Legal Advice

Overloading carries penalties, fine

February 9, 2016 10:29 pm

Dear PAO, I recently passed by the South Luzon Expressway where I noticed a sign about the anti-overloading law. This got me interested since I am engaged in the business of transporting dry goods wherein I have trucks frequenting major … Read more »

Consented abduction: Girl, 14, leaves home for guy, 23

February 8, 2016 9:48 pm

Dear PAO, My 14-year-old daughter left our home to be with her 23-year-old boyfriend. We have been very vocal to her that we are against their relationship, not only because of their age gap, but also because the guy does … Read more »

Doubting dad can have his ‘child’ DNA-tested

February 7, 2016 9:50 pm

Dear PAO, My wife and I have been married for ten years now. Just like all married couples, we have had our share of fights and disagreements. About two years ago, we had a fight that led me to leave … Read more »

Father’s will can be contested in court

February 6, 2016 9:44 pm

Dear PAO, I am the youngest in our family. I have been told that my father is not my real father and that I was born out of my mother’s infidelity to him. Despite this, I have always been close … Read more »

Bigamy proved if ‘offender’ legally married before subsequent marriage

February 5, 2016 10:27 pm

Dear PAO, My wife left me when she found out that I had married another woman before we got married.  Worse, she is planning to sue me for bigamy. She would not listen to my explanation that it was not … Read more »

How to prevent a husband from laying claim to abandoned wife’s house

February 4, 2016 7:29 pm

Dear PAO, My husband abandoned us for another woman when our son was still little. Fortunately and with God’s grace, I was able to find a good job and provide for my son. Now, I am planning to buy a … Read more »

Neglect of pets punishable under Animal Welfare Act

February 3, 2016 9:50 pm

Dear PAO, My neighbor and I have been long-time rivals. Ever since our elementary and high school days, we have always been competing for grades, for attention and for recognition. Up to this day that we have our own families … Read more »

When illegitimate kids get more from late dad’s pension than legit one

February 2, 2016 9:58 pm

Dear PAO, My husband, an SSS pensioner, died last year. Before his death, we were already separated for more than five years. He had a live-in partner and they had three illegitimate sons. When I applied for his death claim/pension, … Read more »

Correcting clerical error in birth certificate

February 1, 2016 9:42 pm

Dear PAO, I am an illegitimate child and I am not acknowledged by my father. Since childhood, I was using the middle name of my mother which is “Cruz” in all my credentials. In my birth certificate from the Philippine … Read more »

Donee-niece can demand title to piece of land from donor’s sibling

January 31, 2016 10:07 pm

Dear PAO, My aunt who is single and has no children donated to me a piece of land where I built our family home. She gave it to me through a Deed of Donation, and asked my cousin to assist … Read more »