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House to raise Penalties for Game-Fixing

The House committee on youth and sports development chaired by Rep. Conrado Estrella III on Wednesday created a sub-committee which will finalize a proposal to impose stiffer penalties for game-fixing in Philippine sports.

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House to consolidate Bills on “Free Education for Seniors Act”

The House committees on higher and technical education, as well as basic education and culture, have approved the creation of a technical working group (TWG) that will harmonize House Bills 5832 and 6109, both seeking to provide free education to senior citizens.
Date: 23 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

DTI release Order on Mandatory Implementation of LED Lamp Standard

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) issued the Department Administrative Order (DAO) 18-02 adopting the Philippine National Standard International - Electrotechnical Commission (PNS/IEC) 62560:2012 - Self-Ballasted LED Lamps for General Lighting Services by Voltage > 50V - Safety Requirements, as one of the PNS for mandatory implementatio ...
Date: 23 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Trade and Industry

DTI sets New Guideline on the Recognition of Consumer Organizations

Providing the buying public with effective and efficient representation in the development of policies and programs that cater to them, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) releases the new guidelines on its recognition of Consumer Organizations.
Date: 23 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Trade and Industry

No Legal HSW Status in Russia: DFA

MANILA, Feb 23 (PNA) - The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) issued a reminder to all Filipinos that Household Service Worker (HSW) jobs in Russia are currently not available to Filipinos.
Date: 23 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Recto seeks Additional Provisions on IRR of 'Enhanced' Anti-Red Tape Bill

MANILA, Feb 22 (PNA) - To further improve the newly-ratified ‘reinforced’ Anti-Red Tape Bill, Senator Ralph Recto on Thursday endorsed the inclusion of a freeze on fees, an “anti-epal” provision, and exempting one-person proprietorships from paying fire inspection fees in the promulgation of the bill’s Implementing Rul ...
Date: 22 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PRRD names 20th Con-Com Member

MANILA, Feb 22 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed the 20th member of the 25-member Consultative Committee that will review the country’s 1987 Constitution.
Date: 22 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Soon Curfew for Kids' Safety

Expect minor kids-free streets at night soon. The House committee on welfare of children chaired by Zamboanga del Sur Rep. Divina Grace Yu this week approved a substitute bill seeking to establish a curfew to keep minors safe and off the streets at night. The proposed “Unsafe Hours for Children” substituted House Bills 894 and 2332 ...
Date: 24 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Anti-Graft Court orders Arrest of Davao del Norte Solon

MANILA, Feb 21 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan on Wednesday ordered the arrest of Davao del Norte (2nd District) Rep. Antonio Floirendo, Jr. in connection with the graft case filed against him by House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez for the alleged anomalous lease of land at the Davao Penal Colony.
Date: 21 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

EU ready to help PH in strengthening Enforcement of Competition Law

MANILA, Feb 21 (PNA) - The European Union (EU) is willing to help the Philippines in strengthening the enforcement of the Philippine Competition Act (PCA), EU Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen said.
Date: 22 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Anti-Trust Body may ease Rules

MANILA, Feb 22 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) is eyeing to ease some of its rules, more particularly about the rules on forbearance.
Date: 22 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Duterte on Rappler’s Reporter Ban: 'I am invoking Executive Action'

MANILA, Feb 22 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he was “invoking executive action” when he issued directive to ban Rappler’s reporter Pia Ranada from covering Malacanang events.
Date: 22 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

NIA Executive penalized for ignoring Complaint Letter

MANILA, Feb 22 (PNA) - The Office of the Ombudsman has found National Irrigation Administration (NIA) 12 (Soccsksargen) regional manager Ali Satol guilty of violating the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees and simple neglect of duty.
Date: 22 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Government to espouse Demafelis Family’s Right to get Justice

MANILA, Feb 22 (PNA) - The Philippine government will “actively” espouse the right of the family of Joanna Demafelis, the overseas Filipino worker whose body was found inside a freezer in Kuwait, to obtain justice, Malacañang said Thursday.
Date: 22 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

DOLE pushing for OFWs’ Access to Passport, Phones in MOU with Kuwait

MANILA, Feb 22 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) wants Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Kuwait to be allowed to keep their passports and have regular access to their mobile devices.
Date: 22 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

IC to complete Study on Insurance Capitalization Cap Next Month

MANILA, Feb 21 (PNA) - The Insurance Commission (IC) targets to complete next month its study on the proposed capitalization cap of PHP900 million instead of PHP1.3 billion by year 2022 for insurance companies.

SC suspends Lawyer for 'Dilatory Tactics' House approves Proposed Insurance for Farmers and Fisherfolk SEC halts Calata’s Initial Coin Offering more

EU ready to help PH in strengthening Enforcement of Competition Law

MANILA, Feb 21 (PNA) - The European Union (EU) is willing to help the Philippines in strengthening the enforcement of the Philippine Competition Act (PCA), EU Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen said.

Anti-Trust Body may ease Rules PCC urged to hike P1-B Notification Threshold PCC voids Udenna-KGLI Deal, fines Firms more

DTI release Order on Mandatory Implementation of LED Lamp Standard

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) issued the Department Administrative Order (DAO) 18-02 adopting the Philippine National Standard International - Electrotechnical Commission (PNS/IEC) 62560:2012 - Self-Ballaste ...

DTI sets New Guideline on the Recognition of Consumer Organizations SEC warns Public vs Unregistered Retail Trade Firms DOTr pursues Reforms to reduce Red Tape, promote Transparency more

House to raise Penalties for Game-Fixing

The House committee on youth and sports development chaired by Rep. Conrado Estrella III on Wednesday created a sub-committee which will finalize a proposal to impose stiffer penalties for game-fixing in Philippine sport ...

