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Rafael Cruz

Rafael Roman Cruz is an associate in Quisumbing Torres' Dispute Resolution Practice Group and the Consumer Goods and Retail Industry Group. Prior to joining the Firm, he assisted various clients on corporate and tax issues, including local regulatory and government compliance requirements. He also handled employment and general litigation for clients. He graduated with honors from the Ateneo de Manila Law School in 2017.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has issued Department Order No. 221, s. 2021 (“DO No. 221, s. 2021”), or the Revised Rules and Regulations for the Issuance of Employment Permits to Foreign Nationals (access here). Companies that will be applying for or renewing alien employment permits (AEP) for their foreign employees will have to comply with the new requirements under DO No. 221, s. 2021

On 13 January 2021, the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) released the “Interim Guidelines on the Rules of Procedure Governing the Conduct of Virtual Hearings Before the Civil Aeronautics Board amending for its purpose the March 13, 2020 Interim Guidelines on the Rules of Procedure Governing Hearings Before the Civil Aeronautics Board during the Effectivity of Resolution No. 11 (Recommendations for the Management of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Situation)” (“CAB Rules on Virtual Hearings”); access here.

All petitioners applying for permits and licenses (e.g., Renewal of Foreign Air Carrier’s Permits) before the CAB must comply with the CAB Rules on Virtual Hearings while they are in force.

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