OWWA Caraga vows to produce more scholars
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-25
BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 25 - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has been implementing programs and services for the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their beneficiaries and vows to continue to produce successful scholars. Among this program ...

U.S. to begin forcing asylum applicants to remain in Mexico
Rappler - 2019-01-25
WASHINGTON, DC, USA - US President Donald Trump's administration will on Friday, January 25, begin forcing asylum applicants to remain in Mexico while their cases are considered, in a new measure aimed at deterring illegal immigration across the southern ...

Can history repeat itself?
The Visayan Daily Star - 2019-01-25
By the way, the story of Jollibee is one success story that the Philippines should be proud of. When I was taking a course at the Asian Institute of Management, the case study assigned to our class was the Jollibee story, and indeed, it is a very ...

Kids do the Darndest Things
The Visayan Daily Star - 2019-01-25
After all, a supposedly up ... general population or if they are there to kowtow to the whims and depravity of whoever is in power, holds the biggest intelligence funds, controls the purse strings, and allows billions in shady budget insertions. The ...

Rich Russians flock to Florida to deliver American babies
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-25
And none of this is illegal, according to US immigration laws. But according to NBC, the FBI raided Miami Mama in 2017, arresting one employee for making false statements in federal documents to ...

Robin Padilla-led biopic of Bato dela Rosa to premiere just before campaign period
InterAksyon - 2019-01-25
The Supreme Court even ruled that premature campaigning is not a prohibited act. While there may be no hard sell to vote for Dela Rosa in the movie, it is still a boost of popularity of his name to the public. Biopics, or films on the life of an individual ...

Truly help the farmers
philstar.com - 2019-01-25
Consumers can benefit from economies of scale and new technology in handling. Ramon Ang of San Miguel said they would definitely get into the business once the tariffication law is passed and signed by the President. I am not sure the new law allows it ...

Rare pangolins languish in China wildlife rescue system
Inquirer Technology - 2019-01-25
In 2016, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species ... a political scientist focusing on environmental policy at Villanova University. "But once you have all these laws ...

Palace refutes Noy on Chinese workers, but admits thin construction labor pool
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-24
Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said at a press briefing that the shortage had prompted Duterte to order the Technical Education ... Tesda was an important department because that ...

Supreme Court Holds "Confidential Sales" Still Prior Art under America Invents Act - Intellectual Property News
JD Supra - 2019-01-24
In Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., the Supreme Court held on Tuesday that "private" or "confidential sales" are still prior art despite the amendments to U.S. patent law enacted by the America Invents Act (AIA).

Weapons, gadgets seized from foreigners in Bureau of Immigration jail raid
philstar.com - 2019-01-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Weapons, portable air conditioners and gadgets were among the contraband seized from foreigners detained at the Bureau of Immigration Warden Facility (BIWF) during a raid last Tuesday, an official said yesterday. BI agents and ...

Mislatel franchise faces scrutiny
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-24
NTC Commissioner Gamaliel A. Cordoba said Mislatel only lacks three requirements before it may be awarded the certificate of public convenience and necessity (CPCN) and frequencies to start operations: its business plan, rollout plan and authentication of ...

Trump to deliver State of the Union Address when government shutdown is over
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-24
The address, usually delivered with considerable fanfare before both houses of Congress, Supreme Court justices, cabinet officers and other dignitaries, had been scheduled for next Tuesday.

House approves on 2nd reading bill extending tourism enterprise perks
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-24
In House Bill No. 8083, or the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-quality Opportunities (TRABAHO) Bill, the chamber proposed to gradually reduce the corporate income tax (CIT) to 20% from 30% and streamline incentives across all industries.

'We are losing the race' on climate change - U.N. chief
Rappler - 2019-01-24
Guterres delivered a no-holds-barred appraisal to business and political leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos, which has featured much hand-wringing on the planetary crisis this week. "In my opinion it is the most important global systemic ...

Cebu City collects P1 billion worth of business tax
Sun Star - 2019-01-24
AROUND P1 billion worth of business tax has been collected by the Cebu City Treasurer's Office (CTO) as of Thursday, January 24, a day before the last day of the one-stop-shop for renewal of business permit that the City Government established. With this ...

