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Official Gazette

Saturday, September 21, 2019
Tags: Philippines
Govt to loosen conditions for auto imports Gov’t to loosen conditions for auto imports
The Government will soon issue a revision to Decree 116/2017 on the conditions for production, assembly, import and business of automobile warranty and maintenance services, removing a number of regulations relevant to auto imports.
Working time and overtime regulations remain controversial Working time and overtime regulations remain controversial
The draft amended Labor Code is expected to be submitted to the National Assembly at its upcoming session this October. However, for the time being, opinions remain divergent on a number of issues such as shortening of working time and increase of the maximum overtime.
ASEAN flag hoisting ceremony celebrates groupings 52nd anniversary ASEAN flag hoisting ceremony celebrates grouping’s 52nd anniversary
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs held an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) flag hoisting in Hanoi on August 8 to mark the 52nd anniversary of the grouping.
Prime Minister hosts Philippine Foreign Minister Prime Minister hosts Philippine Foreign Minister
Vietnam always treasures the role of the Philippines in ASEAN, and as the respective strategic partner, both countries should step up all-faceted relations, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said.
NA Chairwoman arrives in Siem Reap for APPF-27 NA Chairwoman arrives in Siem Reap for APPF-27
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and the high-ranking delegation arrived in Siem Reap, Cambodia on January 14 to attend the 27th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-27) from January 14-16.
Bac Lieu province calls for foreign investment in green-growth sectors Bac Lieu province calls for foreign investment in green-growth sectors
Bac Lieu province is well-known as the cradle of “don ca tai tu” (southern folk music and songs), the musical art of southern Vietnam recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage, and for the song “Da co hoai lang” (Night drumbeats for the absent husband) that was composed in 1919 by Cao Van Lau, a native of the province, and tells of the love, anguish and pride of a young woman who awaits her husband’s return from the battlefield as she listens to the sounds of war drums.
35th ASEAN Social Security Association meeting closes in NhaTrang 35th ASEAN Social Security Association meeting closes in NhaTrang
The 35th ASEAN Social Security Association (ASSA) Board Meeting wrapped up on September 19, after two days of working, in Nha Trang city, in the central province of Khanh Hoa.
Arbitral ruling in South China Sea will have long-term impacts: expert Arbitral ruling in South China Sea will have long-term impacts: expert
Two years ago, the United Nations delivered a historic verdict in the South China Sea territorial dispute between the Philippines and China, rendering China’s extensive claims over most of the sea baseless. Dr. Ha Anh Tuan, Director of the Center for Policy Analysis under the Institute for South China Sea Studies, writes to Vietnam News Agency on the legal implications of this ruling and its role in the path toward a final resolution.
Continuous line map - new wine in old bottles “Continuous line” map - new wine in old bottles
The story of the “nine-dash line”, the so-called China’s claim in the South China Sea, or the East Sea as it is called in Vietnam, seems to have sunk into the past after the award of the Arbitral Tribunal in the Philippines case against China in 2016. In this ruling, the Tribunal rejected the so-called “historic rights” of China in the waters within the “nine-dash line”. The idea is that the “nine-dash line” no longer exists after the ruling of the Arbitral Tribunal, but recently, the international press is stirred about the “nine-dash line” but under a new shape.
Abiding by international law key to settle South China Sea issue Abiding by international law key to settle South China Sea issue
Two years after the arbitral tribunal ruling in favor of the Philippines’ South China Sea case and rejecting China’s so-called nine-dash line, disputes continue to rage even as China and ASEAN formally enter negotiations toward a Code of Conduct framework.

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