SC affirms dismissal of former Marine commandant in 1999 allowance scam
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-28
THE Supreme Court has ordered the dismissal from the military service of a former commandant of the elite Philippine Marine Corps found guilty by the Office of the Ombudsman of pocketing P36.7 ...

NDFP consultant arrested
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police arrested on Monday a woman allegedly handpicked by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) to "revitalize student, youth and labor ...

Heroic lullaby
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-27
Finally, last month, while waiting in a long immigration line and chatting with a faculty member of the UP College of Music ... Neither do we hear of Moro heroes, like the 500 men, women and children who in 1913 refused to surrender to the Americans ...

All politics is local
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-27
meanwhile, the DOF got what it wanted -- a piece of the action, so much so that even after the Chinese embassy released its most hostile statement to date, the DOF insisted it will be business as usual, so it can tax, tax, tax.

AMLC, BSP ordered to scrutinize Pogo industry
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-27
The Pogo industry recently came to an agreement with tax authorities for its employees to pay incomes taxes to the Bureau of Internal Revenue, estimated by the Department of Finance to reach P2 ...

Drilon fears loss of P19B fund if OFW department created
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-27
On Tuesday, during the organizational meeting of the Senate labor committee and labor officials, Drilon and other senators said they were puzzled as to why the Department of Labor and Employment ...

Pogos should locate outside NCR-Neda
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-27
Domingo said the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has been able to collect P1.25 billion in value-added tax (VAT) from the expenditures made by Pogo workers. Domingo said real estate developers ...

House panel OKs 4th package of tax reform
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-27
The committee secretary shall immediately prepare the necessary committee reports on said measures for inclusion in the Calendar of Business." Moreover, Salceda said the "Passive Income and ...

DOLE to submit draft bill creating OFW department to the Senate this week
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-27
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday said it will be submitting to the Senate its draft of the bill creating the Department of Overseas Filipino workers within the week.

6,000 workers in Bicol regularized - 2019-08-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Over 6,000 contractual workers have been regularized in Bicol, according to the Department of Labor and Employment. DOLE-Bicol director Alvin Villamor said 3,780 workers were voluntarily regularized while 2,249 were regularized ...

OFWs ask SC to stop mandatory SSS contributions for them
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Some Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to nullify the provision in the Social Security Act of 2018 (Republic Act No. 11199) that makes it ...

BI readying deportation of 4 overstaying Indians
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-27
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration is now processing the deportation papers of four overstaying Indian nationals arrested in Negros Occidental recently. The foreign nationals were ...

House panel OKs 4th package of tax reform program
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-27
Joey Salceda seeks to reduce by half the 80 tax rates imposed on passive income, financial services, and transactions by amending portions of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997.

Constructive conversation about alternatives key to reducing smoking rates
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-27
Importantly, four in five smokers and nonsmokers believe that a new conversation is needed to reduce smoking rates and that more regulation and taxation alone will not make their country smoke-free.

Trump administration ends protection for migrant medical care
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-27
Advocates say similar letters from Citizenship and Immigration Services have been issued to immigrants in California, North Carolina and elsewhere. "Can anyone imagine the government ordering ...

Duterte orders DOJ, Bucor not to release Ex-mayor Sanchez
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-26
"The sentiments of the people are understandable vis-Ć -vis the law passed by Congress during the previous administration and its recent interpretation by the Supreme Court. As we have ...

Mayor Sanchez and criminal justice reform
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-26
Affirmed by the Supreme Court in June, this law offers a practical management tool that jail and prison officials can utilize to promote compliance with rules and regulations and participation in rehabilitation programs. Given the severe overcrowding of ...

A breakthrough in the South China Sea dispute?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-26
However, as has already been proven by members of the International Zheng He Society (in other ... policy document--and it is free to download from the website of the Institute for Maritime and Ocean Affairs. But toward the conclusion of his speech ...

After arrest, Yasay insists BSP closure of Banco Filipino illegal
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 26) -- Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay, Jr. insisted that the closure of a savings bank which he used to head was "illegal," after he was ...

Duterte blocks early release of rapist-killer Antonio Sanchez
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 26) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has stepped in to block the possible early release of former mayor Antonio Sanchez, a convicted rapist and murderer, on the ...

DOJ suspends early release of convicts
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-26
"The DOJ will be glad to have this issue resolved with clarity and finality, either by a congressional amendment of its own act or by an interpretation rendered by the Supreme Court in a proper ...

Makati on track to hit 2019 revenue target of P17.1B
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-25
The city has also derived income from other sources, including fees and charges (P627.9 million), economic enterprises (P95.9 million), interest income (P142.6 million) and Internal Revenue ...

What PH can learn from Kenya in fight vs corruption
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-25
Juma introduced it earlier this month in Manila during the 67th "Future of Power" (FOP), which was attended by local thought leaders from the government and private sector. This is how BCP ...

DoF guiding new Moro region on fiscal sustainability
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-25
The TWG will be made up of representatives of the Department of Budget and Management, Bureau of Customs, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Bureau of Local Government Finance and the Commission on Audit. Mr. Beltran said in the same statement the TWG will ...

Higher alcohol taxes will improve population health and augment UHC funds
BusinessWorld - 2019-08-25
Noncommunicable diseases have become the leading cause of death and illness in the Philippines. Alcohol consumption is associated with more than 10% of noncommunicable disease burden worldwide, including liver disease and cancer. The Global Burden of ...

Nalzaro: Good conduct time allowance law
Sun Star - 2019-08-25
However, several lawyers questioned before the Supreme Court (SC) the constitutionality of the IRR. The petitioners included lawyers representing convicted prisoners at the New Bilibid Prison, the Free Legal Assistance Group (Flag) and former senator Rene ...

