Work Suspension During Calamities

Work Suspension During Calamities

On Jan. 12 — nearly half a century after its last eruption — Taal Volcano had a phreatic eruption, causing ash to fall on numerous cities and necessitating the evacuation of families living near the volcano. With the sudden turn of events, immediate evacuation and...
Easing Doing Business in the Philippines

Easing Doing Business in the Philippines

How difficult is it to do business in the Philippines in comparison to other economies? One way to answer this complex question is to look at the annual Ease of Doing Business Index issued by the World Bank. As its name suggests, the Index ranks almost all the world’s...
Judges-at-Large Act: An Aid to Justice

Judges-at-Large Act: An Aid to Justice

To quote Former Chief Justice Artemio Panganiban: “Trial courts are the dispensers of justice closest to the poor.” But when the demand for justice is clearly disproportionate to that of the number of our judges in the lower courts, how can justice even be dispensed?...