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House approves Draft Federal Charter on Second Reading

MANILA, Dec 4 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on second reading Resolution of Both Houses (RBH) 15, or the proposed federal charter.
Date: 04 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House to prioritize Draft Federal Charter next Week: Arroyo

MANILA, Nov 30 (PNA) - Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said Friday the House of Representatives will concentrate on its draft federal charter next week.
Date: 30 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Makati Judge lifts Travel Ban on Trillanes

MANILA, Nov 29 (PNA) - A Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge on Thursday allowed Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to travel to the United States and Europe for speaking engagements.
Date: 29 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Baguio’s Anti-Profanity Rule may not pass Constitutional Test

MANILA, Nov 8 (PNA) - Ordinances that curtail freedom of expression or speech, such as the anti-profanity ordinance in some areas in Baguio City, may not pass the constitutional test when it is raised before the courts, Malacañang said on Thursday.
Date: 08 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House recommits Draft Federal Charter

MANILA, Oct 10 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon recommitted Resolution of Both Houses No. 15 (RBH 15), or the draft federal charter, to amend the transitory provision that skips over the Vice President in the line of succession to the presidency.
Date: 10 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

No TRO vs Voided Trillanes' Amnesty: SC

MANILA, Sept 11 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) has denied the petition filed by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV seeking the issuance of a temporary restraining order (TRO) against President Rodrigo Duterte's Proclamation No. 572, which declared the amnesty granted to him as void ab initio.
Date: 11 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Palace to IBP: Air Side on Trillanes’ voided Amnesty in SC

MANILA, Sept 10 (PNA) - Malacañang on Monday advised the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) to question the legality of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s voided amnesty in the Supreme Court (SC) and not in the media.
Date: 10 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Voiding Trillanes Amnesty 'constitutionally allowed': Panelo

MANILA, Sept 5 (PNA) - Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo on Wednesday defended President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to declare void ab initio (from the beginning) the amnesty granted to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, arguing that it is "constitutionally allowed."
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Constitution silent on Amnesty Revocation: Sotto

MANILA, Sept 4 (PNA) - Senate President Vicente Sotto III said Tuesday the Constitution is silent on the process regarding the revocation of amnesty, amid claims from his fellow lawmakers that President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation No. 572 should have the concurrence of Congress.
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

BI gives Aussie Nun 30 Days to appeal Deportation Order

MANILA, Aug 30 (PNA) - An official of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Thursday said Australian nun Patricia Anne Fox has 30 days to file an appeal on the deportation order issued against her.
Date: 30 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Economic Managers seek clarity on Proposed Federal Charter

MANILA, Aug 30 (PNA) - Clarity. This is what economic managers are seeking from the draft Federal Constitution.
Date: 30 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

No more Special Registration for Bangsamoro Plebiscite: Comelec

MANILA, Aug 23 (PNA) - There will no longer be a special registration for the plebiscite for the establishment of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (BAR) as provided by the Bangsamoro Organic Law, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Thursday.
Date: 23 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Proposed Federal Charter now open to Feedback: Palace

MANILA, Aug 23 (PNA) - The proposed Federal Constitution drafted by the Consultative Committee (ConCom) to review the 1987 Constitution is now open for comments from the public, Malacañang said Thursday.
Date: 23 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

BSP: Study Carefully Economic Provisions of Proposed Federalism

MANILA, Aug 17 (PNA) - Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Nestor A. Espenilla Jr. supported calls for a more comprehensive study of the proposed federal constitution to ensure that recent economic gains are sustained, should the shift in the form of government happen.
Date: 17 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House Panel, ConCom to persuade Senate into Con-Ass

The House Committee on Constitutional Amendments has set its sights on convincing the Senate to convene a Constituent Assembly, according to committee chairman Rep. Vicente Veloso (3rd District, Leyte).
Date: 07 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: House of Representatives

SC issues Show Cause Order vs Same-Sex Marriage Petitioners

MANILA, Aug 7 (PNA) - Lawyer Jesus Nicardo Falcis III is facing another setback as the Supreme Court (SC) issued a show cause order against him and his colleagues for their failure to file a memorandum, in connection with their petition pushing for the legalization of same-sex marriage in the country.
Date: 07 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Federalism Info Drive yet to be finalized: PCOO Chief

MANILA, Aug 6 (PNA) - The information drive on the benefits of federalism in the country is still being finalized, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar said on Monday, stressing that other ways of promoting federalism were “unofficial.”
Date: 06 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Carpio: Joint Exploration deal on WPS must comply with Constitution

MANILA, Aug 2 (PNA) - Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said the proposed deal between the Philippines and China on the joint exploration of natural resources in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) must comply with the provisions of the Constitution.
Date: 02 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

