Category: Philippine Laws

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…

Republic Act No. 11310 (RA 11310): Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program Act

Last April 17, 2019, President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed into law Republic Act No. 11310 (RA 11310), Otherwise Known as Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program Act.  This program is popularly known as 4Ps, which was formerly known as Ahon Pamilyang Pilipino under Pres. Gloria Arroyo’s term, and continued by Pres. Benigno “Pnoy” Aquino during his administration.  Section 4 of RA 11310 defines the 4Ps as a…

B.I.R. Revenue Regulations No. 6-2019: Implementing Estate Tax Amnesty

In May 30, 2019, the Bureau of Internal Revenue released Revenue Regulations No. 6-2019 dated May 29, 2019 known as Implementing the Provisions of Estate Tax Amnesty under Title II of Republic Act (R.A.) No. 11213, Otherwise Known as the “Tax Amnesty Act”. As stated, the purpose of Revenue Regulations No. 6-2019 was “to provide the taxpayers a one-time opportunity to settle estate tax obligations…

RA 11261: First Time Jobseekers Assistance Act (Full Text)

Republic Act No. 11261 otherwise known as An Act Waiving Government Fees And Charges in the Issuance of Documents Required in the Application for Employment of First Time Jobseekers was signed into law by Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte last April 10, 2019 and released in May 7, 2019. In accordance with the policy of the State to promote full employment and equality of gainful work…

SEC MC7 S. 2019 – One Person Corporation (OPC) Guidelines

The Securities and Exchange Commission has released the rules for the formation of a One Person Corporation. SEC Memorandum Circular No. 7 s. 2019 dated April 24, 2019 was published last May 1, 2019.  This memorandum circular covers the guidelines for the establishment of a One Person Corporation pursuant to the recently amended Corporation Code of the Philippines.  Under the guidelines, only natural persons can…

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