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POEA bars Recruitment firm from deploying OFWs to Jeddah over Abuses

MANILA, Apr 10 (PNA) - The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Wednesday temporarily barred a local recruitment agency from deploying Filipino workers to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia over reports of abuses of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the area.
Date: 10 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PCC seeks Own Probe on Luzon Power Outages

MANILA, Apr 22 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) announced that it will investigate allegations of collusion or abuse of dominance among energy companies that led to the recent series of power outages in Luzon.

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Right to Freedom of Religion guaranteed under Federal Constitution

KOTA BELUD, Apr 21 (Bernama) - The right to freedom of religion of every Malaysian is guaranteed under the Federal Constitution, said Sabah Rural Development Minister Datuk Ewon Benedick.

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Sabah and Sarawak High Court Registrar's Office to move to Kota Kinabalu

SANDAKAN, Apr 21 (Bernama) -- Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today confirmed that the Office of the Registrar of the Sabah and Sarawak High Court will be relocated from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu.

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Government awaits Approval from Malay Rulers on New Chief Justice - Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apri 19 (Bernama) - The government is awaiting approval from the Malay Rulers for the appointment of a new Chief Justice, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.

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Double Pay for Workers on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Workers who will report to work on April 18 and 19 will receive twice their regular daily wages as both days have been declared regular holidays, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Wednesday.

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Palace suspends Government Work for Holy Week Exodus

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Malacañang suspended work on Wednesday (April 17), 12 noon onwards, to allow government employees to travel to their respective regions in time for the observance of Maundy Thursday (April 18) and Good Friday (April 19).

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JBC asks Applicant to comment on Gadon Opposition

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has asked an applicant for a vacancy in the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) to comment on an opposition to her appointment filed last month by senatorial candidate and lawyer, Lorenzo "Larry" Gadon.

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PCC approves Ayala-PHINMA Energy Deal

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the acquisition of the majority stake in PHINMA Energy by Ayala Corporation’s power branch, AC Energy.

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8,254 Workers Re-employed after getting Assistance from ESO

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - A total of 8,254 unemployed workers have been re-employed after receiving assistance from the employment service officers (ESOs) since the Re-Employment Placement Programme for Employment Insurance System (EIS) commenced in August 2018.

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Two Indonesians fined RM100,000 for Possessing Illicit Cigarettes

KLANG, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian retail shop workers were fined RM100,000 by the Magistrate Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing 854 packs of illegal cigarettes of various brands valued at RM1,668.56.

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"Go to the Mosque, get Closer to God," Judge advises Robber

IPOH, Apr 16 (Bernama) - "Go to the mosque, get closer to God, be a good person and stop taking drugs," Sessions Court judge Azman Abu Hassan told a palm oil fruit collector.

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Fake News Bill: Law Society refutes Online Flak over Alleged Silence

Law Society president Gregory Vijayendran said that the organization will share their views over the draft Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act privately with policymakers, and has refuted online flak about its so-called "deafening silence".

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SC suspends Work in Courts for Holy Week

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday announced its modified work schedule for the Holy Week, starting with a half-day work on Wednesday.

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Fourth 'Justice Zone' opens in Pampanga

MANILA, Apr 13 (PNA) - The fourth Justice Zone in the country has been formally opened in Angeles, Pampanga by the Justice Sector Coordinating Council (JSCC).

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Indonesia Industrial Summit to be held on April 15-16

Jakarta, April 13 (ANTARA) - The Industry Ministry will organize the 2019 Indonesia Industrial Summit (IIS) themed "Implementation of Making Indonesia 4.0 Toward Top Ten Global Economies", in ICE BSD, Tangerang, Banten Province, on April 15 and 16.

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200 Lawyers gather in Kuala Lumpur for TerraLex

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13 (Bernama) - A total of 200 lawyers from 50 countries have gathered here for the TerraLex Global Meeting to discuss a wide variety of legal and economic issues impacting Malaysia.

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Chief Justice pens Touching Farewell to Colleagues

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 13 (Bernama) - "All I ask from you is to protect the judiciary no matter what others may say," said Tan Sri Richard Malanjum in his farewell message to the judges, officers and employees of the judiciary upon his retirement yesterday.

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Chief Justice Richard Malanjum retires

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retires today after serving 27 years in the judiciary.

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