Tulong-Trabaho bill gets Congress okay
Journal - 2019-01-12
The House of Representatives has ratified the bicameral conference report on the consolidated version of House Bill 8139 and Senate Bill 1431 or the proposed "Tulong-Trabaho Act," which seeks to institute a Philippine Labor Force Competencies ...

US shutdown officially becomes longest ever
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-12
Nearly everyone at NASA is being told to stay home, as are most at the Internal Revenue Service, which processes tax returns and issues refunds, though the administration says it will issue ...

Antonio Trillanes IV faces grave threat rap
philstar.com - 2019-01-12
MANILA, Philippines -- Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV is up for arraignment in the grave threat case filed against him before a Pasay court for allegedly threatening to kill Labor Undersecretary Jacinto Paras. In a Dec. 14, 2018 order obtained by reporters ...

Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-12
BANGKOK -- An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home left Thailand on Friday night for Canada, which has granted her asylum ...

Intellectual Property - Taking IP in New Directions
Lexology - 2019-01-12
In the past year, two appellate rulings have revisited long-standing IP-related concepts: fair use and damages for lost profits overseas. Together, they could empower IP owners who decide to pursue litigation. The first of these, in Oracle v. Google ...

Protecting Intellectual Property with Blockchain
Lexology - 2019-01-12
In recent articles in this series, we have explored the basics of blockchain and some of the associated legal challenges that can arise from the proliferation of this technology across various industries. Despite the challenges, however, there are a number ...

Gov't workers to get 4th tranche of salary hike in February - Budget chief
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-12
House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya, Jr. had threatened to file a case against Diokno in the Supreme Court if the pay hike was not implemented by January 15. READ: Budget chief downplays Andaya's ...

Photographer Sues Georgia GOP, Kemp Campaign for Copyright Infringement
Law - 2019-01-12
Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. The Brian Kemp campaign ad targeting gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (top) and the original photo as shot by Kevin Liles (bottom) An Atlanta commercial photographer is suing the ...

SC asked to revisit 3rd Division ruling on case involving UCPB
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-11
Arranza said that in the decision, the Third Division reversed a favorable decision in favor of United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB) that was rendered earlier by the Court of Appeals. Arranza is ...

DOH to drugstores: Give discount on diabetes, hypertension meds
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-11
HEALTH Secretary Francisco T. Duque III called on drugstores and pharmaceutical companies to sell diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension medications at a discounted price. This, after the ...

Editorial: The hopes for new HIV-Aids law
Sun Star - 2019-01-11
In collaboration with the Department of Health (DOH), the Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) shall oversee the anti-HIV-Aids campaign in all private companies while the Armed Forces Chief of Staff and the Director General of the PNP ...

Duterte's anti-corruption body can now recommend the filing of criminal charges against presidential appointees
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 11) -- The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) can now recommend to the Chief Executive the filing of criminal charges against his appointees ...

Diokno, kin invited to House probe on budget anomalies, says Andaya
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-11
PAMPANGA, Philippines -- The House rules panel has invited Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, his daughter, Charlotte Justin, and his in-laws who are incorporators of Aremar Construction Corp. to ...

Villafuerte: No need for ouster plot, Andaya should just resign
Rappler - 2019-01-11
Following these rumors, Andaya said he would be the first to vote to remove himself as Majority Leader if things escalate in the House, saying he found the job as "forced labor." But he also said he will push through with the probe against Diokno.

Duterte tops Pulse Asia trust ratings survey
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-11
From September to December 2018, the Pulse Asia survey results showed that gains in public approval were experienced by the Senate (69%, up by six percentage points), the Lower House (66%, up by 10 percentage points), and the Supreme Court (64% ...

Trillanes charged with making grave threats
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-11
EMBATTLED opposition Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV is facing yet another court case -- this time he has been charged with threatening a government official. In a document released on Friday, Janette O. Herras-Baggas, the Assistant City prosecutor of the ...

DOLE helps small businesses thrive in Samar town
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-11
BORONGAN CITY. Jan. 11 (PIA) --Small businesses in the 5th class town of Gen MacArthur continues to thrive with the assistance of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Late last year, some 33 entrepreneurs,mostly women, were given additional goods ...

