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Supreme Court allows community service for minor offenses

Oct 08, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Starting Nov. 2, courts can impose the punishment of community service for those found guilty of minor offenses and whose punishments fall under the classification...Read more


Source: https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2020/10/08/2047999/supreme-court-allows-community-service-minor-offenses

Use of motorcycle in the commission of a crime

Oct 07, 2020

Dear PAO,I just want to know if there is a law that further punishes the use of a motorcycle in the commission o...Read more


Source: https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/10/07/legal-advice/dearpao/use-of-motorcycle-in-the-commission-of-a-crime/777302/

Calida to SC: Disallow regular contractor licenses for foreigners

Oct 04, 2020

Solicitor General Jose Calida urged the Supreme Court (SC) to reverse ...Read more


Source: https://www.rappler.com/nation/calida-to-supreme-court-disallow-regular-contractor-licenses-for-foreigners

Separation pay

Oct 03, 2020

Dear PAO,I have been working in the...Read more


Source: https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/10/03/legal-advice/dearpao/separation-pay/775386/

How to rectify simulated birth

Oct 02, 2020

The Philippine Congress passed Republic Act 11222, otherwise known as the Simulated Birth Rectification Act, on February 21, 2019. This law intends to grant amnesty and allow the correction of the simulated birth of a child wherein the simulation was...Read more


Source: https://www.manilastandard.net/opinion/columns/footnotes-by-tranquil-g-s-salvador-iii/335630/how-to-rectify-simulated-birth-.html

Donation of movable property

Oct 02, 2020

Dear PAO,I am an overseas Filipino worker who spent half my life in a foreign country working to earn money. As ...Read more


Source: https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/10/02/legal-advice/dearpao/donation-of-movable-property/775063/

Crying discrimination, jeepney drivers turn to Supreme Court

Sep 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Decrying discrimination, a group of jeepney drivers asked the Supreme Court o...Read more


Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1341751/crying-discrimination-jeepney-drivers-turn-to-supreme-court

Selling a co-owned property

Sep 29, 2020

Dear PAO,My brother and I inherited from our parents a 500-square-meter lot that we leased to our cousin for fiv...Read more


Source: https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/09/29/legal-advice/dearpao/selling-a-co-owned-property-2/773500/

Dismissed on short shrift

Sep 27, 2020

Brickbats, lots of them, were hurled when the Supreme Court dismissed outright the petition for manda...Read more


Source: https://opinion.inquirer.net/133946/dismissed-on-short-shrift

Bar exams may soon be given online –Leonen

Sep 25, 2020

Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice and 2020 bar examination chairman Marvic Leonen said the bar examinations could be done online soon....Read more


Source: https://mb.com.ph/2020/09/24/bar-exams-may-soon-be-given-online-leonen/

Gadon prods OSG to file quo warranto case vs SC Associate Justice Leonen

Sep 25, 2020

The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) was urged on Friday to proceed with the filing of a quo warranto petition seeking to void the appointment of Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Marvic Leonen over allega...Read more


Source: https://mb.com.ph/2020/09/25/gadon-prods-osg-to-file-quo-warranto-case-vs-sc-associate-justice-leonen/

‘Attorney, help me file a case’

Sep 25, 2020

The aggrieved parties who approach lawyers for guidance and advice tell their stories on how their rights were violated and why they want to seek redress in the court. Sometimes they also want to prevent or stop a wrong from being committed by filing...Read more


Source: https://www.manilastandard.net/opinion/columns/footnotes-by-tranquil-g-s-salvador-iii/335050/-attorney-help-me-file-a-case-.html

Gordon to refile bill creating Central Luzon investment hub

Sep 22, 2020

MANILA - Senator Richard Gordon on Tuesday said he will revive a vetoed bill that would have created a Regional Investment and Infrastructure Coordinating Hub (RICH) of Central Luzon amid the government's drive to de...Read more


Source: https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/09/22/20/gordon-to-refile-bill-creating-central-luzon-investment-hub

SC orders GMA to reinstate, pay cameramen

Sep 22, 2020

THE Supreme Court (SC) has ruled that television giant GMA Network, Inc. (GMA) had illegally dismissed ...Read more


Source: https://businessmirror.com.ph/2020/09/22/sc-orders-gma-to-reinstate-pay-cameramen/

Solon pushes measure giving online businesses access to cheap loans

Sep 22, 2020

A leader of the House of Representatives is pushing for the passage of a bill providing a broad range o...Read more


Source: https://businessmirror.com.ph/2020/09/22/solon-pushes-measure-giving-online-businesses-access-to-cheap-loans/