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Medicine Advertisements Board (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 January 2019.

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Practitioners, Students protest Changes to Traditional-Medicine Law

Practitioners of traditional healing have criticised amendments to the Myanmar Traditional Medicine Council Bill approved in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (bicameral legislature) on December 6.
Date: 19 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Medical (Amendment of Second Schedule) (No. 6) Order 2018

This is to notify the amendment of the Second Schedule to the Medical Act 1971.
Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 314 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Senate ratifies Universal Health Care Bill

MANILA, Dec 10 (PNA) - The Senate on Monday ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the reconciled version of the Universal Health Care (UHC) Bill, which seeks to guarantee equal access to quality and affordable health services for all Filipinos.
Date: 10 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PRRD approves First 1,000 Days Law

MANILA, Dec 9 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the First 1,000 Days Law which seeks to scale up nutrition during the first 1,000 days of life.
Date: 09 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Bill to make Cancer Treatment more affordable hurdles House Second Reading

In its continuing effort to make cancer treatment and care more accessible, the House of Representatives approved on second reading the proposed "National Integrated Cancer Control Act."
Date: 28 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House eyes Implementation of Anti-Inflation Measures

MANILA, Nov 27 (PNA) - As the House of Representatives pivots from policy to action, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Monday said the chamber will support the government's implementation of policies to address inflation.
Date: 26 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Dental (Amendment of Second Schedule) (No. 4) Order 2018

This Order notifies the amendment of the Second Schedule of the Dental Act 1971 in relation to the country of India.
Date: 23 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 301 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Infectious Diseases (Amendment) Bill

This Bill seeks to amend the Infectious Diseases Act in order to strengthen the surveillance, prevention, and control of infectious diseases and to facilitate national public health research.
Date: 19 November 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: Bill No. 52/2018; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Bill of the Act requiring Health Care Providers to Report Cases of Antimicrobial Resistant Infections

This Bill seeks to create and establish proper reporting and quarantine procedures to prevent the spread of antimicrobial resistant infections.
Date: 13 November 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 2089 of 2018; Source: Official Gazette

Republic Act upgrading the Amai Pakpak Medical Center in Marawi City

This Republic Act seeks to increase the bed capacity of the Amai Pakpak Medical Center in Marawi City from 200 to 400 beds. The existing hospital facilities and professional health care services are upgraded and increased to commensurate the increase in its bed capacity. Republic Act No. 11103
Date: 30 October 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11103; Source: Official Gazette

Republic Act establishing the SOCCSKSARGEN General Hospital in the Municipality of Surallah

This Republic Act establishes a general hospital in the Municipality of Surallah, Province of South Cotabato, to be known as the SOCCSKSARGEN General Hospital. Republic Act No. 11102
Date: 26 October 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11102; Source: Official Gazette

All Health, Dental Clinics to implement TPC-OHCIS Next Year - Dr Dzulkefly

SEREMBAN, Nov 13 (Bernama) - The Health Ministry (MoH) is expected to extend the implementation of Teleprimary Care and Oral Health Clinic Information System (TPC-OHCIS), to all health and dental clinics beginning next year, says its Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
Date: 13 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

House ratifies Bicam Report on Bill strengthening the Country’s Comprehensive HIV-AIDS Policy

The House of Representatives ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the reconciled version of a bill which seeks to strengthen the Philippine Comprehensive Policy on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) treatment, care and support, repealing for the purpose Republic Act No. 8504, otherwise ...
Date: 11 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Duterte declares June as ‘Scoliosis Awareness Month’

MANILA, Nov 12 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has declared the month of June every year as “Scoliosis Awareness Month” to raise awareness on the disorder and promote its early detection.
Date: 12 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Vaccination Law Safeguards, Accountability sought by Legislators

Potential side effects from vaccinations and responsibility for same was a topic of attention by National Assembly members at a debate on the newly drafted Law on Vaccination yesterday.

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Practitioners, Students protest Changes to Traditional-Medicine Law

Practitioners of traditional healing have criticised amendments to the Myanmar Traditional Medicine Council Bill approved in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (bicameral legislature) on December 6.

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Senate ratifies Universal Health Care Bill

MANILA, Dec 10 (PNA) - The Senate on Monday ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the reconciled version of the Universal Health Care (UHC) Bill, which seeks to guarantee equal access to quality and affor ...

