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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

Lingnam Restaurant v Skills & Talent Employment Pool Inc and Another

Date: 03 December 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 214667; Source: Supreme Court

Henry Dionio v Trans-Global Maritime Agency Inc and 2 Others

Date: 19 November 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 217362; Source: Supreme Court

More than 400K Workers became Regular under Duterte Admin

MANILA, Dec 27 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte’s issuance of an executive order protecting the right of the workers to security of tenure has resulted in the regularization of over 411,000 contractual employees, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Thursday.
Date: 27 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

CA allows Payment of Benefits to INP Retirees

MANILA, Dec 25 (PNA) - A ruling by the Court of Appeals (CA) has allowed the payment of pension benefits to retired members of the defunct Integrated National Police (INP).
Date: 25 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Over 400K Workers regularized from January to December: DOLE

MANILA, Dec 19 (PNA) - Over 400,000 contractual workers have been given permanent employment as part of the anti-"endo" campaign of the government, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported on Wednesday.
Date: 19 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Julius Q Apelanio v Arcanys Inc and Another

Date: 14 November 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 227098; Source: Supreme Court

Republic Act declaring July 22 of Every Year as a Special Nonworking Holiday in the Municipality of Claveria

This Republic Act seeks to declare July 22 of every year as a special nonworking holiday in the Municipality of Claveria, in commemoration of its founding anniversary, to be known as “Araw ng Claveria”. Republic Act No. 11133
Date: 09 November 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11133; Source: Official Gazette

Republic Act declaring October 28 of Every Year as a Special Nonworking Holiday in the Province of Davao Occidental

This Republic Act seeks to declare October 28 of every year as a special nonworking holiday in the Province of Davao Occidental in commemoration of its founding anniversary. Republic Act No. 11135
Date: 09 November 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11135; Source: Official Gazette

Republic Act declaring September 2 of Every Year as a Special Nonworking Holiday in the Province of Albay

This Republic Act seeks to declare September 2 of every year as a special nonworking holiday in the Province of Albay, including the cities therein, in commemoration of the birth anniversary of General Simeon A. Ola. The special holiday shall be known as the “Simeon Ola Day”. Republic Act No. 11136
Date: 09 November 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11136; Source: Official Gazette

Republic Act declaring August 2 of Every Year as a Special Nonworking Holiday in the Province of Butuan

This Republic Act seeks to declare November 15 of every year as a special nonworking holiday in the City of Butuan, in commemoration of its charter day anniversary, to be known as “Adlaw Hong Butuan”. Republic Act No. 11137
Date: 09 November 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11137; Source: Official Gazette

Republic Act declaring January 11 of Every Year as a Special Nonworking Holiday in the Province of Bataan

This Republic Act seeks to declare January 11 of every year as a special nonworking holiday in the Province of Bataan in commemoration of its founding anniversary to be known as “Bataan Foundation Day”. Republic Act No. 11138  
Date: 09 November 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11138; Source: Official Gazette

Republic Act declaring October 26 of Every Year as a Special Nonworking Holiday in the Province of Catanduanes

This Republic Act seeks to declare October 26 of every year as a special nonworking holiday in the Province of Catanduanes to be known as the “Foundation Day of Catanduanes”. Republic Act No. 11139
Date: 09 November 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11139; Source: Official Gazette

Republic Act declaring December 2 of Every Year as a Special Nonworking Holiday in the City of Pasay

This Republic Act seeks to declare December 2 of every year as a special nonworking holiday in the City of Pasay to be known as the “Foundation Day of Pasay City”. Republic Act No. 11140
Date: 09 November 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11140; Source: Official Gazette

Republic Act declaring July 1 of Every Year as a Special Nonworking Holiday in the Municipality of Alubijid

This Republic Act seeks to declare July 1 of every year as a special nonworking holiday in the Municipality of Alubijid, in commemoration of its founding anniversary, to be known as “Araw ng Alubijid”. Republic Act No. 11141
Date: 09 November 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11141; Source: Official Gazette

