4 Things To Know About Big Copyright Registration Ruling
Law360 - 2019-03-05
1. A Problem 'Courts Cannot Cure' In the months leading up to the high court's decision, much of interest in the case centered on practical concerns about when a copyright owner can file an infringement lawsuit. But on Monday, Justice Ginsburg rejected ...

India: Revisiting the Current Scenario of the Safeguards for Cybercrime
Lexology - 2019-03-05
Cybercrime, also known as computer crime, is directed towards the use of computer as an instrument to fulfill illegal means such as intellectual property violation, committing fraud, child pornography, committing fraud, stealing identities, violating ...

PNP Chief: We won't hesitate to ask for revocation of ACT teachers' licenses
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-05
The Court of Appeals junked ACT's petition on February 4 due to procedural "infirmities." [Translation: It's not profiling. It's part of intelligence gathering...There is no provision whatsoever ...

PH drops to 5th in 'women in business' global ranking
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-05
the Philippines slipped to fifth place in the global 'Women in Business' rankings for 2019. The latest report released by tax and advisory firm Grant Thornton International Ltd. revealed 37.46 ...

DOLE holds labor, HR confab forMisOcc librarians
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-03-05
OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental, Feb. 19 (PIA) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Misamis Occidental pushed for the delivery of services and implementation of programs such as the conduct of labor relations, human relations, and ...

LGU execs to face raps for illicit cigarette trade
philstar.com - 2019-03-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Finance (DOF) has ordered the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to coordinate with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in filing charges against local government officials who fail to keep ...

The misplace reliance
philstar.com - 2019-03-04
So, how do we relate this principle in taxation? And can this be employed to justify the most sought after claim of taxpayers -- the tax refund? In the case of commissioner of internal revenue ("CIR") (petitioner) vs. Manila Electronic Company ...

Ease in paying taxes
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-04
With the onset of the tax-filing season, and in relation to the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) law mandating the efficient delivery of government services, let me stir this talk again about ease in ...

Mayor Cynthia Guiani supports Bangsamoro Organic Law
philstar.com - 2019-03-04
Cynthia, 54, is a lawyer, with a law degree from the University of Mindanao in Davao City ... but she is in favor of helping the administration succeed. Capitol Christian Leadership celebrated its 51st anniversary Feb. 19 at Club Filipino with the theme ...

Search for next Luzon deputy ombudsman starts
philstar.com - 2019-03-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has started the process of filling a position in the Office of the Ombudsman that will be vacated by Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon Gerard Mosquera. In an announcement published in The STAR yesterday ...

POEA: 50 nurses, 300 caregivers needed for Japan deployment
Global Nation - 2019-03-04
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is now accepting applications for 50 nurses and 300 caregivers for deployment to Japan. Applicants have until April 30 to submit their ...

Finance department zeroes in on foreign online gambling workers
Rappler - 2019-03-04
MANILA, Philippines - Besides ensuring that foreigners working in online gambling comply with tax laws, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III is looking at the possibility of identifying where these workers are located. In a statement given to reporters ...

Colmenares stands by cutting taxes: Take money from useless projects
Rappler - 2019-03-04
Colmenares also hit the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) for profit loss due to inefficiencies and corruption. "Bakit kayo mag imbento ng bagong tax hindi niyo pa nga nakokolekta ang lumang tax, ubusin niyo kaya muna corrupt ...

Why did the crowd laugh?
The Visayan Daily Star - 2019-03-04
Last week a report said that only high school students will be able to march up the school ... He reportedly said all this before the Liga ng mga Barangay in Pasay City. But why did the crowd laugh?*

SBMA revenue shares to local governments hit P1.87 billion
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-03
The revenue shares were funded by corporate taxes collected from registered Subic Bay Freeport enterprises, which pay a 5-percent tax on their gross income earned within the zone. Three percent of ...

Jane Ryan, William Saunders, Imee Marcos
Inquirer Opinion - 2019-03-03
It was those bank accounts, later held in escrow for the Philippine government that served as source of indemnification funds for martial law human rights victims, as the Supreme Court and Swiss courts had ruled. That is a fact. Imee is blessed to have as ...

