Court rejects bid to save 259 trees from Pampanga road project
Rappler - 5 months ago
Environmentalists have lost their bid to save around 259 trees along the Fil-Am Friendship Circumferential Road in Angeles City, Pampanga, but they said the legal battle is far from over. In an 88-page decision dated January 4 - which the Save the Trees Coalition (STC) received on Tuesday,

US Treasury names officials expected to lead Biden's global tax crackdown
Rappler - 5 months ago
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen adds a clutch of former Obama administration officials to her leadership circle who have extensive tax, legal, and international economics backgrounds

Paramount, BET Escape 'What Men Want' Infringement Claims
Law360 - 5 months ago
A California federal judge tossed a screenwriter's copyright infringement claims alleging the Paramount Pictures Corp. and Black Entertainment Television LLC movie "What Men Want" features a plot stolen from his screenplay that never got made,

Lawyers press facial review of terror law
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
One need not be charged to contest the legality of the antiterrorism law in the Supreme Court since it impinges on free speech and other civil rights, argued two lawyers who

BIR streamlines documentary requirements for VAT refund claims
Gov - 5 months ago
No. 47-2020 (effective January 1 9, 2021[1]) to streamline the documentary requirements and procedures in the filing and processing of VAT refund claims pursuant to Section 112 of the National Internal Revenue Code

DOLE extends assistance to family of slain OFW in Abu Dhabi
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has extended assistance to the bereaved family of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Abu Dhabi, whose body was found around 10

Bill lowering corporate income tax up for Duterte signature
Rappler - 5 months ago
The two chambers of Congress ratify the bicam report on the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) bill

House ratifies bill seeking to reform corporate income taxes, incentives
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
The House of Representatives ratified Wednesday the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) Act, which seeks to reform corporate income taxes and

Anti-terror law oral arguments: Can Duterte, Congress be left to own discretion?
Rappler - 5 months ago
The executive's arrest and detention powers under the anti-terror law took away civil liberties that have been guaranteed to Filipinos since the 1899 Malolos Constitution, says opposition congressman

Lark mentee Mark Joseph David steers Pal Maritime Corp. towards successful future
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
Pal Maritime President and Crewing Director, Mark Joseph David was chosen as one of two mentees under Lark's New Normal Business Council and Mentorship Program last year. As a second-generation partner in the agency,

Pick charter over terror law, petitioners urge Supreme Court
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
THE Supreme Court was urged on Tuesday by various groups and individuals seeking to scrap the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020... The Supreme Court has reminded anti-illegal drug operatives that keeping ...

Biden treads carefully in unwinding hardline Trump immigration policies
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday will order a review of asylum processing at the U.S.-Mexico border and the immigration system as he seeks to undo some of former President Donald

Anti-terror law oral arguments: 'No other law punishes our state of mind'
Rappler - 5 months ago
"Are you not comfortable that the Court of Appeals will issue the order on a probable cause?" Carandang asked. "Not in that sense, your honor, because the Court of Appeals will ask what act was ...

National Government may cut workforce in 2022
BusinessWorld - 5 months ago
DEPARTMENTS under the National Government may have to reduce their workforce when some projects will be devolved to local government units (LGUs) starting next year, the Budget chief said. In a webinar on Tuesday,

SC hears arguments on anti-terror law
The Manila Times - 5 months ago
The Supreme Court on Tuesday started hearing oral arguments on the controversial Anti-Terrorism Law. During the en banc hearing chaired by Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta, the 37 petitioners who questioned the constitutionality of the law were represented by their respective counsels.

Lark Mentee Mark Joseph David steers Pal Maritime Corporation towards a successful future
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
Pal Maritime President and Crewing Director, Mark Joseph David was chosen as one of two mentees under Lark's New Normal Business Council and Mentorship Program last year. As a second-generation

LIVE UPDATES: Supreme Court oral arguments on anti-terror law
Rappler - 5 months ago
The debate will focus on the purpose of the anti-terror law and how it possibly violates the Constitution and other existing laws. Bookmark and refresh this page for updates and analyses.

