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A different kind of 'attorney': SPA and the law of agency

Jul 24, 2020

Ever wished you can be at two places in one time? In effect, the law of agency allows you to do that for transactions allowed by the law and upon meeting certain conditions....Read more


Source: https://www.divinalaw.com/spa-and-the-law-of-agency/

DILG files cases with the Ombudsman against 3 LGU officials for violation of quarantine protocols

Jul 23, 2020

DILG PR...Read more


Source: https://ptvnews.ph/dilg-files-cases-with-the-ombudsman-against-3-lgu-officials-for-violation-of-quarantine-protocols/

Budget burger firm sues netizen over 'staged photo'

Jul 23, 2020

MANILA – A cyber libel complaint has been filed by fast food chain Angel's Burger Wednesday against a person who posted on his Facebook account a "staged photo" of a burger with a coin in the patty....Read more


Source: https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1109913

Contract of sale vs contract to sell

Jul 23, 2020

Dear PAO,I am planning to buy a house or a townhouse. While I am doing research on the matter, ...Read more


Source: https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/07/23/legal-advice/dearpao/contract-of-sale-vs-contract-to-sell/744404/

PRRD to deliver SONA from chamber separate from guests

Jul 22, 2020

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte will not be anywhere near guests when he delivers his fifth state of the nation address (SONA) on Monday (July 27), a Palace official said Wednesday....Read more


Source: https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1109707

Guardianship over a minor

Jul 21, 2020

Dear PAO,My daughter, Angela, and her son, Kalix, have been living with us since the latter’s birth. Angela and Kalix’s biological father, Armando, never lived together since Arm...Read more


Source: https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/07/21/legal-advice/dearpao/guardianship-over-a-minor/743764/

House panel to tackle Cha-cha proposals after SONA

Jul 20, 2020

MANILA – The House Committee on Constitutional Amendments will convene after Congress opens its second regular session to discuss the Charter change (Cha-cha) proposals of over 1,400 mayors....Read more


Source: https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1109444

A to Z of LC

Jul 20, 2020

The use of letters of credit (LC) has supported commercial transactions as far back as centuries ago. Back then, a letter of credit was exchanged between merchants, whereby the issuer of the letter promises payment and becomes liable to the addressee to enable t...Read more


Source: https://www.divinalaw.com/a-to-z-of-lc/

Substantial justice, not legal gobbledygook

Jul 19, 2020

Had it wanted to, the Supreme Court could have dismissed at sight the many petitions assailing the co...Read more


Source: https://opinion.inquirer.net/131912/substantial-justice-not-legal-gobbledygook

Solgen replies to petitions vs anti-terrorism law

Jul 19, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The government should not be perceived as the enemy but a guardian of the Filipino people and their constitutional rights, Solicitor General Jose Calida s...Read more


Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1308824/solgen-replies-to-petitions-vs-terror-law

SC urged to stop formation of Anti-Terrorism Council in 10th petition vs. anti-terror law

Jul 19, 2020

MANILA - More than 40 leaders of progressive groups, academics and journalists on Sunday filed the 10th petition against the new anti-terror law, asking the Supreme Court to declare it as unconstitutional and stop the formation of an anti-terrorism council....Read more


Source: https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/07/19/20/sc-urged-to-stop-formation-of-anti-terrorism-council-in-10th-petition-vs-anti-terror-law

Lost personal property

Jul 18, 2020

Dear PAO,I was strolling along the sidewalk of my office building when I saw a small pouch bag with a shiny key chain on the ground. When I opened the pouch to check for its owner, I...Read more


Source: https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/07/18/legal-advice/dearpao/lost-personal-property/743046/

Hold Departure Order revisited

Jul 17, 2020

A lingering concern of an accused who has a pending criminal case is whether he can travel unhampered within or outside the Philippines. He may want to take a short vacation, do business, or if he is a public officer, perform his official function ou...Read more


Source: https://manilastandard.net/opinion/columns/footnotes-by-tranquil-g-s-salvador-iii/328799/hold-departure-order-revisited.html

Work at SC suspended from July 20-22 for building, office disinfection

Jul 17, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court is suspending work from July 20 to 22 for the disinfection and sanitation of its buildings and offices amid the coronavirus pandemic....Read more


Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1308266/work-suspended-in-supreme-court-from-july-20-22-for-building-office-disinfection

Baltazar-Padilla appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

Jul 16, 2020

President Duterte has appointed Court of Appeals Justice Priscilla J. Baltazar-Padilla as new Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Malacañang ann...Read more


Source: https://mb.com.ph/2020/07/16/baltazar-padilla-appointed-associate-justice-of-the-supreme-court/