January 17, 2018

During the last Holiday Season, it was not unusual for companies, firms and even individuals to give gift checks, gift certificates, or gift cards to their clients, employees, friends and loved ones. This practice is now widely accepted in lieu of giving an actual gift item. Because they are convenient and handy, gift checks have developed to be a source of excitement and delight with their... Read More

January 10, 2018

Consistent with the efforts of the Duterte administration to stop endo and promote regulation, the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) recently promulgated Department Order No. 183, Series of 2017, known as the Revised Rules on the Administration and Enforcement of Labor Laws Pursuant to Article 128 of the Labor Code, as Renumbered (DO 183). The new DO superseded Department Order No. 131-B... Read More

January 04, 2018

The past years saw the rise of a type of expression that has shaped (or distorted) public discourse around the world: fake news. No wonder the Collins Dictionary officially named “fake news” as its Word of the Year for 2017. In the United States, fake news was pervasive during the 2016 presidential election (e.g. the Pope endorsing Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton selling weapons to ISIS etc.).... Read More