BI nabs two Korean fugitives wanted for fraud
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-25
Immigration Port Operations Chief Grifton Medina said on Sunday that the two foreign nationals were intercepted after their names appeared in the Interpol database of the immigration having "der ...

PH labor execs in HK face probe over online provider change
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has ordered a probe of officials in the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Hong Kong for their "haste" in replacing its ...

The death of the bachelor and bachelorette party as we know it
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-25
Studies have shown that millennials are spending less on alcohol than previous generations and may have led to the redefining of bachelor and bachelorette parties in the US. Bloomberg News ...

1 Day permit processing soon at Cebu City Hall - 2019-08-25
CEBU, Philippines -- As long as all requirements are met, business and other permits that need to be processed at the City Hall in Cebu City can be claimed in just a day soon. "It is the thrust of the city to promote ease of doing business, streamlining ...

Vigilance and social media thwarted the early release of Antonio Sanchez
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-24
Citing a Supreme Court ruling that allowed for the retroactive application of Republic Act 10592 also known as Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA), Secretary Guevarra reiterated that Sanchez is ...

Early financial literacy, saving can shape career choice
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-24
WHEN asked what they dream of becoming someday, kids, especially those in rural areas, would say they want to become an engineer, a soldier, a teacher or a seafarer. For generations, most students ...

DOLE working to forge new accord with Saudi Arabia to better protects OFWs
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-24
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Friday announced it is negotiating for a new bilateral labor agreement with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to improve the welfare of overseas ...

SC distances itself from Sanchez predicament
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-24
Manila, Philippines-The Supreme Court (SC) merely interpreted the law when it ruled that there should be a retroactive application of the law increasing the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) of ...

DOJ considers suspending processing of GCTA of inmates
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-24
for the rape and subsequent murder of University of the Philippines-Los BaƱos (UPLB) student Eileen Sarmenta and the killing of her college friend, Allan Gomez. READ: Antonio Sanchez, more than ...

Carpio: Duterte "might be the President who will find the solution to the South China Sea dispute"
MindaNews - 2019-08-24
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 August ... Sea during the Civil Society Conversations on Democracy and Disinformation at the Ateneo de Davao University late Friday aftenroon, 23 August 2019. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO Carpio said he was asked ...

P106B lost to road crashes per year, says road safety group
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-24
CEBU CITY -- At least P105.7 billion is lost to fatal road crashes in the country every year, according to data presented by a civil society organization. Lawyer Natasha Daphne Marcelo of ...

Trump asks appeals court to reconsider Twitter-blocking case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-24
"If the panel is correct, public officials who address matters relating to their public office on personal accounts will run the risk that every action taken on that account will be state action ...

Antonio Sanchez's impending release proves need to reinstate death penalty - Bato
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22) -- The impending release of former Calauan, Laguna Mayor Antonio Sanchez, a convicted rapist and murderer, proves the need for the reimposition of death ...

Intellectual Property and the Fashion Resale Market: Drawing the Line Between Rights Holders and Resellers
Law - 2019-08-23
Entities and individuals have been reselling used clothing, jewelry, handbags, and shoes for decades in the form of thrift shops, consignment stores, flea markets, and garage sales. See Renae Reints, "The Resale Market Is Taking Over Fast Fashion, Report ...

Law - 2019-08-23
CHICAGO - Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP (RSHC) announces the addition of new partner, Louis A. Klapp. Louis Klapp is a leader in the demanding intellectual property (IP) litigation field, and his practice is devoted to all aspects of patent, trademark ...

PH seeks better working conditions for OFWs in Saudi through labor pact
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine government is seeking to better protect overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Saudi Arabia through a bilateral employment agreement with the middle eastern ...

DOLE chief says Hong Kong tensions easing, OFWs there safer
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-23
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Friday said overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Hong Kong are now safer as political tensions there have eased. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III ...

PCSO wants to be tax-exempt
CNN Philippines - 2019-08-23
000 in fringe benefit tax, and P564.3 million in corporate income tax. Lagman said he "could agree" with Garma that the lawmakers must rationalize the tax liabilities of the state firm ...

PCSO wants exemption from tax payments, two solons agree
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-23
Lagman asked. Garma answered, "I think it will be best if we will be exempted from taxation. Lagman agreed with Garma that "there is a need to rationalize your tax obligation."

UC professor is first Asian, Filipino to helm environmental law academy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-23
CEBU CITY, Philippines-Lawyer Rose Liza Eisma-Osorio of the University of Cebu is the newly ... whales of TaƱon Strait Protected Seascape in Central Philippines against illegal oil exploration ...

Caraga seafarers eager to join in 2019 NRCO-ISP biz plan competition
Gov - 2019-08-23
"I have planned to start my own business so I think this is a good start that I can have my feasibility studies by this Business Plan Competition by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)," he said. According to NRCO director Roel ...

Tax reforms to make P52B for health care next year
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-22
Additional revenues to be collected from tax reforms so far implemented should reach P195.5 billion next year, a portion of which would be spent on the implementation of the universal health care ...

Chinese-operated warehouse without permits shut down
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-08-22
Pasay police chief, Police Col. Bernard Yang, said he would ask the Bureau of Immigration if five other Chinese found in the building had working permits. --DEXTER CABALZA

Neda: LGUs must improve absorptive capacity
BusinessMirror - 2019-08-22
This, Navarro said, will impact not only on the size of the LGUs but also on the internal revenue allotment (IRA) they receive from the national government. In its July 3, 2018, decision ...

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