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House okays prohibiting Discriminatory Acts vs Women Employees

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading a measure prohibiting acts of discrimination against women in the workplace.
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Government open to Bill pushing 14th Month Pay for Workers: DOLE

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The government is open to the proposal seeking to grant 14th month pay to workers.
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

DOST to launch assistance package for OFWs

MANILA, Aug 10 (PNA) - The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is developing a package assistance for the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), who plan to put up a technology-based enterprise, and those who might need technical assistance, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato Dela Peña told the Philippine News ...
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

POEA reassumes Licensing of Recruitment Agencies

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) will once again take the responsibility of approving and renewing licenses and authorities of agencies engaged in overseas recruitment.
Date: 07 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Labor and Employment

Villanueva urges Passage of Bill ending Illegal Contractualization

MANILA, Aug 7 (PNA) - Senator Joel Villanueva on Tuesday urged for the immediate passage of a bill that seeks to end abusive work schemes like "endo" and labor-only contracting, stressing that stopping the illegal practices not only promotes the rights of the workers but also benefits businesses.
Date: 07 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

CA blocks DOLE Order to regularize over 7K PLDT Workers

MANILA, Aug 6 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) stopped the order of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) directing the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) to regularize 7,344 workers it hired from third party contractors.
Date: 06 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Government Efforts cut Numbers of Labor-Only Contracting Firms

MANILA, Aug 3 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Friday said the second batch of firms that were either suspected or found to be engaged in Labor-Only Contracting (LOC) is likely to be lesser than the initial number of companies released three months ago.
Date: 03 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

PH, Poland to forge Agreements on Labor, Social Security Cooperation

WARSAW, July 30 - The Philippine Embassy in Warsaw and officials of the Ministry Family, Labour and Social Policy of Poland agreed to forge bilateral agreements on labor and social security cooperation.
Date: 30 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

DOLE Officials back Bello, reject Corruption Allegations

MANILA, July 30 (PNA) - Senior officials and employees of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) showed their support for Secretary Silvestre Bello III amid corruption allegations hurled against him.
Date: 30 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

New Web Platform to help protect OFWs vs Abusive Employment Practices

MANILA, July 26 (PNA) - A new online portal that can help Filipino migrant workers avoid erring recruitment agencies was launched on Thursday.
Date: 26 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

DSWD Sec Orogo remains Firm on Regularization of Workers; says no Hand in Docs on hiring of Manpower Agency

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Virginia “Gee” N. Orogo reiterated her strong support to the efforts of the Department to push for the regularization of workers who are under Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) or Cost of Service Workers (COS) amid the effectivity of Joint Circular No. 1 Series of 2017 or Rules a ...
Date: 23 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Social Welfare and Development

Biz Leaders back Bill to end Contractualization

MANILA, July 23 (PNA) - Business leaders have expressed their support to President Rodrigo Duterte's call to put an end to labor contractualization during his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday.
Date: 23 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

DOLE affirms Commitment to reforms initiated by PRRD

MANILA, July 21 (PNA)  The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Saturday has reaffirmed its commitment to the reforms initiated by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.
Date: 21 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

CA affirms Retirement Age Rule for PAL Flight Attendants

MANILA, July 18 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed the validity of the Philippine Airlines’ (PAL) rule on the compulsory retirement age for its flight attendants.
Date: 18 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Makabayan Bloc seeks Probe on Jollibee Labor Issues

MANILA, July 17 (PNA) - Lawmakers belonging to the Makabayan bloc at the House of Representatives on Tuesday sought a congressional probe into the alleged "illegal" and "unfair" labor practices of Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) and its service contractors.
Date: 17 July 2018; Type: Students; Source: Philippine News Agency

Nine Regional Wage Boards submit Salary Hike Order for Workers: DOLE

MANILA, July 17 (PNA) - Nine wage boards have submitted salary adjustments for workers in the private sectors, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday said.
Date: 17 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Palace issues Guidelines on Salary Augmentation of BI Workers

MANILA, July 17 (PNA) - Malacañang has released the implementing guidelines to augment the salary and overtime pay of the employees of the Bureau of Immigration (BI).
Date: 17 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Palace backs Bill making Barangay Officials Regular Government Employees

