On 30 July 2021, President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law Republic Act No. 11576, which expanded the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Trial Courts, Municipal Trial Courts, and Municipal Circuit Trial Courts (“first level courts”). This also effectively increased the jurisdictional value under the Regional Trial Courts (“second level courts”) for civil actions involving title to, or possession of, real property, or any interest therein.
Month: September 2021
Christopher Louie D. Ocampo, Senior Associate at ACCRALAW, delivered a lecture on Competition Law to ACCRALAW lawyers as part of their Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE).
Last 21 September 2021, Partner Eric R. Recalde lectured on “The Legacy of PEACe Bonds.” He highlighted the terms of their issuance, the incidents leading to the dispute, and the impact of the Supreme Court decision not only in banking and financial transactions but also on the remedies of questioning tax issuances.
No person shall be deprived of his life, liberty, or property without due process of law. This was guaranteed by no less than the Constitution – our fundamental law, in its mission to find a striking balance between the immense powers of the State on one hand, and an individual’s right to being on the other. Necessarily, and rightfully so, due process has been defined as the “sporting idea of fair play” considering as it does limit official acts within the bounds of reason.
The gig economy involves work done in digital labor platforms which includes both web-based platforms, where work is outsourced through an open call to a geographically dispersed crowd (crowdwork), and through location-based apps (work on-demand via apps) which allocate work to individuals in a specific geographic area.
The Asia Business Law Journal conducted its research on the Philippines’ leading law practitioners. Its research included interviews with different in-house counsel and Philippine-focused international law firms.
To date, ACCRALAW has hired 45 associates who are scheduled to join the Firm after they take the 2020/2021 Bar Examinations.
ACCRALAW contributed the Philippine chapter of Chambers Global Practice Guide on Employment Law. Emerico O. De Guzman, Clarence Darrow C. Valdecantos, Joy Anne C. Leong-Pambid, and Gilyen Ezra Marie L. Li wrote the chapter.
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed the way we live, particularly in relation to travel and mobility. In an attempt to curb the spread of the constantly evolving variants of the COVID-19 disease, the Philippines is among the countries that continue to close its borders to foreign travelers coming in for purposes of tourism.