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A group of 15 partners led by Avelino J. Cruz, Jr., former Secretary of National Defense and Simeon V. Marcelo, former Ombudsman and Solicitor General – exceptional lawyers with impeccable professional 

reputations – founded Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia. Read more→

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The Philippine Intellectual Property Office issued on 26 March 2020 Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2020-008 extending for a period of forty five (45) calendar days the deadline to respond to official actions, declarations, and other documents, including motions for extension of the … Read more

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued on 18 March 2020 Memorandum Circular No. 9, series of 2020 (“MC 9-2020”), providing for guidelines on the filing of the General Information Sheet (“GIS”), considering that the … Read more

In view of the impact of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (“ECQ”) and Stringent Distancing Measures over Luzon and across provinces in the country, the SEC issued a notice dated 23 March 2020 strongly encouraging all … Read more

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (“BIR”) issued on 18 March 2020 Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 28, series of 2020 (“RMC No. 28-2020”), amending Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 25, series of 2020 (“RMC No. 25-2020”), extending … Read more

Following the Philippines’ being placed under a state of calamity, the Supreme Court, through Administrative Circular No. 32-2020 (hereafter “A.C. 32-2020”), has ordered the physical closure of all courts nationwide starting 23 March 2020, subject … Read more

The ensuing challenges brought about by the quarantine, enhanced quarantine and/or lockdown have also raised fundamental concerns on the options and remedies of employers regarding the tenure and/or movement of their personnel. An employer may … Read more

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