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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.
Date: 16 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

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.
Date: 16 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

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.
Date: 16 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

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.
Date: 16 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Panel creates TWG for Bill on Cordillera Autonomous Region Creation

The House Committee on Local Government chaired by Rep. Pedro Acharon Jr. (1st District, South Cotabato) in a hearing on Tuesday created a technical working group (TWG) to address the concerns of the bill which seeks to create the autonomous region in the Cordilleras.
Date: 14 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House passes "Revised Agricultural Tariffication Act" on Final Reading

The House of Representatives, voting 200-7 with two abstentions, approved on third and final reading on Tuesday, House Bill 7735 which seeks to liberalize rice imports by replacing the quantitative import restrictions on rice with tariffs, and create the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund.
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

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.
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

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.
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC junks Banco Filipino Plea on Release of P25-B aid from BSP

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) has denied the petition filed by Banco Filipino Savings and Mortgage Bank that seeks to enforce the ruling of the Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) ordering the release of up to PHP25 billion in financial assistance and other regulatory reliefs to the defunct Banco Filipino.
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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.
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

House pushes for e-Sabong Regulations Bill

The House Committee on Games and Amusements, chaired by Rep. Gus Tambunting (2nd District, Parañaque City) on Monday approved the creation of a Technical Working Group (TWG) that will craft a new bill about the regulation of e-sabong or online sabong in the country.
Date: 13 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House okays Bill institutionalizing Four Ps on Second Reading

MANILA, Aug 14 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on second reading a measure institutionalizing the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) to reduce poverty and promote human capital development.
Date: 14 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC: no Indefinite Detention of Persons cited for Contempt in Senate

MANILA, Aug 14 (PNA) - The Senate has no power to indefinitely detain a person cited in contempt during an inquiry in aid of legislation, the Supreme Court (SC) ruled.
Date: 14 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

DFA lauds Appointment of Career Diplomat as Chief of Presidential Protocol, Foreign Affairs Adviser

Aug 12 - The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) today lauded the appointment by President Rodrigo Duterte of a career diplomat as one of the senior officials at the Office of the President and said this move would help advance the country’s foreign policy goals.
Date: 12 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

House approves "Revised Agricultural Tariffication Act" Proposal

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading House Bill 7735 which seeks to replace the quantitative import restrictions on rice with tariffs and create the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund.
Date: 12 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

In Nine Session Days, House tackles 195 Bills, passes Two Priority Legislations

In the nine session days since the start of the 17th Congress’ third regular session on July 23, 2013 until August 8, 2018, the House of Representatives had processed a total of 195 measures, including passing two priority measures of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Date: 12 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: House of Representatives

Info in Nationall ID System secured: DOJ

MANILA, Aug 12 (PNA) - The information that will be stored in the national ID system cannot be accessed by anyone unless they get permission from concerned owner.
Date: 12 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Duterte appoints CA Jose Reyes as new SC Justice

MANILA, Aug 10 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Court of Appeals (CA) Associate Justice Jose Reyes Jr. as new Supreme Court (SC) Justice, Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go said on Friday.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

12K Jobs up for grabs in 'Build, Build, Build' Job Fair

MANILA, Aug 10 (PNA) - Some 12,000 job opportunities in the construction sector will be offered at the job caravan under the “Build, Build, Build” program of the Duterte administration on Sunday (August 12) at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

DILG supports Move of Mayors on Guidelines for Class Suspension

MANILA, Aug 9 (PNA) - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is supporting the move of the Metro Manila Council (MMC) to draw up new guidelines for the suspension of classes in the metropolis during bad weather.
Date: 09 August 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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