Republicans risking conservative backlash over immigration issue
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-17
is little more than "amnesty." One tea party group described the Republican plan as "the final betrayal." Fox Business host Lou Dobbs, who is close to President Donald J. Trump, tweeted on Friday that Ryan is "trying to open our borders even more ...

Ombudsman orders new suspension of 4 ERC execs
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-17
The suspension stemmed from the syndicated estafa complaint filed by consumer group National Association of Electricity Consumers for Reforms Inc. (Nasecore) against the four ERC commissioners in connection with the alleged unauthorized use by Meralco of ...

Ease of setting up and closing down business operations
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-17
Last June 6, I attended the "Seminar on Protecting your Trademarks and Inventions Overseas" jointly organized by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), held at the PCCI building ...

ERC commissioners ordered suspended anew
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-17
"The suspension order is now the subject of a petition we filed with the Court of Appeals," said Rolando B. Faller, the legal counsel of ERC commissioners Alfredo S. Non, Gloria Victoria C. Yap-Taruc, Josefina Patricia M. Asirit and Geronimo

DOLE condemns violent dispersal of NutriAsia workers
Rappler - 2018-06-17
BULACAN, Philippines - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) condemned the violent dispersal of NutriAsia workers who went on strike in Marilao, Bulacan. NutriAsia is the manufacturer of popular condiments such as Datu Puti vinegar, Mang Tomas ...

Ombudsman again suspends ERC commissioners
Rappler - 2018-06-17
MANILA, Philippines - The Office of the Ombudsman again suspended 4 commissioners of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) due to "neglect of duty," for tolerating the alleged misuse of bill deposits by the Manila Electric Company (Meralco). Overall ...

Your guide to the Supreme Court oral arguments on same-sex marriage
Rappler - 2018-06-17
MANILA, Philippines - In May 2015, only two months after he passed the Philippine Bar, Jesus Falcis III filed a petition seeking to legalize same-sex marriage in this predominantly Catholic country. The petition was the first of its kind. Marriage ...

No more drug test soon for LTO license?
Sun Star - 2018-06-16
A team from the Office of the Solicitor-General is expected in Cebu within the week for a case briefing in the 19th Division of the Court of Appeals, which is based in Cebu. The appellate court recently reversed a decision by the Toledo Regional Trial ...

U.S. Drops Indictment Against Alleged Operator of Pirate App Store
TorrentFreak - 2018-06-16
The US previously accused the defendant of being linked to Applanet, but could not back up the copyright infringement charges. Assisted by police in France and the Netherlands, the FBI took down the "pirate" Android stores Appbucket, Applanet ...

Fernandinos urged: Be everyday heroes
Sun Star - 2018-06-16
Guiao Convention Center. "The small things we do in our everyday life like not littering; planting a tree for Mother Nature; helping save electricity; and buying Philippine made products will definitely add up to our heroic deeds," she added.

NutriAsia denies manpower firm's alleged illegal contracting, subcontracting
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 16) -- NutriAsia, Inc., on Saturday denied that workers, who recently went on strike in their Marilao, Bulacan plant, were illegally contracted or subcontracted. "Nutri-Asia, Inc. categorically denies claims that endo ...

Facebook empowers OFWs
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-16
Facebook Philippines and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration announced a partnership aimed at empowering overseas Filipino workers through digital literacy programs and small business training. Through different educational programs and workshops ...

Nearly 2,000 minors split from parents at border in 6 weeks - U.S.
Rappler - 2018-06-16
Meanwhile, congressional Republicans have struggled to craft a viable immigration plan. The Republican-led House of Representatives may vote next week on two immigration measures - a hard-line bill drafted by House Judiciary chairman Bob Goodlatte ...

No more drug tests to get driver's license
philstar.com - 2018-06-16
This was the ruling of the Court of Appeals 19th Division after it reversed and set aside the decision of a Regional Trial Court. The RTC enjoined the Land Transportation Office and the Department of Transportation and Communications to comply with the ...

Oscar Robertson to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 2018 NBA Awards on TNT
sports.abs-cbn.com - 2018-06-16
Robertson led the Crispus Attucks High School basketball team to two consecutive Indiana state championships, becoming the first all African-American team in the nation to win a state title. Robertson was the first three-time national College Player of the ...

Sandiganbayan denies Revilla's latest plea to defer plunder trial
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-16
Revilla has a pending petition before the Supreme Court questioning the Sandiganbayan's denial of his motion for leave to file a demurrer against the prosecution's evidence.

Lemonade sues ONE Insurance for copyright infringement
The Business Journals - 2018-06-15
Lemonade, the New York-based peer-to-peer insurance company, is in the midst of a new lawsuit. The insurtech startup -- backed by Tokyo-based SoftBank Group and Alphabet Inc.'s Google Ventures (GV) -- has filed a complaint against ONE Insurance, its ...

