Supreme court bids farewell to retiring justice Tijam
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-04
... Arts degree in philosophy and political science from San Beda College in 1967. He took up law at the same school, graduated salutatorian in 1971, and passed the bar examination the same year.

Exec defends selection process for 3rd telco
Inquirer - 2019-01-04
The head of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) defended the selection of a new major telco player as legal cases mount. Eliseo Rio Jr., acting secretary of the DICT ...

Bureau of Immigration warns Tony Labrusca after making a scene at NAIA - 2019-01-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) yesterday warned Filipino-American actor Tony Labrusca that there are limits to privileges accorded to balikbayans or returning Filipinos. The BI made the statement after Labrusca reportedly made a ...

Know your terms
Inquirer - 2019-01-04
or you have your own business. Obviously, this is the primary consideration among banks to ensure that they do not incur any losses. Proof of income This refers to a set of documents that can ...

Making MM inclusive, competitive, sustainable
Inquirer Opinion - 2019-01-04
Metro Manila (MM) is the 18th largest megacity in the world ... strengthen support to LGUs to enable them to fulfill their mandate to implement housing programs; implement key policy reforms in the areas of metropolitan development planning, housing ...

BIR moves vs counterfeit TIN cards
Inquirer - 2019-01-04
To address the "rampant" sale of counterfeit tax identification number (TIN) cards, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) will introduce a new design that is more difficult to fake. "It has ...

Good news, bad news on first week of 2019 - 2019-01-04
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced on Wednesday that the government expects around 900,000 to 1.1 million jobs will be created this year in our country compared to the 826,000 local jobs generated last year. More jobs mean more income ...

Top 7 stories that rocked the Philippines in 2018
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-04
But as of August 10, a news report showed that the POEA only approved 1,049 overseas employment certificates to Filipino household service workers (HSWs) close to a month after the lifting of the ban.

DICT hits SC petition seeking to nullify entry of 3rd telco player - 2019-01-04
Delaying or scuttling the entry of the third telco player in the country will derail the vision of achieving faster and better communication services for the public, the head of the Department of ...

POEA accepting applications for nurses in Germany
Rappler - 2019-01-04
... of the Philippines Holds Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree Has an active Philippine nursing license With at least two years related professional experience (bedside) in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, or care institutions Those who qualify will ...

Makati beats 2018 revenue target in first 11 months
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-04
THE Makati City government said it collected revenue of P16.86 billion in the 11 months to November, mainly from business tax and real estate tax, beating its P15.67 billion full-year target. In a statement issued Friday by the city government, Acting City ...

DoLE lifts ban on Boracay work permits for foreigners
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-04
THE Department of Labor and employment (DoLE) has lifted the suspension on the issuance of work permits for foreigners in Boracay, following the reopening of the island on Oct. 26 after a six-month rehabilitation. In an advisory, Labor Secretary Silvestre H.

Lawmakers ask Supreme Court to void third martial law extension in Mindanao
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 4) -- Opposition lawmakers have asked the Supreme Court to invalidate the third extension of martial law in Mindanao because it violates the Constitution.

Foreign nationals warned against disrespecting immigration officers
Global Nation - 2019-01-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Foreign nationals who disrespect immigration officers may be blacklisted in the Philippines, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) warned on Friday. "While our immigration ...

Tony Labrusca prompts immigration warning on limits of Balikbayan privilege
Rappler - 2019-01-04
MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Friday, January 4, warned individuals of Filipino lineage that there are limits to the so-called Balikbayan (returning Filipino) privilege. The BI released the statement after an incident at the ...

First women to enter India temple in centuries now in hiding as protests rage
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-04
If they had extended their arms, the length of the wall would have increased so much that women would be falling in the Arabian Sea," said Subhashini Ali, a local civil servant and CPIM member.

Intellectual Property Protection under the New PRC E-Commerce Law
Lexology - 2019-01-04
The E-Commerce Law applies to all E-commerce activities in the territory of the PRC. "E-commerce" is defined as business activities of selling goods or providing services through information networks including the internet. However, the E-Commerce Law ...

No infringement where software backups are passively stored
Lexology - 2019-01-04
The Supreme Court recently declared that the mere passive storage of backups of copyrighted software with expired licences does not constitute copyright infringement. The judgment is significant as it clarifies which actions constitute copyright ...

