Legal Advice

The law on co-ownership over an inherited estate

March 1, 2015 9:08 pm

Dear PAO, Our parents left a house and lot in the province. My brother and I, the only heirs of our parents, wanted to remain as co-owners of this property as we are considering making this house as our ancestral … Read more »

Correct birth records at local registrar’s office

February 28, 2015 10:47 pm

Dear PAO, My brother has a problem with his birth certificate. His gender was recorded as female although he was born male. He was born in Manila but he is already living and working in the province. Because of this, … Read more »

Rules in the apprehension of drunk and drugged drivers

February 28, 2015 2:01 am

Dear PAO, I am a concerned citizen and I recently heard that there is a new law against drunk driving. I was wondering how this law works. I frequently drive in Metro Manila and I am worried that abusive and … Read more »

Parents are obliged to provide support for their children, whether they are legitimate or illegitimate

February 26, 2015 10:10 pm

Dear PAO, I have a half brother. My mother and his father are not married. His father used to give support, but it slowly diminished after he retired. Now, my mother is having a difficult time asking him to provide … Read more »

Filing a case in court to demand payment of debt

February 25, 2015 10:32 pm

Dear PAO, My officemate borrowed P150,000.00 from me. She failed to pay on the due date we agreed upon, so I am contemplating on filing a case against her. However, I am a bit hesitant because people are telling me … Read more »

Benefits and privileges granted under the Solo Parents’ Welfare Act

February 24, 2015 11:19 pm

Dear PAO, My younger sister gave birth to a baby girl many years ago, which unfortunately resulted to her untimely death. I ended up taking care of my niece who was healthy during her younger years. However, she has developed … Read more »

Compromise agreement can be rescinded or litigated as aggrieved party wishes

February 23, 2015 9:47 pm

Dear PAO, The father of my son and I agreed in writing that he will give a monthly support of P10,000 to the child. He, however, failed to fulfill his obligation because he disappeared just three days after we signed … Read more »

Credit-card fraud could mean fine, jail for holder

February 22, 2015 10:04 pm

Dear PAO, I just received a call from a collector-agent about my unpaid credit-card obligation. I was told that if I do not pay, I will be charged with violation of Republic Act 8484. I have been having a hard … Read more »

Couple, living together for 10 years, need license to marry

February 21, 2015 11:48 pm

Dear PAO, My boyfriend and I have been living together for almost a decade already. He recently found out that his wife whom he had not seen for a long time died just this year. Because of this, we are … Read more »

The threefold rule in serving multiple jail terms

February 21, 2015 4:06 am

Dear PAO, My brother was accused and was sentenced by the court for the four crimes he allegedly committed. Considering the length of the prison time he needs to serve as penalty for each of his crimes, our family was … Read more »