DFA rescues distressed OFWs working as truck drivers in Germany, Poland
Global Nation - 2018-11-09
At least 40 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) working as truck drivers in Germany and Poland were rescued from "poor working and living conditions," the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said ...

Imelda Marcos found guilty of graft
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-09
THE Sandiganbayan on Friday found former first lady and Ilocos Rep. Imelda R. Marcos guilty on seven counts of graft during the Marcos regime. In a statement, Ms. Marcos, who is 89 years old, said she plans to file a motion for reconsideration. "(Retired ...

DOJ okays over P100-M tax case vs Rappler
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-09
The complaint was filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) last March. Based on the complaint, Rappler Holdings Corp. (RHC) purchased common shares from Rappler, Inc. worth PHP19,245,975.

DOJ finds probable cause to charge Rappler, Maria Ressa for tax evasion
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 9) -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) has found probable cause to charge Rappler Holdings Corporation (RHC), the parent firm of online news website Rappler ...

DOJ indicts Rappler Holdings for tax evasion
Rappler - 2018-11-09
MANILA, Philippines (4th UPDATE) - The Department of Justice (DOJ) indicted Rappler Holdings Corporation (RHC) for tax evasion and failure to file tax returns, the department said in a statement on Friday, November 9. The DOJ's statement did not indicate ...

Backlash over FT journalist denied entry to Hong Kong
Rappler - 2018-11-09
HONG KONG - Rights campaigners Friday, November 9, denounced Hong Kong's barring of a senior Financial Times journalist as another blow to press freedom in the city which has come under increasing pressure from an assertive China. The refusal by ...

Honasan accepts position of DICT Chief
UNTV - 2018-11-09
based on a Twitter post by Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac. Dalquez was sentenced to death in 2015 for murdering her employer who attempted to rape her. She was later acquitted when the court in Al-Ain reversed ...

Who is Imelda Marcos?
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-09
April 29, 1998 - Withdraws from the presidential race. October 6, 1998 - The Philippine Supreme Court overturns her 1993 corruption conviction. Marcos faced a 12-year prison sentence and $4.3 ...

U.S. to deny asylum to illegal border crossers
Rappler - 2018-11-09
a power he invoked right after taking office with a controversial ban on travelers from several mostly-Muslim countries - whose final version was upheld by the US Supreme Court on June 26 after a protracted legal battle. "Today's rule applies this ...

Gringo Honasan formally accepts offer of Duterte to head DICT
newsbytes.ph - 2018-11-09
Rodrigo Duterte to lead the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), the outgoing ... in Business Management at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM).

Comelec to follow SC guidelines on party-list groups
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-09
"As far as the Comelec is concerned, it has, since the beginning of the party-list system, always adhered to the interpretation of the law by the [Supreme Court]," Comelec spokesperson James ...

Beware of binary-type pyramiding
Inquirer - 2018-11-09
To make it more sustainable, binary companies encourage members to buy "business centers," allowing a member to sign themselves up and invest as many times as they wish in these business ...

TRAIN 2 not Senate priority, says Zubiri
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-08
Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri on Thursday said there was a need to ensure that inflation was going down before tax measures that could adversely affect investments were considered.

Supreme Court to Address Meaning of "Full Costs" as Used in Copyright Act
JD Supra - 2018-11-08
Oracle sued Rimini in 2010 for copyright infringement and ultimately received a damages award of $124 million. Rimini appealed, and the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit--which upheld most of the ruling--interpreted "full costs" under the ...

Democrats retake the US House, setting up divided government
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-11-08
The campaign unfolded against a backdrop of ugly rhetoric and angry debates on immigration, health care and the role of Congress in overseeing the president. In locking down a majority ...

Guilty: The case of Imelda Marcos and her illegal Swiss-based organizations
InterAksyon - 2018-11-08
The Office of the Ombudsman in December 1991 filed 10 counts of graft against Marcos for creating and managing private organizations, as well as having financial interests to several business enterprises. Imelda Marcos managed seven Swiss-based ...

Therma Power Visayas sets aside P892 million for Cebu plant
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-08
NPPC was turned over to TPVI after it offered a bid of P1.088 billion. However, SPC Power Corp. exercised its right to top and matched the bid with an additional P54 million or a total of P1.143 ...

