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Uncategorized July 3, 2020

Pandemic Problem Areas

There are various legal issues that we may confront during this pandemic. The world is currently grappling with preventing the spread of the virus while at the same time struggling to adapt to a new normal. Here we list down some legal problem areas we may encounter:   Violation of health protocols, lockdown and curfew […]

Uncategorized June 29, 2020

Primer on Paternity and Filiation

  The Family as an Institution   The Family Code of the Philippines considers the family as the foundation of the nation, the same being the basic social institution which public policy cherishes and protects. The Family Code provides that family relations include those between the husband and wife, between parents and children, and among […]

Uncategorized June 8, 2020

Identity Theft on Facebook

by Atty. Andrea Juarez   For the past 24 hours, there have been an overwhelming number of reports regarding fake Facebook accounts assuming the identities of other persons. Some of these accounts are empty, with either no friends or a few friends. There are also no posts or any activity. However, some have reported that […]

Uncategorized June 5, 2020

The Notary and the Public

by Atty. Raymund G. Martelino   So you just concluded the signing of a property transaction. The document has been signed by the parties. Article 1358 of the Civil Code however requires that acts and contracts which have for their object the creation, transmission, modification or extinguishment of real rights over immovable or real property, […]

Uncategorized June 4, 2020

“PM is the key” no more

by: Atty. Andrea B. Juarez The Department of Trade and Industry reminds all sellers, especially online sellers to indicate the prices of items for sale.   It has been a common and accepted practice to post items for sale on online platforms without indicating the prices of items for sale. “PM is key,” is a […]

Uncategorized June 4, 2020

FAQs on HB No. 6875 “The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020”

by Atty. James A. Alminar House Bill No. 6875 “The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020”   HB No. 6875 is made in substitution of several house bills numbers: 551, 2082, 2847, 3103, 3413, and 5710.   Primary sponsors of the bill are: Representatives Narciso R. Bravo, Jr., Raul C. Tupaz, Rozzano Rufino B. Biazon, Jericho Jonas […]

Uncategorized May 25, 2020

FAQs on the “Doble Plaka” Law

by Atty. James A. Alminar On May 11, 2020, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) Chief Edgar Galvante signed the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 11235 or the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act of 2019. The law was signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterto on March 28, 2019. The law has been […]

Uncategorized May 17, 2020

Safe Spaces

As parents, our topmost priority is keeping our children safe. We want them to grow in an environment that is secure at all times. Sadly, it is only when we are abroad that my kids get to ride public transport and wander the streets at night. Much as I want them to ride the train […]

Uncategorized May 16, 2020

Real property tax bites

If you acquired real property in 2019, reality should be setting in in the coming weeks. You should note that all persons acquiring or making any improvement on real property at any time in any city or municipality has the duty to file a tax declaration declaring the true value of the property within 60 […]