philippines - Rail, Road & Other Transport

House approved Proposed "Minimum Overtaking of Cyclists Distance Act”

To make cycling safer throughout the country, the House of Representatives unanimously approved on third and final reading, with 178 votes, House Bill 8911 mandating a minimum overtaking distance of 1.5 meters between a motor vehicle and a bicycle or its operator.
Date: 05 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House approves Bills on Cheaper Travel for Students, Senior Citizens, and PWDs

The House of Representatives continues to help improve the lives of students, senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) as it approved on second reading House Bills 8884 and 8885 that will provide more affordable transportation for them.
Date: 31 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

DOTr stands firm on stiffer penalties vs Traffic Violators

MANILA, Jan 29 (PNA) - Imposing stiffer penalties against traffic violators would instill discipline to all road users and make roads safe, an official of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said.
Date: 29 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Senate adopts Bill abolishing Road Board

MANILA, Jan 22 (PNA) - The Senate on Tuesday adopted a measure seeking to abolish the Road Board.
Date: 22 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House OKs Bill abolishing Road Board

MANILA, Jan 21 (PNA) - Voting 180-0 with no abstention, the House of Representatives on Monday unanimously approved on third and final reading the bill abolishing the graft-ridden Road Board.
Date: 21 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House OKs 'New' Road Board Abolition Bill on Second Reading

MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading a new bill that would “genuinely abolish” the graft-ridden Road Board.
Date: 16 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

DOTr backs Bill legalizing Motorcycles-for-Hire

MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday welcomed the proposed bill at the House of Representatives, which will amend provisions of the Republic Act 4136 or the Land Transportation Code to legalize motorcycle-for-hire services.
Date: 16 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Senate OKs Bicam Report on Child Seatbelt Bill

MANILA, Jan 10 (PNA) - A measure aimed at protecting infants and young children from deaths and serious injuries arising from road crashes and other traffic-related incidents is just a step away from becoming law after the Senate ratified the bill mandating use of seatbelts for children in motor vehicles.
Date: 10 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

Bill Won't completely abolish Road Board: Andaya

MANILA, Dec 19 (PNA) - House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. on Wednesday said the measure scrapping the Road Board will not completely abolish the corruption-plagued agency, but would instead create "Three-Road Kings."
Date: 19 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

MMDA to impose Higher Fines on Illegal Parking Next Year

MANILA, Dec 19 (PNA) - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will be implementing higher fines against illegally parked vehicles starting Jan. 7, 2019.
Date: 19 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Traffic Crisis Act to improve Traffic in PH

MANILA, Dec 6 (PNA) - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday welcomed the recent passage of the Traffic Crisis Act by the House of Representatives as this will help improve the traffic situation in the country.
Date: 05 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House Panel okays 20% Student Fare Discount Bill

MANILA, Dec 5 (PNA) - The House of Representatives’ transportation committee approved on Wednesday a substitute bill seeking to institutionalize the grant of a 20-percent student fare discount on land, water, and air transport systems even during weekends and holidays.
Date: 05 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House approves Traffic Crisis Bill on Third Reading

MANILA, Dec 3 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Monday night approved on third and final reading the proposed Traffic Crisis Act.
Date: 03 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House panel OKs Bill on Safe Distance for overtaking Cyclists

MANILA, Nov 29 (PNA) - A measure requiring a minimum distance of 1.5 meters for motorists when overtaking cyclists hurdled the committee level at the House of Representatives.
Date: 29 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Traffic Crisis Bill hurdles Second Reading at House

MANILA, Nov 27 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Tuesday night approved on second reading the proposed Traffic Crisis Act.
Date: 27 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Bigger Number Plate for Motorcycles approved

The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading a measure that requires motorcycles to use bigger number license plates and identification marks to put an end to the so-called "riding-in-tandem" crimes.
Date: 24 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House passes Mandatory Automatic Headlights On for Motorcycles Bill

To lessen and prevent road crashes, the House of Representatives approved on second reading House Bill 8322 which seeks to require all motorcycle riders and operators to automatically turn on their vehicles’ headlights while in operation, at all hours of the day and night on all roads.
Date: 18 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Online Payment for Vehicle Registration in Luzon eyed

MANILA, Oct 24 (PNA) - The Land Transportation Office (LTO) will be implementing its online payment system for the registration of new motor vehicles for the whole of Luzon in November.
Date: 24 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Taxi Passenger Rights Bill OK’d on Final Reading

MANILA, Oct 9 (PNA) - The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill establishing the rights of passengers of taxis, tourist car transport service (TCTS), and other similar vehicles for hire.
Date: 09 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Committee oks Proposed "Sustainable Transportation System Act"

Commuters may soon enjoy a greener and more efficient Philippine transportation system, as the House Committee on Transportation chaired by Rep. Cesar Sarmiento (Lone District, Catanduanes) approved on Wednesday a draft substitute bill promoting sustainable and alternative modes of transportation.
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

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Retired SC Justice Azcuna 'Selfless Government Worker': Palace

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang wished retired Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Adolfo Azcuna the best as he celebrates his 80th birthday on Saturday.

