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 ...

Trillanes to return home after arrest deferred
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-28
"Although this Court is not a party to the petition pending before the Supreme Court, it takes judicial note of the Supreme Court en banc Resolution dated September 11, 2018 giving this Court leeway to resolve the factual issues cited therein," the ...

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 ...

Nomination, application for Chief Justice post opens September 29
UNTV - 2018-09-28
QUEZON CITY, Philippines - Twenty-one members of the House Committee on Justice, chaired by Representative Doy Leachon agreed that the impeachment complaint against the seven magistrates of the Supreme Court (SC) is sufficient in form. The respondents ...

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? - 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 - 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 ...

PDEA-1 establishes inter-agency committee vs illegal drugs
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-28
While the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Philippine Postal Corporation (PhilPost), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA ...

Metro Manila workers expect at least P20 minimum wage hike in October
Rappler - 2018-09-28
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the wage order that sets the minimum wage at P512 in the capital region is expiring in October 5. "It could be [a] minimum of P20 and above. That's within the range," Bello said in a media briefing Thursday ...

780 Makati SPED learners get P5,000 each; city launches SPEED for SPED program
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-28
At the ceremony held at Makati Science High School, Mayor Abby Binay shared that even when she was still in Congress, she had recognized and sought to address the needs of children with special needs, as well as those of their parents and guardians.

Brett Kavanaugh's full opening testimony
Fox News - 2018-09-28
Never. I'm here today to tell the truth. I've never sexually assaulted anyone. Not in high school, not in college, not ever. Sexual assault is horrific. One of my closest friends to this day is a woman who was sexually abused and who, in the 1990s when we ...

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 - 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 - 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 ...

SC ruling affirms new compensation scheme for bus drivers, conductors
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-27
On the other hand, they argued that the LTFRB circular deprive them of the capital they invested in their business in violation of their right to due process of law. Petitioners also claimed that ...

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 ...

Online manners and right conduct
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-27
Working in a government corporation, I was surprised that business letters started to have this salutation. Be the letter to an auditor or a complaining customer, it always felt like the Nativity.

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.

Tabuk City celebrates CSC Month with job fair
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-27
Provincial Labor and Employment Officer Avelina Manganip said the activity, in partnership with the City Public Employment Service Office (PESO), offered job openings for local and overseas employment. There were 127 applicants with 106 qualified for ...

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 ...

PET upholds 50 percent threshold in determining validity of votes; but directs revisors to refer to ERs instead in segregating questionable ballots
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-26
Rodredo. THE Supreme Court, sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), has upheld its decision to adopt the 50 percent threshold in determining the validity of votes in the ongoing manual ...

Indian court upholds legality of world's largest biometric database
Rappler - 2018-09-26
The ruling by a 5-judge bench of the Supreme Court draws a line under many years of legal challenges from critics, who said Aadhaar threatened individual privacy and risked turning the world's second-most populous nation into a surveillance state.

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 ...

368 construction workers in Clark receive 2.2M monetary claims
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-26
A total of 368 construction workers in Clark Freeport Zone receive P2.2 million monetary claims from their employer through the Single Entry Approach of Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE Region 3) CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Sept 26 (PIA ...

LIVE: JBC interviews candidates for Supreme Court justice
Rappler - 2018-09-26
MANILA, Philippines - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Wednesday, September 26, interviews candidates vying for Supreme Court (SC) associate justice. This is for the vacancy created by former SC justice Samuel Martires, who has been appointed Ombudsman.

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 ...

Duterte removes non-tariff barriers to agri imports - 2018-09-25
The senator also expected the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA ... the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation Inc. (SEIPI) released a statement warning that the bill would force them to lay off 140,000 ...

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 ...

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