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Court junks Palparan Appeal to reverse Conviction

MANILA, Nov 15 (PNA) - A Malolos Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge turned down the motion for reconsideration filed by retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan appealing his conviction for the disappearance of two University of the Philippines (UP) students in 2006.
Date: 15 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House Panel okays Bill lowering Retirement Age of Government Workers

MANILA, Nov 15 (PNA) - A bill lowering the optional retirement age of government employees from 60 to 56 years old hurdled committee level at the House of Representatives.
Date: 15 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Senate approves Rice Tariffication Bill on Third Reading

MANILA, Nov 14 (PNA) - The Senate on Wednesday passed on third and final reading Senate Bill No. 1998, or the proposed rice tariffication bill, which President Rodrigo Duterte certified as urgent in a bid to bring down the price of rice in the market and reduce inflation.
Date: 14 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Palace approves Suspension of Oil Excise Tax Hike

MANILA, Nov 14 (PNA) - Suspension of the second tranche of the oil excise tax hike in 2019 will push through as recommended by the economic managers of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Date: 14 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC junks Ayala's P220-M Insurance Claim over Glorietta Blast

MANILA, Nov 14 (PNA) - Publicly listed Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) has lost its appeal in the Supreme Court (SC) in connection with a PHP220-million insurance claim in connection with the Oct. 19, 2007 explosion in Glorietta 2, Makati City.
Date: 14 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Financial Consumer Protection Bill hurdles House Panel

MANILA , Nov 13 (PNA)- The House of Representatives’ committee on banks and financial intermediaries on Tuesday approved a measure providing protection to financial consumers.
Date: 13 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House okays Islamic Banking bill on Second Reading

MANILA, Nov 13 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a bill seeking to organize and regulate Islamic banks in the country.
Date: 13 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House keen on passing Tax Reform Package 4

MANILA, Nov 13 (PNA) - Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Tuesday said the House of Representatives intends to pass the fourth comprehensive tax reform program (CTRP), which is a measure on reforms of financial taxes, under the Duterte administration.
Date: 13 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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

Bill on Fiscal Regime for Mining Industry hurdles House

MANILA, Nov 12 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final reading a measure seeking to establish a fiscal regime for the mining industry.
Date: 12 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House okays Bill promoting Non-Violent Discipline for Kids

MANILA, Nov 12 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Monday approved on final reading a measure promoting positive and non-violent discipline of children.
Date: 12 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Senate 'Conditionally' approves Proposed 2019 PCOO Budget

MANILA, Nov 12 (PNA) - The Senate Finance Sub-Committee “F” on Monday “conditionally” approved the PHP1.47-billion proposed 2019 budget of the Presidential Communications Operations office (PCOO) and its attached agencies, pending the issuance of an executive order (EO) that would revert the PCOO to the Office of the Press S ...
Date: 12 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Minimum Wage Hike for NCR Workers takes effect November 22

MANILA, Nov 12 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Monday announced that the PHP25 increase in the minimum wage for workers in Metro Manila will take effect on November 22.
Date: 12 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House Panel okays Tax Amnesty Bill

MANILA, Nov 12 (PNA) - The House of Representatives' ways and means committee on Monday approved the proposed tax amnesty program in a bid to enhance revenue administration and collection.
Date: 12 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Grab to appeal Fines imposed for Uber Merger

MANILA, Oct 26 (PNA) - Grab Philippines will appeal the decision of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) which imposed a PHP12-million fine for allegedly violating the interim measures order imposed during the rev ...

PCC imposes P16-M fine vs Uber, Grab on Merger Deal PCC gives Nod to Grab-Uber Deal CA affirms ERC Jurisdiction over Energy Sector Competition Cases more

Financial Consumer Protection Bill hurdles House Panel

MANILA , Nov 13 (PNA)- The House of Representatives’ committee on banks and financial intermediaries on Tuesday approved a measure providing protection to financial consumers.

Bill on Fiscal Regime for Mining Industry hurdles House Bill on Mining Fiscal Regime hurdles Second Reading at House Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office v Hon Maximo M De Leon and Another more

Court junks Palparan Appeal to reverse Conviction

MANILA, Nov 15 (PNA) - A Malolos Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge turned down the motion for reconsideration filed by retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan appealing his conviction for the disappearance of two Universit ...

SC junks Ayala's P220-M Insurance Claim over Glorietta Blast Ex-First Lady guilty of Seven Counts of Graft: Sandiganbayan Ex-CDO Solon’s plea to dismiss Graft Raps junked more

House Panel okays Bill lowering Retirement Age of Government Workers

MANILA, Nov 15 (PNA) - A bill lowering the optional retirement age of government employees from 60 to 56 years old hurdled committee level at the House of Representatives.

Minimum Wage Hike for NCR Workers takes effect November 22 Bello bares New Minimum Wage Hike for NCR Workers New NCR Minimum Wage known Monday more

House pushes for Free Civil Registration for IPs

MANILA, Oct 23 (PNA) - A bill providing a free and culture-sensitive system of civil registration for Indigenous Peoples (IPs) has hurdled second reading at the House of Representatives.

