OWWA reports continuing assistance to COVID - affected OFWs
Gov - 2020-12-08
BAGUIO CITY, Dec. 8(PIA) - - The Department of Labor and Employment(DOLE), the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration(OWWA) and partner agencies continue to provide assistance to Overseas Filipino Workers whose work are affected by the Coronavirus Disease ...

Immigration employees warned vs. posting video scenes on Tiktok
Manila Bulletin - 2020-12-08
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) stressed Tuesday that employees of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) wearing their uniforms should not post any videos on social networking platform Tiktok.

Impeachment case vs. Leonen unnecessary, counterproductive - Sen. Hontiveros
Manila Bulletin - 2020-12-08
Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros today said the filing of the impeachment complaint against Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen is 'unnecessary' and 'counterproductive.'

BI officers told: Stay away from TikTok when in uniform
BusinessMirror - 2020-12-08
JUSTICE Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday stressed that any person who voluntarily gets himself inoculated with unregistered anti-Covid-19 vaccine... A SOCIAL-media platform that capitalizes on ...

Losses push Petron to close Bataan refinery in January
BusinessMirror - 2020-12-08
The DOE, for its part, said it is closely looking into the taxation concerns raised in coordination with the Department of Finance. "We are also evaluating how a closure scenario would impact ...

UK says ready to revise Brexit legislation after EU protests
Manila Bulletin - 2020-12-07
Britain's government said Monday it was ready to revoke clauses in Brexit legislation that have provoked legal action by the EU in the fraught end-game of talks on a future trade deal.

It's Time To Invalidate Single-Sales Factor For Biz Income Tax
Law360 - 2020-12-07
The single-sales factor formula for corporate income tax apportionment is a distorted, irrational approach to approximating business activity value, and we predict this method will be deemed unconstitutional in the next decade,

BI employees banned from posting Tiktok videos
philstar.com - 2020-12-07
The Bureau of Immigration yesterday banned its employees from posting any videos on the social networking platform Tiktok while wearing their uniform.

Duty to give reason
BusinessMirror - 2020-12-07
It offered hollow protection since the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) can simply indicate figures in a tax assessment and leave taxpayers guessing on how an alleged tax deficiency was computed.

Group files impeachment complaint against Justice Leonen
BusinessMirror - 2020-12-07
A GROUP that calls itself the Filipino League of Advocates for Good Governance-Maharlika on Monday filed before the House of Representatives an impeachment complaint against Supreme Court ...

Intellectual Property: Wildly Popular 'Despacito' Artists Cleared of Copyright Claim
Law - 2020-12-07
The artists behind Despacito won summary judgment in a lawsuit by a songwriter who claimed his 11-year-old composition was copied.

Impeachment rap filed vs. SC Justice Leonen
GMA Network - 2020-12-07
An impeachment complaint was filed on Monday against Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen before the House of Representatives.

House panel OKs 25% income tax cut for COVID-19 medical frontliners
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-07
A panel of the House of Representatives approved Monday a consolidated measure that seeks to grant a 25-percent discount on the income taxes of COVID-19 medical

Gadon files impeachment complaint against Justice Leonen
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-07
Lawyer Larry Gadon filed on Monday an impeachment complaint against Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen over "culpable violation of the Constitution and betrayal of

Biden picks California official Becerra for health secretary: report
Manila Bulletin - 2020-12-07
Joe Biden plans to nominate California attorney general Xavier Becerra for secretary of health and human services, which would add another Latino member to the president-elect's increasingly diverse cabinet,

Maduro closes in on Venezuela poll triumph amid opposition boycott
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-06
Venezuelans voted Sunday in legislative elections set to tighten President Nicolas Maduro's grip on power and further weaken his US-backed opposition rival Juan Guaido,

PSALM earmarks P3.7-B for dismissed NPC employees
Manila Bulletin - 2020-12-06
The 17-year wait is finally over for the dismissed employees of state-run National Power Corporation (NPC), as the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) already allocated P3.

Advancing the business of intellectual property globally
Manila Bulletin - 2020-12-06
SPEAKING OUT The Licensing Executives Society Philippines (LESP) and Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHIL)  recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), formalizing a relationship and cooperation that has existed for many years,

BIR Central Luzon upgrades system, bats for ISO certification
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-06
OLONGAPO CITY -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in Central Luzon said it passed the first stage of an external audit by an independent certification body as it adopted "Quality Management

Is the US election democratic?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-06
FLASH. Retired Senior Justice Antonio T. Carpio will be conferred an honorary degree by the University of the Philippines (UP) on Dec. 10. May I share my text to him: "I should say

BIR developing web-based program to curb tax leakages
philstar.com - 2020-12-05
The Bureau of Internal Revenue has committed to speed up the development of a web-based program to help plug tax leakages while improving taxpayer service and curbing corruption in the agency.

DOLE: 21,000 local, overseas vacancies up for grabs in virtual job fair next week
Manila Bulletin - 2020-12-05
More than 21,000 overseas and local job opportunities are up for grabs in a two-day online job fair next week, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Saturday, Dec. 5.

Labor leader arrested for alleged ties to NPA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-05
The Central Luzon police on Saturday (Dec. 5) announced the capture of a labor leader tagged as the secretary of the New People's Army. Jose Bernardino,

Guagua sees gradual recovery of local economy from COVID-19
Gov - 2020-12-05
Torres added that the local government requires online sellers to register their businesses, as he assured them that the municipal government will also help them in terms of taxation. "We also regularly meet with business communities so they can suggest ...

