What are Tito and Gordie up to?
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-09-20
And did the same department also get a trimmed down budget for next year? The newly installed, and soon to retire Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is ordering the implementation of increases in the salaries of court personnel and officials. I guess it is ...

'Shake It Off' Case Against Taylor Swift Heads To 9th Circ.
Law360 - 2018-09-19
Law360 (September 19, 2018, 5:10 PM EDT) -- Two songwriters who unsuccessfully sued Taylor Swift for copyright infringement over "Shake It Off" are taking their case to the Ninth Circuit, at one point quoting a judge that told the pop star to "be ...

Delfin Lee to remain in jail -- DOJ
philstar.com - 2018-09-19
MANILA, Philippines -- Globe Asiatique president Delfin Lee will have to remain in jail despite the Supreme Court (SC) decision that downgraded his case and allowed him to post bail, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). "He cannot be granted ...

Global financial crisis 10 years after: PHL learned lessons well
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-19
Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Associate Professor Emmanuel A. Leyco concurred, saying the Philippines felt the negative effects of the global financial crisis only a year after the Lehman ...

Violation of due process: An inexistent assessment bears no fruit
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-19
The Supreme Court, in GR 197945 and 204119-20, canceled the assessments and enjoined the Commissioner of Internal Revenue from collecting the taxes pertaining to the canceled assessments as the CI ...

PHL International Law Society holds national conference
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-19
UP College of Law Dean Fides Cordero-Tan welcomed the participants to the conference. Participants included Associate Justice Francis H. Jardeleza of the Supreme Court of the Philippines ...

Age is definitely just a number
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-19
In other words, employees and workers should be treated equally in terms of compensation and benefits, performance management and promotion, training and ... and Organization Department of the Ramon V. Del Rosario College of Business of De La Salle University.

Drilon questions DOLE statistics on foreigners working in PH
Rappler - 2018-09-19
MANILA, Philippines - Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon questioned the "official number" of foreigners working in the Philippines, based on Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) data. During the budget deliberations for DOLE on Wednesday ...

Sara Duterte: Judge lobbying for junking of disbarment case vs me, to curry favor in exchange for SC post
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-19
DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has advised the Office of the President to be wary of a judge, whom she did not name, who is reportedly lobbying for himself a slot in the Supreme Court (SC ...

Supreme Court rules BIR can't collect P3-B tax from Petron, Shell
Rappler - 2018-09-19
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) has ruled in favor of oil companies Petron and Shell, barring the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) from collecting P3 billion in supposed tax liabilities from the companies over the tax scam of the 1990s.

Bicol workers get P20-P30 wage hike
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-19
The employees of those employing one to nine workers will enjoy the second tranche of the increase amounting to P15 on May 1, 2019, Labor Day, while those working for establishments with a workforce of not more than nine will get P5. "Ang basehan namin ...

DOJ appeals SC ruling downgrading case vs Delfin Lee
philstar.com - 2018-09-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) sought yesterday a reversal of a Supreme Court (SC) ruling that downgraded the charges filed against property developer Delfin Lee to simple estafa and allowed him to post bail. In a 47-page motion ...

Judge Won't Halt Suit Against GM Over Graffiti In Car Ad
Law360 - 2018-09-19
J. Michael Keyes, a partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP, told Law360 on Tuesday that graffiti artists will be happy with the decision, as it potentially opens the door for them to bring copyright infringement claims. "[T]he exact scope of protection for these ...

New tariffs on China spare smartwatches but hit tech networks
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-19
(CNN Money) -- U.S. President Donald Trump's latest tariffs on Chinese goods won't hit the Apple Watch or Air Pods. But the trade penalties will sweep up other tech products, including the ...

Feeding the Fire Of Genius: Intellectual Property And America's High-Tech Future
Forbes - 2018-09-18
In ownership there is power, and nowhere is ownership more powerful today than in the world of high-tech intellectual property. How fundamental are intellectual property rights, i.e. the rights accruing to an inventor or author or company of exclusive ...

SC bars BIR from collecting P3-billion tax from Petron, Shell
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-18
THE Supreme Court has thrown out the bid of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to collect around P3 billion in alleged tax liabilities from giant oil companies Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp ...

Lawmaker resumes hunt for hidden pork funds in 2019 budget proposal
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-18
Asked how could funding appropriated for DOTr and DepEd projects could be considered pork-barrel items, Lacson recalled that prior to 2013, before the Supreme Court (SC) issued a ruling declaring ...

