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PRRD will honor Law at all times: DOJ

MANILA, Apr 5 (PNA) - The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday said President Rodrigo Duterte will honor the rule of law and the Constitution.
Date: 05 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

IRR of Rice Law signed

MANILA, Apr 5 (PNA) - Policymakers have finally signed the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 11203, threshing out details in the effective rollout of the new law liberalizing the importation, exportation, and trading of rice. The law also lifts the quantitative import restriction on rice.
Date: 05 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Privacy Commission probes April hacking incidents

MANILA, Apr 5 (PNA) - The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is conducting an investigation into the incidents of hacking of various websites in the country that occurred from April 1 to 3.
Date: 05 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

CA affirms Ex-TLRC Exec’s Dismissal in PDAF Scam

MANILA, Apr 4 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed the dismissal from the service of the former deputy director general of the defunct Technology and Livelihood Resource Center (TLRC), for dishonesty and grave misconduct in the disbursement of PHP35 million in Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) 12 years ago.
Date: 04 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

CA affirms Legality of 2014 WESM Price Spike

MANILA, Apr 3 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed its decision voiding orders issued by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) nullifying the increase in prices at the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) imposed by power producers during the shutdown of the Malampaya gas facility in 2013.
Date: 03 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC orders SolGen to release Drug War Papers

MANILA, Apr 2 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ordered state lawyers to provide police reports in connection with the government's anti-illegal drugs campaign.
Date: 02 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC to probe judges on 'Narco-List'

MANILA, Apr 2 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) said it will act on reports about judges who are on the government's list of protectors of the illegal drug trade.
Date: 02 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC issues TRO vs Comelec Rulings on Sulu Precincts

MANILA, Apr 2 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) stopped the Commission on Elections (Comelec) from enforcing its rulings on the composition of precincts in Sulu province, the tribunal announced Tuesday.
Date: 02 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

CA clears Jose Manalo from Ex-wife's Settlement Case

MANILA, Apr 1 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) has cleared television comedian Ariel Manalo, more commonly known as "Jose Manalo", of liability in a multimillion-peso case involving his estranged wife Annalyn.
Date: 01 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

CA voids Mandaluyong Court's TRO on Iloilo Power Debacle

MANILA, Mar 29 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) ordered a Mandaluyong court to stop from enforcing its restraining order preventing the takeover of an electric power distribution firm servicing the city and the province of Iloilo.
Date: 29 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Travel Tax Exemption for Senior Citizens and PWDs approved

The House Committee on Tourism, chaired by Rep. Corazon Nuñez-Malanyaon (1st District, Davao Oriental), approved House Bill No. 7964 or the proposed “Tax-Free Travel for Senior Citizens and PWDs (persons with disabilities) Act,” which seeks to exempt them from the imposition of travel tax.
Date: 27 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

CA orders NBI to present suspected Abu Sayyaf Member

MANILA, Mar 27 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to present before the Manila Regional Trial Court a suspected Abu Sayyaf member allegedly involved in the kidnapping several plantation workers in Basilan in 2001.
Date: 27 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC sacks Sheriff for misappropriating Litigant's Money

MANILA, Mar 27 (PNA) - The Supreme Court has dismissed a court sheriff from public office for misappropriating PHP10,000 he received from a court litigant meant for the publication of a notice of an extrajudicial foreclosure.
Date: 27 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House picks Lawyers for Budget Negotiation

The House leadership has appointed three veteran congressmen who are all lawyers to represent the chamber in a last-ditch effort to break the budget deadlock with senators. Our representatives are not only lawyers; they are also experts in all aspects of the budget process: preparation, authorization, legislation, and accountability.
Date: 25 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: House of Representatives

SC Justice Carpio's Concern on Reed Bank 'Misplaced': Palace

MANILA, Mar 26 (PNA) - Malacañang on Tuesday said Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Antonio Carpio's concern that China can seize gas from the Reed Bank should the Philippines fail to pay its debt to China under multi-billion peso loan deals is misplaced.
Date: 26 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC to allow Public Access to e-Library

MANILA, Mar 26 - The Supreme Court (SC) announced that it will be allowing free public access soon to its electronic library (e-Library).
Date: 26 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

DOJ welcomes 32 New Prosecutors

MANILA, Mar 26 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday announced the appointment of new prosecutors.
Date: 26 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Committee approves Bill on Commemoration of “West Philippine Sea Victory Day”

