OWWA-XI continues assistance to displaced overseas workers
Gov - 2020-09-30
OWWA-XI welfare officer Mialou Batican said there are still near to 300 pending applications online. "On-going pa rin po yung release natin base sa ano yung pondong ibinigay sa atin, and then doon po sa mga approved na at hindi pa mare-releasan ngayong ...

MARINA releases advisory on extension of expiring STCW Certificates
Gov - 2020-09-27
The documentary requirements required for the application that could be expedited such as letter from the concerned LMA duly signed by an authorized official and a Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)-approved employment contract shall be ...

POEA scraps OEC for returning OFWs
Rappler - 2020-09-27
Resolution no. 12 was passed by the Governing Board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), chaired by Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III and vice chaired by POEA ...

Regulatory compliance ecosystem
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-21
Fourth of a series With the changes in the CPA Licensure Examinations (CPALE) brought about in Boa Resolutions 274 and 275 Series of 2015, and 114 Series of 2016, this will instigate the training of accounting students and the qualification of CPAs to meet the exacting requirements of businesses

POEA to fire guards, janitors in internal cleansing
Rappler - 2020-09-20
"I saw as early as January that scrupulous people outside the POEA give their request documents to the security guard.... The security guards would then pass the papers to the janitors who go in ...

House seeks to punish more acts of job discrimination vs women
Rappler - 2020-09-15
HB 6769 seeks to amend Article 133 of the Labor Code of the Philippines to explicitly include the following as discriminatory acts against women subject to penalties: Section 135 of the Labor Code ...

OWWA-8 ensures safety of returning OFWs, extends financial, educational assistance
Gov - 2020-09-15
TACLOBAN CITY, Sept. 15 (PIA) -- The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration in Region 8 (OWWA-8) continues its efforts in ensuring the safety of Overseas Filipino Workers or OFWs in the region, particularly against Covid-19. This was disclosed by OWWA 8 ...

DOLE orders NutriAsia to regularize 80 workers
Rappler - 2020-09-10
We humbly ask everyone to move on and continue the journey towards the righteous path of compliant and good labor practice," it added. DOLE issued Department Order (DO) No. 174 in March 2017 ...

Understanding Intellectual Property around AI-related Innovations
Mondaq - 2020-09-07
Governments and businesses across the Middle East are recognising the importance of riding the new wave of disruptive innovations that corresponds with the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Bello calls for patience on appeals to lift deployment ban
Manila Bulletin - 2020-09-02
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has appealed for patience amid the clamor to lift the deployment ban on healthcare workers, stating that the government is sympathetic to their cause.

POEA extends validity of Overseas Employment Certificates
Manila Bulletin - 2020-08-31
The original validity or the revalidation of Overseas Employment Certificates (OECs) issued to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), which expired during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) period, is now extended until all the community quarantine measures in the country are lifted.

Binay to POEA, IATF: Lift deployment ban on healthcare workers
Gov - 2020-08-28
CALOOCAN CITY, Aug. 28 (PIA) -- Senator Nancy Binay today urged the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to recall its deployment ban on ...

POEA orders agencies to help stranded jobseekers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-23
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has issued Governing Board Resolution No. 11 requiring licensed recruitment agencies to assist applicants for overseas

Recruiters who abandon stranded clients face sanctions
BusinessMirror - 2020-08-23
RECRUITMENT and manning agencies that fail to provide aid to their clients who were "stranded" because of Covid-19 face possible suspension from Philippine Overseas Employment Administration ...

Help stranded overseas job applicants, DOLE chief urges local recruitment agencies
Gov - 2020-08-23
This, after the governing board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has approved late last week separate resolutions directing all Philippine Recruitment Agencies (PRAs) to help their stranded applicants, and allowing the withdrawal ...

Help stranded overseas job applicants, DOLE chief urges local recruitment agencies
Gov - 2020-08-23
This, after the governing board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has approved late last week separate resolutions directing all Philippine Recruitment Agencies (PRAs) to help their stranded applicants, and allowing the withdrawal ...

Copyright Infringement
Princeton University - 2020-08-20
Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or "statutory" damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $ ...

GMANetwork.com - Corporate - Official Corporate Website of the Kapuso Network
GMA Network - 2020-08-17
She graduated cum laude, BS Management Engineering ... of Laws from Harvard University. She is a junior partner in Belo Gozon Elma Parel Asuncion&Lucila and is an Associate Professor in the University of the Philippines, College of Law where she taught ...

