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 ...

Anil Ambani's New Venture Involves Building Military Helicopter, Missiles And Submarines!
IndiaTimes - 2016-05-30
Still, Saab and Reliance are working together in developing the next generation Combat Management System for the Indian Navy and Coast Guard. Recently, Reliance's lack of experience and questions about its ability to handle sensitive technology and ...

No change in stability
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-30
Numerous accusations were, and are still, being thrown against aspiring presidential candidates in the US, including the citizenship of one aspirant, the tax payments of another, as well as controversial proposals to solve terrorism, immigration and other ...

French unions plan strikes to disrupt trains, ports, flights
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-30
PARIS -- Travelers beware: French labor unions plan a string of strikes in the coming days that will target trains, the Paris subway system, ports and possibly airports. Unions are tapping months of public anger over a labor bill that would make it easier ...

Workers hit steep pay increase for SSS execs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-30
LABOR groups have opposed the grant of "midnight perks and benefits" amounting to P500,000 a month each to executives of the Social Security System (SSS), including its president and chief executive officer Emilio de Quiros and its chair, Juan Santos.

Abolish the BIR to fight corruption?
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-29
But notice than even 2,000 years ago, "corruption" and "taxation" are almost inseparable. Incoming president Rodrigo R. Duterte declared in one of his off-hand comments that the Bureau of Customs, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Land ...

Biz Buzz: The next BIR chief
Inquirer - 2016-05-29
From San Miguel Brewery, to San Miguel Pure Foods, to San Miguel Packaging, to San Miguel Global Power, to infrastructure investments firm San Miguel Holdings and even the previously struggling Ginebra San Miguel all brought in the big bucks during the ...

Demand for household-service workers on uptrend as Ramadan approaches
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-29
Last week Hans Leo J. Cacdac of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said Filipinos wanting overseas jobs should make sure they have the correct work permit or work visa before they leave the country. "They should not accept job offers if ...

POEA offers tips to avoid bogus UK jobs scam
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-29
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has offered tips to jobseekers on how to spot fake job offers in the United Kingdom (POEA) amid the proliferation of fraudulent recruitment in the Internet. Scammers, pretending to be representatives ...

How to spot fake job offers in UK?
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-29
The Au Pair visa scheme had already been abolished effective last 26 November 2008 and has been replaced by the Youth Mobility Scheme under the new UK Points-Based System · The new UK Points-Based Immigration System has done away with the requirement of ...

Towards more decent jobs
Inquirer - 2016-05-28
In 2013, my friend Dr. Karl Kendrick Chua, Senior Country Economist of the World Bank, wrote the Philippine Development Report. He believes that "the reason why the country is not able to massively create good jobs despite higher economic growth in ...

Pepsi upbeat on prospects despite profit squeeze
Philstar - 2016-05-28
MANILA, Philippines - Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI) remains upbeat on its prospects this year despite a 17 percent drop in its first quarter net income. "We see a stronger year this 2016 despite the high sugar prices and start up cost for ...

Google-backed Magic Leap alleges workers stole its secrets
Economic Times - 2016-05-28
An attorney for Bradski and Kaehler denied the company's allegations. The legal tussle over intellectual property and stock options highlights the rising stakes in artificial reality as more technology companies bet it will produce the industry's next big ...

Congress okays Magna Carta for Seafarers
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-28
The House of Representatives has passed on third and final reading the proposed "Magna Carta for Filipino Seafarers" which seeks to provide wide-ranging benefits, including shipboard training and free legal consultation for sailors. House Bill 6425 ...

DOLE-12 employees reach out to Koronadal drought affected families
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-28
KORONADAL CITY -- Employees of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Central Mindanao region, in partnership with DOLE-12 Regional Coordinating Committee (RCC) have reached out to families hardest hit by the long dry spell Friday (May 27 ...

Digong to be stricter on contractualization
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-05-28
THE incoming Duterte administration will be stricter on contractualization ... Many employers undermine the Labor Code by hiring workers through third-party manpower agencies and cooperatives, the TUCP said.

How Mexican execs help its citizens get US IDs
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-27
If the consulate approved him for the passport, it would help him apply for a special immigration relief in the US for children neglected or abandoned by a parent. Last year Marco Antonio lost contact with his father, who was working in Washington state.

