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Championing Rule of Law, Speedy Justice under Guevarra's Helm

MANILA, Jul 21 (PNA) - It has been a little over a year this month when the team led by Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra took over the helm of the Department of Justice (DoJ) and has since proven to be a dynamic organization dedicated to President Rodrigo Duterte's commitment towards transparency in governance and the elimination of corruption in all ...
Date: 21 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

IBP withdraws Writ of Kalikasan Suit

MANILA, Jul 19 (PNA) - The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Friday formally withdrew the petition filed before the Supreme Court (SC) purportedly on behalf of the fisherfolk suing the government over its policy on the contested areas in the West Philippine Sea (WPS).
Date: 19 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

NegOcc MSMEs upbeat on PH Innovation Act

BACOLOD CITY, Jul 20 (PNA) - The signing of the Philippine Innovation Act has made Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Negros Occidental optimistic about the growth and development of local entrepreneurs.
Date: 20 July 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Revision of Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019 approved by Dewan Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR, July\ 19 (Bernama) - The Revision of Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019 was approved by the Dewan Rakyat Thursday, thus becoming the 12th bill approved during the 12-day sitting that began on July 1. Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Mohamed Hanipa Maidin when tabling the bill for the second reading said, that thr ...
Date: 19 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Lorry Driver fined RM40,000, jailed Five Years for Reckless Driving

PORT DICKSON, Jul 19 (Bernama) - A lorry driver was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment and fined RM40,000 by the Magistrate’s Court here today for four counts after he was found guilty for reckless driving which resulted in an accident that killed four Singaporeans in a family on Jan 3 last year.
Date: 19 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Tax Academy offers Online Courses for BIR, BOC Employees

MANILA, Jul 18 (PNA) - The Philippine Tax Academy (PTA) has completed the development of 14 competency-based mandatory online studies required for new hires at the Bureau of Customs (BOC) as well as refresher courses for existing BOC employees, the Department of Finance (DOF) announced in a statement on Thursday.
Date: 18 July 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Duterte signs Law providing Benefits for Startups

MANILA, Jul 18 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law an act meant to provide benefits and programs to further develop startups and startup enablers in the Philippines.
Date: 18 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PRRD to only face PH Court

MANILA, Jul 17 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has no intention to face the international tribunal stressing that he would only answer to the Philippine courts.
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Back For Good Program lets Illegal Immigrants return Home voluntarily

PUTRAJAYA, Jul 18 (Bernama) - The Back For Good Program will be implemented from August 1 to provide opportunity for foreigners who commit an offense under the Immigration Act 1959/63 (Act 155) to return home voluntarily.
Date: 18 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Gov't withdraws Two Bills in Dewan Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 18 (Bernama) - The government today withdrew two bills scheduled for second reading in the Dewan Rakyat.
Date: 18 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Labour Ministry opens Automation Center

BANGKOK, Jul 17 (NNT) - On efforts to push the Thai industrial sector into the 4.0 era, human resources must be capable of operating technology and automated systems, especially in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) development project. To achieve this goal, the Ministry of Labour has established a human resources development center on automation ...
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Thai News Agency

Customs Department clarifies Customs Procedure for Air Passengers

BANGKOK, Jul 17 (NNT) - The Customs Department has issued a document clarifying the customs procedure for air passengers arriving in Thailand.
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

CA junks NUPL Protection Order Plea in Amparo Writ Case

MANILA, July 17 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) has turned down a plea for a temporary protection order (TPO) sought by the National Union of People's Lawyers (NUPL) in its writ of amparo suit against the government.
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PRRD signs Law expanding Benefits of Scientists, Engineers

MANILA, July 17 (PNA) - Scientists, engineers, researchers, and other science and technology (S&T) personnel in government are expected to get more benefits under a new law signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte.
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Law establishing Community-Based Monitoring System inked

MANILA, July 17 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed into law an act establishing a community-based monitoring system (CBMS) as part of the government’s effort to lift Filipinos out of poverty.
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Seal of Good Local Governance Act of 2019 signed

MANILA, Jul 17 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed into law an act establishing and institutionalizing the Seal of Good Local Governance for Local Government Units (LGUs).
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

IRR of Ease of Doing Business Law signed

MANILA, Jul 17 (PNA) - The business sector and even ordinary Filipinos can finally benefit from easier and faster transactions with government with the signing on Wednesday of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the ease of doing business law.
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Government drafts Regulations on use of Unmanned Aircraft

Jakarta, Jul 17 (ANTARA) - ​​​​The government is drafting regulations on the use of unmanned aircraft systems, or drones.
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Guidebook on Parliamentary Constituencies launched

