SC allows disability retirement for Justice appointed in July
CNN Philippines - 2020-11-03
Padilla is stepping down from the Supreme Court due to health reasons, just three months after her appointment to her post.

Calida leans toward Marcos in VP protest comment to Supreme Court
Rappler - 2020-11-03
Solicitor General Jose Calida says that if there is indeed fraud in the 3 contested Mindanao provinces, the Supreme Court can void those votes and declare the real winner from the remaining votes. If those are voided,

Surigao Norte MSMEs join 'work-life balance' webinar
Gov - 2020-11-03
BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 3 -- The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) - Caraga, in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) - Surigao del Norte Provincial Office, recently conducted an online discussion on Work-Life ...

SC orders Navy: Turn over to retired generals lots, part of golf course, now
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-11-03
The Supreme Court has upheld the ownership claim of four retired military officers over prime lots located within a former housing project for soldiers in Taguig City, which

Rewarding talent and creating opportunities
Manila Bulletin - 2020-11-02
The Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) bill pending before Congress seeks to accelerate the lowering of taxes for corporations to help them  rebound from the COVID-19 crisis and be more competitive with businesses in other Southeast Asian nations.

PSE to hike sectoral indices by Q1 2021
BusinessMirror - 2020-11-02
listing may take a while since the companies that signified their intent to list their REITs would have to secure tax approval from the Bureau of Internal Revenue. The PSE, meanwhile, said it is ...

DOLE issues holiday pay rules for Undas
Gov - 2020-11-01
In its Labor Advisory No. 29, series of 2020, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) issued the pay rules to be implemented during the two special non-working days. "If the employee did not work, the 'no work, no pay' principle shall apply ...

POGO taxes to fund government action vs COVID-19
philstar.com - 2020-10-31
Taxes collected from offshore gaming licensees will be used to fund government measures to address the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic in the next two years, according to the Bureau of Internal Revenue.

As tax base shrinks during pandemic, proposed law seeks to cut revenue sources
philstar.com - 2020-10-31
The Duterte government is pushing for a bill cutting the corporate income tax in exchange for strict limits to tax perks enjoyed by investors.

Despite overlaps, Ombudsman and Supreme Court welcome DOJ anti-corruption task force
Rappler - 2020-10-30
An ad hoc body like the DOJ mega task force could end up weakening the institutions with the official mandate to investigate corruption, says watchdog Government Watch

British Airways parent IAG logs vast loss on virus
Rappler - 2020-10-30
IAG says its losses so far in 2020 have reached 5.6 billion euros as a result of the worsening COVID-19 crisis

Support in Creating Sustainable Solutions through Digital Platforms
Manila Bulletin - 2020-10-30
PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) backs Filipino youth in creating sustainable solutions through digital platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic.  PLDT-Smart have backed Youth Force in the Philippines Inc.

5 Spooky Intellectual Property Battles For Halloween
Law360 - 2020-10-30
With Halloween right around the corner, Law360 is breaking down the spookiest intellectual property news from the past year, ranging from Playboy Bunny costumes to the "Dancing Pumpkin Man" meme to Katy Perry's Halloween Instagram post.

5 Spooky Intellectual Property Battles For Halloween
Law360 - 2020-10-30
Law360 (October 29, 2020, 8:27 PM EDT) -- With Halloween right around the corner, Law360 is breaking down the spookiest intellectual property news from the past year, ranging from Playboy Bunny costumes to the "Dancing Pumpkin Man" meme to Katy Perry's ...

5 Spooky Intellectual Property Battles For Halloween
Law360 - 2020-10-30
With Halloween right around the corner, Law360 is breaking down the spookiest intellectual property news from the past year, ranging from Playboy Bunny costumes to the "Dancing Pumpkin Man" meme to Katy Perry's Halloween Instagram post.

