Peso likely to rise ahead of data
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-04
THE PESO could maintain its strength this week ahead of positive inflation and economic growth data expected onshore, which could offset the possible appreciation of the dollar. The local unit ended the shortened trading week at P53.535 versus the ...

Tax court upholds rejection of Carmen Copper refund claim
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-04
THE Court of Tax Appeals (CTA), sitting en banc, upheld the rejection of a VAT refund claim made by Carmen Copper Corp. worth over P70 million, citing jurisdiction rules after the company failed to act within the required period. In an Oct. 19 decision ...

Worker reps call ?25 NCR wage increase inadequate
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-04
The RTWPB-NCR held final deliberations on Tuesday after consultations with the labor and business sectors. The wage board has yet to officially announce the amount the board members voted on, though the decision has leaked as a P25 wage hike. Last week ...

The proper allocation of costs and expenses for financial institutions
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-04
The RR aimed to set the rules on the allocation of cost and expenses between two booking units of a bank: the Regular Banking Unit (RBU) and the Foreign Currency Deposit Unit (FCDU). The allocation was based on the assumption that each booking unit is ...

Palace on Duterte's comment on saints: People laughed, weren't offended - 2018-11-04
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, and Health Secretary Francisco Duque. Local officials were also at the briefing. "A joke is a joke and the same does not require an explanation. Nor should it be given as ...

IN PHOTOS: Aspiring lawyers take the 2018 Bar exams
Rappler - 2018-11-04
This is the highest number of Bar candidates in recent years,' says the Supreme Court, as 8,701 candidates registered to take the exams MANILA, Philippines - Aspiring lawyers trooped to the University of Santo Tomas in Manila on Sunday, November 4 ...

More than 8,000 candidates to take 2018 Bar Exam
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 4) -- More than 8,000 aspiring lawyers will flock to the University of Santo Tomas in Manila to take the Bar exams this month, the highest number in recent ...

Trump vs Obama on final U.S. campaign weekend
Rappler - 2018-11-04
BELGRADE, United States - After boasting about the economy and raising fears over immigration, United States (US) President Donald Trump is facing pushback from his predecessor Barack Obama, who is taking on an increasingly prominent role in the final ...

DOLE-7 gives emergency employment to Naga landslide victims
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-11-03
The profiling took place at the nine evacuation centers, namely: Naga Central Elementary School; Enan Chiong Activity Center; Naalad Elementary School; APO Cemex Covered Court; Naga National High School; Colon Elementary School; Cepoc Elementary School ...

BPOs more threatened by AI than tax measures: DOF chief - 2018-11-03
tax system no longer works. There is no contractual obligation," he added. -- Joann Villanueva (PNA)

Palace: Liza Maza's argument for NAPC transfer 'ill-founded'
Sun Star - 2018-11-03
President Rodrigo Duterte's Executive Order (EO) 67 has transferred eight agencies, including the NAPC, from the Office of the Cabinet Secretary to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and ...

2 Cebu families bag MOFWA 2018 Award
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-11-03
Codilla, OIC-Regional Director of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)-7. Out of the six nominees under the Land-based Category, three moved on to the final round with OFW Soriano and family besting OFW Eduard L. Llenes, Jr. and family of ...

OFW saved from death row finally comes home
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-03
Dalquez arrived Friday in Manila at around 9 a.m. and was greeted by Foreign Affairs officials at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. In an emotional reunion with her family, Dalquez thanked ...

Liability for copyright infringements through file sharing
Lexology - 2018-11-03
In its ruling of 18 October 2018, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the owner of an Internet connection cannot evade liability for copyright infringement through file sharing solely by naming a family member who also has access to this connection.

Global walkout hits Google over harassment, inequality - 2018-11-02
Beyond Google, Facebook has faced criticism over pay inequity and discrimination. The appearance of a Facebook executive behind Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings also caused rifts inside the company. As Thursday dawned ...

Filipino saved from UAE death row returns home - 2018-11-02
MANILA, Philippines -- A 29-year-old Filipina domestic helper who was saved from the death penalty in the United Arab Emirates returned home yesterday. Jennifer Dalquez of General Santos City was met by her parents at the Ninoy Aquino International ...

Pakistan military says 'patience' tested ahead of mass blasphemy protests
Rappler - 2018-11-02
Spokesman Asif Ghafoor said the armed forces' tolerance had been taken to its "threshold" after hardliners called for a mutiny against its top brass earlier this week in response to the Supreme Court's dismissal of blasphemy charges against Asia Bibi ...

