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PRRD approves National Program on Family Planning

MANILA, Mar 5 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has approved the implementation plan of a program meant to distribute contraceptives nationwide, prevent unplanned pregnancies and ultimately reduce poverty, Malacañang said on Tuesday.
Date: 05 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Fine, Community Service await QC Ordinance Violators

MANILA, Mar 4 (PNA) - The Quezon City local government on Monday approved an ordinance imposing fines and community service penalties on city ordinance violators.
Date: 04 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Senate adopts House Version of proposed "Sagip Saka Act"

The Senate has adopted House Bill 8857 or the proposed “Sagip Saka Act” which seeks to institute the Farmers and Fisherfolk Enterprise Development Program to be under the Department of Agriculture, as an amendment to Senate Bill 1281.
Date: 01 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Speech Language Pathology Bill awaiting President Duterte's signature

A proposal to regulate the practice of Speech Language Pathology and promote the development of a corps of competent, world-class, and globally competitive Speech Language Pathologists in the country is now awaiting President Duterte's signature.
Date: 02 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: House of Representatives

Court junks Eight PCG Men plea in Taiwanese Fisherman’s Death

MANILA, Mar 1 (PNA) - A Manila court has denied the plea by defense lawyers questioning the homicide charges filed against Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel who opened fire on a fishing vessel and killed a Taiwanese fisherman off Balintang Channel in Batanes six years ago.
Date: 01 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PNP implements Law modifying Rank Classification

MANILA, Mar 1 (PNA) - The Philippine National Police (PNP) has implemented the new law that modified the rank classification of police officers into similar ones used by their military counterparts.
Date: 01 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Anti-False Bomb Threat Bill hurdles Second Reading

Beware bomb pranksters. The House of Representatives approved on second reading House Bill 9059 seeking to prohibit and penalize the dissemination of false information on bomb threats, explosives, or any other life-threatening or destructive materials.
Date: 26 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

SC sets Rules on Oral Arguments over LEB Validity

MANILA, Feb 27 (PNA) - The Supreme Court(SC) has announced the ground rules for parties in the oral arguments scheduled on the suits challenging the validity of the Legal Education Board (LEB).
Date: 27 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

OWWA Chief confirms Ignacio's Resignation

MANILA, Feb 26 (PNA) - The head of Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) on Tuesday confirmed that OWWA Deputy Administrator Arnell Ignacio has resigned.
Date: 26 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Palace assures Legal Aid for distressed Filipinos Abroad

MANILA, Feb 26 (PNA) - Malacañang on Tuesday assured distressed Filipino workers abroad that the government will provide them with legal assistance should they get involved in serious crimes such as drug-related cases.
Date: 26 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Senator pushes Passage of Proof-of-Parking Space Bill

MANILA, Feb 26 (PNA) - Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Tuesday pushed for the passage of the proof-of-parking space bill as an alternative to ease traffic congestion in Metro Manila.
Date: 26 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

Bicam Report on proposed "Seal of Good Local Government Act" ratified

The House of Representatives ratified the bicameral conference committee report on House Bill No. 8719 and Senate Bill No. 1843 or the proposed “Seal of Good Local Government (SGLG) Act of 2019” which seeks to establish and institutionalize the seal of good local governance for Local Government Units (LGUs).
Date: 24 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

SC adopts Two Examiners per Subject for Bar Exams

MANILA, Feb 25 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) en banc has approved changes to the Bar examinations, primarily the proposal to have two examiners per subject for the four-day examination for admission of would-be lawyers.
Date: 25 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

People’s Law Enforcement Board (PLEB) strengthened soon

The House of Representatives approved on second reading House Bill No. 9071 which seeks to strengthen the People’s Law Enforcement Board (PLEB) to ensure that police officers maintain a very high degree of principle and dedication to their duties and oath as public officers.
Date: 20 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

DOJ Chief backs PRRD Line on Students may lose Scholarships

MANILA, Feb 21 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday sided with the President Rodrigo Duterte's recent pronouncement that students who overtly support terrorist organizations may be validly dropped from the rolls of scholarship.
Date: 21 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Duterte signs Law modifying PNP Rank

MANILA, Feb 21 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed into law a bill, which modifies the rank classification of the Philippine National Police (PNP).
Date: 21 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Mandatory ROTC to cut Reds Infiltration in Schools

MANILA, Feb 21 (PNA) - The New People's Army (NPA) infiltration and recruitment of students will be greatly reduced once mandatory Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) is implemented, an official of the Armed Forces of the Philippines said Thursday.
Date: 21 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Proposal to strengthen the Energy Regulatory Commission hurdles Second Reading

The House of Representatives approved on second reading House Bill 9053 or the proposed “Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) Act” which seeks to strengthen the ERC by expanding and streamlining its bureaucracy, upgrading employee skills, as well as augmenting employees' benefits.
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

SC upholds Boracay Closure

MANILA, Feb 19 (PNA) - Malacañang's Proclamation No. 475, which ordered the temporary closure of Boracay for rehabilitation last year, has been upheld by the Supreme Court (SC).
Date: 19 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC upholds Third Martial Law Extension

MANILA, Feb 19 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ruled to uphold the constitutionality of Malacanang's Proclamation No. 216 extending martial law and suspending the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao.
Date: 19 February 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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