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COA defies 3 admins: Contractors should pay P146B Malampaya tax

May 16, 2018 - 4:32 PM

Shell, Chevron and Philippine National Oil Company-Exploration Corporation (PNOC-EC), or collectively known as the Malampaya Consortium, were allowed not to pay P146.7 billion in income taxes by Presidents Arroyo, Aquino and Duterte

RUNNING OUT. Gas from the Malampaya project is expected to run out in a decade prompting firms to contemplate alternative sources. File photo from Sembcorp Marine website

Shakey’s Pizza inks agreement to open 10 stores in UAE

Jul 14, 2017 - 5:21 PM

Under the agreement the first Shakey s store in the UAE will open in Dubai in the first half of 2018

Former partner of Bloomberry can claim 8.7% stake in Solaire

Sep 29, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The dispute stems from Bloomberry s move to terminate its 5 year management agreement with Las Vegas based company Global Gaming Philippines LLC

DISPUTE. Bloomberry chief Enrique Razon Jr (L) had terminated management agreement with Bill Weidner's (R) Global Gaming for 'material breach.' Photo of Razon by Franz Lopez/Rappler. Photo of Weidner by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Sony merging PlayStation businesses into single unit

Jan 26, 2016 - 5:09 PM

The new company joins the forces of all business units belonging to SCEI and SNEI including hardware software content and network services operations

SONY. Image from PlayStation YouTube page.

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: Charity or non-charity?

Dec 05, 2015 - 1:04 AM

Is Mark Zuckerberg after tax breaks in giving away 99 of his Facebook shares? It s more like he wants to have the flexibility to execute [his] mission more effectively

CHAN ZUCKERBERG INITIATIVE. Reactions to the news that Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla's philanthropic efforts have gone both ways, but have pointed out the same general idea: Zuckerberg is giving himself the freedom to do what he will with the money. Photo by Chris Kleponis/EPA

Malampaya kicks off gas production from new platform

Oct 05, 2015 - 8:35 PM

The first Filipino designed and built offshore platform will help maintain the level of gas production to fulfill existing gas sales agreements

Valenzuela Mayor Gatchalian faces criminal raps over Kentex fire

Jul 23, 2015 - 4:16 PM

The Department of Justice special panel also recommends a further investigation of the possible liabilities of labor officials over the largest industrial accident in the country

DOLE has no mandate on mine safety – Baldoz

Jul 21, 2015 - 7:18 PM

In the aftermath of the Semirara mining accident labor officials say that mine safety and sanitation are under the mandate of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau and the Department of Energy

DOLE endorses to DOJ criminal cases vs Kentex

Jul 02, 2015 - 8:32 PM

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz turns over to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima a briefer on violations of labor laws detailing possible evidence to support criminal action against Kentex Manufacturing and its subcontractor

Filipino firemen carry a body inside a cadaver bag from a burnt warehouse following a fire in Valenzuela city, east of Manila, Philippines, 13 May 2015. Five persons were killed after they were trapped inside a burning rubber slipper factory in Valenzuela City, according to arson investigators from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP). EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

Dire conditions found in factories around Kentex

Jun 18, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Workers are not provided with personal protective equipment including earplugs for noise pollution face masks for airborne contaminants and welding goggles

epa04747280 Filipino workers collect water next to a burnt footwear factory in Valenzuela city, east of Manila, Philippines, 14 May 2015. At least 31 people were killed and dozens more are feared dead after a fire razed a footwear factory in the Philippines. Most of the bodies were found burned beyond recognition on the second floor of the two-storey building in the Manila suburb of Valenzuela, a fire volunteer said. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

Victims' kin, survivors file criminal raps vs Kentex

Jun 17, 2015 - 12:41 PM

A total of 52 – 8 casualties kin and 44 survivors – name 9 Kentex owners as respondents in their criminal complaint

CASUALTIES. Authorities examine charred bodies of workers killed in the Kentex factory fire in Valenzuela City on May 14, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Kentex says kin of more than half of fire casualties will settle

Jun 15, 2015 - 9:42 PM

The settlement of the civil aspect of the case aside the workers say they will still file a criminal complaint against the footwear manufacturer

Members of the SOCO examine charred bodies of workers killed in the slipper factory fire as they collect DNA and recognisable marks from the victims at the barangay hall of Maysan, Valenzuela City on May 14, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Kentex 'dummy' ordered to pay P8.3M to 99 workers

Jun 11, 2015 - 4:33 PM

The amount is higher than the initial estimate of P7 8 million

Kentex survivors, victims' kin file complaint vs Baldoz, Roxas

Jun 08, 2015 - 1:18 PM

Workers go to the Ombudsman wary that the Aquino government is sparing Cabinet members and eyeing only Valenzuela local officials for possible charges

PROTEST. Family and relatives of kentex workers killed in the factory fire file charges against labor officials before the Office of the Ombudsman in Quezon City on June 8. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DOJ creates special panel on Kentex factory fire

Jun 03, 2015 - 6:18 PM

The 6 member panel will review official reports and gather evidence to determine criminal and administrative charges over the deadly blaze

Metro Manila needs more labor laws compliance officers

Jun 02, 2015 - 6:44 PM

There are only about 150 labor laws compliance officers in the region catering to over 37 344 establishments far from the recommendation of the International Labor Organization

SEARCH. Authorities enter the burnt Kentex factory in Valenzuela City. Photo by Francis Malasig

No push from Aquino to pass pro-worker laws

Jun 01, 2015 - 6:33 PM

Aquino says there is already an impetus from members of Congress themselves to enact these laws