Thousands of jobs in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Germany open for Filipinos - POEA
Global Nation - 2019-01-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Thousands of job opportunities in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Germany are for now open for Filipino workers, the Philippine Overseas Employment ...

Neda: Hanjin woes pose not much trouble to PH merchandise exports
Inquirer - 2019-01-24
Undersecretary Rosemarie G. Edillion told reporters Thursday that Neda was already discussing with the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) how they could help the employees to be displaced ...

Jollibee to sue China restaurant for copyright infringement
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-24
MANILA, Philippines -- Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) has vowed to take legal action against a restaurant in Guangxi, China for copyright infringement after a Facebook post showing the ...

CHR: Keep age of liability at 15
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-24
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 24) -- The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said Congress should not amend the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act to lower the minimum age of criminal ...

Dennis Uy faces Senate probe on third telco
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-24
Globe Telecom Inc. and Smart Communications Inc., and members of the academe, among others. Concerned government officials have also confirmed their attendance like National Economic and ...

Get to know candidates in #TheFilipinoVotes: Senatorial Forum Part 2
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-24
and Republic Act 10653 which adjusts the 13th month pay and other benefits ceiling excluded from the computation of gross income for taxation purposes. Colmenares is a staunch human rights defender.

US ban on work visas due to remarks of labor attaché - Locsin
Global Nation - 2019-01-23
On Tuesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the ban was a prerogative of US authorities, even as it reminded Filipinos abroad to follow immigration rules and avoid staying beyond the ...

The harms of drug testing in schools
Inquirer Opinion - 2019-01-23
Thirdly, drug tests are an enormous waste of labor, finances and time. In my own fieldwork, I have heard many teachers lament that they are made to do all kinds of things -- from administering deworming programs to staffing classrooms-turned-evacuation ...

Time to Hit Pause: Copyright Infringement on User Generated Platforms - When Is the Platform Provider Liable for Damages?
JD Supra - 2019-01-23
The German Federal Supreme Court presses the EU Court of Justice to clarify when online platforms are liable under EU law for damages for copyright infringements by content made available by their users. Content uploaded on to the Internet by users (e.g ...

Animosity against generosity
philstar.com - 2019-01-23
Upon finishing her studies seven years later, she worked at said university for the next 17 years ... properties shall be allotted to pay the nearest of kin who have less in life in greater percentage than those who are better off; and (4) that any ...

Jobs under FIRe: Old work types burned, new skills rising
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-23
For one, an official of the Department of Labor and Employment ... The ADB said these non-routine and cognitive jobs, like managers and technical experts, also have the least chances of being ...

Customs raids in Pampanga yield illegal cigarette-making machines worth P200 million
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-23
Guerrero, proceeded to the Global Aseana Business Park and San Simon Industrial Park in San Simon, Pampanga last week to conduct the initial investigation and examination. In a news statement ...

What PHL lacks in infra, stability, it makes up in tax perks - survey
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-23
According to the Jetro survey, the number of Japanese firms that will expand business this year declined to 52 percent from 63 percent last year, as those who opted to hold on to their capital and ...

FALSE: Duterte 'signed' universal health care bill in October 2018
Rappler - 2019-01-23
CLAIM: On October 15, 2018, a Facebook page purportedly owned by TV host and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Deputy Executive Director V Arnell Ignacio claimed that President Rodrigo Duterte already signed the universal health care bill into ...

102 (and counting) very real direct effects of the partial government shutdown
KTVQ - 2019-01-23
73) Bureau of Land Management found reserve funds to open ... violated the emoluments clause with his Trump International Hotel in Washington has been placed on hold indefinitely, according ...

Supreme Court compels DND to submit confidential 2018 martial law report
Rappler - 2019-01-23
MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) directed the Department of National Defense (DND) to submit to them the "highly sensitive and confidential" 2018 martial law report. "The Court hereby directs the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) to ...

Arroyo as finance chief? 'It's a big step-down for her,' Dominguez says
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-23
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 23) -- House Speaker Gloria Arroyo may be qualified to lead the Department of Finance (DOF), but the agency's current chief believes it's "a big step-down ...

