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COVID-19 as a Fortuitous Event and It’s Implications on Contractual Obligations

Apr 14, 2020

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a novel and highly infectious disease which was unk...Read more


Is it possible for a man to be raped?

Apr 07, 2020

Dear PAO,I have a cousin named Brando who was detained in prison. He confessed to me that he was abused by other detainees during his imprisonment in 2012. I would to like to know if...Read more


9 Things to Know about the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act

Mar 28, 2020

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PRRD thanks Congress for ‘special powers’ vs. Covid-19

Mar 25, 2020

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday night thanked Congress for granting the executive department with “special powers” to address the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in the country....Read more


Glued-on nude photos against the law

Mar 20, 2020

Dear PAO,I was in a one-year relationship with a man I met in a professional school, and we split in 2017 because I caught him checking out other women. When he learned that I am get...Read more


DOH launches Covid-19 emergency hotlines

Mar 18, 2020

MANILA – Those with possible infection of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) or other health concerns may now call a hotline following its launch by the Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday....Read more


Duterte places entire Luzon under ‘enhanced community quarantine’

Mar 16, 2020

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has placed the entire Luzon under “enhanced community quarantine” effective immediately to control the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak in the country, Malacañang said on Mo...Read more


Validity of a warrantless arrest

Mar 09, 2020

Dear PAO,My brother was waiting for me in front of our house when three males approached him. Subsequently, my brother was brought to the nearest police community precin...Read more


Philippines under state of public health emergency

Mar 09, 2020

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday, March 8, 2020, issued Proclamation No. 922, declaring a State of Public Health Emergency throughout the Philippines to address the Covid-19 threat.  ...Read more


A Dose of Law | REIT is right

Mar 06, 2020

In an effort to encourage the formation of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), with the approval of the Department of Finance (DoF), issued amendments to the implementing rules and regulations (...Read more



Mar 05, 2020

The central figure of a contentious legal and political problem in our society today is ABS-CBN - the largest and, to me, the most powerful and influential media entity in the country. The ABS-CBN...Read more


The Conversion of An Ordinary Stock Corporation to A One Person Corporation

Mar 04, 2020

With the end in view of keeping abreast of changing times and easing doing business in ...Read more


Quo warranto on ABS-CBN (Part 2: Answers)

Mar 01, 2020

I felicitate those who answered the questions I raised last Sunday. Since my days as a professor of law up to now, I have never believed in spoon-feeding. In my humble opinion, the best way to learn is to think solutions for ourselves in given scenari...Read more


Sexual favor in exchange for scholarship

Feb 29, 2020

Dear PAO,I am a currently a college student having difficulty in paying for my tuition. An executive of the school where I am enrolled in offered me a scholarship. He, however, told ...Read more


Sale of a co owned property

Feb 26, 2020

Dear PAO,I inherited a piece of land with my brother. I am planning to sell half of the land to a prospective buyer since I will be using the payment to put up a small business. But,...Read more