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PH signs Treaty banning Nuclear Weapons

MANILA - The Philippines has signed a United Nations (UN) treaty banning nuclear weapons, as it called on other member states to join the international community in making the world a safer place.
Date: 21 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Senate approves Bill postponing Barangay, SK Elections to May 2018

MANILA - The Senate on Wednesday passed on third and final reading a bill postponing barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (youth) elections to May 2018 instead of holding it next month.
Date: 21 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House to harmonize Bills on Poverty Tracking and Monitoring Systems

The House committee on poverty alleviation chaired by Rep. Raymond Democrito Mendoza (Party-list, TUCP) has created a technical working group (TWG) that will consolidate two bills proposing data collection through community-based monitoring system (CBMS) and geo-tagging for the effective and faster implementation of national development projects, e ...
Date: 20 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House junks Impeach Rap vs COMELEC Chair Bautista

Voting 26-2, the House committee on justice chaired by Rep. Reynaldo Umali (2nd District, Oriental Mindoro) on Wednesday dismissed the impeachment complaint filed against Commission on Elections (COMELEC) chairman Juan Andres Bautista after finding it insufficient in form.
Date: 21 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

TWG to fine tune Clean Air, Solid Waste Management Laws

The House committee on ecology chaired by Rep. Estrellita Suansing (1st District, Nueva Ecija) on Wednesday approved the creation of a technical working group (TWG) that will fine tune House Bill 2286, seeking to amend the Clean Air Act of 1999 and the Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.
Date: 21 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Duterte formally declares September 21 as National Day of Protest

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte has formally declared Thursday, September 21, as National Day of Protest, following earlier announcements he made last Monday.
Date: 20 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PRRD realigns OP Offices, repeals AO 103

Malacanan on Tuesday issued Executive Order (EO) No. 40 in a bid to strengthen the functional arrangements in the Office of the President.
Date: 19 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Office of the President

AIPA Committees adopt Anti-Drug, Anti-Marine Pollution, Food Security, Child Protection Resolutions

The Committees on Social, Economic and Organizational Matters of the ongoing 38th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) adopted several resolutions which aim to address important regional concerns such as the drug menace, marine environment pollution, food security, access to financial services in the ASEAN, and strength ...
Date: 19 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

AIPA and Observer Countries vow Stronger Cooperation in Fight vs Climate Change, Terrorism, Illegal Drugs

Delegates of the ongoing 38th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) conducted dialogues with several observer countries among them China, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, European Union, Australia, and India wherein they tackled issues and challenges facing the region and the global community.
Date: 19 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

38th AIPA General Assembly successful and productive

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and other lawmakers today considered as successful and productive the just concluded 38th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) as a number of significant resolutions about social, economic and organization matters were passed by the delegates during the plenary session and that constructi ...
Date: 19 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Gun Ban exemption Rules cover Top Execs

MANILA - With barely a week before the effectivity of the gun ban, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday said top officials of the government can now file their applications for exemption.
Date: 16 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Possibility of Nationwide Martial Law Remote: DND

MANILA - The Department of National Defense on Friday said the possibility of a nationwide martial law is remote despite pronouncements from President Rodrigo Duterte that he would be forced to declare martial law throughout the Philippines if leftist rebels and left-leaning organizations bring anarchy in the streets and disrupt the country.
Date: 15 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House boosts Fight vs Malnutrition

The House of Representatives this week approved on second reading, through viva voce voting, House Bill 5777 which seeks to strengthen health and nutrition programs to address malnutrition and poor health among pregnant and lactating women and young children.
Date: 17 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

COMELEC: Gun Ban to begin September 23

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) today announced that the ban on bearing, carrying or transporting of firearms or other deadly weapons and the employment, availment or engagement of the services of security personnel or body guards will start on September 23, 2017 and will run until October 30, 2017, the Election Period in connection with the ...
Date: 14 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Commission on Elections

House greens National Students' Day

The House of Representatives unanimously approved on third and final reading this week House Bill 6283 which seeks to declare November 17 of every year as National Students’ Day in recognition of the contribution of student activism to Philippine democracy.
Date: 14 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Angara pushes for Greater Access to Healthcare for Terminally Ill Patients

