2014 (Civil Law) Bar Exam Questions: Question 20

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XX.

Mabuhay Elementary School organized a field trip for its Grade VI students in Fort Santiago, Manila Zoo, and Star City. To be able to join, the parents of the students had to sign a piece of paper that reads as follows:

“I allow my child (name of student), Grade – Section, to join the school’s field trip on February 14, 2014.

I will not file any claim against the school, administrator or teacher in case something happens to my child during the trip.”

Joey, a 7-year-old student of Mabuhay Elementary School was bitten by a snake while the group was touring Manila Zoo. The parents of Joey sued the school for damages. The school, as a defense, presented the waiver signed by Joey’s parents.

Was there a valid waiver of right to sue the school? Why? (4%)

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