Category Archives: Legal Misc

Republic Act 10535: The Philippine Standard Time (PST) Act of 2013

[See also Filipino Time is On Time]

Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines
Metro Manila
Fifteenth Congress
Third Regular Session

Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-third day of July, two thousand twelve.

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10535

AN ACT TO SET THE PHILIPPINE STANDARD TIME (PST) IN ALL OFFICIAL SOURCES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR THE INSTALLATION, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF SYNCHRONIZED TIME DEVICES TO BE DISPLAYED IN KEY PUBLIC PLACES AND TO DECLARE THE FIRST WEEK OF EVERY YEAR AS NATIONAL TIME CONSCIOUSNESS WEEK

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The Anti-Bullying Act of 2013 Primer

The Anti-Bullying Act of 2013 (Republic Act No. 10627) is an act requiring schools to adopt policies to prevent and address all acts of bullying in their institutions. Here’s a primer of the Anti-Bullying Act of 2013: Continue reading

Anti-Bullying Act of 2013 (Republic Act 10627; full text)

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10627

AN ACT REQUIRING ALL ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS TO ADOPT POLICIES TO PREVENT AND ADDRESS THE ACTS OF BULLYING IN THEIR INSTITUTIONS

SECTION 1. Short Title. – This Act shall be known as the “Anti-Bullying Act of 2013”.

SEC. 2. Acts of Bullying. – For purposes of this Act, “bullying” shall refer to any severe or repeated use by one or more students of a written, verbal or electronic expression, or a physical act or gesture, or any combination thereof, directed at another student that has the effect of actually causing or placing the latter in reasonable fear of physical or emotional harm or damage to his property; creating a hostile environment at school for the other student; infringing on the rights of the other student at school; or materially and substantially disrupting the education process or the orderly operation of a school; such as, but not limited to, the following: Continue reading

DOTC-DTI Joint Administrative Order 1: Bill of Rights for Air Passengers

[See also Primer on the Bill of Rights for Airline Passengers]

JOINT DOTC-DTI ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 01
Series of 2012

SUBJECT: PROVIDING FOR A BILL OF RIGHTS FOR AIR PASSENGERS AND CARRIER OBLIGATIONS

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Resolution No. 17: Adopting Rules for Prepaid Electric Service

[See also Rules for Prepaid Retail Electric Service Using a Prepaid Metering Service, as Amended; A Primer on Prepaid Retail Electricity Service (PRES); Prepaid Electricity in the Philippines: Pros and Cons]

Republic of the Philippines
ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION
San Miguel Avenue, Pasig City

Resolution No. 17, Series of 2012

A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE AMENDMENTS TO THE RULES FOR PREPAID RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE USING A PREPAID METERING SYSTEM

WHEREAS, on July 13, 2009 the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) issued Resolution No. 15, Series of 2009, adopting the “Rules for Prepaid Retail Electric Service Using a Prepaid Metering System;

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Rules for Prepaid Retail Electric Service Using a Prepaid Metering Service, as Amended

[See also Resolution 17, series of 2012: A Resolution Adopting the Amendments to the Rules for Prepaid Retail Electric Service Using a Prepaid Metering Service; A Primer on Prepaid Retail Electricity Service (PRES); Prepaid Electricity in the Philippines: Pros and Cons]

Republic of the Philippines
ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION
San Miguel Avenue, Pasig City

RULES FOR PREPAID RETAIL ELECTRIC SERVICE USING A PREPAID METERING SYSTEM, AS AMENDED

Pursuant to Section 43 (h) of Republic Act No. 9136 and Section 4 (o), Rules 3 of its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR), the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) hereby adopts and promulgates the following Rules for Prepaid Retail Electric Service Using a Prepaid Metering System.

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Prepaid Electricity in the Philippines: Pros and Cons

There’s an innovation in how consumers get and pay for electricity — the prepaid retail electricity service (PRES). Interested electricity users will consume electricity in pretty much along the same line with prepaid text or cellphone service, with loads of P100, P200 and P300.

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A Primer on Prepaid Retail Electricity Service (PRES)

Prepaid electric service is now available. The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) issued a primer on prepaid electricity, but it appears to have been issued before the amendment of the Rules for Prepaid Retail Electric Service Using a Prepaid Metering Service. Let’s revise and expand the Q&A.

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The Liability of a Person who tries to Commit Suicide, Fails and Kills Someone else

Life is truly more strange than fiction. A member of the phBar community who goes by the name xyckriz brought a very interesting true story to the community’s attention: “A man believed to be suffering from a mental illness jumped off the first Mandaue-Mactan Bridge Wednesday night in an attempt to end his life. He survived the 50-feet jump, but ended up killing a fisherman instead. He landed on the fisherman who had just emerged from the sea.” (As reported in SunStar Cebu). Continue reading