Planning workhop for former OFWs set - 2016-11-09
The first Migrants Day celebration on June 2017 will be their first exercise. The Department of Labor and Employment provincial office, meanwhile, expressed its support to the undertaking. Leonardo Doguil of DOLE provincial office said it is willing to ...

Labor arbiter junks complaint vs TV network
BusinessMirror. - 2016-11-09
of the Labor Code, as amended. Pasignajen-Ay-Ad said the implementation of said redundancy program was "not done in haste and not without proper basis" and that a "reasonable criteria were, indeed, established in determining what positions would be ...

Winery Sues NJ Turnpike Authority to Defend Right to Use Highway Sign in Logo - 2016-11-08
The dispute highlights a spate of cases where government entities have acted to trademark intellectual property. The Garden State Parkway logo was registered with the U.S. Patent and Trade Office, but the lawyers for Old York Cellars argue that the statute ...

IP Atty Says Ex-Partner Can't Arbitrate Trade Secrets Row
Law 360 - 2016-11-08
Law360, Los Angeles (November 8, 2016, 4:52 PM EST) -- A California intellectual property attorney on Monday urged a federal judge not to send to arbitration his trade secrets suit accusing his former partner of taking valuable client information to a new ...

A grim prognosis for AIDS in Africa
Big News Network - 2016-11-08
Donors and non-governmental activists remain at loggerheads over funding priorities, drug patent rights and the feasibility of treating the tens of millions of HIV-positive people in developing countries.In South Africa, a dispute with activists over ...

Justices Won't Consider IP Suit Over Amylin Drug Promos
Law 360 - 2016-11-07
Law360, Springfield (November 7, 2016, 6:14 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a health consumer advocacy group's copyright infringement case against Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc. over patient education materials the advocacy group ...

Recent Disputes Over Copyright Licenses Come in Many Forms
New York Law Journal - 2016-11-07
These two instances of access formed the gravamen of the plaintiff's complaint for copyright infringement. Its theory of liability was that Barnes & Noble was longer able to provide its customers access to the sample after the license had terminated ...

India, Britain sign MoUs on IPR, ease of doing business
Economic Times - 2016-11-07
NEW DELHI: India and Britain on Monday signed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) on intellectual property rights (IPR) and ease of doing business following delegation-level talks led by Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Theresa May here. "Advancing business ...

Senate enters 101st year
Philstar - 2016-11-07
Aranas, 49, was the "golden boy" of taxation before he was appointed to the post by President Duterte last July. His law firm, Aranas, Consunji, Barleta & Co. was the go-to place for companies and upscale individuals who wanted to make sense of the ...

7,000 law graduates to take Bar exams today
Philstar - 2016-11-06
MANILA, Philippines - Nearly 7,000 law graduates will take the 115th Bar examinations at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) over four Sundays of November starting today. The 6,831 law graduates will take tests on eight subjects: Political Law ...

70 percent of Filipinos favor vaping
BusinessMirror. - 2016-11-06
Tom Pinlac, president of, a group ... Inc. (Pecia), started vaping in 2010 and has been of better health since. Pecia, the largest association of e-cigarette and e-juice manufacturers and importers in the Philippines, has some 80 member stores ...

POLITICAL LAW - 2016-11-06
While Congress was not in session, the President appointed Antero as Secretary of the Department of Tourism (DOT), Benito as Commissioner of the Bureau of Immigration (BI), Clodualdo as Chairman of the Civil Service Commission (CSC), Dexter as Chairman of ...

LABOR LAW - 2016-11-06
The Union denied it engaged in an illegal strike and countered that the Hotel committed an unfair labor practice (ULP) and a breach of the freedom of speech. [a] Was the picketing legal? Was the mass action of the Union officials and members an illegal strike?

More OFWs get help from DOLE
Visayan Daily Star - 2016-11-05
This happened after POLO-Kuwait requested the POEA to stop new deployment of OFWs for Kharafi because of recurring problems of unpaid salaries to its workers.*PNA

More OFWs get help from DOLE
Visayan Daily Star - 2016-11-05
Last August, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration ordered the disqualification of Kharafi National KSC from the country's overseas employment program. This happened after POLO-Kuwait requested the POEA to stop new deployment of OFWs for ...

Win-win solution to end the contractualization of labor - 2016-11-05
The contractualization of labor bears the mark of a nation in sorrow. It is not so much that we failed in our obligation in providing employment, but of the truth that the government has become fait accompli to the slave-like treatment of our workers.