US House backs decriminalizing cannabis in historic vote
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-04
US House legislators voted for the first time Friday to decriminalize cannabis, a key step towards bringing federal laws in line with states and other countries

Global virus death toll tops 1.5 million; hackers targeting vaccine supply chain
Manila Bulletin - 2020-12-04
The world passed the grim milestone of 1.5 million coronavirus deaths on Thursday, as several nations planned to deliver much hoped-for vaccines early next year to break the cycle of lockdowns and restrictions.

PNP: Echanis daughter can keep baby while detained
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday said detained activist Amanda Echanis will be allowed to take care of her child in detention if she so wishes. "If she wants

Caloocan seeks TRO over village flooding
philstar.com - 2020-12-04
Mayor Oscar Malapitan has asked the Caloocan Regional Trial Court to stop a real estate developer from allegedly dumping soil on a creek in Pangarap Village and flooding the area.

CDC order leaves 1,000 Filipino seafarers languishing in hotels
BusinessMirror - 2020-12-04
Eric Pineda, Pacman party-list chairman, of the House Committee on Labor and Deployment, who in turn wrote a letter to Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Administrator Bernard ...

Enabling displaced OFWs to restart and rise again
Manila Bulletin - 2020-12-04
Cola partners with OWWA, TESDA, PTTC for OFW RISE Program With more than 327,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) returning to the country after being displaced from their jobs abroad due to the COVID-19 pandemic,

Los Ba├▒os, Laguna mayor shot dead by unknown gunmen
philstar.com - 2020-12-04
Los Ba├▒os Mayor Cesar Perez was shot dead by unidentified gunmen inside the municipal compound Thursday evening, police said. Police Lt. Col. Chitadel Gaoiran, Laguna Police Provincial Office spokesperson,

Hackers targeting COVID-19 vaccine supply chain, IBM warns
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-04
With multiple vaccines close to becoming available in a world gripped by the coronavirus pandemic, manufacturers have become the target of hackers trying to steal

Garrigues Launches Antitrust, Economic Regulation and Intellectual Property Practice in Peru
Law - 2020-12-03
Spanish law firm Garrigues has launched an antitrust, economic regulation and intellectual property practice in Lima, bringing on lawyer Ivo Gagliuffi and economist Javier Coronado. The hires are consistent with a trend that has seen Spanish firms expand ...

Joblessness down in October, but largely because people quit looking for work
philstar.com - 2020-12-03
Fewer Filipinos went jobless and out of business in October, but this was largely a result of more people stopping job search for various reasons including going back to school or their old jobs getting killed by the ongoing digital shift.

Toyota gives Hiace Commuter owners livelihood push with Oil-In offer
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-03
The ongoing pandemic has greatly affected transportation, further underscoring the importance of mobility for people from all walks of life. As quarantine guidelines ease up in different parts of

PSA says 3.8M Filipinos jobless as of October
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-03
Around 3.8 million Filipinos aged 15 years old and above are unemployed as of October this year, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). PSA said this is

Labor group hoping Senate will act swiftly on Security of Tenure Bill
Manila Bulletin - 2020-12-03
For the Nagkaisa Labor Coalition, House Bill 7036 or the Security of Tenure (SOT) Bill, is already a small step in fighting contractualization.

Labor group thumbs down new security of tenure bill
Manila Bulletin - 2020-12-03
The Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino has thumbed down the new security of tenure bill that the House of Representatives passed on third and final reading on Dec. 1 junked.

Unemployment eases to 8.7% in October 2020, but workers looking for more jobs
Rappler - 2020-12-03
The number of jobless Filipinos goes down in October, but the number of employed people who are still looking for extra jobs remains high

Biden set to revamp US trade tactics -- but not policy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-03
WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden undoubtedly has plans to roll back many of President Donald Trump's policies when he takes charge of the White House next month, but when it

Seinfeld Says Failed Copyright Suit Should Not 'Get A Pass'
Law360 - 2020-12-02
Jerry Seinfeld is urging a New York federal court to award him the nearly $1 million he spent defeating a lawsuit that accused him of stealing "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," saying the accuser shouldn't "get a pass" simply because the show makes plenty of money.

Solons, labor group: Security of Tenure Act in Bicam may not spell end of endo
BusinessMirror - 2020-12-02
The House of Representatives has approved on second reading the bill seeking to grant additional benefits to... Lawmakers and a labor group on Wednesday said the passage of the proposed Security ...

Security of tenure bill gets House nod
philstar.com - 2020-12-02
The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill that seeks to strengthen the security of tenure of workers in the private sector and put an end to labor-only contracting.

SC chief Peralta retiring early
philstar.com - 2020-12-02
Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta will serve as head magistrate only for 17 months as he has decided to cut short his term by retiring a year earlier.

After judge, activist sues jail and police guards for torture in baby River case
Rappler - 2020-12-02
The complaint alleges that the collective actions of jail and police guards, from refusing to accommodate the baby inside prison, to the treatment of the activist during burial, amount to mental tortu

Trump family urges US appeals court to move marketing scam lawsuit to arbitration
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-01
A lawyer for Donald Trump on Tuesday urged a federal appeals court to halt a lawsuit accusing the U.S. president of exploiting his family name to promote a marketing scam targeting

House OKs anti-endo bill banning labor-only contracting
Rappler - 2020-12-01
The House of Representatives passed the security of tenure bill which would ban labor-only contracting but would still allow legitimate job contracting and fixed-term employment. On Tuesday ...

CREATE passage - A major achievement
philstar.com - 2020-12-01
The Senate version of the CREATE (Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises) bill was approved last week.

House approves security of tenure bill on final reading
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-12-01
The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading on Tuesday the bill seeking to strengthen the security of tenure of workers in the private sector. With204

OFWs in countries with POLOs prioritized in one-time cash assistance from DOLE
Manila Bulletin - 2020-12-01
Overseas Filipino workers displaced by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic who are based in countries with existing Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLOs) will be given priority in the

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