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House okays Two OFW-Oriented Bills on Second Reading

MANILA, Oct 17 (PNA) - The House of Representatives has approved on second reading two measures aimed at empowering and protecting Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Tulong-Trabaho Bill approved

The Members of the House of Representatives have unanimously approved on third and final reading House Bill 8139 or the Proposed “Tulong-Trabaho Act” which seeks to institute a Philippine Labor Force Competency Competitiveness Program and free access to Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
Date: 14 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House approves Development of Handbook for OFWs

The House of Representatives approved on second reading House Bill 8110 which seeks to mandate the Philippines Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to develop, publish, disseminate, and update a handbook on the rights and responsibilities of migrant workers.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House approves Bill on Expanded Anti-sexual Harassment

The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on second reading House Bill 8244 or the proposed “Expanded Anti-Sexual Harassment Act,” which aims to expand the definition of sexual harassment, strengthen the mechanisms to monitor compliance with policies against sexual harassment in the workplace and in educational and training insti ...
Date: 10 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Five Customs Personnel dismissed for Failing DOF Lifestyle Check

The Department of Finance (DOF) sustained its anti-graft campaign this year with the successful prosecution of cases against personnel of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the other DOF-attached agencies before the Office of the Ombudsman and the Civil Service Commission (CSC), in support of President Duterte’s goal of stamping out corruption i ...
Date: 03 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Finance

DOLE to monitor Compliance on Bus Drivers, Conductors Fixed Salaries

MANILA, Oct 5 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Friday reiterated its order to bus operators to provide fixed and performance-based salaries, as well as better conditions at work, to drivers and conductors.
Date: 05 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Senate ratifies Expanded Maternity Leave Law

MANILA, Oct 3 (PNA) - The Senate on Wednesday ratified the proposed Extended Maternity Leave bill that would provide 105 to 120 days of paid maternity leave for working mothers in both government and private sector.
Date: 03 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Bicam okays 105-Day Paid Maternity Leave

MANILA, Oct 1 (PNA) - The congressional bicameral conference committee on Monday approved a bill seeking to increase the paid maternity leave period to 105 days for female workers in the government and private sector.
Date: 01 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

DOLE partially lifts OFW Deployment Ban to Micronesia

MANILA, Sept 27 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Thursday announced the partial lifting of deployment ban of Filipino workers to Micronesia.
Date: 27 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

DOLE, POEA tackle Partial Lifting of OFW Ban to Micronesia

MANILA, Sept 26 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) are set to meet to discuss the possibility of temporarily lifting the deployment ban of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to the Federated States of Micronesia.
Date: 26 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC stresses Balance of Workers, Employers Rights

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) has reiterated balancing workers' rights with the rights of employers to exercise management prerogatives in dealing with their companies’ affairs, including their right to dismiss erring employees.
Date: 25 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Duterte certifies Security of Tenure Bill as Urgent

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has certified the passage of the security of tenure bill as urgent, in efforts to fulfill his campaign promise of banning labor-only contracting in the country.
Date: 25 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Teachers not exempted from Eight-Hour Workday

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - Public school teachers are not exempted from the eight-hour workday, the Department of Education (DepEd) said on Tuesday.
Date: 25 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PH Ambassador to Bahrain participates in a Roundtable on International Labor Standards

MANAMA, Sept 24 - Philippine Ambassador to Bahrain Alfonso A. Ver participated in a roundtable discussion on various International Labor Organization’s (ILO) conventions on foreign workers with the ILO Direct Contact Mission to Bahrain on 18 September 2018.
Date: 24 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

DOLE supports Telecommuting Bill

MANILA, Sept 20 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) urged other government agencies to push for the approval of the telecommuting bill.
Date: 20 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

DOLE allocates P44-M for 'Ompong'-Affected Workers in Region 2

MANILA, Sept 18 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has allocated over PHP44 million to provide emergency employment to workers affected by Typhoon Ompong in four provinces and one city in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley).
Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

POEA orders OFW Deployment Ban to Micronesia

MANILA, Sept 5 (PNA) - The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has ordered a total deployment ban to the Federated States of Micronesia due to reports of abuses and maltreatment on Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in the nation.
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

100-day Paid Maternity Leave hurdles House on Final Reading

MANILA, Sept 4 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved on final reading a bill seeking to increase the paid maternity leave period to 100 days for female workers in the government and private sector.
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Proclamation declaring 04 September 2018 as a Special (Non-Working) Day in the Municipality of Monkayo

Proclamation declaring 04 September 2018, as a special (non-working) day in the Municipality of Monkayo, in order for the people of the Monkayo to celebrate the 64th founding anniversary and the 23rd Kariyawan Festival and to participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies. Proclamation No. 560
Date: 23 August 2018; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 560; Source: Official Gazette

Proclamation declaring 11 September 2018 as a Special (Non-Working) Day in the Municipality of Tupi

Proclamation declaring 11 September 2018, as a special (non-working) day in the Municipality of Tupi, in order for the people of the Tupi to celebrate the 65th Founding Anniversary and the 9th Agten Tufi Festival, and to participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies. Proclamation No. 567
Date: 30 August 2018; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 567; Source: Official Gazette

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House absent at Court during Advocates' Law Judicial Review Session

Jakarta, Oct 18 (ANTARA News) - The House of Representatives (DPR) did not attend the Constitutional Court (MK) session on the judicial review of Article 16 Law No.18/2003 regarding advocates immunity rights.

