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Bill outlines penalties for cryptocurrency crimes

SENATOR Leila M. De Lima has filed a bill seeking to impose stiffer penalties for crimes involving cryptocurrencies. Under Senate Bill No. 1694 filed on Feb. 14, all crimes defined under the Revised Penal Code (RPC), when committed through and with the use of virtual currency, will have a penalty one degree higher than provided […] The post Bill outlines penalties for cryptocurrency crimes appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource: bworldonline bworldonlineMar 13th, 2018

Bill seeks to impose stiffer penalties on cryptocurrency-related crimes

Senator Leila M. De Lima on Tuesday, March 13, has filed a bill seeking to impose stiffer penalties for crimes involving cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin. In Senate Bill No. 1694, filed last Feb. 14, or the proposed , the senator stressed that the criminal justice system must be prepared when virtual currency is used in […] The post Bill seeks to impose stiffer penalties on cryptocurrency-related crimes appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

House OKs life term for bank hacking, penalties for ATM skimming

The House of Representatives has passed a measure meting out the penalty of life imprisonment for the hacking of a bank's systems, which would be considered a form of economic sabotage. House Bill No. 6710, which was unanimously approved on third and final reading with 224 votes, would also mete out this penalty for the crimes that involve more than 50 automated teller machine cards. The bill would update the Access Devices Regulation Act of 1998 to include the acts of "skimming" of ATM cards and "hacking" into banking systems as crimes, finally catching up to the march of technology. "Hacking" was defined under the bill as the "unauthorized access into or interference in a comp...Keep on reading: House OKs life term for bank hacking, penalties for ATM skimming.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

Bigger motorcycle plates law will obviate riding-in-tandem crimes – Gordon

December 4, 2018. Deploring the still unabated killings with impunity, Senator Richard J. Gordon expressed hope that the bigger motorcycle plates bill will be signed into law soon because it will obviate crimes perpetrated by motorcycle-riding criminals. Gordon, who chairs the Senate Committee on Justice and Human… Source link link: Bigger motorcycle plates law will obviate riding-in-tandem crimes – Gordon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

House OKs expanded anti-wiretapping law

The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill that seeks to expand the coverage of the Anti-Wiretapping Law to include communication involving other organized and syndicated crimes not previously covered in the law. The committee report on House Bill No. 8378 was endorsed in the plenary by the House Committee […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

House revamps 53-year-old anti-wiretapping law, adds modern gadgets

The House of Representatives on Monday gave its final nod to a bill seeking to impose stiffer penalties on violators of the Anti-Wiretapping Law, as well as include the usage of electronic devices in wiretapping.   With a vote of 216-0-0, the chamber approved House Bill No. 8378 that seeks to amend the 53-year-old Republic Act No. 4200.   The bill specifically seeks to amend Section 1 of the law to make unlawful unauthorized wiretapping of any oral, wire, radio, digital or electronic communication with the use of any electronic, mechanical, digital or analog phone system or similar devices.   Under the current law enacted on June 19, 1965, wiretapping is ...Keep on reading: House revamps 53-year-old anti-wiretapping law, adds modern gadgets.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

Legarda files bill banning single-use plastic products

          Senator Loren Legarda has filed a Senate bill seeking to phase out single-use plastic products in the country by prohibiting its importation and use in food establishments, stores, markets, and retailers.   Senate Bill 1948 or the Single-Use Plastics Regulation and Management Act of 2018 aims to regulate the manufacturing, importation, and use of single-use plastic products, and will also provide penalties, levies, and incentives for industries, businesses, and consumers on these activities.   "Plastic bags are ubiquitous components of the world's consumer culture. Single-use plastics symbolize the throwaway cult...Keep on reading: Legarda files bill banning single-use plastic products.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

House OKs bigger motorcycle license plates

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a bill prescribing bigger license plates for motorcycles and tricycles to discourage the use of these vehicles in crimes......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

House approves expanded anti-sexual harassment bill

  Stiffer penalties may soon await those who will commit sexual harassment in the workplace or while in training and in educational institutions after the House of Representatives approved on Monday night the "Expanded Anti-Sexual Harassment Act." With 162 voting in the affirmative, and zero negative and abstention, the chamber approved on third and final reading House Bill (HB) No. 8244.   The bill aims to expand the definition of sexual harassment, strengthen the mechanisms to monitor compliance with policies against sexual harassment in the workplace and in educational and training institutions, as well as prescribe penalties for violations. It also seeks to repe...Keep on reading: House approves expanded anti-sexual harassment bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

House approves stiffer penalties vs sexual harassment

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives gave its nod to a bill seeking to impose stiffer penalties on people committing sexual harassment in the workplace, schools, and training institutions. On Monday, November 12, legislators approved House Bill (HB) No. 8244 on 3rd and final reading with a vote of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Bill aims to increase statutory age of rape

By: Gail T. Momblan SENATOR Sherwin Gatchalian filed Senate Bill No. (SBN) 1575 that aims increase the statutory age of rape from 12 to 18 years of age. At present, the Revised Penal Code inflicts maximum penalties on sexual offenders when victims are below 12 years of age, while lighter penalties are imposed on offenders who […] The post Bill aims to increase statutory age of rape appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

