Lower taxes, more spending; no more contractualization
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-09
Time for social justice in taxation and employment. Plus inclusive growth through right government spending. Incoming Finance Minister Carlos Dominguez said the Duterte administration is open to changes and reforms such as the lowering income taxes ...

Lawyers and judges, take note
Inquirer - 2016-06-08
The ruling also applies to other commercial cases, such as for rehabilitation, liquidation in insolvency and intellectual property cases, that may have been filed with or raffled to the wrong court. For the guidance of the bench and the bar, this case ...

Revised guidelines on employment conditions of private security personnel in effect
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-06-08
They shall be entitled to all rights and privileges as provided for in the Labor Code," Baldoz said. Security guards and other private security personnel, whether deployed or assigned the status of reliever, seasonal, week-ender, or temporary ...

Central Luzon fair opens 11,373 job vacancies
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-08
as processed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Baldoz said the same event will take place in all DOLE regional offices, where job vacancies and other labor and employment services will be available to job fair participants.

DTI pushes for global marketing of PHL education services
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-07
In the increase of foreign nationals seeking to study in the country, the Bureau of Immigration noted that this trend may be due to the proficiency of Filipino teachers in English and the use of English as a medium of instruction in the educational ...

Looking into the Crystal Ball - Protecting Polymporphs to Lengthen the Drug Patent Life Cycle
Lexology - 2016-06-06
Innovative pharmaceutical companies are increasingly attempting to patent improved forms of their original drug compound. Crystalline forms of a drug, called polymorphs, are one such improvement. 1 A polymorph drug may provide benefits such as better ...

Millennial voters could be shifting OC to the left
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-06
Bush policies," said Grebbin, back in town after her sophomore year of college. Additionally, young voters are more likely to support gay marriage, immigration reform and legalized marijuana--positions more aligned with the Democratic Party--according ...

OWWA 12 to lead Migrant Workers Day celebration on June 7
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-06-06
Part of the affair is a learning session on the ASSIST-WELL program of the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO), Anti-Illegal Recruitment and Trafficking in Person (AIR-TIP) by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and a film ...

Pagcor funds going to health, education
Philstar - 2016-06-06
"In education, I will endeavor to build - if there are about 25 to 30 students per barangay - they will have a national high school. No need to walk 20 to 30 kilometers. I will bring the schools to them," he added in Filipino. Duterte scored ...

Dominguez rejects tax reform package
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-06-05
For individual wage earners, the tax rates will be lowered from the current 32 percent to 25 percent. The corporate tax, meanwhile, will reduced to 25 percent from 32 percent. The measures will cost the government around P160 billion to P224 billion in ...

Phl starts deployment of maids to Japan
MSN - 2016-06-05
Filipino household service workers are set be sent to Japan. Administrator Hans Cacdac of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said they have issued the necessary implementing rules and regulations governing the hiring of Filipino household ...

Taking advantage of freelancing trends in PH
Inquirer - 2016-06-05
NOT A race to the bottom. A common misconception of online freelancing sites is that they are merely a form of digital arbitrage: They enable employers in one country to avail themselves of much cheaper labor in another. Evan Tan, regional communications ...

Insights of a young accountant
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-05
It was not smooth sailing. As the course load in the final years was laden with technical and more difficult accounting subjects, including taxation, auditing and advanced accounting. The road to the licensure examination was extremely difficult as it can be.

Limited deployment of HSWs to Japan approved
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-05
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) issued its new implementing rules and regulations (IRR) recently on the deployment of Filipino household service workers (HSW) to Japan. In its Governing Board Resolution No. 08-2016, POEA disclosed ...

Philippines hosts international dialogue on human trafficking
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-04
She said once the "red flag" is identified, they coordinate with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and the Department of Foreign Affairs. "We found signs in different places and it grew. That resulted in the Manila dialogue last year.

Duterte bares new appointments
Philstar - 2016-06-04
Former Kilusang Mayo Uno leader Joel Maglungsod will also join the Duterte Cabinet as undersecretary of the Department of Labor. The incoming Duterte administration is still searching for those who will head the departments of trade and industry ...

Without This Clause, Your Rights to Your Invention Are in Danger
Inc. - 2016-06-04
What you need to be aware of is this. Don't let your license be defined as only applying to a specific piece of intellectual property, like a provisional or non-provisional patent application. Expand the definition to include any future improvements made ...

Labor groups hail Maglungsod
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-06-03
VARIOUS labor groups on Friday welcomed the remark of an incoming labor official that he would put an end to contractualization once President-elect Rodrigo Duterte assumed office. Former Anakpawis Rep. Joel Maglungsod said he would talk to Duterte to ...

