SyCipLaw Bulletin #31: Supreme Court, BIR and IPOPHL Issuances in relation to MECQ

SyCipLaw has issued a bulletin on COVID-19 related issuances as of August 8, 2020.The bulletin covers the following matters:  A. Supreme Court (SC) Suspends Reglementary Periods for Filing of Pleadings with Courts in Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) Areas  B.…

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 # 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 # 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 # 4: IATF releases additional guidelines for the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Luzon; Supreme Court orders physical closure of all courts nationwide

A. IATF releases additional guidelines for the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Luzon from March 17 to 12 midnight of April 131. The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF) issued Resolution No. 14 on…

SyCipLaw Bulletin # 2: Philippine Government Declares an Enhanced Community Quarantine over Luzon from March 17, 2020 to April 12, 2020

A. Philippine Government Declares an Enhanced Community Quarantine over Luzon from March 17, 2020 to April 12, 2020The Philippine President issued Proclamation No. 929 (Declaring a State of Calamity Throughout the Philippines Due to Corona Virus Disease 2019) dated March 16[1] which…

SyCipLaw Bulletin # 1: Philippine Government Declares Community Quarantine over Metro Manila from March 15 to April 14

A. Philippine Government Declares Community Quarantine over Metro Manila from March 15 to April 14 On March 12, 2020, the Philippine Government’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID )  issued Resolution No. 11, s. 2020, which --1.…