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Ex-Nueva Ecija Town Mayor faces Eight-Year Jail Term for falsifying Documents

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - A former town mayor of Nueva Ecija is facing an eight-year jail term after the Sandiganbayan found him guilty of falsifying a certificate, disowning his nephew whom he appointed in the municipal hall in 1997.

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Man sentenced to Three Years Jail for committing Robbery with Toy Gun

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) - An ex-grocery shop staff was crying profusely after being sentenced to three years in jail and one stroke of the cane by the Sessions Court here today on a charge of robbing a convenience store using a toy gun last month.
Date: 18 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Welder jailed for Concealment of RM18,700

PETALING JAYA, Oct 17 (Bernama) - A welder was sentenced to three months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court here today for concealment of more than RM18,000 belonging to another person.
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Indonesian Labourer jailed for Possession of Image, Video on Daesh Terrorists

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 (Bernama) - An Indonesian labourer was sentenced to 18 months jail by the High Court here today for having images and video on the Daesh terrorist group on his handphone.
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two Brothers freed on Drug Trafficking Charge, escape Death Sentence

GEORGE TOWN, Oct 17 (Bernama) - Two brothers escaped the noose today when they were acquitted and discharged for drug possession and trafficking.
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Prosecution's Appeal dismissed in Case against Metro Scion

The High Court yesterday dismissed an appeal by the prosecution and upheld a district court decision that Metro family scion Ong Jenn was not guilty of abetment to traffic in drugs.
Date: 16 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Security Guard gets Two Months Jail for assaulting Second Wife

PETALING JAYA, Oct 16 (Bernama) - A security guard was sentenced to two months jail by the Magistrate's Court here today for voluntarily causing hurt to his second wife last April.
Date: 16 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Man pleads Guilty to kicking, beating Dog

KUANTAN, Oct 16 (Bernama) - A man pleaded guilty to kicking and beating a dog but the magistrate did not accept his plea and sent him for an examination at Hospital Permai in Johor instead.
Date: 16 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Technician discharged on Charge of killing Cat

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 (Bernama) - The Selayang Sessions Court today gave a discharge not amounting to an acquittal to one of the two men accused of killing a cat by putting it into a laundry dryer on Sept 11.
Date: 16 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Molester gets longer Jail Term, Caning after Appeal

A yoga instructor who repeatedly molested his student had his jail sentence increased from nine months to a year and was also given three strokes of the cane yesterday after the High Court allowed an appeal by the prosecution.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Ex-NegOcc Mayor faces Jail Term for Security of Tenure Violation

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - A former mayor of Cadiz City, Negros Occidental is facing a five-year jail term for violation of the law on security of tenure in connection with his failure to reinstate several city hall employees in 1999.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

DOJ mulls Precautionary HDO vs Seven Cops linked to Drugs

MANILA, Oct 15 - The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Sunday said it will seek the issuance of a precautionary hold departure order (PHDO) against the five active and two dismissed police officials tagged by President Rodrigo Duterte as involved in illegal drug activities.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Two Indonesians jailed Nine Months for possessing Contraband Cigarettes

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian retail shop assistants were sentenced to nine months' jail each by the Magistrate's Court here today for possessing 192,840 sticks of contraband cigarettes of various brands last week.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two Men jailed for helping Members of Organized Criminal Group to enter Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 (Bernama) - Two Malaysian men were sentenced to three years’ jail each by the High Court here today for helping members of an organised criminal group, ‘Latino Dago Gang’ to enter the country two years ago.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Man sentenced to Death for killing Woman in Confinement

SHAH ALAM, Oct 15 (Bernama) - A security guard was sentenced to death by the High Court here today after he was found guilty of murdering a woman in confinement, three years ago.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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Date: 13 September 2017; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 916 K/PID.SUS/2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Two suspected Drug Couriers sentenced to death Saiful Lim Nam Foek Alias Afuk anak dari Lim Dyun Tyin Sukarminah alias Mimin binti Kirin Hadi Prayitno more

Finance Officials under Scrutiny as 35 face Disciplinary Measures

At least 35 finance officials have been disciplined for abuses of power, according to an official report. The report was presented at a three-day 6th Plenary Meeting of the Ministry of Finance’s Party Committe ...

12 Firms’ Executives sentenced for embezzling State Money Commission readies Report for Convention on the Rights of the Child Xaysana to face Thai Court, No Extradition sought: Govt Spokesman more

Man sentenced to Three Years Jail for committing Robbery with Toy Gun

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) - An ex-grocery shop staff was crying profusely after being sentenced to three years in jail and one stroke of the cane by the Sessions Court here today on a charge of robbing a convenience ...

Welder jailed for Concealment of RM18,700 Indonesian Labourer jailed for Possession of Image, Video on Daesh Terrorists Two Brothers freed on Drug Trafficking Charge, escape Death Sentence more

Man gets Year in Jail for criticizing State Minister

A man who criticised the Mon State Chief Minister on social media has been sentenced to one year in prison, a Thaton township police official said.

Corruption Panel fines Five over withdrawal of Celebrity Murder Case Protester sentenced to 18 Months in Prison Government ‘hasn’t relaxed Death Penalty’ more

Ex-Nueva Ecija Town Mayor faces Eight-Year Jail Term for falsifying Documents

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - A former town mayor of Nueva Ecija is facing an eight-year jail term after the Sandiganbayan found him guilty of falsifying a certificate, disowning his nephew whom he appointed in the municipal ha ...

