AIG names new CEO, breaks up its insurance business
Rappler - 2020-10-27
Peter Zaffino is AIG's new CEO. The insurer also announces it is separating its Life & Retirement business from the General Insurance unit.

POEA announces adoption of federal minimum wage standard in some US territories
Manila Bulletin - 2020-10-27
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) announced that it has adopted the federal minimum wage standard in the US, which applies to all Filipino workers in certain territories.

Withdrawal of additional escrow on dismissed cases now allowed --POEA
Manila Bulletin - 2020-10-27
As a respite from financial burden and constraints in their operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) announced that it is allowing recruitment agencies with dismissed recruitment violation cases to withdraw part of their additional escrow deposits.

Philippines may face pandemic debt shock in 2021 - Moody's
Rappler - 2020-10-27
As debt rises, government revenues fall. Collections of the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Bureau of Customs fell by 18% as of end-August, with businesses shut down or operating on limited ...

PHL, despite observer status, seen playing bigger role as it assumes key post in ILO
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-26
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is seeking to ease the labor shortage in the agriculture... WHILE the expanded use of mail voting will be more convenient for voters, it will be more...

Threats as opportunities - 2020-10-24
The SWOT analysis is an old, but still relevant and very much in use decision making and planning tool in both work and personal life situations.

DILG calls for more tarps vs. communist rebels
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 24) -- The Department of Interior and Local Government sees nothing wrong with the tarpaulins that declared communist rebels "persona non grata" in ...

Barclays bank rebounds into quarterly net profit
Rappler - 2020-10-24
Profit after taxation hit £611 million ($801 million, 677 million euros) in the 3 months to the end of September, Barclays said in a statement. That contrasted with a net loss of £292 million in ...

Supreme Court to rule swiftly on petitions vs. Anti-Terrorism Act
Manila Bulletin - 2020-10-23
Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta assured an expeditious resolution, after oral arguments, of the 37 petitions filed with the Supreme Court (SC) on the alleged unconstitutionality of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) of 2020 which the government started implementing last July 18.

1.6M OFWs displaced by pandemic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-23
More than half million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were displaced by the pandemic abroad while an estimated 1.1 million more were unable to resume or start working overseas since January ...

Akerman Faces Copyright Suit Over Photo On Firm Website
Law360 - 2020-10-22
Akerman LLP has been hit with a copyright infringement suit in California federal court by a wildlife photojournalist who says the firm did not get his permission to use one of his photographs of a ski resort on its website to illustrate its work on the $350 million Jay Peak EB-5 visa fraud case.

PMAP Industrial Relations Summit to offer practical workplace guide for businesses, people leaders
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-22
As the COVID-19 pandemic takes a huge toll on businesses and employment, we must all come together with all sectors of society to do our very best to sustain the economy and livelihood of every ...

PPO brings classical music to Filipino audiences amid pandemic with Chamber Concert series
Gov - 2020-10-22
PASAY CITY, Oct. 22 -- In this time when social gatherings are prohibited, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra finds an alternative way to bring classical music to the Filipino audiences through the PPO Chamber Music Concert, slated on October 30, 2020 ...

Bello says Duterte allowed more health workers to work overseas
Rappler - 2020-10-21
Labor officials are also considering lifting the deployment ban, but with certain conditions Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Wednesday, October 21, said that President Rodrigo Duterte "approved" more health workers to work overseas.

DAR lifts suspension on LAD process
Gov - 2020-10-21
Castriciones emphasized, however, that the process could only be stalled with the issuance by the Supreme Court of a temporary restraining order or a final judgment of either the Supreme Court or the Court of Appeals. The DAR chief stressed that the ...

Former Comelec chairman and retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Jose Armando Melo dies, 88
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-19
Former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman and retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Jose Armando Melo died last Sunday at the age of 88. Melo is remembered for ushering the country' automated elections.

Covid-19 pandemic leaves lessons on managing money
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-19
The unprecedented impact of the Coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has made people, particularly those in business, go back to the drawing board to review their asset management techniques, retirement plans and investment opportunities.

Retirement from employment in time of Covid
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-19
If the employer does not maintain a reasonable retirement benefit plan, the Labor Code requires that an employee, upon reaching the age of 60 years or more, but not beyond 65 and who has served at ...

OWWA-8 officer shares personal advocacy on financial literacy
Gov - 2020-10-19
NAVAL, Biliran, Oct. 19 (PIA) -- Having witnessed the sad plight of some OFW families unexpectedly losing jobs or losing family breadwinners, an officer of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) - Regional Office 8 in Tacloban City shared her ...

