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Senate approves Universal Health Care Bill

MANILA, Oct 10 (PNA) - The Senate on Wednesday passed on third and final reading the landmark Universal Health Care Bill which seeks to guarantee equal access to quality and affordable health services for all Filipinos.

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Mandatory PhilHealth Coverage for PWDs OK’d in House

MANILA, Oct 8 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Monday overwhelmingly approved on third and final reading a measure providing mandatory Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) coverage for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs).
Date: 08 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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Date: 24 September 2018; Court: Federal Court; Citation: [2018] MYFC 22; Source: Federal Court Registry

Ex-agent gets $3.2M from AXA, plus Six Years' Interest

The Court of Appeal, in hearing AXA Insurance's appeal against last year's High Court judgment, ruled that Mr Ramesh was entitled to $3.2 million plus six years' interest.
Date: 04 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Court grants Hearing for Insurer's Claims Appeal

The forms provided for the notices of objection and assessment suggest that an insurer may serve an NOO, while Wica states that only an employer and claimant may object to the assistant commissioner for labour's assessement and compensation.
Date: 02 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

MOPH: Draft Law can provide Health Care to All People

BANGKOK, Sept 4 (NNT) - The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has expressed confidence that the draft law on primary health care is a mechanism to push forward the plan of providing health care services for all.
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

House okays PWDs' Mandatory PhilHealth Coverage on Second Reading

MANILA, Sept 5 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading a measure providing mandatory Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) coverage for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs).
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

GSIS eyes New Pension System for Newly-installed Uniformed Personnel

MANILA, Sept 5 (PNA) - State pension fund Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) is inclined to take in newly-hired uniformed personnel under its social security coverage in support of President Duterte’s thrust for a more sustainable pension fund for soldiers and policemen.
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

GSIS eyes New Pension System for Newly-installed Uniformed Personnel

MANILA, Sept 5 (PNA) - State pension fund Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) is inclined to take in newly-hired uniformed personnel under its social security coverage in support of President Duterte’s thrust for a more sustainable pension fund for soldiers and policemen.
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

DOH backs raising Tobacco Excise Tax

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - A proposal in the Senate to increase the tobacco excise tax rate to PHP90 per pack has gained support from the Department of Health (DOH).
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Universal Health Care Bill to make Check-ups Free for Filipinos

MANILA, Aug 1 (PNA) - Senator Sonny Angara on Tuesday has sponsored the Universal Health Care bill, which aims to ensure that every Filipino will have access to appropriate, affordable, and quality health services including free checkups, laboratory tests and medicines.
Date: 01 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Senate passes Bill providing mandatory PWD PhilHealth Coverage

MANILA, July 30 (PNA) - The Senate on Monday passed on third and final reading a proposed bill, which provides for the mandatory PhilHealth coverage for all Persons With Disability (PWDs).
Date: 30 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Duterte bats for Passage of Universal Healthcare Bill

MANILA, July 24 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday called on Congress to immediately pass the bill on Universal Health Care, which aims to provide an all-inclusive health coverage for Filipinos.
Date: 24 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Myanma Insurance to cover 60 per cent of CGI-Backed Loans

The Central Bank of Myanmar, in a notice released earlier this month, announced that state-owned Myanma Insurance, under a new Credit Guarantee Insurance (CGI) scheme for banks, will bear 60 percent of a loan in the event of a default.
Date: 11 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

SC affirms Indictment of Legacy Bank Owners, Cohorts for Estafa

MANILA July 10 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) upheld the decision of the Department of Justice (DOJ) indicting the owners and depositors of Legacy Banks and a branch manager of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) for duping the government through fraudulent deposit insurance claims amounting to PHP97.73 million.
Date: 10 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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Myanma Insurance to cover 60 per cent of CGI-Backed Loans

The Central Bank of Myanmar, in a notice released earlier this month, announced that state-owned Myanma Insurance, under a new Credit Guarantee Insurance (CGI) scheme for banks, will bear 60 percent of a loan in the even ...

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Senate approves Universal Health Care Bill

MANILA, Oct 10 (PNA) - The Senate on Wednesday passed on third and final reading the landmark Universal Health Care Bill which seeks to guarantee equal access to quality and affordable health services for all Filipinos.

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MOPH: Draft Law can provide Health Care to All People

BANGKOK, Sept 4 (NNT) - The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has expressed confidence that the draft law on primary health care is a mechanism to push forward the plan of providing health care services for all.

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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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