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LTO revokes Motorist's License for Driving from Passenger Seat

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Thursday revoked the license of a motorist who was shown in a viral video driving his car while sitting on the passenger side.
Date: 06 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

IRR on Bigger Motorcycle Plates to undergo Consultation: LTO

MANILA, Mar 31 (PNA) - A transport official has reassured motorcycle riders that the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of a law requiring bigger motorcycle number plates will undergo public consultation.
Date: 31 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

PRRD signs Law abolishing Road Board

MANILA, Mar 19 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law abolishing the Road Board and allowing the disposition of funds from the Motor Vehicle User's Charge (MVUC).
Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Select Type of News ; Source: Philippines News Agency

Duterte signs Law requiring Bigger Motorcycle Number Plates

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law requiring bigger and more readable number plates for motorcycle in order to prevent the use of such vehicles in the commission of crimes.
Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PRRD signs Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act

MANILA, Mar 12 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed into law a bill that requires motor vehicle owners to use child restraint systems when traveling with children.
Date: 12 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House approves on Final Reading Motorcycles-for-Hire Bill

The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading a bill which seeks to allow and regulate the use of motorcycles as public utility vehicle.
Date: 10 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Free Transport of Relief Goods Proposal approved

The House of Representatives approved on second reading House Bill No. 9087 or the proposed “Relief Goods Free Transportation Act” which seeks to provide for free freight services in the transportation of relief goods to calamity-stricken areas.
Date: 22 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Bill designating a "National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims, Survivors and their Families" passed

The House of Representatives approved on second reading House Bill 9069, which seeks to designate the third Sunday of November every year as the "National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims, Survivors, and their Families."
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House approved Proposed "Minimum Overtaking of Cyclists Distance Act”

To make cycling safer throughout the country, the House of Representatives unanimously approved on third and final reading, with 178 votes, House Bill 8911 mandating a minimum overtaking distance of 1.5 meters between a motor vehicle and a bicycle or its operator.
Date: 05 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House approves Bills on Cheaper Travel for Students, Senior Citizens, and PWDs

The House of Representatives continues to help improve the lives of students, senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) as it approved on second reading House Bills 8884 and 8885 that will provide more affordable transportation for them.
Date: 31 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

DOTr stands firm on stiffer penalties vs Traffic Violators

MANILA, Jan 29 (PNA) - Imposing stiffer penalties against traffic violators would instill discipline to all road users and make roads safe, an official of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said.
Date: 29 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Senate adopts Bill abolishing Road Board

MANILA, Jan 22 (PNA) - The Senate on Tuesday adopted a measure seeking to abolish the Road Board.
Date: 22 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House OKs Bill abolishing Road Board

MANILA, Jan 21 (PNA) - Voting 180-0 with no abstention, the House of Representatives on Monday unanimously approved on third and final reading the bill abolishing the graft-ridden Road Board.
Date: 21 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House OKs 'New' Road Board Abolition Bill on Second Reading

MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading a new bill that would “genuinely abolish” the graft-ridden Road Board.
Date: 16 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

DOTr backs Bill legalizing Motorcycles-for-Hire

MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday welcomed the proposed bill at the House of Representatives, which will amend provisions of the Republic Act 4136 or the Land Transportation Code to legalize motorcycle-for-hire services.
Date: 16 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Senate OKs Bicam Report on Child Seatbelt Bill

MANILA, Jan 10 (PNA) - A measure aimed at protecting infants and young children from deaths and serious injuries arising from road crashes and other traffic-related incidents is just a step away from becoming law after the Senate ratified the bill mandating use of seatbelts for children in motor vehicles.
Date: 10 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

Bill Won't completely abolish Road Board: Andaya

MANILA, Dec 19 (PNA) - House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. on Wednesday said the measure scrapping the Road Board will not completely abolish the corruption-plagued agency, but would instead create "Three-Road Kings."
Date: 19 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