Labor alliance asks SC to rule on petitions vs anti-terror law
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-18
WITH the looming full implementation of the Anti Terrorism Act (ATA), the coalition of the country's largest... WITH the looming full implementation of the Anti Terrorism Act (ATA), the coalition ...

BOC reiterates guidelines for sending balikbayan boxes during holidays
Rappler - 2020-10-17
The following are considered QFWA: OFWs with valid passports and certified for overseas employment by the Department of Labor and Employment and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration ...

Names of designated terrorists to be published, appeals for delisting can be filed after
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 17) -- A list of persons and entities designated by the Anti-Terrorism Council to be "terrorists" will be published in a national broadsheet and online ...

Citing legality, DOLE gives up on 13th-month deferment, exemption
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-16
"This positive development proves that social dialogue between labor, business and government particularly on important issues involving these key sectors really works," Associated Labor ...

DOLE, DTI jointly launch online job & business fair
Gov - 2020-10-15
CALOOCAN CITY, Oct. 15 (PIA) --The Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE) and the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) jointly launched an online job and business fair that offers thousands of job opportunities in both private and public sectors.

As holiday approaches, BOC reiterates guidelines in sending balikbayan boxes
Gov - 2020-10-15
As the yuletide season draws closer, the Bureau of Customs reiterates the guidelines in sending Balikbayan Boxes to the Philippines.Anyone can send balikbayan boxes to the Philippines, even Corporations,

Chief Justice Peralta receives DENR Report on Manila Bay
Gov - 2020-10-14
Peralta, together with Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu, today led the visit and site inspection of the Manila Bay pursuant to the continuing mandamus of the Supreme Court. Prior to the inspection, Chief Justice ...

Sports law pioneer Mickey Ingles explains why we need a job like his
SPIN - 2020-10-13
At his law firm, Ingles Laurel & Calderon, he also handles taxation and corporate cases. But Ingles is convinced that the field will continue to grow. "I think [sports law] has been here [for ...

POEA suspends deployment of OFWs to Mali
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-13
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has suspended the processing and deployment of newly hired overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) bound for Mali due to ...

Labor, employer groups to gov't: Give MSMEs support for 13th month pay
Rappler - 2020-10-13
Labor groups and the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) were united in asking the government to support distressed micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to provide workers ...

Chief Justice Peralta Bares JIB Board Members
Gov - 2020-10-13
Justices Callejo and Gutierrez will serve in the JIB for three years and two years, respectively. The JIB members are Court of Appeals Justice (Ret.) Sesinando Villon, Sandiganbayan Justice (Ret.) Rodolfo Ponferrada, and Court of Tax Appeals Justice (Ret.)

PSA conducts October 2020 consumer expectations survey
Gov - 2020-10-12
All information collected by the hired Statistical Researchers from the sample households shall be kept strictly confidential and shall not be used for purposes of taxation, investigation, or regulation as provided under Article 55 of RA 10625.

Supreme Court to test computerized Bar exams
GMA Network - 2020-10-09
The Supreme Court (SC) will test this year the viability of a computerized Bar exam system proposed to take the place of the traditional handwritten examinations for aspiring lawyers.

OFWs still in demand abroad despite high PH COVID-19 cases -- POEA
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 7) -- Filipinos workers from various fields, not just healthcare, are still highly requested abroad despite the high number of COVID-19 cases in the ...

Declare seafarers as regular employees, not merely contractual
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-06
This is similar to the Labor Code provision (Art. 279) on regularization of employees after working for one year. The provision under HB 6588 that is absent in all other versions of the Magna ...

DOLE urged to allow nurses to go abroad
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-02
Senators asked the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Thursday to lift the suspension in the deployment of nurses and medical workers abroad which is expected to last until Aug. 31 next

Duterte may still sign EO vs contractualization - Malaca├▒ang
Rappler - 2020-09-30
Malaca├▒ang had earlier said Duterte would no longer sign any "endo" EO since such an order would be unable to end the abusive labor practice. It is up to Congress, said the Palace, to make ...

POEA: HK-bound HSWs must comply with certification requirements
BusinessMirror - 2020-09-30
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) rejected the appeal of the recruitment industry to exempt at least... The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) rejected the ...

'Recruiter's responsibility doesn't end after deployment' - POEA
Rappler - 2020-09-30
On August 12, Rappler Talk discussed illegal recruitment and human trafficking with migrant rights advocate Susan "Toots" Ople, and Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) Director Robert Larga.

POEA to recruiters: Use 'electronic systems' in hiring OFWs
Rappler - 2020-09-30
While the government is already employing an electronic registration of recruiters, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) chief Hans Leo Cacdac said recruiters have a more direct ...

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.

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