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SC disbars Lawyer for failing to remit Client's Money

MANILA, Jun 19 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) disbarred a lawyer for refusing to remit the settlement proceeds to his client despite repeated demands.
Date: 19 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

Filing of Petitions, Documents only until 4:30 pm, SC to Lawyers

MANILA, Apr 26 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) reminded litigants and lawyers of the official time for accepting petitions, pleadings, and official documents.
Date: 26 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC disbars 'Influence Peddling' Lawyer

MANILA, Mar 5 (PNA) - A lady lawyer who collected sums of money from a client by promising an acquittal could be secured before the Court of Appeals (CA) through her influence has been disbarred by the Supreme Court.
Date: 05 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC hikes Coverage for Small Claims Cases to P400-K

MANILA, Feb 27 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday announced an increase in the amount covered in so-called small claims cases filed before the Metropolitan Trial Courts from PHP300,000 to PHP400,000, starting April 1.
Date: 27 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Bicam Report on Bills to strengthen Office of the Solicitor General ratified

The House of Representatives ratified the bicameral conference committee report on House Bill 7376 and Senate Bill 1823, seeking to strengthen the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) by increasing its powers and functions and augmenting its employee benefits.
Date: 19 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Court pilots Video 'Tele-hearing' for High Risk, Sickly Inmates

MANILA, Feb 11 (PNA) - New court rules authorizing the use of video-teleconferencing for high risk detainees to be tried without the need to actually stepping into courtrooms will soon be tested, the Supreme Court (SC) said Monday.
Date: 11 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

CA Justice, Judge named to Court Rules Revision Body

MANILA, Feb 8 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) has named two new members to the high court's committee on the revision of the Rules of Court.
Date: 08 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC suspends Lawyer for threatening Harry Roque

MANILA, Jan 31 (PNA) - A lawyer has been suspended for two years from law practice by the Supreme Court (SC) for “underhanded tactics” against his opposing counsel, former Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, who filed the complaint 12 years ago.
Date: 31 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC asked to drop All Suits vs Martial Law Extension

MANILA, Jan 28 (PNA) - Government lawyers have asked the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss the three new petitions questioning the validity of the extension of martial law in Mindanao.
Date: 28 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Makati Court stands by Rebellion Raps vs Trillanes

MANILA, Jan 7 (PNA) - Lawyers of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV failed to persuade the Makati court to reconsider its earlier ruling to pursue the rebellion charges against the lawmaker.
Date: 07 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

Court to act on Government, Trillanes' Motions on amnesty soon: Judge

MANILA, Nov 16 (PNA) - The Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) is set to act soon on the motions for reconsideration filed by both the government and Senator Antonio Trillanes regarding his amnesty.
Date: 16 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Anti-Graft Court allows Imelda Marcos to post Bail

MANILA, Nov 16 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan on Friday allowed former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte 2nd District Rep. Imelda Romualdez Marcos to post a PHP150,000 bailbond for each count of the seven counts of her graft conviction, for a total of PHP1.05 million.
Date: 16 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC declares Half-Day Work in all Courts Wednesday

MANILA, Oct 30 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) declared half-day work in all courts nationwide on Wednesday.
Date: 30 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

PDEA backs Senate Resolution allowing K9 findings as Evidence in Drug Cases

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has expressed support for Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao's proposed resolution seeking to allow the findings of K9s and swabbing of drug samples as admissible evidence in court.
Date: 25 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Chief Justice orders to hike Local Court Judges' Salary

MANILA, Sept 18 (PNA) - As one of the several judicial reforms implemented under her term in the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro has ordered an increase in the salary of first-level court judges nationwide.
Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Court orders Transfer of Road Rage suspect to Makati Jail

MANILA, Sept 18 (PNA) - A Makati judge has ordered the transfer of businessman Arnold Padilla from Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig to the Makati City Jail while awaiting trial.
Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Court Martial will wait for SC Ruling on Trillanes Amnesty

MANILA, Sept 10 (PNA) - While it has already commissioned the General Court Martial (GCM), the Armed Forces of the Philippines will wait until the Supreme Court (SC) rules on Proclamation 572, which declared the amnesty granted to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV void ab initio.
Date: 10 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

New Continuous Trial Rules speed up Resolution of Criminal Cases: SC

MANILA, Sept 9 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) said criminal cases in trial courts are being resolved much faster compared to previous years following the implementation of its Revised Guidelines of Continuous Trial in Criminal Cases since September last year.
Date: 09 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC reorganizes Three Divisions as de Castro assumes CJ Post

