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Alvarez hopes Senators pass Marriage Dissolution Bill

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said Saturday he remains hopeful that senators would heed the clamor for the passage of the bill on dissolution of marriage to relieve a lot of couples locked in broken marriages.

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Court rejects Caregiver's Bid for Child Custody

A district judge rejected a woman's rare bid to obtain custody of a child whom she had looked after for three years, making clear she had no standing to make the move.
Date: 16 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Myanmar drafts Hazardous Work List for Children

The government has finished drafting the list of occupations in which children are not allowed to engage due to safety reasons, an official of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population said on Tuesday.
Date: 13 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Kids in armed Conflict get protection

The House of Representatives, voting 232-7, has approved on third and final reading House Bill 7442, which seeks to provide ample protection to children caught in the midst of armed conflict.
Date: 05 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Gabriela reviews Implementation of Violence vs Women, Children Law

MANILA, May 15 (PNA) - Gabriela party-list representative Arlene Brosas said the women's group is conducting a review of how the violence against women and children (VAWC) act is being carried out.
Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House OKs SPED Centers for Deaf-Mute and Blind Children

The House committee on higher and technical education has created a technical working group (TWG) that will fine-tune a proposal to create municipal special education centers for deaf-mute and blind children.
Date: 10 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Thanaletchimy A/P Batamallai v Vijaya Kumar A/L Kassinathan

Family & child law – Care, custody and control of a child – Power of court to make an order for custody – Presumption in favour of mother under section 88 of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 – Whether presumption rebuttable

Family & child law – Whether the High Court erred in deciding t ...

Date: 26 April 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 139; Source: Federal Court Registry

UDA v UDB and Another

Family law - Ancillary powers of court; Family law - Matrimonial assets - Division

Date: 24 April 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 20; Source: Singapore Law Watch

House seeks Simpler Adoption Process

The House of Representatives is seeking to facilitate the process of adoption or foster care of orphans, abandoned or neglected children. For this purpose, the House committee on the welfare of children has created a technical working group (TWG) to harmonize several measures seeking to consolidate all existing laws on alternative child care i ...
Date: 25 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Divorce obtained vs Foreign Spouse Abroad also valid in PH

MANILA, Apr 24 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday upheld the validity of a divorce case filed by a Filipina in another country against her foreign husband. SC spokesman Theodore Te announced the decision during magistrates’ summer session in Baguio City on Tuesday. “The Court, voting 10-3-1, ruled that a foreign divorce ...
Date: 24 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Chieng Lee Ying (F) v Lai Yun Loi

Date: 23 March 2018; Court: High Court of Sabah & Sarawak; Citation: Divorce Petition No. 33-46-2007(MR); Source: High Court of Sabah and Sarawak

Alex Raul B Blay v Cynthia B Bana

Date: 07 March 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 232189; Source: Supreme Court

UJP v UJQ

Family Law - Custody - Care and control; Family Law - Custody - Access; Family Law - Maintenance - Wife; Family Law - Maintenance - Child; Family Law - Matrimonial assets - Division

Date: 03 April 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHCF 9; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Government plans to draft Bill on Women's Rights

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 3 (Bernama) - The government plans to draft a legislation relating to women's rights such as the Gender Equality Bill to balance the role of men and women in the nation's development, said Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim.
Date: 03 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Gurbachan Singh A/L Wazir Singh v Amarjit Kaur A/P Atma Singh and Another Appeal

Date: 02 April 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Civil Appeal Nos. A-02(A)-99-01/2017 & A-02(A)-157-01/2017; Source: Federal Court Registry

Thanaletchimy A/P Batamallai v Vijaya Kumar A/L Kassinathan

Family & child law – Care, custody and control of a child – Power of court to make an order for custody – Presumption in favour of mother under section 88 of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) ...

Chieng Lee Ying (F) v Lai Yun Loi Government plans to draft Bill on Women's Rights Gurbachan Singh A/L Wazir Singh v Amarjit Kaur A/P Atma Singh and Another Appeal more

Myanmar drafts Hazardous Work List for Children

The government has finished drafting the list of occupations in which children are not allowed to engage due to safety reasons, an official of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population said on Tuesday.

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Alvarez hopes Senators pass Marriage Dissolution Bill

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said Saturday he remains hopeful that senators would heed the clamor for the passage of the bill on dissolution of marriage to relieve a lot of couples locked in broken marriages.

Kids in armed Conflict get protection Gabriela reviews Implementation of Violence vs Women, Children Law House OKs SPED Centers for Deaf-Mute and Blind Children more

Court rejects Caregiver's Bid for Child Custody

A district judge rejected a woman's rare bid to obtain custody of a child whom she had looked after for three years, making clear she had no standing to make the move.

UDA v UDB and Another UJP v UJQ more

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Invitation to participate in Survey on Citation of Acts without Chapter Numbers in New Revised Edition

The Law Revision Commission has begun preparations for a Revised Edition of Acts. In the 2020 Revised Edition of Acts, they are proposing to abolish the use of Chapter numbers for Acts. They have also invited people to participate in their survey to give them views on how to refer to Acts if Chapter numbers are removed. The online survey remains open until 6 July 2018.

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Alvarez hopes Senators pass Marriage Dissolution Bill

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said Saturday he remains hopeful that senators would heed the clamor for the passage of the bill on dissolution of marriage to relieve a lot of couples locked in broken marriages.

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House LIYAB Forum for Youth returns

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Activists want Appeals Court Region Five Officials to leave Housing Units

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No Nationwide Martial Law amid Anti-Tambay Drive, Palace assures

MANILA, June 19 (PNA) - Malacañang on Tuesday allayed fears that the anti-tambay (bystander) drive of the Philippine National Police (PNP) would be a prelude to nationwide martial law noting that President Rodrigo R. Duterte earlier said that it was not an option.

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Hotels Ministry threatens Hotelier with Legal Action

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Laos, Vietnam vow to cement ties

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SMU Team wins Moot Contest in the Hague

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Thailand PM urges ASEAN to become Community Focusing on People

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