After several postponements, the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) election will finally push through on May 14, 2018. It will take place simultaneously with the Barangay election, which was also postponed several times. While there seems to be nothing new about the Barangay election, there are some notable changes when it comes to the SK election. Age … Continue reading Some notable changes in SK elections
The Rules of Court allow the courts to dismiss a criminal case provisionally if it is with the express consent of the accused and with notice to the offended party. By provisional dismissal, it literally means that the dismissal of the case is merely temporary. Express consent of the accused For the courts to provisionally … Continue reading Provisional dismissal of a criminal case
Let us say a young lady, who had just graduated from college, applied for work in a company. When she applied, she was still single and had no plans of getting married anytime soon. Besides, she had no reason to even consider getting married since she was not in a relationship with anyone. Back then, … Continue reading Can an employer dismiss a female employee from work due to marriage?
“You’re fired!” This is the famous line of American businessman (now United States President) Donald J. Trump in the reality TV series The Apprentice. He usually pulls out and points a finger gun whenever he says it. By finger gun, it refers to the hand gesture imitating a handgun. Meaning of “You’re fired!” When an … Continue reading When is the dismissal of an employee from work legal?
Surname of a married woman Unknown to many, a married woman has no legal obligation to use the surname of her husband. This means she can continue using her maiden name and surname even after the wedding. Among the reasons for this is there is no law requiring a married woman to use the surname … Continue reading Can a married woman drop the surname of her husband and use her maiden name and surname again?
Have you ever heard of the phrase Ignorantia Legis Non Excusat? It refers to a Latin legal maxim, which literally stands for "ignorance of the law is not an excuse." Like in other countries, we also follow this maxim. In fact, it was even made part of our laws. And you will find it in Article … Continue reading Why we need to know the law
Bigamous Subsequent Marriage Our laws allow a married individual to marry again legally if the following essential requisites are present: (1) The prior spouse has been absent for four consecutive years (or two consecutive years if it falls within any of the instances when the four-year period may be reduced to two years); (2) The … Continue reading Effect of mere reappearance of the absent spouse on the subsequent marriage
Flight MH370 Remember Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370? This was the flight that mysteriously disappeared back in 2014 while on its way to China. It was then carrying 227 passengers with different nationalities and 12 members of the crew. Immediately after it disappeared, officials from Malaysia and some other countries began to search for the missing … Continue reading Judicial declaration of presumptive death of a spouse for subsequent marriage
It is not what you think It is not what you think. I did not commit Bigamy. By Bigamy, I am referring to the crime punishable with imprisonment for having a second marriage while the first still exists. For sure, I will never commit this or any other crime. Two significant events But there are … Continue reading I got married twice on July 16
When my father, Angelo “Sonny” C. Lopez, Jr., was still alive, he always talked to me about a place called Haduan. He did so whether we were speaking with each other privately at home or discussing some matters publicly on radio, both of which we loved doing together. Haduan is a place located in the … Continue reading Promise Fulfilled