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Uncategorized June 5, 2020

The Notary and the Public

So you just concluded the signing of a property transaction. The document has been signed by the parties. Article 1358 of the Civil Code however requires that acts and contracts which have for their object the creation, transmission, modification or extinguishment of real rights over immovable or real property, sale and lease of real property […]

Uncategorized June 4, 2020

“PM is the key” no more

by: Atty. Andrea B. Juarez The Department of Trade and Industry reminds all sellers, especially online sellers to indicate the prices of items for sale.   It has been a common and accepted practice to post items for sale on online platforms without indicating the prices of items for sale. “PM is key,” is a […]

Uncategorized June 4, 2020

FAQs on HB No. 6875 “The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020”

by Atty. James A. Alminar House Bill No. 6875 “The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020”   HB No. 6875 is made in substitution of several house bills numbers: 551, 2082, 2847, 3103, 3413, and 5710.   Primary sponsors of the bill are: Representatives Narciso R. Bravo, Jr., Raul C. Tupaz, Rozzano Rufino B. Biazon, Jericho Jonas […]

Uncategorized May 25, 2020

FAQs on the “Doble Plaka” Law

by Atty. James A. Alminar On May 11, 2020, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) Chief Edgar Galvante signed the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 11235 or the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act of 2019. The law was signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterto on March 28, 2019. The law has been […]

Uncategorized May 17, 2020

Safe Spaces

As parents, our topmost priority is keeping our children safe. We want them to grow in an environment that is secure at all times. Sadly, it is only when we are abroad that my kids get to ride public transport and wander the streets at night. Much as I want them to ride the train […]

Uncategorized May 16, 2020

Real property tax bites

If you acquired real property in 2019, reality should be setting in in the coming weeks. You should note that all persons acquiring or making any improvement on real property at any time in any city or municipality has the duty to file a tax declaration declaring the true value of the property within 60 […]

Uncategorized May 16, 2020

Space Invaders

Real property is a scarce resource. Most of us strive to own a piece of the world we live in. Some are fortunate to have acquired more. There are some others, regrettably, who have taken from those who have. General principles of ownership provided in Philippine law provide that an owner has the right to […]

Uncategorized May 16, 2020

Anatomy of a Lease Agreement

A common question we encounter in the practice of law is “Is this agreement/contract legal?”, referring to a lease agreement. The follow up question is usually “Is it ok for me to sign it?”. Whether you are a lessor-landlord or a lessee-tenant, knowing the essentials of a lease agreement helps you ask the right questions […]

Uncategorized May 17, 2019

Heritage structures and the law

            Whether they’ve been to Paris or not, many people around the world mourned upon seeing the Notre Dame Cathedral in flames last month. What is it about this grand structure from that caused our collective grief? Is it the fact that it houses important arts and artifacts including Jesus’ Crown of Thorns? Is it our […]

Uncategorized May 17, 2019

To buy or lease: That is the question

            Borrowing from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, To lease or to buy: that is the question. Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous rentals, escalation and landlords, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them by buying your own property. The question on whether a […]