August 26, 2015

Renewable energy offers an alternative to traditional fossil fuels (e.g., coal, natural gas, and petroleum). The trend is to shift to renewable energy, also known as “green energy” or “clean energy”. Recently, rooftops of new commercial buildings in France are required by law to be covered either with plants or solar photovoltaic panels. These “green roofs” are also popular in Germany,... Read More

August 20, 2015

The spate of Congressional investigations like those relating to the Napoles and Binay cases has once again brought to the fore the relevance of immunity statutes. Immunity statutes are generally classified into two. The first is “use or derivative use immunity” while the other is “transactional immunity.” Use or derivative use immunity prohibits the use of the testimony of the witness... Read More

August 19, 2015

It is time to revisit Article II, Section 26 of the 1987 Philippine Constitution which states: “The State shall guarantee equal access to opportunities for public service, and prohibit political dynasties as may be defined by law.” Twenty-eight years since the ratification of the Constitution, this provision has not been fully implemented due to the absence of an enabling law.   In 2013... Read More

August 12, 2015

With the Commission on Election’s parallel biddings for the refurbishment of the existing Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines and the lease of new optical mark reader (OMR) units, the implementation of Republic Act No. 9184, otherwise known as the “Government Procurement Reform Act”, is again put to a test.    The challenges that the implementation of the law is facing... Read More

August 05, 2015

As the Philippine economy grows, shares of stocks are actively traded in the stock market. In the face of the Greek financial crisis and price fluctuations, some investors are selling their stocks, while some investors are taking this opportunity to purchase stocks at their desired price. Some say minority stockholders may be neglected when the majority stockholders of their company sell their... Read More