CDC order leaves 1,000 Filipino seafarers languishing in hotels
BusinessMirror - 2020-12-04
Eric Pineda, Pacman party-list chairman, of the House Committee on Labor and Deployment, who in turn wrote a letter to Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Administrator Bernard ...

Enabling displaced OFWs to restart and rise again
Manila Bulletin - 2020-12-04
Cola partners with OWWA, TESDA, PTTC for OFW RISE Program With more than 327,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) returning to the country after being displaced from their jobs abroad due to the COVID-19 pandemic,

Los Ba├▒os, Laguna mayor shot dead by unknown gunmen - 2020-12-04
Los Ba├▒os Mayor Cesar Perez was shot dead by unidentified gunmen inside the municipal compound Thursday evening, police said. Police Lt. Col. Chitadel Gaoiran, Laguna Police Provincial Office spokesperson,

Hackers targeting COVID-19 vaccine supply chain, IBM warns
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-04
With multiple vaccines close to becoming available in a world gripped by the coronavirus pandemic, manufacturers have become the target of hackers trying to steal

Garrigues Launches Antitrust, Economic Regulation and Intellectual Property Practice in Peru
Law - 2020-12-03
Spanish law firm Garrigues has launched an antitrust, economic regulation and intellectual property practice in Lima, bringing on lawyer Ivo Gagliuffi and economist Javier Coronado. The hires are consistent with a trend that has seen Spanish firms expand ...

Joblessness down in October, but largely because people quit looking for work - 2020-12-03
Fewer Filipinos went jobless and out of business in October, but this was largely a result of more people stopping job search for various reasons including going back to school or their old jobs getting killed by the ongoing digital shift.

Toyota gives Hiace Commuter owners livelihood push with Oil-In offer
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-03
The ongoing pandemic has greatly affected transportation, further underscoring the importance of mobility for people from all walks of life. As quarantine guidelines ease up in different parts of

PSA says 3.8M Filipinos jobless as of October
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-03
Around 3.8 million Filipinos aged 15 years old and above are unemployed as of October this year, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). PSA said this is

Labor group hoping Senate will act swiftly on Security of Tenure Bill
Manila Bulletin - 2020-12-03
For the Nagkaisa Labor Coalition, House Bill 7036 or the Security of Tenure (SOT) Bill, is already a small step in fighting contractualization.

Labor group thumbs down new security of tenure bill
Manila Bulletin - 2020-12-03
The Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino has thumbed down the new security of tenure bill that the House of Representatives passed on third and final reading on Dec. 1 junked.

Unemployment eases to 8.7% in October 2020, but workers looking for more jobs
Rappler - 2020-12-03
The number of jobless Filipinos goes down in October, but the number of employed people who are still looking for extra jobs remains high

Biden set to revamp US trade tactics -- but not policy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-03
WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden undoubtedly has plans to roll back many of President Donald Trump's policies when he takes charge of the White House next month, but when it

Seinfeld Says Failed Copyright Suit Should Not 'Get A Pass'
Law360 - 2020-12-02
Jerry Seinfeld is urging a New York federal court to award him the nearly $1 million he spent defeating a lawsuit that accused him of stealing "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," saying the accuser shouldn't "get a pass" simply because the show makes plenty of money.

Solons, labor group: Security of Tenure Act in Bicam may not spell end of endo
BusinessMirror - 2020-12-02
The House of Representatives has approved on second reading the bill seeking to grant additional benefits to... Lawmakers and a labor group on Wednesday said the passage of the proposed Security ...

Security of tenure bill gets House nod - 2020-12-02
The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill that seeks to strengthen the security of tenure of workers in the private sector and put an end to labor-only contracting.

SC chief Peralta retiring early - 2020-12-02
Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta will serve as head magistrate only for 17 months as he has decided to cut short his term by retiring a year earlier.

After judge, activist sues jail and police guards for torture in baby River case
Rappler - 2020-12-02
The complaint alleges that the collective actions of jail and police guards, from refusing to accommodate the baby inside prison, to the treatment of the activist during burial, amount to mental tortu

Trump family urges US appeals court to move marketing scam lawsuit to arbitration
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-01
A lawyer for Donald Trump on Tuesday urged a federal appeals court to halt a lawsuit accusing the U.S. president of exploiting his family name to promote a marketing scam targeting

House OKs anti-endo bill banning labor-only contracting
Rappler - 2020-12-01
The House of Representatives passed the security of tenure bill which would ban labor-only contracting but would still allow legitimate job contracting and fixed-term employment. On Tuesday ...

CREATE passage - A major achievement - 2020-12-01
The Senate version of the CREATE (Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises) bill was approved last week.

House approves security of tenure bill on final reading
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-01
The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading on Tuesday the bill seeking to strengthen the security of tenure of workers in the private sector. With204

OFWs in countries with POLOs prioritized in one-time cash assistance from DOLE
Manila Bulletin - 2020-12-01
Overseas Filipino workers displaced by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic who are based in countries with existing Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLOs) will be given priority in the

Legal expert: Peace talks with communists can continue even if court declares CPP-NPA as terror group
CNN Philippines - 2020-12-01
Peace talks between the government and Communist Party of the Philippines can still continue even if a court rules to proscribe the communist group as a terrorist organization, a constitutional law professor said Tuesday.

Peralta will step down as Supreme Court chief justice 1 year early in March 2021
Rappler - 2020-12-01
This will give President Rodrigo Duterte an opening to appoint a new chief justice, one year before he steps down from office

DA, POLO-OWWA Japan conduct agribusiness webinar
Gov - 2020-12-01
QUEZON CITY, Dec. 1 (PIA) -- The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) of the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo, Japan recently collaborated with the Department of Agriculture in conducting a webinar for the overseas Filipino workers on agribusiness ...