Pagcor 9-month net income plunges 97.3% on lockdown
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-30
STATE-RUN Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) saw its net income from January to September plunging by 97.3 percent year-on-year especially due to the shutdown of gaming operations in mid-March to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

Judge Says Nebraska Didn't Waive Immunity In Copyright Row
Law360 - 2020-10-29
A federal judge has agreed to toss claims that the Nebraska Department of Education used copyrighted software without permission, finding the department never waived its immunity to those allegations.

British bank Lloyds swings back to profit
Rappler - 2020-10-29
I am pleased that we are now seeing an encouraging business recovery,' says Lloyds Banking Group CEO Antonio Horta-Osorio

Netflix Will See More Copyright Litigation After Eleventh Circuit Ruling
Law - 2020-10-29
One litigator said these types of copyright cases would only increase with the oversaturation of online streaming services.

11th Circ. Affirms Netflix Win In 'Narcos' Copyright Suit
Law360 - 2020-10-29
Netflix and the makers of its television series "Narcos" did not infringe the copyright of a Colombian journalist who wrote about her love affair with notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, the Eleventh Circuit ruled Tuesday,

Tax perks for e-vehicle parts-makers reviewed
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-28
Local manufacturers of parts for electric vehicles will soon be eligible to avail of tax breaks, as they are listed as a priority beneficiary of fiscal incentives under the Corporate Recovery and ...

Salceda: Tax legal online sabong, other electronic betting games
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Legal online sabong (cockfight) and other electronic betting activities should be taxed, House ways and means committee chairperson Joey Salceda said Wednesday. In filing

Carpio reminds SC of past cases in latest push for anti-terror law TRO
Rappler - 2020-10-28
Petitioners have more than demonstrated their compliance with the requirements for injunctive relief,' says the motion

DOLE extends forced leave of workers for up to 1 year
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-28
Labor groups on Tuesday said they would question the move by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III in the Supreme Court, arguing that it was a virtual amendment of the 1974 Labor Code, which limits ...

Petron eyes refinery closure on tax woes
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-28
Ang, could not stress enough the struggle it has been experiencing just to keep business afloat. When asked categorically if Petron has decided to cease refinery operations, Ang said ...

Psychological violence: SC upholds fine, jail term for marital infidelity
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-27
THE Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed the ruling issued by the Court of Appeals (CA) which held... THE Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed the ruling issued by the Court of Appeals (CA) which held that ...

Supreme Court affirms: Marital infidelity which causes anguish is criminal violence vs women
Rappler - 2020-10-27
The Supreme Court affirmed that marital infidelity, which results in proven emotional anguish, was a form of violence subject to penalties under Republic Act 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against ...

AIG names new CEO, breaks up its insurance business
Rappler - 2020-10-27
Peter Zaffino is AIG's new CEO. The insurer also announces it is separating its Life & Retirement business from the General Insurance unit.

POEA announces adoption of federal minimum wage standard in some US territories
Manila Bulletin - 2020-10-27
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) announced that it has adopted the federal minimum wage standard in the US, which applies to all Filipino workers in certain territories.

Withdrawal of additional escrow on dismissed cases now allowed --POEA
Manila Bulletin - 2020-10-27
As a respite from financial burden and constraints in their operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) announced that it is allowing recruitment agencies with dismissed recruitment violation cases to withdraw part of their additional escrow deposits.

Philippines may face pandemic debt shock in 2021 - Moody's
Rappler - 2020-10-27
As debt rises, government revenues fall. Collections of the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Bureau of Customs fell by 18% as of end-August, with businesses shut down or operating on limited ...

PHL, despite observer status, seen playing bigger role as it assumes key post in ILO
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-26
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is seeking to ease the labor shortage in the agriculture... WHILE the expanded use of mail voting will be more convenient for voters, it will be more...

Threats as opportunities
philstar.com - 2020-10-24
The SWOT analysis is an old, but still relevant and very much in use decision making and planning tool in both work and personal life situations.

DILG calls for more tarps vs. communist rebels
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 24) -- The Department of Interior and Local Government sees nothing wrong with the tarpaulins that declared communist rebels "persona non grata" in ...

