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Provincial Bus Ban along EDSA starts Wednesday: MMDA

MANILA, Aug 14 (PNA) - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will start its implementation of the provincial bus ban along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) during rush hours on Wednesday (August 15).
Date: 14 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Anti-overloading Policy extended until December 2018

Suspension of enforcement of the maximum allowable Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) for trucks and trailers with a total of 18 and 22 wheels has been extended by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and Department of Transportation (DOTR).
Date: 03 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Public Works and Highways

MMDA still to finalize HOV Lane Guidelines

MANILA, Aug 8 (PNA) - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) clarified on Wednesday said it has yet to finalize the guidelines on the implementation of High-Occupancy Vehicle Lanes (HOVL) along Epifanio delos Santos Ave. (Edsa) during rush hours.
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Metro Mayors approve High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes on EDSA

MANILA, Aug 7 (PNA) - In an effort to encourage carpooling among motorists, the Metro Manila Council (MMC) has approved the implementation of High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes (HOVLs) on Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) during rush hours.
Date: 07 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Republic Act renaming the Montevista-Cateel National Highway to the Benigno S Aquino Jr National Highway

This Republic Act renames the Montevista-Cateel National Highway Traversing the Municipality of Compostela to the Benigno S. Aquino Jr. National Highway. Republic Act No. 11041
Date: 29 June 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11041; Source: Official Gazette

Provincial Bus Ban on EDSA to take effect August 15

MANILA, July 27 (PNA) - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will implement the ban on provincial buses on Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) starting August 15.
Date: 27 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Senate okays Bill on Free Wi-Fi, Clean Toilets in Transport Stations

MANILA, July 24 (PNA) - The Senate on Tuesday approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to improve the restroom facilities in land transportation and roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) terminals nationwide.
Date: 24 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

LTFRB reiterates Legality of P10-M Fine vs Grab

MANILA, July 13 (PNA) - The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Thursday reiterated that the PHP10 million fine on ridesharing firm Grab Philippines for overcharging due to the PHP2-per-minute travel charge was in accordance with its regulatory function over the fares of transportation network companies (TNCs) and other ...
Date: 13 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

CA upholds LTFRB Order on GPS Installation in Public Buses

MANILA, July 8 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) upheld the memorandum issued by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) which orders all public utility buses in the country to install Global Positioning System (GPS) to ensure road safety.
Date: 08 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

LTO denies issuing Traffic Violations, Fines Advisory with AFP, PNP

MANILA, June 27 (PNA) - The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has not issued a joint advisory with the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on fines and penalties against violations of Republic Act 4136 or the Land Transportation and Traffic Code.
Date: 27 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Court of Appeal affirms Marina Transport Ban vs Sulpicio Lines

MANILA, June 18 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed the ruling of Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) issued in 2015 which banned Sulpicio Lines, Inc. (SLI) from engaging in the transport and carriage of passengers.
Date: 18 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

LTFRB opens Special Permit Applications to Public Buses

MANILA, June 15 (PNA) - The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is now accepting applications for special permits for buses during situations that might affect the provision of transport services to the riding public.
Date: 15 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

LTFRB to set, regulate Fares of TNCs

MANILA, June 11 (PNA) - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has released an order that will grant authority to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to regulate the operations of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) and transportation network vehicle services (TNVS) units nationwide.
Date: 11 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

LTFRB reminds PUV Drivers on Student Fare Discount

MANILA, June 4 (PNA) - The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) reminded Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) drivers to grant students a 20-percent fare discount when classes start on Monday.
Date: 04 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

House to enhance CAAP Powers

The House committees on government enterprises and privatization and on transportation jointly approved the creation of a Technical Working Group (TWG) that will fine-tune House Bill 7407 seeking to strengthen the powers of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).
Date: 30 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Bill of the Children in Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2017

The Bill seeks to protect and minimize death and injury of children through vehicular accidents by imposing safety standards for the transportation of children in motor vehicles.
Date: 23 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1818 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Court accepts Lawsuit against Ford over Substandard Vehicles

BANGKOK, May 22 (NNT) - The Southern Bangkok Civil Court has agreed to accept for deliberation a class action lawsuit filed against subsidiaries of Ford Thailand following claims concerning faulty vehicles.
Date: 22 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

LTO launches Online Appointment System

MANILA, Apr 26 (PNA) - The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Thursday launched it Online Personal Appointment and Scheduling System (PASS) which allows drivers to apply for licenses and renew vehicle registration online.
Date: 26 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

LTO inaugurates License Plate-Making Facility

MANILA, Apr 24 (PNA) - The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has inaugurated Tuesday its own license plate making plant which will help facilitate the issuance of vehicle license plates to address its backlog.
Date: 24 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

“Mandatory Automatic Headlights on for Motorcycles Act" hurdles HouseCom

The House Committee on Transportation approved House Bill 1318, seeking to mandate motorcycle drivers and operators to automatically turn on their headlights as soon as they start their motorcycle engines, and to maintain their headlights on while their motorcycles are running on all roads at all hours of the day and night.
Date: 15 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

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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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