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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

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

Eazy First Taxis banned from NAIA for overcharging

MANILA, Mar 29 (PNA) - The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) on Wednesday said Eazy First taxis are now banned in the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) after one of the fleet's abusive drivers was nabbed by authorities on Tuesday.
Date: 28 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House approves Stiff Penalties for Act of throwing Stones, hard Objects at Vehicles

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading House Bill 7163, seeking to penalize the act of throwing hard objects at motor vehicles while these are in motion or stationary.
Date: 24 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House okays Bill abolishing Road Board on Second Reading

MANILA, Mar 23 (PNA) - The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a measure seeking the abolition of the Road Board to prevent the misuse of billions of pesos of road users’ tax.
Date: 23 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House Panel approves Bigger Motorcycle License Plates

In a joint hearing on Wednesday, the House committee on transportation and committee on public order and safety chaired by Reps. Cesar Sarmiento and Romeo Acop, respectively, approved a substitute bill seeking to curb motorcycle crime by requiring larger license plates and other identification marks.
Date: 14 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House OKs Creation of Philippine National Railway Authority

The House committees on government enterprises, legislative franchise, and transportation in a joint hearing on Wednesday approved a bill seeking to restructure the Philippine National Railway System.
Date: 07 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

DPWH undertakes Access Audit on Implementation of Accessibility Law

To ensure the safety and inclusivity of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in all places, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in partnership with other implementing agencies will conduct anew access audit on both private and public establishments.
Date: 09 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Public Works and Highways

House Panels approve Abolition of Road Board

The House Committees on Government Reorganization and Public Works and Highways approved the substitute bill abolishing the Road Board, paving the way for a more transparent and proactive utilization of funds collected through the Motor Vehicle User’s Charge (MVUC).
Date: 11 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

More Foreign Competition will help Logistics Sector Grow: PIDS

MANILA, Feb 12 (PNA) - The Philippines should implement reforms aimed at introducing more foreign competition into transport and logistics industry in a bid to boost export competitiveness, according to a study by state think-tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS).
Date: 11 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House approves Child Car Seat Bill on Final Reading

MANILA, Feb 6 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved on third and final reading a bill which seeks to provide special protection of child passengers in motor vehicles.
Date: 06 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House approved Proposed “Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act”

The House of Representatives, through viva voce voting, approved on Tuesday House Bill 6938 seeking to provide special protection of child passengers in motor vehicles.
Date: 31 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

SC lifts TRO Vs Release of 700-K Vehicle Plates

MANILA, Jan 23 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) lifted the temporary restraining order (TRO) issued in June 2016 that halted the release of about 700,000 license plates for motor vehicles and motorcycles seized by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and donated to the Land Transportation Office (LTO).
Date: 23 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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Government under rising pressure to correctly tax Ride-Hailing Companies

Since June 13, ride hailing companies operating in Yangon have been obliged to pay income and commercial tax to the Yangon government under the law, U Myint Thaung, regional minister of Planning and Finance said in parliament.

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PM Prayut: Death Penalty is Legitimate and most People agree

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has voiced support for the execution of convicted murderers.

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Government welcomes Opinions about Implementation of Thailand 4.0 Policy

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The government continues efforts to implement the Thailand 4.0 policy while welcoming opinions from all sides on helping to achieve its goal.

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On World Refugee Day, De Lima files Bill to protect Refugees and Stateless Persons

In observance of World Refugee Day, Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima today filed a measure seeking to promote and protect the rights of refugees and stateless persons in the country and prescribe a fair procedure for their status determination and eligibility.

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MoF invites Feedback on proposed changes to the Income Tax Act

The Ministry of Finance have invited interested parties to provide feedback on the draft Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2018 from 20 June to 11 July 2018.

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Labor Ministry aims to find Jobs for 100,000 Unemployed Graduates

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The Labor Minister, Pol. Gen. Adul Sangsingkeo, said the Ministry of Labor aims to find jobs for about 100,000 unemployed graduates within three months.

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Ex-President Aquino sued over DAP Mess

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has indicted former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III for usurpation of legislative powers in connection with the alleged anomalous Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

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Duterte appoints CA, Sandiganbayan Associate Justices

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed new associate justices at the Court of Appeals (CA) and Sandiganbayan. Duterte appointed Emily Aliño-Geluz as CA Associate Justice and Georgina Dumpit Hidalgo as Sandiganbayan Associate Justice.

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Panelo on Sereno ouster: ‘The Law may be harsh, but it is the Law’

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - “The law may be harsh, but it is the law.” Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo made this remark following the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the quo warranto petition, which ousted Ma. Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice.

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Carpio to decline Nominations as Next CJ

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio on Wednesday said he would decline all nominations for the top judiciary post, stressing that he doesn't want to benefit from the quo warranto petition which ousted Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno.

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SC begins Oral Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday started the oral argument on the petition filed last May 2015 challenging the validity of provisions of the Family Code limiting marriage to heterosexual couples.

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PCC to draft List of Fair Competition Violators

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) announced that it will soon generate a list of industries within the manufacturing sector that violate laws on fair competition.

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Government announces New MIC Appointments, U Thaung Tun as New Chair

The Union government on Saturday officially announced changes in the ranks of the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC).

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Laos, Vietnam strengthen Digital Cooperation

Laos and Vietnam have agreed to cooperate in the field of digital information technology after reaching an agreement in Vientiane on Tuesday at the Lao Blockchain Forum.

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Special Committee to monitor Prices after Zero GST

KOTA KINABALU, June 20 (Bernama) - An activist on human rights and consumerism in Sabah today suggested the setting up of a special committee to ensure traders and wholesalers in Sabah reduce or maintain the low price of their goods following the abolishment of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) last June 1.

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