The Rondo-like spit that once mired the PBA

That infamous, nasty incident wherein Rajon Rondo was seen spitting on Chris Paul that led to an ugly melee that marred the Lakers-Rockets game at the Staples Center Saturday leaves NBA fans shocked at how their idols can go so low in “stressing a point.” Would our much admired Filipino players do the same in our beloved sport? You would say yes given the colorful history of Philippine basketball, wherein a nudge, trip, kick, or undercut (the legacy of our menacing and tough yet legendary “enforcers”) was so common that players would just seem to set them aside as part of the game. But a spit on the face? It’s the most denigrating, unsportsmanlike, objectionable act on a person that should trigger a most livid physical response given how it’s done deliberately and consciously. Surely, it was considered a common yet somewhat unnoticed foul move in the earlier days of local basketball, committed by even the biggest legends of the sport. Just like rough physical play, notorious, cunning players would allegedly spit on driving opponents to distract them from making the basket. And they would get away with it, given how the offended player would find it extremely difficult to prove it (no quadruple zoom-slo mo video at the time, sorry). Except of course, he shows his saliva-laden face to the officials. But in recent years, with the coming of the slo-mo replays that have really advanced as years went by, these actions have been caught on film, which is clear, unquestionable proof about the offender’s culpability. Many were sanctioned, most especially in college basketball wherein such acts are blamed on youthful recklessness. But in pro basketball, wherein players are considered demigods in cage fare? Would they do it in full view of everyone in the court, in the stands and the millions at home with the handy instant replays? And of course, heavier, stiffer penalties awaiting them? The PBA at present has carefully prevented hooliganism in recent years with its strict, unbending rules against extreme physicality. And these were crafted by the worst “court crimes” they’ve witnessed. There was one incident, by far, that was considered the most disconcerting because it involved a player throwing ball of saliva plastering his DNA onto a player’s face. It was an eliminations game as the 1991 PBA Reinforced Conference was underway, Ginebra faced Presto figured in a much-awaited encounter. Tivoli coach Jimmy Mariano fielded point guard and known badass enforcer Onchie dela Cruz to wreak havoc on defense, given that Ginebra is a tough never-say-die squad, and Robert Jaworski, Sr. himself recognized his fearsome ways. As Ginebra import Wes Matthews drove in for a shot, Dela Cruz in his patented rough, streetwise style mercilessly hacked the former Laker. Not used to that kind of foul even in his NBA days, Matthews was fuming, taunting Dela Cruz who appeared indifferent at first. But when Matthews continued his taunting, and with cameras focused on the two, Dela Cruz suddenly released his deepest rancor by blowing a disgusting round of spit on his adversary. And this triggered a free for all that almost stopped the match. He then was meted a suspension and a fine. Truly one of a kind, such unbecoming and despicable act is unwarranted even if provoked. Yet, luckily and thankfully no other such incidents were reported or recorded. At least in public.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

Occupational safety and health

Noong nakaraang Martes, Oktubre 9, 2018, pina­ngunahan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang ceremonial signing ng Republic Act 11058 – “An Act strengthening compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards and providing penalties for violations thereof” – sa Malacañang. Ang RA 11058 ay mula sa House Bill 64, isang consolidated bill ng apat na indibiduwal na… link: Occupational safety and health.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

House approves bill on stiffer penalties vs sexual harassment on 2nd reading

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives has approved on 2nd reading a bill seeking to impose stiffer penalties on people committing sexual harassment in the workplace, schools, and training institutions.  Lawmakers on Tuesday, October 9, approved House Bill (HB) No. 8244 on 2nd reading through viva voce voting or a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Rules toughened for sex offenders in public service in South Korea

SEOUL - Any civil servant sentenced to a fine of 1 million won (P48,000) or more for sex offense will automatically lose his job, and those expelled for sex crimes against minors will be permanently barred from public office from April next year. Under the revised rules on state public officials, persons preparing for civil service exams will also be barred from getting appointed to public office for three years if they are fined 1 million won or more for a sex offense. Those who receive jail term or medical treatment and custody for sex crimes against minors will be permanently forbidden from becoming civil servants. The National Assembly has passed the revised bill, and the Cabinet ...Keep on reading: Rules toughened for sex offenders in public service in South Korea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Angara pushes for anti-senior citizen abuse law

October 7, 2018. Senator Sonny Angara is pushing for the passage of a bill that aims to put an end to any form of senior citizen abuse by providing stiffer penalties and strengthening institutional support for elderly victims of abuse. “Respect for our elders has been one of the hallmarks of Filipino culture and… Source… link: Angara pushes for anti-senior citizen abuse law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

PRIB: 13 and above criminally liable – Sotto

September 25, 2018. Alarmed by the rise in the number of crimes now being committed by minors, Senate President Vicente Sotto III is pushing for the lowering of the age of criminal responsibility to 13 years old. In filing Senate Bill 2026, Sotto noted that criminal syndicates are exploiting the provisions of… Source link link: PRIB: 13 and above criminally liable – Sotto.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

