PhilHealth accreditation stays, hospitals fined - 2018-09-15
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) is imposing fines on erring hospitals instead of outright suspension or revocation of their accreditation, to ensure their continued services for its members and dependents.

Trainings on CAS compliance, SC labor rulings slated in Cebu - 2018-09-15
MANILA, Philippines -- The Center for Global Best Practices will bring two of its special trainings: "BIR Computerized Accounting System Compliance for Medium and Large Taxpayers" on Sept. 20, 2018 and "Critical Supreme Court Decisions on Labor ...

Trump Supreme Court pick denies 1980s sexual assault story
Rappler - 2018-09-15
WASHINGTON, DC, USA - President Donald Trump's conservative pick for the Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh denied on Friday, September 14, involvement in an alleged sexual assault on a woman while they were in high school in the 1980s. In a statement ...

DOLE to offer emergency work in Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya
Rappler - 2018-09-15
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is set to provide emergency employment for residents in Cagayan, Isabela, and Nueva Vizcaya who will be displaced by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut). DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III ...

27th Minbizcon opens in Tagum City
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-15
TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, Sept. 13 (PIA)-- With some 800 participants, the 27th Mindanao Business Conference (Minbizcon) today opens at Big 8 Corporate Hotel in Tagum City. Bannering the theme, "Building a Shared Future for Mindanao", the 27th ...

Trillanes sued for inciting to sedition over anti-Duterte remarks
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-14
Labor Undersecretary Jacinto Paras on Friday has filed inciting to sedition charges against Trillanes, who is still under Senate custody due to an amnesty row with the administration. Paras ...

German Federal Court of Justice submits copyright dispute over YouTube to CJEU
JD Supra - 2018-09-14
It is undisputed that the upload constituted a copyright infringement on the part of the respective users. However, they acted under pseudonyms and are therefore unknown. For this reason the plaintiff turned to YouTube. As a result, YouTube blocked some of ...

Hope springs eternal for finance chief amid protests, concern over TRAIN 2
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-14
which would cut corporate income taxes and "rationalize" fiscal incentives to business, is made difficult by three factors. The first is time constraint, since the lawmakers first have to work ...

Mondaq - 2018-09-14
YouTube already uses such a system -- called Content ID -- to protect copyright infringement, but the technology to do this is extremely expensive and has taken over 11 years to build and refine. Article 11, although has gained a considerable light of ...

Cheap Gas: Six simple tips to get good deals on fuel - 2018-09-14
One thing the savvy motorist should do is to log on to the Department of Energy's website as they publish the prevalent retail fuel prices at the pump every week ( for the National Capital Region.

U.S.-China tariffs: The next round could hit Fitbits, dishwashers, and garlic seasoning
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-14
(CNN) -- American consumers may soon get a taste of the trade tensions between the United States and China. Thousands of goods, ranging from dishwashers to Fitbit fitness trackers to food ...

SWS: Self-rated unemployment drops in second quarter of 2018 - 2018-09-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The number of unemployed Filipinos dropped by 2.3 million in the second quarter of the year, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed. However, the latest unemployment rate was four points higher than the 15.7 percent ...

TRAIN 2 year-end OK in Senate faces delay
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-13
Gatchalian, said for his part--also at the Arangkada Forum--that his committee will work to safeguard the incentives of the electronics and semiconductors sector, as well as business-process ...

Taxation of offshore gaming and its implications
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-13
In September 2016 the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) started issuing Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations licenses that allow entities to engage in the business of offshore gaming ...

Stakeholders oppose possible grant of nationwide franchise to RE firm
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-13
Organization of Socialized Housing Developers of the Philippines, Center for Renewable Energy and Science and Technology, Renewable Energy Association of the Philippines, Philippine Rural ...

EU Parliament approves controversial copyright law
Euronews - 2018-09-13
The law states that technology platforms must filter the things people post on them, and check for copyright infringement- in addition to fears about blocking the flow of content, it introduces concerns about online surveillance. Guillermo Beltra ...

Gov. Garcia invites Batae├▒os to visit job search website
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-13
"If you will visit the website, you will see hundreds of job opportunities whether blue collar, skilled worker, professional, helper, driver, labor and others as we continue to add more after getting the information," Garcia said. Public Employment ...

