70 percent of Filipinos favor vaping
BusinessMirror. - 2016-11-06
Tom Pinlac, president of TheVapers.ph, 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 ...

lawphil.net - 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 ...

lawphil.net - 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?

Young ex-banker steps up in helping entrepreneurs
BusinessMirror. - 2016-11-05
But Martirez felt her corporate job was "weighing" her down. Hence, the management engineering graduate of Ateneo de Manila University resigned. She began organizing Launchspace Branding and Design Co., a digital marketing firm, where she is its chief ...

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
thestandard.com.ph - 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
news.pia.gov.ph - 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
news.pia.gov.ph - 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
news.pia.gov.ph - 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
news.pia.gov.ph - 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
news.pia.gov.ph - 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
news.pia.gov.ph - 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
thestandard.com.ph - 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
news.pia.gov.ph - 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 ...

How the Filipino people and Duterte can make the most of China alliance
Bulatlat - 2016-10-22
MANILA - For those who thought China is a communist country and that the homegrown Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) would be glad the Duterte administration is being ... and commercialization of public services every time he invited foreign ...

Ending the contractualization of labor
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-10-22
Many policymakers believe that mere legislation to abolish labor-only contracting would be enough to eradicate the slave-like practice of selling labor to the end-users known as employer-beneficiaries. This stems from the belief that legislation increasing ...

Ending the contractualization of labor
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-10-22
Many policymakers believe that mere legislation to abolish labor-only contracting would be enough to eradicate the slave-like practice of selling labor to the end-users known as employer-beneficiaries. This stems from the belief that legislation increasing ...

Bea Daez: UP Lady Maroon, TV host, now a CPA after passing licensure exam
spin.ph - 2016-10-21
when asked why she took up Business Administration and Accountancy (BAA) at UP. "Thankfully, I was able to be retained in the program." Daez said she has always loved mathematics even before college, another reason why she chose one of the most ...

Low-income workers getting bigger take-home pay under DOF tax reform plan
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-10-21
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said the DOF tax bill was completed after the Department consulted with members of the Cabinet, legislators, former Secretaries of Finance, prominent economists, stakeholder and business groups, and with various ...

Lawyer from INC appointed as new head of SBMA
Manila Bulletin - 2016-10-21
Subic Bay Freeport -- Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has a new Administrator officer-in-charge (OIC) in the person of Atty. Randy Escolango, a member of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC). He takes over from SBMA Administrator Roberto Garcia.

Chinese eye Philippine tourism investments
Philstar - 2016-10-21
Section 86 of the Tourism Act provides for incentives in TEZs, such as income tax holidays spanning six years, gross income taxation of five percent, 100 percent exemption on all taxes and customs duties on the importation of capital equipment, and the ...

DOLE assessing jobs, livelihood displaced by Lawin
Manila Bulletin - 2016-10-20
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is now assessing how many workers in Luzon may have been economically displaced by Super Typhoon Lawin. "I have directed all my regional directors in all affected areas to provide emergency employment to the ...

USPTO Wins Dispute Over Extension For Drug Patent
Law 360 - 2016-10-20
Law360, Los Angeles (October 19, 2016, 10:24 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office beat a suit accusing it of failing to adequately extend the life of a blood pressure drug patent when a Virginia federal judge ruled Tuesday that Supernus ...

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