Its allied groups are also planning to challenge the declaration before the Supreme Court
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(UPDATED) Transport authorities will first focus on information dissemination, as recommended by lawmakers in a House hearing, following the confusion over the new law
The intent of the law is different from the interpretation of transport authorities, says Senator Grace Poe
(UPDATED) It is back to zero for the development of 5 small airports in Bacolod, Davao, Iloilo, Laguindingan, and Bohol. A prospective bidder feels embarrassed and dismayed over what has happened.
The measure proposes stiffer penalties for parents and syndicates using children to commit crimes, while focusing on the improved rehabilitation of children in conflict with the law
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Where will you place your phone? Can dogs be on the dashboard? What about distracting passengers?
No, you can't mount your phone above the dashboard
'They have made matters complicated, when it is basically just about banning the use of cellphones while driving,' says Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito, referring to the implementing rules
Drinking coffee, eating, or putting on makeup while on the road are also prohibited acts classified under reckless driving, says LTFRB member Aileen Lizada
After months-long consultations, Representative Ron Salo says the subpanel on correctional reforms will instead propose amendments strengthening the existing Juvenile Justice Act of 2006
The Land Transportation Office reminds motorcycle riders that they cannot use their phones even for navigation under the Anti-Distracted Driving Act
Ulysses Dorotheo of the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance notes, however, that Executive Order 26 is 'not as strong as the Davao ordinance'
According to a 2015 National Statistics Office report, using cellular phones while driving has been one of the top causes of road crash incidents
Drivers under Transport Network Vehicle Service companies rely heavily on navigational apps like Waze and Google Maps
Republic Act No 10913 or the Anti-Distracted Driving Act defines 'distracted driving' as using telecommunications or entertainment devices while in motion or temporarily stopped at a red traffic light
Captain Roy Cuesta recounts his ordeal during the 2012 Scarborough Shoal standoff that prompted the Philippines to sue China before an arbitral tribunal in The Hague
The new law is set to take effect on Friday, May 19
Former solicitor general Florin Hilbay says Republic Act 9417 or the OSG Law guides the allowances of lawyers at the Office of the Solicitor General
Under the Anti-Distracted Driving Act, violators will face fines ranging from P5,000 to P20,000
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While no Philippine bank was affected in the global ransomware attack, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas issues guidelines on dealing with cyber criminals and protecting sensitive data
NBI-Bacolod head Renoir Baldovino says a woman sought their help last month after she found out the American uploaded some videos of them having sex online without her consent
(4th UPDATE) French police say there were 'more than 75,000 victims' around the globe, but caution that this number could increase 'significantly'
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Each victim may receive a sum of P25,000 to as much as P250,000
Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III says a measure amending the Solo Parents' Welfare Act could be passed by December
Nestor Espenilla Jr has just been named BSP governor. Rappler takes a look at the role of the BSP as Espenilla steps in, along with some of the issues he may face ahead.
'It is my fervent hope... that today's members of Congress, regardless of party, are willing to look at the facts and speak the truth even when it contradicts party positions'
US Senator Benjamin Cardin says this proposed law shows the 'consequences' if President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war on drugs continues
Only 9% of Filipinos support lawmakers' bid to lower the age of criminal liability to 9 years old
(UPDATED) House Speaker Paul Ryan: 'A lot of us have been waiting 7 years to cast this vote' to kill off Obamacare
Senator Panfilo Lacson also says former environment secretary Gina Lopez 'has authoritarian tendencies'
The US House will vote on dismantling Barack Obama's signature health reforms
The proposed measure seeks to amend the Land Transportation and Traffic Code, which currently sets the validity of a driver's license to 3 years
The measure seeks to integrate mental health services into the national health system to make them more affordable and accessible
Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon says the statement of PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa on the hidden detention cell 'encourages the climate of impunity that perpetuates wrongful action'
Proposed new laws such as the Ease of Doing Business Act aim to put some of the practices learned from successful neighbors like Singapore into law
Senators call for ‘swift justice’ against the policemen responsible for the secret jail cell. A House inquiry is being pushed.
(UPDATED) Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon reminds the police of their 'strict obligation to act only in accordance with law'
The basketball player's girlfriend, Mary Ann Dungca Ting, sustained injuries in different parts of her body, according to the Baguio police blotter
US President Donald Trump has suddenly heaped pressure on congressional Republican leadership by saying he expects a vote on a revived version of the bill 'next week or shortly thereafter'
The bank kicks off 2017 with a net income of P6.25 billion in the first quarter. It also announces the conviction of a member of an ATM skimming syndicate.
The measure aims to preserve the schoolhouses designed by American architect William Parsons and funded through Act Number 1801 by ex-Philippine Assembly member Isauro Gabaldon
PAWS says that their complaint on the violation of section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act has been dismissed