Trillanes charged with grave threat
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-11
In a case filed before the Pasay City Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 47, Assistant City Prosecutor Janette Herpas-Baggas said Trillanes "creat[ed] fear and anxiety on the mind" of Labor ...

Some 3,000 workers of Korean shipmaker Hanjin may face layoffs after firm files for rehab
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-11
The SBMA is coordinating with the Department of Labor and Employment, as well as the Department of Public Works and Highways to address the possible layoffs.

BSP seen to keep rates, cut reserve requirement
Inquirer - 2019-01-10
Others are benefiting too, but to a smaller extent. Domestic demand should also hold up, thanks to tight labor markets and slightly expansionary fiscal policy in 2019. All in all, growth will ...

Sandigan denies Argosino, Robles appeal
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-10
The Sandiganbayan has denied the appeal of former Deputy Immigration Commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles for the dismissal of their graft and extortion cases in connection with the P50 ...

CA rejects plea of Indonesian businessman to reverse decision on qualified-theft filing
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-10
THE Court of Appeals (CA) has junked the plea of Indonesian businessman Shadik Wahono and his corespondents to reverse its decision giving the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Marikina City the go ...

Inflation-ravaged 2018 shakes faith in regional wage-setting
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-10
De la Salle University-College of Law Professor ... Mendoza called on the administration to abolish the RTWPB system and replace it with a single tripartite board which will determine the national minimum wage. He is also behind House Bill 7805 or ...

Bangsamoro plebiscite campaigners on both sides face off in Lanao Norte
MindaNews - 2019-01-10
Philippine National Police, Department of Interior and Local Government and other line agencies. Lawyer Joseph Hamilton Cuevas , provincial COMELEC supervisor, said the COMELEC is currently preparing for the scheduling of training among election officers.

Makati City 2018 revenue P17.8 billion
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-10
THE Makati City government said it collected P17.8 billion in 2018, mainly from business tax and real estate tax, beating its full-year target of P15.67 billion. According to an initial report from the Office of the City Treasurer, business tax was the ...

SC: No violation of press freedom in arrest of journalists in Manila Peninsula siege
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-10
MANILA, Philippines -- The government is well within its power to strictly implement lawful orders, especially during emergency situations, and penalize those who violate them including the media ...

Duterte signs law on work-from-home arrangements
Rappler - 2019-01-10
The arrangement should abide by the minimum labor standards. This means there should be compensable work hours, a minimum number of work hours, overtime, rest days, and entitlement to leaves. Employers are also supposed to ensure fair treatment for the ...

Qualified theft case vs SMHC's Indonesian partners can proceed - CA
Rappler - 2019-01-10
This is after the Court of Appeals (CA) junked their petition to reverse an earlier ruling dated July 11, 2018, that gave the green light to a Marikina City Regional Trial Court (RTC) to put them on trial. The CA ruling, written by Associate Justice ...

Automated Mgmt. Sys. Inc. v. Rappaport Hertz Cherson Rosenthal PC
Law - 2019-01-10
Cherson, and Michael C. Rosenthal (the "Individual Defendants," and together with RHCR, the "RHCR Defendants"), and Defendant Branko Rakamaric (collectively, "Defendants") for copyright infringement, breach of contract, and unfair competition.

Deguito to appeal court decision convicting her of money laundering
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-10
"Until it reaches the SC (Supreme Court) we will continue to enjoy provisional liberty," Custodio said. He added that Deguito cannot be forced to pay the fine of over P100 million. "The ...

Multi-agency team to address foreign workers
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-10
PHILSTAR/EDD GUMBAN A TECHNICAL working group (TWG) composed of representatives from the Department of Justice (DoJ), Bureau of Immigration (BI), and Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) will be formed to address the influx of foreign workers in the ...

Intellectual Property Copyright Law (Amendment No. 5), 2019
Lexology - 2019-01-10
The Amendment adds four main matters to the Law: Indirect copyright infringement by making available to the public; Restriction of access to an internet site by court order; Exposing the identity of copyright infringers on the internet; and Use of ...

