Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11314, otherwise known as the “Student Fare Discount Law” on April 17, a law that seeks to institutionalize the mandatory 20% student fare discount to cover all forms of public transportation on land, air, water, and rail all year round, including weekends and holidays.
The Supreme Court (SC) of the Philippines has expanded the rule of Law Practice to allow second year law students to appear in court pro bono to represent indigent clients in need of legal representation.
Atty. Greta Monica Trazo and Ms. Mary Jane Jong-Luarez took part as speakers in the “In-Depth Discussion Series: Expanded Maternity Leave Law and Payroll Computation”, hosted by Kittelson & Carpo Consulting in partnership with Carpo Law & Associates.
The “Safe Streets, Workplaces, and Public Spaces Act of 2017”, an act that seeks to penalize catcalling and other street-based harassment, is finally signed into law. Senator Risa Hontiveros, its principal author, announced its passage into law on May 29.
Congress approved the proposed “Murang Kuryente Act” this week by ratifying Senate Bill (SB) No. 1950 on May 28 and House Bill (HB) No. 8869 on May 29. The Act seeks to lower power rates by transferring billions worth of the Malampaya fund as payment for the debts (stranded contract costs and stranded debts) of the National Power Corporation (Napocor).
Atty. Greta Monica Trazo discussed the relevant details in the recently passed Expanded Maternity Leave Law in the event, “LABOR BRIEFING: The Present and Future of Work” hosted by the British Chamber of Commerce Philippines together with Kittelson & Carpo Consulting as one of the main partners, held on May 16 at the Makati Diamond Residences.
The Philippines has recalled its ambassador to Canada after the latter failed to retrieve the trash it shipped to Manila six years ago from Ottawa. Canada missed the May 15 deadline set by President Rodrigo Duterte, prompting the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to recall the Philippines’ diplomats in the North American country.
Atty. Rhondee Dumlao, CPA, Tax Lawyer, and Senior Associate at Carpo Law & Associates, took part as one of the speakers in the event, “Essentials of Corporate Taxation, HR Management and Payroll Processing in the Philippines” last April 25 at the Kittelson & Carpo Community Area, Marajo Tower, BGC, Taguig City.
Successful examinees of the 2018 Philippine Bar Examinations will take their oath as new lawyers on June 13 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), the Supreme Court (SC) announced on Tuesday, May 7. The signing in the Roll of Attorneys will start on June 14.
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III announced on Friday last week that the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the newly enacted law, the Expanded Maternity Leave (EML) Law, will be issued on Labor Day of this year.