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DOLE warns PLDT: Regularize 7K Workers or face Sanctions

MANILA, July 11 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) warned anew telecommunications firm Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) to comply with its order on the regularization of more than 7,000 workers from its contractors.
Date: 11 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

DOLE: Order for PLDT to regularize 7K Workers stays

MANILA, July 5 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Thursday said it stands firm on its order to telecommunications giant Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) to regularize 7,306 workers.
Date: 05 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Bacolod Registrar of deeds Sacked for Grave Misconduct

MANILA, July 5 (PNA) - The registrar of deeds of Bacolod City, Negros Occidental was dismissed from the service for issuing a land title to a person without complying with the requirements of the state internal revenue agency five years ago.
Date: 05 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PLDT: DOLE order to regularize 7K Employees to disrupt Ops

MANILA, July 4 (PNA) - The order of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for telecommunications firm PLDT Inc. to stop in engaging in subcontracting activities and regularize more than 7,000 employees will disrupt the company's operations.
Date: 04 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

15K Jobs available under Build Build Build

CAPAS, Tarlac, July 4 (PNA) - About 15,000 jobs are currently available on projects related to government's Build Build Build Program, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar revealed Wednesday.
Date: 04 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

554 PCSO Employees undergo Surprise Drug Test

MANILA, June 26 (PNA) - In support of President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs, a total of 554 employees of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) voluntarily submitted themselves to a drug test, General Manager Alexander Balutan said on Tuesday.
Date: 26 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

DOLE mulls P200 Monthly Subsidy for Minimum Wage Earners

MANILA, June 26 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is looking to provide subsidies amounting to PHP200 per month to 4.1 million minimum wage earners nationwide to help them cope with the rise in prices of basic commodities.
Date: 26 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

OWWA partners with Facebook to empower OFWs

Facebook, the world’s leading social media platform, has partnered with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to empower overseas Filipino workers and their families to fully harness the positive component of online networking and communication technology.
Date: 10 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Labor and Employment

DOLE to Employers: observe Pay Rules for Eid'l Fitr Holiday

MANILA, June 13 (PNA) - Private sector workers who will report to work on Friday, June 15, Eid’l Fitr or end of Ramadan, a regular holiday, will receive 200 percent of their regular pay, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said.
Date: 13 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

1.29K Jobseekers join Independence Day Fair in Luneta

MANILA, June 12 (PNA) - Despite the continuous rains, more than 1,200 applicants registered for the 2018 Independence Day job and business fair at the Luneta Park here, the Department of Labor and Employment said on Tuesday.
Date: 12 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

CA reinstates 2 PNP Executives linked to Courier Deal

MANILA, June 10 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals granted the petition for review filed by two high-ranking officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and reversed the earlier decision by the Office of the Ombudsman for their supposed involvement in the PHP100-million anomalous contract with Werfast Documentation Agency Inc. (Werfast), which prov ...
Date: 10 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Workers Group urge BIR: Refund P20-B 'Illegally Collected' Tax

MANILA, June 4 (PNA) - A labor organization on Monday urged the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and Department of Finance (DOF) to comply with the Supreme Court (SC) decision ordering them to return an estimated PHP20 billion, including interest, that were unlawfully collected from millions of minimum-wage employees in 2008.
Date: 04 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

DOLE awaits Wage Boards' Proposals to cushion TRAIN Impact

MANILA, May 28 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is expecting the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards (RTWPBs) to issue recommendations to cushion the effect of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN) law on workers.
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

DOLE sets Rules on Financial Aid for displaced Boracay Workers

MANILA, May 23 (PNA) - Financial assistance ranging from PHP2,100 to PHP4,200 will be given to workers, particularly in the formal sector, who were affected by the six-month closure of Boracay island, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Wednesday.
Date: 23 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

OP to probe Unfair Labor Practices in TV Networks

MANILA, May 20 (PNA) - The Office of the President (OP) is set to investigate reported complaints of unfair labor practices in TeleVision (TV) networks involving employees who hold contractual and talent positions.
Date: 20 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

TUCP looks forward to passage of Sotto's 14th Month Bonus Bill

MANILA, May 21 (PNA) - The Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) expressed optimism that with the inevitable ascension to the Senate presidency of Sen. Vicente "Tito" Sotto, III, his "pet bill" seeking to make mandatory the 14th month pay bonus for rank-and-file workers in the private sector, will be passed into ...
Date: 21 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Duterte orders total lifting of OFW Deployment Ban to Kuwait

MANILA, May 16 (PNA) - Malacanang on Wednesday announced that President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the full lifting of the deployment ban of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to Kuwait.
Date: 16 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

TESDA to boost Language Training Institutes for OFWs

MANILA, May 15 (PNA) - To help Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) find better job opportunities, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will strengthen its Language Skills Institutes (LSIs) across the country, and will also offer additional language courses.
Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Rules on Renewal of Contractors' Registration Out

