December 23, 2015

As Filipinos become more technologically-savvy, local entrepreneurs find themselves using the Internet to market and boost the sale of products. Since Christmas is fast approaching, more and more people sell products online, taking advantage of the hype and success of social media platforms like Facebook. All of a sudden, our Facebook newsfeed is flooded with numerous choices of goods, such as... Read More

December 17, 2015

In my Oct. 15, 2015 column, I discussed a fairly recent trend where our Supreme Court is now trying to strike the right balance in rehabilitation law. It is trying to do it by enforcing provisions of the Financial Rehabilitation and Insolvency Act (FRIA) and the Financial Rehabilitation Rules of Procedure (FR Rules) requiring that a petition for rehabilitation must include material financial... Read More

December 03, 2015

A program that was launched in the recently-concluded Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) conference in Manila was the Financial Infrastructure Development Network (FIDN). The FIDN is the brainchild of the Philippines, the host country for the 2015 Apec conference. It is a roadmap to make financial growth inclusive in the Apec region. In his introductory remarks during the... Read More

December 02, 2015

At the wake of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, which the Philippines hosted this year, social media and the news were abuzz with the plight of a prominent lawyer and his family, who were stranded in a foreign country due to their inbound flight to Manila being canceled as Manila was declared as a no-fly zone. In the lawyer’s statement posted on his social media account, the... Read More