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Tax Court orders P44-M Refund to San Miguel

MANILA, Jun 14 (PNA) - The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has granted a tax refund/credit of PHP44.48 million to San Miguel Brewery Inc. over excise taxes imposed on its beer products collected four years ago.
Date: 14 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

National ID System Law has enough Safeguards

MANILA, Jun 12 (PNA) - Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon assured on Wednesday that the Philippines Identification System Act (PhilSys Act) has enough safeguards to protect the privacy of Filipinos, even as he stressed that the law's main objective is to enhance the delivery of basic services to the public.
Date: 12 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PRRD okays EO to formalize Cabinet Secretaries as CORDS

MANILA, Jun 11 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has approved an executive order (EO) formalizing the designation of Cabinet secretaries as Cabinet Officers for Regional Development and Security (CORDS), Malacañang said on Tuesday.
Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC allows ex-DA Chief Yap Plea to travel Abroad

MANILA, Jun 7 (PNA) - Bohol governor-elect Arthur C. Yap has been conditionally allowed by the Supreme Court (SC) to travel abroad.
Date: 07 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

LTO revokes Motorist's License for Driving from Passenger Seat

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Thursday revoked the license of a motorist who was shown in a viral video driving his car while sitting on the passenger side.
Date: 06 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Congress approves Higher Tax on Tobacco

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Tuesday adopted the Senate version of the measure that aims to raise the excise tax on tobacco products.
Date: 04 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

Senate OKs Tobacco Tax Hike Bill with New Amendments

MANILA, Jun 4 (PNA) - The Senate approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to increase the excise tax on tobacco products after reconsidering its passage to propose new amendments.
Date: 04 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Duterte certifies Mandatory ROTC Bill as Urgent

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent a bill mandating Grades 11 and 12 in public and private schools to undergo mandatory Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).
Date: 03 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Senate okays Tobacco Tax hike Bill on Third Reading

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a measure seeking to increase the excise taxes on tobacco products in a bid to reduce smoking prevalence among Filipinos and to generate additional funding for the government's Universal Health Care program.
Date: 03 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House approves Human Rights Defenders Bill on Final Reading

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final reading the Human Rights Defenders (HRD) Protection Bill, which seeks to prevent human rights violations and abuses perpetrated against HRDs.
Date: 03 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House passes OFW Hospital Bill on Final Reading

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final reading a proposed bill seeking to establish a special hospital dedicated for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families.
Date: 03 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

CA junks Plea of Cops suspended for groping Man in Bus Station

MANILA, May 31 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) upheld the suspension of two policemen who ordered a man to strip before groping him in a bus station six years ago.
Date: 31 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PRRD certifies Bill seeking Higher Tobacco Excise Tax

MANILA, May 29 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has certified as urgent Senate Bill 2233, which seeks to increase excise taxes on tobacco products.
Date: 29 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

BSP OKs New Guidelines for External Auditors

MANILA, May 29 (PNA) - The Monetary Board approved the revised guidelines governing the selection, appointment and delisting of external auditors of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Supervised Financial Institutions (BSFIs).
Date: 29 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

BSP OKs New Guidelines for External Auditors

MANILA, May 29 (PNA) - The Monetary Board approved the revised guidelines governing the selection, appointment and delisting of external auditors of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Supervised Financial Institutions (BS ...

BSP releases First Tranche of National Payment Systems Act IRR Enactment of 2019 National Budget to spur Economic Growth BSP extends Transitory Period for Banks' Amended Reports more

PCC raises Threshold for Merger Notifications

MANILA, Feb 21 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has raised the threshold for mandatory notifications of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to ensure that transactions will not substantially lessen comp ...

PCC imposes P6.5-M Fine on Grab for Submitting Wrong Data PCC rejects URC Voluntary pledges on Sugar Mill Buyout Grab to appeal Fines imposed for Uber Merger more

SC reinstates raps vs Parojinog over Anomalous Building Contract

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) reinstated the graft case against embattled Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Princess E. Parojinog-Echavez in connection with irregularities in the contract for the renovation of ...

Clear Rules on revoking Franchises of under-performing DUs sought Startups, MSMEs soon to benefit from Twin Bills on Innovation Sps Felix A Chua and Carmen L Chua and 8 Others v United Coconut Planters Bank and 4 Others more

CA junks Celebrity Doctor's Plea vs Jail Term over Unpaid SSS Dues

MANILA, Apr 22 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) rejected the appeal filed by beauty doctor Joel Mendez on the seven-year jail term imposed against him by the Quezon City Regional Trial Court for failing to remit the Soc ...

People of the Philippines v Al C Argosino Et Al and 3 Other Appeals People of the Philippines v Enrico R Echiverri Et Al and Another Appeal People of the Philippines v Enrico R Echiverri Et Al and Another Appeal more

House passes OFW Hospital Bill on Final Reading

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final reading a proposed bill seeking to establish a special hospital dedicated for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families.

