Browsing All posts tagged under »law«

Helmet Law finally takes effect Jan. 2

December 28, 2012


Ready or not, the Helmet Law will be fully implemented starting Jan. 2, 2013. This means motorcycle drivers and passengers have to wear crash helmets that follow government safety and quality standards. “Starting January, one will have to buy the prescribed helmet from retailers,”said Asteria Caberte, regional director of the Department of Trade and Industry […]

Bishops vow to continue fight against RH bill

December 14, 2012


MANILA — Refusing to admit defeat, Catholic bishops yesterday vowed to continue fighting the reproductive health bill after the House of Representatives voted 113-104 to approve the controversial measure. Malolos Bishop Jose Oliveros and retired Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Oscar Cruz likened the Church’s setback in the House to the defeat on Sunday of Saranggani Rep. Manny […]

‘Green belts’, protection of species in env’t code

October 30, 2012


Building “green belts” in Cebu’s towns and cities and the protection of vulnerable species like whalesharks is promoted in the Cebu Environment Code passed on final reading by the Provincial Board (PB) last Oct.15. The code, the first of its kind in Cebu Province, integrates ordinances passed since 1988, orders and other pertinent laws on […]

Media groups: Cybercrime law repressive

September 19, 2012


Several lawyers in Cebu Cebu welcomed the approval of Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 but it has stirred protest in some media quarters. Cebu Regional Trial Court Judge Meinrado Paredes said the law may help curb online anomalies. “The use of the Internet has been abused,” he said. Lawyer Earl […]

Travel group seeks Cebu solons’s aid on DFA passport guidelines

July 25, 2012


The National Association of Independent Travel Agencies Cebu Chapter will write all eight Cebuano legislators to voice their disapproval and ask assistance on the new passport processing guidelines issued by the Department of foreign Affairs. From 20 percent of the daily passport processing in the past, travel agencies are only given five percent of the […]

Helmet law faces stiff opposition

July 16, 2012


The implementation of the Helmet Law is meant to protect motorcycle riders, according to authorities. But for some habal-habal (motorcycle-for-hire) drivers, wearing a full-faced helmet required by the law will do more harm than good. Both the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) were asked by local officials and […]

DTI Registering helmets is a simple process

July 15, 2012


  With the Helmet Law taking effect next month, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) noted a decline in the number of motorcycle riders seeking Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) or Philippine Standard (PS) stickers. “In the past we had an average of 600 people but yesterday (Thursday) there were only about 450 people who […]

Mandaue supports helmet law

July 13, 2012


THE Mandaue City government will implement the the Helmet Act as soon as the Land Transportation Office gives its go-signal next month. Edwin Ermac, chief of the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (TEAM), said that as deputized agents of LTO and as law enforcers, they are bound to follow the law. But Ermac said Mandaue […]

‘Painful step for positive change’

May 30, 2012


  A time for “cleansing”, proof that “nobody is untouchable.” The general reaction of several Cebu law school deans, judges and lawyers to yesterday’s conviction of Chief Justice Renato Corona was a positive view that the impeachment was a much-needed, albeit painful, step to positive change for the country. “This makes the judiciary even stronger; […]

Corona verdict may improve youth’s view of gov’t

May 30, 2012


THE verdict against Chief Justice Renato Corona may do good for the country’s youth and reduce the culture of impunity where people in power think of themselves as “untouchables,” said a university sociologist in Cebu. “Whenever I ask my students what they think about government, they’d say it’s full of corruption. At least with what […]