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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 Social Security System (SSS) monthly contributions of his employees.
Date: 22 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

People of the Philippines v Al C Argosino Et Al and 3 Other Appeals

Date: 15 April 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Case Nos. SB-18-CRM-0240 to 0243; Source: Sandiganbayan

People of the Philippines v Enrico R Echiverri Et Al and Another Appeal

Date: 16 April 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Case Nos. SB-18-CRM-0389 & 0390; Source: Sandiganbayan

People of the Philippines v Enrico R Echiverri Et Al and Another Appeal

Date: 16 April 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Case Nos. SB-18-CRM-0397 & 0398; Source: Sandiganbayan

People of the Philippines v Alex A Centena and 10 Others

Date: 11 April 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Case No. SB-17-CRM-1782; Source: Sandiganbayan

Sandiganbayan junks Purisma Bid to quash Evidence in Perjury Raps

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has denied the motion of former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Alan Purisima to quash evidence presented against him in eight perjury cases.
Date: 15 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

People of the Philippines v Reynolan T Sales and 4 Others

Date: 21 March 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Case No. 26115; Source: Sandiganbayan

People of the Philippines v Rodolfo V Valdez and 2 Others

Date: 08 April 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Case No. SB-17-CRM-1562 to 1566; Source: Sandiganbayan

People of the Philippines v Roger Cabales Chio Et Al

Date: 08 April 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Case No. SB-17-CRM-1670; Source: Sandiganbayan

DOJ sacks Eight ‘Job Order’ BI Workers over Extortion

MANILA, Apr 11 (PNA) - The Department of Justice (DOJ) ordered the immediate relief of eight job order (JO) Bureau of Immigration (BI) workers implicated in the extortion of more than PHP9.2 million from 15 South Korean nationals.
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

People of the Philippines v Segundo M Gaston

Date: 03 April 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Case No. SB-17-CRM-1432 to 1471; Source: Sandiganbayan

People of the Philippines v Cecilia Seares-Luna and Another Appeal

Date: 03 April 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Case Nos. SB-17-CRM-1163 to 1178; Source: Sandiganbayan

Republic of the Philippines and Another v Ramon J Quisumbing and 4 Others

Date: 02 April 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Civil Case No. 0172; Source: Sandiganbayan

CA affirms Abra Cops' Liability in Deaths of Suspects in 2012

MANILA, Apr 9 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed its decision last year finding a former police provincial director of Abra and another policeman guilty of grave misconduct in connection with the deaths of five persons seven years ago in Cagayan.
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

People of the Philippines v Juliet Ngo Fiel and Another

Date: 08 March 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Case No. SB-16-CRM-0643; Source: Sandiganbayan

Republic of the Philippines v Hernando Perez Et Al

Date: 08 March 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Civil Case No. SB-14-CVL-002; Source: Sandiganbayan

People of the Philippines v Nur P Misuari Et Al

Date: 08 March 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Case No. SB-17-CRM-1017, 1018, 1020 & 1021; Source: Sandiganbayan

People of the Philippines v Oscar L Gozos Et Al

Date: 12 March 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Case No. SB-11-CRM-0097; Source: Sandiganbayan

The People of the Philippines v Alfredo Yap Po

Date: 22 March 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Case No. SB-13-CRM-0791; Source: Sandiganbayan

People of the Philippines v Juanito K Ampaguey and Another Appeal

Date: 22 March 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Case Nos. SB-17-CRM-1411 & 1412; Source: Sandiganbayan

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Delegation of Lawmakers visit Netherlands

Hanoi, May 15 (VNA) - A delegation of the National Assembly’s Committee on Laws led by the committee’s vice chairman Pham Tri Thuc has just paid a working visit to the Netherlands.

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Adib Inquest: Lawyer grills Forensics Expert on 'Probability Report'

SHAH ALAM, May 16 (Bernama) - A lawyer questioned the ‘probability report’ of a specialist medical witness in the inquest into the death of Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, that injuries to the right chest of the firefighter were caused by a curb or road shoulder.

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Telecom Regulator proposes Online Sim Card Registration

The Lao Telecommunication Regulatory Authority is developing an application for use as a possible option to speed up sim card registration.

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Government agrees to appoint a Youth to represent them in the Senate

BANGI, May 15 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the government has agreed to appoint a member of the Senate from among the youths with wide expertise and knowledge in the field and issues on the development of youths.

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MoF sets up Debt Management Office

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Finance has set up the Debt Management Office (DMO) to review and manage the government’s debt and liabilities.

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Additional Appellate Court would be a timely upgrade

In order to curb the increased caseload on the Court of Appeal, a new appellate court may be introduced by the Government to support it, a move that may end up in restructuring of Supreme Court.

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RoK helps Vietnam accelerate Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Apr 26 (VNA) - The Supreme People’s Court and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) launched a project on improving trial transparency and quality at Vietnamese courts during a ceremony in Hanoi on April 26.

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DOLE announces 29 Job Fir Venues Nationwide on Labor Day

MANILA, Apr 29 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is inviting job seekers to a nationwide job fair on May 1.

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Universities, Industry Players to join forces for IR 4.0

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 29 (Bernama) - The joint forces of the brains in the universities and the capacity and capabilities of key industries will make a change for a better world through the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), said Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) vice-chancellor Prof Dr Asma Ismail.

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BNM appoints Two External Members to Monetary Policy Committee

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 29 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has reappointed Professor Dr Yeah Kim Leng and appointed Datuk Dr Gan Wee Beng as external members of its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) effective April 1, 2019.

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Doing nothing about Disruptive Tech would be biggest Mistake: CJ

The speed at which law firms incorporating AI into their work processes poses threat to lawyers getting out of jobs, and urged the lawyers to seize the moment and be at the frontline of technological change, warning that the "biggest mistake" would be to do nothing.

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Government Agencies urged not to use Unlicensed Software

MANILA, Apr 26 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) on Friday urged government agencies to use licensed software to prevent copyright infringement in the country.

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Kula Segaran to chair ASEAN Labour Minister Special Session in Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 28 (Bernama) - Human Resource Minister M. Kula Segaran will lead the Malaysian delegation to the Special Session of the ASEAN Labour Ministers and Singapore Conference on Future of Work which will be held in Singapore tomorrow (April 29).

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Those given Trust, Power should Build a better Nation Based on Rule of Law - Sultan Nazrin

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 25 (Bernama) - The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah said those given the trust, power and position, now have the opportunity to build a better Malaysia based on the rule of law.

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King decides High Court Registry Location on Advice of PM - Sabah Law Society

KOTA KINABALU, Apr 25 (Bernama) - The principal registry of the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak can be relocated to any place in Sabah or Sarawak as determined by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong acting on the advice of the prime minister, the Sabah Law Society (SLS) said today.

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SC, DOJ Buildings declared Safe

MANILA, Apr 24 (PNA) - Work resumed at the Supreme Court (SC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday, after the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that shook parts of Luzon including Metro Manila last Monday.

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SC asked to allow Poll Watchers to take Photos

MANILA, Apr 24 (PNA) - Various individuals and groups asked the Supreme Court (SC) to lift the ban imposed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on digital photo taking by watchers of candidates in the May 13 mid-term polls.

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Makati Court hears Drug Case vs Ex-NBI Exec

MANILA, Apr 24 (PNA) - A prosecution witness positively identified the former acting regional director of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Central Mindanao as the owner of a 1,000-square meter lot in Virac, Catanduanes, where a shabu laboratory was uncovered three years ago.

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