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DOST pushes for Three More Priority Bills

MANILA, Jine 22 (PNA) - While President Rodrigo Duterte recently signed the Balik Scientist bill into a law, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is still pushing for three more priority bills.
Date: 22 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Ex-Cebu Town Mayor slapped with P30K Fine

MANILA, June 22 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has ordered former Alcoy, Cebu Mayor Nicomedes delos Santos to pay a PHP30,000 fine after the anti-graft court found him guilty of 10 counts for failure to render accounts for three years.
Date: 22 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Code of Crimes to get updated

The House committee on justice took the next step in overhauling the outdated Revised Penal Code as it formed four Technical Working Groups (TWGs) to refine House Bill 6204 or the proposed Philippine Code of Crimes on Tuesday.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

ConCom wants CHR to have its own Witness Protection Program

MANILA, June 21 (PNA) - After voting to raise the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to the status of an independent constitutional body, the expert panel tasked to draft a Federal Constitution wants to give the body its own Witness Protection Program (WPP).
Date: 21 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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, neu ...
Date: 21 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Romblon Rural Bank Ex-Chair convicted for faking Deposits

MANILA, June 19 (PNA) - Angeles R. Robis, former Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of the closed Rural Bank of Cajidiocan (Romblon), Inc. (RBCI), was found guilty beyond reasonable doubt on three counts of Violation of Section 26 of Republic Act No. 7353 (The Rural Banks Act of 1992) in a decision dated April 19, 2018 promulgated in ...
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

BSP gets more Muscle

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading House Bill 7742, which seeks to give more muscle to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Duterte wants Warning Labels on Sugary Drinks

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Filipinos who are fond of drinking powdered juice might want to think twice the next time they purchase this sugar-sweetened beverage in the groceries.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

NEDA seeks solution to LGU Land Conflict, passage of Land Use Law

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - The NEDA Board’s National Land Use Committee (NB-NLUC) pushed for the immediate resolution of boundary conflicts among Local Government Units (LGUs) and reiterated its call for the passage of the proposed National Land Use Act (NaLUA).
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Former Chairman and President of Rural Bank of Cajidiocan (Romblon) Inc convicted in Criminal Cases filed by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Angeles R. Robis, former Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of the closed Rural Bank of Cajidiocan (Romblon), Inc. (RBCI), was found guilty beyond reasonable doubt on three counts of Violation of Section 26 of Republic Act No. 7353 (The Rural Banks Act of 1992) in a Decision dated 19 April 2018 promulgated in open court on 23 April 20 ...
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Central Bank

Alvarez hopes Senators pass Marriage Dissolution Bill

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said Saturday he remains hopeful that senators would heed the clamor for the passage of the bill on dissolution of marriage to relieve a lot of couples locked in broken marriages.
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Court of Appeal affirms Marina Transport Ban vs Sulpicio Lines

MANILA, June 18 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed the ruling of Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) issued in 2015 which banned Sulpicio Lines, Inc. (SLI) from engaging in the transport and carriage of passengers.
Date: 18 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Supreme Court junks PCGG's P51-B Damages Claim vs Marcoses, Cronies

MANILA, June 19 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) junked the appeal of the Presidential Commission on Good Governance (PCGG) to collect PHP51 billion in damages from the estate of the late former President Ferdinand Marcos and his cronies who allegedly connived to acquire ill-gotten wealth through behest loans.
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC upholds ouster of Sereno

MANILA, June 19 (PNA) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld its decision granting the quo warranto petition which ousted Ma. Lourdes Sereno from the Chief Justice post. This was announced by SC Spokesman Theodore Te in a press briefing after the High Court's en banc session. Te said the High Court denied with finality the motion for recon ...
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Romblon Rural Bank Ex-Chair convicted for faking Deposits

MANILA, June 19 (PNA) - Angeles R. Robis, former Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of the closed Rural Bank of Cajidiocan (Romblon), Inc. (RBCI), was found guilty beyond reasonable doubt on three counts of ...

BSP gets more Muscle Former Chairman and President of Rural Bank of Cajidiocan (Romblon) Inc convicted in Criminal Cases filed by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas House okays P1.16-B Supplemental Budget for Dengvaxia Recipients more

Independent Federal Competition Authority eyed in New Constitution

MANILA, May 8 (PNA) - A constitutionally mandated federal competition authority with national powers is being eyed in the new Constitution being drafted by the Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked by President Rodrigo ...

Ayala Land-Central Azucarera de Tarlac Asset Deal gets Nod PCC okays Ningbo Joyson’s Buyout of Takata Assets Anti-Trust Body okays SMC Global Power Deals more

Bill of the Act prohibiting the Imposition of Interest on Unpaid Hospital Bills and Medical Expenses of Patients

This Bill proposes to prohibit the imposition of any additional interest and penalty charges on unpaid hospital bills and medical expenses for one year from the patient’s discharge. This prohibition shall benefit o ...

Senate approves Innovative Startup Bill Spouses Larry and Another v Spouses Florencio and Another House Panel okays Two Pro-Entrepreneurship Bills more

Ex-Cebu Town Mayor slapped with P30K Fine

MANILA, June 22 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has ordered former Alcoy, Cebu Mayor Nicomedes delos Santos to pay a PHP30,000 fine after the anti-graft court found him guilty of 10 counts for failure to render accounts for th ...

Code of Crimes to get updated People of the Philippines v Francisco M Langi Sr People of the Philippines v Arnold Babon Abalos Et Al more

DOLE to Employers: observe Pay Rules for Eid'l Fitr Holiday

MANILA, June 13 (PNA) - Private sector workers who will report to work on Friday, June 15, Eid’l Fitr or end of Ramadan, a regular holiday, will receive 200 percent of their regular pay, the Department of Labor and ...

Proclamation declaring 22 June 2018 as a Special (Non-Working) Day in the City of Pagadian Proclamation declaring 29 June 2018 as a Special (Non-Working) Day in the City of Koronadal CA reinstates 2 PNP Executives linked to Courier Deal more

Duterte committed to enforce Data Privacy Act: Bong Go

MANILA, May 29 (PNA) - The Duterte administration is committed in implementing the Data Privacy Act to ensure the security and privacy of personal information of Filipinos as the law aims to ensure that the data privacy ...

Privacy Commission backs Creation of National ID System Proclamation creating and designating a Building as an Information Technology Center SC junks McDonald’s Contempt Case vs Local Burger Chain more

NEDA seeks solution to LGU Land Conflict, passage of Land Use Law

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - The NEDA Board’s National Land Use Committee (NB-NLUC) pushed for the immediate resolution of boundary conflicts among Local Government Units (LGUs) and reiterated its call for the passage o ...

Guidelines for the revised implementing Rules and Regulations to govern Section 18 of Republic Act No. 7279 Landbank Board okays PDS Shares Purchase Esmeraldo Gatchalian v Cesar Flores and 3 Others more

INDUSTRY UPDATES

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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