Trouble in celeb land
wap.business-standard.com - 2016-06-03
"This list is now growing longer, and not just for the A-listers," says Monica Datta, partner with commercial intellectual property and technology, media and telecommunications law firm Saikrishna & Associates. Disturbed at the course such incidents could ...

India suggests EU to resume stalled FTA negotiations
Economic Times - 2016-06-03
The negotiations launched in 2007 for the proposed Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA) have seen many hurdles with both sides having major differences on crucial issues like intellectual property rights, duty cut in automobile and spirits ...

US stocks, dollar slide after weak jobs report
Inquirer - 2016-06-03
The Nasdaq composite index lost 46 points, or 0.9 percent, to 4,925. US ECONOMY: The Labor Department reported that the U.S. economy added only 38,000 jobs in May, the lowest amount in five years. The unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent from 5 percent ...

Planet M aims to shift Michigan's orbit from manufacturing to mobility
Automotive News - 2016-06-03
The state is off to a great start. Mcity, in Ann Arbor and operated by the University of Michigan, is gaining momentum. The planned American Center for Mobility is also gaining steam, according to Arwood, as it is looking to raise the necessary $80 million ...

Foreign investment pledges up 19.2% in first quarter
Inquirer - 2016-06-03
indicating sustained confidence in the economy ahead of the May elections. Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) data showed that the amount of foreign investments approved for registration during the first three months grew by 19.2 percent from P21.8 ...

Duterte fills in five more posts
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-03
Duterte. During a press conference Thursday night, Duterte named ABC 5 anchor Martin Andanar as head of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO); former Anakpawis representative and progressive left Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) labor leader Joel ...

Learning in the time of The Punisher
Inquirer Opinion - 2016-06-03
The enrollment figures will go up slightly, as is the case from year to year, but for SY 2016, Grade 10 (or fourth year high school) students will go on to two years of senior high school (Grades 11 and 12) as mandated by the K-to-12 Law or Republic Act No ...

Independence Day Job Fairs target 11,300 jobless in CL
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-03
"Moreover, we are expecting about 5,388 job vacancies for overseas employment from 28 recruitment agencies, as processed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration," Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Director Ana Dione sai

COCKTALES | New Luisita mill owner cuts more Cojuangco-era management privileges
interaksyon.com - 2016-06-03
Chairman/chief executive Martin Lorenzo told shareholders of the Central Azucarera de Tarlac ahead of the June 15 annual meeting that the new board wants to reduce the board's profit-sharing fee to three percent from the current five. The reduction in ...

Property boom seen to continue
Inquirer - 2016-06-02
CBRE Philippines chair and founder Rick M. Santos said business process outsourcing (BPO) firms were seen to continue to prosper in the coming years given the educated young labor force, low cost of labor, notable customer service, low rental rate and high ...

Duterte names former NPA rebel as labor undersecretary
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-06-02
DAVAO CITY, Philippines--President-elect Rodrigo Duterte Thursday night named more members in his Cabinet, led by a former Anakpawis congressman. In his press conference at the presidential guest house here, Duterte said former Anakpawis Rep. Joel ...

4 Cabinet posts still waiting to be filled
Philstar - 2016-06-02
Silvestre Bello III, who served as chief government negotiator with the NDF, will assume the position of labor secretary. The president-elect also said he would accommodate Muslim appointees but did not specify what positions would be given to them.

Power blackout as French workers strike over labor bill
Manila Bulletin - 2016-06-02
PARIS -- Striking workers created blackouts by cutting power to a big electricity line in western France and occupied train tracks at a Paris railway hub Thursday (June 02, 2016) as unions at nuclear plants and the national rail service protested the ...

POEA bares red flags of fake UK job offers
MSN - 2016-06-02
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has warned Filipino jobseekers against bogus job placements in the United Kingdom offered through unsolicited e-mails or messages on social media. In a statement Thursday, POEA Administrator Hans Leo J.

Sheppard Mullin Nabs IP Pro Duo From Steptoe & Johnson
Law 360 - 2016-06-02
office and bolster its growing intellectual property practice group, the firm announced Tuesday. Seong Hwan Kim, the former head of Steptoe's Korea commercial litigation practice, and Rebecca Edelson, former leader of Steptoe's trade secrets practice ...