Bello denies PH easing ban on deployment of nurses abroad
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-08-14
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Friday belied reports that the Philippine government has eased the overseas deployment ban on Filipino nurses, saying this is

Three Branches of Government
Philippine Information Agency - 2020-08-13
The Justices of the Supreme Court, who can overturn unconstitutional laws, are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The Philippine government seeks to act in the best interests of its citizens through this system of checks and balances.

Malaca├▒ang receives resignation of Arnell Ignacio from OWWA post
Rappler - 2020-08-13
MANILA, Philippines - Malaca├▒ang said on Wednesday, February 27, it has received the resignation of Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Deputy Administrator Arnell Ignacio.

POEA resumes OEC processing for Filipino workers
Rappler - 2020-08-09
DOLE earlier barred the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) from accepting new OEC applications after persistent reports of irregularities inside the agency. These ...

CA reinstates, awards back wages to GMA workers fired for protesting
Rappler - 2020-08-03
GMA said the 15 breached contract by not reporting for work. The Court of Appeals said the Labor Code allows termination of an employee if there is gross and habitual neglect of duty. The court ...

Hundreds of Davao street sweepers fear job loss
Rappler - 2020-08-01
Bughaw used to work at the Monte Maria Poultry Farm, which was shut down by the city government after the company was found to have violated a local environment law. The city government absorbed ...

OFWs in Ebola-hit countries monitored weekly
Rappler - 2020-08-01
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is monitoring on a weekly basis overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in west African countries where the deadly Ebola ...

British Airways parent IAG swoops for more cash to survive crisis
Rappler - 2020-07-31
Airline giant IAG, the owner of British Airways and Spanish carrier Iberia, on Friday, July 31, logged a 3.8-billion-euro ($4.5-billion) 1st half net loss - and launched a capital-raising to ...

Barclays takes $4.7-billion coronavirus hit as profits slump
Rappler - 2020-07-30
Profit after taxation dived to £695 million in the 6 months to the end of June, compared with £2.07 billion in the same portion of 2019, Barclays said in a results statement. And net profit ...

Kuwait only 'partially compliant' but rules allowed deployment - POEA
Rappler - 2020-07-29
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) explained that "partial compliance," as certified by the DFA, still allows the deployment of Filipino workers. "Before the POEA allows ...

How a one-size-fits-all approach is making Filipinos uncompetitive in Canada
Rappler - 2020-07-17
But in 2018, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) banned granting overseas employment certificates (OECs) to any worker directly recruited by an employer. Exemptions may be ...

Bello now supports creation of new OFW department
Rappler - 2020-07-15
Drilon refuted this saying the mandates of both the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) were clear. POEA and OWWA are attached agencies ...

2 minors illegally recruited for work in Saudi Arabia - DOLE
Rappler - 2020-07-15
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Administrator Bernard Olalia said both minors were reportedly abused by their employers, with one supposedly made to become a sex slave.

Ex-Plantersbank workers seek better terms from China Bank Savings
Rappler - 2020-07-15
and unfair labor practice" of CBSI. Escucha confirmed that 11 Plantersbank janitors and messengers were not absorbed by CBSI, "for reasons of redundancy from the Bank because their positions ...

PARTLY FALSE: First Philippine Holdings 'made P24.6B profit, but only paid P10M income tax'
Rappler - 2020-05-29
According to accounting and taxation expert Mon Abrea, external auditors include this note on income taxes in a financial statement to show the reconciliation between the financial income and ...

Locsin vows to fight deployment ban on health workers
Rappler - 2020-04-11
He said that according to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) representative at the POEA governing board "did not object to the resolution which made it ...

Locsin vows to fight deployment ban on health workers
Rappler - 2020-04-11
He said that according to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) representative at the POEA governing board "did not object to the resolution which made it ...

IBP seeks suspension of processes in all courts, work-from-home arrangements
BusinessMirror - 2020-03-15
Cayosa said the organization also seeks a general extension of deadlines for submission of pleadings and other requirements. It can be recalled that the Supreme Court earlier announced that all hearings in all courts in the country, from the SC to the lowest trial court, are suspended only until March 18. Covered by the suspension are the SC ...

