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Concom eyes Judiciary Participation in Impeach Process

MANILA, May 21 (PNA) - Instead of only the Congress having power to remove all impeachable officials from office, the Consultative Committee (Concom) to review the 1987 Constitution on Monday bared that it is eyeing a proposed provision which will allow the Judiciary to participate in the impeachment process. Impeachable officials include the President, the Vice-President, the Members of the Supreme Court, the Members of the Constitutional Commissions, and the Ombudsman. This was the consensus reached by the Concom Subcommitee on the Structure of the Federal Government last week which is still subject to final vote in the Concom’s en banc session.

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CDC ready to amend Senator Bill if ruled Unconstitutional

Date: 20 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand
BANGKOK, May 20 (NNT) - The Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) is prepared to make changes to the draft Organic Election of Senators Act if the Constitutional Court says the bill contradicts the permanent charter.

Three High Courts proposed in Concom’s Federal Constitution

Date: 21 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, May 21 (PNA) - The Consultative Committee (Concom) tasked by President Rodrigo R. Duterte to review the 1987 Constitution is proposing provisions that will allow the creation of three high courts under its draft federal Constitution to have a “more efficient” judiciary.

Company fined for failing to pay OT, Public Holiday Wages

Date: 18 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - The Magistrate's Court here today fined a security company RM3,600 in default 39 days jail for failing to pay four of its workers overtime and public holiday wages two years ago.
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OP to probe Unfair Labor Practices in TV Networks

Date: 20 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, May 20 (PNA) - The Office of the President (OP) is set to investigate reported complaints of unfair labor practices in TeleVision (TV) networks involving employees who hold contractual and talent positions.

TUCP looks forward to passage of Sotto's 14th Month Bonus Bill

Date: 21 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, May 21 (PNA) - The Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) expressed optimism that with the inevitable ascension to the Senate presidency of Sen. Vicente "Tito" Sotto, III, his "pet bill" seeking to make mandatory the 14th month pay bonus for rank-and-file workers in the private sector, will be passed into ...

BOC sets Rules on Advance Cargo Manifest

Date: 17 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bureau of Customs
In a bid to further facilitate trade and protect the borders from the entry of high-risk cargoes, the Bureau of Customs will require the submission of advance cargo manifest from shipping lines and airlines starting May 7, 2018.

DPWH Execs indicted, dismissed over Bridge Project Anomalies

Date: 17 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Office of the Ombudsman
The Office of the Ombudsman found Officer-in-Charge (OIC) District Engineer Haydee Alunan and OIC-Assistant District Engineer Elsie Sabay, both from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), 3rd Negros Occidental Engineering District, guilty of Grave Misconduct in connection with the anomalies in the rehabilitation of the Mabua bridge in ...

BSP adopts further easing of Foreign Exchange (FX) Rules

Date: 18 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Central Bank
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Officer-In-Charge Diwa C. Guinigundo announced today that the rules governing the: (a) conversion of foreign currency loans granted by banks to peso loans; and (b) transfer of such loans, as well as Real and Other Properties Acquired from banks’ foreign currency deposit unit books to the Regular Banking Unit ...

House approves Modified Rank Classification of PNP Uniformed Personnel

Date: 17 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives
The House of Representatives, voting 166-6 without abstention, approved on third and final reading House Bill 5236 seeking to modify the rank classification of uniformed personnel in the Philippine National Police (PNP) by adopting the rank classification used in the military establishment for purposes of clarity of position and responsibility.

House wants DOH to scrap proposed P270 Million Dengvaxia Medical Kits

Date: 17 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives
The House committee on appropriations chaired by Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles (1st District, Davao City) on Wednesday recommended to the Department of Health (DOH) to remove from its proposed supplemental budget for 2018 the distribution of medical kits to Dengvaxia recipients.