The country may soon commemorate a historic victory every year as the House Committee on Revision of Laws, chaired by Rep. Marlyn Primicias-Agabas (6th District, Pangasinan), approved House Bill No. 8966, seeking to declare July 12 of every year a special working holiday to be known as the “West Philippine Sea Victory Day.”
Date: 24 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Committee oks bill requiring first aid training for tourism sector workers

The House Committee on Tourism chaired by Rep. Corazon Malanyaon approved a bill seeking to require personnel of tourism enterprises to undergo first aid training.
Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Duterte signs Law making GenSan Separate District

MANILA, Mar 20 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed into law a bill creating the lone legislative district of General Santos City in the province of South Cotabato.
Date: 20 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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House rejects Four Candidates for Chief Justice

Jakarta, May 22 (ANTARA) - The House of Representatives (DPR) Commission III rejected four candidates proposed by the Judicial Commission for chief justice during a plenary session held in Jakarta on Tuesday.

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18 Items listed under Festive Season Price Control Scheme for Aidilfitri, Gawai

KUCHING, May 22 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs has listed 18 items under the Festive Season Price Control Scheme (FSPCS) in conjunction with Aidilfitri and 14 items for Gawai Dayak which will be celebrated in June.

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Phone Call not from Officer or Staff of Penang Courts - Chief Registrar's Office

PUTRAJAYA, May 21 (Bernama) - The Federal Court Chief Registrar’s Office (PKPMP) has denied an individual’s claim about receiving a phone call from an officer or employee of the Penang courts.

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ASEAN told to improve Production Technology and Capacity

KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 (Bernama) - Southeast Asia, particularly Malaysia, should focus on improving production technology and capacity, as well as regional integration in order to benefit from the shifting of supply chains due to changes in global trade, says HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd.

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No Freeze in Intake of Foreign Workers - Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry has clarified that there is no freeze in the recruitment of foreign workers although many applications to bring in workers have been rejected for non-compliance with the law.

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Actions against those who tarnish Judiciary's Image, Dignity, says CJ

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Actions will be taken against those who tarnish the judiciary's image and dignity, says Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat.

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Right Decisions only Way for Judiciary to recover Glory - Attorney General

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas says judges must always endeavour to make the right decisions, without fear or favour, and regardless of the personality of the party or the accused before them.

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Transport Ministry makes it More Flexible for e-hailing Drivers to obtain PSV Licence

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Transport is willing to make it easier for e-hailing drivers to clock in the six hours of course time to obtain a Public Transport Vehicle (PSV) licence.

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RM1.56 Mln Fine on Poachers, highest so far for Wildlife Crimes

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - The Kuala Terengganu Sessions Court's decision to fine RM1.56 million each on two Vietnamese poachers has been the highest amount so far for wildlife crimes in the country's history, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.

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Delegation of Lawmakers visit Netherlands

Hanoi, May 15 (VNA) - A delegation of the National Assembly’s Committee on Laws led by the committee’s vice chairman Pham Tri Thuc has just paid a working visit to the Netherlands.

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Adib Inquest: Lawyer grills Forensics Expert on 'Probability Report'

SHAH ALAM, May 16 (Bernama) - A lawyer questioned the ‘probability report’ of a specialist medical witness in the inquest into the death of Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, that injuries to the right chest of the firefighter were caused by a curb or road shoulder.

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Telecom Regulator proposes Online Sim Card Registration

The Lao Telecommunication Regulatory Authority is developing an application for use as a possible option to speed up sim card registration.

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Government agrees to appoint a Youth to represent them in the Senate

BANGI, May 15 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the government has agreed to appoint a member of the Senate from among the youths with wide expertise and knowledge in the field and issues on the development of youths.

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MoF sets up Debt Management Office

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Finance has set up the Debt Management Office (DMO) to review and manage the government’s debt and liabilities.

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RoK helps Vietnam accelerate Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Apr 26 (VNA) - The Supreme People’s Court and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) launched a project on improving trial transparency and quality at Vietnamese courts during a ceremony in Hanoi on April 26.

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DOLE announces 29 Job Fir Venues Nationwide on Labor Day

MANILA, Apr 29 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is inviting job seekers to a nationwide job fair on May 1.

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Universities, Industry Players to join forces for IR 4.0

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 29 (Bernama) - The joint forces of the brains in the universities and the capacity and capabilities of key industries will make a change for a better world through the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), said Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) vice-chancellor Prof Dr Asma Ismail.

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BNM appoints Two External Members to Monetary Policy Committee

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 29 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has reappointed Professor Dr Yeah Kim Leng and appointed Datuk Dr Gan Wee Beng as external members of its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) effective April 1, 2019.

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