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

In joint plea, top PH lawyers urge SC: Stop anti-terror law now
Rappler - 2020-11-26
The top legal minds of the Philippines urge the Supreme Court to put a stop to the controversial Anti-Terror Law ahead of the oral arguments

Human rights group appeals vs anti-terror law anew
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-26
A human rights group reiterated Thursday that the anti-terror law should be nullified because it is "unconstitutional and dangerously infringes on basic rights and fundamental freedoms."

Justice Salazar-Fernando is new Court of Appeals Presiding Justice
Gov - 2020-11-26
Acting Presiding Justice Remedios A. Salazar-Fernando is sworn in as CA Presiding Justice by Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta at the En Banc Session Hall on Wednesday afternoon. She is joined by her son Atty.

House approves security of tenure bill on 2nd reading
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-25
The House of Representatives approved on second reading on Wednesday the bill seeking to strengthen the security of tenure of workers in the private sector. Through voice

MOLE gives aid to Lanao del Sur workers affected by pandemic
Gov - 2020-11-25
MARAWI CITY, Nov. 25 --About 2,400 employees in Lanao del Sur and Marawi City affected by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic received Php5,000 each from the Ministry of Labor and Employment (MOLE) through its Covid-19 Assistance Program (CAP).

Salazar-Fernando appointed presiding justice of Court of Appeals
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-25
MalacaƱang is optimistic that newly appointed Court of Appeals (CA) Presiding Justice Remedios Salazar Fernando would perform her job with excellence and integrity. Justice Remedios Salazar Fernando Fernando has been appointed CA presiding justice by President Duterte,

PH in ILO list of countries with good processing of seafarer IDs
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-25
The Philippines was recently included in the list of member states of the International Labor Organization (ILO) with "clear, complete, and well-documented" processing of seafarer identification document,

Guidelines for vape, HTPs should be faithful to the law -- Sotto
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-25
Senate President Vicente Sotto III asked the Food and Drug Authority (FDA) to guarantee that the guidelines for vape and heated tobacco products (HTPs) are faithful to their enabling law, noting that

Bello tells nurses: Strike for better pay, work conditions
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-24
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Tuesday urged nurses to launch strikes against "exploitation" and for better pay and working conditions in private hospitals as the plight of health-care

Robredo asks PET to junk Marcos poll protest
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-24
The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo has asked anew the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), to finally put to rest the poll protest of her

Senate adopts resolution honoring the late Justice Palma
Gov - 2020-11-24
and the second woman Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, who authored and sponsored the measrure, said Palma was the first woman to be appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, the first woman ...

Senate adopts resolution honoring the late Justice Palma
Gov - 2020-11-24
and the second woman Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, who authored and sponsored the measrure, said Palma was the first woman to be appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, the first woman ...

Who's afraid of Justice Marvic Leonen?
philstar.com - 2020-11-24
The student editor of San Beda College Alabang Law Journal asked me to write a legal commentary and I have chosen to publish my manuscript on the excellent nuggets of legal wisdom, emanating from the pen of the second youngest lawyer ever to be appointed as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court,

POEA supports move to increase salaries of Filipino nurses
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-24
While it welcomes the proposals to increase the salary of nurses, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Tuesday said that the compensation Filipino nurses get when working abroad might still be a "little higher.

Experts urge states to create emergency visa for journalists at risk
Rappler - 2020-11-24
Introducing a new emergency visa for journalists at risk... will send a clear message back: If you are at risk for what you write, we will protect you,' says a recent report

Families of Maguindanao massacre seeks final resolution to 11-yr-old case
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-24
Families of the journalists, who perished in the infamous Maguindanao massacre 11 years ago, are still pinning their hopes on the final resolution of the case despite the conviction of some of the principal accused in the case last year.

POEA to launch an online jobs fair to prevent scams
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-24
To help ensure that Filipinos who aspire to work abroad will not be victimized by illegal recruiters, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Tuesday said that it will launch an online jobs fair next week.

VP Robredo asks PET to affirm results of ballots recount in 3 provinces; junk Marcos protest
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-24
The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court (SC), sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), to affirm the results of the 2016 vice presidential race and dismiss the electoral protest filed by former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

POEA resumes regulated deployment of Filipino healthcare workers
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-24
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Tuesday confirmed that the processing of applications of foreign governments of job orders for healthcare workers (HCWs) in the Philippines will now resume following the lifting of the deployment ban.

Dole stops Skyway extension project
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-23
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Monday ordered EEI Corp., the contractor of the Skyway extension project, to halt all construction work until further notice to give way to a safety

PhilHealth exec faces complaint over lap dance
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-23
Eight women and labor groups on Monday filed a complaint in the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) against a regional official of Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) who was identified in a

WSO slapped on Skyway project after mishap
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-23
"Failure to comply with this order is a criminal offense punishable under Article 288 of the Labor Code of the Philippines, as amended," she added. Initially, the WSO only covered the area of ...

