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House passes Magna Carta of the Poor Bill

The House committee on poverty alleviation has passed a substitute bill that seeks to uplift the lives of the poor by strengthening the government’s anti-poverty programs and implementation of other social development strategies in partnership with government agencies, non-government organizations (NGOs), people’s organizations and other partners. The committee chaired by Rep. Emmi de Jesus (Party-list, Gabriela) approved the unnumbered bill, also known as the “Magna Carta of the Poor,” which substituted House Bills 31, 232, 478, 1122 and 1895 authored by Reps. Raul V. del Mar (1st District, Cebu), Rodante D. Marcoleta (Party-list, SAGIP), Jose Antonio R. Sy Alvarado (1st District, Bulacan ), Gary C. Alejano (Party-list, MAGDALO), and Salvio B. Fortuno (5th District, Camarines Sur), respectively.

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Government to evaluate 23 Ministerial Regulations

Date: 28 April 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The government will continue to evaluate regulations considered to have hampered investment, the Capital Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) has said.

ePLDT advises Companies to take Holistic Approach in deterring Cybercrime Incidents

Date: 28 April 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, April 28 - Leading digital enterprise solutions provider ePLDT advised companies that employing data security and hardware are not enough in deterring cybercrime incidents in the company.

Self Employed Taxi , Grab, Uber Drivers to be covered under Employment Injury Scheme

Date: 28 April 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
MARAN, April 28 (Bernama) - Some 100,000 self-employed taxi, Uber and Grab drivers will be covered under the Employment Injury Scheme after the Senate passed the Self Employment Social Security Bill 2017 yesterday.
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Tan Wei Hong and 4 Others v Malaysia Airlines System Berhad and 4 Others

Date: 25 April 2017; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Civil Appeal No. W-01(NCVC)(W)-125-04 of 2016; Source: Federal Court Registry

Factories urged to follow Wastewater Regulations

Some factories in the Mandalay Industrial Zone still fail to treat their wastewater to conform to regulations, the region’s Department of Environmental Conservation said.
Date: 27 April 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

3 Rice Traders found violating Rice Trading Act

BANGKOK, 28 April 2017 (NNT) - The Department of Internal Trade (DIT) has taken legal action against three rice manufacturers for taking advantage of farmers.
Date: 28 April 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Dewan Negara passes 13 Bills at first Meeting, 5th Session of 13th Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR, April 28 (Bernama) - Dewan Negara at the first meeting in the fifth session of the 13th Parliament which commenced on April 17 and adjourned last night passed 13 Bills.
Date: 28 April 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Investigation will be conducted if Complaints received against Content on Group Chats - MCMC

CYBERJAYA, April 28 (Bernama) - Conversations in any group messaging applications such as WhatsApp, Wechat, Viber, and Telegram are considered private in nature but investigation will be conducted if there are complaints against the content distributed in the group, said the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) in a statement t ...
Date: 28 April 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bam: Provide Free Tuition for all SUC Students, pass Measure ASAP

A senator affirmed that all students in state colleges and universities (SUCS) stand to benefit from Senate Bill No. 1304 or the Affordable Higher Education for All Act once it is enacted into law.
Date: 27 April 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Drs H Syafrudin H M Nur, M PD, DK v Kepala Dinas Pendidikan Pemuda Dan Olah Raga Kabupaten Dompu and 2 Others

Date: 04 April 2017; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: Putusan Mahkamah Agung Nomor 166 K/TUN/2017 Tahun 2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Pendakwa Raya v Nirmala A/P Subramaniam and 8 Others

Date: 28 April 2017; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Criminal Appeal No. B-05-(S)-07/2014; Source: Federal Court Registry

Arianto v Kepala Kepolisian Daerah Sumatera Utara

Date: 04 April 2017; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: Putusan Mahkamah Agung Nomor 118 K/TUN/2017 Tahun 2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

IR Agus Rulie Mochammad Raharusun, MM v Bupati Buru Selatan

Date: 04 April 2017; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: Putusan Mahkamah Agung Nomor 163 K/TUN/2017 Tahun 2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Suharman v I Bupati Kepahiang and Another

