Probe Duterte's 'attacks' vs. Sereno, law groups urge UN special rapporteur
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-19
"The systematic attack to remove the sitting chief justice would show how the executive department would like to influence all judges down from the Supreme Court to the lower courts," Arpee Santiago, Executive Director of the Ateneo Human Rights Center ...

US holds Filipino activist, denies entry
Bulatlat - 2018-04-19
MANILA -- A prominent Mindanao activist is being held by US immigration authorities at the San Francisco International Airport, various human rights organizations and individuals said. Sandugo - Movement of Moro and Indigenous Peoples for Self ...

Court of Appeals justice named to Comelec
philstar.com - 2018-04-19
Comelec commissioners Christian Lim and Arthur Lim stepped ... A member of the Tau Mu fraternity of the Ateneo de Davao University Law School, Inting was also elected treasurer of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines-Davao del Sur chapter in 1983.

Should CJ Sereno be let go?
philstar.com - 2018-04-18
CJ Sereno is being "tried" by her peers during the current summer session of the Supreme Court justices in Baguio City. The High Court is acting on the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida questioning the legitimacy of the chief ...

Sereno unfazed by ratings drop, spokesman says
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-18
The embabbled Chief Justice is looking to hurdle two major bids to oust her from her post Ā­--first the quo warranto petition filed before the Supreme Court and second, the impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Agilent Technologies Files Second Civil Action to Protect Intellectual Property
Yahoo Finance - 2018-04-18
Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A) has filed a civil lawsuit against Changzhou Pannatek Co., Ltd. ("Pannatek"), and a former employee of Agilent, alleging infringement of trade secrets, copyright of computer software, and petitioning the court to stop ...

New Tattoo Copyright Infringement Case Filed By Artist Who Inked WWE Wrestler Randy Orton
Forbes - 2018-04-18
This is not the first Complaint that has been filed against 2K Games that claims copyright infringement. In 2016, Solid Oak Sketches, a company I represent, filed a lawsuit against the game maker for use of several tattoo designs featured on the bodies of ...

Duterte admits he ordered probe on Australian nun's 'disorderly conduct'
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 18) -- President Rodrigo Duterte admitted on Wednesday he ordered the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to probe Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox's "disorderly conduct," which led to her temporary detention. "I ordered her ...

PCSO awaits court order on Globaltech closure
Sun Star - 2018-04-18
He said "it is beyond their duty to close the establishment" because it is only the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the sheriff who can close it through a court order. Ebreo said they did not commit any violation because police only did their job.

Espinoza: Dino formally blocks the BRT project
Sun Star - 2018-04-18
PERHAPS, this would be the first in our country: an impeachable official removed from office through a petition for quo warranto filed before the Supreme Court instead of being impeached. Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is facing an ...

Gadon submits expert comment on Sereno quo warranto. SC expunges it.
Rappler - 2018-04-18
For example, in 2003, when the Supreme Court deliberated on annulment and voidable marriages, it invited Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz and former Court of Appeals justice Ricardo Puno Sr as amici curiae. The source said Gadon's comment was expunged ...

PWDs receive P.7M worth project from DOLE
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-04-18
The project was funded by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) with P700,000 to further improve the income of the KKNVI members. Liberato Estilong, KKNVI president, said their new project will provide more assistance to their members in terms of ...

Policy reform agenda to sustain economic growth - NEDA
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-04-18
Speaking before Central Luzon stakeholders during the recent Philippine Economic Briefing in Clark, National Economic and Development Authority Director-General Ernesto Pernia said there is a need to improve processing of business permits and licenses or ...

PNP wants extension of deadline in submitting drug war records to Supreme Court
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-18
This story was updated to include Dela Rosa's statement on being ready to face charges. Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 18) -- The Philippine National Police needs more time to gather documents on the controversial war on drugs for submission to the ...

Why Supreme Court justices go to Baguio every April
Rappler - 2018-04-18
And because it was to be the extended seat of power, also built were branches of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Sandiganbayan, Commission on Audit, PAGASA, and more. The Baguio summers sessions began in 1948, held then inside a different building ...

Internet sensation Poppy is being sued for copyright infringement
The Daily Dot - 2018-04-18
Poppy, the pop star and YouTuber whose mysterious videos have earned her a cult-like following, is being sued for copyright infringement, TMZ reported Tuesday. Brittany Sheets, aka Mars Argo, is a singer, photographer and video creator who formerly ...

Intellectual Property Protection in Cambodia
Lexology - 2018-04-18
Cambodia is a developing country supported mainly by three pillars of economic development - agriculture, tourism and textiles. With an average growth of 7.6% from 1994 to 2015, Cambodia is the fastest growing ASEAN economy. In line with Cambodia's desire ...

