What if I’m Richer than My Future Spouse?

DSLaw Family Law Series WHAT IF I'M RICHER THAN MY FUTURE SPOUSE? [Understanding the Different Types of Property Regime under the Family Code of the Philippines] For couples, once the engagement ring comes into the scene, there are countless things to prepare. They canvass the number of guests, the reception, the caterer, and other details…

Why Does the State Intervene in Family Cases?

DSLaw Family Law Series WHY DOES THE STATE INTERVENE IN FAMILY CASES? [Understanding the Importance of Family and Marriage under the Family Code of the Philippines] Did you know that there is always a third party to your marriage when you wed in the Philippines? Okay, let us explain. Of course, there is only the…

SC Announces the Release of 2019 Bar Examination Results

The results of the 2019 Bar Examinations will be posted on the Supreme Court website on April 29, 2020 after the High Court's en banc session. This is according to the Notice to the Bar Candidates issued by Deputy Clerk of Court and Bar Confidant Rosita M.R. Nacional, which was posted on the official Twitter…

What Happens to Children When Parents Break Off Their Marriage?

DSLaw Family Law Series WHAT HAPPENS TO CHILDREN WHEN PARENTS BREAK OFF THEIR MARRIAGE? [Understanding the Issues of Legitimacy, Child Custody and Support under the Family Code of the Philippines] The severance of marital ties in the Philippines does not only involve the husband and wife. A child-centered approach should also be given importance. Unfortunately,…

How Can I Break Away From a Bad Marriage?

DSLaw Family Law Series HOW CAN I BREAK AWAY FROM A BAD MARRIAGE? [Understanding Annulment, Nullity, and Legal Separation Laws and Proceedings under the Family Code of the Philippines] People marry for various reasons. Unfortunately, it isn’t for everyone or sometimes, love is not just enough reason to stay in a marriage. There are those…

What Can I Do If I Find Myself in a Violent Relationship?

DSLaw Family Law Series WHAT CAN I DO IF I FIND MYSELF IN A VIOLENT RELATIONSHIP? [Understanding the Law on Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) under Republic Act No. 9262] Republic Act No. 9262, otherwise known as the "Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004," defines and criminalizes acts of violence against…

US Prexy suspends legal immigration for 60 days

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he is halting all legal permanent immigration to the US for at least 60 days, citing a "solemn duty" to protect Americans who have lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic. "By pausing immigration, we'll help put unemployed Americans first in line for jobs as America re-opens," Trump…

BSP bats for SPV-like measure for companies affected by the pandemic

MANILA – Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno on Tuesday pitched a measure similar to the Special Purpose Vehicle (SVP) Act of 2002 to help companies hit by coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. In an online meeting with members of the House of Representatives and government officials Tuesday, Diokno said the government has extended support…

SC Issues Circular on Release of Qualified Persons Deprived of Liberty amid COVID-19 situation

The Supreme Court(SC) has issued today, 20 April 2020, OCA Circular No. 91-2020 addressed to all judges of the first and second level courts regarding the Release of Qualified Persons Deprived of Liberty. The circular was issued by the SC recognizing the continuing congestion of detention facilities, which risks the Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL)…

Gov’t won’t tolerate human rights violations

MANILA – Malacañang on Sunday assured the public that the government will not condone any human rights abuses amid the implementation of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon and some parts of Visayas and Mindanao. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque gave the assurance following concerns over the supposed human rights violations committed by some local government units…