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Code of Crimes to get updated

The House committee on justice took the next step in overhauling the outdated Revised Penal Code as it formed four Technical Working Groups (TWGs) to refine House Bill 6204 or the proposed Philippine Code of Crimes on Tuesday.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

ConCom wants CHR to have its own Witness Protection Program

MANILA, June 21 (PNA) - After voting to raise the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to the status of an independent constitutional body, the expert panel tasked to draft a Federal Constitution wants to give the body its own Witness Protection Program (WPP).
Date: 21 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Duterte signs Mental Health Law

MANILA, June 21 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed Republic Act No. 11036 or the Philippine Mental Health Law that aims to enhance the delivery of integrated mental health services in the country. The 36-page new law, which was signed by Duterte on June 20, will also promote and protect the rights of persons using psychiatric, neu ...
Date: 21 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Romblon Rural Bank Ex-Chair convicted for faking Deposits

MANILA, June 19 (PNA) - Angeles R. Robis, former Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of the closed Rural Bank of Cajidiocan (Romblon), Inc. (RBCI), was found guilty beyond reasonable doubt on three counts of Violation of Section 26 of Republic Act No. 7353 (The Rural Banks Act of 1992) in a decision dated April 19, 2018 promulgated in ...
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

BSP gets more Muscle

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading House Bill 7742, which seeks to give more muscle to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Duterte wants Warning Labels on Sugary Drinks

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Filipinos who are fond of drinking powdered juice might want to think twice the next time they purchase this sugar-sweetened beverage in the groceries.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

NEDA seeks solution to LGU Land Conflict, passage of Land Use Law

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - The NEDA Board’s National Land Use Committee (NB-NLUC) pushed for the immediate resolution of boundary conflicts among Local Government Units (LGUs) and reiterated its call for the passage of the proposed National Land Use Act (NaLUA).
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Former Chairman and President of Rural Bank of Cajidiocan (Romblon) Inc convicted in Criminal Cases filed by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Angeles R. Robis, former Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of the closed Rural Bank of Cajidiocan (Romblon), Inc. (RBCI), was found guilty beyond reasonable doubt on three counts of Violation of Section 26 of Republic Act No. 7353 (The Rural Banks Act of 1992) in a Decision dated 19 April 2018 promulgated in open court on 23 April 20 ...
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Central Bank

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.
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Court of Appeal affirms Marina Transport Ban vs Sulpicio Lines

MANILA, June 18 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed the ruling of Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) issued in 2015 which banned Sulpicio Lines, Inc. (SLI) from engaging in the transport and carriage of passengers.
Date: 18 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Supreme Court junks PCGG's P51-B Damages Claim vs Marcoses, Cronies

MANILA, June 19 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) junked the appeal of the Presidential Commission on Good Governance (PCGG) to collect PHP51 billion in damages from the estate of the late former President Ferdinand Marcos and his cronies who allegedly connived to acquire ill-gotten wealth through behest loans.
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC upholds ouster of Sereno

MANILA, June 19 (PNA) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld its decision granting the quo warranto petition which ousted Ma. Lourdes Sereno from the Chief Justice post. This was announced by SC Spokesman Theodore Te in a press briefing after the High Court's en banc session. Te said the High Court denied with finality the motion for recon ...
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

DOJ voids BI Leave Order vs Fox

MANILA, June 18 (PNA) - Australian nun Sr. Patricia Fox will remain in the country as the Department of Justice (DOJ) granted her appeal to reverse the Bureau of Immigration's decision forfeiting her visa and ordering her to leave the country. In a statement Monday, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra granted Fox’s motion for reconsiderat ...
Date: 18 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

CA: Maynilad Water Rate Hike legal

MANILA, June 15 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) upheld the decision of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court (QC RTC) allowing the Maynilad Water Services Inc. to increase water rates for its consumers.
Date: 17 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Romblon Rural Bank Ex-Chair convicted for faking Deposits

MANILA, June 19 (PNA) - Angeles R. Robis, former Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of the closed Rural Bank of Cajidiocan (Romblon), Inc. (RBCI), was found guilty beyond reasonable doubt on three counts of ...

BSP gets more Muscle Former Chairman and President of Rural Bank of Cajidiocan (Romblon) Inc convicted in Criminal Cases filed by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas House okays P1.16-B Supplemental Budget for Dengvaxia Recipients more

Independent Federal Competition Authority eyed in New Constitution

MANILA, May 8 (PNA) - A constitutionally mandated federal competition authority with national powers is being eyed in the new Constitution being drafted by the Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked by President Rodrigo ...

