Legal Advice

Children born out of wedlock can be legitimated

April 19, 2015 9:35 pm

Dear PAO, Our company driver just got married. He and his wife have been cohabiting for almost a decade before they got married and they already have three children aged ten, six and three. It was just a simple ceremony … Read more »

No separation pay is warranted when an employee is dismissed for just cause

April 18, 2015 10:30 pm

Dear PAO, I was terminated from my employment because of excessive tardiness and absences. Although I admit that it was partly my fault, I still sought reconsideration from my employer. To be honest, I have been having so many family … Read more »

Marital rape

April 17, 2015 8:56 pm

Dear PAO, My friend’s sister is having a problem with her husband. She alleges that her husband sometimes forces her to have sex with her even if she does not feel like doing it. She said she is thinking of … Read more »

Schools, DepEd should address bullying

April 16, 2015 9:06 pm

Dear PAO, I believe that my son is being bullied in school, and I know we have a law against bullying but I am not familiar with it. Please help me. I want to know the remedies available to me. … Read more »

Heirs excluded in wills can run to court

April 15, 2015 11:26 pm

Dear PAO, My father died recently. I am his only legitimate child with my late mother but he had other children with his mistress. Now, my half siblings are claiming all the properties left by my father. They claim that … Read more »

Marriage contracted by minors void from the start

April 13, 2015 8:55 pm

Dear PAO, Will age really not matter in marriage? My classmate told me that it is easy to get married these days whatever age the parties are. I just want to know if this is true. Please advice. Helga Dear … Read more »

Perfected donation may still be revoked

April 12, 2015 7:58 pm

Dear PAO, Can a donation that had been made be canceled? If so, until when can the cancelation be made? Noly Dear Noly, Donation is an act of pure liberality whereby a person, commonly called the donor, gratuitously disposes of … Read more »

Marriage without license not valid

April 11, 2015 10:13 pm

Dear PAO, Can my brother obtain a marriage license and get married even if he still has a subsisting marriage? What are the possible repercussions if he decides to pursue this marriage? Please advice. Alberto Dear Alberto, Among the requisites … Read more »

Personal notice to mortgagor on foreclosure not necessary

April 11, 2015 2:18 am

Dear PAO, My parents mortgaged our house and lot as security for a loan that  they had obtained from a bank. Because of financial difficulties, however, they were not able to pay the loan back. Recently, we found out that … Read more »

PAO also renders non-judicial services

April 9, 2015 7:48 pm

Dear PAO, My father has to execute an affidavit which he needs to submit in order to claim his benefits. Can we ask assistance from your office? We cannot afford to get a private lawyer because my father has already … Read more »