Bersamin doubts VP poll protest will be resolved before his retirement
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-07
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 7) -- Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin doubts that the electoral protest of losing candidate Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo will be ...

Japanese fugitive collared after almost 9 years
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-07
MANILA, Philippines - An alleged former member of a Japanese crime syndicate has been arrested by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) after hiding in the country for almost nine years. BI chief Jaime ...

First judiciary regional center breaks ground in New Clark City - 2019-10-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court (SC) broke ground on its first judiciary regional center in New Clark City. In a statement, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said the judiciary offices in New Clark City were in line with the ...

Citira, Pifita: Now na!
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-06
Congratulations are due to House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Ways and Means Chair Joey Salceda on the swift passage of the Corporate Income Tax and Incentive Rationalization Act and Passive Income and Financial Intermediary Taxation Act in the House of ...

Philippines to ink labor deal with Russia to help undocumented Filipinos - 2019-10-06
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Labor and Employment is working on inking a labor agreement with Russia to address the concerns of undocumented Filipinos in the country, President Rodrigo Duterte said. Duterte bared that Russian President ...

Duterte says PH working with Russia to legitimize overstaying migrants
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-06
Duterte was on a five-day official visit to Russia where he met with his counterpart, President Vladimir Putin, to discuss issues pertaining to economic, security, and labor cooperation among others.

PH working with Russia on visas for OFWs, Duterte says
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 6) -- The Labor Department is closely working with Russian officials on assisting Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) with their visa issues, the President ...

Duterte asks Russian businessmen to invest in PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-05
MOSCOW, Russia - With the signing of several business agreements between the Philippines and Russia, President Rodrigo Duterte invited Russian businessmen to invest more in the Philippines as he ...

Invest more in Philippines, Russian businessmen told - 2019-10-05
We invite our Russian friends to invest and do more business in the Philippines," Duterte said. "We offer competitive fiscal and non-fiscal incentives to jumpstart qualified investment projects from infancy to maturity of business operations," he said.

First judiciary center in New Clark City breaks ground
Sun Star - 2019-10-05
THE Supreme Court (SC) led the ground breaking of its first regional judiciary center in New Clark City (NCC) over the weekend. The groundbreaking ceremony was led by Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin and Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA ...

Commentary: Integrating innovation, policy and infrastructure - 2019-10-05
taxation, cybersecurity, and energy. Innovation breakthroughs cascade by the emergence of technological change but can only be realized with supportive policies as the bridge towards realizing the societal impact. An example of this is the policy ...

Comelec to proclaim South Cotabato representative - 2019-10-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will not appeal a Supreme Court ruling to proclaim former General Santos City vice mayor Shirlyn Banas-Nograles as winner in the congressional race in the first district of South Cotabato.

End of an era in labor relations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-04
The passing away recently of Amado "Gat" Inciong, deputy minister of labor and major architect of labor relations during the Marcos regime, is part in a way of the death throes of unionism in the country, and the socialist ideals that fueled it.

The Asianized world has arrived
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-04
New McKinsey Global Institute research shows the extent to which the global ... The second grouping--"Advanced Asia"--also provides technology and capital. With total outward FDI of $1 trillion, these countries accounted for 54 percent of total ...

Duterte invites Russian business leaders to invest more in PH
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 4)-- President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday urged business leaders from Russia to invest more in the Philippines, as the government boasts of numerous ...

DOLE puts up ?5.5 million assistance for displaced Star City workers
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 4)-- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Friday said it will provide ?5.5 million in emergency employment assistance to displaced workers of ...

Davao Girl Scout Council exemplifies excellence at 70
Sun Star - 2019-10-04
Meanwhile, Davao GS Council president Gloria Labor announced with pride the accomplishments of the council during the first year of the triennium 2018-2021, particularly at Camp Corazon, which included the rehabilitation of the electrical connection with ...

