Check this section of the DFDL COVID-19 Resource Hub for issues specifically affecting your legal and tax situation in the Philippines.
On 12 September 2020, the Department of Trade and Industry (“DTI”) and the Department of Labor and Employment (“DOLE”) issued Advisory No. 20-02, Series of 2020 (“Advisory No. 20-02”), which contained clarifications related to the DTI-DOLE Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2020-04-A. The latter was issued to provide supplemental guidelines on the prevention and control of...Read more »
The Anti-Red Tape Authority (“ARTA”) ARTA is a government agency created under Republic Act No. 11032 (“RA No. 11032”), otherwise known as the “Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018”. ARTA is tasked to implement policies, processes, and procedures in order to obtain the objectives of RA No. 11032, among...Read more »
This publication is part of our series focusing on Corporate Insolvency Regime in consideration of the COVID-19 outbreak in Southeast Asian countries. Given the present global situation, rehabilitation of businesses is a primary concern in order to help resuscitate ailing sectors of national economies. A clear and comprehensive understanding of insolvency laws across the region...Read more »
The Department of Labor and Employment (“DOLE”) issued Labor Advisory Nos. 17 and 18 dated 16 May 2020 containing guidelines on employment preservation upon the resumption of business operations as well as guidelines on the cost of COVID-19 prevention and control measures, respectively. Read the analysis of DFDL’s collaborating firm in the Philippines, Ocampo &...Read more »
The Department of Health (“DOH”) and the National Privacy Commission (“NPC”) issued Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2020-0002 providing for guidelines on the application of data protection and data privacy principles in the collection, processing, and disclosure of COVID- 19 data. This alert sets forth its salient features. Download the full alert now: Contact Atty. Karen...Read more »
The COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (“IATF“) provided guidelines on the conduct of activities in areas covered by the Enhaned Community Quarantine (“ECQ“) and those areas under General Community Quarantine (“GCQ“). This alert summarizes the guidelines. This alert also summarizes regulations imposed by the Department of Labor and Employment’s...Read more »