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House approves Anti-Game Fixing Bill

The House of Representatives this week approved on second reading House Bill 8204 which seeks to redefine the crime of game-fixing and prescribe stiffer penalties.

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House pushes Incentives for Award-Winning Filmmakers

MANILA, Oct 12 (PNA) - A measure seeking to grant incentives to Filipino filmmakers, who have received honors in notable international film festivals, has hurdled second reading at the House of Representatives.
Date: 12 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Bill criminalizing Live Streaming of Cockfighting approved

The House Committee on Games and Amusements chaired by Rep. Gus Tambunting (2nd District, Parañaque City) on Monday approved House Bill 7528 which seeks to prohibit and criminalize the live streaming and broadcasting of cockfighting for purposes of betting and gambling.
Date: 08 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 41) Notification 2018

The Minister for Home Affairs exempts Resorts World at Sentosa Pte. Ltd. from the provisions of the Common Gaming Houses Act from 24 September 2018 to 1 January 2019, subject to the compliance with the conditions specified in the Schedule.
Date: 21 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 582; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 40) Notification 2018

The Minister exempts Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd from the provisions of the Common Gaming Houses Act from 21 September 2018 to 21 October 2018 subject to compliance with the conditions specified in the Schedule.  
Date: 20 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 581; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 39) Notification 2018

The Minister exempts the organisers from the provisions of the Common Gaming Houses Act from 20 September 2018 to 7 October 2018 subject to compliance with the conditions specified in the Schedule.
Date: 19 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 579; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Committee works on Bill promoting Athletes' Right to be part of National Team

Members of the House Committee on Youth and Sports Development chaired by Rep. Conrado Estrella III (Party list, Abono) yesterday agreed to draft a substitute bill to House Bill 7470 which seeks to protect the right of athletes to serve the Philippines as part of the national team.
Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Committee approves Bill preserving Indigenous Games

The House Committee on Youth and Sports Development, chaired by Rep. Conrado Estrella III (Party list, Abono), today approved House Bill 6420 or the “Philippine Indigenous Games Preservation Act of 2017” which seeks to preserve the country’s indigenous games and ensure that these shall still be enjoyed by future generations of Fil ...
Date: 17 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 38) Notification 2018

The Minister exempts the Japanese Association, Singapore which is a society registered under the Societies Act, from the provisions of the Common Gaming Houses Act from 13 September 2018 to 24 November 2018 subject to compliance with the conditions specified in the Schedule.
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 561; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Remote Gambling (Exemption) (No. 4) Order 2018

This is to notify that the Singapore Sports Council is exempted from Sections 11, 13, 15 and 17 of the Remote Gambling Act 2014, with regard to the promotion and the draw from 8 September 2018 to 10 January 2019, subject to compliance of certain conditions specified in the Schedule.
Date: 07 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 553; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Entertainment Outlets Operating Hours studied

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 6 (Bernama) - The Federal Territories Ministry will evaluate and review the operating hours of entertainment outlets in the Federal Capital and may tighten the conditions for licences.
Date: 06 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bill enabling Casinos to operate submitted

The Public Affairs Management Committee submitted the Gambling Bill 2018 to Pyithu Hluttaw on August 21. If the bill, which includes amendments the 1986 Gambling Act, is accepted by the hluttaw, foreigner-only casinos will likely be permitted to operate in Myanmar.
Date: 22 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 37) Notification 2018

The Minister exempts Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd from the provisions of the Common Gaming Houses Act from 21 August 2018 to 31 December 2018 subject to compliance with the conditions specified in the Schedule.  
Date: 17 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 498; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 36) Notification 2018

The Minister exempts Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd from the provisions of the Common Gaming Houses Act for the period from 15 August 2018 to 8 September 2018 subject to compliance with the conditions specified in the Schedule.
Date: 14 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 497; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (Amendment No. 3) Notification 2018

This is to notify the amendments of paragraph 2 and the Schedule of the Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 32) Notification 2018.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 491; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Entertainment Outlets Operating Hours studied

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 6 (Bernama) - The Federal Territories Ministry will evaluate and review the operating hours of entertainment outlets in the Federal Capital and may tighten the conditions for licences.

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Bill enabling Casinos to operate submitted

The Public Affairs Management Committee submitted the Gambling Bill 2018 to Pyithu Hluttaw on August 21. If the bill, which includes amendments the 1986 Gambling Act, is accepted by the hluttaw, foreigner-only casinos wi ...

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House approves Anti-Game Fixing Bill

The House of Representatives this week approved on second reading House Bill 8204 which seeks to redefine the crime of game-fixing and prescribe stiffer penalties.

House pushes Incentives for Award-Winning Filmmakers Bill criminalizing Live Streaming of Cockfighting approved Committee works on Bill promoting Athletes' Right to be part of National Team more

Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 41) Notification 2018

The Minister for Home Affairs exempts Resorts World at Sentosa Pte. Ltd. from the provisions of the Common Gaming Houses Act from 24 September 2018 to 1 January 2019, subject to the compliance with the conditions sp ...

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AMLO expands Enforcement of Anti-Money Laundering Act

BANGKOK, June 18 (NNT) - The Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) has held discussions with the police and financial institutions on using the Anti-Money Laundering Act to seize the assets of online gambling and call cent ...

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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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SIAC signs Memorandum of Understanding with the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) has announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) to promote international arbitration as a preferred method of dispute resolution for resolving international disputes.

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Duterte will ‘definitely’ Order Oil Excise Tax Suspension

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - Malacañang on Monday confirmed that President Rodrigo R. Duterte will soon order the temporary suspension of the second tranche of excise tax on fuel, but has yet to decide whether it will heed a senator's suggestion to suspend it "now or sooner."

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Indonesia's proposal on Tuna Labeling approved by Asean Ministers

Jakarta, Oct 15 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s proposal on the ASEAN Tuna Eco-Labeling (ATEL) policy has been approved and endorsed at the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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IMF-WB - Indonesia to use OECD Recommendations to set up Policies

Nusa Dua, Bali, Oct 14 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia will use a recommendation on tourism development from the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation Development) as one of the references in setting up policies.

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Deterrent Punishment must be imposed if Death Sentence to be abolished - AADK

BANGI, Oct 15 (Bernama) - The National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) urged the government to decide on appropriate punishment for drug offences, if the mandatory death sentence to be abolished, says its director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah.

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