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Solon files Bill on Overtaking Cyclists

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - A party-list lawmaker at the House of Representatives is pushing for a measure requiring a minimum distance of 1.5 meters for motorists overtaking cyclists.

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Hontiveros optimistic PRRD will sign Pet Bills into Law

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - Senator Risa Hontiveros on Thursday said she is confident that President Rodrigo Duterte would sign several bills that she authored and sponsored into law.

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JBC interviews Two Bets for Supreme Court Justice

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Thursday conducted its public interview for two aspirants for the Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice vacancy following the retirement of Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro.

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PM tables Mid-Term Review of 11th Malaysia Plan in Dewan Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today tabled the Mid-Term Review of the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP - 2016-2020) in the Dewan Rakyat.

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SC allows Media Coverage of de Lima Drug Case Trials

MANILA, Oct 17 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) allowed news coverage of Senator Leila de Lima’s trials for alleged drug trading activities before the Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court (RTC).

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House supports Placement of Migrant Workers through One Channel

Jakarta, Oct 16 (ANTARA News) - Chairman of the House of Representatives` (DPR`s) Commission IX Dede Yusuf supported the placement of Indonesian migrant workers through the One Channel Placement System (SPSK) agreed upon by Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.

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Industry 4.0 to put Indonesia among Top 10 Economies

Jakarta, Oct 17 (ANTARA News) - The fourth industrial revolution, also known as industry 4.0, is expected to make Indonesia one of the top 10 economies in the world in 2030, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said.

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Government encourages SMEs to go Digital

Jakarta, Oct 16 (ANTARA News) - The government encourages national small and medium enterprises or SMEs to take advantage of the digitalization era by using online networks to expand their businesses.

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WIPO Director General Conferred the Order of Sikatuna

World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Director General Dr. Francis Gurry has received the highest Presidential honour of diplomatic merit in recognition of his extraordinary efforts to sustain and strengthen WIPO’s relations with the Philippine government, through the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL).

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PH Ambassador Promotes ASEAN Trade, Tourism in Spain

MADRID, Oct 16 (DFA) - To raise awareness about ASEAN and promote ASEAN trade and tourism in Spain, Philippine Ambassador to Spain Philippe J. Lhuillier and the other ASEAN Ambassadors in Madrid paid a courtesy call on the Spanish Minister for Industry, Trade, and Tourism Maria Reyes Maroto Illera.

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BOC, PCG Ink MOA for Strengthened Joint Anti-Smuggling Operations

The chiefs of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Philippine Coast (PCG), on Monday, October 15 signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which provides them guidelines in the conduct of anti-smuggling joint operations within the country’s borders.

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PH Showcases Best Practice on Anti-Poverty

NEW YORK, Oct 12 (DFA) - The Philippines underscored the crucial need to use the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) as an alternative measure of poverty during the High-level side-event on “Using the Multidimensional Poverty Index to guide innovative policies in all its dimensions” held on the sidelines of the 73rd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly High Level Week held at the UN Headquarters in New York on 25 September 2018

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21 Law Firms vow to create more chances for Young Lawyers

Twenty-one law firms, including Drew & Napier and Tan Rajah & Cheah, have pledged to provide more opportunities for young lawyers to represent their clients in court.

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Thailand hosts ASEAN Disaster Assessment and Mitigation Training Course

BANGKOK, Oct 16 (NNT) - Thailand is hosting the latest ASEAN training course on regional disaster assessment and mitigation to ensure timely assistance, and enhance the reach and capability of the region’s relief efforts.

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Del Castillo to head JBC Search for Next CJ

MANILA, Oct 16 (PNA) - Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo will sit at the helm of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) in screening aspirants for the vacancy in the Supreme Court (SC) following the retirement of Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, JBC ex-officio member and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Tuesday.

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SC reorganizes Three Divisions as Hernando assumes Post

MANILA, Oct 16 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC), under Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, has reorganized the membership in its three divisions following the entry of its newest member, Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando.

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Non-infra Programs face Cancellation if Oil Excise Tax suspended

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - Some of the Duterte administration's non-infrastructure expenditures scheduled for 2019 face possible cancellation if the implementation the oil excise tax's second tranch is put on hold due to soaring world crude prices, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said.

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