Cardinal Pell appeals 'impossible' child sex conviction
philstar.com - 2019-06-05
The appeal was being heard by three judges of Victoria State's Supreme Court: Chief Justice Anne Ferguson, President of the Court of Appeal Chris Maxwell and Justice Mark Weinberg. The hearing is scheduled to continue until Thursday before the three judges ...

Developers sue Apple over app store fees
philstar.com - 2019-06-05
SAN FRANCISCO, United States -- A lawsuit filed Tuesday by developers alleges Apple is abusing its monopoly position in its online marketplace to extract excessive fees from those creating iPhone applications. The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court ...

Facebook, OWWA expand digital literacy program for OFWs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-05
MANILA, Philippines -- Social media giant Facebook has partnered again with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to expand its digital literacy program to reach more Filipino ...

SC sets June 25 oral arguments on bid to protect shoals, reefs within PHL EEZ
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-05
THE Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to hold oral arguments on June 25 on the petition seeking to direct concerned government agencies to protect and rehabilitate the marine environment in ...

Housing for poor may take a hit from realty value tweaks
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-05
Only 60 percent of the regional district offices of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) have updated zonal values. Tan said that under this outdated system, overvaluation usually happens when the ...

SMC: PSALM resorts to bullying to mask shortcomings
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-04
San Miguel Corp. (SMC) said Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) was "bullying" the conglomerate as the state firm continued to pressure SMC to settle an alleged debt ...

Citing fraud, BI cancels 528 work visas issued to foreigners
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has conducted one of the biggest mass cancellations of working visas for fraud involving 528 foreign nationals. In a statement on Tuesday ...

Bangalore Law varsity to survey intellectual property in Jharkhand
The Pioneer - 2019-06-04
The State Cabinet on Tuesday approved a research survey for guidance in establishing intellectual property rights and geographical indication of Jharkhand for the same. The Cabinet decided to outsource this work to the National Law School of India in ...

Immigration cancels 528 alien work visas for fraud
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-04
IN what could be one of the largest mass cancellations of working visas for fraud, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) has canceled the visa of 528 foreign nationals following an intensified monitoring ...

Committee chairmanships in new Senate start to materialize
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Over a month before the 18th Congress starts on July 22, Senate committee chairmanships have already started to take shape. Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri said ...

Locators continue to pour investments into Clark
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-04
Its other main feature, the rationalization of tax incentives, is what worries ecozone locators. Although its passage by the 17th Congress was derailed as a result of reservations among senators ...

Finance department expects e-invoicing system for taxpayers completed by December 2022
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-04
File photo shows taxpayers filing their income tax returns on last day of filing, to avoid the panlties and and tax evation charges at the Bureau of Internal Revenue District Office in Makati.

Villanueva challenges next Congress amid influx of foreign workers in PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-04
MANILA, Philippines -- On the last Senate session of the 17th Congress, Senator Joel Villanueva on Tuesday challenged the next Congress to continue fighting the prevalence of foreign workers in ...

ACCRALAW co-founder Teodoro D. Regala, 85
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-04
"He leaves behind a legacy of excellence in Philippine corporate law practice," the statement also said. "His most recent accolades include recognition by Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers & Partners as one of the Senior Statesmen for Corporate ...

CA affirms Ombudsman decision vs Junjun Binay
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-04
THE COURT of Appeals (CA) affirmed the 2017 Ombudsman decision perpetually denying former Makati City mayor Jejomar Erwin "Junjun" S. Binay from holding public office. The case stems from the P1.3 billion construction of the Makati Science High School ...

Second tranche of tax reform fails to pass Congress
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 3) -- The second tranche of the administration's tax reform program lowering corporate income tax (CIT) rates to attract more investors, among others, has ...

CA affirms ruling vs. Junjun Binay, bans him from public service
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 4) -- After a failed election bid, former Makati City Mayor Junjun Binay suffered another defeat as the Court of Appeals disqualified him from holding public ...

