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Irish Nurse nabbed for Marijuana loses SC Appeal

MANILA, Mar 21 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday bared the decision of the tribunal last December upholding the conviction of a 55-year-old Irish nurse arrested six years ago for possession of two marijuana sticks at the Laoag City International Airport.
Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Court allows Estrada, Napoles to seek dismissal of Plunder Raps

MANILA, Mar 20 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has allowed former senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada and convicted plunderer Janet Lim Napoles to file their respective motion to dismiss their plunder case without presenting any counter-evidence.
Date: 20 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

Duterte signs Law making GenSan Separate District

MANILA, Mar 20 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed into law a bill creating the lone legislative district of General Santos City in the province of South Cotabato.
Date: 20 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PRRD signs Law creating Southern Tagalog Regional Hospital

MANILA, Mar 20 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law upgrading the Bacoor District Hospital into a general hospital to be known as Southern Tagalog Regional Hospital.
Date: 20 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

CA junks Trillanes Plea to stop Trial on Rebellion Raps

MANILA, Mar 20 (PNA) - The trial of opposition senator Antonio Trillanes IV before a Makati Court will proceed as the Court of Appeals (CA) turned down his plea to stop his indictment for rebellion.
Date: 20 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PRRD signs Law abolishing Road Board

MANILA, Mar 19 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law abolishing the Road Board and allowing the disposition of funds from the Motor Vehicle User's Charge (MVUC).
Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Select Type of News ; Source: Philippines News Agency

SEC makes Cease and Desist Order vs KAPA Permanent

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has declared permanent an order barring Kapa-Community Ministry International, Inc. (KAPA) from soliciting investments from the public without the necessary license, the SEC disclosed in a statement on Monday.
Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

SC reinstates raps vs Parojinog over Anomalous Building Contract

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) reinstated the graft case against embattled Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Princess E. Parojinog-Echavez in connection with irregularities in the contract for the renovation of the city’s multi-purpose building 10 years ago.
Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

House agrees to recall its Version of 2019 Budget

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - Senator Panfilo Lacson on Monday said the leadership of the House of Representatives has agreed to withdraw its own version of the proposed PHP3.757-trillion national budget for 2019.
Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC issues TRO vs PhilSAT as Law School Admission Requirement

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday released to newsmen a copy of the temporary restraining order (TRO) against the implementation of the Philippine Law School Admission Test (PhilSAT) as an admission requirement for law schools.
Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

IPOPHL pushes for Registration of Online Sellers

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is pushing for the registration of businesses that are selling their products online to protect intellectual property (IP) rights in the country.
Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC junks Complaint vs de Castro

MANILA, Mar 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed for lack of basis an administrative complaint against retired chief justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro.
Date: 15 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

EVOSS Law to attract More Energy Investors, reduce Power Rates

MANILA, Mar 15 (PNA) - Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco on Friday welcomed the signing of Republic Act 11234 or the Energy Virtual One-Stop Shop (EVOSS) Act by President Rodrigo R. Duterte, saying the new law would lure more energy firms to invest in the country and help reduce power rates.
Date: 15 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PRRD vetoes Bill strengthening OSG, cites Impact on Bureaucracy

MANILA, Mar 15 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has vetoed the bill strengthening the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) and increasing the benefits of its workers as he cited the measure's impact on the entire government bureaucracy.
Date: 15 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SEC makes Cease and Desist Order vs KAPA Permanent

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has declared permanent an order barring Kapa-Community Ministry International, Inc. (KAPA) from soliciting investments from the public without the neces ...

House agrees to recall its Version of 2019 Budget BSP starts formulating Roadmap for Securities Issuance Bill setting Minimum Capital and Requirements for Foreign Retailers approved more

PCC raises Threshold for Merger Notifications

MANILA, Feb 21 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has raised the threshold for mandatory notifications of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to ensure that transactions will not substantially lessen comp ...

PCC imposes P6.5-M Fine on Grab for Submitting Wrong Data PCC rejects URC Voluntary pledges on Sugar Mill Buyout Grab to appeal Fines imposed for Uber Merger more

SC reinstates raps vs Parojinog over Anomalous Building Contract

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) reinstated the graft case against embattled Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Princess E. Parojinog-Echavez in connection with irregularities in the contract for the renovation of ...

Clear Rules on revoking Franchises of under-performing DUs sought Startups, MSMEs soon to benefit from Twin Bills on Innovation Sps Felix A Chua and Carmen L Chua and 8 Others v United Coconut Planters Bank and 4 Others more

Irish Nurse nabbed for Marijuana loses SC Appeal

MANILA, Mar 21 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday bared the decision of the tribunal last December upholding the conviction of a 55-year-old Irish nurse arrested six years ago for possession of two marijuana stic ...

Court allows Estrada, Napoles to seek dismissal of Plunder Raps CA junks Trillanes Plea to stop Trial on Rebellion Raps Court junks Raps vs Ex-Bohol Mayor over Cockfight Permits more

Duterte signs Handbook for OFWs law

MANILA, Mar 3 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed into law a bill that requires government to publish and distribute handbooks for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) containing their rights and responsibilities ...

Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company v Maximo C Mamaril and 15 Others CA rejects GMA Network Plea in Labor Row House and Senate Bills on Waiver of Fees for Job Application Documents of New Graduates ratified more

IPOPHL pushes for Registration of Online Sellers

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is pushing for the registration of businesses that are selling their products online to protect intellectual property (IP) rights in the ...

Duterte signs Law allowing Simpler Patents for Farmers Globe backs Bill to block Websites facilitating Online Piracy IPOPHL eyes to ease Limitation on Accessible Formats more

SC affirms Real Estate Tax Exemption for MWSS

MANILA - The Supreme Court (SC) stopped the Quezon City government from auctioning off the properties of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) to settle unpaid taxes in excess of PHP237 million.

Idle Government-Owned Lands Disposition Bill approved on Final Reading House approves Bill on Idle Government-owned Lands Disposition Highpoint Development Corporation v Republic of the Philippines more

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MAS scores, sets Benchmark for Others

The Monetary Authority of Singapore's (MAS) enforcement report has revealed how it polices the financial markets under its charge, and is a welcome indicator of the greater openness the market has long sought, as the report mainly focused on market abuse, financial services misconduct, and money laundering-related control breaches.

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PRRD terminates Appointment of GRP Panel Members

MANILA, Mar 20 (PNA) - Malacañang on Wednesday confirmed the termination of the appointments of government peace negotiators with communist rebels "in view of the termination of the peace negotiations" with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).

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Malanjum keeping Mum about his Successor

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 20 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, who is due for compulsory retirement in April only smiled broadly and chose to remain secretive when asked about his successor.

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MP Noh Omar expelled from Dewan Rakyat for Three Days

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - Tanjung Karang MP Tan Sri Noh Omar has been expelled from the Dewan Rakyat for three days from today.

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ICC Prosecutors to be deported if they Probe Drug War

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - Prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC), who will enter the Philippines to investigate the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, may be deported, Malacañang said on Monday.

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Selangor wants tougher Environmental Laws

SHAH ALAM, Mar 17 (Bernama) - The Selangor government wants to enforce more stringent laws to address issues related to environmental pollution in the state, said Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.

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Rosmah's Graft Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 15 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed the prosecution's application to transfer from the Sessions Court to the High Court the case involving two graft charges filed against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is the wife of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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IBP condemns Slay of another Lawyer in DavNor

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Thursday urged authorities to take action on the latest killing of a lawyer, Rex Jasper Lopoz, who was gunned down last March 13 in front of a shopping mall in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

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IPOPHL brings IP-focused MCLE Program to Cebu

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) will be mounting the 2019 edition of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) this March in Cebu, to expand its education drive and reach out to IP practitioners in the Visayas.

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ASEAN aims at creating Future Digitally-Skilled Youths

Jakarta, Mar 14 (ANTARA) - Seven ASEAN member states, through the ASEAN Digital Innovation Programme initiated by the ASEAN Foundation in collaboration with Microsoft, aim to create digitally-skilled youths prepared to tackle challenges of the digital workspace in future.

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Tanintharyi Landholders sued under New Law

Local government officials and companies are already using the recently amended land law to remove villagers from disputed land, according to lawyers in southern Myanmar.

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SC to facilitate Greater Investor Inclusiveness

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - Opening local corporate bonds and sukuk to retail investors who meet the requirements set are among the steps taken by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to promote investors inclusiveness in the local market.

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SC aims Further Expansion of Islamic Capital Market, says Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission (SC), the regulatory body of the capital market, aim to foster growth that is premised on long-term value creation by intensifying efforts to further expand the Islamic capital market as well as the closely-linked sustainable finance segment.

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National E-Document Exchange Platform launched

Hanoi, Mar 12 (VNA) - The Government Office held a ceremony in Hanoi on March 12 to launch the National E-Document Exchange Platform, a move towards a digital government and economy.

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Cabinet approves 5Bn Baht Agro Subsidies

BANGKOK, Mar 13 (NNT) - The weekly Cabinet meeting has allocated another five billion baht to support rice agriculture during the current production year.

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CJ seeks to remove Parts of Hamid Sultan's Affidavit

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 13 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today filed an application to remove parts of the supporting affidavit filed Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer in the lawsuit by the late Karpal Singh’s daughter, claiming that it was outrageous, insulting and an attack to the Judiciary.

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Up to PM to shortlist Candidates for CJ's Post - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 12 (Bernama) - The Law Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today said that he has no information about the candidates shortlisted to be appointed as the new Chief Justice to replace Tan Sri Richard Malanjum who will retire from the post next month.

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Sabah helps Children without Documents through Legalization Program

KOTA KINABALU, Mar 12 (Bernama) - Children born in Sabah and categorised as foreigners even though one of their parents were local residents, will be given aid through a legalisation programme which will ensure a better future for them.

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