PAL warns vs. online ticket scam
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-10-09
The airline said its staff have been trained to determine fake IDs. Bureau of Immigration Port Operations Division chief, Red Marinas, earlier told the PNA that Immigration officers use several means to identify counterfeit documents and IDs. Under Article ...

To avoid Duterte veto, Congress asks Palace to return coco levy bill to them
Rappler - 2018-10-09
After all, they said the multibillion money was stolen from coconut farmers, among the poorest of the poor, through an unjust taxation during the Marcos administration. But according to Zubiri, MalacaƱang wants more government representatives for ...

The trade war will hit U.S. and Chinese growth next year, the IMF warns
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-09
(CNN) -- The trade war is set to take its toll on the American and Chinese economies in 2019. The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday cut its growth forecasts for the United States and China ...

France-Italy tensions as ministers meet on immigration
Rappler - 2018-10-09
LYON, France - French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe urged far-right Italian leader Matteo Salvini on Monday, October 8, to drop his "posturing" on immigration and help find a European response to the issue. Salvini, Italy's powerful interior minister ...

RDC-X brings gov't services to Bukidnon
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-10-09
As for livelihood assistance, the Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office (DOLE-10) turned over a Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa ating Disadvantaged/ Displaced Workers (TUPAD) Emergency Employment project to Brgy. Lumbayao amounting to P665,000.

What to expect when Boracay reopens on October 26
Rappler - 2018-10-09
Puyat earlier said that visitors can expect a "more peaceful" Boracay, with government also banning the annual Labor Day parties dubbed "Laboracay." During a House committee hearing on September 28, Environment Undersecretary Sherwin Rigor also said they ...

For David Aldridge, end of the road after a long, memorable journey - 2018-10-08
Basketball, I was told long ago, is a culture. And the Morning Tip is a labor of love, a weekly electronic gathering for people who, like me, love the NBA and everyone in it. We let anyone in ...

House crafts substitute bill on mining fees
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-08
It also proposes to retain the existing tax regime on excise tax, royalty to indigenous peoples, local business tax and real property tax. The substitute bill also adopts a provision on TIN ...

Senators' election plans bog down Trabaho bill - think tank
Rappler - 2018-10-08
MANILA, Philippines - A think tank urged the passage of the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-quality Opportunities (Trabaho) bill, but feared that politicians vying for posts in the 2019 elections may distance themselves from the measure.

E-invoicing, electronic sales reporting... and the lottery?
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-08
The premise is that this system will simplify and speed up not only business transactions but the tax administration procedures of the government as well. Essentially, in an electronic invoicing and sales reporting system, both the issuer and the recipient ...

Financial Times journalist given 7 days to leave Hong Kong
Rappler - 2018-10-08
HONG KONG - A leading Financial Times journalist has been given 7 days to leave Hong Kong as a backlash mounted on Monday, October 8, against an unprecedented challenge to freedom of the press in the city. Victor Mallet, the FT's Asia news editor and a ...

Immigration Bureau denies Sr. Fox's visa ruling appeal
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 8 ) -- The Immigration Bureau has denied Australian nun Patricia Fox's appeal on the non-renewal of her missionary visa. In a statement Monday, the Bureau ...

Duterte may suspend fuel tax hike-Drilon
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-07
PRESIDENT Duterte, with a joint resolution from Congress, can suspend the imposition of higher excise tax on petroleum products under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law to ...

BI reshuffles Naia officers
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-07
THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) on October 7 reshuffled around 500 officers assigned at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia). Deputy Port Operations Division Chief Marc Red MariƱas said ...

Kavanaugh sworn into Supreme Court after divisive fight
Rappler - 2018-10-07
WASHINGTON, United States - Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in Saturday, October 6 as US Supreme Court justice following the closest Senate confirmation vote in more than a century, marking a major win for President Donald Trump's drive to move the country's ...

LGUs to hand out food packs to displaced Compostela Valley workers
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-10-06
According to a briefer prepared by the National Conciliation and Mediation Board in Davao, the demonstrators fought for their right to bargain as the "sole and exclusive bargaining agent" following a Supreme Court decision that established the existence of ...

War on drugs in the ports: Taking on the evil genius
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-06
Others are inside a camera or inserted between the pages of business magazines. Some were found inside bar stools. The contraband were interdicted last May, June and July, respectively.

