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 ...

ISPs Won't Work (Entirely) For Free: SCC Holds ISPs Entitled To Reasonable Costs Of Compliance With Norwich Order
Mondaq - 2018-10-02
To address the increasing ubiquity of copyright infringement online, Parliament introduced the "notice and notice" regime in 2015, set out in ss. 41.25 and 41.26 of the Act. Section 41.25 allows a copyright owner to give notice to an ISP that a certain IP ...

PH manufacturing growth weathers September storms
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-02
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 2) -- The manufacturing sector posted a very modest growth in September, weathering two typhoons and high inflation. This is according to the monthly Nikkei ...

Boxing official Bruce McTavish is now officially a Filipino citizen
UNTV - 2018-10-02
Briones, they asked for additional P130 billion in order to build the classrooms. DepEd advocates the use of multipurpose evacuation centers to local government units so that the students can continue their studies despite the disaster. "We are ...

DOLE-7 to give emergency employment to landslide victims
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-10-02
CEBU CITY, 28 September (PIA) --- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-7) and the City of Naga, Cebu local government unit (LGU) have started talks for a possible provision of emergency employment for the workers affected by the massive landslide ...

SC slams reckless drug buy-busts, wants weak cases junked
Rappler - 2018-10-02
Weak case, recklessness The new pronouncements are contained in the recently promulgated decision by the en banc acquitting drug suspect Romy Miranda Lim, whose conviction for possession of illegal drugs was affirmed in 2017 by the Court of Appeals.

Yale classmate says Kavanaugh has 'not told the truth' about his drinking
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-02
(CNN) -- A Yale classmate of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh accused him on Sunday of being untruthful in his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee and making a "blatant ...

Recent JBC interviews had less tough questions on SC decisions
Rappler - 2018-10-02
MANILA, Philippines - The recent Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) interviews of candidates vying for a Supreme Court seat have had fewer discussions on hot-topic Supreme Court decisions. Discussing the hottest Supreme Court decisions, most of which happen ...

How sincere can you be? - 2018-10-01
Filinvest Development Corp. (G.R. Nos. 163653 and 167689 dated 19 July 2011) and circularized in Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 48-2011. The said decisions state that loan agreements subject to DST may be evidenced by instructional letters ...

JBC lists 9 nominees for vacant Supreme Court post - 2018-10-01
In deliberations yesterday, the JBC selected eight Court of Appeals (CA) magistrates and an SC official from among 13 applicants. JBC ex-officio member and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevara said the shortlist included CA Associate Justices Japar Dimaampao ...

DOLE still working on HK$5,500 wage hike for Filipino HSWs
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-01
For his part, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Administrator Bernard P. Olalia said it is unlikely they will be appealing the pay hike. "Wage hikes [abroad] are a prerogative ...

BI blocks entry of suspected ISIS trainer into PHL
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-01
Clark Immigration Officer Marc Red MariƱas, in a report to BI Commissioner Jaime Morente, identified the suspected terrorist trainer as Naeem Hussain, 36, who was turned away when he arrived ...

Makati opens satellite tax payment centers for Q4
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-01
It will also serve clients during regular business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

DTI says P25 billion allocated for IT-BPO training under Trabaho bill - 2018-10-01
The government said the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-quality Opportunities or Trabaho bill is allocating a total of P25 billion for the information technology and business process ...

Suspected ISIS member stopped from entering PH
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 1) -- Immigration personnel barred a suspected ISIS member from entering the country for the second time, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Monday.

Rappler Talk: Dissecting the Trabaho bill
Rappler - 2018-10-01
MANILA, Philippines - The government is aiming to pass the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-Quality Opportunities (Trabaho) bill, which cuts corporate income tax to 20% and rationalizes fiscal incentives. The Department of Finance (DOF ...

Labor group calls for ?50 wage hike in NCR
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 30) -- A labor group on Sunday called on President Rodrigo Duterte to order the wage board for the National Capital Region to raise the minimum wage by at ...

Fast-tracking Security of Tenure bill seen at Senate
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-30
"Senate Bill 1826 is clear enough to meet the interests of the labor sector and the interests of the business sector," the senator said. The Security of Tenure bill is "pro-labor, pro-busine ...

