February 2020 - ABO LAW FIRM

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EASE OF DOING BUSINESS ACT AND THE ANTI-RED TAPE AUTHORITY COUNCIL

Republic Act No. 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business Act is a landmark legislation which created a framework for the government’s initiative to make investment in the Philippines more attractive. Included in the law is the creation and/or appointment of the bodies that are tasked to implement its provisions thereof, the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) and the Ease of Doing Business and Anti-Red Tape Advisory Council. THE ANTI-RED TAPE AUTHORITY (ARTA) The ARTA, which is attached to the office of the President, is tasked by law to ensure that the provisions…

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CORONAVIRUS, THE STATE’S EXERCISE OF POLICE POWER, AND ALTERNATIVES SOURCES OF INVESTMENT

The COVID-19 or the Coronavirus epidemic that started in Wuhan, China has become one of the more pressing issues the international community is facing right now. Efforts have been made and strategies devised in order to stop the virus from further spreading. However, despite untiring efforts, the viral infection has been slowly spreading worldwide. Coronavirus epidemic that started in Wuhan As of this date, the Philippines has three (3) confirmed COVID-19 cases and there are fears that the number of infected might increase due to the recent influx of tourists and investors…

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DATA PRIVACY ACT OF 2012: REPUBLIC ACT (RA) 10173

On 15 August 2012 President Benigno Aquino, Jr. signed into law Republic Act (RA) 10173 or the Data Privacy Act of 2012. This law aims to protect the fundamental right of privacy of communication while ensuring free flow of information to promote innovation and growth. (Sec 2, RA10173) One of the important goals of the aforementioned law is to protect an individual’s personal information from unauthorized processing by any natural or juridical person. The following are the salient portion of RA10173. WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION DOES THE DATA PRIVACY ACT OF 2012…

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PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP (PPP) IN THE PHILIPPINES AS GOVERNED BY RA 9184 AND RA 6957 AS AMENDED BY RA 7718

Public-Private Partnership (PPP) is an agreement between the public sector and private entities to jointly undergo certain projects which are normally provided by the public sector including but not limited to infrastructure and services. PPPs are advantageous to both the public and private sectors as the former can acquire funding for projects and at the same time mitigate their risks. On the other hand, private entities entering into PPPs have the opportunity to invest in projects with a reasonable rate of return. RA 9184: GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT REFORM ACT - PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP (PPP)…

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