DOJ summons Rappler president, treasurer over tax evasion complaint
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-18
Two dates were specified: April 24 and May 7. On March 8, BIR filed a tax evasion case against Rappler Holdings Corporation (RHC) before DOJ. RHC is the parent company of online news site Rappler Incorporated whose primary purpose is to buy and sell real ...

Labor groups lose hope on 'endo' EO
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 17) -- For some labor groups, hope is lost for an Executive Order (EO) to stop all forms of contractualization or short-term, unprotected temporary work, commonly called Endo. With the postponement of the supposed ...

Enforce Your Intellectual Property or Risk Losing It
JD Supra - 2018-04-17
As a startup or early stage company, you have many things to focus on - growing your sales, revenue, cash flow, and creating meaningful profits. Protecting and enforcing your intellectual property (IP) is most likely not your primary focus or perhaps not ...

Immigration bureau releases Australian nun
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 17) -- Australian nun Patricia Fox walked free Tuesday after a day in detention. The 71-year-old nun was released from the Bureau of Immigration (BI) headquarters in Intramuros, Manila at around 3:30 p.m., with a ...

The TRAIN in the eyes of the DoF and BIR
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-17
He assists clients in different fields of law, including Taxation, Trusts & Estates, Mergers & Acquisitions, Investment Law, Government Contracts, Public Private Partnership Arrangements and Privatization Projects, Antitrust & Trade Regulation.

A biased Supreme Court, threat to our fragile democracy
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-17
A few years ago, the Supreme Court, majority of whom were appointed by then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, and who, it seems were recommended by celebrity lawyer Estelito Mendoza, decided to award 20% shares of San Miguel Corporation to claimant ...

2018 internal revenue goal within reach
Journal - 2018-04-17
On Monday, Dulay personally went to various revenue offices in Metro Manila, beginning with the Revenue Region No. 7 office located at the top floor of Fisher Mall at the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and Quezon Avenue in Quezon City. BIR has extended until ...

Over 11,000 vacancies up for Labor Day Jobs Fair
Davao Today - 2018-04-17
DAVAO CITY, Philippines ... Caravan and business seminars. The Diskwento Caravan (Discount Caravan) has been conducted by the DTI for many years in order to sell goods to consumers at discounted prices. It is a public service conducted by theDTI ...

Bureau of Immigration releases Australian missionary
Davao Today - 2018-04-17
MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Immigration (BI ... earlier recounted that immigration officers arrested Fox at her residence at Project 2, Quezon City and later brought her to the agency for "a random checking and verification of her immigration ...

BIR collects P6 billion from excise tax on sugary drinks
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-17
THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) collected about P6 billion from the new sugary drinks tax in the first quarter. "Sa (for) sugar-sweetened (beverages), P6 billion ang nakolekta namin dun (we collected P6 billion)," BIR Commissioner Caesar R.

Bureau of Immigration releases Australian nun Patricia Fox
Rappler - 2018-04-17
MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Tuesday afternoon, April 17, released Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox after nearly a day she was arrested. The BI announced this in a statement at 2:15 pm on Tuesday, even as Fox was yet to exit ...

LeBron James issues infringement letter to the University of Alabama over web series
ABA Journal - 2018-04-17
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and his multimedia platform, Uninterrupted, sent a notice of copyright infringement to the University of Alabama earlier this month. Thomas Baker, a sports law professor at the University of Georgia wrote at Forbes ...

Problems in protecting intellectual property rights
The Washington Times - 2018-04-17
Prague, Czech Republic | Prague is a glorious city with many beautiful and historic buildings going back nearly a thousand years. It managed to escape almost all bombing during WWII, and thus was able to preserve the best of its past -- to the delight of ...

Europian Union party exec deported
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-17
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Filibeck was refused entry for violating local laws. "Mr. Filibeck has been blacklisted by the [immigration bureau] for violation of our immigration laws which prohibit aliens staying in our country from engaging ...

123-year jail term for ex-general, partner
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-17
A re-computation by the Bureau of Internal Revenue citing zonal valuation of the sold lots raised the tax total to P4.675 million. "The government was defrauded in the amount of P3,506,490. Had it not been for the intervention of the BIR, the government ...

Construction for PH-US EDCA military deal gets green light
Rappler - 2018-04-17
But the petitions were junked in the Supreme Court. President Rodrigo Duterte, at the start of his administration, threatened to scrap EDCA along with the annual Balikatan war games. Relations between the two countries have since shown marked improvement.