French police probe Interpol president Meng Hongwei's disappearance
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-06
A spokeswoman for Interpol, who declined to give her name, refused to say whether Meng was on official business in China when he was last heard from. "Interpol is aware of media reports in ...

Ethical consumerism
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-06
"[The] income has allowed them to send their kids to school ... Jambeck, a University of Georgia professor recognized for her research on plastic waste in the ocean, and 5 Gyres, a non-profit organization that addresses the global health crisis of ...

Leftist undersecretary fired by Duterte was doing a good job, Bello says
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 5) -- Labor Undersecretary Joel Maglunsod, the left-leaning official fired by President Rodrigo Duterte, was doing a good job. This was according to ...

How Filipinos can invest in Asia Pacific companies, real estate
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) -- So you have extra cash ... As you search for options, real estate investing may have caught your eye. No, we are not talking about regular houses, but assets ...

U.S. court nominee in unusual plea as Senate nears vote
Rappler - 2018-10-05
WASHINGTON DC, USA - As angry protesters swamped Capitol Hill on the eve of a crunch vote Friday, October 5, to advance the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the judge made a highly unusual plea to defend his "impartiality."

Automotive Careers: How to be a Dealer Service Advisor - 2018-10-05
Want to work in the service department? If you're reading this, chances are you're looking for a job. Every year, thousands upon thousands of students graduate from college or technical ... would also be a good training ground to become a service advisor ...

Duterte names Army Chief Lt. Gen. Rolando Bautista as next DSWD chief
UNTV - 2018-10-05
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte will ... while 63 percent are dismayed when he attributed the high number of rape cases in Davao City to the high concentration of beautiful women in the city. -- Rosalie Coz

Comelec puts 'unconstitutional' question in candidacy forms
Rappler - 2018-10-04
Isipin mo 'yon, kapag meron kang dismissal, eh naka-motion for reconsideration ka pa lang, o nasa Court of Appeals ka. Ano ba 'yan, final and executory na ba 'yan? Eh ang desisyon ng Ombudsman under the law is immediately executory. Eh final na ba 'yan?

Mora: Am I running again? 4th of a series
Sun Star - 2018-10-04
Let me remind this Council that even the Supreme Court had ruled against the sale of Manila Hotel being a heritage structure, to foreigners. With objections from other sectors, the plan was shelved. I suppose that there was no love lost with City Hall ...

Global oil prices to decide oil excise tax suspension
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-04
A SUSPENSION of excise tax increases levied on petroleum products under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law is possible next year, but only if global crude prices average $80 ...

DBM: 2018 budget release rate at 94% after 9 months
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-04
THE DEPARTMENT of Budget and Management (DBM) said it released 94% of the 2018 budget as of the first nine months of the year. In a statement yesterday, the DBM said that it released P3.528 trillion of the P3.767 trillion worth of funding authorized for 2018.

PACC: DPWH, Congress among most corrupt
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-04
We have 300 demigods who play and treat money as if it is their own. Even after the Supreme Court ruling [against it], they still continue to use the pork barrel system. And in fact, they use this to hostage or blackmail the executive department."

Former OFW files ethics complaint vs. Rep. John Bertiz
UNTV - 2018-10-04
Meanwhile, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) directed Foreign Recruitment Agencies (FRAs) to observe proper recruitment guidelines in accepting applications for Filipino household service workers. "Para din po yun sa safety ng mga ...

OFW rights group files ethics complaint vs. Rep. Bertiz over alleged misconduct
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 4) -- ACTS OFW Party-list Representative John Bertiz now has a complaint coming his way after a confrontation with airport security staff drew flak from the ...

Ex-OFW files ethics complaint vs Bertiz
Rappler - 2018-10-04
But another man, a certain Fahad Yaka Aldossari, picked her up from the airport and introduced himself ... a request for repatriation with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in February 2015. Was she able to talk to Bertiz himself?

World Bank downgrades 2018 Philippine economic outlook
Rappler - 2018-10-04
At the same time, accelerating structural reforms to improve investments in physical infrastructure and make better use of capital, labor, and technology to increase productivity remains a very important agenda for the Philippines," said Mara Warwick ...

SAC urges officials to stop quarry operations in Barangay Alangilan
Sun Star - 2018-10-04
They [quarry operators] already extracted almost 20 hectares of land areas at Sitio Arceo, so we are waiting for the response of the local government," she said. She added there was also an Order of Finality from the Supreme Court that these land should ...

