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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.

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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

Active Mobility (FORMULA 1® 2018 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix) (Exemption) Order 2018

This is to notify that electrically operated four-wheeled lightweight vehicle is exempted from the Active Mobility Act 2017, from 12 September 2018 to 17 September 2018 when driven on any footpath located on or in the vicinity of the blue-coloured lines set out in the Schedule, in connection with the specified event, if certain conditions are ...
Date: 10 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 554; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Road Traffic (Restriction of Speed on Roads) (Amendment) Notification 2018

This Notification comes into operation on 8 September 2018.
Date: 06 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 545; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Road Traffic (FORMULA 1® 2018 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix) (Exemption) Order 2018

This is to notify that the Rules specified in the Schedule does not apply to the motor vehicle bearing foreign registration number BKU6672 when it is used on any road on any day from 6 September 2018 to 17 September 2018 for the purpose of, or in connection with the specified events.
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 544; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Motor Vehicles (Third-Party Risks and Compensation) (FORMULA 1® 2018 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix) (Exemption) Notification 2018

This is to notify that Section 3 of the Motor Vehicles (Third-Party Risks and Compensation) Act, does not apply to a motor vehicle that is not registered under the Road Traffic Act, when it is used on any of the designated roads on any day from 12 September 2018 to 19 September 2018 for the purpose of any specified events.
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 543; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Driver who had Stroke found liable in Accident

Pivotal in the court case that followed was whether the stroke exempted the driver from liability for the accident, an issue the judge hearing the case said had apparently not been ruled on before.
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

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 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

Road Traffic (Motor Vehicles, Quota System) (Amendment) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 1 September 2018.
Date: 31 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 524; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Public Transport Council Act (Amendment of Third Schedule) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 30 August 2018.
Date: 29 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 509; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Active Mobility (Excluded Vehicle) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 28 August 2018.
Date: 28 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 506; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Active Mobility (Moving Generations) (Exemption) Order 2018

This is to notify that individuals who ride an e‑trishaw to be used by the organiser for the purpose of Moving Generations event on any of the footpath or shared path specified in Part 1, 2, 3 or 4 of the Schedule are exempted from the Active Mobility Act 2017, provided certain conditions are complied with.
Date: 28 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 507; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Online Taxi Safety Standards deemed Weak

Jakarta, Mar 23 (ANTARA News) - Online taxi safety standards are viewed as being weak due to rampant crimes by drivers of such services as was experienced by 29-year-old Yun Siska Rohani.

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Most Youths don’t understand Traffic Regulations: Police

Most young people aged between 15 and 20 still lack knowledge of the traffic regulations and this is contributing to road accidents, according to traffic police.

Festival Committee to regulate Parking Fees Lower Logistics Costs to boost Business, Competitiveness Measures revealed to resolve Illegal Car Imports more

Transport Ministry to provide Clearer Guidelines for Vehicle Convoy Activities

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 (Bernama) - The Transport Ministry will strive to provide clearer guidelines pertaining to vehicle convoy activities, says its Deputy Minister Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar.

Federal Roads (West Malaysia) (Amendment) (No. 8) Order 2018 Notice under Section 70 of the Road Transport Act 1987 Federal Roads (Felda Scheme) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2018 more

Yangon’s New Automotive Policy to commence in October

The much-touted Yangon Vehicle Quota Certificate (YVQC) system for car importers will start in Yangon in October, said U Phyo Min Thein, the region’s chief minister, during a press conference on August 24.

Government to issue New Licenses for Commercial Vehicles Strategy to build up Logistics Sector, Boost National Transport Plan Revealed Yangon Government to issue permits to Vehicles Registered in the City more

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 ...

House cancels Passage of Road Board Abolition Bill House approves Taxi Passenger Rights Bill on Second Reading House Panel directs DOTr to submit Crash Incident Protocol more

Government: Law to raise Driver's License Penalties still being considered

BANGKOK, Aug 28 (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport has confirmed that no law has been passed to increase penalties on failure to display a driver's license. However, the department said the matter will be carefully ...

Cabinet agrees to Legal Changes tightening Regulations on Big Bikes Traffic Police: THB10,000-50,000 Fines maximum penalty Police to introduce Traffic Offences Points System more

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Indonesia hands over Chairmanship of ASEAN Committee to Thailand

Jakarta, Sept 25 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Ambassador to Kuwait, Tatang Budie Utama Razak, handed over the chairmanship of ASEAN Committee in Kuwait (ACK) for the period of January-June 2018 to ACK Chairman of the next period, Ambassador of Thailand to Kuwait, Dusit Manapan, on Sept 19.

