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Law Firm Developments

Atty. Jade Ferrer Wy and Atty. Cesar Becerro Tuozo have been promoted to Senior and Junior Partners, respectively, of the Firm effective January 01, 2003.  Atty. Wy. heads the Corpoirate, Tax and Intellectual Property Divisions.  Atty. Tuozo is the Assistant Head of the Litigation Division and General Manager of DebtKollect Company, Inc.
Effective January 01, 2002,  Atty. Lea Marie Sumanga Picar has been promoted to the rank of Senior Associate Attorneys assigned at  the Litigation Division of the Firm.

Recently, Atty. Christopher Mendiola Lucas and Atty. Maria Audrey Gispin Zaens have joined the Firm as Associate Attorneys and Marita Iris Briones Laqui as Paralegal Staff.
Former Central Bank Managing Director,  Atty. Agapito S. Fajardo, has formally joined the law firm as its Of Counsel effective June, 1999. 
The partners of the Firm, together with noted financial and banking experts, have recently organized the Business Recovery & Turnaround, Inc., the first and only Turnaround Management Firm in the Philippines. 
Awards & Citations  
(and sites which linked to our site) 
In a short period of time on the Internet, this website has been the recipient of numerous awards and citations.  It has also been profiled and reviewed by numerous legal and non-legal sites.  Further , a significant number of  sites have created links to our site.  Visit our awards & citations page at:
New Section
In view of numerous requests received from around the world on environment-related issues, we have created a new section entitled PHILIPPINE ENVIRONMENT LAWS featuring the full text of latest laws on environment and natural resources.

We are also making available on the Internet, our collection of important Philippine laws, statutes and codes which are not featured in the main indices of this site.  Visit for a repository of said laws, statutes and codes.  The full text of the Local Government Code of the Philippines is found therein.

We have uploaded lately the full text of the Rules of Court, specifically the 1997 Rules of Civil Procedure and the 1985 Rules of Criminal Procedure  and countless other laws and rules.
New Legal & General Interest Pages 
Chan Robles features on its site the major resources in itsVirtual Law Library.  

In addition to its own legal resources on Philippine laws and related matters, thousands of links to legal resources available on the World Wide Web have been added.  

You may visit the following pages for a quick update: 
[Worldwide Legal Resources] 
[Worldwide Legal Resources - Alphabetic Arrangement] 
[Worldwide Legal Resources - Topical Arrangement] 
[Philippine Legal Resources] 
[The Business Page]

Chan Robles also features the full text of the RP-US Treaties which include, among others, the controversial Visiting Forces Agreements involving the visits of troops and personnel of the US and Philippine armed forces to each other's respective territories.

News Pages

Featured in all major index-pages of the site is the 7am news ticker which constantly updates its worldwide news features on a regular basis.

For latest news, you may visit:
[Philippine News]
[Global News]
[World Business News]

[Legal & Government News]

New Articles Page 

VisitCRALAW's Articlespage for new developments worth looking into.  The initial article featuresY2K. 

Nationwide Network of Lawyers & Law Firms 

ChanRobles LawNet, Inc., thePhilippine Network of Independent Professional Firms and a Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) provider accredited by the Supreme Court,  features the full text of the 1987 Constitution of the Philippines and a searchable databank of latest Philippine Supreme Court decisions.  In view of their relevance to Philippine laws and jurisprudence, full text of the United States Constitution  and United States Supreme Court decisions are also featured therein.  Members may secure their login number and password from the Secretariat for latest updates on law and jurisprudence.  

New Local Search of CRALAW Virtual Law Library 

The entire Virtual Law Library is now searchable by text or topic through the CRALAW Search Engine 

New Search Engines & Directories Pages 

You  need not leave this site to search for theTop 100search enginesanddirectories in thePhilippinesandworldwide.  Our featured engines are compiled in one page for your convenience. 

New Forum Page 

We have also addedThe Forumto our interactive features.   

New Message & Query Boards Pages 

You may send your messages or queries through the Message BoardorQueryBoard.  Response time is from 4 to 5 days due to heavy volume of messages and queries we normally receive from the time we started featuring these on-line public service links. And please make your queries more detailed on important aspects thereof. 

Hopefully, you will find this site yourone-stop shop for most of your legal and related research requirements. 

Come back for our regular updates.Mabuhay! 



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