Senator Sonny Angara is pushing for the passage of a bill that seeks to make health services available to all Filipinos at affordable cost even to patients suffering from life threatening illnesses.
Date: 12 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Senate of The Philippines

House resets Barangay, SK Polls to 2018

Voting 213-10, the House of Representatives on Monday overwhelmingly approved on third and final reading House Bill 6308 which seeks to postpone the October 23, 2017 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections to the second Monday of May 2018.
Date: 11 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Senator De Lima's Autism Care Act gains Support from Multi-Sectoral Intiative

Senator Leila M. de Lima today thanked members of Initiative for Disability Rights and Welfare (iDRAW) for expressing their support for Senate Bill (SB) No. 1433 or the Autism Care Act.
Date: 11 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Senate of The Philippines

National ID System hurdles House Scrutiny

The House of Representatives, voting 142-7, approved on third and final reading Friday House Bill 6221 which seeks to establish a single, unified and streamlined national identification system in the country.
Date: 09 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House okays Barangay, SK Polls Postponement on 2nd Reading

MANILA - The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a measure to postpone the October 2017 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections.
Date: 07 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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ASEAN, Dialogue Partners hope for End of Marawi Conflict Soon

MANILA - The ASEAN member states and its dialogue partners are hoping that the more than three-month fighting in Marawi be resolved soon.

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ASEAN Public Relations strengthen Regional Structure

Badung, Bali (ANTARA News) - Public relations and communication are keys to obtain public understanding and participation in order to strengthen the regional organization's position at the global level, Director General of Public Information and Communication at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Rosarita Niken Widiastuti, stated here on Wednesday.

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ASEAN Lawmakers commend Alvarez

The 38th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) concluded Tuesday with delegates commending House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez for his outstanding performance as president of AIPA.

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Work in all Courts Nationwide suspended Thursday: SC

MANILA - The Supreme Court (SC) announced the suspension of work in all courts nationwide on Thursday, September 21, in connection with President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of the said date as National Day of Protest.

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Malaysia-Thailand to ink MoU on Security Cooperation

BANGKOK, Sept 20 (Bernama) - There will be closer security cooperation between Malaysia and Thailand with the establishment of a Joint Committee on Security Cooperation, according to a cabinet resolution document released by the Thai government.

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SC asked to order Refund of Excess SMS Fee to Subscribers

MANILA - The Bayan Muna partylist filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) seeking to compel the country's major telecommunication companies to give a refund to their subscribers for overpriced text message rates amounting to more than PHP17.7 billion.

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Policymakers urged to study Proposed Shift to Federal System

MANILA - State think-tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) on Tuesday urged policymakers to undertake a comprehensive study of the proposed shift to a federal form of government which could address uneven developments in provinces and regions.

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BSP to continue Payment, Settlement Operations on September 21

MANILA - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP ) will continue its payments and settlement operations on Thursday despite Malacanang's suspension of works in government offices and schools nationwide for that day.

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Senate urged to view Ethics Complaints with Caution

MANILA - Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Monday urged his colleagues to view complaints filed before the Senate Ethics Committee with extreme caution as the number of complaints continue to pile up.

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ASEAN enhances Coordination to tackle Cyber Threats

SINGAPORE, Sept 18 (Bernama) - ASEAN member states have agreed on the importance of enhancing coordination to ensure that its cybersecurity efforts across various platforms in countering increasingly sophisticated cyber threats are focused, effective and in synergy with one another.

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Peace, Security and Stability take Center Stage in AIPA discussion

MANILA, Philippines - Lawmakers and delegates at the 38th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) on Saturday discussed intensively the issues and challenges confronting the ASEAN region and the international community.

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CDPI proposes Shift to Federal Parliamentary System

The Centrist Democracy Political Institute (CDPI) on Thursday, September 14, said it is proposing the shift to a federal parliamentary system, adding that Congress should soon start deliberating the amendments in the 1987 Constitution that will pave the way for federalization.

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