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By: Atty.Euney Marie Mata-Perez on May 21,2020
The huge impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic on the health and mobility of our people, as well as on our businesses and economy as a whole, is beyond what we all thought. The enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) imposed in mid-March has been extended, albeit in a modified form covering Metro Manila, Cebu and Laguna, until the end of May, while several regions were put under general community quarantine (GCQ). Most of us continue to work from home. However, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases continues to rise steadily. The risk of a spike is feared, especially as people start to move around under the lockdowns that took effect on May 16.
By: Atty. Mark Anthony Tamayo on May 14,2020
One significant trade facilitation measure in customs clearance procedure and formalities was the adoption of the Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC) provisions relating to provisional or incomplete goods declaration (PGD) in the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA).
By: Atty Gerardo Maximo Francisco on May 7,2020
At some point, the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) still in effect in many areas in the Philippines will be downgraded by the government to the level of a general community quarantine (GCQ). Hopefully, this vital decision to shift to a GCQ will be made circumspectly and with the full backing of medical science and experts.
By: Atty Gerardo Maximo Francisco on April 30,2020
“A probationary employee or probationer is one who is on trial for an employer, during which the latter determines whether or not the former is qualified for permanent employment. Indeed, the employer has the right, or is at liberty, to choose who will be hired and who will be declined. As a component of this right to select his employees, the employer may set or fix a probationary period within which the latter may test and observe the conduct of the former before hiring him permanently.” (De La Salle Araneta University Inc. vs Magdurulang, 845 SCRA 274, 285 )
By: Atty. Carence Navidad on April 23,2020
FILIPINOS’ “bayanihan spirit” is again on display amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. Various sectors have been contributing financially, donating various medical equipment, supplies and food to several health facilities and frontline workers across the country.
By: Atty. Aziza Hannah Bacay on April 16,2020
With the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) extended until April 30, it is just proper for the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to also extend various statutory and tax deadlines. Such an extension is mandated by Republic Act 11469, or the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act,” which gives President Rodrigo Duterte emergency powers to respond to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic in the country.
By: Atty. Kathlene Guiang on April 9, 2020
The imposition of a Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine last month has prompted government agencies to issue circulars aimed at helping ease its impact on the lives of taxpayers.
By: Atty. Euney Marie Mata-Perez on April 2,2020
he coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic is greatly affecting all of us.
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