Category Archives: Legal Misc

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

Suing the Pedestrian Who Caused the Accident

In a recent news item, a “man who had pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter stemming from a crash near Tampa, Fla., on Christmas Day 2007 now denies causing the crash that killed three of the four people in the vehicle he hit.” Here’s the interesting part — he sued the estate of the other vehicle’s driver, one of those who died in the crash, for allegedly causing the crash by “abruptly changing lanes”. [Florida Man Guilty of DUI Manslaughter Sues Victim] Continue reading