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Duterte signs Mental Health Law

MANILA, June 21 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed Republic Act No. 11036 or the Philippine Mental Health Law that aims to enhance the delivery of integrated mental health services in the country. The 36-page new law, which was signed by Duterte on June 20, will also promote and protect the rights of persons using psychiatric, neurologic and psychosocial health services. Under the new law, the government should come up with effective leadership and governance for mental health; and should establish a comprehensive and efficient national mental health care system.

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Medical and Elderly Care Endowment Schemes (Approved Institutions) (Amendment No. 2) Notification 2018

This Notification, except for paragraph 2(c), is deemed to have come into operation on 14 September 2017. The paragraph 2(c) comes into operation on 18 June 2018.
Date: 12 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 396; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Medical and Elderly Care Endowment Schemes (Medifund Committees) (Amendment No. 4) Order 2018

This Order, except for paragraph 3, is deemed to have come into operation on 14 September 2017. Paragraph 3 comes into operation on 18 June 2018.
Date: 12 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 395; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Health Products (Medical Devices) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 June 2018.
Date: 25 May 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 319; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Health Products (Medical Devices) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 June 2018.
Date: 25 May 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 318; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Health Products Act (Amendment of First Schedule) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 1 June 2018.
Date: 25 May 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 320; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Health Products (Exemptions) (Amendment) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 1 June 2018.
Date: 25 May 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 321; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

P1.2B Dengvaxia Fund to cover all Medical Treatments of Vaccine Recipients

The House committee on appropriations chaired by Rep. Karlo Nograles has approved a bill establishing a supplementary budget of P1.16B for Dengvaxia recipients. The fund will cover all medical expenses of the 890,000 vaccinated children until 2019.
Date: 23 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Bill of the Act to increase the Bed Capacity of the Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center

This Bill seeks to increase the bed capacity of the Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center from two hundred to seven hundred and to upgrade the existing service facilities and the professional health services along with the workforce and personnel, in correspondence to the increased bed capacity.
Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1800 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of an Act appropriating funds as Supplemental Appropriations for FY 2018 to assist the Dengvaxia vaccinees

This Bill seeks to appropriate the sum of PI,161,710,000 out of any funds in the National Treasury of the Philippines, not otherwise appropriated, as supplemental appropriations for the FY 2018 Budget which shall be used exclusively to assist the Dengvaxia vaccinees.
Date: 08 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1795 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Oral Care Company to face Legal Action for False Advertisement

BANGKOK, May 18 (NNT) - Thailand's Dental Council and the Office of the Consumer Protection Board (OCPB) have held a press conference to announce their plan to take legal action against an oral care company for making exaggerated claims about its products. They did not disclose the name of the company in question.
Date: 18 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Medical (Amendment of Second Schedule) (No. 2) Order 2018

This Order notifies the amendment of the Second Schedule of the Medical Act 1971.
Date: 16 May 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 117 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

HIV-AIDS Policy Bill hurdles Second Reading in Senate

MANILA, May 17 (PNA) - The Senate on Wednesday approved on second reading the bill that seeks to replace the 20-year-old law on the government’s response to address the rising cases of HIV-AIDS in the country. Senate Bill No. 1390 or the HIV-AIDS Policy Bill, was sponsored by Senator Risa Hontiveros and Committee on Health Chairperson Se ...
Date: 17 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

MediShield Life Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 14 May 2018.
Date: 14 May 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 300; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

New Law to allow Cannabis Research, Medical Use

BANGKOK, May 13 (NNT) - The new draft narcotics law to be proposed to the Cabinet this month will allow the manufacturing, import, distribution, and possession of cannabis for research purpose and medical use, says official. The Narcotics Control Board (NCB) Secretary-General, Sirinya Sitdhichai, said the development of the move to allow canna ...
Date: 13 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Duterte signs Mental Health Law

MANILA, June 21 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed Republic Act No. 11036 or the Philippine Mental Health Law that aims to enhance the delivery of integrated mental health services in the country. The 3 ...

