Legal Advice

Minimum wage for regional workers

July 28, 2014 10:07 pm

Dear PAO, What is the proper minimum wage for workers in the National Capital Region (Metro Manila)? Are all workers entitled to receive the minimum wage? JCM Dear JCM, The minimum wage given to employees shall differ on the kind … Read more »

The crime of concubinage

July 27, 2014 10:18 pm

Dear PAO, My husband is working in Metro Manila and comes home with us in Davao once a month. There’s a rumor that my husband is cohabiting with another woman while he is away for work so I investigated the … Read more »

Solo parents entitled to 7 parental leaves

July 26, 2014 9:02 pm

Dear PAO, How many additional leaves are granted to solo parents? Is this rule applicable only to women who have been abandoned by the father of their children? MCL Dear MCL, Pursuant to Section 8 of Republic Act (R.A.) No. … Read more »

Under unregistered mortgage, creditor can still collect from borrower

July 25, 2014 7:40 pm

Dear PAO, Will the creditor of my father succeed in taking over our house? It was not long ago when my father obtained a loan from an ac–quaintance secured by the title of our house and lot as collateral. In … Read more »

Grounds for ejecting lessee of rented condo unit

July 24, 2014 8:43 pm

Dear PAO, I am currently renting a condominium unit in Taguig City (Metro Manila) for P8,000 a month. The contract is to expire in one year. Six months after I started occupying the unit, the owner told me to vacate … Read more »

Giving up on a condominium unit

July 23, 2014 8:48 pm

Dear PAO, I am planning to buy a condominium unit in Pasig City. I am just awaiting approval of my loan because I intend to purchase that residential unit on installment basis. Assuming that I have already signed the agreement … Read more »

Resolving criminal complaints at the barangay level

July 22, 2014 9:26 pm

Dear PAO, I am thinking of complaining against my neighbor here in Malabon City (Metro Manila) for grave threats because of the negative words he uttered to me during an event in our barangay. Where should I file a case … Read more »

Hospital’s refusal to accept patients a regulated practice

July 21, 2014 9:35 pm

Dear PAO, My friend’s daughter was rushed to the hospital because her allergies worsened to the point that she had difficulty in breathing. The nurses initially refused to accept my friend’s daughter because they could not pay a deposit of … Read more »

Husband’s share in inherited property of wife

July 20, 2014 8:25 pm

Dear PAO, I received a letter informing that my wife’s uncle who recently passed away included me and my wife in his last will where he gave us jointly, as husband and wife, a share in their land in the … Read more »

Trees planted on vacant lot belong to land owner

July 19, 2014 7:10 pm

Dear PAO, I planted mango trees in the nearby vacant area more than a decade ago. My family is the one harvesting its fruits from time to time. Now the vacant land is already surrounded by barbwire and we are … Read more »