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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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Palace suspends Government Work for Holy Week Exodus

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Malacañang suspended work on Wednesday (April 17), 12 noon onwards, to allow government employees to travel to their respective regions in time for the observance of Maundy Thursday (April 18) and Good Friday (April 19).

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JBC asks Applicant to comment on Gadon Opposition

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has asked an applicant for a vacancy in the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) to comment on an opposition to her appointment filed last month by senatorial candidate and lawyer, Lorenzo "Larry" Gadon.

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PCC approves Ayala-PHINMA Energy Deal

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8,254 Workers Re-employed after getting Assistance from ESO

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Two Indonesians fined RM100,000 for Possessing Illicit Cigarettes

KLANG, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian retail shop workers were fined RM100,000 by the Magistrate Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing 854 packs of illegal cigarettes of various brands valued at RM1,668.56.

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"Go to the Mosque, get Closer to God," Judge advises Robber

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Fake News Bill: Law Society refutes Online Flak over Alleged Silence

Law Society president Gregory Vijayendran said that the organization will share their views over the draft Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act privately with policymakers, and has refuted online flak about its so-called "deafening silence".

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SC suspends Work in Courts for Holy Week

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday announced its modified work schedule for the Holy Week, starting with a half-day work on Wednesday.

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Fourth 'Justice Zone' opens in Pampanga

MANILA, Apr 13 (PNA) - The fourth Justice Zone in the country has been formally opened in Angeles, Pampanga by the Justice Sector Coordinating Council (JSCC).

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Indonesia Industrial Summit to be held on April 15-16

Jakarta, April 13 (ANTARA) - The Industry Ministry will organize the 2019 Indonesia Industrial Summit (IIS) themed "Implementation of Making Indonesia 4.0 Toward Top Ten Global Economies", in ICE BSD, Tangerang, Banten Province, on April 15 and 16.

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200 Lawyers gather in Kuala Lumpur for TerraLex

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13 (Bernama) - A total of 200 lawyers from 50 countries have gathered here for the TerraLex Global Meeting to discuss a wide variety of legal and economic issues impacting Malaysia.

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Chief Justice pens Touching Farewell to Colleagues

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 13 (Bernama) - "All I ask from you is to protect the judiciary no matter what others may say," said Tan Sri Richard Malanjum in his farewell message to the judges, officers and employees of the judiciary upon his retirement yesterday.

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Chief Justice Richard Malanjum retires

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retires today after serving 27 years in the judiciary.

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SC launches New Public-Friendly Website

BAGUIO CITY, Apr 11 (PNA) - Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday launched the High Court's new and improved website, which includes a court locator directory for lower courts and an e-library of the tribunal's decisions and resolutions.

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Appointment of Suhakam Commissioner for Children to be announced this Month

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The Legal Affairs Division in the Prime Minister's Department is expected to announce the appointment of a Suhakam (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) commissioner for the portfolio of children this month.

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Proposed Amendment to Constitution not done in haste - Liew

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Re-tabling of Amendment Bill depends on Needs - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said re-tabling of the bill to amend the Federal Constitution to give Sabah and Sarawak equal status with Peninsular Malaysia, which failed to get two-thirds majority support in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, would depend on needs.

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Hearing of Najib's Appeal to disqualify Gopal Sri Ram as Prosecutor Rescheduled to April 23

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 10 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal has rescheduled to April 23 to hear Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's appeal against a High Court's dismissal of his application to disqualify former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from leading the prosecution team in his 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) cases.

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