Understanding years, months, days or nights provided by laws

Civil Code of the Philippines (Art 13) When the laws speak of years, months or nights, it shall be understood that years are of three hundred sixty-five days each; months, of thirdy days; days, of twenty-four hours; and nights, from sunset to sunrise. If months are designated by their name, they shall be computed by […]

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What is the “Doctrine of Stare Decises” and “Ratio decidendi?”

Doctrine of Stare Decises is also known as the Doctrine of Precedents. It is a legal principle which sets that “judicial decisions applying or interpreting the laws or the Constitution shall form part of the legal system of the Philippines.” (Art.8, Civil Code of the Philippines) In Investopedia, Doctrine of Stare Decises is defined as […]

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Can rights be waived?

Civil Code of the Philippines Art.6. Rights may be waived, unless the waiver is contrary to LAW, PUBLIC ORDER, PUBLIC POLICY, MORALS, or GOOD CUSTOMS or PREJUDICIAL TO A THIRD PERSON with a right recognized by law. Notes: General Rule: Rights may be waived Exception: contrary to LP- PuMoGoP Law Public Order Public Policy Morals […]

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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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To my father who is gone but never left me in my law school journey

When I told you about my plans after earning my bachelor degree –that I have to find a job and thereafter enroll for a higher education, you were very supportive. Although, understandably, you had some hesitations regarding the realizations of my goals, you neither said any words that would discourage me to pursue with I […]

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Money Saving Tips that Every Working Student Should Take Note of

Nelson Mandela once said, “Young people must take it upon themselves to ensure that they receive the highest education possible so that they can represent us well in future as future leaders.” The said quote from Mandela is very promising. However, as much as we seek to achieve the highest educational attainment possible, our financial […]

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BAR EXAMINATIONS for TAXATION LAW 2014-2017

2017 BAR EXAMINATIONS TAXATION LAW November 12, 2017 2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. INSTRUCTIONS 1. This Questionnaire contains ten (10) pages. Check and make sure that your Questionnaire has the correct number of pages. You may write on your Questionnaire as you answer the questions. Read each question very carefully and write your answers in […]

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BAR EXAMINATIONS MERCANTILE LAW 2014-2017

2017 BAR EXAMINATIONS MERCANTILE LAW November 19, 2017 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 N.N. INSTRUCTIONS 1. This Questionnaire contains eleven (11) pages. Check and make sure that your Questionnaire has the correct number of pages. You may write on your Questionnaire as you answer the questions. Read each question very carefully and write your answers in […]

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BAR EXAMINATIONS labor law 2014-2017

November 5, 2017 2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. INSTRUCTIONS 1. This Questionnaire contains nine (9) pages. Check and make sure that your Questionnaire has the correct number of pages. You may write on your Questionnaire as you answer the questions. Read each question very carefully and write your answers in your Bar Examination Notebook in […]

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