Tax amnesty, lower estate tax rates to benefit Filipinos
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-07
She advised homeowners and lot owners to read Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Regulations No. 12-2018 and the upcoming regulations on the tax amnesty. They should also hire an accountant to help them prepare all the needed documents for filing ...

2 Cabinet members under probe over corruption - PACC
UNTV - 2019-01-07
According to PACC Commissioner Manuelito Luna, they have been investigating Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and Director General Isidro LapeƱa of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) since 2018. "Nagkaroon na kami ng fact ...

Japan starts $9 departure tax for travelers
Rappler - 2019-01-07
The government wants to use an estimated 50 billion yen ($460 million) it will generate in additional tax revenue to improve tourism infrastructure, such as making airport immigration processes faster and encouraging visitors to explore areas beyond ...

Bangsamoro Law case moves at Supreme Court 2 weeks before plebiscite
Rappler - 2019-01-07
MANILA, Philippines - Two weeks before the scheduled plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), the discussion on its constitutionality steps into high gear after administration officials sent in their defense of the law to the Supreme Court.

Anti-corruption body probes Labor Secretary Bello, ex-Customs commissioner LapeƱa
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 7) -- The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) is looking into complaints for alleged corruption filed against three members of President Rodrigo ...

ACT members being monitored due to 'Left connection' - MalacaƱang
Rappler - 2019-01-07
"ACT and ACT unions are legitimate and legal organizations with registration and recognition by the concerned agencies like DepEd (Department of Education), CSC (Civil Service Commission), DOLE (Department of Labor and Employment) and local governments ...

DOE Assures Fair Implementation of TRAIN Law
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-07
yesterday assured the public it has taken measures to prevent abuse and ensure fair and effective implementation of the taxation scheme. "The Department of Energy is mandated to ensure that the pricing of oil products is carried out within the parameters ...

BIR issues warning vs fake TIN IDs
philstar.com - 2019-01-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has warned the public against fraudulent individuals who issue or sell unauthorized or fake Tax Identification Number (TIN) cards. In an advisory posted on its website, the BIR advised the public ...

'Vast areas of impunity' for people trafficking - U.N. report
Rappler - 2019-01-07
After sexual exploitation, the next most common reason for trafficking was forced labor, accounting for a third of victims covered by the data and especially prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. A number of other patterns are also mentioned ...

2 senators open to amend TRAIN to remove fuel tax
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-06
Aquilino Pimentel III on Saturday said the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion ... (See related story in Business, Page B1.) "If you exceed the target of 4 percent, this means the public ...

Language trips up Korean man carrying PHL passport
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-06
That proved to be the undoing of a Korean national whom immigration agents nabbed for misrepresenting himself as a Filipino while about to board a Cebu Pacific flight for Saigon. Immigration ...

Labor group calls on Duterte to abolish all wage boards
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-06
However, our economy is growing and business enterprises have been prospering but the workers who helped built that wealth remains impoverished," Mendoza said in a statement on Sunday.

Analysts see BOL approval in Jan. 21 plebiscite
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-06
According to the latest report of the Institute for Autonomy and Governance Policy Brief ... Bangsamoro politicians and voters alike must see their role in a parliamentary system. So education and training for the needed changes is absolutely necessary ...

America's youngest congresswoman launches term with radical plan
Rappler - 2019-01-06
To pay for the plan, Ocasio-Cortez floated the idea of tax rates as high as 70 percent on the ultra-rich. She referred to the progressive taxation system that was in place in the 1960s before Ronald Reagan took office as president when the top earners paid ...

ACT to police: Hands off our teachers
philstar.com - 2019-01-06
"As a matter of fact, government agencies such as the Civil Service Commission, Department of Education, and Department of Labor and Employment recognize ACT and its affiliate organizations in both public and private schools," ACT said. "ACT unions ...

Korean nabbed with fake PH passport
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-06
MANILA, Philippines -- An overstaying Korean was arrested by Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers after he tried to leave the country using a fake Philippine passport. Kwak Dong Hee, 26, was ...

'Profiling' of Alliance of Concerned Teachers members
philstar.com - 2019-01-06
As a matter of fact, government agencies such as the Civil Service Commission, Department of Education, and Department of Labor and Employment recognize ACT and its affiliate organizations in both public and private schools," the group says. It says the ...