Immigration voids 528 work visas obtained with fake permits
philstar.com - 2019-06-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration has canceled 528 work visas that were obtained with fake documents after "intensified" monitoring by its intelligence division. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said the bureau conducted two separate ...

Working visas of 528 foreigners revoked
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 4) -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has revoked the visas of 528 foreign nationals as part of the government crackdown on illegal foreign workers. The bureau ...

KMU organizer ready to appeal illegal gun possession conviction before SC
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The camp of Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) organizer Marklen Maojo Maga, who was sentenced to maximum of 14 years in prison for illegal gun possession, on Tuesday said they are ...

DOE tells distribution utilities: Conduct competitive selection process for procuring power supply
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-04
in procuring their power-supply requirements following the recent Supreme Court decision. "All affected power industry players must catch up and push under the CSP those stalled supply ...

'Purged' North Korean diplomat Kim Yong Chol appears in state media
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-04
(CNN) -- High-ranking North Korean diplomat Kim Yong Chol was identified attending an art performance alongside leader Kim Jong Un in the country's state media on Sunday two days after one of ...

OWWA Caraga to hold 24th Migrant Workers Day in Cabadbaran City
Gov - 2019-06-04
BUTUAN CITY, June 4 - The Migrant Workers Day celebration in Caraga region is all set on June 8, 2019 at the Cabadbaran City Gymnasium, Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte. The event will be spearheaded by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA ...

Outdated realty values cost LGUs P31 billion
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-03
Tan said the DOF is proposing to adopt international standards in valuation; establish a single valuation base for taxation and benchmarking; and address the need to insulate valuation from ...

LGUs lose P30-B revenues from outdated property valuation -- DOF
philstar.com - 2019-06-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Local government units (LGUs) may have incurred an estimated P30.5 billion in foregone revenues due to their outdated valuation system for real properties, according to the Department of Finance. Citing a report from Bureau of Local ...

Revisiting the Arroyo energy policy
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-03
We all know, of course, that no less than the Supreme Court has ruled with finality that Meralco has been illegally passing on its own income taxes to its hapless customers. Yet, Meralco says it ...

ITR compliance for expatriates
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-03
You also encounter them in economic zones in Laguna, Cavite, Cebu, and Batangas and even in the central business districts of Makati, Oritigas, Bonifacio Global City, and Cebu. A significant number of these foreigners are here not for vacation, but as ...

Teachers press Duterte on pay hike
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-03
But advocates insist there is sufficient funding. The Bureau of Internal Revenue can intensify its collection of taxes, a large share of which is estimated to be lost to corruption or ...

PAL, PALEA ink 5-year collective bargaining agreement
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-03
"The timely conclusion of the CBA negotiations reflected a spirit of mutual collaboration and trust-building between management and labor that focused on finding ways to enhance the welfare of ...

Overhaul of property tax scheme to boost real estate market, says Dominguez
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Provinces and cities are losing an estimated P30.5 billion in revenues annually as a result of outdated real property values, underscoring the need for valuation reforms in ...

Bureau of Internal Revenue, UnionBank launch online payment channel
philstar.com - 2019-06-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), in partnership with the Union Bank of the Philippines (UBP), has opened an alternative channel which will allow taxpayers to settle their taxes online. In a statement, BIR said it has launched ...

Court of Appeals affirms P24.7 million copyright case vs Chinese firm
philstar.com - 2019-06-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld the civil liability of a Chinese company and its local partners for copyright infringement on textbooks of a local publishing firm. In an 11-page decision promulgated last April 11 but released ...

Agusan del Sur governor suspended over fertilizer anomaly
philstar.com - 2019-06-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The Sandiganbayan has suspended the governor of Agusan del Sur in connection with his alleged involvement in the fertilizer scam. In a resolution promulgated on May 3, the anti-graft court suspended for 90 days Gov. Adolph Edward ...

