philippines - General & Misc

Bill of the Citizen Service Act

An Act instituting the Citizen Service Training Course, establishing the Citizen Service Corps, creating the Citizen Service Mobilization Commission, appropriating Funds therefor and for other Purposes.
Date: 09 February 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1322; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Palliative and Hospice Care Act

An Act integrating Palliative and Hospice Care into the Philippine Health Care System, appropriating Funds therefor, and for Other Purposes.
Date: 09 February 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No.1320; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Balik Scientist Act of 2017

An Act institutionalizing the Balik Scientist Program, appropriating Funds therefor, and for other Purposes.
Date: 13 February 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: S.B. No. 1324; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the National Center for Geriatric Health and Research Institute Act

An Act converting the National Center for Geriatric Health into a Corporate Body to be known as the “National Center for Geriatric Health and Research Institute,” and Appropriating Funds therefor.
Date: 09 February 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: S.B. No. 1321; Source: Senate of The Philippines

First Philippine Republic Day

An Act declaring the Twenty Third Day of January of Every Year as a Special Working Holiday in the Entire Philippines.
Date: 09 February 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1323; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Fair Election Act

An Act amending Section 4 of Republic Act No 9006 otherwise Known as “An Act to Enhance the Holding of Free Orderly Honest Peaceful and Credible Elections through Fair Election Practices”.
Date: 09 February 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1319; Source: Senate of The Philippines

ConAss Plenary Debates begin in May

The House of Representatives is expected to start plenary discussions on the bill seeking to amend the Constitution through a Constituent Assembly (con-ass) when it resumes session in May after the Holy Week break. Rep. Roger G. Mercado (Lone District, Southern Leyte), chairman of the House committee on constitutional amendments, cited this de ...
Date: 15 February 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

James Ient and Another v Tullett Prebon (Philippines), Inc and Another Appeal

Date: 11 January 2017; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: G.R. No. 189158 and 189530; Source: Supreme Court

Judge Martonino R Marcos v Hon Perla V Cabrerafaller

Date: 08 February 2017; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: A.M. No. RTJ-16-2472; Source: Supreme Court

House approves Bill extending Passport Validity to 10 Years

MANILA, Feb. 13 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Monday night approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to lengthen the validity of the Philippine passport from five years to 10 years. With 216 votes on the affirmative, zero negative votes and zero abstention, the lower chamber passed House Bill No. 4767, which introduces an am ...
Date: 13 February 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Senate adopts Resolution concurring Ratification of PH-Japan Social Security Agreement

The Senate adopted today a resolution concurring in the ratification of a social security agreement between the Philippines and Japan.
Date: 13 February 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Senate Approval needed to end Treaty, say 14 Senators

Fourteen senators believe that the Senate should have a say when a treaty or international agreement concurred in by the Senate is terminated or abrogated.
Date: 13 February 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Senate of The Philippines

ASEAN Convention vs Trafficking in Persons enters into force

MANILA, Feb. 13 (PNA) - The ASEAN Convention against Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (ACTIP) will enter into force next month, or 30 days after the Philippines deposited its instrument of ratification on the Convention.
Date: 13 February 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

DepEd rejects Condom in Schools

Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones on Monday ultimately dismissed the involvement of the Department of Education (DepEd) in the Department of Health’s (DoH) initiative to distribute condoms in schools.
Date: 06 February 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Education

Eduardo R Alicias Jr v Attys Myrna V Macatangay and 3 Others

Date: 11 January 2017; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: A.C. No. 7478; Source: Supreme Court

Bill of the Public Health Intervention for Drug Use Act of 2017

An Act mainstreaming the Public Health Approach to Philippine Drug Policy, establishing and implementing Community-Based Programs and Strategies for Drug-Related Issues and Concerns, and Prohibiting Harmful and Discriminatory Interventions and Practices, Appropriating Funds therefor, and for Other Purposes.
Date: 06 February 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1313; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Cristina Barsolo v Social Security System

Date: 11 January 2017; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR. No. 187950; Source: Supreme Court

Republic of the Philippines v Ramon J Quisumbing

Date: 06 February 2017; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Civil Case No. 0172; Source: Sandiganbayan

Santiago D Ortega Jr v Judge Rogelio LL Dacara

Date: 11 January 2017; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: A.M. No. RTJ-15-2423; Source: Supreme Court

House pushes for Right to Adequate Food

The House committee on human rights moved a step closer to approving the proposed ‘’Right to Adequate Food (TAF) Framework Act” by creating a technical working group (TWG) that will consolidate all bills embodying the proposal.
Date: 07 February 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

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Tax Academy offers Online Courses for BIR, BOC Employees

MANILA, Jul 18 (PNA) - The Philippine Tax Academy (PTA) has completed the development of 14 competency-based mandatory online studies required for new hires at the Bureau of Customs (BOC) as well as refresher courses for existing BOC employees, the Department of Finance (DOF) announced in a statement on Thursday.

