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Committee works on Bill promoting Athletes' Right to be part of National Team

Members of the House Committee on Youth and Sports Development chaired by Rep. Conrado Estrella III (Party list, Abono) yesterday agreed to draft a substitute bill to House Bill 7470 which seeks to protect the right of athletes to serve the Philippines as part of the national team.

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Committee approves Bill preserving Indigenous Games

The House Committee on Youth and Sports Development, chaired by Rep. Conrado Estrella III (Party list, Abono), today approved House Bill 6420 or the “Philippine Indigenous Games Preservation Act of 2017” which seeks to preserve the country’s indigenous games and ensure that these shall still be enjoyed by future generations of Fil ...
Date: 17 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 38) Notification 2018

The Minister exempts the Japanese Association, Singapore which is a society registered under the Societies Act, from the provisions of the Common Gaming Houses Act from 13 September 2018 to 24 November 2018 subject to compliance with the conditions specified in the Schedule.
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 561; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Remote Gambling (Exemption) (No. 4) Order 2018

This is to notify that the Singapore Sports Council is exempted from Sections 11, 13, 15 and 17 of the Remote Gambling Act 2014, with regard to the promotion and the draw from 8 September 2018 to 10 January 2019, subject to compliance of certain conditions specified in the Schedule.
Date: 07 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 553; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Entertainment Outlets Operating Hours studied

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 6 (Bernama) - The Federal Territories Ministry will evaluate and review the operating hours of entertainment outlets in the Federal Capital and may tighten the conditions for licences.
Date: 06 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bill enabling Casinos to operate submitted

The Public Affairs Management Committee submitted the Gambling Bill 2018 to Pyithu Hluttaw on August 21. If the bill, which includes amendments the 1986 Gambling Act, is accepted by the hluttaw, foreigner-only casinos will likely be permitted to operate in Myanmar.
Date: 22 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 37) Notification 2018

The Minister exempts Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd from the provisions of the Common Gaming Houses Act from 21 August 2018 to 31 December 2018 subject to compliance with the conditions specified in the Schedule.  
Date: 17 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 498; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 36) Notification 2018

The Minister exempts Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd from the provisions of the Common Gaming Houses Act for the period from 15 August 2018 to 8 September 2018 subject to compliance with the conditions specified in the Schedule.
Date: 14 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 497; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (Amendment No. 3) Notification 2018

This is to notify the amendments of paragraph 2 and the Schedule of the Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 32) Notification 2018.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 491; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 35) Notification 2018

The Minister exempts Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd from the provisions of the Common Gaming Houses Act from 13 August 2018 to 30 September 2018 subject to compliance with the conditions specified in the Schedule.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 490; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Resorts World at Sentosa Pte Ltd v Lee Fook Kheun

Betting, gaming and lotteries - Loans - Casino Control Act; Contract - Formation - Capacity of parties - Incapacity - Intoxication; Contract - Remedies - Rescission

Date: 31 July 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 173; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 34) Notification 2018

The Minister exempts Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd from the provisions of the Common Gaming Houses Act from 27 July 2018 to 30 December 2018 subject to compliance with the conditions specified in the Schedule.
Date: 26 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 475; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Remote Gambling (Exemption) (No. 3) Order 2018

The Minister for Home Affairs exempts the National Parks Board from Sections 11, 13, 15 and 17 of the Remote Gambling Act 2014, from 21 July 2018 to 3 August 2018, subject to compliance with the conditions specified in the Schedule.
Date: 20 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 470; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 33) Notification 2018

The Minister exempts Resorts World at Sentosa Pte Ltd from the provisions of the Common Gaming Houses Act from 19 July 2018 to 31 August 2018 subject to compliance with the conditions specified in the Schedule.  
Date: 17 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 466; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 32) Notification 2018

The Minister exempts Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd from the provisions of the Common Gaming Houses Act from 13 July 2018 to 13 August 2018 subject to compliance with the conditions specified in the Schedule.
Date: 12 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 464; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Entertainment Outlets Operating Hours studied

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 6 (Bernama) - The Federal Territories Ministry will evaluate and review the operating hours of entertainment outlets in the Federal Capital and may tighten the conditions for licences.

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Bill enabling Casinos to operate submitted

The Public Affairs Management Committee submitted the Gambling Bill 2018 to Pyithu Hluttaw on August 21. If the bill, which includes amendments the 1986 Gambling Act, is accepted by the hluttaw, foreigner-only casinos wi ...

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Committee works on Bill promoting Athletes' Right to be part of National Team

Members of the House Committee on Youth and Sports Development chaired by Rep. Conrado Estrella III (Party list, Abono) yesterday agreed to draft a substitute bill to House Bill 7470 which seeks to protect the right of a ...

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Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 38) Notification 2018

The Minister exempts the Japanese Association, Singapore which is a society registered under the Societies Act, from the provisions of the Common Gaming Houses Act from 13 September 2018 to 24 November 2018 subject to co ...

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AMLO expands Enforcement of Anti-Money Laundering Act

BANGKOK, June 18 (NNT) - The Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) has held discussions with the police and financial institutions on using the Anti-Money Laundering Act to seize the assets of online gambling and call cent ...

