Manila aims to bring back old glory
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-29
In June 2017 Estrada forged a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Philippine Reclamation Authority and real-estate company J-Bros Construction Corp. for the construction of a P100-billion, 419-hectare commercial district in another portion of the bay.

PHL, Unido to work on innovation, capacity-building programs
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-29
The Unido Country Program aims to address key issues including challenges in investment and ease in doing business, competitiveness, innovation in the industry sector, skills mismatch (labor force vis-à-vis industry needs), availability of data and ...

Intellectual Property Law Considerations in the Brave New World of Blockchain
Lexology - 2018-06-29
Blockchain is a transformative technology that already is altering the way business is done across many industries. The name "blockchain" refers to digital, decentralized and distributed ledger technology that provides a means to immutably record ...

More funding under federalism for Cordillera
Sun Star - 2018-06-29
NCR, Calabarzon and Central Luzon receive 62.04 percent of the GDP. "The difficulty that we have encountered is the setup of the Bureau of Internal Revenue having district representation which does not follow the political districts that we have.

Velez: Finding my church in the time of Dutertismo
Sun Star - 2018-06-29
Sundays would mean Sunday School, and later in my college years, Sunday worship ... just like those debates at Rizal Park. When the President mocked the Original Sin doctrine and claimed he speaks to his own god, now we see this kind of debates online ...

Elon Musk in copyright spat over flatulent unicorn
World IP Review - 2018-06-29
Matt Jones, partner at EIP, said: "What we have here is one party being accused by another of copyright infringement and, apparently, admitting to the actions they are being accused of--but refusing to pay compensation to the creator." According to ...

SCOTUS agrees to hear copyright registration clash
World IP Review - 2018-06-29
The US Supreme Court is set to clarify whether copyright protection must be registered or merely applied for before suing for infringement, after agreeing to hear Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp v yesterday. The main question directed to ...

Facebook's $500M Verdict Loss In Oculus Copyright Case Dramatically Reduced
HotHardware - 2018-06-29
Judge Kinkeade upheld the 2017 ruling that awarded ZeniMax $200 million for breach of contract and $50 million for copyright infringement. The $250 million that the judge wiped out included damages that Oculus co-founders Brendan Iribe and Palmer Luckey ...

P500K at stake for seafarers turned entrepreneurs
Sun Star - 2018-06-29
TO help Filipino seafarers intending to venture into social entrepreneurship, the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), in partnership with Integrated Seafarers of the Philippines (ISP ...

Sources: Supreme Court asks Duterte to comment on ouster petition
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-29
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 29) -- The Supreme Court is giving President Rodrigo Duterte 10 days to comment on an ouster petition filed against him, sources told CNN Philippines. The quo warranto petition was filed by suspended lawyer Elly ...

DOST, DTI collaborate for weaving industry plan
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-29
There are services for the weaving sector provided by regional line agencies in terms of training ... Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, Department of Labor and Employment, Department of ...

Ed Sheeran Is Facing Copyright Infringement Suit Over 'Thinking of You'
AceShowBiz - 2018-06-29
Structured Asset Sales claims the song features the same melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums, bassline, backing chorus, tempo, syncopation and looping as Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On'. AceShowbiz - Ed Sheeran is facing a new $100 million (£76 million ...

PH hosts ASEAN Confab to advance gender mainstreaming in the region
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-29
Ambassador Rosario G. Manalo, Women's Rights Expert, UN Committee on CEDAW, and former Philippine Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights discusses the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against ...

Jolibee refuses to regularize workers, lays off 400
Bulatlat - 2018-06-29
Rogelio Magistrado, president of the Samahang Manggagawa Jollibee Foods Corporation (SM-JFC) appealed to the public to avoid buying products of JFC and its affiliates and subsidiaries until JFC fully implements the DOLE order to regularize its contractual ...

US ambassador to China expresses concerns about obstacles to intellectual property
FXStreet - 2018-06-29
He is hopefully there is still a chance to address non-tariff barriers and loss of intellectual property. Wants stronger law - which is the right way to deal with investment issue. Information on these pages contains forward-looking statements that involve ...

Facebook boosts ad transparency as it braces for Brazil, U.S. elections
Rappler - 2018-06-29
CALIFORNIA, USA - Facebook announced new steps Thursday, June 28, US time, to let people see who is behind ads and other content on the leading social network as it braced for elections in the US and Brazil. The moves come as Facebook strives to avoid ...

Oculus to pay $250 million in infringement case, but it's a win
TechSpot - 2018-06-28
A jury ruled in favor of ZeniMax and ordered Oculus to fork over $500 million for breach of contract and copyright infringement. Yesterday in an appeal to a US District Court in Dallas, the VR headset maker saw its penalty cut in half. The original ruling ...

