Tag Archives: Philippines

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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Shoot the Looters

Today’s headlines include the instruction of Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to the security escort of the relief convoy heading to Tacloban from Davao. If swarmed by looters who have attacked and ransacked other relief convoys, the standing order is to warn the looters that defensive force will be used. If the looters don’t listen, shoot the legs first. Continue reading

Starting Entrepreneurship for Overseas Filipinos & Contract Workers

The usual reason given by Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in leaving the Philippines, and enduring the separation from their families, is the greener pasture at the other side of the fence, wherever in the world that may be. We’ve previously noted that perhaps it would help OFWs to become entrepreneurs. Invest or start a business, whether in the Philippines or abroad, and create a financial buffer in case they decide to “retire” from work abroad and return to the Philippines. Someone asked how to start a business in the Philippines. We’ll put ourselves in the shoes of our OFW brothers and sisters, then ask: what would we do?

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Legalize Prostitution in the Philippines

Legalize prostitution in the Philippines! Saying that in the halls of Congress, and you have to sponsor a bill to amend existing laws related to the legal prohibition of prostitution, is like placing a huge x mark on your forehead. It’ s like political suicide, with a worse backlash suffered by the proponents of the RH Bill from certain religious communities. Continue reading

Majority Do Not Approve of Legalizing Same-Sex or Gay Marriage

We conducted an informal poll, asking readers if they support same-sex or gay marriage in the Philippines. By the time we closed it last year, 60% of the votes does NOT favor same-sex marriage. Now that the issue has again gained international attention with the campaign statement of US President Barack Obama that he favors same-sex marriage, we are reopening the poll. Continue reading

Annulment in the Philippines: Questions and Answers (Part 6)

We have time to address some questions relating to annulment in the Philippines. Let’s consolidate the questions that are newly raised for easy reference. We shall update this post to include new issues we encounter (again, please search through the other posts or the comments to check if a question related to yours was already addressed). As always, please remember that nothing should here should be taken as legal advice (for clients, please click here). Continue reading

Calls to Reimpose the Death Penalty

There are talks about the re-imposition of the death penalty because of the increased incidence of heinous crimes in the past weeks. No less than the Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) mentioned that it might help in deterring crimes. Continue reading

Republic Act No. 7659: Imposing the Death Penalty on Certain Heinous Crimes (Full Text)

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES
Metro Manila

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7659

AN ACT TO IMPOSE THE DEATH PENALTY ON CERTAIN HEINOUS CRIMES, AMENDING FOR THAT PURPOSE THE REVISED PENAL LAWS, AS AMENDED, OTHER SPECIAL PENAL LAWS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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