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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

Ex-First Lady guilty of Seven Counts of Graft: Sandiganbayan

MANILA, Nov 9 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan on Friday convicted former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte 2nd District Rep. Imelda Marcos of seven counts of graft due to her “financial interests and participation in the management of private foundations in Switzerland” when she served as a Cabinet official during her late husband’s term.
Date: 09 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Ex-CDO Solon’s plea to dismiss Graft Raps junked

MANILA, Nov 8 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has denied the plea of former Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Constantino Jaraula, which sought to dismiss the graft and malversation cases filed against him over the alleged PHP728-million fertilizer fund scam, due to alleged delay in court proceedings.
Date: 08 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine Treaties Online

Ex-Sarangani Town Execs cleared of Falsification Raps

MANILA, Nov 7 (PNA) - For failure of the prosecution to prove that they conspired to illegally allot a supplemental budget for salaries and bonuses of employees in 2010, the Sandiganbayan has exonerated three former town officials of Sarangani province for falsification of public documents raps.
Date: 07 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC affirms Ex-Isabela Governor's Indictment over P25-M Rice Mess

MANILA, Oct 30 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) affirmed the indictment of former Isabela Governor Grace Padaca and two others over the 2006 award of PHP25-million project to Economic Development for Western Isabela and Northern Luzon Foundation, Inc. (EDWINLFI).
Date: 30 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Sandiganbayan junks ex-DA Exec’s Plea to dismiss Graft Rap

MANILA, Oct 29 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has dismissed for lack of merit the appeal to dismiss the graft case of a former executive of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in connection with the fertilizer fund scam in 2000.
Date: 29 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Anti-graft Court junks Convicted Ex-NegOcc Mayor's Appeal

MANILA, Oct 26 (PNA) - For lack of merit, the Sandiganbayan has rejected an appeal of a former Negros Occidental town mayor who was convicted of graft in connection with the operation of a cockpit arena in the municipality in 2009.
Date: 26 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Anti-graft Court clears Ex-Heart Center Exec of Criminal Raps

MANILA, Oct 25 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has exonerated a former executive of the Philippine Heart Center (PHC) of criminal charges in connection with the purchase of a 27,106-square-meter lot of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) valued at PHP380 million in 1999.
Date: 25 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC clears PNP Official in 2009 Chopper Scam

MANILA, Oct 22 (PNA) - A police official who was sacked for his alleged involvement in irregularities in the purchase of three police helicopters nine years ago has been vindicated after the Supreme Court affirmed the Court of Appeals' reversal of a resolution of the Office of the Ombudsman dismissing him from the service.
Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

People of the Philippines v Domingo Aspa Jr y Rasimo

Date: 06 August 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 229507; Source: Supreme Court

Ex-Nueva Ecija Town Mayor faces Eight-Year Jail Term for falsifying Documents

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - A former town mayor of Nueva Ecija is facing an eight-year jail term after the Sandiganbayan found him guilty of falsifying a certificate, disowning his nephew whom he appointed in the municipal hall in 1997.
Date: 18 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Ex-NegOcc Mayor faces Jail Term for Security of Tenure Violation

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - A former mayor of Cadiz City, Negros Occidental is facing a five-year jail term for violation of the law on security of tenure in connection with his failure to reinstate several city hall employees in 1999.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

DOJ mulls Precautionary HDO vs Seven Cops linked to Drugs

MANILA, Oct 15 - The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Sunday said it will seek the issuance of a precautionary hold departure order (PHDO) against the five active and two dismissed police officials tagged by President Rodrigo Duterte as involved in illegal drug activities.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Pinay gets Life Sentence in Indonesia due to Drugs

MANILA, Oct 10 (PNA) - A Filipina has been sentenced to life imprisonment for a drug-related offense in Indonesia, Philippine ambassador to Indonesia Leehiong Tan Wee said Wednesday.
Date: 10 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Ex-Sarangani Exec fined P1K for auditing Code Violation

MANILA, Oct 2 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has fined a former Sarangani provincial board member with PHP1,000 after pleading to a lesser offense of violating the auditing code.
Date: 02 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Ex-Camiguin Town Mayor faces Jail Term for Graft

MANILA, Oct 1 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has sentenced a former municipal mayor in Camiguin province to a minimum of six years and one month and a maximum of eight years imprisonment for allegedly approving his brother’s leave with pay for six months in 2008.
Date: 01 October 2018; Type: Select Type of News ; Source: Philippine News Agency

People of the Philippines v Pedro S Cuerpo Et Al

Date: 31 August 2018; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Case No. SB-12-CRM-0246; Source: Sandiganbayan

People of the Philippines v Cecilia Rachel Valera Quisumbing

Date: 28 August 2018; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Case No. SB-16-CRM-1239 to 1241; Source: Sandiganbayan

People of the Philippines v Enrico Reantillo Echiverri Et Al

Date: 28 August 2018; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Cases Nos. SB-17-CRM-0478 & 0479; Source: Sandiganbayan

People of the Philippines v Amado T Espino Jr Et Al

Date: 05 September 2018; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Case No. SB-16-CRM-0118 & 0119; Source: Sandiganbayan

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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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Ministry actively develops Entrepreneurs in Creative Industry

JAKARTA, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto confirmed that his ministry is actively developing startup entrepreneurs in the creative industry sector.

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Indonesia urges ASEAN Economic Community to adapt to Industry 4.0

SINGAPORE, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita urged members of the ASEAN Economic Community to adapt to the demands of Industry 4.0 to make them remain competitive and not left behind by other countries.

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Death of RMN Personnel: Court orders another Probe by Inquiry Board

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - The High Court here today ordered the Malaysian Armed Forces Council to set up a board of inquiry to determine whether Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) seaman Muhammad Lailaltuiman Mohd Sukri, who died at a detention room in Sungai Wangi, Sitiawan, was mentally and physically abused while he was attached with KD LEKIR.

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Need to address, curb questioning of Constitution - Sultan Sharafuddin

SHAH ALAM, Nov 13 (Bernama) - The act of a certain group in questioning the sanctity of Islam, the special rights of the Malays and Bumiputeras, the national language, and the function and position of the Malay Rulers enshrined in the Federal Constitution need to be immediately addressed and curbed.

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Anwar's Challenge over Implementation of NSC Act remitted to High Court

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 13 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today remitted PKR president-elect Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's legal challenge over the implementation of the National Security Council Act (NSC) 2016 back to the High Court for hearing.

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MATTA appeals for Temporary Waiver of Visa Fees for Chinese and Indian Tourists

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is appealing for a temporary waiver of visa fees for tourists from China and India, in order to boost visitor arrivals to Malaysia.

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SME Non-performing Loans in Malaysia among World's Highest

JOHOR BAHRU, Nov 13 (Bernama) - Malaysia’s Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) among Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs are among the world’s highest, said Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof.

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