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The difference between existing adoption laws and RA 11222 – The Simulated Birth Rectification Act

The differences between the existing adoption laws and RA 11222 or the Simulated Birth Rectification Act were clarified by DSWD in a recent consultation dialogue. Existing adoption laws under the Domestic Adoption Act (RA 8552) and RA 9523 (An Act Requiring Certification of the DSWD to Declare A Child Legally Available for Adoption as Prerequisite for  Adoption Proceedings) involve a socio-legal process and the finalization…

PMA Hazing Video: Hazing at the Philippine Military Academy

(WARNING: Viewer discretion advised.) Philippine Military Academy has verified that the viral video of the hazing inside PMA premises is authentic. Reposting the video showing plebes in the Philippine Military Academy barracks being beaten up by PMA cadets. On September 18, 2019, PMA freshman Darwin Dormitorio died due to hazing. PMA hazing video Related Stories:5 Philippine Military Academy cadets detained over hazing captured in viral…

Justice Diosdado Peralta is the new Chief Justice

Justice Diosdado Peralta has been appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as the new Chief Justice today, October 23, 2019.  This was reported in a press briefing conducted by the High Court.  He was picked by the president over other hopefuls Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe and Justice Andres Reyes Jr.  Justice Diosdado Peralta is the most senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court who will serve until…

Lee Seung Gi’s Kimbap in Manila: Who Ate It?

Who ate the rest of Lee Seung Gi’s Kimbap in Manila? So ask the Airens on Twitter. In the recently concluded Fan Meeting of Hallyu Star Lee Seung Gi, entitled “Vagabond Voyage In Manila” last October 12, 2019, my sister got lucky to win the Korean Rice Roll (Kimbap) that Lee Seung Gi made live in the course of the fan meeting. I have read…

Fan Account: Lee Seung Gi’s Vagabond Voyage in Manila

This first-hand account of the Luckiest Fan who tasted Lee Seung Gi’s Kimbap in Manila proves that dreams do come true. With Lee Seung Gi, it does! By: Rose Hyacinth, AirenPh October 15, 2019, 3 AM Since 2009, I have been a fan of Lee Seung Gi from his 2 days 1 Night days. I couldn’t help but admire this person who has such great…

The Discriminatory Acts under the Proposed SOGIE Bill

The Discriminatory Acts under the Proposed SOGIE Bill under Senate Bill 159 filed by Senator Riza Hontiveros last July 2, 2019, are laid down in Section 5 thereof. Under Section 5 of Senate Bill 159, the following discriminatory acts shall be unlawful: Promoting and encouraging stigma on the basis of SOGIE in the media, in educational textbooks, and other medium. Inciting violence and sexual abuse…

Republic Act No. 11053 – The Anti-Hazing Act of 2018

Republic Act No. 11053 – The Anti-Hazing Act of 2018, is otherwise known as An Act Prohibiting Hazing and Regulating Other Forms of Initiation Rites of Fraternities, Sororities, and Other Organizations, and Providing Penalties for Violations Thereof, Amending for the Purpose Republic Act No. 8049, Entitled “An Act Regulating Hazing and Other Forms of Initiation Rites in Fraternities Sororities, and Organizations and Providing Penalties.  Hazing,…

The Grounds for Absolute Divorce under Senate Bill 356

The Grounds for Absolute Divorce under Senate Bill 356 as introduced by Senator Risa Hontiveros and filed last July 11, 2019 are the following, to wit: The grounds for legal separation under Article 55 of the Family Code of the Philippines, provided that physical violence and grossly abusive conduct under Article 55(1) need not be repeated offenses to be considered as ground; The grounds for…

House Bill 3611 – No Homework Policy for Kinder to Grade 12

House Bill 3611, otherwise known as An Act Promoting the Holistic Development of Basic Education Students By Establishing a No-Homework Policy for Kinder to Grade 12 and Proscribing the Taking of Textbooks Out of the School for Kinder to Grade 6 Students in all Public and Private Schools, was finally filed before the House of Representatives Bills and Index Division last August 7, 2019.  The…

IRR for Republic Act 10592 – The Proper Procedure for Granting Good Conduct Time Allowance

What are the procedures for the grant of good conduct time allowance under Republic Act 10592?  The current mess in the implementation of the Good Conduct Time Allowance pursuant to RA 10592 reveals that there is evidently misinterpretation and laxity in the enforcement thereof.  The Grant of Good Conduct Time Allowance was an amendment to Articles 29, 94, 97, 98 and 99 of the Revised…

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