Google employees leave work to protest treatment of women
Sun Star - 2018-11-02
Beyond Google, Facebook has faced criticism over pay inequity and discrimination. The appearance of a Facebook executive behind Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings also caused rifts inside the company. As Thursday dawned ...

PH slips 11 notches in World Bank's ease of doing business ranking
Rappler - 2018-11-02
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines slid 11 notches in the World Bank's 2019 Ease of Doing Business report. The report said the Philippines placed 124th out of 190 economies, largely due to higher business registration costs and the lag in inspecting ...

Intellectual Property justice fast-tracked for small and medium businesses
Lexology - 2018-11-02
In a move targeted at small to medium sized businesses, the Federal Circuit Court (FCC) together with IP Australia has launched its National IP Pilot Scheme. The Scheme intends to provide greater access to justice and enforcement for IP owners by ...

8,701 aspiring lawyers to take Bar exams beginning Sunday
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-01
TWO days from now, a total of 8,701 aspiring lawyers will gather at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in EspaƱa, Manila, to take the 2018 Bar Examinations. Deputy Clerk of Court and Bar ...

OFW who escaped death row is finally heading home
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 1) -- Jennifer Dalquez, the Filipino worker in the United Arab Emirates who was saved from the death row, is finally coming home to the Philippines.

Practical tips on arbitrating intellectual property disputes
JD Supra - 2018-10-31
While traditionally resolved through litigation, parties are now increasingly referring their disputes concerning an intellectual property right (IPR) to arbitration, especially in cases where there is a cross border element. This article seeks to provide ...

96% of national budget released by DBM
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-10-31
Allotment releases issued by the DBM, enable agencies to incur obligations to finance the delivery of public services, such as roads and bridges, health and education services, and other poverty reduction programs and projects. In fact, allotment releases ...

PHL protests Ease of Doing Business survey results, demands World Bank review of credit coverage data
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-31
The Philippines improved its score by 1.36 to 57.68, but was unable to keep up with the ... for the goods and service tax. Indonesia and Vietnam enforced "doing business" measures centered ...

Democracy teeters on populist assault
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-31
Leila de Lima on trumped up drug charges, and kicked out Maria Lourdes A. Sereno as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court through a "quo warranto petition" (void from the very beginning).

Philea urges govt to maintain tax perks in ecozones
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-31
UNTIL public infrastructures are improved and power cost is reduced, the government should retain the current tax and incentives regime for economic zone locators, a group of developers said. In ...

Trouble in Panglao: Erring establishments, politics add to garbage woes
Rappler - 2018-10-31
PANGLAO, Bohol - Once Nenita* opens her sari-sari store along Panglao Circumferential Road, she makes sure that buyers throw their trash in the proper bins. She followed the rules: 4 bins properly labeled with biodegradable, non-biodegradable, residuals ...

SC upholds indictment of Grace Padaca, 2 others for graft, malversation
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-31
THE SUPREME Court (SC) affirmed the indictment of former Isabela governor Grace Padaca and two others for graft and malversation of public funds. The charges involve a P25 million fund given to a foundation for the implementation of a provincial rice program.

Budget release rate hits 96% in late October
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-31
THE DEPARTMENT of Budget and Management (DBM) has released 96% of the 2018 budget to government agencies and local government units as of Oct. 25, outpacing the rate of release from the equivalent period in 2017. Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno said ...

8,701 take Bar exams from Nov 4
Journal - 2018-10-31
Some 8,701 candidates will take the 2018 Bar examinations on all four Sundays of November (4, 11, 18 and 25) at the University of Santo Tomas (UST ... examinees and duty personnel back to OsmeƱa and Arellano Drives near Gate 5 along EspaƱa where the ...

Facebook shares go on rollercoaster ride in latest quarterly profit
Rappler - 2018-10-31
"Our community and business continue to grow quickly ... British finance minister Philip Hammond said he planned to introduce a digital services tax aimed at tech giants from 2020, responding to public outrage over low tax payments by US tech giants.

Duterte orders barter trade revival in Mindanao
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 31) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered Monday, October 29, the revival of barter trade in Mindanao ahead of the plebiscite in the Bangsamoro region ...

