Excise tax collection exceeds target in first half
philstar.com - 2018-07-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The government collected P152.72 billion in excise taxes in the first half, exceeding the P136.82 billion target by 11.61 percent mainly due to higher "sin tax" collections, according to the Department of Finance. Based on DOF ...

SAS sues rival that already has been told to pay $79M from earlier case
WRAL TechWire - 2018-07-18
CARY - SAS is stepping up its legal battle with World Programming Ltd. (WPL) with a patent and copyright infringement suit after winning an earlier case dating back to 2015 that left WPL being told to pay SAS some $79 million. The suit also includes WPL ...

Special Report: Crackdown nets 29 officials
Sun Star - 2018-07-18
Celestina dela Serna, who was fired as Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth ... Rodolfo Salalima, former Department of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) secretary Salalima, a former classmate of Duterte at the San Beda College ...

Justice Marvic Leonen denies seeking chief justice post
philstar.com - 2018-07-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Marvic Leonen has denied rumors that he asked President Duterte to appoint him chief justice. In a forum organized by the University of the Philippines Alumni Association on Tuesday, Leonen ...

Fitch affirms stable PH credit rating, warns against overheating
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 18) -- International debt watcher Fitch Ratings' outlook on the country remains stable. Fitch announced Tuesday that the Philippines has maintained its "BBB" or stable long-term foreign-currency issuer default rating ...

Seares: Clamping, impounding vehicles
Sun Star - 2018-07-18
Clamping or impounding a vehicle is an exercise of police power, which the Supreme Court said may be delegated by Congress to the local government through its legislature. The Local Government Code, in Sec. 458 and in its general welfare clause ...

SPC Power sees little hit from Naga plant decision
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-18
paving the way for Aboitiz Power Corp. to take hold of the complex after years of legal proceedings that ended in its favor. It said the turnover is pursuant to the decision of the Supreme Court in Osme├▒a versus PSALM et al., declaring as null and void ...

SAS Brings New Charges Against WPL
The Business Journals - 2018-07-18
CARY, N.C., July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its efforts to prevent WPL from stealing substantial portions of SAS ® software, SAS has filed a patent and copyright infringement lawsuit against WPL, as well as its resellers, partners and customers.

National Credit Union Foundation Sued for Copyright Violations
Credit Union Times - 2018-07-18
Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. A federal lawsuit accuses the National Credit Union Foundation of alleged copyright infringement and digital copyright law violations of a poverty simulation product owned by the Missouri ...

BBL proves there's no need for federalism in PH-- Drilon
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 18) -- Senate minority leader Franklin Drilon argued Wednesday that there is no need for the Philippines to shift to a federal system of government to achieve regional empowerment. He said that once passed, the ...

Costumes and Copyrights: Can you afford to wear that?
IPWatchdog - 2018-07-18
However, one thing they probably are not considering is whether those costumes could put them in jeopardy of a copyright infringement claim. But, since the costume industry as a whole is a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States alone ...

Bicam OKs final Bangsamoro bill for Duterte signature
Rappler - 2018-07-18
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - The bicameral conference committee finalized on Wednesday, July 18, the bill that would establish and grant greater autonomy to a new Bangsamoro region. It took the bicam more than a week to reconcile the differing ...

The proposed federal tax system and the problem of tax overlapping
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-18
Under our current system of government, the power of taxation is exercised by the national government through Congress. Though local government units have the power to tax, such power is merely a delegated power to be exercised within the limitations ...

Bzzzzz: Tito Sotto spared from Sereno trial, not con-ass work
Sun Star - 2018-07-18
Lourdes Sereno was expelled by the Supreme Court as its chief justice; and [] There was no more need for him to preside over an impeachment trial; the House had declared as moot an impeachment complaint against Sereno after her removal by the controversial ...

Duterte still trusts Bello, says Malaca├▒ang
Rappler - 2018-07-18
He said the OFW had been following up on the status of a recruitment agency whose accreditation was canceled by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) for allegedly recruiting underage women. The labor chief had put his foot down that no ...

Senators hit Alvarez over 'self-serving' push for People's Initiative
Rappler - 2018-07-18
All roads lead to Supreme Court? Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said the opposition bloc is ready to question any attempt at a People's Initiative before the Supreme Court (SC). Drilon, a former justice secretary, said a People's Initiative cannot ...

Immigration warns against dealing with 'fixers'
philstar.com - 2018-07-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration on Wednesday urged the travelers and tourists not to deal with "fixers" and travel agents not accredited by the agency. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente asked the public to report to the bureau ...

