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 ...

Respect SC, Chief Justice Teresita de Castro tells co-equal branches
philstar.com - 2018-09-04
"The other members of the co-equal and independent branches of the government should understand that based on our constitutional order, the decisions reached by the justices of the Supreme Court, whether unanimously or by majority vote, must be respected ...

Patricia Fox may raise deportation case to Supreme Court
philstar.com - 2018-09-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox is prepared to bring her deportation case before the Supreme Court, the Solidarity with the Poor Network (SPN) said yesterday. The group said Fox appealed yesterday to the Department of Justice ...

DPWH under Duterte: Corruption, politics, slippage mar many projects
MindaNews - 2018-09-03
As a result, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH ... the right-of-way and project site issues during the preliminary engineering study on the technical viability of the project, the same could have been resolved prior to project ...

Manufacturing regains growth pace in Aug 2018
philstar.com - 2018-09-03
Firms cited other reasons for delivery delays, including inclement weather, supply shortages and poor traffic conditions. In addition, Filipino manufacturers continued to face strong cost pressures. "Input cost inflation remained sharp during August ...

Trump Supreme Court pick faces tough hearings in Congress
Rappler - 2018-09-03
As a US Court of Appeals judge in Washington for the past 11 years, Kavanaugh has ruled and written on some of the nation's most sensitive cases, including when he opposed the Affordable Care Act, the signature health reform of President Barack Obama that ...

Philippines, Israel forge agreements on labor, science, and trade
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-03
The Philippines and the State of Israel on Monday, Sept. 3, signed bilateral agreements on labor, science, and trade, MalacaƱang said. In a mobile message to reporters in Manila on Monday evening, Presidential Spokesperson Harry L. Roque, Jr. confirmed ...

PH, Israel ink agreements during Duterte's official visit
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 3) -- The Philippines and Israel inked three agreements Monday, the day President Rodrigo Duterte met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Barely avoiding death in Indonesia, Veloso runs to SC for relief
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-03
THE camp of death row convict Mary Jane Veloso on Monday sought refuge before the Supreme Court by filing a petition seeking to allow the taking of her deposition in Indonesia to bolster the ...

Seares: Why Leni Robredo is not OIC
Sun Star - 2018-09-03
Toledo, where suspended mayor John "Sonny" OsmeƱa (no fan of his cousin Tomas OsmeƱa) tangles with authorities on why he should not resume his seat as mayor following the favorable Court of Appeals ruling even though a motion for recon was still to ...

Jinggoy confirms senate bid
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-09-03
Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada Saturday confirmed his intention to return to politics and run in the coming senatorial elections after gaining the support of presidential daughter and Davao City mayor ... of the La Consolacion College alumni as guest ...

Inflation report to weigh on stocks
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-09-03
and Philippine Savings Bank which dipped 5.4 percent to P83.30. Global stock markets, meanwhile, wobbled Friday as US President Donald Trump eyed further tariffs even as roadblocks emerged on ...

Philippine delegation embarks on landmark trips to Jordan, Israel
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-09-03
Duterte has pivoted the Philippines away from its former colonial master the United States and toward warmer diplomatic and business ties with China and Russia. The US and Canada have both had ...

Why Supreme Court spokesman Theodore Te has resigned from his post
InterAksyon - 2018-09-03
High court spokesperson Theodore Te recently announced his resignation as spokesperson of the Supreme Court. (Philstar.com/file photo) Veteran lawyer Theodore Te is receiving much praise following his decision to resign from his post as Supreme Court ...

Theodore Te resigns from Supreme Court
Sun Star - 2018-09-03
In his resignation letter, Te said he will now return to full-time academic life. Te was a professor in the University of the Philippines before he was appointed to the SC. "I respectfully believe that I would be of great value to the judiciary and the ...

Supreme Court spokesman Ted Te resigns
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 3) -- Newly-appointed Chief Justice Teresita de Castro has accepted the resignation of Supreme Court spokesperson Theodore Te. This was confirmed by Te on ...

Fiscal perks overhaul seen keeping investors on edge
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-02
The second tax reform package, which has been named by the House of Representatives as the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-quality Opportunities (TRABAHO) bill, seeks to cut the corporate income tax rate gradually to 20% from 30%. The measure ...

Stick to who you are
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-02
He stuck to his core identity, before and after law school, to the point that he joined law firms only with extensive litigation practice until he became a partner in one. I can surmise that most ...

Grant of rebates to qualified Owwa members reset to 2019
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-02
QUALIFIED Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) members will have to wait up to next year for their rebates. This, after Owwa said it will need more time to determine those who could ...

CTA rules against BIR on Hard Rock Cafe deficiency tax
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-02
"In the case at hand, it was established that although petitioner provides some form of entertainment, the same are but incidental to its main line of business of serving food and drinks. While customers may dance within the dining area, there is no ...

Sereno to Filipinos: Have courage to stop martial law
Rappler - 2018-09-02
"After the Supreme Court has demonstrated its capability to perform the unconstitutional ouster of its own chief justice, it can no longer be relied upon to stand as the guardian of the Constitution and the rule of law," said De Lima in letter sent from ...

Brazil's top electoral court votes down Lula candidacy
Rappler - 2018-09-02
He said either party would also be able to lodge an appeal with the Supreme Court over the constitutional nature of the electoral court's ruling. Adored by millions Lula was found guilty in July 2017 and then lost a first appeal in January. Nonetheless ...

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