Senate panel advances music bill endorsed by Smokey Robinson
The San Francisco Examiner - 2018-06-28
It would also streamline the music licensing process and help streaming music companies head off copyright infringement lawsuits. Chairman Charles E. Grassley said after the committee markup that he hoped to work out differences of an offset for the music ...

Tax effort improves in 5 months - 2018-06-28
Of the amount, P827.7 billion was collected by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), while the remaining P229.4 billion was contributed by the Bureau of Customs (BOC). The DOF attributed the increase in government revenue to the implementation of the Tax ...

Timely and useful reminders - 2018-06-28
Remember Glyzelle, the young girl who asked Pope Francis at UST, "Why does God allow children to suffer? "These questions are always raised and will continue to be raised. As a constructive step, perhaps, we can invite our philosophers, scientists ...

Appeals Court Says You Can Copyright A Collection Of Facts... If You Leave Out A Few
Techdirt - 2018-06-28
It found one, and sued for copyright infringement. The Supreme Court rejected it, noting that copyright does not apply to facts, and clearly rejecting any notion that mere "sweat of the brow" in collecting facts gives you a copyright. This was good.

Withdrawing from the ICC - 2018-06-28
I understand that a case has been filed before the Supreme Court requiring that the matter of withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court be subjected to the concurrence of Senate in the same way that the Constitution requires its ...

Ed Sheeran's Copyright Battles Are Much Weirder Than Anyone Can Imagine
The Hollywood Reporter - 2018-06-28
He's also been repeatedly sued for copyright infringement. He had to give up part ownership of "Photograph" last year to settle one lawsuit. He's also facing pending litigation over a song he penned for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. But in terms of sheer ...

And now a word from Mayor Sara - 2018-06-28
Speaking of faith, religion and understanding, I hope no major protests or exchanges of stinging words erupt not only in the United States but in countries with majority Muslim populations, with that recent ruling by the US Supreme Court upholding ...

Ex-Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo, Usec withdrew P2.5 million-worth of Duty Free goods - COA report
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 28) -- Resigned Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo and a former Tourism executive withdrew millions-worth of luxury items from Duty Free stores in 2017 and charged these to the funds intended to fuel the department's programs ...

National government cuts 3rd-quarter domestic borrowings to P300 billion
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-28
National Treasurer Rosalia V. de Leon cited the good performance of both the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and Bureau of Customs (BOC), as well as the successful retail Treasury bond (RTB) issuance earlier in the month. "[The lower amount is due to ...

Daquis delivers as Cignal picks up second PSL win
Rappler - 2018-06-28
After a 15-point rout in the first set, the HD Spikers had to labor their way through the late rally of the Giga Hitters in the next two sets. Cignal squandered a 17-12 spread as Smart rallied back to tie it to 20-all off an ace from Alina Bicar.

CA allows policeman to testify in Jee Ick Joo slay
Rappler - 2018-06-28
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) junked the appeal of accused policemen to stop a fellow cop from testifying on the case of slain South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo. The CA, through Associate Justice Myra Garcia-Fernandez, agreed with ...

Australia: immigration blueprint or reputational blot?
News Philippines Yahoo - 2018-06-28
Faced with boatloads of desperate people from war-torn Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and the Middle East setting sail from Indonesia and ... an international migration expert at Sydney University, told AFP. "No doubt Australia is held up as an example by the ...

Asean's disharmony with intellectual property
The Straits Times - 2018-06-28
Dealing with a copycat culture and the need to protect traditional knowledge are part and parcel of IP issues for Asean Talking about intellectual property in developing countries is often difficult and tricky. The issue is not a lack of entrepreneurship ...

Trump gets historic chance to shift Supreme Court to right
Rappler - 2018-06-28
WASHINGTON DC, USA - President Donald Trump on Wednesday, June 27, secured a historic chance to shift the US Supreme Court decisively to the right as Justice Anthony Kennedy, the tie-breaking vote between the bench's liberal and conservative judges ...

Pres. Duterte enjoins new village execs: support campaign to suppress street crimes
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-28
Duterte stressed that under the law, the frisking of loiterers and taking into custody of minors are legal unless the Supreme Court declares otherwise. He added that invoking police power of the state to establish order and safety is not subject to ...

Disney's insurance company suing Harvey Weinstein to avoid paying bail, legal fees
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-28
But Steadfast is disputing the claim and filed suit in the New York Supreme Court this week. Steadfast is also looking to recoup any money they've already paid in connection with Weinstein's criminal case. Weinstein, 66, has pleaded not guilty two counts ...

Mexico campaign closes with leftist 'AMLO' looking unstoppable
Rappler - 2018-06-28
Mexico's next president faces a laundry list of challenges, including crime, corruption, a lackluster economy and a complicated relationship with the United States under President Donald Trump, whose anti-trade and anti-immigration policies have turned ...