Date: 04 April 2017; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: Putusan Mahkamah Agung Nomor 134 K/TUN/2017 Tahun 2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Isti Setyawati S, SE v Menteri Agama RI

Date: 04 April 2017; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: Putusan Mahkamah Agung Nomor 162 K/TUN/2017 Tahun 2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Muhidin Haji Syamsudin v Kepala Dinas Pendidikan Kota Kupang

Date: 04 April 2017; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: Putusan Mahkamah Agung Nomor 117 K/TUN/2017 Tahun 2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Walikota Sungai Penuh v Ependi

Date: 04 April 2017; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: Putusan Mahkamah Agung Nomor 165 K/TUN/2017 Tahun 2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Ni Gusti Ayu Rossy Yuliarti v Franco Varrone Dan Kepala Kantor Pertanahan Kabupaten Badung

Date: 15 December 2016; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: Putusan Mahkamah Agung Nomor 157 PK/TUN/2016 Tahun 2016; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia
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Bursa reprimands SMTrack for Breach of Ace Market LR

KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 (Bernama) - Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd (Bursa) has publicly reprimanded SMTrack Bhd (SMTrack) for breaching the ACE Market listing requirements (ACE LR).

Monetary Board approves Amendments to MORB and MORNBFI DOJ OKs Raps vs RCBC, Philrem over USD81-M Bangladesh Bank Heist BNM introduces Flexible Pricing for Motor Insurance more

3 Rice Traders found violating Rice Trading Act

BANGKOK, 28 April 2017 (NNT) - The Department of Internal Trade (DIT) has taken legal action against three rice manufacturers for taking advantage of farmers.

Karip Mohd Salleh & 765 Ors v Lembaga Kemajuan Tanah Persekutuan (Felda) and Another Settlers' Suit against Felda dismissed Government to ease Laws on Local Products more

Chin Jeong Kong and 3 Others v Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd

Date: 19 January 2017; Court: High Court of Sabah & Sarawak; Citation: Suit No. T (24) 32 of 2005; Source: High Court of Sabah and Sarawak

BuCor, Tadeco deal void - OSG 1MDB and IPIC agree on Arbitration Settlement Reconciliation Subcommittee soliciting more Input more

Self Employed Taxi , Grab, Uber Drivers to be covered under Employment Injury Scheme

MARAN, April 28 (Bernama) - Some 100,000 self-employed taxi, Uber and Grab drivers will be covered under the Employment Injury Scheme after the Senate passed the Self Employment Social Security Bill 2017 yesterday.

Arianto v Kepala Kepolisian Daerah Sumatera Utara IR Agus Rulie Mochammad Raharusun, MM v Bupati Buru Selatan Suharman v I Bupati Kepahiang and Another more

SC allows Resumption of Torre de Manila Construction

MANILA, April 25 - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday allowed the resumption of the construction of Torre de Manila condominium owned by the DMCI Project Developer Inc. located near Luneta Park.

Locals to protest against Land, Compensation Issues NLA promises to review Land and Building Tax Bill High Court orders 9,300 Hectare Area at Pos Belatim, Gua Musang, to remain as Orang Asli Customary Land more

Circular to clarify Paragraph 6 of the Guidelines in the filing, receiving and processing of 2016 Income Tax Returns

Amending Paragraph 6 of Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 28-2017. Re: Guidelines in the Filing, Receiving and Processing of 2016 Income Tax Returns including its Attachments. Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 34- ...

Egis Road Operation Philippines Inc v Commissioner of Internal Revenue Commissioner of Internal Revenue v Dole Philippines, Incorporated Freelife Philippines Distribution, Inc v Hon Kim S Jacinto-Henares more

Senator JV eyes Stiffer Penalties for Overloading

Senator JV Ejercito wants to impose stiffer penalties for overloading vehicles after an overloaded bus in Nueva Ecija, which fell into a 100 feet ravine, killed 31 and injured 46 people on Tuesday.

