October 2020

Zooming in on the SPEAKER: Alan vs Allan

For the last few weeks, we have been witnesses to a highly contentious, if not bitter, speakership race between former Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and newly elected Speaker Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco. This bitter fight stems from the highly publicized “term-sharing agreement” between the two gentlemen which was arrived at, if not even brokered by no less than the President, at the beginning of the 18th Congress in July 2019.

Institutionalizing Arbitration of Intra-corporate Disputes

Republic Act No. 11232, otherwise known as the Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines (RCC), became effective on Feb. 23, 2019. One of its salient features is the provision on institutionalizing arbitration of intra-corporate disputes — conflicts arising from intra-corporate relations, relationships between or among stockholders of the same corporation, or relationships between the stockholders and the corporation.

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