Contractualization: To be welcomed, not to be feared
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-27
Obviously afraid of any "labor" backlash, none of the candidates expressed support for the idea. Here lies the crux of the problem. In our country, there never has been a clear distinction between the need to create jobs for the unemployed and the need ...

Second Circuit Highlights Splits on Nominative Trademark Fair Use
JD Supra - 2016-05-27
especially in light of its recent interest in intellectual property cases generally and the Lanham Act, in particular. [1] 14-3456-cv (2d Cir. May 18, 2016) (hereinafter "Op."). [2] 4 McCarthy on Trademarks and Unfair Competition § 23:11 (4th ed.). [3 ...

Polls renewed business confidence in Q2
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-27
"Their more positive outlook was further driven by expectations of more favorable macroeconomic conditions in the country--particularly low inflation and stable interest rates--and sustained foreign-investment inflows," the central bank said.

Immigration places Purisima, 10 others under "Alert List"
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-27
MANILA, May 27 -The Bureau of Immigration has included former Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, director general Alan Purisima, and 10 others in its alert list. But Purisima and his co-accused in the graft charges before the Sandiganbayan are not ...

Contractualization: Pros and cons
Philstar - 2016-05-27
Despite several attempts to weed out this very contentious labor scheme, it has remained in effect until now. The capitalist nature of the outgoing regime has not given emphasis on this supposed anti-poor policy of employment for reasons that may be both ...

NDFP nominees to Duterte Cabinet deny ties with revolutionary movement
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-27
University of the Philippines professor and development worker Judy Taguiwalo as Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development and Silvestre Bello as Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment.

IP Firm Brinks Adds Attorneys, Offices In Tampa And China
Law 360 - 2016-05-27
Law360, Miami (May 26, 2016, 9:21 PM ET) -- Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the country's largest intellectual property law firms, is charging toward its 100th anniversary next year, announcing Thursday that it is adding five attorneys, including three who ...

Provincial press meet in Davao
Tempo - 2016-05-27
Gold Star Daily Mindanao columnist Alejandro Jose C. Pallugna is being pushed by civic groups for the Immigration Commissioner post. A prominent lawyer and university professor, Pallugna was among the leading volunteers in the Duterte campaign. He handled ...

Philippines prepares to summon 47 companies to account for climate change
Greenpeace International - 2016-05-27
Quezon City, Philippines - Petitioners in the landmark human rights ... Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, Centre for International Environmental Law, Climate Justice Programme; EarthRights, International, International Trade Union Confederation ...

John Marshall's Intellectual Property Law Director Daryl Lim Speaks in Russia
MSN - 2016-05-26
CHICAGO, May 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Professor Daryl Lim, director of the Center for Intellectual Property, Information Technology & Privacy Law at The John Marshall Law School, spoke at the International Legal Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia on May ...

New admin faces many labor woes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-26
Problems with contractualization, job loss and unemployed youth face the next administration, according to Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz. Baldoz said the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) was looking at ways to avert job losses, particularly in ...

Reds name 2 ex-solons, ex-UP prof for Cabinet
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-26
But the finance job went to Carlos "Sonny" Dominguez, who was appointed last week. So far, Duterte has selected only one woman, former Immigration Commissioner Andrea Domingo, to join his Cabinet. She will head state-run Philippine Amusement and ...

Pols Wants Answers On Colombian Drug Licensing Policy
Law 360 - 2016-05-26
Fifteen Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday pressed the Obama administration to explain recent reports that it discouraged the Colombian government from issuing a license that would have invalidated a Novartis cancer drug patent to make way for a cheaper ...

DOF launches DOF Institute
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-05-26
The second is a series of specialization courses on domestic finance and taxation, international finance, corporate finance, project finance, administration, and economics. The third level is an executive training program for middle and senior management.

French dock workers throw smoke bombs as protests escalate
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-26
LE HAVRE, France -- Thousands of dock workers poured into a public square in the French port city of Le Havre on Thursday (May 26, 2016), setting off smoke bombs as part of escalating nationwide protests against a labor bill that would loosen protections ...

Left submits 4 women Cabinet nominees to Duterte
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-26
Duterte has named only one woman so far in a key position in his government: former Immigration chief Andrea Domingo for the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor). The transition team even tapped the help of outgoing Senator Pia Cayetano to ...