Ayala Land-Central Azucarera de Tarlac Asset Deal gets Nod PCC okays Ningbo Joyson’s Buyout of Takata Assets Anti-Trust Body okays SMC Global Power Deals more

Bill of the Act prohibiting the Imposition of Interest on Unpaid Hospital Bills and Medical Expenses of Patients

This Bill proposes to prohibit the imposition of any additional interest and penalty charges on unpaid hospital bills and medical expenses for one year from the patient’s discharge. This prohibition shall benefit o ...

Senate approves Innovative Startup Bill Spouses Larry and Another v Spouses Florencio and Another House Panel okays Two Pro-Entrepreneurship Bills more

Code of Crimes to get updated

The House committee on justice took the next step in overhauling the outdated Revised Penal Code as it formed four Technical Working Groups (TWGs) to refine House Bill 6204 or the proposed Philippine Code of Crimes on Tu ...

People of the Philippines v Francisco M Langi Sr People of the Philippines v Arnold Babon Abalos Et Al CA junks Court Order dismissing Case vs Frat Men in Benilde Hazing more

DOLE to Employers: observe Pay Rules for Eid'l Fitr Holiday

MANILA, June 13 (PNA) - Private sector workers who will report to work on Friday, June 15, Eid’l Fitr or end of Ramadan, a regular holiday, will receive 200 percent of their regular pay, the Department of Labor and ...

Proclamation declaring 22 June 2018 as a Special (Non-Working) Day in the City of Pagadian Proclamation declaring 29 June 2018 as a Special (Non-Working) Day in the City of Koronadal CA reinstates 2 PNP Executives linked to Courier Deal more

Duterte committed to enforce Data Privacy Act: Bong Go

MANILA, May 29 (PNA) - The Duterte administration is committed in implementing the Data Privacy Act to ensure the security and privacy of personal information of Filipinos as the law aims to ensure that the data privacy ...

Privacy Commission backs Creation of National ID System Proclamation creating and designating a Building as an Information Technology Center SC junks McDonald’s Contempt Case vs Local Burger Chain more

NEDA seeks solution to LGU Land Conflict, passage of Land Use Law

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - The NEDA Board’s National Land Use Committee (NB-NLUC) pushed for the immediate resolution of boundary conflicts among Local Government Units (LGUs) and reiterated its call for the passage o ...

Guidelines for the revised implementing Rules and Regulations to govern Section 18 of Republic Act No. 7279 Landbank Board okays PDS Shares Purchase Esmeraldo Gatchalian v Cesar Flores and 3 Others more

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DOJ-OOC continues Conduct of Judicial Training on Cybercrime for the ASEAN Prosecutors and Judges

The Department of Justice - Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC), in partnership with the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) Project, is set to conduct the Advanced Judicial Training Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for Judges, Magistrates and Prosecutors for the ASEAN Region in Cebu, Philippines on 19-22 June 2018.

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DOJ Chief: Amended Constitution must clarify Impeachment Rules

MANILA, June 21 (PNA) - The country's Constitution, once amended, must clarify the rules on impeachment to avoid controversies in the future, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Thursday.

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Guevarra on granting Fox's Appeal: 'it's following the Rule of Law'

MANILA, June 21 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday clarified that he is just following the rule of law when he granted the appeal of Australian nun Sr. Patricia Fox to reverse the Bureau of Immigration's decision forfeiting her visa and ordering her to leave the country.

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UK eases Visa Application Processes for Indonesian Students

Jakarta, June 20 (ANTARA News) - The United Kingdom (UK) Visas & Immigration service is easing visa application processes for Indonesian students by reducing the documentation requirements for Tier-4 student visa applicants.

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Indonesia, Finland achieve Significant Increase in Bilateral Ties

Jakarta, June 21 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Finland have achieved a significant increase in bilateral ties in 2017, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi said.

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Some Workers at Thai Factory agree to Compensation

Half of the nearly 300 Myanmar workers who were sacked by a fishing net factory in Thailand have agreed to a promise by their employer to pay them 13 days of unpaid wages.

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KPKT reviews National Housing Policy - Zuraida

KUCHING, June 21 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) is reviewing the national housing policy to ensure it is suitable to the current situation in the country, said its minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.

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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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