MANILA, Aug 29 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) has reorganized its three divisions following the appointment of Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro.
Date: 29 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

House refers Impeach Raps vs Seven SC Magistrates to Justice Panel

MANILA, Aug 28 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Tuesday formally referred the impeachment complaints against newly-appointed Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro and six other Supreme Court (SC) justices to the Committee on Justice.
Date: 28 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

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Tax Academy offers Online Courses for BIR, BOC Employees

MANILA, Jul 18 (PNA) - The Philippine Tax Academy (PTA) has completed the development of 14 competency-based mandatory online studies required for new hires at the Bureau of Customs (BOC) as well as refresher courses for existing BOC employees, the Department of Finance (DOF) announced in a statement on Thursday.

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PRRD to only face PH Court

MANILA, Jul 17 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has no intention to face the international tribunal stressing that he would only answer to the Philippine courts.

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Court cautions Najib against posting Statements on his Trial

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 18 (Bernama) - The High Court here today cautioned Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak against posting any more statements in social media pertaining to his SRC trial or risk being cited for contempt of court.

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Bank Muamalat: 'Court did not find us Guilty of Union-Busting'

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 18 (Bernama) - Bank Muamalat Malaysia Bhd today said it was never found guilty of union-busting or had breached any law.

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Labour Ministry opens Automation Center

BANGKOK, Jul 17 (NNT) - On efforts to push the Thai industrial sector into the 4.0 era, human resources must be capable of operating technology and automated systems, especially in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) development project. To achieve this goal, the Ministry of Labour has established a human resources development center on automation and robots at the Institute for Skills Development 3, located in Chonburi.

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Guidebook on Parliamentary Constituencies launched

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof today launched Wakil Kita di Parlimen, a 228-page guidebook containing relevant information on all the 222 parliamentary constituencies.

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Students among Plaintiffs in Lawsuit over Sungai Kim Kim Pollution

JOHOR BAHRU, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Thirty-four students are among 171 individuals who are suing the Johor state government, Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian and 10 others over the pollution in Sungai Kim Kim near Pasir Gudang last March.

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Mandalay Region Hluttaw approves New High Court Judge

Mandalay Region Hluttaw was unanimously appointed a new regional high court judge on the second day of the second session of the hluttaw after being nominated by the regional chief minister.

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DOJ forms Special Team to probe Kidapawan Broadcaster's Slay

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday said he has ordered a special investigation team to look into the killing last Wednesday of radio commentator Eduardo Dizon who was gunned down on the way home in Kidapawan City, Cotabato.

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New BSP Deputy Governor sworn in

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Francisco G. Dakila Jr. received his oath of office as Deputy Governor for Monetary and Economics Sector (MES) in ceremonies administered by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno on Thursday.

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Chief Justice heads Penang Honours List

GEORGE TOWN, Jul 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat heads the list of 877 recipients of state honours and honorary medals in conjunction with the 81st birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

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Prosecution failed to serve Summons on Shahrizat's Children, Court sets new Mention Date

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 12 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today set Aug 5 for mention of a lawsuit filed by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) against two children of former Women, Family and Community Development Minister Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in connection with several offences allegedly committed by their company.

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Free Legal Service to be provided for the Poor

Legal aid groups will provide free legal services to poor people and those in need of legal assistance across the country in an effort to support the rule of law and restore public trust in the judiciary.

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Bill to increase Sabah State Seats to be tabled on July 17

KOTA KINABALU, Jul 11 (Bernama) - Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is confident the Bill for the additional 13 seats, to increase the number of state seats from 60 to 73, will be approved when it is tabled in Parliament on July 17.

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SolGen asks SC to dismiss Writ of Kalikasan Suit on WPS

MANILA, Jul 9 (PNA) - Solicitor General Jose Calida on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss the petition filed against government agencies, which seeks unspecified action on the disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea.

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IRB records 486,360 Cases of Voluntary Tax Declaration

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration under the special voluntary declaration programme (PKPS) as of June 23.

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Sugar Tax: SME Traders can file Postponement Appeal

PARIT BUNTAR, Jul 7 (Bernama) - Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) traders affected by the sugar tax on sweetened drinks which came into effect this month, can file a postponement appeal to the relevant authorities.

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Sarawak Government has not Officially responded on the RM1 Loan Offer - MOF

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 6 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government has yet to provide any official feedback to the Federal government on the proposed loan offer, amounting to RM1 billion, which will be allocated for repairs of dilapidated schools in the state.

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