Legal Advice

Knowingly failing to return others’ property a crime

October 31, 2014 9:47 pm

Dear PAO, I forgot my gadget at a canteen just outside our office building. One week later, I saw a waiter while he was apparently on a break holding a gadget that I know was the one that I forgot … Read more »

Citing a debtor for indirect contempt goes beyond non-payment of debt

October 30, 2014 9:21 pm

Dear PAO, A case for non-payment of loan was filed against my father. He never bothered me about it because, for him, it was his personal obligation to settle. I was just surprised when he told me that there was … Read more »

Instances when power of attorney can’t be revoked

October 28, 2014 10:32 pm

Dear PAO, I have a house and lot in Palawan that I will lease to a newly-wed couple for a period of two years. I don’t have time to personally attend to it so I am thinking of authorizing my … Read more »

Filing an adultery case involves legal intricacies

October 27, 2014 11:35 pm

Dear PAO, I am a public school teacher and I want to know how I can file a case for adultery against my wife. I hope you can help me. Mr. X Dear Mr. X, The Revised Penal Code defines … Read more »

Verbal abuse not a ground for annulment of marriage

October 26, 2014 11:21 pm

Dear PAO, I was married last 2004 but since 2008, my husband and I have not been living together. He has now a new family; hence, I want to file for annulment. They said that annulment is only for people … Read more »

Requirements for marrying a foreigner in the Philippines

October 25, 2014 9:35 pm

Dear PAO, What are the requirements before my Australian boyfriend and I could get married here in the Philippines? Is it possible for us to get married in a place that is different from the city where our marriage license … Read more »

Prescription of lender’s right to collect from debtor varies

October 24, 2014 11:12 pm

Dear PAO, My brother-in-law borrowed P80,000.00 from me in January 2006. We agreed that he will return the money without interest after two months or on March 30, 2006. Unfortunately, he has not paid his indebtedness to me up to … Read more »

Victims of violence can opt for three protection orders

October 23, 2014 10:48 pm

Dear PAO, My son-in-law has been repeatedly abusing my daughter physically and psychologically. My daughter already filed a complaint for violation of Republic Act 9262 against her husband before the Prosecutor’s Office. She was already issued a barangay (village) protection … Read more »

Forcing women to stay single on the job illegal

October 23, 2014 12:42 am

Dear PAO, I’m wondering if my employer can legally require me to hold off my plans to get married based on an alleged provision in my employment contract requiring me to remain single as long as I am employed in … Read more »

Joint wills prohibited by law

October 21, 2014 8:02 pm

Dear PAO, My wife and I are already of old age and in preparation for our eventual demise, we deem it proper to address this inevitable event by preparing our last will and testament. Because of this, my wife and … Read more »