In view of the rising number of confirmed cases posing serious threats and long-term adverse effects to the economy and security, among other things, Presidential Proclamation No. 922, s. 2020, was issued declaring a State of Public Health Emergency throughout the entire country. Republic Act (RA) No. 11469 or the...

Since the issuance of Presidential Proclamation No. 922, s. 2020, pursuant to Republic Act. No. 11332 declaring a State of Public Health Emergency due to the rise of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases and the announcement of Proclamation No. 929, s. 2020 placing the Luzon under enhanced community quarantine, the government...

The National Privacy Commission released Advisory 2020-02 or the “Guidelines on the Use of Videoconferencing Technology for the Remote Appearance and Testimony of Parties Before the NPC.” With this advisory, the National Privacy Commission now allows for e-hearings in lieu of physical hearings for all its quasi-judicial proceedings, such as...

Guidelines Governing the Conduct of Electronic Sports in the Philippines The Games and Amusements Board (GAB) is encouraging and giving its full support to new and emerging professional sports in its new Resolution on E-sports. The resolution applies to all professional electronic sports (E-sports), which are competitive videogames of both new...

The Congress has enacted Republic Act No. 11313 to be known as the Safe Spaces Act or the “Bawal Bastos Act” to address existing gaps and issues on equality, security, and safety of both women and men in private and public spaces. The Safe Spaces Act is intended to expand...