DOJ indicts 8, clears 40 in new Ampatuan massacre cases
Rappler - 5 months ago
Mere presence at the scene of the crime does not automatically make one liable for it, much less presence in the place or meeting where the crime was allegedly planned,' says the DOJ resolution

House panel endorses bill imposing taxes on cockfights, local betting
Manila Bulletin - 5 months ago
The House Committee on Ways and Means has approved and endorsed for plenary debates and approval a measure seeking to impose taxes on offsite betting activities of locally licensed cockfights and derbies.

Exercise power to tax fairly, uniformly, SC reminds govt
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
THE Department of Justice (DOJ) has indicted eight more individuals in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre case... THE Supreme Court has reminded the government to exercise its power of taxation fairly ...

Birth anniversary of Justice Cecilia MuƱoz-Palma commemorated
philstar.com - 5 months ago
Born in Bauan, Batangas on Nov. 22, 1913, Cecilia Arreglado MuƱoz, or Celing as she is fondly called, grew up to become one of the great leaders in Philippine contemporary history.

As POEA crafts resolution lifting deployment ban on HCWs, recruiters balk at 5K cap
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is now crafting the Governing Board (GB) resolution officially lifting the temporary deployment ban for health care workers (HCW).

Encouraging entrepreneurship
The Manila Times - 5 months ago
This 32-year-old techie also launched the "Finance PH Seminars," which was born from a desire to educate entrepreneurs in financial literacy, as well as courses on on taxation and accounting. During the quarantine, face-to-face talks were converted ...

Philippines ends overseas travel ban on healthcare workers
Al Jazeera English - 5 months ago
Last year, almost 17,000 nurses signed overseas work contracts data from the Commission on Higher Education and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration showed. The government in April ...

Villanueva to DOLE: Probe lapses in Skyway construction after Muntinlupa accident
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
Labor inspectors of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) must look into possible lapses in the construction of the ongoing Skyway project after a steel girder fell on

Villanueva calls on DOLE to send labor inspectors to Skyway accident site
Manila Bulletin - 5 months ago
Senator Joel Villanueva has called on the Department of Labor and Employment to immediately deploy labor inspectors at the ongoing Skyway Extension project in Muntinlupa City to determine if there were lapses in the safety protocols at the construction site.

Philippines' Duterte ends overseas travel ban on healthcare workers, minister says
Reuters - 5 months ago
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved ending a ban on deploying the nation's healthcare workers, his labour minister said on Saturday, clearing the way for thousands of nurses to take up jobs overseas.

Philippines' Duterte ends overseas travel ban on healthcare workers, minister says
Reuters - 5 months ago
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved ending a ban on deploying the nation's healthcare workers, his labour minister said on Saturday, clearing the way for thousands of nurses to take up jobs overseas.

Oral arguments on petitions vs anti-terror law set January
BusinessWorld - 5 months ago
THE Supreme Court has set January 19 as the start for the oral arguments on several petitions filed against the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020. According to the advisory issued on Friday, petitioners and respondents shall limit their arguments to whether or not the issues raised in the petitions involve an actual and justifiable controversy;

Duterte lifts deployment ban on healthcare workers
Rappler - 5 months ago
Agency Task Force resolution approved by President Duterte, there is a cap of 5,000 medical workers to be deployed per year

180 child labor victims get rehab support from BARMM
philstar.com - 5 months ago
The Bangsamoro government has released a P20,000 rehabilitation support each to parents of 180 children engaged in child labor as part of a campaign to address such malpractice.

Church group who also petitioned vs Anti-Terrorism Act slams freezing of its bank accounts
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
CHIEF Justice Diosdado Peralta has decided to vacate his post a year ahead of his scheduled retirement... THE Regional Trial Court of Manila has issued an order freezing the bank accounts of a ...

