Worse harassment to come after CPP-NPA terror designation - son of slain peace consultants
Rappler - 4 months ago
Kapag na-red tag ka sa kasalukuyang administrasyong ito, hindi malayo na ikaw ay ma-harass, dakpin, saktan, at ang pinakamahirap 'yung pinapatay,' says lawyer VJ Topacio

Tax-free, duty-free imports of COVID vaccines pushed
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
A key House official is pushing for the tax-free and duty-free importation of COVID-19 vaccines, saying such "friction costs and administrative burdens" could delay vaccine

SC fines Cabanatuan judge in Baguio traffic feud
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
A judge in Cabanatuan City was found guilty of simple misconduct by the Supreme Court when he charged traffic enforcers here with indirect contempt after they cited him for parking

Government releases nearly P500 billion to key agencies
philstar.com - 4 months ago
The national government has released almost P500 billion in funds to key agencies so far this year to support their COVID-19 response efforts, the Department of Budget and Management reported.

Anti-Terrorism Council designates CPP, NPA as terrorist groups
CNN Philippines - 4 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 25) - The Anti-Terrorism Council has approved a resolution designating the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing, the New People's Army ...

House sets aside P3.1B for salaries of officials, staff
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- Under the P4.5-trillion General Appropriations Act of 2021 that President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to sign on Dec. 28, the House of Representatives will get more than ...

Tax amnesty, voluntary assessment deadlines extended till end-June 2021
CNN Philippines - 4 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 24) -- Taxpayers with unsettled dues will have a much longer period to avail of amnesty for delinquencies along with voluntary assessment and payment for ...

Police's discreet appeal spoils Christmas bail for 4 of detained 'Human Rights 7'
Rappler - 4 months ago
The successful appeal that charges the activists of a non-bailable case spoils an earlier Christmas bail Four of the detained "Human Rights 7" activists were supposed to get out on bail for Christmas,

CA junks Maria Ressa's appeal to travel abroad
CNN Philippines - 4 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 24) -- The Court of Appeals has denied the motion of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa seeking permission to travel abroad to visit her ailing mother. In a decision ...

SC fines judge who sent subpoena to Baguio City traffic enforcers over ticket
philstar.com - 4 months ago
Largo claimed that the time he spent in retrieving his license plate caused delays in the hearings and processes of the cases he was handling.

DOLE tells employers: heed holiday pay rules
BusinessMirror - 4 months ago
If the employee did not work, he or she shall receive his full salary for that day, subject to certain requirements under the implementing rules and regulations of the Labor Code, as amended.

DOLE Davao hosts first ITC summit on mental health
Gov - 4 months ago
With the theme Mental Health Awareness: Key to Stable Workplace Relations Amidst Pandemic, DOLE Secretary Silvestre H. Bello, III in his inspirational message encouraged the participants to strive hard to overcome the challenges brought about by the pandemic.

Court of Appeals gets first female Muslim justice
The Manila Times - 4 months ago
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Judge Anisah Amanodin-Umpa as associate justice of the Court of Appeals (CA). Amanodin-Umpa is the first female appointee to the CA from the Muslim community. She and fellow Muslim Justice Japar Dimaampao were ...

Slain CA justice left handwritten note
philstar.com - 4 months ago
Slain Court of Appeals justice Normandie Pizarro left a handwritten note in his hotel room before he went missing, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said yesterday.

Leonen draws more support from UP Law class, environmental group
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, who is facing an ouster bid being linked to defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr., drew more support on

4 eyed in killing of CA Justice Pizarro
philstar.com - 4 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has identified four persons of interest in the the killing of Court of Appeals Justice Normandie Pizarro. Justice Secretary Guevarra said one of the four is "willing to divulge what he ...

