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Executive Order rationalizing the Office of the President through the Consolidation of its Core Mandates

This Executive Order rationalizes the Office of the President (OP) Proper to strengthen its oversight functions over the executive department and further streamline the relevant mandates of its own offices for improved coordination and collaboration, consistent with the right-sizing policy espoused by the Administration. Executive Order No. 67
Date: 31 October 2018; Type: Executive Order; Citation: Executive Order No. 67; Source: Official Gazette

Republic Act converting the Sorsogon State College into a State University

This Republic Act seeks to convert the Sorsogon State College in the Province of Sorsogon into a state university to be known as the Sorsogon State University. Republic Act No. 11088
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11088; Source: Official Gazette

Republic Act reapportioning the Province of Cavite into Eight Legislative Districts

This Republic Act seeks to amend Section 1 of the Republic Act No. 9727 in order to reapportion the Province of Cavite into eight legislative districts. Republic Act No. 11069
Date: 14 September 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11069; Source: Official Gazette

Republic Act converting the Mabuhay Elementary School into an Integrated School

This Republic Act converts the Mabuhay Elementary School in Barangay Mabuhay, Province of Lanao del Norte into an integrated school to be known as Mabuhay Integrated School. Republic Act No. 11073
Date: 23 August 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11073; Source: Official Gazette

Republic Act Converting the Heracleo Casco National High School Annex in Barangay San Isidro into an Independent National High School

This Republic Act seeks to separate the Heracleo Casco National High School Annex in Barangay San Isidro, Province of Davao Occidental from the Heracleo Casco National High School in order to convert it into an independent National High School to be known as Pedro Mariscal National High School. Republic Act No. 11070
Date: 23 August 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11070; Source: Official Gazette

Republic Act converting the Mamagum Elementary School into an Integrated School

This Republic Act converts the Mamagum Elementary School in Barangay Mamagum, Province of Lanao del Norte into an integrated school to be known as Mamagum Integrated School. Republic Act No. 11071
Date: 23 August 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11071; Source: Official Gazette

Republic Act establishing a National High School in Barangay Pan-Ay Dako

This Republic Act seeks to establish a National High School in Barangay Pan-ay Dako, Province of Misamis Occidental to be known as Felina Sevilla Oaminal National High School. Republic Act No. 11072
Date: 23 August 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11072; Source: Official Gazette

Republic Act establishing a National High School in Barangay Bignay Valenzuela City

This Republic Act seeks to establish a National High School in Barangay Bignay, Valenzuela City to be known as Disiplina Village-Bignay National High School. Republic Act No. 11074
Date: 23 August 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11074; Source: Official Gazette

Republic Act establishing a National High School in Barangay Tiblac

This Republic Act seeks to establish a National High School in Barangay Tiblac, Province of Nueva Vizcaya to be known as Tiblac National High School. Republic Act No. 11075
Date: 23 August 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11075; Source: Official Gazette

Republic Act establishing a National High School in Barangay 184

This Republic Act seeks to establish a National High School in Barangay 184, Pasay City to be known as President Corazon “Cory” C. Aquino National High School. Republic Act No. 11076
Date: 23 August 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11076; Source: Official Gazette

Republic Act reapportioning the Province of Aklan into Two Legislative Districts

This Republic Act seeks to reapportion the Province of Aklan into two legislative districts. The incumbent representative of the Lone Legislative District of the Province of Aklan shall continue to represent the legislative district until the new representatives have been duly elected and qualified. Republic Act No. 11077
Date: 24 September 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11077; Source: Official Gazette

Republic Act separating the City of Calamba from the Second Legislative District of the Province of Laguna

This Republic Act seeks to separate the City of Calamba from the Second Legislative District of the Province of Laguna to constitute the Lone Legislative District of the City of Calamba. Republic Act No. 11078
Date: 24 September 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11078; Source: Official Gazette

Republic Act integrating the Maasin City College into the Southern Leyte State University

This Republic Act seeks to integrate the Maasin City College into the Southern Leyte State University to be known as the Southern Leyte State University-Maasin City Campus. Republic Act No. 11079
Date: 27 September 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11079; Source: Official Gazette

Republic Act reapportioning the Province of Isabela into Six Legislative Districts

This Republic Act seeks to reapportion the Province of Isabela into six legislative districts. The incumbent representatives of the Province of Isabela shall continue to represent their respective legislative districts until the new representatives shall have been duly elected and qualified. Republic Act No. 11080
Date: 27 September 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11080; Source: Official Gazette

Bill of the Open Extractives Data Act

This Bill aims to ensure sustained transparency in the extractive industries wherein the government commits to disclose timely, complete, and accurate information and documents pertinent to resource extraction to enable evidence-based management.
Date: 24 July 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1883 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Hybrid Election Act of 2018

This Bill aims to put in place a hybrid system of manual voting and counting at the precinct level along with an automated transmission and canvassing in order to ensure all subsequent elections will be accurate and transparent.
Date: 28 June 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1858 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Entrepreneurial Agricultural Education Act

This Bill aims to enhance the managerial skills and technical competence of students of agriculture by strengthening the training cooperation between agricultural, industrial and business establishments and educational institutions by designing and implementing relevant training programs in close coordination with local government units.
Date: 16 July 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1874 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Class Size Act

This Bill seeks to address the concerns of oversized classrooms by mandating the regulation of class size in public schools and by prescribing additional compensation for teachers handling large classes.
Date: 16 July 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1878 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Teaching Supplies Allowance Act of 2018

This Bill proposes to increase the annual “chalk allowance” for classroom supplies from P3,500 to P5,000 per teacher per school year, thereby relieving teachers of the onerous financial burden to pay for these materials themselves.
Date: 16 July 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1871 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the National Commission of Senior Citizens Act

This Bill seeks to create the National Commission of Senior Citizens which shall be under the Office of the President. It shall ensure the full implementation of laws, policies, and programs of the government pertaining to senior citizens, review and conduct studies on the same, and recommend appropriate actions thereon to Congress and the Presiden ...
Date: 19 July 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1881 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

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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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