CHED's De Vera dares Vitriolo to file charges vs all comissioners
Rappler - 2018-09-18
Vitriolo was dismissed from his post by then-Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales in January 2017 in relation to the 1996 agreement between the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) and the National College ... Jaro. Following orders: De Vera maintained ...

The EU Copyright Directive: Round 2
Lexology - 2018-09-18
Hence, if a user seeks to upload content that is rejected by an online platform on the grounds of copyright infringement, the user should be able to contest that rejection by arguing that the content would not infringe copyright, for instance by virtue of ...

Gov't vows assistance for 10,000 miners amid closure order
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-18
The Social Welfare Department will also offer a cash for work program where miners will plant vegetables and trees, while the Labor Department's "Tupad" or emergency employment program will hire ...

Loading process in Guihulngan could damage ballot boxes - Robredo camp
Rappler - 2018-09-18
MANILA, Philippines - The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo warned the Supreme Court (SC) that the manner by which ballot boxes from Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental were loaded for transport made them vulnerable to damage. This was the subject of the ...

How are the Jonas Burgos and Palparan cases different?
Rappler - 2018-09-18
Edita sat calmly as cries quickly filled the small Malolos Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 15 on September 17 when the guilty verdict was read on army major general Jovito Palparan for the disappearance of University of the Philippines student activists ...

Machines will do more tasks than humans by 2025: report
newsbytes.ph - 2018-09-18
Such a transformation will have a profound effect on the global labor force, however in terms of overall numbers of new jobs the outlook is positive, with 133 million new jobs expected to be ...

Palace belies alleged surveillance of Trillanes' house
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-18
"I think it's very clear the President has left the matter to the RTC (Regional Trial Court) of Makati and so has the Supreme Court," Roque said. The Supreme Court has left it to the discretion of ...

U.S. to sharply limit refugee flows to 30,000 in 2019
InterAksyon - 2018-09-18
Trump campaigned in 2016 promising tight restrictions on immigration, and his administration has sharply reduced refugee admissions through executive orders and closed-door decisions in the past year and a half. In the past year, the administration has ...

DOLE to employers: Uphold PWD rights
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-18
MANILA, Sept. 18 -- All employees with disability are entitled to all rights and benefits granted under the Labor Code of the Philippines. This was reiterated by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III when he issued Labor Advisory No. 14, series of 2018 which ...

Atio Castillo family to file criminal charges vs. lawyers in viral chat
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-18
Uy and the other lawyers are already facing a probe for disbarment at the Supreme Court, along with UST Faculty of Civil Law Dean Nilo Divina, Eric Fuentes, Gem Dimaculangan, Alfonso Verzosa ...

30 Teams in 30 Days: Nuggets look to turn the corner in the West
sports.abs-cbn.com - 2018-09-17
Two years ago, Porter Jr. was among the best high school players in the country and ... but back woes essentially cost him his college career. Still, Porter was a strong top-10 pick candidate ...

MBHB Snippets: A review of developments in Intellectual Property Law - Volume 16, Issue 3
JD Supra - 2018-09-17
Startup companies often face significant risk and liability with respect to Intellectual Property (IP) on their path to success. The failure to adequately address IP issues can lead to the permanent loss of IP rights and create a litigation risk.

Try to remember the Septembers of 1972 and 2009
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-17
It rained every day from September 1 to 19, 1972, placing Metro Manila and Central Luzon under water ... at the invitation of the students of the Asian Institute of Management, Ninoy Aquino shared with them his vision of the Philippines after Marcos.

Ships aHOy!
philstar.com - 2018-09-17
and ended up here (the Philippines) when China became communist. They met in the US when my mom was in New York for art school and my dad was in Columbia business school from Shanghai." "My mom was really going to go to China with him and that was ...

Should Duterte legacy be BBB or Golden Age of Agriculture?
philstar.com - 2018-09-17
My exposure to corporate social responsibility in my years with a multinational oil company had been limited, and left me with the impression that work for inclusive growth seemed like wading in an ocean of development needs, one that never seemed to inch ...

Not all tax reforms approved by yearend
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-17
Still awaiting plenary approval in the House is the second package -- the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-quality Opportunities (TRABAHO) bill -- which reduces the corporate income tax rate gradually to 20% from 30% currently and removes ...

