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Republic Act converting the LTO Extension Office located in Lapu-Lapu City into a Regular LTO District Office

This Republic Act converts the Land Transportation Office (LTO) Extension Office located in Lapu-Lapu City, Province of Cebu, to a regular LTO District Office. Republic Act No. 11105
Date: 30 October 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11105; Source: Official Gazette

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 establishing an Elementary School in Barangay San Antonio

This Republic Act seeks to establish an elementary school in Barangay San Antonio, Paranaque City to be known as Silverio Elementary School. Republic Act No. 11095
Date: 18 October 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11095; 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

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Court adjourns Tony Pua's Appeal against Interim Injunction over RUU355 Video Clip

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 20 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today adjourned the appeal hearing by Damansara Member of Parliament Tony Pua Kiam Wee against an interim injunction order over his alleged video clip relating to the tabling of Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill 2016 or RUU355.

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DOJ urged to Act on Murder Raps vs PNP Men in Lawyer's Death

MANILA, Feb 19 (PNA) - A former Cebu City councilor asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) Monday to charge policemen implicated in the killing of his brother, lawyer Noel Archival, five years ago.

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Laos, Japan celebrate 20 Years of Legal, Judicial Cooperation

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Sarawak Lawyers wants Government to set up RCI over Judge Allegations

MIRI, Feb 19 (Bernama) - The Advocates Association of Sarawak (AAS) has proposed to the government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) over the allegation of judicial interference in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer recently.

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MACC meets Judge Hamid Sultan over 63-Page Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 18 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today met with Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Baker over his recent 63-page affidavit, filed last week, on allegations of judicial interference.

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CBM headed in Right Direction, Bank Development expected: Experts

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Retired SC Justice Azcuna 'Selfless Government Worker': Palace

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang wished retired Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Adolfo Azcuna the best as he celebrates his 80th birthday on Saturday.

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Rule of Law followed in Ressa Arrest

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang on Friday said the rule of law was followed in the arrest of Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa for cyberlibel amid criticisms of suppressing press freedom.

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Rebuilding ASEAN’s Financial Safety Net

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Judiciary lodges Police Report over Allegations in Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 15 (Bernama) - The Judiciary has lodged a police report over allegations made against unnamed judges and the institution in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer.

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Blind Woman's Persistence to become Lawyer bears Fruit

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’, this proverb illustrates the determination and diligence of a visually impaired young woman who has achieved her dream of becoming a lawyer.

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Lawyer urges Government and CJ to address Justice Hamid's Revelations

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo has called on the government and Chief Justice to immediately look into the claims by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, contained in his affidavit which revealed misconduct of top judges and judicial interference.

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Decision on Minimum Wage Increases due in March

BANGKOK, Feb 13 (NNT) - The final decision on Minimum Wage increases will be made in March, with new rates to vary in accordance with economic conditions in each province.

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No Violation of Ressa's Civil Rights: DOJ

MANILA, Feb 14 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday assured full protection of the civil rights of online news website Rappler's publisher Maria Ressa, who was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a cyber libel complaint filed against her and the media firm by a private individual.

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DOTr inks Deal on Common Station Construction

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Men too face Sexual Harassment at Workplace

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LHDN launches eProcurement System, Suppliers' Portal

CYBERJAYA, Feb 13 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has launched the eProcurement (eP) system and the Suppliers’ portal as a continuous effort to improve service delivery to suppliers or tenderers dealing with the agency.

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