Data Privacy in the Philippines

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11th Feb 2018


Information and communications technology plays a vital role in nation-building and development of the country. In the information age, he who holds information holds power. From macro-economic perspective, the free flow of information is concededly vital to the growth of … more

9th Feb 2018


“Beware the ides of March!” is from William Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, Julius Caesar. It was a warning uttered by a soothsayer to Julius Caesar, that he should stay home and be careful when March 15, the ides of March, comes. … more

Philippine Holidays for 2018

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22nd Jan 2018

2018 holidays

The Philippine holidays (both regular and special non-working days) for 2018 pursuant to Proclamation No. 269 are as follows:   01 January 2018, Monday – New Year’s Day (regular holiday)   16 February 2018, Friday – Chinese New Year (Special … more

When Can a Policeman Arrest You?

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25th Oct 2017

White Collar Criminal

When we watch the news, we oftentimes see a scenario whereby a victim is pointing at the accused which would prompt the policeman to immediately arrest the accused and detain him.  In movies, we see the policeman knocking on a … more

FAQs on Search Warrants

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search warrant

When a policeman knocks on your door and wants to search your house, will you let him in? If you are standing in a street, can a policeman just search through your belongings? The answer is no, unless he is … more

Ang Krimen na Pagtataksil sa Asawa

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16th Oct 2017


Ang pagtataksil sa asawa ay isang krimen sa Pilipinas. Ang pakikipag-relasyon nang isang kasal na lalaki o babae sa iba ay pinaparusahan nang ating batas.  Hanggat walang hatol ang isang korte na pinapawalang bisa ang kasal, hindi malaya ang isang … more

10th Oct 2017

bank secrecy

The current banter between President Duterte and Senator Trillianes about bank secrecy waivers has piqued the interest of the public on the matter of bank secrecy.  So, what is bank secrecy? Is it absolute? Are there any exceptions?   On … more

20th Jun 2017


The “action-packed” presidential issuance from President Rodrigo Duterte, signed on 16 May 2017, Executive Order No. 26 (EO 26), otherwise known as the Nationwide Smoking Ban, takes effect sixty (60) days from its publication in a newspaper of general circulation. … more

15th Jun 2017


The June 2017 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (Revised IRR) for Republic Act No. 10913, also known as the Anti-Distracted Driving Act, is out, and will take effect fifteen (15) days from publication in either the Official Gazette or in … more

recruitment agency

So you want to engage in the business of operating an employment agency deploying Filipino workers abroad? Don’t get too excited and commence business immediately.  You must bear in mind that you cannot just recruit and deploy without a license … more

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