DTI encourages Micro Enterprises to avail of Incentives under BMBE Law

Date: 18 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Trade and Industry
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) encouraged underground micro entrepreneurs to make formal their businesses and avail incentives readily available to them through the Barangay Micro-Business Enterprise (BMBE) Law.

Businessman jailed 14 Years, caned for raping Housemaid

Date: 18 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - A father of six was sentenced to 14 years' jail and given five strokes of the cane by the Sessions Court here today when he was found guilty of raping his teenage Indonesian maid about two years ago.

Two Friends acquitted of murdering Filipino Man

Date: 18 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
SHAH ALAM, May 18 (Bernama) - This Ramadan and Aidifitri will be the most memorable for two friends after they were discharged and acquitted of murdering a Filipino man by the High Court here without calling for their defence.

Sales Executive gets Three Years' Jail for CBT

Date: 17 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) - A sales executive of a goldsmith shop was sentenced to three years' jail and fined RM10,000, in default six-months jail by the Sessions Court here today for criminal breach of trust involving RM70,000 worth of jewelry.

Smiling Lorry Driver gets Five Years Jail for defying Roadblock

Date: 21 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KAJANG, May 21 (Bernama) - A lorry driver who ignored a roadblock in Kajang and hit a number of vehicles while escaping towards Subang Jaya was sentenced to five years in prison by the Magistrate´s Court here today.

Nine Year's Jail for Youth involved in Terrorist Activities

Date: 21 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 (Bernama) - A 20-year-old youth was ordered to serve nine years in jail by the High Court here today after he pleaded guilty to four terrorist-related charges, including planning to bomb the Better Beer Festival 2017. In his judgment, Judge Datuk Mohd Sofian Abd Razak, said the jail sentence meted out on Mohd Hafizi May Ju ...

Bribery: Two Years' Jail, RM25,000 Fine for Cops

Date: 21 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
SHAH ALAM, May 21 (Bernama) - Two police personnel and one retired policeman were each sentenced to two years' jail and RM25,000 fiine by the Sessions Court here today, after being found guilty of accepting a bribe of RM5,000, three years ago.

Two Friends get Jail, Whipping for robbing Grabcar Driver

Date: 21 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 (Bernama) - Two friends were each sentenced to four years' jail and three strokes of the rotan, by the Sessions Court here today, for robbing a Grabcar driver two months ago.
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BSP adopts further easing of Foreign Exchange (FX) Rules

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Officer-In-Charge Diwa C. Guinigundo announced today that the rules governing the: (a) conversion of foreign currency loans granted by banks to peso loans; and (b) transfer of such loans ...

MAS to tighten Rules on Cyber Resilience in Financial Industry Invitation for Proposals to pilot New Business Models for Moneylending Civil Penalty Action taken against Kunye Tagi for Insider Trading more

CDC ready to amend Senator Bill if ruled Unconstitutional

BANGKOK, May 20 (NNT) - The Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) is prepared to make changes to the draft Organic Election of Senators Act if the Constitutional Court says the bill contradicts the permanent charter.

Concom eyes Judiciary Participation in Impeach Process Three High Courts proposed in Concom’s Federal Constitution Committee Report on BBL hurdles House Joint Panels more

DTI encourages Micro Enterprises to avail of Incentives under BMBE Law

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) encouraged underground micro entrepreneurs to make formal their businesses and avail incentives readily available to them through the Barangay Micro-Business Enterprise (BMBE) L ...

Internal Audit's Role to be under more Scrutiny, Enhanced Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (Filing Agents and Qualified Individuals) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 Draft Regulations of Companies Law released, go into effect in August more

DPWH Execs indicted, dismissed over Bridge Project Anomalies

The Office of the Ombudsman found Officer-in-Charge (OIC) District Engineer Haydee Alunan and OIC-Assistant District Engineer Elsie Sabay, both from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), 3rd Negros Occident ...

