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Affluenza in the Philippines

Affluenza Defense: Will it work in the Philippines?

In the Revised Penal Code, particularly subsection 9 of Article 13 on Mitigating Circumstances, it is provided that the criminal liability of an offender shall be mitigated if, in […]

April 9, 2016
Notary Public Seal

Proof of Identity in Notarial Documents

On February 9, 2008, the Supreme Court issued a Resolution which amended Section 12 (a), Rule II of the 2004 Rules on Notarial Practice. Thus: Sec. 12. Component Evidence […]

March 4, 2016
The Fine Brothers and their Attempt to License React Videos

Reaction on the Fine Brothers’ “React” Trademark/Copyright

Recently, the Fine Brothers (Fine Bros., Entertainment), well-known YouTubers, announced that they are going to license “react” videos. These “react” videos capture the reactions of people on certain issues, […]

February 1, 2016
Philippine Bar Exams Innovations

Innovations I’d Like To See In The Bar Exams

We have seen the MCQ come and go. Prior to that, we have seen memorandum writing and opinion writing too in the 2011 bar exams. These innovations were supposedly […]

November 10, 2015
Question No 12 of the 2015 Bar on Political and International Law

On Question No. 12 in Political Law of the 2015 Bar Exams

I had the same thought as Atty. Riguera. In fact, when I saw this question, I immediately began typing my “violent reaction” but midway through my rant, I had […]

November 9, 2015
How to Get Philippine Passport

Requirements in order to obtain a passport under a married name

Obviously, this is for the married women out there. If you have just married and you would want to obtain a passport under your married name (if you decided to use […]

June 25, 2015
2015 Bar Exams

ALL ABOUT THE 2015 BAR EXAMS

The 2015 Bar Exams have been moved to November 2015. This will give this year’s bar candidates at least 7 months to prepare for the bar. On this dedicated […]

April 3, 2015
Status: In Law School!

The Myth of Staying Loveless During The Bar Exams

Every law student may have heard about at least one law professor telling them a story about how he or she had to break up with a boyfriend (or a girlfriend) […]

April 3, 2015
Howard at Highschool

ABA, ABOGADO NA PALA AKO!

When I finished high school, I never imagined myself becoming a lawyer. I came from a simple family. My father was a taxi driver and my mother was a waitress. […]

April 1, 2015

The Constitutionality of The Bangsamoro

Infographic from http://www.opapp.gov.ph/

November 24, 2014
Service of Summons Philippines

Revolutionizing the Service of Summons

Under Rule 14 of the Rules of Court, service of summons is to be in writing and served personally to the defendant. And by “personally” the rule means it […]

August 18, 2014
Holiday Pay

Holiday Pay Rule in the Philippines

June 14, 2014
2015 Bar Exams

Should the 2015 Bar Exams Be Moved?

Or should there be a 2015 Bar exams at all? I know it’s kind of early to tell but since a lot of universities are adjusting the start of […]

April 3, 2014
Torts Liability of Schools in the Philippines

What is the liability of the school for the tortious act of its students/employees?

Below are links to the landmark cases decided by the Supreme Court in determining the liability of a school for the tortious act committed by its employees and students. As […]

March 5, 2014
Kasunduan

Sample: KASUNDUAN (Caretaker Agreement)

K A S U N D U A N Ang kasunduang ito ay ginawa at nilagdaan ng dalawang panig ngayong ika- ______ ng __________, taong 2013, dito sa _______________________, Baguio […]

March 3, 2014
Small Claims

Small Claims Cases

February 25, 2014
Judicial Affidavit Rule

The Judicial Affidavit Rule: A brief overview

What is the Judicial Affidavit Rule? The Judicial Affidavit Rule (A.M. No. 12-8-8-SC), promulgated on September 4, 2012 and made effective on January 1, 2013, is a procedural innovation which […]

February 19, 2014

The Toughest Bar Exams in the World

The legal profession is one of the noblest in the world. It is indeed one of the pillars of the modern world. Without lawyers, we may not have a comprehensive […]

May 18, 2013

Miranda Rights in the Philippines

The Philippines was once under the colonial rule of the United States by virtue of the Commonwealth. After the Commonwealth, the Philippines was on its own but the American […]

May 13, 2013
Law Student Working at McDonald's

The Best Jobs To Have While Taking Up Law

Law school requires a hell lot of time and effort. As much as possible, once enrolled, one should devote all his or her time in studying law. But not all […]

March 30, 2013
How To Digest Cases

How To Digest Cases

Digesting cases is a must in the college of law, this is actually regardless if it is being required by your professor or not. Once cases are assigned, a […]

June 21, 2012