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Due to the rise of the COVID-19 cases, President Rodrigo Duterte has recently declared a state of public health emergency in the country. Meanwhile, the private sector is seeking various ways to contain the situation for the safety of their employees. Travel and face-to-face meetings have been reduced or avoided. Use of thermal guns and face masks has been encouraged, if not required. Some businesses have resorted to work-from-home arrangements with their employees.

According to Republic Act No. 11165, an employer in the private sector may offer a work-from-home arrangement to its employees on a voluntary basis. It is called telecommuting under the law as it involves the use of telecommunications and other computer technologies, which enable the employees to work at the safety of their homes or any alternative workplace. To ensure proper compliance with the law, the employer is required to notify the Department of Labor and Employment of its adoption of the telecommuting arrangement.

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Official Gazette RA No. 11165




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Aiming to provide speedy, quality, and effective legal remedies to resolve IP disputes, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines amended the Rules and Regulations on Inter Partes Proceedings effective 15 February 2020. The amendments consist of rules on expediting proceedings for trademark opposition and cancellation cases, such as posting of notices in the IPOPHL website under certain circumstances, and submission of PDF and Word files in a flash drive subject to certain exemptions, among others. One of the most notable amendments is the reassignment or re-raffling of the cases to another Hearing/Adjudication Officer for second mediation in case the first mediation fails, provided it is done in the interest of justice, exigency of the service or efficiency.


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The worsening docket load in the lower courts has long been a concern. To address this, the Supreme Court will be hiring 50 ‘judges at large’ as stated in an administrative resolution dated December 3, 2019. “Judges at large” have no permanent courts and may be assigned by the Supreme Court as acting or assisting judges in any regional trial court or municipal trial court “as public interest may require” and in order to ease the case backlog of a particular branch.

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In order for the stockholders or members to prepare and participate more effectively in matters concerning the corporation, the SEC has issued Memorandum Circular No. 3, Series of 2020, requiring companies to send its invitations for its regular stockholders’ or members’ meetings at least 21 days before the event. The 21-day notice will give them a longer period of time to work out their schedules compared to the 2 weeks notice given before. This is in compliance with Republic Act No. 11232, the Revised Corporation Code.

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http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2020MCNo03.pdf







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Under the government’s National Business One-Stop Shop, known as NBOSS, an end-to-end registration for OPCs is now available at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Office in Pasay City. This consolidates all the government requirements including registrations with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), the Social Security System (SSS), the Philhealth and the Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG). Instead of having to pass through the respective branches of these government offices depending on the corporation’s office address, everything will now be handled under one roof, except only for the Mayor’s permit, which will still be processed at the city or municipal level.

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