SSS, PNP strengthen partnership anew
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-12-25
QUEZON CITY, Dec 6 -- The Social Security System (SSS) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) strengthened their partnership as both institutions signed a Memorandum of Agreement that will provide social protection to the private sector while also ...

IBP asks SC to protect lawyers
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-25
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 24) -- The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) is asking the Supreme Court to protect lawyers from killings, following the fatal shooting of Ako Bicol ...

Sentencing for breach of interdict in intellectual property actions
Lexology - 2018-12-25
Intellectual property (IP) assets, whether in the forms of patents, designs, trade marks, copyright or trade secrets are very valuable assets. It is important that IP owners take steps to protect and enforce their rights against copycat competitors, to ...

Disarm bodyguards of politicians - Ako Bicol
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-24
Rodel Batocabe and his police escort. At a press conference on the campus of Bicol University Daraga where the wake for Batocabe is being held, Ako Bicol Rep. Alfredo Garbin Jr. said his party ...

Economist warns further rate hike to fuel inflation - 2018-12-24
Banks like the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) believes an end to a tightening cycle and slowing inflation would give the BSP policy space to bring down the reserve requirement for banks. BPI lead economist Emilio Neri, Jr. has said the BSP should be ...

House seen approving resolution calling for reforms in REIT rules
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-24
According to Yap, several property developers like Ayala Land Inc., SM Prime Holdings Inc. and Megawide Corp. were already planning to set up their own REITs. Yap said data from neighboring ...

IBP urges SC to ensure protection of lawyers
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-24
... the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Armed Forces of the Philippines, other government agencies, civil society organizations and other lawyer organizations, "where all parties could ...

Former Pakistan prime minister Sharif sentenced to 7 years jail for graft
Rappler - 2018-12-24
"The people of Pakistan and history will not accept this decision," he told reporters in Islamabad. The Supreme Court disqualified Sharif from politics for life over the allegations last year, and directed an anti-corruption body to investigate three ...

Watch what you eat this holiday season
SPIN - 2018-12-24
Our unwillingness to hit the gym and our unhealthy food choices are responsible for the spike in supersized Pinoys, according to Department of Health (DOH) spokesperson Dr. Eric Tayag. "Marami sa'ting matigas ang ulo. We procrastinate, until such time it's ...

Body of Guatemalan migrant girl who died in U.S. custody returns home
Rappler - 2018-12-24
The December 8 death of Jakelin Caal, 7, reignited a debate in the United States on immigration policy and the treatment of migrants. It also shocked residents of the indigenous farming village from where her father Nery Caal, 29, fled with her in hopes of ...

Giving voice to the voiceless: Stories of courage and resilience in 2018
Rappler - 2018-12-24
(READ: WATCH: Meet hardworking lolo, lola in Los Ba├▒os) Despite their age, they traverse a busy road in the University ... In the Philippines, skateboarding has not received as much attention as other sports. (READ: WATCH: How Cebu's skateboarders are ...

Motorcycles for public transportation under study by DOTr
UNTV - 2018-12-24
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Transportation ... motorcycle organization and members from law schools. According to Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, deliberations on the proposal will prioritize passenger safety as well as the ...

DOTr to create TWG to study motorcycles for public transport - 2018-12-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade has ordered the creation of technical working group (TWG) to discuss the viability of having two-wheeled vehicles operate for public transport. "We understand that a number of Filipinos ...

CA junks P5.4 million damage suit vs GMA - 2018-12-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The Court of Appeals (CA) has dismissed the P5.4-million damage suit filed by the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) against Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo over alleged extrajudicial killings during her presidency.

Supreme Court to Decide When Copyright Owners May Sue
Lexology - 2018-12-24 will settle the question of whether a plaintiff must have a valid copyright registration before filing an infringement suit or, instead, can merely have an application pending with the U.S. Copyright Office. Fourth Estate Public Benefit ...

9 victims of trafficking rescued at NAIA - 2018-12-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has rescued nine alleged victims of human trafficking at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). BI port operations division chief Grifton Medina said the passengers were intercepted while ...

Gathering with habal-habal drivers takes a political turn
Sun Star - 2018-12-23
I am ready to help you in your cause," Osme├▒a said in Cebuano. The Supreme Court (SC) last Dec. 12 issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) against a Mandaluyong court ruling that barred authorities from intervening in the motorcycle ride-hailing firm ...

