Legal Advice

Unleashed dogs can be impounded

May 1, 2016 8:32 pm

Dear PAO, I recently found out that my pet dog was impounded by our city’s health department. I usually let my dog roam freely along our street in our neighborhood since he is friendly and also since the people in … Read more »

When a marriage license is not needed

April 30, 2016 10:52 pm

Dear PAO, My husband threatened to file for the nullity of our marriage. He claims that our marriage is invalid because we did not have a marriage license. I was only 18 years old at the time, he was 25 … Read more »

Labor benefits of a solo parent

April 30, 2016 1:10 am

Dear PAO, I am the middle child and I have two siblings. My elder sister has a mental disability while my younger sister is still in high school. Our father left us when we were still very young. So, I … Read more »

Violent ways of collecting debt punishable by law

April 28, 2016 8:05 pm

Dear PAO, I am indebted to a man who is in the business of lending money. I was not able to pay several monthly instalments, which rendered the whole amount I owed collectible as agreed upon. Because of this, the … Read more »

Child support estranged father’s obligation

April 27, 2016 11:52 pm

Dear PAO, I have two children from a previous relationship. Although their father recognized them, we don’t have any settlement yet regarding child support. I already asked him but he refused. I cannot support my children’s needs as my income … Read more »

PH laws on family rights binding on Filipinos abroad

April 26, 2016 11:09 pm

Dear PAO, I am a Filipino who is currently in California, and my stay here is illegal. In order to obtain a certificate of residency to legalize my stay, I decided to marry an American, and divorced my Filipina wife … Read more »

Terminating employee’s services for just causes

April 25, 2016 9:43 pm

Dear PAO,     In just a year, my employers decided to terminate my services because they learned that I am in a relationship with their 15-year-old daughter, who is eight years my junior. In fact, they had me incarcerated and … Read more »

Declaring a spouse presumptively dead

April 24, 2016 8:26 pm

Dear PAO, I married my wife some ten years ago, but just after a few months of being together, I lost my love for her. She was a prolific liar, and she often engaged in illicit relationships. I have considered … Read more »

Barangay official’s should not be suspended for more than 90 days

April 23, 2016 9:36 pm

Dear PAO,     My father is the barangay captain in one of the cities here in Metro Manila. He was charged with various administrative cases based on the same ground, and the mayor of our city decided to impose upon … Read more »

Before contract signing, lessee can ask lessor to shoulder repairs

April 22, 2016 8:58 pm

Dear PAO, I want to consult you about the apartment we are about to rent. We are being asked by the owner to cause the installation of a new ceiling since it is already dilapidated. Aside from the repair we … Read more »