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OWWA partners with Facebook to empower OFWs

Facebook, the world’s leading social media platform, has partnered with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to empower overseas Filipino workers and their families to fully harness the positive component of online networking and communication technology.
Date: 10 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Labor and Employment

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 Employment (DOLE) said.
Date: 13 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

1.29K Jobseekers join Independence Day Fair in Luneta

MANILA, June 12 (PNA) - Despite the continuous rains, more than 1,200 applicants registered for the 2018 Independence Day job and business fair at the Luneta Park here, the Department of Labor and Employment said on Tuesday.
Date: 12 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Proclamation declaring 22 June 2018 as a Special (Non-Working) Day in the City of Pagadian

Proclamation declaring 22 June 2018, as a special (non-working) day in the City of Pagadian, in order for the people of the Pagadian to celebrate the 49th Charter Anniversary and to participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies. Proclamation No. 512
Date: 04 June 2018; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 512; Source: Official Gazette

Proclamation declaring 29 June 2018 as a Special (Non-Working) Day in the City of Koronadal

Proclamation declaring 29 June 2018, as a special (non-working) day in the City of Koronadal, in order for the people of the Koronadal to celebrate the Tree Growing Festival and to participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies. Proclamation No. 513
Date: 04 June 2018; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 513; Source: Official Gazette

CA reinstates 2 PNP Executives linked to Courier Deal

MANILA, June 10 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals granted the petition for review filed by two high-ranking officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and reversed the earlier decision by the Office of the Ombudsman for their supposed involvement in the PHP100-million anomalous contract with Werfast Documentation Agency Inc. (Werfast), which prov ...
Date: 10 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Proclamation declaring 20 June 2018 as a Special (Non-Working) Day in the City of Lipa

Proclamation declaring 20 June 2018, as a special (non-working) day in the City of Lipa, in order for the people of Lipa to celebrate the 71st Founding Anniversary and to participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies. Proclamation No. 508
Date: 31 May 2018; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 508; Source: Official Gazette

Proclamation declaring 21 June 2018 as a Special (Non-Working) Day in the Municipality of Maasim

Proclamation declaring 21 June 2018, as a special (non-working) day in the Municipality of Maasim, in order for the people of Maasim to celebrate the Founding Anniversary and the Kestebeng Festival, and to participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies. Proclamation No. 509
Date: 04 June 2018; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 509; Source: Official Gazette

Proclamation declaring 19 June 2018 as a Special (Non-Working) Day in the City of Laoag

Proclamation declaring 19 June 2018, as a special (non-working) day in the City of Laoag, in order for the people of Laoag to celebrate the Charter Anniversary and to participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies. Proclamation No. 506
Date: 31 May 2018; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 506; Source: Official Gazette

Workers Group urge BIR: Refund P20-B 'Illegally Collected' Tax

MANILA, June 4 (PNA) - A labor organization on Monday urged the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and Department of Finance (DOF) to comply with the Supreme Court (SC) decision ordering them to return an estimated PHP20 billion, including interest, that were unlawfully collected from millions of minimum-wage employees in 2008.
Date: 04 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Proclamation declaring 09 June 2018 a Special (Non-Working) Day in the Municipality of Rosario

Proclamation declaring 09 June 2018, as a special (non-working) day in the Municipality of Rosario, in order for the People of Rosario to celebrate the Founding Anniversary and to participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies. Proclamation No. 498
Date: 24 May 2018; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 498; Source: Official Gazette

Proclamation declaring 06 June 2018 as a Special (Non-Working) Day in the Province of Zamboanga Del Norte

Proclamation declaring 06 June 2018, as a special (non-working) day in the Province of Zamboanga Del Norte, in order for the People of the Province to celebrate the 66th Founding Anniversary and to participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies. Proclamation No. 497
Date: 24 May 2018; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 497; Source: Official Gazette

Proclamation declaring 11 June 2018 as a Special (Non-Working) Day in the City of Sagay

Proclamation declaring 11 June 2018 a special (non-working) day in the City of Sagay, in order for the people of Sagay to celebrate the 22nd Charter Anniversary and to participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies. Proclamation No. 501
Date: 24 May 2018; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 501; Source: Official Gazette

Proclamation declaring 18 June 2018 as a Special (Non-Working) Day in Municipality of Carmen

Proclamation declaring 18 June, as a special (non-working) day in the Municipality of Carmen, in order for the People of Carmen to celebrate the Founding Anniversary and to participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies. Proclamation No. 496
Date: 23 May 2018; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 496; Source: Official Gazette

Proclamation declaring 15 June 2018 as a Special (Non-Working) Day in the City of Angeles

Proclamation declaring 15 June 2018 a Special (non-Working) Day in the City of Angeles, in order for the people of Angeles to celebrate the remembrance of the ruinous volcanic eruption of Mt. Pinatubo and to participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies. Proclamation No. 500
Date: 24 May 2018; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 500; Source: Official Gazette

Proclamation declaring 16 June 2018 as a Special (Non-Working) Day in the City of Bogo

Proclamation declaring 16 June 2018, as a special (non-working) day in the City of Bogo, in order for the People of Bogo to celebrate and participate in its Charter Anniversary with appropriate ceremonies. Proclamation No. 495
Date: 23 May 2018; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 495; Source: Official Gazette

Proclamation declaring 15 June 2018 as a Special (Non-Working) Day in the Municipality of Alegria

Proclamation declaring 15 June 2018, as a special (non-working) day in the Municipality of Alegria, in order for the People of Alegria to celebrate and participate in its 50th Founding Anniversary with appropriate ceremonies. Proclamation No. 494
Date: 23 May 2018; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 494; Source: Official Gazette

Proclamation declaring 16 June 2018 as a Special (Non-Working) Day in the Municipality of Molave

Proclamation declaring 16 June 2018, a Special (Non-Working) Day in the Municipality of Molave, in order for the people of Molave to celebrate and participate in its 70th Founding Anniversary with appropriate ceremonies. Proclamation No. 499
Date: 24 May 2018; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 499; Source: Official Gazette

Proclamation declaring 21 June 2018 as a Special (Non-Working) Day in the Municipality of Rosario

Proclamation declaring 21 June 2018, as a special (non-working) day in the Municipality of Rosario, in order for the People of Rosario to celebrate the Yagi-Yagi Festival of Native Cultural Heritage and to participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies. Proclamation No. 505
Date: 24 May 2018; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 505; Source: Official Gazette

Proclamation declaring 18 June 2018 as a Special (Non-Working) Day in the Province of Ifugao

Proclamation declaring 18 June 2018, as a special (non-working) day in the Province of Ifugao, in order for the People of the Province to celebrate its founding anniversary and to participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies. Proclamation No. 504
Date: 24 May 2018; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 504; Source: Official Gazette

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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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