Republic Act declaring September 1 of Every Year as a Special Nonworking Holiday in the Municipality of Jasaan

This Republic Act seeks to declare September 1 of every year as a special nonworking holiday in the Municipality of Jasaan, in commemoration of its founding anniversary, to be known as “Araw ng Jasaan”. Republic Act No. 11142
Date: 09 November 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11142; Source: Official Gazette

Republic Act declaring June 15 of Every Year as a Special Nonworking Holiday in the Municipality of Opol

This Republic Act seeks to declare June 15 of every year as a special nonworking holiday in the Municipality of Opol, in commemoration of its founding anniversary, to be known as “Araw ng Opol”. Republic Act No. 11143
Date: 09 November 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11143; Source: Official Gazette

House OKs Bill lowering Government Retirement Age to 56

MANILA, Dec 10 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Monday overwhelmingly approved on third and final reading a measure lowering the optional retirement age of government employees from 60 to 56.
Date: 10 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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Judge unconvinced by Rapist’s Excuse

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Customs Department offers Online Payment Services

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January 21 Special Non-Working Day in ARMM, Two Other Cities

MANILA, Jan 17 (PNA) - Malacañang has declared Jan. 21, 2019 (Monday), a special non-working day in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Isabela City, and Cotabato City for the plebiscite of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL).

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White Paper on Defence to be tabled in Parliament this Year

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Chief Justice calls for Government Audit on Rights of Indigenous People

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Rape victim testifies that Sex with Convicted Man was ‘Consensual’

A man who was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for a 2007 rape asked the Appeal Court on Tuesday to release him on bail as he was suffering from mental illness.

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PRRD appoints new Sandiganbayan Associate Justice

MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed former Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge Ronald Moreno as Associate Justice of the Sandiganbayan.

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Foreign Ministry continues Ban on UN Special Rapporteur Lee

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Pay the Minimum Wage or face Legal Action, Employers told

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DLT introducing Electronic Licenses

BANGKOK, Jan 15 (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has officially begun to introduce electronic drivers licenses, launching a downloadable application that can digitally hold driver authorizations and vehicle details.

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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.

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Over 100 Medicine Brands for Treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol now cheaper under TRAIN Law

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has submitted to the Department of Finance (DOF) a list of over 100 medicines with their corresponding generic names and brands for the treatment and prevention of diabetes, hypertension and high-cholesterol, the sale of which are now exempted from the payment of the value-added tax (VAT) beginning Jan. 1 as provided under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN).

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Tax Academy eyeing Campuses in Tagaytay, New Clark City

The Department of Finance (DOF) is planning to set up permanent campuses of the Philippine Tax Academy (PTA) in Tagaytay City in Cavite and New Clark City at the Clark Special Economic Zone in Pampanga.

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Courts urged to speed up Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Jan 14 (VNA) - General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong has stressed the need for courts at all levels to speed up judicial reform and improve the quality of judgment to minimise inaccurate verdicts and overlooking criminals.

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No Passport Data lost, breached: Government Printer

MANILA, Jan 14 (PNA) - No passport loss nor breach has occurred in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), APO Production Unit Inc. (APUI), the current Philippine e-passport maker said Monday.

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Complaint Boxes for Iskandar Puteri Schools to tackle Crimes

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Iskandar Puteri District police have suggested for the district’s schools to provide boxes for information or complaints to tackle various crimes involving students.

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Tax Amnesty Programme aims to reduce People's Burden, says IRB

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) is a clear indication of the government's desire to reduce the burden of the people through taxation, Inland Revenue Board (IRB) chief executive officer Datuk Seri Sabin Samitah said.

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Tengku Abdullah to be proclaimed as New Sultan of Pahang on January 15

PEKAN, Jan 12 (Bernama) - The Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah will be proclaimed as the sixth Sultan of Pahang, succeeding Sultan Ahmad Shah, on Jan 15.

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