Senate passes Shipping (Amendment) Act
The Jamaica Observer - 4 months ago
Under the new legislation, a wider definition of seafarer has been adopted to cover any person engaged by or on behalf of the owner of a ship, including hospitality workers. The Bill was passed by ...

Less than 100 agencies get OK to send healthcare workers abroad -- POEA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
Less than 100 agencies have received the approval of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to deploy healthcare workers (HCWs) abroad, POEA Usec.

China requires 2 Covid tests for Filipino seafarers-POEA
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
The POEA added that the cost of the test must be shouldered by their respective agencies and employers. "All concerned licensed manning agencies must also furnish the embassy of the results of ...

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Texas lawsuit and Trump bid to undo election loss
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday brought an abrupt end to a long-shot lawsuit filed by Texas and backed by President Donald Trump seeking to throw out voting results in four

OWWA sees Romania, Czech Republic as new sites for OFW deployment
CNN Philippines - 5 months ago
The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration is scouting for new locations for the deployment of Filipino workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, adding that workers may soon find their way back to the Middle East as infections wane.

House panel okays 14-day pandemic leave for workers
Manila Bulletin - 5 months ago
With tripartite support assured by labor, management and government, the bill proposing a 14-day fully paid "pandemic leave" to all workers was approved by the House Committee on Labor and Employment on Friday.

POEA not issuing exit clearance to Filipinos with open work permit issued by Canada under mobility program
Manila Bulletin - 5 months ago
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said that it is not issuing exit clearance to Filipinos with an open work permit issued by the Government of Canada under the International Mobility Program.

DICT offers LGUs e-system to streamline business permit processing
Gov - 5 months ago
The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) in Lanao del Norte renewed its call to local government units (LGUs) to implement the Electronic Business Permit and Licensing System (eBPLS) to fast track processing of business permit applications.

BIR bans sale of vapors to those under 21 years of age
Manila Bulletin - 5 months ago
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has banned the sale of vapor or heated cigarettes to customers who are below 21 years of age.

CREATE exempts COVID vaccine from VAT
Manila Bulletin - 5 months ago
Importation of critical medical medicines, including vaccines, are exempted from value added tax under the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) Act starting January 1, 2021,

BI reminds expats of annual showup
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has reminded registered foreign nationals to report in person to the agency starting in January. They can make an appointment by logging onto

House to insist on right to hear impeach cases
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
The House of Representatives will insist on its exclusive jurisdiction over the impeachment complaint that was filed against Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic

Infrastructure spend down 18.4% in January-October on quarantine curbs
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
"Allotment and capital transfers to LGUs also increased as a result of the one-time Covid-19 Bayanihan Grant to the Provinces, Cities, and Municipalities, higher internal revenue shares of ...

QC waives tax penalties until March next year
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has signed an ordinance waiving surcharges, penalties, and interests incurred for late, or non-payment of business taxes from second to fourth quarter of 2020 to provide economic relief to business owners amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

DOT, SB Corp. call on tourism enterprises to avail loan program
Gov - 5 months ago
"Interested loan borrowers should have Bureau of Internal Revenue-filed financial statements for the year 2018 or 2019, and should have no unresolved major negative credit dealings in other financial institutions," she said. Loan amount not exceeding ...

More than 600k workers in private sector regularized- DOLE
Gov - 5 months ago
DOLE has also issued several department orders to intensify inspection especially on matters of security of tenure, these are: Ā· Department Order 174-17 or the Rules Implementing Articles 106-109 of the Labor Code, As Amended (on Contracting and ...

DOF: Watch out for investment scams amid the pandemic
CNN Philippines - 5 months ago
The Duterte administration's proposed Passive Income and Financial Intermediaries Taxation Act (PIFITA) will simplify the tax regime for bonds and stocks by reducing the number of tax rates on ...

House panel assures due process for Leonen
Manila Bulletin - 5 months ago
Officials of the House Committee on Justice has guaranteed Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen his right to due process as the 18thCongress gets ready to conduct its first impeachment proceedings presumably next year. This developed as Deputy ...

Hunter Biden says US prosecutor investigating his taxes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
WASHINGTON -- President-elect Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden, a focus of attacks from President Donald Trump and his Republican allies during the campaign for the White House, said on

Quezon City waives business tax penalties until March 2021, extends tax payment deadline
Manila Bulletin - 5 months ago
All tax penalties in Quezon City are waived until March 2021 after the local government passed an ordinance relinquishing the surcharges, penalties, and interests incurred for late or non-payment of business taxes starting the second quarter of 2020.

BI reminds foreign nationals of annual report compliance
Manila Bulletin - 5 months ago
Foreign nationals registered with the Bureau of Immigration (BI) are reminded to report in person to the agency starting this January.

Solon vows House jurisdiction in Leonen impeachment process
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
The House of RepresentativesĀ  will insist onĀ  itsĀ  exclusive jurisdiction over the impeachment case against Supreme Court (SC) Associate

Leonen impeach case raises hope for resolution of pending poll protests at HRET
Manila Bulletin - 5 months ago
The filing of an impeachment case against Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen has raised the hope of a former party-list lawmaker and at least 25 other complainants of seeing the near-resolu

Tax Academy courses mandatory for hiring, promotion of employees in BIR, BOC, BLGF starting 2021
Gov - 5 months ago
MANILA, Dec. 9 -- Relevant training courses offered by the Philippine Tax Academy (PTA) will become mandatory for the hiring or promotion of employees in the Bureaus of Internal Revenue (BIR), of Customs (BOC) and of Local Government Finance (BLGF ...