Bulacan court convicts Palparan, 2 others for disappearance of 2 UP coeds in 2006
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-17
Jovito S. Palparan Jr. and two other Army officers to reclusion perpetua, or a maximum of 40 years in jail, for their role in the disappearance of two University of the Philippines (UP ...

Sangil: Draw inspiration from these people
Sun Star - 2018-09-17
Retired Police General Enrique "Ike Galang" coming from a family considered really very poor. Studied in the Philippine Military Academy and later Assitant Commissioner of Bureau of Immigration. Former Tarlac City Mayor Gelacio "Ace" Manalang who sold ...

Sister Fox appeals denial of missionary visa extension
Rappler - 2018-09-17
MANILA, Philippines - Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox ... General Jovito Palparan is guilty of the kidnapping and serious illegal detention of two University of the Philippines students in 2006.

The long road to conviction of former Army general Jovito Palparan
InterAksyon - 2018-09-17
EmpeƱo and Cadapan, known student-activists enrolled at the University of the Philippines ... He was arrested in August 2014 after being spotted in Sta. Mesa, Manila, where he had been hiding at the time. He reportedly also hid in Bulacan, Pampanga ...

The lives hazing victims left behind
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-17
He was a culinary arts sophomore at De La Salle - College of ... in Ateneo de Manila University Law School. His father had been a fratman from the University of the Philippines, and the family ...

TRAIN 2: Stop, look and listen!
philstar.com - 2018-09-17
Unlike the approved House Bill, the Senate version seeks the total repeal of the preferential tax rate of 10% for proprietary educational institutions and hospitals under Section 27 of the National Internal Revenue Code, so that they will be taxed as an ...

Two Filipinos hurt in Hong Kong due to Typhoon Mangkhut
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 17) -- As Typhoon Ompong (international name Mangkhut) left the Philippines in devastation, it moved to bring its wrath to Hong Kong. The Foreign Affairs ...

PSA starts survey on occupational wages, ISLE
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-17
ILOILO CITY, Sept. 17 (PIA) -- The Philippine Statistics Authority will conduct the 2018 Occupational Wages Survey (OWS) and Integrated Survey on Labor and Employment (ISLE) starting today, September 17. Provincial Statistics Officer Nelida C. Amolar is ...

Professor speaks out about 'sexual assault' by Trump Supreme Court pick
Rappler - 2018-09-17
I did not do this back in high school or at any time." Ford, who is a registered Democrat herself, told the Post in an interview that one summer in the early 1980s Kavanaugh and a friend, both of whom were "stumbling drunk," cornered her in a bedroom at a ...

Airport workers go overtime for Ompong
philstar.com - 2018-09-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Personnel of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), Bureau of Immigration and Bureau of Customs at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have been asked to extend working hours to assist passengers whose flights ...

SC: P0.10 levy vs oil tankers constitutional
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-16
THE Supreme Court (SC) has unanimously declared constitutional a provision in Republic Act (RA) 9483 that compels operators of petroleum tankers and barges to pay a 10-centavo levy per liter for ...

SSS leads backers of Package 2 of tax reforms
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-16
Dooc said lowering the CIT rate spells additional disposable income for employers, which, in turn, would lead to business expansions and more jobs. In turn, this translates to more SSS members.

Owwa has P100M for typhoon-hit OFW kin; DFA helps the stranded
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-16
THE Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) has allocated P100 million to provide cash aid to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families affected by Typhoon Ompong (international ...

Can the PHL fully participate in ASEAN Taxation Cooperation?
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-16
Embracing the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEoI), whether in the form of FATCA and/or CRS, affects stakeholders ranging from the government and businesses down to the ordinary consumers of financial products and services. As such, the uncertainties ...

BI denies extension of Australian nun's missionary visa
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 16) -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) denied the request of an Australian nun to extend her missionary visa to the country. In a statement released Sunday ...

Philippines denies extension of Sister Fox's missionary visa
Rappler - 2018-09-16
MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Immigration announced on Sunday, September 16, that it denied the request of Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox to extend her missionary visa. The BI rejected Fox's request through a two-page order signed on Thursday ...

Has China's most famous actress been disappeared by the Communist Party?
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-16
In September, China's Peking University released a report ... "It has long been an open secret that a movie budget is a great place to hide money," said Landreth. The Communist Party's leadership ...

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