New good conduct release rules take effect today
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-04
This came following reports that former Calauan mayor Antonio L. Sanchez, who was convicted of rape and murder in 1995 for the killing of two University of the Philippines students in 1993, was about to be released early for good conduct. President Rodrigo R.

IBON doubts Finance department claim CITIRA will create a million jobs - 2019-10-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Think tank IBON on Thursday said the Department of Finance's claim that more than a million jobs will be created by corporate income tax cuts under the proposed Corporate Income Tax and Incentives Rationalization Act (CITIRA) is ...

DOLE to extend P5.5-M employment aid to affected Star City workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-04
MANILA, Philippines--The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will extend P5.5 million in emergency employment assistance to about 500 workers of Star City who were displaced as a result of ...

Asia stocks mixed after Wall Street rebound
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-04
On Wall Street, shares were boosted Thursday by strength in technology industries ... Adding to their unease, the Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said ...

First Judiciary Regional Center to rise in New Clark City
Gov - 2019-10-04
NEW CLARK CITY, Tarlac, Oct.4 (PIA) -- Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin led today the groundbreaking ceremony for the first Judiciary Regional Center at New Clark City (NCC). "NCC is a very promising location because of its proximity to major ...

Taxman shuts down restaurants serving Pogo workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) closed down on Tuesday seven businesses in Las PiƱas City, including two restaurants that sell food mostly to Chinese workers in the Pogo industry.

11 Bulacan warehouses closed over tax woes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
The raiding team, led by officials of the Department of Finance (DOF) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), inspected the T-12 commercial complex and found sacks of imported Vietnam and ...

Dole warns possible OFWs to Yukon vs illegal recruiters
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has warned job seekers against illegal recruiters who may take advantage of the reported 2,000 available jobs in Yukon, Canada. In a ...

SC tells DOJ, DILG: Answer suit vs new rules on GCTA
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-03
THE Supreme Court has ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to answer the petition questioning the constitutionality of the revised ...

Tokyo under scrutiny
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-03
This September 25, 2019, photo, shows the new National Stadium, main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, in Tokyo. An international labor union investigating worker safety and the ...

BIR closes warehouses; rice stocks smuggled?
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-03
BIR Deputy Commissioner Arnel SD Guballa (center) and Assistant Secretary Tony Lambino of the Department of Finance inspect imported rice from Vietnam and Myanmar during a raid on 11 warehouses in ...

Tax on digital economy under study - 2019-10-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is exploring ways on how to properly tax online-based shops as part of efforts to capture the digital economy and improve revenue collections, according to officials. In a text message, Finance ...

CA affirms indictment of 8 Calata shareholders
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-03
in the case filed by the SEC and the DoJ-Task Force on Securities and Business Scam on Nov. 26, 2012. The SEC found the eight shareholders to have engaged in high-frequency, high-volume buying and selling transactions and stock transfers from one broker to ...

Maynilad, Manila Water appeal P2 billion fines imposed by Supreme Court for violating Clean Water Act
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-03
The faƧade of the Supreme Court Building on Padre Faura Street, Ermita, Manila. WATER concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. on Thursday maintained that it would be "legally and physical ...

Water firms ask SC to recall nearly P2-B fine for Clean Water Act breach
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Water concessionaires Maynilad Water Services Inc., and Manila Water Company have asked the Supreme Court to reverse its August ruling ordering them to pay fines of almost ...

False reports on Bongbong Marcos are circulating online
InterAksyon - 2019-10-03
The Supreme Court that sits as the PET "shall be the sole judge of all contests relating to the election, returns, and qualifications of the President or Vice-President, and may promulgate its rules for the purpose," according to Section 4, Article VII ...

GMA's Gozon,'s Prieto faces P23-M tax evasion rap - 2019-10-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue slapped GMA Network Inc. Chairman and CEO Felipe Gozon and president Paolo Prieto with a multi-million tax evasion complaint over the now-defunct INQ7. The BIR on Thursday said it filed a ...

