The firm is largely responsible for, and was at the forefront of, the formulation and implementation of an industry-wide consumer protection program for the Liquefied Petroleum Gas industry from 2003 to the present. This program includes the following services and efforts of the firm:
- Investigation and surveillance of, and gathering of court-admissible evidence against, individuals and entities engaged in various violations of Batas Pambansa Bilang 33, as amended by Presidential Decree No. 1865 (“BP 33, as amended”);
- Assistance in securing search warrants against individuals and entities engaged in continuing violations of BP 33, as amended;
- Prosecution of individuals for violations of BP 33, as amended.
This program has resulted in numerous raids against suspected violators and the prosecution of numerous individuals with the cooperation and assistance of Philippine law enforcement agencies, such as the National Bureau of Investigation and the Philippine National Police within Metro Manila and other major cities outside Metro Manila, such as Vigan and Laoag in the Ilocos Regions, Urdaneta and Dagupan in the Province of Pangasinan, Baguio City, Cauayan, Isabela and Cagayan Valley.
The program likewise included constant coordination with the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Energy for the administrative sanctions against these individuals and entities violating BP 33, as amended. Much of the work of the Firm has assisted these Departments in the crafting and formulation of administrative issuances that are aimed at the protection of stakeholders in the industry and consumers alike.