Legal Advice

Manner of payment determines lease contract

August 31, 2015 11:29 pm

Dear PAO, What is the period of the contract of lease if no agreement was made by the contracting parties as to the duration of the lease? Carmen Dear Carmen, The New Civil Code of the Philippines squarely answers your … Read more »

‘Gentleman’s agreement’ valid except those not transmissible by law, other requisites

August 30, 2015 9:36 pm

Dear PAO, I would like to ask whether a “gentleman’s agreement” or word of honor is legally binding before the courts of justice? Anuj Dear Anuj, The general rule is agreements or contracts are perfected by mere consent. It is … Read more »

Marriage contracted by minors void

August 29, 2015 10:41 pm

Dear PAO, I faked my birth certificate when I married my husband on May 18, 1997. I was 17 years of age that time. I made it appear in my marriage contract that my birthday is January 22, 1979 instead … Read more »

Senior citizens not entitled to discounted pet grooming

August 28, 2015 9:03 pm

Dear PAO, I am already a senior citizen living in Quezon City. I have a dog which I brought to a pet shop in a mall for the purpose of pet grooming. The pet shop refused to give the discount … Read more »

Employees required to work only 8 hours a day

August 27, 2015 9:36 pm

Dear PAO, I am a newly hired dining crew in a restaurant in Davao City. They pay me P190 a day or below the minimum wage, and we also work nine hours a day. The restaurant has more than 20 … Read more »

Grandpa can only sell ‘metaphysical’ share of inherited property

August 26, 2015 10:55 pm

Dear PAO, My grandmother died intestate (not having made a will before death), leaving behind a parcel of land that she obtained by virtue of donation from her mother when she (my grandmother) was married to my grandfather. When she … Read more »

Petition for naturalization should be filed at OSG

August 25, 2015 10:46 pm

Dear PAO, I am a Chinese citizen. I was born in 1977, in Manila, Philippines. My parents are both Chinese citizens, but they acquired Philippine citizenship through naturalization in 1978 and 1980. I have been living here in the Philippines … Read more »

Barangays play big role in protection of kasambahays

August 24, 2015 10:57 pm

Dear PAO, As an official in our barangay and employer of a kasambahay, I want to know the roles and responsibilities of our barangay in the implementation of the Kasambahay Law. I hope that you can enlighten us on this … Read more »

Challenging the legitimacy of a child

August 23, 2015 9:34 pm

Dear PAO, I’ve been working as a corporate branch manager here in Manila for almost a decade now. Considering the nature of my work, I seldom get to see my family in my home province. Despite this, I make sure … Read more »

Only court can declare missing person dead

August 22, 2015 10:40 pm

Dear PAO, I haven’t seen my husband for several years already. I was informed by some of his relatives that he went back to his province to live with his siblings. I am now left alone in raising our four … Read more »