Rapper DMX freed after year in prison for tax fraud
Rappler - 2019-01-26
On top of jail time, the Internal Revenue Service ordered him to pay $2.3 million in restitution. Prosecutors said the star had dodged taxes by living on cash, without maintaining a bank account or filing required tax returns to the IRS. The native of ...

Fed. Circ. Ruling Clears Path For Longer Drug Patent Terms
Law360 - 2019-01-26
Law360 (January 25, 2019, 10:04 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit has given some patent owners, especially those in the pharmaceutical industry, a chance to obtain potentially lucrative extensions on the life of their patents by striking down U.S. Patent and ...

Mislatel insists it has valid franchise to operate as telco
newsbytes.ph - 2019-01-26
The consortium stands to lose its performance bond of P24 billion or 10 percent of its capex if it fails to make good on its commitments. -- Aerol John Pate├▒a (PNA)

Time to Hit Pause: Copyright Infringement on User Generated Platforms - When Is the Platform Provider Liable for Damages?
Lexology - 2019-01-26
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 ...

Protecting your intellectual property in Scotland
Lexology - 2019-01-26
Intellectual Property (IP) is often the most important and valuable asset of a business. IP exists in many forms such as brand names, inventions, manufacturing processes, confidential information and product or industrial designs. Taking steps to identify ...

More Filipinos satisfied with Senate performance -- SWS
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-26
Scores in Balance Luzon and Mindanao were up by a point each. The Supreme Court's also got a "Good" satisfaction rating, from +31 to +37 by December 2018. Fifty-seven percent were satisfied ...

Sarangani given PESO awards
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-26
The awards were given by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office No. XII in ceremonies at Isla Jardin del Mar Resort on January 15. The annual event was participated in by local government unit (LGU) and school-based PESOs.

WHAT WENT BEFORE: SAF 44 and "Oplan Exodus" in Mamasapano, Maguindanao
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-25
In January 2018, Solicitor General Jose Calida asked the Supreme Court to order the Ombudsman to file cases of reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide against Aquino for the death of 44 ...

Getty's Photo Copyright Win To Be Reconsidered
Law360 - 2019-01-25
But Judge Hellerstein in his October ruling said that Zuma was barred from suing Getty for copyright infringement by equitable estoppel. There was "undisputed evidence" that Zuma had known that its images were "inextricably mixed" with the ...

Conan O'Brien Says Jokes Too Unoriginal To Be Stolen
Law360 - 2019-01-25
according to a Thursday memo the "Conan" star filed just months before he is set to face copyright infringement claims at trial. Going head to head with writer Robert Alexander Kaseberg in a pair of competing pretrial court filings, O'Brien and his team ...

Bringing home our OFWs: Toward an industrial policy
Inquirer Opinion - 2019-01-25
Francia (M.Phil., London School of Economics) is the former director for policy research of the Department of Trade and Industry and secretary general of the Federation of Philippine Industries. He taught economics at Ateneo de Manila University.

Why change the MACR at all?
Inquirer Opinion - 2019-01-25
It puts the child first, and creates a national Juvenile ... child under 15 seen out of school during school hours should be called to book--to go to school, that is. Not to be brought to a rehabilitation center or an agricultural camp.

Comelec disqualifies Aksyon Health Workers Party-list
Bulatlat - 2019-01-25
The recent disqualification of Aksyon Health Workers Party-List clearly leads us to believe ... allegations is the first nominee of the Hugpong Federal Movement of the Philippines. The ABAKADA Party-list first nominee, Jonathan Dela Cruz, is a former ...

Open innovation: A shift to new intellectual property models?
Lexology - 2019-01-25
This was said by Thomas Edison, known as one of the most outstanding inventors of the last century. Though he fervently used intellectual property protections and filed more than 1,000 patents in his lifetime, Edison understood the importance of using his ...

New talks to end shutdown mark first hint of break in impasse
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-25
Senators began a new effort to end the 34-day partial government shutdown after blocking two rival spending bills. The White House signaled President Donald Trump was open to a plan to reopen ...

Student entrepreneur worth emulating
Sun Star - 2019-01-25
Today, with sheer diligence and faith in God, Joenel earns some P2, 000 daily from his ambulant vending. There is sure fruit from labor. Asked about his dream, Joenel was quick and knows exactly what he wants - to earn a degree, bring his family out of ...

PNB looking to raise P100 billion via bonds
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-25
PHILIPPINE National Bank (PNB) plans to raise as much as P100 billion in fresh capital through several bond offerings this year. In a disclosure on Friday, the listed lender said its board of directors has set up a peso bond and commercial paper program ...

Senate gets highest satisfaction rating in nearly 7 years
Rappler - 2019-01-25
MANILA, Philippines - A majority of Filipinos expressed satisfaction with the work of the Senate in the last quarter of 2018, according to the results of a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey held in December 2018, but released over a month later on ...

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 attach├ę - 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 ...

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