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MOPH: Draft Law can provide Health Care to All People

BANGKOK, Sept 4 (NNT) - The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has expressed confidence that the draft law on primary health care is a mechanism to push forward the plan of providing health care services for all.

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House okays PWDs' Mandatory PhilHealth Coverage on Second Reading

MANILA, Sept 5 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading a measure providing mandatory Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) coverage for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs).
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

GSIS eyes New Pension System for Newly-installed Uniformed Personnel

MANILA, Sept 5 (PNA) - State pension fund Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) is inclined to take in newly-hired uniformed personnel under its social security coverage in support of President Duterte’s thrust for a more sustainable pension fund for soldiers and policemen.
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

GSIS eyes New Pension System for Newly-installed Uniformed Personnel

MANILA, Sept 5 (PNA) - State pension fund Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) is inclined to take in newly-hired uniformed personnel under its social security coverage in support of President Duterte’s thrust for a more sustainable pension fund for soldiers and policemen.
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

DOH backs raising Tobacco Excise Tax

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - A proposal in the Senate to increase the tobacco excise tax rate to PHP90 per pack has gained support from the Department of Health (DOH).
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Universal Health Care Bill to make Check-ups Free for Filipinos

MANILA, Aug 1 (PNA) - Senator Sonny Angara on Tuesday has sponsored the Universal Health Care bill, which aims to ensure that every Filipino will have access to appropriate, affordable, and quality health services including free checkups, laboratory tests and medicines.
Date: 01 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Senate passes Bill providing mandatory PWD PhilHealth Coverage

MANILA, July 30 (PNA) - The Senate on Monday passed on third and final reading a proposed bill, which provides for the mandatory PhilHealth coverage for all Persons With Disability (PWDs).
Date: 30 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Duterte bats for Passage of Universal Healthcare Bill

MANILA, July 24 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday called on Congress to immediately pass the bill on Universal Health Care, which aims to provide an all-inclusive health coverage for Filipinos.
Date: 24 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Myanma Insurance to cover 60 per cent of CGI-Backed Loans

The Central Bank of Myanmar, in a notice released earlier this month, announced that state-owned Myanma Insurance, under a new Credit Guarantee Insurance (CGI) scheme for banks, will bear 60 percent of a loan in the event of a default.
Date: 11 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

SC affirms Indictment of Legacy Bank Owners, Cohorts for Estafa

MANILA July 10 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) upheld the decision of the Department of Justice (DOJ) indicting the owners and depositors of Legacy Banks and a branch manager of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) for duping the government through fraudulent deposit insurance claims amounting to PHP97.73 million.
Date: 10 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Regulate Third Party Administrators beforehand, says MMA

KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 (Bernama) - As the proportion of patients enjoying employer paid or subsidised healthcare goes up and the proportion of self paying patients go down, it will be difficult for clinics to survive on cash paying patients alone, especially in urban areas, says the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA). In a statement issued her ...
Date: 26 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Trade Credit Insurance and Trade Credit Takaful - Feedback

This exposure draft by the Bank Negara Malaysia is to invite written comments on the offering of trade credit insurance and trade credit takaful by 16 July 2018. It also clarifies the treatment of trade credit insurance and trade credit takaful as credit risk mitigation under the Capital Adequacy Framework for banking institutions.
Date: 31 May 2018; Type: Feedback; Source: Bank Negara

Insured Workers qualify for Free Outpatient Healthcare

The Social Security Board (SSB) is providing free outpatient healthcare at private clinics for insured workers, said a senior board official.
Date: 29 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Muhamad Haqimie Bin Hasim and Another v Pacific & Orient Insurance Co Berhad

Insurance – Insurance policy – Motor vehicle accident – Alleged transfer of interest in the insured motor vehicle before the accident – Whether the alleged transfer of interest legally effected – Whether the alleged transfer of interest had the effect of rendering the insurance policy ineffective or causing it to la ...

Date: 09 April 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 164; Source: Federal Court Registry

Deposit Insurance and Policy Owners’ Protection Schemes (Amendment) Bill

This Bill seeks to amend the Deposit Insurance and Policy Owners’ Protection Schemes Act and to make a related amendment to the Insurance Act.
Date: 17 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: Bill No. 21/2018; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Regulate Third Party Administrators beforehand, says MMA

KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 (Bernama) - As the proportion of patients enjoying employer paid or subsidised healthcare goes up and the proportion of self paying patients go down, it will be difficult for clinics to survive on c ...

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Myanma Insurance to cover 60 per cent of CGI-Backed Loans

The Central Bank of Myanmar, in a notice released earlier this month, announced that state-owned Myanma Insurance, under a new Credit Guarantee Insurance (CGI) scheme for banks, will bear 60 percent of a loan in the even ...

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House okays PWDs' Mandatory PhilHealth Coverage on Second Reading

MANILA, Sept 5 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading a measure providing mandatory Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) coverage for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs).

GSIS eyes New Pension System for Newly-installed Uniformed Personnel GSIS eyes New Pension System for Newly-installed Uniformed Personnel DOH backs raising Tobacco Excise Tax more

Deposit Insurance and Policy Owners’ Protection Schemes (Amendment) Bill

This Bill seeks to amend the Deposit Insurance and Policy Owners’ Protection Schemes Act and to make a related amendment to the Insurance Act.

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MOPH: Draft Law can provide Health Care to All People

BANGKOK, Sept 4 (NNT) - The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has expressed confidence that the draft law on primary health care is a mechanism to push forward the plan of providing health care services for all.

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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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