Legal Advice

Borrower liable for loss of bike he lends to 3rd party

July 3, 2015 7:24 pm

Dear PAO, I borrowed my friend’s motorbike for a week. Three days later, his bike was forcibly taken by two armed men while being driven by my neighbor who had borrowed the bike from me. Can I be held liable … Read more »

Lender has 10 years to collect debt

July 2, 2015 10:11 pm

Dear PAO, I extended a loan to my neighbor to be paid within a year. This is evidenced by a written agreement between the two of us. Before the one year period ended, I went abroad and returned after three … Read more »

Usurpation of authority a criminal act

July 1, 2015 10:53 pm

Dear PAO, I am a businessman operating a boutique in a commercial strip. Similar establishments in the area reported a man who identifies himself as an inspector officer of the fire department of our city and often inspects the establishments … Read more »

Unjust dismissal entitled to benefits

June 30, 2015 9:35 pm

Dear PAO, My former employer fired me capriciously and without any reason despite the fact that I am a regular employee. Luckily, I quickly got another job so I did not bother to file a complaint. Recently, my former employer … Read more »

Homeowners have right to repel aggressors

June 29, 2015 10:03 pm

Dear PAO, My neighbor and I had an argument three months ago. We had been in bad terms since then. One day, he tried to enter my property and force his way in. Luckily, the gate was locked at that … Read more »

People found guilty of slander can go to jail

June 28, 2015 9:28 pm

Dear PAO, I am writing to seek legal advice on a case filed against me for “Slander.” It all started with my former friend who borrowed P15,000 from me. According to her, she will repay me as soon as her … Read more »

Inmates should serve minimum sentence before seeking parole

June 27, 2015 9:58 pm

Dear PAO, I am an inmate at the Correctional Institution for Women. My sentence is four years, two months and one day up to eight years and one day. I have been in prison for three years and eight months … Read more »

Landlady must prove in court valid reason to eject tenant

June 26, 2015 8:34 pm

Dear PAO, Our landlady demanded that we leave and find another apartment. According to her, my child is so noisy and is disturbing the other tenants. Before I signed the contract, the landlady asked if I had a child, and … Read more »

Agreement to use land ends upon death of one party

June 25, 2015 10:57 pm

Dear PAO, I built my restaurant in the land of my uncle some 20 years ago. He permitted me to stay there without any fee because he had no use of the land anyway. After he died last year, his … Read more »

Building permit needed to construct a house

June 24, 2015 9:59 pm

Dear PAO, I am about to build a house in our province which is being opposed by our neighbor. We have conflicts in the past and now my neighbor is threatening to sue me for violation of the Building Code … Read more »