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Damages Awarded under Philippine Law

This article discusses the nature and kinds of damages awarded by courts in the Philippines, including the legal bases for their grant.

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The Basics of an Insurance Contract

This article disucsses the nature and basic implications of an insurance contract in the Philippines, including the applicable law and Supreme Court cases dealing with the subject.

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On Bona Fide Occupational Qualification: Can You Be Dismissed Based on Your Weight?

This article discusses if weight is a valid occupational requirement, and whether companies can impose certain qualifications employment requirements.

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Can an Employee be Dismissed due to Pregnancy Out of Wedlock?

This article answers the question “can an employee be dismissed due to pregnancy out of wedlock?” by providing three (3) cases decided by the Philippine Supreme Court.

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When can a Corporation be Liable for Tort or Damages?

This article deals with corporate liability for tort, and addresses the question on whether a corporation can be held liable, as a juridical entity, for damages arising from negligence.

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THE 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 – including Christmas, our favorite holiday. Christmas did not just become a holiday in the Philippines by tradition or religion. As with all red letter days and public holidays, there are laws that govern the celebration of Christmas as a holiday.

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Basics on the Contract of Agency

We oftentimes hear the words “agency”, “principal”, “agency relationship” and “ahente”. So, what do these words mean? What is the relationship between an agent and his principal? What are their liabilities? Read on and learn the basics. The Civil Code of the Philippines is the governing law on agency. Article 1868 of the Civil Code […]

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Payment of the 13th Month Pay

In the Philippines, the sound of Christmas bells not only evokes the feeling of Christmas cheer but also signals for the payment of the 13th month pay for employees.   Under Presidential Decree 851, all rank-and-file employees are entitled to the 13th month pay regardless of the amount of basic salary that they receive in […]

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Creating a Company with a Foreign Principal in the Philippines

Foreigners can do business in the Philippines. In fact, foreign investment contributes greatly to the Philippine economy.  Some foreigners wish to establish companies in the Philippines which either form part of the company abroad or with a separate entity from its foreign principal. Either way, companies in the Philippines with foreign principals must be duly […]

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Philippine Labor Law: Types of Employees

In any business venture, there are two resources which must be considered: capital and labor. Every businessman knows the saying “to make money, you have to spend money.” Every business entails a bit of risk-taking. The ability and the willingness to take certain calculated risks are almost always essential for every business venture to succeed. […]

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