Legal Advice

Due diligence needed for court to declare missing spouse dead

January 24, 2015 10:17 pm

Dear PAO, My husband and I haven’t seen each other for years already. I have heard that he may have been living with his siblings in their province and decided not to contact me anymore. I have been working and … Read more »

After last will found valid, heirs get testator’s wealth

January 22, 2015 10:05 pm

Dear PAO, PAO When my aunt died, she left a last will and testament where she designated me and my other cousins as heirs to all her pieces of property. What shall we do to enforce the provisions of her … Read more »

Only civil case can be filed by victim who loses cash to family member

January 21, 2015 9:55 pm

Dear PAO, What case can I file against my family member who stole my cash amounting to P6,000.00 from my wallet when I accidentally left it? SKS Dear SKS, PAO The act of your family member in stealing your money … Read more »

Job resignation: Compliance with 30-day notice rule not absolute

January 20, 2015 10:19 pm

Dear PAO, I might resign from my private job because of a recent incident that has greatly affected me. I already informed my immediate supervisor about it but she told me that I still need to tender my resignation and … Read more »

Misappropriation of fee for travel package makes for estafa case

January 19, 2015 9:15 pm

  Dear PAO, Last October 2014, I sought the service of my college friend to arrange my brother’s leisure trip to South Korea. We agreed that the whole travel package is worth P50,000.00. Since it was supposed to be a … Read more »

Removing the chairman of homeowners’ association’s board

January 18, 2015 10:23 pm

Dear PAO, Homeowners in our village, including myself, are disgruntled with the acts of the chairman of the board of trustees. We feel that his actions are no longer in line with the best interest of the village so we … Read more »

When a transfer due to reorganization becomes questionable

January 17, 2015 10:26 pm

Dear PAO, I received a letter from our company, stating that I will be transferred to another place. According to the letter, the transfer is part of the company’s reorganization plan. I understand that transfers are bound to happen because … Read more »

Concubinage raps vs mistress necessarily implicate husband

January 16, 2015 10:07 pm

Dear PAO, Can I file a case against the mistress of my husband? She, herself, is married and has full knowledge that my husband is married, but she still entered into a relationship with him. I want women who have … Read more »

All disputes generally subject of ‘barangay’ conciliation

January 15, 2015 10:40 pm

Dear PAO, I had a disagreement with my neighbor. We hurled threatening words at each other, and we ended up in a fight. I wanted to file a case against him for threats and physical injuries. To my surprise, I … Read more »

Sailor singing loudly in a videoke can’t be too sure he won’t pay for it

January 14, 2015 10:43 pm

Dear PAO, I would like to ask if singing out loud in a videoke in the ship may be a valid ground for disciplinary action against a seafarer? Kenneth Dear Kenneth, Section 1(B) Rule II, Part VI of the Philippine … Read more »