TIMELINE: The many times Duterte and Sereno clashed
Rappler - 2018-05-20
Duterte also apologizes to Sereno for his "harsh words." In a 10-5 vote, the Supreme Court (SC) allows a hero's burial for Marcos. Sereno dissents, saying she cannot support "such an expedient and shortsighted view of Philippine history." On May 23 ...

JBC decision hinges on SC final ruling
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-19
THE Judicial and Bar Council will wait for the final ruling of the Supreme Court on the ouster of erstwhile Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno before starting the application and nomination process for aspirants to the top judiciary post. "The JBC will ...

Who is Ronnie Albao of the Tourism Promotions Board?
Rappler - 2018-05-19
MANILA, Philippines - Cesar Montano's most trusted man in the Tourism Promotions Board (TBP) is not new to national government, having started out two decades ago as an executive assistant in the office of then-Vice President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

DOLE Bicol grants P16M worth of livelihood projects for Albay, CamSur
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-05-19
LEGAZPI CITY, May 17 (PIA) -- A total of P16-million worth of livelihood assistance were distributed to 10 barangays and local government unit-proponents in the provinces of Albay and Camarines Sur during the first day of the two-day Trabaho, Negosyo at ...

More Filipino nurses seek jobs in U.S. in 2017
Rappler - 2018-05-19
Bertiz also said that Nigerians and Cubans compete with Filipinos in the US nursing labor market. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay of registered nurses in America in 2017 amounts to $70,000 (P3.66 million) per year ...

Impact of air pollution in human health, environment
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-05-19
For big industries, they are required to have a workplace environment monitoring (WEM) to determine concentrations of PM10 and PM2.5 based on the Department of Labor and Employment standards. The regional impact otherwise known as transboundary air ...

Remittance dampener
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-19
The labor row worsened when Mr. Duterte declared on April 30 that the ban on Filipino workers leaving for the Gulf nation was permanent and urged Filipinos there to come home if they were being mistreated. Bangko Sentral Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo ...

Are the UK's intellectual property laws ready for AI?
Lexology - 2018-05-19
"AI doesn't just belong to a few tech giants in Silicon Valley": these were the words of Google Cloud's chief scientist for AI, Fei-Fei Li, speaking in March 2018 at a panel discussion on the impact of AI. Whilst companies such as IBM, Microsoft and Google ...

Contract Corner: US Intellectual Property Ownership - Default Laws
JD Supra - 2018-05-18
Protecting intellectual property rights is a critical component to the success of a technology company. In order for a tech company to determine how to protect its intellectual property, the company should understand how the key intellectual property ...

TVAddons Denies Copyright Infringement Claims in Court
TorrentFreak - 2018-05-18
Kodi addon library TVAddons was dragged to court last year by Dish Networks over alleged copyright infringement. However, in a new filing TVAddons' operator Adan Lackman denies these allegations. In addition, the defense states that the broadcast provider ...

Justices need not inhibit in quo warranto case
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-18
Anybody following the developments in the petition for quo warranto which Solicitor General Jose Calida lodged in the Supreme Court against its own helmsman, Mme. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, knows that earlier on, the latter had demanded that six ...

Taiwan moves to pull skilled foreign labor
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-18
AS the impetus of Saudization and similar policies continued to slash the number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East, a new market, nearer to the Philippines, is emerging: Taiwan. Due to its aging population and declining birth rate ...

Vatican scores offshore tax havens for hurting poor
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-18
It urged better regulation of financial products and for universities to educate the next generation of business leaders about ethics, not just profits. "The recent financial crisis could have been the occasion to develop a new economy, more attentive to ...

2 Court Standards For Statutory Damages In Copyright Cases
Law360 - 2018-05-18
CHS McPherson Refinery Inc.[1] highlights a circuit split regarding how courts determine the statutory damages available for copyright infringement where multiple copyrighted expressions are at issue. Under the Copyright Act, two variables fix a copyright ...

Why Everyone Is Dressing Like They Shop at the Army Surplus Store
GQ - 2018-05-18
(His use of that camo print, in particular, has proven controversial resulting in a lawsuit over copyright infringement from Jordan Outdoor Enterprises, the parent company that owns Realtree.) West himself indulges in the look, mixed with schlubby ...

Arroyo: PH set for long term development
Sun Star - 2018-05-18
Arroyo said that with her implementation of the tax reform law, she faced opposition from both the political and business sectors that, she said, were adversely affected with the then new taxation system. But despite opposition, Arroyo said that the tax ...

WHO: One in three Filipinos die prematurely due to noncommunicable diseases
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 18) -- One in every three Filipinos will not reach the age of 70 because of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), according to health experts from the United Nations (UN). They said Filipinos are likely to die from these four ...

