Legal Advice

Employee can file sex raps vs abusive boss

May 28, 2016 8:47 pm

Dear PAO, My daughter informed me that she is being sexually harassed by her supervisor at work. She is relatively new in their company in Caloocan. She has only been regularized four months ago. She said that the harassment started … Read more »

When employment is unjustly terminated

May 27, 2016 7:43 pm

Dear PAO, I am an OFW, employed as a senior surveillance operator by a company located in the Dominican Republic. Last year, while on duty, a significant amount of money was stolen from the slot machine of my company. I … Read more »

Retrenched employees can collect retirement benefits, separation pay

May 26, 2016 8:38 pm

Dear PAO, I have been employed for approximately 24 years. Unfortunately, I was informed by my company that a retrenchment program will soon be implemented and I am one of those who will be included in the retrenchment program. Upon … Read more »

No-work, no-pay policy can’t be applied arbitrarily

May 25, 2016 10:29 pm

Dear PAO,     My wife is working in a private school in Taguig City (Metro Manila). One morning, she arrived seven minutes late for work. Because of the owner’s disappointment, she informed the employees that she will be implementing a … Read more »

Minority no longer an impediment to legitimation

May 24, 2016 10:35 pm

Dear PAO, I got pregnant and gave birth to a baby boy at the age of 17. Eventually, I married the father of my child when I was 23 years of age. I would like my son to be legitimated, … Read more »

Failure to disclose information in police papers dishonesty

May 23, 2016 10:25 pm

Dear PAO, I am a police officer assigned in Cavite. I was promoted last year; the Promotional Board, however, discovered that I failed to disclose in my CSC [Civil Service Commission] PDS [Personal Data Sheet] my pending case before the … Read more »

Foreigners can own real property in PH via hereditary succession

May 22, 2016 8:04 pm

Dear PAO, I would like to know if an heir to a house and lot who is a non-Filipino citizen instituted in a last will and testament has more rights than the compulsory heirs who are Filipino citizens. Igor Dear … Read more »

Creditor can seek mortgage foreclosure if debt is not paid

May 21, 2016 8:36 pm

Dear PAO, I wish to buy a house and lot, but I don’t have enough money to pay it in cash. I need to secure a loan from the bank for the deficit, but I was told that a real … Read more »

Two marriages should be declared void

May 20, 2016 9:21 pm

Dear PAO, I married in 1997 without a marriage license when I was 24 years old. My husband and I did not live together, though, because we were very immature to face the obligations of a married couple. We had … Read more »

Children are compulsory heirs

May 19, 2016 8:31 pm

Dear PAO, I need your advice regarding the rights of an heir. I am the only child of my parents. My father died last year. My parents built a house on a parcel of lot belonging to my grandparents. However, … Read more »