Philippines Law can be a minefield, when you first arrive in the Philippines it might seem like there are very few laws because so few of them seem to be enforced, however don’t let that fool you there are many laws and at times they are enforced.
Often when researching a law in the Philippines you will think you have found the law which applies but if you keep searching you will find other laws that also apply.
Some laws in the Philippines come under other laws were you would not suspect them to be, for example the laws on noise comes under the Clean Air Act and the Pollution control act.
While it may seem that laws in the country are not enforced things are starting to change and with more and more people having access to the internet the law abiding citizens of the Philippines are starting to find a voice as they realise they are not the minority but the majority.
On 10th September LTO released a Memo about the Bajaj RE and the Piaggio Ape. Memorandum Circular No. 2018-2148 SUBJECT: CLASSIFICATION AND REGISTRATION OF BAJAJ 46 F AND RE 4 STROKE UNITS: PIAGGIO APE UNITS AND OTHER SIMILAR VEHICLES Pursuant […]
There has been much talk and many contradictions in Bajaj RE groups about what regulations apply to the Bajaj RE 3 wheeler. We take a look at LTO regulations for the Bajaj RE to find what rules apply to the Bajaj […]
When you spit you might think you are just getting rid of your phlegm but you are doing far more than that, you are spreading diseases like Tuberculosis (TB) and it is killing Filipinos at an alarming rate, so stop […]
Culture shock can range be simply that something is done differently to what you are used too, right through to something that you find really shocking, or something that makes you feel bad, and many things in between. Philippines Culture […]
Coventry Motors Corporation has just opened a large showroom at Greenhills, Manila, Philippines. The name of the showroom is All British Cars, it is situated along EDSA so All British Cars Philippines will be seen by thousands of drivers each […]
Because of the deadly attacks on Priests in the Philippines Priests with guns could become commonplace as Priests apply to arm themselves. Philippine National Police has received applications for permits to carry from 188 priests and another 58 preachers and […]
If you do not live in Manila you might be unaware of the MMDA traffic enforcement and the enforcement by other agencies under the umbrella of I-ACT (InterAgency Council for Traffic) that has been happening in Manila. The InterAgency Council […]
Is calling a Bajaj RE a Bajaj Tricycle correct? In the Philippines the Bajaj RE is often called a Bajaj tricycle. So is the Bajaj RE a tricycle? The simple answer is no it is not a tricycle. I often […]
Following the end of Martial Law a snap election was held on the 7th February 1986 this election in turn led to the downfall of President Marcos via the People Power Revolution (Also known as EDSA 1.) On a political […]
Consumer Rights Philippines Many people seem to think there are no consumer rights in the Philippines. It is a myth that consumers have no rights, the truth is the law does protect the consumer it is just that some companies do not […]
If you are looking for a construction contractor this list of licensed PCAB contractors could be a great help. There is also a list of contractors that were blacklisted by PCAB at the time this was published. List of licensed […]
The long talked about Philippines smoking ban looks like it will be signed in very soon and could even happen today. Smoking will be banned in public places in the Philippines local media has reported. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol said […]
Philippines Traffic Violations Very few people in the Philippines seem to know the traffic laws, the locals seem to make up their versions of what they believe is the law to fit in with the way they drive. Knowing the Philippines Traffic Violations […]
Despite the fact that the Philippines is ranked as one of the most gay-friendly nations in the world, when it comes to Same-sex marriage and civil partnership the Philippines does not offer any legal recognition to same-sex marriage, civil unions or domestic partnership […]
Please be aware if you are not Filipino it is illegal for you aid a candidate in any way. It might seem harmless telling or posting who you think should win the election but it is illegal under Resolution No. 9615 […]
Know your rights when you get stopped by a Filipino Traffic Enforcer. This came from a former colleague of a member of Brits in the Philippines who now consults for the MMDA. May be helpful for those annoying moments you get […]
Many people seem to think there are no laws on animal welfare in the Philippines. However there are laws in the Philippines against maltreatment of animals, they also cover many other things such as shelter, and adequate care. The laws […]
The process to convert a foreign Driving license to a Philippines license should be easy and if you go to a main LTO centre that are used to dealing with foreigners it will be easy, however if you go to […]
The Philippines seem to have a love of using acronyms and it can be confusing for visitors and expats. Brits in the Philippines have compiled a list to help you understand what people,forms etc are talking about. There is probably many […]
Most people are unaware that there are Racial Discrimination laws in the Philippines. It might come as a shock to learn that racial discrimination laws in the Philippines are very much inline with racial discrimination laws in other countries, the reason […]
While Philippines Gun Law might seem strict to Americans however gun laws in the Philippines are nowhere near as strict as they are in countries like Japan or the UK. There is also strict laws on foreigners owning guns in the […]