At 104, the oldest living Upsilonian talks about a life fulfilled
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2018-11-24
After attending Tondo Primary School, Gonzalez was enrolled at ... He went on to study law at the University of the Philippines, became editor of the Philippinensian and an Upsilonian.

Why tied aid is a disaster
Inquirer Opinion - 2018-11-24
In the case of Japanese loans, "prices of tied goods were over 20 percent higher than the lowest available international prices and reduced ... is convenor of the Program on Alternative Development, University of the Philippines Center for Integrative ...

'Scream' mask maker sues Celtics guard Terry Rozier for copyright infringement: report
New York Daily News - 2018-11-24
This is one scary lawsuit. Celtics guard Terry Rozier is being sued by Fun World, the company behind the iconic mask from the the 1996 horror film, "Scream," for unspecified damages in addition to $150,000 per copy right infringement, The Blast reports.

Carpio optimistic on getting SC post despite qualms on PH-China ties
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 24) -- Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, a staunch critic of the warming ties between the Philippines and China, says that he is optimistic of his ...

SMEs back Comprehensive Tax Reform Program Package 2
philstar.com - 2018-11-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from Luzon and Central Visayas have expressed support for the second package of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP), saying the measure would enable them to expand their businesses and ...

Bulacan mayor reclaims post after SC reverses his dismissal by Ombudsman
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-24
NORZAGARAY, Bulacan - Dismissed Mayor Alfredo Germar reclaimed his post on Friday (Nov. 23) after the Supreme Court in October nullified his removal and perpetual ban from office for hiring six ...

Know your next Chief Justice
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-24
All five aspirants to the seat vacated by retired Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro have been included in the shortlist which was already submitted to President Rodrido Duterte. The ...

Brexit draft withdrawal agreement: a growing consensus on intellectual property
Lexology - 2018-11-24
The status of EU intellectual property rights in the UK post-Brexit remains an area of great uncertainty for many brand owners. However, the UK and EU Commission have revealed that they have agreed a large part of the intellectual property articles within ...

Gov't should be wary of 'careless talk' to avoid waiving arbitral ruling in South China Sea row
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-24
Carpio is one of five nominees for Supreme Court Chief Justice. The Judicial and Bar Council has yet to come up with its shortlist from which Duterte would choose the next chief justice.

Senate to conduct probe on illegal Chinese workers
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 23) -- The Senate labor committee would conduct an investigation on the presence of illegal Chinese workers on Monday in the wake of an anti-illegal ...

Carpio, 4 others make it to JBC shortlist for CJ
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-23
Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio and Associate Justices Lucas Bersamin, Diosdado Peralta, Estela Perlas-Bernabe and Andres Reyes Jr. made it to the shortlist of the Judicial ...

Senate to probe influx of illegal Chinese workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-23
Sen. Joel Villanueva on Friday assailed the growing number of illegal Chinese workers who "shamelessly robbed" Filipinos of jobs and also operated clandestine online gambling as he urged ...

Lifting of mine permits suspension seen
Inquirer - 2018-11-23
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) and the inter-agency Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) will be recommending the lifting of the suspension on the issuance of new mining permits ...

Your ID as a powerful tool
Inquirer - 2018-11-23
Are there alternatives? Some institutions like local banking giant Metrobank make this basic requirement a tad easier for its clients as it tagged a number of government IDs and documents as valid.

Your ID as a powerful tool
Inquirer - 2018-11-23
To be a member and secure an OWWA ID, one needs to pay a $25 membership contribution and either enroll upon processing of contract at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA ...

EU supports PH in efforts to boost capability vs cybercrime
Global Nation - 2018-11-23
The European Union (EU) Delegation to the Philippines on Friday showed its support on a four-day "Introductory Training of Trainers Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence." The training ...

Commentary: Is the proposed mining fiscal regime too high, low or just right?
philstar.com - 2018-11-23
The mining industry is a heavily taxed industry - from 1.7 percent business tax, 1 percent royalties to indigenous peoples, to 5 percent royalties if the operation is within a mineral reserve - in addition to "policy uncertainties and the moratorium ...

Short list for chief justice is out, all 5 justices get in
Rappler - 2018-11-23
He dissented in the Delfin Lee and PAL cases. The 5 nominees were not publicly interviewed by the JBC, after the council approved the request of the en banc to do away with interviews of senior Supreme Court justices. (READ: Recent JBC interviews had less ...