Bill on Flexible Work Arrangements hurdles Final Reading at Senate POEA bars Recruitment firm from deploying OFWs to Jeddah over Abuses Ruby C Del Rosario v CW Marketing & Development Corporation and Another more

Request for Comment on the Draft Rules of Procedure for IPOPHIL Mediation Outside Litigation

This is to notify that the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines invites the public to submit comments/suggestions to the draft Rules on Mediation Outside Litigation not later than 15 April 2019.

IPOPHL pushes for Registration of Online Sellers Duterte signs Law allowing Simpler Patents for Farmers Globe backs Bill to block Websites facilitating Online Piracy more

SC affirms Real Estate Tax Exemption for MWSS

MANILA - The Supreme Court (SC) stopped the Quezon City government from auctioning off the properties of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) to settle unpaid taxes in excess of PHP237 million.

Idle Government-Owned Lands Disposition Bill approved on Final Reading House approves Bill on Idle Government-owned Lands Disposition Highpoint Development Corporation v Republic of the Philippines more

Tax Court orders P44-M Refund to San Miguel

MANILA, Jun 14 (PNA) - The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has granted a tax refund/credit of PHP44.48 million to San Miguel Brewery Inc. over excise taxes imposed on its beer products collected four years ago.

Congress approves Higher Tax on Tobacco Senate OKs Tobacco Tax Hike Bill with New Amendments Senate okays Tobacco Tax hike Bill on Third Reading more

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Ex-CJ speaks out against Lawyers' Tendency to seek Postponements

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 16 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi has spoken out against the tendency by certain defence lawyers to seek postponements of cases being heard in court.

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New Competition Commission already under Fire

Myanmar’s professed commitment to competition reform has come under fire after the government packed the new Competition Commission with bureaucrats serving under a minister.

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NA Deputies give Opinions on Revised Labour Code

Hanoi, Jun 12 (VNA) - The revised Labour Code will the focus during the sitting of lawmakers on June 12 in the ongoing 7th session of the 14th National Assembly.

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Ability to pay Taxes Online a Boon for Vietnam’s Import-Export Businesses

Hanoi, Jun 6 (VNS/VNA) - Around 99 percent of import and export tax payments in Ho Chi Minh City are made online, according to the customs department.

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OWWA joins Urban Poor Caravan

MANILA, Jun 8 (PNA) - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will be joining the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) caravan to inform the public of its programs on overseas employment.

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Palace declares June 24 Holiday in Manila

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - Malacañang has declared June 24 as a special, non-working holiday in the City of Manila in celebration of its 448th founding anniversary.

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Legal Profession faces inherent Risks not Exclusive to NUPL

MANILA, Jun6 (PNA) - A state lawyer of the Office of the Solicitor General said Thursday the legal profession faces "inherent risks not exclusive to the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL)".

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DOJ forms Panel to probe Jacky Co Case

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - A prosecution panel has been assigned for the preliminary investigation on the complaints filed against alleged Chinese drug lord Jacky Co and others implicated in the smuggling of PHP1.8 billion worth of illegal drugs into the country.

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Myanmar still short of Judges, says Supreme Court

The number of judges in the country is just two thirds of the number required, according the 2018 annual report of the Union Supreme Court.

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RCI on Judicial Misconduct is what People Want - Dr Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 5 (Bernama) - The government agreed to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on judicial misconduct because this is what the people want, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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CJ stresses Importance of beefing up Legal Education

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin emphasized the commitment of his administration to leave no stone unturned in reforming the country's legal education system.

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Double Pay for Workers on June 5

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - Private sector workers, who will report to duty on Wednesday, June 5, will be paid twice their regular daily wages, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Monday.

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Complaints via Whatsapp: RTD issues More than 200 Notices

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 (Bernama) - More than 200 notices have been issued by the Road Transport Department (RTD) as result of consumer complaints via the Whatsapp application during the three days enforcement operation, in conjunction with Adilfitri, which began on May 29.

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Online Trader benefits from Industrial Revolution 4.0

KOTA BHARU, Jun 2 (Bernama) - The Industry Revolution 4.0, which is occurring all over the world, has given huge benefit to online traders in marketing their products to consumers.

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Vietnam attends ASEAN Plus Three, EAS SOMs

Bangkok, May 30 (VNA) - Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, who is head of the country’s SOM ASEAN, attended the ASEAN Plus Three SOM and East Asia Summit (EAS) SOM, which were held within the framework of the ASEAN Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM) in Bangkok on May 30.

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JBC sets Public Interviews for SC Aspirants

MANILA, May 31 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has released the schedule of the public panel interview of hopefuls vying for a Supreme Court (SC) post, to be vacated by Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo who will compulsorily retire on July 29.

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Mohd Roze Shaari is New Intelligence/Operations Deputy Director

KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 (Bernama) - Bukit Aman's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has a new Intelligence/Operations deputy director.

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Give Mandatory Counselling, Community Service Sessions to Road Bullies - MCPF

KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) has suggested that compulsory counselling and community service sessions be meted out to individuals detained for dangerous driving and road rage.

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