Three make JBC cut for SC chief
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-24
The Judicial and Bar Council on Friday submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte a shortlist of three senior associate justices of the Supreme Court as candidates for the post of chief justice ...

Winner and losers in the proposed constitution
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-24
The biggest losers under the proposed constitution are local governments, the Senate as we know it, the judiciary, and most serious of all the economy and social justice. Human rights is advanced in the proposed constitution which introduces novel ...

Scott Morrison sworn in as new Australian PM after bitter coup
Rappler - 2018-08-24
SYDNEY, Australia (3rd UPDATE) - Scott Morrison was sworn in as Australia's seventh prime minister in 11 years Friday, August 24, after a stunning party revolt against Malcolm Turnbull, which the new leader admitted had left the government "bruised and ...

JBC submits CJ shortlist to Duterte
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-24
The Justice Secretary added that there is an unwritten rule saying judges "cannot apply for a judicial position two levels higher, i.e., from MTC (Metropolitan Trial Court) to CA (Court of Appeals) or from RTC (Regional Trial Court) to SC." The three ...

Impeachment process against anti-Sereno justices to be expedited -- GMA
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-24
THE House of Representatives (HoR) to "expedite" the impeachment process against the seven Supreme Court associate justices who ruled in favor of the quo warranto case that ousted former chief justice Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno, according to House ...

House to expedite impeachment raps vs. 7 justices
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-24
This story was updated to include statements from Solicitor General Jose Calida, Oriental Mindoro Rep. Rey Umali, and law expert Tranquil Salvador. Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 24) -- The House of Representatives intends to move the impeachment ...

Senate urges DICT to explain slow-paced free WiFi project
UNTV - 2018-08-24
The suspension covers work in the Supreme Court, Court Appeals, Court of Tax Appeals, the Sandiganbayan and all trial courts in NCR. All executive judges in other areas affected by the rains and flooding are given the authority to suspend work in their ...

Sereno ouster cited in opposition vs chief justice applicants
Rappler - 2018-08-24
Previously, the JBC showed some consideration to this rule. For example, in the case of Ombudsman applicant Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, the JBC did not automatically disqualify him because they took into consideration the possibility of his case ...

Minority senators to SC: Allow video conference for De Lima in ICC case
Rappler - 2018-08-24
MANILA, Philippines - Minority senators asked the Supreme Court (SC) to allow detained Senator Leila de Lima to use video and audio conference to participate in the oral arguments on the country's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Scott Morrison: Australia's latest PM
Rappler - 2018-08-24
The hardline former immigration minister, who took credit for "stop the boats" - a harsh policy to prevent asylum-seekers from entering Australia at its sea ports - billed himself as a man of faith and family who could get things done. The 50-year-old ...

JBC shortlists De Castro, Peralta, Bersamin for chief justice
Rappler - 2018-08-24
Duterte needs to choose a chief justice on September 17. Article VIII, Section 4 of the Constitution requires that the vacancy must be filled within 90 days; the Supreme Court officially declared the post vacant on June 19 when it affirmed the quo warranto ...

MinDA says economic growth to resolve conflict Mindanao
Davao Today - 2018-08-24
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines - For Mindanao to progress, the chief of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) has enjoined all the concerned stakeholders to resolve the armed conflict that has been plaguing the island for decades. "We need to ...

PH garments, textile industry gears up to jumpstart resurgence
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-24
Organized by the Philippine Exhibitions and Trade Corporation (PETCO) and CP Exhibition Ltd. Hong Kong, the Expo will also feature a series of business forums, factory visits, business matching between investors and exhibitors, and a Philippine Pavilion ...

South Africa hits back at 'unfortunate' Trump tweet on land reform
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-24
The controversy began when Trump tweeted late Wednesday that he had asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to "closely study the ... a leading expert on land issues in South Africa and a professor at the University of the Western Cape, described Trump's ...

Acting CJ Carpio to talk on West Phil Sea in Baguio on Aug. 25
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-24
This is open to the public. Carpio is firm on his stand that the ... Last year, Carpio, then Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice, lectured at the University of the Cordilleras and encouraged highland students to uphold and assert the award of the ...

Magnificent 7 file impeachment case vs. 7 S.C. justices
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-23
Members of the Magnificent 7 on Thursday filed impeachment complaints against seven justices of the Supreme Court in connection with their decision to oust former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes A.

4 Chief Justice applicants slapped with impeachment rap for voting vs. Sereno
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 23) -- Four of the five applicants for the Chief Justice post will face impeachment raps, following a complaint filed by opposition lawmakers Thursday. Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman, Magdalo Partylist Rep.

