Second package of tax reforms seen to increase electricity prices - 2018-08-26
A consumer watchdog warned the implementation of the second package of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law will increase ... poorest of the poor. Ibon Foundation cautioned against ...

DOF eyes end-2018 OK of tax bills in Congress
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-26
is meant to fix the flawed corporate taxation system in the country that has generally favored a select group of corporations and barred both the national and local governments from generating a ...

With tighter rules, fewer OFWs sent to Kuwait
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-26
FEWER Filipino household service workers (HSW) are now bound for Kuwait as the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) tightens its requirements for Kuwaiti recruiters and employers.

House panel sets Sept. 4 hearing on impeachment complaint vs 7 SC justices
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-26
Lourdes Sereno in a controversial petition for quo warranto, will be included in the Order of Business on Tuesday and will be referred to the justice committee the same day. "Our target is ...

The millennial Filipino CPAs
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-26
He is currently taking up Master in Accountancy Major in Taxation at the University of the East. He is connected with RX Global Sales and Mktg.

Infra, not incentives, will entice investors-economists
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-26
While incentives could help, bad roads, lack of transportation, and difficulties in doing business would discourage investors from setting up shop in Philippine areas in need of more jobs.

New Australian Prime Minister Morrison unveils stability cabinet
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-26
The swath of new cabinet appointments come as the governing party battles to restore unity ahead of an upcoming federal election, due by May, with the opposition Labor Party leading in opinion polls.

Australia's sixth PM in a decade. Why does it seem so ungovernable?
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-26
"For instance, the Liberal Party was traditionally an anti-labor party, comprised of white-collar capitalists. Now the party consists of a ramshackle collective of social conservatives, social ...

Italy allows some migrants off stranded boat amid EU row
Rappler - 2018-08-25
According to local media, 11 women and 5 men - two of whom are said to have tuberculosis - were given permission by the government to get off, following a request by the port's health authority for doctors to visit those on board. Prosecutors from ...

De Castro named new Supreme Court chief justice
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-25
Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro has been named the Supreme Court (SC) chief justice, a little over a month before she retires from the High Court. Justice Secretary and Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) Ex Officio Member Menardo I. Guevarra said ...

Elmer Borlongan draws denizens - 2018-08-24
After decades of absence from his alma mater, the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts, Elmer Borlongan returned on Aug. 10 to launch his exhibition entitled "Denizens" at the UP Corredor Gallery. Like a long-lost son eager to reunite ...

Three make JBC cut for SC chief - 2018-08-24
The Judicial and Bar Council on Friday submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte a shortlist of three senior associate justices of the Supreme Court as candidates for the post of chief justice ...

Winner and losers in the proposed constitution - 2018-08-24
The biggest losers under the proposed constitution are local governments, the Senate as we know it, the judiciary, and most serious of all the economy and social justice. Human rights is advanced in the proposed constitution which introduces novel ...

Scott Morrison sworn in as new Australian PM after bitter coup
Rappler - 2018-08-24
SYDNEY, Australia (3rd UPDATE) - Scott Morrison was sworn in as Australia's seventh prime minister in 11 years Friday, August 24, after a stunning party revolt against Malcolm Turnbull, which the new leader admitted had left the government "bruised and ...

JBC submits CJ shortlist to Duterte
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-24
The Justice Secretary added that there is an unwritten rule saying judges "cannot apply for a judicial position two levels higher, i.e., from MTC (Metropolitan Trial Court) to CA (Court of Appeals) or from RTC (Regional Trial Court) to SC." The three ...

Impeachment process against anti-Sereno justices to be expedited -- GMA
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-24
THE House of Representatives (HoR) to "expedite" the impeachment process against the seven Supreme Court associate justices who ruled in favor of the quo warranto case that ousted former chief justice Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno, according to House ...

House to expedite impeachment raps vs. 7 justices
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-24
This story was updated to include statements from Solicitor General Jose Calida, Oriental Mindoro Rep. Rey Umali, and law expert Tranquil Salvador. Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 24) -- The House of Representatives intends to move the impeachment ...

Senate urges DICT to explain slow-paced free WiFi project
UNTV - 2018-08-24
The suspension covers work in the Supreme Court, Court Appeals, Court of Tax Appeals, the Sandiganbayan and all trial courts in NCR. All executive judges in other areas affected by the rains and flooding are given the authority to suspend work in their ...

