Basic Guide: How to Start a Business Franchise in the Philippines?

Franchising business is way popular in the Philippines nowadays because of its high success rate and proven practicality. In a report from Business Mirror, franchising industry in the Philippines is expected to rise to 25% given the expected increase of consumers’ spending as factored by economic growth, and the continuous creation of local brands. Know […]

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Requirements to establish a representative office in the Philippines

To establish a representative office in the Philippines, the following requirements must be met: Must secure from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approval of the License to do business in the Philippines as a representative office of a foreign corporation with the following: SEC Application Form to Establish a Representative Office in the Philippines. […]

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Distinctions between Regional Operating Headquarters (ROHQ) and Regional Headquarters (RHQ)

The distinctions between ROHQ and RHQ are: As to purpose, R.A. No. 8756 defines Regional Operating Headquarters (ROHQ) as any foreign business entity formed, organized, and existing under any laws other than those of the Philippines whose purpose is to service its affiliates, subsidiaries or branches in the Philippines, Asia-Pacific Region, and other foreign markets. […]

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Differences in setting up a local subsidiary office and a branch office of a foreign corporation (Tax 1)

The differences in setting up a local subsidiary office and a branch office of a foreign corporation are the following: As to its creation, a local  subsidiary involves incorporation under Philippine laws. On the other hand, doing business through a branch office involves the securing by the foreign corporation of a license to do business […]

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“The Anti-Rape Law of 1997” briefed; important provisions

Section 2. Rape as a Crime Against Persons. – The crime of rape shall hereafter be classified as a Crime Against Persons. Therefore, it is a criminal offense. Article 266-A of RPC. Rape: When And How Committed. – Rape is committed: “Article 266-A. Rape: When And How Committed. – Rape is committed: “1) By a […]

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SC: “Happy Jail Law” may also be applied retroactively

Republic Act 10592, an act amending certain provisions of the Revised Penal Code (Act No. 3815 ), increased the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) given to prisoners. The following are the highlights of the said law: It expanded the time of application of the good conduct time allowance for prisoners. It increased the number of […]

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Know the effects of repealing the penal statutes

The repeal of penal statutes may be expressed or implied. Example of repeal by implication is through codification as cited in the case of People vs Binuya. The effects thereof are the following: 1. If the repeal is absolute, the accused should be acquitted. Exception: The repealing law contains a saving clause to the effect […]

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Art 1 of the Revised Penal Code : The three cardinal principles of the Philippine penal laws explained

The penal laws in the Philippines observed several principles in application of the law. In the Revised Penal Code (RPC), in particular, here are the three cardinal principles: 1. Generality 2. Territoriality 3. Prospectivity According to the book of Regalado, some would add the fourth principle, which is that of legality in consideration of the […]

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