13th Jun 2018

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Cartel Criminalization and Leniency Policies in the Philippines (13 June 2018)    “Let me start with the obvious: cartel behavior (price-fixing, market allocation, and bid- rigging) is bad for consumers, bad for business, and bad for efficient markets generally. And … more

competition law glance

Philippine Competition Law at a Glance 13 June 2018   On 21 July 2015, Republic Act No. 10667, otherwise known as the Philippine Competition Act was finally enacted and became effective on 08 August 2015. However, a transitional period was … more

27th Mar 2018

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Blood, sweat and tears. All these you invested so your brand can establish its niche in the market.  After years of hard work, your brand is now popular. You now have a regular clientele who patronize your products bearing your … more

15th Mar 2018

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“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

Data Privacy in the Philippines

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11th Feb 2018

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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

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

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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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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

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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

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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

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