Anisah Amanodin-Umpa: 1st Moro woman Associate Justice in 84-year old Court of Appeals
MindaNews - 4 months ago
Iligan City Judge Anisah Bagul Amanodin-Umpa made history on Tuesday, December 22, as the first Moro woman sworn in as Associate Justice in the 84-year-old

Ex-CA Justice Pizarro shot at back of ear, says NBI
Manila Bulletin - 4 months ago
Justice Normandie Pizarro was found to have been shot behind his ear, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said on Wednesday, Dec. 23.

OWWA urges LGUs to open borders, allow OFWs to reunite with families
Manila Bulletin - 4 months ago
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration head Hans Leo Cacdac has appealed to local government units (LGUs) to open their borders and allow overseas Filipinos workers (OFWs) to go home to their families for the holidays.

DNA test confirms mutilated body that of retired CA justice
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- The nearly two-month search for retired Court of Appeals (CA) Associate Justice Normandie Pizarro has ended after results of a recent DNA test confirmed that it was his

Congress Approves Covid-19 Spending Bill With Contentious Copyright Measures
Entrepreneur - 4 months ago
U.S. Congress has finally passed a new spending bill with Covid-19 relief measures, which on the one hand is good news for many Americans. As often happens with crucial legislation, however, lawmakers tacked on some extra legislation,

Legal experts ask Supreme Court to act on killings of 54 lawyers under Duterte's watch
CNN Philippines - 4 months ago
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 22) -- More than 70 lawyers ran to the Supreme Court on Tuesday to demand immediate action to stop violence against law practitioners, with 54 killed in the past four years. Law school deans, former lawmakers, and ...

In 2020, the world corners China in the South China Sea
Rappler - 4 months ago
China's ongoing campaign in the vital waterway, in spite of the pandemic, prompts blowback from Southeast Asia and beyond

Legal experts ask Duterte, Supreme Court to act on lawyer killings
Rappler - 4 months ago
Legal experts have asked President Rodrigo Duterte and the Supreme Court (SC) to immediately act to stop violence against lawyers and judges. Several law school deans, former lawmakers, and other legal experts on Tuesday, December 22, submitted a two-page ...

Duterte names 3 new CA justices
Manila Bulletin - 4 months ago
President Duterte has appointed three Court of Appeals (CA) associate justices. Appointed were Anisah B. Amodin Umpa, Bautista Gler Corpin Jr., and Roberto Patdu Quiroz. While their appointments were signed by the President last April 13,

Metro hotels prefer to remain as quarantine facilities-HSMA
BusinessMirror - 4 months ago
The HSMA chief apparently incurred the ill will of some hotel owners for her strong bid to get the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to pay its debts to member-hotels, where OFWs had ...

Missing retired judge found dead in Tarlac, says NBI
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- The body of retired Court of Appeals Justice Normandie Pizarro, who has been missing since Oct. 23, was found in Tarlac province last Oct. 30, the National Bureau of ...

Controversial ex-justice Pizarro, last seen in October, found dead
Rappler - 4 months ago
A dead body found in Tarlac matches retired Court of Appeals justice Normandie Pizarro's DNA by 99.9%, says the NBI

13th month pay cash only - Bello
Manila Bulletin - 4 months ago
Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the 13th month pay has to be given in cash. "It has to be in cash, not in kind, that will be given to employees," he said in a forum on Dec. 16.

Trump campaign will again ask US high court to upend election results
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
President Donald Trump's campaign said on Sunday it would again ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn results from the Nov. 3 election, its latest long-shot effort to subvert the electoral

DOLE seeks to prioritize OFWs, minimum wage earners in list for COVID-19 vaccination
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is seeking to include overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and minimum wage earners among the top priorities in receiving vaccines for

Stop seeing ads endorsing fake cryptocurrency schemes
Manila Bulletin - 4 months ago
COVID-19 has been challenging for many Filipino families. It is understandable, then, that many of us search for ways to augment or replace our income.

How and Why Startups Must Protect Their Intellectual Property at All Costs
Entrepreneur - 4 months ago
While that's true that execution matters more, a great idea is always at the core of successful startups. Those ideas are worth protecting. The IP of a tech startup is typically its most valuable ...

