Site blocking under s115A of the Copyright Act 1968: silver bullet or pop gun?
Mondaq - 2017-12-08
Online copyright infringement has been a problem for content owners since the inception of the internet. The unauthorised downloading (and uploading) of copyright material is especially prevalent in Australia, where a 2015 survey estimated that Australians ...

iDOLE OFW ID card now available to Balik-Manggagawa
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-12-08
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the limited issuance of the ID Card in the initial implementation of the Integrated Department of Labor and Employment (iDOLE) eServices is intended to further test and secure the features of the system.

DOF reports 'substantial' progress toward regional taxation agreements
Philstar - 2017-12-08
MANILA, Philippines -- Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are inching closer to achieving better cooperation on tax matters after gaining "substantial progress" in discussions on regional taxation agreements, the Department of ...

Immigration to deport South Korean fugitive
Philstar - 2017-12-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration is set to deport a South Korean fugitive wanted for years over violent crimes in his country. Armed with a warrant of deportation, agents of the BI Fugitive Search Unit arrested Kang Bum Su, 47, in his ...

Coal tax emerges as big hurdle to TRAIN passage
Business Mirror - 2017-12-08
Among the deferred items in the TRAIN bill yet to be reconciled by the Senate and House panels are: personal income-tax schedule, indexation and tranche of personal-income tax; taxation for self-employed and professionals; and persons exempt from value ...

EDITORIAL - Cutting off funding
Philstar - 2017-12-08
Besides the AMLC, the Bureau of Internal Revenue can help go after violators of those predicate crimes through their tax payments. Local governments and law enforcement agencies can pinpoint suspicious individuals to the BIR for possible investigation and ...

Department of Labor and Employment
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-07
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) was established by virtue of Republic Act No. 4121, which was enacted on Dec. 8, 1933. In 1978, under the Marcos administration, it was renamed Ministry of Labor and Employment. On Jan. 31, 1987, it was back to ...

ERC to appeal CA decision on spot market controversy
Philstar - 2017-12-07
These 12 players, and six more power generators, filed motions against the ERC at the Court of Appeals. Business ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1

Democrats and Republicans will face off to replace Rep. Bellock in Springfield
Chicago Tribune - 2017-12-07
Mazzochi is a lawyer specializing in patent infringement and intellectual property cases. She was elected to a six-year term on the COD Board in 2015 as a member the Clean Slate group of candidates that advocated for balancing the budget and controlling ...

Gordon asks Ombudsman to probe role of Aquino administration officials in vaccine mess
Business Mirror - 2017-12-07
Information reaching the senator indicated that the P3.5 billion used to pay for the Dengvaxia vaccine was realigned through the so-called Disbursement Acceleration Program that the Supreme Court later found to be in violation of the Constitution.

Palscon vows strict labor-law compliance
Business Mirror - 2017-12-07
"We commit to promote measures for the abolition of exploitative labor practice, "said Caliwara, who presented the seven-point commitment. In his keynote address, Bello said service contractors are partners of the government in achieving inclusive ...

Commentary: Implications of SSB tax in the Philippines
Philstar - 2017-12-07
It will send the wrong message that governance in the Philippines has slipped backward rather than attracting new world-class technology ... Rosario Institute and Southeast Asia Advisory Board of the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS ...

First phase of OFW ID implementation starts
Rappler - 2017-12-07
The iDOLE system inter-links DOLE, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, OWWA and the Bureau of Immigration for the first phase of implementation.

The man accusing Sereno
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-12-07
But that would be two too many if it happens to your family. Now the committee on Health says that the Department of Health has reported that between March 18 and August 20, 2016, there were 997 adverse effects of the immunizations, but it apparently has ...

BIR Cebu City conducts Medium Taxpayers Forum
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-12-07
Cebu City, Dec. 6 (PIA) -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region No. 13 - Cebu City headed by Regional Director Aynie Mandajoyan-Dizon conducted its Medium Taxpayers Segment (MTS) Forum to orient taxpayers and discuss issues and concerns to ...

Roadshow takes aim at HD Subs streaming app
ZDNet - 2017-12-06
Village Roadshow targets 40 sites for piracy website blocking Village Roadshow's new five-point plan for combating copyright infringement includes site blocking, suing infringers, and a 'major PR campaign' as it aims to block 40 more websites that it says ...

Google and Facebook excluded from safe harbour copyright reforms
Australian Financial Review - 2017-12-06
"The measures in the bill will ensure these sectors are protected from legal liability where they can demonstrate that they have taken reasonable steps to deal with copyright infringement by users of their online platforms," Senator Fifield said.