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Infectious Diseases (Amendment) Bill

This Bill seeks to amend the Infectious Diseases Act in order to strengthen the surveillance, prevention, and control of infectious diseases and to facilitate national public health research.

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Farmers calls on Government to amend Public Health Act

BANGKOK, Nov 4 (NNT) - The Thai Agriculturist Association has called for the amendment of Public Health Act B.E. 2535 which it claims is driving up the cost of rice production.

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Judge unconvinced by Rapist’s Excuse

A supreme Court judge labelled a 72-year-old man’s excuse that police threats were the reason he confessed to raping a minor in Kampong Chhnang province in 2013 as “unreasonable”.

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Customs Department offers Online Payment Services

BANGKOK, Jan 16 (NNT) - Businesses needing to make payments to the Customs Department can now do so through online banking.

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January 21 Special Non-Working Day in ARMM, Two Other Cities

MANILA, Jan 17 (PNA) - Malacañang has declared Jan. 21, 2019 (Monday), a special non-working day in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Isabela City, and Cotabato City for the plebiscite of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL).

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White Paper on Defence to be tabled in Parliament this Year

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 17 (BERNAMA) - The Ministry of Defence will table a White Paper on Defence which will detail the tasks and roles of the Malaysian Armed Forces, said Defence Deputy Minister Senator Liew Chin Tong.

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Chief Justice calls for Government Audit on Rights of Indigenous People

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 17 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today proposed that the government conduct an audit on the rights of the indigenous people to ensure that they are in line with the United Nations declaration.

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Rape victim testifies that Sex with Convicted Man was ‘Consensual’

A man who was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for a 2007 rape asked the Appeal Court on Tuesday to release him on bail as he was suffering from mental illness.

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PRRD appoints new Sandiganbayan Associate Justice

MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed former Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge Ronald Moreno as Associate Justice of the Sandiganbayan.

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Foreign Ministry continues Ban on UN Special Rapporteur Lee

THE government said it would not rescind its ban on UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee from entering Myanmar, despite her recent request, a Foreign Ministry official said Monday.

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Pay the Minimum Wage or face Legal Action, Employers told

Employers in Laos will be subject to legal action if authorities discover they are failing to pay their workers the minimum wage.

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DLT introducing Electronic Licenses

BANGKOK, Jan 15 (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has officially begun to introduce electronic drivers licenses, launching a downloadable application that can digitally hold driver authorizations and vehicle details.

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DOLE vows Aid for Workers displaced by Hanjin Bankruptcy

MANILA, Jan 15 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday vowed to assist 3,800 workers of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil) who might be affected after the South Korean shipbuilder declared bankruptcy and applied for rehabilitation.

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Over 100 Medicine Brands for Treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol now cheaper under TRAIN Law

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has submitted to the Department of Finance (DOF) a list of over 100 medicines with their corresponding generic names and brands for the treatment and prevention of diabetes, hypertension and high-cholesterol, the sale of which are now exempted from the payment of the value-added tax (VAT) beginning Jan. 1 as provided under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN).

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Tax Academy eyeing Campuses in Tagaytay, New Clark City

The Department of Finance (DOF) is planning to set up permanent campuses of the Philippine Tax Academy (PTA) in Tagaytay City in Cavite and New Clark City at the Clark Special Economic Zone in Pampanga.

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Courts urged to speed up Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Jan 14 (VNA) - General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong has stressed the need for courts at all levels to speed up judicial reform and improve the quality of judgment to minimise inaccurate verdicts and overlooking criminals.

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No Passport Data lost, breached: Government Printer

MANILA, Jan 14 (PNA) - No passport loss nor breach has occurred in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), APO Production Unit Inc. (APUI), the current Philippine e-passport maker said Monday.

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Complaint Boxes for Iskandar Puteri Schools to tackle Crimes

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Iskandar Puteri District police have suggested for the district’s schools to provide boxes for information or complaints to tackle various crimes involving students.

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Tax Amnesty Programme aims to reduce People's Burden, says IRB

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) is a clear indication of the government's desire to reduce the burden of the people through taxation, Inland Revenue Board (IRB) chief executive officer Datuk Seri Sabin Samitah said.

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Tengku Abdullah to be proclaimed as New Sultan of Pahang on January 15

PEKAN, Jan 12 (Bernama) - The Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah will be proclaimed as the sixth Sultan of Pahang, succeeding Sultan Ahmad Shah, on Jan 15.

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