Human beings live longer, can healthcare systems keep up?
BusinessWorld - 5 months ago
Human beings live for an average of 72 years. In 1960, the year the United Nations began keeping global data, this number was 52.5 years. Gains in life expectancy at birth, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development,

Asean-Japan Centre to share results of study on GVCs to exporters in December 3 Congress
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
This is where the horizontal division of labor is created. With other major trade partners, the Philippines has either huge trade deficit or trade surplus. Investment by Japan in both ...

Justice Leonen threatens free speech and press freedom?
Manila Bulletin - 5 months ago
Do we, as a nation, deserve to have someone like Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen? Leonen, the 3 rd most senior in Padre Faura, has the highest number of pending Supreme Court cases among his peers.

A champion of human rights and democracy
Manila Bulletin - 5 months ago
One national figure that many of us miss, especially during these times when democracy continues to be eroded and "devitalized," is the late Supreme Court Justice Cecilia Munoz Palma. During martial law and even years after,

Hope there's no 'onslaught' until then: Anti-terror law oral arguments set January 2021
Rappler - 5 months ago
National Union of Peoples' Lawyers (NUPL) hopes that in the 2-month wait, 'no further onslaughts on basic rights happen'

Human rights lawyers want SC to fire Manila judge in baby River case
Rappler - 5 months ago
An administrative suit for gross ignorance of the law and gross misconduct is filed against Manila Judge Marivic Balisi-Umali

British Chamber holds retail event with UK, Philippine companies
philstar.com - 5 months ago
The British Chamber hosted an event with over 90 participants including many UK companies showing interest in the sector.

OFW hospital construction on track for Dec. 2021 completion
Manila Bulletin - 5 months ago
The construction of the hospital for overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Pampanga is expected to be completed by December 2021, slightly delayed due to interruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic,

Sen. Go appeals for calibrated lifting of POEA ban on deployment of nurses
Manila Bulletin - 5 months ago
Senator Christopher "Bong" Go today appealed for a calibrated lifting of a temporary suspension imposed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on the overseas deployment of nurses and other nursing personnel.

When PH diplomats are the abusers, who will protect household workers?
Rappler - 5 months ago
The best way to protect domestic workers is to empower domestic workers,' says migrant workers' rights expert Carmel Abao

As COVID-19 cases rise in US, jobless claims follow
Rappler - 5 months ago
Analysts fear the latest increase in new claims for unemployment benefits in the United States is just the beginning

More than 2,500 displaced OFWs benefit from DOLE-OWWA-AKAP in Caraga
Gov - 5 months ago
The government continuously assists the Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families amidst the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic through financial assistance and facilitation of their return to their respective provinces in the country.

A political question: Supreme Court hands off in Manila Bay dolomite issue
Rappler - 5 months ago
In denying Akbayan's request to hold DENR in contempt, the SC says the question on whether dolomite is harmful is a factual question that is not in the Court's jurisdiction

House OKs 35-hour work week bill on 2nd reading
CNN Philippines - 5 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 19) - The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a bill that will cut the weekly work schedule by five hours as an alternative work ...

Akbayan loses bid to intervene in Manila Bay dolomite case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
The Supreme Court has not yet found any violation of its continuing mandamus for government agencies led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to

Insurer Needn't Cover ISP's Copyright Film Battle
Law360 - 5 months ago
Law360 (November 18, 2020, 10:37 PM EST) -- A California federal judge freed National Fire Insurance Co. of Hartford from having to pay internet service provider Hurricane Electric LLC in an underlying copyright film infringement dispute, holding that a ...

Insurer Needn't Cover ISP's Copyright Film Battle
Law360 - 5 months ago
A California federal judge freed National Fire Insurance Co. of Hartford from having to pay internet service provider Hurricane Electric LLC in an underlying copyright film infringement dispute, holding that a cease-and-desist letter against Hurricane was not a covered suit in its policy.

Go sends aid for displaced OFWs
The Manila Times - 5 months ago
THE office of Sen. Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go provided emergency assistance to the repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the second district of Quezon province. Five hundred beneficiaries were given food packs,

4 Aetas in jail, sans bail, in 1st case under new terror law
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
THE Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) has informed the Supreme Court of the first case involving alleged violation... THE Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) has informed the Supreme Court of the ...