DOLE leads observance of World Day Against Child Labor
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-27
MANILA, June 27, (PIA) - - Around 500 child laborer from different parts of Metro Manila (MM ... of Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Inc. (FFCCCII) represented by Ms. Mary Go Ng by donating schools bags and school supplies to the child laborers ...

DOLE leads observance of World Day Against Child Labor
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-06-27
DSWD Usec. Francisco Domagoso reads a storybook to children during the observance of World Day Against Child Labor held Saturday, June 23 at the San Andres Sports Complex in Manila. MANILA, June 28, (PIA) - - Around 500 child laborer from different parts ...

P650-million worth of surety bonds released to PAL - 2018-06-27
PAL appealed the case which reached the Supreme Court. It posted the corresponding supersedeas bond while the case was being heard. The high tribunal, in a recent decision dated March 13, 2018 and penned by Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin, ruled in favor ...

Supreme Court Says Patent Owners Can Recover Foreign Lost Profits - Intellectual Property News
JD Supra - 2018-06-27
In a long-awaited decision, the United States Supreme Court on Friday held that WesternGeco is entitled to lost profits resulting from the infringing export from the U.S. of components of a patented system assembled and sold outside of the United States.

Agreement Reached to End Children's Book Infringement Case
U.S. News & World Report - 2018-06-27
A group that preserves and promotes the work of a deaf, self-taught Idaho artist whose creations appear in museums around the world has agreed to dismiss its copyright infringement lawsuit against an Oregon children's book author. The Boise, Idaho-based ...

Sides agree to dismiss children's book infringement lawsuit
KTVB - 2018-06-27
BOISE - A group that preserves and promotes the work of a deaf, self-taught Idaho artist whose creations appear in museums around the world has agreed to dismiss its copyright infringement lawsuit against an Oregon children's book author. The Boise ...

Maynilad, Manila Water push for rate increases - 2018-06-27
On the water rate hike, Lopez-owned Manila Water and Maynilad Water Services Inc. both called for a rate rebasing scheme ... Manila Water, in a statement, said it considered its company income tax and other expenses like sports activities in requesting ...

BIR seeks harsher penalties for delinquent taxpayers
Sun Star - 2018-06-27
THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region 4 based in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga is seeking harsher penalties for tax violations in relation to the new standards set under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) law.

Highlights from the oral arguments on same-sex marriage - 2018-06-27
MANILA, Philippines -- In May 2015 ... Article XV provides: Section 1: The State recognizes the Filipino family as the foundation of the nation. Accordingly, it shall strengthen its solidarity and actively promote its total development.

NutriAsia welcomes DOLE ruling on striking workers
CNN Philippines - 2018-06-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 27) -- Food condiment giant NutriAsia welcomed the ruling of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on the status of workers on strike in its Bulacan plant. It said DOLE Region 3 has confirmed the workers are ...

Robredo, Marcos camp defend public remarks, vow to abide by PET rules - 2018-06-27
accused Robredo for committing electoral fraud to win the vice presidency in the 2016 national elections. Recount on his poll protest started two months ago, and is currently ongoing at the Supreme Court compound in Manila.

PUBG reportedly drops Fortnite copyright lawsuit
PC Gamer - 2018-06-27
As told by Shaun last month, the Korea-based PUBG Corp filed an injunction against Epic Korea in January, alleging copyright infringement. The Seoul Central District Court was to rule on the perceived infractions, but Bloomberg reports the case as ...

Bluehole drops Epic Games copyright infringement lawsuit
Dot Esports - 2018-06-27
Bluehole Studios, the developer behind PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has ended its lawsuit against Epic Games. But it looks like the legal battle royale is over before it really got going. Bloomberg reports that Bluehole filed a letter of withdrawal with ...

De Lima seeks SC okay to attend oral argument on ICC withdrawal
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-27
DETAINED Sen. Leila M. de Lima has asked the Supreme Court (SC) to allow her to personally represent herself during the oral argument on the two petitions seeking to declare as invalid the decision of President Duterte to withdraw from the Rome Statute of ...

Withholding on retirement benefits
BusinessMirror - 2018-06-27
Based merely on the forgoing conditions, an employee covered under a Bureau of Internal Revenue-approved retirement plan would be subject to tax but not if he is not covered under a retirement plan or if the retirement plan is not a BIR-approved plan.

PR: Protect your designs when selling in the US, leading copyright lawyer urges - 2018-06-27
Businesses exporting to the US should ensure they protect themselves against copyright infringement, according to a leading intellectual property expert. Tony Catterall, Head of Intellectual Property at Taylors Solicitors in Manchester/Blackburn ...

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