Sereno ouster cited in opposition vs chief justice applicants
Rappler - 2018-08-24
Previously, the JBC showed some consideration to this rule. For example, in the case of Ombudsman applicant Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, the JBC did not automatically disqualify him because they took into consideration the possibility of his case ...

Minority senators to SC: Allow video conference for De Lima in ICC case
Rappler - 2018-08-24
MANILA, Philippines - Minority senators asked the Supreme Court (SC) to allow detained Senator Leila de Lima to use video and audio conference to participate in the oral arguments on the country's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Scott Morrison: Australia's latest PM
Rappler - 2018-08-24
The hardline former immigration minister, who took credit for "stop the boats" - a harsh policy to prevent asylum-seekers from entering Australia at its sea ports - billed himself as a man of faith and family who could get things done. The 50-year-old ...

JBC shortlists De Castro, Peralta, Bersamin for chief justice
Rappler - 2018-08-24
Duterte needs to choose a chief justice on September 17. Article VIII, Section 4 of the Constitution requires that the vacancy must be filled within 90 days; the Supreme Court officially declared the post vacant on June 19 when it affirmed the quo warranto ...

MinDA says economic growth to resolve conflict Mindanao
Davao Today - 2018-08-24
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines - For Mindanao to progress, the chief of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) has enjoined all the concerned stakeholders to resolve the armed conflict that has been plaguing the island for decades. "We need to ...

South Africa hits back at 'unfortunate' Trump tweet on land reform
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-24
The controversy began when Trump tweeted late Wednesday that he had asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to "closely study the ... a leading expert on land issues in South Africa and a professor at the University of the Western Cape, described Trump's ...

Acting CJ Carpio to talk on West Phil Sea in Baguio on Aug. 25
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-24
This is open to the public. Carpio is firm on his stand that the ... Last year, Carpio, then Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice, lectured at the University of the Cordilleras and encouraged highland students to uphold and assert the award of the ...

Magnificent 7 file impeachment case vs. 7 S.C. justices
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-23
Members of the Magnificent 7 on Thursday filed impeachment complaints against seven justices of the Supreme Court in connection with their decision to oust former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes A.

4 Chief Justice applicants slapped with impeachment rap for voting vs. Sereno
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 23) -- Four of the five applicants for the Chief Justice post will face impeachment raps, following a complaint filed by opposition lawmakers Thursday. Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman, Magdalo Partylist Rep.

Bank accounts tied to P2-billion drug hoard convict frozen
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-23
The appellate court reinstated the freeze order covering Banco de Oro Account Number 4898009067 jointly owned by Jeffrey and Jean; and Metrobank Account Number 7640028854 owned by Jin. It held that the Regional Trial Court in Manila City erred in lifting ...

Philippine train wreck
BusinessWorld - 2018-08-23
a backward agricultural country and a US economic, political, cultural and military dependency. Rather than address the poverty and its attendant ills rooted in the semi-feudal and semi-colonial character of Philippine society, they use and have always ...

One-stop shop for Boracay businesses gets 2-week extension
Rappler - 2018-08-23
MANILA, Philippines - The Boracay inter-agency task force decided to extend the operation of its one-stop shop by two weeks to give businesses more time to comply with the requirements needed to continue operations. The one-stop shop will now be open ...

Differentiate political economy from governance
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-23
This ensures that the regions will receive a higher share of all collected tax than the present Internal Revenue Allocation system. Second, an equalization fund is to be established and to be distributed to the more depressed regions through the ...

TESDA set to hold 'World Cafe of Opportunities' nationwide
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-08-23
TAGUIG CITY, Aug.23 (PIA)--The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority ... Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Labor and Employment ...

US Fed warns of 'consequential' risk from escalating trade wars - 2018-08-23
WASHINGTON -- An escalation of ongoing US trade disputes poses a "consequential downside risk" to the economy, which will make the job of the central bank more challenging, the US Federal Reserve warned Wednesday. But with the US economy continuing to ...

Lawmakers to file impeachment complaints against 7 SC justices
Rappler - 2018-08-23
MANILA, Philippines - Four lawmakers will file on Thursday, August 23, impeachment complaints against 7 Supreme Court (SC) justices who ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno 3 months ago. Associate Justices Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, Diosdado ...

Labor rights group dares DOLE: Implement properly Occupational Safety and Health law
Davao Today - 2018-08-23
DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- A labor rights group dared on Wednesday ... Rochelle Porras, director of the Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research (EILER), said the passage of the law ensures that "poor working conditions resulting to gross ...

