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
philstar.com - 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 ...

OWWA gives cash assistance to 'Ompong' affected OFWs
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-28
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Sept. 25 (PIA) - - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in Region 2 is now processing applications for the cash calamity assistance for the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families who were affected by ...

Will fixed salaries for bus drivers make for better, safer driving?
AutoIndustriya.com - 2018-09-28
This new system could not immediately be implemented because the Bus Operators Association of the Philippines (PBOAP), the Southern Luzon Bus Operators ... It cited that the DOLE created a Technical Working Group that conducted meetings and consultations ...

Understanding Kris Aquino the businesswoman and her financial woes
InterAksyon - 2018-09-28
(Philstar/File photo) Kris Aquino opened up about her financial troubles in relation to some of her entrepreneurial endeavors and mentioned that she was "deceived" by her business partner in two of her ventures. View this post on Instagram (EDITED 3 ...

Dumaguete City implements P161M infra projects
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-28
City Public Information Officer Dems Demecillo said most of these projects are implemented by the City Engineers Office and exclude those that were awarded to private construction firms and national agencies ... back of Foundation University and near ...

Japanese investors anxious on TRAIN 2 impact
philstar.com - 2018-09-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The second package of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law gives "anxieties" to Japanese companies in the country, particularly the rationalization of the tax incentives in Philippine Economic Zone Authority ...

Nintendo Lawsuit Stops Real-World Mario Kart Company in Its Tracks
Fortune - 2018-09-28
Watch out Waluigi--the days of go karters ripping up the streets of Tokyo dressed up like a Super Mario character are over, after Nintendo won its copyright infringement lawsuit against Marika Co ...

KDB Expands Intellectual Property Force With 5 Hires
Law360 - 2018-09-28
Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni PLLC onboarded five attorneys during the first days of autumn in Boston, New York and Washington, D.C., substantially expanding a national intellectual property team that prides itself on a boutique culture even as it plants its feet ...

21 questions Brett Kavanaugh could face under oath
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-28
Is putting a woman's name in your yearbook without her knowledge a respectful way to treat women? 13 ... you did not have sex until years after college. Do you believe that a virgin, as you ...

READ: Brett Kavanaugh's opening testimony
WPLG - 2018-09-27
Not in high school, not in college, not ever. Sexual assault is horrific ... In 1992, I worked for the Office of the Solicitor General in the Department of Justice. In 1993, I clerked on the Supreme Court for Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Workers in 4 regions to get wage hike
philstar.com - 2018-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Minimum wage earners in Northern Mindanao, Cagayan Valley, Mimaropa and Metro Manila are likely to get a salary increase at the earliest by next month, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said yesterday. DOLE ...

Exxon, Shell, Chevron face inquiry hearing for human rights violations in New York
Greenpeace International - 2018-09-27
Gowling WLG Senior Environmental Law Practitioner; Cynthia Williams, Osler Chair in Business Law Osgoode Hall Law School; John Knox, Former Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment; and Daniel Zarrilli, Senior Environmental Consultant Office ...

POEA lifts deployment ban to Micronesia
philstar.com - 2018-09-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Filipino workers are now allowed to return and work in Micronesia following the partial lifting of the deployment ban. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello yesterday reported that the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA ...

'Don Quixote' ballet, flamenco dance and more opens in October
The News Journal - 2018-09-27
The Old College Gallery is showcasing indigenous Arctic art in ... Next are pianist Daniel Carunchio on Oct. 11, Russian vocalists Lyra on Oct. 18 and the Brandywine Harp Orchestra in a Halloween concert Oct. 25. Back with Bach.

Social Watch youth, community leaders turn over 200,000 signatures to JV for UHC, tobacco tax hike
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-27
SOME 250 students of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) and Social Watch Philippines (SWP) Youth recently turned over to the Senate the 200,000 signatures they gathered in support ...

The nature of ownership for condominium corporations
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-27
All of these individuals would need places to live while they contribute to the Philippine economy ... and corporations are Filipinos, or a corporation/association, which has 60 percent Filipino ...

Four regions to issue wage orders in October
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-27
FOUR REGIONS are expected to issue new wage adjustment orders covering the daily minimum wage for private sector workers next month. The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) announced that Northern Mindanao (Region 10), Cagayan Valley (Region 2), and ...

Supreme Court orders fixed salaries for bus drivers, conductors
Rappler - 2018-09-27
In a 52-page decision penned by Associate Justice Marvic Leonen and made public on Thursday, September 27, the SC dismissed a petition by bus operator groups that questioned an order by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and a memorandum ...

