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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.
Date: 18 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

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.
Date: 18 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

House Leader lauds Creation of Sorsogon’s First University

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - Deputy Speaker Evelina Escudero on Thursday lauded President Rodrigo Duterte for signing into law Republic Act 11088, or an act converting the Sorsogon State College into a state university to be known as Sorsogon State University (SSU), starting Oct. 26.
Date: 18 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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.
Date: 18 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

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.
Date: 18 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Court jails Guard 39 Months for Armed Robberies

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) - A security guard was sentenced to a 39-month jail by the Sessions Court here today on two counts of group robberies using a parang on a pharmacy worker and a student.
Date: 18 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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.
Date: 18 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Rahim Thamby Chik's Suit against Mat Sabu settled

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) - A defamation suit filed by former Melaka Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Thamby Chik against Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu, popularly known as Mat Sabu, for accusing him of committing sexual offence, was settled with the minister retracting the statement.
Date: 18 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

DOJ drops Libel Raps in Dengvaxia Mess

MANILA, Oct 17 (PNA) - The Department of Justice (DOJ) has dismissed libel complaints filed by former Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Janette Garin and her husband Iloilo Rep. Oscar Garin, Jr. against former Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial and other DOH officials in connection with the Dengvaxia anti-dengue vaccine issue.
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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).
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

HIV-AIDS Bill to become Law before World AIDS Day: Solon

MANILA, Oct 17 (PNA) - A party-list lawmaker on Tuesday said a bill strengthening policies preventing the spread of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is poised to become a law before the observance of World AIDS Day on December 1.
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

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.
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

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.
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

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.
Date: 16 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

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).
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Intellectual Property Office of The Philippines

Malaysia and Singapore Reaffirm Commitment to Enhance ICT Digital Economy

Malaysia and Singapore had, during the Second Joint Committee Meeting of the Malaysia-Singapore Information and Communications Cooperation, reaffirmed their commitment to enhance the digital economies of both countries and to pursue measures that spur innovation as well as to encourage the growth of the ICT industry.
Date: 16 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: MIDA

SIAC Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Peking University Law School

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) has announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Peking University Law School (PKU LAW).
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Singapore International Arbitration Centre

House approves Proposed “Tourism Sites Accessibility Act”

Members of the House of Representatives this week unanimously approved on third and final reading House Bill 8143, which mandates the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to prioritize the construction of necessary infrastructure that will ensure accessibility of all tourism sites in the country.
Date: 13 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

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.
Date: 16 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

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.
Date: 16 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bureau of Customs

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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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