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National ID System Law has enough Safeguards

MANILA, Jun 12 (PNA) - Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon assured on Wednesday that the Philippines Identification System Act (PhilSys Act) has enough safeguards to protect the privacy of Filipinos, even as he stressed that the law's main objective is to enhance the delivery of basic services to the public.
Date: 12 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PRRD okays EO to formalize Cabinet Secretaries as CORDS

MANILA, Jun 11 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has approved an executive order (EO) formalizing the designation of Cabinet secretaries as Cabinet Officers for Regional Development and Security (CORDS), Malacañang said on Tuesday.
Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Court Workers urged to uphold Judiciary's Integrity

MANILA, Jun 11 (PNA) - Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin on Tuesday urged court officials and workers throughout the country to stand by the independence of the judiciary and its role of dispensing justice to everyone.
Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

OWWA joins Urban Poor Caravan

MANILA, Jun 8 (PNA) - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will be joining the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) caravan to inform the public of its programs on overseas employment.
Date: 08 June 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC allows ex-DA Chief Yap Plea to travel Abroad

MANILA, Jun 7 (PNA) - Bohol governor-elect Arthur C. Yap has been conditionally allowed by the Supreme Court (SC) to travel abroad.
Date: 07 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Palace declares June 24 Holiday in Manila

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - Malacañang has declared June 24 as a special, non-working holiday in the City of Manila in celebration of its 448th founding anniversary.
Date: 06 June 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Legal Profession faces inherent Risks not Exclusive to NUPL

MANILA, Jun6 (PNA) - A state lawyer of the Office of the Solicitor General said Thursday the legal profession faces "inherent risks not exclusive to the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL)".
Date: 06 June 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippines News Agency

DOJ forms Panel to probe Jacky Co Case

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - A prosecution panel has been assigned for the preliminary investigation on the complaints filed against alleged Chinese drug lord Jacky Co and others implicated in the smuggling of PHP1.8 billion worth of illegal drugs into the country.
Date: 06 June 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Duterte certifies Mandatory ROTC Bill as Urgent

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent a bill mandating Grades 11 and 12 in public and private schools to undergo mandatory Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).
Date: 03 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House approves Human Rights Defenders Bill on Final Reading

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final reading the Human Rights Defenders (HRD) Protection Bill, which seeks to prevent human rights violations and abuses perpetrated against HRDs.
Date: 03 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

CJ stresses Importance of beefing up Legal Education

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin emphasized the commitment of his administration to leave no stone unturned in reforming the country's legal education system.
Date: 03 June 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippines News Agency

JBC sets Public Interviews for SC Aspirants

MANILA, May 31 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has released the schedule of the public panel interview of hopefuls vying for a Supreme Court (SC) post, to be vacated by Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo who will compulsorily retire on July 29.
Date: 31 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

CA junks Plea of Cops suspended for groping Man in Bus Station

MANILA, May 31 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) upheld the suspension of two policemen who ordered a man to strip before groping him in a bus station six years ago.
Date: 31 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

DOJ names Prosecutor to probe Glenn Chong Aide's Murder

MANILA, May 29 (PNA) - The Department of Justice (DOJ) has assigned to a prosecutor the formal investigation on the killing of the aide of former Biliran Representative Glenn Chong and a female companion.
Date: 29 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Service Charge Bill gets Bicam Nod

MANILA, May 28 (PNA) - The congressional bicameral conference committee on Tuesday approved a measure that would grant restaurant and hotel employees 100 percent access to service charges collected from customers.
Date: 28 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

CA Justice Inting is new SC Magistrate

MANILA, May 28 (PNA) - Court of Appeals (CA) Associate Justice Henri Jean-Paul Inting is the latest appointee of President Rodrigo Duterte to the Supreme Court.
Date: 28 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippines News Agency

Duterte appoints 40 New Prosecutors

MANILA, May 28 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte appointed 40 new prosecutors to fill vacancies in prosecution offices nationwide.
Date: 28 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippines News Agency

NEDA welcomes New National Statistician

MANILA, May 28 (PNA) - The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) announced in a statement on Tuesday that Dr. Dennis S. Mapa, will be serving as the new National Statistician and head of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), an attached agency of NEDA.
Date: 28 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippines News Agency