Bello to meet Food Panda riders to hear their complaints
Manila Bulletin - 5 months ago
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Wednesday vowed to meet Food Panda riders about their concerns on the alleged unfair labor practice that the mobile food delivery service has implemented. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III (ROBINSON NIƑAL JR ...

Prince William welcomes Princess Diana interview inquiry
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
The new inquiry led by a former Supreme Court justice will focus on how the broadcaster obtained the interview and whether executives covered up any wrongdoing. "The independent investigation is ...

Bill instituting 35-hour work week hurdles second reading
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
right to rest periods as stipulated in the Labor Code, and have an equivalent work load and performance standards comparable to other employees in the company. It also necessitates a written ...

2,000 OFWs working inside 2 American military bases in Afghanistan at risk of losing jobs after Trump order
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
"The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration [POEA] considers these OFW as undocumented workers and are no longer issued employment certificates if they want to go back to Afghanistan once ...

SC is informed of first case involving Anti-Terrorism Act
Manila Bulletin - 5 months ago
The Supreme Court (SC) was informed late Wednesday afternoon, November 18, of the first case filed before the Olongapo City regional trial court (RTC) last September against two Aetas (indigenous people) for alleged violations of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) of 2020.

Robredo to Supreme Court: Probe collusion between Bongbong Marcos and Calida
Rappler - 5 months ago
It is unfortunate that an esteemed institution such as OSG would resort to gossip mongering,' says the vice president's motion

House OKs 35-hour work week proposal on 2nd reading
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading a bill seeking to reduce the weekly work schedule for employees in the private sector. Voting via voce,

International consumer groups express concerns over foreign grant influence on FDA regulations
Manila Bulletin - 5 months ago
Over 35 national consumer organizations under the International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations (INNCO) sounded the alarm over foreign grants on local health regulators that may adversely affect efforts to reduce the harm caused by combustible cigarettes in low and middle-income countries including the Philippines.

SC denies Marcos, Calida bid to keep out Leonen
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
THE camp of former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. has distanced itself from the move to oust Associate... THE Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), on ...

China bars entry of Pinoys due to COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
China has suspended the entry of Filipinos with valid visas and residence permits, due to the high number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines. Holders of diplomatic, service, courtesy and crew (C)

DOLE SurSur still accepts CAMP applicants
Gov - 5 months ago
TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Nov. 17 (PIA) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Provincial Office in Surigao del Sur is still accepting applicants for the COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP) under the Bayanihan to Recover as One-Act.

Personal or virtual? Mode of SC pre-hearing on terror law questioned
Rappler - 5 months ago
The Supreme Court asks lawyers to be personally present in Padre Faura, Manila, for the preliminary conference on November 26. The Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) has appealed that it be held virtually instead.

House panel OKs imposition of taxes on electronic sabong betting
Manila Bulletin - 5 months ago
During the meeting, Nueva Ecija Rep. MIcaela Violago noted that online gambling is already being offered by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation without clear government regulation on taxation. "I just want [that] all online gaming will be ...

PRC halting entry of non-Chinese nationals in PH due to COVID-19 concerns, says POEA
Manila Bulletin - 5 months ago
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has issued an advisory regarding the temporary suspension of entry into China by non-Chinese nationals in the Philippines holding valid Chinese visas or residence permits.

In VP protest, Supreme Court lets Leonen stay on and asks Calida to show cause
Rappler - 5 months ago
Solicitor General Jose Calida and Manila Times reporter Jomar Canlas are asked to show cause why they should not be cited in contempt

Economic team cool to bigger agencies for disaster response, OFWs
philstar.com - 5 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- Economic managers officially expressed reservations on priority proposals to establish new government agencies as the pandemic preoccupied policymakers with an unprecedented crisis. The National Economic and Development Authority ...

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