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A married businessman and an unmarried local actress lived together without the benefit of marriage. From their union, two children were born. After some time, the couple began to argue about the actress resuming her career and things went downhill from there. The couple parted ways but agreed that while…

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A child born within a bigamous marriage is considered the legitimate child of the first marriage. A newlywed couple had a son. Unfortunately, just two years after they got married, the husband sought the annulment of his marriage on the ground of bigamy: his wife was previously married and had…

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Dear PAO, Please enlighten me on citizenship. My father is a Taiwanese but his parents came from mainland China. My mother is a Filipina, whose parents were naturalized here in the Philippines. I was born here in the Philippines. Is it possible that I am a Chinese citizen? Am I…

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The victim, a little girl of five, and the accused, a seventeen-year-old boy, were neighbors. The accused frequently passed her house to access the public road and often visited, since he was friends with the victim’s father. The victim was friendly with the accused and even called him “kuya.” One…

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Aboy and a girl in their college days met at a Filipino-Chinese mixer. Within three months they fell in love and eloped to Cebu. Initially, the boy was hesitant about eloping because he had no job and was worried about how he could support themselves, but after much convincing from…

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Dear PAO, My mother passed away several years ago. My father is still alive. I have six siblings, and three of them want to sell a conjugal property of our parents. Is the sale against the law considering that the rest of the members of the family do not wish…