PH Government Issuances

This page contains links to Philippine government issuances covered by our client bulletins and briefings in relation to COVID-19 pandemic. For other issuances not listed below, please visit the official website of the relevant government agency.


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Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA)

Link to Anti-Red Tape Authority Website

March 25, 2020ARTA Advisory No. 1-2020 – Advisory for the Adoption of Fast-Track Measures

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)

Link to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Website

April 8, 2020BSP Memorandum No. M-2020-24 – Additional Eligible Credit Instruments, Revised Loan Documents and Availment Procedures for the BSP Rediscount Facilities

April 8, 2020BSP Memorandum No. M-2020-22 – Reclassification of Debt Securities Measure at Fair Value to the Amortized Cost Category

April 1, 2020BSP Memorandum No. M-2020-017 – Implementing Rules and Regulations of Section 4(aa) of Bayanihan to Heal as One Act

March 27, 2020BSP Circular Letter No. CL-2020-17 – Inquiries/Requests and Reports to the International Operations Department (IOD) Under the Work from Home Arrangement

March 31, 2020BSP Circular No. 1082 Series of 2020 – Reduction in Reserve Requirements

March 27, 2020BSP Circular No. 1080 Series of 2020 – Operational Relief Measures for Foreign Exchange Transactions under Manual of Regulations on Foreign Exchange Transactions, as amended

March 14, 2020BSP Memorandum No. M-2020-008 – Regulatory Relief for BSFIs Affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019

Bureau of Immigration (BI)

Link to Bureau of Immigration Website

March 19, 2020 – Advisory to the Public – Several Transactions at the BI Offices in Luzon are Temporarily Suspended

Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)

Link to Bureau of Internal Revenue Website

June 1, 2020Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 60-2020 – Obligations of Persons Conducting Business Transactions Through Any Forms of Electronic Media, and Notice to Unregistered Businesses

May 27, 2020Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 52-2020 – Filing of Withdrawal of Protest on Assessment Notices or Appeal on FDDA via Email for Purposes of Tax Amnesty, Amending and Supplementing RMC No. 11-2020

May 26, 2020Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 56-2020 – Payment of lnternal Revenue Taxes until June 14,2020

May 22, 2020Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 49-2020 – Provides Additional Options in the Acceptance and Processing of the Filed 2019 Income Tax Returns and its Required Attachments and Provides Guidelines Thereon

May 12, 2020Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 48-2020 – Manner of Accepting Payment of Internal Revenue Taxes until June 14, 2020

May 11, 2020Revenue Regulations No. 12-2020 – Amends RR No. 10-2020 Relative to the Extension of Statutory Deadlines and Timelines for the Filing and Submission of Any Document and the Payment of Taxes Pursuant to Section 4(Z) of Bayanihan to Heal as One Act

April 29, 2020 – Revenue Regulations No. 11-2020 – Amends Section 2 of the Revenue Regulations No. 10-2020 relative to the Extension of Statutory Deadlines and Timelines for the Filing and Submission of Any Document and Payment of Taxes Pursuant to Section 4(z) of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act

April 9, 2020Revenue Regulations No. 9-2020 – Implementing Section 4(Z) and Section 4(EE) of Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, by Granting Further Benefits on Donations during the ECQ Period

April 8, 2020Revenue Memorandum Circular 41-2020 – Extending the Time of Application for New Authority to Print Receipts/Invoices of Taxpayers with Expiring Principal and Supplementary Receipts/Invoices and Extending the Use of Expired Principal and Supplementary Receipts/Invoices

April 8, 2020Revenue Memorandum Circular 39-2020 – Further Extension of the Due Dates for the Submission and/or Filing of Certain Documents and/or Returns as well as Payment of Certain Taxes under RR No. 7-2020

April 7, 2020Revenue Memorandum Circular 38-2020 – Further Extension of Deadline on Availment of Tax Amnesty on Delinquencies under RR No. 4-2019 as Amended by RR No. 5-2020

April 6, 2020Revenue Memorandum Circular 37-2020 – Filing of the Tax Returns and Payment of Taxes Before the Extended Deadline

March 30, 2020Revenue Memorandum Order No. 10-2020 – Exemption from Authority to Release Imported Goods (ATRIG) Requirements of all Items Imported under Section 4, RA No. 11469, otherwise known as the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act”

