DOH, DOF welcome additional tax on vape, e-cigarettes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-29
MANILA, Philippines - The health and finance departments on Wednesday welcomed the proposed imposition of additional taxes on vapes and e-cigarettes. Senator Ralph Recto made the proposal during ...

Japan ready to help boost PH security amid sea row-Laurel
Global Nation - 2019-05-29
information technology and engineering. The Philippine Embassy in Tokyo plans to open a consulate in Nagoya, a manufacturing center, where more Filipinos are expected to go for industrial jobs.

Binondo: A gaping sky and a mound of rubble--where grand buildings once stood
Inquirer - 2019-05-29
Manila was becoming a winning business proposition ... Two years ago an early postwar wooden school was demolished. Without tax benefits to encourage developers to preserve the structures that ...

3 House panels approve dedicated hospital for OFW
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-29
In addition, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-Owwa shall also be tasked to strengthen its existing health-care benefits and medical assistance programs to provide subsidies to the ...

Thomas, Ginsburg draw battle lines for future abortion cases
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-28
No other justice, including Thomas's four fellow conservatives who are seen as backing more restrictive access to abortions, joined him, noted Steve Vladeck, CNN Supreme Court analyst and professor at the University ... Court for the Southern District ...

California Lawyers Association (CLA) Intellectual Property Section Conference To Address Critical Internet, E-Commerce and IP Legal Issues
Markets Insider - 2019-05-28
LOS ANGELES, May 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- "IP and the Internet," a full-day conference focusing on cutting edge legal issues concerning the Internet, e-commerce and intellectual property will take place on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the UCLA Luskin ...

Gordon: Excise tax hike may displace tobacco farmers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Sen. Richard Gordon on Tuesday raised his concern over the possible effects of increasing the excise tax on cigarettes to tobacco farmers. Citing data from the National ...

Recto seeks tax imposition on e-cigarettes, vapes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said on Tuesday that he would push for the imposition of tax on alternative products to cigarette smoking such as vapes and e ...

KWF calls on colleges, universities to keep national language in use and dynamic
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-28
Rodriguez, in a press conference on May 27 at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) lobby in Intramuros, Manila, said this is not the intent of the high court nor CHED ... which extended the primary school system by two years.

Overseas Filipino workers hospital soon to rise
Journal - 2019-05-28
One objective of the OFW Hospital is to provide comprehensive health care services to all migrant workers who are Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) contributors and their legal dependents. It aims to conduct medical examinations to ensure the ...

'Sin' tax bill for cigarettes certified urgent a week before Congress closes
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 28) -- MalacaƱang has certified the bill to raise excise taxes on tobacco products as urgent, in a last-ditch effort to get the measure passed before Congress ...

Will China dump US bonds as a trade weapon? Not so fast
InterAksyon - 2019-05-28
Treasury issuance is expected to keep accelerating following a massive tax cut enacted in December 2017 ... Also, because Treasury yields are a benchmark for U.S. consumer and business credit, interest rates on everything from corporate bonds to homeowners ...

Senate ratifies bill giving 100% service charge to employees
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 28) -- Rank-and-file workers in th hotal and restaurant sector may soon look forward to fully receing service charge after the Senate ratified the bicameral ...

Bureau of Immigration arrests Japanese wanted for Tokyo embezzlement
philstar.com - 2019-05-28
MANILA, Philippines -- A Japanese man wanted for an embezzlement case in Tokyo was arrested yesterday by agents of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) in Pasay City. Fuminori Sato, 37, is being held at the BI detention facility at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig ...

Kakai Bautista saddened by exclusion of Filipino, Panitikan in college subjects
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-28
The Supreme Court (SC) reiterated its October 2018 decision validating the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) memorandum order on the removal of the subjects of Filipino, Panitikan and the ...

ADB okays $300-M loan for PH education project
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-28
About 20 million high school students can expect improved access to "high-quality secondary education that responds to labor market needs" as the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $300 ...