Trade Secrets Claims Reach Federal Court: New Law Changes Jurisdiction, Remedies and Duties
JD Supra - 2016-05-26
Until May 12, 2016, trade secret law was the only area of intellectual property law left largely to state courts and state law. But no longer. On May 12, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, Pub. L. No. 114-153. It establishes a new ...

CRUZ, Axel Rupert M.
ateneo.edu - 2016-05-25
Cruz specializes in civil, criminal, and administrative litigation, and alternative dispute resolution. His litigation practice focuses on corruption laws, tort, product liability laws, and competition law. He has successfully represented clients before ...

OFW Jonard Langamin escapes death row, returns to PH
Rappler - 2016-05-25
Am so blessed to be a part of this. pic.twitter.com/YcXJ4DD1nk -- susanople (@susanople) May 25, 2016 In Saudi Arabia, Langamin was found guilty of fatally stabbing his co-seafarer Robertson Mendoza, another OFW working on the same shipping vessel ...

PHL needs to open door for wider competition
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-25
The Philippines has the potential to move away from that catch-up game and strive toward becoming a regional leader in terms of foreign investment and trade, thanks to its solid macroeconomic foundations; a consumer-driven economy, combined with a pool of ...

SMEs urged to outsource labor needs to mitigate cost of high turnover rates
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-25
GIVEN that the massive employee turnover trend is now apparent across all industries which, in turn, could be costly to any organization, Filipino companies, especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs), are encouraged to outsource their human-resource ...

392 instant jobs at Labor Day jobs fair in Bicol
news.pia.gov.ph - 2016-05-25
DOLE Bicol recorded some 3,206 job applicants in the simultaneous Mega Job and Livelihood Fair at the Ayala and Pacific Mall in Legazpi City on May 1 and the Finale Job Fair at SM Naga City on May 2 graced by Assistant Secretary Ma. Joji V. Aragon.

Duterte rape comment violated Magna Carta of Women--CHR
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2016-05-25
The CHR ruling was in response to a complaint filed by WomanHealth Philippines, Kasarinlan para sa Kalayaan, Sentro ng Manggagawa ng Pilipinas, Labor Education and Research Network, and Sagip-Ilog Pilipinas. The women groups earlier said that their ...

Sanofi Wants Jury Verdict Axed In Amgen Drug Patent Row
Law 360 - 2016-05-25
Law360, Los Angeles (May 24, 2016, 10:01 PM ET) -- Sanofi urged a Delaware federal judge Monday to toss a jury's verdict finding rival Amgen's cholesterol drug patents valid and order a new trial or enter judgment against Amgen in its infringement row ...

DoF pushes higher oil taxes
thestandard.com.ph - 2016-05-24
The agency proposed the oil tax increase to compensate for the proposed reduction in corporate income tax rate to 25 percent from 32 percent and exemption of incomes of P1 million and below. The income tax reduction proposal was seen to reduce collection ...

PH has worst unemployment rate despite high GDP growth-Ibon
Inquirer - 2016-05-24
Citing the latest labor force survey data, Ibon said the unemployment rate in the country was set at 5.8 percent in January 2016, higher than slower-growing economies like China (4 percent), Vietnam (2.3 percent), Indonesia (5.5 percent), Malaysia (3.5 ...

Duterte still looking for good candidates to head three most corrupt government agencies
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-24
Duterte said he will assign former military officers to handle the Bureau of Immigration, which he described as "a sensitive agency that needs a strict leader." He also plans to recruit former military officers to head the Philippine Drug Enforcement ...

Raising the productivity and competitiveness of PHL enterprises
BusinessMirror. - 2016-05-24
However, we are still fettered with old policies, like the Labor Code, which has been long overdue for a legislative overhaul. In the meantime, the Bureau of Labor Relations of the DOLE continues to engage tripartite partners in formulating or amending ...

Workplace age discrimination bill passed in Senate
Manila Bulletin - 2016-05-24
"There is none in our Labor Code; and until recently, it was not even on the policy radar screen of the Department of Labor and Employment," Cayetano said. "To be discriminated against due to a natural and unstoppable process of ageing is to impose ...

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