Your employees must work for you, not against you
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-03
We asked our resource person, Alvin Alburo, who specializes in business law and labor law, for some practical advice on how to handle employee matters effectively. In order to make sure that the ...

How big is the LGU slice from the national pie?
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-03
In short, how much internal revenue allocation (IRA) should LGUs receive? Corollary to this question of Mandanas is a demand for the payment of additional unpaid IRA of around P500 billion for the ...

Gains from tax perks outweigh forgone revenue, Tieza insists
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-02
THE economy stands to gain a lot more in terms of investments and income earned by laborers and businesses in tourism enterprise zones, despite the billions of pesos in forgone tax revenues ...

Beijing targets FedEx as trade war escalates
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-02
On another front, President Donald Trump said he plans to impose a 5-percent US tariff on all Mexican goods over illegal immigration.

Getting competitive
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-02
The Philippines jumped four notches in the 2019 global competitiveness report of Swiss business school IMD (International Institute for Management Development ... (including those for science and technology, health, environmental sustainability and ...

Foreign workers now required to secure TIN
philstar.com - 2019-06-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Foreign nationals who intend to work or engage in business in the Philippines are now required to register with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and get a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), according to the agency.

BIR orders foreign workers on 3-month gig to get TIN
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-02
EACH foreign national working in the Philippines is now required to secure a tax identification number (TIN) with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) even if they are working in the country for ...

PEZA-approved investments down 25% in January-April
philstar.com - 2019-06-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Investments for projects registered with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) continued to decline by 25 percent in the January to April period from a year ago on lingering concerns of both existing locators and prospective ...

CA affirms P24.7-million copyright case vs Chinese firm
philstar.com - 2019-06-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld the civil liability of a Chinese company and its local partners for copyright infringement on textbooks of a local publishing firm. In an 11-page decision promulgated last April 11 but released ...

More than words: Why language matters
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-02
The Supreme Court itself agreed with the Commission on Higher Education to remove Filipino and Panitikan from the college curriculum. The top man at CHED, Chairman Prospero de Vera III ...

Magna Carta of the Poor
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-02
"Basic Sectors" shall refer to the disadvantaged sectors of Philippine society including farmer ... right of individuals or families to have physical and economic access to adequate and ...

Labor organizer shot dead in Cavite during meeting with workers
philstar.com - 2019-06-02
MANILA, Philippines-- A labor union organizer was killed on Sunday morning while conducting a meeting with workers in Cavite, a labor party said. According to Partido Manggagawa, Dennis Sequena, vice chairman of its Cavite chapter, was shot dead while he ...

App Store in crosshairs as Apple courts developers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-02
But last month the US Supreme Court ruled that a 2011 consumer lawsuit accusing Apple of illegally monopolizing the store and driving up prices may proceed. "We only collect a commission from ...

To lead older staff, young executive turns to reading
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-01
Aguila said she had to read documents containing the requirements and regulations of the Department of Labor and Employment. Studying all the details on safety developed into a passion ...

Pancho Villaraza & Dondon Bagatsing on San Beda years, vacations at a horse ranch, impeaching 2 Ateneans & breaking up monopolies
philstar.com - 2019-06-01
A dynamic duo of childhood best friends who were part of an attempt to impeach a president and a Supreme Court chief justice, plus crusading to break up a former telecoms monopoly in the Philippines ... that it has become a university under Rector ...

Palace: PH-Japan ties stronger after Duterte trip
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-01
In a statement, the Palace said President Duterte and Abe had agreed to "enhance bilateral cooperation in infrastructure development, trade and investments, agriculture, labor, defense maritime ...

Scent of success: Pampanga villagers find lifeline in sampaguita garlands
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-01
The federation is taking in a P2-million loan from the Department of Labor and Employment, but the election ban has delayed its release. Tabunda says it is better to lend the money to members to ...

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