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Taxi Passenger Rights Bill OK’d on Final Reading

MANILA, Oct 9 (PNA) - The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill establishing the rights of passengers of taxis, tourist car transport service (TCTS), and other similar vehicles for hire.
Date: 09 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Committee oks Proposed "Sustainable Transportation System Act"

Commuters may soon enjoy a greener and more efficient Philippine transportation system, as the House Committee on Transportation chaired by Rep. Cesar Sarmiento (Lone District, Catanduanes) approved on Wednesday a draft substitute bill promoting sustainable and alternative modes of transportation.
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House cancels Passage of Road Board Abolition Bill

MANILA, Sept 12 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday moved to rescind the passage of a bill seeking the abolition of the Road Board.
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House approves Taxi Passenger Rights Bill on Second Reading

MANILA, Sep 12 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading a bill establishing the rights of passengers of Taxis, Tourist Car Transport Service (TCTS), and other similar vehicles for hire.
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House Panel directs DOTr to submit Crash Incident Protocol

MANILA, Sept 5 (PNA) - To prevent a repeat of the chaos at the country’s premier gateway due to a runway closure, a House of Representatives committee on Wednesday directed transport agencies - led by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) - to submit a revised crisis management team, crash incident protocol, and an overall aviation policy i ...
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

LTFRB allows TNCs P2 per-minute Charge

MANILA, Sept 5 (PNA) - The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has allowed all Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) to impose a PHP2-per-minute charge to passengers as part of their fare structure.
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Grab to appeal P10-M Fine for its per-minute Charge

MANILA, Sept 5 (PNA) - Ridesharing firm Grab Philippines is considering an appeal to the decision of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to fine it PHP10 million due to its PHP2-per-minute charge.
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Grab won't reimburse P2/Min Charge to Riders: LTFRB

MANILA, Sept 4 (PNA) - The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has ordered ridesharing firm Grab Philippines not to reimburse the PHP2-per-minute charge to its riders.
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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

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

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Duterte will ‘definitely’ Order Oil Excise Tax Suspension

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - Malacañang on Monday confirmed that President Rodrigo R. Duterte will soon order the temporary suspension of the second tranche of excise tax on fuel, but has yet to decide whether it will heed a senator's suggestion to suspend it "now or sooner."

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Indonesia's proposal on Tuna Labeling approved by Asean Ministers

Jakarta, Oct 15 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s proposal on the ASEAN Tuna Eco-Labeling (ATEL) policy has been approved and endorsed at the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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IMF-WB - Indonesia to use OECD Recommendations to set up Policies

Nusa Dua, Bali, Oct 14 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia will use a recommendation on tourism development from the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation Development) as one of the references in setting up policies.

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Deterrent Punishment must be imposed if Death Sentence to be abolished - AADK

BANGI, Oct 15 (Bernama) - The National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) urged the government to decide on appropriate punishment for drug offences, if the mandatory death sentence to be abolished, says its director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah.

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Parliament building declared Smoke-Free Zone

PUTRAJAYA Oct 15 - Smoking-designated corners inside the Parliament building have been declared as smoke-free zones, effective today, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

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Launch of Professional Mobility Framework, Social and Sustainability Bond Standards

The ASEAN Capital Markets Forum (ACMF) met in Singapore and launched two key initiatives to drive a more connected and sustainable ASEAN capital market. These initiatives complement the measures introduced by the ACMF on collective investment schemes, corporate governance, disclosure standards and capacity building.

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IPOS Assistant Chief Executive speaks at INTA Asia-Pacific Conference

Assistant Chief Executive Mr Ng Kok Wan spoke at the International Trademark Association (INTA) Asia-Pacific Conference 2018, which took place on 11 Oct in Sydney, Australia.

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Total Abolition of the Death Penalty - The Right Time to Do the Right Thing, says Bar

The Malaysian Bar has wholeheartedly welcomed the decision of the Malaysian Cabinet to totally abolish the death penalty in Malaysia. "We commend the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law), Datuk Liew Vui Keong, for making the announcement on 10 October 2018, which coincided with the 16th World Day Against the Death Penalty. We look forward to seeing the legislation being tabled and passed by both houses of Parliament in the Parliamentary session that begins on 15 October", said the President of the Malaysian Bar, Mr. George Varughese.

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Singapore and Indonesia sign Bilateral Investment Treaty to promote Stronger Economic Ties

Singapore and Indonesia signed an Agreement on the Promotion and Protection of Investments, also known as the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT), at the Singapore-Indonesia Leaders’ Retreat in Bali, Indonesia, today. Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing, who is attending the Leaders’ Retreat as part of the Singapore delegation, signed the agreement with Indonesian Minister for Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi. The signing was witnessed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

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New EODB Law to impact 2020 doing Business Survey

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary Rowel S. Barba said on 10 October that the new Ease of Doing Business (EODB) Act can significantly affect the country’s rankings in the upcoming 2020 Doing Business (DB) Survey if government agencies strictly implement the law.

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SC advocates Sustainable Investing at InvestSmart Fest 2018

InvestSmart® Fest 2018, an investor education initiative by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC), was officiated by Yang Berhormat Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre today.

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Singapore needs to regain Edge in Legal Tech, says Chief Justice

Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon has urged the Singapore Academy of Law to strive to get the legal profession to step up in the area of legal technology, and help the country regain its status as the world leader.

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EC clarifies New Election Law to Press Members

BANGKOK, Oct 12 (NNT) - The Election Commission (EC) has clarified the new election law to press members.

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NLA approves Committee to vet Election Commission Candidates

BANGKOK, Oct 12 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has approved the establishment of a committee to vet the two Election Commission candidates.

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369,148 Ordinance Violators apprehended in Metro Manila: NCRPO

MANILA, Oct 12 (PNA) - Close to 370,000 persons in Metro Manila were apprehended for violation of local ordinances since June this year.

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Indonesia, Japan sign MoC on Law and Human Right

Jakarta, Oct 14 (ANTARA News) - The governments of Indonesia and Japan have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in Law and Human Right, the Indonesian embassy in Tokyo said in a statement received here on Saturday.

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Indonesia, Thailand Ombudsmen sign Memorandum of Understanding

Jakarta, Oct 13 (ANTARA News) - The Chairman of Ombudsman Commission of the Republic of Indonesia, Prof. Amzulian Rifai, and the Chairman of the Royal Thai Ombudsman signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation between the Indonesian Ombudsman and the Royal Thai Ombudsman in Bangkok, Thailand, on Oct 10.

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ASEAN Secretariat seeks to improve Engagement with Private Sector

Jakarta, Oct 12 (ANTARA News) - The ASEAN Secretariat held the First ASEAN Economic Community Dialogue recently to seek a more proactive two-way communication with the private sector on matters related to the ASEAN Economic Community.

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