Imprisonment by uttering “putang-ina mo?”

We have recently observed Davao Mayor, Rudy Duterte, the strongest candidate in the upcoming May 09 election, use the expression “putang-ina (mo)” consistently as if it is part of his natural repertoire. Many people have questioned whether or not the aforementioned expression he consistently uses is immoral or even defamatory against persons. In the contemplation of… Read More Imprisonment by uttering “putang-ina mo?”

What will happen to Justice Corona’s cases?

“Mors omnia solvi” As a general rule, both criminal and civil cases against him are expected be dismissed. Death dissolves all things.  The Revised Penal Code, under Article 89 (1): “By the death of the convict, as to the personal penalties; and as to pecuniary penalties, liability therefor is extinguished only when the death of the… Read More What will happen to Justice Corona’s cases?

Duterte-Trillanes-BPI hoolabaloo: Basics of Bank Secrecy Law

In consideration of Senator Trillanes’ accusations against Mayor Duterte (nor President-elect), let us first familiarize ourselves with the 61-year old “BANK SECRECY LAW,” also known as “R.A. 1405.” Section 1 thereof provides: SECTION 1. It is hereby declared to be the policy of the Government to give encouragement to the people to deposit their money… Read More Duterte-Trillanes-BPI hoolabaloo: Basics of Bank Secrecy Law