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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 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

Bill of the Act declaring the Josefa Llanes Escoda Day

This Bill seeks to commemorate Josefa Llanes Escoda, also known as Pepa for the invaluable contributions to the Republic of the Philippines by declaring January 6 of every year a Special Working Holiday.
Date: 31 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1845 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Act declaring the Francisca Reyes-Aquino Day

This Bill seeks to commemorate the outstanding artist Francisca Reyes-Aquino for the invaluable contributions to the Republic of the Philippines by declaring November 21 of every year a Special Working Holiday.
Date: 31 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1846 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Act declaring the Tandang Sora Day

This Bill seeks to commemorate Melchora Aquino better known as Tandang Sora for the invaluable contributions to the Republic of the Philippines by declaring March 2 of every year a Special Working Holiday.
Date: 31 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1847 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Act declaring Gabriela Silang Day

This Bill seeks to commemorate one of the most prominent figures of the revolution and the most distinguished women in the Philippines history Gabriela Silang by declaring September 20 of every year a Special Working Holiday.
Date: 31 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1848 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Reorganization Act

This Bill seeks to reorganize and transform Philippine National Police into a modernized law enforcement organization which maintains peace and order and ensures public safety and security.
Date: 29 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1828 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Seal of Good Local Governance Act of 2018

This Bill, amongst others, seeks to establish and institutionalise the seal of good local governance for local government units.
Date: 31 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1843 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Republic Act institutionalizing the Balik Scientist Program

This Republic Act aims to strengthen the scientific and technological human resources of the academe, public and private institutions, including locally registered enterprises to promote knowledge sharing and accelerate the flow of new technologies into the country. Republic Act No. 11035
Date: 15 June 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11035; Source: Official Gazette

Republic Act promoting Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Delivery of Government Services

This Republic Act amends the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007, in order to promote Ease of Doing Business and efficiently deliver government services. Republic Act No. 11032
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11032; Source: Official Gazette

Republic Act converting the Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology into a State University

This Act converts the Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology in the City of Mati into a State University to be known as the Davao Oriental State University. Republic Act No. 11033
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11033; Source: Official Gazette

Bill of the Public Safety Act

This Bill promotes greater commitment to public order and safety by local government units and increases their responsiveness by establishing a fully functional and responsive central command and control center and emergency response and management system.
Date: 22 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1814 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Marawi Siege Victims Compensation Act of 2018

This Bill seeks to provide compensation and assistance to the people of Marawi, providing them with means to immediately recover from the damage and destruction to their homes and private property resulting from the Marawi Siege.
Date: 22 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1816 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Act to reorganize the National Parks Development Committee

This Bill reorganizes the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC) and renames it as the Public Parks Development Authority and also defines the NPDC’s mandate and jurisdiction.
Date: 16 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1811 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of an Act to amend the Philippine Food Fortification Act of 2000

This Bill seeks to amend Republic Act 8976, otherwise known as the "Philippine Food Fortification Act of 2000", by removing or excluding refined sugar from the list of products covered by mandatory food fortification.
Date: 16 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1808 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) Act

This Bill of an Act aims to institutionalize the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) to reduce poverty and promote human capital development.
Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1806 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the School Modernization and Innovation Act of 2018

The Bill seeks to establish the School Modernization and Innovation Trust Fund which will augment the regular appropriations to finance the priority programs for school modernization and improvement of public elementary and secondary schools.
Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1802 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Act designating the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture as Chairperson of the Governing Board of the National Food Authority

This Bill seeks to amend Section 6 of Presidential Decree No. 1770, s. 1981, in order to correct the current composition of the National Food Authority (NFA) governing board by mandating the Secretary of Agriculture to sit as its ex-officio Chairperson to ensure the coordination and harmonization of NFA’s programs and policies to the agr ...
Date: 18 April 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1782 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Republic Act renaming the Ramon Magsaysay Technological University as the President Ramon Magsaysay State University

This Republic Act seeks to rename the Ramon Magsaysay Technological University in the Province of Zambales, as the President Ramon Magsaysay State University. Republic Act No. 11015
Date: 20 April 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11015; Source: Official Gazette

Bill of the Act strengthening Human Rights Education and the System of Legal Assistance for Migrant Workers

This Bill seeks to strengthen Commission on Human Rights's (CHR) Constitutional mandate by legislating the mechanism that will ensure the continuing education and information dissemination among Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) on human rights from the point of pre-departure to actual deployment, and its periodic monitoring. It also seeks to legisl ...
Date: 26 April 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1785 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

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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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