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SC junks petition to examine books of accounts of oil firms

Sep 09, 2020

THE Supreme Court (SC) has permanently stopped a Manila trial court from compelling the country’s 3 major oil companies to...Read more


Source: https://businessmirror.com.ph/2020/09/09/sc-junks-petition-to-examine-books-of-accounts-of-oil-firms/

The non-compete clause

Sep 09, 2020

Dear PAO,May I know the meaning and implication of a non-compete clause in an employment contract? How may I kno...Read more


Source: https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/09/09/legal-advice/dearpao/the-non-compete-clause/766355/

SC allows courts to issue e-warrants to PNP arresting officers

Sep 09, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police can now make arrests based on “e-warrants....Read more


Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1333041/sc-allows-courts-to-issue-e-warrants-to-pnp-arresting-officers

Police can check viral posts for quarantine violations - IBP

Sep 07, 2020

Police have the power to check viral posts for quarantine violations, the Integrated Bar of the Ph...Read more


Source: https://news.abs-cbn.com/video/news/09/07/20/police-can-check-viral-posts-for-quarantine-violations-ibp

PNP told to enforce quarantine measures fairly as cops monitor social media

Sep 07, 2020

MANILA - The Philippine National Police must show it is able to enforce quarantine measures withou...Read more


Source: https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/09/07/20/pnp-told-to-be-fair-quarantine-mecq-ecq-monitoring-social-media-posts-for-violations

Complementary contracts-construed-together Doctrine

Sep 07, 2020

In the interpretation of contracts, the true intention of the parties must be clearly established, following the truism in contractual law that the contract is the law between the parties. One of the most significant principles in the interpretation of contracts...Read more


Source: https://www.divinalaw.com/complementary-contracts-construed-together-doctrine/

Parental consent in marriage

Sep 07, 2020

Dear PAO, My girlfriend is two weeks pregnant. We are planning to get married this year. U...Read more


Source: https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/09/07/legal-advice/dearpao/parental-consent-in-marriage/765606/

Duterte grants absolute pardon to Pemberton

Sep 07, 2020

United States Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton may...Read more


Source: https://mb.com.ph/2020/09/07/duterte-grants-absolute-pardon-to-pemberton/

Online sellers who do not post prices of products

Sep 06, 2020

Dear PAO,I have been purchasing goods and items online for almost a year now. I noticed that many online sellers...Read more


Source: https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/09/06/legal-advice/dearpao/online-sellers-who-do-not-post-prices-of-products/764748/

Yes, elevate ruling to UN but not now

Sep 06, 2020

To the question of whether we should elevate the arbitral ruling upholding our maritime rights to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) for enforcement, my answer is “Yes, but not now, not during thi...Read more


Source: https://opinion.inquirer.net/133342/yes-elevate-ruling-to-un-but-not-now

Foreign Firms May Now Fully Participate In Local Construction

Sep 04, 2020

The country’s construction industry and the Government’s Build, Build, Build Program may have just...Read more


Source: https://www.fnslaw.com.ph/foreign-firms-may-now-fully-participate-in-local-construction/?fbclid=IwAR0UF7XAtf00x6tCdATHOuZCX-9n33tIQ6WohxGtCb5a_oyG4LkVj_ui428

What to avoid in a mortgage

Sep 04, 2020

In a country where 17.7 million Filipinos are living in poverty (https://psa.gov.ph/...Read more


Source: https://manilastandard.net/opinion/columns/footnotes-by-tranquil-g-s-salvador-iii/333190/what-to-avoid-in-a-mortgage.html

Enhanced workplace protocols

Aug 31, 2020

Last May, I wrote an article on the Interim Guidelines on Workplace Prevention and Control of COVID-19 which the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Labor and Employment jointly issued on 30 A...Read more


Source: https://www.divinalaw.com/enhanced-workplace-protocols/

Quitclaim or waiver

Aug 31, 2020

Dear PAO, I am a regular employee of DC Co. and the latter terminated my services last mon...Read more


Source: https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/08/31/legal-advice/dearpao/quitclaim-or-waiver/761447/

SC: Foreign construction firms can have regular contractor licenses

Aug 29, 2020

MANILA, PHILIPPINES ...Read more


Source: https://rappler.com/business/supreme-court-foreign-construction-firms-can-have-regular-contractor-license-as-filipinos