Supreme Court eases rules on Marriage Annulment

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annulmentMANILA — The Supreme Court (SC) has relaxed its own rules regarding the annulment of marriage on the ground of psychological incapacity, describing the rules it had in place for 18 years now as "rigid." In a 25-page decision penned by Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin, the high court, through its First Division, reversed a September 2011 ruling in an annulment case where it had affirmed a Court of Appeals (CA) decision upholding the marriage of two individuals.

More Radar Speed Detectors on SLEX

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SLEXSan Miguel Holdings, the infrastructure arm of San Miguel Corporation, said the installation of additional speed radars is part of its continuing campaign to ensure road safety. The new radar speed detectors are being installed along road networks operated by San Miguel, which includes the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), Skyway, Star Tollways and Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX).

BOI tally of Foreign Investments down 70% in 2014

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DTIRegistered foreign investments in 2014 plunged 69.42 percent to P36.888 billion from P120.646 billion in 2013 with Netherlands topping as the Philippines number one source of foreign investments while Indonesia shoot up as second biggest while investment from tax haven British Virgin Islands declined significantly, data from the Board of Investments showed. The share of foreign investments to total 2014 approved BOI investment pledges of P354.5 billion also declined to 10 percent (P36.888 billion) or more than half lower than the 26 percent share in 2013 (P120.646 billion). The share of domestic investments this year jumped to 90 percent (P317.69 billion) from 74 percent (P345.39 billion) share in 2013.