Globe LTE nears 95% PH coverage with 700MHz, other spectrum assets - 2018-10-31
Globe Telecom said is on course of deploying LTE service to 95 percent of cities and municipalities nationwide by the end of 2018 by fully utilizing its 700MHz spectrum and other new spectrum assets.

Kanye West says he's been 'used' on politics
Rappler - 2018-10-31
He also voiced "love and compassion for people seeking asylum" - a position seemingly at odds with Trump's anti-immigration platform. Two weeks ago, West was in Uganda finishing up his delayed ninth studio album "Yandhi." He visited the country's ...

Brazil's Bolsonaro gets to work on hardline agenda
Rappler - 2018-10-31
Bolsonaro also said he wanted to name anti-corruption crusader Sergio Moro as justice minister, or else nominate the judge - the head of the massive "Car Wash" graft probe - to the Supreme Court. Since it was launched in 2014, the sprawling probe has ...

New ChIPs-Backed Survey Seeks Gender Parity In Intellectual Property Practices
Law - 2018-10-31
Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. From left to right: Katherine Minarik, group general counsel at cleverbridge and ChIPs Honor Roll Committee co-chairwoman; Laura M. Burson, a partner with Sheppard Mullin Richter ...

Patriots Champ Fights Copyright Battle Over 'Dream House'
Law360 - 2018-10-31
On Tuesday, a magistrate judge heard arguments on Lewis' motion for summary judgment seeking to defeat Chatham's claims of breach of contract and copyright infringement. "There has just never been a showing that there was any intention or effort to build ...

United States Trade Alert Overview of Chapter 20 (Intellectual Property Rights) of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement
Lexology - 2018-10-31
On September 30, 2018, the United States, Canada, and Mexico reached a deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with a new trade accord, the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA). Chapter 20 of the Agreement governs ...

Senator: Finance Department on board with excise tax suspension in 2019 first quarter
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-31
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 30) -- The second tranche of excise tax on fuel is set to be suspended from January to March 2019, Senator Win Gatchalian said on Tuesday. At least, that's ...

Apple Watch supplier under fire over China student labor
Rappler - 2018-10-31
BEIJING, China - Apple is investigating a factory in southwest China after a labor rights group said the tech giant's supplier forced student workers to work "like robots" to assemble its popular Apple Watch. The report raises fresh questions about the ...

Alcohol, tobacco excise tax collections exceed target - 2018-10-30
MANILA, Philippines -- Excise tax collections from alcohol and tobacco products of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) both exceeded their respective targets in the first nine months, according to the Department of Finance (DOF). In an interview, Finance ...

SC affirms indictment of Padaca, 2 others over P25-million rice procurement anomaly
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-30
THE Supreme Court has given the Sandiganbayan the go-signal to prosecute former Isabela Gov. Grace Padaca and two others for graft and malversation of public funds for their alleged involvement ...

Philippine Accounting Standards
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-30
THERE are three standards-setting and interpretation organizations in the Philippines that recommend the standards, rules and interpretative pronouncements on accountancy and auditing. These ...

More teeth needed for cooperatives to wipe out poverty
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-30
Other barriers include the unrealistic "economic survey-business plan" requirement; uniform but required committees that are not functional, more so for start-ups and ironically also because ...

Trump says he plans to scrap birthright citizenship
Rappler - 2018-10-30
WASHINGTON, USA - President Donald Trump said he will scrap a constitutional guarantee to citizenship for anyone born on US soil in a headline-grabbing move bolstering his anti-immigration platform a week before midterm elections. The surprise ...

If Pinoys could walk on water
BusinessWorld - 2018-10-30
In truth, the refugees are planning to seek asylum in America, a legal process that US immigration laws allow. Of course, a large percentage of those seeking asylum are subsequently disapproved and are either forced to return to their homelands or to seek ...

Japan denounces South Korean court ruling on wartime forced labor
Rappler - 2018-10-30
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's top court on Tuesday, October 30, ordered a Japanese steel giant to pay compensation over forced wartime labor, triggering a new row between the two US allies and a denunciation by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. South Korea ...

Sulu gov't to SC: Nullify Bangsamoro law
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-30
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 30) -- The Sulu provincial government has asked the Supreme ... people's right to suffrage (to vote) and to local autonomy. Tan also argued the enactment ...

Copyright enforcement in Switzerland
Lexology - 2018-10-30
Is contributory infringement recognised in your jurisdiction (including liability for internet services providers and other online/digital actors)? The draft Copyright Act Amendment Bill provides that internet providers that host infringing materials ...

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