SyCipLaw Bulletin # 17: Metro Manila will be under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) from May 16 to May 31

This bulletin to SyCipLaw clients is on the issuances of the Philippine government as of May 13, 2020 about the imposition of a modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) over Metro Manila and other high-risk areas in relation to the COVID-19…

SyCipLaw Bulletin # 16: Extension of Periods to File Documents with DOLE; Other COVID-19 Issuances

The following updates, among others, were covered by SyCipLaw’s bulletin to its clients: A. The Department of Labor and Employment released Department Order No. 213-2020 dated May 5, 2020 (DO No. 213-2020) which prescribes guidelines in the prescription of actions…

SyCipLaw Bulletin # 14: ECQ and GCQ Guidelines; Further Extension of Deadlines for Tax Payments

The following updates, among others, were covered by SyCipLaw’s bulletin to its clients: A. The President has issued Executive Order No. 112 dated April 30, 2020 (EO 112). EO 112 provides that the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) is extended until…

SyCipLaw Bulletin # 13: ECQ over Metro Manila Extended Until May 15; Other COVID-19 Issuances

The following updates, among others, were covered by SyCipLaw’s bulletin to its clients: A. Pursuant to an announcement made by the Philippine President on April 24, 2020, the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) over places considered to be COVID-19 high-risk areas,…

SyCipLaw Bulletin # 12: Further extension to pay taxes; Other COVID-19 related issuances

The following updates, among others, were covered by SyCipLaw’s bulletin to its clients: A. The Secretary of Finance has issued Revenue Regulations (RR) No. 10-2020 dated April 9, 2020 to amend RR No. 7-2020 “in consideration of the extension of…

SyCipLaw Bulletin # 11: Enhanced Community Quarantine Extended until April 30; Bayanihan Act IRRs

The Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) over Luzon has been extended until 11:59 PM of April 30, 2020. This is pursuant to the Memorandum issued on April 7, 2020 by the Executive Secretary. The ECQ period was initially from March 17…

SyCipLaw Bulletin # 10: Online Filing of Cases, Electronic Inquest (PH updates on COVID-19 issuances)

The following updates were covered by SyCipLaw’s bulletin to its clients: A. Supreme Court (SC) issued SC Administrative Circular No. 33-2020 (Online Filing of Complaint or Information and Posting of Bail due to Rising Cases of COVID-19 Infection, dated March 31, 2020)…

SyCipLaw Bulletin # 9: Issuances to Implement the Bayanihan To Heal As One Act (Bayanihan Act)

A. On April 1, 2020, the Department of Finance (DOF) issued the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for Section 4 (aa) of the Bayanihan Act, which rules will take effect immediately upon publication. According to the finance department, the rules…

SyCipLaw Bulletin # 8: Extension of Deadlines to Pay National Taxes, Local Business Taxes, to Avail of Tax Amnesty, and to Submit Documents to the BIR

A. The Commissioner of Internal Revenue has extended the deadlines for the filing of returns and payment of annual income tax and other taxes by issuing RMC No. 28-2020 (Filing of the 2019 Income Tax Returns and Submission of Required Attachments) dated…