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.

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Nothing in this blog shall be attributed to professional connections that I have (past, current or future). 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. I may not be able to follow threads  due to time constraints, which means I may not be able to address each and every point raised.

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 me 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.

Learning is a wonderful thing. We can agree to disagree, maintaining respect. Learning can be done outside the confines of a classroom and the traditional notion of education. No one has a monopoly of ideas and knowledge.  The informal nature of a blog should give each participant a wide latitude in discussing issues and presenting his/her point of view.

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.


  1. Hello po…kailangan ko po ng advice. gulong gulo n po ako. my utang po kc ako ngaun sa aeon and home credit…nung kumuha po ako ng item my work pa po ako.kaya lang ngaun po wala na ako work dahil tinangal ako sa work kc po buntis ako. nkikiusap ako sa aeon at homecredit na bgyan po ako ng time to pay. kaso tinatakot nila ako na pag di ako ngbayad i block nila ako sa nbi at sa lahat ng companies. ang sabi ko po kung gagawin nila un lalu ako di makakbayad kc di ako makakpagwork. ng advice din ako na wag tawagan ung ex husband ko n nilagay ko as reference kc nung last time na tinawagan nila pinuntahan ako ng ex ko sa bahay at binugbog. ang sabi po ng aeon “Ma’am wala kmi pakielam kung mabugbug ka ng ex husband mo, kung binayadan mo utang mo wala tau problema” minsan nakakaoffend kc sinasabihan nila ako na wala sila pakielam khit buntis ako at khit mahospital pa ako bsta bayadan ko utang ko. nkikiusap ako kc buntis ako bgyan ako ng time. sobrang natatakot po ako ngaun. sinabihan din nila ako na mkukulong daw ako. ano po ba dapat ko gawin? salamat po sana my makapansin sa message ko. maraming salamat po.

  2. Hello po sir. I have a question regarding business permit in tiangge. Last year it is the organizer who paid for it, but now the new organizer making us paid for the permit. Wla naman po nkalagay sa contract

  3. How about if separated for 15 yrs and I decided to buy properties in the Philippines. My ex-husband still have rights to what I own?

    What should I do if I wanted to buy properties without worrying that one day he will show up and claiming it?

  4. hello po atty ask lng ako ng advise meron po akong utang sa bank thru salary deduction tpos ako po ay nag leave at nag abroad dahil ako ay nag asawa, ngyon po may nag message sa kin nun una n tlaga bank napakiusapan ko n magbibigay ako monthly, tpos may nag messgae ulit sa akin after 2 weeks ibang taga bank daw sya legal dept n daw nag ask n bayaran ko daw 100k muna kasi 200k yun utang ko lumobo na, binigyan ako ng 4 days lang kundi mag file n daw ng caase,, di ko po alam gagawin ko … pls pasagot po maraming salamat po..

  5. Hello atty. SINO po ba pwede kong lapitan ko para ma null and void Yong marriage Ko? Kasi po second wife lang pala ako gusto kong burahin yong marriage contract list namin sa NSO. Bale nong nagwork pa ako sa manila lumapit po ako sa PAO inaasikaso naman nila ang kaso ko kaso need kong umuwi ng probinsya sa kadahilanang di napo ako pweding magtrabaho dahil nagkasakit po ako at wala rin po akong matirhan sa manila kaya ngayon diko po alam ano gagawin Ko. Sanay matulungan niyo po ako sa aking problema maraming salamat po.

  6. Gud pm po kase ho magrerenew ako ng passport change status narin kaso ho yung certificate marriage koNSO mali ang birthplace kumuha po ako ng joint affidavit incase na ma question yung birthplace ko na imbis na VICTORIA LAGUNA
    PILA LAGUNA ang nakalagay pero yung birthcertificate ko tama hi sya
    VICTORIA LAGUNA pano ho ang gagawin ko sana matulungan nyo ako

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