Serving the overseas workers
Sun Star - 2018-06-15
Sarabillo was first employed at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Mindanao in 2008 where for five years she learned to be tough, skillful, and welcoming. "I was an admin assistant and secretary of the POEA head then, before I ...

Lightwave Logic Acquires the Polymer Technology Intellectual Property Assets of BrPhotonics
Markets Insider - 2018-06-15
Englewood, Colorado, June 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lightwave Logic, Inc. (OTCQB: LWLG), a technology company focused on the development of Next Generation Photonic Devices and Non-Linear Optical Polymer Materials Systems for applications in high-speed ...

Funny questions during the JBC interviews
Rappler - 2018-06-15
"God-fearing, God-loving," Barrios said. "That's two, three words," Ilao responded. Ilao zeroed in on CA associate justice Amy Lazaro Javier's health, since her medical records revealed that she has some health issues. Lazaro said she is "on a diet" to ...

Consultative Committee proposes 'democracy fund' for fair campaign financing
Rappler - 2018-06-15
In the article, Individuals and groups who donate funds get rewarded with tax cuts. Any citizen who contributes at ... The same perks will apply to a corporation, partnership, or association that contributes at least P100,000 but not more than P3 million ...

Police slammed for 'violent dispersal' of NutriAsia contractual workers
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-15
Several NutriAsia workers started their picket line on June 2 to protest contractualization and the unjust dismissal of workers Metro Manila (CNN Philippines ... on Thursday when police attempted to break up the picket line. NutriAsia workers were on ...

CA upholds pro-Maynilad ruling
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-06-15
The Court of Appeals upheld the ruling of a lower court giving the final award to Maynilad Water Services Inc. over a tariff dispute with Metropolitan Waterworks and Services Inc. Metro Pacific Investments Corp., the parent of Maynilad, said in a ...

Nothing to be afraid of? Other countries use their national IDs in countless ways
Rappler - 2018-06-15
Aside from these functions, it can also be used for digital signatures, i-Voting, checking medical records, submitting tax claims, and using e-Prescriptions ... The program allows foreigners to manage and conduct EU business from anywhere in the world.

New Zealand to tax tourists to fund infrastructure
Rappler - 2018-06-15
A tax of NZ$25-35 (US$17-24) would be imposed on international visitors from mid-2019 while price hikes for immigration fees and visas will take effect this November. Australians and most Pacific Island forum countries will be exempt from the new charges.

How tough were the questions for Supreme Court justice applicants?
Rappler - 2018-06-15
The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) is the sole body tasked to screen would-be leaders of the judiciary. It is burdened with the responsibility to determine if an applicant meets the constitutional requirements and possesses the qualities of competence ...

Danish Anti-Piracy Lawyers Jailed For Real, Actual Stealing From Copyright Holders
Techdirt - 2018-06-15
While none of this excuses piracy or copyright infringement, boy, it sure would be nice if copyright holders and anti-piracy groups, paragons of virtue as they portend to be, wouldn't mind not using the shadiest lawyers they can find in their efforts.

6 candidates for Supreme Court vacancy face JBC
philstar.com - 2018-06-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Six of 12 candidates for the position ... Davao City Regional Trial Court Judge Carlos Espero; and former Ateneo College of Law dean Cesar Villanueva were grilled by the JBC in public interviews. The seven-member panel tested ...

Will The EU Adopt New Copyright Rules That Threaten Memes, Remixes, And Mashups?
Above the Law - 2018-06-15
Today, users can upload content to blogs, video-hosting websites, personal websites, and more. Although there is always the potential for copyright infringement, more often than not these uses are completely legitimate under existing limiting and ...

Bello has a pending criminal case at Ombudsman
Rappler - 2018-06-15
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has pending administrative and criminal cases before the Office of the Ombudsman, Rappler has learned. He will have to answer for these cases to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) when they screen him and other ...

JBC interviews candidates for SC associate justice
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 14) - The search is on for the next Supreme Court (SC) associate justice. Court of Appeals Justices Oscar Badelles, Manuel Barrios, Ramon Garcia and Amy Lazaro-Javier; Davao judge Carlos Espero, and former Ateneo Law ...

New York attorney general sues Trump Foundation
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-15
The suit alleges that the Trump Foundation engaged in "repeated and willful self-dealing transactions to benefit Mr. Trump's personal and business interests." The suit contends that the Trump Foundation used the tax-deductible donations in at least five ...

IMF warns US fiscal, trade policies create risks to global economy
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-15
The IMF praised some aspects of the US tax reform, which addressed what it said were long-overdue simplifications and reductions in the corporate rate. However, contrary to White House assertions, some features favor the wealthy, "counter to the ...

Government to release P10 billion cash aid for poor Filipinos
philstar.com - 2018-06-14
He said the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Bureau of Customs and Bureau of Treasury all posted collection improvements for the first five months of this year due to higher taxes and the growth of the economy. "The BIR alone reported an increase of ...

