4 truths about prenuptial agreements

Prenuptial agreements in the Philippines operate differently from those in other countries. These are the things that you need to know about that document that might just improve your married life: 1. Prenuptial agreements do not stop a spouse from inheriting from the other. If you happen to watch a show where the mother of … Continue reading 4 truths about prenuptial agreements

4 legal advantages to marry or perhaps not

Why do people get married? Lawyer as I am, it made me think what would be the advantages of being married and not being married, from a purely legal standpoint and simply out of curiosity. Here are some thoughts. Being married: legal advantages From a legal standpoint, here are some advantages to being married with … Continue reading 4 legal advantages to marry or perhaps not

Is DOLE’s regularization program increasing unemployment in the Philippines?

Recent news reports show that contractors have been letting go of hundreds of workers which ironically is related to the regularization program of the Department of Labor and Employment.The principal will only regularize a fraction of the number of workers deployed/assigned to it by the contractors.On the other hand, DOLE wants all of the deployed/assigned … Continue reading Is DOLE’s regularization program increasing unemployment in the Philippines?

Top 8 Reasons for Flunking the Bar Exam, and How to Avoid Them

Preparing for the bar exam requires a strategic approach that should optimize an examinee's recall of legal knowledge and ensure peak performance on the exam day. The following are the top reasons why many flunk the bar exam, with the objective of making you aware to avoid them. Know your enemy well, it is not … Continue reading Top 8 Reasons for Flunking the Bar Exam, and How to Avoid Them

The problem with a 2-year probationary period and a few solutions

A lawmaker is proposing to increase the 6-month probation to 2 years. Probationary employees would be more vulnerable, particularly those who are advanced in age. The measure will likely add to the diaspora of workers leaving for work abroad. While the measure seeks to provide more ample time to determine suitability of a probationary to … Continue reading The problem with a 2-year probationary period and a few solutions

Judicial affidavits should be required after Pre-Trial

Judical affidavits are best submitted after the Pre-Trial. It is ineffective and inefficient to require submission of judicial affidavits before Pre-Trial. During Pre-Trial, parties may enter into stipulations to limit and guide the flow of trial via the Pre-Trial Order. Thus, a judicial affidavit would be limited to the contents of the Pre-Trial Order. It … Continue reading Judicial affidavits should be required after Pre-Trial

RA 11261 First Time Jobseekers Assistance Act

Key points: All Government offices/agencies, without exception, are prohibited from collecting any fees or charges paid in connection with the application for and the granting of licenses, proofs of identification, clearances, certificates or other documents usually required in the course of employment locally or abroad.The benefit may be availed only once.The first time jobseeker is … Continue reading RA 11261 First Time Jobseekers Assistance Act