Avoiding Copyright Liability For Tattoo Depiction In Media
Law360 - 2020-11-23
Two video games' depiction of professional athletes' tattoos provide guidance on strategically using the implied license and fair use defenses when digital reproductions may infringe copyrighted tattoos,

Avoiding Copyright Liability For Tattoo Depiction In Media
Law360 - 2020-11-23
Two video games' depiction of professional athletes' tattoos provide guidance on strategically using the implied license and fair use defenses when digital reproductions may infringe copyrighted tattoos,

DOLE suspends work at Skyway Extension after girder mishap
Rappler - 2020-11-23
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Monday, November 23, ordered EEI Corporation and its subcontractors to stop work on the entire stretch of the Skyway Extension project. DOLE initially suspended work at the construction site in Barangay Cupang,

Senators honor the late Justice Cecilia Munoz-Palma
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-23
The Senate on Monday adopted a resolution commemorating the 107th birth anniversary of the late Supreme Court Justice Cecilia Munoz-Palma. Justice Cecilia MuƱoz-Palma (Facebook) Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon,

World's top surgical glove maker shuts factories due to coronavirus
Rappler - 2020-11-23
There is a cluster of virus outbreaks among Top Glove employees - many of whom are low-paid migrant workers - at factories in an industrial area near Kuala Lumpur

Miami Litigator Sues Universal Music Group, Warner Chappell for Copyright Infringement by Rapper Pop Smoke
Law - 2020-11-23
The team behind a Billboard chart-topping rapper is facing the music. Soon, a federal court in Los Angeles will hear arguments in a case in which an artist allegedly stole an interview from a journalist and inserted it into a song that was featured on his No.

11 years after Ampatuan Massacre, 58th victim still needs to be proven dead
Rappler - 2020-11-23
The 58th victim was my father,' says a determined Reynafe Momay-Castillo. 'To forget is never an option.' Eleven years since the grisly Ampatuan massacre, Reynafe Momay-Castillo still needs to convince a court that her father Reynaldo is dead and was among the 58 people killed in Maguindanao in 2009.

POEA explains 5,000 cap on deployment abroad of healthcare workers
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-23
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Monday explained why there is a 5,000 cap on the deployment of healthcare workers. Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (MANILA BULLETIN) In an online forum of the Department of Labor and Employment,

Duterte lauds new labor relation initiative with Saudi Arabia
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-23
President Duterte has lauded Saudi Arabia's "landmark" labor reform program that will help improve the plight of foreign workers, including Filipinos in the kingdom. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (SIM

POEA resumes deployment of health care workers after lifting of travel ban
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-23
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Monday announced that it will resume the deployment of the nation's health care workers. "[P]apayagan

Trump campaign appeals Pennsylvania election defeat
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-23
U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign on Sunday appealed part of a ruling that clears the way for the battleground state of Pennsylvania to certify Democratic President-elect Joe Biden as

With Calida in charge, lawyer 'nervous' of Ampatuan massacre appeal
Rappler - 2020-11-23
We need to watch this closely, because you know who the government's lawyer is in the appeal; the lawyer of the government is the Solicitor General,' says lawyer Nena Santos

Wanted in Israel: 500 Filipino caregivers
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-23
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration announced that qualified Filipino caregivers may now work in Israel without paying exorbitant placement fees.

5,000 cap on healthcare workers deployment only temporary, says Bello
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-23
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the 5,000 cap on the deployment of healthcare workers is temporary. In an interview with CNN Philippines, Bello said the cap can still be expanded as it is subject to regular assessment.

DOJ indicts 8, clears 40 in new Ampatuan massacre cases
Rappler - 2020-11-23
Mere presence at the scene of the crime does not automatically make one liable for it, much less presence in the place or meeting where the crime was allegedly planned,' says the DOJ resolution

House panel endorses bill imposing taxes on cockfights, local betting
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-23
The House Committee on Ways and Means has approved and endorsed for plenary debates and approval a measure seeking to impose taxes on offsite betting activities of locally licensed cockfights and derbies.

Exercise power to tax fairly, uniformly, SC reminds govt
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-23
THE Department of Justice (DOJ) has indicted eight more individuals in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre case... THE Supreme Court has reminded the government to exercise its power of taxation fairly ...

Birth anniversary of Justice Cecilia MuƱoz-Palma commemorated
philstar.com - 2020-11-22
Born in Bauan, Batangas on Nov. 22, 1913, Cecilia Arreglado MuƱoz, or Celing as she is fondly called, grew up to become one of the great leaders in Philippine contemporary history.

As POEA crafts resolution lifting deployment ban on HCWs, recruiters balk at 5K cap
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-22
THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is now crafting the Governing Board (GB) resolution officially lifting the temporary deployment ban for health care workers (HCW).

Encouraging entrepreneurship
The Manila Times - 2020-11-22
This 32-year-old techie also launched the "Finance PH Seminars," which was born from a desire to educate entrepreneurs in financial literacy, as well as courses on on taxation and accounting. During the quarantine, face-to-face talks were converted ...

Philippines ends overseas travel ban on healthcare workers
Al Jazeera English - 2020-11-21
Last year, almost 17,000 nurses signed overseas work contracts data from the Commission on Higher Education and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration showed. The government in April ...

Villanueva to DOLE: Probe lapses in Skyway construction after Muntinlupa accident
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-21
Labor inspectors of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) must look into possible lapses in the construction of the ongoing Skyway project after a steel girder fell on

Villanueva calls on DOLE to send labor inspectors to Skyway accident site
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-21
Senator Joel Villanueva has called on the Department of Labor and Employment to immediately deploy labor inspectors at the ongoing Skyway Extension project in Muntinlupa City to determine if there were lapses in the safety protocols at the construction site.

Philippines' Duterte ends overseas travel ban on healthcare workers, minister says
Reuters - 2020-11-21
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved ending a ban on deploying the nation's healthcare workers, his labour minister said on Saturday, clearing the way for thousands of nurses to take up jobs overseas.

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