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Bill of the Sustainable Transportation Act of 2017

An Act Promoting a shift towards a safe, cost-effective, efficient, non-congestive, non-pollutive, and healthy locomotion and seamless and inclusive transportation system for the benefit of all citizens, economy, and society.
Date: 29 August 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1568 of 2017; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Act abolishing the Road Board as the Regulatory Agency of the Motor Vehicle User's Charge

For the purpose of efficiency and removing the redundancy of functions, the proposed measure seeks to abolish the Road Board.
Date: 15 August 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1554 of 2017; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Administrative Order Creating an Inter-Agency Committee on Government Property Insurance

The need to prescribe the necessary policies, rules, and regulations to ensure that the key properties, assets and other interests of the Government, especially the high-risk items, are provided with comprehensive and adequate insurance coverage has led to the creation of an Inter-Agency Committee on Government Property Insurance. Administrati ...
Date: 07 August 2017; Type: Administrative Order; Citation: Administrative Order No. 4; Source: Official Gazette

Bill of the Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Including Charging Stations Promotions Act of 2017

This bill proposes to provide non-fiscal incentives for the manufacture, assembly, conversion and importation of electric and hybrid vehicles including charging stations.
Date: 02 August 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1540 of 2017; Source: Senate of The Philippines

An Act Rationalizing and Strengthening the Policy Regarding Driver's License

The Republic Act No. 4136, is amended in order to rationalize and strengthen the policy of driver's license, by extending the validity period and penalizing acts in violation of its issuance and application. Republic Act No. 10930.
Date: 02 August 2017; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 10930; Source: Official Gazette

Bill of the Anti-Overloading Act of 2017

This Bill seeks to impose stiffer penalty against overloaded vehicles to ensure the safety of the passengers and to increase the vigilance of common carriers in protecting the persons and goods on board.
Date: 26 July 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1521 of 2017; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Transportation Network Services Act

Date: 19 July 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1501 of 2017; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Transportation Network Service Act

The proposed bill will institutionalize the regulatory framework for Transportation Network Companies, Drivers and their services. The bill mandates the TNCs to adopt a vehicle safety policy to ensure the comfort and security of passengers using the transportation network services.
Date: 20 July 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1502 of 2017; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Resolution implementing an Online Registration Process of Motor Vehicles

The Department of Transportation through the Land Transportation Office is to conduct a study for the establishment and implementation of an online registration process of motor vehicles with the end in view of providing effective and efficient public service for a progressive land transport sector.
Date: 29 May 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: SR No. 392 of 2017; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Act providing Dash Cam Law

This measure proposes the mandatory installation of dashboard camera in public utility vehicles, government- owned patrol cars and certain types of vehicles to help curb incidents on roads and deter violation of Traffic Laws and Regulations.
Date: 16 May 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1457 of 2017; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill amending the Act to extend the Validity Period of Driver's License

An Act extending the validity period of Driver's Licenses, amending for that purpose section 23 of Republic Act No. 4136, as amended by Batas Blg. 398 and Executive Order No. 1011, otherwise known as the Land Transportation and Traffic Code.
Date: 10 May 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1449 of 2017; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act of 2017

An Act providing for the special protection of child passengers in motor vehicles and providing appropriations thereof.
Date: 10 May 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1447 of 2017; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Anti-Overloading Act of 2017

An Act increasing the penalty of overloading of passengers in public utility vehicles and certain types of vehicles and other purposes.
Date: 10 May 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1446 of 2017; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the National Transportation Safety Board Act of 2017

An Act creating a National Transportation Safety Board, appropriating Funds therefor and for other Purposes.
Date: 08 March 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1375 of 2017; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Order reverting the Clark International Airport Corporation as a Subsidiary of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority

An Order reverting the Clark International Airport Corporation as a subsidiary of the bases conversion and development authority, and maintaining the policy supervision and operational control of the department of transportation over the Clark International Airport - Executive Order No. 14
Date: 01 March 2017; Type: Executive Order; Citation: Executive Order No. 14; Source: Official Gazette

Bill of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority

An Act Amending Section 6 of Republic Act No. 6958, otherwise known as an Act creating the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority transferring existing Assets of the Mactan International Airport and the Lahug International Airport to the Authority, vesting the Authority with Power to administer and operate the Mactan International Airport and ...
Date: 06 March 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1362 of 2017; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Airline Passengers Protection Act of 2017

An Act protecting the Rights of Airline Passengers and establishing the Duties and Liabilities of Airline Carriers.
Date: 20 February 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1336; Source: Senate of The Philippines

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Work in all Courts Nationwide suspended Thursday: SC

MANILA - The Supreme Court (SC) announced the suspension of work in all courts nationwide on Thursday, September 21, in connection with President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of the said date as National Day of Protest.

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Malaysia-Thailand to ink MoU on Security Cooperation

BANGKOK, Sept 20 (Bernama) - There will be closer security cooperation between Malaysia and Thailand with the establishment of a Joint Committee on Security Cooperation, according to a cabinet resolution document released by the Thai government.

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SC asked to order Refund of Excess SMS Fee to Subscribers

MANILA - The Bayan Muna partylist filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) seeking to compel the country's major telecommunication companies to give a refund to their subscribers for overpriced text message rates amounting to more than PHP17.7 billion.

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Policymakers urged to study Proposed Shift to Federal System

MANILA - State think-tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) on Tuesday urged policymakers to undertake a comprehensive study of the proposed shift to a federal form of government which could address uneven developments in provinces and regions.

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BSP to continue Payment, Settlement Operations on September 21

MANILA - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP ) will continue its payments and settlement operations on Thursday despite Malacanang's suspension of works in government offices and schools nationwide for that day.

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Senate urged to view Ethics Complaints with Caution

MANILA - Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Monday urged his colleagues to view complaints filed before the Senate Ethics Committee with extreme caution as the number of complaints continue to pile up.

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ASEAN enhances Coordination to tackle Cyber Threats

SINGAPORE, Sept 18 (Bernama) - ASEAN member states have agreed on the importance of enhancing coordination to ensure that its cybersecurity efforts across various platforms in countering increasingly sophisticated cyber threats are focused, effective and in synergy with one another.

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Peace, Security and Stability take Center Stage in AIPA discussion

MANILA, Philippines - Lawmakers and delegates at the 38th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) on Saturday discussed intensively the issues and challenges confronting the ASEAN region and the international community.

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CDPI proposes Shift to Federal Parliamentary System

The Centrist Democracy Political Institute (CDPI) on Thursday, September 14, said it is proposing the shift to a federal parliamentary system, adding that Congress should soon start deliberating the amendments in the 1987 Constitution that will pave the way for federalization.

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PH strengthens Bilateral Ties with Malaysia

PASAY CITY - At the sidelines of the Philippine (PH) hosting of the 49th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ (AEM) Meeting and Related Meetings on 8 September, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez convened a bilateral meeting with his Malaysian counterpart, Minister for International Trade and Industry Y.B. Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed.

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ASEAN Secretary-General highlights ASEAN Integration at UN Conference on Trade and Development

14 September 2017 Geneva, Switzerland - H.E. Mr. Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) served as a panelist at the High Level Dialogue of the 64th Session of Trade and Development Board of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development on September 12.

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ASEAN Lawmakers to converge for 38th AIPA General Assembly

The 38th ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) General Assembly officially opens on Saturday at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel, with AIPA President and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III to welcome the delegates, while President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver his keynote address at the closing rites on Tuesday.

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