Issuance of Compound and Demerit Points allowed under RTD Act - Liow Authorities to discuss Rules on Pickup Truck Passengers Tirumeniyar A/L Singara Veloo v Malaysian Motor Insurance Pool more

NA Ordinary Session opens to debate Socio-Economic Performance, Law Making

The third ordinary session of the National Assembly (NA) kicked off yesterday in Vientiane to review the government’s performance over the past six months, future work plans, socio-economic development plan impleme ...

Laos cuts Maximum Concession Period to 50 Years New Law offers Incentives to attract Investment Xaysana to face Thai Court, No Extradition sought: Govt Spokesman more

Factories urged to follow Wastewater Regulations

Some factories in the Mandalay Industrial Zone still fail to treat their wastewater to conform to regulations, the region’s Department of Environmental Conservation said.

Restaurants might have Licenses seized for Tax Non-compliance Farmers facing Jail Time to file Appeal Locals to protest against Land, Compensation Issues more

3 Rice Traders found violating Rice Trading Act

BANGKOK, 28 April 2017 (NNT) - The Department of Internal Trade (DIT) has taken legal action against three rice manufacturers for taking advantage of farmers.

NLA Committee makes Adjustments to Draft Political Parties Law Cabinet endorses Bill to regulate Wiretapping Cabinet approves Additional Social Security Benefits more

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Laos ratifies Asean Anti-Human Trafficking Convention

Laos has ratified the Asean anti-human trafficking convention in a move to join forces with other member countries of the regional bloc to fight the illicit trade.

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Malaysian PM urges ASEAN to cut Trade Barriers, strengthen E-commerce

MANILA, April 28 - Malaysian Prime Minister Dato Sri Najib Tun Razak has urged ASEAN member states to cut barriers to trade, such as tariff and non-tariff measures (NTMs), while strengthening e-commerce in the region.

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Labuan IBFC to introduce Competitive Tax Structure by End-2017

LABUAN, April 28 (Bernama) - The Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (Labuan IBFC) is expected to introduce a more competitive tax structure by year-end to suit the current global economic environment, said Bank Negara Malaysia Governor Datuk Muhammad Ibrahim.

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No trading on April 28, May 1 - PSE

MANILA, April 27 (PNA) - The Philippine Stock Exchange said Thursday that there will be no trading on Friday and Monday, April 28 and May 1.

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ASEAN can be bolstered by the Accession of Timor-Leste - Legarda

MANILA, April 27 - Since the ASEAN’s source of strength comes from all the countries in the region, Sen. Loren Legarda on Thursday said that it can further be bolstered by the accession of Timor-Leste in the regional bloc.

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Duterte says Arbitral Ruling not an Issue in ASEAN Summit

MANILA, April 27 - President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he would not bring up the arbitral tribunal's decision during the ASEAN Summit because the West Philippine Sea ruling only involves the Philippines and China.

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Legarda: Filipinos to benefit from Paris Agreement through GCF

Senator Loren Legarda today said that Filipinos, especially those in poor vulnerable communities, would benefit from the country's accession to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change through the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

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ASEAN Summit opens in Manila

MANILA, April 26 - The 30th ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings kicked off Wednesday here with the meeting of the region’s Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR) at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

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SC to hold special en banc Session for Bar Exam Results Deliberation on May 3

MANILA, April 26 - The Supreme Court (SC) set for May 3 the special en banc session to deliberate on the results of last year's Bar examinations.

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PHL expects Conclusion of Three Agreements, Declarations during ASEAN Chairmanship

MANILA, April 26 (PNA) - The Philippines is optimistic that two to three high-level agreements or declarations, including the framework for a code of conduct in the West Philippine Sea (WPS)/South China Sea, will be reached during its ASEAN chairmanship this year.

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ASEAN Leaders to endorse the Role of Civil Service

MANILA, April 26 (Bernama) - The 30th Asean Summit will see eight outcome documents, which will include the ASEAN leaders' declaration on the role of civil service as a catalyst for achieving ASEAN Community Vision 2025.

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PM Najib to lead Malaysian Delegation to 30th ASEAN Summit

MANILA, April 26 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will lead the Malaysian delegation to the 30th Asean Summit and Related Meetings from April 26 to 29, 2017 in Metro Manila, Philippines.

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