A Winning Strategy to Fight Chinese Intellectual Property Theft
The Daily Signal - 2018-06-14
William L. Walton is the host of "The Bill Walton Show." He is the founder and chairman of Rappahannock Ventures LLC, a private equity firm, and Rush River Entertainment, a feature-film production company. Walton is a trustee of The Heritage Foundation.

Find Out Whether Your Content Is Subject to Copyright Laws [Infographic]
Business 2 Community - 2018-06-14
You can never be too careful when it comes to choosing the right content for your brand. It is well worth taking the extra time. It ensures that you are not violating copyright infringement, especially when using these on your website.

The persistence of religion
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-14
Theme: Religious Freedom: Rights, Trends and Opportunities; held June 14, 2018, at the University of the Philippines BGC ... after the battering that religious rights have had (see the RH Law and St. Scholastica cases), religious freedom has been having ...

Talks with reds cancelled, Sison disappointed
BusinessWorld - 2018-06-14
Dureza said at a news conference in MalacaƱang on Thursday afternoon. Mr. Dureza also read a statement that went in part: "In our common effort to make sure that we achieve a conducive and enabling environment for peace, President Rodrigo Duterte ...

Labor pushes P320 hike as solons revisit TRAIN
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-14
In Photo: In this April 19, 2016, file photo, workers assemble vehicle metal parts at the Roberts Automotive and Industrial Parts Manufacturing Corp. in Industrial Park, Canlubang ... The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) said it reconsidered ...

Calida to SC: Stand pat on Sereno ouster
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-14
In the end, Calida said Sereno has only herself to blame for her ouster, as she failed to file her statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) as required by law when she was still with the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law.

CA rules actress Rosanna Roces liable to pay clinic P3.1 million for contract breach
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-14
THE Court of Appeals (CA) has found actress Rosanna "Osang" Roces liable to pay P3.1 million in damages to a popular aesthetic clinic for breach of contract after she issued several malicious statements against the company in 2004. In a 14-page ...

CA clears ex-BCDA officials over tiff with CJHDevco on Baguio development site
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-14
THE Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed its decision issued early this year clearing the former officials of state-owned Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) of administrative culpabilities in connection with its dispute with Camp John Hay ...

Rosanna Roces should pay P3.1-M in damages to Forever Flawless - CA
Rappler - 2018-06-14
MANILA, Philippines - Actress Rosanna Roces will have to pay P3.1 million in damages to Forever Flawless Face and Body Center, after the Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed an earlier decision made by a Regional Trial Court. In a 14-page decision, the CA's ...

Knesset may sue photo agency for copyright infringement
Arutz Sheva - 2018-06-14
The Knesset today turned to the Flash 90 photography agency through a law firm specializing in intellectual property, demanding monetary compensation in the amount of NIS 5 million. The claim is that Flash 90 published hundreds of photographs over the ...

SC applicants agree with U.S ruling favoring baker in gay wedding cake case
Rappler - 2018-06-14
"I may be discriminating but I am into business, and I have the absolute right to choose to whom I should sell and bake," Javier said, answering a hypothetical question if she were the baker. Equal protection clause It was retired SC justice Jose ...

CALABARZON PESO managers convene for 2nd quarter meeting
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-14
TRECE MARTIRES, Cavite, June 14 (PIA) - The Public Employment Service Office (PESO) managers and officers of the Department of Labor (DOLE) recently convened for the 2nd Quarter Meeting of the Region IV-A Alliance of Public Employment Service Officers ...

Resumption of peace talks rescheduled - Dureza
Rappler - 2018-06-14
Duterte had previously floated a July date for peace talks to restart. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has already informed the NDF of the development while Dureza has relayed matters to the Norwegian government, the 3rd party facilitating the talks.

80 hired on the spot in La Union Kalayaan job fair
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-14
(VAV/PIA La Union) SAN FERNANDO CITY, June 14 (PIA) - A total of 80 jobseekers were hired on the spot (HOTS) after joining the Kalayaan Jobs and Business Fair, the Department ... Technical Education and Skills Development Authority for training.

Mexico, Canada welcome hosting 2026 World Cup with U.S. despite frayed ties
InterAksyon - 2018-06-14
"We believe this event will become a lightning rod ... (and) transformational for the sport as kids who are now 8-, 10-, 12-years-old can all dream of potentially playing for a national team," Cordeiro said. The national team failed to qualify for the ...

Women workers on the picket frontline: Why workers of NutriAsia go on strike
Bulatlat - 2018-06-14
Christine dared the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA ... (June 14, 2018 Photo courtesy of LFS-Bulacan State University) The oppression of NutriAsia workers is what brought them together at the picket line. Arm in arm, they stand unfazed ...

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