Duterte: Suspend 18 immigration personnel for 'extorting' from Koreans
Rappler - 2019-04-08
MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the suspension of 18 Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) personnel, including intelligence officers, accused of extorting millions from Koreans by "namedropping" MalacaƱang and former aide ...

Shortage of labor inspectors slowing down drive vs illegal foreign workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-08
MANILA, Philippines - With only 800 labor inspectors in its roster, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is having a tough time identifying and going after illegal foreign workers in ...

Philippines rebukes China over fishing boats
Global Nation - 2019-04-08
The government on Thursday rebuked China for sending a large number of fishing vessels near islands and islets occupied by the Philippines in the heavily disputed South China Sea, calling the ...

High power rates, Train 2 derail rebranded Peza
Inquirer - 2019-04-07
At present, Peza manages over 370 economic zones, most of them business process outsourcing (BPO) companies operating in information technology ... to increase supply. Mindanao has excess power ...

TRAIN 2 could cost PH 90% of foreign investments, warns Aquino
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-07
Under TRAIN 2, the government wants to push for a gradual lowering of corporate income tax to 25 percent from 30 percent while curtailing incentives currently enjoyed by large companies.

A greener Philippines with Green Tax
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-07
Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999 ... with higher taxes may discourage consumers to patronize them and to promote health and welfare. Further, residues from cigarette butts scattered in the ...

MWSS: No deal with Razon on Wawa Dam Project unless CA restraining order is eliminated
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-07
"By that time, the restraining order in the Court of Appeals caused by Violago should be gone. Although Violago is no longer a controlling stakeholder...Razon is. Razon assured me it will be ...

Nancy Binay seeks total ban of Chinese construction workers in Philippines
Global Nation - 2019-04-07
MANILA, Philippines - Senator Nancy Binay on Sunday called for the total ban of Chinese construction workers, stating that the reasoning provided by MalacaƱang as to why Mandarin-speaking ...

Lacson, Del Rosario laud Duterte stance on Pag-asa
Global Nation - 2019-04-06
Last month, he and retired Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, a former Supreme Court associate justice, filed a complaint in the International Criminal Court against Chinese President Xi Jinping ...

Bill to waive fees for first-time jobseekers
philstar.com - 2019-04-06
MANILA, Philippines -- A bill seeking to waive government fees ... and restrictions on employment arrangements were one of the strong factors influencing school-to-work transition. "It takes a high school graduate up to three years to find a first ...

Trump backs off southern border shutdown but threatens auto tariffs
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-06
And it was a dramatic departure for Trump, who last week tweeted that he would close the border or large swaths of it this week unless Mexico immediately halted "all illegal immigration coming i ...

Victory Liner set to demolish 80 houses in Marcoville
Rappler - 2019-04-06
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines - Almost 500 families will soon be homeless if the plan of Victory Bus Liner to demolish almost 80 houses in Marcoville Barangay is implemented. In a demand letter dated March 18, 2019, Victory Liner Incorporated, through its ...

Treasures of SOX returns to Manila
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-04-06
"Our objective is to sell products that are supported by the Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Agriculture ... "We are the forerunners of farm tourism in the Philippines. As a matter of fact, farm tourism in Region 12 is one of the ...

Anti-abortion film 'Unplanned' a surprise box office success in the U.S.
Rappler - 2019-04-06
Unplanned comes amid a resurgent campaign in the United States by opponents of abortion, which was legalized in the United States in a landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision. Among those promoting the movie has been the deeply religious vice president ...

18 Immigration agents face suspension for alleged extortion
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-06
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 6) -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has recommended the preventive suspension of 18 of its personnel who were accused of extorting from 15 Korean nationals ...

18 BI agents face preventive suspension for alleged extortion
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente has recommended the preventive suspension of 18 Bureau of Immigration (BI) agents for alleged extortion committed during a law ...

IRS Pursued Ultra-Wealthy Tax Evaders, But Lacked Resources To Win
The National Memo - 2019-04-06
But when it comes to understanding how the superwealthy move their money around, IRS auditors historically have been more like high school physics teachers trying to operate the Large Hadron Collider. That began to change in the early 2000s, after Congress ...