Triumphant days for France and PH
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-07-18
Now both are heavily favored by the President who immediately announced his preference upon assumption of office. But what will happen if the people continue to reject them? Will they be forced down our throats, in a manner of speaking? In fact ...

Roque counters Pernia: Federalism won't harm budget, economy
Rappler - 2018-07-18
"Identified national projects would be devolved and transferred to the internal revenue allotment (IRA) of local government units. These projects include maintenance of barangay roads and bridges, water supply services, barangay health centers and daycare ...

Osme├▒a, Ong sued over trash
philstar.com - 2018-07-18
Legal documents include, among others, the business permits, tax clearance, Department of Trade and Industry registration, Bureau of Internal Revenue registration. The technical documents should stipulate where the private hauler would dispose of the city ...

Makabayan bloc seeks probe on contractualization of Jollibee workers
Davao Today - 2018-07-18
MANILA, Philippines - Progressive lawmakers from the House of Representatives Makabayan bloc filed on Tuesday a resolution seeking an investigation into the alleged illegal and unfair labor practices of Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) and its service ...

Work in NCR courts suspended
philstar.com - 2018-07-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday morning has suspended work in all courts in National Capital Region. In an advisory through SC's Public Information Office, Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio ordered the suspension of work in ...

Intense rains expected in Metro Manila, nearby provinces
philstar.com - 2018-07-18
"Henry" was last seen 230 km west of Calayan, Cagayan. July 17, 2018 - 9:53am Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, acting chief justice, has suspended work for Supreme Court personnel from noon on Tuesday. Presiding justices and executive judges of ...

Workers in 9 regions to get pay hike
philstar.com - 2018-07-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Minimum wage earners in nine regions will get a salary increase, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced yesterday. The wage boards in Cagayan Valley, Calabarzon, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas ...

Take that for data: NBA preps for expanded betting on games
sports.abs-cbn.com - 2018-07-17
Most Nevada bookmakers say in-game options make up no more than 5 percent of their sports ... "The NBA has always been front and center on rapidly deploying statistics, first because of our television partners and then the Internet happened and that ...

Appeals Court Won't Take Up Copyright Decision That Raised Alarm About Embedding, Linking
The Hollywood Reporter - 2018-07-17
Heavy has not, and in February, U.S. District Court Judge Katherine Forrest shocked many legal observers with a decision that refused to apply the "Server Test," where the direct liability of a website publisher for copyright infringement turns on whether ...

Good news or bad news?
philstar.com - 2018-07-17
What do you want first: the good news or the bad news? That was the feeling I got as I listened to our guests on Agenda at OneNewsPh (CignalTV) regarding provisions and features of the BBL or Bangsa Moro Basic Law that has now been named the BOL or ...

Speaking for itself
philstar.com - 2018-07-17
On appeal, the Court of Appeals (CA), reversed the decision of the RTC and dismissed the complaint. The CA even ordered Ramon et.al. to pay the unpaid hospital bills. The Supreme Court however reversed the CA decision. The SC said that although generally ...

Nalzaro: Lack of legal and factual basis
Sun Star - 2018-07-17
The Supreme Court ruled that Imelda was qualified to run because of "domicile in origin." Siyaro og wala makabasa si Arguedo ani. Kun nakabasa man siya, siyaro og wala makasabot. Nakasabot man gani ko nga dili ko abogado.

YouTube offers new weapon against copyright infringement
World IP Review - 2018-07-17
On Wednesday, July 11, YouTube announced the launch of its Copyright Match tool, which has been designed to find "re-uploads" of content. As part of the new programme, YouTube will scan uploaded videos to see whether they are similar to any others.

Bank of America profit beats on consumer loan growth, lower expenses
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-17
Banks have been broadly expected to report higher investment banking fees this year as lower US corporate tax rates and a friendlier regulatory environment encourage deal making. Moynihan acknowledged on a call with analysts that the bank is ...

Probe sought on Jollibee labor practices
Sun Star - 2018-07-17
THE Makabayan bloc on Monday, July 16, filed a resolution urging the House of Representatives to investigate the alleged illegal labor practices committed by Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) and its service contractors. In the resolution, members of the ...

CL workers to get wage hike August 1
Sun Star - 2018-07-17
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday, July 17, announced that minimum wage earners in Central Luzon will receive a P20 increase effective August 1. Under Wage Order No. RBIII-21, the minimum wage will increase to P400 a day from the ...

