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Court junks Palparan Appeal to reverse Conviction

MANILA, Nov 15 (PNA) - A Malolos Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge turned down the motion for reconsideration filed by retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan appealing his conviction for the disappearance of two University of the Philippines (UP) students in 2006.
Date: 15 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC junks Ayala's P220-M Insurance Claim over Glorietta Blast

MANILA, Nov 14 (PNA) - Publicly listed Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) has lost its appeal in the Supreme Court (SC) in connection with a PHP220-million insurance claim in connection with the Oct. 19, 2007 explosion in Glorietta 2, Makati City.
Date: 14 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Ex-First Lady guilty of Seven Counts of Graft: Sandiganbayan

MANILA, Nov 9 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan on Friday convicted former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte 2nd District Rep. Imelda Marcos of seven counts of graft due to her “financial interests and participation in the management of private foundations in Switzerland” when she served as a Cabinet official during her late husband’s term.
Date: 09 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Ex-CDO Solon’s plea to dismiss Graft Raps junked

MANILA, Nov 8 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has denied the plea of former Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Constantino Jaraula, which sought to dismiss the graft and malversation cases filed against him over the alleged PHP728-million fertilizer fund scam, due to alleged delay in court proceedings.
Date: 08 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine Treaties Online

Ex-Sarangani Town Execs cleared of Falsification Raps

MANILA, Nov 7 (PNA) - For failure of the prosecution to prove that they conspired to illegally allot a supplemental budget for salaries and bonuses of employees in 2010, the Sandiganbayan has exonerated three former town officials of Sarangani province for falsification of public documents raps.
Date: 07 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC affirms Ex-Isabela Governor's Indictment over P25-M Rice Mess

MANILA, Oct 30 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) affirmed the indictment of former Isabela Governor Grace Padaca and two others over the 2006 award of PHP25-million project to Economic Development for Western Isabela and Northern Luzon Foundation, Inc. (EDWINLFI).
Date: 30 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Sandiganbayan junks ex-DA Exec’s Plea to dismiss Graft Rap

MANILA, Oct 29 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has dismissed for lack of merit the appeal to dismiss the graft case of a former executive of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in connection with the fertilizer fund scam in 2000.
Date: 29 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Anti-graft Court junks Convicted Ex-NegOcc Mayor's Appeal

MANILA, Oct 26 (PNA) - For lack of merit, the Sandiganbayan has rejected an appeal of a former Negros Occidental town mayor who was convicted of graft in connection with the operation of a cockpit arena in the municipality in 2009.
Date: 26 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Anti-graft Court clears Ex-Heart Center Exec of Criminal Raps

MANILA, Oct 25 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has exonerated a former executive of the Philippine Heart Center (PHC) of criminal charges in connection with the purchase of a 27,106-square-meter lot of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) valued at PHP380 million in 1999.
Date: 25 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC clears PNP Official in 2009 Chopper Scam

MANILA, Oct 22 (PNA) - A police official who was sacked for his alleged involvement in irregularities in the purchase of three police helicopters nine years ago has been vindicated after the Supreme Court affirmed the Court of Appeals' reversal of a resolution of the Office of the Ombudsman dismissing him from the service.
Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Ex-Nueva Ecija Town Mayor faces Eight-Year Jail Term for falsifying Documents

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - A former town mayor of Nueva Ecija is facing an eight-year jail term after the Sandiganbayan found him guilty of falsifying a certificate, disowning his nephew whom he appointed in the municipal hall in 1997.
Date: 18 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Ex-NegOcc Mayor faces Jail Term for Security of Tenure Violation

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - A former mayor of Cadiz City, Negros Occidental is facing a five-year jail term for violation of the law on security of tenure in connection with his failure to reinstate several city hall employees in 1999.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

DOJ mulls Precautionary HDO vs Seven Cops linked to Drugs

MANILA, Oct 15 - The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Sunday said it will seek the issuance of a precautionary hold departure order (PHDO) against the five active and two dismissed police officials tagged by President Rodrigo Duterte as involved in illegal drug activities.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Pinay gets Life Sentence in Indonesia due to Drugs

MANILA, Oct 10 (PNA) - A Filipina has been sentenced to life imprisonment for a drug-related offense in Indonesia, Philippine ambassador to Indonesia Leehiong Tan Wee said Wednesday.
Date: 10 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Ex-Sarangani Exec fined P1K for auditing Code Violation

MANILA, Oct 2 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has fined a former Sarangani provincial board member with PHP1,000 after pleading to a lesser offense of violating the auditing code.
Date: 02 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Ex-Camiguin Town Mayor faces Jail Term for Graft

MANILA, Oct 1 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has sentenced a former municipal mayor in Camiguin province to a minimum of six years and one month and a maximum of eight years imprisonment for allegedly approving his brother’s leave with pay for six months in 2008.
Date: 01 October 2018; Type: Select Type of News ; Source: Philippine News Agency

