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On Video and Audio Recording using your Mobile Phone

With advancements in mobile technology, the average person can now record a documentary, or even an explosive exposé, merely using one’s mobile phone, with crystal clear picture and sound, that may even impress professionals. However, you must always be careful with who and what you record with your phone. Chances are, if you recorded a […]

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Liability for Posting in Social Media

In response to developments in technology and the ever-growing use of multiple forms of social media in the Philippines, Congress enacted Republic Act No. 10175, also known as the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. R.A. 10175 deals with many crimes, including Cyberlibel. Sec. 4(c)(4) of R.A. 10175 states: “(4) Libel. – The unlawful or prohibited […]

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A Glance at Abuse of Dominant Position under Competition and Antitrust Laws

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.  In the US, Section 2 of the Sherman Act penalizes a person who shall monopolize, […]

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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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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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FAQs on Search Warrants

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 armed with a search warrant.   No less than Art. III, Section 2 of the […]

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FAQs on Martial Law in the Philippines

1.  Who can place the Philippines under martial law? —  The President of the Philippines can place the Philippines under martial law.   2.  What areas of the Philippines can be placed under martial law? —  Any part of the Philippines may be placed under martial law.   3.  What law empowers the President to […]

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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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How to Form a Corporation in the Philippines

In order to set up a corporation in the Philippines, the incorporation process is lodged with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). Thus, the following documents must be submitted with the SEC: 1. Name Reservation/Verification Slip 2. Cover Sheet 3. Articles of Incorporation 4. Corporate By-laws 5. Registration Data Sheet 6. Registration Data Sheet (CAPITAL […]

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How To Terminate An Employee Based on Just Causes

An employee may only be terminated for just causes or for authorized causes under the Labor Code. The following are considered as just causes: 1. Serious misconduct or willful disobedience by the employee of the lawful orders of his employer or representative in connection with his work; 2. Gross and habitual neglect by the employee […]

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