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ASC Circular 2020-024 – Modified Guidelines on Digital Posts and E-Commerce

The ASC Board has approved the following Modified Guidelines on Digital Posts and E-Commerce, as recommended by the ASC Technical Committee, consistent with ASC’s mandate of Consumer Protection (RA 7394). Said guidelines will help deliver message clarity and ease of implementation. The Modified Guidelines on Digital Posts and E-Commerce will be effective 1 December 2020. […]

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ASC Circular 2020-023 – ASC Christmas Break

Please be informed that the ASC’s last working day of the year will be on Wednesday, 23 December 2020, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be no special screening/clearing from 24 December 2020 to 3 January 2021. In addition, all inquiries and clarifications received during this period will be attended to on a […]

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Important Reminders on Ad Applications Via Email

The ASC would like to remind all applicants to follow and observe the following in applying your ad materials: A. INCLUSION OF AD MATERIAL TITLE IN DOCUMENTS All S1 applications for screening and S2 applications for clearing should indicate the AD MATERIAL TITLE in the following documents: S1 application form Main documents (storyboard, script, layout) […]

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ASC Circular 2020-020 – ASC Operations on August 21 and 31 Regular Holidays

In line with the celebration of Ninoy Aquino Day on 21 August 2020 and National Heroes Day on 31 August 2020, both national non-working holidays, the ASC will not be accepting S1 and S2 applications via email to and and Special S1 Screening and / or S2 Clearing Requests via email to […]

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ASC Circular 2020-019 – ASC Operations on July 31 Regular Holiday

Malacañang has issued Proclamation No. 985 declaring Friday, July 31, as a regular holiday in observance of Eid’l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice). In line with this, the ASC will not be accepting S1 / S2 applications, Special S1 Screening and/ or S2 Clearing Requests via email to and on Friday, 31 July 2020. […]

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ASC Circular 2020-018 – Virtual Panel Hearings During Community Quarantine

The ASC is issuing these special procedures for panel hearings of complaints via virtual conferencing. These will be effective this 4th week of July 2020. A. Filing of Complaints For details on how to file complaints, i.e., form, substance, documentation requirements, burden of proof, prescription period, etc., please refer to RULE V. Procedures on Disputes […]

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ASC Circular 2020-017 – Use of Music Ads

The ASC is issuing these reminders regarding the use of music in advertising materials applied for clearance: The use of music in your TV/digital video/radio ads MUST BE INDICATED in the storyboard or script, and whether music is used as a background, music bed, jingle, or incidental music. If there is no indication in the […]

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ASC Circular 2020-016 – Appeals on Disapproval of Screener’s Decision

Effective 1 July 2020, ASC Management will no longer entertain email appeals/email follow ups of applicants who get a disapproval from the Screeners for their applications. Applicants who want to appeal the disapproval will have to follow the procedure set in the Manual of Procedures of the ASC Guidebook: Per Rule VI Section 1 all […]

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