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PRRD to only face PH Court

MANILA, Jul 17 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has no intention to face the international tribunal stressing that he would only answer to the Philippine courts.

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Court cautions Najib against posting Statements on his Trial

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 18 (Bernama) - The High Court here today cautioned Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak against posting any more statements in social media pertaining to his SRC trial or risk being cited for contempt of court.

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Bank Muamalat: 'Court did not find us Guilty of Union-Busting'

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 18 (Bernama) - Bank Muamalat Malaysia Bhd today said it was never found guilty of union-busting or had breached any law.

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Labour Ministry opens Automation Center

BANGKOK, Jul 17 (NNT) - On efforts to push the Thai industrial sector into the 4.0 era, human resources must be capable of operating technology and automated systems, especially in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) development project. To achieve this goal, the Ministry of Labour has established a human resources development center on automation and robots at the Institute for Skills Development 3, located in Chonburi.

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Guidebook on Parliamentary Constituencies launched

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof today launched Wakil Kita di Parlimen, a 228-page guidebook containing relevant information on all the 222 parliamentary constituencies.

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Students among Plaintiffs in Lawsuit over Sungai Kim Kim Pollution

JOHOR BAHRU, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Thirty-four students are among 171 individuals who are suing the Johor state government, Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian and 10 others over the pollution in Sungai Kim Kim near Pasir Gudang last March.

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Mandalay Region Hluttaw approves New High Court Judge

Mandalay Region Hluttaw was unanimously appointed a new regional high court judge on the second day of the second session of the hluttaw after being nominated by the regional chief minister.

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DOJ forms Special Team to probe Kidapawan Broadcaster's Slay

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday said he has ordered a special investigation team to look into the killing last Wednesday of radio commentator Eduardo Dizon who was gunned down on the way home in Kidapawan City, Cotabato.

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New BSP Deputy Governor sworn in

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Francisco G. Dakila Jr. received his oath of office as Deputy Governor for Monetary and Economics Sector (MES) in ceremonies administered by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno on Thursday.

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Chief Justice heads Penang Honours List

GEORGE TOWN, Jul 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat heads the list of 877 recipients of state honours and honorary medals in conjunction with the 81st birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

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Prosecution failed to serve Summons on Shahrizat's Children, Court sets new Mention Date

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 12 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today set Aug 5 for mention of a lawsuit filed by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) against two children of former Women, Family and Community Development Minister Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in connection with several offences allegedly committed by their company.

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Free Legal Service to be provided for the Poor

Legal aid groups will provide free legal services to poor people and those in need of legal assistance across the country in an effort to support the rule of law and restore public trust in the judiciary.

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Bill to increase Sabah State Seats to be tabled on July 17

KOTA KINABALU, Jul 11 (Bernama) - Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is confident the Bill for the additional 13 seats, to increase the number of state seats from 60 to 73, will be approved when it is tabled in Parliament on July 17.

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SolGen asks SC to dismiss Writ of Kalikasan Suit on WPS

MANILA, Jul 9 (PNA) - Solicitor General Jose Calida on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss the petition filed against government agencies, which seeks unspecified action on the disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea.

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IRB records 486,360 Cases of Voluntary Tax Declaration

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration under the special voluntary declaration programme (PKPS) as of June 23.

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Sugar Tax: SME Traders can file Postponement Appeal

PARIT BUNTAR, Jul 7 (Bernama) - Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) traders affected by the sugar tax on sweetened drinks which came into effect this month, can file a postponement appeal to the relevant authorities.

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Sarawak Government has not Officially responded on the RM1 Loan Offer - MOF

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 6 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government has yet to provide any official feedback to the Federal government on the proposed loan offer, amounting to RM1 billion, which will be allocated for repairs of dilapidated schools in the state.

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