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News and Insights

News and Insights

We feature relevant and informative articles on the latest news, trends, and developments in Philippine laws.

We offer a healthy mix of topics, from practical insights and detailed analyses of pressing economic issues through a legal perspective to timely advice on the practical application of new laws and regulations in the Philippines.


11 Sep: DOLE calls on contractors to volunteer in labor inspection

The Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) DO 174 was a massive disappointment for workers who were seeking an end to contractualization, or what’s commonly known as “Endo.” While “Endo” practice, which has been around for decades, is not written into the outdated Labor Code, it’s a widely accepted practice that places workers in situations where their rights and benefits aren’t protected by the law.


19 May: 2017 Philippine Investment Priorities Plan Approved

The approval of the 2017 Philippine Investment Priorities Plan (IPP) by President Rodrigo Duterte has prompted investors to revisit opportunities in establishing and expanding businesses within and outside Metro Manila. It would be to any business’ advantage to consider maximizing the incentives provided by the BOI and DTI through the 2017 Investment Priorities Plan.