ARMM guv nominates Moro appellate court justice to Supreme Court - 2016-11-04
Apart from being an associate justice in the Court of Appeals, Dimaampao is also an educator. He teaches Taxation, Commercial Law, and Civil Law in at least three law schools in Metro Manila. He also conducts Bar Review classes all over the country.

Police lead druggies to treatment, reform
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-11-03
"I stopped using drugs in February 2016 but people still see me as an addict," he said. A former seafarer, he lost his earnings and assets to addiction which started after a brother, a policeman, was killed in an operation. In 2010, he suffered a ...

Tax obligation of a permanent establishment
BusinessMirror. - 2016-11-03
A foreign corporation is a corporation that is organized under the laws other than that of the Philippines. For income-taxation purposes, a foreign corporation may either be classified as resident foreign corporation (RFC) or a nonresident foreign ...

Pres. Duterte sends-off 17 Vietnamese fishermen to homeland - 2016-11-02
R.A. 8550 as amended by R.A. 10654 for "poaching"; and Immigration Law Section 37 when they entered the Philippine waters at Poro Point, in La Union, without inspection, admission, and in the absence of an entry visa. On October 10, the Department of ...

Bayer, Pfizer Agree To Judge's Deal In Bovine Drug Patent Row
Law 360 - 2016-11-02
Law360, Los Angeles (November 1, 2016, 10:05 PM EDT) -- Bayer has reached a settlement in its long-running infringement suit against Pfizer over a patent for a bovine respiratory disease treatment after years of head-butting over which company invented the ...

Reforms in tax policy, administration to raise P600 billion by 2019 - 2016-11-01
Responding to queries from senators on the proposed tax reform program of the Department of Finance (DOF ... He cited statistics from the United Nations Comtrade database, which show an alarming discrepancy of P1.8 trillion in 2014 alone between the ...

Bello to employers: Pay 13th month pay on time - 2016-11-01
And employers are duty-bound under the law to report their compliance with this worker benefit," Bello said. Under the Labor Code, every covered employer is required to make a report of compliance to the nearest DOLE regional office not later than 15 ...

Companies reminded to pay 13th month pay on time
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-11-01
And employers are duty-bound under the law to report their compliance with this worker benefit," Bello said. Under the Labor Code, every covered employer is required to make a report of compliance to the nearest DOLE regional office not later than 15th ...

Trader facing tax raps submits proof of residence for bail bond
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-11-01
He is a business partner of Cedric Lee, who has been charged in several cases including tax evasion, graft and malversation and illegal detention.

BI levels up on service efficiency; NAIA immigration officers reshuffled - 2016-10-31
MANILA, Nov. 1 -- Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Jaime H. Morente announced the implementation of service efficiency strengthening measures with the reshuffling of more than 400 immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

People & Events
Visayan Daily Star - 2016-10-31
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III recently called anew on industry leaders anew to ensure that workers benefit from higher wages and better living standards as a result of their productivity. Bello made the call as he urged employers to strengthen ...

The hassle and tragedy of forgetting
Inquirer Entertainment - 2016-10-28
I keep forgetting about my cell phone. It happened again this morning--I left it inside my car when I went to Ateneo de Manila University to attend an event. I was supposed to sing for the kids, but the song file is stored in my phone. It was embarrassing!

1,200 jobless as garments firm closes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-10-28
Faremo International Inc., one of the leading garments producer inside the Cavite Export Processing Zone in Rosario town, filed a notice of permanent closure on Oct. 21 in the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Feliciano Orihuela Jr., director of ...

P105 billion lost to income tax, VAT exemptions annually
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-27
Tionko also pointed out that the DOF is studying how it can improve the current system of corporate taxation, "where foregone revenues are estimated at almost P50 billion per year on income-tax holidays, and another P50 billion in the special rate regime ...

80 more fishermen from GenSan, nearby areas jailed in Indonesia for illegal fishing
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-27
Most of the repatriates were released from detention after completing their sentences for immigration and illegal fishing violations. Prior to the latest apprehensions, Te said only around 100 to 150 fishermen were still languishing in various jails in ...

200 vacant Call Center posts available on 2016 Jobfair, Docufest in Camiguin - DOLE - 2016-10-27
Social Security System (SSS); Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA); Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA); Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB); Philippine National Police (PNP); and the Philippine Army were ...

Gov't help assured to OFWs living prison-like condition in Saudi Arabia
MSN - 2016-10-26
Government assistance has been assured to OFWs who are living in cramped quarters in Saudi Arabia and performing jobs different from what was promised to them by their recruiter in the Philippines. An exclusive report by GMA News' JP Soriano on "24 Oras ...

Contractualization policy in the works
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-10-26
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will formulate a policy or guidelines on contractualization based on proposals from employers and labor groups before the year ends. "We will decide whether we will ...