Biden jokes about hugging in first speech since new accusations
Rappler - 2019-04-06
WASHINGTON DC, USA - Democrat Joe Biden, who signaled Friday he was on the cusp of announcing a presidential bid, brushed off allegations of inappropriate conduct with women by joking about hugging in his first public appearance since the accusations broke.

Dutertes mix up data on 23 business interests
Rappler - 2019-04-05
MANILA, Philippines - By the disclosures in their asset records, President Rodrigo Duterte, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, and former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte have interests and engagements in a total of at least 23 corporate entities.

Copyright Registration Ruling Creates Insurance Risks
Law360 - 2019-04-05
The U.S. Supreme Court recently resolved a circuit split regarding the registration requirement for copyright infringement lawsuits. In Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wallstreet.com LLC,[1] the court held that copyright holders must not only apply ...

Copyright Registration Ruling Creates Insurance Risks
Law360 - 2019-04-05
The U.S. Supreme Court recently resolved a circuit split regarding the registration requirement for copyright infringement lawsuits. In Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wallstreet.com LLC,[1] the court held that copyright holders must not only apply ...

Group wants in on petition vs power supply agreements
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-05
MANILA, Philippines - Energy advocates on Friday asked the Supreme Court (SC) that they be allowed to intervene on a petition seeking the nullification of seven questionable power supply ...

Sylvia Sanchez searching for long-lost father
philstar.com - 2019-04-05
The film, directed by Ronald Carballo, is set in a rundown community where Jesusa leads a normal life until circumstances drag ... This was right after his stint at TEDxUCSI University in Kuala Lumpur on March 23. TEDx events include live speakers and ...

Overstaying tourists yield fake immigration stamps
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-05
Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) have arrested an overstaying Vietnamese couple for attempting to leave the country with fake immigration stamps ...

China railways are best? Not in Philippine experience
philstar.com - 2019-04-04
Since that law makes MORE the new franchisee, it got the Court of Appeals provisionally to restrain the lower court. Consumers are caught in the stalemate. Worried groups ask the Energy Regulatory Commission for protection. PECO swears never to give up its ...

BIR cuts 2019 collection goal to P2.271 trillion
philstar.com - 2019-04-04
"There was a slight reduction in the goal as the DBCC has a recomputation of the economic assumption," Cabreros said adding that "we must remove the goal on general amnesty because it was vetoed." The bicameral conference committee approved the Tax ...

Alien workers protected by PHL Labor Code, DOLE exec assures
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-04
Notwithstanding the rising count of alien workers in the Philippines, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is yet to enter a pact with any foreign government for the protection and ...

Supreme Court TRO sought on Chico River project
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-04
THE Makabayan bloc asked the Supreme Court (SC) to issue a temporary restraining order and declare as unconstitutional the Chico River Irrigation Pump Project funded by China which would cost $62 million. In a 67-page petition, the Makabayan bloc, a ...

DOLE warns public against livelihood, emergency assistance scams
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Thursday warned the public against fraudsters offering workers livelihood and emergency assistance in exchange for money.

DOLE to release guidelines for foreign workers
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-04
MANILA, Philippines -- New guidelines for allowing foreign workers into the country will be released soon, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Thursday. Labor Secretary ...

Makabayan bloc goes to Supreme Court to stop P3.69-B loan deal with China
Rappler - 2019-04-04
MANILA, Philippines - Opposition lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc on Thursday, April 4, asked the Supreme Court to stop the Duterte government's loan agreement with China for the Chico River pump irrigation project. Anakpawis Representative Ariel ...

SFI and Kuder ushering in an era of Filipinos fulfilled and secure in their jobs
Inquirer - 2019-04-04
and skills as early as in the elementary or high school and all the way to adulthood. "We are providing resources starting as early as pre-kindergarten all the way to adulthood and retirement.

DFA hits 'illegal' deployment of Chinese vessels near Pag-asa Island
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 4) -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) called as illegal the Chinese vessels swarming around Philippine-occupied Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea.

Supreme Court urged to stop, void PH-China irrigation loan deal
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 4) -- A petition was filed before the Supreme Court on Thursday to temporarily stop the implementation and eventually void the allegedly onerous irrigation ...