March 27, 2020Revenue Memorandum Circular 34-2020 – Suspending the Running of the Statute of Limitations in the Assessment and Collection of Taxes due to the Declaration of a National Emergency from COVID-19 Situation

March 27, 2020Revenue Regulations No. 7-2020 – Implementing Section 4(Z) of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, particularly on the Extension of Statutory Deadlines and Timelines for the Filing and Submission of Any Document and the Payment of Taxes

March 27, 2020Revenue Regulations No. 6-2020 – Implementing the Tax Exemption Provision of Republic Act No. 11469, otherwise known as the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act”

March 24, 2020Revenue Memorandum Circular 33-2020 – Deadline Extension on Availment of Tax Amnesty on Delinquencies Under RR No. 4-2019 as Amended by RR No. 5-2020

March 23, 2020Bank Bulletin No. 2020-03 – Implementation of Certain Policies in the Acceptance of Annual Income Tax Returns (AITR) whose Due Dates Fall within the Community Quarantine Period

March 23, 2020Revenue Memorandum Circular 32-2020 – Extending the Deadline for the Filing of Certificate Residence Tax Treaty Relief (CORTT) Forms

March 23, 2020Revenue Memorandum Circular 31-2020 – Extending the Period of Submission or Filing of Documents and Correspondences Pursuant to Certain Provisions in the Tax Code

March 23, 2020Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 30-2020 – Amending Revenue Memorandum Circular

March 23, 2020Revenue Regulations No. 5-2020 – Amends RR No. 4-2019 on Tax Amnesty Delinquencies

March 23, 2020Tax Advisory – Electronic Documentary Stamp Tax (eDST) System Users-Taxpayers are Allowed to Use the “Constructive Stamping/Receipt System (CS/RS)” on Taxable Documents

March 19, 2020Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 29-2020 – Amending Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 26-2020 Relative to the Extension of Deadlines for the Filing of Various Returns and Payment of Taxes Due Thereon

March 18, 2020Advisory

March 18, 2020Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 28-2020 – Filing of the 2019 Income Tax Returns and Submission of Required Attachments

March 18, 2020Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 27-2020 – Extending the Deadline for the Filing of Applications for VAT Refund and Ninety

March 17, 2020Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 26-2020 – Filing and Payment of Corresponding Taxes Due Per BIR Form Nos. 2550M, 1600WP, 2550Q, 1702Q, 2000, 2000-OT, 1600, 1601C and 2200M

March 16, 2020Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 25-2020 – Filing of the 2019 Income Tax Returns and Submission of Required Attachments

March 12, 2020Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 57-2020 – Streamlining of Business Registration Requirements and Revised Checklist of Documentary Items

January 30, 2020 – Revenue Regulations No. 14-2020 – Amending Pertinent Provisions on Cash Conversion of Unutilized Tax Certificate Under Revenue Regulations No. 5-2020

Bureau of the Treasury (BoTr)

Link to Bureau of the Treasury Website

March 17, 2020Notice – Suspension of NRoSS Operations on March 17, 2020

Civil Service Commission (CSC)

Link to Civil Service Commission Website

May 7, 2020 – CSC Memorandum Circular No. 10 – Revised Interim Guidelines for Alternative Work Arrangements and Support Mechanisms for Workers in the Government during the Period of State of National Emergency due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Department of Budget and Management (DBM)

Link to Department of Budget and Management Website

April 7, 2020Budget Circular No. 2020-2 – Guidelines on the Grant of Special Risk Allowance to Frontline Public Health Workers During the Period of Enhanced Community Quarantine Relative to the COVID-19 Outbreak

April 7, 2020Local Budget Circular No. 125 – Guidelines on the Release and Utilization of the Bayanihan Grant to Cities and Municipalities

March 30, 2020Joint Memorandum Circular of DILG and DBM No. 2 – Provisional Guidelines on the Preparation and Approval of Annual Investment Programs of Local Government Units in View of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation

March 27, 2020Joint Memorandum Circular of DILG and DBM No. 1 – Additional Guidelines on the Utilization of the Twenty Percent (20%) of the Annual Internal Revenue Allotment for Development Projects in View of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation

Department of Energy (DOE)

Link to Department of Energy Website

April 16, 2020Advisory – Advisory Relative to the Extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) until 30 April 2020

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)

Link to Department of Foreign Affairs Website

March 19, 2020Press Release – Temporary Suspension of Visa Issuance and Visa-free Privilege

Department of Finance (DOF)

Link to Department of Finance Website

April 1, 2020Press Release – Thirty-day Extension for Loan Payment

March 30, 2020Joint Circular of DOF and DBM No. 1 – Guidelines and Procedures in the Collection and Utilization of the Pooled Resources to Fund Social Amelioration Measures Under the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act

March 19, 2020Press Release – Extension of Tax Filing Deadline to May 15

Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)

Link to Department of Interior and Local Government Website

April 13, 2020DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2020-073 – Guidelines for the Conduct of the Expanded Testing Procedures for COVID-19

April 11, 2020DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2020-072 – Temporary Shelter/Accommodation for the Safety and Protection Against Discrimination of Health Workers in Provincial/City Hospitals and Other Public Health Facilities Catering to COVID-19 Patients

April 2, 2020DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2020-068 – Postponement of all Administrative Demolition and Eviction Activities during the Enhanced Community Quarantine and State of National Emergency

April 2, 2020DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2020-067 – Additional Guidelines on Quarantine and Isolation Measures Relative to the COVID-19 Situation

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)

Link to Department of Labor and Employment Website

April 16, 2020Statement – Suspension of Acceptance of Application for Financial Assistance under the COVID Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP) for Formal Sector Workers

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)

Link to Department of Social Welfare and Development Website

April 13, 2020Memorandum Circular No. 10 – Amendments to Memorandum Circular No. 05-2020 on the Provision of Social Amelioration to Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) Households

April 3, 2020Memorandum Circular No. 07 – Amendment and Supplemental Guidelines to Pertinent Provisions of Memorandum Circular Nos. 04, 05, and 06

March 31, 2020Memorandum Circular No. 06 – Supplemental Guidelines for Memorandum Circular No. 4-2020 on the Provision of Social Amelioration Measures by DSWD to Provide Further Guidance on the Provision of Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) to the Most Affected Residents of the Areas Under Community Quarantine

March 31, 2020Memorandum Circular No. 05 – Supplemental Guidelines to Memorandum Circular No. 04-2020 on the Provision of Social Amelioration Measures by DSWD

March 30, 2020Memorandum Circular No. 04 – Special Guidelines on the Provision of Social Amelioration Measures by DSWD and Development to the Most Affected Residents of the Areas under Community Quarantine and Continuation of the Implementation of the Social Pension for Indigent Senior Citizens and the Supplementary Feeding Program

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)

Link to Department of Trade and Industry Website

June 2, 2020 – DTI Memorandum Circular No. 20-30 – Guidelines on Refund of Payments Made for Events Affected by the State of Public Health Emergency

June 2, 2020 – DTI Memorandum Circular No. 20-29 – Supplemental Guidelines on the Concessions on Residential Rent and Commercial Rent

April 13, 2020DTI Memorandum Circular No. 20-16 – Allowing other Essential Business Activities Modifying for the Purpose Memorandum Circular No. 20-08 S. 2020

April 11, 2020DTI Memorandum Circular No. 20-15 – Extension of Operating Hours for Retail Establishments Authorized to Operate during the Enhanced Community Quarantine

April 11, 2020DTI Memorandum Circular No. 20-14 – Ensuring Enhanced Operations for BPO Companies and Export Enterprises and their Service Providers throughout the Extended Enhanced Community Quarantine Period

April 4, 2020Memorandum Circular No. 20-12 – Guidelines on the Concessions on Residential Rents; Commercial Rents of MSMEs

April 2, 2020Joint Administrative Order No. 20-01 – Adoption of Processes for the Expedited Release of Refrigerated Containers and Dry Vans during the Period of Enhanced Community Quarantine

March 28, 2020Joint Memorandum Circular of DOF and DTI No. 2020-02 – Guidelines on the Operations and Incentives of Covered Enterprises Engaged in the Manufacture, Importation, and Distribution of Certain Products and for Other Purposes Pursuant to the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act