10-year extension of Tieza tax perks to yield P222-billion investments
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-28
To prevent the abuse of incentives, the Tieza shall also coordinate with the Bureau of Customs and the Bureau of Internal Revenue in preparation and enforcement of rules and regulations.

PH, Japan firms to sign P300B in deals during Duterte visit
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-27
medical devices, business process outsourcing, power, electricity, transport, automotive, food manufacturing and marine manpower industries. "The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI ...

House approves on final reading re-filed bill creating the Coconut Industry Trust Fund
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-27
The coco-levy funds have been stuck in court disputes until 2012, when the Supreme Court awarded the shares bought with the money to the government to be used for coconut farmers and the industry.

Duterte signs law extending perks to tourism ecozones
philstar.com - 2019-05-27
MANILA, Philippines -- President Duterte has signed a law that extends the granting of incentives to tourism enterprise zones (TEZs) for another 10 years by the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA). The President signed Republic ...

B.I.R. to issue estate tax amnesty rules
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-27
THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said the rules for the implementation of the estate tax amnesty will be issued this week or before next month. The BIR said in a statement on Monday that it ...

Court of Appeals' junior justice Inting appointed to SC
philstar.com - 2019-05-27
Inting is a law graduate of the Ateneo de Davao University where he finished with honors. He has been serving the government for more than 30 years. He served the National Housing Authority Government Corportation, then later as a public attorney and a ...

POEA warns vs work-reside in New Zealand scams
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-27
PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO THE PHILIPPINE Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has warned the public against paying high fees for schools in New Zealand that promise residency, noting that this is not in line with any existing policy of the country nor ...

CA magistrate Henri Inting is new SC justice
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 27) -- Court of Appeals Associate Justice Henri Inting has joined the roster of magistrates in the Supreme Court, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra confirmed ...

Duterte signs law for poor
Journal - 2019-05-27
The incentives include income tax holidays, gross income taxation of five percent, 100 percent exemption on all taxes and customs duties on the importation of capital equipment, exemption of transportation and spare parts from tariffs and duties as well as ...

Duterte signs Magna Carta of the Poor
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 27) -- President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law a bill making government ... of providing free or socialized college education to the poor and shall make ...

Removal of Panitikan and Filipino as core college subjects
philstar.com - 2019-05-27
Teachers' group ACT-Philippines expresses condemnation of the Supreme Court decision to remove Filipino and Philippine literature as mandatory subjects in college which it says are more meaningful in instilling patriotism than the ROTC. "Panibagong dagok ...

No import tax, no expansion
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-26
For now, imported cement already carries the weight of an P8.40-per-bag tax, or a safeguard duty of ... who handles the strategy and business development of Republic Cement and Building Materials ...

IT-BPM sector posts 5% growth in 2018
philstar.com - 2019-05-26
... for tax reform or the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High Quality Opportunities bill approved on third and final reading at the House of Representatives, however, the government will gradually bring down the corporate income tax to 20 percent ...

Gen. Antonio Taguba Fil-Am ROTC star
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-26
Later he graduated from Idaho State University with an AB degree majoring in history ... international relations, and national security and strategic studies. Taguba was made brigadier general in August 1997, only the second Filipino-American to reach ...

Senate will not allow mangling of SOT bill in bicam, says Sotto
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-26
SENATE President Vicente Sotto III allayed concerns by a jittery labor sector that last-ditch lobbying in Congress could still derail bicameral efforts and mangle the final version of the so ...

Tax Legislative in the Pipeline for the 18th Congress
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-26
Jeffrey Galang Salazar is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Master in Business Administration degree holder. He established Salazar Tax and Accounting Services to provide tax, accounting ...

IT-BPM sector grows, short of program
BusinessWorld - 2019-05-26
That tax reform was designed to be approved in tandem with a proposal to slash the corporate income tax (CIT) rate to 20% by 2029 from 30% currently in order to put it at par with those across Southeast Asia, but lawmakers have proven hesitant to cut tax ...

