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CA junks Celebrity Doctor's Plea vs Jail Term over Unpaid SSS Dues

MANILA, Apr 22 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) rejected the appeal filed by beauty doctor Joel Mendez on the seven-year jail term imposed against him by the Quezon City Regional Trial Court for failing to remit the Social Security System (SSS) monthly contributions of his employees.
Date: 22 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

People of the Philippines v Al C Argosino Et Al and 3 Other Appeals

Date: 15 April 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Case Nos. SB-18-CRM-0240 to 0243; Source: Sandiganbayan

People of the Philippines v Enrico R Echiverri Et Al and Another Appeal

Date: 16 April 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Case Nos. SB-18-CRM-0389 & 0390; Source: Sandiganbayan

People of the Philippines v Enrico R Echiverri Et Al and Another Appeal

Date: 16 April 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Case Nos. SB-18-CRM-0397 & 0398; Source: Sandiganbayan

People of the Philippines v Alex A Centena and 10 Others

Date: 11 April 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Case No. SB-17-CRM-1782; Source: Sandiganbayan

Sandiganbayan junks Purisma Bid to quash Evidence in Perjury Raps

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has denied the motion of former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Alan Purisima to quash evidence presented against him in eight perjury cases.
Date: 15 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

People of the Philippines v Reynolan T Sales and 4 Others

Date: 21 March 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Case No. 26115; Source: Sandiganbayan

People of the Philippines v Rodolfo V Valdez and 2 Others

Date: 08 April 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Case No. SB-17-CRM-1562 to 1566; Source: Sandiganbayan

People of the Philippines v Roger Cabales Chio Et Al

Date: 08 April 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Case No. SB-17-CRM-1670; Source: Sandiganbayan

People of the Philippines v Roger Cabales Chio Et Al

Date: 08 April 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Case No. SB-17-CRM-2149 to 2151; Source: Sandiganbayan

People of the Philippines v P/DG Alan La Madrid Purisima

Date: 08 April 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Case Nos. SB-18-CRM-0126 to 0133; Source: Sandiganbayan

People of the Philippines v Aileen Cynthia M Amurao Et Al

Date: 04 April 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Case No. SB-17-CRM-1385; Source: Sandiganbayan

DOJ sacks Eight ‘Job Order’ BI Workers over Extortion

MANILA, Apr 11 (PNA) - The Department of Justice (DOJ) ordered the immediate relief of eight job order (JO) Bureau of Immigration (BI) workers implicated in the extortion of more than PHP9.2 million from 15 South Korean nationals.
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

People of the Philippines v Segundo M Gaston

Date: 03 April 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Case No. SB-17-CRM-1432 to 1471; Source: Sandiganbayan

People of the Philippines v Cecilia Seares-Luna and Another Appeal

Date: 03 April 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Case Nos. SB-17-CRM-1163 to 1178; Source: Sandiganbayan

Republic of the Philippines and Another v Ramon J Quisumbing and 4 Others

Date: 02 April 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Civil Case No. 0172; Source: Sandiganbayan

CA affirms Abra Cops' Liability in Deaths of Suspects in 2012

MANILA, Apr 9 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed its decision last year finding a former police provincial director of Abra and another policeman guilty of grave misconduct in connection with the deaths of five persons seven years ago in Cagayan.
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

People of the Philippines v Helen A Ramos

Date: 29 March 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Case No. SB-18-A/R-0002; Source: Sandiganbayan

People of the Philippines v Enrico R Echiverri Et Al and Another Appeal

Date: 29 March 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Case Nos. SB-17-CRM-2133 & 2134; Source: Sandiganbayan

People of the Philippines v Ferdinand M Amante Jr

Date: 27 March 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Cases Nos. SB-18-CRM-0432 & 0433; Source: Sandiganbayan

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House rejects Four Candidates for Chief Justice

Jakarta, May 22 (ANTARA) - The House of Representatives (DPR) Commission III rejected four candidates proposed by the Judicial Commission for chief justice during a plenary session held in Jakarta on Tuesday.