Study shows women of childbearing age are likely to drop out of labor force
BusinessMirror - 2019-10-03
Women who are at the peak of childbearing age are likely to drop out from the labor force, according to a study commissioned by the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda). Neda said in ...

DOLE: Another Filipino fisherman found dead in collapsed Taiwan bridge
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The missing Filipino fisherman from a collapsed bridge in Taiwan was found dead, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has confirmed. According to DOLE, the ...

4 interviewed for CJ post to be vacated Oct. 18
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
Andres Reyes, a former presiding justice of the Court of Appeals like his late father and namesake, is also a Duterte appointee. As a career judicial officer, Reyes said, one has to be honest ...

Water company says it asked SC to reconsider penalties
BusinessWorld - 2019-10-02
"All of us are going to file separate motions for reconsideration," he added, referring to Manila Water Co., Inc. and the corporate office of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS). Mr. Fernandez said yesterday (Oct. 2) was the deadline ...

Duterte to seek PH-Russia labor pact in meeting with Putin
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
MOSCOW, Russia -- In his upcoming bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to seek a labor agreement with Russia amid the high number of ...

Federal judge upholds Harvard's admissions process in affirmative action case
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-02
Edward Blum, a conservative lawyer who had engineered the challenge filed in 2014, said his group, Students for Fair Admissions, would appeal to decision for the 1st US Circuit Court of Appeals.

Fresh from new appointment to OWWA, Mocha Uson joins Duterte in Russia trip
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-10-02
MOSCOW -- In a Facebook post on Wednesday, the controversial pro-Duterte blogger shared a photo of herself standing outside a Philippine Airlines aircraft which carried Duterte and members of ...

Padlocked POGO service provider back in business after ?250-M tax payment
CNN Philippines - 2019-10-01
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 1) -- The first offshore gaming service provider shut down by the government last week is back in business as it promised to settle ?1.3 billion in unpaid ...

OWWA-8 encourages Biliranon OFWs to avail of Rebate Program
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-10-01
NAVAL, Biliran, Sept. 30 (PIA) -- Ethel Lyn Dacurawat, family welfare officer of the Overseas Workers Welfare, Regional Office 8, is encouraging Biliran Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families to avail of the OWWA Rebate Program intended for ...

DoF sees firms redeploying tax savings to expansion
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-30
THE Department of Finance (DoF) said it is expecting more investment from companies expanding their operations as a result of the latest round of tax reforms in anticipation of a decline in corporate tax rates, creating 1.5 million additional jobs.

Seinfeld Beats 'Comedians In Cars' Copyright Suit
Law360 - 2019-09-30
Christian Charles sued Seinfeld last year for copyright infringement, but U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan ruled that the case was actually a dispute over copyright ownership -- a crucial distinction, since claims to ownership have a strict three-year ...

House body zeroes in on POGO taxation in next crackdown phase
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-30
Hence, Mr. Salceda said, the bill could impose a "presumptive corporate income tax" of $1,000 per seat, adding that the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) could collect about P76 billion a year from POGO taxes. The government collected about P289 million ...

Mocha Uson gets Palace appointment as new OWWA deputy administrator
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-30
President Duterte has appointed former Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Esther Margaux "Mocha" J. Uson as the new deputy executive director V (deputy ...

Mocha Uson appointed OWWA Deputy Administrator
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-30
MANILA, Philippines - Former Communications Assistant Secretary Esther Margaux "Mocha" Uson is back in the Duterte administration as deputy administrator of the Overseas Workers Welfare ...

RDC brings autonomy advocacy campaign to Benguet towns
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-09-30
One of the criteria in the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) distribution is based on population. The Cordillera has the lowest population, hence, the IRA allocation is also low having a meager share of only three percent. It is erratic if taking into ...

OWWA urges OFWs to renew membership, avail of programs
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-09-30
SAN FERNANDO CITY, Sept. 30 (PIA) - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)-Regional Welfare Office 1 announced that for the first months of the year, there is a total of 4,541 new and previous members who have renewed their OWWA membership in ...

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