Bello: No ban on deployment of OFWs to UAE
BusinessMirror - 5 months ago
He said the UAE government also helped the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in repatriating the remains of Daynolo during the weekend. Daynolo, a 30-year old receptionist at a ...

Caregivers needed in Israel -TESDA
Gov - 5 months ago
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is calling for Caregiving National Certificate (NC) II holders for job opportunities in Israel.TESDA said the job opportunity is under a government-to-government scheme and with no required

Terror law challengers, SolGen face off at SC
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
Lawyers representing individuals and groups against the antiterror law will face off on Tuesday with the Office of the Solicitor General at the Supreme Court for oral arguments

Tribunal holds mock bar exams amid coronavirus
BusinessWorld - 5 months ago
THE SUPREME Court conducted mock digital bar exams on Sunday amid a coronavirus pandemic, it said in a statement on Monday. "The Supreme Court successfully conducted a pilot/mock bar as part of the process of transitioning into fully digital but localized bar examinations,

Arriving in Cebu from abroad? Here's what you need to know
Rappler - 5 months ago
If you're coming to the Philippines from another country via Cebu, there are a dozen steps to go through before you can go home

WATCH: Supreme Court anti-terror law oral arguments
Rappler - 5 months ago
After a long wait, the Supreme Court oral arguments on the anti-terror law finally pushes through, with 8 oralists representing the 37 petitions going face to face with Solicitor General Jose Calida.

Duterte vows justice for OFW found dead in Abu Dhabi
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5 months ago
"May autopsy rin pong nangyayari ngayon sa panig ng NBI at lahat po ng gastos para ilibing si Mary Anne ay sagot po ng ating OWWA [Overseas Workers Welfare Administration]," said Roque

Bonanza for local govt
BusinessMirror - 2021-02-01
Funding sources of LGUs principally come from their tax collections from business and real property impositions, and subsidies or support from the national government, including the Internal ...

SC to hear arguments vs Anti-Terrorism Act
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-31
AFTER two postponements, the Supreme Court (SC) is finally set to hold an oral argument tomorrow on the legal issues being raised against the provisions of the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 and its implementing rules and regulations.

SC holds mock bar exams in 4 areas preparatory to digital tests in November
Manila Bulletin - 2021-01-31
The Supreme Court (SC) conducted on Sunday, Jan. 31, an online pilot or mock bar examinations in preparation for the digital tests in November this year for the 2020 and 2021 law graduates.

Hampered by pandemic, BIR racing to collect P4-billion Isabela taxes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-30
Hampered by the pandemic, the Bureau of Internal Revenue in Isabela has accelerated its tax collection among wholesalers, large distributors of goods, contractors, hardware

Passage of tax perks bill expected in 2 weeks
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-29
A delayed tax reform bill that would significantly cut corporate taxes will be passed in two weeks, according to Sen. Ralph Recto. This is the latest promise for a measure that could have already

SC rejects Calida plea; ATA oral arguments to push through on Feb. 2
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-29
Oral arguments on petitions against the Anti-Terror Act (ATA) will push through on February 2, the Supreme Court (SC) has said, after it denied the bid of Solicitor General

SC junks Calida plea, pushes through with anti-terror law oral arguments
Rappler - 2021-01-29
Citing COVID-19 'psych trauma,' the solicitor general wanted the oral arguments canceled. The justices would hear none of it.

Leonen: I'm not cut out to be Chief Justice at this time
Rappler - 2021-01-29
When Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta retires in March, Associate Justice Marvic Leonen will be among the most senior justices who will be automatically nominated for the top Supreme Court post

US outraged by release of Daniel Pearl's killer - White House
Rappler - 2021-01-29
Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who was the main suspect in the 2002 kidnapping and murder of the Wall Street Journal reporter, is acquitted by a panel of 3 judges

Ecozones waiting with bated breath: Vaccine for people, reforms for business
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-29
No economic zone was raised last year, and the same may be expected this year. As the business sector tries to reverse losses incurred from the Covid-19 lockdowns, a group of economic zone developers will play the year by ear.

BI needs 195 immigration officers
Gov - 2021-01-29
CALOOCAN CITY, Jan. 29 (PIA) - The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is in need of 195 immigration officers to augment the number of personnel deployed at international airports and seaports nationwide. BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said they have opened the ...