US Supreme Court rejects Pennsylvania Republicans' attempt to block Biden victory
CNN Philippines - 5 months ago
(CNN) - The US Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a request from Pennsylvania Republicans to block certification of the commonwealth's election results, delivering a near fatal blow to the GOP's ...

How best to utilize the coco levy fund
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
The graft court, and eventually the Supreme Court, ruled that the various coco levies collected by government were effectively in the nature of a tax, and thus pertained to the government.

Impeachment complaint vs Leonen a Marcos ploy - Pangilinan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
The impeachment case against Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen could be part of an elaborate conspiracy to boost former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos

Syntel asks for fresh trial in patent infringement case against Trizetto-Cognizant
India Times - 5 months ago
The company has also sought to limit the maximum award for punitive damages, if required, to $8.5 million, equal to TriZettos $8.5 million in lost profits.

QC court acquits ex-Piston president linked to 2017 nationwide transport strike
Manila Bulletin - 5 months ago
A Quezon City court acquitted the former national president of a militant transport group of charges linked to his role in leading a nationwide transport strike in 2017 to protest the government's public utility vehicle modernization program (PUVMP).

Salceda asks DTI to strengthen MSME services, investment promotion
Manila Bulletin - 5 months ago
With the looming enactment of the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE), House Ways and Means Chair Albay 2nd District Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda has asked the Department of Trad

BIR puts tax audits on hold for holidays
philstar.com - 5 months ago
Under Revenue Memorandum Circular 127-2020, tax audits, books examinations and other field operations will be "suspended for the period December 15, 2020 to January 7, 2021."

OWWA reports continuing assistance to COVID - affected OFWs
Gov - 5 months ago
BAGUIO CITY, Dec. 8(PIA) - - The Department of Labor and Employment(DOLE), the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration(OWWA) and partner agencies continue to provide assistance to Overseas Filipino Workers whose work are affected by the Coronavirus Disease ...

Immigration employees warned vs. posting video scenes on Tiktok
Manila Bulletin - 5 months ago
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) stressed Tuesday that employees of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) wearing their uniforms should not post any videos on social networking platform Tiktok.

Impeachment case vs. Leonen unnecessary, counterproductive - Sen. Hontiveros
Manila Bulletin - 5 months ago
Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros today said the filing of the impeachment complaint against Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen is 'unnecessary' and 'counterproductive.'

BI officers told: Stay away from TikTok when in uniform
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
JUSTICE Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday stressed that any person who voluntarily gets himself inoculated with unregistered anti-Covid-19 vaccine... A SOCIAL-media platform that capitalizes on ...

Losses push Petron to close Bataan refinery in January
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
The DOE, for its part, said it is closely looking into the taxation concerns raised in coordination with the Department of Finance. "We are also evaluating how a closure scenario would impact ...

UK says ready to revise Brexit legislation after EU protests
Manila Bulletin - 5 months ago
Britain's government said Monday it was ready to revoke clauses in Brexit legislation that have provoked legal action by the EU in the fraught end-game of talks on a future trade deal.

It's Time To Invalidate Single-Sales Factor For Biz Income Tax
Law360 - 5 months ago
The single-sales factor formula for corporate income tax apportionment is a distorted, irrational approach to approximating business activity value, and we predict this method will be deemed unconstitutional in the next decade,

BI employees banned from posting Tiktok videos
philstar.com - 5 months ago
The Bureau of Immigration yesterday banned its employees from posting any videos on the social networking platform Tiktok while wearing their uniform.

Duty to give reason
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
It offered hollow protection since the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) can simply indicate figures in a tax assessment and leave taxpayers guessing on how an alleged tax deficiency was computed.

Group files impeachment complaint against Justice Leonen
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
A GROUP that calls itself the Filipino League of Advocates for Good Governance-Maharlika on Monday filed before the House of Representatives an impeachment complaint against Supreme Court ...

Intellectual Property: Wildly Popular 'Despacito' Artists Cleared of Copyright Claim
Law - 5 months ago
The artists behind Despacito won summary judgment in a lawsuit by a songwriter who claimed his 11-year-old composition was copied.

Impeachment rap filed vs. SC Justice Leonen
GMA Network - 5 months ago
An impeachment complaint was filed on Monday against Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen before the House of Representatives.

House panel OKs 25% income tax cut for COVID-19 medical frontliners
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
A panel of the House of Representatives approved Monday a consolidated measure that seeks to grant a 25-percent discount on the income taxes of COVID-19 medical

Gadon files impeachment complaint against Justice Leonen
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
Lawyer Larry Gadon filed on Monday an impeachment complaint against Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen over "culpable violation of the Constitution and betrayal of

Biden picks California official Becerra for health secretary: report
Manila Bulletin - 5 months ago
Joe Biden plans to nominate California attorney general Xavier Becerra for secretary of health and human services, which would add another Latino member to the president-elect's increasingly diverse cabinet,

Maduro closes in on Venezuela poll triumph amid opposition boycott
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
Venezuelans voted Sunday in legislative elections set to tighten President Nicolas Maduro's grip on power and further weaken his US-backed opposition rival Juan Guaido,

PSALM earmarks P3.7-B for dismissed NPC employees
Manila Bulletin - 5 months ago
The 17-year wait is finally over for the dismissed employees of state-run National Power Corporation (NPC), as the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) already allocated P3.

Advancing the business of intellectual property globally
Manila Bulletin - 5 months ago
SPEAKING OUT The Licensing Executives Society Philippines (LESP) and Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHIL) Ā recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), formalizing a relationship and cooperation that has existed for many years,

BIR Central Luzon upgrades system, bats for ISO certification
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
OLONGAPO CITY -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in Central Luzon said it passed the first stage of an external audit by an independent certification body as it adopted "Quality Management

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