Legal Advice

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 »

Cooks entitled to SSS benefits

July 18, 2014 10:04 pm

Dear PAO, My husband works as a cook for a well-off family. Is he entitled to receive SSS benefits? Trinity_88 Dear Trinity_88, Under Section 4 of Republic Act (RA) 10361, more commonly known as Domestic Workers Act or Batas Kasambahay, … Read more »

Labor Relations body last stop for appealing arbiters’ decisions

July 17, 2014 9:29 pm

Dear PAO, Where can we file an appeal to decisions of Labor Arbiters in labor complaints? Drew Dear Drew, Decisions of Labor Arbiters may be appealed to the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) by any or both of the parties … Read more »

Fraud ground for annulment of marriage

July 16, 2014 9:55 pm

Dear PAO, May a marriage be annulled if the consent of the bride was obtained only through the deception and fraud of the husband? Lady Dear Lady, The grounds for annulment of marriage are enumerated in Article 45 of the … Read more »