Chaos gripped Dumaguete airport as CebPac plane barred from landing
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-03-15
Supreme Court Associate Justice Edgardo delos Santos and his wife were among the passengers of the Cebu Pacific flight. He said their plane left Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, about 10 a.m. for the 30-minute flight to the Sibulan-Dumaguete airport in Dumaguete. "A few minutes after the announcement to ...

Faces of rebellion
BusinessMirror - 2020-03-15
These terror groups, despite their remote locations, have managed to sustain their rebellious activities for decades as they try to establish an independent state--thanks to the levy they impose on any kind of business that operates within their territories. Proof of which, Bernardo cited, was a report from the Department of National Defense a ...

13 vying for Supreme Court seat
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-03-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez, Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang, and several Court of Appeals magistrates are vying for the Supreme Court seat to be vacated on May 11 upon the retirement Justice Andres Reyes Jr. The other applicants are Appeals Justices Nina Antonio-Valenzuela, Priscilla ...

Daily earners losing work can get temporary jobs, but must still apply -- DOLE
philstar.com - 2020-03-14
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III told Philstar.com in a text message the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) "can give emergency employment" to individuals losing jobs as a result of closures during the lockdown that begins March 15. But Bello also said for the benefit to be availed, workers losing their jobs, which can include mall ...

A├▒o pushes for early release of 13th month pay to help workers during lockdown
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-03-14
(We will ask if we can use the 13th month pay to pay for those workers who will fail to work during the quarantine.) A├▒o said the proposal is subject to discussion with the Department of Trade and Industry, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and employers. With Metro Manila under community quarantine, employers of the private sectors are ...

Gadgets for tech giants made with coerced Uighur labor
BusinessMirror - 2020-03-13
Throughout the neighborhood, women in headscarves stroll through the streets, and Arabic signs advertise halal supermarkets and noodle shops. Yet, the mostly Muslim ethnic Uighurs who labor in the factory are isolated within a walled compound that is fortified with security cameras and guards at the entrance. Their forays out are limited to ...

Gov't surplus narrows as higher taxes counter faster spending
philstar.com - 2020-03-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The Duterte administration registered a narrower budget surplus in January, benefiting from a surge in revenues generated from higher taxes that offset a pick-up in spending that paled in comparison to a slow start same period a year ago. In a report posted on its website on Friday, the Bureau of the Treasury said the ...

SC imposes preventive measures vs coronavirus
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-03-13
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court has adopted measures to ensure the safety of its employees and officials amid the coronavirus pandemic without abandoning its constitutional mandate.

OWWA 12 gives P1.1M aid to OFWs affected by COVID-19 travel ban
Gov - 2020-03-13
OWWA 12 Regional Director Marilou Sumalinog calls on stranded OFWs in the region who have not yet claimed their cash aid to immediately coordinate with their office or the nearest public OFW held desk in their municipality or city. KORONADAL CITY ...

No court hearings from March 13 to March 18
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-03-12
The suspension applies to the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Sandiganbayan, Court of Tax Appeals, Regional Trial Courts, Municipal Trial Courts and Metropolitan Trial Courts. --Dona Z. Pazzibugan

DOF optimistic of CITIRA passage after Lenten break
philstar.com - 2020-03-12
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Finance (DOF) is optimistic the bill lowering corporate income tax and streamlining fiscal incentives would be passed after the Lenten break as legislators are adjourning earlier than expected amid the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 outbreak. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said there is a ...

Senate adjourns for Lenten break, cites key legislation
philstar.com - 2020-03-12
Cayetano also mentioned the passage of tax reform measures that include the Passive Income and Financial Intermediary Taxation Act, Corporate Income Tax and Incentive Rationalization Act and the Real Property Valuation and Assessment Act. The General Appropriations Act of 2020, Salary Standardization Law of 2019, Malasakit Center Act ...

Substantial correction
philstar.com - 2020-03-12
But since childhood, and as he grew up, he thinks and acts like a female and always identifies himself with girls during his elementary, high school and college schooling. Feeling trapped in a man ... that no harm or injury will be caused to anybody or the community and instead would bring more happiness to Toni and his (her) fianc├ę as ...

SC suspends court hearings until March 18 as virus cases rise
BusinessMirror - 2020-03-12
In its original order, the Court merely directed all judges and court personnel to allow only entry to halls of justice and court rooms of those with official business in the courts. Those experiencing fever, flu, colds and coughs shall be barred from court premises. It also required executive judges and presiding judges to monitor the ...

Translate >>

Original text