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Dear PAO, I am the president of the homeowners’ association in our subdivision here in Taguig City (Metro Manila). We have a long-standing dispute with another homeowners’ association in another subdivision, which is located at the back of our subdivision. The dispute started when members of our association complained about…

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Dear PAO, My uncle was convicted for murder last year. The prosecution presented a witness who primarily claimed that he saw my uncle fleeing from the scene of the crime. Up to now, our family still believes that the witness lied and that my uncle is innocent. Can the case…

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Dear PAO, My sister filed a criminal case for serious physical injuries against one person who, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. Thereafter, trial on the merits ensued. The accused filed a motion for bail that was granted by the court. The court rendered a judgment and declared the…

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Dear PAO, My mother died before my grandmother passed away and is survived by me and two uncles, who are her brothers. Before her death, she told me that since I am her only child, she will give me everything she will inherit from her mother, or my grandmother. I…

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Dear PAO,     My employer failed to attach the required appeal bond in the proceedings before the National Labor Relations Commission. Their counsel filed a “Motion to Reduce Bond,” with an indication that they are moving for its reduction because their cause is rather meritorious than my allegations. I won…

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Dear PAO, My colleagues and I are managers of a growing restaurant that originated from Bulacan. There had been mass transfers of the middle management of the company to a known fast food chain and we are among those who kept faith in our company. Our contract provides for a…

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Dear PAO, My husband’s left eye got 40 percent blinded in the course of his employment aboard a merchant vessel. The other eye was also impaired, although the company physician said it is still curable. The company physician then issued a fit-to-work order for my husband even though he said…

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Dear PAO, My father disembarked from the vessel of his employment last Christmas Day in December 2016. He was not medically repatriated for any ailment or reasons. Come January, after the holidays, he felt excruciating pain in his left leg and he had a very hard time walking straight since…

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Dear PAO, Before my mother died, she had entrusted her rice field to her friend for the latter to manage and supervise it. When my mother died, we family members told her friend that we will be collecting the income from the rice field. She, however, refused and we consequently…

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