FIST Act: Strong jab to boost banks’ muscle

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 08:07:20 +0000

WITH the promulgation last week of the implementing rules and regulations of the Financial Institutions Strategic Transfer (FIST) Act (Republic Act No. 11523), the government has delivered a solid jab into the financial muscle of banks as prime movers of business and industrial growth that has taken a nosedive in the wake of the COVID-19 […]

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What If The Restrictions On Tobacco Ads Applied To Climate-Polluting Products?

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2020 18:22:13 +0000

If governments are serious about climate action, they should restrict the promotion of goods with heavy carbon footprints

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Duterte signs measure on special powers into law

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 00:59:07 +0000

THE government can now “move, decide, and act freely,” President Rodrigo Duterte has declared, following the signing of a bill that grants him additional powers to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. Duterte signed into the law the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act” after his meeting with the Inter- agency Task Force on […]

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Lawyers For Good Government Climate Change Program Provides Pro-Bono Legal Resources For Municipalities To Switch To 100% Renewable Energy

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 03 Mar 2020 01:40:12 +0000

Today, Lawyers for Good Government Foundation (L4GG), a non-profit network of more than 120,000 legal advocates with lawyers in all 50 states, unveiled its latest comprehensive state energy resource profiles — Ohio, Louisiana, and Oklahoma — as part of its pro-bono climate change program, which seeks to provide the legal resources desperately needed for municipalities to reach 100 percent renewable energy goals

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