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R.A. 11215: The National Integrated Cancer Law – Signed Into Law By Pres. Duterte, Feb. 14, 2019 (Full Text)

“Recognizing that cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the Philippines”, Republic Act No. 11215 (R.A. 11215), known as “An Act Institutionalizing A National Integrated Cancer Control Program and Appropriating Funds Thereof” was signed into law by President Rodrigo R. Duterte last February 14, 2019.  R.A 11215 or The National Integrated Caner law was sponsored by Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy of Bagong Henerasyon…

R.A. 11203: The Rice Tariffication Law – Signed Into Law By Duterte on February 14, 2109 (Full Text)

Pursuant to the policy of the State “to ensure food security and make the country’s agricultural sector, viable, efficient and globally competitive”, Republic Act 11203 (R.A. 11203), entitled “An Act Liberalizing the Importation, Exportation and Trading of Rice, Lifting for the Purpose the Quantitative Import Restriction on Rice and for Other Purposes” was enacted into law last February 14, 2019. In a nutshell, R.A. 11203…

R.A. 11210: The Expanded Maternity Leave Law – Signed Into Law By Pres. Duterte, Feb. 20, 2019 (Full Text)

On February 20, 2019, President R. Rodrigo Duterte signed into law Republic Act No. 11210 – The Expanded Maternity Leave Law (R.A. 11210), otherwise known as “An Act Increasing the Maternity Leave Period to One Hundred Five (105) Days for Female Workers with an Option to Extend for an Additional Thirty (30) Days Without Pay and Granting an Additional Fifteen (15) Days for Solo Mothers,…

R.A. 11232: The Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines (Full Text)

Finally, after 38 years, Batas Pambansa Bilang 68, otherwise known as the Corporation Code of the Philippines, has been amended with the signing into law of The Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines (R.A. 11232) by Pres. Rodrigo Duterte last February 20, 2019.  According to the president in his ceremonial speech, Republic Act 11232 “seeks to simplify corporate governance standards and establish a more business…

Soldiers Patrolling Lake Sebu, Attacked by NPA

As reported in Bombo Radyo Koronadal, the military authorities are in hot pursuit operation for the members of the Guirella Front 73 NPA rebels who attacked the military men assigned in the village of Lake Sebu, South Cotabato. Lt Col Jones Otida, Batallion Commander of 27th Infantry Action Battalion Phil Army in an interview with Bombo Radyo Koronadal, announced that the rebel group gunned down…

Cocaine in the Philippines: Alarming surge in cocaine retrievals in Philippine seas

Is the Sinaloa drug cartel now actively supplying cocaine in the Philippines? Another “package” believed to contain cocaine was discovered off the coast of Vinzons, Camarines Norte on February 16, 2019. This is the third sighting of cocaine in the Philippines in the past week, after authorities recovered a total of 77 bricks of cocaine with a total worth of P462-million floating off the seas…

Philippine CPD Law Has a New IRR

Through PRC Resolution No. 2019-1146, the Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC) has amended the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of RA 10912, otherwise known as the CPD Act of 2016.  It can be recalled that stakeholders complained that aside from being costly, the number of units required under the law was too burdensome, with some professionals having to comply with at least 40 units a year…

Driver of Hit-and-Run Incident in Santiago Surrenders

Butuan City – It has been reported in the local news that the driver of the Black SUV involved in the hit-and-run accident last February 7, 2019 that caused the death of young doctor, Dr. Zuriele Gonzalez Arambulo has voluntarily surrendered. Mr. Charlie Prior, a Christian pastor, surrendered at 11:00 AM of February 13, 2019 at the Agusan Del Norte Police Provincial Office six days…

DATA PRIVACY ACT – What You Need to Know

(As originally published in THE BAR, The Official Newsletter of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Vol. 15 Issue 1) Why register? The Data Privacy Act of 2012 requires registration for entities (public and private) that collect or process personal information which may reasonably, directly or certainly identify the identity of the person (or data subject) giving such information. Is registration mandatory or voluntary? Mandatory…

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