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Indonesia hands over Chairmanship of ASEAN Committee to Thailand

Jakarta, Sept 25 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Ambassador to Kuwait, Tatang Budie Utama Razak, handed over the chairmanship of ASEAN Committee in Kuwait (ACK) for the period of January-June 2018 to ACK Chairman of the next period, Ambassador of Thailand to Kuwait, Dusit Manapan, on Sept 19.

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NLA receives Support from Labor Groups for Enactment of New Labor Protection Law

BANGKOK, Sept 26 (NNT) - Representatives of various labor groups have expressed support for the National Legislative Assembly’s enactment of a new version of the Labor Protection Act.

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House holds Marathon Budget Deliberations to meet October Deadline

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - The House of Representatives is holding marathon deliberations - even extending the plenary session until the wee hours - on the proposed PHP3.757-trillion 2019 national budget to meet its approval deadline by October 12, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said on Tuesday.

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DOJ awaits BI Comments, Records on Fox Deportation Case

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has asked the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to file a formal comment on the petition for review of the government's deportation order against Australian missionary nun Patricia Fox.

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IPOPHL to roll out Green Lane for Trademark Applications

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is set to roll out a ‘green lane’ for trademark applications that will slash the average processing time for registration, which currently takes about eight months to be approved.

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BSP warns Public against Frauds, Scams

LEGAZPI CITY, Sept 25 (PNA) - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Tuesday warned the public against frauds and scams, in the wake of the fast approaching holiday season.

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Corporate Income Tax cuts won't lead to Job Losses

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - Finance Undersecretary Karl Chua said the removal of certain incentives under the proposed tax reform measure will not result in job losses.

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Yangon Court allows Trial to resume in Celebrity Slaying

Yangon Region High Court decided on Monday to let the trial go ahead in the murder of Facebook celebrity Aung Ye Htwe and cancel the order by the district court to withdraw the case.

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Fundamental Freedoms must be aligned with International Standards - Dewan Rakyat Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 (Bernama) - Parliamentarians have to ensure that the Federal Constitution and laws relating to freedom of expression, access to information and press freedom are in line with international human right standards, said Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof.

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SME Mart to assist Entrepreneurs Market Products Overseas

SHAH ALAM, Sept 24 (Bernama) - SME Mart, an initiative introduced by Dewan Ekonomi Usahawan Malaysia (DEUM) will serve as a platform for Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs to sell their products on both the local and international market.

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SGX proposes New “trade at close” Session for Securities Market

Singapore Exchange (SGX) is seeking public feedback on the proposed introduction of a new trading session for the securities market, the “trade at close” (TAC), which will take place after the closing auction routine ends.

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PHL Officials to brief UK Investors on Opportunities in Infra, Other Sectors

A Duterte Cabinet delegation led by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III will embark on a three-day mission to London this week to brief British investors on the vast business opportunities in the country’s infrastructure, energy and tourism sectors and explore ways to expand economic cooperation between the Philippines and the United Kingdom.

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DOF thanks House for Final OK of Corporate Tax Reform Bill

The Department of Finance (DOF) has thanked the House of Representatives for approving on third and final reading the bill seeking to lower the corporate income tax (CIT) and correct the convoluted incentives system for businesses, as it expressed optimism that the Senate would pass a similar measure soon enough to enable the people to reap the benefits of a fair, transparent and accountable tax system in the form of more investments and jobs.

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PH Ambassador to Bahrain participates in a Roundtable on International Labor Standards

MANAMA, Sept 24 - Philippine Ambassador to Bahrain Alfonso A. Ver participated in a roundtable discussion on various International Labor Organization’s (ILO) conventions on foreign workers with the ILO Direct Contact Mission to Bahrain on 18 September 2018.

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HK Business Seminar puts Spotlight on Investment Opportunities in PH

HONG KONG, Sept 24  - Top-level government officials reassured potential investors in Hong Kong that the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte is working “non-stop” to ensure that the necessary policies, fiscal measures and legal framework relating to ease of doing business and investments are in place.

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MAS outlines Enforcement Approach to deter, detect and investigate Breaches of Rules and Regulations

Singapore, Sept 24 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has published an Enforcement monograph to provide greater clarity and transparency into how MAS deters, detects, investigates and takes action against breaches of the rules and regulations it administers. The monograph outlines how MAS’ Enforcement Department works together with the other financial sector oversight functions in MAS to uphold Singapore’s reputation as a clean and trusted financial centre.

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International Maritime Community re-affirms Co-operation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore

More than 180 participants from around 80 maritime administrations and organisations, as well as embassies in Singapore, attended the 11th Co-operation Forum this morning, where they reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen cooperation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS).

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Chartered Accountant and Lawyer among those who joined Scheme as Proxy Decision-Makers

Lawyer Haryadi Hadi, 35, decided to be a professional deputy as he has wealthy clients who are single, childless or have strained ties with their loved ones and they cannot find anyone to be their proxy decision-makers should they become mentally incapacitated.

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