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof today launched Wakil Kita di Parlimen, a 228-page guidebook containing relevant information on all the 222 parliamentary constituencies.
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Najib, Rosmah withdraw Application for Transaction Documents in Deepak Suit

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor today withdrew their application to obtain several documents that have been referred to in a suit filed by Carpet Raya Sdn Bhd director J.R. Deepak Jaikishan.
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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Championing Rule of Law, Speedy Justice under Guevarra's Helm

MANILA, Jul 21 (PNA) - It has been a little over a year this month when the team led by Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra took over the helm of the Department of Justice (DoJ) and has since proven to be a dynamic organization dedicated to President Rodrigo Duterte's commitment towards transparency in governance and the elimination of corruption in all levels of the bureaucracy.

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NegOcc MSMEs upbeat on PH Innovation Act

BACOLOD CITY, Jul 20 (PNA) - The signing of the Philippine Innovation Act has made Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Negros Occidental optimistic about the growth and development of local entrepreneurs.

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Tax Academy offers Online Courses for BIR, BOC Employees

MANILA, Jul 18 (PNA) - The Philippine Tax Academy (PTA) has completed the development of 14 competency-based mandatory online studies required for new hires at the Bureau of Customs (BOC) as well as refresher courses for existing BOC employees, the Department of Finance (DOF) announced in a statement on Thursday.

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PRRD to only face PH Court

MANILA, Jul 17 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has no intention to face the international tribunal stressing that he would only answer to the Philippine courts.

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Court cautions Najib against posting Statements on his Trial

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 18 (Bernama) - The High Court here today cautioned Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak against posting any more statements in social media pertaining to his SRC trial or risk being cited for contempt of court.

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Bank Muamalat: 'Court did not find us Guilty of Union-Busting'

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 18 (Bernama) - Bank Muamalat Malaysia Bhd today said it was never found guilty of union-busting or had breached any law.

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Labour Ministry opens Automation Center

BANGKOK, Jul 17 (NNT) - On efforts to push the Thai industrial sector into the 4.0 era, human resources must be capable of operating technology and automated systems, especially in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) development project. To achieve this goal, the Ministry of Labour has established a human resources development center on automation and robots at the Institute for Skills Development 3, located in Chonburi.

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Guidebook on Parliamentary Constituencies launched

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof today launched Wakil Kita di Parlimen, a 228-page guidebook containing relevant information on all the 222 parliamentary constituencies.

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Students among Plaintiffs in Lawsuit over Sungai Kim Kim Pollution

JOHOR BAHRU, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Thirty-four students are among 171 individuals who are suing the Johor state government, Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian and 10 others over the pollution in Sungai Kim Kim near Pasir Gudang last March.

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Mandalay Region Hluttaw approves New High Court Judge

Mandalay Region Hluttaw was unanimously appointed a new regional high court judge on the second day of the second session of the hluttaw after being nominated by the regional chief minister.

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DOJ forms Special Team to probe Kidapawan Broadcaster's Slay

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday said he has ordered a special investigation team to look into the killing last Wednesday of radio commentator Eduardo Dizon who was gunned down on the way home in Kidapawan City, Cotabato.

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New BSP Deputy Governor sworn in

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Francisco G. Dakila Jr. received his oath of office as Deputy Governor for Monetary and Economics Sector (MES) in ceremonies administered by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno on Thursday.

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Chief Justice heads Penang Honours List

GEORGE TOWN, Jul 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat heads the list of 877 recipients of state honours and honorary medals in conjunction with the 81st birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

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Prosecution failed to serve Summons on Shahrizat's Children, Court sets new Mention Date

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 12 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today set Aug 5 for mention of a lawsuit filed by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) against two children of former Women, Family and Community Development Minister Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in connection with several offences allegedly committed by their company.

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Free Legal Service to be provided for the Poor

Legal aid groups will provide free legal services to poor people and those in need of legal assistance across the country in an effort to support the rule of law and restore public trust in the judiciary.

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Bill to increase Sabah State Seats to be tabled on July 17

KOTA KINABALU, Jul 11 (Bernama) - Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is confident the Bill for the additional 13 seats, to increase the number of state seats from 60 to 73, will be approved when it is tabled in Parliament on July 17.

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SolGen asks SC to dismiss Writ of Kalikasan Suit on WPS

MANILA, Jul 9 (PNA) - Solicitor General Jose Calida on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss the petition filed against government agencies, which seeks unspecified action on the disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea.

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IRB records 486,360 Cases of Voluntary Tax Declaration

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration under the special voluntary declaration programme (PKPS) as of June 23.

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