Trump again says Apple should change how it makes the iPhone
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-06
(CNN) -- U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday he wasn't concerned about Apple's future and again encouraged CEO Tim Cook to move his supply chain to the United States. "Apple makes their ...

Usman leaves ?801-M damage in agriculture
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-06
It also left P2.73 billion in damage to infrastructure. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said they are ready to distribute P10 million as financial assistance to overseas Filipino workers whose ...

UAE needs 150 emergency medical technicians
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-06
Applicants are advised to register online at www.eservices.poea.gov.ph and personally submit to the Manpower Registry Division, Window S or T, Ground Floor, Blas F. Ople Bldg., Ortigas Avenue corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City the following requirements ...

Batocabe slay: DOJ travel watch sought vs Baldo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-05
The Philippine National Police on Saturday asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to issue an immigration lookout bulletin against Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo, the suspected brains behind the ...

How the Inquirer picked its Filipinos of the Year 2018
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-05
Broderick Pabillo and Socrates Villegas); Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio; UP Fighting Maroons; and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. The judges -- nominated for "rendering ...

Davao City collects PhP 8.55 billion in taxes in 2018
MindaNews - 2019-01-05
Alparaque said they want to collect bigger revenues for 2019 "because we need funds to address all the basic needs of the constituents of the city, the necessary public services in terms of health, social services, and, of course, some infrastructure ...

400 Pinoy nurses needed in Germany
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-05
Qualified applicants must be Filipino citizen, male or female, and permanent resident of the Philippines with Bachelor of Science in Nursing ... vitae with colored passport size picture; High School Diploma (notarized copy); Nursing Diploma (notarized ...

New year tax updates and remedies
philstar.com - 2019-01-05
Nicasio Cabaneiro, an authority in taxation and commercial law with over 40 years of teaching experience and 25 years with Bank of the Philippine Islands, capping his career as its vice-president and head of the Legal Services Division (1982 to 2007).

House panel to invite Diokno, in-laws to Sorsogon infra projects probe
Rappler - 2019-01-05
"The House investigation will be greatly aided if the Dioknos, the Hamors, and the Sicats can provide us copies of their [Bureau of Internal Revenue] tax payments, incorporation papers, divestment documents, and Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net ...

Violence rages over Indian flashpoint temple
Rappler - 2019-01-05
But the Supreme Court in a landmark judgement in September overturned the Kerala court's ruling after 6 women lawyers petitioned it in 2006, challenging a ban they said violated their fundamental rights. - Rappler.com

Brush up on these soft and hard skills to soar in 2019
TechnoChops - 2019-01-05
A recent McKinsey Global Institute report noted that "Workers ... people from aiming to reach their goals. Former dot com business executive and author (who has written books and guides for small business owners, entrepreneurs, marketing directors ...

BI reminds public on scope of 'Balikbayan' privilege
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-05
MANILA, Jan. 5 -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) reminded the public on the scope of the Balikbayan Program intended for former Filipinos visiting the Philippines. "Under Republic Act No. 6768, the 1-year Balikbayan visa privilege is exclusively given to ...

Germany needs 400 Filipino nurses
Journal - 2019-01-05
The POEA said qualified applicants must be Filipino citizen, male or female, and permanent resident of the Philippines with Bachelor of Science in Nursing ... with colored passport size picture; High School Diploma (notarized copy); Nursing Diploma ...

Up Next At High Court: Drugs, Copyrights And State Immunity
Law360 - 2019-01-05
Law360, Washington (January 4, 2019, 10:11 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court begins its first oral argument session of 2019 on Monday by hearing tort claims against pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co., a circuit split over copyright infringement suits and a ...

Supreme court bids farewell to retiring justice Tijam
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-04
... Arts degree in philosophy and political science from San Beda College in 1967. He took up law at the same school, graduated salutatorian in 1971, and passed the bar examination the same year.

Exec defends selection process for 3rd telco
Inquirer - 2019-01-04
The head of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) defended the selection of a new major telco player as legal cases mount. Eliseo Rio Jr., acting secretary of the DICT ...

