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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

House cancels Passage of Road Board Abolition Bill

MANILA, Sept 12 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday moved to rescind the passage of a bill seeking the abolition of the Road Board.
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House approves Taxi Passenger Rights Bill on Second Reading

MANILA, Sep 12 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading a bill establishing the rights of passengers of Taxis, Tourist Car Transport Service (TCTS), and other similar vehicles for hire.
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House Panel directs DOTr to submit Crash Incident Protocol

MANILA, Sept 5 (PNA) - To prevent a repeat of the chaos at the country’s premier gateway due to a runway closure, a House of Representatives committee on Wednesday directed transport agencies - led by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) - to submit a revised crisis management team, crash incident protocol, and an overall aviation policy i ...
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

LTFRB allows TNCs P2 per-minute Charge

MANILA, Sept 5 (PNA) - The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has allowed all Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) to impose a PHP2-per-minute charge to passengers as part of their fare structure.
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Grab to appeal P10-M Fine for its per-minute Charge

MANILA, Sept 5 (PNA) - Ridesharing firm Grab Philippines is considering an appeal to the decision of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to fine it PHP10 million due to its PHP2-per-minute charge.
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Grab won't reimburse P2/Min Charge to Riders: LTFRB

MANILA, Sept 4 (PNA) - The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has ordered ridesharing firm Grab Philippines not to reimburse the PHP2-per-minute charge to its riders.
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Provincial Bus Ban along EDSA starts Wednesday: MMDA

MANILA, Aug 14 (PNA) - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will start its implementation of the provincial bus ban along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) during rush hours on Wednesday (August 15).
Date: 14 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Anti-overloading Policy extended until December 2018

Suspension of enforcement of the maximum allowable Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) for trucks and trailers with a total of 18 and 22 wheels has been extended by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and Department of Transportation (DOTR).
Date: 03 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Public Works and Highways

MMDA still to finalize HOV Lane Guidelines

MANILA, Aug 8 (PNA) - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) clarified on Wednesday said it has yet to finalize the guidelines on the implementation of High-Occupancy Vehicle Lanes (HOVL) along Epifanio delos Santos Ave. (Edsa) during rush hours.
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Metro Mayors approve High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes on EDSA

MANILA, Aug 7 (PNA) - In an effort to encourage carpooling among motorists, the Metro Manila Council (MMC) has approved the implementation of High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes (HOVLs) on Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) during rush hours.
Date: 07 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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House Panel to probe 'Budget Anomalies' in January

MANILA, Dec 13 (PNA) - The House of Representatives rules committee will start its investigation on the alleged “budget anomalies and questionable allocations” by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on January 3, Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. announced on Thursday.

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ASEAN launches Safe Migration Campaign

Jakarta, Dec 12 (ANTARA News) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has launched a safe migration campaign to increase public awareness of the advantages of employing migrant workers.

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Nation celebrates Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Government agencies and diplomatic and international organisation representatives gathered in Vientiane to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its lasting impact, which was supported by the United Nations, European Union and Australia.

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SC welcomes Malaysia's Improved Ranking in Corporate Governance

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is encouraged by the recognition of Malaysia's initiatives to improve corporate governance, which was a result of the collective effort by various stakeholders.

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MyCC to identify Anti-Competitive Elements in Eggs Market

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) is working closely with the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) to identify any anti-competitive elements that may occur in the domestic market for chicken eggs.

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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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