This law blog (attyatwork.com), is the personal blog of Atty. Fred Pamaos that contains discussions  on various legal subjects including the internet and technology, family law, labor and HR, contracts and business, money and banking, intellectual property, political and constitutional law. This blog also contains general topics that may or may not be related to the law, including entrepreneurship and work life.

To read more about Atty. Fred, click here. To send an email to Atty.Fred, click here. Got an interesting topic to discuss? Send through email (click here).


Nothing in this blog shall be attributed to Atty.Fred’s current professional connections, including the JLP-Law, where he is a Managing Partner. No legal advice is dispensed here (see Terms and Conditions). This is a discussion platform and everybody is encouraged to share ideas on the covered topics. Atty.Fred may not be able to follow threads  due to time constraints.

Why blog?

Learning is a continuous process. Tinkering with internet tools comes with the bonus of better understanding how existing laws apply to the third wave — that of technology, particularly relating to the internet. This is my field work, so to speak, to reinforce actual legal work involving the internet and technology.

This law blog enables discussion and interaction in various topics. It also enables Atty.Fred to learn coding, explore various computer/internet tools, and observe the world wide web. It’s one thing to dissect internet-related laws in court or in a formal paper; it’s another matter to experience, first hand, how technology fits into — or, more often than not, spills over — the legal structure.

Why a law blog?

The law is perceived as something alien; a set of esoteric words that confuses the people who are supposed to be governed by it. This is unfortunate, primarily because ignorance of the law excuses no one. The law permeates ALL aspects of our lives – BEFORE until AFTER we die. Hence, it’s better to get to know this legal alien a little more.

A lawyer’s function is not limited to the representation of his clients, but also includes the task of disseminating the law to the public. Each lawyer is an officer of the Court who is tasked to aid in the achievement of justice in its broadest sense. This includes the dissemination of the most basic concepts of Philippine laws  to the very people from whom the law emanates. A blog is a great medium to disseminate and discuss ideas across borders, time, color or creed.

It is my sincere hope that this law blog, also known as “blawg”, would be of help to bring the law closer to the persons/entities it governs. For those who take time to discuss various points of discussion, thank you. For those who already expressed their appreciation, thank you. Your kind words add fuel to this blog’s search for its place under the internet sun.

Brief history

In 2005,  Atty.Fred discovered blogging during an extended paternity leave. Out of the experiment in various free internet platforms came the first independent blog, attyatwork.com. This site, as well as other sites, are in a constant flux consistent with the concept of “creative destruction”. Tinkering with internet tools means never-ending changes.

In September 2010, a concerned reader noted the inaccessibility of this blog. It remained inaccessible for a few palm-itching days, so a new site was created to house the backup. The other site, fredpamaos.com, was created, although another problem soon emerged — that site lost its initial purpose when attyatwork.com came back online.

There would be too much duplication if general legal issues are discussed in that other site. This is already done here and at Philippine e-Legal Forum. So the other site would be focused on electronic commerce and the internet. While we could simply continue the law-internet discussions here, going into the finer details and trying to provide answers to endless questions may be boring and too geeky to the readers. These issues and topics could be vigorously explored at fredpamaos.com, with the convenience of jumping from one issue to another by the mere click of a link. Add the available resources of the world wide web and we have a wonderful learning tool.

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  1. Dear Fred,
    Hope this finds you well. But would you be the same cyberfriend from visitpinas.com? I can’t seem to get through anymore…have you made changes? So, you’ve changed your format.
    Anyway, please confirm if this is so. Thank you!

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  2. Hi Hill, yes, the same Fred. I already asked the tech people to check what’s wrong and it’s ok now. Thanks for bringing that up…been quite busy for the past weeks. Hope you’re doing great.

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  3. Atty.,

    Can I have your email? I needed an atty. to seek DECLARATION OF ABSOLUTE NULLITY of my MARRIAGE on the grounds on previous marriage of ,y spouse.

    Looking forward.

