When can the President suspend the privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus?

While delivering a speech in one event in Davao City some days ago, President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus. This is, he warned, if the state of lawlessness, particularly the problem on illegal drugs, continues in the country. Writ of Habeas Corpus The court in general … Continue reading When can the President suspend the privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus?

Which Presidential appointments require CA confirmation?

Four groups of officers whom the President shall appoint There are four groups of officers whom the President shall appoint. These are the following: First, the heads of the executive departments, ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, officers of the armed forces from the rank of colonel or naval captain, and other officers whose appointments … Continue reading Which Presidential appointments require CA confirmation?

When can the President declare martial law?

Although quick to add it was not feasible, President Rodrigo Duterte admitted days before his 100th day in office that there were times when he was tempted to declare martial law due to our country's problem on illegal drugs. He made such admission while delivering a speech during his visit to the Jewish Association of … Continue reading When can the President declare martial law?

Are we exempted from criminal liability if we are over 70?

Back in August 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte said he can not be jailed because he is over 70 years old. Based on the article titled, “Rody to critics: I’m over 70, I can’t be jailed,” he made such controversial statement while delivering a speech during his visit to the 3rd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army … Continue reading Are we exempted from criminal liability if we are over 70?

Negative paraffin test not conclusive

Let us say you were accused of committing the crime of murder for shooting someone to death. Despite the glaring pieces of evidence pointing to your guilt, you still claimed you are innocent of such crime. In your desire to get an acquittal, you raised the defense that you never fired a gun at the … Continue reading Negative paraffin test not conclusive

What you need to know when buying a piece of land from an agent

When buying a piece of land, it is more prudent to transact directly with the owner. Why? Because you will be sure you are dealing with the right person, which is essential in every transaction. But it may happen that the owner is either unavailable or unwilling to transact directly with you. In such case, … Continue reading What you need to know when buying a piece of land from an agent

When exactly do you become the owner of the land you bought?

Let us say you saw a nice piece of land for sale and you liked it right away. You like it so much in that you even made a promise to yourself that you will buy it as soon as you find its owner. In order to fulfill such promise, you immediately searched for and … Continue reading When exactly do you become the owner of the land you bought?

Is the mere inclusion as a shareholder in the General Information Sheet (GIS) of a corporation sufficient to prove that one is a shareholder?

I once spoke with someone who claims to be a shareholder of a certain corporation. To prove it to me, he presented a GIS that was submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission in which he was named as a shareholder. But to be sure that he is really a shareholder, I asked him to … Continue reading Is the mere inclusion as a shareholder in the General Information Sheet (GIS) of a corporation sufficient to prove that one is a shareholder?

On assignment of lease and sublease of things

Before entering into a contract of lease of things with anyone, you need to consider some important rules. Among them are the rules on assignment of lease and sublease of things. But to have a clear grasp of these rules, you need to know first what a contract of lease of things is and who … Continue reading On assignment of lease and sublease of things

Who can issue a BPO?

By now, I assume you are already aware of the term BPO. But for those who are still unaware of it, BPO literally stands for “Barangay Protection Order.” In particular, a BPO refers to the protection order issued by the barangay, ordering the perpetrator to desist from committing certain acts of violence against the family … Continue reading Who can issue a BPO?