos and her illegal Swiss-based organizations
InterAksyon - 2018-11-08
The Office of the Ombudsman in December 1991 filed 10 counts of graft against Marcos for creating and managing private organizations, as well as having financial interests to several business enterprises. Imelda Marcos managed seven Swiss-based ...

Therma Power Visayas sets aside P892 million for Cebu plant
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-08
NPPC was turned over to TPVI after it offered a bid of P1.088 billion. However, SPC Power Corp. exercised its right to top and matched the bid with an additional P54 million or a total of P1.143 ...

Six Chinese nationals face deportation for illegal mining
Global Nation - 2018-11-08
Six Chinese nationals are facing deportation following their arrest for illegal mining in Bulacan, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Wednesday. In a statement, the immigration bureau reported ...

Forums in San Carlos and San Beda
Inquirer Opinion - 2018-11-08
On my part as chair of the Foundation for Liberty and Prosperity ... lofty offices with the expectation that they will outperform the graduates of another university who, in the past, cornered most of these exalted posts. While there may be bad eggs ...

Mabinay 6 lawyer slain; transfer of hearings urged
Inquirer.net - 2018-11-08
The six activists who were tagged as communist rebels and arrested by the military in Mabinay town, Negros Oriental want the Supreme Court (SC) to transfer the venue of their hearings from Bais ...

Pre-dep words from Sister Patricia Fox
Inquirer Opinion - 2018-11-08
This Australian religious sister of the Notre Dame of Sion congregation, a lawyer by training and with a heart for the marginalized ... This was despite the announcement of the Department of Justice that they would decide on my deportation case within ...

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement: Intellectual Property Provisions for the Modern Age
Lexology - 2018-11-08
On October 1, 2018, the United States, Canada, and Mexico announced that they had reached an agreement to "modernize" the 24-year old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). When NAFTA came into effect, it created the largest free trade region in ...

European stock markets cheer as U.S. elections leave Congress divided
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-08
"I don't think the outcome is a big surprise," Larry Fink, the CEO of money management firm BlackRock, said Wednesday at a Bloomberg business conference ... the current tax cuts can't be rolled ...

Trade union demands: Unchanged from 1987 to present
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-07
More importantly, the Aquino Administration came up ... development. One major outcome for the workers: chronic unemployment, underemployment and poverty. In the area of soci ...

Sotto casts doubt on tax reform passage by June
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-07
Mr. Sotto said on Wednesday that the tax reform package, which will cut corporate income tax and streamline fiscal incentives, is more likely to move forward if the Senate version is followed. "If you are talking about the version that has been broadcast ...

Duterte threatened deployment ban if OFW in UAE executed: Bello
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-07
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte would have declared a total ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) if its government pushed through with the execution of Jennifer Dalquez. "Execute her. I am telling you, I will ...

Democrats seize House control, but GOP retains Senate
Sun Star - 2018-11-07
Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Tuesday's elections also tested the strength of a Trump-era political realignment defined ... for The Associated Press by NORC at the University of Chicago. In suburban areas where key House ...

Only OFWs can claim terminal fee refund - CAAP
philstar.com - 2018-11-07
"OFWs are exempt from the payment of travel tax and airport fee upon proper showing of proof of entitlement by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration," the CAAP said. It admitted that the claim for refund is complicated because OFWs buy ...

Ledesma: The unrelenting war against corruption
Sun Star - 2018-11-06
Corruption in the government bureaucracy was institutionalized by the BSAIII administration it is a Herculean job ... umbrage against me for putting to print the request of the Makati Business Club that their CAC is not behind the call for Department ...

Workers eye new wage hike petition
philstar.com - 2018-11-06
"Based on a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey conducted from Sept. 15 to 23, 52 percent of respondents or 12.2 million families believe they are poor. This is a four-point increase from the 48 percent recorded last June," he said. Rep. Antonio Tinio ...

Government rolls out new OFW card
philstar.com - 2018-11-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The government will issue a new identification card for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) after scrapping the iDOLE cards. The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration yesterday launched the OFW e-card, which will be given to OWWA ...

3rd telco: NTC hurdles NOW Telecom complaint; gets sued again by PT&T
philstar.com - 2018-11-06
Incumbents PLDT and Globe have said they welcome the new challenger. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ordered both companies to comment on a petition filed by lawyers seeking the revocation of their "co-use agreement" involving frequencies they acquired from ...

WHO to PH: 'Real investment' in universal health care 'needs to happen'
Rappler - 2018-11-06
"We from WHO consider increases in tobacco taxation a pro-poor measure because we know that the poorer segments of the population respond better to price increases and will be more easily giving up smoking and reducing the consumption of cigarettes ...

LOOK: OFW saved from death row has 'tearful, joyous' meeting with Duterte
Rappler - 2018-11-06
Dalquez has received assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the Department of Labor and Employment, and OWWA. DOLE has given livelihood assistance to her parents and a scholarship to her child. - Rappler.com

OWWA launches OFW e-card for easier access to gov't benefits
Rappler - 2018-11-06
It's not just a proof of membership, but it also provides easier access to programs. It also functions as a valid ID for DFA (Department of Foreign Affairs), POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration), OWWA, Bureau of Immigration, and Philippine ...

