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URL: philjurislaw.blogspot.com
Site Description: It is a simple on-line repository of my notes on selected topics and updates on Philippine law, jurisprudence and the judicial system. The articles are primarily intended as references for further study and research on a given legal subject.
Date Joined: Mar 20, 2013

Tags: Philippine Law, Lawyer, Law student, Law school, Philippine Supreme Court Decisions


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IS THE EMPLOYEE REQUIRED TO DISPROVE PAYMENT OF BENEFITS DUE HIM?
on Apr 14, 2013 in LABOR LAW It is not for an employee to prove non-payment of benefits to which he is entitled by law. Rather, it is on the employer that the burden of proving payment of these claims rests.SCII (employer) presented payroll listings and transmittal letters to th...



SUPREME COURT: PARTY-LIST SYSTEM IS NOT LIMITED TO THE MARGINALIZED
on Apr 6, 2013 in ELECTION LAW CONSTITUTION POLITICAL LAW In its decision dated April 2, 2013, the Supreme Court has abandoned its previous rulings that the party-list system is limited to the marginalized and underrepresented sectors, and that major political parties are not eligible to field their candida...



CAN PUBLIC ACCESS TO SALN BE DENIED?
on Apr 4, 2013 in CONSTITUTION POLITICAL LAW The Supreme Court has addressed the matter of SALN disclosure when it was itself confronted with numerous requests for the copies of the Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN) of its own Justices. Significantly, the reque...



TERMINATION OF PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEE: REFUSAL TO ATTEND VALUES FORMATION SEMINAR
on Apr 2, 2013 in LABOR LAW Interestingly, the Supreme Court, in one recent case, found that refusal to attend the company’s (employer) “Values Formation Seminar” was a sufficient basis to terminate a probationary employee. The pertinent discussions as embodied in the Dec...



REAL PARTY IN INTEREST: THE CORPORATION AND ITS STOCKHOLDERS
on Apr 2, 2013 in CORPORATION REMEDIAL LAW INVESTMENT The personality of a corporation is distinct and separate from the personalities of its stockholders. Hence, its stockholders are not themselves the real parties in interest to claim and recover compensation for the damages arising from the wrongful...



CAN THE PRESIDENT VALIDLY BAN THE IMPORTATION OF USED MOTOR VEHICLES?
on Apr 1, 2013 in CONSTITUTION INVESTMENT Executive Order No. 156 (EO 156), issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (President Arroyo) on 12 December 2002, imposes a ban on the importation of used motor vehicles, with a few exceptions. The ban is part of several measures EO 156 adopts to...



LEGAL TIDBITS: FAMILY LAW
on Mar 29, 2013 in LEGAL QUOTES FAMILY LAW Marriage is something more than a mere contract. It is a new relation, the rights, duties, and obligations of which rest not upon the agreement of the parties but upon the general law which defines and prescribes those rights, duties, and obligations...



EXECUTION OF JUDGMENT: IS NOTICE OF HEARING REQUIRED?
on Mar 24, 2013 in REMEDIAL LAW CIVIL PROCEDURE In a motion for the issuance of a writ of execution relative a decision which has already become final and executory by reason of the non-filing of appeal within the prescribed period, must there be notice served on the adverse party and a hearing co...



CONSTITUTIONALITY OF DOUBLE APPOINTMENT; OFFICE OF THE DOJ SECRETARY AND SOLICITOR GENERAL
on Mar 22, 2013 in CONSTITUTION POLITICAL LAW MULTIPLE DESIGNATIONS DOUBLE APPOINTMENT May one be validly appointed and assume as DOJ Secretary and concurrently as Solicitor General? Does it matter if either or both appointments are merely temporary or in acting capacity? The answers to both are in the negative. Pursuant to Sec. 13, Ar...



A DOSE OF LEGAL QUOTES
on Mar 22, 2013 in GOOD NAME JUDICIAL ETHICS LEGAL QUOTES LIBEL WEALTH FAULT SUICIDE MORALITY REPUTATION It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the fault of others and to forget his own. (Phil. Savings Bank vs. Chowking Food Corp.,G.R. No. 177526, July 4, 2008)The silence often of pure innocence persuades when speaking fails. (People of the Ph...



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