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Legal Updates
Tax Amnesty Act

RR 4-2019 covers all persons, whether natural or juridical, with internal revenue tax liabilities covering taxable year 2017 and prior years. Tax Amnesty on Delinquencies may be availed within one (1) year from the effectivity of RR 4-2019.

Legal Updates
DOLE Registration Requirements

All businesses registered in the Philippines hiring 5 or more employees must register with the DOLE. This is based on Rule 1020 on Establishment Registration of the Occupational Health and Safety Standards

Legal Updates
Separation Pay

May an employee who was dismissed for just cause be awarded with separation pay by reason of length of service? In Immaculate Conception Academy vs. Camilon (G.R. No. 188035, July 02, 2014), the Supreme Court ruled in the negative.

Legal Updates
Data Privacy Act - Common Misconceptions

Since the passage of Republic Act No. 10173, or the Philippines’ Data Privacy Act in 2012 (the “DPA”), followed by the promulgation of its implementing rules and regulations in 2016, the National Privacy Commission has been aggressively monitoring and ensuring data privacy compliance by persons and organizations in the country.

Legal Updates
How To Start a Corporation

Starting a corporation in the Philippines involves transacting and submitting requirements with different government agencies, thus, deterring many from setting up corporations. However, such process may be simplified if the applicant has prepared the necessary documents and has familiarized itself with the step-by-step process.


Led by Shennan Sy and Paulo Selva, the Firm handles various legal matters, including Corporate, Taxation, Property Regulation and Labor.

The Firm has been of service to businesses in different industries, such as hotel and restaurant, education, hospital, banking and finance, mining, manufacturing, realty, fishery, trading, business process outsourcing, information technology, recruitment and employment, telecommunications, and energy.
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