IPOPHL to roll out Green Lane for Trademark Applications

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is set to roll out a ‘green lane’ for trademark applications that will slash the average processing time for registration, which currently takes about eight months to be approved.
Date: 25 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC affirms Imelda Marcos' Acquittal in Dollar Salting Case

MANILA, Sept 21 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed the 2008 ruling of Court of Appeals on the acquittal of former first lady and now Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos over her dollar salting case where she allegedly stashed millions of dollars in Swiss bank accounts.
Date: 21 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Sandiganbayan junks Graft Rap vs NegOr Guv

MANILA, Sept 18 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has dismissed the graft case filed against Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo after state prosecutors failed to prove that he illegally used the PHP10 million cash advance for intelligence operation in 2013,
Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Palparan, Two Others guilty of Kidnapping, Serious Illegal Detention

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan, Sept 17 (PNA) - The Regional Trial Court (RTC) in Bulacan has found retired Army Major General Jovito Palparan and two other Army personnel guilty of kidnapping and serious illegal detention in connection with the disappearance of two University of the Philippines (UP) students in 2006.
Date: 17 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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Indonesia urges US to strengthen Economic Cooperation with ASEAN

SINGAPORE, Nov 15 (PNA) (ANTARA News) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has urged the United States of America to strengthen its economic cooperation with the ASEAN member countries based on a win-win solution instead of a zero sum game.

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APEC Ministers prioritize tackling Barriers to ensure Prosperity for All

JAKARTA, Nov 15 (ANTARA News) - Ministers from the 21 APEC economies have convened to align their ideas for improving Asia-Pacific connectivity and deepening economic integration for stronger economic growth that benefits all people in the region.

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Finance Ministry to launch Portal for Auction

JAKARTA, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - The Ministry of Finance will launch a website named lelang.go.id to facilitate people to participate in the auction process as well as make this activity more informative and accessible.

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Corruption: Court allows Tengku Adnan Bail of RM1 Million

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor who was charged in the Sessions Court here today with two counts of corruption and an alternative charge with accepting bribes of RM3 million in connection with an approval given to a company to raise the ratio plot for development at Jalan Semarak here in 2013 was allowed bail of RM1 million.

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64,632 Malaysians declared Bankrupt over last Five Years

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Department of Insolvency says 64,632 Malaysians aged between 18 and 44 have been declared bankrupt over the last five years.

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SMEs should use funding from Cooperatives for Adoption of Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can use funding from cooperatives to scale up their business in adopting the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) technology, Minister of Entrepreneur Development, Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof said.

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92,682 Businesses have registered under SST - Lim

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - A total of 92,682 businesses have registered under the Sales and Services Tax (SST) regime as of Oct 23, the Dewan Rakyat heard today.

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Lawyers raise Concerns over Move to cut Fees

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President to conduct Bilateral Meetings and Other Summit Activities

Singapore, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), on the second day of a working visit to Singapore, will hold various bilateral meetings and attend several ASEAN summits with partner countries.

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President Jokowi highlights Indo-Pacific Concept at ASEAN Summit Plenary

SINGAPORE, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo highlighted developments in the concept of Indo-Pacific regional cooperation during the plenary session of the 33rd ASEAN Summit held at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Center in Singapore on Tuesday night.

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Leaders push for modernizing ASEAN at 33rd Summit

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Ministers' Pay Cut to remain in Force - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) - The 10 per cent salary cut for all Cabinet ministers will remain in force, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.

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UM bags 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - A group of University of Malaya (UM) Bachelor of Law (LLB) students emerged as International Champion at the 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition held early this month.

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Time for BNM to reimpose Financing Quota - HBA

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - It is time for Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to reimpose financing quota that the banks need to adhere to in order to assist first-time home buyers, said the National House Buyers Association (HBA).

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Non-Lawyers can now boost Legal Knowledge for Work

Working professionals can now build up their legal knowledge in industry-specific areas through courses at the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Law Academy, which caters to both practising lawyers and non-lawyers.

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488K nabbed for Ordinance Violations since June: NCRPO

MANILA, Nov 13 (PNA) - A total of 488,526 individuals have been apprehended for violating local ordinances since June this year, the National Capital Region Police (NCRPO) announced Tuesday.

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Indonesia pushes ASEAN to complete RCEP Negotiation

SINGAPORE, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita has pushed ASEAN member countries to complete eight chapters within the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) framework in a bid to meet the negotiation target with its non-ASEAN participants.

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Awaiting ASEAN's Concrete Steps to develop e-Commerce

BOGOR, W JAVA, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita and his counterparts from nine other ASEAN member countries have signed an agreement on e-commerce at the 17th ASEAN Economic Community Council Meeting in Singapore on Monday.

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