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Proclamation creating and designating Several Parcels of Land located at Barangay Bagtic as a Special Economic Zone

Proclamation creating and designating several parcels of land located at Barangay Bagtic, Silay City, Negros Occidental as a Special Economic Zone, to be known as the Bacolod-Silay Economic Zone and Technopark. Proclamation No. 315
Date: 14 September 2017; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 315; Source: Official Gazette

Bill of the National Land Use Act of 2017

This Act shall apply to all lands whether public, private, government-owned, and/or in the possession of individuals, communities, indigenous people, or groups of people, to provide for a rational, holistic, and just allocation, development and management of land including such activities that bear impact on said resources.
Date: 26 July 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1522 of 2017; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Creating the Order of Lapu-Lapu

Executive Order No. 17
Date: 07 April 2017; Type: Executive Order; Citation: Executive Order No. 17; Source: Official Gazette

Bill of the Agribusiness Ventures Arrangements in Agrarian Reform Lands Act

An Act regulating the Establishment and Implementation of Agribusiness Ventures Arrangements (Avas) in Agrarian Reform Lands.
Date: 23 February 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1351 of 2017; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Proclamation of a Building as an Information Technology Center

Proclamation No. 165 creating and designating a Building, which stands on two Parcels of Land, located at Topaz and Ruby Roads, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, as an Information Technology Center, pursuant to Republic Act No. 7916, as amended by Republic Act No. 8748.
Date: 23 February 2017; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 165; Source: Official Gazette

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DTI updates MSMES on PH’s Free Trade Pact

TAGAYTAY CITY, Cavite, Feb 21 (PNA) - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is boosting its Free Trade Arrangements (FTAs) with the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEPT) ASEAN plus 6, PH-EU (27 countries) and Asia Pacific (APEC’s 21 member economies).

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PHL Embassy in Moscow issues Urgent Reminder: no Legal Status for Household Service Workers in Russia

MOSCOW, Feb 19 - In an advisory issued on February 13, the Philippine Embassy in Moscow reminded that “the category of household service worker is an occupation not open to Filipinos.” The Embassy issued the advisory after receiving queries from the public and media if Filipino household service workers could legally work in Russia.

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Swiss Institute of Federalism ink Academic Cooperation with UP

MANILA, Feb 16 (PNA) - The University of the Philippines-National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) and the University of Fribourg’s Institute of Federalism (IFF) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for academic cooperation and exchange, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

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Thailand, Cambodia discuss Nationality Verification for Migrant Workers

PHNOM PENH, Feb 14 (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Minister Adul Sangsingkeo and his Cambodian counterpart Ith Samheng discussed the nationality verification for undocumented migrant workers.

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Group urges DOLE: release Rules on 'Workplace Romance'

MANILA, Feb 13 (PNA) - A group called on the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to issue guidelines on workplace romance policy to prevent employers from implementing oppressive management prerogatives.

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Individuals earning above P250K also getting Bigger Take-Home Pay under TRAIN

The Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN) effectively increases the take-home pay not only of salaried workers earning P250,000 yearly and below but also of those with annual taxable income from P250,000 to a maximum of P2 million.

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ASEAN: Terrorism most serious Security Threat to Region

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - The ASEAN Defence Ministers today unanimously identified terrorism as the most serious security threat to the region.

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ASEAN unanimously agreed on KSCIP Initiative

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - All 10 ASEAN countries have agreed with the King Salman Center for International Peace (KSCIP) initiative, said Malaysian Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

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DOJ provides Legal Aid to 11,833 Persons in 2017

MANILA, Feb 4 (PNA) - Close to 12, 000 people were given legal assistance through the Department of Justice Action Center (DOJAC) in 2017.

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UP Board of Regents names Proffessor Fides Cordero-Tan as new UP Law Dean

The UP Board of Regents announced the appointment of Atty. Fides Cordero-Tan as the new dean of the UP College of Law on Jan. 26, 2018.

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IPOPHL to heighten IPR Enforcement; seeks MOU with Anti-Crime Body

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is seeking to intensify intellectual property rights enforcement in the country, targeting to craft a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with other members of the Sub-Committee on Organized Crime of the National Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (NALECC-SCOC).

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Century-Old Biz Group wants Mining Law amended

MANILA, Jan 31 (PNA) - The country’s oldest business organization, the Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines Islands (CCPI), has sought sponsorship in Congress to amend mining laws.

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