A triumph for working mothers and their families
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-18
This column accepts contributions from accountants, especially articles that are of interest to the accountancy profession, in particular, and to the business community, in general. These can be e ...

Startup makes big strides in real estate
philstar.com - 2019-08-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Making a headway and creating a great first impression in an industry where excellence is a necessity to shine is a reflection of how well a company is being run by its leader. Barely three years in business, Grand Taipan Land ...

BIR to shut down POGOs not complying with law
philstar.com - 2019-08-18
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has warned that it would shut down Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) who fail to comply with the law and pay the correct taxes. In an interview, BIR Commissioner Caesar Dulay said the ...

An idea for Isko: urban ecozones
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-18
The biggest culprit of all, however, is our high entry level or minimum wages (which is close to average wages) and unreasonable and restrictive labor security regulations ("permanency" after a mere six months). We have driven away labor-intensive ...

Tesda strengthens employment opportunities
Sun Star - 2019-08-18
Government agencies and non-government organizations who committed to be part of WCO include the City Public Employment Service Office, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Philippine Export Processing ...

DOLE: Chinese workers' visas could be cancelled if Filipinos can do their jobs
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 18) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is looking into the Philippine offshore gaming operations (POGO) indiustry to determine which jobs could ...

Banned, suspended
Journal - 2019-08-18
Administrator Bernard Olalia of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said cleansing the industry is part of the intensified regulatory exercise to protect the Filipino workers and promote the welfare of those seeking overseas employment.

The UK has an Islamophobia problem. Muslims want to know what Boris Johnson is going to do about it
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-18
Posters on the walls advertise the new football team or the after-school Budding Believers Club ... The Office for National Statistics has attributed some of the increase over the years to ...

28 vie for 2 seats in Supreme Court
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Friday bared the list of 28 final applicants to the two Supreme Court seats to be vacated by Justices Francis Jardeleza and Antonio ...

Envoy to Panelo: What if China suspects OFWs of spying, too?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Do Filipinos suspect that Chinese workers in the Philippines are really spies? Well, the Chinese can think the same way about overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in China, too.

Lumbee Bank reports strong earnings
Robesonian - 2019-08-17
This tax proposal was very easy for the Congressional Budget Office ... He earned his bachelor of Aarts degree in Business Administration and Management from N.C. State and his masters degree of Business Administration from The University of North Carolina ...

A bad marriage
philstar.com - 2019-08-17
One newspaper earlier reported that a sizeable number of dealers of a major multinational oil company operating in the country are leaving en masse in favor of a smaller but very aggressive and relatively new player in the industry. And why is this happening?

People from my past (2)
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-17
He finished college on his own. After graduation, he envisioned himself having his own business by age 25, getting rich and being a millionaire, and retiring at the age of 35 and move on to ...

New tax payment facility now available via PESONet
philstar.com - 2019-08-16
MANILA, Philippines -- Yuchengco-led Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) became the first private-owned bank to allow clients to settle taxes through its digital channels, supporting the efforts of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to achieve a cash ...

Korean man wanted for fraud nabbed at Naia -- BI
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-16
MANILA, Philippines - Immigration agents arrested a Korean national wanted in his homeland for fraud, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Friday. BI Operations Division chief Grifton Medina ...

Palace sees nothing wrong with Pogo hubs near military camps
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-16
MANILA, Philippines -- MalacaƱang sees nothing wrong with the presence of Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogo) hubs near military camps even after a lawmaker warned about its risk to ...

Pagcor prods Chinese victims to file cases
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-16
Aside from the offices of Pagcor, Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Bureau of Immigration (BI) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Domingo said Pogo hubs will have hospitals and clinics ...

Adam Bowen, and the paramount mission of improving the lives of adult smokers
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-16
"According to data from the World Health Organization ... "I started smoking in high school, experimenting. When I entered college, and even after graduating, I found myself smoking more ...

House OKs alcohol, e-cigarette tax hikes
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-16
THE House of Representatives late Wednesday approved on second reading the Package 2 of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP) with the inclusion of heated tobacco and vapor products in its ...

OFWs in Hong Kong observe curfew to stay safe amid protests-DOLE
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-15
As of press time, Bello, who also heads the governing board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, said they have yet to issue a deployment ban for Hong Kong pending the necessary ...

1 dead as cops hunt down kidnap gang preying on BIR officials
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-15
An alleged member of a kidnap gang that preys on Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) officials was killed in a shootout with police in Marilao town, Bulacan province, on Thursday. Leo dela Fuente ...

House approves higher tax on liquor, e-cigaretes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-15
They also passed HB 313, formerly known as Trabaho Bill but had been renamed as the Corporate Income Tax and Incentive Rationalization Act (Citira), which would remove tax incentives for large ...

House to probe rise of Pogos amid security, labor concerns
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-15
He also urged the Bureau of Immigration to conduct audits to ensure that companies employing holders of alien employment permits were not exploiting their workers. Mendoza said workers rights must ...

Pogo hubs to shield legal Chinese workers from harassment, says Pagcor
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-15
the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). "It was a concept of providing an integrated area where everything is ...

SC: Club membership fees exempted from income tax, VAT
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-15
35-2012 issued by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). RMC 35-2012, entitled "Clarifying the Taxability of Clubs Organized and Operated Exclusively for Pleasure, Recreation, and Other Non ...

Experts bare bleak growth outlook for second half
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-15
The investment decline, Habito said, might be due to uncertainty from the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-quality Opportunities (Trabaho) bill, now known as the Corporate Income Tax and ...