House panel OKs substitute bill seeking stiffer penalties for child abuse

The House Committee on Welfare of Children has approved a substitute bill that seeks to deter the the exploitation of minors and impose stiffer penalties for those who abuse them. Following a hearing conducted last Sep. 3, the committee members approved a substitute bill that seeks to amend several sections of the "Special Protection of Children Against Child Abuse, Exploitation, and Discrimination Act" (Republic Act No. 7610). The substitute bill was authored by Bataan Rep. Geraldine Roman and 1-Pacman Party-list Rep. Michael Romero. In a statement, Roman said the law needed updating as the penalties imposed do not seem attuned to the 21st century. She said the government en...Keep on reading: House panel OKs substitute bill seeking stiffer penalties for child abuse.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

Prosecutors ask for accusers to testify at Cosby sentencing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) --- Prosecutors in the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby asked a judge Tuesday to allow testimony at his sentencing hearing about uncharged criminal conduct. A Montgomery County prosecutor asked permission to present multiple witnesses who he expects will testify that Cosby drugged and or sexually assaulted them. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 24, when the judge is also expected to hear arguments on whether to accept a recommendation to classify Cosby as a sexually violent predator. It was unclear who or how many witnesses District Attorney Kevin Steele planned to call, but the filing said Cosby has not been charged with crimes related to their claims....Keep on reading: Prosecutors ask for accusers to testify at Cosby sentencing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

Safe, Healthy Workplace Ensured

The labor department has ensured strict compliance of establishments with the occupational safety and health (OSH) standards as it welcomed the signing of the occupational safety bill, which seeks to penalize violators. The law entitled, “An Act strengthening compliance with occupational safety and health standards and providing penalties for violations thereof,” seeks to amend the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Nassar, trainer charged with sex assault; Karolyis cleared

By David Warren, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Texas prosecutors on Friday filed sexual assault charges against Larry Nassar and a trainer who worked at his side, expanding the worst abuse scandal in U.S. sports history beyond Michigan while also clearing world-renowned gymnastics coaches Bela and Martha Karolyi whose ranch served as a training site for Olympians. Nassar, a former sports doctor, was charged with sexually assaulting six minors in Walker County, home of the Karolyi ranch, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) north of Houston. A grand jury also indicted former sports medicine trainer Debra Van Horn on one count of second-degree sexual assault of a child, making her the first person other than Nassar to be charged in direct connection with the assaults. She had worked at Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics for 30 years. Walker County District Attorney David Weeks said Van Horn was charged as "acting as a party" with Nassar. He didn't elaborate. Efforts to reach her for comment were unsuccessful, and the name of her lawyer wasn't immediately known. In Michigan, Nassar was sentenced earlier this year to decades in prison, after hundreds of women and girls accused him of molesting them with his hands under the guise of medical treatment. They said the abuse went as far back as the 1990s while he worked at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians. A victim, Mattie Larson, told a judge in January that Van Horn "would be in the room many of the times Larry abused me. If a trainer, a professional trainer, doesn't say anything about it, I should trust her. At least that's what I thought." The Karolyis have denied wrongdoing . They couldn't be reached for comment Friday; a call to the number listed for Bela Karolyi wasn't answered. "The Karolyis were and remain fully cooperative with this investigation. There is no corroborated evidence of any criminal conduct" by the couple, said Stephanie Stroud, a Walker County prosecutor. Stroud said investigators tried to determine if anyone at the ranch knew about Nassar's conduct and didn't report it. But the two-year statute of limitations had already lapsed on any possible misdemeanor charges of failure to report. "That in no way means there was no wrongdoing at the ranch or within the ranks of USAG," Stroud said, referring to USA Gymnastics. "It is our belief that there was a total failure by USAG to protect the athletes that were part of their program and to take appropriate action once they were made aware of Dr. Nassar's actions." In a statement, USA Gymnastics said it is cooperating with Texas investigators and is committed "to doing everything possible to prevent this from happening again." Nassar, 54, probably won't be free again due to his long prison sentences for assault and child pornography crimes. But Weeks, the district attorney, said he still wants to bring him to Texas to face the charges. "There are a number of hoops we have to jump through to get him here," Weeks told reporters. The Karolyis are suing the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics, seeking more than $1 million for the canceled sale of their training center near Huntsville — a transaction that tanked in the wake of the Nassar scandal. Several former gymnasts have also filed lawsuits. One of them, Sabrina Vega, filed a lawsuit in May alleging USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Karolyis failed to protect her and other athletes. Vega, who was on the team that won a gold medal at the 2011 World Championships, alleges the organizations and the Karolyis ignored signs about Nassar's behavior or should have known he posed a risk. She said Nassar molested her hundreds of times during medical treatments from 2008, when she was 12 years old, until 2012. Vega said the abuse occurred during competitions and at the Karolyi ranch. Congress passed a bill in January that makes members of amateur sports organizations, including those that run Olympic sports, mandatory reporters of sexual abuse. It also requires the organizations to implement standard protections for athletes. ___ Associated Press reporters Ed White and Corey Williams in Detroit, Terry Wallace in Dallas and researcher Monika Mathur in New York contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018