Bureau of Immigration warns Tony Labrusca after making a scene at NAIA
philstar.com - 2019-01-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) yesterday warned Filipino-American actor Tony Labrusca that there are limits to privileges accorded to balikbayans or returning Filipinos. The BI made the statement after Labrusca reportedly made a ...

Know your terms
Inquirer - 2019-01-04
or you have your own business. Obviously, this is the primary consideration among banks to ensure that they do not incur any losses. Proof of income This refers to a set of documents that can ...

Making MM inclusive, competitive, sustainable
Inquirer Opinion - 2019-01-04
Metro Manila (MM) is the 18th largest megacity in the world ... strengthen support to LGUs to enable them to fulfill their mandate to implement housing programs; implement key policy reforms in the areas of metropolitan development planning, housing ...

BIR moves vs counterfeit TIN cards
Inquirer - 2019-01-04
To address the "rampant" sale of counterfeit tax identification number (TIN) cards, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) will introduce a new design that is more difficult to fake. "It has ...

Good news, bad news on first week of 2019
philstar.com - 2019-01-04
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced on Wednesday that the government expects around 900,000 to 1.1 million jobs will be created this year in our country compared to the 826,000 local jobs generated last year. More jobs mean more income ...

Top 7 stories that rocked the Philippines in 2018
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-04
But as of August 10, a news report showed that the POEA only approved 1,049 overseas employment certificates to Filipino household service workers (HSWs) close to a month after the lifting of the ban.

DICT hits SC petition seeking to nullify entry of 3rd telco player
newsbytes.ph - 2019-01-04
Delaying or scuttling the entry of the third telco player in the country will derail the vision of achieving faster and better communication services for the public, the head of the Department of ...

POEA accepting applications for nurses in Germany
Rappler - 2019-01-04
... of the Philippines Holds Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree Has an active Philippine nursing license With at least two years related professional experience (bedside) in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, or care institutions Those who qualify will ...

Makati beats 2018 revenue target in first 11 months
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-04
THE Makati City government said it collected revenue of P16.86 billion in the 11 months to November, mainly from business tax and real estate tax, beating its P15.67 billion full-year target. In a statement issued Friday by the city government, Acting City ...

DoLE lifts ban on Boracay work permits for foreigners
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-04
THE Department of Labor and employment (DoLE) has lifted the suspension on the issuance of work permits for foreigners in Boracay, following the reopening of the island on Oct. 26 after a six-month rehabilitation. In an advisory, Labor Secretary Silvestre H.

Lawmakers ask Supreme Court to void third martial law extension in Mindanao
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 4) -- Opposition lawmakers have asked the Supreme Court to invalidate the third extension of martial law in Mindanao because it violates the Constitution.

Foreign nationals warned against disrespecting immigration officers
Global Nation - 2019-01-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Foreign nationals who disrespect immigration officers may be blacklisted in the Philippines, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) warned on Friday. "While our immigration ...

Tony Labrusca prompts immigration warning on limits of Balikbayan privilege
Rappler - 2019-01-04
MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Friday, January 4, warned individuals of Filipino lineage that there are limits to the so-called Balikbayan (returning Filipino) privilege. The BI released the statement after an incident at the ...

First women to enter India temple in centuries now in hiding as protests rage
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-04
If they had extended their arms, the length of the wall would have increased so much that women would be falling in the Arabian Sea," said Subhashini Ali, a local civil servant and CPIM member.

Intellectual Property Protection under the New PRC E-Commerce Law
Lexology - 2019-01-04
The E-Commerce Law applies to all E-commerce activities in the territory of the PRC. "E-commerce" is defined as business activities of selling goods or providing services through information networks including the internet. However, the E-Commerce Law ...

No infringement where software backups are passively stored
Lexology - 2019-01-04
The Supreme Court recently declared that the mere passive storage of backups of copyrighted software with expired licences does not constitute copyright infringement. The judgment is significant as it clarifies which actions constitute copyright ...

Foreigners reminded to report to BI
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-04
MANILA, Jan. 4 -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) reminded all foreign nationals registered with the agency to report in person to the nearest immigration office starting January until March 1 this year. According to BI Commissioner Jaime Morente ...

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