Labor laws compliance system is 'landmark reform' – DOLE

Jun 01, 2015 - 12:26 PM

With the unfortunate incident happening under a system lauded for being a game changer in workplace assessment Aquino is under pressure to institute long lasting pro worker reforms

DEADLY BLAZE. A fire razes a slipper factory in Valenzuela City on May 13, 2015. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Kentex to pay at least P7.8M to 'underpaid' workers – DOLE

May 23, 2015 - 8:19 PM

The amount excludes unpaid law mandated benefits reportedly denied to the 99 factory workers among others

Labor dep't orders Kentex 'dummy' to stop operations

May 23, 2015 - 5:06 PM

Depending on the results of ongoing probes criminal charges can likewise be lodged against CJC Manpower Services and Kentex Manufacturing

Valenzuela lawmaker hits mayor over Kentex permit

May 21, 2015 - 7:27 PM

Representative Magtanggol Gunigundo believes the grant of the footwear manufacturer s provisional business permit violated the Fire Code

KENTEX FACTORY. A view of a burnt footwear factory following a fire in Valenzuela city, east of Manila, Philippines, 13 May 2015. Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Deaths in PH factory fire show need for decent jobs

May 20, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Part of the government s commitment to uphold international labor standards is monitoring and regulating businesses so that jobs created are not mere sources of income but are also safe secure and decent

WIDOWER. Emmanuel Madiclom loses his wife and daughter to a Valenzuela fire. Photo by Faye Sales

Valenzuela factory fire 'rallying point' vs contractual labor

May 19, 2015 - 8:22 PM

Resigned Akbayan Representative Walden Bello says the incident provides an opportunity for pro worker groups to push for reforms

Kentex no-show at first DOLE meeting on deadly fire

May 19, 2015 - 5:09 PM

Labor officials believe that Kentex Manufacturing s subcontractor CJC Manpower Services is its dummy

Valenzuela fire 'setback' for PH manufacturing – analyst

May 18, 2015 - 7:43 PM

The fatal Valenzuela fire prompts many groups to question the effectiveness of the labor department s Labor Laws Compliance System

Malampaya contractors, not DOE, should appeal COA ruling

May 11, 2015 - 2:28 PM

Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla also says that if state auditors will order his department to collect the P53 14B taxes from the contractors the agency has no choice but to comply

Malampaya contractor seeks DOE guidance over COA ruling

May 08, 2015 - 5:23 PM

Shell Philippines Exploration B V says it will consult with the energy department and co contractor Chevron after the state auditors order them to pay P53 14B in taxes

Forbes launches Forbes Philippines

May 06, 2015 - 1:40 PM

The local edition aims to use its long working cycles to dig deeper into the entrepreneurial aspect of Philippine business

MVP’s Smart, Meralco top taxpaying firms in 2013

Mar 11, 2015 - 6:22 PM

The Manuel V Pangilinan led firm dislodges Meralco as top taxpayer with an income tax due amounting to P10 89 billion the BIR reports

Monster sues Apple's Beats over headphone technology

Jan 08, 2015 - 1:02 AM

The lawsuit alleges Beats co founders music mogul Jimmy Iovine and rapper Dr Dre pirated the Beats By Dr Dre headphone line from Monster and its CEO Noel Lee

MONSTER AND BEATS. Announcement image posted on Beats by Dre Twitter and Facebook pages.

Malampaya consortium seeking extension until 2039

Nov 20, 2014 - 4:21 PM

The consortium wants a 15 year extension of its service contract

Malampaya gas field can fuel plants after 2030

Sep 29, 2014 - 11:25 AM

Studies show the Malampaya consortium can draw natural gas longer than expected Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla says

NBA: Last Home Stand organizers 'did not take required steps'

Jul 23, 2014 - 3:59 PM

The NBA says the organizers knew of the process for several months but did not meet the requirements to host an exhibition game

NBA star Damian Lillard puts a move on Gilas point guard Jimmy Alapag during drills at the altered Gilas Last Home Stand. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jollibee heads to the UAE

Feb 26, 2014 - 11:36 AM

The company is setting up a joint venture with Golden Crown Foods that will handle ownership and operation of Jollibee stores in UAE

UAE-BOUND. Jollibee has set up a joint venture company to own and operate Jollibee stores in the United Arab Emirates. AFP Photo

Electric carmaker Fisker files for bankruptcy

Nov 24, 2013 - 8:46 AM

The California based company is entering an asset purchase agreement with Hybrid Tech Holdings LLC

Currency woes widen Philex Petroleum losses in H1

Jul 26, 2013 - 1:10 PM

The net losses of upstream oil and gas company Philex Petroleum Corp widens to P225 2 million in the first 6 months of 2013 from P80 5 million a year ago

MORE LOSSES. The oil and gas company led by Manuel V. Pangilinan incurred more losses in the first 6 months of 2013 due to forex woes

Philex unit completes P2.1-B sale of Vietnam firm

Jul 17, 2013 - 4:29 PM

The sale generated P200 million profits which the Philex group intends to use to fund exploration activities and acquire new oil and gas exploration assets

Filipino confirmed dead in US oil rig fire

Nov 18, 2012 - 7:11 PM

One Filipino has been confirmed dead after the fire in an offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico last Friday November 17 the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC said Sunday

Gov't wants more from mining

Mar 08, 2012 - 8:34 AM

Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima wants the government to get a bigger share of profits from mining operations in the country