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 ...

Trillanes turns to music to de-stress ahead of impending arrest
UNTV - 2018-09-07
"The AFP is mindful that Sen. Trillanes IV has already filed his petition before the Supreme Court. We will defer commenting on the merits of the case in deference to the sub judice rule," he said. The DND, meanwhile, also preferred not to comment ...

WV inflation rate hits 7.4%
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-09-07
With this surge of inflation in the region, both business and labor leaders in Negros Occidental expressed their worries that it will get worse in the coming months given its continuous uptrend since the start of 2018. Records furnished the DAILY STAR by ...

Positive effect of TRAIN law not immediate - BTr
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-07
BTr is the custodian of government funds. Esmeralda said the collection of Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and Bureau of Customs (BOC) will go to the treasury to fund the republic. If the government needs money, then we can provide, he said. For 2018 ...

Understanding inflation and why it is spreading anxiety and worry
InterAksyon - 2018-09-07
Business journals around the world have observed that the spike in prices, coupled with the effects of the Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion Law, has slowed down household spending, a key economic driver, in the past few months. The prices of food and ...

British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen
Rappler - 2018-09-07
Earnings after taxation flew to 1.4 billion euros ($1.6 billion) in the first six months of 2018 compared with 607 million euros a year earlier, IAG said in a results statement. The London-listed group, which is also the owner of Irish airline Aer Lingus ...

IBP: Judiciary must protect independence amid Trillanes case
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-07
The Justice Department could also take its request to the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, Fajardo said. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) also said Trillanes was back to military ...

Here are the administration officials who deny they wrote The New York Times op-ed
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-07
Among the officials to speak out are Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Defense Secretary James Mattis. The op-ed is written ...

Panelo: Motion for Trillanes warrant can be elevated to Supreme Court
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 6) -- Should the regional trial court (RTC) not issue a warrant of arrest against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, the government would bring the issue to ...

Portugal continues to attract Filipino visitors and investors
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-06
"Portugal has been a popular country for people who are looking to relocate themselves, their family, as well as their business into Europe. Portuguese are very friendly people, and furthermore ...

On the political influence of wealth
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-06
A recent study of nine European countries between 1941 and 2014 showed that the more income inequality widened, the more legislative agendas narrowed on issues like law enforcement, immigration ...

DoLE sets standards for Japan caregiver interns
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-06
DoLE said in a statement on Friday that the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) "shall carry out the accreditation of supervising/implementing organizations to implement the TIT for the care worker job category." DO 188-B, signed by ...

DoLE sets standards for Japan caregiver interns
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-06
DoLE said in a statement on Friday that the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) "shall carry out the accreditation of supervising/implementing organizations to implement the TIT for the care worker job category." DO 188-B, signed by ...

Migration truce shatters in Germany after mob violence
Rappler - 2018-09-06
BERLIN, Germany - A tense truce within German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative camp imploded Thursday, September 6, after her hardline interior minister defended protests marred by neo-Nazi violence and blasted immigration as "the mother of all ...

Business sentiment lowest since 2010 -- BSP
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 6) -- Business sentiment is at an eight-year low caused by a number of economic factors, according to the latest survey of the Bangko Sentral ng ...

Philippines detains 34 Chinese men for working illegally
Rappler - 2018-09-06
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines detained 34 Chinese men for working illegally at a construction site in Pasay City, after they allegedly arrived as tourists then got employed as construction workers without securing work permits. The Bureau of ...

Will the 4-day work week work for Filipinos?
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-06
Manila (CNN Philippines Life) -- On Aug. 2017, the House of Representatives approved the four-day work week "to promote business competitiveness, work efficiency, and labor productivity."

Who is the Makati judge handling Trillanes' amnesty case?
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-06
The Justice Department has turned to Presiding Judge Andres Bartolome Soriano of Makati City Regional Trial ... Bachelor of Laws from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1983 and was admitted ...

Budget Chief: More jobs will make higher prices tolerable
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-06
The PSA's Labor Force Survey, however, also showed underemployment -- or the number of full-time workers who seek additional hours of work -- increased to 17.2 percent or an estimated 7 million ...

Chiong: Naga to increase annual budget for 2019
Sun Star - 2018-09-05
Another infrastructure project that the City has pursued this year is the expansion of the City of Naga Jail and Detention Center (CNJDC ... which can provide minor medical services to 35 patients at a time. The VCMH also provides diagnostic services ...

Jobless rate eases, underemployment rises in July 2018
philstar.com - 2018-09-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Unemployment in the country eases as the jobless rate in July dropped to 5.4 percent from 5.6 percent in the same month last year, although high underemployment continues to persist, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority ...

Can legal interest be charged on delayed grant of tax refunds?
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-05
In those cases, the Supreme Court clarified that when the judgment of the court awarding a sum of money becomes final and executory, legal interest may be imposed. In cases where the court grants ...

Labor and social rules for Industry 4.0
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-05
social protection and social justice in the digital era are somehow relegated to the background by the numerous media accounts on how business and jobs shall be "disrupted" or "displaced ...

Tell it to SunStar: Expanded maternity leave benefit
Sun Star - 2018-09-05
This is a step forward to improving maternal health care, at least for the working sector. We genuinely hope that this bill will be signed into law by President Duterte. We however note that while this bill, when enacted, will provide an enabling ...

Trillanes amnesty: 3 error zones
Sun Star - 2018-09-05
They succeeded at the Supreme Court but are still paying the p.r. cost. Reason for assault The principle behind the assault on the senator was explained by senior presidential counsel Salvador Panelo thus: The state has the right to protect itself.

