On Jan. 29, House Bill 6779 or “An Act Recognizing the Civil Effects of Church Annulment Decrees” was approved on its third and final reading in the House of Representatives where 203 out of 292 members of the House voted in its favor.
In line with its goal to deliver timely and quality patents, utility models and industrial designs, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPO) recently released the Manual for Patent Examination Procedure (MPEP).
Crowdfunding (CF) platforms have proven to be a popular way to solicit charitable donations and to raise funds for projects or business ventures. With CF platforms, access to funds has expanded for start-up companies and for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
The implementation of the Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) is an important development for the Renewable Energy (RE) Market, and impacts the public as a whole. Republic Act No. 9513 or the Renewable Energy Law gives both fiscal and non-fiscal incentives to investors in order to encourage the promotion and development of renewable energy in the Philippines.
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.
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).
For the year 2017, the Asian-Mena In-House Community cited ACCRALAW as firm of the year for the following categories: (1) The Most Responsive Firm of the Year Philippines; (2) Anti-Trust Competition; (3) Compliance/Regulatory; (4) Employment; (5) Energy and Natural Resources; (6) Insurance; (7) Intellectual Property; (8) Litigation and Dispute Resolution and (9) Telecommunications Media & …
Several partners of ACCRALAW were among Chambers Asia Pacific 2018’s Ranked Lawyers. Avelino V. Cruz and Teodoro D. Regala, both Founding Partners, were recognized as senior statesmen for Corporate/Merger and Acquisition (M&A). Also, Marcial G. De La Fuente and Emitero C. Manibog, Jr., both Of Counsel, were for recognized as senior statesmen for Employment practice. …