So as to hasten the handling of applications for renewal of registration by labor contractors, the labor department has issued an advisory setting the grounds for approval or denial of their applications. Labor Advisory No. 06 clarifies the guidelines on the renewal of registration of contractors under Department Order No. 174, series of 2017, ...
Date: 09 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Labor and Employment

Duterte declares May 14 Special Non-Working Day

MANILA, May 2 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed on Wednesday a proclamation declaring May 14 as a special non-working day throughout the country to allow the people to vote in the barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (youth council) polls.
Date: 02 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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Legal 'Stalwart' Senior Counsel Jeffrey Chan retires after 45 Years

Jeffrey Chan, the longest-serving legal service officer have retired as a principal senior consultant at the Attorney-General's Chambers last week after completing 45 years of service.

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350 Major Firms to act as Mentors for SMEs under DIP's Campaign

BANGKOK, 11 July 2018 (NNT) - Some 350 major firms have agreed to perform as mentors for Thai SMEs under the Department of Industrial Promotion's (DIP) campaign and to introduce some 20,000 SMEs in international markets.

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Comelec Lawyers to handle Poll Body’s Defense in VP Recount Case

MANILA, July 12 (PNA) - The law department of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will take charge of the poll body's defense in the ongoing electoral protest case for the May 2016 vice presidential race at the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET).

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Judges Group endorses Marquez for SC Post

MANILA, July 12 (PNA) - The Philippine Judges Association (PJA) expressed its support for the nomination of Court Administrator Midas Marquez as Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice.

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SEC sets up Online Kiosks for Business Registration

MANILA, July 12 (PNA) - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday announced the availability of on-line kiosks that allow faster and trouble-free registration of new corporations, partnerships and associations, to enhance ease of doing business in the country.

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President Jokowi to familiarize Public with PPPh Policy for MSMEs

Jakarta, July 12 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo will disseminate information on a policy in which the Final Income Tax (PPh) for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) is set at 0.5 percent during the 71st National Cooperatives Day 2018.

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New Chief Justice proposes Panel of Nine Judges in Constitutional Cases

PUTRAJAYA, July 12 (Bernama) - The new Chief Justice, Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, has proposed that court cases involving constitutional issues be heard by a panel of nine judges of the Federal Court including the top four judges.

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Government to follow Rule of Law in Zakir Naik's Case - Gobind Singh

SHAH ALAM, July 12 (Bernama) - The government will act accordingly and by always applying the 'follow the rule of law' policy in any case and not only with regard to the controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo.

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New Chief Justice proposes Balloting Selection of Federal Court Judges Panel

PUTRAJAYA, July 12 (Bernama) - The new Chief Justice, Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, has proposed selection by balloting of the panel of Federal Court judges to hear cases in the Federal Court.

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ASEAN should relook Policies in Transformative Digital Economy

KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 (Bernama) - ASEAN needs to relook at its various policy initiatives, including trade and investment policies, in response to the transformative digital economy, said CIMB ASEAN Research Institute (CARI).

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Bank Negara Malaysia maintains OPR at 3.25 per cent

KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has maintained the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) at 3.25 per cent after the two-day Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting which ended today.

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Richard Malanjum is the new Chief Justice

Richard Malanjum is the new Chief Justice

Kuala Lumpur, 11 July 2018 (Asean LIP News): Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Richard Malanjum has sworn in as the new Chief Justice of Malaysia. He replaces Tun Md Raus Sharif as the top judge of Malaysia. Richard Malanjum was the Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak. He was elevated to the Federal Court in June 2005 and was appointed as the Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak in 2006.

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Pioneer Batch of 24 Lawyers receive Professional Certification in Building and Construction Law

24 lawyers have received professional certification in building and construction law from the Singapore Academy of Law under the ' Specialist Accreditation Scheme'.

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DOLE warns PLDT: Regularize 7K Workers or face Sanctions

MANILA, July 11 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) warned anew telecommunications firm Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) to comply with its order on the regularization of more than 7,000 workers from its contractors.

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Four New DOJ Officials named

MANILA, July 11 (PNA) - The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday confirmed that Malacañang has appointed three new undersecretaries and one assistant secretary to the agency.

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House receives ConCom's Draft Federal Charter

MANILA, July 11 (PNA) - Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Wednesday formally received the draft federal constitution prepared by the 22-member Consultative Committee (ConCom) on Charter Change.

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Indonesia promotes Strategic Industries in Central, South America

Jakarta, July 10 (ANTARA News) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs promoted Indonesia's strategic industry in Central and South American countries to encourage penetration into non-traditional markets.

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Thai Court to rule in Defamation Trial of 14 Myanmar Workers

A court in Bangkok is to rule today on 14 Myanmar migrant workers who have been charged with defaming their employer after accusing the company of serious labour rights violations.

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