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NLA receives Support from Labor Groups for Enactment of New Labor Protection Law

BANGKOK, Sept 26 (NNT) - Representatives of various labor groups have expressed support for the National Legislative Assembly’s enactment of a new version of the Labor Protection Act.

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House holds Marathon Budget Deliberations to meet October Deadline

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - The House of Representatives is holding marathon deliberations - even extending the plenary session until the wee hours - on the proposed PHP3.757-trillion 2019 national budget to meet its approval deadline by October 12, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said on Tuesday.

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DOJ awaits BI Comments, Records on Fox Deportation Case

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has asked the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to file a formal comment on the petition for review of the government's deportation order against Australian missionary nun Patricia Fox.

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IPOPHL to roll out Green Lane for Trademark Applications

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is set to roll out a ‘green lane’ for trademark applications that will slash the average processing time for registration, which currently takes about eight months to be approved.

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BSP warns Public against Frauds, Scams

LEGAZPI CITY, Sept 25 (PNA) - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Tuesday warned the public against frauds and scams, in the wake of the fast approaching holiday season.

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Corporate Income Tax cuts won't lead to Job Losses

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - Finance Undersecretary Karl Chua said the removal of certain incentives under the proposed tax reform measure will not result in job losses.

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Yangon Court allows Trial to resume in Celebrity Slaying

Yangon Region High Court decided on Monday to let the trial go ahead in the murder of Facebook celebrity Aung Ye Htwe and cancel the order by the district court to withdraw the case.

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Fundamental Freedoms must be aligned with International Standards - Dewan Rakyat Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 (Bernama) - Parliamentarians have to ensure that the Federal Constitution and laws relating to freedom of expression, access to information and press freedom are in line with international human right standards, said Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof.

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SME Mart to assist Entrepreneurs Market Products Overseas

SHAH ALAM, Sept 24 (Bernama) - SME Mart, an initiative introduced by Dewan Ekonomi Usahawan Malaysia (DEUM) will serve as a platform for Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs to sell their products on both the local and international market.

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SGX proposes New “trade at close” Session for Securities Market

Singapore Exchange (SGX) is seeking public feedback on the proposed introduction of a new trading session for the securities market, the “trade at close” (TAC), which will take place after the closing auction routine ends.

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PHL Officials to brief UK Investors on Opportunities in Infra, Other Sectors

A Duterte Cabinet delegation led by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III will embark on a three-day mission to London this week to brief British investors on the vast business opportunities in the country’s infrastructure, energy and tourism sectors and explore ways to expand economic cooperation between the Philippines and the United Kingdom.

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DOF thanks House for Final OK of Corporate Tax Reform Bill

The Department of Finance (DOF) has thanked the House of Representatives for approving on third and final reading the bill seeking to lower the corporate income tax (CIT) and correct the convoluted incentives system for businesses, as it expressed optimism that the Senate would pass a similar measure soon enough to enable the people to reap the benefits of a fair, transparent and accountable tax system in the form of more investments and jobs.

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PH Ambassador to Bahrain participates in a Roundtable on International Labor Standards

MANAMA, Sept 24 - Philippine Ambassador to Bahrain Alfonso A. Ver participated in a roundtable discussion on various International Labor Organization’s (ILO) conventions on foreign workers with the ILO Direct Contact Mission to Bahrain on 18 September 2018.

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HK Business Seminar puts Spotlight on Investment Opportunities in PH

HONG KONG, Sept 24  - Top-level government officials reassured potential investors in Hong Kong that the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte is working “non-stop” to ensure that the necessary policies, fiscal measures and legal framework relating to ease of doing business and investments are in place.

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MAS outlines Enforcement Approach to deter, detect and investigate Breaches of Rules and Regulations

Singapore, Sept 24 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has published an Enforcement monograph to provide greater clarity and transparency into how MAS deters, detects, investigates and takes action against breaches of the rules and regulations it administers. The monograph outlines how MAS’ Enforcement Department works together with the other financial sector oversight functions in MAS to uphold Singapore’s reputation as a clean and trusted financial centre.

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International Maritime Community re-affirms Co-operation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore

More than 180 participants from around 80 maritime administrations and organisations, as well as embassies in Singapore, attended the 11th Co-operation Forum this morning, where they reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen cooperation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS).

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Chartered Accountant and Lawyer among those who joined Scheme as Proxy Decision-Makers

Lawyer Haryadi Hadi, 35, decided to be a professional deputy as he has wealthy clients who are single, childless or have strained ties with their loved ones and they cannot find anyone to be their proxy decision-makers should they become mentally incapacitated.

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