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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

I-ACT apprehends 244 Road Unworthy PUVs

MANILA, Jan 11 (PNA) - The Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT) apprehended 244 public utility vehicles (PUVs) during the first day of the full implementation of the ‘Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok’ campaign to flag down road unworthy public transport in compliance with the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) last Wedn ...
Date: 11 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House polishes Mandatory Specialized Training for Truck Drivers

The House committee on transportation chaired by Rep. Cesar Sarmiento (Lone District, Catanduanes) has approved the creation of a technical working group to fine tune and further deliberate on a measure seeking to require driver’s education for professional truck drivers as a means to promote road safety.
Date: 09 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

I-ACT starts Apprehension of Smoke Belching, Dilapidated PUVs

MANILA, Jan 8 (PNA) - Some 255 smoke belchers, dilapidated vehicles, and Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) drivers not wearing uniform were apprehended as the Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT) started Monday the "Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok" campaign which aims to flag down road unworthy public transport in compliance with the PUV Modernization P ...
Date: 08 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House expands Opportunities for Bataan Freeport

The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading House Bill 6524 which seeks to strengthen the powers and functions of the Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan to make it more responsive to the demands of the international business market.
Date: 27 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

DTI wants to speed up EO on PUV Modernization

MANILA, Dec 25 (PNA) - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) wants to fast-track the creation of an executive order (EO) to support the supply side of the Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) modernization program.
Date: 25 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

1,275 cars Break EDSA Lane Rule on Day 1 of Trial

MANILA, Dec 12 (PNA) - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has apprehended 1,275 motorists for not complying with the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) during the first day of its one-week dry run Monday.
Date: 11 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

TWG created to fine-tune Proposed “Magna Carta for Tricycle Drivers”

The House committee on transportation chaired by Rep. Cesar Sarmiento (Lone District, Catanduanes) approved the creation of a technical working group (TWG) that will fine-tune House Bill 2799 seeking to protect the rights of tricycle drivers and operators.
Date: 09 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

LTO to issue License Plates starting March 2018

MANILA, Dec 7 (PNA) - The Land Transportation Office (LTO) will start issuing license plates by March next year, assuring motorists it will proceed with the procurement in accordance with the law.
Date: 07 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

JFC urges Congress to pass Legislation resolving Traffic Jam

MANILA, Dec 6 (PNA) - The Joint Foreign Chamber (JFC) in the Philippines on Wednesday urged Congress to complete legislation procedures that would resolve traffic and congestion crisis in the country.
Date: 06 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House okays Bill prohibiting Unattended Children in Vehicles

MANILA, Dec 4 (PNA) - A child safety bill penalizing the act of leaving children unattended in motor vehicles has hurdled final reading in the House of Representatives. With 205 affirmative votes, the lower chamber has unanimously approved on third reading House Bill No. 6570, which seeks to prohibit adults from leaving children under age 8 un ...
Date: 04 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

LTFRB won’t push for Class Suspension during Transport Strike

MANILA, Dec 1 (PNA) - The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) would not recommend the suspension of classes for the transport strike to be staged by militant group PISTON on December 4-5 in protest of the public utility vehicle modernization program (PUVMP).
Date: 01 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

DOTr to cancel Franchises of Striking PUJ Operators and Drivers

MANILA, Nov 24 (PNA) - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) warns that jeepney operators and drivers may face cancellation of their franchises and licenses if they join the transport strike that will be conducted by militant group PISTON on December 4 and 5 to protest the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP).
Date: 30 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House moves to harmonize Metro Manila Rules

The House committee on Metro Manila Development chaired by Rep. Winston Castelo (2nd District, Quezon City) approved a draft substitute bill which seeks to harmonize the rules that will govern the entire Metro Manila to improve effectiveness of delivering services to the public.
Date: 14 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Drones or UAV Operations restricted during 31st ASEAN Summit: CAAP

MANILA, Nov 8 (PNA) - The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) reminded all Drones or Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle (UAV) operators and hobbyist that strict implementation of a “no-fly zone” will be implemented in areas where the 31st ASEAN Summit will be held from November 9 to 17, 2017 in Manila and Clark.
Date: 08 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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Swiss Institute of Federalism ink Academic Cooperation with UP

MANILA, Feb 16 (PNA) - The University of the Philippines-National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) and the University of Fribourg’s Institute of Federalism (IFF) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for academic cooperation and exchange, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

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Thailand, Cambodia discuss Nationality Verification for Migrant Workers

PHNOM PENH, Feb 14 (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Minister Adul Sangsingkeo and his Cambodian counterpart Ith Samheng discussed the nationality verification for undocumented migrant workers.

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Group urges DOLE: release Rules on 'Workplace Romance'

MANILA, Feb 13 (PNA) - A group called on the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to issue guidelines on workplace romance policy to prevent employers from implementing oppressive management prerogatives.

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Individuals earning above P250K also getting Bigger Take-Home Pay under TRAIN

The Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN) effectively increases the take-home pay not only of salaried workers earning P250,000 yearly and below but also of those with annual taxable income from P250,000 to a maximum of P2 million.

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ASEAN: Terrorism most serious Security Threat to Region

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - The ASEAN Defence Ministers today unanimously identified terrorism as the most serious security threat to the region.

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ASEAN unanimously agreed on KSCIP Initiative

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - All 10 ASEAN countries have agreed with the King Salman Center for International Peace (KSCIP) initiative, said Malaysian Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

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DOJ provides Legal Aid to 11,833 Persons in 2017

MANILA, Feb 4 (PNA) - Close to 12, 000 people were given legal assistance through the Department of Justice Action Center (DOJAC) in 2017.

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UP Board of Regents names Proffessor Fides Cordero-Tan as new UP Law Dean

The UP Board of Regents announced the appointment of Atty. Fides Cordero-Tan as the new dean of the UP College of Law on Jan. 26, 2018.

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IPOPHL to heighten IPR Enforcement; seeks MOU with Anti-Crime Body

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is seeking to intensify intellectual property rights enforcement in the country, targeting to craft a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with other members of the Sub-Committee on Organized Crime of the National Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (NALECC-SCOC).

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Century-Old Biz Group wants Mining Law amended

MANILA, Jan 31 (PNA) - The country’s oldest business organization, the Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines Islands (CCPI), has sought sponsorship in Congress to amend mining laws.

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IPOPHL eyes to expand Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights

MANILA, Jan 29 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) aims to further expand intellectual property rights (IPR) enforcement through cooperating with members of the Sub-Committee on Organized Crime of the National Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (NALECC-SCOS).

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SC to act on Mamasapano Trial Transfer

MANILA, Jan 26 (PNA) - The Supreme Court is set to tackle the transfer of trial of the criminal case over the Mamasapano clash that killed more than 60 persons, including 44 members of the elite Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF).

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