October 26, 2016

Benjamin Franklin once said that “There are only two things certain in life: Death and Taxes.” Yet even if we know that death is inevitable, we still fail, much worse, forget to get ready for it.    A parent, during his lifetime, will accumulate wealth in order to provide for the members of his family, with the knowledge that upon his death the products of his effort and work... Read More

October 20, 2016

In competition law, dawn raids are powerful tools for competition authorities to investigate possible violations of antitrust  laws.   Dawn raids are unannounced visits by competition authorities seeking information on potentially anti-competitive conduct and practices. They typically involve searching computers, servers, and filing cabinets for documents and information... Read More

October 19, 2016

Online shops have become a convenient place to buy consumer products -- a haven for individuals who do not have the time to visit physical stores and boutiques. Online Shopping is done through personal Web sites, social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram, or through online marketplaces such as Lazada and Zalora. Most buyers prefer transacting with reputable sites such as Lazada and... Read More

October 06, 2016

In its first-ever press conference last week, the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) announced it “is now investigating the power and cement industries.” “We intend to exercise our enforcement powers in a way that is envisioned under the law, which is a muscular agency, not a paper-pushing, rubber-stamping agency,” said PCC Commissioner El Cid Butuyan.   The Cement... Read More

October 05, 2016

The use of mobile phones has become a way of life among Filipinos, not without reason. Filipinos who have family members or relatives working abroad use mobile phones to keep in constant touch with their loved ones. Couples who are in long distance relationships make the most of mobile phone applications to help them make the distance bearable. Even Filipinos here in the country use... Read More