BOI eyes perk to spur demand for local goods
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-24
BOI Managing Head and Trade Undersecretary Ceferino Rodolfo estimated that for every dollar in exports, local added value--mainly labor--only accounted for 25 cents. "There is a big multiplier ...

Death toll from building collapse in Cambodia rises to 24
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-24
They were trapped for 12 hours before rescuers found them. The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training said 30 workers were at the site when the building collapsed, but Nhor Chandeun said there ...

Ping Lacson speaks loud and clear
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-23
He was acquitted by the lower courts in both cases, with the Supreme Court reviewing and affirming their decisions. Times have changed. Lacson has slowly reinvented himself from that of a crime fighter to a fighter speaking up for higher national interests.

Oil industry players seek clear-cut rules on fuel marking system
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-23
Early this month, the DOF presented for public consultation the draft joint circular it would issue together with the Bureaus of Customs (BOC) and of Internal Revenue (BIR) to fully implement fuel ...

96 immigration intelligence men shuffled at Naia
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-23
THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Sunday it has shuffled nearly a hundred of its intelligence officers assigned at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) as part of measures to prevent ...

Duterte to sign EO cutting red tape after Asean meet
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-23
The President added that the EO would be mandatory for all offices under the Executive branch of the government as "Congress and the Supreme Court are not under my territory." "I am [also ...

Pagcor warns POGO to pay proper taxes - 2019-06-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) has warned offshore gaming operators to comply with government regulations and pay proper taxes, especially with the government intensifying its monitoring and enforcement measures.

Senate committee on energy to review EPIRA - 2019-06-23
MANILA, Philippines -- The Senate committee on energy plans to review the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 (EPIRA) and introduce supporting bills through the Joint Congressional Power Commission (JCPC) since electricity prices have yet to go ...

Fair regulatory regime for e-cigs
Journal - 2019-06-23
But even as they make zero demands from the State, they also do not insist on absolute industrial independence; they only wish for " reasonable " regulation and rational taxation from government. Ped Xing believes these are minimum conditions that are ...

Statement: In response to the recent media publications regarding the OFWs in Israel
Gov - 2019-06-23
The government of Israel attaches a great significance to the working conditions of the Filipino workers and it was demonstrated by the signing the historical bilateral labor agreement between the two countries which intends to improve the rights of the ...

Hong Kong lawmaker to raise barring of PH ex-officials to Legislative Council
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 23) -- After a second former Philippine government official was barred from entering Hong Kong, a lawmaker of the semi-autonomous city will raise the issue ...

Why Mark Dickel can't be named TnT coach even if he calls the shots
SPIN - 2019-06-23
A product of University of Nevada Las Vegas ... Baldwin gained a free pass when he was first hired to work in the Philippines as national team coach, but the situation changed the moment he moved to Ateneo. "It's up to the present BCAP leadership to ...

Arraignment of Banco Filipino officials reset to September
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-23
After the Supreme Court overturned the closure, the bank was reopened in 1994 but continued to struggle with constant regulatory issues until it was again ordered closed by the central bank in ...

Trump postpones nationwide immigration enforcement sweep
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-22
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Saturday delayed a nationwide immigration sweep to deport people living in the United States illegally, including families, saying he would give lawmakers ...

Beijing controls HK immigration, says Chinese legislator
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-22
MANILA, Philippines -- A Hong Kong legislator on Saturday expressed concern on the ordeal experienced by former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio ...

Thriving Calabarzon remains a steady force to reckon with
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-22
The provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon compose Calabarzon, a region with a population of 14.4 million as of 2015 and a labor force of 10 million as of April 2018. With 35 of ...

Fakery of PhilHealth receipts to OFWs evades POEA scrutiny
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-22
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), which could have sanctioned recruitment agencies involved in the issuance of fake receipts of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp ...

Way passed the deadline
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-21
On April 29, 1980, spouses Dencio and Susan obtained a loan from LD Bank. As security, Dencio and Susan executed a deed of real estate mortgage over a parcel of land registered in their names in ...

Robots might turn out to be great coworkers
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-21
In a blog post in 2017, economist Paul Krugman created a very simple model in which there are two ways to produce things - one that uses more human labor, and one that uses more machines.

Bengal Government Ropes In Tech Varsity To Introduce Courses In Intellectual Property
NDTV - 2019-06-21
The West Bengal government in association with Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University (MAKAUT ... in this regard will be signed soon," the Minister of Department of Science-Technology& Biotechnology, Bratya Basu, said. He was speaking at the inauguration ...

NRCO provides livelihood kits to 24 distressed women OFWs in AgSur
Gov - 2019-06-21
BUTUAN CITY, June 21 - The National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) Caraga, an attached agency of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), has released livelihood starter kits composed of Hair and Make Up products to 24 distressed women ...

Apple, Microsoft and other tech companies ask to be excluded from the China tariffs
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-21
(CNN) -- Technology companies have been feeling the sting of the escalating trade war between the United States and China. Now, they're trying to avoid a proposed new round of tariffs that takes ...

Metro Manila wage board junks 4 wage-hike bids
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-21
THE regional wage board in the National Capital Region (NCR) has denied the wage petitions filed by four labor groups in April, citing lack of a supervening event. In a two-page resolution, the ...

DOF vows to push legislative agenda in 18th Congress
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-20
This file photo shows people walking by the Department of Finance (DOF) building on Roxas Boulevard, Manila. The Department of Finance (DOF) vowed to push for the passage of what it considers ...

Beijing rulers scorn law, rights, lives - 2019-06-20
It is itching to re-impose in the South and East China Seas illegal air and sea defense ... and modern light rail transits. There stand the Central Bank and old University of Santo Tomas, University of the Philippines, Letran College, Mapua Institute ...

