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A legal confrontation on RR 1-2014 in the offing?

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On December 17, the Department of Finance (DOF) and Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) issued Revenue Regulation No. 1-2014 which took effect last Jan. 1.

Posted: July 10th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Developing the local bond market

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Last Tuesday at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel, the law firm of Latham & Watkins sponsored a conference on the Philippine bond market. The theme of the conference was “Gaining the Edge: How Leading Philippine Companies Are Using Bonds to Their Advantage.”

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Insider trading: ‘Not generally available to the public’

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Our Securities Regulation Code (SRC) penalizes insider trading by providing that “[i]t shall be unlawful for an insider to sell or buy a security of the issuer, while in possession of material information with respect to the issuer or the security that is not generally available to the public” (Sec. 27.1).

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Hypnotically refreshed testimony

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One of the finer points in the law on evidence is whether a defendant in a criminal case can present hypnotically refreshed testimony as part of his defense.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Suspension of senators involved in PDAF scam

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On Sept. 13, 2013, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) stirred the proverbial hornet’s nest when it filed plunder charges against Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr. with the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with the alleged misuse of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) by Janet Napoles.

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

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