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House OKs Bill lowering Government Retirement Age to 56

MANILA, Dec 10 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Monday overwhelmingly approved on third and final reading a measure lowering the optional retirement age of government employees from 60 to 56.
Date: 10 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Workers get Additional Pay on December 8

MANILA, Dec 7 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Friday said workers who will report to work on Saturday, December 8, a special non-working day as the country observes the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, will get an additional 30 percent in their salaries.
Date: 07 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Workers get Double Pay on November 30

MANILA, Nov 29 (PNA) - Private sector employees who will report for work on Friday, November 30, Andres Bonifacio Day, a regular holiday will receive 200 percent or double pay of their salary for the day, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Thursday.
Date: 29 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

DOLE urged to follow Labor Code in hiring Foreigners

MANILA, Nov 28 (PNA) - A labor group on Wednesday urged the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to observe the Labor Code in providing alien employment permit (AEP) for foreign workers.
Date: 28 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Skippers United Pacific Inc and Another v Estelito S Lagne

Date: 20 August 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 217036; Source: Supreme Court

House ratifies Bicam Report on 105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave

The House of Representatives ratified the bicameral conference report on the bill that harmonized House Bill 4113 and Senate Bill 1305 or the “105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave Law,” which seeks to increase the maternity leave period to 105 days for female workers with an option to extend for an additional 30 days without pay, and granti ...
Date: 20 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Bill Further regulating Employment of Foreign Nationals passed on Second Reading

The House of Representatives approved on second reading House Bill 8368 which seeks to strengthen the regulation of employment of foreign nationals in the country.
Date: 16 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Jose John C Guerrero v Philippine Transmarine Carriers Inc and 2 Others

Date: 03 October 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 222523; Source: Supreme Court

Reynaldo S Geraldo v The Bill Sender Corporation and Another

Date: 03 October 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 222219; Source: Supreme Court

House Panel okays Bill lowering Retirement Age of Government Workers

MANILA, Nov 15 (PNA) - A bill lowering the optional retirement age of government employees from 60 to 56 years old hurdled committee level at the House of Representatives.
Date: 15 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Philippine Hammonia Ship Agency and 2 Others v Ferdinand Z Israel

Date: 03 October 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 200258; Source: Supreme Court

Minimum Wage Hike for NCR Workers takes effect November 22

MANILA, Nov 12 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Monday announced that the PHP25 increase in the minimum wage for workers in Metro Manila will take effect on November 22.
Date: 12 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Salvador P Almagro and 4 Others v Philippine Airlines Inc and 2 Others

Date: 12 September 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 204803; Source: Supreme Court

Labor Group Won't appeal P25 Minimum Wage Hike

MANILA, Nov 6 (PNA) - The umbrella organization Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) will not appeal the PHP25-minimum wage hike approved by the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board-National Capital Region (RTWPB-NCR).
Date: 06 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

DOLE asks CAAP, Airlines for OFWs' Tax Refund

MANILA, Nov 5 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is reiterating its request to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and airline companies to refund the airport and travel taxes that were collected from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the last three years.
Date: 05 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Bello bares New Minimum Wage Hike for NCR Workers

MANILA, Nov 5 (PNA) - Three regional wage boards, including the Regional Tripartite Productivity and Wages Board-National Capital Region (RTPWB-NCR), issued new wage orders ranging from PHP10 to PHP25 across different sectors in the regions, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Monday.
Date: 05 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

New NCR Minimum Wage known Monday

MANILA, Oct 31 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is set to announce on Monday (Nov. 5) the increase in minimum wage salary of private sector workers in Metro Manila.
Date: 31 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

DOLE: 'No Work, No Pay' on November 1, 2

MANILA, Oct 31 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday said the “no work, no pay” policy will apply during All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day, which were declared as special non-working days.
Date: 31 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

DOLE to meet with DOTr, DPWH to help displaced OFWs in Saudi

MANILA, Oct 24 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will coordinate with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to extend employment assistance to some 1,470 workers displaced by the lock-out of Azmeel Contracting Corp. in Saudi Arabia.
Date: 24 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

House Approves Bill Granting OFWs Equal Protection on Their Money Claims

The House of Representatives approved on second reading House Bill 1700 which seeks to grant Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) the right to equal protection on money claims in case their employment abroad has been terminated.
Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

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House Panel to probe 'Budget Anomalies' in January

MANILA, Dec 13 (PNA) - The House of Representatives rules committee will start its investigation on the alleged “budget anomalies and questionable allocations” by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on January 3, Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. announced on Thursday.

