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One evening at around 8 p.m., a man was in his car, talking on his cellphone, when two men approached his car with the intent of robbing him. When the man on his cellphone stepped out of the car, he was stabbed by one of the two men several times.…

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Dear PAO, Is it lawful for the employers to compel their employees to render overtime work? Jamaica Dear Jamaica, Article 83 of the Labor Code of the Philippines provides that the normal hours of work or any employee shall not exceed eight (8) hours a day. As a rule, the…

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Dear PAO, I frequently read your articles and I noticed that the common reason of the letter senders in seeking to have their marriage be declared null and void is psychological incapacity. I am just wondering if this is the only basis or are there other grounds in order to…

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Since time immemorial, a prominent beer manufacturing corporation has monopolized the market for beer drinkers in the Philippines. In the early 1980’s, however, a new corporation emerged and began manufacturing beer products as well. In 1988, the more established corporation (Corporation 1) filed a compliant against the new corporation (Corporation…

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A milk business was established in 1933 in Novaliches, Rizal. Using the name “Selecta” as its trade name and trademark, milk products were distributed in different residences, restaurants, and offices. Thru the years, the business eventually expanded to include ice cream as well as sandwiches, other food products, and bakery…

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Maternity leave equivalent to 60-day salary PERSIDA ACOSTA Dear PAO, How long is the maternity leave of female employees in the private sector? Are the SSS contributions of employees who are on maternity leave still being paid during their leave? JC Dear JC, Maternity leave is an additional leave…

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Since time immemorial, a prominent beer manufacturing corporation has monopolized the market for beer drinkers in the Philippines. In the early 1980’s, however, a new corporation emerged and began manufacturing beer products as well. In 1988, the more established corporation (Corporation 1) filed a compliant against the new corporation (Corporation…

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Dear PAO, May an employer lawfully make deductions from the employee’s wage for cash bonds? RS Dear RS, Article 97 of the Labor Code of the Philippines defines wage as the remuneration or earnings, however designated, capable of being expressed in terms of money, whether fixed or ascertained on a…

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Dear PAO, My husband was born in the Philippines but his parents were both Chinese. He was given Filipino citizenship through administrative naturalization in 2012. He had a misunderstanding with one of our neighbors and the latter threatened us that he will have my husband’s naturalization revoked. Is this possible?…

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