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    1. Hi Voltaire, thanks for dropping by. Apologies for replying to your post one year after. Better late than never. I was trying to look for your number but can’t find it.

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    1. Hi Bambit, this is not a late reply. I’m just checking if you’re still reading this blog. =) Thanks for dropping by. I saw your blog and I wasn’t sure if you (or any human being) are maintaining it because of the cardboard box humanoids.

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  4. hi Atty. , just want to seek advise. I want to claim for Maceda Law, how should I do it? Do I still have to file a case or just send the developer a claim letter? How long does it usually take to claim?

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  5. Hi Atty, Ask ko lng po sa ngayon po on process ang annulment case ko at sa kasalukuyan katatapos lng po ng huling hearing, gusto ko lang po malaman kung gaano ba katagal mag desisyon ang judge sa ganitong kaso. Sana po masagot nyo ang aking ktanungan. Salamat po.

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  6. I’m married last june 2002,after 3yrs been married i went out ouside country to work.since 2008 i dont have communication with my husband coz i found it that he have seeing an affair with other woman and found out also that he have already a kid.So i realized the marrying him is mistake i decided to file for annulment.is it grounds annulments

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  7. Hi Atty., I just wanted to ask some legal matters about my status, Im 11years abandoned & separated from my ex husband who actually abondoned me and my two kids since then, I am the one who raised and supported my children with the help of my family. As of now my ex husband is living with her girlfriend who is actually supporting him. He doesnt have a job ever since and been to 4 different rehabilitation centers.

    I just want to inquire if there are any legal ways on how I can erased him to all of my benefits (SSS, Pag-Ibig, etc.) and also is there a chance for our marriage to be annulled?

    I dont want to use his last name anymore. pls. hope you can give me legal advice on this. I dont have money to spend for an atty. because i am just earning enough for my family.

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  8. Hi!

    How true na 70% ang passing average ngayon at hindi 75? First kong na-encounter ito nung first week of January, and sabi ko baka typo lang. but then, a month after, may mga lumabas na rumors na 70% nga talaga. at may isang article na naman na lumabas, saying na 70% nga. yun nga lang, both articles are not mainstream media outlet, pero di rin naman bogus.

    Any idea on this? Thanks.

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  9. atyy fred,magkano po nba kung mag pa annul almost11 years na po ka ming hiwalay ng ex ko di ko na po alam kung nasaan siya wala n po kaming communication ano yung dpat kong gawin?

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  10. Hi Atty,

    Meron po bang law na magpoprotekta sa mga Pinoy na nakapag-asawa ng American citizen. I married a Pinoy who was a naturalized American citizen. After we got married 2007 and he went back to the U.S. he suddenly changed, phone calls became less and less and the petition that he was supposed to process for me ay hindi nya tinuloy. He started complaining about how we never see eye to eye and na hindi kame magkasundo, na ang hirap ng buhay sa America, which was for me very vauge, I did try to save our marriage and talk it over, even asked help from his family in the U.S, pero useless lang, He stopped communicating with me, and yes parang bula na lang syang nawala at hindi nagparamdam. Until last year, I found out about his extramarital affairs before and during our marriage, at meron na rin syang naanakan na Pinay din dito at nagpabinyag pa. I hope you can help me, What he did was a torture for me, even more so dahil sya ang first BF ko. Is there any law that can punish him and compel him to be liable for everything that I’ve gone through. He might be thinking that because he is an American citizen now, he is invincible to Philippine justice. Please help…thank you

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  11. i want to as about my merrAIGE If IT legal or not couse iwas 17 going to 18 that i got merraid that the month of dec and thin i got my merraige contract in the month of january …. atty..i wait ur answer..and thin i want to as also if it regestered also in N.S.O tnkz………. ruthcel

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  13. Hi dar_chin, this is an “about” page, a brief discussion about this site and the author. Comments/questions that should be properly in other posts were removed from this post. Hope to see you participate in the discussions. Thanks.

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