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18 Items listed under Festive Season Price Control Scheme for Aidilfitri, Gawai

KUCHING, May 22 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs has listed 18 items under the Festive Season Price Control Scheme (FSPCS) in conjunction with Aidilfitri and 14 items for Gawai Dayak which will be celebrated in June.

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Phone Call not from Officer or Staff of Penang Courts - Chief Registrar's Office

PUTRAJAYA, May 21 (Bernama) - The Federal Court Chief Registrar’s Office (PKPMP) has denied an individual’s claim about receiving a phone call from an officer or employee of the Penang courts.

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ASEAN told to improve Production Technology and Capacity

KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 (Bernama) - Southeast Asia, particularly Malaysia, should focus on improving production technology and capacity, as well as regional integration in order to benefit from the shifting of supply chains due to changes in global trade, says HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd.

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No Freeze in Intake of Foreign Workers - Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry has clarified that there is no freeze in the recruitment of foreign workers although many applications to bring in workers have been rejected for non-compliance with the law.

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Actions against those who tarnish Judiciary's Image, Dignity, says CJ

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Actions will be taken against those who tarnish the judiciary's image and dignity, says Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat.

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Right Decisions only Way for Judiciary to recover Glory - Attorney General

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas says judges must always endeavour to make the right decisions, without fear or favour, and regardless of the personality of the party or the accused before them.

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Transport Ministry makes it More Flexible for e-hailing Drivers to obtain PSV Licence

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Transport is willing to make it easier for e-hailing drivers to clock in the six hours of course time to obtain a Public Transport Vehicle (PSV) licence.

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RM1.56 Mln Fine on Poachers, highest so far for Wildlife Crimes

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - The Kuala Terengganu Sessions Court's decision to fine RM1.56 million each on two Vietnamese poachers has been the highest amount so far for wildlife crimes in the country's history, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.

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Delegation of Lawmakers visit Netherlands

Hanoi, May 15 (VNA) - A delegation of the National Assembly’s Committee on Laws led by the committee’s vice chairman Pham Tri Thuc has just paid a working visit to the Netherlands.

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Adib Inquest: Lawyer grills Forensics Expert on 'Probability Report'

SHAH ALAM, May 16 (Bernama) - A lawyer questioned the ‘probability report’ of a specialist medical witness in the inquest into the death of Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, that injuries to the right chest of the firefighter were caused by a curb or road shoulder.

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Telecom Regulator proposes Online Sim Card Registration

The Lao Telecommunication Regulatory Authority is developing an application for use as a possible option to speed up sim card registration.

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Government agrees to appoint a Youth to represent them in the Senate

BANGI, May 15 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the government has agreed to appoint a member of the Senate from among the youths with wide expertise and knowledge in the field and issues on the development of youths.

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MoF sets up Debt Management Office

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Finance has set up the Debt Management Office (DMO) to review and manage the government’s debt and liabilities.

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RoK helps Vietnam accelerate Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Apr 26 (VNA) - The Supreme People’s Court and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) launched a project on improving trial transparency and quality at Vietnamese courts during a ceremony in Hanoi on April 26.

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DOLE announces 29 Job Fir Venues Nationwide on Labor Day

MANILA, Apr 29 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is inviting job seekers to a nationwide job fair on May 1.

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Universities, Industry Players to join forces for IR 4.0

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 29 (Bernama) - The joint forces of the brains in the universities and the capacity and capabilities of key industries will make a change for a better world through the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), said Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) vice-chancellor Prof Dr Asma Ismail.

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BNM appoints Two External Members to Monetary Policy Committee

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 29 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has reappointed Professor Dr Yeah Kim Leng and appointed Datuk Dr Gan Wee Beng as external members of its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) effective April 1, 2019.

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