Joint Foreign Chambers: 'Leave PEZA alone' - 2018-09-12
The Philippine Ecozones Association (PHILEA) earlier warned that TRAIN 2 may result in loss of jobs, lower production output and exports, capital flight and other setbacks on the gains achieved in the past decades through the incentives afforded ecozone ...

Tax perks bill to cause bigger trade gap: JFC
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-12
You have tax reforms. You have higher taxes for several ... My biggest worry is that someone will tinker with the BPO [business-process outsourcing] industry and, as a result, you have a decline ...

EU parliament votes to stop Hungary's 'threat' to democracy
Rappler - 2018-09-12
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto wasted little time in slamming the vote as "nothing less than the petty revenge of pro-immigration politicians." With elections for a new parliament in May 2019, the vote reflects growing pushback among ...

Aquino, 5 other presidents delegated amnesty review to committees
Rappler - 2018-09-12
Final decisions or determinations of the Commission shall be appealable to the Court of Appeals." In 1996, Ramos then issued Proclamations 723 and 724 amending Proclamation 347. Proclamation 724 granted amnesty to members of the Rebolusyonaryong ...

Fari├▒as bloc takes Suarez minority leadership row to SC
Rappler - 2018-09-12
MANILA, Philippines - Former House majority leader Rodolfo Fari├▒as made good on his promise to go to the Supreme Court (SC) to contest the minority leadership of Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez. Fari├▒as, who represents Ilocos Norte 1st ...

Bam Aquino: Senators won't pass TRAIN 2 as it is
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-12
You have the Japanese Chamber of Commerce, you have the [business process outsourcing] industry, the semiconductors industry," said Aquino. "All told this is about a million plus, maybe aabot din ...

Inflation, the peso, and overall spending - 2018-09-11
Domestic prices have been on the front burner of Philippine concerns in recent times. Inflationary times. Though Philippine inflation had been relatively modest prior to 2018, the inflation rate has steadily risen since the beginning of the year.

P310 new minimum wage in Bicol
Journal - 2018-09-11
Bicol director Alvin Villamore of the Department of Labor and Employment said the new minimum wage passed difficult deliberation with representatives of the RTWPB. The Board considered the mounting prices of food products, particularly rice and other basic ...

Duterte blames labor group's strikes for factory closures
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 11) - President Rodrigo Duterte weave through numerous topic during his televised tête-à-tête with Chief Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo. While talking ...

Duterte talks about Trillanes, ouster plot, rice supply woes, third telco player in interview
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 11) -- President Rodrigo Duterte did not hold back in discussing his issues with Senator Antonio Trillanes IV during a sit-down interview with his chief ...

What will Duterte say? - 2018-09-11
And when hunger strikes, anything can happen. As this column went to press, the Supreme Court had not yet decided on the temporary restraining order sought by Trillanes to stop Duterte from ...

Workers' strikes result of Duterte's policy failure - labor groups
Rappler - 2018-09-11
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - Labor groups hit back at President Rodrigo Duterte, saying that strikes are a result of the Chief Executive's failure to uplift working conditions. In a live interview with Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo ...

Supreme Court denies Trillanes TRO petition
Sun Star - 2018-09-11
These are the mutiny at the Oakwood Premiere Hotel in Makati on July 27, 2003 and the Manila Peninsula siege on November 29, 2007. The coup d'├ętat case that was filed against the senator is a non-bailable offense and has a penalty of life imprisonment. (PNA)

Bong Go launches Malasakit Center in Bacolod
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-11
Under the program, patients are assisted in availing themselves of the services and financial assistance provided by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), Philippine Amusement and Games Corporation ... from people's tax and the program ...

Supreme Court denies Trillanes plea for temporary restraining order on Duterte order
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 11) -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday denied the petition of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to issue a temporary restraining order on the proclamation of ...

Ex-Immigration officials appeal bail denial - 2018-09-10
MANILA, Philippines -- Former Bureau of Immigration (BI) commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles as well as retired police officer Wenceslao "Wally" Sombero Jr. have urged the Sandiganbayan to reconsider its earlier ruling denying their petition ...

House okays TRABAHO bill, (TRAIN 2) on final reading - 2018-09-10
Cua said the TRABAHO bill is a product of six committee hearings of the Committee on Ways and Means, one technical working ... she said the Department of Finance (DOF) estimated that the ...