March 20, 2020DTI Memorandum Circular 20-08 – Ensuring Unhampered Movement of Cargo and Transit of Personnel of Business Establishments Allowed to Operate during the Enhanced Community Quarantine of Luzon

Insurance Commission (IC)

Link to Insurance Commission Website

April 9, 2020IC Circular Letter 2020-40 – Implementing Guidelines Governing the Exemption of Health Insurance Providers and HMOs Personnel in the Implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) as Directed under IATF Resolution No. 19

April 7, 2020IC Circular Letter 2020-36Guidelines Governing Initiatives of Life Insurance Companies to Sell Non-Life Insurance Products to the Public during the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) Period due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 7, 2020Press Release – Insurance Commissioner Funa Issues Guidelines on Remote Selling of Insurance Products for the Duration of the ECQ

March 30, 2020IC Circular Letter 2020-29 – Guidelines Governing Initiatives of Life Insurance Companies to Sell Life Insurance Products to the Public during the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) Period due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 27, 2020IC Circular Letter 2020-27 – Extension of Period Under Circular Letter No. 2019-65 dated 22 November 2019

March 25, 2020IC Circular Letter 2020-25 – Guidelines on the Issuance of Extension of Coverage or Hold Cover in Insurance Policies Pre-Need Plans and Agreements due to COVID-19 Pandemic in the Philippines

March 23, 2020IC Circular Letter 2020-18 – Guidelines Regarding the Extension of Grace Period of All Insurance, Pre-need and HMO Policies/Plans/Agreements due to COVID-19 Outbreak in the Philippines

March 23, 2020Advisory to the Public – Insurance Commission Cebu District Office Suspends Operations until Further Notice

March 22, 2020Advisory to the Public – Operations at the IC Head Office

March 17, 2020Advisory to the Public – Insurance Commission Davao District Office Suspends Operations until Further Notice

March 16, 2020Administrative Advisory No. 2020-AA-019 – Suspension of Work at the Insurance Commission in light of Enhanced Quarantine

March 16, 2020Advisory to the Public – Work at the Insurance Commission Head Office will be Suspended Starting March 17, 2020 until Further Notice

Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL)

Link to Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines Website

August 21, 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-036 – Alphabetical Schedule and Mandatory Online Filing and Payment Starting September 1, 2020

May 20, 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-13B – Amendment to Items “1”, “3”, “4”, “8”, “11”, and“13” of IPOPHL Memorandum Circular No. 2020-13

May 15, 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-013 – Advisory on IPOPHL Services in View of the Declaration of a Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine Over the National Capital Region

April 7, 2020 – Memorandum Circular No. 2020-009 – Updated Advisory on IPOPHL Services in Light of the Extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine to 30 April 2020

March 26, 2020Memorandum Circular No. 2020-008 – Amending Circular No. 2020-06 Re: Updated Advisory on IPOPHL Services in Light of COVID-19 Granting an Extension Period of Forty-five (45) Calendar Days for Payments and Filing of Replies, Pleadings, Papers, Etc with Due Dates Falling from March 16, 2020 – April 14, 2020

March 20, 2020Memorandum Circular No. 2020-007 – Supplemental Advisory Re: Application whose Priority Date Falls from March 16, 2020 – April 14, 2020

March 16, 2020Memorandum Circular No. 5 – Extension of Deadlines

March 16, 2020Memorandum Circular No. 2020-005 – Updated Advisory on IPOPHL Services in Light of COVID-19

Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF)

Link to Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease Website

August 31, 2020 – IATF Resolution No. 67 – GCQ in Metro Manila Extended until September 30, 2020

August 17, 2020 – IATF Resolution No. 64 – GCQ over Metro Manila Extended until August 31, 2020

May 22, 2020 – IATF Resolution No. 38Amendment in the Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines

May 15, 2020 – Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines

May 11, 2020 – IATF Resolution No. 35 – Recommendations of the IATF Sub-Technical Working Group on Data Analytics

March 20, 2020IATF Resolution No. 14Recommendations for the Management of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Situation

March 17, 2020IATF Resolution No. 13Recommendations for the Management of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Situation

March 13, 2020IATF Resolution No. 12 – Recommendations for the Management of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Situation