WESM CEO: Fully implement RCOA to lower electricity prices
Inquirer - 2018-11-23
according to at least one study conducted by the Ateneo de Manila University-based research institution Manila Observatory. When RCOA was first launched, a wave of CCs - malls, universities ...

Criteria for retrenchment
Sun Star - 2018-11-23
Respondent Virginia Pascua was a school physician of petitioner La Consolacion College of Manila. In a meeting on September 30, 2011, Pascua was handed a termination of employment letter. She was informed that due to the current financial situation of ...

Facebook to pay $114M in Italian fiscal accord
Rappler - 2018-11-23
Ireland has one of the lowest corporate tax rates in the European Union. Apple had earlier, in December 2015, agreed to make payment of more than 300 million euros on Italian-generated profits dating back to 2008. - Rappler.com

DFA renews warning vs human traffickers based in Dubai
Global Nation - 2018-11-23
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has alerted anew Filipinos wishing to work abroad against human trafficking syndicates based in Dubai that have been illegally deploying Filipinos to Iraq.

As Final Four unfolds, NU rues missing out
Rappler - 2018-11-23
"Going forward, we're just really going to be a strong team." Rike admitted that he also underperformed due to an incident at the Bureau of Immigration, where he was detained due to visa issues. "I just kept having flashbacks to what my life was like ...

Families of Maguindanao Massacre victims optimistic about decision despite stalled case
InterAksyon - 2018-11-23
One suspect, Anwar Ampatuan, tried to quash the charges against him but his petition was dismissed by the Court of Appeals in 2012. Some of the suspects have passed away, including Ampatuan Sr., who succumbed to liver cancer in 2015. Zaldy Ampatuan ...

Who's who: A look at chief justice aspirants
philstar.com - 2018-11-23
She passed the Bar in 1976. She practiced legal work for China Banking Corp., Paramount Finance Corp., and the National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation from 1978 to 1993. In 1996, she was appointed as Metropolitan Trial Court Judge in Makati, then was ...

Internet service provider clarifies Tinder not blocked due to Anti-Cybercrime Law
InterAksyon - 2018-11-22
(Philstar/File photo) Despite their intention, civil rights group and the Supreme Court criticized the move since the PNP failed to submit a court order that was required prior to the blocking attempt. A blog in July 2018 observed that a crackdown on ...

Beyond the numbers
Inquirer Opinion - 2018-11-22
This week witnessed the 73rd Annual National Convention of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants. How ominous that the convention was lightly brushed by Tropical Depression "Samuel," though the storm had by then weakened. This year ...

SC acquits convicted drug peddler, cites police failure to comply with rules on seized drugs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-22
The Supreme Court has acquitted a man convicted of selling "shabu" (crystal meth) three years ago because police failed to comply with regulations for handling seized illegal drugs.

DOLE still checking Chinese workers in Philippines
philstar.com - 2018-11-22
At this time, DOLE is coordinating with the Department of Justice in regulating the entry of foreign workers. Data from the Bureau of Immigration showed that 1.8 million Chinese entered the country from 2015 to 2017, a yearly average of 615,000.

Locsin reveals China, PHL oil, gas M.O.U. text
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-22
On Wednesday the petitioners in a 2008 suit before the Supreme Court asked the SC to rule on the constitutionality of an earlier similar cooperation agreement that the Philippines signed with ...

TIEZA hopeful of DOF support on incentives to tourism zones
philstar.com - 2018-11-22
MANILA, Philippines -- The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) is optimistic the Department of Finance (DOF) will support its grant of incentives to tourism enterprise zones (TEZs). In an interview, TIEZA chief operating officer ...

Speeding up the wheels of justice
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-22
Raymund Narag, an assistant professor at the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale, recently argued that pretrial detention in the ...

Expected raises for 2019 job switchers seen at 20%-60%
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-22
He added: "There was also a greater demand for niche specializations due to new regulations in banking and financial services, migration activities from abroad, and increasingly digital and cashless banking." For 2019, accounting and finance ...

