A “wiki” – which is derived from the Hawaiian word “fast” – is a collaborative website that allows anyone who has access to contribute or modify content. The Wiki Law Project (Philippines) is intended to be driven by its members, principally the members of phBar.org (Bar Exams Forum). This project should contain helpful information about Philippine laws and legal system — always subject, of course, to the disclaimers.
The Wiki Law Project (Philippines) was a component of phBar.org (Bar Exams Forum). It’s a pilot project to test the possibility of a collaborative database on Philippine laws and legal system. There are a number of helpful legal resources online, a fact which makes the work on this project less difficult. The challenge is to sift through these legal information and create a reader-friendly database.
This site has just started and is far from complete, although you could now read some entries (these are “seeds,” and these articles are supposed to grow as more members include revisions), probably starting with the Writ of Amparo or the Bouncing Checks Law. This may take a while because this project is supported entirely by volunteers and there are still so many unresolved issues. For instance, should everyone be allowed to create an account? If that is so, how to maintain a certain degree of integrity? Is it really feasible? No one knows for sure and the best way to find out is to try the project. (If you have any comments or suggestions to make it work or to make it better, please let us know thru the comment section below).