SC: “Happy Jail Law” may also be applied retroactively

Republic Act 10592, an act amending certain provisions of the Revised Penal Code (Act No. 3815 ), increased the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) given to prisoners. The following are the highlights of the said law: It expanded the time of application of the good conduct time allowance for prisoners. It increased the number of […]

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Know the effects of repealing the penal statutes

The repeal of penal statutes may be expressed or implied. Example of repeal by implication is through codification as cited in the case of People vs Binuya. The effects thereof are the following: 1. If the repeal is absolute, the accused should be acquitted. Exception: The repealing law contains a saving clause to the effect […]

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Why you deserve a break from school and work?

Summer days are up so going over beach trips and getaways are very much on hype these days. But for a working law student like me, summer break actually means more time to review notes and catch up with the unread books and cases during the school season. It is also the best time for […]

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When shall laws in the Philippines take effect?

CIVIL CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES ART.2 Laws shall take effect after fifteen (15) days following the completion of their publication either in the Official Gazette, or in a newspaper of general circulation in the Philippines, unless it is otherwise provided. (As amended by E.O 200) Notes: General Rule: Laws in the Philippines take effect after […]

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Personal Finance- Guide on how to manage your finances though with a low income

How you maximize or streamline your finances may depend on your income and, at times, savings. Apparently, most people let their salary control their quality of living. This then include from the type of things that they buy, the moments they choose to enjoy and the quality of food that they eat, preferring only those […]

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Why you deserve a break from school and work?

Summer days are up so going over beach trips and getaways are very much on hype these days. But for a working law student like me, summer break actually means more time to review notes and catch up with the unread books and cases during the school season. It is also the best time for […]

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5 Hacks of Studying and Working at the Same Time

I am a full-time analyst in a corporate industry and full-time law student in a Philippine law school. Definitely, juggling work and law studies is not the most recommended thing to do. However, for individuals like me, who self-support her studies and send her younger sibling to college, taking the full- time-student-only route is not […]

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Here is why you should not think that you are not enough!

Do note that love is beautifully terrifying. You may get wrecked at first, but that pain will make you grow. You may have questioned your worth the moment you were disposed, but eventually, you will understand why that part of your past had to leave. Perhaps, you were not just meant to be or whatever […]

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