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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

House approves Traffic Crisis Bill on Third Reading

MANILA, Dec 3 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Monday night approved on third and final reading the proposed Traffic Crisis Act.
Date: 03 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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Palace suspends Government Work for Holy Week Exodus

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Malacañang suspended work on Wednesday (April 17), 12 noon onwards, to allow government employees to travel to their respective regions in time for the observance of Maundy Thursday (April 18) and Good Friday (April 19).

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JBC asks Applicant to comment on Gadon Opposition

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has asked an applicant for a vacancy in the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) to comment on an opposition to her appointment filed last month by senatorial candidate and lawyer, Lorenzo "Larry" Gadon.

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PCC approves Ayala-PHINMA Energy Deal

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the acquisition of the majority stake in PHINMA Energy by Ayala Corporation’s power branch, AC Energy.

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8,254 Workers Re-employed after getting Assistance from ESO

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - A total of 8,254 unemployed workers have been re-employed after receiving assistance from the employment service officers (ESOs) since the Re-Employment Placement Programme for Employment Insurance System (EIS) commenced in August 2018.

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Two Indonesians fined RM100,000 for Possessing Illicit Cigarettes

KLANG, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian retail shop workers were fined RM100,000 by the Magistrate Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing 854 packs of illegal cigarettes of various brands valued at RM1,668.56.

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"Go to the Mosque, get Closer to God," Judge advises Robber

IPOH, Apr 16 (Bernama) - "Go to the mosque, get closer to God, be a good person and stop taking drugs," Sessions Court judge Azman Abu Hassan told a palm oil fruit collector.

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Fake News Bill: Law Society refutes Online Flak over Alleged Silence

Law Society president Gregory Vijayendran said that the organization will share their views over the draft Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act privately with policymakers, and has refuted online flak about its so-called "deafening silence".

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SC suspends Work in Courts for Holy Week

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday announced its modified work schedule for the Holy Week, starting with a half-day work on Wednesday.

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Fourth 'Justice Zone' opens in Pampanga

MANILA, Apr 13 (PNA) - The fourth Justice Zone in the country has been formally opened in Angeles, Pampanga by the Justice Sector Coordinating Council (JSCC).

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Indonesia Industrial Summit to be held on April 15-16

Jakarta, April 13 (ANTARA) - The Industry Ministry will organize the 2019 Indonesia Industrial Summit (IIS) themed "Implementation of Making Indonesia 4.0 Toward Top Ten Global Economies", in ICE BSD, Tangerang, Banten Province, on April 15 and 16.

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200 Lawyers gather in Kuala Lumpur for TerraLex

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13 (Bernama) - A total of 200 lawyers from 50 countries have gathered here for the TerraLex Global Meeting to discuss a wide variety of legal and economic issues impacting Malaysia.

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Chief Justice pens Touching Farewell to Colleagues

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 13 (Bernama) - "All I ask from you is to protect the judiciary no matter what others may say," said Tan Sri Richard Malanjum in his farewell message to the judges, officers and employees of the judiciary upon his retirement yesterday.

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Chief Justice Richard Malanjum retires

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retires today after serving 27 years in the judiciary.

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SC launches New Public-Friendly Website

BAGUIO CITY, Apr 11 (PNA) - Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday launched the High Court's new and improved website, which includes a court locator directory for lower courts and an e-library of the tribunal's decisions and resolutions.

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Appointment of Suhakam Commissioner for Children to be announced this Month

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The Legal Affairs Division in the Prime Minister's Department is expected to announce the appointment of a Suhakam (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) commissioner for the portfolio of children this month.

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Proposed Amendment to Constitution not done in haste - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today brushed off claims that the proposed amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution was done in haste, saying the MPs from Sabah and Sarawak were given ample time to deliberate the matter.

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Re-tabling of Amendment Bill depends on Needs - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said re-tabling of the bill to amend the Federal Constitution to give Sabah and Sarawak equal status with Peninsular Malaysia, which failed to get two-thirds majority support in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, would depend on needs.

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Hearing of Najib's Appeal to disqualify Gopal Sri Ram as Prosecutor Rescheduled to April 23

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 10 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal has rescheduled to April 23 to hear Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's appeal against a High Court's dismissal of his application to disqualify former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from leading the prosecution team in his 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) cases.

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