Key Investor Updates for GoPro, Hudson, and Procter & Gamble
Yahoo Finance - 2018-09-27
You have to keep in mind, this isn't an upstart business. Hudson has over 1,000 ... make them their own publicly traded company, usually with a tax advantage in doing so, which rewards shareholders.

DOLE to probe Chinese nationals working without permit
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- Labor officials will investigate Chinese nationals allegedly working without permits. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said they have received ...

Workers stage protest vs. possible ?20 minimum wage increase
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- Members of Akbayan party-list group lambast the Labor department's statement that Metro Manila workers may get a minimum wage increase of ?20, a ...

FDA advises public to be vigilant on fake, unregistered products
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-27
She added, "The public must be vigilant in buying drug products because counterfeit products pose serious threat to public health and safety and serious adverse health consequences, and drug resistance especially for pharmaceutical products ...

Senator urges SC to decide on Trillanes' plea
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 27) -- A senator is urging the Supreme Court (SC) to rule on the petition filed by Senator Antonio Trillanes that sought to stop the voidance of his amnesty.

ConCom presents proposed federal consti to Cagayan Valley media
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-26
He also said they are proposing to expand the judiciary in which the Supreme Court will be supplemented by constitutional, electoral and administrative high courts. On economic reform and fiscal administration On the other hand, Commissioner Susan ...

DOLE may lift deployment ban on Micronesia, says Bello
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-26
Bello instructed Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Administrator Bernard B. Olalia to coordinate with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for the possible resumption of ...

PET sets aside 50% shading threshold in VP poll recount
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-26
Rodredo. THE Supreme Court, sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), has set aside the 50-percent threshold being used in determining the validity of votes in the election protest filed ...

SC junks Peter Lim's petition to halt DOJ probe on drug charges
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 26) -- The Supreme Court dismissed suspected drug lord Peter Lim's petition to stop the Justice Department's reinvestigation on drug charges against him.

Copyright In The Structural Elements Of A Building?
Mondaq - 2018-09-26
Once the defendant's facility was completed the plaintiff commenced an action for copyright infringement. The plaintiff alleged infringement of the copyright in the plans relating to their initial structure and the resultant architectural work consisting ...

Why not palace jokers?
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-09-26
The news yesterday was all about Trillanes, the outspoken Senator who has suddenly been "deprived" of the amnesty granted him by a previous administration. After weeks of getting out of the way of his arresters by holing up in the Senate, they finally ...

Cosby gets 3 to 10 years for sexual assault
Sun Star - 2018-09-26
The sentencing came as another extraordinary #MeToo drama unfolded on Capitol Hill, where Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh stands accused of sexual misconduct more than three decades ago. Women's advocates hailed Cosby's sentence as a landmark #MeToo ...

Copyright Owners Should Prepare For Music Royalty Reform
Law360 - 2018-09-25
Streaming services will gain the right to use any song managed by the collective and remain immunized from copyright infringement lawsuits. Major questions remain as to the effect of the MMA prior to its enactment in 2019. First, it is unclear how the ...

Labor chief estimates NCR floor wage hike at no less than P20
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-25
BUSINESSES in Metro Manila may have to pay their minimum wage workers at least P20 more per day -- roughly the same increment under the prevailing wage order -- once the National Capital Region (NCR) gets new rates next month, the Labor chief said on ...

P20 wage hike eyed in NCR
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-25
The labor department said the regional wage board for the National Capital Region is mulling over a possible minimum-wage hike of P20 in Metro Manila. LABOR Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said ...

SEC keen on lower REIT ownership requirement
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-25
taxation and the minimum amount of shares a company could sell to the public. "When even if we do that [bring down minimum public ownership], will there be an issuance already? The killer here ...

RCBC to absorb thrift unit into commercial bank
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-25
THE Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) will absorb the operations of its thrift bank subsidiary to reduce operating costs and consolidate capital, providing the lender with a bigger retail base. In a disclosure yesterday, the bank said it will merge the ...

Books still tax-exempt under TRABAHO bill - DOF
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 25) -- The Department of Finance (DOF) said the purchase and importation of books will remain tax-exempt under the second tax reform package. In a ...

Of Memes and Monetizing: Could the EU Directive on Copyright Change the Way We Speak Internet?
JD Supra - 2018-09-25
As in the U.S., the platform is not held liable for copyright infringement or other illegal content if the platform swiftly removes infringing content when notified. With a few exceptions, Article 13 would hold hosting platforms accountable for the content ...

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