DOLE gives emergency employment to 4,771 Tarlac residents
Gov - 4 months ago
Moreover, 24 OFWs received various assistance from OWWA including livelihood, social benefits, and welfare assistance while 12 OFW dependents received scholarship assistance. In her message, DOLE Regional Director Maria Zenaida Angara-Campita underscored ...

CHR airs solidarity with migrant workers
Manila Bulletin - 4 months ago
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has expressed solidarity with all migrant workers and their families on International Migrants Day Friday. CHR spokesperson Atty. Jacqueline Ann de Guia said that migrant workers have been one of the most vulnerable sectors hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Free Webinar | Jan. 13: What Entrepreneurs Should Know About Intellectual Property Rights
Entrepreneur - 4 months ago
Join our experts as they discuss what new entrepreneurs need to know about intellectual property-no matter their budget or company size.

Good news for the agricultural sector
philstar.com - 4 months ago
A legislative proposal that seeks to further improve the situation of agricultural land owners is on its way to becoming a law.

Common cryptocurrency scams and how to avoid them
CNN Philippines - 4 months ago
The Duterte administration's proposed Passive Income and Financial Intermediaries Taxation Act (PIFITA) will simplify the tax regime for bonds and stocks by reducing the number of tax rates on ...

POEA eyes review of 5,000-cap on deployment of healthcare workers
Manila Bulletin - 4 months ago
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Friday said that the 5,000-cap on the deployment of healthcare workers (HCWs) may undergo review and assessment.   Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (MANILA BULLETIN) During the "Laging Handa" public briefing,

DOLE gives P3.38-M aid to over 800 displaced Tarlac workers
Manila Bulletin - 4 months ago
More than 800 displaced workers due to the coronavirus pandemic in Tarlac received cash assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Friday.

'Human Rights 7' cases question 'warrant factory' and writs doctrine in Supreme Court
Rappler - 4 months ago
The case of the 7 unionists arrested on Human Rights day give a springboard to again question before the SC the search warrant template in arresting activists, and the Marcos-time doctrine that restri

COVID-19 temporarily shuts down 81 recruitment agency branches -- POEA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- The COVID-19 pandemic has so far forced the temporary closure of 81 recruitment agencies in the country, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration

POEA: 13 private recruitment agencies temporary shut down due to COVID-19 pandemic
Manila Bulletin - 4 months ago
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Friday confirmed that at least 13 main branches of land-based private recruitment agencies have temporarily suspended their operations as the country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Latin America unemployment passes 10% due to pandemic - ILO
Rappler - 4 months ago
The number of unemployed people in Latin America and the Caribbean is projected to reach 30.1 million by the end of 2020

IMF steering committee picks first woman chair
Manila Bulletin - 4 months ago
The IMF's steering committee on Thursday picked Sweden's Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson to lead the group, the first woman to hold that position.

Coronavirus-hit governments should tax the rich - study
Rappler - 4 months ago
A study by the London School of Economics and King's College London concludes that tax cuts for the richest members of society generate greater inequality and do not stimulate economic growth

The Biggest UK Intellectual Property Decisions Of 2020
Law360 - 4 months ago
Courts in Britain handed down several significant decisions in the intellectual property sphere this year, including two key U.K. Supreme Court rulings on the country's global reach on standard essential patents and how much detail inventors must include in patent claims.

Home for the holidays
BusinessMirror - 4 months ago
unable to adapt to job opportunities abroad or are simply sent back home by employers who no longer are able to operate their business profitably. The job losses are particularly high in ...

370K overseas Filipinos sent home due to COVID-19 pandemic -- OWWA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
MANILA, Philippines -- Some 370,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have been repatriated in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said Thursday.

Significance of impeachment complaint
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 4 months ago
First, the Supreme Court has already ruled that the 24-month period in the Constitution for its Justices to decide cases is directory and not mandatory. The Supreme Court issued this ruling in the exercise of its constitutional power as the final ...

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