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Irrigable Lands’ Conversion Ban hurdles House’s Third Reading

MANILA, Feb 20 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously approved a measure penalizing the conversion of irrigated and irrigable lands for non-agricultural purposes to ensure food security in the country.
Date: 20 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House okays Bill on Irrigable Lands' Conversion Ban

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a measure penalizing the conversion of irrigated and irrigable lands for non-agricultural purposes to ensure food securtiy in the country.
Date: 15 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House OKs Creation of New Government Housing Body

MANILA, Feb 14 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a measure creating the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development.
Date: 14 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House OKs Creation of Human Settlements and Urban Development Department

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading House Bill 6775 seeking to create a Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development that would address the basic housing needs and requirements of Filipino families.
Date: 02 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Makati extends Deadline for Business, Realty Tax Payments

MANILA, Jan 21 (PNA) - The Makati City government has extended the deadline of assessment of business permits without penalty to Jan. 25, and the payment of business and realty taxes to Jan. 31, following the approval by the City Council of City Ordinance No. 2018-001.
Date: 21 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House declares Mayon, Zambo Parks Protected Areas

Mayon Volcano Natural Park in Albay province and the Pasonanca Natural Park in Zamboanga City are now protected areas under two bills approved by the House of Representatives.
Date: 15 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Ban in Conversion of Irrigable Lands soon

The House committee on agrarian reform chaired by Rep. Rene Relampagos (1st District, Bohol) has approved a substitute bill seeking to prohibit the conversion of irrigated and irrigable lands for non-agricultural purposes.
Date: 06 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House moves to declare Kalayaan Island Group Alienable Land

The House committee on natural resources chaired by Rep. Arnel Ty (Party-list, LPGMA) approved House Bill 5614 which seeks to declare the Kalayaan Island Group situated in the province of Palawan as alienable and disposable land for agricultural, residential and commercial purposes.
Date: 26 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House moves to strengthening Right of Government to expropriate Lands

The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading House Bill 159 which seeks to strengthen the right of the government to expropriate lands for the purposes of socialized housing.
Date: 29 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Committee passes Bill declaring Barangay Krus na Ligas a Disposable Asset for Housing

The House committee on Housing and Urban Development passed House Bill 165 declaring a portion of the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City, Barangay Krus na Ligas as a disposable asset for housing and urban settlement.
Date: 23 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House includes Building Code in Engineering Courses

The House committee on higher and technical education chaired by Rep. Ann Hofer (2nd District, Zamboanga Sibugay) on Monday created a technical working group (TWG) that will fine-tune House Bill 5908 which seeks to include the National Building Code of the Philippines (NBCP) among the subjects of engineering courses.
Date: 21 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House approves Bill rationalizing DAR Rules for Land Registration

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading House Bill 6589 seeking to rationalize the requirements imposed by the Department of Agrarian Reform regarding land registration to enable smooth and speedy transactions between DAR agents and the public.
Date: 24 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House Approves Bill expropriating Lands for Socialized Housing

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a bill seeking to strengthen the right of government to expropriate lands for socialized housing.
Date: 17 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Congress mulls Amendment of REIT Law

MANILA - The House of Representatives may push for the amendment of the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Act, Representative Arthur Yap said Monday.
Date: 26 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Legarda seeks Stronger Government Support for Indigenous Peoples

In observance of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples (IP) and the Philippine National IP Day today, August 9, Senator Loren Legarda said that members of indigenous communities can take part in the country's development if given more opportunities and stronger support by the government.
Date: 09 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Duterte calls for passage of National Land Use Act

MANILA, July 24 - President Rodrigo Duterte has urged Congress to pass the National Land Use Act to address land reform problems in the country.
Date: 24 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC blocks NGCP takeover of P1.4-B SSS Property in Pasay

MANILA, July 10 - The Supreme Court (SC) granted the petition filed by the Social Security System (SSS) seeking to stop the implementation of the orders issued by the Pasay City Regional Trial Court (RTC) allowing the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) to take possession of portion of the former's property worth PHP1.4 billion loca ...
Date: 10 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Proposed Land Use Policy gets Nod from House

The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading House Bill 5240 or the proposed “National Land Use and Management Act of the Philippines,” which seeks to institutionalize a National Land Use Policy that will govern the country’s land use and management.
Date: 04 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House approves National Land use Bill on 3rd Reading

MANILA, July 4 - The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a measure which seeks to institutionalize a national land use policy that shall end the current degradation of the country's land resource and optimize balanced development.
Date: 04 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House approves Bill extending for 20 years IPs claim to ancestral Land Titles

MANILA, June 25 - The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a measure which seeks to extend for another 20 years the period for indigenous cultural communities (ICCs) and indigenous peoples (IPs) to secure ancestral land titles.
Date: 25 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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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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