Crisostomo Ibarra and Maria Clara return to the stage in opera form
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2019-03-03
"Noli Me Tangere the Opera," returns to the Manila concert stage after seven runs in this country and the United States since it first premiered at the Far Eastern University Auditorium in 195

OFWs urged to save regularly, spend wisely
philstar.com - 2019-03-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has intensified its campaign to encourage beneficiaries of remittances from Filipinos living and working abroad to save and invest more. The central bank recently inked a memorandum of agreement ...

Overseas demand for construction labor dips
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-03
Based on the latest available complete data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), the number of hired civil engineering laborers abroad in 2017 declined by 31.3 percent to ...

P80-B delinquency in BIR books eyed for amnesty
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-03
AT least P80 billion worth of tax delinquencies are pending in the books of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), which can now be tapped under Republic Act 11213, or the Tax Amnesty Act of 2019 ...

SC finds former employee guilty in multimillion scam
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-03
Perez has been found guilty by the Supreme Court (SC) of less serious dishonesty for his role in luring court employees into investing their hard-earned money in a multimillion business scheme ...

British, Filipino firms to reveal impact of Train on companies
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-03
A statement by Reyes Tacandong & Co. said the analysis comes from a 12-month study by London, United Kingdom-based global research and consultancy firm Oxford Business Group (OBG). The statement ...

SSS eases rules on pension loan program
philstar.com - 2019-03-03
MANILA, Philippines -- State-run Social Security System (SSS) has relaxed the rules on the application for its pension loan program to allow more than 1.2 million pensioners easier access to financial assistance from the state fund. In a statement, SSS ...

BIR has P80 B in uncollected taxes
philstar.com - 2019-03-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has some P80 billion in uncollected taxes in the past decade, which the government seeks to partially capture through the newly enacted Tax Amnesty Law, according to the Department of Finance (DOF).

DOLE eyes 90% cut in laborer deployment
philstar.com - 2019-03-03
"In fact, we are looking at about 80 to 90 percent reduction," Bello said, adding that the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has slowed down processing and deployment of construction workers since last year. The slowdown in ...

Special Report: Government cracks down on cigarette smuggling, counterfeiting
philstar.com - 2019-03-03
In a position paper sent to Senate ways and means committee chairman Juan Edgardo Angara, FPI chairman Jesus Lim Arranza cited a study titled "Multi-Industry Illicit Trade Research Study" of the University of Asia and the Pacific, which found that the ...

BSP targets further charter amendments to look into deposits, conglomerates
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-03
Capule said that the BSP wants to have the ability to look into conglomerates that own banks and similar financial firms, saying this would enhance its oversight on the banking system. THE CENTRAL BANK will seek further amendments to its charter to relax ...

SBMA releases P222 million to local government units
Sun Star - 2019-03-03
Under Republic Act No. 9400, which amended Republic Act 7227 or the Bases Conversion and Development Act of 1992, business enterprises within the Subic Freeport Zone only pay a five percent tax on their gross income earned within the zone. Three percent of ...

Politicians tolerated in street parade
Sun Star - 2019-03-03
No speeches were allowed to any of the three political guests. Guest of honor and speaker, Caesar Dulay, commissioner of Bureau of Internal Revenue gave his message to the crowd. Dulay, a Baguio boy, urged stakeholders to continue preserving culture and ...

Senate bets want more public hospitals to address health woes among poor
Rappler - 2019-03-03
MANILA, Philippines - Senatorial candidates slammed on Sunday, March 3, the privatization of hospitals and said more public hospitals need to be established to address the health problems of Filipinos, especially the poor. Eight candidates who joined ABS ...

Nalzaro: Caught in the political crossfire?
Sun Star - 2019-03-03
Hilario Davide III has withdrawn his request for an authority from the Provincial Board when he insisted to proceed with the construction of the P1.3-billion Capitol Resource Center and signed the contract with the winning bidder, citing a Supreme Court ...

Unlike Duterte, Senate bets want to deport illegal Chinese workers
Rappler - 2019-03-03
MANILA, Philippines - A majority of senatorial bets advocating for the rights of Filipino laborers support the deportation of illegal Chinese workers. A total of 8 out of the 11 senatorial bets from the Labor Party Philippines and the Filipino Family ...