New Law gives TIEZA Power to grant Incentives

MANILA, May 27 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a new law giving the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) sole and exclusive jurisdiction to grant incentives to tourism enterprise zones (TEZs) until December 31, 2029.
Date: 27 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PRRD signs into Law Sagip Saka Act

MANILA, May 27 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the Sagip Saka Act to help increase farmers’ and fishermen’s income and reach their full potential.
Date: 27 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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Ex-CJ speaks out against Lawyers' Tendency to seek Postponements

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 16 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi has spoken out against the tendency by certain defence lawyers to seek postponements of cases being heard in court.

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New Competition Commission already under Fire

Myanmar’s professed commitment to competition reform has come under fire after the government packed the new Competition Commission with bureaucrats serving under a minister.

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NA Deputies give Opinions on Revised Labour Code

Hanoi, Jun 12 (VNA) - The revised Labour Code will the focus during the sitting of lawmakers on June 12 in the ongoing 7th session of the 14th National Assembly.

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Ability to pay Taxes Online a Boon for Vietnam’s Import-Export Businesses

Hanoi, Jun 6 (VNS/VNA) - Around 99 percent of import and export tax payments in Ho Chi Minh City are made online, according to the customs department.

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OWWA joins Urban Poor Caravan

MANILA, Jun 8 (PNA) - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will be joining the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) caravan to inform the public of its programs on overseas employment.

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Palace declares June 24 Holiday in Manila

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - Malacañang has declared June 24 as a special, non-working holiday in the City of Manila in celebration of its 448th founding anniversary.

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Legal Profession faces inherent Risks not Exclusive to NUPL

MANILA, Jun6 (PNA) - A state lawyer of the Office of the Solicitor General said Thursday the legal profession faces "inherent risks not exclusive to the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL)".

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DOJ forms Panel to probe Jacky Co Case

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - A prosecution panel has been assigned for the preliminary investigation on the complaints filed against alleged Chinese drug lord Jacky Co and others implicated in the smuggling of PHP1.8 billion worth of illegal drugs into the country.

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Myanmar still short of Judges, says Supreme Court

The number of judges in the country is just two thirds of the number required, according the 2018 annual report of the Union Supreme Court.

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RCI on Judicial Misconduct is what People Want - Dr Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 5 (Bernama) - The government agreed to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on judicial misconduct because this is what the people want, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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CJ stresses Importance of beefing up Legal Education

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin emphasized the commitment of his administration to leave no stone unturned in reforming the country's legal education system.

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Double Pay for Workers on June 5

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - Private sector workers, who will report to duty on Wednesday, June 5, will be paid twice their regular daily wages, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Monday.

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Complaints via Whatsapp: RTD issues More than 200 Notices

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 (Bernama) - More than 200 notices have been issued by the Road Transport Department (RTD) as result of consumer complaints via the Whatsapp application during the three days enforcement operation, in conjunction with Adilfitri, which began on May 29.

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Online Trader benefits from Industrial Revolution 4.0

KOTA BHARU, Jun 2 (Bernama) - The Industry Revolution 4.0, which is occurring all over the world, has given huge benefit to online traders in marketing their products to consumers.

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Vietnam attends ASEAN Plus Three, EAS SOMs

Bangkok, May 30 (VNA) - Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, who is head of the country’s SOM ASEAN, attended the ASEAN Plus Three SOM and East Asia Summit (EAS) SOM, which were held within the framework of the ASEAN Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM) in Bangkok on May 30.

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JBC sets Public Interviews for SC Aspirants

MANILA, May 31 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has released the schedule of the public panel interview of hopefuls vying for a Supreme Court (SC) post, to be vacated by Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo who will compulsorily retire on July 29.

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Mohd Roze Shaari is New Intelligence/Operations Deputy Director

KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 (Bernama) - Bukit Aman's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has a new Intelligence/Operations deputy director.

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Give Mandatory Counselling, Community Service Sessions to Road Bullies - MCPF

KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) has suggested that compulsory counselling and community service sessions be meted out to individuals detained for dangerous driving and road rage.

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