Businessman jailed 14 Years, caned for raping Housemaid Two Friends acquitted of murdering Filipino Man Sales Executive gets Three Years' Jail for CBT more

OP to probe Unfair Labor Practices in TV Networks

MANILA, May 20 (PNA) - The Office of the President (OP) is set to investigate reported complaints of unfair labor practices in TeleVision (TV) networks involving employees who hold contractual and talent positions.

TUCP looks forward to passage of Sotto's 14th Month Bonus Bill Company fined for failing to pay OT, Public Holiday Wages Duterte orders total lifting of OFW Deployment Ban to Kuwait more

Six Major Infrastructure Categories named for Extra Cybersecurity Protection

BANGKOK, May 9 (NNT) - The National Cybersecurity Committee listed six major infrastructure categories for extra cybersecurity protection and planned to deploy 1,000-strong personnel for national cybersecurity measures.

SC junks McDonald’s Contempt Case vs Local Burger Chain SC junks McDonald’s Contempt Case vs Local Burger Chain Requesrt for Comments on the proposed Amendments to Office Order 154 more

Lim Ban Hooi and Another v Malayan Banking Berhad

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DFI Engineering Pte Ltd v Mo Mei Jen High Court nod for AGC's Court Contempt Move against Civil Activist SC grants Quo Warranto Petition to oust Sereno more

Sivadevi A/P Sivalingam v CIMB Bank Berhad

Real estate – Order for sale by court under section 256 of the National Land Code 1965 – Whether section 256 of the National Land Code 1965 substantive or procedural law

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Court rules in Favour of MEC, deals a Blow to Farmer Land Rights Public Islamic Bank Berhad v Basirun Bin D Pelair Man convicted and fined $71500 for unregistered Estate Agency Work more

Indonesia calls on UN to uphold International Law

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi conveyed to the UN member states in New York, Thursday, the importance of upholding international law to maintain international peace and secur ...

Workers urge Government to lift 2015 Regulation on Labor Wages Well Prepared Regulation needed before recruiting Foreign Lecturers: Lawmaker Djunatan Prambudi v PT Profilia Indotech more

Company fined for failing to pay OT, Public Holiday Wages

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - The Magistrate's Court here today fined a security company RM3,600 in default 39 days jail for failing to pay four of its workers overtime and public holiday wages two years ago.

Businessman jailed 14 Years, caned for raping Housemaid Two Friends acquitted of murdering Filipino Man Sales Executive gets Three Years' Jail for CBT more

Ministry of Construction says it punished 99 Employees in Two Years

In the two years of the government’s term, 99 employees of the Ministry of Construction were punished, Deputy Minister U Kyaw Lin said at a press conference on the performance of the government on Tuesday.

Most Court Cases resolved in 2017: Official Education Bill weak on needs of Disabled People, says Group Government makes it Official: Basic wage is K4800 more

SC Employees call for unity in another 'Red Monday' Action

MANILA, May 21 (PNA) - Supreme Court (SC) officials and employees wore red clothes during Monday’s flag ceremony as they called for unity and for the public to respect the magistrates' ruling on the quo warranto ca ...

Concom eyes Judiciary Participation in Impeach Process Three High Courts proposed in Concom’s Federal Constitution OP to probe Unfair Labor Practices in TV Networks more

Ex-Grassroots Volunteer jailed for cheating 12 Victims of $1.4M

A former grassroots volunteer who pleaded guilty to have committed various forgery, cheating and money-laundering offences in order to support his gambling habit, was sentenced to eight years' jail by the ...

MAS to tighten Rules on Cyber Resilience in Financial Industry Six slapped with Prohibition Orders for 'Mis-Selling' Public Prosecutor v Fizul Asrul bin Efandi more

CDC ready to amend Senator Bill if ruled Unconstitutional

BANGKOK, May 20 (NNT) - The Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) is prepared to make changes to the draft Organic Election of Senators Act if the Constitutional Court says the bill contradicts the permanent charter.

