SC Holds Mental Health Law Symposium
On October 26, 2018, the Ateneo Law Student Council held a symposium on the newly-enacted Republic Act No. 11036, dubbed the “Mental Health Law.” The speakers were Dr. Edgardo Juan Tolentino, Jr., a practitioner of psychiatry and a member of the Technical Working Group in the crafting of the bill and Atty. Michael Gerard Victoriano, […]
legal 11:15 AM Aug 2018
BREAKING: 7 SC Justices to Face Impeachment Complaints
On May 11, 2018, the Supreme Court, voting 8-6, ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno. In an unprecedented decision, the divided Court granted the petition for the issuance of a writ of quo...
legal 11:50 PM Sep 2017
A Look At: EO 26
Tobacco consumption is dangerous to the health of the smoker as well as to that of secondhand smokers—this is a fact enunciated by numerous scientific studies. In fact, smoking has been attributed as one...
legal 12:55 AM Mar 2016
It’s all in the blood: The stubborn prevalence of political dynasties in the Philippines
POLITICAL dynasty, a term as ubiquitous as the political families that embody it, is not an invention of modern society. It has been suggested that even before Magellan first set foot on “uncivilized territories,”...
legal 8:45 PM Feb 2016
Urgenda v. the Netherlands: Implications of a state caught in climate change
A Dutch climate change group wins the case for better climate policies.
legal 2:51 PM Feb 2015
A soaring eyesore: Torre de Manila’s construction threatens Rizal Park’s skyline
Torre de Manila, DMCI Home’s latest one-tower condominium development located in Manila City, is under heavy criticism for defacing the view of the Rizal Monument in Luneta Park.
legal 9:11 PM Jan 2015
#MRTChallenge and #BusChallenge: Do we really have to take it everyday?
A regular Filipino commuter wakes up between 4 to 5 AM everyday in order to avoid the early morning rush going to the school or office. The darker outside it is, the better. Unfortunately, all...
legal 9:40 PM Nov 2014
Revisiting the Maguindanao Massacre: Half a decade later
Five years after the gruesome tragedy, the wheels of justice are still grinding at an excruciatingly slow pace. This is partly attributable to the penchant of the defense to use dilatory tactics. It took...
legal 5:38 PM Nov 2014
DRRM Act: The law in times of disasters
It can be argued that the number of casualties and the extent of the damage brought about by such disaster could have been eliminated or, at the very least, minimized had proactive steps been...
legal 9:48 PM Aug 2014
A PLAIN OF THEIR OWN: What happens after the expiration of CARPER?
For several decades now, the plight of the Filipino farmers has reached plateaus of triumphs and valleys of failures—mostly based on the legal and socio-political fluctuations in the administration of agrarian reform. The issues...
legal 10:05 PM Aug 2014
SC upholds Marital Rape: Women’s Victory
MARRIAGE does not give the husband the right to own his wife’s body,says Justice Bienvenido Reyes in writing the first Supreme Court decision in the Philippines upholding marital rape. Such striking line speaks volume...