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UPDATES and FEATURES
SEC e-Filing and other Issuances
To further ease the reportorial compliance of corporations during this time of Enhanced Community Quarantine and Public Health Emergency brought
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Mergers & Consolidation
The law allows the re-organization of two or more corporations to either merge into a single corporation which shall be
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Can you run a business without hiring an employee?
As its dictionary meaning goes, to hire is to employ, to engage, to appoint, to enlist, to sign up or to
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Employee or consultant?
To hire someone as an employee or a consultant will depend on three important factors.  First is control. An employee is
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Walk-in Settlement: a better mode of executing a labor settlement
The preferential use of voluntary modes in settling disputes between workers and employers for the promotion of industrial peace is
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13th month pay in the midst of COVID-19
May an employer be exempt from paying 13th month pay on the ground of financial losses brought about by the
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DOLE issuances in the midst of COVID-19
The Department of Labor and Employment has issued guidelines on remedial measures in view of the COVID-19 outbreak.  Aside from
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Anti-Red Tape measures in the midst of COVID-19
The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) has issued recommendations in order to further fasttrack government procedures while the country is in
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Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, Related Issuances & Circulars in relation to ECQ
Official Gazette- RA No. 11469 Bayanihan to Heal as One Act Senate PH- RA No. 11469 Bayanihan to Heal as
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Real Estate Investment Trust
A Real Estate Investment Trust
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Cyberlibel under the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012
1. What is CYBERLIBEL? It is a public and malicious imputation of a crime, or of a vice or defect,
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Privacy in a Pandemic
Data protection and privacy should not hinder the government from collecting, using, and sharing personal information during this time of
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Businesses that are allowed to operate during the COVID-19 lockdown
Businesses that are allowed to operate during the COVID-19 lockdown Food, health and medicine, water, energy, telcos, banking and capital
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GIS filing in the midst of COVID-19
In order to ease the burden of the businesses due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the SEC has resolved to allow
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Remote participation in stockholders’ meetings
In a recent memo, the Philippine Stock Exchange is urging the publicly listed companies to hold their Annual Stockholders’ Meetings
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New strategy for the fishing industry
New fisheries management strategy shall be implemented for this month’s sardine fishing season. According to the Bureau of Fisheries and
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Work from Home
Due to the rise of the COVID-19 cases, President Rodrigo Duterte has recently declared a state of public health emergency
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Delivery of government service is faster now
This is the message being conveyed by the
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New rules for trademark opposition and cancellation cases
Aiming to provide speedy, quality, and effective legal remedies to resolve IP disputes, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines
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“Judges at large” to ease case backlog
The worsening docket load in the lower courts has long been a concern. To address this, the Supreme Court will
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Notice of stockholders’ meeting now at 21 days
In order for the stockholders or members to prepare and participate more effectively in matters concerning the corporation, the SEC
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One-stop shop registration now available for One-Person Corp
Under the government’s National Business One-Stop Shop, known as NBOSS, an end-to-end registration for OPCs is now available at the
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Mental Health Policy is now mandatory in the workplace
Under Bar Matter No. 850, the Philippine members
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SEC issues draft rules for corporations converting into OPCs
Under Bar Matter No. 850, the Philippine members
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Attending MCLE Classes Made Easier
Under Bar Matter No. 850, the Philippine members
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Rule on Precautionary Hold Departure Order
Prior to the issuance of the Rule on Precautionary
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Are aliens allowed to work in the Philippines?
Foreign nationals who intend to engage
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