What is Cyber Libel?

Recent data show that Filipinos spend the highest amount of time online compared to the rest of the world. According to DICT Undersecretary Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, 83% of Filipinos are internet users, spending more than 10 hours on the internet every day, with almost 99% being on social media platforms.[1] With this rising interconnectivity and exposure to digital platforms, cyber libel has become a significant issue.

Mining Laws and Regulations Philippines 2024


ICLG – Mining Laws and Regulations – Philippines Chapter covers common issues in mining laws and regulations – including the acquisition of rights, ownership requirements and restrictions, processing, transfer and encumbrance, environmental aspects, native title and land rights.

GREEN FUNDING FOR A FLOATING SOLAR PROJECT – A Look at Eligibility, Legal and Regulatory Issues

Introduction: As early as 2009, the Philippines recognized the vulnerability of the Philippine archipelago and its local communities, particularly the poor, women, and children, to potential dangerous consequences of climate change such as rising seas, changing landscapes, increasing frequency and/or severity of droughts, fires, floods and storms, climate-related illnesses and diseases, damage to ecosystems, biodiversity loss that affect the country’s environment, culture, and economy.

RCS hailed as `Highly Regarded’ lawyer by IFLR1000


Fortun Narvasa & Salazar congratulates its Senior Partner, Roderick R.C. Salazar III, for his recognition as a Highly Regarded lawyer by the IFLR1000 in the country’s Project Development practice, particularly for Mining and Utilities.

13 Years After Pearl & Dean and We’re Still Groping in the Dark [Copyright]

When the Philippine Supreme Court rendered judgment in Pearl & Dean (Phil.), Inc. vs. Shoemart, Inc. and North EDSA Marketing, Inc. (G.R. No. 148222, August 15, 2003) back in 2003, the local Intellectual Property (IP) community let out a sigh of relief that, finally, more people would be aware not only of the existence of IP rights but, more importantly, the distinction between patents, trademarks, and copyrighted works.

A List 2023 Top 100 Lawyers


FNS congratulates its Senior Partner Roderick R.C. Salazar III for his continued inclusion in the Asia Business Law Journal A-List’s Top 100 Lawyers 2023 for the Philippines.