Foreigners reminded to report to BI
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-04
MANILA, Jan. 4 -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) reminded all foreign nationals registered with the agency to report in person to the nearest immigration office starting January until March 1 this year. According to BI Commissioner Jaime Morente ...

Studios Decry 'Game-Playing' By Media Exec In Copyright Suit
Law360 - 2019-01-03
Law360 (January 3, 2019, 6:08 PM EST) -- A group of the most powerful companies in the media industry including Disney, Netflix and Amazon have asked a California federal judge to punish a businessman accused of copyright infringement for his purported ...

YEARENDER: Ombudsman loses top corruption case - 2019-01-03
Veteran lawyer and former Ateneo de Manila University School of Government dean Antonio La ... Maria Ela Atienza, professor and chairman of the University of the Philippines Department of Political Science, on the other hand, said the decision of the ...

Duterte signs resolution extending validity of 2018 appropriations
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-03
Chargeable against Automatic Appropriations such as the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) of provinces, cities, municipalities and barangays corresponding to their requirements for the first ...

PCC to roll out 3 programs vs cartels, unfair competition
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-03
The PCC chief said the competition body will be endorsing its proposed Rules on Inspection Orders or dawn raids to the Supreme Court. On top of these programs, the PCC will be carrying out a task ...

This year, Oscar is more likely to go to a film you have actually seen
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-03
From a business standpoint, smaller films like these benefit most from high-profile nominations, with many movie fans often hearing about them for the first time. The race kicks off Jan. 6 when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association hands out the Golden ...

My 15 favorite nonfiction books of 2018
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-03
STEWART: THE NEW NEGRO: THE LIFE OF ALAIN LOCKE A brilliant biography, winner of the National Book Award ... He is a professor of law at Yale University and was a clerk to US Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. His novels include The Emperor of ...

Pangan: Prim and proper
Sun Star - 2019-01-03
Behave, as is expected of court employees, to get the public's respect. Thus exhorted new Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin of the Supreme Court to all officers and employees of the judiciary. He advised them to not wear collarless clothes. For women wearing ...

New Intellectual Property Protections Available for Asexually Reproduced Plants
JD Supra - 2019-01-03
On December 20, President Trump signed into law the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, commonly known as the Farm Bill 2018. Among many other changes, the law broadens the Plant Variety Protection Act (PVPA) to include asexually reproduced plant ...

Lawmakers want Daraga town under Comelec control
Rappler - 2019-01-03
Senior Citizens Representative Francisco Datol, meanwhile, wants the Bureau of Immigration to put Baldo in its hold departure list. "Now that the murder and frustrated murder charges have been filed against the Daraga mayor, the DOJ has enough basis to ...

20th Bailes de Luces Festival seen to boost anew La Castellana tourism
Sun Star - 2019-01-03
Ten barangays merged into five competing groups as they vie for the title in barangay category, while two elementary schools compete for school category ... is benefiting local businesses including small entrepreneurs. "We are banking on tourism ...

DOF turns sour as sugar tax collections miss target
Rappler - 2019-01-03
MANILA, Philippines - Taxes collected from companies selling sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) fell short of target, prompting the Department of Finance (DOF) to raise the alarm that some firms may not be paying the right taxes. Finance Undersecretary Karl ...

145 foreign sex offenders barred from Philippines in 2018 - BI
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said it barred 145 foreigners convicted of sex crimes in their home countries from entering the Philippines in the first 11 months of 2018.

1 dead, 15 injured after women enter flashpoint India temple
Rappler - 2019-01-03
The Supreme Court in September overturned a decades-old ban on women of menstruating age - deemed as those between 10 and 50 - setting foot inside the gold-plated Sabarimala temple. Several women activists have made unsuccessful attempts to reach the ...

The top 10 NegOr stories in 2018
The Visayan Daily Star - 2019-01-03
The city has been selected as host of the Central Visayas Regional Athletics Association Meet, Private Schools Athletic Association Meet, and the exhibition game between Ateneo and De La Salle in February 2019. 9. NEW BRIDGES The Dumaguete SP approved for ...

Travelers leaving Japan to pay 1,000 yen departure tax from Jan. 7
Global Nation - 2019-01-03
Visitors to Japan will have to pay a 1,000 yen (PHP 491.00) levy when leaving the country from next Monday (Jan 7), Japanese media reported. Japan will start collecting the 1,000 yen departure tax ...