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Rule of Law followed in Ressa Arrest

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang on Friday said the rule of law was followed in the arrest of Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa for cyberlibel amid criticisms of suppressing press freedom.

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Rebuilding ASEAN’s Financial Safety Net

Singapore and Indonesia signed a US$10 billion (K15.23 trillion) bilateral swap agreement last October, allowing the two countries to assist each other during times of financial stress through US dollar loans. The move signalled a willingness by ASEAN countries to play a bigger and more direct role in strengthening the region’s financial stability, but there is still much more to do.

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Judiciary lodges Police Report over Allegations in Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 15 (Bernama) - The Judiciary has lodged a police report over allegations made against unnamed judges and the institution in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer.

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Blind Woman's Persistence to become Lawyer bears Fruit

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’, this proverb illustrates the determination and diligence of a visually impaired young woman who has achieved her dream of becoming a lawyer.

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Lawyer urges Government and CJ to address Justice Hamid's Revelations

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo has called on the government and Chief Justice to immediately look into the claims by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, contained in his affidavit which revealed misconduct of top judges and judicial interference.

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Decision on Minimum Wage Increases due in March

BANGKOK, Feb 13 (NNT) - The final decision on Minimum Wage increases will be made in March, with new rates to vary in accordance with economic conditions in each province.

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No Violation of Ressa's Civil Rights: DOJ

MANILA, Feb 14 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday assured full protection of the civil rights of online news website Rappler's publisher Maria Ressa, who was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a cyber libel complaint filed against her and the media firm by a private individual.

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DOTr inks Deal on Common Station Construction

MANILA, Feb 13 (PNA) - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday signed a contract with a private consortium for the construction of Area A of the Unified Grand Central Station (UGCS) or the common station which is located between SM North Edsa and Trinoma in Quezon City.

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Men too face Sexual Harassment at Workplace

SUNGAI PETANI, Feb 14 (Bernama) - Men too have been recorded as being victims of sexual harassment at the workplace, said Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister, Hannah Yeoh.

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LHDN launches eProcurement System, Suppliers' Portal

CYBERJAYA, Feb 13 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has launched the eProcurement (eP) system and the Suppliers’ portal as a continuous effort to improve service delivery to suppliers or tenderers dealing with the agency.

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Government affirms NCPO Order 2/2019 is Fake

BANGKOK, Feb 11 (NNT) - The Government has affirmed that the circulating NCPO Order 2/2019 is fake.

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ASEAN Secretariat calls for Nominations for ASEAN Prize 2019

Jakarta(ANTARA News) - Jakarta-based ASEAN Secretariat calls for nominations for the prestigious regional award ASEAN Prize 2019 acknowledging an individual`s or organization`s inspiring and outstanding achievements in fostering the ASEAN identity, promoting ASEAN spirit, and championing ASEAN way.

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Thousands of Workers march for stronger Labour Laws

Thousands of workers on Sunday marched in downtown Yangon to demand that the country’s labour laws meet International Labour Organisation (ILO) standards.

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ASEAN NCAP labelling Guideline Compliance to become Compulsory from March 2020

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 12 (Bernama) - Starting March 1 next year, automotive companies selling motor vehicles in Malaysia will be compelled to comply with the ASEAN New Car Assessment Programme (ASEAN NCAP) Labelling Guideline.

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New Policies, Incentives needed under EAC to spur Investments

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - New policies and incentives must be formulated to encourage both domestic and foreign private investments for the newly minted Economic Action Council (EAC) to achieve its aim of stimulating sustainable growth.

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SC Chairman elected Vice Chair of International Organisation of Securities Commission

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) chairman Datuk Syed Zaid Albar has been elected vice-chair of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Growth and Emerging Markets (GEM) Committee.

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Economic Action Council formed

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 11 (Bernama) - The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) today announced the establishment of the Economic Action Council, which is tasked with scrutinising and making decisions regarding economic and financial affairs as well as the people's well-being.

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