SyCipLaw Bulletin 25: Recent SEC Issuances (a Corporate Services Department Client Bulletin)

This is a briefing of the latest COVID-19 related issuances of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) as of 8 July 2020: A.1. Filing of General Information Sheet (“GIS”) and Audited Financial Statements (“AFS”)(See SEC Notice dated 30 June 2020, http://www.sec.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020Notice_Resumption-of-Operations-in-SEC-Main-Office-and-Adjustment-of-Deadlines.pdf and…

SyCipLaw Bulletin #24: GCQ over Metro Manila further extended until July 15; Period to apply for VAT refund extended

This is a briefing on the issuances as of July 1, 2020 on the following matters in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic: A. General Community Quarantine (GCQ) over Metro Manila is further extended until July 15, 2020  (See Metro Manila stays under…

SyCipLaw Bulletin #23: PEZA Guidelines in Setting Up a COVID-Free Ecozone, Transactions at PEZA Offices, and Other Related Issuances

he Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has released several issuances on COVID-19 prevention and management in PEZA Ecozones. This is a briefing on these issuances as of June 19, 2020. A. Establishment of Internal Policies and Procedures for COVID-19 Workplace…

SyCipLaw Bulletin # 22: GCQ over Metro Manila Extended until June 30; Tax Amnesty Extended until December 31

A. General Community Quarantine (GCQ) over Metro Manila is Extended until June 30 B. Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Extends Period to Avail of Tax Amnesty until December 31 (See Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 61-2020 (Further Extension of Deadline on Availment…

SyCipLaw Bulletin # 21: More Businesses Entitled to a Grace Period on Lease Rentals; New BIR Guidelines for June 14 Tax Payments

This is a briefing on the issuances as of June 6, 2020 on the following matters in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic: A. Businesses Not Allowed to Operate during the ECQ and MECQ are Now Entitled to a Grace Period…

SyCipLaw Bulletin # 20: Metro Manila under GCQ from June 1; Courts Nationwide Resume Full Operations on June 1

This is a briefing on the issuances as of May 29, 2020 on the following matters in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic:A. Metro Manila will be under GCQ from June 1  (IATF Resolution No. 40 dated May 27, 2020 - http://www.covid19.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IATF-Resolution-No.-40.pdf)…

SyCipLaw Bulletin # 19: Revised IATF Omnibus Guidelines; No Further Extension of Deadlines to Pay Taxes

This is a briefing on the issuances as of May 24, 2020 on the following matters in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic: A. IATF Revises the Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines (IATF Resolution No. 38…

SyCipLaw Bulletin # 18: New MECQ Guidelines issued by the IATF; IPOPHL re-opens on May 25

This bulletin to SyCipLaw clients is on the issuances of the Philippine government as of May 16, 2020 about the new guidelines issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) in areas under modified…