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Expanded Maternity Leave to cut SSS Actuarial Life by One Year

MANILA, Mar 25 (PNA) - The Expanded Maternity Leave law is estimated to shorten the Social Security System’s (SSS) fund life by one year if a contribution hike is not imposed to correct this situation.
Date: 25 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PRRD bans Junkets for Government Execs, Workers

MANILA, Mar 22 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has issued an executive order (EO) banning junkets for government officials and employees.
Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

DOLE Partners with Private firm for Safe, Healthy Workforce

MANILA, Mar 23 (PNA) - The government has partnered with a private company in promoting occupational safety and health (OSH) to further ensure a healthy and productive workforce.
Date: 23 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

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.
Date: 03 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company v Maximo C Mamaril and 15 Others

Date: 16 January 2019; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 225725; Source: Supreme Court

CA rejects GMA Network Plea in Labor Row

MANILA, Feb 26 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) has turned down the appeal filed by broadcasting giant GMA Network Inc. which challenged a labor arbiter's ruling declaring 97 talents of the company as regular employees and as such are entitled to security of tenure and all benefits and rights.
Date: 26 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

Edgar L Torillos v Eastgate Maritime Corporation and 3 Others, and Another Appeal

Date: 10 January 2019; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR Nos. 215904 & 216165; Source: Supreme Court

House and Senate Bills on Waiver of Fees for Job Application Documents of New Graduates ratified

The House of Representatives ratified the bicameral conference committee report on House Bill No. 172 and Senate Bill No. 1629, both seeking to waive government fees and charges in the issuance of documents required in the application for employment of first-time jobseekers.
Date: 21 February 2019; Type: Select Type of News ; Source: House of Representatives

PRRD signs Expanded Maternity Leave Bill into Law

MANILA, Feb 21 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed into law a bill that extends the maternity leave of female workers in the country from 60 to 105 days with full pay, Malacañang said on Thursday.
Date: 21 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House approves OFW Remittance Protection Bill

To further protect the hard-earned money of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), the House of Representatives approved on second reading House Bill 9032 or the proposed "Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) Remittance Protection Act" which seeks to grant discounts to their remittances to their families in the Philippines.
Date: 10 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Senate ratifies First Time Job-Seekers Assistance Bill

MANILA, Feb 6 (PNA) - The Senate on Wednesday ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the bill seeking to exempt fresh graduates and out-of-school youth from paying government fees and charges on documents needed for their job application.
Date: 06 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Employers' Group to regularize 200K Workers: DOLE

MANILA, Feb 6 (PNA) - Some 220,000 private sector employees of Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP)-member companies will be regularized in three years, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced on Wednesday.
Date: 06 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippines News Agency

Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines Inc v Iloilo Coca-Cola Plant Employees Labor Union (ICCPELU)

Date: 05 December 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 195297; Source: Supreme Court

DOLE to prioritize Reemployment of Hanjin Workers

MANILA, Jan 29 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday vowed to prioritize the reemployment of workers of the Hanjin Heavy Industries Construction Philippines (HHIC Phil.), who will be affected by the company’s rehabilitation.
Date: 29 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Bill establishing Office for Social Welfare Attaches for OFWs

The House Committee on Overseas Workers Affairs chaired by Rep. Jesulito Manalo (Party-list, ANGKLA) on Tuesday approved a substitute bill which seeks to create the office for social welfare attache for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
Date: 23 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Edwin H Barroga v Quezon Colleges of the North and 2 Others

Date: 05 December 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 235572; Source: Supreme Court

House approves on Reading Bill raising Service Charge Collection Share of Employees

A proposal to grant employees of hotels, restaurants and similar establishments with higher share in the service charges being collected by business firms is nearing enactment into law as the House of Representatives unanimously approved the measure on third and final reading.
Date: 18 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

DOLE vows Aid for Workers displaced by Hanjin Bankruptcy

MANILA, Jan 15 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday vowed to assist 3,800 workers of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil) who might be affected after the South Korean shipbuilder declared bankruptcy and applied for rehabilitation.
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippines News Agency

MPD Official sacked for hitting 3 Cops

MANILA, Jan 11 (PNA) - An official of the Manila Police District was ordered relieved from his post after allegedly hitting three cops for allegedly refusing to follow orders during the feast of the Black Nazarene in Manila on Wednesday.
Date: 11 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Duterte signs 'Work from Home' Law

MANILA, Jan 11 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law institutionalizing the rights of employees in the private sector who work from their homes. Under the Telecommuting Act, employers are required to give online workers the same rights, protection, and compensation as their counterparts who physically go to the office. “I ...
Date: 11 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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New Regulation to be a Boon for Labuan Economy

LABUAN, Mar 25 (Bernama) - Labuan Business Activity Tax (Requirements for Labuan Business Activity) Regulations 2018, which requires a Labuan entity to have adequate full-time employees on the island as well as adequate amount of operating expenditure, will be a boon for the Labuan economy.

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Chief Justice wants Bar cooperation to address Negative Perception of Judiciary

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 22 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum has called on the Malaysian Bar to work with the judiciary to shed the negative perception of the public towards the judicial system.

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Thailand to host 23rd ASEAN Finance Ministers’ Meeting in Chiang Rai

CHIANG RAI, Mar 22 (NNT) - The Finance Ministry will host the 23rd ASEAN Finance Ministers’ Meeting (AFMM) under the theme of “Advancing Partnership for Sustainability.”

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DOLE Partners with Private firm for Safe, Healthy Workforce

MANILA, Mar 23 (PNA) - The government has partnered with a private company in promoting occupational safety and health (OSH) to further ensure a healthy and productive workforce.

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Pharmacists urge Government to review Poisons Act 1952

PETALING JAYA, Mar 24 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Community Pharmacy Guild (MCPG) is calling on the government to review the Poisons Act 1952 to ensure the pharmaceutical industry is in sync with innovations in technology.

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MCMC advises Facebook, Instagram Users to change Passwords

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 24 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has advised Facebook and Instagram users to change their passwords if they have been informed that their passwords are in the format which can be read by Facebook employees.

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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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