Banking, tech professionals see rising salaries in 2018
Rappler - 2018-11-22
In particular, these are the niche skillsets per sector that can command higher salaries in the coming year: Accounting and Finance: Taxation and audit Banking and Finance: Compliance and audit, anti-money-laundering, and financial crime compliance Human ...

9 years after: Verdict on Maguindanao Massacre to be out soon
UNTV - 2018-11-22
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld its order prohibiting three of the accused in the Maguindanao massacre from turning into state witnesses. In a resolution dated July 10, the CA former special 13th division dismissed the motion ...

House Makabayan bloc demands full transparency on PH-China deal
Global Nation - 2018-11-22
Tinio also said that the deals, especially the one involving the WPS, should be scrutinized and its constitutionality should be questioned before the Supreme Court. Philippines and China are ...

BI to deport, blacklist 2 foreigners for overstaying
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-22
Two foreigners will be deported after they were arrested in different operations for overstaying in the country, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Thursday. In a statement, BI Acting ...

Thanks to SC decision, mining firm SR Metals cleared in P76M tax case
Rappler - 2018-11-22
MANILA, Philippines - The year 2018 is proving to be a sweet one for mining firm SR Metals Incorporated because - thanks to a Supreme Court (SC) decision in October - the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) decided to cancel and withdraw the supposed tax ...

P25 minimum wage hike in NCR starts on Nov. 22
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-22
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III announced last Nov. 5 that the NCR Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board had approved the adjustment which takes effect 15 days after publication.

Trump hits back at U.S. Supreme Court chief justice after rare rebuke
Rappler - 2018-11-22
He said that "a vast number" of cases concerning his controversial priorities, like a harsh crackdown on illegal immigration, had been overturned. "Please study the numbers, they are shocking," Trump wrote. The row came one day after Trump criticized a ...

House panel approves bill increasing alcohol taxes
Rappler - 2018-11-22
(WHO to PH: 'Real investment' in universal health care 'needs to happen') The bill seeks to amend the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997 and Republic Act 10351, which restructured the excise tax on alcohol and tobacco in 2012. Under HB 8618, alcohol ...

China's steel industry to benefit from PH's infra program - study
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-22
The economist and policy expert said, the Philippines should also take supply from another country, or better yet, develop the local steel industry as a contingency. He reminds the government of ...

Trump slams chief justice after Roberts chides the President
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-22
Bush judges or Clinton judges," Roberts said in a statement responding to comments Trump made earlier in the week criticizing the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. "What we have is an ...

US Chief Justice issues extraordinary rebuke of Trump
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-21
WASHINGTON, United States - US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts issued an extraordinary rebuke of Donald Trump on Wednesday after the president criticized a ruling he said was handed ...

AFP gets 50,000 new guns
philstar.com - 2018-11-21
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of National Defense (DND) announced yesterday its acquisition of 50,000 high-caliber handguns from a leading Filipino arms manufacturer. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and ARMSCOR president and chief executive ...

Please mind the curriculum gap
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-21
The ongoing academic year 2018-2019 is critical for Philippine higher education institutions as it is when they have to admit the pioneer batch of senior high school (SHS ... education system are at par with global standards. In more practical terms ...

Bayan Muna to SC: Resolve 10-yr-old joint exploration deal in WPS
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-21
However, China, which is also claiming Reed Bank, has been blocking ... and might bury the Philippines in debt to the very country that has rapaciously built islands and occupied our seas in ...

Senate OKs general tax amnesty bill
philstar.com - 2018-11-21
Under the measure, the amnesty covers all unpaid internal revenue taxes - estate taxes, general taxes and delinquent accounts - due for taxable year 2017 and prior years. With the amnesty, Angara envisions "a fresh start" and that "all parties ...

SC urged: Rule now on 2008 petition vs lapsed PH exploration deal with China
Rappler - 2018-11-21
MANILA, Philippines - Former lawmakers urged the Supreme Court to "immediately rule" on their 10-year-old petition seeking to declare as unconstitutional the tripartite exploration agreement in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) forged by the ...

NDI, Albright denounce PH government's tax case vs Rappler
Rappler - 2018-11-21
MANILA, Philippines - The National Democratic Institute (NDI) and its chair and former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright denounced on Tuesday, November 20, what it called "measures being taken by the Philippine government to silence Rappler ...

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