The World Bank just got more pessimistic about global growth
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-10
(CNN) -- The World Bank has been warning of a worldwide economic slowdown for a while now, but its projections just took a turn for the worse. In a 200-page report issued Tuesday, the ...

Foil to evil brothers Abinicio and Quoranto
Inquirer Opinion - 2019-01-09
Jovito Palparan Jr. and his coaccused in the abduction and disappearance of University of the Philippines student activists ... begged the cops to spare his life. Delos Santos gave a name and a face to the brutal drug war of the Duterte administration.

Atienza blames private water firms for Manila Bay pollution
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-09
Atienza said Manila Bay, despite the continuing mandamus issued by the Supreme Court, "continues to be a giant sewer depository of household waste and veritable pozo negro of Metro Manila ...

Can the unions be a force for change in PHL society?
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-09
Third, the export-oriented services sector, composed of the emergent call centers and business-process outsourcing firms doing offshored ICT-based services, is generally immune from union ...

Mexico Supreme Court judges slash own salaries
Rappler - 2019-01-09
MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Mexico's Supreme Court said Tuesday, January 8, its judges were cutting their own salaries by 25%, after austerity-crusading President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador criticized their pay as overly lavish. "As a means of ensuring the ...

Return of waste shipment to S. Korea deferred to January 13
UNTV - 2019-01-09
According to Mindanao International Container Terminal (MICT ... Four signal base stations, 29 surveillance cameras and a control center are set up in the field to enable information exchange between tested cars and the outside world.

Budget chief downplays Andaya's lawsuit threat over salary hike delay
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 9) -- Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno was unfazed by threats from House Majority Floor Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. to file cases against him before the ...

Daraga town mayor on immigration lookout list
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 8) -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued a lookout bulletin for the suspects in the killing of AKO BICOL Party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe, including ...

Palace says House majority leader mentally challenged
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-08
House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. lacks common sense, MalacaƱang said on Tuesday after the Camarines Sur representative threatened to take Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno to court if he ...

SC orders Palace, Congress to comment on petition vs. Bangsamoro law
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-08
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 8) -- The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the executive and legislative departments to submit their comments on an ongoing petition against the Bangsamoro ...

Hike in tobacco tax certified as urgent
Inquirer - 2019-01-08
President Rodrigo Duterte has agreed to certify as urgent a bill that would increase the excise on tobacco and alcohol products. The President approved the recommendation of the Department of ...

Road funds also eyed for Manila Bay cleanup
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-08
The RTC, and subsequently, the Court of Appeals, sided with the petitioners, despite appeals made by the government agencies, until the case reached the SC. Said government agencies were supposed ...

Palace: Give officials under investigation chance to respond
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-08
Mr. Panelo made this statement after Labor Secretary Silvestro H. Bello III, in an interview with dzMM, sought the dismissal of a PACC official who divulged on Monday the names of officials being probed by the commission for corruption allegations.

Population and development
The Visayan Daily Star - 2019-01-08
and reverting its attachment to the National Economic and Development Authority from the Department of Health. The CPD is mandated to formulate and adopt coherent, integrated and comprehensive long-term plans, programs and recommendations on population and ...

Immigration puts Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo on lookout list
Rappler - 2019-01-08
MANILA, Philippines - Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo has been put on the Immigration lookout list pending a murder complaint against him for allegedly masterminding the killing of Ako Bicol Partylist Representative Rodel Batocabe. "The Department earlier ...

Hainan envisions China as a medical tourism destination
Inquirer Lifestyle - 2019-01-08
Twenty-seven medical projects have been completed or are under construction in the pilot zone, and another 38 projects have passed medical technology appraisals. Eight projects are now open.

Supreme Court to hold oral arguments on 2019 martial law extension
Rappler - 2019-01-08
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - The Supreme Court has decided to hold fresh oral arguments on the validity of re-extending martial law in Mindanao up to the end of 2019, Rappler learned from informed sources. On Tuesday afternoon, January 8, Court ...

POEA 12 warns public on bogus online recruiters
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-08
KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Jan. 8 (PIA) - The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) 12 warns the public on the proliferation of fake online recruitment schemes. POEA 12 Regional Coordinator Emerita Germo reminded job seekers to be ...

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