How to Form a Corporation in the Philippines

In order to set up a corporation in the Philippines, the incorporation process is lodged with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). Thus, the following documents must be submitted with the SEC: 1. Name Reservation/Verification Slip 2. Cover Sheet 3. Articles of Incorporation 4. Corporate By-laws 5. Registration Data Sheet 6. Registration Data Sheet (CAPITAL […]

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A Simple Guide to Contract of Sale of Real Property

Selling property should not be a complex matter. Although it is advisable to secure the services of a lawyer to draft the Contract of Sale, there are templates that are downloadable in the internet. Of course, care must be taken in using these templates since they are not customized and may not be entirely applicable […]

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Punishing Violence Against Women in the Philippines

Republic Act No. RA 9262 , otherwise known as the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Law (“VAWC”), defines violence against women and children as “any act or a series of acts against a woman who is his wife, former wife or against a woman with whom the person has or had sexual or dating […]

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Intellectual Property Protection in the Philippines

  The Philippines adheres to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property Rights, the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, the Patent Cooperation Treaty, the TRIPS Agreement and the WIPO Copyright Treaty, among others. In this light, intellectual property such as copyright, trademark, patent, utility model, industrial design are […]

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How to Close a Business in the Philippines

Financial reverses, shift to a different industry, migration to another country, incessant problems are just some of the reasons why some people close their business.  Whatever the reason is, it is always a painful decision to raise your hands in defeat and give up on your business venture.  Nevertheless, one cannot just pack up and […]

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Maternity Rights in the Philippines

Motherhood is a gift and the ability of a woman to endure pregnancy is a miracle that has perplexed even the scientific minds. However, behind this wonderful gift is a painful reality that women worldwide have to endure in the workplace.  Discrimination, lack of support and adherence to archaic chauvinistic policies have made it difficult […]

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