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Psychological violence: Cheating husband gets 8 years

Oct 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed a Court of Appeals (CA) ruling that a wife suffered psychological violence because her husband cheated on her and, as a consequence, he was sentenced to suff...Read more


Source: https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2020/10/28/2052848/psychological-violence-cheating-husband-gets-8-years

Taxes on land purchases in Phl

Oct 26, 2020

Published 26 October 2020, The Daily TribuneIn his book Principles of Political...Read more


Source: https://www.divinalaw.com/taxes-on-land-purchase-in-phl/

Rape even if child victim consented to the sexual intercourse

Oct 24, 2020

Dear PAO,I read in the news about a six-year-old child who was sexually abused by her father, who claimed that th...Read more


Source: https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/10/24/legal-advice/dearpao/rape-even-if-child-victim-consented-to-the-sexual-intercourse/784952/

Maternity leave

Oct 23, 2020

Dear PAO,I am 21 years old and working in a private bank here in Tacloban City. I learned that I am pregnant. Sin...Read more


Source: https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/10/23/legal-advice/dearpao/maternity-leave-2/784207/

Time out: A look into overtime pay

Oct 23, 2020

Published 23 October 2020, The Daily TribuneTime is a precious finite commodity...Read more


Source: https://www.divinalaw.com/time-out-a-look-into-overtime-pay/

37 petitions vs Anti-Terrorism Act now pending before Supreme Court

Oct 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court did not expect that the number of petitions against the Anti-Terrorism Act could pile up, making it now the most highly contested law....Read more


Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1351678/37-petitions-vs-anti-terrorism-act-now-pending-before-supreme-court

Court junks drug case after CCTV footage show PDEA agents faked drug bust

Oct 21, 2020

5 PDEA agents facing indirect contempt charges, probe...Read more


Source: https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/21/20/court-junks-drug-case-after-cctv-footage-show-pdea-agents-faked-drug-bust

GCQ extension until December up for discussion – Palace

Oct 19, 2020

The decision whether to downgrade the quarantine classification in the National Capital Region (NCR) or extend the prevailing general community quarantine (GCQ) until December is still up for deliberation....Read more


Source: https://ptvnews.ph/gcq-extension-until-december-up-for-discussion-palace/

Avoiding COVID-related liabilities

Oct 19, 2020

Published 19 October 2020, The Daily Tribune...Read more


Source: https://www.divinalaw.com/avoiding-covid-related-liabilities/

Filing a case for theft

Oct 17, 2020

Dear PAO,I was manning our small grocery store when I caught someone who was about to leave the premises without...Read more


Source: https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/10/17/legal-advice/dearpao/filing-a-case-for-theft/781371/

SC orders trials of all Dengvaxia cases transferred to single court

Oct 16, 2020

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Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1348984/sc-orders-trials-of-all-dengvaxia-cases-transferred-to-single-court#ixzz6bGxVPxw6

Authentication of foreign public documents

Oct 16, 2020

Published 16 October 2020, The Daily TribunePersons doing cross-border transact...Read more


Source: https://www.divinalaw.com/authentication-of-foreign-public-documents/

Law on responsible pet ownership

Oct 12, 2020

Published 12 October 2020, The Daily TribuneOver recent years, the world has wi...Read more


Source: https://www.divinalaw.com/law-on-responsible-pet-ownership/

Encouraging reactions from SC, DOJ, and bar

Oct 11, 2020

Encouraging were the reactions to my last two columns on prosecutors and lawyers. On Oct. 4, I humbly proposed guidelines on how prosecutors could be deterred from “filing frivolous, reckless, malevolent,...Read more


Source: https://opinion.inquirer.net/134354/encouraging-reactions-from-sc-doj-and-bar

'I bought a lemon'

Oct 09, 2020

This is an expression commonly used when a customer buys or purchases a defective or worthless item from a seller, manufacturer or distributor. It was in 1982 when the first “Lemon Law” was passed in the United States by the Connecticut State leg...Read more


Source: https://manilastandard.net/opinion/columns/footnotes-by-tranquil-g-s-salvador-iii/336272/-i-bought-a-lemon-.html