DOF to ask Senate to restore original excise tax hike version
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-15
The committee secretary shall immediately prepare the necessary committee reports on said measures for inclusion in the Calendar of Business."

Expanded health care funds short by P30 B
philstar.com - 2019-08-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Funds for the expanded or universal health care (UHC) program, which the government will implement starting in January next year will be short by P30 billion, a Department of Finance (DOF) official said yesterday. "The funding ...

KWF marks Buwan ng Wika with native words exhibit
philstar.com - 2019-08-15
KWF chairman Virgilio Almario, also national artist for literature ... despite a controversial Supreme Court ruling that dropped Filipino and Panitikan courses from the college curriculum. "Kailangan nating ipaalala sa ating mga kababayan at sa ating ...

Suspect in kidnapping of BIR execs slain in shootout
philstar.com - 2019-08-15
MANILA, Philippines -- A suspect in the kidnapping of Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) officials was killed in an alleged shootout with police officers in Marilao, Bulacan yesterday. Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, National Capital Region Police Office ...

PRIVILEGE SPEECH: Marawi IDPs have sacrificed so much
MindaNews - 2019-08-15
and Bureau of Internal Revenue clearance. Construction plans must be officially attested by an engineer and an architect, by a registered Electrical Engineer in case of an electrical plan, by a registered Mechanical Engineer in case of a mechanical plan ...

The 'dark side' of Finland's famous free health care
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-15
(CNN) - In his search for examples of a more equitable society, Bernie Sanders has long looked north ... to Northern Europe, that is. The "Nordic model" consists of strong welfare states funded ...

HRANO: Law on service charge to affect few restaurants, hotels
Sun Star - 2019-08-15
On August 7, President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act 11360. It amended Article 96 of the Labor Code of the Philippines giving restaurant and hotel workers only 85 percent of the service charge collected from customers while retaining the remaining 15 ...

PNP chief: Not far fetched for BIR kidnappings to be "inside job"
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-15
MANILA, Philippines--Police are investigating the kidnapping of Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) officials as possibly cases of inside jobs because of the involvement of "tipsters" helping ...

Palace leaves Rappler ban issue up to the OSG
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 15) -- Malacanang, banning online news site Rappler from covering its events, now says it is keeping its hands off the issue. This followed the ongoing case ...

BI helps probe to identify tourists in Boracay pooping incident
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-15
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Thursday started coordinating with proper authorities to identify the tourists caught on video allowing a child to poop in the beach while ...

KFR gang eyeing rich BIR officials smashed by cops
Journal - 2019-08-15
AGENTS of the Philippine National Police yesterday raided five safehouses in Caloocan and Bulacan of a kidnapping-for-ransom group targeting rich Bureau of Internal Revenue officials in Metro Manila and other parts of the country, killing one of the ...

500 recruitment firms back creation of DOFW
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-15
The government relies on resources of licensed recruitment agencies as partners in addressing unemployment as provided for by the Labor Code. Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority place ...

COA flags OWWA for low use of P88-M OFW livelihood fund
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-15
MANILA, Philippines - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) was flagged by the Commission on Audit (COA) for using only 31 percent of its P88.45 million livelihood fund for overseas ...

House body wants lower business taxes to take effect next year
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-15
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 15) -- Albay Rep. Joey Salceda wants the House of Representatives to approve changes to the corporate income tax scheme later this month, adding that he wants the reform to start by 2020. Salceda, chairman of the ...

Federal appeals court grants Texas inmate stay of execution
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-15
A three-judge panel of the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that under recent case law and intellectual disability standards, Dexter Johnson is sufficiently ...

Senate urged to look into tax liabilities of POGO workers
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-15
The senator added the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) estimates that P18,750, excluding taxes on allowances and fringe benefits, are not being collected from each foreign worker every month.

Suspect in kidnap-for-ransom of BIR officials killed in Bulacan
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 15) -- One of the suspects behind the kidnapping of Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) officials was killed on Thursday, police said. Three other members of ...

Tariff body pushes tax on cement imports
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-14
The Tariff Commission has recommended to further tax imported cement in defense of multinational cement producers who reportedly were harmed by the surge in imports in recent years. However, the ...

DOLE chief says Service Charge law may not cover supervisors and managers
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-14
RA 11360, which amended the Labor Code, stipulates that service charges from hotels and restaurants should be "completely and equally" distributed among covered workers except "managerial ...

Death creeps at door of error-plagued Philippine justice system
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-14
While the Philippines, which is predominantly Catholic, had the death penalty back then, a moratorium on state killings had been put in place ... Montemar, a sociology professor from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, said in an e-mail.

OFWs in Hong Kong observe curfew to stay safe amid protests
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-14
As of press time, Bello, who also heads the governing board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), said they have yet to issue a deployment ban for Hong Kong pending the ...

SC orders palace to answer Rappler suit
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-14
THE SUPREME Court has ordered the government to comment on the petition of online news website Rappler, which was banned from covering President Rodrigo R. Duterte. In a notice dated July 30, the court gave the Office of the President, Office of the ...

Bea-Gerald-Julia issue, sa point of view ng abogado
PEP - 2019-08-14
[Chi Ming Tsoi v. Court of Appeals, G.R. No. 119190, 16 January 1997] "The intimate spaces created by our human relationships are our safe havens from the helter skelter of this world. It is in that space where we can grow in the safety of the special ...

21 states sue Trump administration over new coal rules
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-14
The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, says the new rule violates the federal Clean Air Act because it does not meaningfully replace power plants ...

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