Bank accounts tied to P2-billion drug hoard convict frozen
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-23
The appellate court reinstated the freeze order covering Banco de Oro Account Number 4898009067 jointly owned by Jeffrey and Jean; and Metrobank Account Number 7640028854 owned by Jin. It held that the Regional Trial Court in Manila City erred in lifting ...

Philippine train wreck
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-23
a backward agricultural country and a US economic, political, cultural and military dependency. Rather than address the poverty and its attendant ills rooted in the semi-feudal and semi-colonial character of Philippine society, they use and have always ...

One-stop shop for Boracay businesses gets 2-week extension
Rappler - 2018-08-23
MANILA, Philippines - The Boracay inter-agency task force decided to extend the operation of its one-stop shop by two weeks to give businesses more time to comply with the requirements needed to continue operations. The one-stop shop will now be open ...

Differentiate political economy from governance
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-23
This ensures that the regions will receive a higher share of all collected tax than the present Internal Revenue Allocation system. Second, an equalization fund is to be established and to be distributed to the more depressed regions through the ...

TESDA set to hold 'World Cafe of Opportunities' nationwide
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-23
TAGUIG CITY, Aug.23 (PIA)--The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority ... Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Labor and Employment ...

US Fed warns of 'consequential' risk from escalating trade wars
philstar.com - 2018-08-23
WASHINGTON -- An escalation of ongoing US trade disputes poses a "consequential downside risk" to the economy, which will make the job of the central bank more challenging, the US Federal Reserve warned Wednesday. But with the US economy continuing to ...

Lawmakers to file impeachment complaints against 7 SC justices
Rappler - 2018-08-23
MANILA, Philippines - Four lawmakers will file on Thursday, August 23, impeachment complaints against 7 Supreme Court (SC) justices who ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno 3 months ago. Associate Justices Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, Diosdado ...

Labor rights group dares DOLE: Implement properly Occupational Safety and Health law
Davao Today - 2018-08-23
DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- A labor rights group dared on Wednesday ... Rochelle Porras, director of the Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research (EILER), said the passage of the law ensures that "poor working conditions resulting to gross ...

CA bars BSP from disposing of Banco Filipino assets
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-22
It was closed in 1985 but was reopened nine years later after the SC declared the closure illegal and directed the BSP to allow the bank to resume its business operations. On March 17, 2011, however, the Monetary Board of the BSP placed Banco Filipino ...

OSG asks CA to reverse ruling against regularization of PLDT contractual employees
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-22
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday asked the Court of Appeals (CA) to reverse its July 31 ruling which nullified its order for Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) to regularize its 7,344 workers hired under the labor ...

DOLE asks CA to reverse decision vs worker regularization in PLDT
Rappler - 2018-08-22
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) asked the Court of Appeals (CA) on Wednesday, August 22 to reverse its July 31 ruling, which effectively voided the regularization order to PLDT Incorporated. On Wednesday, DOLE, through ...

Cambodia opposition leader denied bail again
Rappler - 2018-08-22
On Wednesday the Supreme Court in capital Phnom Penh rejected an appeal by Kem Sokha's lawyers to give him bail on grounds of ill health. Prosecutor Ouk Kimsith argued that if released, Kem Sokha could provoke "unrest in the society... his release would ...

The Derek Ramsay case-A discussion of the doctrine and its implications
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-22
Derek Arthur P. Ramsay (CTA En Banc No. 1413). The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA), en banc, decided this. While it was not elevated to the Supreme Court, it still holds sway and, in fact, may be considered by the Supreme Court if, and when, a similar case ...

FEU fetes its greatest alumnus of all time
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-22
Be proud. FEU has produced the best and the brightest graduates: Supreme Court Chief Justice Artemio Panganiban, Henry Sy of the SM Group, Lucio Tan of PAL, Alfonso Yuchengco of RCBC and Ramon Sy of Asia United Bank. FEU has competed and can compete with ...

Cardi B, Ariana Grande grab attention as VMAs take on immigration
InterAksyon - 2018-08-22
Cardi B. arrives at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards in Radio City Music Hall, New York, U.S., August 20, 2018 -(Reuters/Carlo Allegri TPX Images of the Day) New York rapper Cardi B kicked off the MTV Video Music Award (VMA) show on Tuesday (Philippine time ...

Job losses 'very minimal' under Trabaho bill - DOF
Rappler - 2018-08-22
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Finance (DOF) allayed fears there would be job losses under the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and Higher Quality Opportunities (Trabaho) bill. Finance Undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua said on Wednesday, August ...

