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The Student Fare Discount Privilege (Republic Act No. 11314)

The Student Fare Discount Act was signed into law by President Rodrigo R. Duterto last April 17, 2017 but was only released a few days ago.  Republic Act No. 11314, otherwise known as An Act Institutionalizing the Grant of Student Fare Discount Privileges on Public Transportation and For Other Purposes, now puts the students at par with the senior citizens and persons with disabilities as…

Certain employers exempted to pay full maternity benefits under RA 11210

Certain employers are exempted to pay full maternity benefits to employees in the private sector. Under Section 2 of Rule III of the implementing rules and regulations of the Expanded Maternity Leave Law (RA 11210), an employed female worker in the private sector or in the informal sector shall receive full pay which consists of: SSS maternity benefit computed based on their average daily salary…

Maternity leave rules for female workers in the private sector (RA 11210)

Rule VI of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 11210 (RA 11210) otherwise known as the Expanded Maternity Leave Law lay down the rules for the female workers in the private sector, reproduced as follows: Section 1. Eligibility. – to qualify for the grant of maternity leave benefit, the female worker must meet the following requirements: a. She must have at least…

Maternity leave rules for female workers in the public sector under RA 11210

Rule V of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 11210 (RA 11210) otherwise known as the Expanded Maternity Leave Law lay down the rules for the female workers in the public sector, reproduced as follows: Section 1.  Eligibility. – Any pregnant female worker in the government service, regardless of employment status and length of service, in National Government Agencies (NGAs), Local Government…

How to enjoy the 105-day expanded maternity benefit under RA 11210

Rule IV of the new implementing rules and regulations of the 105 Expanded Maternity Benefit(RA 11210) states that maternity leave must be availed of either before or after the actual period of delivery in a continuous and uninterrupted manner.  Whether in live childbirth or miscarriage or emergency termination of pregnancy, the maternity leave can be credited as combinations of prenatal and postnatal leave as long…

The benefits under the 105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave Law

The benefits of the 105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave Law (RA No. 11210) are laid down in Rule III of its implementing rules and regulations.  Who are entitled to the 105-day Expanded Maternity Leave law? Under the new law, the following female employees are entitled to the benefits RA 11210: Female workers in the Public Sector; Female workers in the Private Sector Female workers in the…

B.I.R. Revenue Regulation No. 8-2019 on Estate Tax

Revenue Regulation No. 8-2019 dated June 12, 2019 was released by the Bureau of Internal Revenue last June 25, 2019.  This Revenue Regulation amends pertinent provisions of Sections 9 and 10 under Revenue Regulations No. 12-2018 (Estate Tax and Donor’s Tax). The first amendment in Revenue Regulation No. 8-2019 is under Section 9 about the time and place of filing estate tax return and its…

Precautionary hold departure order against KAPA officials

A precautionary Hold Departure Order (PHDO) has been issued by the Davao City Regional Trial Court Branch 16 last July 1, 2019 against the officials of KAPA Ministry namely Joel Apolinario, Margie Danao, Reyna Apolinario, Catherine Evangelista Marisol Diaz, Rene Catubigan , Adelfa Fernandico and Moises Mopia.  The purpose of the PHDO is to prevent the said personalities from leaving the country and evade prosecution….

19 suspects arrested for illegal logging operations in Caraga Region

Caraga police arrested a total of Nineteen (19) suspects for illegally cutting trees in its Eight Anti-Illegal Logging operations conducted in Cantilan, Lanuza, and Tandag City of Surigao del Sur; Gigaquit and Bacuag in Surigao del Norte; Esperanza and Bayugan City in Agusan del Sur; and Cabadbaran City in Agusan del Norte for the period June 17-23, 2019.  In the province of Surigao del Sur,…

Car driven by priest in a collision, four dead, five in critical condition

Butuan City (Rapido) – Four dead and six in critical condition in a vehicular collision last June 29, 2019 at 10:30 in the evening along National Highway, Barangay Baan, Butuan City. According to the investigation conducted by Butuan City Police Office Traffic Section through PSSGt. Ian Milrey Abao, it was determined that Fr. Ruel Griar of St. Ezekiel Moreno Parish, drove the Mitsubishi Adventure with…

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