Philippines to impose travel bans on China travelers amidst Coronavirus Crisis

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has finally agreed to impose temporary travel bans against travelers coming from Wuhan, China. Continue reading Philippines to impose travel bans on China travelers amidst Coronavirus Crisis

Requirements to establish a representative office in the Philippines

To establish a representative office in the Philippines, the following requirements must be met: Must secure from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approval of the License to do business in the Philippines as a representative office of a foreign … Continue reading Requirements to establish a representative office in the Philippines

Distinctions between Regional Operating Headquarters (ROHQ) and Regional Headquarters (RHQ)

The distinctions between ROHQ and RHQ are: As to purpose, R.A. No. 8756 defines Regional Operating Headquarters (ROHQ) as any foreign business entity formed, organized, and existing under any laws other than those of the Philippines whose purpose is to … Continue reading Distinctions between Regional Operating Headquarters (ROHQ) and Regional Headquarters (RHQ)

Differences in setting up a local subsidiary office and a branch office of a foreign corporation (Tax 1)

The differences in setting up a local subsidiary office and a branch office of a foreign corporation are the following: As to its creation, a local  subsidiary involves incorporation under Philippine laws. On the other hand, doing business through a … Continue reading Differences in setting up a local subsidiary office and a branch office of a foreign corporation (Tax 1)