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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

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MITI, MIDA, Intel hold IoT Forum to review Progress

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Intel Malaysia conducted the Internet of Things (IoT) Malaysia Forum 2018 yesterday to review IoT’s progress since its introduction five years ago.

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Unions request Government to set Workers’ Minimum Wage

Unions have asked the government to set the minimum wage for the construction and service sectors and to solve the five other major problems facing them, a statement released on International Human Rights Day on Monday said.

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Dewan Rakyat adjourns, Reform Agenda implemented - Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The reform agenda of the Parliament was implemented at the second meeting of the first term of the 14th Parliament which came to a close today after sitting for 30 days since Oct 15.

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Court proposes Mediation in Theresa Kok's Suit against Jamal

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The High Court today proposed that Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok who filed a libel suit against Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos over alleged misuse of Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (Yawas) funds, resolve the case via mediation.

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Vietnam, Laos boost Judicial Cooperation

Hanoi, Dec 10 (VNA) - Vietnamese Minister of Justice Le Thanh Long and his Lao counterpart Xaysi Santivong agreed to work closely together to launch a bilateral cooperation programme for 2019, during their talks in Hanoi on December 10.

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Nation marks Constitution Day

BANGKOK, 10th December 2018 (NNT) - Today marks National Constitution Day, observing the importance of the administrative document and celebrating its 20 incarnations throughout the democratic history of Thailand.

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Court has Final Say on Trillanes' Travel Abroad: DOJ

MANILA, Dec 10 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday said the Bureau of Immigration (BI) will not prevent Senator Antonio Trillanes IV from traveling abroad if no travel ban is handed down by the courts against him.

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Government concerned about Readiness of SMEs to adopt Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Bernama) - The Government is concerned about the readiness of local industries, particularly Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), to adopt Industry 4.0.

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Memorandum of Understanding between Bank Negara Malaysia and Dubai Financial Services Authority

On 28 November 2018, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on supervisory cooperation for effective supervision of banking and insurance/ takaful/ reinsurance institutions operating in both countries.

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DFA holds first ever Gender and Development Assembly

MAKATI, Dec 6- As part of the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) programs to continually mainstreaming gender and development (GAD) policies in its programs and activities, it hosted the agency’s first ever Gender and Development (GAD) Assembly at the Makati Diamond Residences on 06 to 08 November 2018.

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Vietnam, Cambodia PMs attend Business Forum

Vietnam and Cambodia could make their two-way trade value at US$7-8 billion by 2020 as they have established sound cooperation across sectors and their governments have regularly taken measures to remove difficulties for businesses, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said.

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Cambodia, Laos set to boost Bilateral Trade

Cambodia and Laos have pledged to boost trade and investment across their border, while trade volume between the two countries last year was just over $27 million, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce.

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Revenue Department says it does not collect Higher Tax from Online Merchants

BANGKOK, Dec 8 (NNT) - The Revenue Department has insisted that the Revenue Code Amendment Act draft is not intended to make online merchants pay more tax but to analyze the behavior of taxpayers.

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New e-Payment Taxation to facilitate Online Retailers: RD

BANGKOK, Dec 7 (NNT) - The new e-payment taxation is designed to support the growth of electronic transactions and to help online retailers pay the tax more conveniently, said Revenue Department's (RD) Spokesman Pinsai Suraswadi.

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Education minister stresses the Importance of “Rule of Law”

BANGKOK, Dec 8 (NNT) - Education Minister Teerakiat Jareonsettasin has attended a conference with education related officials, stressing the importance of the “rule of law” when introducing policies.

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Go hails Silay City for Fair implementation of Law

MANILA, Dec 7 (PNA) - Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Friday commended Silay City for its fair implementation of laws and ordinances even if it resulted in the removal of a tarpaulin bearing his name at the city plaza.

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JBC opens Application for SC, LEB Vacancies

MANILA, Dec 7 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Friday opened the application for the vacancy in the 15-man Supreme Court (SC).

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Supreme Court suspends Judge over alleged Graft Case

Jakarta, Dec 8 (ANTARA News) - The Supreme Court has decided to temporarily suspend a Semarang district court judge after the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) named him a suspect in a graft case.

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