March 2, 2018

TRAIN Law 2018

President Duterte signed Republic Act No. 10963, otherwise known as, the Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion Act (“TRAIN”) last 19 December 2017, amending portions of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997.

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June 21, 2017

Reviewing the Declaration of Martial Law

In response to the attack of the Maute Group militants in Marawi City last 23 May 2017, President Rodrigo Duterte, through Proclamation No. 216, declared Martial Law following the clash, citing rebellion as a justification.

Thereafter, both the Senate and House of Representatives issued legislative resolutions in support of the declaration and indicating that there is no need for them to review Martial Law. These statements generated protest from several sectors of society, echoing the fear from the Martial Law during the Marcos Era.

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June 1, 2017

The Anti-Distracted Driving Act

The enactment of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act (“ADDA”) is a response to the ever-changing demands brought about by technological devices. Enacted last 27 June 2015, Republic Act No. 10913, otherwise known as, “An Act Defining and Penalizing Distracted Driving,” is intended to safeguard the public from the inimical consequences of unrestrained use of electronic mobile devices on road safety.

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The Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act

Republic Act 10911 or “An Act Prohibiting Discrimination Against Any Individual in Employment on Account of Age and Providing Penalties Therefore,” took effect last 16 August 2016. The law seeks to address unfair policies and prohibitions set by employers based solely on the age of their employees or job applicants.

Otherwise known as the Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act, R.A 10911 prohibits employers from discriminating individuals in terms of compensation and conditions or privileges of employment, denying promotion or training opportunities, imposing early retirement, and declining employment, on account of age. The law extends to labor contractors and subcontractors, prohibiting them from refusing to refer a person for employment due to age. Likewise, labor organizations cannot deny membership to an individual by reason of age.

Violators will be fined at least P50,000.00 but not more than P500,000.00, or may be imprisoned for a period of not less than three (3) months but not more than two (2) years.

This law seeks to promote equality in the workplace and employment of individuals on the basis of their abilities, knowledge, skills, and qualifications, instead of an arbitrary age requirement or limitation. It encourages employers to focus on the assets of their employees and future hires, rather than their age. The law also opens opportunities for individuals who may be changing careers or vying for promotion later in their lives.

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