Anti-Graft Court orders Arrest of Davao del Norte Solon NIA Executive penalized for ignoring Complaint Letter Human Trafficking Prevention Youth Program pushed more

Palace to Ombudsman: Only Congress can expel Garcia

MANILA, Feb 13 (PNA) - Malacañang on Tuesday said it respects the decision of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales to dismiss Cebu 3rd District Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia for grave misconduct but reminded her that only th ...

SC junks Plea to clarify Congress voting on Cha-Cha Republic of the Philippines v Margarita C Mendiola and 12 Others SC orders Government to comment on Petitions Vs TRAIN more

No Legal HSW Status in Russia: DFA

MANILA, Feb 23 (PNA) - The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) issued a reminder to all Filipinos that Household Service Worker (HSW) jobs in Russia are currently not available to Filipinos.

DOLE pushing for OFWs’ Access to Passport, Phones in MOU with Kuwait Ten Recruitment Firms lose License, One suspended due to Violations Employers told to observe Proper Pay Rules on February Holidays more

PCOO declares War Vs Disinformation

DAVAO CITY, Feb 20 (PNA) - Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar on Tuesday enjoined public information officers and communicators to join the PCOO in waging war against disinforma ...

ICT Committee impels Telcos to halt All Activities that prey on Subscribers’ Prepaid Load Policy on Government’s Social Media Use undergoes Final Consultation House to fine-tune E-Govt Bill more

Irrigable Lands’ Conversion Ban hurdles House’s Third Reading

MANILA, Feb 20 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously approved a measure penalizing the conversion of irrigated and irrigable lands for non-agricultural purposes to ensure food security in the countr ...

House okays Bill on Irrigable Lands' Conversion Ban House OKs Creation of New Government Housing Body House OKs Creation of Human Settlements and Urban Development Department more

Tax Neutrality for Islamic Banking hurdles House Panel

MANILA, Feb 21 (PNA) - A bill seeking to organize and regulate Islamic banks in the country has hurdled committee level at the House of Representatives. The House committee on ways and means, chaired by Quirino Rep. ...

Reforms open Opportunities for e-Vehicles in PH DOF supports House Bill calling for Tax Amnesty TRAIN removes Oppressive Rates for Delinquent Tax Payments more

DPWH undertakes Access Audit on Implementation of Accessibility Law

To ensure the safety and inclusivity of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in all places, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in partnership with other implementing agencies will conduct anew access audit on ...

House Panels approve Abolition of Road Board More Foreign Competition will help Logistics Sector Grow: PIDS House approves Child Car Seat Bill on Final Reading more

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DDG Pascua represents IPOPHL at HIPOC and WIPO High-Level Forum

Tokyo, Japan. Deputy Director General Teodoro C. Pascua presented the developments in the intellectual property system and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) in response to global trends. DDG Pascua represented Director General Josephine R. Santiago and the IPOPHL at the Heads of Intellectual Property Office Conference (HIPOC) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) High-Level Forum 2018 held on February 19-23 in Tokyo, Japan. The HIPOC and the High Level Forum were co-organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO).

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IBP creates Task Force to probe Attacks Vs Lawyers

MANILA, Feb 24 (PNA) - After the attack on the lawyer of a self-confessed drug lord and the recent ambush of lawyer in Quezon City, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) has created a task force to investigate and prosecute those behind the killings of lawyers.

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DTI updates MSMES on PH’s Free Trade Pact

TAGAYTAY CITY, Cavite, Feb 21 (PNA) - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is boosting its Free Trade Arrangements (FTAs) with the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEPT) ASEAN plus 6, PH-EU (27 countries) and Asia Pacific (APEC’s 21 member economies).

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PHL Embassy in Moscow issues Urgent Reminder: no Legal Status for Household Service Workers in Russia

MOSCOW, Feb 19 - In an advisory issued on February 13, the Philippine Embassy in Moscow reminded that “the category of household service worker is an occupation not open to Filipinos.” The Embassy issued the advisory after receiving queries from the public and media if Filipino household service workers could legally work in Russia.

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Swiss Institute of Federalism ink Academic Cooperation with UP

MANILA, Feb 16 (PNA) - The University of the Philippines-National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) and the University of Fribourg’s Institute of Federalism (IFF) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for academic cooperation and exchange, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

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Thailand, Cambodia discuss Nationality Verification for Migrant Workers

PHNOM PENH, Feb 14 (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Minister Adul Sangsingkeo and his Cambodian counterpart Ith Samheng discussed the nationality verification for undocumented migrant workers.

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Group urges DOLE: release Rules on 'Workplace Romance'

MANILA, Feb 13 (PNA) - A group called on the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to issue guidelines on workplace romance policy to prevent employers from implementing oppressive management prerogatives.

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Individuals earning above P250K also getting Bigger Take-Home Pay under TRAIN

The Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN) effectively increases the take-home pay not only of salaried workers earning P250,000 yearly and below but also of those with annual taxable income from P250,000 to a maximum of P2 million.

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ASEAN: Terrorism most serious Security Threat to Region

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - The ASEAN Defence Ministers today unanimously identified terrorism as the most serious security threat to the region.

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ASEAN unanimously agreed on KSCIP Initiative

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - All 10 ASEAN countries have agreed with the King Salman Center for International Peace (KSCIP) initiative, said Malaysian Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

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DOJ provides Legal Aid to 11,833 Persons in 2017

MANILA, Feb 4 (PNA) - Close to 12, 000 people were given legal assistance through the Department of Justice Action Center (DOJAC) in 2017.

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UP Board of Regents names Proffessor Fides Cordero-Tan as new UP Law Dean

The UP Board of Regents announced the appointment of Atty. Fides Cordero-Tan as the new dean of the UP College of Law on Jan. 26, 2018.

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