Archive for April, 2011

by: Jason dela Torre

Foreign and local companies setting up business operations in Makati City have a large number of full-serviced offices to choose from. Makati, widely regarded as the financial capital of the Philippines, is a thriving Central Business District (CBD) and one of the larger, and more industrialized cities in the Metro-Manila area. Serviced offices are a widely demanded convenience for many start-up companies doing business in the Philippines. These fully-furnished offices are equipped with everything than an offices needs to run smoothly, and they are equipped by a separate facility management company.The management company is responsible for purchasing individual desks, offices, and operating equipment, then renting these items out to client companies. Often referred to as executive suites, managed offices, business centers, or executive centers, these serviced offices are fully-equipped to include plug and play options, prominent business addresses as well as flexible short-term contracts.

How to Register Your Company in the Philippines

by: Austin Shi

Registering a company in the Philippines can be a complicated and tedious process, even when equipped with the right information. However, a company can overcome these initial difficulties easily, if the correct procedure is followed accordingly, and if the necessary assistance is procured. This article will tackle the basics of registering a company in the Philippines, as well as registering for tax incentives with government agencies like PEZA and BOI. Furthermore, we will also look at the general business registration procedures that a company undergoes in incorporating a business in the Philippines, and discuss the best way to go about them. This article should not be taken as a comprehensive guide to Philippine business registration, as it only presents a general overview of the entire process.

How to Register a Business in the Philippines

by: Austin Shi

If not done correctly from the outset, registering a business in the Philippines can be a complicated and tedious process. That is why it is important for foreign companies to be 100% compliant from the very beginning, and to familiarize themselves with the procedures in setting up and registering a business in the Philippines. In order to successfully incorporate a business in the Philippines, a number of things must first be taken into consideration. The appropriate investment vehicle must be chosen, whether it is a fully-foreign owned branch office, a fully-foreign owned domestic corporation, a fully-foreign owned representative office, or a 60/40 subsidiary, and the business must be registered with the relevant government agencies, including the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), as well as with investment bodies like PEZA and BOI.

by Yves De-Luis

In 2009, Bridgebury Realty Corp, an affiliate of the Zuellig Group, announced that it will be investing 7 billion Peso for the construction of the Zuellig Building.

The Zuellig Building, to be completed by Q1 2012, is located in the Makati Central Business District, at Makati Avenue corner Paseo de Roxas, on a lot area of 8,285 square meters. The 33 storey structure is a premium, commercial, single-owner office building, with 55,000 square meters up for lease to multi-tenants as well as lease of PEZA office space.

Business Incorporation in the Philippines: How to Incorporate Legally.

by: Austin Shi