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Duterte signs Law requiring PhilHealth Coverage for all PWDs

MANILA, Mar 4 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed into law a measure that provides mandatory PhilHealth coverage for all persons with disabilities (PWDs).
Date: 04 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PRRD signs Universal Healthcare Care law

MANILA, Feb 20 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday signed the Universal Health Care Act into law which will automatically enroll all Filipinos under the government’s health insurance program.
Date: 20 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News

GSIS releases Christmas Cash Gift to Pensioners

MANILA, Dec 6 (PNA) - In the spirit of the Yuletide season, the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) has started releasing the Christmas cash gift of its old-age and disability pensioners, currently numbering 280,000. The cash gift has been deposited to the pensioners’ eCards beginning December 1.
Date: 06 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Bicam OKs Universal Health Care Bill's Consolidated Version

MANILA, Nov 27 (PNA) - The Bicameral Conference Committee approved on Tuesday the consolidated version of the Universal Health Care (UHC) bill.
Date: 27 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Excessive Red Tape adversely affects the Ease and Cost of doing Business in Logistics Services Industry

The DTI-Competitiveness Bureau and stakeholders from the logistics services sector jointly identified the regulations and procedures that adversely affect the ease and cost of doing business for the logistics services providers, which in turn pull down the competitiveness of the sector.
Date: 19 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Trade and Industry

Senate approves Universal Health Care Bill

MANILA, Oct 10 (PNA) - The Senate on Wednesday passed on third and final reading the landmark Universal Health Care Bill which seeks to guarantee equal access to quality and affordable health services for all Filipinos.
Date: 10 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Mandatory PhilHealth Coverage for PWDs OK’d in House

MANILA, Oct 8 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Monday overwhelmingly approved on third and final reading a measure providing mandatory Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) coverage for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs).
Date: 08 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

DepEd probes undeducted GSIS Loans

MANILA, Sept 17 (PNA) - The Department of Education (DepEd) assured its teaching and non-teaching personnel that the agency is addressing the problem of undeducted Government Service Insurance Service (GSIS) loans from their monthly salaries.
Date: 17 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

House okays PWDs' Mandatory PhilHealth Coverage on Second Reading

MANILA, Sept 5 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading a measure providing mandatory Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) coverage for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs).
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

GSIS eyes New Pension System for Newly-installed Uniformed Personnel

MANILA, Sept 5 (PNA) - State pension fund Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) is inclined to take in newly-hired uniformed personnel under its social security coverage in support of President Duterte’s thrust for a more sustainable pension fund for soldiers and policemen.
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

GSIS eyes New Pension System for Newly-installed Uniformed Personnel

MANILA, Sept 5 (PNA) - State pension fund Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) is inclined to take in newly-hired uniformed personnel under its social security coverage in support of President Duterte’s thrust for a more sustainable pension fund for soldiers and policemen.
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

DOH backs raising Tobacco Excise Tax

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - A proposal in the Senate to increase the tobacco excise tax rate to PHP90 per pack has gained support from the Department of Health (DOH).
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Universal Health Care Bill to make Check-ups Free for Filipinos

MANILA, Aug 1 (PNA) - Senator Sonny Angara on Tuesday has sponsored the Universal Health Care bill, which aims to ensure that every Filipino will have access to appropriate, affordable, and quality health services including free checkups, laboratory tests and medicines.
Date: 01 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Senate passes Bill providing mandatory PWD PhilHealth Coverage

MANILA, July 30 (PNA) - The Senate on Monday passed on third and final reading a proposed bill, which provides for the mandatory PhilHealth coverage for all Persons With Disability (PWDs).
Date: 30 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Duterte bats for Passage of Universal Healthcare Bill

MANILA, July 24 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday called on Congress to immediately pass the bill on Universal Health Care, which aims to provide an all-inclusive health coverage for Filipinos.
Date: 24 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC affirms Indictment of Legacy Bank Owners, Cohorts for Estafa

MANILA July 10 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) upheld the decision of the Department of Justice (DOJ) indicting the owners and depositors of Legacy Banks and a branch manager of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) for duping the government through fraudulent deposit insurance claims amounting to PHP97.73 million.
Date: 10 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Committee approves Bill providing for PhilHealth Coverage of PWDs

The House committee on appropriations has approved a substitute bill seeking to provide mandatory Philippine Health Insurance (PhilHealth) coverage of all Persons With Disability (PWDs).
Date: 05 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Bill of the Free Index-Based Crop Insurance (FIBC) Act of 2017

This Bill aims to institute measures needed to strengthen the government initiatives and programs to effectively address the weather and climate risks faced by small agricultural producers in the Philippines, and extend crop insurance coverage to crops and agricultural production.
Date: 20 March 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1759 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

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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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