Subic port collects P22B, breaching target before 2018 ends
Rappler - 2018-12-23
The leading tax-paying oil firms in Subic include Total Philippines Corporation, PTT Philippines Corporation, Cebu Air Incorporated, and Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Incorporated. -

FPI lauds DTI safeguard measures to aid local cement manufacturers
Inquirer - 2018-12-23
MANILA, Philippines - The Federation of Philippines Industries (FPI) recently conveyed its support to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in executing a motu propio investigation on the ...

Death of Antipolo drug suspect an 'extralegal killing,' rules court
Rappler - 2018-12-23
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) ruled that the death of an Antipolo City drug suspect in 2016 was an "extralegal killing," prompting the court to recommend the filing of cases against the police officials involved. In a ruling ...

110 repatriated OFWs get P20,000, other assistance
Global Nation - 2018-12-22
Over a hundred repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Saudi Arabia have received an early Christmas gift from the government after they were provided assistance to help them start anew.

69 villager residents receive Tesda certificates
Sun Star - 2018-12-22
A TOTAL of 69 Barangay 76-A Bucana residents received their national certificates and starter tool kits on Friday, December 21, 2018 for completing the community-based training of the Technical Education ... to the President, the Department of Labor ...

Rodel Batocabe, outspoken lawyer and staunch supporter of ex-Speaker Alvarez
Rappler - 2018-12-22
He finished law at the UP College of Law, before taking up his masteral degree ... s removal of lawyer Eugene de Vera as representative of the Arts, Business, and Science Professionals party. Batocabe led meetings of the party-list coalition on the matter ...

No deal: US government shutdown begins
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-22
Those being furloughed include nearly everyone at NASA and 52,000 workers at the Internal Revenue Service. About 8 in 10 employees of the National Park Service will stay home and many parks were ...

Socioeconomic planning chief warns climate change will affect food security in PH
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 22) -- National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary Ernesto Pernia on Friday warned climate change poses risks to the agriculture sector's ...

Jeff Koons convicted again for copyright infringement
Lexology - 2018-12-22
After having been convicted on 9 March 2017 by the Paris Court of First Instance for counterfeiting a photograph taken by the photographer Jean Fran├žois Bauret, contemporary art artist Jeff KOONS was convicted again on 8 November 2018 for counterfeiting a ...

Talks sought to prevent strike at Clark airport
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-21
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Clark International Airport Corp. (Ciac) spoke to leaders ... terminal being put up by the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA). Jaime Alberto Melo, Ciac ...

Heroism through volunteerism
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-12-21
Volunteer Jovito Liwat Jr., who is also a pastor and farmer interacts at a gathering with his community folks as he endeavors to lead them live a life free of poverty and into a life of successful endeavors. (Photo: DSWD XII) "Ask not what your country ...

Competing amidst the challenges
Sun Star - 2018-12-21
Colliers International Philippines also pointed out the delays in Peza proclamations in the first three quarters of the year, which it fears would impede the expansion of the outsourcing sector in 2019. It noted that the current administration has approved ...

IAC-MOF stresses importance of financial literacy to OFW's families
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-12-21
Nuqui also pointed this out when she addressed the participants of the activity noting that some OFWs live modestly and spend little amount for their living allowance abroad so that they can remit ample funs to their families in the Philippines.

DOLE grants aid to families of Kalinga soldiers wounded in Marawi
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-12-21
CITY OF TABUK, Dec. 20 (PIA)--The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) handed P20,000 aid to families of each of the nine Kalinga soldiers who were wounded-in-action (WIA) and one who was killed-in-action in Marawi more than a year ago. Also ...

DSWD reports 2018 accomplishments
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-12-21
It is delivered through the various Crisis Intervention Units (CIU) at the DSWD Central Office, Field Offices, and satellite offices in the provinces, provides educational, medical, transportation ... and Elementary Schools, the Department continues ...

Why Duterte wants to regulate arrival of foreigners onboard cruise ships in Subic
InterAksyon - 2018-12-20
Executive Order 72 (series of 2018) declares that foreigners visiting Subic for business or tourism purposes are only allowed to stay in the country for a maximum of 14 days without a visa. Planned extensions would require them to present to the Bureau of ...

JBC opens positions for Associate Justices in CA, CTA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Positions for Associate Justices in the Court of Appeals (CA) and Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) are now open, the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has announced. In a statement ...