MANILA, July 16 (PNA) - With the proposal to shift the form of government to federalism now underway, Malacañang is optimistic that a bill seeking to make barangay (village) officials regular government employees will be passed into law.
Date: 16 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Duterte Hand needed on Firms’ Labor Law Compliance: Group

MANILA, July 14 (PNA) - A labor group on Saturday said the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) needs the “powerful support” of President Rodrigo Duterte in enforcing its order to private companies to regularize their workers.
Date: 14 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

DOLE warns PLDT: Regularize 7K Workers or face Sanctions

MANILA, July 11 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) warned anew telecommunications firm Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) to comply with its order on the regularization of more than 7,000 workers from its contractors.
Date: 11 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

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CJ Bets face JBC Grilling Over Income, Properties in SALN

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - The contents of the Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth were among the issues raised by members of the Judicial Council (JBC) in Thursday's public interview for aspirants vying for the Chief Justice post.

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Reyes, Tejano-Ang Wrap up JBC Interview for CJ Post

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Supreme Court Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr., and Judge Virginia Tejano-Ang of the Regional Trial Court Branch 1 in Tagum City, Davao del Norte were the last two aspirants for Chief Justice who went under questioning by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Thursday.

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De Castro to revive Key Reform Projects once picked as CJ

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Despite her imminent retirement from the judiciary in less than two months, Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro on Thursday said she will be able to introduce reforms in the Supreme Court (SC) once named Chief Justice.

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Bersamin: No Pressure Felt from Gov't in Rulings on Cases

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday said he has never felt any pressure from other government branches in rendering decisions on various cases.

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Court of Appeal Judge reprimanded by His Superior over Dissenting Judgment

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) – A Court of Appeal Judge has today disclosed that he had been reprimanded by a top judge for writing a dissenting judgment in unilateral conversion of M.Indira Gandhi case two years ago.

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Judicial Activism has Led to Renaissance in Administrative Law, says Academician

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) – There is more judicial activism now which has led to a renaissance in administrative law, according to an academician.

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Cabinet acknowledges Progress in Thailand-Myanmar Cooperation in fighting Drug Trade

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The Cabinet has acknowledged progress made in Thailand’s cooperation with Myanmar in tackling drug problems in the border area.

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NLA whip to decide on proposed Amendment of EC Act - VP Surachai

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly whip will be the person responsible for the ultimate decision to proceed with a proposed amendment of the Election Commission Act, says the legislature’s Vice President Surachai Liengboonlertchai.

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CA confirms Poll Exec, Foreign Service, Military Officers' Appointment

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Marlon Casquejo and several foreign service and military officers hurdled the Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday.

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House installs Yap, Pichay as New Deputy Speakers

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday elected two new deputy speakers following the ascension of Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the speakership.

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Five CJ bets to face JBC Interview Thursday

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The five candidates for the post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) will walk into the line of fire with their Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) interview set on Thursday.

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IRD to build ICT System enabling Tax Payments

Taxpayers may soon be able to pay their dues to the government via mobile banking, said U Min Htut, director general of the Internal Revenue Department (IRD).

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Law Enforcement remains weak: Deputy Minister

Laos has enacted over 100 laws since national liberation in 1975, but law enforcement remains weak, a senior official has admitted.

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Exercise of Freedom must be in accordance to Federal Constitution - Eddin Syazlee

JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The exercise of individual’s right to freedom, be it freedom of religion or speech, must be done in accordance to the provisions in the Federal Constitution, says Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith.

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International Malaysia Law Conference 2018

The 4-day International Malaysia Law Conference (“IMLC”) 2018, the flagship biennial event of the Malaysian Bar themed “Raising the Bar: Innovate. Integrate. Emulate.” is underway.

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IMLC 2018: Change of Government an impetus for strengthening the Rule of Law, says Sultan Nazrin Shah

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The recent change of government in Malaysia has given a fresh impetus to strengthen the rule of law in the country, the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah said today.

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1Mine urges Government to postpone SST

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The government has been urged to postpone implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) come Sept 1 until a directive on the newly passed tax law is clearly outlined.

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Seizure of Equanimity made according to Legal Procedures - Liew Vui Keong

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong told the Dewan Rakat today that the seizure of the superyatch Equanimity was made according to Malaysian procedures and laws.

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