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A Primer on the Food and Safety Act of 2013 (RA 10611)

The Food and Safety Act of 2013 (Republic Act No. 10611; full text) was signed by President Benigno Aquino on 23 August 2013. It’s provisions should be interest to both consumers and food business operators. Let’s summarize the salient points of this law.

RA 9184 or The Government Procurement Reform Act of 2003: Boon or Bane?

By: ACA Nimfa Cuesta Vilches* The procurement (acquisition of goods, services and contracting for infrastructure project) law was enacted to lay down rules and regulations and to modernize, standardize, and regulate the procurement activities of the government. It is a response to the clamor of the citizenry to provide value for taxpayer money (P147.662 billion […]

Basic concepts in estate proceedings and estate tax

Among the inescapable facts in life, something which everyone shares regardless of status, race, sex or creed, is death. A person may leave properties (or liabilities) upon death, so a discussion on the basic concepts on estate proceedings is in order. Inheritance – Inheritance includes all the property, rights and obligations of a person which […]

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