September 29, 2016

Republic Act No. 10911 (also known as the “Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act”) lapsed into law on July 21, 2016. While there are several laws on discrimination in the Philippines, e.g. women, persons with disability, persons with HIV, etc., this is a new law focusing on age discrimination. The Department of Labor and Employment has yet to issue the implementing rules and regulations... Read More

September 28, 2016

Following his verbal announcement to declare a state of lawlessness nationwide, President Rodrigo Duterte signed Proclamation No. 55, series of 2016, declaring a state of national emergency on account of lawless violence in Mindanao last Sept. 5. The last straw which brought about the proclamation was the fatal bombing incident in a night market in Davao City, perpetrated by lawless elements on... Read More

September 08, 2016

In a merger or acquisition (M&A) where a company purchases either the assets or shares of stock  of a competing company, the buyer usually insists the inclusion of  a non-compete clause that prohibits  the seller  from engaging in any business that competes with the buyer.   A question that has arisen is whether the clause is still valid in the light of the... Read More

September 07, 2016

After the buzz on the issue of legality of having Uber and GrabCar operate in the Philippines had died down due to the Department Order No. 2015-011 issued by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DoTC) on May 8, 2015 creating a new classification of public transport, yet another legal issue arises: whether or not drivers accredited by TNCs are employees or independent... Read More