Uncategorized May 17, 2019

Heritage structures and the law

            Whether they’ve been to Paris or not, many people around the world mourned upon seeing the Notre Dame Cathedral in flames last month. What is it about this grand structure from that caused our collective grief? Is it the fact that it houses important arts and artifacts including Jesus’ Crown of Thorns? Is it our […]

Uncategorized May 17, 2019

To buy or lease: That is the question

            Borrowing from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, To lease or to buy: that is the question. Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous rentals, escalation and landlords, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them by buying your own property. The question on whether a […]

Uncategorized January 21, 2019

2019 SEC GIS Form

The Securites and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently published a notice to inform all concerned parties on the prescribed General Information Sheet (GIS) form which includes beneficial ownership information. We will be using this form when we update your GIS this 2019.   A beneficial owner is a person who enjoys the benefits of ownership though the title […]

Uncategorized August 6, 2018

Threats to Data Privacy

The law provides that it is the policy of the State to protect the fundamental human right of privacy of communication while ensuring free flow of information to promote innovation and growth. The State also recognises its inherent obligation to ensure that personal information in information and communications systems in government and in the private […]

Uncategorized April 10, 2017

The Philippine Lemon Law

  The Philippine Lemon Law or Republic Act No. 10642 was passed to promote full protection to the rights of consumers in the sale of motor vehicles against business and trade practices which are deceptive, unfair or otherwise inimical to consumers and the public interest. The act covers brand new motor vehicles purchased in the […]

Uncategorized March 22, 2017

End of ‘ENDO’?

On March 16, 2017, the Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III signed the Department Order 174 which implements Articles 106 to 109 of the Labor Code, as amended. Although the newly signed DO sets new guidelines for contractualization, it does not completely abolish it as most citizens desired. Labor-only contracting, which […]