P1.2B Dengvaxia Fund to cover all Medical Treatments of Vaccine Recipients Bill of the Act to increase the Bed Capacity of the Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center Bill of an Act appropriating funds as Supplemental Appropriations for FY 2018 to assist the Dengvaxia vaccinees more

Oral Care Company to face Legal Action for False Advertisement

BANGKOK, May 18 (NNT) - Thailand's Dental Council and the Office of the Consumer Protection Board (OCPB) have held a press conference to announce their plan to take legal action against an oral care company for making ex ...

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Emergency Decree to be lifted in More Areas

BANGKOK, June 24 (NNT) - The National Security Council (NSC) is considering withdrawing the Emergency Decree in more areas of the restive south after last week’s revocation of the special law in two districts.

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Chiang Mai Justice Office offers Guidance to Youth

CHIANG MAI, June 23 (NNT) - The Chiang Mai Justice Provincial Office is offering guidance to local youth to induce participation in preventing and solving the problem of crime in society.

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EC Member calls for use of Special Law to determine Constituencies

BANGKOK, June 23 (NNT) - The Election Commission (EC) has called on the government and the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to utilize Article 44 of the provisional constitution to speed up preparations for primary elections.

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Excise Department to take Tax Measure to encourage use of B20 Biodiesel

BANGKOK, June 22 (NNT) - The Excise Department is taking a tax measure to encourage the use of B20 biodiesel.

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Duterte appoints new CA Justice

MANILA, June  22 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Dorothy Montejo-Gonzaga as associate justice of the Court of Appeals (CA).

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President to issue Online Licensing System

Denpasar, Bali, June 24 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said the government will soon issue an integrated licensing system through "online single submission" to speed up the process of business licensing.

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Journalists banned from Trial of Thamrin Bombings' Defendant

Jakarta, June 22 (ANTARA News) - Journalists reporting on the verdict on accused Oman Rahman involved in the Thamrin bombing in 2016 were banned from the main courtroom in the South Jakarta district court where the trial proceedings were ongoing.

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Temporary Work Visit Passes revoked from 11th Year

PUTRAJAYA, June 22 (Bernama) - The Immigration Department has denied a newspaper report that the Home Ministry (KDN) was withdrawing the approval of extending the Visit Pass (Temporary Employment) or PLKS for the second and subsequent years approved by the previous government.

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French Judiciary pursuing Scorpene Corruption Scandal - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 (Bernama) - Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today met French Ambassador Frédéric Laplanche who disclosed that the French judicial system is pursuing the 1 billion-euro Scorpene submarine corruption scandal.

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Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus appointed as the Bank Negara Malaysia Governor

His Majesty Yang di-Pertuan Agong has on 19 June 2018 granted his royal consent to the recommendation of YAB Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad to appoint Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus as the new Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia.

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Actions against Companies in Enforcement Operation targeting Machinery Safety and Amputation Hazards

The Ministry of Manpower mounted a two-month enforcement operation in April and May 2018 targeting machinery safety to address hand and finger injuries at the workplace. 380 inspections were conducted at 350 companies in the manufacturing, construction and marine sectors.

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House unveils New Website

The House of Representatives has unveiled its new website house.gov.ph., in its effort to bring legislation closer to the public. The website is easily navigable and uses simple, easy-to-understand language to engage the public and encourage interest in legislation.

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Agreement on curbing Illegal Drug use through Preventive Education signed in New York

The Philippine Consulate General in New York witnessed the signing of a landmark Memorandum of Agreement between non-profit organization Friends Indeed USA Inc., and Philippine-based non-government organization People’s Volunteer Against Illegal Drugs on 27 May 2018 at Astoria World Manor, Queens, New York City.

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Philippines Champions Small and Medium Entrepreneurs at APEC Senior Officials Meet

The Department of Foreign Affairs championed Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSMEs) at the Second Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM2) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

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DOJ-OOC continues Conduct of Judicial Training on Cybercrime for the ASEAN Prosecutors and Judges

The Department of Justice - Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC), in partnership with the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) Project, is set to conduct the Advanced Judicial Training Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for Judges, Magistrates and Prosecutors for the ASEAN Region in Cebu, Philippines on 19-22 June 2018.

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