Kensonic Inc v Uni-Line Multi-Resources Inc (Phil) and Another Appeal San Miguel Pure Foods Company Inc v Foodsphere Inc and Another Appeal ABS-CBN Publishing Inc v Director of the Bureau of Trademarks more

SC junks Petition vs 2016 QC Ordinance on Property Valuation Hike

MANILA, Oct 24 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) turned down a suit questioning a Quezon City ordinance passed two years ago that increased the fair market values (FMVs) of land, buildings, and other structures in the city ...

House pushes for Property Valuation Reforms Senate passes Bill creating Department of Human Settlements Fortunato Anzures v Spouses Erlinda Ventanilla and Another more

Palace approves Suspension of Oil Excise Tax Hike

MANILA, Nov 14 (PNA) - Suspension of the second tranche of the oil excise tax hike in 2019 will push through as recommended by the economic managers of President Rodrigo Duterte.

House keen on passing Tax Reform Package 4 House Panel okays Tax Amnesty Bill Eligible Investors to continue enjoying Incentives under TRABAHO Bill more

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Indonesia urges US to strengthen Economic Cooperation with ASEAN

SINGAPORE, Nov 15 (PNA) (ANTARA News) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has urged the United States of America to strengthen its economic cooperation with the ASEAN member countries based on a win-win solution instead of a zero sum game.

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APEC Ministers prioritize tackling Barriers to ensure Prosperity for All

JAKARTA, Nov 15 (ANTARA News) - Ministers from the 21 APEC economies have convened to align their ideas for improving Asia-Pacific connectivity and deepening economic integration for stronger economic growth that benefits all people in the region.

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Finance Ministry to launch Portal for Auction

JAKARTA, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - The Ministry of Finance will launch a website named lelang.go.id to facilitate people to participate in the auction process as well as make this activity more informative and accessible.

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Corruption: Court allows Tengku Adnan Bail of RM1 Million

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor who was charged in the Sessions Court here today with two counts of corruption and an alternative charge with accepting bribes of RM3 million in connection with an approval given to a company to raise the ratio plot for development at Jalan Semarak here in 2013 was allowed bail of RM1 million.

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64,632 Malaysians declared Bankrupt over last Five Years

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Department of Insolvency says 64,632 Malaysians aged between 18 and 44 have been declared bankrupt over the last five years.

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SMEs should use funding from Cooperatives for Adoption of Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can use funding from cooperatives to scale up their business in adopting the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) technology, Minister of Entrepreneur Development, Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof said.

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92,682 Businesses have registered under SST - Lim

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - A total of 92,682 businesses have registered under the Sales and Services Tax (SST) regime as of Oct 23, the Dewan Rakyat heard today.

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Lawyers raise Concerns over Move to cut Fees

In one of the Law Society's biggest townhall sessions, close to 1,000, or one in five, practising lawyers turned up on Monday to discuss with Law Minister K Shanmugam the recommended scale costs they could charge under the proposed civil justice reforms.

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President to conduct Bilateral Meetings and Other Summit Activities

Singapore, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), on the second day of a working visit to Singapore, will hold various bilateral meetings and attend several ASEAN summits with partner countries.

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President Jokowi highlights Indo-Pacific Concept at ASEAN Summit Plenary

SINGAPORE, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo highlighted developments in the concept of Indo-Pacific regional cooperation during the plenary session of the 33rd ASEAN Summit held at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Center in Singapore on Tuesday night.

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Leaders push for modernizing ASEAN at 33rd Summit

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and leaders from other Asean member countries are pushing to modernise and strengthen Asean amid the growing digital revolution, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.

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Ministers' Pay Cut to remain in Force - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) - The 10 per cent salary cut for all Cabinet ministers will remain in force, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.

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UM bags 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - A group of University of Malaya (UM) Bachelor of Law (LLB) students emerged as International Champion at the 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition held early this month.

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Time for BNM to reimpose Financing Quota - HBA

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - It is time for Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to reimpose financing quota that the banks need to adhere to in order to assist first-time home buyers, said the National House Buyers Association (HBA).

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Non-Lawyers can now boost Legal Knowledge for Work

Working professionals can now build up their legal knowledge in industry-specific areas through courses at the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Law Academy, which caters to both practising lawyers and non-lawyers.

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488K nabbed for Ordinance Violations since June: NCRPO

MANILA, Nov 13 (PNA) - A total of 488,526 individuals have been apprehended for violating local ordinances since June this year, the National Capital Region Police (NCRPO) announced Tuesday.

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Indonesia pushes ASEAN to complete RCEP Negotiation

SINGAPORE, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita has pushed ASEAN member countries to complete eight chapters within the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) framework in a bid to meet the negotiation target with its non-ASEAN participants.

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Awaiting ASEAN's Concrete Steps to develop e-Commerce

BOGOR, W JAVA, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita and his counterparts from nine other ASEAN member countries have signed an agreement on e-commerce at the 17th ASEAN Economic Community Council Meeting in Singapore on Monday.

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