With split Congress, prospect for economic deals looks dim
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-08
In Photo: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California speaks about Democratic gains in the House of Representatives to a crowd of Democratic supporters during an election night returns event ...

BOC eases rules on duty and tax-free balikbayan boxes
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-11-08
Qualified Filipinos abroad are those (1) holders of valid passports issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and certified by Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) or Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) for overseas employment ...

BOC eases rules on duty and tax-free balikbayan boxes
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-11-08
Qualified Filipinos abroad are those (1) holders of valid passports issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and certified by Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) or Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) for overseas employment ...

Doctors call for law banning child boxers in Thailand
Inquirerer Sports - 2018-11-08
it is also a very serious case of child labor. "Child boxing is totally unacceptable, as it is the worst form of child abuse and needs to end now," Vedrasco stressed."These child boxers are ...

Six Chinese nationals face deportation for illegal mining
Global Nation - 2018-11-08
Six Chinese nationals are facing deportation following their arrest for illegal mining in Bulacan, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Wednesday. In a statement, the immigration bureau reported ...

Forums in San Carlos and San Beda
Inquirer Opinion - 2018-11-08
On my part as chair of the Foundation for Liberty and Prosperity ... lofty offices with the expectation that they will outperform the graduates of another university who, in the past, cornered most of these exalted posts. While there may be bad eggs ...

Mabinay 6 lawyer slain; transfer of hearings urged
Inquirer.net - 2018-11-08
The six activists who were tagged as communist rebels and arrested by the military in Mabinay town, Negros Oriental want the Supreme Court (SC) to transfer the venue of their hearings from Bais ...

Pre-dep words from Sister Patricia Fox
Inquirer Opinion - 2018-11-08
This Australian religious sister of the Notre Dame of Sion congregation, a lawyer by training and with a heart for the marginalized ... This was despite the announcement of the Department of Justice that they would decide on my deportation case within ...

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement: Intellectual Property Provisions for the Modern Age
Lexology - 2018-11-08
On October 1, 2018, the United States, Canada, and Mexico announced that they had reached an agreement to "modernize" the 24-year old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). When NAFTA came into effect, it created the largest free trade region in ...

European stock markets cheer as U.S. elections leave Congress divided
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-08
"I don't think the outcome is a big surprise," Larry Fink, the CEO of money management firm BlackRock, said Wednesday at a Bloomberg business conference ... the current tax cuts can't be rolled ...

Pacquiao highlights advocacy for OFWs in Cambridge Union speech
Global Nation - 2018-11-07
Manny Pacquiao deliverred on Tuesday afternoon (early Wednesday PH time) before officials of Cambridge University and ... said his stint as an international boxer helped him improve and become ...

Advocate General rejects copyright infringement in German Afghanistan Papers case
JD Supra - 2018-11-07
The so-called Afghanistan papers are at the center of the legal dispute. These include the weekly status reports prepared by soldiers on the deployment of the Bundeswehr (German Federal Armed Forces), especially in Afghanistan. Under the designation ...

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement: Intellectual Property Provisions for the Modern Age
JD Supra - 2018-11-07
On October 1, 2018, the United States, Canada, and Mexico announced that they had reached an agreement to "modernize" the 24-year old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). When NAFTA came into effect, it created the largest free trade region in ...

Labor group slams Robredo, Panelo, lawmaker over wage-hike statement
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-07
So saying, the Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP) on Wednesday called on politicians, who defended the P25 wage hike in Metro Manila, to try living by with only the existing minimum wage to ...

Trade union demands: Unchanged from 1987 to present
BusinessMirror - 2018-11-07
More importantly, the Aquino Administration came up ... development. One major outcome for the workers: chronic unemployment, underemployment and poverty. In the area of soci ...

Sotto casts doubt on tax reform passage by June
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-07
Mr. Sotto said on Wednesday that the tax reform package, which will cut corporate income tax and streamline fiscal incentives, is more likely to move forward if the Senate version is followed. "If you are talking about the version that has been broadcast ...

Duterte threatened deployment ban if OFW in UAE executed: Bello
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-07
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte would have declared a total ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) if its government pushed through with the execution of Jennifer Dalquez. "Execute her. I am telling you, I will ...

