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FAQs on Search Warrants

When a policeman knocks on your door and wants to search your house, will you let him in? If you are standing in a street, can a policeman just search through your belongings? The answer is no, unless he is armed with a search warrant.   No less than Art. III, Section 2 of the […]

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The Philippines’ Nationwide Smoking Ban under Executive Order No. 26: Separating Fact from Fiction

The “action-packed” presidential issuance from President Rodrigo Duterte, signed on 16 May 2017, Executive Order No. 26 (EO 26), otherwise known as the Nationwide Smoking Ban, takes effect sixty (60) days from its publication in a newspaper of general circulation. Thus, the smoking ban will be enforced throughout the Philippines beginning 23 July 2017.  As […]

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Are you a Consumer? Then Read This: CHANGE IS COMING!

Yes, that is right. All consumers must be given the exact change by business establishments. The newly passed Republic Act No. 10909 mandate this in very clear terms. The law prohibits business establishments from giving insufficient or no change to consumers, and provides penalties ranging from Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) or three percent of the […]

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Are You a Distracted Driver?

The crime of “Distracted Driving” is a new legal term. Punished under Republic Act No. 10913, which lapsed into law during the latter part of August 2016, a person caught running a vehicle with one hand, while operating any electronic communications equipment such as a mobile phone, two-way radio, tablet, hand-held computer, video player, gaming […]

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