BI to foreigners: Shun Sona protest gatherings
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-17
THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Wednesday reminded foreigners that they are prohibited by law to join in any political activity in the country. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente issued the ...

Government earns P142.6 million from prime Makati property-D.O.F.
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-17
In June 2017 the Court of Appeals (CA) ruled in favor of the government in the case involving the 2.9-hectare property known as the "Mile Long" property in Makati City.

Cryptocurrencies, digital tax top agenda for G-7 meeting
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-17
Le Maire, in turn, said the French tax was intended to spur international action: "As soon as there will be an international solution, we will withdraw the national taxation." "I will urge ...

Court of Appeals denies NUPL bid for protection
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Court of Appeals has refused to stop the military and police leadership from issuing public statements supposedly maligning the activities of the National Union of ...

Engines for Dutertenomics may need more torque midpoint of growth highway
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-17
Further, the onset of artificial intelligence poses a threat to "local dollar earners" who are working in the business-process outsourcing sector. "What does the government have to do in the ...

Business groups urge veto of Security of Tenure bill - 2019-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- A broad coalition of business groups yesterday urged President Duterte to veto the Security of Tenure (SOT) bill and instead modernize labor regulations to suit the needs of labor-intensive industries. In a joint statement ...

BI says foreigners who will join protests face deportation
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente on Wednesday warned foreign nationals not to join any partisan political activities and demonstrations while in the ...

CA denies request of lawyer's group for temporary protection vs. government forces
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- The Court of Appeals on Wednesday denied the request of a lawyer's group for protection against alleged government harassment and red-tagging.

DOLE halts construction project in Manila amid death of worker on-site
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-16
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has ordered a construction company to stop its development project in Sampaloc, Manila as one of its workers died after being ...

Domingo: Pagcor will always support Philippine Sports
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-16
PHILIPPINE sports remain one of the biggest beneficiaries of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor). The gaming agency on Tuesday reiterated its all-out support to local sports as ...

SC issues gag order on West Philippine Sea case litigants
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-16
THE Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a gag order enjoining parties in the petition for the issuance of a writ of kalikasan in some parts of the West Philippine Sea from issuing statements about the ...

Labor department spells out priority legislation for 18th Congress
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-16
Another legislation DOLE will be lobbying in the current Congress is a bill for labor-related cases from the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) to no longer pass the Court of Appeals (CA ...

Should there be a new department for overseas workers?
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-16
For example, the POEA and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), as attached agencies of DOLE, have their respective governing boards where representatives from the industry and ...

Public health issue - 2019-07-16
Just recently, the Department of Health issued an administrative order prohibiting smoking of electronic cigarettes and vapes in public places. According to Administrative Order 2019-0007 signed by Health Secretary Francisco Duque last June 14, use of ...

Cognitive Dissonance, False Dichotomies, and the West Philippine Sea
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-16
Three years ago, it was a highly celebrated victory headed by former Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario and then Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio. The ruling was considered by many as a marquee case that reinforced the ...

SC expands legal practice for law students
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-16
The new rule on law student practice was approved by the Supreme Court en banc during its session last June 25. Details of the new rule were released Tuesday.

Davao-based entrepreneur is first Filipino to win Inspired Leadership Award
InterAksyon - 2019-07-16
"Our mission is to build the future of work where no one is left behind by transforming the labor system for PWDs to thrive using the equalizing power of technology and a new approach to educating PWDs," Gersava shared. "Our impact formula transforms ...

Deloitte Philippines welcomes two new partners
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-16
Deloitte Philippines is proud to welcome two homegrown talents into the partnership - Elaine De Guzman from the Tax & Corporate Services division and Jesus Ma. "Third" Lava III from the Risk Advisory Group. Elaine and Third both joined Deloitte ...

Lazy Metro mayors face charge of gross neglect of duty
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-15
An interagency task force has been formed composed of Pagcor, the Bureau of Internal Revenue, Bureau of Immigration, Department of Labor and Employment, Securities and Exchange Commission and ...

Job regularization leaves tens of thousands out in the cold
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-15
Marlon and Myra are obviously not among the almost half a million contractual workers who, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole), are now enjoying regular employment status.

LGU taxation of professionals
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-15
In line with the objectives of the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018, the Department of Finance (DOF) issued last month Local Finance Circular No. 001-2019.

Social welfare attach├ęs to be deployed to places with big OFW population
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-15
Within 60 days after the effectivity of this Act, the DSWD, in consultation with the DFA, Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Health, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration ...

Legal issues on high-yield investment schemes in the Philippines
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-15
The problem is multifaceted, as it is also an investment, business, economic and even a theological problem! Why is it a theological problem that needs to be addressed? I will explain this later ...

Roque: Carpio must resign first before commenting on West PH Sea issue
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-15
MANILA, Philippines -- Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio should resign as magistrate first before commenting on issues concerning the West Philippine Sea. This was what former ...

Confusion over photos allegedly showing destroyed mountain for New Clark City
InterAksyon - 2019-07-15
In July, the BCDA and the Supreme Court entered a memorandum of agreement for another 5.8-hectare area to be used as judiciary offices for the National Government Administrative Center in the township. In comparison, there are no reported environmental ...

Small, medium-scale commercial fishing allowed for 1 month
Sun Star - 2019-07-15
THE Regional Coast Watch Central has implemented a one month moratorium on the apprehension of small and medium-scale commercial fishing vessels within the jurisdiction of 12 local government units (LGU) in Cebu Province. Starting Monday, July 15 ...

Duterte OKs law creating social welfare attach├ę for OFWs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-15
Sen. Joel Villanueva, a, chair of the Senate committee on labor, employment and human resources development, confirmed the signing of the new law.