Islamist convicted of beheading US journalist Daniel Pearl to go free
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-01-28
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the release of an Islamist convicted of beheading American journalist Daniel Pearl, a decision that has left his family in

Ex-justice is amicus curiae in anti-terror case
The Manila Times - 2021-01-28
The Supreme Court has named a former member as an amicus curiae for the oral arguments on the Anti-Terrorism Law. In an en banc resolution, the court appointed retired Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza as amicus curiae or friend of the court.

Tax, financial sector reforms: Light at end of virus tunnel, or bad timing?
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-28
ALL eyes are on the fiscal reforms backed by the Department of Finance (DOF), especially now that the pandemic threatens to wipe out the economic gains of the Duterte administration. Three years after President Duterte signed into law the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN)--the first package

DOJ chief favors Con-Ass if Charter change is limited to economic provisions
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-28
JUSTICE Secretary Menardo Guevarra said the proposed amendment of the 1987 Constitution for the purpose of easing up economic restrictions should be left to the discretion of Congress. In his view, amending the Constitution through a constitutional convention (Con-Con) where delegates are elected by the people would only be

PH economy plunges by record -9.5% in 2020 as Q4 GDP maintains slump
CNN Philippines - 2021-01-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 28) -- The Philippine economy shrank by another 8.3% in the last three months of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cripple consumer spending and ...

PLM College of Law professor appointed Supreme Court Associate Justice
Gov - 2021-01-28
College of Law Professor is appointed as Supreme Court Associate Justice today by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.Justice Jhosep Y. Lopez was chosen by President Duterte as the new Associate Justice of the Supremem Court,

PLM College of Law professor appointed Supreme Court Associate Justice
Gov - 2021-01-28
College of Law Professor is appointed as Supreme Court Associate Justice today by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.Justice Jhosep Y. Lopez was chosen by President Duterte as the new Associate Justice of the Supremem Court,

Intellectual property filings declined in 2020­-IPOPHL
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-28
The Covid-19 pandemic has prevented innovators from carrying on with their projects as intellectual property (IP) applications filed before the government last year went down by mostly double digits.

SC orders Nueva Ecija judge to justify order on poll dispute
BusinessMirror - 2021-01-27
A trial court judge is now in hot water after the Supreme Court ordered him to answer an administrative complaint lodged against him by Jaen, Nueva Ecija Mayor Sylvia Austria. Mayor Austria has accused Branch 27,

Governors urge national government for immediate approval of additional US$280 Million fund for DA
Gov - 2021-01-27
BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 27 -- The League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) has called on the national government for the immediate approval and release of the US$ 280 Million (around Php 14 billion) second additional financing from the World Bank for the ...

DOLE-RCC 12 holds caravan for displaced workers in Polomolok
Gov - 2021-01-27
With DOLE as the lead agency, the RCC is composed of Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB), National Conciliation and Mediation Board ...

Tax-related digitalization projects, fuel marking program to be fully implemented this year
Gov - 2021-01-27
The Department of Finance (DOF) expects the full nationwide implementation in 2021 of the fuel marking program and several digitalization projects to improve tax administration, in step with its goal of utilizing new technologies to improve tax compliance and fight

Tax-related digitalization projects, fuel marking program to be fully implemented this year
Gov - 2021-01-27
The Department of Finance (DOF) expects the full nationwide implementation in 2021 of the fuel marking program and several digitalization projects to improve tax administration, in step with its goal of utilizing new technologies to improve tax compliance and fight

Charter change debates in Philippines: Latest updates, videos, analysis
Rappler - 2021-01-27
asked Monsod. Former Supreme Court justice Adolf Azcuna, a member of the 1986 Constitutional Commission (ConCom), said charter changes should be limited to "flexible" economic provisions and should not extend to "bedrock principles" that are meant ...

Airport City displaces Bulacan fisherfolk
Rappler - 2021-01-27
Less than a month since the filing of a writ of kalikasan plea, the Supreme Court (SC) junked the petition of Bulakan, Bulacan fisherfolk and civil society groups against the construction of the New Manila International Airport (NMIA). On January 5 ...

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