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Financial Rehabilitation as an Alternative Loss Mitigating Strategy Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Aug 04, 2020

In light of the implementation of various community quarantine measures b...Read more


Source: https://accralaw.com/financial-rehabilitation-as-an-alternative-loss-mitigating-strategy-amidst-the-covid-19-pandemic/

No double jeopardy

Aug 03, 2020

Not a few seek legal assistance against criminal charges baselessly hurled against them. In some cases, complainants likewise ask for remedy in case an accused is erroneously acquitted, particularly given the constitutional proscription on double jeopardy. Indeed, there seems to be a misconception that once an accused is acquitted ...Read more


Source: https://www.divinalaw.com/no-double-jeopardy/

Correcting errors in your birth certificate

Jul 31, 2020

Is your first name different from the first name in your birth certificate? For example, have you been using Elen when your real name is Eleanor in the birth certificate? Does your birth certificate say that your sex is male when your sex at birth is...Read more


Source: https://manilastandard.net/opinion/columns/footnotes-by-tranquil-g-s-salvador-iii/330070/correcting-errors-in-your-birth-certificate.html

You're annoying

Jul 31, 2020

Were you ever annoyed by a neighbor who sings “My Way” in his karaoke at the top of his lungs at two o’clock in the morning, with the intent of not putting you to sleep? Were you ever irritated by a classmate or an officemate who deliberately pulls embarra...Read more


Source: https://www.divinalaw.com/you-are-annoying/

Criminal liability of a dead person cannot be inherited by heirs

Jul 30, 2020

Dear PAO,My father entered into a Deed of Absolute Sale of a land with Berlin in 1989. Both my father and Berlin are now dead. To our surprise, Alex, the son of Berlin, claimed that ...Read more


Source: https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/07/30/legal-advice/dearpao/criminal-liability-of-a-dead-person-cannot-be-inherited-by-heirs/747811/

Insolvency Proceedings: For Debtor and Creditor

Jul 30, 2020

The economic damage brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and the government response to it may result in greater use of the country's insolvency law - the Financial Rehabilitation and Insolvency Act of 2010 (FRIA) or Republic ...Read more


Source: Atty. Kenneth Varona for LawBase PH

House panel okays bill imposing 12% VAT on digital transactions

Jul 29, 2020

The House Committee on Ways and Means approved on Wednesday a measure imposing a 12 percent value-added tax (VAT) on digital transactions in the country aimed at raising P10 billion new revenues for the government’s fight against COVID-19. ...Read more


Source: https://mb.com.ph/2020/07/29/house-panel-okays-bill-imposing-12vat-on-digital-transactions/

Improved justice system better than death penalty, says IBP chief Cayosa

Jul 28, 2020

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Tuesday pushed for the improvement in the delivery of justice in the country instead of reimposing the death penal...Read more


Source: https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/748796/improved-justice-system-better-than-death-penalty-says-ibp/story/

Musings on corporate e-filing

Jul 27, 2020

Stalled deadlines and stagnant applications have been jolted to momentum upon the issuance of government agencies of their own various guidelines regarding their new procedural filing systems during this time of the pandemic. Not surprisingly, the predominant mo...Read more


Source: https://www.divinalaw.com/musings-on-corporate-e-filing/

Negligence of counsel binds the client

Jul 27, 2020

Dear PAO, My father told me that he lost in a civil case involving our land and he blamed his counsel. The decision attained its finality. My father would like to r...Read more


Source: https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/07/27/legal-advice/dearpao/negligence-of-counsel-binds-the-client/746492/

Data integrity: Making sure things make sense

Jul 27, 2020

When the number of COVID-19 cases began to rise in March, Congressman Eric Go Yap announced that he had ...Read more


Source: https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/opinion/content/748573/data-integrity-making-sure-things-make-sense/story/

Court stands by Ressa verdict, tells defense: Present evidence in court, not media

Jul 26, 2020

MANILA - The Manila court which convicted Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa and former writer-researcher Reynaldo Santos, Jr. of cyber libel in connection with an article about property developer Wilfredo Keng stood by its earlier ruling sentencing the two to up to 6 years...Read more


Source: https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/07/26/20/court-stands-by-ressa-verdict-tells-defense-present-evidence-in-court-not-media

Lorna Kapunan convicted of unjust vexation over statements vs. UST Law dean

Jul 26, 2020

A Manila regional trial court (RTC) has convicted lawyer Lorna Patajo-Kapunan of unjust vexation in connection with statements she made against University of San...Read more


Source: https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/748553/lorna-kapunan-convicted-of-unjust-vexation-over-statements-vs-ust-law-dean/story/

Sex without consent because victim is intoxicated is rape

Jul 25, 2020

Dear PAO,My cousin is depressed because she had a very horrible encounter with a cab driver several months ago, ...Read more


Source: https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/07/25/legal-advice/dearpao/sex-without-consent-because-victim-is-intoxicated-is-rape/745522/

People’s Initiative: a form of people power

Jul 24, 2020

The idea of a people’s initiative was first introduced in the 1987 Constitution when the spirit of the People Power revolution was at its strongest. The president for more than 20 years, Ferdinand Marcos, had just been ousted and the people were ve...Read more


Source: https://www.manilastandard.net/opinion/columns/footnotes-by-tranquil-g-s-salvador-iii/329419/people-s-initiative-a-form-of-people-power.html