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ASEAN launches Safe Migration Campaign

Jakarta, Dec 12 (ANTARA News) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has launched a safe migration campaign to increase public awareness of the advantages of employing migrant workers.

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Nation celebrates Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Government agencies and diplomatic and international organisation representatives gathered in Vientiane to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its lasting impact, which was supported by the United Nations, European Union and Australia.

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SC welcomes Malaysia's Improved Ranking in Corporate Governance

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is encouraged by the recognition of Malaysia's initiatives to improve corporate governance, which was a result of the collective effort by various stakeholders.

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MyCC to identify Anti-Competitive Elements in Eggs Market

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) is working closely with the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) to identify any anti-competitive elements that may occur in the domestic market for chicken eggs.

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MITI, MIDA, Intel hold IoT Forum to review Progress

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Intel Malaysia conducted the Internet of Things (IoT) Malaysia Forum 2018 yesterday to review IoT’s progress since its introduction five years ago.

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Unions request Government to set Workers’ Minimum Wage

Unions have asked the government to set the minimum wage for the construction and service sectors and to solve the five other major problems facing them, a statement released on International Human Rights Day on Monday said.

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Dewan Rakyat adjourns, Reform Agenda implemented - Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The reform agenda of the Parliament was implemented at the second meeting of the first term of the 14th Parliament which came to a close today after sitting for 30 days since Oct 15.

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Court proposes Mediation in Theresa Kok's Suit against Jamal

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The High Court today proposed that Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok who filed a libel suit against Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos over alleged misuse of Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (Yawas) funds, resolve the case via mediation.

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Vietnam, Laos boost Judicial Cooperation

Hanoi, Dec 10 (VNA) - Vietnamese Minister of Justice Le Thanh Long and his Lao counterpart Xaysi Santivong agreed to work closely together to launch a bilateral cooperation programme for 2019, during their talks in Hanoi on December 10.

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Nation marks Constitution Day

BANGKOK, 10th December 2018 (NNT) - Today marks National Constitution Day, observing the importance of the administrative document and celebrating its 20 incarnations throughout the democratic history of Thailand.

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Court has Final Say on Trillanes' Travel Abroad: DOJ

MANILA, Dec 10 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday said the Bureau of Immigration (BI) will not prevent Senator Antonio Trillanes IV from traveling abroad if no travel ban is handed down by the courts against him.

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Government concerned about Readiness of SMEs to adopt Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Bernama) - The Government is concerned about the readiness of local industries, particularly Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), to adopt Industry 4.0.

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Memorandum of Understanding between Bank Negara Malaysia and Dubai Financial Services Authority

On 28 November 2018, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on supervisory cooperation for effective supervision of banking and insurance/ takaful/ reinsurance institutions operating in both countries.

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DFA holds first ever Gender and Development Assembly

MAKATI, Dec 6- As part of the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) programs to continually mainstreaming gender and development (GAD) policies in its programs and activities, it hosted the agency’s first ever Gender and Development (GAD) Assembly at the Makati Diamond Residences on 06 to 08 November 2018.

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Vietnam, Cambodia PMs attend Business Forum

Vietnam and Cambodia could make their two-way trade value at US$7-8 billion by 2020 as they have established sound cooperation across sectors and their governments have regularly taken measures to remove difficulties for businesses, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said.

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Cambodia, Laos set to boost Bilateral Trade

Cambodia and Laos have pledged to boost trade and investment across their border, while trade volume between the two countries last year was just over $27 million, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce.

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Revenue Department says it does not collect Higher Tax from Online Merchants

BANGKOK, Dec 8 (NNT) - The Revenue Department has insisted that the Revenue Code Amendment Act draft is not intended to make online merchants pay more tax but to analyze the behavior of taxpayers.

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