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P1.6-B Expressway Expansion to Make Travel to Subic Faster, Safer

Two new expressway lanes, two bridges and a new tunnel will be built

Traveling to Subic might soon be a whole lot more convenient, as the NLEX Corporation has a P1.6-billion agreement with the Santa Clara International Corporation for the expansion of the Subic Freeport Expressway (SFEX).The project comes in a bid to improve the ...

by Drei Laurel for  | May 23, 2019 08:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 5 Things Every Entrepreneur Must Know About the One Person Corporation

Being able to incorporate yourself enables you to protect your personal assets from creditors

One of the key features of the recently approved Revised Corporate Code, otherwise known as Republic Act No. 11232 is the creation of the One Person Corporation.The one person corporation or OPC essentially allows you to form a corporation without the need ...

by Henry Ong  | May 08, 2019 08:00:00
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Here's How You Can Register as a One-Person Corporation

The SEC now accepts the registration of one-person corporations

Starting Monday, May 6, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will start accepting the registration of one-person corporations (OPC) at its head office in Pasay City. The move comes less than three months after the Republic Act 11232 or the revised corporation code ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines  | May 07, 2019 08:00:00
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Heads Up: Mothers Who Gave Birth From March 11 Onwards Are Entitled to 105-Day Paid Maternity Leave

The 105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave law's Implementing Rules and Regulations was signed on May 1, 2019

All new moms who gave birth starting March 11, 2019 onwards will now be able to avail of the 105-day paid maternity benefit. The social security agency that provides benefits for employees in the private sector is now committed to paying the ...

by Rachel Perez for  | May 03, 2019 08:00:00
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How to File Income Tax Returns Properly

In case you're still confused

It’s a confusing time for taxpayers, especially with all these new ITR forms. Even after you know which forms were updated, you need to find out if it should be the one you will use. Then, you also have to figure out ...

by Mon Abrea  | April 15, 2019 02:00:00
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How Much Lower Is Your Salary Going to Get With the Increase in SSS Contribution?

It starts this April

The first wave of the increase in  Social Security System (SSS) monthly contributions will begin this month, April 2019. From 11 percent, SSS contributions will now amount to 12 percent of the individual's salary with the employers shelling out more than the employees ...

by Rachel Perez for  | April 07, 2019 08:00:00
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The Expanded Maternity Leave Law Is Retroactive; IRR To Be Released in May

The DOLE is expediting the release of the new law's implementing rules and regulations

[previous|page|next]A day before it lapsed into law, on February 20, 2019, Republic Act No. 11210 or the 105-day Expanded Maternity Leave (EML) bill was signed into law. Pregnant women, especially those near their due date, have expressed on social media that their ...

by Rachel Perez for  | March 31, 2019 08:00:00
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Manila to Cavite in 45 Minutes: Faster Trips to the South by 2022

Construction of the Cavite segment of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) has begun

Commuters from Manila may soon expect quicker trips to the south as the Department of Public Highways (DPWH) started the construction of a new toll road in Cavite.On Wednesday, March 27, the DPWH and officials of the MPCALA Holdings Inc., the project’s ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines and Esquire Philippines  | March 30, 2019 08:00:00
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Heads Up: Provincial Bus Terminals Along EDSA Will be Closed Starting in June

A dry run of the closure will start after the Holy Week

You have to admit that having bus terminals along EDSA can be quite convenient for those who frequently take provincial buses, but the congested roads in both Cubao and Pasay (where most terminals are located) has to be addressed one way or ...

by Jamie Sanchez for  | March 28, 2019 08:00:00
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A New QC Ordinance Supports Local Women Entrepreneurs

Because you can be your own #GirlBoss!

Many well-loved homegrown brands—from small online shops for handmade goodies to successful makeup lines you can find in major malls—were founded by women, yet the stigma against women still exists, discouraging other female entrepreneurs from starting their own. To help them out, ...

by Kevyn Tapnio for  | March 26, 2019 08:00:00
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No Partners? No Problem: Newly Passed Law Allows You to Register a One-Man Corp.

This is a big win for the business community

People who dare to do business in the country know: registering one’s company with the government sucks. The lines at government offices are long, red tape is rampant, and really, there are just too many forms to fill out. According to the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines  | March 05, 2019 06:00:00
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Metro Manila's First Three Subway Stations Will Be Good to Go by 2022

The consortium that won the design and build contract of the country's first subway was just announced

Talk about a last minute deal.The Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced the consortium that won the design-and-build contract of the first part of the Metro Manila subway on Monday, February 25, two days before the project’s scheduled groundbreaking ceremony.The consortium of Japanese ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines  | February 27, 2019 10:00:00
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The Recently-Signed Maternity Leave Law Benefits Dads, Too

It's a win for both parents

President Rodrigo Duterte signed a law that will provide 105 days of paid maternity leave for employed women in the government and private sectors, seven days of which can be “donated” to fathers of the expectant mom’s child.Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirmed ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines  | February 24, 2019 08:00:00