Legal Advice

30-day notice a must for resignation letter to be accepted by employer

July 31, 2015 9:24 pm

Dear PAO, I work in a call center company and I am planning to resign because of personal matters. I already tried to submit my letter of resignation but my superior did not accept it as I was told to … Read more »

Hospitals not allowed to detain patients

July 30, 2015 11:24 pm

Dear PAO, My mother-in-law has been in the hospital for three weeks and the doctor already gave a go signal that she can go home. However, we are unable to pay the hospital bill in full and the hospital won’t … Read more »

Mother must have custody of children

July 29, 2015 10:31 pm

Dear PAO, My husband died last year leaving with me our five minor children. However, immediately after his burial, his parents took custody of our children because they said that I cannot raise the children on my own. I tried … Read more »

Woman whose marriage is void can’t cohabit with another man

July 28, 2015 10:03 pm

Dear PAO, I have been married to my husband for three years when I discovered that he was already married to another woman (his first wife) who is still alive. I confronted him and he admitted that indeed he was … Read more »

Use of fake name a criminal offense

July 27, 2015 10:19 pm

Dear PAO, I am part of a volunteer neighbor¬hood watch in our subdivision. During one of our nightly rounds, we caught a person attempting to run away from the barangay officer who was then chasing him after he robbed one … Read more »

Tapping into another person’s cable TV line a crime

July 26, 2015 9:02 pm

Dear PAO, I live in a townhouse complex where I discovered a cable line outside my house that goes directly to my neighbor’s house. I tried identifying this line connection, and it appears that my neighbor tapped into my cable … Read more »

Unions sans valid marriage license void from the start

July 25, 2015 7:41 pm

Dear PAO, My marital relationship has been on the rocks for quite some time. In one of our recent arguments, my wife suddenly blurted out that she can get out of our relationship anytime she wants to as our marriage … Read more »

Adultery committed regardless of status of woman’s marriage

July 24, 2015 9:17 pm

Dear PAO, I found out that my wife is having an illicit affair with her former boyfriend. I confronted her about it but instead of getting an apology, she had the gall to pass the blame on me, claiming that … Read more »

Law allows collection of fees for changes in birth certificate

July 23, 2015 9:40 pm

Dear PAO, I was born in Tabaco, Albay, on August 9, 1985. Unfortunately, the person who registered my birth erroneously indicated my birth date as August 19, 1985. Such error is clearly shown by the fact that the date of … Read more »

Labor law mum on sick leave

July 22, 2015 10:20 pm

Dear PAO, I am enjoying ten sick leave benefits per year with my present private company. Any unused leave credit can be converted to cash. I would just like to know if the management has the right to charge the … Read more »