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When local government officials may properly secure services of private counsel
on Feb 10, 2013 in personal liability Local Government Code of 1991 private counsel Philippine law Respondent Alayan was appointed in 2000 as Municipal Government Department Head (Municipal Assessor) on temporary status.  In May 2001, she applied for change of status from temporary to permanent, which the Civil Service Commission-Camarines Su...

Estate tax in the Philippines: Rates, exclusions and deductions
on Nov 26, 2012 in Philippine law estate tax Estate Tax is a tax on the right of the deceased person to transmit his/her estate to his/her lawful heirs and beneficiaries at the time of death and on certain transfers, which are made by law as equivalent to testamentary disposition. It is not a t...

Premature campaigning and the 2013 Philippine elections
on Oct 23, 2012 in RA 8436 premature campaigning 2013 elections Omnibus Election Code Philippine law Comelec Resolution 9476 RA 9369 May a candidate be held liable for premature campaigning after the filing of the certificate of candidacy but even before the start of the campaign period?This is the crux of the petition in the case of Penera vs. Comelec, et. al. (G.R. No. ...

Restraining Order or Preliminary Injunction: Can it benefit everyone?
on Sep 21, 2012 in temporary restraining order Philippine law injunction There is a common misunderstanding that a temporary restraining order (TRO) or preliminary injunction may benefit even those who are not parties to the suit. On the contrary however, TRO/preliminary injunction, as a general rule, is in personam only...

Business as usual in jail
on Aug 15, 2012 in Eldon Maguan incompetent civil interdiction Philippine law Rolito Go In 1996, Rolito Go was sentenced by the Pasig Regional Trial Court to reclusion perpetua, or a maximum of 30 years imprisonment for the death of Eldon Maguan, a La Salle Engineering student, in Greenhills, San Juan. Fast forward to 2012 (or sixteen y...

The non-impairment clause and government contracts
on Jul 11, 2012 in 1987 Constitution Philippine law RA 7227 non-impairment clause SBMA government contracts Section 10, Article III of the Constitution provides:"SECTION 10. NO LAW IMPAIRING THE OBLIGATION OF CONTRACTS SHALL BE PASSED."According to a ruling of the Supreme Court, the purpose of the non-impairment clause is to safeguard t...

The (non)necessity of executing a waiver to disclose bank deposits by public officers and employees
on May 22, 2012 in RA 1405 SALN RA 6426 foreign currency deposits 1987 Constitution Philippine law All these hoopla and hullabaloo about the issue of requiring all government employees and officials, especially the cabinet secretaries, members of Congress and the judiciary, to execute a waiver allowing the opening up and/or disclosure of their ban...

China’s claims over Spratly Islands and Scarborough Shoal and its inconsistent precedents and different standards on territorial negotiations
on May 10, 2012 in Scarborough Spratlys Philippine law EEZ UNCLOS China adopts different standards throughout territorial negotiations with its neighbours. As a result, it does not have a consistent set of policies to decide how to settle these disagreements with its neighbours, particularly when it comes to mariti...

The Bouncing Check Law and valid cause for a "stop payment"
on Apr 12, 2012 in bouncing check Batas Pambansa Blg. 22 Philippine law stop payment What may constitute valid cause or good reason to legally justify “stop payment” of a check under Batas Pambansa (BP) Blg. 22?The law enumerates the elements of BP Blg. 22 to be (1) the making, drawing, and issuance of any check to apply for acco...

"The stage of life is yours for the taking"
on Mar 17, 2012 in kids personal literature It is with fondness and delight that we anticipate to watch our sons, Joaquin and Enrique, together with their classmates and schoolmates, perform today.We were initially wondering what could our kids be doing in school after class as their lips were...

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