All's Fair in Love and Litigation: The Intellectual Property War of Bumble and Tinder
JD Supra - 2018-04-16
Last month Match Group, which owns Tinder (as well as OkCupid, Match.com and Plenty of Fish) filed suit against Bumble alleging patent infringement, trademark infringement, and misappropriation of trade secrets. See Match Group, LLC, Plaintiff, v.

U.S., UK SAY GOAL OF RUSSIAN-BACKED CAMPAIGN INCLUDES ESPIONAGE AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY THEFT
Reuters - 2018-04-16
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The future of our Constitution
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-16
On Monday, 16 April, at the University of the Philippines College of Law, professor Dante Gatmaytan delivered the Estelito Mendoza professorial Chair lecture. Entitled "The Role of the Judiciary in Constitutional Deconsecration," Gatmaytan shared his ...

TIEZA rolls out online payment facility for travel tax
newsbytes.ph - 2018-04-16
Through the OTTPS, travel taxes may now be paid through local and international credit cards; debit cards; ATM; over-the-counter (OTC non-bank channel partners) channel partners such as San Mig Food Avenue, Petron Corporation, Total Philippines Corporation ...

Duterte seen appeasing labor with E.O. on May 1
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-16
"The DTI [EO] draft is obviously [based on] a business-as-usual policy that allows labor contracting on almost all jobs and functions that has changed the norm of employment from direct-hiring to agency-hiring," Rene Magtubo, chairman of Partido ...

Singapore hiring more semiskilled foreigners
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-16
Citing the report from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Singapore, Philippine Over- seas Employment Administration (POEA) Administrator Bernard P. Olalia said Singapore decided to raise their qualifying salary for semiskilled foreigners under its S ...

Estrada inspires Manila summer student workers
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-16
Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada on Monday congratulated 1,000 college and high school students who qualified ... The program allows students, ages 14 to 24, to work in different city departments, defending on what they are studying. Half of their salaries ...

How does China steal U.S. intellectual property?
Futurity News - 2018-04-16
President Trump announced stiff new tariffs in March, hitting back at China for what he calls "the unfair and harmful acquisition of US technology." According to a 2017 report by the United States Trade Representative, Chinese theft of American ...

The 8% tax for self-employed individuals
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-16
Since the start of the year, when the TRAIN law became effective, many self-employed individuals and small business owners have been keenly following the developing rules for the 8% tax applicable to them. Every time I attend a family gathering ...

Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property amendments: what do they mean for Dutch trademark holders?
Lexology - 2018-04-16
On June 1 2018 two protocols that amend the Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property will take effect. These amendments will make it possible for Dutch parties to initiate actions before the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) for the ...

MalacaƱang: Duterte EO on 'endo' to 'side with labor forces'
Rappler - 2018-04-16
MANILA, Philippines - Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque expressed confidence that the executive order (EO) on contractualization being finalized by MalacaƱang will take the position of labor groups. "I would suppose, because it is a promise given by ...

Century Properties net income drops in 2017 amid diversification
Rappler - 2018-04-16
MANILA, Philippines - Antonio-led Century Properties Group Incorporated saw its net income fall in 2017 as its expansion into various real estate markets continues. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) on Monday, April 16, Century ...

PCOO protests Facebook partnership with Rappler, Vera Files
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-16
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 16) -- The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) praises Facebook's efforts to combat fake news -- but it isn't as supportive to the partners the social media giant picked. Facebook partnered with ...

2018 Toyota Yaris 1.3E CVT
AutoIndustriya.com - 2018-04-16
Car manufacturers typically don't invest in new press dies or molds to stamp out a lot of new metal panels to extend a car's showroom life for 2 to 3 years, but it seems Toyota wasn't reading from the conventional car manufacturer business manual.

In heated interview, Macron defends economic policy and style
InterAksyon - 2018-04-16
In a sometimes confusing exchange where no new policy announcement was made, Macron was repeatedly attacked over his pro-business economic policy which has earned him the nickname "president of the rich" among opponents. "I make absolutely no apology ...

Duterte again opts to avoid inking contractualization EO
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-15
Bello III for the new setback in the EO signing after he submitted to MalacaƱang the version endorsed by the DTI and business groups. "We also suspect that the labor secretary will submit to this farcical wisdom of the DTI by not exclusively endorsing ...

CA again stops suspension of 4 ERC commissioners
Rappler - 2018-04-15
The Ombudsman said there was sufficient evidence that the ERC gave unwarranted benefits to the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) and other firms by exempting them from the competitive selection process requirement, which was already in effect after ...

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