The New Social Security Act of 2018

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1st Apr 2019

social-security

Republic Act No. 11199, otherwise known as the Social Security Act of 2018, expressly repealed Republic Act No. 1161 (the old Social Security Law) and Republic Act No. 8282 (amending the old previous Social Security Law). Signed into law on … more

15th Feb 2019

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The term abuse of dominant position refers to anticompetitive business practices in which a dominant firm may engage in order to maintain or increase its position in the market.[i] Abuse of dominance or monopolization is punished under competition laws worldwide.  … more

17th Jan 2019

Elections road sign

            The election fever has once more hit the Philippines as we brace ourselves for the May 13, 2019 elections. However, it is important to remember that certain acts are prohibited during certain times. Our … more

Philippine Holidays for 2019

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9th Jan 2019

philippine holidays for 2019

Pursuant to Proclamation No. 555, dated 15 August 2018, the Philippine holidays (both regular and special non-working days) for 2019 are as follows: 01 January 2019, Tuesday – New Year’s Day (regular holiday) 05 February 2019, Tuesday – Chinese New … more

voter registration

Suffrage has been defined as the right to vote in political elections. However, it has a deeper meaning than merely exercising the right to vote. Suffrage includes the right to shape the future. After all, in voting, we determine our … more

2nd Jan 2019

Politician Being Interviewed By Journalist During Election

Candidates for elective offices can be substituted. Pursuant to Section 77 of Batas Pambansa Bilang 881, otherwise known as the Omnibus Election Code, substitution of candidates is allowed only in cases of death, withdrawal or disqualification of the original candidate. … more

petition deny due course

The information provided by a candidate in his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) cannot be taken lightly. Should a candidate make false statements of a material representation in the COC, his COC may be cancelled or denied due course. Section 78 … more

certificate of candidacy

The importance of a valid certificate of candidacy rests at the very core of the electoral process. (Bautista vs. Comelec, G.R. No. 154796, 23 October 2003) As such, a person with a cancelled certificate is no candidate at all. The … more

17th Dec 2018

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Yes, you read the title right. There is a law on Christmas in the Philippines. The Philippine legal system is a civil law system. This means that the Philippines relies on laws enacted by Congress to govern all matters – … more

11th Dec 2018

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If an employee is unhappy with his work or would like to seek greener pastures, the normal recourse is to resign. In San Miguel Properties v. Gucaban (G.R. No. 153982, 18 July 2011), the Supreme Court had the occasion to … more

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