ConCom may still help on Federalism Advocacy

MANILA, Aug 1 (PNA) - The term of the Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked to draft a Federal Constitution will expire on August 19, but its chairman announced Wednesday that they can still help promote federalism and the draft constitution.
Date: 01 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Bangsamoro Organic Law Ceremonial Signing slated August 6

MANILA, July 30 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte will lead the ceremonial signing of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) on August 6, his top aide said Monday.
Date: 30 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

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SEC urges Public to scrutinize Firms before investing

MANILA, Jun 26 (PNA) - As it intensifies the crackdown on suspected investment scams, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has advised prospective investors to scrutinize first the legitimacy of a company before making their investment decisions.

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SC sets Ground Rules for Oral Arguments on Writ of Kalikasan

MANILA, Jun 25 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday issued guidelines for the July 2 oral arguments on the writ of kalikasan suit filed by petitioners seeking assertive government action on the disputed Ayungin Shoal, Panganiban Reef, and Panatag Shoal.

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Police Chief bans Mass Rally outside Constitutional Court Building

Jakarta, Jun 25 (ANTARA) - Police has banned mass rallying outside the Constitutional Court (MK) building during the court's Consultative Meeting of Judges before it gives a ruling on the presidential election dispute, Indonesian Police Chief Gen. Tito Karnavian emphasized.

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Government plans to build New Shah Alam Court Complex - Liew

SHAH ALAM, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The government plans to build a new Court Complex in Shah Alam to replace the existing building, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.

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Niosh offers free needs Analyses for Sabah and Labuan Workplaces

KOTA KINABALU, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) stands ready to conduct free needs analyses of workplace safety for organisations in Sabah and the Federal Territory of Labuan, with the aim of identifying appropriate training required.

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Ministry launches Sexual Predation Awareness Campaign

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry today launched a sexual predation awareness campaign via digital medium Youtube.

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Ambushed fiscal named Mindoro judge

MANILA, Jun 21 (PNA) - A female prosecutor who was shot and wounded as she was entering her home in Oriental Mindoro last June 10 is among the newly-appointed judges, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevara announced on Friday.

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ASEAN Chamber of Commerce, UiTM ink MoU to collaborate in Various Areas

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 22 (Bernama) - ASEAN Chamber of Commerce and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to pave the way for collaboration in various areas of entrepreneurship, including research.

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President Jokowi to attend 34th ASEAN Summit in Thailand

Jakarta, Jun 20 (ANTARA) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo will attend the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, from June 22 to 23, 2019.

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PCC OKs East West purchase of PBCOM Auto Loan Portfolio

MANILA, Jun 19 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) approved the acquisition by East West Banking Corporation (East West) of the auto loan portfolio of Philippine Bank of Communications (PBCom).

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RI hopes for Progress in Timor Leste joining ASEAN

Jakarta, Jun 19 (ANTARA) - The Indonesian government has expressed its hopes that the ongoing evaluation of Timor Leste will result in its becoming a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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MyCC to focus Efforts on Monitoring Cement Industry

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 19 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) says it will focus its efforts on consistently monitoring the cement industry in order to complement the government’s initiative in protecting the welfare of consumers.

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Amended Code did not affect Conflict of Interest - Witness

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 18 (Bernama) - The Code of Ethics for Administration Members and Members of Parliament was amended by the Cabinet in 2013 but did not affect the conflict of interest provision, according to a Cabinet former deputy secretary-general (Constitution and Communication).

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Court urges Johor PTG to meet Orang Asli to settle Compensation Issue

JOHOR BAHRU, Jun 18 (Bernama) - The High Court here today encouraged the state Land and Mines Office (PTG) to engage in discussions with the Seletar tribe Orang Asli of Kuala Masai with the aim of settling compensation due as a result of wrongful acquisition of their land in Stulang Laut.

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Ex-CJ speaks out against Lawyers' Tendency to seek Postponements

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 16 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi has spoken out against the tendency by certain defence lawyers to seek postponements of cases being heard in court.

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New Competition Commission already under Fire

Myanmar’s professed commitment to competition reform has come under fire after the government packed the new Competition Commission with bureaucrats serving under a minister.

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NA Deputies give Opinions on Revised Labour Code

Hanoi, Jun 12 (VNA) - The revised Labour Code will the focus during the sitting of lawmakers on June 12 in the ongoing 7th session of the 14th National Assembly.

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Ability to pay Taxes Online a Boon for Vietnam’s Import-Export Businesses

Hanoi, Jun 6 (VNS/VNA) - Around 99 percent of import and export tax payments in Ho Chi Minh City are made online, according to the customs department.

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