Indian women first to enter temple after mass protest
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-03
The pair, aged 42 and 44, became the first women to access the shrine after the country's Supreme Court overturned a centuries-old ban preventing women aged 10 to 50 from entering the site in ...

DOH to drugstores: Give discount on diabetes, hypertension meds
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-03
MANILA, Jan. 3 -- Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Tuesday called on drugstores and pharmaceutical companies to sell diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension medications at a discounted price. This, after the Department of Finance announced that ...

Senate to discuss fate of tax reforms, other priorities on Jan. 14
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-02
The TRABAHO bill -- which the House of Representatives approved in September last year and which awaits approval in the Senate Ways and Means committee -- aims to cut corporate income tax rates and streamline fiscal incentives. Senator Juan Edgardo M.

ECOP-DOLE MOU: Start of an industrial upgrading process?
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-02
Why not recognize the right of workers to regularization when the work they are doing is indeed regular and necessary to the conduct of the business? Example: retailing companies pretending that ...

Workers demand enactment pending EML and SOT bills
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-02
A labor group is urging President Duterte to expeditiously act on the passage of two pro-labor legislation that remain pending despite getting wide support from lawmakers last year. The Federation ...

CTA en banc rejects BIR, Customs bid to reverse Air Philippines refund
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-02
THE Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) upheld a P74.5-million tax refund granted to Air Philippines Corp. (APC), now known as PAL Express, on taxes paid on imports of aviation fuel between March and October 2008. In a nine-page resolution dated Nov. 13 and written ...

Data science skills seen critical to future-proofing jobs -- DoLE
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-02
It can be observed that a majority of the occupations belong to the IT-BPM sector," the JobsFit report said. These occupations are Business Process Analyst, Data Scientist, Design Engineer, Electronic Mail and Chat Support Agent, Evisceration Processor ...

Registered foreigners advised to report to BI
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-02
THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) reminds all foreigners registered under the bureau to go to the immigration office nearest them starting this January until March 1 for their annual reporting to the bureau. The procedure is required under the 1950 Alien ...

Macron government on tenterhooks as new tax regime takes effect
Rappler - 2019-01-02
"Taxation at source is like the mobile phone. In a month's time we'll be wondering how we ever managed without it," he said, calling it a "big step forward for the French". He attempted to silence the doomsayers, noting that so far there was no sign of the ...

Biz groups bullish as year ends on stable note
Journal - 2019-01-02
business leaders told the Philippine News Agency (PNA). International Chamber of Commerce Philippines (ICCP) founder and chairman Francis Chua said the economy faced headwinds in the early part of the year such as the implementation of the Tax Reform for ...

South Korean forced laborers seek Japanese asset seizure
Rappler - 2019-01-02
SEOUL, South Korea - Lawyers for South Korean victims of Tokyo's wartime forced labor have sought the seizure of a Japanese steelmaker's assets, they said Wednesday, January 2. The two neighbours are both democracies, market economies and US allies ...

The Real Price of Electricity in the Philippines, 2018-2029
Inquirer Opinion - 2019-01-02
It involves presenting proof of the value of assets used in the business, in which the RORB is based. In the Philippines, the rate of return base is often mentioned as 12%. This means that the utility firm is allowed to make up to 12% in profits ...

Report to BI or face sanctions, registered foreign nationals warned
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-02
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Wednesday warned registered foreign nationals that those who will fail to submit their annual report to the agency from January until ...

Government can afford to suspend fuel excise tax -- lawmaker - 2019-01-02
The proposed amnesty would cover 2017 and prior years. An applicant would be required to file with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) an amnesty return accompanied by a notarized statement of total assets as of Dec. 31, 2017. The applicant would pay an ...

DOLE: Most of the unemployed are educated - 2019-01-02
Report showed that almost a million or 43.9 percent of the unemployed population nationwide in 2017 have either reached or graduated from high school. The LMI Report also indicated that 825,000 unemployed are college undergraduates or have completed a ...

Oroquieta zipline crew trains in occupational safety, health
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-02
DOLE-X Misamis Occidental field office staff discusses the Basic Occupational Safety and Health in the Workplaces to Oroquieta Zipline crew of the Tourism Department of LGU Oroquieta City. (Photo Source: DOLE-10 Mis. Occ. PFO) OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis ...

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