Trump shrugs off report revealing a fortune in tax dodges, parental gifts
Rappler - 2018-10-04
Following the article's publication, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced it was "reviewing the allegations in the NYT article and is vigorously pursuing all appropriate avenues of investigation." Democratic Senator Ron Wyden ...

PACC bares state of corruption in the Philippines
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-10-04
Indiscriminate issuance of Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO) at the Court of Appeals has been reported. TROs are reportedly being issued to the highest bidder with the Sheriff acting as bagman. A case which I assisted in my NGO years demonstrates how ...

Time to clean up the Manila Bay - 2018-10-04
One person that can help the Yacht Club is environmental lawyer Antonio Oposa Jr., a Cebuano who comes from Bantayan Island, Cebu who in 2008 was given the prestigious International Environmental Law Award. Atty. Oposa single-handedly fought rich fishing ...

New York investigating Trump tax dodging
Rappler - 2018-10-03
The Times said Trump's tax-hating father used various methods to funnel his wealth to his children and shield it from the Internal Revenue Service, some of which tax experts said was improper or possibly illegal. Among the tactics, Fred Trump gave ...

Job adjustments under the technology revolution: What will the tripartite social partners do?
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-03
Apart from the Security of Tenure (SOT) bill pending in Congress, two other major labor reform proposals await the government and its employer and union social partners. The first relates to the ...

Mandatory and coercive welfarism by private enterprises
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-03
then the state abuses its coercive power and this will result in negative, unintended consequences to society. In the Philippines, there are many new mandatory services, mandatory price discounts -- on top of existing ones -- proposed in Congress ...

Palparan finally moved to Bilibid
Bulatlat - 2018-10-03
Jovito Palparan has finally been moved to the National Bilibid Prison ... ever to be convicted over a human rights violation over the enforced disappearance of university students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen EmpeƱo, who were abducted in Hagonoy, Bulacan ...

Duterte sacks leftist labor undersecretary - 2018-10-03
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte sacked Labor undersecretary Joel Maglunsod, the last left-leaning official in his Cabinet. The chief executive made the announcement in a speech before rebel returnees in Catarman, Samar Tuesday. "Joel ...

Supreme Court: PCSO free to bid out online lottery
Rappler - 2018-10-03
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court has ruled that the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) can bid out its nationwide online lottery operations, contrary to the long-standing claim of a private gaming company that it has exclusive ...

Duterte fires labor undersecretary Joel Maglunsod
Rappler - 2018-10-03
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, October 3 said he fired another leftist appointee, Labor Undersecretary Joel Maglunsod. "[Si] Joel Maglunsod pinaalis ko. Pinagbigyan ko sila noong bago ako kasi gusto ko ma - Nandoon sila sa ...

Mocha Uson resigns
UNTV - 2018-10-03
the incorrect logo of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and wrong map of an Ilocos Norte story. These are some of the blunders published by the state-run Philippine News Agency (PNA). Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO ...

Spotify Can't Shake $321M Copyright Row In Tennessee
Law360 - 2018-10-02
Spotify said that under the language of the administrator agreements involving the songs, Bluewater has not obtained either exclusive licenses or the ability under the U.S. Copyright Act to have standing to sue it over infringement, according to the order.

Business groups warn vs passage of bill banning contractualization - 2018-10-02
"A perusal of our existing laws already ensures the appropriate benefits, safeguards and policy environment for project, seasonal and contract workers," the groups said, noting these are provided in the Labor Code of the Philippines. The groups said ...

Amid growth, wealth gap widening in Aspac-Oxfam
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-02
File photo shows an eight-year-old boy using a knife to clean shellfish, which earns him around P40 pesos per sack, at a market in Manila. Many Filipinos settle for low-paying jobs to cope with ...

Ill-considered S.O.T. bill could cause layoffs, business groups warn
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-02
In Photo: In this file photo, Filipinos flock to the Franchise Asia Philippines 2018 Expo--Ministop is one of the participating brands--at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. Business ...

Palace: Gov't is ready amid report ISIS fighters 'have returned' to Mindanao
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 2) -- The government is ready to thwart ISIS threat, MalacaƱang said Tuesday amid reports that members of the international terrorist network have entered ...

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