CA upholds ruling vs PCG official in P689.6-M anomaly
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-30
THE Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld the rulings issued by the Office of the Ombudsman that found another official of the Philippine Cost Guard (PCG) liable for the irregular release and ...

KPMG R.G. Manabat & Co. appoints new partners
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-30
She has extensive experience assisting clients in handling tax audits and investigations conducted by the Bureau of Internal Revenue and in applying for tax treaty relief and BIR confirmatory rulings.

Flashback: The Anita Hill hearings compared to today
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-30
He attended the College of the Holy Cross and Yale Law School. Thomas worked in the Reagan administration ... all white men--to avoid the optics on national television of them grilling Blasey.

170 illegal online gaming operators nabbed
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-30
THE PHILIPPINE Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has intensified the crackdown against illegal online gaming operators, saying it has raided some 170 establishments operating without licenses as of the first semester. In a statement over the ...

With Brexit clock ticking, Britain's May gathers fractious party
Rappler - 2018-09-30
Many Conservative MPs are anxious the party should present something more than Brexit divisions this week in Birmingham, as they eye the threat posed by the opposition Labor party. Leftist leader Jeremy Corbyn presented a radical economic program for ...

CA upholds dismissal of ex-Coast Guard officer over cash advances
Rappler - 2018-09-30
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) upheld the Office of the Ombudsman's ruling which found former Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) commander John Esplana liable for the irregular release and use of P689.6-million worth of cash advances in 2014.

Graduates receive P200,000 Dole welding machine starter kits
Sun Star - 2018-09-29
SOME 10 marginalized BataeƱos from Pilar, Bataan are now budding entrepreneurs thanks to a P200,000 livelihood assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole). The livelihood provision was initiated by the Local Government of Pilar ...

2 fall, P2.4M shabu seized
Journal - 2018-09-29
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) and the local government of Naga Cebu are finalizing mechanisms for the provision of emergency employment for workers affected by the massive landslide last week. DoLE Cebu Provincial Field Office Head ...

Troy Rike just wants to be left alone after Immigration arrest
Rappler - 2018-09-29
MANILA, Philippines - Life goes on for NU Bulldogs forward Troy Rike after starting off his one-and-done UAAP career on the wrong foot. A day after news broke out that the Gilas cadet was detained by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on allegations of being ...

2 Koreans nabbed in Pampanga drug buy-bust
Rappler - 2018-09-29
Pabilona said Hong was an English translator. He said the Bureau of Immigration issued a deportation order against her in 2016. Song had been in Angeles City for several weeks as a tourist. "These two would transfer from one motel to another in order to ...

NU's Troy Rike: I was arrested for being an 'illegal alien'
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 29) -- National University Bulldog and Gilas Pilipinas Cadet Troy Rike revealed to CNN Philippines that he was arrested by the Bureau of Immigration (BI ...

Trump orders FBI probe of Kavanaugh as Senate delays final vote
Rappler - 2018-09-29
WASHINGTON D.C., USA - US President Donald Trump ordered a new FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against his Supreme Court pick Friday, September 28, as the Senate delayed a vote on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to make way for the probe.

Court of Appeals orders drug convict freed - 2018-09-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Court of Appeals (CA) reversed on Thursday the ruling of a Quezon City court convicting a man of drug pushing after finding that the police officers failed to follow the proper protocol in taking an inventory of the evidence.

First vote on embattled U.S. court nominee after fraught hearing
Rappler - 2018-09-28
"I've never sexually assaulted anyone, not in high school, not in college, not ever." In addition to Blasey Ford, two other women have come forward with allegations of assault against Kavanaugh, against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement. Thursday's ...

Trump demands confirmation vote on Kavanaugh, praises testimony
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-28
Christine Blasey Ford, a California psychology professor, told the Senate on Thursday that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while they were both in high school. She said she is "100 percent ...

PNB to absorb thrift bank unit PNB Savings
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-28
PHILIPPINE National Bank (PNB) said it will consolidate its thrift unit within its commercial bank operation, widening its exposure to retail and small business clients. In a filing Friday, PNB said it will be fully integrating its wholly-owned PNB Savings ...

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