Legal Advice

Grounds for removing parental authority over abused child

September 21, 2014 9:04 pm

Dear PAO, Can a parent’s authority over his child be legally removed? If so, what are the grounds for it? My cousin, who is a minor child, is being abused by his father. The child’s mother is dead and since … Read more »

Provisions under flexible work schedule

September 20, 2014 9:46 pm

Dear PAO, I have been solely taking care of my three children since my husband abandoned us for another woman in 2012. I come to work late most of the time because I still need to prepare my kids before … Read more »

Foreigners should stick to purpose for which their visa is issued

September 19, 2014 11:35 pm

Can a foreigner who is only on a tourist visa be deported from the Philippines assuming he is engaged in a business? What other circumstances may cause the deportation of a foreigner? Maricel Dear Maricel, A foreigner who comes to … Read more »

Possible witnesses to execution of a last will and testament

September 18, 2014 9:29 pm

Dear PAO, Can my daughter be a witness to my mother’s execution of her last will and testament? My mother is currently in the province and it is only my husband and daughter who are taking care of her. My … Read more »

Protecting rights, interests of working children in mass media

September 15, 2014 10:44 pm

Dear PAO, Lately, I noticed the rise of popularity and exposure of children and teenagers in mass media. I believe these young people are happy with their work and their rights and interests are protected. But I am curious about … Read more »

Two options in effecting ejectment of a lessee

September 14, 2014 9:15 pm

Dear PAO, I want to know what action I can file against my lessee so I can eject them from the commercial space they leased from me. We have a renewable lease contract for three years that ended two months … Read more »

When a passport can be cancelled

September 13, 2014 9:04 pm

Dear PAO, My ex live-in partner is threatening me that she will request for the cancellation of my passport if I will refuse to give her monthly support. Will my passport be cancelled based on her request? Al Dear Al, … Read more »

Land title does not transfer ownership of an inherited piece of land

September 12, 2014 7:58 pm

Dear PAO, I have been in possession of a portion of a piece of land that I inherited from our parents. This is the share I got when my brother and I partitioned the land. To my surprise, I just … Read more »

Price to pay for lawyer who fails to attend MCLE

September 11, 2014 9:34 pm

Dear PAO, What is the importance of MCLE for lawyers? What are the consequences for a lawyer who does not attend MCLE? Maricon Dear Maricon, All lawyers are mandated to complete every three (3) years at least thirty-six (36) hours … Read more »

Giver can take back engagement ring worth more than P5,000

September 10, 2014 11:30 pm

Dear PAO, My boyfriend and I finally broke up last month after three years. Although we did not live together, I would like to know if he can take back the supposed engagement ring that he had given me. According … Read more »