DA, POLO-OWWA Japan conduct Agribusiness webinar
Gov - 2020-11-30
QUEZON CITY, Nov. 30 -- The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) of the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo, Japan collaborated with the Department of Agriculture in conducting a webinar for the overseas Filipino workers on agribusiness opportunities they may ...

DA, POLO-OWWA Japan conduct Agribusiness webinar
Gov - 2020-11-30
QUEZON CITY, Nov. 30 -- The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) of the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo, Japan collaborated with the Department of Agriculture in conducting a webinar for the overseas Filipino workers on agribusiness opportunities they may ...

How permanent establishments should pay their taxes
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-30
But what actually is PE? It is a concept in international taxation whereby a country in which a foreign entity does business has the right to impose its taxes when the situations defined in tax ...

Lower corporate income taxes to be retroactive once CREATE is passed - DOF
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-30
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says lower rates under the bill overhauling corporate income taxes -- from 30% down to 25% for all corporations and as low as 20% for smaller businesses -- will be applied retroactively from July 2020,

Court of Appeals invalidates tax collection notice vs. popular restaurant
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-30
The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has invalidated the hastily done P95 million tax collection notice sent by the Bureau of Internal Revenue to a popular chicken restaurant in Quezon City.

SC sets 4-day workweek; courts open 10 hours daily
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-30
All courts nationwide will be open 10 hours daily from Monday to Friday starting Tuesday, December 1, with the implementation by the Supreme Court (SC) of a four-day workweek for all court officials and employees.

Solon backs tax imposition on PH online cockfighting
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-30
To maximize State revenues, a lawmaker is proposing that online cockfighting or e-sabong should have identical tax burden as Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO).

Tag: Gillian M. Cortez
BusinessWorld - 2020-11-30
AMA University Online Education (AMA OEd) said it is offering an online program featuring short courses to enhance employee skills across various industries. FOREIGNERS looking to work in the Philippines will now be required to obtain work visas in their ...

Demand, policies, financing seen to stretch out recovery
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-29
The number of German firms who look to expand their labor force improved to 27 percent, from 9 percent in the Spring survey, but more than a third said they may lay off workers in the next 12 ...

Smooth, no frills protests on Bonifacio Day, says labor groups
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-29
Labor groups expect things to run smoothly as they launch Bonifacio Day protests on Nov. 30. "We expect to peacefully hold our protests with no interference from the police," Elmer "Ka Bong" Labog, KMU chairperson,

P2B set for disbursement to help OFWs displaced by COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-29
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is set to disburse another P2 billion funds to help overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) temporarily or permanently displaced

AKAP applications may now be filed onsite by OFWs
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-29
The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said Sunday overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) scheduled for repatriation to the Philippines may file their application for the Abot Kamay ang Pagtulong program prior to their arrival in the country starting Nov.

Trump loses another election court challenge
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-29
The US state of Pennsylvania's supreme court dismissed another legal challenge to the election by supporters of President Donald Trump on Saturday, further

DoLE reminds employers of Nov. 30 holiday pay rules
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-29
The Department of Labor and Employment has reminded employers of the pay rules for the regular holiday Bonifacio Day on Nov. 30.

Housing for all: Forgotten priority, beyond budgets alone
The Manila Times - 2020-11-28
The unjustifiably low housing budget of P3.9-billion out of a record P4.2-trillion budget, a point raised by Cagayan de Oro City Second District Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, could be part of a disaster in the making.

Senate approves landmark CREATE bill to spur biz growth, rationalize tax perks
Gov - 2020-11-28
The Senate on Thursday approved on third and final reading the landmark Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) Bill, which seeks to spur growth of the business sector and drive up investments,

Coca-Cola makes Christmas brighter for carinderia and sari-sari store owners, OFWs
Rappler - 2020-11-28
The beverage company is spreading the holiday cheer in every corner of the country [Editor's Note: Coca-Cola paints the town red with its rollout of Christmas initiatives for various Filipino communities.

Court tells Trump: 'Calling vote unfair doesn't make it so'
Rappler - 2020-11-28
Three appeals court judges unanimously say allegations of unfairness in the US election were not supported by evidence

Rebel couple get 40 yrs for 1988 kidnapping of Army officer
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-27
A Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) on Friday found communist rebel couple Benito and Wilma Tiamzon guilty of kidnapping and serious illegal detention for holding an Army officer captive for more

BI bars five OFWs without work visas from leaving
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-27
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) reminded departing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to present complete travel and work documents before leaving the country.

US Supreme Court sides with religious groups on virus rules
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-27
NEW YORK - The US Supreme Court has barred New York from imposing coronavirus restrictions on houses of worship in a ruling likely to be heralded by conservatives as a victory for religious ...

Ex-President Arroyo named Duterte adviser
BusinessWorld - 2020-11-26
Ms. Arroyo served as Philippine president from 2001 to 2010. In 2011, she was held under hospital arrest at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City for electoral sabotage. She was later released on bail and the charges were dropped for ...

Kickbacks for solons? President gets PACC list
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-26
Corruption Commission (PACC) Commissioner Greco Belgica a list of lawmakers believed involved in corruption in the implementation of public works projects by private contractors. He said he will send the list to the Ombudsman,

Intra-corporate disputes
The Manila Times - 2020-11-26
An intra-corporate dispute is one that arises between a stockholder and the corporation, or among stockholders concerning the internal affairs of the corporation. Previously, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had the jurisdiction to hear and decide intra-corporate disputes under Section 5 of Presidential Decree 902-A (1976).

Duterte's picks: With 4 of 7 members, Comelec gets its own Davao bloc
Rappler - 2020-11-26
President Rodrigo Duterte will have the chance to handpick all 7 election commissioners before he steps down in 2022

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