Democrats seize House control, but GOP retains Senate
Sun Star - 2018-11-07
Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Tuesday's elections also tested the strength of a Trump-era political realignment defined ... for The Associated Press by NORC at the University of Chicago. In suburban areas where key House ...

Only OFWs can claim terminal fee refund - CAAP
philstar.com - 2018-11-07
"OFWs are exempt from the payment of travel tax and airport fee upon proper showing of proof of entitlement by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration," the CAAP said. It admitted that the claim for refund is complicated because OFWs buy ...

Ledesma: The unrelenting war against corruption
Sun Star - 2018-11-06
Corruption in the government bureaucracy was institutionalized by the BSAIII administration it is a Herculean job ... umbrage against me for putting to print the request of the Makati Business Club that their CAC is not behind the call for Department ...

Workers eye new wage hike petition
philstar.com - 2018-11-06
"Based on a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey conducted from Sept. 15 to 23, 52 percent of respondents or 12.2 million families believe they are poor. This is a four-point increase from the 48 percent recorded last June," he said. Rep. Antonio Tinio ...

Government rolls out new OFW card
philstar.com - 2018-11-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The government will issue a new identification card for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) after scrapping the iDOLE cards. The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration yesterday launched the OFW e-card, which will be given to OWWA ...

3rd telco: NTC hurdles NOW Telecom complaint; gets sued again by PT&T
philstar.com - 2018-11-06
Incumbents PLDT and Globe have said they welcome the new challenger. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ordered both companies to comment on a petition filed by lawyers seeking the revocation of their "co-use agreement" involving frequencies they acquired from ...

House panel approves bill on bereavement leave
BusinessWorld - 2018-11-06
The Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) had argued that additional paid leaves will impact productivity and cost of doing business. "This will have a huge adverse effect especially on the viability of micro and small enterprises which ...

NOW Telecom loses bid vs contentious 3rd telco provisions
Rappler - 2018-11-06
MANILA, Philippines - The bidding for the 3rd major communications player slot will push through as scheduled and without changes to its rules, as a court denied the appeal of NOW Telecom questioning certain provisions of the selection criteria.

WHO to PH: 'Real investment' in universal health care 'needs to happen'
Rappler - 2018-11-06
"We from WHO consider increases in tobacco taxation a pro-poor measure because we know that the poorer segments of the population respond better to price increases and will be more easily giving up smoking and reducing the consumption of cigarettes ...

LOOK: OFW saved from death row has 'tearful, joyous' meeting with Duterte
Rappler - 2018-11-06
Dalquez has received assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the Department of Labor and Employment, and OWWA. DOLE has given livelihood assistance to her parents and a scholarship to her child. - Rappler.com

OWWA launches OFW e-card for easier access to gov't benefits
Rappler - 2018-11-06
It's not just a proof of membership, but it also provides easier access to programs. It also functions as a valid ID for DFA (Department of Foreign Affairs), POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration), OWWA, Bureau of Immigration, and Philippine ...

OWWA launches OFW e-card for easier access to gov't benefits
Rappler - 2018-11-06
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) launched on Tuesday, November 6, its overseas Filipino worker (OFW) e-card, a membership card that provides ...

The New Intellectual Property Kid On The Blockchain
Mondaq - 2018-11-06
Blockchain is known as the technology underpinning the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrencies are intangible and have no physical representation. A claim to a cryptocurrency can only be proven by an entry in the Blockchain ledger. Similarly, intellectual ...

U.S. Midterms road map: 10 races to watch on Election Night
CNN Philippines - 2018-11-06
For Democrats, gaining the 23 seats needed to win control of the House will likely mean flipping several upscale suburban districts with large numbers of college ... H.W. Bush to Congress in ...

Intellectual property for franchisors in Germany
Lexology - 2018-11-06
How can franchisors protect their intellectual property (eg, trademarks and copyright)? Ample opportunities for franchisors exist to protect their intellectual property. Most importantly, the application for registration of trademarks should be addressed ...

When is the right time?
philstar.com - 2018-11-05
"There is always a right time for everything." It took years before I truly understood the meaning of those words. Like most people, success was not handed to me on a silver platter. Success came only after enduring and persevering through a number of ...

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