The receivership and liquidation of banks, unlike other legal entities, is expressly provided under The New Central Bank Act. This power of the Monetary Board is again in the limelight with the announcement by the Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) announced that the Monetary Board placed the Export and Industry Bank, Inc. (EIB) under receivership… READ MORE
The stand-off at the Scarborough Shoal has continued, with China brushing aside the Philippine’s challenge to bring the matter to the International Tribunal on the Law of the Seas (ITLOS). The Philippines claims that the Scarborough Shoal is within its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), while China claims that the Scarborough Shoal is its territory.
It’s safe to assume almost everybody knows that there are battered women. Perhaps only a few souls know that there’s such a thing as battered woman syndrome, defined as “a scientifically defined pattern of psychological and behavioral symptoms found in women living in battering relationships as a result of cumulative abuse.”
News reports in the past days contain images of various animals being maltreated. A dog was tied to the back of a tricycle and dragged. A pig was transported, also at the back of a tricycle, by tying all feet together and hanging the pig upside down. The photo that got everyone’s attention is that… READ MORE
Trafficking in persons, sometimes referred to as human trafficking, refers to the recruitment, transportation, transfer or harboring, or receipt of persons with or without the victim’s consent or knowledge, within or across national borders by means of threat or use of force, or other forms of coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or of… READ MORE