Trillanes to challenge voiding of amnesty
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-05
Mr. Trillanes presented to reporters his 2007 clearance of service from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) which henceforth accorded him the status of a civilian. "The Department of National Defense (DND) has no jurisdiction over me," the ...

BIR to collect P1.95T by end of year thru TRAIN
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-05
Macarambon shared we have remaining five more packages for TRAIN. TRAIN two includes corporate income tax. Package 1+ is tax amnesty. Package two plus is reforms in taxation of sin taxes. Next is royalty on mining corporations. Package 4 is real property ...

Gov't 'did little or nothing' to stop 6.4% August inflation
Rappler - 2018-09-05
MANILA, Philippines - Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda said the government only has itself to blame for the country's inflation rate reaching 6.4% in August. "Ultimately, the 6.4% was really due to the fact that we did little or nothing.

Trillanes case: Who is Judge Soriano of Makati?
Rappler - 2018-09-05
The Supreme Court (SC) Third Division cleared Soriano, and warned the complaining lawyer against "using language which is abusive, offensive or otherwise improper." In 2010, Soriano was among the contenders for the position of Supreme Court (SC ...

IN NUMBERS: OFWs in Israel and Jordan
Rappler - 2018-09-05
In a report published by the International Labor Organization in 2017, 5.4% of approximately 315,000 registered migrant workers in Jordan are Filipinos, making the Philippines 3rd in the list of countries with most workers in the country. In 2016 ...

Gov't spending peaks by 34% to P328.1 billion in July 2018
Rappler - 2018-09-05
Disbursements of around P27.7 billion went to health insurance premiums for indigents enrolled under the National Health Insurance Program of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation ... mitigating measure for the tax reform law. Faster allotment ...

Court on alias arrest warrant vs. Trillanes: Not yet
UNTV - 2018-09-05
MAKATI CITY, Philippines ... Department of National Defense (DND) Internal Audit Service Chief Atty. Ronald Patrick Rubin said the voiding of the amnesty granted to Trillanes authorizes provost marshals of the AFP to arrest him under the military ...

Gary Alejano: What if gov't had burned Trillanes, Magdalo soldiers' amnesty applications?
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 5) -- Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, and company did not receive a copy of their own application forms for amnesty ...

The role and effectiveness of the International Criminal Court
InterAksyon - 2018-09-05
It also upheld the legal principle of command responsibility which was also applied by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, as confirmed later by the United States Supreme Court in the case involving Yamashita. It is the charter of this ...

PiƱol offers bounty on hoarders; rice import set
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-09-05
Let us lower BP," said Aquino, one of four senators who voted against the ratification of the Tax Reform for Acceleration ... of the hoarders affect their business." The government would ...

Chaotic opening day hearing for Trump's Supreme Court pick
Rappler - 2018-09-05
Republicans, facing a possible drubbing in November's midterm elections, had hoped to use the 4-day hearing to highlight Kavanaugh's distinguished career as a US Court of Appeals judge in Washington. Instead, within seconds of committee chairman Chuck ...

Trillanes stays at Senate, to question voided amnesty before Supreme Court
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 5) -- Senator Antonio Trillanes IV will fight President Rodrigo Duterte within Senate premises. Trillanes said his lawyers and the Senate leadership ...

Wish Bus arrives in L.A. for its Hollywood launch on Sept. 7
UNTV - 2018-09-05
ECOP serves as an umbrella organization of business communities from small entrepreneurs to large business companies and organizations such as the Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines, Chinese- Filipino Businessmen and the Philippine Chamber ...

16 applicants vie for SC associate justice post
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-09-04
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, JBC ex-officio vice chairman, said the aspirants for the post include SC Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez, Court of Appeals Associate Justices Oscar ...

Malampaya consortium runs to SC in P53-billion tax dispute
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-04
The consortium has a standing P53-billion tax deficiency that it disputes on the basis that income tax is imputed in the royalty payments it made to the government. "We can confirm that the ...

AFP: Trillanes back to military personnel status
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 4) -- As far as the military is concerned, Senator Antonio Trillanes is no longer just a civilian in the wake of a Presidential proclamation. President ...

House approves Trabaho bill on 2nd reading
Rappler - 2018-09-04
The Trabaho bill aims to gradually cut corporate income taxes starting 2021 ... for investors to have enough time to adjust to the new tax scheme. Perks will now also be targeted, time-bound, and transparent. The Department of Finance estimated that ...

House approves bill punishing more acts of job discrimination vs women
Rappler - 2018-09-04
HB 6769 seeks to amend Article 133 of the Labor Code of the Philippines to explicitly include the following as discriminatory acts against women subject to penalties: Favoring a male employee over a female employee with respect to assignment of duties ...

Toledo City mayor defies DILG suspension order
philstar.com - 2018-09-04
CEBU, Philippines -- Toledo City Mayor John Henry OsmeƱa has refused to heed the suspension order served to him by the Department of Interior and Local Government last Thursday. OsmeƱa said that the order suspending him for four months has no more valid ...

DOT releases partial list of compliant hotels and resorts in Boracay
UNTV - 2018-09-04
Establishment owners may apply for business permits, compliance certificates and accreditations at the one-stop-shop organized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the ...

PH senators return to SC to fight for ICC membership
Rappler - 2018-09-04
MANILA, Philippines - It will be a throwback of sorts on Tuesday, September 4, when senators present before the Supreme Court their case for Philippine membership in the International Criminal Court (ICC). In 2005, former senator Aquilino "Nene ...

Mary Jane Veloso's parents urge SC to allow her to testify in Indonesia
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 3) -- The parents of Mary Jane Veloso have called on the Supreme Court (SC) to allow her to testify against her alleged recruiters from her cell in ...

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