Ex-NegOcc Mayor faces Jail Term for Security of Tenure Violation DOJ mulls Precautionary HDO vs Seven Cops linked to Drugs Pinay gets Life Sentence in Indonesia due to Drugs more

Prosecution's Appeal dismissed in Case against Metro Scion

The High Court yesterday dismissed an appeal by the prosecution and upheld a district court decision that Metro family scion Ong Jenn was not guilty of abetment to traffic in drugs.

Molester gets longer Jail Term, Caning after Appeal Daughter of Hour Glass Founders jailed Lau Cheng Kai and Others v Public Prosecutor more

NLA passes Corruption Prevention Bills in First Reading

BANGKOK, Oct 6 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly of Thailand (NLA) took another step on Friday to combat graft after passing five anti-corruption bills in their first readings.

NLA to amend Penal Code’s juvenile Crime Law Sibutramine Users to face Jail Terms under Amended Rules Legalized Medicinal Cannabis Proposals more

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House absent at Court during Advocates' Law Judicial Review Session

Jakarta, Oct 18 (ANTARA News) - The House of Representatives (DPR) did not attend the Constitutional Court (MK) session on the judicial review of Article 16 Law No.18/2003 regarding advocates immunity rights.

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Solon files Bill on Overtaking Cyclists

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - A party-list lawmaker at the House of Representatives is pushing for a measure requiring a minimum distance of 1.5 meters for motorists overtaking cyclists.

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Hontiveros optimistic PRRD will sign Pet Bills into Law

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - Senator Risa Hontiveros on Thursday said she is confident that President Rodrigo Duterte would sign several bills that she authored and sponsored into law.

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JBC interviews Two Bets for Supreme Court Justice

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Thursday conducted its public interview for two aspirants for the Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice vacancy following the retirement of Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro.

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PM tables Mid-Term Review of 11th Malaysia Plan in Dewan Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today tabled the Mid-Term Review of the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP - 2016-2020) in the Dewan Rakyat.

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SC allows Media Coverage of de Lima Drug Case Trials

MANILA, Oct 17 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) allowed news coverage of Senator Leila de Lima’s trials for alleged drug trading activities before the Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court (RTC).

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House supports Placement of Migrant Workers through One Channel

Jakarta, Oct 16 (ANTARA News) - Chairman of the House of Representatives` (DPR`s) Commission IX Dede Yusuf supported the placement of Indonesian migrant workers through the One Channel Placement System (SPSK) agreed upon by Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.

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Industry 4.0 to put Indonesia among Top 10 Economies

Jakarta, Oct 17 (ANTARA News) - The fourth industrial revolution, also known as industry 4.0, is expected to make Indonesia one of the top 10 economies in the world in 2030, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said.

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Government encourages SMEs to go Digital

Jakarta, Oct 16 (ANTARA News) - The government encourages national small and medium enterprises or SMEs to take advantage of the digitalization era by using online networks to expand their businesses.

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WIPO Director General Conferred the Order of Sikatuna

World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Director General Dr. Francis Gurry has received the highest Presidential honour of diplomatic merit in recognition of his extraordinary efforts to sustain and strengthen WIPO’s relations with the Philippine government, through the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL).

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PH Ambassador Promotes ASEAN Trade, Tourism in Spain

MADRID, Oct 16 (DFA) - To raise awareness about ASEAN and promote ASEAN trade and tourism in Spain, Philippine Ambassador to Spain Philippe J. Lhuillier and the other ASEAN Ambassadors in Madrid paid a courtesy call on the Spanish Minister for Industry, Trade, and Tourism Maria Reyes Maroto Illera.

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BOC, PCG Ink MOA for Strengthened Joint Anti-Smuggling Operations

The chiefs of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Philippine Coast (PCG), on Monday, October 15 signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which provides them guidelines in the conduct of anti-smuggling joint operations within the country’s borders.

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PH Showcases Best Practice on Anti-Poverty

NEW YORK, Oct 12 (DFA) - The Philippines underscored the crucial need to use the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) as an alternative measure of poverty during the High-level side-event on “Using the Multidimensional Poverty Index to guide innovative policies in all its dimensions” held on the sidelines of the 73rd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly High Level Week held at the UN Headquarters in New York on 25 September 2018

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21 Law Firms vow to create more chances for Young Lawyers

Twenty-one law firms, including Drew & Napier and Tan Rajah & Cheah, have pledged to provide more opportunities for young lawyers to represent their clients in court.

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Thailand hosts ASEAN Disaster Assessment and Mitigation Training Course

BANGKOK, Oct 16 (NNT) - Thailand is hosting the latest ASEAN training course on regional disaster assessment and mitigation to ensure timely assistance, and enhance the reach and capability of the region’s relief efforts.

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Del Castillo to head JBC Search for Next CJ

MANILA, Oct 16 (PNA) - Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo will sit at the helm of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) in screening aspirants for the vacancy in the Supreme Court (SC) following the retirement of Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, JBC ex-officio member and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Tuesday.

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SC reorganizes Three Divisions as Hernando assumes Post

MANILA, Oct 16 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC), under Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, has reorganized the membership in its three divisions following the entry of its newest member, Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando.

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Non-infra Programs face Cancellation if Oil Excise Tax suspended

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - Some of the Duterte administration's non-infrastructure expenditures scheduled for 2019 face possible cancellation if the implementation the oil excise tax's second tranch is put on hold due to soaring world crude prices, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said.

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