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The Philippines’ Investment Outlook for 2019
  • Dezan Shira & Associates
  • Philippines
  • December 14 2018

Despite the downside risk of recent inflation in the Philippines, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) projects a 6.6 percent economic growth outlook


PH President Rodrigo Duterte issues the 11th Foreign Investment Negative List
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Philippines
  • December 4 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte issued the country's 11th Foreign Investment Negative List on 29 October 2018, effective on 16 November 2018. The


Treatment of Premiums on HMOs Revert to the Status Quo in the Philippines
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Philippines
  • December 3 2018

Earlier this year, Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 50-2018 included premiums on group health insurance among the items of taxable income of


The National Payment Systems Act Enacted
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Philippines
  • November 26 2018

The Philippines has recently passed Republic Act No. 11127, otherwise known as the "National Payment Systems Act" (the NPSA), legislation intended to


Philippines - Negative List 2018
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Philippines
  • November 22 2018

The Philippines has enjoyed a sustained period of economic growth and record increases in foreign direct investment in recent years. This is


The GDPR gets some stamps in its passport
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • USA, Philippines, Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, India
  • November 7 2018

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most significant development in data protection globally in more than 20 years. The


Process for Authentication Legalization of Foreign Documents Simplified as Philippines Accedes to the Apostille Convention
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Philippines
  • October 26 2018

The Philippines recently acceded to the “Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents”


Asia Tax Bulletin - Autumn 2018
  • Mayer Brown
  • Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan
  • October 19 2018

Recent months have seen a move toward rationalisation and clarification in many countries' tax legislation, as well as measures to boost investment


The Supreme Court issues Rule on Precautionary Hold Departure Order
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Philippines
  • October 15 2018

The Supreme Court has recently issued A.M. No. 18-07-05-SC or the "Rule on Precautionary Hold Departure Order" ("PHDO Rules"). A PHDO will prevent a


Littler Global Guide - Philippines - Q3 2018
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • Philippines
  • October 11 2018

Republic Act No. 11036, signed into law on June 20, 2018, requires employers to develop appropriate policies and programs on mental health in the