Labor Ministry signs MOU on developing Skilled Workers for EEC NLA endorses Protection of National Maritime Interests Bill in First Reading Land Transport Department gets Tough with Law-Breaking Public Vehicles more
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Labor Ministry signs MOU on developing Skilled Workers for EEC

CHONBURI, May 21, (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Ministry has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with educational institutions on developing workers' skills, in preparation for the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).

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SC Employees call for unity in another 'Red Monday' Action

MANILA, May 21 (PNA) - Supreme Court (SC) officials and employees wore red clothes during Monday’s flag ceremony as they called for unity and for the public to respect the magistrates' ruling on the quo warranto case against ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

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IPOPHL confers Special Awards to Academic Institutions, Government, and Private Sectors

During the Intellectual Property Convergence Forum 2018, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) awarded institutions and companies across government, academe, and the private sector who have been the most prolific users of the intellectual property system since 1998.

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CBT: Court rejects Prosecution's Request to recall Witness

KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court today dismissed an application by the prosecution in the case of two former Felda senior officers charged with two counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT) and abetment involving over RM47 million, to recall a rebuttal witness.

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GST, SST, Fuel, Toll among CEP Topics Next Week

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - The Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) is expected to further discuss the fuel subsidy, Goods and Services Tax, Sales and Services Tax and the abolition of road tolls in a series of meetings to be held next week, says Tun Daim Zainuddin.

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USIM Faculty of Syariah & Law launches Syarie Legal Aid Clinic

USIM Faculty of Syariah & Law launches Syarie Legal Aid Clinic

Nilai, 19 May 2018: The Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) Faculty of Syariah & Law has today launched a Syarie Legal Aid Clinic (the Clinic) to offer legal assistance in Islamic law matters. The launch was officiated by Datuk Dr Mohd Naim Mokhtar, Syariah Court of Appeal judge.

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IPOPHL lauds 11 individuals, Institutions as Intellectual Property Champions

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), in the recently held Intellectual Property Convergence Forum 2018, recognised 11 outstanding individuals and associations who have been staunch partners of the agency in pushing the intellectual property agenda forward.

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ASEAN Committee in DC holds First Meeting under PH Chairmanship

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 18 - Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel G. Romualdez presided over the first regular meeting of the ASEAN Committee in Washington (ACW) under the Philippines’ chairmanship at the Philippine Chancery Annex building on 11 May.

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UP Institute of Human Rights holds "Strengthening Support for RPRH Law Implementation: Training of Legal Advocates"

The Institute of Human Rights, in cooperation with the Population Commission, conducted a three-day seminar last April 4 to 6, 2018 entitled “Strengthening Support for RPRH Law Implementation: Training of Legal Advocates.”

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Land Transport Department gets Tough with Law-Breaking Public Vehicles

BANGKOK, May 20 (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has launched a transport safety campaign to prompt operators of public vehicles countrywide to improve the safety of passengers.

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JBC to wait for Final Quo Warranto ruling for CJ Post

MANILA - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has not yet opened the position of Chief Justice as it still waits for the final ruling of the Supreme Court (SC) on the quo warranto case against ousted chief magistrate Maria Lourdes Sereno.

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Old Commemorative Coins to be demonetized

MANILA, May 18 (PNA) - Commemorative coins minted from 1974 to 1994 are set to be demonetized, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) announced Friday.

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List of Cabinet Ministers announced

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - Following are the Cabinet ministers led by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced today:

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Ministry of Construction says it punished 99 Employees in Two Years

In the two years of the government’s term, 99 employees of the Ministry of Construction were punished, Deputy Minister U Kyaw Lin said at a press conference on the performance of the government on Tuesday.

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Shukri Abdull heads MACC as Chief Commissioner

PETALING JAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy chief commissioner Datuk Seri Shukri Abdull has been named to head the MACC, taking over from Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad who resigned from the post last Monday.

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