NICOLAS AND DE VEGA LAW OFFICES BUSINESS GUIDE TO SURVIVING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

(UPDATED) A 5 Minute Business Guide to Surviving the COVID-19 Pandemic

This is a buisness guide to surviving the COVID-19 Pandemic. It outlines the Philippine government measures reliefs, programs, and remedies that business owners can employ.

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Notarization through Videoconferencing During the Quarantine

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine Supreme Court issued A.M. No. 20-07-04-SC known as the 2020 Rules on Remote Notarization of Paper Documents. This issuance allows the notarization of documents in the Philippines through videoconferencing, where the notary public or at least one of the parties to the document is in a locality under community quarantine due to COVID-19.

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Filing a Collection Suit for Sum of Money

Do you want to collect from the people who borrowed money from you? Where payment of such money claim is the principal relief sought, filing a collection suit is proper.

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Q & A on Small Claims Cases in the Philippines

Do you wish to collect money from someone who owes you but cannot afford to spend on heavy legal fees? Is your lessee not paying his rent but you do not want the hassle of a long court trial? Did you deliver products to your customer yet he did not pay you? Have you experienced […]

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Securing a License to Operate with the Food and Drug Administration in the Philippines

Securing a License to Operate with the Food and Drug Administration in the Philippines: What is a License to Operate and When is it Needed?

What is a License to Operate (“LTO”)? A License to Operate or LTO is a license which must be secured in order to operate or establish an establishment prior to engaging in the manufacture, importation, exportation, sale, offer for sale, distribution, transfer, and where applicable the use, testing, promotion, advertisement, and/or sponsorship of food, drugs, […]

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How to Apply for Variations with the Food and Drug Administration

E-Portal: Filing and Application for a License to Operate (LTO) as a Cosmetic / Drug /Medical Device / Food Manufacturer, Importer Or Distributor with the Food and Drug Administration of the Philippines

The LTO Application Process Is Now Streamlined On 02 May 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) adopted a new application process and form for a License to operate (“LTO”). The application process is now navigable and accessible through the electronic portal found at the FDA website (www.fda.gov.ph). The electronic process for LTO application has […]

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Taxes and Transfer of Stocks Listed and Traded through the Local Stock Exchange

New Tax Rates on Stock Transfers This article discusses the tax involved in the transfer of stocks which are listed and traded through the Local Stock Exchange. In stock transfers, the tax to be paid is called a Percentage Tax, which is a business tax imposed on stock transfer transactions such as the sale, barter, […]

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Prohibited Claims in Food Product Labels under FDA Regulations and Philippine law

Purpose of the Law To protect the public against dishonest or misleading advertising or promotion, and to ensure that every consumer acquires sufficient knowledge to be an informed consumer, particularly in the choice of the consumer products that he or she wishes to purchase or consume, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued Administrative Order […]

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What are the FDA Mandatory Label Information for Food Products?

Mandate of the Food and Drug Administration Republic Act No. 3720, or otherwise known as the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, is the law creating the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”), which is under the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Health. The FDA is tasked by law to prescribe standards, guidelines, and […]

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FDA Requirements for the Issuance of an Authorization for the Sale, Manufacture, Importation or Distribution of a Medical Device in the Philippines

What is a medical device? The regulations issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Philippines defined a ‘medical device’ as any instrument, apparatus, implement, machine, appliance, implant, in-vitro reagent or calibrator, software, material, or other similar or related article intended by the manufacturer to be used alone, or in combination, for human […]

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An FDA Requirement: How to Maintain a Product Information File?

FDA Issuance Requiring a Product Information File With the end in view of ensuring safety, quality and/or efficacy of the cosmetic products that companies are placing in the market, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued FDA Circular No. 2018-001, which requires a Marketing Authorization Holder (MAH) to keep and maintain a Product Information File. […]

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