Local Government Units

March 28, 2020 – City of Valenzuela – Advisory – Manila, Valenzuela Extend Real Estate Tax Deadline

March 27, 2020 – City of Manila – Advisory – Extension of Payment in Real Property Tax

March 26, 2020 – City of Cebu – Executive Order No. 064 – An Order Declaring the City of Cebu under a State of Enhanced Community Quarantine

March 26, 2020 – City of Pasay – Advisory – Pasay City to Extend Deadlines for Payments of Business, Real Property Taxes

March 26, 2020 – City of San Juan – Advisory – Extension of Payment in Tax on Transfer of Real Property, Business Tax (2nd Quarter), Amusement Tax, Real Property Tax (1st Quarter), Without Penalties

March 24, 2020 – City of Cebu – Executive Order No. 062 – An Order Directing Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) Firms and Export-Oriented Industries to Fully Implement Business Contingency Measures During the Entire State of General Community Quarantine

March 24, 2020 – City of Muntinlupa – City Ordinance No. 2020-078 – An Ordinance Extending the Deadline for the Payment of Real Property Tax (RPT) from March 31 to May 31 Without Interest or Surcharge

March 24, 2020 – City of Pasig – Advisory – Extension of Payments for All Monetary and Non-Monetary Obligations in Favor of the City from March 31, 2020 to May 3, 2020 Shall be Extended For Two Months

March 23, 2020 – City of Caloocan – City Ordinance No. 0851 and 0852 – Ordinance Extending the Deadline of Payments of Business Taxes and Fees for the Succeeding Quarters of the Year Without Surcharges, Interests/Penalties

March 23, 2020 – City of Davao – Executive Order No. 20 – An Order Providing for Additional Guidelines in the Implementation of Community Quarantine

March 23, 2020 – City of Las Pinas – Advisory – Extension on the Payment of Real Property Tax Registration and Renewal of Business Licenses for the Current Year

March 23, 2020 – Province of Cebu – Executive Order No. 5-N – An Order Placing the Province of Cebu Under a State of Enhanced Community Quarantine

March 23, 2020 – Province of Cebu – Executive Order No. 5-L – Additional Mitigation Measures to be Implemented Within the Province of Cebu to Combat the COVID-19

March 22, 2020 – Province of Cebu – Executive Order No. 5-K – Mitigation Measures to be Implemented by Local Chief Executives of Municipalities and Component Cities of the Province of Cebu

March 20, 2020 – City of Marikina – Advisory – Marikina Taxpayers Reprieve from Tax Penalties during COVID-19

March 20, 2020 – City of Muntinlupa – City Ordinance No. 2020-073 – An Ordinance Extending the Deadline for the Payment of 2nd Quarter Business Taxes, Fees and Charges from April 20, 2020 to July 20, 2020 Without Surcharge and Interest

March 20, 2020 – City of Navotas – City Ordinance No. 2020-07 – An Ordinance Extending the Deadlines Imposed Under the New Revenue Code of the City of Navotas for the Payment of Taxes Due, Without Surcharge, Penalty, and Interest

March 20, 2020 – City of Taguig – Advisory

March 19, 2020 – City of Pateros – Advisory – Selected Operating Offices in the City of Pateros

March 18, 2020 – City of Paranaque – Advisory

March 17, 2020 – City of Malabon – AdvisorySelected Operating Offices in the City of Malabon

March 17, 2020 – City of Mandaluyong – Ordinance No. 764, S-2020 – An Ordinance Extending the Deadline for the Second Quarter Payment of Local Taxes Without Incurring Interests, Penalties or Surcharges during the COVID-19 Outbreak

March 16, 2020 – City of Quezon – Advisory – Payment of Business Tax (2nd quarter), Real Property Tax, and Transfer Taxes are Extended

March 15, 2020 – City of Cebu – Executive Order No.052 – An Order Declaring a State of General Community Quarantine in the City of Cebu and Providing Guidelines

City of Makati – Advisory – Makati Extends Deadlines of Tax Payments, Suspends Imposition of Penalties amid COVID-19

Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA)

Link to Maritime Industry Authority Website

March 26, 2020MARINA Advisory No. 2020-21 – Extension of Payment of Discounted Annual Tonnage Fee for C.Y. 2019

