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Uncategorized May 16, 2020

Space Invaders

Real property is a scarce resource. Most of us strive to own a piece of the world we live in. Some are fortunate to have acquired more. There are some others, regrettably, who have taken from those who have. General principles of ownership provided in Philippine law provide that an owner has the right to […]

Uncategorized May 16, 2020

Anatomy of a Lease Agreement

A common question we encounter in the practice of law is “Is this agreement/contract legal?”, referring to a lease agreement. The follow up question is usually “Is it ok for me to sign it?”. Whether you are a lessor-landlord or a lessee-tenant, knowing the essentials of a lease agreement helps you ask the right questions […]

Uncategorized May 17, 2019

Heritage structures and the law

            Whether they’ve been to Paris or not, many people around the world mourned upon seeing the Notre Dame Cathedral in flames last month. What is it about this grand structure from that caused our collective grief? Is it the fact that it houses important arts and artifacts including Jesus’ Crown of Thorns? Is it our […]

Uncategorized May 17, 2019

To buy or lease: That is the question

            Borrowing from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, To lease or to buy: that is the question. Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous rentals, escalation and landlords, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them by buying your own property. The question on whether a […]

Uncategorized January 21, 2019

2019 SEC GIS Form

The Securites and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently published a notice to inform all concerned parties on the prescribed General Information Sheet (GIS) form which includes beneficial ownership information. We will be using this form when we update your GIS this 2019.   A beneficial owner is a person who enjoys the benefits of ownership though the title […]

Uncategorized August 6, 2018

Threats to Data Privacy

The law provides that it is the policy of the State to protect the fundamental human right of privacy of communication while ensuring free flow of information to promote innovation and growth. The State also recognises its inherent obligation to ensure that personal information in information and communications systems in government and in the private […]

Uncategorized July 13, 2018

Data Privacy in the PH

National Privacy Commission DPA Poster