Customs asked to probe data gap with China
Inquirer - 2017-12-06
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Tesla wins legal battle over Missouri licenses to sell cars
News Philippines Yahoo - 2017-12-06
A three-judge panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the car dealers association did not have standing to sue the state agency, reversing a lower court's ruling, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported . "The decision (Tuesday) is a victory ...

Closed season: Zamboanga fishing group, DoLE coordinating for alternative livelihoods
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-12-06
The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) jointly issued Administrative Order No. 1 series of 2011 (JAO-01s2011) establishing a conservation area in the Zamboanga Peninsula where a closed fishing season ...

Senate bill seeks to help Filipino seafarers returning from abroad
Rappler - 2017-12-06
Senate Bill 244 or the proposed Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers includes the establishment of a reintegration center within the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). "The center shall ...

Special Report: Inmate deaths reveal 'torturous' use of Tasers
StreetInsider - 2017-12-06
But the Taser was listed as a cause or contributing factor in more than a quarter of the 84 inmate deaths in which the news agency obtained autopsy findings. Of the 104 inmates who died, just two were armed. A third were in handcuffs or other restraints ...

Government moves vs human traffickers using Naia as jumping-off point
Business Mirror - 2017-12-06
JUSTICE Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II on Wednesday directed the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to work closely to identify and prosecute those involved in human-smuggling activities. Aguirre made the order ...

Speed up traffic crisis bill, foreign business chambers urge lawmakers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-06
The Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) of the Philippines urged the Congress on Wednesday to expedite the passage of the Traffic and Congestion Crisis bill, amid the worsening congestion of major thoroughfares in the country brought about by the holiday season.

Potential in agriculture
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-12-06
The report also showed that among industries with IB models, agribusiness had the most potential because it encompasses agriculture, health, industry and the environment. Data from the International Labor Organization also said that agriculture tops other ...

Constitutional amendments: Federalism vs reducing restrictive economic provisions on foreign capital
Philstar - 2017-12-06
CROSSROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) By Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 6, 2017 - 12:00am Over an extended period that already spans decades in the country, there has been a slow acceptance of the need to ...

Alsons to sell 50% stake in coal power plant to GBPC
Philstar - 2017-12-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Alcantara owned Alsons Consolidated Resources Inc. (ACR) will raise P2.4 billion from the sale of 50 percent of its subsidiary holding its baseload coal-fired power plant assets to Pangilinan-led Global Business Power Corp. (GBPC).

Facebook, Google left out of Aussie safe harbour copyright changes
IT News For Australia Business - 2017-12-06
"The measures in the bill will ensure these sectors are protected from legal liability where they can demonstrate that they have taken reasonable steps to deal with copyright infringement by users of their online platforms," Fifield said in a statement.

2017 National Model OFW Family hails from Pigcawayan, North Cotabato
Philippine Information Agency - 2017-12-06
Chief Engr. Noe Canja Diola of Pigcawayan, North Cotabato and his family are the 2017 Model OFW Family-Seafarer category awardees. With the family is OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac (3rd from the right) KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Dec 6 (PIA ...

Boulder's Jon Krakauer hits Outside magazine with copyright claim
Daily Camera - 2017-12-05
Boulder-based author Jon Krakauer -- who penned the best-selling books "Into the Wild" and "Under the Banner of Heaven," among others -- is suing Outside magazine for alleged copyright infringement, Denver's Business Den first reported. The suit against ...

City revitalization: The Ortigas Story
Business Mirror - 2017-12-05
The plan should have policies that support growth. This can be anything from zoning to deed restrictions to traffic management to taxation, which is anything that the city would need for it to grow and become relevant. Last but not the least, it is crucial ...

Tax reform lobbying continues
Inquirer - 2017-12-05
The AER also quoted former economic planning secretary Solita Collas-Monsod as opposing the slapping of higher DST under the Senate-approved bill as "no senator bothered to ask the effect on capital markets and other business and financial transactions."

US magazine again cites De Lima as a global thinker
Global Nation - 2017-12-05
De Lima is detained at the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame over drug charges ... of people who have made an important impact on fields such as politics, diplomacy, science, and the arts. This year, it added, the magazine acknowledges its honorees ...

Poe raises doubt over arrest order vs Piston leader
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-05
"The PUV modernization program should be borne from a democratic process and not from underhanded tactics. After all, it is through the labor and industry of these jeepney drivers and operators that our commuters are able to travel from one point to ...