Official Gazette

Link to Official Gazette Website

April 7, 2020Administrative Order No. 29 – Prescribing Guidelines on the Interruption of Periods for the Filing of Cases, Appeals, Petitions for Review, and Other Pleadings with the Office of the President of the Philippines during the Enhanced Community Quarantine

April 6, 2020Administrative Order No. 28 – Authorizing the Grant of Special Risk Allowance to Frontline Pubic Health Workers during the Period of Enhanced Community Quarantine Relative to the COVID-19 Outbreak

April 1, 2020Section 4(aa) of the Bayanihan Act

March 31, 2020Administrative Order No. 27 – Establishing a Framework for the Acceptance Management, Distribution and Delivery of All Medicine, Medical Equipment and Supplies, and Other Health Products Donated to the National Government or the Department of Health for Addressing the COVID-19 Situation

March 28, 2020Joint Memorandum Circular No. 1 Series of 2020 – Special Guidelines on the Provision of Social Amelioration Measures by the DSWD, DOLE, DTI, DOA, DOF, DBM, and DILG to the Most Affected Residents of the Areas Under Enhanced Community Quarantine

March 24, 2020Republic Act No. 11469 – Act Declaring the Existence of a National Emergency Arising from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation and a National Policy in Connection Therewith and Authorizing the President of the Philippines for a Limited Period and Subject to Restrictions to Exercise Powers Necessary and Proper to Carry Out the Declared National Policy and for Other Purposes

March 16, 2020Memorandum – Community Quarantine over the Entire Luzon and Further Guidelines for the Management of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation

March 16, 2020Proclamation No. 929 – Declaring a State of Calamity throughout the Philippines due to Coronavirus Disease 2019

Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth)

Link to PhilHealth Website

April 8, 2020PhilHealth Circular No. 2020-0012 – Guidelines on the COVID-19 Community Isolation Benefit Package (CCIBP)

April 8, 2020PhilHealth Circular No. 2020-0011 – Full Financial Risk Protection for Filipino Health Workers and Patients Against Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

April 8, 2020PhilHealth Circular No. 2020-0010 – Benefit Package for Testing for SARS-CoV-2

April 8, 2020PhilHealth Circular No. 2020-0009 – Benefit Packages for In-Patient Care of Probable and Confirmed COVID-19 Developing Severe Illness/Outcomes

Philippine Competition Commission (PHCC)

Link to Philippine Competition Commission Website

March 18, 2020Public Advisory

March 17, 2020Commission Resolution No. 08-2020 – Interruption of the Reglementary Periods for the Filing of Pleadings, Motions, Submissions to the Commission and the Payment of Fines or Penalties In View of the Enhanced Community Quarantine to Manage the COVID-19 Situation

March 16, 2020Commission Resolution No. 007-2020 – Suspension of Certain Merger Processes and Timelines in View of Community Quarantine and Alternative Work Arrangement to Manage the COVID-19 Situation

Philippine Ports Authority (PPA)

Link to the Philippine Ports Authority Website

April 8, 2020PPA Administrative Order No. 03-2020Guidelines Implementing Joint Administrative Order (JAO) 20-01 in the Port of Manila Under the Jurisdiction of the Philippine Ports Authority

April 7, 2020PPA Memorandum Circular 15-2020 – Guidelines in the Processing of PPA Permits During the Enhanced Community Quarantine due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 17, 2020PPA Memorandum Circular No. 10-2020 – Guidelines in the Implementation of Community Quarantine in Luzon in All Ports Under the Jurisdiction of the Philippine Ports Authority

Philippine Postal Corporation (PPC)

Link to Philippine Postal Corporation Website

March 17, 2020Notice – Temporary Suspension of Operations from March 17 to April 12

March 17, 2020Notice – Suspended Operations due to Enhanced Community Quarantine

Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE)

Link to Philippine Stock Exchange Website

March 16, 2020Memorandum CN-No. 2020-0025 – Resumption of Trading and Settlement

March 16, 2020Memorandum CN-No. 2020-0021 – Trading Suspension Starting March 17, 2020

Presidential Communications Operations Office
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Link to Securities and Exchange Commission Website

