BUSINESS PERMIT RENEWAL 2017

 January is time for Business Permit renewal in the Philippines, and should be done between January 1st - 20th, 2017.  The law requires, every business establishment to annually renew its registration with the local government unit (LGU) that has jurisdiction over its...

Philippines 9g Visa and Working Permit

Getting a Working Visa in the Philippines Philippines 9g  visa (also called commercial visa or pre-arranged employment visa) allow employers to hire foreign nationals with skills, qualifications and experience lacking in the Philippines. Before a foreign national...

Philippines Visa & Immigration Services

Philippines Visa and Work Permits for Foreign Investors and Working Expats Foreigners visiting the Philippines for any reason, whether as tourists, employees, investors setting up a business, or retiree are required to obtain visas. Visas are issued by the Bureau of...

2016 Philippines Holidays

The following is a list of holidays for 2016, declared by virtue of Proclamation No. 1105, s. 2015, unless otherwise specified: January 1, 2016, Friday – New Year’s Day (Regular holiday) January 2, 2016, Saturday  – (Special non-working day) === === === February 8,...

AEP Alien Employment Permit

What an Alien Employment Permit (AEP)? An AEP is a document issued by the Department of labor and Employment authorizing a foreign national to work in the Philippines. The holder of an Alien Employment Permit is also required to obtain a visa from the Bureau of...

Employee Stock Option Taxation in the Philippines

Stock Option Definition A stock option is a contract which gives the holder the right but not the obligation to buy shares in a corporation at a predetermined price on or before a specified date. Stock options may be purchased or granted "Equity-settlement Option"...

2015 Philippines Holidays

The following is a list of holidays for 2015, declared by virtue of Proclamation No. 831, s. 2014, unless otherwise specified: January 1, 2015, Thursday – New Year’s Day (Regular holiday) January 2, 2015, Friday – Additional special non-working day (Special...

Philippine Congress studies bill creating E-Peso

Philippine congresswoman Kimi Cojuangco has filed House Bill no. 4914, or the Electronic Peso or E-Peso Act of 2014, the objective of which is to create digital legal tender that can be used as cash, as opposed to credit cards, for the purchase of goods and services...

2014 Investment Priorities Plan (IPP)

In an effort to attract prospective investors in the Philippine economy, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has submitted the 2014 Investment Priorities Plan (IPP) to Malacañang for approval last July 2014. Unlike previous years where the IPP changed on a...