Duterte signs into law OFW Handbook bill
philstar.com - 2019-03-03
MANILA, Philippines -- President Duterte has signed into law a measure that mandates the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to develop, disseminate and update a handbook on the rights and responsibilities of migrant workers. Republic Act ...

Muntinlupa City @ 24
Journal - 2019-03-03
completion of an extension building in the Ospital ng Muntinlupa; purchase of emergency response vehicles for the barangays; zero-interest loans for 6,500 Muntinlupe├▒o micro-entrepreneurs; 2.18 billion peso business tax collection in 2019 (up 166 % from ...

Sanders returns to NY roots, says he can defeat Trump
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-03
"My experience as a child, living in a family that struggled economically, powerfully influenced my life and my values ... when he was a student at the University of Chicago.

Amid bountiful jobs, US layoffs creep higher
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-03
WASHINGTON -- The US jobs engine has continued to deliver for nearly a decade, putting more Americans back to work and sending unemployment to a historic lows. But, just over a year after ...

ABS-CBN settles tax case with BIR, pays ?152 million
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 2) -- The tax court approved a settlement deal between broadcast network ABS-CBN and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA ...

Only six countries have equal rights for men and women, World Bank finds
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-03
According to a separate report from the McKinsey Global Institute, released in 2015 ... married women to register businesses, open bank accounts, sign contracts, get jobs and choose where ...

Commander Bravo: Child of war, fiery rebel, Moro exec
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-02
Sanguila, a history major at Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology ... 4 student at the time and he was forced to quit school. After that "war," he joined the Moro National ...

DOF offices get ISO mark
philstar.com - 2019-03-02
Meanwhile, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez urged other DOF offices and attached agencies, such as the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Bureau of Customs, to strive for ISO certification to ensure that the quality of the services they render pass ...

Attempted out-of-hospital birth takes tragic turn
The Island Packet - 2019-03-02
"Respond, assess, stabilize and transport the mother and/or newborn to an appropriate Resource Hospital. Staging at the birthing center and engaging in discussions ... She kept saying, 'This is the worst night of my life.'" Shockley had been Sadiee Bean's ...

Duterte signs into law Handbook for OFWs Act
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-02
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the bill that offers handbooks for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) containing their rights and benefits. Duterte signed Republic Act ...

Canada appeals court upholds ruling awarding damages to smokers
Rappler - 2019-03-02
Imperial Tobacco Canada, a subsidiary of British American Tobacco, Rothmans Benson & Hedges and JTI-MacDonald have one month to launch an eventual appeal before Canada's Supreme Court. In June 2015, the Superior Court of Quebec ruled that the three ...

8 Chinese held for online gambling at posh Makati village
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-02
In November last year, police raided the Finasia Tech Inc. office in the Ortigas business district and arrested 87 Chinese nationals and 16 Filipinos for illegal gambling.

Music Law 101: Copyright Infringement and Fair Use
JD Supra - 2019-03-02
As we have previously discussed, the owner of the copyright in a work has certain exclusive rights in that work. Anyone who violates the exclusive rights of the copyright owner is an infringer of that copyright. To establish copyright infringement, you ...

8 Chinese nationals arrested in suspected Makati online gambling den
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 1) -- Authorities arrested eight Chinese nationals in Makati City on Thursday for allegedly engaging in illegal online gambling. Police and immigration agents ...

Pork for 60 House members unlawfully cut, Lacson fumes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-01
These, he said, violated the 2013 decision of the Supreme Court outlawing the pork barrel system, which is officially known as the Priority Development Assistance Fund. "While, technically ...

Tribe, groups sue over Alaska reserve petroleum exploration
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-01
National environmental law requires the agency to consider direct, indirect and cumulative effects of exploration, the groups said. If exploration may have significant effects, the agency is ...

Etta to senatorial candidates: Shun political dynasties, money
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-01
Labor senatorial candidate Ka Leody de Guzman recommends increasing the number of party-list seats to 70 percent. "The Congress should be dominated by the mass line, especially since the largest ...

Think tank: Rusty PH can lure fleeing firms from China
Inquirer - 2019-03-01
Ranked sixth to 10th are India, China, Singapore, South Korea and Japan. "Despite positive labor metrics, we rank Indonesia and Philippines below higher-wage countries such as Malaysia and ...

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