The judge shouts at me.The man on Mount Olympusthunders like a god. Copyright Dennis Cortes 2021
The Law and the Promise
Galatians chapter 3, verses 15 to 29. To give a human example, brothers: even with a man-made covenant, no one annuls it or adds to it once it has been ratified. Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring. It does not say, “And to offsprings,” referring to many, but referring to…
The Disgraceful Lawyer
How disgraceful is the lawyer whose dying breath passes while at court, at an advanced age, pleading for unknown litigants and still seeking the approval of ignorant spectators. – Seneca, ON THE BREVITY OF LIFE
Security Guards on Floating Status
In the recent case of Exocet Security and Allied Services Corp. and/or Ma. Teresa Marcelo vs. Armando D. Serrano (G.R. No. 198538, September 29, 2014) the Supreme Court clarified some of the rules concerning security guards on floating status. I have taken the liberty of summarising these rules, but I have more or less followed…
Time Cards and Dismissal
Can an employee be dismissed if he punches in not only his time card but also the time cards of his co-employees? The answer to this question may be found in the case of SAN MIGUEL CORPORATION vs. THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS COMMISSION, PEDRO B. DELEN, FELIPE P. MERCADO, ROGELIO Z. MISOLAS, HENRY S. LOGAN…
USLS & UNOR 2009 Bar Passers
Congratulations to the new lawyers from USLS and UNO-R! From USLS (thanks to Atty. Ralph Sarmiento for the info): 1. CRISTALES, Inban Q. 2. DEPASUCAT, Hope Marey B. 3. ENRILE, Christy Irene D. 4. GENTUGAYA, Norman Vincent O. 5. GUANZON, Kathlyn Joy M. 6. JAVELLANA, Gerardo B. 7. KATALBAS, Jubert P. 8. LIM, Elnathan C.…
Labor Law: Cashiers Beware!
The case EATS-CETERA FOOD SERVICES OUTLET and/or SERAFIN RAMIREZ, versus MYRNA B. LETRAN and MARY GRACE ESPADERO, (G.R. No. 179507, October 2, 2009) involves a cashier whose time card was punched in by someone else. She failed to report this incident to her supervisor, for which reason she was eventually dismissed. One wonders whether such…
Labor Law – Loss of Trust and Confidence
The Supreme Court had the opportunity of reiterating some well-known guidelines pertaining to dismissal due to loss of trust and confidence in the very recent case of M+W ZANDER PHILIPPINES, INC. and ROLF WILTSCHEK, versus TRINIDAD M. ENRIQUEZ, (G.R. No. 169173) promulgated just last week, i.e., June 5, 2009. You can read the facts of…
House Resolution 1109
Atty. Fred Pamaos has posted the full text of House Resolution 1109 (re: Constitutional Amendment or Revision) at Philippine e-Legal Forum. Here’s the bottomline: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS BE CONVENED FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO, OR REVISION OF THE CONSTITUTION UPON A VOTE OF THREE-FOURTHS OF ALL…
What is Christian Lawyering?
The Believer’s Guide to Legal Issues: What is Christian Lawyering? Radio Interview.