Merry or misery? Shoppers urged to avoid Christmas gifts linked to slavery
InterAksyon - 2018-12-20
"Border Force are at ports, airports, and mailing rooms, working hard to keep these knock-off goods out of the country, depriving criminals of illicit profits and keeping consumers safe," Immigration Minister Caroline Noakes said in a statemen

PEP EXCLUSIVE: Liza Dino bares 2019 target of FDCP
PEP - 2018-12-20
We do a single-window clearance transaction. Meaning: one-stop shop. "Kapag nag-apply ka sa FDCP, kami ang makikipag-usap sa Bureau of Immigration, sa Customs, para bigyan ka ng working permit, and kami makikipag-coordinate sa respective local cities or ...

Role of intellectual property in strengthening the tourism industry
Lexology - 2018-12-19
At first glance, tourism and intellectual property seem two very disparate concepts. However, on further analysis tourism is dependent upon intellectual property. The paramount reason being that tourism as an industry heavily impacts economic growth of a ...

Napoles resists move to Correctional because of 'threats'
Rappler - 2018-12-19
The guilty verdict was later reversed by the Court of Appeals prompting her transfer to the BJMP-run facility in Camp Bagong Diwa. With the December 14 plunder conviction, the anti-graft court ordered that she be re-committed to the CIW in Mandaluyong City.

Should My Cease-And-Desist Letter Be Funny?
JD Supra - 2018-12-19
Chances are you have seen rumblings of creative, even (dare I say) funny cease-and-desist letters, particularly those aimed towards trademark or copyright infringement, popping up in the news. You know the ones: an actor playing a town crier pops in on a ...

SC declares no work for courts on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-19
MANILA, Philippines--The Supreme Court (SC) has suspended works in all courts nationwide on December 26 and January 2. The Public Information Office of the SC announced this on Wednesday ...

House approves proposed law on e-VAWC on final reading - 2018-12-19
Under the bill, a victim of VAWC is entitled to a paid leave of absence of up to 10 days in addition to other paid leaves under the Labor Code, Civil Service Rules and Regulations and other pre ...

Stop Bangsamoro law, group asks Supreme Court
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-18
With just a month to go before the plebiscite to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), a group of constitutionalists has asked the Supreme Court to strike down as unconstitutional the charter ...

Gay Singaporean man wins right to adopt surrogate son
Rappler - 2018-12-18
SINGAPORE, Singapore - A gay Singaporean man Monday, December 17, won the right to adopt a child he fathered via a surrogate in the United States, in a landmark court ruling for the conservative city-state. While Singapore is affluent and modern in many ...

Supreme Court inks purchase of lot for Taguig move - 2018-12-18
Another agreement was signed with Megaworld senior vice president Kevin Andrew Tan in connection with the access road from the SC to Campus Avenue in the McKinley area. The SC building is currently located in an area owned by the University of the Philippines.

Philconsa asks Supreme Court: Declare BOL unconstitutional
Rappler - 2018-12-18
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Constitution Association (Philconsa ... which creates the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in place of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). Named respondents in the petition are the Senate represented by ...

Supreme Court purchases Taguig property for Fort Bonifacio move
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 18) -- The Supreme Court is starting to move its operations to Taguig. In a statement, the high court announced that it has signed a Deed of Absolute Sale ...

Philippines tops gender equality in Asia, improves global ranking - 2018-12-18
This means that tertiary-educated, higher-skilled women have been integrated into the labor force. The world has closed about 68 percent of its gender gap as measured from the four key pillars of the WEF report. "At the current rate of change, the data ...

Tattoos still give Japan the needle as Olympics loom
Rappler - 2018-12-18
A 2001 Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry notice ruled that tattooing was medical work because it involves needles, technically criminalizing Masuda's job. He decided to fight the law and last month, a court overturned his previous guilty verdict after a ...

Budget changes relating to intellectual property
Lexology - 2018-12-18
From 07 November 2018, the government has implemented changes to de-grouping charge rules, which apply when a group sells a company that owns intangibles, so that they more closely align with the equivalent rules elsewhere in the tax code. Consequently ...

Guevarra: Gov't can overcome challenge to martial law in Mindanao
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines. December 17) -- The government is confident that it will hurdle any legal obstacle against the recent move of congress to allow the extension of martial law in ...

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