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Do's, Don'ts, and Legal Implications of a Donation

Aug 28, 2020

Ever an optimist, I have the greater tendency to believe that a crisis brings out the best in people. In emergencies and dire situations, what most would classify as irresponsible or insensitive behavior is typically the exception than the rule....Read more


Source: https://www.divinalaw.com/dos-donts-and-legal-implications-of-a-donation/

Maternity leave

Aug 27, 2020

Dear PAO,I am six months pregnant with my first child with my husband. I am afraid because I have no r...Read more


Source: https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/08/27/legal-advice/dearpao/maternity-leave/759767/

Larry Gadon questions legality of 33-year-old law renaming MIA to NAIA

Aug 27, 2020

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Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1328004/larry-gadon-questions-legality-of-33-year-old-law-renaming-mia-to-naia

Sandiganbayan convicts Floirendo of graft over BuCor land deal

Aug 26, 2020

Former Davao del Norte Rep. Antonio “Tonyboy” Floirendo Jr. has been convicted of graft in relation to the irregular land de...Read more


Source: https://mb.com.ph/2020/08/26/sandiganbayan-convicts-floirendo-of-graft-over-bucor-land-deal/

Biz groups hail SC ruling vs arbitrary search, arrest

Aug 24, 2020

SEVERAL business groups in the country have hailed a recent decision of RT Supreme Court where it remin...Read more


Source: https://businessmirror.com.ph/2020/08/24/biz-groups-hail-sc-ruling-vs-arbitrary-search-arrest/

2 Sandigan justice rule vs acquittal of Abalos

Aug 24, 2020

Former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairperson Benjamin Abalos was cleared of his graft charge by the Sandiganbayan Sixth ...Read more


Source: https://mb.com.ph/2020/08/24/2-sandigan-justice-rule-vs-acquittal-of-abalos/

Solving the SC’s heavy caseload

Aug 23, 2020

For a long time, even before I joined it in 1995, the Supreme Court has struggled in managing its heavy caseload. As early as 1989, barely two years after the ratification of the 1987 Constitution, the Cour...Read more


Source: https://opinion.inquirer.net/132930/solving-the-scs-heavy-caseload

Estelito Mendoza to SC: Dismiss petitions vs Anti-Terrorism Act due to lack of jurisdiction

Aug 21, 2020

MANILA – Veteran lawyer and former Solicitor General Estelito Me...Read more


Source: https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/08/21/20/estelito-mendoza-to-sc-dismiss-petitions-vs-anti-terrorism-act-due-to-lack-of-jurisdiction

Adopting a child in the Philippines

Aug 21, 2020

In a country where orphans abound, where children with no known parents are on the streets, and where abandoned, neglected and abused children are in charitable institutions, adoption is an option to give these children a home and a normal family lif...Read more


Source: https://manilastandard.net/opinion/columns/footnotes-by-tranquil-g-s-salvador-iii/331963/adopting-a-child-in-the-philippines.html

SEC unmasks 4-year ‘fraudulent’ buyout of The Medical City

Aug 21, 2020

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voided the takeover of a board faction led by Jose Xavier B. Gonzales in The Medical City, citing “illegality and fraud” in the buyout of one of the country...Read more


Source: https://business.inquirer.net/305704/sec-unmasks-4-year-fraudulent-buyout-of-the-medical-city

SC reverses 2014 drug conviction, says police cannot conduct invasive and warrantless searches

Aug 19, 2020

THE Supreme Court (SC) reminded authorities not to trample on the constitutionally guaranteed rights of...Read more


Source: https://businessmirror.com.ph/2020/08/19/sc-reverses-2014-drug-conviction-says-police-cannot-conduct-invasive-and-warrantless-searches/

Law on family drivers

Aug 17, 2020

Dear PAO,My father worked as a family driver for over a decade. Last week, he was informed by t...Read more


Source: https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/08/17/legal-advice/dearpao/law-on-family-drivers/756378/

Fast-tracking the ATA petitions

Aug 16, 2020

The Supreme Court signaled its desire to fast-track the petitions assailing the constitutionality of the Anti-Terror Act (ATA) by setting the oral argument on the “third week of September...Read more


Source: https://opinion.inquirer.net/132744/fast-tracking-the-ata-petitions

Except NCR, 4 provinces: Most of PH to stay in relaxed quarantine until Aug. 31

Aug 15, 2020

MANILA (UPDATE)...Read more


Source: https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/08/15/20/except-ncr-4-provinces-most-of-ph-to-stay-in-relaxed-quarantine-until-aug-31

2 ex-PhilHealth execs to cooperate with probe: DOJ

Aug 15, 2020

MANILA – Two former officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) have agreed to disclose details of the anomalies hounding the state insurer, an official of the Department of Justice (D...Read more


Source: https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1112367