Barclays bank rebounds into quarterly net profit
Rappler - 2020-10-24
Profit after taxation hit £611 million ($801 million, 677 million euros) in the 3 months to the end of September, Barclays said in a statement. That contrasted with a net loss of £292 million in ...

Supreme Court to rule swiftly on petitions vs. Anti-Terrorism Act
Manila Bulletin - 2020-10-23
Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta assured an expeditious resolution, after oral arguments, of the 37 petitions filed with the Supreme Court (SC) on the alleged unconstitutionality of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) of 2020 which the government started implementing last July 18.

1.6M OFWs displaced by pandemic
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-23
More than half million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were displaced by the pandemic abroad while an estimated 1.1 million more were unable to resume or start working overseas since January ...

Akerman Faces Copyright Suit Over Photo On Firm Website
Law360 - 2020-10-22
Akerman LLP has been hit with a copyright infringement suit in California federal court by a wildlife photojournalist who says the firm did not get his permission to use one of his photographs of a ski resort on its website to illustrate its work on the $350 million Jay Peak EB-5 visa fraud case.

PMAP Industrial Relations Summit to offer practical workplace guide for businesses, people leaders
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-10-22
As the COVID-19 pandemic takes a huge toll on businesses and employment, we must all come together with all sectors of society to do our very best to sustain the economy and livelihood of every ...

PPO brings classical music to Filipino audiences amid pandemic with Chamber Concert series
Gov - 2020-10-22
PASAY CITY, Oct. 22 -- In this time when social gatherings are prohibited, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra finds an alternative way to bring classical music to the Filipino audiences through the PPO Chamber Music Concert, slated on October 30, 2020 ...

Bello says Duterte allowed more health workers to work overseas
Rappler - 2020-10-21
Labor officials are also considering lifting the deployment ban, but with certain conditions Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Wednesday, October 21, said that President Rodrigo Duterte "approved" more health workers to work overseas.

DAR lifts suspension on LAD process
Gov - 2020-10-21
Castriciones emphasized, however, that the process could only be stalled with the issuance by the Supreme Court of a temporary restraining order or a final judgment of either the Supreme Court or the Court of Appeals. The DAR chief stressed that the ...

Former Comelec chairman and retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Jose Armando Melo dies, 88
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-19
Former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman and retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Jose Armando Melo died last Sunday at the age of 88. Melo is remembered for ushering the country' automated elections.

Covid-19 pandemic leaves lessons on managing money
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-19
The unprecedented impact of the Coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has made people, particularly those in business, go back to the drawing board to review their asset management techniques, retirement plans and investment opportunities.

Retirement from employment in time of Covid
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-19
If the employer does not maintain a reasonable retirement benefit plan, the Labor Code requires that an employee, upon reaching the age of 60 years or more, but not beyond 65 and who has served at ...

OWWA-8 officer shares personal advocacy on financial literacy
Gov - 2020-10-19
NAVAL, Biliran, Oct. 19 (PIA) -- Having witnessed the sad plight of some OFW families unexpectedly losing jobs or losing family breadwinners, an officer of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) - Regional Office 8 in Tacloban City shared her ...

Labor alliance asks SC to rule on petitions vs anti-terror law
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-18
WITH the looming full implementation of the Anti Terrorism Act (ATA), the coalition of the country's largest... WITH the looming full implementation of the Anti Terrorism Act (ATA), the coalition ...

BOC reiterates guidelines for sending balikbayan boxes during holidays
Rappler - 2020-10-17
The following are considered QFWA: OFWs with valid passports and certified for overseas employment by the Department of Labor and Employment and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration ...

Names of designated terrorists to be published, appeals for delisting can be filed after
CNN Philippines - 2020-10-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 17) -- A list of persons and entities designated by the Anti-Terrorism Council to be "terrorists" will be published in a national broadsheet and online ...

Citing legality, DOLE gives up on 13th-month deferment, exemption
BusinessMirror - 2020-10-16
"This positive development proves that social dialogue between labor, business and government particularly on important issues involving these key sectors really works," Associated Labor ...

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