Legal Advice

Nannies, employers should be registered with SSS, PhilHealth and Pag-IBIG

August 27, 2014 11:36 pm

Dear PAO, I just gave birth to my first child. My mother-in-law found a helper for me but I am not sure how much I am supposed to pay her considering that she is a “stay-out” nanny. Do I also … Read more »

Wife can have husband’s mistress removed as insurance beneficiary

August 26, 2014 9:54 pm

Dear PAO, I recently found out that my husband made his mistress a beneficiary in his life insurance policy. I think this is wrong and totally unfair, considering that they have been enjoying our family home for the past 20 … Read more »

Use fiance’s surname in naming baby in womb but marry later

August 25, 2014 11:40 pm

Dear PAO, I am pregnant but not yet married. My parents want to use my surname for my baby since I am not yet married to the father of my child. I want to inquire if there would be hassles … Read more »

Dad’s income determines support for his illegitimate children

August 24, 2014 9:29 pm

Dear PAO, After our marriage, my husband told me that he has two illegitimate children and they are currently in the custody of their grandparents. I also learned that my husband had an agreement with the mother of his children … Read more »

Property taxes should be paid on time

August 23, 2014 11:06 pm

Dear PAO, I was informed by my parents that due to financial problems, my parents failed to pay the real property tax due for our properties.  Will there be interests to be paid if I will pay the said taxes … Read more »

Illegitimate child entitled to share from father’s inheritance

August 22, 2014 9:41 pm

Dear PAO, I have a daughter with my ex-boyfriend. My ex-boyfriend acknowledged our daughter as his child and he even signed my daughter’s birth certificate. I recently found out, however, that my ex-boyfriend already passed away and that he left … Read more »

Mandatory for companies to act on sexual harassment of employees

August 21, 2014 10:52 pm

Dear PAO, I filed a complaint against my office senior trainer for sexual harassment with the Human Relations Department of our company. About two months have passed and I still have not heard anything from my employers about my complaint, … Read more »

Impairment of right to travel

August 21, 2014 12:23 am

Dear PAO, My brother-in-law ran off with his former girlfriend, leaving my sister and their 6-month-old daughter without a single centavo. We believe that they will migrate to Singapore. My sister has been hearing rumors about my brother-in-law’s illicit affairs, … Read more »

Borrower owes lender over money debtor pays his creditor

August 19, 2014 11:08 pm

Dear PAO, My friend who is indebted to a loan shark approached me one day and asked me to help him pay his debt. He told me that the interest is piling up and if he will not pay on … Read more »

Sideswiped car: Civil liability does not end even if victim opts not to sue

August 18, 2014 11:36 pm

Dear PAO, I sideswiped a parked car inside the parking area of a mall in Quezon City while I was texting my friend whom I was supposed to meet. The owner of the car decided not to press charges against … Read more »