Cesareo Antonio S. Singzon, Jr.

February 19, 2014

There was a lot of excitement in the capital markets scene in the early months of 2013. The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) just came out of a banner year, ranking among the top performing stock exchanges in the world for 2012. Adding to the excitement among capital market practitioners was the issuance by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of its Memorandum Circular No. 10, series of... Read More

February 16, 2014

The protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) has become a fast-growing global industry in recent years. IPRs, particularly trademarks, are no longer mere inchoate rights but are proprietary assets that produce economic and commercial value benefiting not only the intellectual property owner but also the public and the state. Recognizing the globalization of intellectual property,... Read More

February 13, 2014

One of the finer points in the law on evidence is whether a defendant in a criminal case can present hypnotically refreshed testimony as part of his defense. But what is hypnotically refreshed testimony? In layman’s terms, it is testimony on details of an incident that a party or witness is able to recall after undergoing a hypnosis session under the supervision of an expert. In the United... Read More

February 12, 2014

The recent preventive double mastectomy of top Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie brought further awareness about breast cancer and its early detection and treatment. Preventive double mastectomy can either be the surgical removal of the entire breasts and nipples; or the removal only of the breast tissue, not the nipples.  According to Ms. Angelina Jolie, in her 14 May 2013 article posted in... Read More

February 05, 2014

We live in a society where businesses thrive and flourish based on so-called gentlemen’s agreements and adhere to a close knit paradigm of intrapersonal relationships. Most businessmen today fail to recognize the value of a written and signed contract. While not all contracts need to be in writing and subscribed by or signed by the parties to be enforceable, the Statute of Frauds, found in... Read More