The New Intellectual Property Kid On The Blockchain
Mondaq - 2018-11-06
Blockchain is known as the technology underpinning the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrencies are intangible and have no physical representation. A claim to a cryptocurrency can only be proven by an entry in the Blockchain ledger. Similarly, intellectual ...

Intellectual property for franchisors in Germany
Lexology - 2018-11-06
How can franchisors protect their intellectual property (eg, trademarks and copyright)? Ample opportunities for franchisors exist to protect their intellectual property. Most importantly, the application for registration of trademarks should be addressed ...

When is the right time?
philstar.com - 2018-11-05
"There is always a right time for everything." It took years before I truly understood the meaning of those words. Like most people, success was not handed to me on a silver platter. Success came only after enduring and persevering through a number of ...

No trabaho with TRABAHO bill
philstar.com - 2018-11-05
The second installment of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Package (CRTP) meant to introduce better incentives for investors in the country is now turning out to be a revenue-generating proposal which could even repel new investors from entering the Philippines.

DOLE seeks P550 million refund from CAAP
philstar.com - 2018-11-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) asked the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) anew to refund P550 million in terminal fees collected from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). In a press conference, Labor ...

Modus operandi: Barefaced robbery in the collection of real property taxes
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-05
DO you own real property in the Philippines? Do you have an employee-representative entrusted to remit tax payments to the local government unit? What if I told you that your real property could ...

Indonesia, Australia sign new economic cooperation accord
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-05
CANBERRA, Australia--Indonesian and Australian ministers signed an agreement to strengthen government economic exchanges on Monday as the neighboring countries work toward forging a bilateral ...

Revisions to Copyright Act and Unfair Competition Prevention Act
Lexology - 2018-11-05
However, since information often includes copyrighted works, its use can constitute copyright infringement even where there is no or only minor harm to the copyright owner's interests. For example, AI requires drawing on a significant amount of data to ...

P257B needed for first year of universal health care coverage - DOH
Rappler - 2018-11-05
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Health (DOH) will need about P257 billion the first year it implements the universal health care (UHC) once the law is passed, the health secretary said on Monday, November 5. Health Secretary Francisco Duque ...

Palace responds to Patricia Fox: No reign of terror except for law violators
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 5) -- MalacaƱang said there is no reign of terror in the country, except for those who refuse to abide by the law. The Palace's statement was in rebuttal ...

New Metro Manila minimum wage set at P500 to P537
Rappler - 2018-11-05
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Monday, November 5, confirmed the P25 across-the-board wage hike for minimum wage earners in Metro Manila. New minimum wage rates for agricultural workers, firms in the manufacturing ...

Businessman shot dead in Commonwealth QC
UNTV - 2018-11-05
and the local government of Quezon City. According to the group Confederation for Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees (COURAGE), the government should allow the P16,000 minimum wage for workers in the government and private sector ...

Metro Manila workers get minimum ?25 wage hike
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-05
In a media briefing Monday, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the new minimum wage would take effect 15 days after its publication in a newspaper of general circulation. The Labor Chief has ...

Sister Patricia Fox receives thanks, praise from supporters and colleagues
InterAksyon - 2018-11-05
after she was allegedly photographed in rallies for land distribution and labor rights. She had previously tried to appeal the forfeiture of her missionary visa to no avail. Supporters and fans of ...

Compulsory preshipment inspection of containerized cargo seen to boost BOC take
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-04
BUHAY Party-list Rep. Lito Atienza has urged President Duterte to order the compulsory preshipment inspection (PSI) of all "containerized imports" to thwart the large-scale smuggling of ...

Day 1 of Bar exams peaceful on strict rules, police presence
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-04
MORE than 8,000 aspiring lawyers trooped to the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila on Sunday to take the first of the four-Sunday 2018 Bar examinations. The Supreme Court reported no ...

Tax court upholds rejection of Carmen Copper refund claim
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-04
THE Court of Tax Appeals (CTA), sitting en banc, upheld the rejection of a VAT refund claim made by Carmen Copper Corp. worth over P70 million, citing jurisdiction rules after the company failed to act within the required period. In an Oct. 19 decision ...

Worker reps call ?25 NCR wage increase inadequate
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-04
The RTWPB-NCR held final deliberations on Tuesday after consultations with the labor and business sectors. The wage board has yet to officially announce the amount the board members voted on, though the decision has leaked as a P25 wage hike. Last week ...

The proper allocation of costs and expenses for financial institutions
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-04
The RR aimed to set the rules on the allocation of cost and expenses between two booking units of a bank: the Regular Banking Unit (RBU) and the Foreign Currency Deposit Unit (FCDU). The allocation was based on the assumption that each booking unit is ...

Palace on Duterte's comment on saints: People laughed, weren't offended
philstar.com - 2018-11-04
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, and Health Secretary Francisco Duque. Local officials were also at the briefing. "A joke is a joke and the same does not require an explanation. Nor should it be given as ...

IN PHOTOS: Aspiring lawyers take the 2018 Bar exams
Rappler - 2018-11-04
This is the highest number of Bar candidates in recent years,' says the Supreme Court, as 8,701 candidates registered to take the exams MANILA, Philippines - Aspiring lawyers trooped to the University of Santo Tomas in Manila on Sunday, November 4 ...

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