35 'illegal' Chinese workers arrested in ParaƱaque construction site
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 20) -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has arrested 35 Chinese nationals working at a construction site in ParaƱaque City despite the government's policy ...

2019 Trafficking in Persons Report: Philippines
U.S. Department of State - 2019-06-20
The Government of the Philippines fully meets the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking. The government continued to demonstrate serious and sustained efforts during the reporting period; therefore the Philippines remained on Tier 1. These ...

Fairness a hot topic as gender issues increase
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-19
The Swiss supreme court ordered the suspension of regulations that would require female runners with unusually high testosterone to take medication to reduce their levels of the male sex hormone ...

Salary hike for Pag-IBIG Fund employees illegal, unauthorized -- COA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-19
However, COA cited a Supreme Court ruling where it ruled that government-owned and/or controlled corporations like Pag-IBIG are covered by PD 1597. "The SC has already ruled that GOCCs ...

Filipino seafarers affected by oil tanker attack now back in PH
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-19
MANILA, Philippines -- The Filipino seafarers working in one of the two oil tankers damaged in an alleged attack near the Strait of Hormuz have returned home, the Department of Foreign Affairs ...

Suspected Pakistani terrorist nabbed in Zamboanga City
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-19
MANILA, Philippines -- A Pakistani man who is suspected to be a member of the Dawlah Islamiya terrorist group was arrested on Tuesday in Zamboanga City. The Dawlah Islamiya allegedly has links to ...

International standard maritime training for aspirants from Andra Pradesh, Telangana
The Hans India - 2019-06-18
Through this understanding I-Skill will enable access to international standard maritime courses and seafarer training, to students aspiring maritime careers in the Telugu states. Raman Puri, Vice Admiral (Retd.), Indian Navy and a distinguished Naval ...

One signature away: what you need to know about Senate Bill No. 1826
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-18
Significantly, the second test poses the problem of determining which activities may be considered as "directly related" to the main business operation of the principal. To address this, SB 1826 empowers the appropriate Industry Tripartite Council and ...

Speaker should have excellent EQ, social skills
Journal - 2019-06-18
Cayetano served three terms as member of the House of Representatives, two terms as senator, and secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs. He finished his college degree in UP and graduated from the Ateneo Law School. Velasco earned a degree in ...

Tobacco-producing LGUs to get P15.8B in shares from 2016 excise taxes
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Tobacco-producing local government units (LGUs) will receive a total of P15.8 billion in shares from cigarette excise taxes collected in 2016. Local Budget Memorandum No ...

Recruitment firms may now apply for 1-year license extension
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Recruitment agencies may now apply for a one-year extension of their provisional license following the recent slump in the deployment of migrant workers, according to the ...

SEC sues KAPA for running an 'investment scam'
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-18
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 18) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Tuesday sued Kapa-Community Ministry International Inc. for running an illegal investment scheme.

Universal Health Care Law and what it means to PH development
Gov - 2019-06-18
This will be sourced from sin tax collections and partly from income generated by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) and PCSO in view of improving benefit packages. This is apart from providing immediate eligibility and access to ...

Iloilo power firm seeks transfer of asset seizure case to Manila
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-18
ILOILO CITY, Iloilo, Philippines -- Panay Electric Co. (Peco) has asked the Supreme Court to transfer to Metro Manila the venue of the expropriation case against its assets filed by a company ...

Labor Official: Few companies hire senior high graduates
Davao Today - 2019-06-18
some of these companies are also reported to be "still hesitant to hire someone who does finished college". In the study conducted by the Philippine Business for Education (PBED), only 20 percent of the 70 leading companies in the country are ...

Mindoro town mayor who aided crew of sunken boat suspended
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-18
The anti-graft court also cited a Supreme Court ruling which said that suspending officials involved in graft cases are mandatory, in accordance with Section 13 of Republic Act 3019 or the Anti ...

Rise in PhilHealth, SSS premiums hit
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-18
Two things: there are more workers leaving through the backdoor, and we are no longer as competitive compared to other [labor-exporting] countries [because] it is getting more expensive to hire ...

DOLE IV-A reaches out to child laborers on World Day Against Child Labor
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-06-18
CALAMBA CITY, Laguna, June 18 (PIA)-- Together with their parents, children engaged in child labor from the different parts of Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) were gathered for a one-day treat of fun, games, and hope as the ...

Court sets aside petition for TRO against P2P policy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The Quezon City Regional Trial Court (QCRTC) on Monday did not issue the temporary restraining order (TRO) sought by transport and labor groups against a policy that would ...

New York may soon OK licenses for immigrants in US illegally
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-17
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo had expressed support for the measure but on Monday said he was concerned that U.S. immigration officials could use state license information to target immigrants for ...

UCCP in crisis - 2019-06-17
a blessing it turns out as it is able to publish its banned article, "The End Does Not Justify the Means," and other materials, and a comment of former Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals Delilah V. Magtolis, on a gag order preventing the ...

Remittances grow 4% in April to hit $2.44 billion
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-17
In this September 17, 2017, file photo, returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) fall in line at the immigration counter of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 in ParaƱaque City.

Recto Bank incident violation of UNCLOS? Still premature to tell - Palace
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-17
MANILA, Philippines -- It is "premature" to say that the ramming of a Filipino fishing boat in the West Philippine Sea is a violation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea ...

Ex-Bohol town mayor convicted for illegally collecting business plate fees
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-17
"More to the point, the Code highlights the tight relationship between the Mayor, as chief executive of the LGU, and the treasurer in the devolved power of taxation," the court said.

Reparations for PH fishermen sought
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-16
MANILA, Philippines -- A national group of fishermen on Sunday said the crew of the Philippine fishing boat that sank in the South China Sea after being hit by a Chinese trawler which then ...

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