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Medical and Elderly Care Endowment Schemes (Approved Institutions) (Amendment No. 2) Notification 2018

This Notification, except for paragraph 2(c), is deemed to have come into operation on 14 September 2017. The paragraph 2(c) comes into operation on 18 June 2018.

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Medical and Elderly Care Endowment Schemes (Medifund Committees) (Amendment No. 4) Order 2018

This Order, except for paragraph 3, is deemed to have come into operation on 14 September 2017. Paragraph 3 comes into operation on 18 June 2018.
Date: 12 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 395; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Health Products (Medical Devices) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 June 2018.
Date: 25 May 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 319; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Health Products (Medical Devices) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 June 2018.
Date: 25 May 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 318; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Health Products Act (Amendment of First Schedule) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 1 June 2018.
Date: 25 May 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 320; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Health Products (Exemptions) (Amendment) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 1 June 2018.
Date: 25 May 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 321; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

P1.2B Dengvaxia Fund to cover all Medical Treatments of Vaccine Recipients

The House committee on appropriations chaired by Rep. Karlo Nograles has approved a bill establishing a supplementary budget of P1.16B for Dengvaxia recipients. The fund will cover all medical expenses of the 890,000 vaccinated children until 2019.
Date: 23 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Bill of the Act to increase the Bed Capacity of the Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center

This Bill seeks to increase the bed capacity of the Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center from two hundred to seven hundred and to upgrade the existing service facilities and the professional health services along with the workforce and personnel, in correspondence to the increased bed capacity.
Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1800 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of an Act appropriating funds as Supplemental Appropriations for FY 2018 to assist the Dengvaxia vaccinees

This Bill seeks to appropriate the sum of PI,161,710,000 out of any funds in the National Treasury of the Philippines, not otherwise appropriated, as supplemental appropriations for the FY 2018 Budget which shall be used exclusively to assist the Dengvaxia vaccinees.
Date: 08 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1795 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Oral Care Company to face Legal Action for False Advertisement

BANGKOK, May 18 (NNT) - Thailand's Dental Council and the Office of the Consumer Protection Board (OCPB) have held a press conference to announce their plan to take legal action against an oral care company for making exaggerated claims about its products. They did not disclose the name of the company in question.
Date: 18 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Medical (Amendment of Second Schedule) (No. 2) Order 2018

This Order notifies the amendment of the Second Schedule of the Medical Act 1971.
Date: 16 May 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 117 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

HIV-AIDS Policy Bill hurdles Second Reading in Senate

MANILA, May 17 (PNA) - The Senate on Wednesday approved on second reading the bill that seeks to replace the 20-year-old law on the government’s response to address the rising cases of HIV-AIDS in the country. Senate Bill No. 1390 or the HIV-AIDS Policy Bill, was sponsored by Senator Risa Hontiveros and Committee on Health Chairperson Se ...
Date: 17 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

MediShield Life Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 14 May 2018.
Date: 14 May 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 300; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

New Law to allow Cannabis Research, Medical Use

BANGKOK, May 13 (NNT) - The new draft narcotics law to be proposed to the Cabinet this month will allow the manufacturing, import, distribution, and possession of cannabis for research purpose and medical use, says official. The Narcotics Control Board (NCB) Secretary-General, Sirinya Sitdhichai, said the development of the move to allow canna ...
Date: 13 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 May 2018.
Date: 30 April 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 234; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Oral Care Company to face Legal Action for False Advertisement

BANGKOK, May 18 (NNT) - Thailand's Dental Council and the Office of the Consumer Protection Board (OCPB) have held a press conference to announce their plan to take legal action against an oral care company for making ex ...

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Government under rising pressure to correctly tax Ride-Hailing Companies

Since June 13, ride hailing companies operating in Yangon have been obliged to pay income and commercial tax to the Yangon government under the law, U Myint Thaung, regional minister of Planning and Finance said in parliament.

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PM Prayut: Death Penalty is Legitimate and most People agree

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has voiced support for the execution of convicted murderers.

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Government welcomes Opinions about Implementation of Thailand 4.0 Policy

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The government continues efforts to implement the Thailand 4.0 policy while welcoming opinions from all sides on helping to achieve its goal.

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On World Refugee Day, De Lima files Bill to protect Refugees and Stateless Persons

In observance of World Refugee Day, Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima today filed a measure seeking to promote and protect the rights of refugees and stateless persons in the country and prescribe a fair procedure for their status determination and eligibility.

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MoF invites Feedback on proposed changes to the Income Tax Act

The Ministry of Finance have invited interested parties to provide feedback on the draft Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2018 from 20 June to 11 July 2018.

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Labor Ministry aims to find Jobs for 100,000 Unemployed Graduates

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The Labor Minister, Pol. Gen. Adul Sangsingkeo, said the Ministry of Labor aims to find jobs for about 100,000 unemployed graduates within three months.

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Ex-President Aquino sued over DAP Mess

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has indicted former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III for usurpation of legislative powers in connection with the alleged anomalous Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

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Duterte appoints CA, Sandiganbayan Associate Justices

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed new associate justices at the Court of Appeals (CA) and Sandiganbayan. Duterte appointed Emily Aliño-Geluz as CA Associate Justice and Georgina Dumpit Hidalgo as Sandiganbayan Associate Justice.

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Panelo on Sereno ouster: ‘The Law may be harsh, but it is the Law’

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - “The law may be harsh, but it is the law.” Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo made this remark following the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the quo warranto petition, which ousted Ma. Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice.

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Carpio to decline Nominations as Next CJ

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio on Wednesday said he would decline all nominations for the top judiciary post, stressing that he doesn't want to benefit from the quo warranto petition which ousted Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno.

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SC begins Oral Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday started the oral argument on the petition filed last May 2015 challenging the validity of provisions of the Family Code limiting marriage to heterosexual couples.

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PCC to draft List of Fair Competition Violators

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) announced that it will soon generate a list of industries within the manufacturing sector that violate laws on fair competition.

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Government announces New MIC Appointments, U Thaung Tun as New Chair

The Union government on Saturday officially announced changes in the ranks of the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC).

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Laos, Vietnam strengthen Digital Cooperation

Laos and Vietnam have agreed to cooperate in the field of digital information technology after reaching an agreement in Vientiane on Tuesday at the Lao Blockchain Forum.

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Special Committee to monitor Prices after Zero GST

KOTA KINABALU, June 20 (Bernama) - An activist on human rights and consumerism in Sabah today suggested the setting up of a special committee to ensure traders and wholesalers in Sabah reduce or maintain the low price of their goods following the abolishment of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) last June 1.

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