By: Euney Marie J. Mata-Perez on August 9, 2018
As a general rule, corporate officers are not liable for a corporation’s liabilities because of the legal fiction that corporate entities have legal personality separate from the individuals that comprise it.
By: Bernadette E. Tamayo on July 29, 2018
TAXPAYERS would enjoy the benefits of the taxes being collected from them if the government would further broaden the tax base and collect more revenues for infrastructure and social services programs, a tax lawyer said on Saturday.
By: Richelle Dianne R. Patawaran on July 26, 2018
The Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA) prohibits the processing of “personal information” except when certain conditions exist. Thus, personal information controllers have been very cautious in releasing information, such as lists of names, etc., in fear of violating this rule. In two recent opinions issued by the National Privacy Commission (NPC), however, we get a view as to how NPC interprets such prohibition with respect to homeowners’ associations and universities.
By: Mark Anthony Tamayo on July 19, 2018
It’s common for regular importers to be oblivious of the mistakes and errors in the details of particulars of their previously filed goods declarations relative to their past shipments of goods into the country. Importers generally consider their declarations correct and final once the imported goods are released from the Bureau of Customs (BOC) without any issues.
By: Samantha Poblacion on July 12, 2018
The recognition of mental health as a basic human right in the Philippines finally came to pass after the Philippine Mental Health Law (Republic Act No. 11036, or RA 11036) was signed into law on June 21, 2018. The bill was pending in Congress for almost 20 years – a stark reminder of the stigma that still permeates discussions on mental health issues by Filipinos. It was also perhaps no coincidence that the bill was signed into law on the heels of high-profile suicides that occurred one after the other.