PH may appeal US ban on work visas
Global Nation - 2019-01-22
The DFA also reminded Filipinos in the United States to follow immigration rules and avoid staying beyond what is allowed in their visas. After the ban ends on Jan. 18, 2020, the DHS will issue a ...

U.S. Supreme Court allows transgender military ban to go into effect
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-22
DoD's proposed policy is based on professional military judgment and will ensure that the U.S. Armed Forces remain the most ... law at the University of Texas School of Law.

Jobs await displaced Hanjin workers -- DOLE
philstar.com - 2019-01-22
MANILA, Philippines -- Workers at Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines who will lose their jobs can be reemployed either here or abroad, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Zenaida Campita, DOLE-Central Luzon ...

DID YOU KNOW: 28,467 Filipino barred from leaving Jan-Oct 2018
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-22
From January to October 2018, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) stopped 28,467 Filipinos from leaving the country after they were found to be noncompliant with requirements for overseas-bound passengers.

Senators eye crime liability threshold of 12 years
philstar.com - 2019-01-22
Oco said the process, the budget and programs needed to implement the law are more important ... Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said Callamard has no business meddling with Philippine affairs. "What is shameful is she interferes when she intrudes ...

SC orders DBM to file comment on release of P42.7-B salary hike for state workers
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-22
THE Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno to comment on the petition seeking to compel his agency to release the fourth tranche of salary increase for government ...

DOLE chief eyes mediation option in brewing Clark airport labor row
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-22
Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III on Tuesday said he is mulling over the issuance of an Assumption of Jurisdiction (AOJ) in the brewing labor dispute at the Clark International Airport Corp ...

Ex-President Aquino wants 'surge' of Chinese workers in PH reviewed
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-22
The former President was among the guests during the launch of the book The South China Sea Arbitration: Understanding the Awards and Debating with China at the De La Salle University in Manila ...

ERC hoping to clear power deal backlog over next 18 months
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-22
THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is aiming to finish in the next 18 months up to 640 pending applications for power supply agreements (PSAs), while putting on hold some that have been elevated for Supreme Court resolution, its chairman said.

Japan investors worried about PHL plans to alter incentives
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-22
Of the nine indicators rated in the business environment appreciation survey, the Philippines rated highest in three categories. The study, "2018 JETRO Survey on Business Conditions of Japanese companies in Asia and Oceania," had 127 respondents ...

Bill proposing flexible working hours up for plenary discussion
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-22
The Senator cited a research project funded by the Economic Social Research Council based at the University of Kent ... will be "happier" due to work-life balance. "Recruitment and training ...

'Bahay Pag-asa' centers not fit for children -- juvenile justice agency
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 22) -- Following a House panel's approval of a bill seeking to lower the age of criminal liability to nine years old, the executive agency that monitors ...

U.S. declares Philippines ineligible for H-2A, H-2B visas
Rappler - 2019-01-22
H-2A visas allow US employers "to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill seasonal and temporary agricultural jobs for which US workers are not available," according to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services. H-2B visas allow US employers ...

Supreme Court suspends ballot recount in VP protest
Rappler - 2019-01-22
MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) - The Supreme Court, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), has suspended the ballot recount in the electoral protest filed by former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr against Vice President Leni ...

Sombero asks Supreme Court to stop immigration plunder case
Rappler - 2019-01-22
MANILA, Philippines - Wenceslao "Wally" Sombero, the alleged middleman of Chinese casino tycoon Jack Lam in the Bureau of Immigration (BI) bribery case, filed an appeal asking the Supreme Court (SC) to stop the proceedings at the anti-graft Sandiganbayan.

Senate wants BI to work with DOLE before issuing working permits for foreigners
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-22
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 22) -- The Senate wants the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to coordinate with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) first before issuing special working ...

Little chance of quick end to painful month-long U.S. shutdown
Rappler - 2019-01-22
WASHINGTON, DC, USA - The United States on Tuesday, January 22, enters the second month of a partial government shutdown over a lack of congressional funding, with no quick end in sight to the historic crisis weighing on the nation's economy and morale.

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