Financing, Lending companies, Investment Houses and Adjustment companies can now be owned 100% by foreigners

Just recently, Republic Act 10881 titled “An Act Amending Investment Restrictions in Specific Laws Governing Adjustment Companies, Lending Companies, Financing Companies and Investment Houses Cited in The Foreign Investment Negative List And For Other Purposes – lapsed into law on July 17, 2016 without the signature from former President Benigno Aquino.  Under the Philippine Constitution,  a  proposed law submitted by Congress will lapse into law if the President will not act on it after 30 days from receipt. Prior to

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Second wife can also be held liable for the crime of bigamy

Check this out. I was interviewed on CNN Philippines in February this year where I discussed the latest decisions of the Supreme Court about the crime of Bigamy. The Supreme Court recently held that the knowledge of the second wife of the fact of her spouse’s existing prior marriage constitutes an indispensable cooperation in the commission of bigamy, which makes her responsible as an accomplice. If you have questions about this video post or will require a legal advise, please

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What to do when you overstayed?

I have noticed a significant increase in the number of temporary visitors who have overstayed their allowable stay in the country. If you are one of those mentioned and clueless on what do then this is for you. You can simply go to the nearest immigration office in your area and request for an extension provided that your overstay is less than six months. Please see the link and contact details of the different Immigration Field Offices. nationwide. You have to

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What is your legal remedy if your name is included in the immigration blacklist?

  hen i think of the word “Blacklist”, the images that come to mind are the images of the American Crime drama series on NBC “The Blacklist” or my favourite first person shooter game on Xbox 360 – Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell also titled “The Blacklist”. But in immigration parlance, this is no Xbox 360 or Ps3 games or something you watch on NBC. This is an episode in the life of a foreign national which is something traumatic, if

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