Double pay for workers on August 21
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-22
Workers who would report for work on Aug. 21 will be paid double their salary on that day after President Rodrigo Duterte declared the said day a special non-working holiday, the Department of Labor and Employment said. The DoLE said Aug. 21 is a regular ...

Labor groups welcome law on occupational safety, health
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-22
Labor groups welcome a new law that will punish companies that fail to comply with safety and health standards. They say the law is good in principle but they hope the government can properly implement it.

Soldier, CAFGU share story of escape from NPA
UNTV - 2018-08-22
They were on their way back to their headquarters after attending a school-supplies-giving activity in Taragona ... temporarily stay in a secured facility of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to undergo orientation. "Para dahan dahan silang ...

Ministers offer to quit as Australia political crisis deepens
Rappler - 2018-08-22
Buoyed by his support, Dutton, seen as a more hardline conservative that the moderate Turnbull, attempted to soften his perceived tough guy image, earned as home affairs and immigration minister, and to lay out his policy agenda. The former police officer ...

Michael Cohen, Trump fixer who pledged to 'take a bullet' for the president
Rappler - 2018-08-22
Taxi business to real estate Cohen grew up on Long Island and earned ... got him into legal trouble over banking, tax and campaign finance laws. Cohen initially said he used his own money to pay Daniels and was not reimbursed. Trump, who first denied ...

Michael Cohen pleads guilty, implicates Trump
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-22
The charges against Cohen also covered a range of his activity outside of his work for Trump. In the tax evasion scheme linked to his taxi medallion business, Cohen failed to report more than $4 million in income, according to the criminal information ...

Duterte to Muslims: 'Be brave, keep the faith'
philstar.com - 2018-08-22
MANILA, Philippines -- President Duterte has called on Filipino Muslims to be brave and keep the faith as the country deals with various challenges. "As Muslims all over the world honor this remarkable sacrifice, I hope that you will be more inspired to ...

DOF keen on higher alcoholic drink tax
philstar.com - 2018-08-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Finance (DOF) remains keen on pushing for reforms to increase the excise tax rates on alcoholic beverages under Package 2 Plus of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP). According to documents acquired by ...

Palace to Supreme Court: Junk petition vs Boracay closure
philstar.com - 2018-08-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court (SC) should junk a petition questioning the closure of Boracay for six months, according to MalacaƱang. In a 61-page comment filed last month, Solicitor General Jose Calida sought the dismissal of the petition to ...

Tech-Voc Day to focus on infrastructure program
Sun Star - 2018-08-21
THE Technical Education and Skills Development Training Authority (Tesda) and the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) urged employers and job seekers to join in the jobs fair to celebrate the National Tech-Voc (Technical-Vocational) Day on Aug. 25.

Tax appeals court partially grants Pilipinas Shell excise tax refund petition
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-21
THE Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has partially granted the petition of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. for a refund on excise tax erroneously collected on its jet fuel imports by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). In a decision promulgated by the tax ...

Peter Lim eludes arrest
philstar.com - 2018-08-21
The court also issued a hold-departure order against Lim to prevent him from leaving the country. Records at the Bureau of Immigration show that the businessman remains in the country.

Wanted: Filipino priest accused of sex abuse in U.S.
Rappler - 2018-08-21
He said the diocese does not know when Paredes fled the United States. Sought for comment by Rappler, Bureau of Immigration spokesperson Dana Sandoval said she will check on this case on Wednesday, August 22. Father Marvin Mejia, secretary general of the ...

10,823 hired through PESO
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-08-21
in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment. City Treasurer Cristina Merced also said 7,459 business establishments registered to operate in the city in the first half of 2018. As part of its outreach program, PESO conducted career guidance ...

Illegal recruiter promising P100K salary in South Korea falls in entrapement
UNTV - 2018-08-21
Flora Guzman was reported by three of her hopeful recruits after she demanded medical and training fees ranging from P70,000 ... which is held during the celebration of the National Liberation Day of Korea, was announced in the Panmunjom Declaration ...

Caguioa stays in charge of Marcos poll protest
philstar.com - 2018-08-21
MANILA, Philippines -- Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa will remain in charge of the resolution of the electoral protest of former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. against Vice President Leni Robredo before the Supreme Court ...

JBC sets voting on shortlist for chief justice
philstar.com - 2018-08-21
The five candidates for the top judicial post vacated by Ma. Lourdes Sereno last June are Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justices Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin and Andres Reyes Jr. and Tagum City, Davao del Norte Regional ...

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