MMDA to impose Higher Fines on Illegal Parking Next Year

MANILA, Dec 19 (PNA) - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will be implementing higher fines against illegally parked vehicles starting Jan. 7, 2019.
Date: 19 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Traffic Crisis Act to improve Traffic in PH

MANILA, Dec 6 (PNA) - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday welcomed the recent passage of the Traffic Crisis Act by the House of Representatives as this will help improve the traffic situation in the country.
Date: 05 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House Panel okays 20% Student Fare Discount Bill

MANILA, Dec 5 (PNA) - The House of Representatives’ transportation committee approved on Wednesday a substitute bill seeking to institutionalize the grant of a 20-percent student fare discount on land, water, and air transport systems even during weekends and holidays.
Date: 05 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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SEC urges Public to scrutinize Firms before investing

MANILA, Jun 26 (PNA) - As it intensifies the crackdown on suspected investment scams, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has advised prospective investors to scrutinize first the legitimacy of a company before making their investment decisions.

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SC sets Ground Rules for Oral Arguments on Writ of Kalikasan

MANILA, Jun 25 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday issued guidelines for the July 2 oral arguments on the writ of kalikasan suit filed by petitioners seeking assertive government action on the disputed Ayungin Shoal, Panganiban Reef, and Panatag Shoal.

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Police Chief bans Mass Rally outside Constitutional Court Building

Jakarta, Jun 25 (ANTARA) - Police has banned mass rallying outside the Constitutional Court (MK) building during the court's Consultative Meeting of Judges before it gives a ruling on the presidential election dispute, Indonesian Police Chief Gen. Tito Karnavian emphasized.

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Government plans to build New Shah Alam Court Complex - Liew

SHAH ALAM, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The government plans to build a new Court Complex in Shah Alam to replace the existing building, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.

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Niosh offers free needs Analyses for Sabah and Labuan Workplaces

KOTA KINABALU, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) stands ready to conduct free needs analyses of workplace safety for organisations in Sabah and the Federal Territory of Labuan, with the aim of identifying appropriate training required.

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Ministry launches Sexual Predation Awareness Campaign

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry today launched a sexual predation awareness campaign via digital medium Youtube.

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Ambushed fiscal named Mindoro judge

MANILA, Jun 21 (PNA) - A female prosecutor who was shot and wounded as she was entering her home in Oriental Mindoro last June 10 is among the newly-appointed judges, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevara announced on Friday.

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ASEAN Chamber of Commerce, UiTM ink MoU to collaborate in Various Areas

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 22 (Bernama) - ASEAN Chamber of Commerce and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to pave the way for collaboration in various areas of entrepreneurship, including research.

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President Jokowi to attend 34th ASEAN Summit in Thailand

Jakarta, Jun 20 (ANTARA) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo will attend the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, from June 22 to 23, 2019.

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PCC OKs East West purchase of PBCOM Auto Loan Portfolio

MANILA, Jun 19 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) approved the acquisition by East West Banking Corporation (East West) of the auto loan portfolio of Philippine Bank of Communications (PBCom).

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RI hopes for Progress in Timor Leste joining ASEAN

Jakarta, Jun 19 (ANTARA) - The Indonesian government has expressed its hopes that the ongoing evaluation of Timor Leste will result in its becoming a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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MyCC to focus Efforts on Monitoring Cement Industry

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 19 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) says it will focus its efforts on consistently monitoring the cement industry in order to complement the government’s initiative in protecting the welfare of consumers.

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Amended Code did not affect Conflict of Interest - Witness

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 18 (Bernama) - The Code of Ethics for Administration Members and Members of Parliament was amended by the Cabinet in 2013 but did not affect the conflict of interest provision, according to a Cabinet former deputy secretary-general (Constitution and Communication).

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Court urges Johor PTG to meet Orang Asli to settle Compensation Issue

JOHOR BAHRU, Jun 18 (Bernama) - The High Court here today encouraged the state Land and Mines Office (PTG) to engage in discussions with the Seletar tribe Orang Asli of Kuala Masai with the aim of settling compensation due as a result of wrongful acquisition of their land in Stulang Laut.

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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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