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SC warns courts vs Harassment Warrants during Poll Period

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - With less than a month to go before the 2019 mid-term elections, the Supreme Court on Wednesday cautioned judges to be "very circumspect" in handing down search warrants.
Date: 17 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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).
Date: 17 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippines News Agency

House passes Bill seeking to honor Memory of Maguindanao Massacre Victims

The House of Representatives approved on second reading a measure seeking to declare an annual special non-working holiday to honor the memory of the victims of the 2009 Maguindanao Massacre.
Date: 15 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

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.
Date: 16 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippines News Agency

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.
Date: 15 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

CA upholds Usurpation Raps vs Ex-Marinduque Solon

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - A ruling by the Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed criminal charges against former Marinduque Rep. Regina Ongsiako Reyes for usurpation of official functions following her disqualification in the 2013 elections.
Date: 15 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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).
Date: 13 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

PRRD signs Law dividing Palawan into Three Provinces

MANILA, Apr 13 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed the law dividing Palawan into the provinces of Palawan del Norte, Palawan Oriental, and Palawan del Sur.
Date: 13 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

DILG lauds SC Ruling on just IRA Share of LGUs in National Taxes

MANILA, Apr 11 (PNA) - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court's (SC) final ruling, which declared that local government units (LGUs) are entitled to internal revenue allotment (IRA) based on the collections of all national taxes and not just from national internal revenue taxes.
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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.
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House approves on Final Reading Bill declaring Third District of Palawan a Mining-Free Zone

The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading House Bill 8816 which seeks to declare the third district of Palawan a mining-free zone.
Date: 10 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Bill declaring February 17 as “Guinsaugon Day” hurdles Final Reading

To remember the victims of a landslide in the Province of Southern Leyte in 2006, the House of Representatives approved on third and final reading House Bill No. 8948, which declares February 17 of every year as a special working holiday in Southern Leyte to be known as the “Guinsaugon Day.”
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET)

No cutting of Trees for SM Baguio Expansion: SC

BAGUIO CITY, Apr 10 (PNA) - Trees at the Luneta Hill here will stay as the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday permanently stopped its cutting and balling for the seven-story Sky Park Project of mall giant SM.
Date: 10 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

No TRO vs Chico River Dam Project; SC orders Government to comment

BAGUIO CITY, Apr 10 (PNA) - A suit urging the Supreme Court (SC) to stop the government from securing a USD62-million loan from China to fund the construction of the Chico River Dam failed to get immediate relief from the tribunal.
Date: 10 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

Duterte approves ‘in principle’ EO to address Water Shortage

MANILA, Apr 9 - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has approved “in principle” the proposed executive order (EO) to address the water supply shortage in the country amid the ongoing El Niño or prolonged dry spell, a Palace official said.
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PRRD may ask Congress to amend Double Plates Law: Palace

MANILA, Apr 8 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte may ask Congress to amend the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act if its implementing rules and regulations (IRR) fail to address motorcycle riders’ safety concerns, Malacañang said on Monday.
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Government Targets Recyclers of Cigarette Tax Stamps

MANILA, Apr 8 (PNA) - Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has directed the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to work closely with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in curbing a new scheme perpetrated by illicit tobacco traders involving their suspected use of recycled tax stamps on fake cigarettes, the Department of Finance (DOF) reveale ...
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PRRD will honor Law at all times: DOJ

MANILA, Apr 5 (PNA) - The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday said President Rodrigo Duterte will honor the rule of law and the Constitution.
Date: 05 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

IRR of Rice Law signed

MANILA, Apr 5 (PNA) - Policymakers have finally signed the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 11203, threshing out details in the effective rollout of the new law liberalizing the importation, exportation, and trading of rice. The law also lifts the quantitative import restriction on rice.
Date: 05 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Privacy Commission probes April hacking incidents

MANILA, Apr 5 (PNA) - The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is conducting an investigation into the incidents of hacking of various websites in the country that occurred from April 1 to 3.
Date: 05 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

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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

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the acquisition of the majority stake in PHINMA Energy by Ayala Corporation’s power branch, AC Energy.

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

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - A total of 8,254 unemployed workers have been re-employed after receiving assistance from the employment service officers (ESOs) since the Re-Employment Placement Programme for Employment Insurance System (EIS) commenced in August 2018.

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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

IPOH, Apr 16 (Bernama) - "Go to the mosque, get closer to God, be a good person and stop taking drugs," Sessions Court judge Azman Abu Hassan told a palm oil fruit collector.

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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

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today brushed off claims that the proposed amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution was done in haste, saying the MPs from Sabah and Sarawak were given ample time to deliberate the matter.

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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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