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Minimum Wages Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 1 January 2019.

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House okays Two OFW-Oriented Bills on Second Reading

MANILA, Oct 17 (PNA) - The House of Representatives has approved on second reading two measures aimed at empowering and protecting Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Minimum Wage issue to be discussed in Cabinet - Minister

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry will present the RM1,050 minimum monthly wage issue, which has been objected to by some parties for being too low, to the Cabinet.
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Tulong-Trabaho Bill approved

The Members of the House of Representatives have unanimously approved on third and final reading House Bill 8139 or the Proposed “Tulong-Trabaho Act” which seeks to institute a Philippine Labor Force Competency Competitiveness Program and free access to Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
Date: 14 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House approves Development of Handbook for OFWs

The House of Representatives approved on second reading House Bill 8110 which seeks to mandate the Philippines Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to develop, publish, disseminate, and update a handbook on the rights and responsibilities of migrant workers.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Amendment of Two Labour-Related Acts requires a Decision by Sabah Government

SANDAKAN, Oct 16 (Bernama) - The amendments to the Workers' Minimum Standard of Housing and Amenities Act 1990 and the Children and Young Persons (Employment) Act 1966 need a decision from the Sabah Government.
Date: 16 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

House approves Bill on Expanded Anti-sexual Harassment

The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on second reading House Bill 8244 or the proposed “Expanded Anti-Sexual Harassment Act,” which aims to expand the definition of sexual harassment, strengthen the mechanisms to monitor compliance with policies against sexual harassment in the workplace and in educational and training insti ...
Date: 10 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Alan Chong Voon Sze v Global Reinsurance Company

Date: 12 October 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 2558 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Rashdan Bin Yaacob v Ranhill Worleyparsons Sdn Bhd

Date: 11 October 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 2548 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Ting Tai Foon v Intigus Sdn Bhd

Date: 12 October 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 2549 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Tayalan A/L S Samiaya v LKT Automation Sdn Bhd

Date: 09 October 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 2536 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Shazeli Bin Apandi v Betelcare Sdn Bhd

Date: 09 October 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 2511 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

PT Bamatex v Ahmad Affandi DKK

Date: 16 March 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 124 K/Pdt.Sus-PHI/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

PT Bajamarga Kharisma Utama v Parlin

Date: 28 June 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 538 K/Pdt.Sus-PHI/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Tatag Trimanto DK v PT Cabot Indoesia

Date: 09 July 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 524 K/Pdt.Sus-PHI/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

PT Bamatex v Ahmad Affandi DKK

Date: 16 March 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 124 K/Pdt.Sus-PHI/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

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Businesses urged to comply with May 1 Minimum Wage Increase

All businesses and factories in Laos are required to increase the minimum wage from the present 900,000 kip to 1.1 million kip a month as of May 1 in a bid to improve workers’ standard of living.

Government approves Minimum Wage Increase Government vows to bolster Workers’ Rights Minimum Wage Hike still Problematic more

Cabinet OKs sending Caregivers to Japan

The cabinet’s Education, Health and Human Resources Development Committee has allowed the employment agencies to send caregivers to Japan for its elderly, the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population said.

Bill Committee rejects Prison Time for Employers who break Labour Law ILO clarifies on Disability Hiring, Minimum Wage and Holidays Garment Workers fired for not signing Employment Contract more

House okays Two OFW-Oriented Bills on Second Reading

MANILA, Oct 17 (PNA) - The House of Representatives has approved on second reading two measures aimed at empowering and protecting Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).

Tulong-Trabaho Bill approved House approves Development of Handbook for OFWs House approves Bill on Expanded Anti-sexual Harassment more

Worker's Death compensated by Ministry of Labour

BANGKOK, Oct 3 (NNT) - The Ministry of Labour has compensated the family of a worker killed by the collapse of an old pagoda at Wat Phraya Tham Sut and has promised to provide the best care for the injured.

NLA accepts Draft Labor Protection Bill for Deliberation NLA discusses Amendments to Labor Protection Act Employers in Samut Sakhon reminded to hire Disabled Workers 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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