US churches jump into action with threat of immigration sweeps
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-15
CHICAGO -- As a nationwide immigration crackdown loomed, religious leaders across the country used their pulpits Sunday to quell concerns in immigrant communities and spring into action to help ...

ICE has begun raids to round up undocumented immigrants, official says
CNN Philippines - 2019-07-15
(CNN) -- Immigration authorities have begun conducting raids, a senior administration official said Sunday, in an operation expected to target about 2,000 undocumented immigrants ordered by courts to be removed from the country. The raids, which will ...

Meralco starts competitive selection for power needs
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-15
THE Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) has started conducting a competitive selection process of its power requirements following a Supreme Court decision that required all power-supply agreements ...

OWWA-NRCO Caraga awards livelihood starter kits to distressed undocumented OFWs
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-07-15
or those employment contracts which were not processed by the POEA or subsequently verified and registered on-site by POLO, if required by law or regulation. For more information, visit the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) - Caraga at OWWA ...

SC clears trial of 12 police officers in slay of 13 people
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-14
THE Supreme Court has removed any legal obstacle to the trial and resolution of the multiple murder case filed against police Supt. Hansel Marantan for his involvement in the January 6 ...

Travel industry sees job growth outperformance
BusinessWorld - 2019-07-14
In the Philippines, Ms. Clemente said the tourism sector was responsible for 12.7% of GDP and 13.8% of the labor force in 2018. TKC Executive Director Rolando T. Ca├▒izal said that the industry is already seeing signs of encoraching technologies ...

Council told: Withdraw case vs SRP investors - 2019-07-14
His recommendation would be forwarded to the City Council today. To recall, the consortium of Ayala Land, Cebu Holdings Inc. and SM Prime Holdings bought 26.3-hectare property at P10.009 billion while FLI bought the 19.2-hectare property at P6.7 billion in ...

13 Pinoys with fake boarding passes held at NAIA - 2019-07-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have intercepted 13 Filipino passengers bound for Hongkong in possession of fake boarding passes believed to be acquired from a scammer. Bureau of Immigration (BI ...

69-year-old man dies after attacking US migrant jail -- police
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-14
TACOMA, Washington -- A 69-year-old man armed with a rifle threw incendiary devices at an immigration jail in Washington state early Saturday morning, then was found dead after four police ...

Cement bucket falls from construction site, kills laborer - 2019-07-14
MANILA, Philippines -- A cable of a tower crane carrying a bucket filled with cement broke Sunday morning at a construction site in Manila leaving one laborer dead, according to the Manila Public Information Office. The Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and ...

BI intercepts 13 Filipinos with fake boarding passes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-14
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 13 Filipinos were caught carrying fake boarding passes at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Terminal 3 last week, Bureau of Immigration (BI ...

CBCP welcomes proposed department for migrant workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-13
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, both attached agencies of the Department of Labor and Employment, currently handle the processing ...

Duterte wants Department of OFWs up by December - 2019-07-13
MANILA, Philippines -- A separate Department of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) should be established within six months to address the persistent woes of OFWs with regard to illegal recruiters and other labor malpractices, according to President Duterte.

Labor groups want Probinsyano rep ousted despite his apology
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-13
Labor groups on Friday demanded the resignation of Ang Probinsyano Rep. Alfred delos Santos, citing his "despicable" and "barbaric" behavior toward a waiter in Legazpi City who is a member ...

IBP defends members in Kalikasan petition
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-12
The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) vouched for the integrity of the lawyers who helped a group of fishermen in Palawan and Zambales provinces in asking the Supreme Court to order the ...

US Labor Secretary Acosta resigns over Epstein affair
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-12
WAHINGTON, United States -- US Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigned Friday, amid a backlash over a secret plea deal he negotiated a decade ago with Jeffrey Epstein, the financier accused of ...

Sweet 18, but facing harsh truths
BusinessMirror - 2019-07-12
A Supreme Court order on February 21, 2017 stopped the Department of Energy (DOE) and Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) from implementing the mandatory migration of large power consumers to RCOA.

Respondents to writ of amparo petition a no show in hearings
Bulatlat - 2019-07-12
The NUPL filed the petition for writs of amparo and habeas data with the Supreme Court on April 15 due to heightened attacks against human rights lawyers. The SC granted the writ of amparo, a remedy available to any person whose right to life, liberty and ...

AgNor guv bares 3-year strat plan
Gov - 2019-07-12
as well as reduce the dependency on the Internal Revenue Allotment or IRA. Also, part of his plans and programs are the massive organizing of farmer groups in the province for effective financial support to farmer groups rather than individuals ...

IBP to confer Palawan, Zambales fisherfolks on WPS case at SC
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-12
MANILA, Philippines-The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) stood by its petition filed before the Supreme Court, alongside the fisherfolks from Palawan and Zambales, to protect the marine ...

Lawyer suspended for sexual advances dismissed from XU in 2002
MindaNews - 2019-07-12
Want create site? With Free visual composer you can do it easy. DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 July) - The lawyer suspended by the Supreme Court on April 10 this year for making sexual advances to his students at Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City had ...

US growing largest crop of marijuana for research in 5 years
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-12
the National Institute on Drug Abuse said in an email Thursday to The Associated Press. The federal agency said it plans to grow 2,000 kilograms (4,409 pounds) this year at the University of ...

Pogos seek lower tax rates for alien workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-07-11
Under the joint memorandum circular (JMC) signed by the DOF and the Departments of Justice, Foreign Affairs, and Labor and Employment (Dole) on Thursday, foreign workers must now first register ...

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