Category Archive: Laws

Internet Cafe City Ordinance – Philippines

There are city ordinances being implemented to regulate the operations of internet cafes in the Philippines. Depending on the city, regulations varies. Below are just some of the major cities with their corresponding city ordinance regulating their internet cafes. As an investor, you need to consider this in your overall business plan. How will regulations …

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Putting up an Internet Cafe in the Philippines (for non-Filipinos)

Let’s get straight to the point. Foreigners or non-Filipinos can not own any percentage of a “small” retail business in the Philippines (e.g. Internet Cafe) as indicated in Section 5 of Republic Act 8762. As of this writing, the only way you can have full foreign participation is if you have a paid-up capital of …

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