OFW requirement: Lifting of OEC suspension set
Global Nation - 2017-12-05
Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say said they would release an advisory lifting the suspension and allowing the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to resume processing new OECs. An OEC is a requirement for OFWs so they could leave for work ...

Immigration execs to learn Mandarin
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2017-12-04
The agency has partnered with the University of the Philippines (UP ... First to undergo the training are the immigration officers assigned to Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Those in other international airports will be trained later.

Tax, accounting and crops
Philstar - 2017-12-04
TOP OF MIND By Julius Patrick Acosta (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 5, 2017 - 12:00am I am a native of Ilocos. I am fortunate as half of my life was spent enjoying life in the beautiful province of La Union before I moved to Metro Manila for my ...

Register Early and Often or at Least Try to: Preparing for Copyright Enforcement
JD Supra - 2017-12-04
Under 17 U.S.C. § 411, copyright owners cannot bring a civil action for copyright infringement in federal district court until the copyright is preregistered, registered, or an application for registration is refused by the Copyright Office.[3] As only ...

POEA resumes OEC processing for Filipino workers
Rappler - 2017-12-04
MANILA, Philippines - Outgoing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) may now apply for an overseas employment certificate (OEC) as the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) lifted the suspension of its processing. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III ...

Naia authorities foil attempt to smuggle 2 Chinese to UK
Business Mirror - 2017-12-04
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) Port Operation Division (POD) chief, Red A. Mariñas, identified the passengers as Lin Chen Hui, 29, and Chen Huajuan, 27. In a report to Immigration Commissioner Jaime H. Morente, Mariñas said the duo were intercepted last ...

Furniture cases explained
Visayan Daily Star - 2017-12-04
Leonardia said they fought the administrative case at the Court of Appeals, which granted him a temporary restraining order in January 2017 against the dismissal sanction of the Ombudsman. Eventually, in September 2017, the CA exonerated him and six other ...

BI partners with UP for Mandarin language tutoring of officers
Global Nation - 2017-12-04
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) will let its officers learn basic Mandarin to help them communicate clearer with Chinese travelers visiting the Philippines. The agency has partnered with the University of the Philippines-Diliman, which will provide ...

Bloke Invents Hilarious Way To Stream UFC And Avoid Copyright Infringement
Triple M - 2017-12-04
We are 100 percent, unequivocally, definitely not saying you should try this at home; but one bloke has invented a hilarious way to stream the UFC online for his mates and avoid copyright infringement laws. It's no secret that video game technology has ...

Asean ignores civil society... again
Inquirer Opinion - 2017-12-03
University of the Philippines Diliman. Check out our Asean 2017 special site for important information and latest news on the 31st Asean Summit to be held in Manila on Nov. 13-15, 2017. Visit Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to ...

ID for OFWs out soon
Philstar - 2017-12-03
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) officer-in-charge Bernard Olalia said the government would start the printing and distribution of the Department of Labor and Employment ID cards (iDOLE) on Dec. 6. Olalia said the Philippine Postal Corp ...

Let your voice be heard
Business Mirror - 2017-12-03
He is a partner of Reyes Tacandong & Co., CPAs. He was the former Commissioner of the Bureau of Internal Revenue from 2009 to 2010. This column accepts contributions from accountants, especially articles that are of interest to the accountancy profession ...

Trump suggests openness to nego on GOP tax plan
Business Mirror - 2017-12-03
WASHINGTON--President Donald J. Trump suggested last Saturday he may be willing to negotiate changes to a significant portion of the tax overhaul, the corporate-tax rate, injecting an element of uncertainty into the tax plan only hours after it cleared ...

TRAIN bicam sets P250,000 tax-exempt bracket
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-12-03
Both sides also approved a four-page income tax return form and electronic filing for easier compliance, a value-added tax (VAT) exemption for lease and condominium dues at a maximum of P15,000 per month, and an estate ... Grid Corporation of the ...

The board and the SC en banc
BusinessWorld Online - 2017-12-03
It can challenge simple logic why, if even in the Machiavellian business corporation that would protect only a particular and limited group of stakeholders, internal procedures and protocols would be respected and complied with, while in the administration ...

HSBC sees rising consumption in Q4
Philstar - 2017-12-03
He explained consumption would remain a growth driver amid the resilient remittances inflows and domestic employment growth despite some structural labor market distortions this year. According to Incalcaterra, the public infrastructure push since 2015 ...

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