The Law Professor: Recognition of Divorce in the Philippines

October 30, 2009

As a general rule, a divorce obtained abroad between two Filipino citizens is not valid or recognized in the Philippines. This is due to Article 15 of the Civil Code of the Philippines, which states that “laws relating to family rights and duties, or to the status, condition and legal capacity of persons are binding […]


COMELEC dismisses petition vs. Erap candidacy

October 30, 2009

The Commission on Elections has dismissed the petition for disqualification filed by lawyer Oliver Lozano against former President Joseph Estrada. The Lozano petition sought to disqualify Estrada from joining the 2010 presidential elections due to Section 4, Article VII of the 1987 Constitution. In dismissing the petition, the COMELEC noted that there is nothing to oppose […]


Legal Q&A: In order for a retrenchment scheme to be valid, what elements must be present or concur?

October 19, 2009

In order for a retrenchment scheme to be valid, all of the following elements under Article 283 of the Labor Code must concur or be present, to wit: (1)        That retrenchment is reasonably necessary and likely to prevent business losses which, if already incurred, are not merely de minimis, but substantial, serious, actual and real, or if only expected, […]


Law Spotlight: Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995 (R.A. 7877)

October 13, 2009

Today we are featuring on our law spotlight the Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995 (R.A. 7877). You can read a copy of the law in our Criminal Laws Page or you can visit our Anti-Sexual Harassment Page to get answers to Frequently Asked Questions and read decided cases on Sexual Harassment.         (2)Against one whose education, training, apprenticeship or […]