DOLE, BI admit Chinese laborers spotted at Manila construction site working illegally
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 4) -- The Labor department and the Immigration ... warehouse caretakers and other jobs involving manual non-technical labor. Foreigners who are seeking ...

Australia targets social media firms in new extremist footage laws
Rappler - 2019-04-04
The opposition Labor party expressed serious misgivings but voted in favor of the legislation. Australia's Law Council described the legislation as "knee-jerk" and warned it could have "serious unintended consequences." President Arthur Moses warned the ...

BIR slashes 2019 revenue target
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 2) -- The country's tax agency has adjusted its revenue target for the year. In the weekly economic briefing in MalacaƱang, the Bureau of Internal Revenue ...

Court maintains ERC cannot regulate Wholesale Electricity Spot Market prices
Rappler - 2019-04-04
MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed an earlier decision it made voiding orders from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to increase Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) prices. The price increases were imposed by a number of ...

Money, opportunity part of one-and-done's winding past
sports.abs-cbn.com - 2019-04-03
A year later, when he signed with the NBA's Seattle SuperSonics, he won a Supreme Court case against the league, which had sued for violating the rule that players couldn't enter the league until ...

PH can ignore onerous terms of China loan - Locsin
Global Nation - 2019-04-03
The President ordered the review earlier this week after Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio disclosed that the terms of the $62-million Chico River Pump Irrigation loan ...

Main suspect in 2016 killing of PSG man, aide arrested
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-03
In 2002, he was found guilty by a Manila regional trial court of the killing of Ervick Limpin, a ruling that was upheld by the Court of Appeals in 2015. Rivera will face murder charges before a ...

DOF refutes Carpio: PHL never defaulted on loan repayments
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-03
Finance Assistant Secretary Antonio Joselito G. Lambino II was responding to the statement made by Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio that the Philippines already had an ...

Japanese investments on second wind in Subic
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-03
SBMA Senior Deputy Administrator for Business and Investment Renato W. Lee III presents the certificate of registration and tax exemption for Taiyo Subic to Taiyo Shoji President Shinichi Kita in ...

April 15 is Holy Monday: Avoid the crunch, pay income taxes now, BIR advises public
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-03
THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) urged all taxpayers to file and pay their 2018 income tax returns on or before April 15 to avoid paying penalties. Those who will file and pay later than April ...

U.S. aid cuts will spur Central America migration, experts say
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-03
Trump thinks he will help reduce immigration by cutting off nearly $500 million in aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador; exactly the opposite will happen, they say. SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador ...

The Dutertes: Wealth Reveal & Riddles. Law firm not registered, some biz interests not disclosed, debtor gets rice import deal
MindaNews - 2019-04-03
also at San Sebastian College, in 2002, and was admitted to the bar in 2004. His mother, Agnes Reyes Carpio, was associate justice at the Court of Appeals until December 2016 and was a former regional trial court judge in Davao City, Manila, Paranaque ...

CA upholds 2017 ruling nullifying ERC order on electricity rates
BusinessWorld - 2019-04-03
Petitioners are San Miguel Energy Corp., South Premier Power Corp., Strategic Power Development Corp., SMC Powergen Inc., Petron Corp., SN Aboitiz Power-Magat, Inc., SN Aboitiz Power-Benguet, 1590 Energy Corp., AP Renewables, Inc., Team (Phils.)

Over concerns, Hong Kong introduces revised extradition laws
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-03
Business, legal, human rights and journalists ... have gone after opponents by accusing them of dubious crimes such as tax evasion, crystalizing worries among critics and others.

Government, SC engage in tug-of-war over tokhang documents
Rappler - 2019-04-03
BAGUIO, Philippines - It began on December 5, 2017, when all of a sudden, Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio told Solicitor General Jose Calida during oral arguments that he wants copies of investigation reports of 3,806 deaths in ...

4 arrested for human trafficking in Cagayan de Oro
Rappler - 2019-04-03
Felipe Alano Jr, an officer at the Bureau of Immigration (BI) city district office, said Shen entered the country on May 27, 2018, while Li arrived on March 4 this year. Alano said that they were investigating the length of stay of Shen in the country, ...

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