What to expect from the new DOT sec Berna Romulo-Puyat
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-18
Prior to her work in the government, she was a professor at the University of the Philippines where she taught ... The first year we had Luzon Visayas Mindanao, all dishes and ingredients. The second year, the first day it was about street food, second ...

1 in 3 Filipinos could die from these diseases before age 70
Rappler - 2018-05-18
MANILA, Philippines - One in every 3 people in the Philippines will die of a non-communicable disease (NCD) before he turns 70 years old, United Nations (UN) and local health experts reported after 5 days of dialogues. Filipinos are vulnerable to these 4 ...

FACT CHECK: Old news clips used in 'latest update' on complaints vs Trillanes
Rappler - 2018-05-18
The one filed in February 2017 by lawyer Abelardo de Jesus was based on two things: Trillanes' allegations in 2015 that two Court of Appeals (CA) associate justices each received a P25-million bribe to stop the suspension of then Makati mayor Jejomar Binay ...

Gov't lifts total deployment ban to Kuwait
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 18) -- The Department of Labor Employment has lifted the ban on sending Filipino workers to Kuwait in line with President Rodrigo Duterte's order. Administrative Orders 254 and 254-A issued by Labor Secretary Silvestre ...

Jaybee Sebastian will plead guilty in De Lima drug trade case - DOJ
Rappler - 2018-05-18
Ocampo and the DOJ are aided by a Supreme Court ruling which says "the trial court can simply order that another complaint or information be filed without discharging the accused from custody." It was a ruling that dissenter Senior Associate Justice ...

Opposition lawmakers to seek impeachment of 8 SC justices who ousted Sereno
Rappler - 2018-05-18
MANILA, Philippines - Opposition lawmakers want to impeach the 8 Supreme Court (SC) justices who voted to oust Maria Lourdes Sereno as chief justice. Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman, Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin, and Magdalo ...

Youth groups to hold 'Black Friday' protest vs. Sereno ouster
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 18) -- Various youth groups are flocking to the streets of Manila on Friday to condemn the Supreme Court decision to oust Maria Lourdes Sereno from the Chief Justice post, a move the protesters say consolidates President ...

Senators: Supreme Court set 'dangerous precedent'
Sun Star - 2018-05-18
MANILA -- More than half of the Philippine Senate asked the Supreme Court on May 17 to review its decision to oust its chief justice, calling the ruling a "dangerous precedent" that infringed on Congress' constitutionally given power to impeach senior ...

Philippine senators: Supreme Court set 'dangerous precedent'
News Philippines Yahoo - 2018-05-18
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- More than half of the Philippine Senate asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to review its decision to oust its chief justice, calling the ruling a "dangerous precedent" that infringed on Congress' constitutionally given power ...

Drake May Go to Trial Over Unauthorized Use of His Name and Likeness
Complex - 2018-05-17
Drake is possibly headed to trial after a company that sued him in the past for copyright infringement went ahead and used Drake's image and likeness without the rapper's permission, according to the Hollywood Reporter. After Drake released "Pound Cake ...

Monsod: Senate should assert its power on removal of chief justice
philstar.com - 2018-05-17
Christian Monsod, one of the framers of the constitution, said on Thursday: "Senate should protest because the exercise of Supreme Court civil action is a derogation of the powers of the Senate, who co-opted this process." Monsod was one of the ...

WB: Urban areas key to Philippine development
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-17
The urban areas are where localization and globalization forces intersect, innovation occurs, new jobs are created, and lifestyles are largely set, the paper said. The Philippine economy ... relatively high education level (though it noted the advantage ...

DOJ insists on keeping PCGG, OGCC as Palace backs abolition bid
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-17
It noted that one of the functions of the OSG is to represent the government in the Supreme Court (SC) and the Court of Appeals (CA) in all criminal proceedings. Likewise, the OSG is tasked to represent the government and its officers in the SC ...

PSA needs P30.48 billion to fund six-year statistics program
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-17
The national government needs to spend some P30.48 billion to ... some 20 percent will be used for agriculture and agrarian reform statistics; 14.5 percent will be spent on data for environment and natural resource statistics; 11.7 percent for other ...

After deployment ban lifting, 5,000 OFWs set to fly to Kuwait
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-17
He said another 15,000 would follow suit once the processing of their documentation with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration is completed. "But this time we will be stricter with their deployment.... We will be strict in requiring them to ...

NTRC: Reduction of corporate income tax to be staggered
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-17
Based on a tax-research journal published by the NTRC entitled, Comparative Corporate Income Taxation in Asean Member-Countries the state-run think-tank said the reduction in CIT will make the Philippines more competitive with its neighbors in the ...

PHL leads Asia Pacific on gender equality in work
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-17
These are among the findings of McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), the ... professional and technical jobs; perceived wage gap for similar work; leadership positions; and unpaid care work. The Philippines scored a GPS of 0.73 on gender equality in work ...