June 3, 2020 – Notice – Online Applications for the Company Registration and Monitoring Department

May 11, 2020 – SEC Memorandum Circular No. 18 – Procedures in the Filing of Audited Financial Statements and General Information Sheet to SEC After the Community Quarantine

May 7, 2020 – SEC Memorandum Circular No. 17 – Extension of the Deadline for the Submission Of 2020 Annual Reports and/or Audited Financial Statements if Companies with Fiscal Year Ending 31 January 2020 to 30 April 2020, Including the Applicable Quarterly Reports

April 16, 2020Advisory – On the Mandatory Grace Period for Loan Payments during the Enhanced Community Quarantine Period

April 16, 2020Notice – Expansion of Mandatory Grace Period for Loans during Extended Enhanced Community Quarantine

April 16, 2020Notice – Extension of Period to File the General or Special for Financial Statements (GFFS or SFFS) and Guidelines on Submission by Electronic Mail

April 8, 2020Advisory – Suspension/Postponement of All Hearings and Conferences

April 8, 2020Notice – Summary of Guidelines on the Filing of Reports and Other Documents during the Enhanced Community Quarantine

April 3, 2020Notice – Filing of SEC Form 17-LC, in lieu of a Written Request for Extension of Filing 17-A or 17-Q Reports and Filing of the Notice of Postponement of Annual Stockholders Meeting

April 2, 2020Notice – Suspension of SEC Express System

March 31, 2020Notice – Suspension of Cumulative Penalties for Covered Companies in view of the COVID-19

March 26, 2020SEC Memorandum Circular No.11-2020 – Guidelines for the Submission or Filing of Securities Deposit during the COVID-19 Outbreak and Enhanced Community Quarantine

March 20, 2020SEC Memorandum Circular No.10-2020 – Guidelines on Submission by Electronic Mail of GIS, AFS, Forms and Documents Required under Existing Laws, Rules and Regulations, and Recognition of Electronic Signature

March 18, 2020SEC Memorandum Circular No. 9-2020 – Guidelines for the filing of the General Information Sheet (GIS) During the COVID-19 Outbreak and Enhanced Community Quarantine

March 17, 2020Notice – SEC Contact Center

March 16, 2020SEC Memorandum Circular No. 7 – Guidelines on Preventive Measures Against COVID-19 in the Handling of Records at the Securities and Exchange Commission

March 12, 2020Notice – Filing of Current Report Under Section 17 of the Securities Regulation Code amid COVID-19 Pandemic

March 12, 2020SEC Memorandum Circular No. 6 – Guidelines on the Attendance and Participation of Directors, Trustees, Stockholders, Members, and Other Persons of Corporations in Regular and Special Meetings through Teleconferencing, Video Conferencing and Other Remote or Electronic Means of Communication

March 12, 2020SEC Memorandum Circular No. 5 – Extension of Filing of the 2019 Annual Reports Including the Applicable Quarterly Reports for Year 2020 and 2019 Audited Financial Statements (AFS)

Supreme Court (SC)

Link to Supreme Court Website

August 18, 2020 – Administrative Circular No. 45-2020 – Court Operations during General Community Quarantine from August 19 Onwards

May 31, 2020 – Announcement – Videoconferencing Hearings to Continue in GCQ Areas

June 3, 2020 – OCA Circular No. 100-2020 – Additional Courts Authorized for Pilot-Testing of Hearing Through Videoconferencing

May 29, 2020 – Administrative Circular No. 41-2020 – Court Operations Beginning June 1, 2020

April , 2020Administrative Circular No. 34-2020 – Extension of Enhanced Community Quarantine over Luzon until 30 April 2020

April 3, 2020OCA Circular No. 89-2020 – Implementation of Supreme Court Administrative Circular No. 33-2020 on the Electronic Filing of Criminal Complaints and Informations, and Posting of Bails

March 31, 2020Administrative Circular No. 33-2020 – Online Filing of Complaint or Information and Posting of Bail Due to the Rising Cases of COVID-19 Infection

March 20, 2020Administrative Circular No. 32-2020 – All Courts Nationwide Shall be Physically Closed

March 16, 2020Administrative Circular No. 31-2020 – All Courts Nationwide Drastically Reduce Operations Beginning March 16, 2020