Tag: election law

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Certificates of Candidacies in Philippine Elections

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 evident purposes of the law in requiring the filling of certificates of candidacy and in […]

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Infographic: Mga Dapat Mong Malaman Tungkol sa 13th Month Pay

Bilang isang corporate lawyer in the Philippines, isa sa mga madalas na itanong sa akin ng mga empleyado sa kumpanya ay ang tungkol sa kanilang 13th month pay. Karaniwan ng itinatanong ng mga empleyado, lalo na ang fresh graduates, ang tungkol dito. Ano ba ang 13th month pay? Lahat ba ay entitled makakuha nito? Magkano […]

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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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Cartel Criminalization and Leniency Policies in the Philippines

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 let me be very clear: these cartels are the equivalent of theft by well-dressed thieves, […]

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Philippine Competition Law at a 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 provided by the law whereby an existing business structure, conduct, practice or any act that […]

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How to file a Trademark Infringement Case with the Philippine Intellectual Property Office

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 trademark.  Then one day, you realize that your sales declined. You wonder why. Upon investigation, […]

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The Philippine Data Privacy Law and Regulations tell us, “Beware the Ides of March!”

“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. However, for entities covered by the Philippines’ Data Privacy Law of 2012, it is not […]

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Data Privacy in the Philippines

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 any nation, and key to the success of any business. With the power that follows […]

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Philippine Holidays for 2018

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 non-working day)   25 February 2018, Sunday – EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary (Special non-working […]

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When Can a Policeman Arrest You?

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 person’s door and arresting the accused with the oft-spoken phrase “Magpaliwanag ka na lang sa […]

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