Senate votes 18-0 to pass PH tech startup bill on final reading
newsbytes.ph - 2018-05-17
If enacted into law, innovative startups will enjoy benefits such as tax breaks and grants and other forms of assistance, including a faster process for business registration. Innovative start-ups could also avail of technical assistance and training ...

Officials to work on Kuwait labor deal rules after Ramadan
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 17) -- Rules to implement a labor deal between the Philippines and Kuwait will be ironed out after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, on official said Thursday. "Ang importante ngayon ay mahusay na mahusay tayong ...

Boundary issues in Marilog affecting tax collection
Sun Star - 2018-05-17
But outside of our jurisdiction we cannot of course collect," Lopez said, adding that once the concerns on boundaries had been determined, full swing of the tax collection will commence. Lopez said they cannot yet determine the amount of surcharges that ...

Palace: Senators free to sign resolution urging SC to review Sereno ouster
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-17
Senators are free to sign the resolution urging the Supreme Court to review its decision to oust Chief Justice Maria Lourdes A. Sereno, Malacanang said on Thursday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry L. Roque, Jr. said in a briefing that the Palace respects ...

Solons to file impeachment cases vs 8 SC justices who voted to oust Sereno
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-17
Lawmakers from the opposition bloc Magnificent 7 on Thursday said they are eyeing to file an impeachment complaint against the eight justices who granted the quo warranto petition to remove Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno. Akbayan Rep.

Hanjin subcontractor suspended over fatal accident; workers blame labor subcontracting for unsafe workplace
BusinessMirror - 2018-05-17
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT -- Authorities have suspended a subcontractor at the Hanjin shipyard in the Redondo Peninsula here after an accident last Saturday killed one worker and injured three others when they fell off a collapsed platform mounted at the side of ...

Crypto Copycats Beware: Fair Use Of Financial Technology In Wake Of Oracle v. Google
JD Supra - 2018-05-17
FinTech companies beware: your use of code that was originally developed via open-source methods may not be shielded from future copyright infringement claims by the fair use doctrine. Recently, in Oracle America, Inc. v. Google LLC, 750 F.3d 1339 (2014 ...

Trump says some migrants are 'animals'
Rappler - 2018-05-17
They are human beings," said Colorado Congressman Jared Polis. California Governor Jerry Brown said "Trump is lying on immigration, lying about crime and lying about the laws of California." "Flying in a dozen Republican politicians to flatter him and ...

Solons to seek impeachment of 8 justices over Sereno ouster
UNTV - 2018-05-17
Maria Lourdes Sereno as chief justice of the Supreme Court (SC.) Akbayan Partylist representative Tom Villarin on Thursday, May 17, said the impeachment complaint against the eight justices will be filed before session breaks in June. Villarin is among the ...

Sandiganbayan acquits Rosario Uriarte of plunder in PCSO intel fund scam case
Rappler - 2018-05-17
Uriarte was the last accused in the plunder case. The Sandiganbayan earlier acquitted 6 of Uriarte's co-accused from 2015 to 2017, while the Supreme Court (SC) acquitted two in July 2016, including former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Uriarte was ...

BIR warns LGUs that their fundraising activities are not tax-exempt
BusinessWorld - 2018-05-17
THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) warned local government units (LGUs) conducting commercial activities to pay the corresponding taxes. "There are many local government units that undertake proprietary activities to create additional sources of revenue.

Duterte orders lifting of labour deployment ban to Kuwait
InterAksyon - 2018-05-17
They say excessively long hours and insufficient flexibility to change contracts or return home contravene international labor laws and deprive workers of their human rights. -- Editing By Gareth Jones

Duterte orders lifting of labour deployment ban to Kuwait
InterAksyon - 2018-05-17
They say excessively long hours and insufficient flexibility to change contracts or return home contravene international labor laws and deprive workers of their human rights. -- Editing By Gareth Jones

Trillanes loses SC plea, faces damage suit
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-17
The SC held that there is sufficient standards and guidelines that has been set in its past decisions by which the trial court and the Court of Appeals can address and resolve the issue of parliamentary immunity raised by petitioner. Even if the direct ...

Taking care of our barangay officials
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-05-17
This bill seeks to amend the current Local Government Code, wherein 1 percent shall be added to the share of the local government in the national internal revenue taxes, increasing it to 41 percent from 40 percent. The additional 1percent shall be added to ...

Senate to file resolution questioning Supreme Court decision to oust Sereno
CNN Philippines - 2018-05-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 17) -- At least 13 lawmakers have signed the Senate resolution that challenges the Supreme Court's decision to remove Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno through a quo warranto petition, said Senator Francis "Kiko ...

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