DOLE COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES  With the imposition of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) on account of the COVID-19 outbreak, businesses across the Philippines have seen their operations curtailed, if not shut down. Under the Malacanang directive imposing ECQ, only a select private establishments are allowed to remain open....

UPDATES ON COMPLIANCE MATTERS AND FILING DEADLINES With the imposition of the Enhanced Community Quarantine on account of the COVID-19 outbreak, multiple Philippine government agencies have promulgated new rules and guidelines concerning compliance with filing deadlines and regulatory issuances. This bulletin summarizes guidelines as of 24 March 2020 that have been...

With the enactment of Republic Act No. 11058, Filipino workers are given better protection in the workplace. This law ensures safer workplaces by requiring employers to provide complete safe work procedures, information dissemination about work-related hazards, safety and health training, and protective equipment. Workers are also encouraged to have a...

With the issuance of the Securities and Exchange Commission Memorandum Circular No. 15, Series of 2019, all SEC registered domestic corporations are now required to disclose their beneficial owners in their General Information Sheet (GIS). The GIS forms provided in the circular are due for submission since 31 July 2019. What...

As part of Philippine Startup Week 2019, the country’s very first nationwide conference showcasing the Filipino startup community, Disini & Disini Law Office and Digital Freedom Network organized a free community talk on the fundraising options Philippine startups may choose for the growth of their business.    Philippine Law and Innovation: Fundraising...