Prof Te: Legal Lesson on Service of Penalty

Prof. Theodore Te: Legal lesson on service of Penalty Professor Theodore Te, who teaches Criminal Law in UP, explains the Sandiganbayan ruling convicting former First Lady Imelda Marcos of graft, under RA 3019. In Rappler’s online column “Deep Dive” Professor Te, who served as Court Administrator until recently, touched on questions such as: the effect of age on the 89…

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IMLOS Director on ASEAN-China Code of Conduct

Maritime Law expert discusses draft code of conduct between ASEAN and China In a continuing public conversation on the subject, Director of IMLOS Professor Jay Batongbacal discusses the draft code of conduct in the South China Sea that is being proposed between ASEAN and China. Recognized for his expertise in the Law of the Sea, Professor Batongbacal is oft sought…

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Rule 130 Justifies Secondary Evidence (Rules of Court)

Professor Antonio La Viña: Secondary evidence is justified by Rule 130 of the Rules of Court Legal lesson 3: Secondary evidence is justified by Rule 130 of the Rules of Court Sec. 5   "When the original document has been lost or destroyed, or cannot be produced in court, the offeror, upon proof of its execution or existence and the cause…

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Effect of Voiding Amnesty on the Rule of Law

Dean Agabin, Prof. Hilbay: Effect of voiding amnesty on the rule of law Legal lesson 2: Effect of voiding amnesty on the  rule of law and teaching of the Constitution Heavyweights in  Constitutional Law, Dean Pacifico Agabin and Professor Florin Hilbay, express alarm with the reasoning of a Makati Trial Court judge in upholding Presidential Proclamation 572. The proclamation voids…

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