Firm Says Jury Erred In Denying Claims For $1M In Legal Fees
Law 360 - 2016-06-02
Law360, Miami (June 1, 2016, 8:06 PM ET) -- Intellectual property firm Stein Law PC urged the Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday to overturn a jury verdict that rejected the firm's claims for $1 million in legal fees against a Florida diabetes test supply company ...

POEA bares red flags of fake UK job offers
MSN - 2016-06-01
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has warned Filipino jobseekers against bogus job placements in the United Kingdom offered through unsolicited e-mails or messages on social media. In a statement Thursday, POEA Administrator Hans Leo J.

Order of boss: No first-class flights, junkets for Cabinet
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-06-01
So I think if we stop that, it will be additional funds for health, education, housing," he said. Duterte said as much to the incoming immigration chief, Jaime Morente. "I will just be guided by the incoming President to remove corruption and make the ...

Remittances, BPO revenues may top $51 B this year
Philstar - 2016-06-01
Rivals Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) and Ayala-led Globe Telecome joined hands to acquire the telecommunication assets of diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp. for P70 billion. Business ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch ...

KALAW, Teodoro Alejandro Y. IV
ateneo.edu - 2016-06-01
National College of Public Administration, University of the Philip-pines, 2010; Bachelor of Science in Management, College of Arts & Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University, 1993 Ateneo de Manila University School of Law

Groups hit Duterte statement on media killings
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-01
Jaime Morente to the Bureau of Immigration and former Director Catalino Cuy, undersecretary for police matters at the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). Chief Supt. Ronald dela Rosa was named National Police chief. Former Budget ...

PSA survey records 16.3% increase of contractuals in PHL labor force
BusinessMirror. - 2016-06-01
Over a million Filipino workers did not hold regular positions in their companies in 2014, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Based on the latest Statistics on Non-Regular Workers, the PSA said 1.336 million workers were considered ...

Rody finalizes Cabinet
Philstar - 2016-06-01
Duterte earlier said he was skipping his Manila proclamation so he could finish assembling ... Also at the meeting were University of the Philippines professor Judy Taguiwalo (Social Welfare), Jesus Dureza (peace process) and Nicanor Faeldon (Customs).

DFA Robinsons soon exclusive for OFWs
Rappler - 2016-06-01
In a news conference, DFA spokesman Charles Jose said this will make the passport application process more convenient for OFWs who also need to go to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), just across EDSA. "Our DFA satellite office in ...

Xiaomi acquires patents from Microsoft ahead of US entry plans
Computer World - 2016-06-01
Microsoft has signed up a large number of Android smartphone vendors to its intellectual property licensing program that protects them from infringement suits, including from the software company. The company has signed more than 1,200 agreements since ...

Duterte presents Cabinet
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-31
and former Davao police chief Jaime Morente as immigration chief. A former Army Fifth Infantry Brigade chief, Brig. Gen. Ricardo Jalad, was appointed head of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, while rebel Marine Capt. Nicanor ...

Series of job fairs in Ilocos region
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-31
Vigan City, Ilocos Sur -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is rolling out a series of job fairs in four Ilocos region provinces starting today.. DOLE Region 1 Director Grace Ursua said the job fairs illustrates how the labor agency is ...

NDFP nominees meet with Duterte, initial Cabinet roster
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-31
Duterte promised four Cabinet positions for the Left but later gave the Department of Labor and Employment post to former Solicitor General Silvestre Bello III. READ: Duterte can do more for peace process than Aquino--Bayan Duterte also said he planned to ...

DFA clamps down on no-show passport applicants
interaksyon.com - 2016-05-31
Furthermore, to address the immediate concerns of overseas Filipino workers, the DFA satellite office in Robinsons Galleria across the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration will "soon" be exclusively designated for walk-in Filipino migrant workers ...

Snow White at Wanda triggers Disney uproar
Economic Times - 2016-05-31
Walt Disney Co said it's prepared to take action to protect its intellectual property rights after performers dressed as Snow White and Captain America were sighted at Dalian Wanda Group Co's new theme park and entertainment complex in China. "We ...

Duterte fills up only half of 30 Cabinet-level posts
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-05-31
The incoming president said he will also appoint former Immigration chief Andrea Domingo as head of Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation and Jose Calida as Solicitor-General. Duterte earlier offered four Cabinet positions to the Communist Party of ...

The Supreme People's Court of China Clarifies Determination of Functional Design Features in an Illustrative Case
Lexology - 2016-05-30
As part of the World Intellectual Property Day celebration on April 26, the Supreme People's Court released 10 landmark intellectual property cases and 50 illustrative intellectual property cases of 2015. Among them, a design patent infringement case ...

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