BoC to expand data-sharing efforts with other agencies
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-17
Mr. Lape├▒a was referring to the patrol vessels that were acquired through loans from European banking institutions under the Philippine Port and Coast Guard Capability Development Project (PCG Vessels Project). Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III ...

Employment agency opens new office
Sun Star - 2018-07-17
iPEOPLE Manpower Resources Incorporated, an international employment agency, recently held their office blessing ceremony led by Fr. Joseph Avella of St. Paul Parish Church. IPeople Manpower Resources, Inc., which is now under new management, is at the 4th ...

Regional wage boards in 4 regions okay pay hike for minimum-wage earners
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-17
In Photo: Farmworkers carry their produce somewhere in Central Luzon in this 2017 file photo. Minimum-wage earners in four regions of the country will soon get pay hikes after their respective regional wage boards separately issued new wage increase orders.

Davide: Duterte can still run as transition president
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-17
University of the Philippines political-science professor Gene L ... In his statement, ConCom media and technological officer Conrado I. Generoso said, "It is not correct that fewer people agree to have the constitution changed as may be seen in the ...

Leonen urges more scrunity of corruption in judiciary
Rappler - 2018-07-17
MANILA, Philippines - Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen said the challenge to a truly independent judiciary is corruption, and that there should be more scrutiny from the public, especially lawyers. "The number of cases disciplining judges ...

Facebook disputes claims they retain extreme content for money
Rappler - 2018-07-17
This is a discussion about political speech. People are debating very sensitive issues on Facebook, including issues like immigration. And that political debate can be entirely legitimate. I do think having extra reviewers on that when the debate is taking ...

Imperial Manila dominates in Puno proposal
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-17
Likewise, the net revenue in the exploration, development and utilization of natural resources the federated regions shall ... and the creation of a Federal Transition Commission, imperial Manila not only survives but will dominate.

Coca-Cola Philippines supports government reintegration program for OFWs with entrepreneurship training
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-17
According to a study conducted by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies on The Social ... Development Authority (TESDA), developed and implemented the Sari-sari Training and Access to Resources (STAR) Program since as part of the 5by20 global ...

Ombudsman suspends Polangui mayor, 4 councilors
Rappler - 2018-07-17
She added they would file for a temporary restraining order with the Court of Appeals. Vice Mayor Herbert Borja took over as mayor, while topnotcher councilor Noli Sombrero is now the acting vice mayor. Borja said the suspension of Mayor Sampal came after ...

Supreme Court reprimands Sereno over quo warranto statements
Rappler - 2018-07-17
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court reprimanded ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno over the statements she made when the quo warranto petition against her was pending before the SC. "The Court, acting on the show cause order in its May 11 ...

SC scolds Sereno for public statements against justices
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday reprimanded former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno for publicly discussing her ouster case and issuing statements against the justices in violation of court rules. "The Court ...

Supreme Court recommends Martires as Ombudsman
Rappler - 2018-07-17
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court unanimously voted to recommend retiring Associate Justice Samuel Martires for the post of Ombudsman. "He obtained 11 votes of the 12 Justices who were present," Court Spokesman Theodore Te said in a news ...

DOLE explains child labor vs. child work
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-17
BANGUED, Abra, July 17 (PIA) -- "There is a big difference between child labor and child work. Child Labor is characterized by an element of abuse and violation of child rights while Child Work is necessary to teach a child to do some minor household ...

DOLE explains child labor vs. child work
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-17
BANGUED, Abra, July 17 (PIA) -- "There is a big difference between child labor and child work. Child Labor is characterized by an element of abuse and violation of child rights while Child Work is necessary to teach a child to do some minor household ...

Supreme Court endorses Justice Martires as next Ombudsman
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- Associate Justice Samuel Martires was unanimously recommended by his peers at the Supreme Court to replace Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, who is retiring on July 26. Supreme Court Spokesperson Theodore Te on ...

Henry intensifies into tropical storm as it leaves PAR
Rappler - 2018-07-17
The Supreme Court (SC), meanwhile, suspended work for its personnel starting noon. The SC said "discretion is given to presiding justices of third level courts and executive judges of trial courts in Metro Manila and other affected areas to suspend work ...

OWWA scholars graduate with flying colors
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-17
but also in promoting education by making college accessible and unburdensome. (ALT-PIA9/Zamboanga Sibugay/OWWA-9 Press Release) The Philippine Information Agency is the official public information arm of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines.

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