Start-ups require $4 billion in investments-study
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-26
"We need to make a lot of policy changes,because if you look at our laws on taxation, and Securities and Exchange Commission regulations, all of those are organized around large, traditional corporations. The permit system in local government units is ...

Ex-DOJ USec linked to Bilibid drug trade still abroad
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-10-26
Justice Undersecretary Erickson Balmes told reporters that "as per verification with the Bureau of Immigration, former DOJ USec. Francis Baraan III is supposed to return to the Philippines from his US trip on Oct. 23, 2016." "To date, he has not ...

CBCP backs proposed 100-day maternity leave
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-10-26
Santos also shared that the current 60 to 78 days of leave is below the 98 days recommended by the International Labor Organization. "Alam naman natin na 45 days, two months ay kulang na alagaan, ingatan ang mga bata. Sa mga araw at buwan na iyon ...

One-stop shop center in Baguio - 2016-10-26
Included in the Baguio OFW one-stop shop service center are representatives from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority ...

DOLE says 18,000 workers to be regularized soon
Manila Bulletin - 2016-10-25
In a statement, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) disclosed this was the remaining number of workers, whom they have identified to be victims of labor-only contracting, but have yet to be regularized by their employers. Citing the result of ...

Sandiganbayan convicts corporate secretary for tax credit scam
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-10-25
In an 53-page supplemental decision by the Sandiganbayan First Division, the anti-graft court found Marina Abran of United Apparel Mfg ... under the One Stop Shop tax credit program. Abran was arraigned and pleaded not guilty in 2002 but she jumped ...

COCKTALES | Ex-Defense officials helping fugitive tycoon set up gaming operations
MSN - 2016-10-24
Two former undersecretaries of the Department of National Defense have been helping fugitive gaming billionaire Calvin Ayre legitimize his online operations in the Philippines, according to the industry grapevine. The two, Rodel Cruz and Aida Araceli Roxas ...

Educating millennials on martial law
Inquirer Opinion - 2016-10-24
When Benigno Aquino III became president in 2010, the annual tuition was P30,000-P60,000. That amount had risen to P40,000-P80,000 by the time he left office last June, according to a study by the office of Kabataan Party-list Rep. Sarah Elago. Many have ...

Gordon to SSS execs: Improve the lot of 33 M pensioners
Manila Bulletin - 2016-10-24
Gordon, chair of the Senate Committee on Government Corporations and Public Enterprises issued the challenge in a hearing conducted jointly with the Committees on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development; Health and Demography; and Finance.

IPOPHL bares seizure of P3.3-billion fake products from January to September
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-24
"We hope to establish one for the Visayas ... Philippine National Police, Optical Media Board, National Book Development Board, Bureau of Food and Drugs and other agencies. Catherine Pillas is a graduate of Ateneo De Manila University, majoring in ...

The threats against globalization
Manila Bulletin - 2016-10-24
Recent developments now indicate a political backlash against globalization among constituents in the more advanced economies for various reasons such as the loss of manufacturing jobs, the economic and social costs of immigration and security concerns.

Cuban officials, Communist Party members can get US remittances
BusinessMirror. - 2016-10-24
Minint has under its jurisdiction the police, the Department of State Security and the Directorate for Immigration and Naturalization, among other agencies. The Central Committee of the Communist Party, on the other hand, controls all state institutions ...

DOLE's first 100 days under Duterte: More than 100,000 clients benefit from One-Stop Service Center for OFWs - 2016-10-23
Bello III said that 100,168 clients have been served by the One-Stop Service Center for OFWs (OSSCO) at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). In a press conference held at the Labor Governance Learning Center in Intramuros, Manila ...

Clinton steps up in battle for Congress as Trump outlines plan for first 100 days
The Daily Tribune - 2016-10-23
"Change has to come from outside our very broken system," Trump told a room of several hundred supporters, hitting on many of his usual stump speech themes -- immigration, trade, Congressional term limits and his call for Obamacare to be repealed.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: The Meiring Mystery (2003 series)
Mindanews - 2016-10-23
"An affront to Philippine ... (a Manila hospital). ... The hospital here knew where he was going. The police showed no interest in him as far as we knew. At least the police never contacted us, never contacted him, no policeman ever showed up to arrest ...

Barangays seek settlement of boundary disputes
Philstar - 2016-10-22
He cited the case of Chong Hua Hospital wherein the jurisdiction belongs to Subangdaku but the Mandaue City Treasurer's Office credited the real property taxes to Barangay Tipolo. Manatad also pointed out that some establishments situated at the North ...

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