G&A announces new website

February 21, 2022

G&A announces the launching of its new website today. The website can be reached through www.guzmanacain.com. The fully responsive website introduced a new Appointment feature which makes it easier to schedule an appointment with Guzman Acain lawyers.

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SEC Covid19 Pandemic Issuances

June 13, 2020

The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued important Notices and Circulars amid the Covid19 pandemic. The Notices include Guidelines for the filing of the General Information Sheet (GIS) and Audited Financial Statements (AFS) after the community quarantine.

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Pandemic Talks: Airline Ticket Refunds in time of COVID19 pandemic

May 21, 2020

Some of you may have booked a ticket before the pandemic stroke. But like anybody else, you were not able to fly because the flights did not happen. Perhaps, you have asked for a ticket refund from the Airlines, but the Airlines were giving you so many excuses. Until now, you are still waiting for your ticket refund. Is the Airline legally justified in not doing you the ticket refunds right away? Let us discuss this.

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Announcement: Notary of US Documents

March 31, 2020

Please be informed that we have resumed the notarial services of documents for use in the United States. Due to the pandemic, the estimated processing time to complete the document will take longer than usual i.e. from notarization up to the issuance of Apostille by the Department of Foreign Affairs. Please see the FAQs on Notarial of the U.S. documents below for your guidance.

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Notary of Documents for use in the United States

May 15, 2019

May 14, 2019 was significant concerning the Philippine history because it was the day when the Philippines officially becomes a party to the Apostille Convention. This means that the Department of Foreign Affairs will no longer issue certificates of authentication (popularly known as “red ribbon”) for all Philippine documents to be used in a Country like the United States who is a member of the Apostille Convention.

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Law Practice Updates: Annulment, Nullity of Marriage etc.

April 25, 2019

Recently, the Supreme Court issued a Resolution approving the new guidelines for the filing of Petitions for Annulment, Nullity of Marriage and Legal Separation. This is very important because the non-compliance of the new Guidelines will be a cause for the outright dismissal of your Petition. We have made a short presentation of the Guidelines in PDF format. You may download it in this link: Law Practice Guidelines 2019.

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Only one person is required to form a corporation in the Philippines

January 30, 2019

The enrolled copies of Senate Bill No. 1280 and House Bill No. 8374 (An Act Amending the Corporation Code of the Philippines) were already submitted on January 28, 2019 to the Presidential Legislative Liason Office for signature of President Rodrigo Duterte. I am expecting that this new corporation code will be signed into law in the next few days.

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Legal remedies for aliens who are arrested in the Philippines for cybercrimes

November 22, 2018

Just this afternoon, 93 Chinese nationals were arrested at the Ortigas Techno Point Building 2 in Pasig City after an operation against illegal online gambling was conducted. The PNP Regional Special Operations Unit (RSOU) raided the Finasia Tech Inc. office by virtue of the search warrant issued by the Regional Trial Court, Branch 146 of Makati City.

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Updates on Doing Business in the Philippines

November 7, 2018

President Rodrigo R. Duterte recently signed Executive Order No. 65 promulgating the 11th Regular Foreign Investment Negative List (RFINL). Under EO No. 65, certain businesses where foreign investors are used to be forbidden to own completely are now allowed 100% foreign ownership in such businesses.

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How to Post Bail?

November 6, 2018

Bail can take any of the following forms: Cash or check for the full amount of the bail; Property worth the full amount of the bail; A surety bond (that is, a guaranteed payment of the full bail amount); and A waiver of payment on the condition that the accused appear in court at the required time (commonly called “release on one’s own recognizance”).

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