6 undocumented foreigners nabbed in Mindanao
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-26
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 26) -- Immigration authorities nabbed six undocumented foreigners in separate operations in Mindanao. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said the operations ...

Supreme Court affirms ruling on Filipino, Panitikan
Journal - 2019-05-26
THE Supreme Court has ruled with finality that Filipino and Panitikan (Philippine Literature) can be excluded as core subjects in college. The SC stood pat on its after the petitioners failed to present new arguments to necessitate a reversal of its ruling ...

BI arrests six illegal aliens in Mindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Six illegal immigrants have been arrested by agents of the Bureau of Immigration in Mindanao in separate operations. Immigration chief Jaime Morente said on Sunday that the ...

Father of automated elections
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-25
Due, however, to constitutional and legal flaws and to suspicious bidding procedures, the three contracts were invalidated by the Supreme Court in Comelec v. Quijano-Padilla (Sept. 18, 2002), Information Technology Foundation v. Comelec (Jan. 13 ...

SC upholds K-to-12 program with finality
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-25
MANILA, Philippines ... 12 education program as it denied the motions for reconsideration regarding the removal of the subjects of Filipino, Panitikan and the Constitution from the college ...

DOF hopeful on passage of remaining tax packages
philstar.com - 2019-05-25
Currently, the DOF is pushing for the passage of four remaining tax reform packages in Congress. These include Package 2, which covers the reduction in the corporate income tax rates and the rationalization of fiscal incentives. Package 2 Plus, meanwhile ...

Pimentel: No tobacco tax hike if it will hurt businesses
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-25
We will look into this. If a tax would put the viability of a business at risk, then I disagree with it," Pimentel, speaking in Filipino, told AM radio station DWIZ. Pimentel, an advocate of ...

3 senators want to head education committee - Sotto
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-25
MANILA, Philippines -- Three senators want to get elected as chair of the Senate Committee on Education in the 18th Congress, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said on Saturday. In an interview ...

The question
Journal - 2019-05-25
Bound for the Supreme Court? For Floyd Abrams, a prominent constitutional law specialist, "the question, I think, should not be whether Assange is a journalist but whether the First Amendment protects his conduct." Indeed, the amendment is seen as the ...

Congress races against time to pass key economic bills
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-25
Speaking to CNN Philippines Business Roundup, Asian Institute of Management Associate Professor Emmanuel Leyco said that the upcoming administration-allied Congress might make passing these laws ...

Congress races against time to pass key economic bills
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-25
Speaking to CNN Philippines Business Roundup, Asian Institute of Management Associate Professor Emmanuel Leyco said that the upcoming administration-allied Congress might make passing these laws ...

Glan Glam
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-25
The Glan municipal government and the NCCA have signified readiness to assist researchers, architecture students ... has been reinvented as a resort, restaurant and recreational hub.

Trump administration moves to revoke transgender health protection
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-24
As one of her first policy moves, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos withdrew ... according to the Williams Institute, a think tank focusing on LGBT policy at the UCLA School of Law.

BIR to Pogo firms: Pay P4.4-B unpaid taxes of Chinese workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-05-24
To ensure that the income taxes of all foreign Pogo workers are collected, the BIR, Bureau of Immigration, Department of Justice and Department of Labor and Employment came up with joint ...

Fiscal surplus widens to P86.9 B in April
philstar.com - 2019-05-24
MANILA, Philippines -- The national government booked a wider fiscal surplus in April amid lower spending due to the delay in the passage of the 2019 budget, according to the Bureau of the Treasury. In its latest cash operations report, the BTr said the ...

75-year-old job hunters could become new normal in aging Japan
BusinessMirror - 2019-05-24
About a quarter of his work force is 60 or older. Business owners must understand that older workers typically mean lower productivity, so wages and output levels need to be managed accordingly ...

Gov't spending still deflated in April due to budget delay
CNN Philippines - 2019-05-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 24) -- Public spending remained in a slump in April, with agencies left with limited options as they operate under a reenacted budget. The government spent ...

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