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October 24, 2018

With the alarming increase of mental health illnesses today, with more than 300 million people suffering from depression alone according to the World Health Organization, the enactment of Republic Act No. 11032 or the Mental Health Act last 20 June 2018 is a boon to Filipinos. It is an affirmation of the basic right of all Filipinos to mental health as well as the fundamental rights of people who... Read More

October 18, 2018

Entities and individuals covered by Republic Act No. 10173, otherwise known as the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (“DPA”) were required to register with the National Privacy Commission (“NPC”) in two (2) phases: (1) the appointment of a Data Protection Officer by last 09 September 2017; and (2) the registration of Data Processing Systems by last 08 March 2018. Under NPC Circular No. 17-01, the NPC... Read More

October 18, 2018

Access ICLG   Leland R. Villadolid Jr. and Arianne T. Ferrer authored the Philippine chapter on Cybersecurity. The chapter identifies and defines crimes related to cybersecurity and other incidents involving IT systems, infrastructure, communications networks, devices and data. It discusses laws applicable to these crimes within the Philippine legal framework. The chapter... Read More

October 03, 2018

“A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.” — Nolan Bushnell, Entrepreneur The art of growing a country’s economy is akin to solving a difficult jigsaw puzzle. Every piece of it should be assembled and interlocked in order to complete the picture. In the... Read More