Category Archives: Cooperatives

Grace Period for Loans Already in Effect: Implementing Rules and Regulations Issued by DOF

The grant of grace period for all loans, which is part of the emergency powers granted by Congress to the President, is now set for implementation. On 1 April 2020, the Department of Finance (DOF) issued the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Section 4(aa) of Republic Act No. 11469, Otherwise Known as the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act“. The salient points of the IRR (see full text) are as follows: 

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Implementing Rules and Regulations of Section 4(aa) of Republic Act No. 11469, Otherwise Known as the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act”

[On 1 April 2020, the Department of Finance (DOF) issued the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Section 4 (aa) of Republic Act No. 11469, otherwise known as the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act”. Refer to the extended discussion. Here is the full text of the IRR.]

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Suspension of Rents and Loan Payments During the Covid-19 Lockdown

To help address the national crisis brought about by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Congress granted temporary emergency powers to the President, through the “Bayanihan to Heal As One Act” (Republic Act No. 11469). This law already took effect but not self-executory, which is why on 28 March 2020, the President, through the Executive Secretary, issued a directive to implement the emergency powers. Among the matters covered by the temporary emergency powers is the suspension of rent and loan payments. 

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Rules on Principal Office Address of Corporations and Partnerships

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has extended the compliance period — until 30 June 2015 (per Memorandum Circular No. 1, series of 2015) — for companies and partnerships to comply with the required designation of the principal office address. We believe that it’s helpful to disseminate the information to non-clients as well, so we are summarizing the requirements below, culled from SEC Memorandum Circular No. 6 (series of 2014; full text) and SEC Memorandum Circular No. 16 (series of 2014; full text). Continue reading

Principal Office Address of Corporations and Partnerships (SEC Memorandum Circular No. 16; full text)

[See also SEC Rules on Principal Offic Address; and Memorandum Circular No. 6, series of 2014]

Republic of the Philippines
Department of Finance
Securities and Exchange Commission
SEC Building, EDSA, Greenhills, Mandaluyong City

MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR No. 16
Series of 2014.

TO : ALL CONCERNED

SUBJECT : PRINCIPAL OFFICE ADDRESS OF CORPORATIONS
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Amendment of the Principal Office Address (SEC Memorandum Circular No. 6; full text)

[See also Rules on Principal Office Address; and SEC Memorandum Circular No. 16, series of 2014]

Republic of the Philippines
Department of Finance
Securities and Exchange Commission
SEC Building, EDSA, Greenhills, Mandaluyong City

Company Registration and Monitoring Department

MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR No. 6
Series of 2014.

TO : ALL CONCERNED

SUBJECT : AMENDMENT OF THE PRINCIPAL OFFICE ADDRESS Continue reading

Introduction to the Philippine Cooperative Code of 2008

The law which governs cooperatives, prior to the recent enactment of Republic Act No. 9520 (“Philippine Cooperative Code of 2008”), is Republic Act No. 6938 (“Cooperative Code of the Philippines”). Here’s a basic discussion on the new law (a more extensive primer will subsequently be released, initially made available to clients). Continue reading

Cooperatives in the Philippines: An Introduction

(Please see updated Introduction to the Philippine Cooperative Code of 2008, taking into consideration the enactment of the new law, Republic Act No. 9520.)

A cooperative is a duly registered association of persons with a common bond of interest, who have voluntarily joined together to achieve a lawful common social or economic end, making equitable to contribution to the capital required and accepting a fair share of the risks and benefits of the undertaking in accordance with universally accepted cooperative principle. Continue reading