Taking care of the basics
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-10
Indeed, the DepEd even started implementing the extended basic education system even if the law authorizing it was still pending before Congress at the time, and even with a Supreme Court petition ...

The Asian-American age
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-10
This past week the Trump Justice Department threw its weight behind a high-profile lawsuit against Harvard University ... rightward shift and white-Southern-Christian brand.

Peso weakens to fresh trough on positive US data, trade tensions
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-10
Meanwhile, the unemployment rate was held near a generational low of 3.9%. Ruben Carlo O. Asuncion, market economist at Union Bank of the Philippines, said the dollar "has strengthened due to US wage gains." "The market is also weighing in on the ...

T for Trouble
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-10
Carlito G Galvez, to issue a forceful statement, to wit: o The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) submits to the majesty of the Supreme Court (SC) and yields to its wisdom as it tackles the petition filed by Senator Trillanes pertaining to PP 572.

AgNor SP urges establishment of PESO in LGUs
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-09-10
This was pushed by Provincial Board Member Virgilio R. Escasinas, Jr., chairperson of the Committee on Human Resource Development, Labor and Employment and approved by the body through Sanggunian Resolution No. 240-2018 during its 96th regular session.

House approves Trabaho bill on 3rd reading
Rappler - 2018-09-10
The TRAIN law, which is the Duterte government's first tax reform package, reduced personal income taxes but increased taxes on cars, tobacco, sugar-sweetened beverages, and fuel. "Ngayon ay nais nating bawasan ang corporate income tax mula sa kita sa ...

Duterte to deliver a nationwide address on September 11 - Palace
UNTV - 2018-09-10
"Sa San Beda College of Law, I am not impressed with your product which is Mr ... The President also said that it is up to the Supreme Court to decide whether to void or affirm the said proclamation. "Well, nandiyan na sa Supreme Court.

No arrest warrant, hold order vs Trillanes; Makati court defers to Supreme Court
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 10) -- A Makati court will not issue an arrest warrant nor a hold departure order against Senator Antonio Trillanes as it deferred to a pending Supreme ...

Trillanes belies connivance with the Reds over Duterte ouster plot
UNTV - 2018-09-10
"Sa San Beda College of Law, I am not impressed with your product which is Mr ... The President also said that it is up to the Supreme Court to decide whether to void or affirm the said proclamation. "Well, nandiyan na sa Supreme Court.

Calida asked for amnesty records of '100' other ex-mutineers
Rappler - 2018-09-10
Why this matters: What would be ruled for Trillanes by the Supreme Court would apply to the other former mutineers, assuming that the DND also lost their records. (READ: Other amnesty certificates signed by Gazmin may be questioned - Roque) "They are ...

Philippines to deport 'most wanted criminal' of Taiwan
Rappler - 2018-09-10
In a statement on Monday, September 10, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said fugitive Oren Shlomo Mayer, also known as "Oz Diamond," is detained at the BI Detention Center in Bicutan, Taguig City. He was arrested by Philippine authorities on Thursday ...

AFP defers Trillanes court martial pending Supreme Court decision
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 10) -- The Armed Forces is holding in abeyance military trial proceedings against now Senator Antonio Trillanes IV pending a Supreme Court (SC) ruling on ...

EU ministers 'battle' over French-backed digital tax
Rappler - 2018-09-09
"Today is the big battle day over fairness in taxation in the digital economy," said Hartwig Loger, the finance minister of Austria, which holds the EU's six-month rotating presidency. "It is our clear goal to have by the end of the year... the first steps ...

A perfect storm
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-09
He is a member of the Management Association of the Philippines National Issues Committee and MAP Task Force for Taxation.

Cost of shifting to federalism only P17.6B: Con-com TWG
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-09
Although the Con-com is proposing four new high courts, including the Federal Supreme Court, Tamayo excluded the cost for the Federal Supreme Court since it is not classified as an additional cost ...

SC junks P12-T reward bid of Marcos wealth informer
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-09
Lihaylihay anchored his claim on two letters dated March 11, 1987, which he sent to lawyer Eliseo Pitargue, the former head of the Bureau of Internal Revenue-Presidential Commission on Good ...

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