Legal Advice

The obligations of a guarantor

October 6, 2015 11:53 pm

Dear PAO, My mother signed as a co-maker in a loan. Can she be immediately made to pay by the creditor in case the debtor should fail to pay? AT Dear AT, The extent of the liability of your mother … Read more »

No middle name for illegitimate children

October 5, 2015 10:02 pm

Dear PAO, I am an illegitimate child. I am using the surname of my mother, and have no middle name in my birth certificate. I am applying for work abroad, and I was advised by my recruitment agency to put … Read more »

Pinay can remarry only after RTC recognizes her foreign divorce

October 4, 2015 7:50 pm

Dear PAO, I married Sasaki in Japan on June 14, 2010. Our relationship turned sour because my husband displayed unbearable attitude and constantly abused me. These caused our disagreements. In the year 2013, Sasaki divorced me and married another girl. … Read more »

Convicts can apply for probation

October 3, 2015 10:05 pm

Dear PAO, I am the complainant in a robbery case committed in my warehouse. Will the accused be imprisoned in case I refuse to make any settlement with him, and proceed with the trial? I heard that there is a … Read more »

Criminal complaint for physical abuse has five-year prescription

October 3, 2015 3:20 am

Dear PAO, Can I still file a complaint under Republic Act 9262 for physical abuse that happened in 2012, or almost three years ago? Mimie Dear Mimie, One of the acts punishable under Republic Act (RA) 9262, or the “Anti-Violence … Read more »

6 years jail term for those who falsify documents

October 1, 2015 11:05 pm

Dear PAO, My sister bought a property, then she let our older brother stay there because she is working abroad. Our brother is the one who is paying the taxes for the property. In 2013, we found out that he … Read more »

Who succeeds to estate of deceased if illegitimate kid fails to prove filiation?

September 30, 2015 11:13 pm

Dear PAO, I am an illegitimate child from an adulterous relationship. My biological father is not the one who signed my birth certificate, but he recognized me and supported me financially throughout my education and basic needs. He is now … Read more »

Legal spouse has priority over illegitimate child

September 29, 2015 11:45 pm

Dear Benjie, There are many considerations which should be taken into account when discussing the support to be given to an illegitimate child. To begin with, the Family Code or any law is silent about the amount that should be … Read more »

Six grounds for annulment of marriage

September 28, 2015 11:08 pm

Dear PAO, I am a mother of three children. My husband left us, and we have been separated for 15 years now. He has not given enough support for our children. For the most part, he will just give when … Read more »

Remedy for erroneous entries

September 27, 2015 10:07 pm

Dear PAO, My wife was born in 1950. Before we got married, she applied for the issuance of a copy of her birth certificate from the Local Civil Registry in the municipality where she was born, and obtained a birth … Read more »