Bill to waive fees for first-time jobseekers - 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. 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. 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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, ...

BIR slashes 2019 revenue target
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-03
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 ...

The story behind the success of GT Cosmetics - 2019-04-03
A graduate of chemical engineering of the University of San Carlos ... He answered my prayers," says Salvane. (I wanted to put up a business that would honor God.) "The feeling was like ...

Trump takes a step back from threat to close southern border
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-04-03
Facing a surge of Central American migrants trying to enter the U.S., Trump last week threatened to seal the border this week if Mexico did not immediately halt all illegal immigration into the U ...

PCIJ REPORT| The Dutertes: Wealth Reveal & Riddles
Davao Today - 2019-04-03
She finished law at the San Sebastian College-Recoletos in May 2005 ... but has been blamed for frequent breakdowns of train system. DOTr had issued three memoranda and had asked BURI to explain the maintenance issues, or the contract would be rescinded.

'Precarious' global rebound expected in late 2019 - IMF's Lagarde
Rappler - 2019-04-03
WASHINGTON, USA - Global growth in 2019 should be even slower than previously expected but a "precarious" rebound later this year is likely, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Tuesday, April 2. In a speech ahead of next week's spring ...

SEC, DOF in talks to revise REIT rules
Inquirer - 2019-04-03
"We are in dialogue with the DOF [to resolve this]," Amatong said. Property developers such as SM Prime Holdings Inc., Ayala Land Inc. and Robinsons Land Corp. were among those keen on holding ...

Cameras secretly recorded women in California hospital delivery rooms
CNN Philippines - 2019-04-02
The recordings filmed activity in three labor and delivery rooms at the Women's Center at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, California, over a period of more than 11 months beginning in summer ...

2 cops arrested for extortion - 2019-04-02
MANILA, Philippines -- Two policemen were arrested for extortion in separate entrapment operations yesterday. Cpl. Rommel Enrico, assigned to the Bureau of Immigration detention facility at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City, was apprehended for allegedly ...

SC to Solgen: Give drug war docs to lawyers
BusinessMirror - 2019-04-02
THE Supreme Court has directed the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) to submit before it--and give copies to the petitioners--documents pertaining to the ongoing war on illegal drugs of the ...

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