CA bars BSP from disposing of Banco Filipino assets
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-22
It was closed in 1985 but was reopened nine years later after the SC declared the closure illegal and directed the BSP to allow the bank to resume its business operations. On March 17, 2011, however, the Monetary Board of the BSP placed Banco Filipino ...

OSG asks CA to reverse ruling against regularization of PLDT contractual employees
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-22
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday asked the Court of Appeals (CA) to reverse its July 31 ruling which nullified its order for Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) to regularize its 7,344 workers hired under the labor ...

DOLE asks CA to reverse decision vs worker regularization in PLDT
Rappler - 2018-08-22
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) asked the Court of Appeals (CA) on Wednesday, August 22 to reverse its July 31 ruling, which effectively voided the regularization order to PLDT Incorporated. On Wednesday, DOLE, through ...

Cambodia opposition leader denied bail again
Rappler - 2018-08-22
On Wednesday the Supreme Court in capital Phnom Penh rejected an appeal by Kem Sokha's lawyers to give him bail on grounds of ill health. Prosecutor Ouk Kimsith argued that if released, Kem Sokha could provoke "unrest in the society... his release would ...

The Derek Ramsay case-A discussion of the doctrine and its implications
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-22
Derek Arthur P. Ramsay (CTA En Banc No. 1413). The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA), en banc, decided this. While it was not elevated to the Supreme Court, it still holds sway and, in fact, may be considered by the Supreme Court if, and when, a similar case ...

FEU fetes its greatest alumnus of all time
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-22
Be proud. FEU has produced the best and the brightest graduates: Supreme Court Chief Justice Artemio Panganiban, Henry Sy of the SM Group, Lucio Tan of PAL, Alfonso Yuchengco of RCBC and Ramon Sy of Asia United Bank. FEU has competed and can compete with ...

Cardi B, Ariana Grande grab attention as VMAs take on immigration
InterAksyon - 2018-08-22
Cardi B. arrives at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards in Radio City Music Hall, New York, U.S., August 20, 2018 -(Reuters/Carlo Allegri TPX Images of the Day) New York rapper Cardi B kicked off the MTV Video Music Award (VMA) show on Tuesday (Philippine time ...

Job losses 'very minimal' under Trabaho bill - DOF
Rappler - 2018-08-22
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Finance (DOF) allayed fears there would be job losses under the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and Higher Quality Opportunities (Trabaho) bill. Finance Undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua said on Wednesday, August ...

Double pay for workers on August 21 - 2018-08-22
Workers who would report for work on Aug. 21 will be paid double their salary on that day after President Rodrigo Duterte declared the said day a special non-working holiday, the Department of Labor and Employment said. The DoLE said Aug. 21 is a regular ...

Labor groups welcome law on occupational safety, health
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-22
Labor groups welcome a new law that will punish companies that fail to comply with safety and health standards. They say the law is good in principle but they hope the government can properly implement it.

Soldier, CAFGU share story of escape from NPA
UNTV - 2018-08-22
They were on their way back to their headquarters after attending a school-supplies-giving activity in Taragona ... temporarily stay in a secured facility of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to undergo orientation. "Para dahan dahan silang ...

Ministers offer to quit as Australia political crisis deepens
Rappler - 2018-08-22
Buoyed by his support, Dutton, seen as a more hardline conservative that the moderate Turnbull, attempted to soften his perceived tough guy image, earned as home affairs and immigration minister, and to lay out his policy agenda. The former police officer ...

Michael Cohen, Trump fixer who pledged to 'take a bullet' for the president
Rappler - 2018-08-22
Taxi business to real estate Cohen grew up on Long Island and earned ... got him into legal trouble over banking, tax and campaign finance laws. Cohen initially said he used his own money to pay Daniels and was not reimbursed. Trump, who first denied ...

Michael Cohen pleads guilty, implicates Trump
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-22
The charges against Cohen also covered a range of his activity outside of his work for Trump. In the tax evasion scheme linked to his taxi medallion business, Cohen failed to report more than $4 million in income, according to the criminal information ...

Duterte to Muslims: 'Be brave, keep the faith' - 2018-08-22
MANILA, Philippines -- President Duterte has called on Filipino Muslims to be brave and keep the faith as the country deals with various challenges. "As Muslims all over the world honor this remarkable sacrifice, I hope that you will be more inspired to ...

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