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PH, South Korea strengthen defense ties

The Philippines and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) have vowed stronger bilateral defense relations.

SOON – Carnapping now a non-bailable offense

Carnapping in the Philippines will soon become a non-bailable offense, as per the Revised Carnapping Law containing the amendment co-penned by Representative Lito Atienza, approved just recently in the Philippine House of Representatives.

#REKT – Secrecy law only for in-progress investigations, not for cheap lawyers to use as coercion

De Lima dismissed the threats of prosecution against the media issued by Binay’s lawyer, Claro F. Certeza, who cited the confidentiality rule under the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001.

So far, the Philippines is the only country where Uber is legal

The Philippine Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) today enacts an order to create the new category of transport known as “Transportation Network Companies (TNCs),” which provide app-based services connecting private vehicle owners or drivers with people looking for a ride.

WOULD YOU SUPPORT THIS? – Senator Miriam wants parents accountable for crimes committed by their children

Senate Bill 3102, known as an “Act penalizing the parents or guardians for torts or crimes committed by their minor children or wards,” was filed by the lady Senator back in 2012.

PHL Senator seeks to increase maternity leave period to 90 days

A Philippine Senator wants to increase the maternity leave period to 90 days for married or unmarried female employees in government and private sector with an extendable option of 30 days without pay.

PHL newspaper media threatened by Binay camp over financial freeze order

The Philippine Daily Inquirer has published a veiled threat given to them by the camp of the Binay family, through their legal counsel, against publishing an article regarding an order from the Court of Appeals freezing the financial accounts of the political clan.

Building Oyster Bay naval base is PHL military’s top priority

The military’s top priority is to build a naval base on Palawan’s western coastline, opposite the disputed Spratly Islands, although the plans have been delayed by funding bottlenecks, Armed Forces of the Philippine chief of staff General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. told Reuters.

Indonesian lawyer: Mary Jane Veloso’s death sentence can still be canceled or commuted

Atty. Rudyantho, who is in the country along with two other Indonesian lawyers, made the statement at the Department of Justice (DOJ), where they met with DOJ Undersecretary Jose Vicente Salazar and chief legal counsel Ricardo Paras to discuss Veloso’s case.

Philippines, Japan hold historic naval drills in West Philippine Sea

Two Japanese destroyers and one of the Philippines’ newly-acquired warships began historic naval exercises in the flashpoint South China Sea, also called the West Philippine Sea by Manila, on Tuesday, showcasing a deepening alliance aimed at countering a rising China.